bullet Thankful PITKIN was born on 17 Dec 1758. She was baptized on 17 Dec 1758. Thankful married Elisha Cowles, and Gideon Perkins. One child from the first marriage; Thankful Cowles (1786-1838) who married Elijah Jones. Parents: Nathaniel PITKIN and Thankful Porter.

bullet Theodore PITKIN was born in 1764. He died on 3 Jan 1829. Parents: William PITKIN and Abigail Church.

He was married to Elizabeth PITKIN on 29 Jan 1789. Children were: William PITKIN, Theodore PITKIN.

bullet Theodore PITKIN was born on 22 Nov 1792. He died on 11 Dec 1812. Parents: Theodore PITKIN and Elizabeth PITKIN.

bullet Theodosia PITKIN was born after 1758. Theodosia married David Crane Parents: Ozias PITKIN and Theodosia Bull.

bullet Thomas PITKIN was born on 18 Jun 1700. He died on 20 Jul 1766. At the age of 21 Thomas was one of the incorporators of the town of Bolton in 1720. He was commissioned Lieutenant of the militia company of Bolton in 1737; Captain in 1739; Justice of the Peace from 1751 to 1756. He represented Bolton in the General Assembly in 1755 and 1756. By his will he manumitted his three slaves. Parents: William PITKIN and Elizabeth Stanley.

He was married to Rebecca Welles . Children were: Thomas PITKIN.

bullet Thomas PITKIN was born in 1724. He died on 25 Jun 1818. Thomas married Martha White. Parents: Thomas PITKIN and Rebecca Welles.

bullet Timothy PITKIN was born on 13 Jan 1727. He died on 8 Jul 1812. Timothy married Temperance Clap, et al. Parents: Governor William PITKIN and Mary Woodbridge.

bullet Timothy PITKIN was born on 6 Aug 1765. He died on 18 Nov 1827. Timothy married Sybil Cowles. Parents: Ensign Caleb PITKIN and Damaris Porter.

bullet Timothy PITKIN was born on 10 Aug 1762. He died on 19 Dec 1815. Timothy married Jerusha Pitkin. Parents: Squire Elisha PITKIN and Hannah Buel Pitkin.

He was married to Jerusha PITKIN in 1789. Children were: Twins PITKIN , Timothy PITKIN, Twins PITKIN, Solomon PITKIN, Jerusha PITKIN.

bullet Timothy PITKIN was born on 1 Dec 1792. He died on 21 May 1874. Timothy married Mary Chapman. Parents: Timothy PITKIN and Jerusha PITKIN.

bullet Tonya Michelle PITKIN was born on 18 Mar 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Parents: Ronald Earl PITKIN and Diane Schmidteale.

bullet Travis PITKIN Parents: Barney Turel PITKIN Jr..

bullet Truman PITKIN Photo was born on 3 Apr 1800 in Marshfield, Vermont. He died on 3 Sep 1863 in East Montpelier, Vermont. Truman lived in Marshfield for a number of years. In 1831, together with his father-in-law, Parley Davis, Truman built a stone and brick grist mill (later owned by Harrison Ketchum) in Marshfield Village. This mill may have been on the site of the gristmill built by his father, Stephen Pitkin. Truman later moved to Montpelier, Vermont. Parents: Hon. Stephen PITKIN and Damaris GOODWIN.

He was married to Rebecca Peabody Davis in 1823. Children were: Truman Davis PITKIN, Perley Peabody PITKIN, Horatio PITKIN.

He was married to Nancy Wing after 1847. Children were: Clara R. PITKIN .

bullet Truman Davis PITKIN Photo was born on 27 Apr 1824. Truman lived in Rockford, Illinois. Much of the information contained herein regarding the descendants of Truman Davis Pitkin was obtained from John E. Pitkin, a genealogist living in Bouse, Arizona (1997). Parents: Truman PITKIN and Rebecca Peabody Davis.

