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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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|nathandebora||RE: Nealie Meador|
I've lived in Allen Co all my life, that will be OK
|D-Redman-Pitchford||RE: Pitchford Genealogy|
Just to be clear. The William D Pitchford I am referring to is the son of Revolutionary War Pensioner Daniel, so Eli would be his Uncle. Eli goes on to state that during the Revolutionary War he was living with his father William, and Daniel was living with his Uncle Jesse Stiles, brother to his mother, Sarah Stiles. For William Pitchford who married Sarah Stiles, I think that using the middle initial T or Thomas is an error. No primary record ever shows that middle name. I am hoping somebody will prove me wrong. I am also hoping to find other Pitchford descendants who may be on 23andme.com.
I am also working on the descendants of WIlliam D. Pitchford, son of Revolutionary War Veteran Daniel Pitchford. On the William Pitchford, who married Sarah Stiles, do you have an original source that his middle name is Thomas? I see William Thomas Pitchford repeated but have never found a primary record that indicates this. Thanks and Thanks for the information you have added.
|Debbie Weers||Finis and Ada Pitchford|
Finus and Ada are my great grand parents. My grandmother was Mae Pitchford born in 1899. Growing up as a child I stayed at my Aunt Lorene's, the youngest sister. The Pitchford home was on Lebanon St. in Dallas. Sometime in the last few years it Was torn down and a new home built. I have several pictures of Lorene, Mae and Grace. Bl Pitchford I would appreciate an email as our family has begun working on our family tree. Thank you for what you have done so far. I am the youngest grandchild of Mae and my brother Donald is the olest Grandchild. I am the only one still in Dallas. My mother was Muriel Burrows Nolen. She died in 1983. I figure you are related to Ray or Dean. Let me hear from you please.
|Joseph Pitchford||F. Pitchford Meat Market|
You may be interested to know that there is a 1908 photo of 'F. Pitchford Meat Market' in the new Blatt Restaurant at Walnut Hill and US 75 in Dallas. The caption says the photo came form the archives at Dallas Public Library.
|Donna Dinstel||RE: Mrs. Georgia Quarles 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.
|Margaret Gagliardi||Kittie Pitchford Neal|
My apologies. Looking at the wrong stone. this one is correct. See requests for changes.
|crclark||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.
Added by crclark on Dec 22, 2015 12:32 PM
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.
Added by crclark on Dec 20, 2015 9:03 AM
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