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Hiram Pittman
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Birth: 1798
Columbia County
Georgia, USA
Death: 1839
Norcross
Gwinnett County
Georgia, USA

COLUMBIA County, WAS FORMED FROM RICHMOND County, GA IN 1790.

HIRAM PITTMAN'S TOMBSTONE IN THE MT. CARMEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY READS: IN MEMORY OF HIRAM PITTMAN WHO DIED IN THE 42ND YEAR OF HIS AGE AD 1839 ERECTED BY MRS. ELIZABETH H. PITTMAN, HIS WIFE AD 1841

Reader as you this lonely mausaleum
view Think that a home as
small awaiteth you Time hurry's on, nor long
will death delay To take the life and
leave nothing but clay.

HIRAM PITTMAN WAS LOST FOR A TIME IN PUBLIC AND FAMILY RECORDS. "THE HISTORY OF GWINNETT COUNTY," GA SAYS, "HIRAM HAD NO CHILDREN AND IS BURIED AT MT. CARMEL CEMETERY." IN OR BEFORE 1826, HIRAM MARRIED ELIZABETH DOUGHERTY, ABOUT 16 YEARS OLD AND DAUGHTER OF NEAIL DOUGHERTY, DECEASED FROM COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA. COUNTY ORDINARY RECORDS OF THE PERIOD HAVE HIS PETITION TO BE HEARD IN DIVISION OF THE ESTATE IN RIGHT OF HIS WIFE, HEARING OF THE PETITION, MONDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 1827, A RECEIPT FOR ONE FIFTH OF THE ESTATE SIGNED BY HIRAM ON 23 FEB 1828. THE PROPERTY included ONE LOT OF LAND "VALUED AT SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX DOLLARS AND SIXTY SEVEN CENTS TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING NEGRO SLAVES, TO WIT, BETTY, PETER, TOM, SALLY AND HER THREE CHILDREN, & PEGGY AND CHEBRA VALUED AT NINETEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS TOGETHER WITH THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED & SIXTY ONE DOLLARS & EIGHTY SIX CENTS MY PORTION OF THE SALE OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE SAID ESTATE..." HIRAM IS LISTED ON P. 342 OF THE 1830 COLUMBIA CO CENSUS AS LIVING WITH 2 MALES UNDER 5 (JOHN M. AND JOSEPH HIRAM), A FEMALE 15-20 (POSSIBLY A SISTER OF ELIZABETH) AND A FEMALE 20-30 (ELIZABETH WAS ABOUT 20). GWINNETT COUNTY RECORDS SHOW HIRAM DECEASED IN 1839 WITH JOHN AND ELIZABETH H. PITTMAN AS ADMINISTRATORS AND PETER F. HOYL (SIC) AS GUARDIAN. THE 1840 GWINNETT County, CENSUS SHOWS ELIZABETH 2 DAUGHTERS AND 2 SONS AT HOME AND 36 SLAVES. 16 APRIL 1841, THE NOTICE RELEASING ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE OF HIRAM PITTMAN FROM JOHN PITTMAN AND ELIZABETH H. PITTMAN, HENRY P. THOMAS CLERK OF COURT, WAS PUBLISHED IN THE NEWSPAPER (PARR). IN NOV 1841, PETER F HOYL GAVE BOND IN GWINNETT INFERIOR COURT AS GUARDIAN FOR JOSEPH H. PITMAN, EMILY E. PITMAN AND LOUISA S. PITMAN, ORPHANS AND MINORS OF HIRAM PITMAN, DECEASED. SECURITIES: ADAM HOYLE AND THOMAS H. JONES. ON 13 NOVEMBER, HE OBTAINED LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP FOR JOHN N. PITMAN, ORPHAN AND MINOR OF HIRAM PITMAN, DECEASED. PETER HOYLE WAS A WEALTHY AND HIGHLY RESPECTED PHYSICIAN IN DECATUR AND HAD A LARGE ESTATE OF LANDS, MILLS, NEGROES. HE IS LISTED ON P. 198 OF THE DEKALB County, CENSUS OF 1850 WITH THE WIDOW ELIZABETH PITTMAN AS HIS WIFE, A DAUGHTER FROM HIS FIRST MARRIAGE, THREE DAUGHTERS BY ELIZABETH, AND HER CHILDREN JOHN M. PITTMAN, 24, EMILY E. PITTMAN, 18, AND LOUISA S. PITTMAN, 15. THE PITTMAN GIRLS LISTED $800 EACH IN REAL ESTATE, AND JOHN M. LISTS $1200 AND HIS OCCUPATION AS FARMER. THE HON. CHARLES MURPHY CANDLER IN HIS 1922 ADDRESS FOR THE DEKALB CO CENTENNIAL, REMEMBERED THAT DR. P. F. HOYLE, DECATUR, WAS CHOSEN AT A SPECIAL ELECTION TO TAKE THE PLACE OF CHARLES MURPHY, CANDLER'S GRANDFATHER, WHO HAD BEEN CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE TWO DELEGATES TO A CONVENTION IN MILLEDGEVILLE TO DECIDE ON THE QUESTION OF SECESSION. MR. MURPHY HAD DIED OF PNEUMONIA 16 JANUARY 1861, SHORTLY AFTER HIS ELECTION. THE CANDLER, MURPHY, AND WORD FAMILIES ARE RELATED TO THE PITTMANS THROUGH LAURA C. S. WORD, THE WIFE OF HIRAM AND ELIZABETH'S SON JOSEPH HIRAM, AND MANY MEMBERS OF ALL THREE FAMILIES ARE BURIED TOGETHER IN THE OLD DECATUR CEMETERY, DECATUR, DEKALB County, GA. HIRAM PITTMAN IS ALSO MENTIONED IN LUCY PITTMAN IVY'S 1911 LETTER AS THE FATHER OF HER COUSIN JOSEPH HIRAM IN GOLIAD, TEXAS. On 20 Mar 1821, Hiram Pittman was appointed 1st Lt. in the "131st District Company of Malitia" for the state of Georgia by Governor John Clark. Records in the GA Dept of Archives and History show that he served from 20 Mar 1821 to 8 May 1824 in Columbia County, GA. (Drawer 40, Box 16, Page 392, GA State Militia Records) On the same day and into the same unit were inducted Roby Moon, 2nd Lt, and John Moon, Ensign. These may be family members of the Moons in Gwinnett County, GA who married Pittmans.
 
 
Burial:
Mount Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery
Norcross
Gwinnett County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Wilton Golson
Record added: Jan 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46409197
Hiram Pittman
Added by: Scott A. Steinbrink
 
Hiram Pittman
Added by: Scott A. Steinbrink
 
Hiram Pittman
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