Desire Hitchcock was born to Moses and Bethiah Hitchcock on 5 March 1750 in Brimfield, Massachusetts. She married Noah Munn, Sr. on 7 December 1769, also in Brimfield. Noah and Desire were my 5 times great grandparents. Their children (8) included: Moses (1771), Noah, Jr. (1772) [my 4 times great grandfather], Aaron (1774), Elgad (1775), Sarah (1782), Clarissa (1787), Chloe (1787), and Asahol (1790). [One wonders what was the meaning of the name of their last child? Was it something Grandmother was trying to call Grandfather and it just hit and stuck on the last child instead?]
I also what was going through Grandparents Hitchcocks’ heads as they named their infant daughter Desire during a period when others were naming their daughters Chastity, Prudence, Hope, and other names of virtues. There are just some odd items that catch ones eye as one looks through the boughs of the family tree and they make you want to sit back, chuckle, and want to have someone to ask “what were your thinking?”
Back when Ancestry was trying to build clients, they had an app called We’re Related. Grandmother Desire Hitchcock Munn was reported to be a distant cousin of the the ancestors of the director, Alfred Hitchcock . [The report claimed he was my 7th cousin, 3 times remove] Explains my mother’s fear of birds and any sudden bouts of vertigo among the current family.