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Early White Settlement / The Massacre of Jacob Hite

 
 
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By Michael Sean Nix, November 8, 2009
1. Early White Settlement Marker
Inscription.
[Marker Front]:
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.

[Marker Reverse]:
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.
 
Erected 2009 by Hite Family Association. (Marker Number 23-33.)
 
Location. 34° 53.868′ N, 82° 14.682′ W. Marker is near Greer, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on Gibbs Shoals Road (County Road 164) 0.1 miles north of East Suber Road (County Road 540), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greer SC 29650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles
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By Michael Sean Nix, November 8, 2009
2. The Massacre of Jacob Hite Marker
Reverse side
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mike Garfield (approx. 2.2 miles away); Theron J. Hendrix Memorial Highway (approx. 2.5 miles away); Suber's Mill (approx. 2.6 miles away); Worth Barnett Overpass (approx. 2.6 miles away); M106A1 Mortar Carrier (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ronnie Eugene Norris Remembrance Fountain (approx. 2.7 miles away); Greer Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); All Wars Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); AH-1 Cobra Helicopter (approx. 2.7 miles away); Flatwood (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greer.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Jacob Hite. Jacob Hite was one of the wealthiest men in Berkeley County, West Virginia. (Submitted on November 8, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for Richard Pearis. Richard Pearis (1725 – 1794) was an Indian trader, a pioneer settler of Upstate South Carolina, and a Loyalist officer during the American Revolution. (Submitted on November 8, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Early White Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 11, 2010
3. Early White Settlement Marker
The Massacre of Jacob Hite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 11, 2010
4. The Massacre of Jacob Hite Marker
Early White Settlement / The Massacre of Jacob Hite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, November 8, 2009
5. Early White Settlement / The Massacre of Jacob Hite Marker
Early White Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 11, 2010
6. Early White Settlement Marker
The Massacre of Jacob Hite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 11, 2010
7. The Massacre of Jacob Hite Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,717 times since then and 186 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on November 8, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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