Biography - Joseph Pitman

Joseph H. PITMAN, retired farmer, Raymond, was born in New Jersey in 1822, October 19, to Samuel and Fannie (PHILLIPS) PITMAN; he was born in New Jersey in 1795; during his former life, followed the trade of a weaver, but, during the latter years of his life, followed farming; he removed to the State of Illinois in 1839, and settled in Jersey County, which was at that time Greene County; here he remained to the time of his death, which occurred in 1855; she was born in New Jersey in about 1897, and died in her native State in 1829; she was the mother of seven children, Joseph H. being the fourth child; his school education was very limited, and only such as the common schools afforded; he has received the most of his learning by observation and study by himself; he remained with his father, assisting in managing the farm, to the time of his death, and remained upon the farm ten years after his father's death, supporting and caring for his father's family. In the spring of 1866, he removed to Montgomery County and settled upon his tract of 160 acres of uncultivated prairie land, which he had bought several years previous; here he has since remained, and made all necessary improvements upon his farm, until now it is in a high state of cultivation; in 1879, he rented his land, it being his desire to retire from active labor, having, by his energy and business, accumulated a good property, and a name and reputation which stand beyond reproach. Mr. PITMAN has filled many township offices, and has been serving the people as County Supervisor for eight years, to the entire satisfaction of all well-disposed citizens. In politics, hissympathies are with the Republican party. The township of Pitman, of which he is a resident, was named from Mr. Joseph H. PITMAN.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 264-265.

Templates in Time