(Dated 4 Dec 1822, registered Aug 1823, Elijah Eason of Laurens Co GA to William Pitman of Nash Co NC, 65 acres in Nash Co NC, for $145, land on the north side of Sapony Creek, on the lands or lines of Foster Gandy and John Pitman; witnesses, Amos Gandy, Foster Gandy)
****William Pitman was at least 21 in 1822, born in or before 1801****
This indenture made this fourth day of December in the year of our lord eighteen hundred and twenty two between Elijah Eason of Laurnes (sic) County in the state of Georgia of the one part and William Pitman of Nash County and state of North Carolina of the other part witnesseth that for and in the consideration of the sum of one hundred and forty five dollars to me in hand paid by the said William Pitman the right thereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold and by these confirmed unto the said William Pitman one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the county of Nash aforesaid on the north side of Sappony bounded bounded (sic) as followeth beginning at a black jack Foster Gandy and John Pitman’s corner then east 55 poles to an ash and dogwood in John Pitman’s line thence south 28 (or 23) east 206 poles to a (sweet) gum in said Gandy’s line thence north 70 west 75 pole to a red oak thence said Gandy’s other line south 20 west 180 pole to the first station containing sixty five acres be the same more or less and I the said Elijah Eason do warrant and defend the said bargained tract of land unto the said William Pitman his heirs and assigns against the lawful claim of any person or persons claiming the same in any manner whatsoever in witness thereof I bind myself my heirs executors and administrators firmly by these presents in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written in the presents of (Amos Gandy, Foster Gandy)
Elijah Eason (his mark) (seal)
State of North Carolina Nash County Court of (Pleas) and Quarter Session August Term 1823 the foregoing was duly proven in open court by the oath of Amos Gandy a sub. wit. thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded Attest H. Blount and registered by (W.G.?) Whitfield P.R. (Nash Cty Real Estate Conveyances, 1816-1829, Vols 10, 11, 12, C.069.40004 Vol 11, Page 10)
****John Pitman is identified above as a landowner in Nash Co NC on 4 Dec 1822****
William Pitman married Sally Eason, 18 Jan 1823, Nash Co NC (bondsman Amos L. Bottoms)
William Pitman had remarried to Susan Poland Crumpler by 16 Mar 1825:
Wills of Nash County by Stephen Bradley John (x) Poulin Sr. 16 Mar 1825 Feb Ct. 1829 . . . Residue to my 4 sons, wife, 3 daughters: Williamson, John, Joseph, Guilford Poulin; wife Sally; Charity Vick, Susanna Pitman, Zelphia Bake(r). Ex. son William Poulin Wit: Josiah Ricks, Little G. B. Vick.
Susann Poland had previously married John Crumpler on 19 Nov 1822 (wit John -x- Poland), Nash Co NC.
Her possible children were recorded on 18 Jan 1825:
Page 33 Crumpler, Benjamin, p. 331, Jan. 18, 1825 - Nov. Ct. 1825. Dau: Polly Poland. Grand Children: William and Martha Crumpler - 201 A. where I live. Legatee: James Fleming - 150 A. in Edgecombe Co. on Town Creek. Ex: David Winstead. Wit: John Rice, Jr., John Fleming
William Pitman died by Feb 1828:
Will of William Pittman 7 Nov 1827 Feb Ct 1828 Wife Susan Pitman - part of my land during her life joining Foster Gandy; then it to go to my 2 children Maryan & William B. Pitman; give to my wife bed & furniture, etc. Sd 2 children - balance of my estate. Ex. Jonas Joiner Wit. Bennett Atkinson, Foster Gand, Duncan (x) Pitman (The Wills of Nash County by Stephen Bradley)
Nash County Court Minutes by Tim Rackley Feb, Court 1828 page 305 The last Will & Testament of William Pitman was duly proven in open Court by the oaths of Bennett Atkinson & Foster Gandy, two of the Subscribing witnesses thereto, & on mo ordered to be recorded.
Note that the will of William Pitman said, in part: “my land during her life joining Foster Gandy.”
Susan Pitman was in the 1830 Federal Census, Nash Co NC.
Susan Pitman Poland had remarried to Amos L. Bottoms by 20 July 1841:
NC DB 17, page 203, dated 20 July 1841 Williamson Pouland, executor of John Pouland, Duncan Baker, Zelpha Baker, Amos L. Bottoms & Susan Bottoms to Josiah Vick . . .
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