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:
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...