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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Pitchford I am a descendant of Samuel Pitchford born in 1841. He married a Susan Level. I have some pictures of his wife, daughter, and grand baby. I was wondering if you knew who is parents are. I believe he was born in England and immigrated to the states and ended up living in Michigan.
RE: War Patriot I am a descendant of David Pitchford, the brother of Eli, so we are indeed cousins many times removed. I saw that Eli supported David's petition for a Revolutionary War pension. That was a fun and interesting piece of paper.
If you have any papers or information on the family you think I would like, would you be kind enough to send them to me?
If so, I will create a new email account and send it to you.
RE: Ancestry I now have a copy of the marriage record of my great-grandmother Mary Frances Pitchford to Albert H. Clark. It links back to her father Joel Wesley Pitchford, then to his father, Daniel Pitchford.
I have been unable so far to prove William Thomas Pitchford, Daniel's father, was a revolutionary war patriot, but still working on it.
Thanks for replying. Guess you are my many times removed cousin.
William Thomas Pitchford I forgot to ask what documents you may have proving the Revolutionary War record? He is my ancestor also, but I cannot find anything on him except for a mention in Daniel Pitchford's Pension Record.
Joel Wesley Pitchford Joel is my great-great-grandfather. His daughter, Mary Francis (Frances) Pitchford is my great-grandmother. She was born in Litchfield, Montgomery County, on 21 Jan 1861. She married Alfred H. Clark, also born in Litchfield, Illinois. My grandfather, Chester Arthur Clark, was born there in 1890. From that point on, both Alfred and Mary "disappeared". Do you happen to have any information on them?
Just hoping I get lucky. Thank you in advance for your assistance.