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Nash Co NC Crumpler-Pitman mix-up: The William B Pitman who did not exist
Posted by: Guy Baker (ID *****2524) Date: November 27, 2009 at 08:51:53
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In Nash Co NC:

John Poland Jr, son of John Poland Sr, married Polly Crumpler, son of Benjamin Crumpler, in/before 1820 (1820 FC) ((Will of Benjamin Crumpler, 1825)

Susann Poland, daughter of John Poland Sr, married John Crumpler, son of Benjamin Crumpler, on 19 Nov 1822 (John -x- Poland, her father or brother, witness)
son William Crumpler was born 1822-1825 (in 1850 FC Edgecombe Co NC as William Pitman, in Wilson Co NC 1860-1880 FC as William Crumpler)
daughter Martha A Crumpler was born before 1825 (in 1850 FC Edgecombe Co NC as Martha A Pitman, possibly Martha Farmer in 1860 FC Wilson Co NC)

Benjamin Crumpler died in/before Nov 1825 and his Will showed his son John had died and left two children, William and Martha Crumpler:
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.

Susanna Poland had remarried to William Pitman by 16 Mar 1826, according to her father's Will:
Will of John Poland Sr - In the name of God amen, I John Poulan Senr of the County of Nash and State of North Carolina Being of Sound mind and disposing memory (last will and testament) (to my loving wife Salley Poulen my land and plantation whereon I now live, tools, furniture, etc) (I give to my daughter Betsey Joiner 10 dollars) (to my son Joseph Poulin 109 acres I bought of William Harrison lying on the north side of Tar River) (to my son Guilford Paulin the land whereon I now live after his motherís death or widowhood) (mentioned children Joseph, Guilford, Zilpha, Susan) (all the residue of my estate that I hanít heretofore mentioned in my will to be sold and my lawful debts paid and the remainder to be (divided?) amongst my four sons, wife and three daughters, that is to say: Williamson, John, Joseph, Guilford Poulan and my wife Sally Poulin, Charity Vick, Susanna Pitman and Zilpha Baker) (16 Mar 1826) (appoint my son Williamson Poulin executor) John Poulin (X his mark) (Josiah Vick, Little G. Vick) (Nash County Court Feb Term 1829) (page cut off)

William Crumpler and Martha Crumpler, step-children of William Pitman, were recorded on 7 Nov 1827 as his children, Mary Ann Pitman and William B Pitman:
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

On 29 Jan 1840 Asael Farmer sold land adjoining Benjamin Crumpler's heirs to Hartwell Williford (William Crumpler later married Equilley A. Williford):
Edge. Co Db 23, page 599, date of deed 29 Jan 1840, date recorded May Ct. 1845, Asael Farmer, Edge. Co. to Hartwell Williford, Edge. Co. for $63, a tract of land on the north side of Little Swamp the land formerly belonging to William Taylor, containing 162 acres, it being the land purchased by Asael Farmer at (trustee) sale by said William D.
Petway for certain purposes beginning at the mouth of the Marsh Branch in the Little Swamp then up the various courses to the line of Benjamin Crumpler's heirs that line to the line of Cofield Dixon's heirs then (joinding) the lands of John Taylor's heirs, signed Asael Farmer, wit. James G. Williford (proved), Meedy E. Williford. Abstracted 4-14-02, Copy from deed book, CTC

William Crumpler married Equilley A. Williford on 21 Mar 1848 in Nash Co NC but in the 1850 FC Edgecombe Co NC (the part that became Wilson Co NC before 1860) William and sister Martha Crumpler were listed as William and Martha Pitman (unmarried) and Equilley was still in the household of Hartwell Williford (child with no first name in index).

In the 1860 FC William and Aquilla Crumpler were in Wilson Co NC, living near Joyners Depot. Joyners Depot is where Nash Co, Wilson Co and Edgecombe Co NC meet.

I suspect his sister Martha A Crumpler married Augustine Farmer, son of Asael Farmer.

William B Pitman, son of William Pitman who died 1827-1828, did not exist and neither did his sister Mary Ann Pitman. They were the step-children of William Pitman, William Crumpler and Martha Crumpler, children of John Crumpler and Susanna Poland.

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