(from his will…)
Thomas Pitman d. 1754/5 wife Anne
….. “my eight sons”
….. “my two daughters”
( after wife’s decease, plantation to son Lot)
“the land I hold on Tar River I desire may be Equally divided among seven other sons”
(this deed shows sons Lott and Thomas had removed to Robeson Co. before 1779…)
Halifax County Deed Book 14, p138
8 January 1779 – from Lott Pitman and Thomas Pitman of Blanden County [Bladen, now Robeson], North Carolina – to McKinnie Howell of Halifax County, North Carolina – consideration of L 550 current money of North Carolina – conveying 320 acres of land on north side of Beach Swamp, in Halifax County, adjoining land of Pope, part of a tract granted to Colonel William Whitehead by patent, date unknown, and conveyed by said Whitehead to Thomas Pitman, deceased, by deed dated 21 August 1739 and devised by said Thomas Pitman, deceased, and being the tract or plantation whereon Thomas Howell now livees – witnessed by Samuel Pitman, Lacy Simmons, and John Pitman – proved by oath of Lacy Simmons at Halifax County Court held February 1779.
(this deed shows son Newitt selling Tar River property, witnessed by his brother Thomas, 1776… I note that this may not have been all the property- from will “the land I hold on Tar River I desire may be Equally divided among seven other sons”… his manor plantation went to son Lot.)
Edge. Co. Db 3, page 139, deed date 21 Sept 1776, recorded Jul Ct 1777, Newt Pitman (Pittman), Edge. Co. to Etheldred Gray, Surry County, Virginia, 100 pounds current money of Virginia, a tract of land containing 200 acres on the south side of Tar River beginning at a white oak on the river side then south 25 west (160) poles to a pine tree then north 50 west 300 poles to a pine tree at (Records) line then along Records line 160 poles to the river then along the river to the beginning, except one acre of land laid off by the Edgecombe County Court for Moses Horn to build a water grist mill on Buck Swamp, signed Newit Pitman, wit Lott Pitman, Hardy Pitman, Simon Gray. Abstracted 6-21-04, RD copy, CTC
(Newett Pitman leaves a will in Robeson Co. 1787 naming a son Hardy which ties in nicely to the above deed and also indicates he is obviously the brother of Lot.)
(the will of Rev. Isham Pitman b.1728 d.1825 makes references to “nephews” and researchers have deduced the other brothers of Isham and sons of Thomas Pitman d.1754, i.e. Nathan, Jesse and Joel Pitman.) source: familysearch.org
(see here for more specific info… http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jmljr&id=I16620)
Thomas Pitman d. 1754/5 wife Anne
….. Joseph? could this be the Quaker of Rich Square MM b.1724?
Joseph Pittman, son of Thomas Pittman, was born on January 11, 1724-
1725, and settled in lower Edgecombe County. His wife Elizabeth was
born on January 11, 1724 (?) and died on March 31, 1761. They were
members of the Rich Square Monthly Meeting of the Quaker Society by
September 6, 1760, but he was on November 16, 177- “dismissed for
proposing marriage to one outside of the Society.: (This reference
could have been to Thomas Pittman, Jr.)
Children of Joseph and Elizabeth Pittman:
Faith Pittman was born on October 30, 1747.
Amy Pittman was born on May 2, 1749.
Elizabeth Pittman was born on January 4, 1752.
Thomas Pittman, Jr., was born on October 8, 1756.
Abia Pittman was born on March 12, 1758.
Patience Pittman was born on September 21, 1760.
There were quite a few Pitmans or Pittmans living in Edgecombe County
by 1760, but no one appears to have worked out all their
relationships. Joseph Pitman the Quaker, witnessed the will of Moses
Pitman on March 24, 1759. One Joseph Pitman made his will on
December 18, 1786, and another on October 9, 1762, but the lists of
legatees do not indicate that either was the father of the above
Rocky Mount Telegram
June 6, 1958
(I also suspect the above Joseph may be a son of Thomas Pitman d.1730 … more research is needed.)