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PITTS and CARLOCK Families of Camp Co., TX

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PITTS and CARLOCK Families of Camp Co., TX

Posted: 1238254122000
Classification: Query
Seeking information about Major William H. PITTS, including cemetery look-up for William H. PITTS, Julia F. REYNOLDS CARLOCK PITTS, and any other CARLOCKs possibly buried in the PITTS Family Cemetery. I am researching the CARLOCK family.

The following Pittsburg, Camp Co., Texas, site states the following:

“Pitts Cemetery, this small cemetery just west of downtown is located near the home site of Pittsburg's founder, Major William Harrison Pitts. The cemetery has tombstones dating from the 1860s. Major Pitts is buried here.”

Is Major William H. PITTS the same individual as the William H. PITTS who married Julia F. REYNOLDS, widow of Samuel (or Simon) Green CARLOCK, July 22, 1866, Marion Co., TX? William, age 54, farmer born in GA, and Julia are listed on the 1870 census for Upshur Co., TX, page 66, dwelling 473, family 484, along with Thomas PITTS, age 26, physician; Ella PITTS, age 14; Julia’s sons DeWitt and Thomas CARLOCK; and Parris MACK, age 16. Living in dwelling 472 is the family of Hardy PITTS, age 45, farmer, also born in GA.

The following site, also states the following:

"Pitts Family Cemetery is located at 232 Quitman. The Pitts family cemetery was established by William Harrison Pitts, founder of Pittsburg. According to family history, the earliest burial on this site was that of Sarah Richardson Harvey Pitts, the third wife of W.H. Pitts and mother of their daughter Ella, in 1862. Confederate Corporal Joseph H. Pitts was buried here in 1863. Others interred here include W.H. Pitts' mother, Drucilla Neal Pitts, and five of his eight siblings. These members of the large Pitts family left their Georgia plantations and reestablished their households here on the Texas frontier in the mid 19th century. They shaped early Camp County and saw Pittsburg grow into a thriving village. The cemetery remains a chronicle of early Camp County history and culture."

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