Benjamin PITTS

Submitted by Descendants:  Mary Ann (Pitts) FLOWERS

Benjamin Pitts was born around 1815, in Georgia.  He served in the Seminole Indian Wars.  He can be found on the muster rolls of Captain Samuel Stephens, Company of the First Brigade of Florida Militia.  This company was mustered in at Marianna, Florida by Col. L. Brown and dismissed by D.H. Vinton, Inspection & Mustering Office at the same time place on 6 March 1838.  Here he is listed as a private.

Benjamin Pitts was married to Miss Serena Cowart in Henry County, Alabama on 5 August 1833.  They had 5 children, Lewis (who died in the Civil War), William Henry, John Gilbert, Isaac Porter, and a daughter, Sarah (who married Robert Holley, and died during the Civil War).

The Pitts family came to Florida about 1834, at which time the Territorial of Jackson County included a large portion of present day Holmes County.  Benjamin Pitts can be found in the first statewide Election in 1845 in Jackson County, Florida.

Benjamin Pitts can also be found on the Jackson County Tax rolls in 1830 as well as in the Militia roster for that period.

Benjamin died around 1859 and is believed to be buried in the old Stevenson Cemetery in Holmes County, Florida.

Benjamin Pitts was first established as 2005