Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

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Pitman fun…

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I am just going to “ease” into this Post…

I’ve studied these Pitman guys (and gals) for over 20 years ( meaning the Pitmans of the late 1600s to late 1700s).

A curious commenter… Linda… has generously contributed a bit of family intrigue into the mix. Interestingly, my buddy David Gammon has fessed up and confessed to possibly being “directly” related to some of these folks. He will watch and comment as fits his mood. I usually refer to him as “Holmes” when I am not referring to myself when I feel all intoxicated and otherwise wound up…

This particular batch of Pitmans are the sons and daughters of Thomas Pitman d. 1754 in Edgecombe County, NC. The Thomas d. 1754 was the son of Thomas d 1730 who assumed room temperature near the Meherrin River within a rifle shot of who I “suspect but cannot prove” is my ancestor Carolus Anderson. Thomas Pitman d 1730 was of Southampton County, NC.

The two Pitmans above can be considered “proven”. The documented evidence is overwhelming. Unless you want to challenge the fact… if so, then fire away.

The offsprings (“issue” for you nit picky types) of Thomas Pitman d 1754 are another matter entirely… they are “unproven”… meaning we as researchers are throwing spaghetti against the wall to see what sticks. In his will he referred to his “eight” sons without naming them. To his credit, and realizing that the man was looking at his imminent death, he did not realize that hundreds if not thousands of descendants would follow him.

So here is the will of Lot[t] Pitman as submitted by Linda from the personal records of her husband…

Like I said… I am just going to “ease” into this new information…

Course, as most of you know who visit my site, I have mapped out where some of this property was… I leave you at your leisure to ponder that will.

Comments are open. I could submit a few articles to ponder but I am hopelessly overwhelmed… so just do a search for “pitman” and find a comfortable place that perks your curiosity.

Written by anderson1951

October 11, 2021 at 6:31 pm

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  1. I just stumbled across your fascinating, entertaining blog, and spent the last 3 hours reading about your attempts to locate the Bracewell/Braswell tract(s). Rev. Robert Bracewell and his son, Richard Braswell, are my direct ancestors.

    In the post I read, you found the Bracewell tract, his pond, and his mill to be very confusing, but I’m not sure whether this particular post contained your final analysis because it appeared to be a “work in progress.” Would you mind sharing the blog link to your final map and thoughts on the Bracewell tract? THANK YOU! I REALLY appreciate the hard work you’ve put into this.



    October 24, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    • Hi
      If you are talking about the immigrant preacher’s original land, I have not as yet found the final grant I am happy with.
      I have been tracking the Braswells from IOW to Edgecombe county. They were neighbors to the guy that I am attempting to prove was “my Guy” from IOW since 1695… hence my interest. (George Anderson).
      I am working on a map for Southampton county, VA right now… several Braswells are to be found near Meherrin River near the NC/VA border line.




      October 24, 2021 at 11:13 pm

      • Yes, I was talking about the immigrant preacher’s land. According to my understanding, my Braswell family branch didn’t stay in IOW long after Bacon’s Rebellion took place. William Braswell, son of Richard Braswell III (who was the great-grandson of the original Rev. Robert Bracewell), was born in Bertie, NC in 1729, but died in Edgecombe County, NC in 1796. From there, the family came to Burke County, NC. If you catch wind of them, please let me know. 🙂



        October 26, 2021 at 3:59 pm

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