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A corrected genealogy: William Pitman, 1678-1740, Surry Co and IOW Co VA
Posted by: Guy (ID *****2524) Date: November 10, 2010 at 05:37:49
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1_Thomas1 Pitman, 63 in 1677 (born about 1614, probably in England); he was in Surry Co VA 28 years in 1677 (since 1649); he was first recorded in Feb 1651 as a lieutenant.

“The deposition of Tho: Pitman Senr aged sixty three years or their aboute . . . theire hath bin no survey of this said land this twenty & eight years youre deponent haveing liveed ever since in the same county & parrish very near to ye said land this is to ye best of you’re deponents knowledge and further saith not. Signed Tho: Pittman Senr Sworne in open Cort held for the County of Surry March ye 5 1677.”

Feb 1651, Lt. Pittman ordered to send eleven named men to Jamestown “with their armes fixed and three weekes p’visions . . . ,” naming others (Surry Co VA Deed Book 1, page 10).

1.1_Thomas2 Pitman (Thomas1) published

1.1.1_Thomas3 Pitman (Thomas2-1) published Pitman (Thomas3-1), born about 1678 in Surry Co VA; probably the William Pitman who lived in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight Co VA from 7 Jul 1726 to 3 Nov 1740 (the lower part of the county not adjacent to Surry Co VA); he died after 23 Nov 1740, probably in Newport Parish. Pitman (William4, Thomas3-1) was at least 21 on 9 Jul 1724 (born in or before 1703); he was recorded as William Pitman, Jr., on 9 Jul 1724; he died after 5 Apr 1753 when he reportedly gave his estate to his only known son James; he married Mary Ray, sister of William Ray. William5 Pitman was most likely the William who witnessed the John Holleman will of 18 Sep 1736 with Benjamin Pitman: “Surry County, Virginia, Wills, Estate Accounts and Inventories 1730-1800 by Lyndon H. Hart, III page 634: John Halleman of Surry. Will. Date: 18 Sept. 1736. Rec. 20 October 1736. Josias Halleman, next of kin, granted administration. Sons: Henery, Robert, John and Matthew (youngest). Daughter: Martha Halleman. Wife: Mary. Witnesses: Absalom Atkinson, William Pittman and Benjamin Pittman.” Pitman (William4, Thomas3-1) was at least 21 on 26 Nov 1739 (born in or before 1718); he identified James Pitman as his brother on 23 May 1741; his estate was recorded on 12 Jun 1746 with wife Martha (Unknown) as administratrix; Edward5 Pitman had at least one child (whose first initial was “E”). Pitman (William4, Thomas3-1) was at least 17 on 18 Sep 1736 (born in or before 1719); born in Surry Co VA. He and William Pitman witnessed the John Holleman will of 18 Sep 1736. Benjamin Pitman identified Joseph Pitman as his brother in Isle of Wight Co VA on 27 Feb 1743; he married (1st) Fortune (Unknown), married (2nd) Anne (Unknown). Benjamin Pitman died 23 Aug 1755-May 1756 on the south bank of Tar River near Buck Swamp, Edgecombe Co NC, about 2.4 miles northeast of Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co NC (widow and children listed in his will). Pitman (William4, Thomas3-1) was at least 21 on 23 May 1741 (born in or before 1720); he probably died before 2 May 1748 in Edgecombe Co NC. James Pitman purchased 100 acres of land from his brother Edward Pitman (above) on 23 May 1741. James Pitman was in Edgecombe Co NC 1742-1746: “At a Council held at Newberne the 5th day of May 1742 Read Sundry Petitions for Grants of Land Vizt . . . James Pitman 200 Do (Edgecombe) Granted . . .”; (10-18 Nov 1743) “Read the following Petitions for Patents Vizt . . . James Pitman 200 Edgcombe Granted”; “James Pitman and Elizabeth Pitman of Edgecombe Co. to John Stallings of Edgecombe Co., 21 February __, 20 pounds current money of Virginia. 200 acres” (recorded Feb 1743); 19 Nov 1745, “A Deed of Sale from James Pitman to Wm. Ruffin was acknowledged”; 21 May 1746, Edward Pore, Edge. Co to John Crowell . . . signed Edward Pore (mark), wit James Pitman (mark); 27 Sep 1746, Thomas Brown, Edge. Co to Edward Southall, signed Thomas Brown (mark), wit (James Pitman). An Elizabeth Pitman (Elizabeth Anderson Pitman) received a grant of land adjoining the former James Pitman land and although two separate surveys are available the dates have been read variously as 2 May 1740, 2 May 1746 and 2 May 1748; the writing is legible but the last number could be a zero with a line through it (unlikely), or a double-stroke 6 or 8. Those men later associated with the land and each other (Arthur, William, Joel and John) appear to have been the sons of James Pitman and Elizabeth Anderson or the sons of widow Elizabeth Anderson Pitman (and Pitman husband unknown). Elizabeth Anderson Pitman died after 26 Sep 1761 and probably before 20 Sep 1762.

