Abraham Pittman Metts

4 May 1873–2 October 1946 (Age 73)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Abraham Pittman

When Abraham Pittman Metts was born on 4 May 1873, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, James Richard Metts, was 47 and his mother, Matilda Vaughn Turner, was 38. He married Laura Jane Howell on 2 February 1898, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Staunton Magisterial District, Bedford, Virginia, United States for about 40 years and Big Lick Magisterial District, Roanoke, Virginia, United States for about 5 years. He died on 2 October 1946, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Pittman Metts
Laura Jane Howell
Marriage: 2 February 1898
Victor Richard Metts
Mamie D. Metts
Robert Allen Metts
Ruby Belle Metts
Evelyn Irene Metts

Spouse and Children

2 February 1898
Bedford, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Richard Metts


    Matilda Vaughn Turner




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 21

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Metz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Abram P Metz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Pitman Metts in household of R H Metts, "United States Census, 1880"
  • A P Metts, "United States Census, 1920"

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