Capt. Richard PITKIN
was born on 15 Mar 1739. He died on 22 Aug 1799. According to Mrs. A. H. Pitkin,
writing in 1914, Richard "at some time decided to come out into the Five
Mile woods, and settle, and he did come with his wife and what possessions he
could carry on a sledge, and that prayers were offered in Church for their safe
arrival. Whether this was a bridal trip or a migration, I do not know, . . I
have not been able to find the year he located here. I know he came, for I remember
seeing once the red gambrel roofed house in which he lived with the lilacs by
the front door. . ."
From A.P Pitkin's 1887 genealogy: "Richard was appointed Justice of the Peace for Hartford County in May, 1780. He was Selectman for Hartford in 1783. He was Captain of a company in the Revolutionary army. He built and operated a cotton mill at Orford Parish (Manchester) about 1796. A cotton mill has been run on the same site ever since, and is now known as the "Globe Mill Company." He was also, at a later period of his life, identified with the manufacture of glass, at the old glass works." Parents: Joseph PITKIN and Mary Lord.
Esquire Richard PITKIN was born on 24 Oct 1759. He died on 7 May 1822. Richard, although but sixteen years of age, served in the Revolution; too young to be accepted as a soldier, he drove an ammunition wagon in that war. He was Representative to the Connecticut Legislature in 1793. He was for many years a cotton manufacturerk having succeeded his father in business. He was also interested in the Glass Works, and later was identified with shipping and the West India trade. Mrs. Adelaide Horton Pitkin wrote in 1914: "Esquire Richard with his father and some other persons from East Hartford, became the owners of the Glass industry, which came to them as a Colonial Grant as part and tardy payment for what they had done for their country (producing gun powder during the war). This was the same Richard that set out the Maple and Elm trees that still fringe the border of East Centre and Porter Street along the line of his own possessions. His house was a large colonial Mansion with pillars in front, reaching up above the second story, resting on long stone pedestals. . . In the big house were opportunities for the entertainment of the many pleasure parties that came to see the sights in the works. It has come down from the past, that sometimes as many as one hundred couples were gathered in a sleigh ride, for dance and frolic -- another echo is that the housekeeping department of Esquire Pitkin's house required the killing of a steer every week. He married Abigail Loomis. Parents: Capt. Richard PITKIN and Dorothy Hills.
Richard Bliss PITKIN Twin was born on 22 Dec 1920 in Epping, New Hampshire. He died on 23 Dec 1920 in Epping, New Hampshire. Parents: Fred Elbert PITKIN and Gertrude Laura Bliss.
Richard Virgil PITKIN was born on 13 Dec 1953 in Mason City, Iowa. Richard was a teacher and also a manager of a clothing store. He lived in Pella, Iowa. Parents: Virgil Kenneth PITKIN and Dorothy Lorraine Baker.
Rick Eugene PITKIN was born on 20 Jul 1950 in Mason City, Iowa. Rick was a welder and maintenance worker in a plastics factory. He lived in Oxford, Iowa. Parents: Francis Luverne PITKIN and Iris Caroline Steinfeldt.
Robert PITKIN died after 1722. Robert was overseer of the poor in 1699. He was identified as heir to the Pitkin family responsibility for distributing firewood, and upon his death, the responsibility fell to John Speakman, who had married Robert's heir. It is not certain that Robert was the son of Francis, but these circumstances make it very likely. Parents: Francis PITKIN and Elizabeth.
Robert Earl PITKIN was born on 17 Oct 1924 in Forest City, Iowa. He died on 12 Aug 1950 in Buffalo Center, Iowa. Robert was a farmer. He was hit by a semi truck and killed while driving his tractor on the highway. He was 26 years old at the time. Parents: Earl Valentine PITKIN and Emma M. Hanson.
He was married to Phyliss Lorrain Winkleman on 5 Feb 1949 in Buffalo Center, Iowa.
Robert William PITKIN was born on 28 Nov 1879. He died on 29 Oct 1927. Death date provided by Leslie Pitkin Leggett, Bristol, Vt. Parents: William Forbes PITKIN and Cynthia Anna Gager .
He was married to Sarah Mae Lafayette on 23 Nov 1922.