He was married to Maria Darling on 12 Mar 1851. Children were: Alice PITKIN, Charles PITKIN, Walter PITKIN, George Washington PITKIN, William PITKIN, Frederic PITKIN, Clara L. PITKIN.

bullet Truman Davis PITKIN Photo was born on 28 Dec 1885 in Miller, Iowa. He died on 10 May 1926. He was buried in Brushy Point Cem., Hancock Co., Iowa. Truman was a carpenter. Parents: George Washington PITKIN and Ella Northrup.

He was married to Laura Sorenson in Miller, Iowa. Children were: Allen Truman PITKIN.

bullet Tryphena PITKIN was born on 25 Jan 1761. She married Melville Selby. Parents: Isaac PITKIN and Abigail Torrey.

bullet twin PITKIN was born on 9 Jan 1800. He died on 9 Jan 1800. Parents: Joshua PITKIN and Ruth Case.

bullet twin PITKIN was born on 9 Jan 1800. He died on 9 Jan 1800. Parents: Joshua PITKIN and Ruth Case.

bullet Twins PITKIN was born on 12 Sep 1790. He (or she) died on 12 Sep 1790. Parents: Timothy PITKIN and Jerusha PITKIN.

bullet Twins PITKIN was born on 29 Jul 1795. He (or she) died on 29 Jul 1795. Parents: Timothy PITKIN and Jerusha PITKIN.

bullet Victor Ellsworth PITKIN Ph.D. Photo was born on 6 May 1907 in Marshfield, Vermont. He died on 16 Apr 1961 in Newington, Connecticut. He was buried in Manchester, New Hampshire. "Dr. Pitkin . . . . studied at Goddard College (seminary), Clark University and N.Y.U. He held positions in the public schools and universities of New England as teacher, administrator, director of evaluation and research, and consultant in its citizenship education. He authored publications in the fields of international relations, citizenship education, secondary school education and administration, and conducted several studies on the status and practices in the junior and senior high school. His belief in, and efforts on behalf of, the New England Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development are a credit to the Association, and in great measure account for its birth and growth. it is fitting, therefore, that we honor him . . . (by designating the associaton) as the Victor E. Pitkin Research Institute." -- Mark R. Shedd, President, New England ASCD "Victor Pitkin was a highly respected member of the staff of the State Department of Education for many years. His work as a Consultant took him into many of the schools in Connecticut. Wherever he went and in whatever he did, he exemplified the best in public education. His scholarship, sympathetic understanding of other persons, his particular and unique feeling for young persons, as well as his competence in his profession, all combined to make of Dr. Pitkin an invaluable member of our educational community." -- George Champlain, Chief, Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education. Parents: Ozias Cornwall PITKIN and Olive Jane SEVERANCE.

He was married to Margaret Alison HERRIDGE on 4 Sep 1932 in Arlington, Massachusetts. Children were: Donald Herridge PITKIN.

bullet Virgil Kenneth PITKIN was born on 24 Jul 1920 in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. He died on 7 May 1988 in Clear Lake, Iowa. Virgil was a farmer and also manager of the Standard Service Station in Clear Lake. He worked for Skelgas for 10 years. Hobbies included music, woodworking and gardening. He lived in Clear Lake, Iowa. Parents: Austin Otto PITKIN and Nellie Sophie Schwartz.

He was married to Dorothy Lorraine Baker on 24 Jan 1941 in Ventera, Iowa. Children were: Nylene Kay PITKIN, Janet Lorayne PITKIN, Richard Virgil PITKIN, Jay Allen PITKIN.

bullet Virginia Lou PITKIN Photo was born on 9 Jan 1926. Parents: Barney Turel PITKIN and Anna Catherine Cook.

bullet Walter PITKIN was born on 3 May 1859. He died on 4 Oct 1859. Parents: Truman Davis PITKIN and Maria Darling.

bullet Walter PITKIN was born on 20 Jun 1808. He died on 12 Sep 1885. Married Catharine B. Stanley. Parents: Capt. John PITKIN and Olive Forbes.

