An American Family History

Isaac Pitts

Stokes County, North Carolina was formed in 1789 from Surry County.

Isaac Pitts was born about 1751. His parents were Andrew Pitts and Martha Stroud.

He married Tabitha about 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina. They lived in a part of the county that became Stokes County in 1789.

Tabitha and Isaac's children may have included:

Phebe Pitts (1788, ),
Martha Pitts (1789, married John Stagg),
Mary Pitts (1790),
Dorcas Pitts (1792),
Levi Pitts (1795, married Mary Salisbury),
Isaac Pitts, Jr.

The 1815, 1819, 1820 tax lists for the Deep River District in Stokes County, North Carolina included Isaac.

The 1821 tax list for the Deep River District included Isaac Pitts, Jr.

The 1822 tax list for the Deep River District included Isaac and Isaac, Jr.

Rowan County, North Carolina was formed in 1753 from the northern part of Anson County. In 1770, the eastern part was combined with the western part of Orange County to become Guilford County. In 1771 the northeastern part of what remained of Rowan County became Surry County. In 1777 the western part of Rowan County became Burke County. In 1788 the western part became Iredell County. In 1822 the eastern part became Davidson County. Finally, in 1836 the part of Rowan County north of the South Yadkin River became Davie County.



Indiana became a state in 1819. The north was settled by people from New England and New York, the center by people from the Mid-Atlantic states and Ohio, and the south by people from Southern states, particularly Kentucky and Tennessee.

from Memoirs of Wayne County and the City of Richmond, Indiana Volume 2 edited by Henry Clay Fox

Isaac Jay Pitts, an enterprising and successful farmer of the township of New Garden, was born on the old Harmon Pitts homestead, two miles west of Fountain City, in Green township, May 30, 1856,

a son of Harmon and Ruth (Knight) Pitts. The father was born in Guilford county, North Carolina, in 1823, came west with his parents when only six years of age and settled in New Garden township, Wayne county, where he was reared to agricultural pursuits, which he pursued throughout his active career.

He was a son of Samuel and Martha (Meredith) Pitts, pioneers of Wayne county, who removed to and settled in New Garden township, in 1829, and resided there until their deaths.

Samuel Pitts was the son of Isaac Pitts, a native of North Carolina and of Welsh and English descent. The children of Isaac Pitts, the greatgrandfather of Isaac J. Pitts,[I think these are Samuel Pitt's sons] were:


Isaac, and

Joshua, who died in North Carolina;

Cadwallader, who came to Henry county, Indiana, where he married and spent the remainder of his life;

Samuel, who immigrated to Indiana, settling in New Garden township, Wayne county, which was his residence until his death;

Benjamin, who married Temperance Meredith, a sister of Gen. Sol Meredith, and moved to South Carolina, but later came to Newport, now Fountain City, Ind., where the remainder of his life was spent.

Samuel Pitts, the grandfather of Isaac J. Pitts, married Martha Meredith, a sister of Gen. Sol Meredith, daughter of David and Mary (Farington) Meredith, of North Carolina, and they became the parents of twelve children....

Benjamin Pitts, a brother of Isaac J.'s grandfather, was born June 2, 1798, and died July 21, 1878. His wife, Temperance Meredith, died in July, 1881. They were the parents of six children...



Guilford County, North Carolina was organized in 1771 from parts of Rowan and Orange Counties.
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