Hello, I am trying to find information about my GG-grandmother, Susan Hathaway Pitts who died in Holmes County, Florida in 1870 due to complications from childbirth.I've been probing around at this for some time now and haven't had much luck.I'm grasping all remote possibilities.All I've found is information related to her death (uterusdise).The death report states she was born in FL.
Last night on familysearch.org, I found a fellow by the name of *B Hathaway living in Jackson county at the time of the 1850 census.The asterisk was there because the transcriber couldn't easily determine the first name. Then I went on over to Ancestry.com and they had listed this same fellow as Bird B. Hathaway in 1850.Also, he was there in Jackson county 10 years earlier and was listed in the 1840 census as Bird Hathway.His occupation was boat captain. I don't know if he was somehow related to my Susan Hathaway, as he appears to be unmarried in 1850 at the age of 39.Susan was born a year prior to that census in 1849. The 1840 census indicates that 4 men live in the household, and without names, it's impossible to know if one of those fellows was also a Hathaway and perhaps the future father of little Susan.
So far, at least in my research, Bird Hathaway is the earliest Hathaway in that region that I've found.He was born somewhere in North Carolina and apparently migrated down to Jackson County, Florida prior to 1840. I've mulled over the Hathaway families that lived in Holmes county in the 1860-1870 time frame and I haven't been able to tie Susan to any of them.
She died at the young age of 21, following the birth of my G-grandfather, Rufus Jefferson Pitts, and I find it curious that baby Rufus doesn't appear in the 1870 census.He was an infant when the census came around so why wasn't he accounted for as most infants were???Too many stumps in this row to hoe, as my grandma used to say...Any help will be deeply appreciated.Thanks!