James Jackson Hitchings (1862-1923)

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James Jackson Hitchings
Little Traverse Twp. Cemetery
Born: 11 Jul 1862 Albany, Co., New York
Died: 11 Dec 1923 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Henry Clay Hitchings
Mother: Minerva Jackson Perkins
Siblings: Frances Helen Hitchings
Charles Henry Hitchings
Edson P. Hitchings
Edwin P. Hitchings
James Jackson Hitchings
Bina Josephine Hitchings
Blanche Anable Hitchings
Mabel Susan Minerva Hitchings
Katie Perkins Hitchings
Henry Timothy Hitchings
Spouse: Augusta Christina Melching
Married: 30 Sep 1894 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Frances M. Hitchings
James H. Hitchings
Charles Jackson Hitchings
Mildred Lucile Hitchings
Glen Elon Hitchings
Ruth Elsie Hitchings
Katie Doris Hitchings

James Jackson Hitchings was born July 11, 1862 in Albany Co., New York to Henry Clay Hitchings and Minerva Jackson Perkins.

James married Augusta Christina Melching September 30,1894 at Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan.

Their children are Frances M. Hitchings, James H. Hitchings, Charles Jackson Hitchings, Mildred Lucile Hitchings, Glen Elon Hitchings, Ruth Elsie Hitchings and Katie Doris Hitchings.

James died December 11, 1923 at Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan He is buried at the Conway Cemetery, see notes.


  • 1870 Federal Census, Hudson Twp., Lenawee, MIchigan
Hitchings, Henry
, James J., male, white, 8, NY
  • 1880 Federal Census, Dover, Lake, Michigan
Huffman, Peter, 
Hitching, James, other, male, 1863, NY, 17, Works In The Lumber Woods, single, white, NY, NY 
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date: 9/30/1894
Liber: 2
Folio: 44
  • 1920 Federal Census, Emmet Co., Michigan
Hitchings, James J., head, white, male, abt 1863
, Augusta, wife, white, female, abt 1871
, Mildred, daughter, female, white, abt 1903
, Glenn, son, male, white, abt 1905
, Ruth, daughter, female, white, abt 1906
, Doris, daughter, female, white, abt 1910
, Charles, son, male, white, abt 1901
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
HITCHINGS, James Jackson
Date of Death: 12/11/1923
Liber: 4
Folio: 85
Place of Death: Petoskey, Michigan
  • Death: Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995
Name: James Jackson Hitchings
Gender: Male
Death Date: 11 Dec 1923
Death Place: Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan
Age: 61
Birth Date: 1862
Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: Henry C. Hitchings
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Name: Menervia Perkins
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B51845-9
System Origin: Michigan-EASy
Source Film Number: 966505
Reference Number: cn 226
Hitchings, James Jackson
Age: 61
Burial: 12/11/1923
Cemetery: Conway, MI
Stone Funeral Home at Petoskey
Hitchings, James J.
Died: 1923
  • Note: Conway Cemetery (Little Traverse Twp Cemetery) Location:
Emmet County, Michigan, T35N R5W Sec 12, Lat: 45° 26' 21"N, Lon: 84° 51' 46"W
From Conway take North Conway Road for a little over a mile, to Hathaway Road. The cemetery is in the northeast corner of the intersection of North Conway and Hathaway Roads.
It was originally the Hitchings Cemetery, with Frances Hitchings being the first burial in 1885. Later the land was donated to the Little Traverse Township.
  • Family Bible: Copy of Melching Family Bible given to Arnold Howse.