The ancestry of Peter Hitt is shrouded in mystery with few hints to help reveal his ancestry. According to his affidavit to obtain land by head right, Peter Hitt arrived in April of 1714 with his wife Elizabeth. His affidavit doesn't reveal whether there were any children, living or deceased, since he only requested 100 acres. An individual could request 50 acres per person in their affidavit.

The statement has been made that his wife Elizabeth died very soon after arrival and Peter married, secondly, Elizabeth Otterbach. At this time, no documentation has been found to support either the death of the first wife Elizabeth or a subsequent marriage to Elizabeth Otterbach.