Roger Pitkin was born in 1662 in East Hartford, Connecticut. He died on 24 Nov 1748 in East Hartford, Connecticut. Roger Pitkin was a farmer. He built and settled near his father on the first Main Street on a portion of his father's large tract of land in Hartford. He was early recognized as one of the leading citizens. He was chosen selectman for the town of Hartford in 1697, 1704, and 1713, and was the first school committeeman in 1720. He was a commissioner on the "Great Meadows." He was commissioned as Captain upon the first organization of East Hartford militia by the General Court October 13, 1698. He was actively engaged with his command in defense of the town against the Indians in 1704, and in other troubled times. He was a member of the First Church of Christ in Hartford. Parents: William PITKIN and Hannah Goodwin.
Roger PITKIN was born on 29 Oct 1703 in East Hartford, Connecticut. He died on 8 Apr 1759. Parents: Roger Pitkin and Hannah Stanley.
He was married to Esther Cowles in 1753. From A.P. Pitkin: "It is related in connection with this marriage that Mr. Pitkin, in passing the Cowles residence, was informed that Mrs. Cowles had been presented with a fine girl. His reply was, "I will wait for that girl," and he did wait for and marry her; the difference in ages being twenty-seven years." Children were: Esther PITKIN, Elizabeth PITKIN, Ruth PITKIN.
Roger PITKIN was born in 1638 in Berkhamsted, England. He was christened on 28 Nov 1638. He died on 15 Oct 1721. From a letter to Roger's brother William in America written by Walter Barnesley in London Nov. 4, 1667: "And since the dreadfull fire [Sept. 2, 1666] I live not above a stones cast from yr brother Roger pitkins howse in Helmet court but on the other side of London wall whither I pray you direct your letters to me. At the next house to the signe of the George in the Posterne street, neare little morefields. This day I saw yr brother Roger & his wife who are in good health (through mercy) and theyr little son Roger. Litle Will. died in the great sicknes time [the year of the plague in London]. They desire to be kindly remembred to your self & wife together with our brother and sister Woollcott. With the tender of my respects to you and them with sincere desires of yr health & wellfare I rest Your loving friend, Walter Barnesley. Yr brother desires me to acquaint you that he hath not received any letter from you this three yeares though he hath written to you every yeare." Roger became an officer in the army after the restoration of the Monarchy. Parents: William PITKIN and Elizabeth.
Roger PITKIN. Parents: Roger PITKIN.
Roger Pitkin was born in 1761. He died in 1820. Married Hannah Abbey (1750-1830) in 1790. No children. Parents: Jonathan Pitkin and Lucy Steele.
Ronald PITKIN Parents: Barney Turel PITKIN Jr..
Ronald Earl PITKIN was born on 18 Oct 1942 in Forest City, Iowa. Robert was a publisher and minister in Nashville, Tennesee. Parents: Dale Howard PITKIN and Lillian Gladys Peterson.
Ronald Galen PITKIN was born on 23 Jun 1962 in Mason City, Iowa. Parents: Galen Norval PITKIN and Marlys E. Johnson.
Ronald Robert PITKIN was born on 8 Jan 1929 in Burlington, Vermont. Ronald grew up in Plainfield, Vermont and graduated from Plainfield High School. He attended Goddard College and received a B.A. there in 1952. He was inducted into the army and served one term. He later earned a Master's Degree in Engineering. After marriage, he taught for a short time in Stowe, Vermont. In 1961 or 1962 he moved with his family to the Pitkin Farm in Marshfield, and was employed at Goddard College. In about 1980, he left Goddard to work for Martin Johnson's fledgling engineering company. After a year or two he found employment in Stowe, as a project manager for Dale Percy, a prominent building developer, where he continued until 1996. For many years, Ronald was an instructor of fire fighting throughout the State of Vermont, and served for a number of years as chief of the Marshfield Fire Department. He also served for a few years as a selectman in that town. Socially progressive, practical and responsible, he was widely respected as a man of common sense and sound judgement. With the exception of only a few years, Ronald always lived within a quarter mile of his brother Belmont, and they often worked together on various projects. Their two families were very close, and their children very nearly the same age. Ronald and Ellen lived for one year (1970) in Decatur, Georgia where he took flying lessons and obtained a pilot's license. During his employment with Dale Percy, Ronald and Ellen often spent several months each winter in Florida. Parents: Royce Stanley PITKIN Ph.D. and Helen Kathleen McKelvey.
Rosalinda A. Pitkin was born on 4 Apr 1839. She died on 1 Mar 1874. Parents: Denison Palmer Pitkin and Phoebe Dunham Turner .
Rose Joy PITKIN was born on 30 Oct 1931. Rose Joy married William Paige in 1949. He was assistant manager of a bakery at Atlantic, Iowa. They had five children; Daniel, William, Jody, Patti, and Katherine. Parents: Joy A. PITKIN and Bernadine Cass.