(?) Pitman (James5, William4, Thomas3-1) was at least 21 on 26 Sep 1761 (born in or before 1740) when Elizabeth (Anderson) Pitman sold him 90 acres of her 200-acre grant, which he sold to Joseph Pitman (his first cousin, son of Joseph) as 100 acres on 20 Sep 1762; Elizabeth had sold 200 acres of her 300-acre grant to Joseph on 21 Sep 1761 (all of which Abner, son of Joseph, bought on 1 May 1788, “the land of Joseph Pitman decd. at Sheriff’s sale formerly granted to Elizabeth Pitman”). Many deeds show Arthur Pitman, William Pitman, Joel Pitman and John Pitman recorded with each other.

(?) Pitman (James5, William4, Thomas3-1) was at least 21 on 9 Jul 1763 (born in or before 1742) when he and Judith Pitman (daughter of Andrew Ross, Sr) sold land granted to Daniel Ross, who died and left the land to his father Andrew Ross, Sr, who willed it to Judith Pitman (deed witnessed by Arthur Pitman). Andrew Ross was granted land adjoining widow Pitman; and, William Anderson (illegitimate son of Elizabeth Anderson Pitman) had land surveyed “Joyning the Lands of Andrew Ross and Widow Pittman.”

(?) Pitman (James5, William4, Thomas3-1) was at least 21 on 22 Apr 1763 (born in or before 1742); he bought land on White Oak Swamp, 22 Apr 1763, “taken out of Rite Macklamour’s patent”; on the same day, he sold land to Robert Armstrong “on the north side of White oak Swamp”; on 20 Apr 1764, William Pitman bought land from Robert Armstrong on White Oak Swamp “taken out of Rite McLemore’s patent” (Wit: Joseph Pitmon, Hannah Pitmon).

(?) Pitman (James5, William4, Thomas3-1) witnessed deeds in 1764-1765 in Edgecombe Co NC (probably born in or before 1745). In one later deed: “Isam Hines of Nash to David Daniel of same 30 Apr 1785, £150, 110a on N sd Stony Ck . . . being part of a tract of land grtd by Earl Granv to Andrew Ross 28 Feb 1761 and then from Joel Pitman to sd Hines 30 Mar 1782” (apparently no sale from Andrew Ross to Joel Pitman). Andrew Ross was granted land adjoining widow Pitman; and, William Anderson (illegitimate son of Elizabeth Anderson Pitman) had land surveyed “Joyning the Lands of Andrew Ross and Widow Pittman.” Pitman (William4, Thomas 3-1) married (1st) (Unknown) and married (2nd) Ann (unknown); by his first wife he had son Joseph Pitman (Jr) and by Ann he had all his other recorded children (Jethro, Ann and Chloe). He was given land by his brother Benjamin Pitman in Isle of Wight Co VA on 27 Feb 1743, Benjamin recording Joseph as his brother. Joseph Pitman bought land near Benjamin Pitman on 10 Feb 1750 in Edgecombe Co NC, about 2.4 miles northeast of Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co NC. In records: on 10 Feb 1750, Joseph Pitman purchased 240 acres from John Gay, witnessed by Joe Pitman (two Joseph Pitmans, one the buyer, one the witness); on 14 May 1756, Joseph Pitman (Sr), sold 90 acres of that land to Joseph Pitman (Jr); Joseph Pitman (Sr) had a wife named Ann Pitman in that deed; on 9 Oct 1762, Joseph Pitman, whose wife was named Ann and whose mark was “J,” wrote his will naming children Jethro, Ann and Chloe. Joseph Pitman (Jr) died in Edgecombe Co NC 1786-1787, wife Hannah, children Abner, Isaac, Elizabeth, Hanah, and Charity.

NOTE: Joseph Pitman “Quaker” died in or before Jan 1766: “Edgecombe Co NC Court, Jan. 1766, Joseph Pitman, guardian of Thomas Pitman orphan of Joseph Pitman, dec’d., exhibited his account by his affirmation which was allowed.” Joseph Pitman “guardian” was Joseph6 Pitman (Joseph Pitman, Jr) and Thomas Pitman “orphan” was the documented son of Joseph Pitman “Quaker” and the only Thomas Pitman in Edgecombe Co NC records after Halifax Co NC was created from part of Edgecombe in 1759 and before 1800. As he was in the American Revolution see: “Pension application of Thomas Pitman (Pitmon) R8275 Dicy fn33NC Transcribed by Will Graves.” (possibly) Nathaniel5 Pitman (William4, Thomas3-1) was at least 21 on 8 Sep 1743 (born in or before 1722); recorded in land deeds in Surry Co VA on 8 Sep 1743 and 21 Jun 1745; wife’s name is unknown but she was possibly Ann Jones, daughter of Abraham Jones.

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