Early White Settlement / The Massacre of Jacob Hite

Early White Settlement / The Massacre of Jacob Hite (HMG36)

Location: Greer, SC 29650 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 53.868', W 82° 14.682'

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Early White Settlement
By 1768 Indian traders and land speculators Richard Pearis (d. 1794) and Jacob Hite of Virginia acquired large tracts from the Cherokees in present-day Greenville County. Though royal authorities disputed the validity of these titles, Pearis and Hite moved their families to this area between 1768 and 1775.

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The Massacre of Jacob Hite
Jacob Hite settled nearby with his wife Frances Madison Hite and their family in 1775. He continued his trade with the Cherokees. In June 1776, Cherokees killed his son James. On July 1, 1776, Cherokees killed Jacob Hite and kidnapped his wife and two daughters. Frances Hite's body was recovered, but the Hite daughters were never found.
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HM NumberHMG36
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Marker Number23-33
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHite Family Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 386274 N 3862416
Decimal Degrees34.89780000, -82.24470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 53.868', W 82° 14.682'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 53' 52.08" N, 82° 14' 40.92" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1727-1741 Gibbs Shoals Rd, Greer SC 29650, US
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