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James Pitts

James Pitts

Male 1811 - 1895  (84 years)

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  • Name James Pitts 
    Birth 1811 
    Gender Male 
    Death 5 Mar 1895  Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Union Cemetery, Great Road, North Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19838  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2010 

    Father Joseph Pitts 
    Mother Hannah Cleveland 
    Family ID F10527  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alice Sayles,   b. 1816, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Feb 1843, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 27 years) 
    Marriage 1835 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Pitts,   b. Abt 1836, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1850, of, Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 15 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Pitts,   b. Abt 1839, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1850, of, Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 12 years)
    Family ID F10525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Thompson,   b. 1823, , , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Apr 1915, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 92 years) 
    Children 
     1. Maria Whipple Pitts,   b. 15 Apr 1847, Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Apr 1891, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 44 years)
    Family ID F10526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 5 Mar 1895 - Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Union Cemetery, Great Road, North Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: "John Smith, the Miller, of Providence Rhode Island: Some of His Descendants," by Charles William Farnham, in _Genealogies of Rhode Island Families from Rhode Island Periodicals_ (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983), 2:138.

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Welcome Sayles," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 19 Mar 2008. Cites/notes the following:
      • Dorothy Higson White, Descendants of Roger Williams, Book III, (2002), 228 (marriage to James Pitts--see note below)
      • Rhode Island Cemeteries Database Index (birth, death, burial)
      • NAC note: White says James Pitts married Alice Sayles, dau. of Welcome Sayles {79603} and has another reference to his marrying Ann Eliza Sayles, dau. of Daniel Sayles 18549}; the John Smith the Miller book says he married Eliza Ann Sayles 19834, dau. of Daniel Sayles 18549. I would lean towards Alice, dau. of Welcome, as she is buried in the same cemetery as her parents. I have Eliza Ann Sayles 19834 married to James S. Cook--see separate message; they are buried in the same cemetery as her parents, siblings, etc. who lived in Glocester (later became Burrillville), Providence, RI, while Welcome Sayles and family lived in Smithfield (later became Lincoln/North Smithfield), Providence, RI. Furthermore, in 1850 James Pitts has a 2nd wife, Mary Thompson, and a daughter by her.


      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 24 Apr 2010 Cites Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910:
      • "Lucius Stone Whipple {77589} and Maria Whipple Pitts were married Dec. 16, 1873 in Douglas, Worcester, MA. It was his 2nd marriage and her 1st. Maria was b. 1847 (age 26 at mar.) in Douglas, Worcester, MA., the d/o James {19838} and Mary Pitts {118981} (Douglas 255:256)"
      • "Maria/Marie Whipple Pitts d. April 16, 1891 in Douglas, Worcester, MA, age 43-11-25 {b. in Blackstone, Worcester, MA d/o James {19838} and Mary (Thompson) {118981} Pitts (Douglas 420:519). A daughter (no first name) was born April 15, 1847 in Blackstone, Worcester, MA to James and Mary Pitts (Blackstone 23:196). {Interesting connection--on James Pitts' WGW page is this comment I made "Furthermore, in 1850 James Pitts has a 2nd wife, Mary Thompson, and a daughter by her." That daughter is Maria Whipple Pitts above.} Mary Thompson {118981} was b. 1823 in MA and d. April 27, 1915 in RI where she is bur. in the Union Cemetery, Great Rd., North Smithfield, RI (src: Rhode Island Cemeteries Database Index)."
      • "James Pitts {19838} manufacturer, age 86, d. March 5, 1895 in Smithfield, Providence, RI. He was the s/o Joseph Pitts and Hannah Cleveland (Blackstone 456:558)."


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