Rose L. PITKIN was born in Feb 1850. Parents: Erastus PITKIN and Emily Barnes.
Rose Pearl PITKIN was born on 13 Sep 1915. She died on 16 Sep 1915. Parents: Harry E. PITKIN and Gladys Hoffman.
Roswell PITKIN was born on 7 Oct 1774. He died on 26 Mar 1808. Roswell married Electa Kimball. He began the manufacture of hats about 1800. In 1808 the second patent on the "manufacture of felt hats" was granted him. This industry was carried on near the house of his grandfather, Col. Joseph Pitkin. Parents: Squire Elisha PITKIN and Hannah Buel Pitkin.
Roxanna Porter Pitkin was born on 16 Dec 1834. Roxanna's family resided in Clinton, Massachusetts. Parents: Harris Pitkin and Patty BEMIS.
She was married to Judge Daniel H. Bemis on 22 Nov 1858. They were cousins. Children were: Jessie Bemis, F. Agnes Bemis, Charles H. Bemis, Daniel H. Bemis Jr., Milo H. Bemis, Nellie R. Bemis, Martha E. Bemis.
Roxy Ann PITKIN was born on 27 Jan 1824. She died on 22 Jul 1872. Roxy Ann and her family lived in Royalton, Vermont and Delton, Wisconson. Parents: Owen PITKIN and Betsy Dodge.
Roy PITKIN was born on 1 Jul 1894. He died on 14 Dec 1957. Roy was a druggist in Anthon, Iowa. Parents: William E. PITKIN and Mary Klingensmith.
Roy McBeath PITKIN Roy married Marcia Jenkins on August 17, 1957. Parents: Roy PITKIN and Pauline McBeath .
Royce Stanley PITKIN Ph.D. was born on 7 Jun 1901 in Marshfield, Vermont. He died on 3 May 1986 in Burlington, Vermont. The following narrative was extracted from an interview with Royce by Linda Goldberg, and appears in her book "Here on this Hill."
I was not named, as some people thought, for Josiah Royce, but for a boy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. My family lived in South Dakota for about seven years. One of my brothers had a playmate whose first name was Royce. I was not born there, but, when they were casting around for names some years later, they dredged up Royce. If you go back to the persons who are my age with whom I grew up in Marshfield, about half of them call me Royce. In recent years, persons who've known me most closely have called me Tim.
I can remember the incident that led to it. I must have been about five years old. I remember my mother singing the song "Timothy Tucker Sings for His Supper." She went to calling me Timothy Tucker. I thought I'd hurt my mothers feelings by saying I didn't like it. I said to her later, "Well, you can call me Timothy Tucker if you want to."
At the same time other members of my family called me "Bug," which apparently went back to the time when I crawled around as a very small child. That name stuck, I must say, for years. When I graduated from Marshfield High School in 1916, some of my classmates were still calling me "Bug." Some of them would now, I guess, if they saw me.
I stayed out of school for two years after I graduated from Marshfield and worked on the farm, as all my brothers had done before me. Except they worked longer. It was common when my oldest brother was around for boys to stay until they were twenty-one. They were a distinct economic asset. I stayed until I was seventeen and then went to Goddard Seminary.
It was just assumed in my family that if you were going away to school, you'd go to Goddard. My own family had been associated with Goddard from the very beginning. My great-grandmother was involved in getting it going. My grandfather was on the Board of Trustees. My father went there; my aunts went there; all of my brothers went there. Keep in mind that the seminary was not a training school for the ministry, but simply a secondary school. They were generally referred to as preparatory schools. Goddard Seminary was started as a preparatory school for Tufts College. Tufts was a Universalist College. My father's family was Universalist.
Althought I graduated from the College of Agriculture at the University of Vermont, I did a good bit of work in education. I suppose this was family influence. My oldest brother had quite an influence on me educationally - in other ways, too, for that matter. He tended to be looking forward and finding new ways of doing things. I went to teaching my first year out of college in Plymouth, New Hampshire. I worked like the dickens that year. I taught physics - I had never had a college course in physics - chemistry, biology, and this course in American Social Problems, it was called.
I remember talking with the registrar at the University of Vermont about my students that might come to the University. I said they'd had this course in Social Problems. He said, "I'll tell you something. Don't call it 'Social Problems.' Just call it 'Civics.' " I said, "Why?" 'Social Problems' didn't have respectability and wasn't hoary with age, but 'Civics' was. I thought that was good advice; I've thought it lots of times since. It's the name that's important, not the content, if you want something accepted in certain places.
