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