bullet Walter J. PITKIN was born in 1863. He died in 1957. Walter was part owner of J.H. Pitkin and Bro. Merchants in Schroon Lake. He moved the business to Corinth, New York about 1896. Later he was a real estate broker and speculator. His grandson, David J. Pitkin wrote of him in 1996: "Walter had an unending desire to have big money and it always escaped him. Always involved in some entrpreneurship; lost money on them all (including some investnments in perpetual motion). His big chance for bucks went by the wayside back before 1900. He had been invited to Palm Beach, Florida to invest with a Mr. Flagler in developing the beach as a vacation area. He came back on the train mumbling something about "damn fool . . . !" He went bankrupt in the Depression, with half the town owing him money (on the books). He owned a feldspar mine near Corinth which was going to make him rich, but something technological happened in WWI to replace feldspar as a material, and the mine went belly-up. Reminds me of Wiley Coyote. He DID build the biggest building in town which was torn down about 1960. And he brought a second employer (besides International Paper Mill) to town: Cluett-Peabody (Arrow Shirts), which was there from about 1910 to the early 1970's." Parents: Jerome PITKIN and Betsey Hall.

He was married to Myra Girard . Children were: Corliss PITKIN.

bullet Walter Soden PITKIN was born on 12 Aug 1859. Walter was a printer in Chicago. Parents: Stephen Goodwin PITKIN and Mary Jane Soden.

He was married to Jessie C. Murphy on 7 Dec 1881. Children were: Jessie E. PITKIN .

bullet Wayne PITKIN Photo was born on 8 May 1927. Wayne was a farmer in Union County, Iowa. He married Marie Hanon in 1946. They had three children; Donna, Diana, and Dennis. Parents: Joy A. PITKIN and Bernadine Cass.

bullet Wesley PITKIN was born on 18 Nov 1806 in Marshfield, Vermont. He died on 11 Apr 1880 in Chicago, Illinois. On Sunday morning, April 11, Wesley Pitkin, in the 73d year of his age. Funeral from his late residence, Wrightwood Ave., on Tuesday, April 13, at 10 o'clock. Interment at Graceland . Wesley was a carpenter and builder in Chicago, Illinois. 1225 Wrightwood Ave. Parents: Hon. Stephen PITKIN and Damaris GOODWIN.

He was married to Sarah W. DAVIS on 4 Feb 1833. Children were: Stephen Goodwin PITKIN, Henry PITKIN, Carrie Dulcine PITKIN, Henry F. PITKIN, Emmanuel PITKIN.

He was married to Phoebe Yates on 29 Sep 1877 in Chicago, Illinois. Phoebe J. Bond is the name on the marriage record, aged 40.