I learned a tremendous amount from my first year of teaching. I had a very conservative principal, but a very effective one. But I knew that I wanted to do something else. In one's earlier years you tend to move by ambition. I tried to go on and be a principal myself.
Helen and I got married at the end of our first year out of college. We took a job up in Hyde Park, Vermont. She was going to teach English, and I was principal and teaching science. We were much interested in helping kids get along more succesfully. We discovered that our usual conventional methods didn't work so well. We began to cast around for ways of improving.
We were in Hyde Park for two years, and we liked the town. But I got ambitious and thought I ought to have a bigger school. An opening came up in this bigger school in Groveton, New Hampshire. It was a mill town. There's a different ethos in a mill town. The churches were not churches I was familiar with. I felt like kind of a foreigner.
In the winter of 1926 I had the measles, of all things. And was I sick?! I was practically out of my mind. It took me a long time to recover. I decided to quit the school business. I had no job, but we weren't worried. We had this farm up here, the Levi Pitkin Farm. Helen and I set out raspberries and blackberries that year. But as I got to feel better, I decided to go back into school work. I took a job in Wallingford, Vermont. I was there four years.
Then the Depression broke. I decided I'd better get a doctorate if I was going to get one. We went down to Columbia University in New York. I had to borrow money, but we weren't worried about a living. We always figured, "If worse comes to worse, we can get back here on the good old farm." Having the land to fall back on gives you a sense of security. It makes a tremendous difference in the outlook of a person.
My educational experience was in public schools, until I went to Goddard in the fall of 1935 to start a junior college for women. This came about in a curious way. I finished up the work for my doctorate in educational administration in 1932. I was much impressed by William Kilpatrick's and John Dewey's approach to education. I had intended to be a superintendent of schools. I landed up in New London, New Hampshire, where I saw at first hand the junior college idea.
In February 1935, I decided I'd leave New London because they elected a chap to the school board that was very conservative educationally. I thought, "I wonder if they ever thought of having a junior college at Goddard." A study had recommended that they develop one, but they'd done nothing about it. Goddard had fallen on hard times, as many other private schools had.
At the end of my first year there, the principal decided to get married. I was made the head of the school. I taught, as well as being director. I left the science field and went to teaching social sciences. The second year I was there, we called it Goddard Seminary and Junior College.
Having been in this area, I knew about the Greatwood Farm in Plainfield. It happened that a few years before this period we're talking about, which is now 1938, the owner had died. His wife tried to run the farm and couldn't make ends meet. She decided to sell it. We bought it on a complete mortgage of $40,000.
Parents: Ozias Cornwall PITKIN and Olive Jane SEVERANCE.
Russell PITKIN was born in 1792. He died in 1854. Russell moved from Poultney (?), Vermont to Schroon Lake, New York. Parents: Stephen PITKIN and Abigail Buckland.
Russell PITKIN was born on 11 Jun 1915 in Ellington, Iowa. Parents: Barney Turel PITKIN and Anna Catherine Cook.
He was married to Cora Smith.
Ruth PITKIN was born on 22 Aug 1813 in Marshfield, Vermont. She died in 1887. Ruth and her husband farmed in Waitsfield, Vermont. Contact Tammy Tevault, 3562 Paper Mill Rd, Winchester, VA 22602 (540-667-4690). A descendant of Stephen and Ruth Joslin. Parents: Joshua PITKIN and Ruth Case .
Ruth PITKIN was born in 1759. She died on 20 Mar 1842. Ruth married Joseph Pitkin. Parents: Roger PITKIN and Esther Cowles.
She was married to Joseph PITKIN .
Ruth PITKIN was born in 1733. Ruth married Timothy Williams. Parents: Capt. Ozias PITKIN and Esther (Burnham) Cadwell .
Ruth PITKIN was born in 1764. She died on 1 Aug 1811. Ruth married Arodi Wolcott. Parents: Capt. Richard PITKIN and Dorothy Hills.
Ruth PITKIN was born on 31 Jan 1711. Parents: Nathaniel PITKIN and Elizabeth Whiting.
Ruth Eileen PITKIN was born on 23 Nov 1925. Ruth married John Masterson in 1946. They operated a ranch near Tulelake, California. They had three children; Terri, Vickie, and Jo Ann. Parents: Harry E. PITKIN and Gladys Hoffman.
