Nathan Pittman

Male 1740 - 1799  (59 years)

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  • Name Nathan Pittman 
    Born 17 Apr 1740  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1799  [1
    Person ID I51616  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2018 

    Father Thomas Pittman,   b. ~1684, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~4 Apr 1754, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Ann Gay Coffield,   b. ~1705, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~4 Apr 1754, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 1720  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F19250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 23 Nov 2007

      Note references to "Hogg Swamp". Maybe corroborating data for Judith's ancestry...DAH

      Re: Nathan and Newit Pittman
      Posted by: Bev Williamson Date: May 09, 2001 at 10:01:45
      In Reply to: Nathan and Newit Pittman by GPurvis of 2914

      This is the current information in the PITTMAN DATA BANK:

      1. NATHAN4 PITMAN (THOMAS3, THOMAS2, CAPT. THOMAS1) was born ca 1740 in NC, and died Bet. 1799 & 1805 in Robeson Co NC. He married CATHERINE / CHARLOTTE UNKNOWN. She died Bef. 1799 in Robeson Co NC.

      Notes for NATHAN PITMAN:
      PITTMAN DATA BANK Family Member:
      .0070 GUTHRIE James O., RR 1, Lumberton NC 28358; (1994).
      .0176 PITMAN William, P.O. Box 153, Ruleville MS 38771 (1990).
      .0503 GIBSON Patricia Wood, 2252 Maple Ave, Buena Vista VA 24416-2302; (1998).
      .2223 TOLLAR Loudene Kirk; (2000).
      .2243 LEE Everett Davis, Lynn Haven, FL 32444; (2000).

      3 Oct. 1768: John Ward of Halifax Co. to Robert Ward of same, 45 Virginia, 133a. part of 20 Apr. 1745 David Ward patent jng. Beaverdam [Swamp], Middleton, Bryants Branch. John Ward, Elizabeth Ward. Wit: David (x) Ward, Nathan Pitman, Isom Pitman.

      "In the Bladen C., N.C. records of deeds (pre-Robeson Co.), the first Pitman to take up land appears to have been Thomas Pitman in 1768. He is listed as being from Halifax Co., N.C. Shortly thereafter, Isham Pitman also bought land and is listed as being from Halifax C. It seems that the lands that these men relinquished in Halifax C. upon moving to Bladen Co. were the lands originally held by Thomas Pitman (III) before his death and before Halifax Co. was created from Edgecombe Co. Isham was a witness to Thomas' purchase Lott was a witness to Isham's purchase. We know that Thomas and Lott were sons of Thomas from his will and it seems that several others were taking up land at or about the same time, in the same vicinity (present south Robeson Co., near Fairmont, N.C.). On Oct. 23, 1782, Nathan, Isham, & Newitt all bought practically adjoining properties which, on the surface, would indicate some relationship. On Nov. 11 & 12, 1779, Lott, Joel, Newitt, and Hardy all took up practically adjoining lands on Hogg Swamp which, again, would indicate some type of relationship. From local records, we know that Isham Pitman was born in 1728 and died in 1825 and I am assuming that the others were in the same neighborhood of age considering when they died ... Nathan, 1804, Newitt, 1787, Lott, 1790. From this scantiest of information, the conclusion has been drawn that these persons were brothers and all descended from the Edgecombe Co. family. If you are able to find absolute lineage, I, along with many others, will be most happy." James Guthrie, Lumberton, N.C., 1984


      In the name of God Amen, I Nathan Pitman of the state of North Carolina and the county of Robeson being weak of body but of perfect sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the manner and form following, viz:

      First I give, bequeath and devise to my son Sampson Pitman one hundred and ninety nine acres of land whereon he now lives.

      Second I give, bequeath and devise to my sons Levi and Noel Pitman four hundred acres of land whereon I now live and also two acres including the grist mill and saw mill.

      Third it is my will and desire that all my personal estate be equally divided between all my sons and daughters hereafter named (to wit) Nathan Pitman, Newit Pitman, James Pitman, Robert Pitman, Jesse Pitman, Samuel Pitman, Temperance Pitman, and Elizabeth Pitman and I do appoint my sons Levi Pitman and Noel Pitman executors to this my last will and testament, in witness whereof I set my hand and seal this 17 April 1799.

      Signed, sealed, published and disclosed Nathan (X) Pitman in the presence of J. Barnes and Samuel Thompson.

      James Calvin PITMAN Sr., Rt 1 Box 227, Tylertown MS 39667, a descendant of Nathan PITMAN was the author of the book DESCENDANTS OF CAPTAIN THOMAS PITMAN, and the host of the Nationwide PITMAN REUNION held annually in Tylertown, Mississippi. J.C. died in April of 2000.

      Children of NATHAN PITMAN and CATHERINE UNKNOWN are:
      i. NATHAN5 PITMAN, b. 12 June 1763, Robeson Co NC; d. 3 December 1843, Choctaw Co MS; m. ELIZABETH ETHERIDGE, Bef. 1 April 1799; b. Aft. 1765, Norfolk, VA; d. Bet. 1840 & 1850, Choctaw Co MS.

      Notes for NATHAN PITMAN:
      Descendants of Captain Thomas Pittman, Sr., by James Calvin "J.C." Pittman, Sr., published privately, 1989; used with permission. The Nathan Pittman, Jr., family is outlined on page 22.
      Notes of Miss Sallie PITTMAN, dau of Henry B. & Nancy HOLMES PITTMAN, written 15 Feb 1914, Kilmichael, MS. Jeanette Pittman Whitsett acquired a copy of these notes from Rev. B. Dolphis Hardin of Kilmichael, Miss., in Nov. 1986.
      Abstracts of Deeds of Marion / Walthall Co. MS, 1812 - 1840, page 182.
      The Bond Family and Southren Kin - Allied Families Jacob, Cooper, Flowers, Mann, Kent, Hill, Pittman, Townsend, by Marjorie Bond Zetty and Lesbia Word Roberts, pages 88-89, 93-97.
      Backtracking Through Burned Counties, p 113.
      Robeson County Register, Vol.II, No.2, p 74, "Robeson County Connections with Marion County, Mississippi," by Patricia N. Edwards.
      The Nerren-Wilson Genealogy, by LaBelle H. RATLEDGE, with notes by .0176 William PITTMAN, 1990.
      The McMinn Family in America, by Virginia Thompson Brittain.
      Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, 1760 - 1800, by Fred A. Olds, GPC Baltimore MD, (1925) 1983.

      DAR Lineage, Application for Membership of Maude PITTMAN FREEMAN, 1545 1/2 Amherst Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif., 90025, 21 Nov 1974; #595016 (April 12, 1975).
      Nathan Pittman, Sr., Patriot: "Furnished supplies to the North Carolina Militia in the Wilmington District. Claim allowed and passed by the Board of Auditors for the District of Wilmington set up to determine validity of claims for a group of North Carolina counties which included old Bladen County among the group. Claims allowed from 7-16-1783 (included) to 3-19-1784 for supplies furnished during that period. (31 pieces of data returned) Revolutionary Army Accounts, Vol. 5, page 59, Folio 4, from State of North Carolina, Department of Art, Culture and History, Office of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S8771] Louise Boss,, contributed events & sources December 20, 2015, uploaded December 21, 2015 by David A.

    2. [S12959] "Judith Pittman (abt. 1726 - 1793)", Registry & Pedigree,, abstracted by David.

    3. [S12962] "Ann Coffield", Profile with references,, abstracted by David A. H.