bullet William PITKIN was born in 1635 in Hertfordshire, England. He died on 16 Dec 1694 in East Hartford, Connecticut. He was buried in First Church, Gold St, Hartford, Connecticut. William Pitkin was raised with his brother Roger and his sister Martha at Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. After the death of first their mother in 1640, and then their father in 1643, it is likely that their uncle Francis Pitkin cared for them, and it is likely that both Roger and William were educated at the Berkhamsted Grammar School. Upon the death of his grandfather Pitkin in 1644, William (then aged 9) inherited 6 tenements in London which may have provided the means by which he emmigrated to and established himself in Hartford, Connecticut in 1659.
Upon arriving in Hartford, he was engaged as headmaster of the grammar school there. His salary was 8 pounds and a load of wood from each student "or three shillings in lieu of wood." Several of his journals which have survived indicate that he had a strong background in theology and law.
In 1661, William's sister Martha arrived in Hartford to convince him to return to England, but she was instead persuaded to remain as the wife of Simon Wolcott, and later of Daniel Clark.
In 1662 he was made prosecutor for the Colony of Connecticut, and in 1664 he was appointed attorney general by King Charles II. He was considered one of the ablest lawyers in Connecticut. He was a Deputy of the General Court (1675-1684), Hartford's representative in the Colonial Assembly (1675-1690), Treasurer of the Colony (1676-1678), Assistant Treasurer (1690-1694), Commissioner to treat about the Connecticut-New York border in 1683 and again in 1693, and Negotiator with the Narragansett Indians in 1676.
He built his house in East Hartford, on the elevation above Pitkin (later Benjamin) Lane, but he is said to have founded the town of Barkhamsted, some five miles square, in the wilderness west of Hartford.
Upon his death, the estate of William Pitkin was valued at slightly over 700 pounds. He owned over 25 parcels of land in Hartford embracing a total of 814 acres, including a part interest in a saw mill and grist mill. His will, dated 27 September, 1694 reads as follows:
"In the name of God, Amen. I William Pitkin sen. of Hartford, in New England, being under infirmity of body, but of sound minde and memory; considering my own frailty and duty to set my house in order doe make and ordain this, my last will & testament as in the manner following: First of all, I commit my soul & whole man, forever, to the free & Rich mercy of God in Jesus Christ & my body to Comely Christian Buriell, hoping for salvation & a blessed resurrection through Christ crucified & risen againe, from the dead.
Secondly, it is my will that all my debts & funerall charges be duly payd.
Thirdly, I give to my dear brother Roger Pitkin & to my sister Martha Clarke & to my cousin Roger Pitkin to each of them 10 Shillings & to my brother Captn. Caleb Stanly & to my brother Nathaniel Goodwin 5 Shillings to each of them in money as a token of remembrance of my love to them.
Fourthly, to each of my grand children now living that shall attayn to 12 years of age, I give a new bible.
Fifthly, to my beloved wife I give the one-half of all the rest of my moveable or personall estate & one-third of all my houseing & lands, the personall estate given to be hers forever, the real, during her life only.
Sixthly, to my daughter Hannah Cowles I give 10 acres of upland next the ten acres on my lot on which I dwell which I gave my son Wm. Pitkin, to her and her heirs and assignes (including her now husband) forever and five pounds more in county pay which with what I have all ready given her is to be her portion, from me.
Seventhly, to my daughter Elizabeth Pitkin I give fifty pounds in county pay or such moveables or both, as may be suitable for her and this fifty and the before mentioned five pounds to my daughter Hannah. It is my will that my fower sons, John, Nathaniel, George and Ozias doe pay in equall shares unto their sisters out of what I doe give unto them or on the acco't there-of.
Eighthly, to my Two sons Roger & William Pitkin their heirs & assignes forever, I desire & give the one halfe of the Land given me by Joshua Uncas his son & the Land given me by Owaneco, Equally to divide it. And I give them all my manuscript, whether in books or papers equally. And it is my will that when my sons possess those lands given us afoarsayd that they gratify suitable the doners heirs. I doe confirme unto my two sons & their heirs respectively all the lands I have formerly given them and which they have in possession.
Ninethly, to my two sons John and Nathaniel Pitkin and their respective heirs and assignes I desire and bequeath all my meadow or swampe Land Northward of John Day's Lott up to the fower acres given by deed to my son Wm. and all my uplands & boggy meadow or waste land that I may have, between my son Roger's lot of forty rods wide and what I gave out of the lot that was Mr. Stone's to my son Wm. Pitkin to be equally parted between them Two only, whereas John Pitkin hath bin at charge in ditching if Nathaniell have benefit there-of, my minde is that he pay Answerable to John and my Teame and all the Teame Tackle as cart and plow, with what else I have formerly given them I confirm it to them.
Tenthly, to my two sons, George and Ozias Pitkin their heirs and assignes forever I devise and give my dwelling house, barns and houses and all the lands they stand on; and are adjacent to them; as orchards, Garden yarde the pasture & plow land and Bush lot that is, all I have in the Lotts my Homestead is on between the brow of the Hill westward to the Highway, eastward to the Highway to be equally divided between them.
Eleventhly, I give to my son George his heirs and assignes forever my meadow or Swamp lot I bought of John Church & my son Roger's upland of forty rods wide which I gave him.
Twelfthly, To my son Ozias Pitkin his heirs and assignes forever I devise and give the meadow or swamp Lot I bought of Richard Goodman and all the remayner of the upland Lot or Lotts on which my houseing stands not before disposed of.
Thirteenthly, All the rest of my lands and moveable estate whatsoever, I give to my fower sons, Nathanielll, George and Ozias Pitkin, to be equally divided amony them or their respective heirs or assignes in-joyning them to pay the fifty five pounds fore-mentioned to their Two sisters.
Fourteenthly, it is my will that my children under age shall receive their portions when in age, and that none of them shall dispose of any of their lands till they be twenty five years of age unless their Two eldest living brothers doe consent thereto, only if George & Ozias when they are twenty years old respectively doe in the judgment of my wife or Two eldest then Living Sons Improve thier time well I would have them free at that age, but to stay a year longer for theire portion, the benefit where of in the interim, I would have to be to their use, and that my wife order them and put Ozias to a trade, if it be thought meet, and he desired it.
Fifteenthly, If any of my children dye under age, my will is, that the portion or portions, of the deceased by equally divided among all my then surviving children or the heirs of the deceased If any be so expressing their parent.
Sixteenthly, It is my will that my wife have her choyse of her part in the houseing and Ortyard & of the halfe of the moveables she is to have & If my sons Roger and Wm. Judge her to need more than a Third of the houseing she shall have it, during her widowhood.
Seventeenthly, It is my will that my wive's Thirds of the land given to my sons during her life is excepted out of those portions during her natural Life.
Eighteenthly, I make my beloved wife Hannah Pitkin Executrix and my two sons John & Nathaniel Executors of this my Last will & Testament and my two sons Roger Pitkin and Wm. Pitkin overseers of the same. In witness & for confirmation whareof I hereunto put my hand & seale this Twenty-seventh of September, one thousand six hundred ninety and fower & in the sixth yeare of their Ma'ties Reigne.. - William Pitkin. Ls.
As a codicil to this my last will I devise and give to my son Roger Pitkin his heirs and assignes forever one acre of land by measure Lyeing next his owne Home Lott at the Eastward end of his Lott. November 30, 1694." Parents: Rev. William PITKIN and Elizabeth .

