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  • ID: I2909
  • Name: Henry, Sr. Pitts
  • Given Name: Henry, Sr.
  • Surname: Pitts
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 Nov 1725 in Sle Of Wight County, Virginia
  • Death: 30 Aug 1803 in Newberry District, South Carolina
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  • _UID: AF889784065946DFA9915D5637A2B7C21599
  • Change Date: 13 Mar 2005 at 23:48
  • Note:
    Source: HENRY9 PITTS (JOSE PH8, CHARLES7, HENRY6 PITT, ROBERT5, WILLIAM4, THOMAS3, WIL LIAM2, NICHOLAS1) was born November 01, 1725 in Isle Of Wig ht, Va., and died August 30, 1803 in Newberry, Sc. He marri ed HANNAH COLLIER May 30, 1746 in Surry Co, Va..

    Notes for HENRY PITTS: Henry Pitts, son of Joseph Pitts an d Nancy Slaughter, was born I Nov 1725 in isle of Wight, Va . He married Hannah Collier in 1746 in New Kent County, Vir ginia.

    Hannah Collier was born 5 May 1727 in Virginia. The names o f Hannah's parents have not been proven at this time, altho ugh the Collier family settled in Virginia in 1670. The fam ily is of Saxon origin. The first Collier to settle in thi s area was William who was a weaver in London before becomi ng a citizen of York County, Virginia, and later New Kent C ounty. It has been proven through wills that Hannah was th e sister of Mary Collier Turk of Laurens County, South

    Carolina. Mary Turk's will was written July 16, 1799, and s ince she had no children, her large estate was left to he r sisters Hannah Pitts, Jean Bolling, and Audrey Motes, an d her brother Benjamin's wife. According to the will Hannah , Henry, and their children received five shillings sterlin g each.

    Henry and Hannah moved to Newberry County, South Carolina , and settled near the Newberry and Laurens County line. O n 13 Aug 1756 Henry received a land grant of 200 acres of l and on Simpson's Ford BerkNey County, South Carolina (Berke ley was later changed to Newberry) King's grants at that ti me were 50 acres for a man, 50 acres for his wife, and 50 a cres for each child under sixteen. (Mehringer Letters) On 1 2 Jan 1769 King George Ill granted 200 acres on a branch o f Little River to Henry. On 13 Jul 1771 Henry was granted 1 00 acres on the Saluda River by the king.

    The family was considered to be a wealthy one as Henry gav e each child a slave when that child married.

    Children of HENRY PITTS and HANNAH COLLIER are:

    i. NANCY10 PITTS, b. Aft. 1749; d. Unknown.

    Notes for NANCY PITTS Her father refers to her as "Nancy Sl aughter" in his will. Because of the way she is listed in h is will, I think her name may have been "Nancy Slaughter Pi tts" from her grandmother's maiden name of Slaughter.

    Notice that when he mentions any of his other children he u ses the full name as in "John Pitts" or "Sarah Deas" but h e leaves the bulk of his estate to the two daughters mentio ned last. It looks as though he was trying to be sure the y had a home in the event their mother died before they mar ried.

    12. ii. JOHN PITTS, b. Abt. 1753; d. Aft. 1816.

    iii. SARAH PITTS, b. Abt. 1754; d. Unknown; m. DEAS.

    iv. ELIZABETH PITTS, b. Abt. 1755; d. Unknown; m. (1) WILLI AM DOGINS, SR.; m. (2) JOHN VAUGHN.

    13. v. JANE PITTS, b. Abt. 1756.

    14. vi. WILLIAM PITTS, b. Abt. 1757, Va.; d. 1836.

    15. vii. MARK PITTS, b. Abt. 1758.

    16. viii. HENRY PITTS, JR., b. June 14, 1759; d. January 15 , 1847, Laurens Co. Sc..

    ix. JOSEPH PITTS, b. Abt. 1760; m. ANN.

    x. CHARLES PITTS, b. Abt. 1761.

    xi. CEALY PITTS, b. Bef. 1800.

    Notes for CEALY PITTS: I believe she was still unmarried b y June 4, 1803 when her father made his will.

    Notes for HENRY PITTS: Henry Pitts and his wife Hannah Coll ier moved to Newberry County,South Carolina, and settled n ear the Newberry and Laurens County line.On August 13, 1756 , Henry received a land grant of 200 acres of land on Simp son's Ford Berkeley County, South Carolina (Berkeley was la ter changed to Newberry). King's grants at that time wer e 50 acres for a man, 50 acres for his wife, and 50 acre s for each child under sixteen.(Mehringer Letters) On Janu ary 12, 1769, King George III granted 200acres on a branc h of Little River to Henry. On July 13, 1771, Henry was gra nted 100 acres on the Saluda River by the King. The famil y was considered to be a wealthy one as Henry gave each chi ld a slave when that child married.

