Joist/Jost Hite

Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 1998.

Joist/Jost Hite

Joist/Jost Hite , a native of Strasburg, in Alsce, France ; m. Anna Maria Du Bois .

Joist Hite  came from Alsce, France with his wife Anna Maria Du Bois  and his daughter Mary to Kingston, on the Hudson (Queens County, Long Island).  From here he next appears in Old Salem, New Jersey.   Here he worked as a fur trader for seven years.  Next he and his family move by 1717 to Germantown (above Philadelphia).  He is involved in various land transaction, finally exchanging a tract of land for one located on th Schuylkill at the mouth of Percoman Creek.  On Percoman Creek he built a mill, oened up farms, traded land, and became prominent n the community.  In 1730, Joist Hite led an emigrant train from Schuylkill to the Valley of Virginia which consisted of about twenty (20) families, which included his own and those of his married daughters.

On 20 Aug 1734, Orange Co., VA Jost Hite  is granted the first land patent in Orange County.

Joist/Jost & Anna Maria (Du Bois) Hite had:

1.  Mary, b. France
2.  Magdaline, b. aft. 1710, Kingston on the Hudson, Queens County, Long Island.
3.  Elizabeth, b. aft. 1710, Kingston on the Hudson, Queens County, Long Island.

Magdaline Hite

2.  Magdaline Hite , daughter of Jost/Joist Hite , bap. 13 Sept 1713, at Kingston, on the Hudson; m. to Jacob Chrisman , (noted as “a German ”), emigrated from Barvaria about 1730, native of Swabia in Germany ;  d. will probated, Oct 1778, Winchester, VA.

Jacob Chrisman  settled in Frederick County, near a great spring , which was called Chrisman’s Spring as early as 1735.  Ca. Nov 1746, he purchased 500 acres from Thomas & Hannah Linvell .  Jacob Chrisman appears in 1748 in Augusta Co, VA.

Jacob &  Magdaline (Hite) Chrisman had:

2.1.      Abraham, b. 15 Oct 1733, Frederick Co., VA
2.2.      Sarah, b. 23 Sept 1734, Frederick Co., VA
2.3.      Anna Maria, b. 9 Nov 1735, Frederick Co., VA
2.4.      Isaac, b. 9 Nov 1736, Frederick Co., VA  -- could this Isaac Chrisman  be the first husband of Jane Scott????
2.5.      Johannes “John”, b. 9 Mar 1739, Frederick Co., VA; d. 1772-3; will dated 27 May 1772; proved 17 Aug 1773; m. Mary Hinton .  John  & Mary (Hinton) Chrisman had four (4) children.
2.6.      Jacob
2.7.      George, b. 1745, Frederick Co., VA; m. Hannah McDowell , daughter of Gen. Joseph McDowell
2.8.      Henry, m. ____ Scott
2.9.      Rebecca, m. _______ Stephen
2.10.  Sindy
2.11.  Elizabeth

For Further Information See Chrisman