Mathew Pitman of Mecklenburg County
I wanted to post some information about Mathew Pitman. It appears that a lot of people wants to show that this Mathew Pitman is the same one that was in Halifax County and as the son of Elijah Pitmana but he is not. At the same time Mathew Pitman Sr and Jr. are listed in Meckleburg County North Carolina in 1810 you have Mathew Pitman son of Elijah listed in Halifax County. Mathew Sr. married to Kesiah is listed as 45 and over while the Mathew in Halifax is listed 26-45.
Mathew PitmanPRIOR TO mECKLENBURG AND ALSO PRIOR TO THE CREATION OF pERSON cOUNTY HE IS LISTED IN THE 1790 CENSUS OF cASWELL cOUNTY nORTH cAROLINA. i DO NOT SEE HOW THIScan be the same person in Halifax County. Mathew had a daughter Elizabeth that married Jeptha Baker in Mecklenburg County in 1798 and Jeptha Baker was made guardian of a LeMathew was still alive and the only Pitman in that County that died prior to that was a John Pitman. who I believe was Mathews son who appeared to married Sarah Cook in Caswell County. Jeptha Baker was listed on the same page as Mathew Sr. in 1810.
Levina has been posted as being a daughter of Mathew but she appears to be a grand-daughter and based on the 1800 census for John Pitman he and his wife had 3 daughters under the age of 10 and one of these is Levina and the other 2 is a Katherine or Catherine who was the received her part of her fathers estate and was to meet at the Residence of Robert Cook in 1813 Feb court session and then there was a deed of gift from Mathew Pitman to Abigail Pitman on 23 Nov 1812 for a mare,saddle and bridle. Mathew had no children in his household in 1810 so John Pitman whose relict was Sarah Pitman had 3 daughters named Levina, Katherine and Abigail and that he was the son of Mathew Pitman Sr.
Here below is the children I have for Mathew Sr. and unknown wife of Caswell, Person and Mecklenburg County North Carolina and at the commencement of the War he was living on the Haw River.
1. John Pitman married Sarah Cook
2. Mathew Pitman married Mary Harkey
3. Elizabeth Pitman married Jeptha Baker
4.Rachel Pitman married Upton Rodden
5.Susanna married John Hartwick
Will be glad for comments and thought and hope to discuss this more