The History of the Blitch Family
A Blitch Family resided in England in the 17th century as evidenced by the Memorials in St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster which reads "Elizabeth Blitch daughter of John Blitch was christened December 4, 1625." It was more than a century before the name appeared in America or in the Georgia colony. But during that period of political unrest and migrations of England and in Europe, many people fled from England to Holland and sought refuge among the Dutch and French sympathizers and later settled in America.
THE FIRST BLITCH FAMILY IN AMERICA 1743
Spier Blitch b: abt 1718 in England.
Spier married???? About 1737 in England.
Then they moved to the USA about 1743,
settled in Effingham County (St. Matthews Parrish) Ga.
They had 4 children.
1. Abraham (Abram) Blitch b: 1738 in England d: 1795 Beaufort SC.
2. Thomas Blitch b: 1740 in England d: September 11, 1777 in the Battle of Brandywine Rev. War. (Montgomery Pa.)
3. William Blitch b: 1742 in England d?
4. Lucy Blitch b: 1744 in Effingham County Ga d?
Spiers received a land grant near Tusculm in St. Matthews Parrish now known as Effingham County in 1743. He secured land as a pension for services rendered in the war in 1827. The Blitch Homestead is situated in Turkey Creek near Tusculm, St. Matthews Parrish Effingham County Ga. It was owned and occupied by descendants of the grantee until 1900, when it was passed into the hands of Judge H.B. Strange, of Statesboro, Ga. A former Secretary of Ga about 1910 he informed the Arthur of his acquisition of the "Old Blitch Homestead" and invited an inspection of it. On March 15 1908 Rev. Henry James Blitch the great grandson of the grantee, declared that his father was Thomas (Senior) Blitch was born there in 1777 and lived there until his death in 1857. He died at the age of 80 yrs old. These facts were corroborated by Abram Futrell another near descendant of the family and life long resident of the community. He wrote the Arthur to this effect on May 7 1908. All agree that the one Thomas Blitch, the first of the name was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and died at the Battle of Brandywine in 1777.
I have no other information on William and Lucy Blitch if you have any please pass it on.