1_Moses Pittman, son of Benjamin Pitman, was born in or before 1735 in Surry Co VA; he married Elizabeth (Unknown) probably before 1756, the year his second son was born. Moses Pitman witnessed a deed on 14 May 1756 in which Joseph Pitman, Sr., sold land to Joseph Pitman, Jr., 90 acres on Tar River, joining a branch, John Gay and the River; that deed showed Joseph Pitman, Sr., had wife Ann Pitman. Moses Pitman witnessed the will of John Gay (Jr) on the "24th of ye third month" 1759, a will in which Joseph Pitman, Jr, was made executor and in which John Gay’s estate was devised to John Gay’s eldest sister’s son, Thomas Pitman. In May 1756 there was a Crown Case, The King vs Samuel Bottom, Moses Pitman and John Faulk, and was probably regarding the estate of Benjamin Pitman whose will was in court in May 1756 in Edgecombe Co NC.
Moses Pitman wrote his will on wrote his will on 20 Mar 1759 but court minutes said he had one son born after he wrote that will, which was proved in Dec Court 1759 (Edgecombe Co NC) and read, in part: “I give and bequeath in the manner and form as follows, after all my worldly debts are paid I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Pitman her third part of my estate and the remainder to be equally divided between my children, James Pitman & Moses Pitman & Mary Pitman, I appoint my well beloved wife & Andrew Ross my executors, signed Moses Pitman . . .” The will “was in open court exhibited, the exrs therein named and proved by the ( affirmation?) of Joseph Pitman one of the people called (Quakers?) and at the same time the exors was qualified and the will to be recorded.” (An abstract of the will showed: “Ex. wife, Andrew Ross Wit. Joseph Pitman (Quaker), John Gay, Jesse Green” - from Gammon, David B.) Moses Pitman was listed as soldier in the Edgecombe County Militia, North Carolina, Captain Aqueler Suggs’ Company (before May 1756).
Elizabeth Pitman, widow of Moses Pitman, Sr., was alive in May 1780, as she received a gift from her son Noah Pitman at that time.
1_1_James Pitman: May 1785 The following are the insolvents returned by the collector of Captain Flowers’ district for 1784 which were allowed viz: Sherrod Horn, Jesse Boazman, Isaac Melton, James Pitman, William Jones, (Daniel Highsmith interlined), Benjamin Rogers, all polls & Danl Hightor for 1 poll & 460 acres
1_2_Moses Pitman (Jr) was born in 1756 and he died before Aug 1784; 14 Apr 1767 Moses Pitman orphan of Moses Pitman deced aged 11 years is ordered to be bound to Wm Deloch to learn the art & mystery of a planter (Moses Pitman, 11 in 1767, born 1756); Nov 1778 Moses Pitman came into court & entered into bond agreeable to law for the maintenance &c of a base begotten child on the body of Ann Brake with John Griffen Secy and 25/ for the fine; Aug 1779 Deed of sale from Moses Pitman to Joseph Price proved by Ethld Philips; 2-4 Aug 1784 William Dancy, Jesse Deloach & Samuel Deloach or any two of them are appointed to lay off and allot the third part of the lands of Moses Pitman decd unto the widow of the said decd.
1_4_Noah Pitman (not in the will of Moses Pitman, Sr.) May 1770: Ordered that Noah Pitman orphan of Moses Pitman decd be bound to Samuel Deloach till he shall attain the age of twenty; May 1780 Deed of sale from Thomas Bloodsworth to Noah Pitman proved by the oath of William Bloodworth; Edge. Co. Db E, page 137, deed date (?), recorded Feb Ct 1782, Noah Pitman, Edge. Co to my loving mother, Elizabeth Pitman, widow, said county for love and affection, 239 acres of land which I had of Thomas Bloodworth and one horse, one cow and yearling, one bed and furniture, 6 pewter plates, five barrels of corn, & 400 pds in money.
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