Micajah Pendleton Pitzer

16 April 1840–29 July 1873 (Age 33)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Micajah Pendleton

When Micajah Pendleton Pitzer was born on 16 April 1840, in Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Kyle Pitzer, was 37 and his mother, Hattie Hedrick, was 37. He lived in Alleghany, Alleghany, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 29 July 1873, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 33.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Kyle Pitzer
Hattie Hedrick
Madison Albert Pitzer
Elizabeth Jane Pitzer
Ellen Harnett Pitzer
Cornelia Terrill Pitzer
Julia Frances Pitzer
Micajah Pendleton Pitzer

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Kyle Pitzer


    Hattie Hedrick




    Madison Albert Pitzer


    Elizabeth Jane Pitzer


    Ellen Harnett Pitzer


    Cornelia Terrill Pitzer


    Julia Frances Pitzer


+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 4

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 6

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

Age 20

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

1 South German (Bavaria): probably from pitz ‘corner’, ‘peak’ + -er, suffix of habitation, hence a topographic name for someone living near such a feature in mountainous country.2 North German: perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a seal maker or die sinker, from Middle Low German pitzēr ‘seal’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Micaga Pitzer in household of Jane Pitzer, "United States Census, 1850"

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