Cynthia Pitchford

Female7 May 1812–

Brief Life History of Cynthia

When Cynthia Pitchford was born on 7 May 1812, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Pitchford, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Pitchford, was 30. She married Burwell Pitchford on 15 January 1833. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Nutbush Township, Warren, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Fishing Creek Township, Granville, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Burwell Pitchford
Cynthia Pitchford
Marriage: 15 January 1833
Saluda Pitchford
William Jesse Pitchford
Kelly Pitchford
James O Pitchford
Thomas Pitchford

Sources (9)

  • Cinthia Pitchford in household of Burwell Pitchford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Cynthia - Government record: birth-name: Cynthia
  • Scintha Pitchford, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1833
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 7

    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. 

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 18

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.


    Age 34

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): habitational name from Pitchford in Shropshire; the name is derived from Old English pic ‘pitch, resin’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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