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BLPitchford (#47213227)
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Bio Photo Finis Pitchford and Ada Acrey are my Great-grandparents. They along with Finis' brothers and a sister moved from Kentucky and were pioneer grocers and business owners in Dallas, Texas. Finis opened his first grocery, F. Pitchford Meat Market at 347 Bryan Street in 1898. My Great-Great-grandparents are Judge Nero C Pitchford and Elizabeth Gatewood of Long Creek, Allen County, Kentucky. My Great-Great-Great-grandparents are Orange Davis Pitchford (Yes, I am an Orange Davis) and Mary E Fitzpatrick. My Great-Great-Great-Great-grandparents are Col. Elias Pitchford and Ann Meredith Davis from North Carolina.
Col. Elias Pitchford, originally from Virginia, and other militia men of 1812 are responsible for the establishment of Allen County, Kentucky in 1815. The county was named in honor of Col. John Allen who lost his life in the massacre at the Battle of River Rasin.
Col. Elias Pitchford's parents are William Thomas Pitchford (he served in the Revolutionary War) and Sarah Stiles of Chesterfield, Virginia.
William Thomas and Sarah's sons were Daniel, William D, Elias and Nathaniel Haywood. Apparently, William Thomas and sons went to Granville, North Carolina where the sons found wives. William Thomas with three sons; Daniel, William D, and Elias, went to Barren County, Kentucky about 1810. After 1820, Daniel went to North Carolina, William D went to Illinois, Elias stayed in Kentucky and Nathaniel Haywood, who did not go to Kentucky, had left North Carolina in 1803 and settled in Georgia with his wife, Alsey Gober.
William Thomas' parents are Samuel Pitchford and Amy Bevill. Samuel Pitchford's parents were Joseph Pitchford and Elizabeth Pitchford (also a Pitchford) out of Pitchford, England. Each had received land grants in the British Colony, King William, in Virginia. Joseph and Elizabeth arrived about 1702. Their only son, Samuel, was born about 1705. Joseph and Elizabeth never had other children and Samuel, their only child, survived, grew up, married and had eight of his own surviving children. Given that infant mortality and childhood mortality was high, there would not have been all of us if Samuel had not made it to adulthood. So now the rest is history.

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Mary Kammlade
Rosetta Hussey Sproul Pitchford
Hi, Rosetta was my great-grandmother. Thank you for posting this picture on F-A-G. There is one error in the write up, which is probably from the original document. Her mother was Dorcus Furnace
or Furnas. The spelling changes depending on who tells the story. In searching the records we find that the Furnace spelling is the one found in the area of her birth. I you can, will you please correct the "R" in Dorcus' last name to a "F". Thank you
Added by Mary Kammlade on Aug 21, 2014 7:35 PM
Margaret Gagliardi
Florence Mabel Riggan Vaughan
Hi,
I just wanted to let you know that you have the wife of Charles James Vaughan (Florence Mable Riggan Vaughan) buried in the Sam Pitchford Cemetery. She is not buried with Charles, but buried in the Mt. View Cemetery, Embro, Warren Co, NC under number 93618916, with a photo of her tombstone. So instead of being buried with her husband, she is buried with her parents.
Maybe you and Dawn Divine can work to get this fixed and place all the wonderful details you have for her under the correct cemetery. I did put in a request to have she and Charles linked, but I don't know if it will work or not, because they are lined at the Sam Pitchford Cemetery also.
Hope all is well with you!
Margaret
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Aug 01, 2014 12:57 PM
Bonnie Fleenor
Guy Harold Pitchford
My husband is the grandson of Guy Pitchford, who was the son of Sebastian Pitchford and Edmonia Carr.
Added by Bonnie Fleenor on Jun 27, 2014 10:26 PM
ken
RE: Hobert Pitchford
I'll try later to rotate. I was surprised myself when I saw it show up like that. It's not like that on my original photo..
Added by ken on Feb 01, 2014 9:21 PM
KarMic
RE: Madison Wysong
Why don't you post it as a picture on Madison's memorial? The memorial number is 53874300.
Added by KarMic on Jan 04, 2014 2:25 AM
roger white
nero pitchford
mary e pitchford wife of ephriam thomas was my g.g.grand mother their daughter mary e thomas the wife of sam huston belk was my g.grand mother her daughter ivey belk wife of charles binnion was my grand mother

Added by roger white on Jul 31, 2013 7:31 PM
roger white
pitchford
I AM ROGER WHITE I LIVE ON HY 100 NEXT TO THE PITCHFORD RD NERO C IS MY 3RD GREAT GR FATHER
Added by roger white on Jul 26, 2013 6:37 PM
Kathy Franks
memorial transfer
I recently added a memorial for a Mrs. Hambelton,
(memorial number 109798962) whose obit stated that her mother's maiden name was Pitchford. I always try to link to parents if at all possible. Her father was listed as Thomas Arthur Miller, but he is linked to a different wife than one listed as her mother, so I am transferring to you (hope you don't mind)in hopes that you can make the correct links. The information I added come from web site ozarkareanetwork.com. Kathy
Added by Kathy Franks on Jun 25, 2013 3:12 PM
Leslie Harris
Stopping by!
Hi Belinda,
Just stopping by to say hello!! I've been on a don't do a thing related to ancestry streak! haha I will slowly get back into it. I just get so frustrated and stop. Hope you're doing well!!!
Added by Leslie Harris on Jun 14, 2013 11:34 AM
J & J Wiggins
Brita Pitchford
Belinda,
Sorry it took me so long to get back with you. I misfiled your request. I added her obituary, before I transferred the memorial :)
Best Regards,
Jaynie
Added by J & J Wiggins on Mar 27, 2013 2:11 AM
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