    (HENRY PITTS WILL) The following is a copy of Henry Pitts ' will - Proven 1 Aug 1803, Newberry County, South Carolin a 'South Carolina in the name of God Amen I Henry Pitts Sen r NewberryDistrict of the state and district afore Being s ick of Body But in sound and perfect memory & calling to mi nd the mortality of my body &knowing it is appointed fo r all men once to die & after death to cometo judgment I t herefore recomend my body to the earth and my soul to God w ho gave it & as to my temporal estate which it hath please d God to bestow on me I give & despose of as followeth /viz / First of all my will is that all my just debts & funera l charges be paid out of my estate secondly I give & bequea th unto my son John Pitts fives shillings Sterling I als o give & bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Deas five shillin gs Sterling I also give & bequeath unto my daughter Elizabe th Dodgen five shillings Sterling I also give & bequeath u nto my daughter Jane Butler five shillings Sterling I als o give bequeath unto my son William Pitts five shillings St erling I also give & bequeath unto my son Mark Pitts five s hillings Sterling I also give & bequeath unto my son Henr y Pitts five shillings Sterling I also give & bequeath unt o my son Joseph Pitts five shillings Sterling I also give & bequeath unto my son Charles Pitts five shillings Sterlin g I Alsogive & bequeath unto my loving wife Hannah Pitts Pk ts sixty sevenacres of land more or less on which I now liv e as also all my movable estate duhng her natural life o r widowhood & after her decease orwidowhood I give & beque ath unto my two daughters /viz/ Nancy Slaughter & Sealah P itts all my estate both real and personal to be equally div ided between them two I also constitute and appoint myfri end Ambrose Hudgens to be my sole executor to act for m e & in mybehalf after my decease in all things according t o law this being my last will and testament disannuling al l other former wills andratifying & confirming this alone i n witness whereof I have hereuntoset my hand & seal this 4 th day of June 1803 In consequence if either of my two daug hters should die namely Nancy Slaughter & Sealah Pitts be fore marriage then the other to have the above mentioned es tate both real and personal. Signed sealed in pres ents of John Fletchall Joseph Pritchards Henry X Pitts Joh n Pitts Signed with a X mark> ID: I2470 Name: Henry PITTS , Sr. Sex : M Birth: 1 NOV 1725 in (Isle of Wight), VA Death: 30 AU G 1803 in Newberry, (Newberry), SC Reference Number: 2470

    Father: Joseph PITTS b: 1700 in (Surry), VA Mother: Nancy S LAUGHTER b: ABT. 1700

    Marriage 1 Hannah COLLIER b: 5 MAY 1727 in (New Kent), VA

    Married: 30 MAY 1746 in (Surrey), VA or (New Kent), VA


    1. Nancy Slaughter PITTS b: AFT. 1749
    2. John PITTS b: ABT. 1753 in VA
    3. Sarah PITTS b: ABT. 1754
    4. Elizabeth PITTS b: ABT. 1755
    5. Jane PITTS b: ABT. 1756
    6. William PITTS b: ABT. 1757 in VA
    7. Mark PITTS b: ABT. 1758
    8. Selah PITTS b: AFT. 1759 in Newberry, (Newberry), SC
    9. Henry PITTS , Jr. b: 14 JUN 1759
    10. Joseph PITTS b: ABT. 1760
    11. Charles PITTS b: ABT. 1761

    Notes for HENRY PITTS , SR.: Henry Pitts was born in the Is le of Wight County, VA November 1, 1725. He signed Ft. Penn ington Petition (at Archives). Moved to Laurens County, S C after marriage to Hannah Collier. 10 or 11 children. Die d in Newberry District August 30, 1803.

    More About HENRY PITTS: Fact 1: August 13, 1756, Received l and grant Newberry Co., S. C. Fact 2: January 12, 1769, rec eived land grant 200 acres Little River Fact 3: July 13, 17 71, granted 100 acres on Saluda River

    Father: Joseph Pitts b: 1700 in Surry Co., VA
    Mother: Nancy Slaughter b: 1705

    Marriage 1 Hannah Collier b: 5 May 1727 in (New Kent), VA
    • Married: 30 May 1746 in (Surrey), VA Or (New Kent), VA
    • Change Date: 12 Apr 2010
    1. Has No Children Nancy Slaughter Pitts b: 1749
    2. Has Children John Pitts b: 1753
    3. Has No Children Sarah Pitts b: 1754
    4. Has No Children Elizabeth Pitts b: 1755
    5. Has Children Jane Pitts b: 1756
    6. Has Children William Pitts b: 1757 in Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina
    7. Has Children Mark Pitts b: 1758 in Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina
    8. Has Children Henry, Jr. Pitts b: 14 Jun 1759
    9. Has Children Joseph Pitts b: 1760 in Newberry Co, S.C
    10. Has No Children Charles Pitts b: 1761
    11. Has No Children Cealy (Sealah ) Pitts b: Bef 1800
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