Middle name may have been Isaac, Icabod or Edward. REV - Pvt 2nd GA Battalion commanded by Col. Samuel Elbert, Jan 1, 1779 to Dec 1, 1779. He received a grant for 287 1/2 acres on Flat Creek in Franklin Co, GA. He and his wife are believed to be buried at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery in Gwinnett County, GA. JOHN ICHABOD PITTMAN, JR. WAS BURIED ON THE FAMILY PLANTATION OF ABOUT 75 GRAVES NEAR PINKNEYVILLE AND NORCROSS IN GWINNETT County, GA. THE LAST FAMILY reference TO THE EXACT LOCATION IS IN A 1911 LETTER FROM LUCY PITTMAN IVY WRITTEN TO THOMAS SCOBEY PITTMAN, GRANDSON OF JOHN ICHABOD, "YOUR GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOHN ICHABOD PITTMAN DIED IN 1831, BEFORE I WAS BORN. I DON'T KNOW WHY HIS SON DOES NOT TAKE CARE OF HIS GRAVE. [THE DEATH DATE MATCHES JOHN, JR, AND ALL HIS SONS WERE DEAD WHEN THIS WAS WRITTEN] HE IS BURIED ON THE CHATAHOOCE RIVER NEAR PINKNESVILLE IN GWINNETT COUNTY. I HAVE SEEN THE PLACE, IT IS ALL GROWN UP WITH PINES AND THERE IS ABOUT 75 GRAVES THERE AND NONE OF THEM KEPT UP." FAMILY CORRESPONDEncE OVER SEVERAL DECADES DISCUSS SEARCHES FOR THE SIGHT. GWINNETT COUNTY RECORDS LIST THE PROBABLE SITE AS WAITS CEMETERY, BEHIND 4003 EVERETT CT, TIMBERS SUBDIVISION, NORCROSS, GA, DISTRICT 6, LAND LOT 318, PARCEL 123 (J4 ON GWINNETT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MAP). THIS AREA IS NOW (1995) HEAVILY WOODED BETWEEN HOUSING SUBDIVISIONS. THERE ARE THREE WAITS TOMBSTONES SHOWING ABOVE GROUND. IN MANY PLACES, DEEP RECTANGULAR INDENTIONS, PROBABLY FAMILY GRAVES, ARE CAVING IN.
JOHN ICHABOD PITTMAN, JR, HUSBAND OF LUCY MARSHALL AND SON OF JOHN AND POLLY ROW, SERVED AS PRIVATE DURING THE REVOLUTION IN THE 2ND BATALLION OF THE GEORGIA MILITIA ("2d CONTINENTAL GEORGIA BATT'N, UNDER THE COMMAND OF COL. SAMUEL ELBERT.") IN 1997, LYNNE SELZER ESTABLISHED JOHN ICHABOD PITTMAN AS A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER FOR THIS SERVICE, DAR # 778198. THE DAR GENEALOGIST NOTED POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL SERVICE IN A VIRGINIA UNIT. HIS PAY ROLL FORM FOR MAY 1 - JULY 1, 1779 LISTS 13 1/3 DOLLARS PAID FOR TWO MONTHS SERVED. THE CASUALTIES SECTION OF THE SAME DOCUMENT SAYS "AT AUGUSTA." HIS PAYROLL STUB ENDING SEPT 1, 1779 HAS "DISCHARGED" IN THE CASUALTIES SECTION. HE RECEIVED A BOUNTY GRANT OF 287 1/2 ACRES ON FLAT CREEK (LATER CALLED BEAVER DAM CREEK) IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, GEORGIA (THE ORIGINAL IS NOW IN THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES, CAPITOL AVE, ATLANTA). THIS LAND AS DESCRIBED AT LEAST THREE TIMES IN THE FRANKLIN County, DEED BOOKS, BOARDERED ROBERT MIDDLETON AND SMALLWOOD MIDDLETON'S LAND. THE RECORD OF JOHN'S SALE OF THE LAND TO ROBERT FORSYTH IS LISTED IN DEED BOOK O, P. 29-30, BETWEEN 1798 AND 1803. HIS OWNERSHIP OF LAND ALONG "BEVERDAM CR" IS MENTIONED IN 1805, 1806, 1819, AND 1821 LAND TRANSACTIONS OF JAMES HARGROVES (HARTGROVE) AND THE 1805 LAND TRANSACTION OF JEPTHA HARINTON, BUT HIS NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE EXTANT TAX LISTS FOR 1798, 1800-1803. THE 12 NOV 1821 EXECUTOR'S DEED FOR THE ESTATE OF JAMES HARGROVE GIVES A NEW BOUNDARY FOR JOHN PITTMAN PROPERTY, "IN CONSIDERATION OF $250, CONVEYS 230 ACRES IN FRANKLIN County ON WATERS OF BEAVERDAM CR., ON WATERS OF GROVE RIV., GRANTED TO JAMES HARGORVE, DECEASED, ADJOINING KEYS. ALSO 109 ACRES, BOTH OF WHICH ADJOIN THE PITMAN TRACT WHEREON JAMES HARGROVE NOW LIVES." SOURCE "DEEDS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, GEORGIA, 1784-1826," ABSTRACTED AND COMPILED BY MARTHA WALTERS ACKER, 1976, P. 432.
