John, Thamk you for your timely reply.I must admit this was a fishing trip.The only thing I had for Henry being the father of Gabriel was postings by Rose McDonnagh.I emailed her a month ago but have no reply.She also talked about Blackfoot/Mohawk background.My mother had always said that she was English, Irish, and Welsch with some Indian coming in on the Jewett side.I am a Stewart and the Pitcher comes from Gabriel and his second wife, Orea Elvira Jewett Pitcher.Gabriel and Elvira's sixth child, Eugene Jewett Pitcher, was my grandfather and his youngest child Orea Pauline Pitcher Stewart was my mother.As you can see the Jewett influence was kept.Also Jewett was with "ett" rather than "itt".I was in Rindge, NH, where the New York Jewetts originated from, last June and the "ett" was the preferred spelling.
Walden was also identified as the brother of Gabriel by Rose, and Walden was a complete surprise.However, in checking photos I had taken at the Pitcher cemetary plot, a tombstone showed Catherine (1826-1871) wife of Walden Pitcher, but no one had made the connection between Gabriel and Walden.Walden and Catherine had a daughter, Roxie, who married Frank Lane.Roxie was originally buried in the Pitcher plot but was moved to a plot where Frank was subsequently buried.Nothing shows when Walden died or where he is buried.
Pitcher records have Abbagail (Abba) C. Crosley (probably maiden name) as father of Gabriel, no birth information, died in 1909 (she had Gabriel at an early age or lived to an old age), and no burial information.
These Pitchers just showed up in the Watertown, Jefferson County, New York in the 1820's.I can find no British Isles connections.I have found in a history of early Jefferson County and Waterown the following "In addition to those whose names have thus been recalled (none of which was a Pitcher - my words), the south part of town contained an unprofitable lot of Mohawk Dutch".I originaly thought they were mixed Mohawk and Dutch blood, but I have found out that Mohawk Dutch could refer to Dutch settlers in the Mohawk Valley and their descendents, a Creole language of Dutch, English, French, and Mohawk, as well as being intermarried Mohawk Indians and Dutch.So my personal conclusion has become that Gabriel and Walden were Dutch (actually Walloons) or Palatine (German.
Hopefully these ramblings will provide some insight for this line.I take it your Pitcher ancestors are Anglo rather than Palatine.