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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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RE: Alsey Gober Pitchford 46080451
Thank you for linking Alsey to her father William Gober!
Added by BonnieGober12 on Apr 14, 2015 8:16 AM
Homer King
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!
Added by Homer King on Dec 24, 2014 7:13 PM
Jael McClure Robitaille
RE: Eva Judea Pitchford Davis
Thanks! That really helped clear up and correct some of my research!
Added by Jael McClure Robitaille on Oct 24, 2014 9:52 PM
Jael McClure Robitaille
Pitchford Descendant
Hi! I'm Eva Judea "Judy" Pitchford Davis' great-great-great granddaughter. Her parents are John (1791-1847) and Elizabeth Rogers. Just wondering if you have any research on the Pitchford genealogy on site??? I'd love so combine our research!!!
Added by Jael McClure Robitaille on Oct 24, 2014 2:39 AM
Christina Pitchford
Merle Pitchford
Hello to BL Pitchford. I am one Merle Pitchford's grand-daughters. My father, Robert Wayne Pitchford was his only son. I am curious as to what relation you are to my grandpa and maybe even to me. As of now, other than myself and my brother and his family, we are the only Pitchfords I know. When were kids. Grandpa used to take us to the old Pitchford cemetary. Grandpa and Granny Martha went to a Pitchford township in England to trace his heritage. My brother and I would really appreciate guidance in this. It was 20 years ago yesterday when grandpa passed away. He tried to tell us about our heritage, but we were young and did not pay very well attention. We regret this. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! ~ Christina Pitchford
Added by Christina Pitchford on Oct 11, 2014 5:35 PM
Mary Kammlade
RE: Rosetta Hussey Sproul Pitchford
Thank you Belinda!

Added by Mary Kammlade on Sep 21, 2014 1:22 PM
I am the granddaughter of Lorene Pitchford Hogan. I am the daughter of her youngest son, Michael York Hogan. If anyone needs help from this line please let me know.
Added by CathyHogan on Sep 21, 2014 10:35 AM
Bonnie Fleenor
Pitchford Family
Do you have any idea who Eli Pitchford's parents were? This Eli was married to Malinda Boggess.
Added by Bonnie Fleenor on Sep 04, 2014 7:07 PM
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
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!
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Aug 01, 2014 12:57 PM
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