Gideon Pitts Jr

1807–18 June 1888 (Age 81)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Gideon

When Gideon Pitts Jr was born in 1807, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Gideon Pitts, was 41 and his mother, Lorinda Hulbert, was 27. He married Jane Wells on 5 December 1836, in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Richmond, Ontario, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 18 June 1888, in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario, New York, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gideon Pitts Jr
Jane Wells
Marriage: 5 December 1836
Helen Pitts
Jane Wells Pitts
Lorinda A Pitts
Gideon Wells Pitts
Eva M Pitts
Gideon Wells Pitts

Spouse and Children

5 December 1836
Honeoye, Richmond, Ontario, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 20

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 23

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Pitt .2 Americanized spelling of German Pitz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gideon Pitts, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Gideon Pitts, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Gideon Pitts, "United States Census, 1850"

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