IN 1788 HE WAS A MAGISTRATE IN RICHMOND COUNTY, GA. LATER HE SOLD THE REST OF HIS LANDS IN FRANKLIN, WASHINGTON, AND WILKES COUNTIES AND MOVED TO GWINNETT COUNTY ON LAND BETWEEN PINKNEYVILLE AND THE CHATTAHOOCHE RIVER. A FERRY ACROSS THE RIVER NEAR THE PRESENT BRIDGE WAS CALLED PITTMAN'S FERRY, AND PITTMAN'S CROSSING ON THE SOUTHERN RAILROAD WAS WELL-KNOWN. AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH IN 1831, JOHN JR. WAS ONE OF THE RICHEST MEN IN THE STATE. ABI PITTMAN ELDER WROTE OF HIM IN 1914, "GRANDPA JOHN PITTMAN LIVED TO BE AN OLD CHILDISH MAN, AND DIED AT MY FATHER'S (DANIEL N.) IN GWINNETT COUNTY IN 1832." JOHN PITTMAN ALSO DREW LAND IN THE 1827 GEORGIA LAND LOTTERY AS A REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER AND RESIDENT OF GWINNETT COUNTY. REFEREncES: GEORGIA REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS' GRAVES, P.293; GONE TO GEORGIA, P.105; GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA DEATHS: 1818-1989; ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS IN GEORGIA, VOL. 3, P. 291. POSSIBLE GRANDCHILDREN OF JOHN AND LUCY ARE FOUND IN A LIST OF NAMES OF THOSE LEAVING LETTERS IN THE Lawrence VILLE POST OFFICE 1 JULY 1840: THOS. H. PITTMAN, Francis J. PITTMAN (WIDOW OF ICHABOD OR BYRD), RENE M. PITTMAN (IDENTIFIED AS SON OF BYRD IN COBB County, HISTORY), D. N. PITTMAN (SON DANIEL N), SAMUEL M. PITTMAN (PROBABLY SAMUEL MOON WHO WAS GRANDSON OF JOHN'S BROTHER BUCKNER), WM H. JENKINS (HUSBAND OF DAUGHTER LUCY EUNICE PITTMAN). HAROLD MEDLOCK OF GWINNETT County, AND MT. CARMEL METHODIST CHURCH (1995) DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT THE WAITS CEMETERY BEHIND EVERETT COURT IS THE PITTMAN CEMETERY. HE HAD AN OLD LIST OF PEOPLE BURIED THERE AND DOESN'T REMEMBER ANY PITTMANS.
Proof of children given : Jackson & Guinnett County Records as published in = GONE TO GEORGA, History of Guinnett County, Family Letters, History of = Mt. Carmel Methodisyt Church, Norcross Ga. p 4 (see data file) - (This may mean that papers with this info is in the DAR files.)
John Icabod Pittman was a Rev. Patriot. served as private with Capt George Hancock, Col. Samuel Elbert 2nd GA. Battalion, CL. (appeared on = four payrolls from May 1, 1779 to Feb, 1, 178o. was listed as casualty at Augusta GA. between May 1 & July 1779. Buried: Pittman Family Cemetery near Pinckneyville, Guinnett County , GA, received land in 1827 Land Lottery - granted 6/11/1835.
Ref.: Alex. m. Hitz - List of Land Lottery Grants to Veterans of Rev. War. P 56 - DAR Lib. Compiled Military Serv. Rec. - Seimes Payroll Data File