Re: searching for descendants of William Pleasant Pitts
Paula and Elizabeth - I've been searching for the parents of my John Beauregard Pitts, Sr. for years and recently had a break through. I found a folder in Obion Co. TN concerning the settlement of the estate of Matthew Pitts, Sr. b. 1796, father of the Matthew Pitts that lived in Rutherford Co. TN. The older Matthew gave his birthplace as NC. The estate papers gave names I'd not heard before, such as B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) who was his oldest child.They identified B.F. as living in Lake Co. TN whichonly become a separate county in 1871. The death date of Matthew Sr. was given as August 1873. My John B. born in 1832or33 was the 8th sibling. Ancestry.com has the father of this Matthew, Sr. as John Pitts who was b. in Maryland and moved into NC. You might look into this line.