Sitton genealogy, Part One
Mark, I had found in Pendleton, SC the land transactions in which Phillip Sitton acquired in 1802 the land he sold in 1804, transactions in which John Sitton was witness --- it is assumed that this John Sitton and this Phillip Sitton were brothers.It also seems probable that the Phillip Sitton reflected in the 1790 Census for Greenville, SC was the same Phillip Sitton whose land in Buncombe County, NC was warranted in 1800 --- there are indications that Phillip already was operating an iron forge on that land before it was warranted, but no proof as to when he moved there has been found, so far as I know. (I live less than ten miles from where that forge existed, and the graveyard where Phillip is buried.)
Lacking any contrary proof, I accept that Joseph T. Sitton's wife was actually Elizabeth Pindell, and that records showing his wife's name as Elizabeth Pendleton almost certainly are wrong.How the grandaughter of this union received the middle name of Pendleton (assuming records showing that as her name) remains a mystery.
I think we agree that Phillip the elder surely had died before December 1778, or Joseph couldn't have used money from Phillip's estate to buy land "on behalf of" Phillip's orphans.Those orphans almost without question included Hanna, a son named John and another named Phillip.These probably are the men who owned land in Pendleton County SC from at least 1802; and the Phillip who lived and died in Buncombe County (although his land lies in present Henderson County) NC.
I look forward to your notes on Phillip Pindell and his wife