Ruth Estelle PITKIN was born on 14 Apr 1894. After the death of her husband Ruth resided in North Montpelier, Vermont, teaching the lower grades of the East Montpelier school. Parents: Edwin Watson PITKIN and Bertha M. Merritt.
Samantha Jolene PITKIN was born on 30 Aug 1991 in Mason City, Iowa. Parents: Dennis Lee PITKIN and Jolene Sue Thompson.
Samuel PITKIN died in 1764. He was born on 12 Mar 1764. Parents: Nathaniel PITKIN and Thankful Porter.
Samuel Pitkin was born in 1708. He died on 20 Jun 1747. Parents: Capt. Ozias PITKIN and Elizabeth Green.
Samuel PITKIN was born on 8 May 1760. He died on 21 Dec 1839. Samuel graduated from Yale in 1779. He was commissioned Captain in 1796, and rose to Major Commandant in 1798. He was Representative to the Legislature thirteen years. He was Town Cleerk of East Hartford from 1801 for thirty-five consecutive years. In 1819 he established the Sabbath school and became its first Superintendent. He was chosen Deacon of the Third Church of Hartford in 1813, and so remained for twenty-six years, until his death. He was one of the first corporators of the Theological Institute of Connecticut, in 1830. By the unanimous choice of the Pastoral Union he continued a member of the Board of Trustees from 1834 until his death. Major Pitkin built, owned, and ran the first cotton mill ever operated in Connecticut, and the first, save one, in this country. He was also largely engaged in the manufacture of gunpowder. He married Sarah Parsons. Parents: Squire Elisha PITKIN and Hannah Buel Pitkin.
Samuel PITKIN Parents: Ozias PITKIN and Theodosia Bull.
Samuel Pitkin was born in 1742. He died on 3 Jan 1744. Parents: Samuel Pitkin and Hannah Buel.
Samuel Leonard PITKIN was born on 1 Apr 1803. He died on 18 Feb 1845. General Samuel L. Pitkin attended school in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Norwich Military Acadamy (then located in Norwich, Vermont) in 1823. He engaged in the dry goods bussiness in Hartford from 1824 through 1840; was associated with his father in the manufacture of gunpowder at Upper Pitkin falls 1836-45; was for some years director of the United States bank; was president of the Farmers and Mechanics Bank of Hartford for several years.He took great interest in the state militia, serving as captain, colonel, brigadier general, and major general. He was adjutant general of the state with rank of major general from 1838-44. He was a Democrat in politics and held several offices; represented Hartford in the House of Representatives in 1840, and was also State Senator. He married in 1831, Mary Ann Lewis of New Haven, Connecticut. A collection of Samuel Pitkin's letters are kept at the Norwich University Library, Northfield, Vermont. Parents: Samuel PITKIN and Sarah Parsons.
Sandra Lee PITKIN was born on 19 Sep 1957 in Davenport, Iowa. Sandra married Greg McCoy. They had two children, Jayson (b. 1977) and Mathew (b. 1984). They resided at 2407 West 49, Davenport, Iowa. Parents: Allen Truman PITKIN and Jacqueline Joyce Brees.
Sara PITKIN was born in 1609 in Berkhamsted, England. She was christened on 1 Nov 1609. She died before 1644. Parents: William PITKIN and Jane.
She was married to Edmund Seare on 21 Nov 1636 in St Albans.
Sarah Pitkin was born on 15 Feb 1725. She died on 26 Apr 1785. Parents: Caleb PITKIN and Dorothy HILLS.
She was married to Nathaniel Olmsted on 22 Jan 1745. Children were: Sarah Olmsted, Eleanor Olmsted , Jerusha Olmsted, Nathaniel Olmsted, Elisha Olmsted, Sarah Olmsted, Rebecca Olmsted, Abigail Olmsted, Alice Olmsted, Anna Olmsted, Lucy Olmsted.
Sarah PITKIN was born on 18 Nov 1805 in Marshfield, Vermont. She died on 17 Jan 1854. Parents: Martin PITKIN and Roxanna PORTER.
Sarah PITKIN was born in 1816 in Marshfield, Vermont. She died on 10 Apr 1847. Parents: Owen PITKIN and Betsy Dodge.
Sarah PITKIN Sarah married Henry Johnstone on July 25, 1674. Parents: Francis PITKIN and Elizabeth.
Sarah PITKIN was born on 26 Mar 1698. She died on 18 Dec 1801. Parents: William PITKIN and Elizabeth Stanley.