He was married to Hannah Goodwin in 1661. Children were: Roger Pitkin, William PITKIN, Hannah PITKIN, John PITKIN, Nathaniel PITKIN, George PITKIN, Elizabeth PITKIN, Capt. Ozias PITKIN.

bullet Rev. William PITKIN was born in Dec 1608 in Berkhamsted, England. He was christened on 11 Dec 1608. He died in Jul 1643 in London, England. He was buried on 24 Jul 1643 in St. Dunstans, Fleet Street, London. William Pitkin attended the Berkhamsted Grammar School, as did his brothers Francis, George, and John. He later attended Pembroke College, Oxford where he received his B.A on February 7, 1629, and his Masters Degree on October 27,1631. By 1634, he was back in Berkhamsted. In July of 1636, William was appointed the seventh Headmaster of the Grammar School by Charles I, succeeding Henry Hunt, who had died that year.
His wife, Elizabeth died in 1641, and presumably the three surviving children were raised in the home of a relative, probably that of his brother Francis.
In 1642 the Civil War broke out, and in 1643 William appears to have left the post of Headmaster. It is possible that, being employees of the Crown, both William and his father were royalists (his son, William, was also later given a royal appointment as Attorney General in the Connecticut Colony). Public sentiment in the area around Berkhamsted was generally pro-parliament, however.
Whatever his reasons for leaving the school, both William and his brother George went to "Mr. Stuxmey's" in Chancery Lane, London (Mr. Sturmey, perhaps?). While there, they may have been infected with the plague, for neither of them returned to Berkhamsted. William died in July aged 34, and George died two months later, aged 26. Parents: William PITKIN MP and Jane.

He was married to Elizabeth in 1633. Children were: William PITKIN, Roger PITKIN, Martha PITKIN, Jane PITKIN.

