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Elisha Pitts

Washington County, Virginia was formed from Fincastle County in 1777. It originally contained Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Elisha Pitts was born about 1790. He was the son of Lewis Pitts and Mary Head.

He married Sarah Grant. She was the daughter of Aaron and Susannah Grant. Aaron Grant was born in 1752 and died in 1810 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

Their children may have included:

Lewis Pitts (1820)
Sarah Ann ( Sally) Pitts (1826, married John Fleenor and Harrison Hobbs),
Zachariah Pitts (1830, married Sarah Ann Edwards), and
Rebecca Pitts (1833).

According to his 1812 pension application, Elisha was in Captain Abraham Fulkerson's company of the Virginia militia.

They lived in Washington County, Virginia.

In 1810

a man and a woman between 16 and 25
2 enslaved people

In 1820

a man between 26 and 44 - Elisha
a woman between 16 and 25 - Elizabeth
3 boys and 2 girls under 10.

Elisha Pitts Washington County, Virginia Deed Book 9 : 1825-1829 Pg 197198 ; 2 Deeds Sold to David Rush

Pitts Elisha Washington County, Virginia- Deed Book 10, 1829-1832 Pg 203 Sold to: John Shaffer

In 1830

a man between 40 and 49 -Elisha
a woman between 30 and 39
2 boys between 15 and 19
1 girl between 10 and 14
4 girls between 5 and 9
a boy and a girl under 5

892858 STA VA WASH. 311
Pitts Elisha Washington Co.,VA
Deed Book 11,
1831-1834 Pg 507 ; to John Malone

In 1840

a man between 50 and 59 - Elisha
a woman between 40 and 49
a woman between 30 and 39
a man and 2 women between 20 and 29
a girl between 15 and 19 -
a girl and a boy between 10 and 14

Minute Book 5 ; Jan 1841 - Oct 1842
Pitts Elisha Pg 126,180 ; Judgment

In 1850

Elisha Pitts 60
Elizabeth Pitts 50
Zachariah Pitts 20
Rebecca Pitts 10
Ailsey Pitts 13
Jane Pitts 10
Mary Massey 16

In 1860

Elisha Pitts 72
Elizabeth Pitts 58
Jane Pitts 18

In 1607 the London Company established Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony.

 

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