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DESCENDANTS
OF
JAMES M. (PITTMAN) PITMAN




Generation No. 1:

1. JAMES M. (PITTMAN) PITMAN, born 1811 in North Carolina; died 1877 in Alabama. He married (1st) LYDIA JANE REYNOLDS. She was the daughter of ELIJAH REYNOLDS and RACHEL WINDHAM.

Notes for JAMES M. (PITTMAN) PITMAN:
I have not found too much on James Pitman. Some reports and info have the spelling Pittman, others Pitman. In the 1850 census of Randolph County, GA, there is a lot of Pitman's, but James is not there, could not find him in Dale County, AL either. Perhaps, he could have been married before and 2nd marriage was to Lydia Jane Reynolds Pitman.

1860 Census Randolph County, GA Cuthbert
Page 42
Pittman, James M. 49 NC Carpenter
Pittman, Jane 25 AL
Pittman, Henry 13 AL
Pittman, Sarah F. 8 AL
Pittman, Moses L. 8 AL
Pittman, Fredonia 6 AL
Pittman, Mary 1 GA
? Gelpin, G.W. 40 GA Carpenter


1870 Covington County, Alabama Shirley PO:
Page 485
Pitman, Jane 35 AL $700.00
Pitman, Sarah 16 AL
Pitman, Mary 14 AL
Pitman, Arenia 11 AL
Pitman, Rebecca 7 AL
Pitman, Carol (male) 3 AL
Pitman, William 5 AL

*NOTE: Where is James? If he died in 1877, he should be somewhere. I have a census from GA, and, maybe, the age is wrong on the 1850 GA census,and the M in his name stands for Moses??


1870 Baldwin County, GA Milledgeville
Attendants at Lunatic Asylum of the State of GA.
Pitman, Moses 46 SC
Pitman, Joel T. 24 GA (NOTE: Could this be Henry? The age is about right.)
Pitman, Moses L. 17 (Could this be Moses from above?)


Didn't find in 1880.


1900 AL Soundex than went to the 1900 AL Census:
Page 173b Newton, Dale County, AL Pct 4
Williams, Maryiam Mar 1853; AL; AL; AL; Widow; Married; 30 years; 1 Child; 1 Living
Pitman, Jane (sister); Dec 1832; AL; AL; AL; Widow; Married; 49; 8 Children; 6 Living
Mullins, Earnest; Servant; Born 5/1882; AL; AL; AL; Farm laborer

*NOTE: Lydia Jane was in still in her father's household in 1850, so she must have gotten married ca 1851. I have not searched for another marriage for Lydia Jane. I have just found the obituary in March of 1999. I am wondering if they have her mixed up with another Lydia Jane. She was only 14 in 1850.

Notes for LYDIA JANE REYNOLDS: Found a obituary in the ADCOCK Family book in the Ozark, Dale County, Alabama Library. 3/20/1999.
Mrs. Lydia Jane Pitman, a mother in Isreal, has gone to her reward in the great beyond. Her maiden name was Reynolds. She was the daughter of Elijah and Rachael Reynolds, who moved from the Darlington District, South Carolina, to Dale County, Alabama, in the early 30's. Mrs. Pitman was born in Dale County, March 3rd, 1835, near Newton. She was twice married; first to John Conner. To them were born two children; Mrs. Sallie Brackin,of Enterprise,Ala., and Mrs. Masey Thompson of Newton, Ala. While these two children were still very small, "Aunt Jane" as she was called her for many of her later years, was married to James M. Pitman of Cuthbert, GA. In the Early 60's Mr. Pitman joined the Confederate army, going entirely through that trying period and remaining in a northern prison a whole year after the struggle was over. When Mr. Pitman left Cuthbert to join the army, Mrs. Pitman returned to Dale County near her father's and struggled bravely to earn a living for herself and little children on a farm. To Aunt Jane's second marriage were born five children, one of whom died young. Four still survive: Mrs. G.H. MULLINS, Newton,Ala.; Mrs. J.M. ANDREWS, Center, Texas; Mrs. W.I. STEPHENS and Mrs. Sam Miller, of Newton,Ala. After the war was over, Mr. Pitman returned to Dale County and made this their home.