bullet William PITKIN MP died in Jan 1644 in Berkhamsted, England. He was buried on 6 Jan 1644 in St. Peters, Berkhamsted. He was born in England. The Pitkin family may have sprung from the village of Ivinghoe in Buckinghamshire, and/or from the village of Bedford in Bedfordshire. The family tradition is that the name is derived from an older name, Peterkin, which appears in both England and Scotland. The first record of a Pitkin in Berkhamsted is from the register of burials, where on August 21, 1586 is found the record of the burial of Alise Pitkyn. We don't know her connection with the first known William Pitkin, but she could easily have been his grandmother, aunt, mother, or infant sister.
William Pitkin was chosen Minister's Churchwarden in Berkhamsted in 1610, and the following year was elected Sidesman. Probably about 1612, he was made agent to the lord of Berkhamsted Manor, a part of the Duchy of Cornwall consisting of some 4220 acres of land. In this capacity, he was responsible for laying out and enclosing two royal reservations (land which was removed from use of the commoners for the exclusive benefit of the royal family), a responsibility which undoubtedly made him unpopular with the local farmers.
In 1613, William owned 25 and one-half acres, by 1622 this had increased to 39 acres, and by 1632 he was the second largest landholder in the Parish with 196 acres.
In 1614, 1633, and 1644 he was overseer of the poor. In 1622, and in 1627 he again served as Churchwarden. In 1625 he became Bailiff (Mayor) and Justice of the Peace of the Borough. When Berkhamsted was granted a new charter in July, 1618, William was one of the first Capital Burgesses, and he became Chief Burgess and member of Parliament in 1628.
In 1626, William was one of four men bound in exchequer to King Charles I as administrators of a trust of 100 pounds to supply firewood to the poor of Berkhamsted.
By the time of his death in 1645, William had accumulated a considerable estate. To his children, John and Martha he left 300 pounds each; to Joan and Jane, 200 pounds each; to Elizabeth, 20 pounds. To his grandchildren, Roger and Martha he left 150 pounds each, and to William, 6 tenements in London. The balance of the estate went to his son Francis, who was the executor.

A William Pitkin and Jane White were married March 4, 1606 in St. Gregory by St. Paul, London, England.

In 1625, William paid 6/8 d for "Mrs. Mason's grave." It has been suggested that perhaps this was his mother-in-law. I'm not sure there is any good reason for this supposition. On Oct 31, 1613, an Elizabeth Pitkin was married in Dunstable (about seven miles from Berkhamsted) to "Jn. Mason". Mrs. Mason could have been anyone - a sister, cousin, niece, or an indigent - could even have been his mother. Parents: PITKIN .

He was married to Jane. Children were: George PITKIN, Rev. William PITKIN, Sara PITKIN, Martha PITKIN, Francis PITKIN, George PITKIN, Martha PITKIN, Elizabeth PITKIN, John PITKIN, Joane PITKIN, Jane PITKIN.

bullet William PITKIN was born in 1664 in East Hartford, Connecticut. He died on 5 Apr 1723. William was trained by his father as a lawyer, and was much employed in public business. In his professional practice he was no less able in repartee than in argument. He was often opposed by a brother lawyer by the name of Eelles. His opponent in a particular case, supposing that he had got the advantage of Pitkin in argument said "The court will perceive that the "pipkin" (a small earthen pot) is cracked." Pitkin's prompt reply: "Not so much, may it please Your Honor, but you will find it will do to stew "eels" in yet." He represented the town of Hartford in the General Assembly in 1696. From 1697 till his death he was annually elected by the people to the council of the colony. From 1702 to 1704 he was judge of the county court. In 1712 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Superior Court. He lived in East Hartford, where he was a prosperous businessman, owning fulling mills at Pitkin Falls (Burnside) and a profitable clothier's shop. Parents: William PITKIN and Hannah Goodwin.

He was married to Elizabeth Stanley in 1686. Children were: Elizabeth PITKIN, Elizabeth PITKIN, Martha PITKIN, Governor William PITKIN, Joseph PITKIN, Sarah PITKIN, Thomas PITKIN, Sarah PITKIN, John PITKIN, Col. John PITKIN, Jerusha PITKIN.

bullet William PITKIN was born on 7 Sep 1812 in Marshfield, Vermont. He died in Apr 1859. He was buried in Birmingham, Iowa. William moved to Iowa in 1841 and purchased a large farm south of Fairfield on the Cedar Creek River. He raised and fed horses for the Eastern markets. He and his wife died only two years apart, leaving their three sons, ages 12, 10, and 8 years old, to live alone on the farm during 1861. Eventually, the farm was sold, and the boys went to live with William's sister, Clarissa, and her husband, David Bliss in Union County, Iowa. Parents: Hon. Stephen PITKIN and Damaris GOODWIN.

