Milly Pitts


Brief Life History of Milly

When Milly Pitts was born in 1797, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Pitts, was 37 and her mother, Martha Barbee, was 40. She married Robert Boaz Gordon in November 1819, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Lick Mountain, Conway, Arkansas, United States in 1850 and Lick Mountain Township, Conway, Arkansas, United States in 1860. She died in 1869, in Conway, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Conway, Arkansas, United States.

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Robert Boaz Gordon
Milly Pitts
Marriage: November 1819
Angeline Gordon
Alexander Gordon
Elzanna Gordon
Elvira Gordon
Eisora Gordon
Joseph Pitts Gordon
Jane Gordon
Jonathan James "John" Gordon
Missouri Gordon

Sources (3)

  • Milley Gordon in household of Jas P Gordon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Milly Gordon in household of R B Gordon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Milly Gordon, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    November 1819Robertson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

    Age 2

    "In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 22

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Pitt , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    English: topographic name for one who lived by pits or hollows, from the plural of Middle English pitt.

    Americanized form of German Pitz .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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