In 1877, Aunt Jane was again left a widow. In her widowhood she struggled against poverty and on her little farm near the Newton Bridge on the Choctawhatchie River she reared her six little girls; besides, also caring for and raising an orphan boy.

On the little farm mentioned, Aunt Jane lived comfortably by her own work and that of her children till she became too feeble to look after her own affairs anymore, which, however, was only a year or two before her call came to the world beyond. She stayed on at the sacred spot she had called home so long, even after her daughters had all married. Her last days, however , were spent with her two daughters Mesdames MULLINS and Miller.

She first joined the Missionary Baptist Church, but later united with the Methodist Episcopal Church South, in the communion of which she remained till she was called to the Church above.

Among the most enjoyable features connected with her last days was the building of Pitman's Chapel by her children and friends, and naming it in her honor. Her membership, until the time this building was erected a short distance south of Newton, had been at old Spring Hill, on the Ozark road. She often shouted in good old Methodist style when under the preached word.

But Aunt Jane is gone. After a brief illness of about a week she gave way to the reaper, death, on April 19, 1909. She was at the home of G.H. and Mrs. Mollie Mullins when the end came. She was gathered as a ripened sheath, ready for the garner above. Those who loved her know where to find her.

She left six children, thirty-five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. These rise up to call her blessed. May her memory be as ointment poured forth.

She was laid to rest in the Lee grave yard near Spring Hill Church to await the resurrection.
A Former Pastor.



Children of JAMES PITMAN and LYDIA REYNOLDS PITMAN are:
  • i. MARTHA REBECCA PITMAN, born May 05, 1865 in GA; died June 20, 1948 in HOUSTON CO, ALA.; married WILLIAM ISAAC STEPHENS December 18, 1884 in DALE,CO., AL

    NOTES for MARTHA REBECCA PITMAN:
    (Person Still living) TOLD ME THAT WHEN THEY WOULD BE AT GRANDMOTHER STEPHENS HOUSE TO EAT THAT SHE WOULD SAY "CHILDREN THERE'S NOT MUCH OF IT BUT EAT IT ALL" HE SAID THAT THERE WAS ALWAYS PLENTY OF FOOD TO EAT.


    (Person Still living) SAID THAT IF SOMEONE WAS SICK THAT SHE WAS THE ONE PEOPLE WANTED TO SAY PRAYERS FOR THEM.


    (Person Still living)AND OTHERS HAVE SAID THAT SHE WAS A TRUE BELIEVER IN GOD.


    AUNT (Person Still living) SAID THAT GRANDMOTHER DIDN'T LIKE TO VISIT TOO OFTEN SO THE FAMILY WENT TO SEE HER.
    I WAS TOLD THAT SHE MAY HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF THE METHODIST CHURCH IN NEWTON,ALA.



    NOTES for WILLIAM ISAAC STEPHENS:
    COLUMBUS NEWSPAPER DATED APRIL 19,192O:
    MR. W.J.(SHOULD HAVE BEEN I) STEPHENS,AGE 61, DIED AT THE FAMILY RESIDENCE, 3229 PARK AVENUE, BIBB CITY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT 4 O`CLOCK OF PARALYSIS.
    SURVIVING HIM ARE: HIS WIFE, THREE SONS AND FOUR DAUGHTERS, ALL OF WHOM RESIDE OUTSIDE THE CITY.
    THE REMAINS WILL BE SHIPPED TO OZARK, ALABAMA ON THE 4:30 TRAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND THE FUNERAL AND INTERMENT WILL OCCUR SOME TIME WEDNESDAY NEAR OZARK.


  • ii. MARY Rachel "MollY" PITMAN, born February 21, 1859 in CUTHBERT, GA; died December 22, 1947 in ALA.; married G.HAZY MULLINS.

  • iii. HENRY PITMAN, born 1847 in ALA.

  • iv. SARAH PITMAN, born 1852 in ALA; married Mr. Brackin.

  • v. MOSES L. PITMAN, born 1852 in ALA.???

  • vi. FREDONIA PITMAN, born 1854 in CUTHBERT, GA.

  • vii. Carol PITMAN, born Abt. 1867.

    NOTES for Carol PITMAN:
    Name from 1870 AL Census

  • viii. William PITMAN, born Abt. 1865.

    Notes for Wm PITMAN:
    Name from 1870 Al Census

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