He was married to Mary Lee in 1844 in Iowa. Children were: Mary Jane PITKIN, William E. PITKIN, Arthur PITKIN, Franklin PITKIN.

bullet William PITKIN was born on 16 Dec 1864. He died on 4 Aug 1866. Parents: Truman Davis PITKIN and Maria Darling.

bullet Governor William PITKIN was born on 30 Apr 1694. He died on 1 Oct 1769. William inherited from his father a clothier's shop, which was financially successful. He was a Colonel in the First Regiment in the wars against the Indians. With Benjamin Franklin, Roger Wolcott and Elisha Williams, he served on the committee of the Albany Congress (1754) which was responsible for the confederation of the colonies. He also served as Judge of the County Court, and later in the Superior Court. Throughout his career he was an outspoken champion of colonial rights, and he was immensely popular because of this. His was one of the first voices raised against the Stamp Act. He was elected governor in 1766 by such a large and obvious majority that the ballots were never counted. He served as Governor until his death in 1769, and was succeeded in that office by Jonathan Trumbull. Parents: William PITKIN and Elizabeth Stanley.

He was married to Mary Woodbridge on 7 May 1724. Children were: William PITKIN, Timothy PITKIN, Col. George PITKIN, Epaphras PITKIN, Ashbel PITKIN.

bullet William PITKIN was born on 13 Nov 1828. William had no children. Parents: Owen PITKIN and Betsy Dodge.

He was married to Elvira C. Bemis on 14 Feb 1860. They were cousins.

bullet William PITKIN died in 1695 in England. He was buried on 15 Jul 1695 in Berkhamsted, England. Parents: Francis PITKIN and Elizabeth.

bullet William PITKIN died in 1665. William died in the plague. Parents: Roger PITKIN.

bullet William PITKIN(58) was born on 11 Feb 1724 in Hartford, Connecticut. He died on 12 Dec 1789 in East Hartford, Connecticut. William spent much of his life in public service. At the age of 31 he was commissioned a captain in the Third Militia Company of Hartford. During the French and Indian War he became Major-Commandant of the First Regiment of Connecticut Forces, serving under General Abercrombie. In 1762 he became Colonel of the First Regiment, a title he carried for life. In the realm of politics, he was known as an ardent American patriot. A member of the Sons of Liberty as early as 1765, he was their clerk in 1766 when the group became heavily involved in the 1766 election furor over the Stamp Act, which resulted in his father's election as governor. He served for nineteen years (1766-1785) on the Governor's Council, then the upper house of the legislature. For most of the Revolution he sat on the Committee of Safety, a group of assistants to the governor who were given extraordinary powers because of the war. William was elected to the Continental Congress in 1784. In 1788 he was appointed a delegate to the convention to ratify the new federal constitution. From 1769 until his death, a period of nineteen years, he was a judge of the Superior Court and became Chief Justice in 1789. He was the fourth William Pitkin to preside over the highest court of Connecticut.
William was also a manufacturer, engaging in the production of gunpowder, glass and snuff. In 1775, to supply powder for the Revolutionary Army, the General Assembly granted permission to William and his brother, George Pitkin, to establish a powder mill on the Hockanum River at Pitkin's Falls. The price set by the Assembly in 1776 (five shillings and fourpence_ was too low to pay for production, and William was compensated for his losses after the war. This was the first powder mill in Connecticut, if not in the country, being previous to that of Paul Revere near Boston. In January, 1783, in compensation for their losses during the Revolution, William, his cousin Elisha Pitkin, and Samuel Bishop were granted a monopoly on the production of glass in Connecticut for twenty-five years. They built the Pitkin Glass Works on what is now Putnam Street in Manchester. This Manufactory was among the very first producers of glass in America, making flasks, bottles and inkwells. Pitkin flasks have a distinctive swirling ribbed pattern and are now collector's items. In 1784 William was granted a fourteen year monopoly on the manufacture of snuff in Connecticut. He was also involved in a forging mill, as well as being a large landowner. His house, originally built on land he purchase from his father (now 1625 Main Street, East Hartford). It was later moved several times, and altered, but has been recently restored and is known as the Colonel William Pitkin IV House. Parents: Governor William PITKIN and Mary Woodbridge .

