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James Harrison Pitzer
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1835
Monongalia County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1919
Jack County
Texas, USA

BIO: JAMES HARRISON PITZER:
James Harrison was the first child and son of Frances (Poling) Pitzer and Price Pitzer. He was born probably in Randolph County, Virginia, on February 19, 1835. He lived and was raised in both Randolph and Barbour Counties in Virginia. On December 13, 1853 he married Lydia E. Bowman born in Penn. and raised in Virginia. He was a large man, had a big frame, not fat, but strong.

In 1871 James Harrison and his family at that time (wife and five or six children) moved from West Virginia, probably to Brown County, Indiana, where his brother John Wesley had moved earlier. In or about 1879 James Harrison moved to Cooke or Montague County, Texas, one referance says Nocona, in Montague County, Texas. One story told, is that James was one of three brothers, who all left the Virginias' to seek their fortune. They lost track of each other, and never returned to Virginia. Lydia E. Bowman and James later moved to a farm just south of Post Oak, Texas, in Jack County. Lydia passed away Feb 07, 1892 and is buried in Pleasent Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., Texas. James Harrison was remarried to Susan McAnear on January 02, 1896. Susan is Buried in the Cemetery just south of Post Oak, Texas, right next to the road. James Harrision passed away November 02, 1919, and is buried next to his first wife and mother of his ten children at Pleasent Valley Cemetery, Post Oak, Texas. Children of James and Lydia:
Mary Frances Pitzer (1856-1862),
Martha Jane Pitzer (1858-1862),
Margaret Belle Pitzer (1861-1921),
Leah Anna Pitzer (1864-1886),
Harriett Elizabeth Pitzer (1867-1940),
John Riley Pitzer (1869-1940),
Frances Lydia Pitzer (1872-1962),
James Willie Pitzer (1875-1876),
Sarah Adeline Pitzer (1877- 1901),
Noah Colman Pitzer (1882-1950).
In 1993 more was learned of James's brother's and sister's. Communicated with and met John Alby Pitzer and wife Mary Grace (Alvey) Pitzer. Mary compiled a booklet on John's (her husband's) Grandfather Jasper Riley Pitzer and his descendants. Much more was learned about another brother of James Harrison, John Wesly Pitzer. chart.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Price Pitzer (1811 - 1877)
  Frances Poling Pitzer (1823 - 1886)
 
 Spouses:
  Lydia E. Bowman Pitzer (1837 - 1892)
  Susan McAnear Pitzer (1852 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Belle Pitzer Rogers (1861 - 1928)*
  Harriett Elizabet Pitzer McAnear (1867 - 1940)*
  John Riley Pitzer (1869 - 1940)*
  Frances Lydia Pitzer Brown (1872 - 1962)*
  James Willie Pitzer (1875 - 1876)*
  Sarah Adeline Pitzer Cooper (1877 - 1901)*
  Noah Coleman Pitzer (1882 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Harrison Pitzer (1835 - 1919)
  Ara Jane Pitzer Squires (1837 - 1914)*
  Jasper Riley Pitzer (1840 - 1916)*
  John Wesley Pitzer (1849 - 1906)*
  Michael C Pitzer (1853 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Buffalo Springs (Clay County)
Clay County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Phillip H. Pitzer
Record added: Jan 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10319892
James Harrison Pitzer
Added by: Phillip H. Pitzer
 
James Harrison Pitzer
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James Harrison Pitzer
Added by: Phillip H. Pitzer
 
 
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- gaby hayes
 Added: Jul. 20, 2006
Thanks, James for my middle name./PHP/
- Phillip H. Pitzer
 Added: Aug. 15, 2005
 
 
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