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 Martha Ann <I>Huckaby</I> Pitts

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Martha Ann Huckaby Pitts

Martha Ann Huckaby was born in Greentownship, Polk Co., MO to the parents of Joseph Huckaby and Agnes Payne. She was one of 24 siblings.

She married Alexander L. Pitts on 15 Sep 1878 in Polk Co., Missouri. To this union six children were born 1) Joseph Carroll "Joe" 2) Mary Virginia "Jennie" 3) Dee (male) 4) Albert 5) Frank Sr. & 6) Bertha Agnes Pitts. After their marriage, Alex and Martha resided in Green Twp., Polk Co., MO then moving to Boliver, Polk Co., Mo, Vinita & Big Cabin, Cherokee Nation (now Craig Co.), Indian Territory/Oklahoma.


Craig Co., OK Family Histories
A. L. Pitts (F801) page 547

Alexander L. Pitts was born 14 Jan 1860 in TN, died 12 May 1944 Big Cabin, OK, married in Polk Co., MO 15 Sept 1878 to Maratha Ann Huckaby. She was born 4 Nov 1861 Polk Co., MO, died 12 July 1954 Big Cabin, OK. the daughter of Joseph Huckaby born 18 October 1789 Virginia, died 1 Jan. 1871 Polk County, MO, married 23 June 1841 Barren County, Kentucky, Agnes Payne born 20 June 1820 Barren County, Kentucky, died 2 August 1911 Polk County, MO.
Alex Pitts lived in Hickory County, MO in 1880. He came with his family from Bolivar, MO by train to Adair, Indian Territory Oct. 1889. Five-year-old Jennie said when they got off the train there were Indians everywhere and she was scared to death.
Pitts worked and lived on the Little Ranch, two miles north of Big Cabin. Mrs. Pitts said one day when she was washing, a man rode up on horseback; said he had heard there was a family settled here; that there were three families of settlers a few miles west and one of the men had died. Would they like to come to the funeral? She said he would have to ask Pa, who was in the field plowing. The man said, since it was Sunday, he thought they would not be working.
She wrote her mother back in MO and asked would God forgive her for washing on Sunday, if she did not know it was Sunday?
The children of Maratha Ann (Huckaby) and Alexander L. Pitts were: Joseph C. (Joe) born 1 September 1880 Polk County, MO, died 22 April 1923, married Allena Dunaway 16 December 1889; Mary Virginia (Jennie) born 10 August 1884 Polk County, MO, died 7 April 1965, married Jim J. Hacker 16 December 1908; Dee born 20 November 1888 Polk County, MO, died 10 August 1964, married Elizabeth Allard 22 November 1908; Albert (Abb) born 17 January 1890 Big Cabin, I.T., still living (1984), married Libbie Seney 20 March 1912; Frank born 1892 Big Cabin, I.T. died 9 August 1923. (He was killed in Ketchum bank robbery.) He married Myrtle Lester 7 November 1916; Bertha Agnes born 1894 Big Cabin, I.T., still living (1984), married Fred D. Claggett 7 November 1914.
Sept. 29, 1908 Alexander Pitts bought land from Claudia Little Churchill three miles north of Big Cabin, Ok. where he and his wife lived until their deaths.


Marriage Certificate, State of MO, County of Polk
This certifies that Alexander Pitts of Polk Co. in the State of MO and Martha Ann Huckaby of Polk Co. in the State of MO where at my residence in said County, by me joined together in Holy Matrimony, on the 15th day of Sept. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy eight. In presence of Wm. A. Shaw, John Richards, by A. Y. Brandenburg, J.P. The foregoing Marriage certificate was filed for record in this office, on the 16th day of September, A. D. 1878. A. J. Lower, Recorder.

(Note: Wm. A. Shaw was the brother-in-law to Martha Ann Huckaby. Wm. was married to Martha's sister Sarah Elizabeth Huckaby. John Richards may have been John Monroe Richards, distant cousin of Alexander's, John Monroe Richards was born 12 Aug 1857 and lived in Polk Co., MO. John was the son of Mary Pitts and John William "Sandy" Richards. Mary Pitts was the daughter of Barnabas Pitts and Catharine House.)


1880 Green Twp., Hickory Co., MO census, vol. 14, e.d. 238, sheet 17, line 25
Alexander Pitts, W, M, age 20, b: MO > TN > KY; Farming
Martha A. Pitts, wife, age 19, b: MO > ? > ? ; Keeping house
Joseph C. Pitts, son, age 8m, b: MO > MO > MO

1900 Twp 24, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, pg. 13 (213-221)
Alex L. PITTS, head, M, W, b: Jan 1860, age 40, married 21 yrs, b: MO > KY > KY; farmer
Martha A., wife, F, W, b: Nov 1861, age 38, 6 of 9 children living, b: MO > VA > KY
Joseph C., son, M, W, b: Sep 1879, age 20, b: MO > MO > MO
Jennie, dau., F, W, b: Aug 1883, age 16, b: MO > MO > MO
Dee, son, M, W, b: Nov 1885, age 12, b: MO > MO > MO
Albert, son, M, W, b: Jan 1890, age 10, b: IT > MO > MO
Frank, son, M, W, b: Feb 1892, age 8, b: IT > MO > MO
Bertha, dau., F, W, b: Mar 1894, age 6, b: IT > MO > MO

1910 8 Twp., Craig Co., OK Roll 1249, Book 1, pg 169b (38-38)
Alex L. Pitts, head, M, W, age 50, married once for 29 yrs, b: MO > MO > KY, Farmer of General Farm, Own farm, Mortgaged
Martha A., wife, F, W, age 49, 6 of 9 children living, b: MO > VA > KY
Albert, son, M, W, age 20, Single, b: OK > MO > MO, Farmer
Frank, son, M, W, age 18, Single, b: OK > MO > MO, Farm Laborer
Bertha A., dau., F, W, age 16, Single, b: OK > MO > MO
Nelson Huckaby, nephew, M, W, age 22, widowed, b: MO > MO > MO, Farm Laborer

1920 8 Twp, 1 Pct, Craig Co., OK Census, pg. 46b (140-140)
Alexander L. Pitts, M, W, Own home, age 63, b: TN > KY > KY
Martha A., wife, age 59, b; MO > __ > __ (census difficult to read)

1930 Twp 8, Craig Co., OK Census (125-125)
Alexander PITTS, head, M, W, age 70, married 18 yrs, b: MO > KY > KY; Farmer
Martha A., wife, F, W, age 69, b: MO > VA > KY
Allen Pitts, grandson, age 12, M, W, b: OK > MO > MO (Joseph's son)
William Bowens, boarder, M, W, age 18, single, b: MO > MO > MO; Laborer Farm

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