He was married to Abigail Church about 1750. Children were: Mary PITKIN, Anna PITKIN, Abigail PITKIN, William PITKIN, Theodore PITKIN, Lucretia PITKIN, Oliver PITKIN, Mary PITKIN, Philomela PITKIN.

bullet William PITKIN Unmarried. Parents: William PITKIN and Abigail Church.

bullet William PITKIN was born on 9 May 1790. He died on 4 May 1867. William married Ann S. Phelps, et al. Parents: Theodore PITKIN and Elizabeth PITKIN.

bullet William Burt PITKIN was born on 26 Jun 1858. William was a merchant in Sabula Iowa. He married Mary Jane Ferris (b. May 10, 1856), daughter of Reuben Ferris and Jane Gill. Parents: Joseph Case PITKIN and Maria A. Hudson.

bullet William C. Pitkin was born on 29 Jan 1819. He died on 11 Jun 1863. William was a farmer in Manchester, Connecticut. Parents: Ezekiel Pitkin and Euphemia Chapman.

bullet William D. PITKIN was born on 12 Jul 1874. He died on 30 Jul 1874. Parents: Charles A. PITKIN and Almira M. Schenck.

bullet William Dickerman PITKIN was born on 4 Dec 1873 in Chelsea, Vermont. He died in Nov 1940 in Westford, Massachusetts. William lived in Westford, Massachusetts for 23 years. He was a mechanic in the railroad shops at Ayer, Massachusetts. A 1931 city directory for Lowell, MA lists him as a teamster living on Lowell Rd beyond Hamblett Corner.

The 1910 census for Rochester, Vt. lists William as a farmer and Mabel as a public school teacher. Parents: Josiah PITKIN and Susan Persis DICKERMAN.

He was married to Mabel L. Furson before 27 May 1902. Children were: Arthur Elmer PITKIN, John B. PITKIN, Gwendolyn Cora PITKIN.

He was married to Lucina H. Freeman on 24 Dec 1896.

bullet William E. PITKIN was born on 12 Jan 1849 in Union, Iowa?. He died on 12 Apr 1922 in Iowa. William was a farmer in Taylor and Ringold Counties in Iowa. About 1880 he moved with his family to Underwood, Iowa where he farmed and also operated a livery stable. Parents: William PITKIN and Mary Lee.

He was married to Mary Klingensmith on 13 Sep 1871. Children were: Laura PITKIN, Charles PITKIN, Agnes PITKIN, Arthur PITKIN, Clarence PITKIN, Ernest PITKIN, Roy PITKIN.

bullet William Forbes PITKIN was born on 23 Apr 1848. He died on 29 Nov 1939. Death date provided by Mrs. Leslie Pitkin Leggett, Bristol, Vt. Residence, Providence, R. I. Parents: John Owen PITKIN and Lucy Makens Merrow.

He was married to Cynthia Anna Gager on 11 Jun 1872. Marriage date provided by Leslie Leggett, Bristol, Vt. Children were: Annie L. PITKIN, Robert William PITKIN.

bullet William W. PITKIN was born on 22 Jan 1829. Married Sarah Hamilton. Parents: Joseph PITKIN and Lucinda Smith.

bullet William Webster PITKIN Photo was born on 2 Mar 1862 in Calais, Vermont. Webster is listed in the 1910 census of Marsfield, Vt as a cattle dealer living along the River Road, fairly near Plainfield Village. Parents: Daniel Webster PITKIN and Sarah Ann Orcutt.

He was married to Lona May Kiser on 10 Dec 1880 in Marshfield, Vermont. The 1993 Pictorial History of Plainfield contains a picture of a Kiser family gathering at the Townsend Farm in District 7 (page 107 of the history). Lona is pictured in this group, and also two Pitkin girls, Lena Florina (Pitkin) Shea, and Bessie Pitkin, the daughters of William and Lona Pitkin. Lena also appears on page 59 of the history in a class photo taken at the Plainfield village school (1890) where she was apparently a student.

Lona's age given on her marriage record was 19 years on Dec. 10, 1880 Children were: Bessie E. PITKIN, Lena Florina PITKIN.

Back Back       Next Next