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Pittman Genealogy

The Descendents of Andrew and Arminda Pittman of Norvell, Michigan
Compiled 20 Mar 2002 by Sherie F. (Blakeman) and David R. Swarts, 4489 Abbey Ct., Jackson, MI 49201  dswarts@mailcity.com

First Generation

1 Andrew Pittman, b. c1856, Marshall Co., IN, parents were born in OH (father) and IN (mother); m. c1875 to Arminda Mellott (?), b. c1857, IN, both parents born in OH. (LDS: 1. Araminda Mellett, b. 1857 to Charles Mellett and Ezediah Truex in NY; 2. Marriage of Andrew Pittman to Arminda Mellott c1878 in NY).

Andrew, Armina, Ira, and Edna Grace probably moved to Norvell, MI about the same time Charles did, around 1908. They owned 120.5 acres in Section 34, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI in 1911 (Atlas). Andrew was Minister for the Raisin River Primitive Baptist Church.

The 1910 Census said that Arminda gave birth to 7 children with 6 still living. William is not in any of the family pictures. He may not be a son though he was in Norvell in 1920.

Children:   1 Martha, b. n/a; d. bef. 1910?
          2 Charles Henry*, b. 1879, Marshall Co., IN (or Koscisisko Co., IN?)
          3 ?-William E., b. c1881, Marshall Co., IN (or Koscisisko Co., IN?)
          4 Jenny, b. n/a; m. Ebfer(?) Herford
          5 Ira A., b. c1886, Marshall Co., IN
          6 Frank, b. 22 Oct 1890, Marshall Co., IN
          7 Edna Grace, b. c1893, IN

 

Second Generation

12 Charles Henry Pittman, b. 1879, Marshall Co., IN, d. 1946, Jackson Co., MI; m. c1900 to Dora Elizabeth Berkeypile, b. 28 Dec 1881, Marshall Co., IN, d. July 1978, Norvell, MI (dau. of George H. Berkeypile and Carolin H. _________). Both are buried in the __________ Cemetery, Napoleon, MI.

Charles owned 85 acres in sections 33 and 34 and 17 more acres in section 2 in Norvell Twp.,Jackson Co., MI (1911 Atlas).

Children:   1 George Andrew,* b. 14 Jan 1903, IN

                2 Gladys, b. c1907, IN

                3 Bertha Fern,* b. 10 Feb 1909, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI

                4 Nina Grace,* b. 1 Apr 1911, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI

                5 Merl Henry, b. 8 Feb 1913, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI; d. 23 Sep 1997

                6 Charles Frederic, b. 22 Feb 1915, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI

                7 Harold Devon, b. 15 Feb 1920, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI; d. WWII

                8 Lewis B.,* b. 17 Oct 1921, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI

13 William E. Pittman, b. c1880, Marshall Co., IN; m. Nellie A. Sprague, b. c1887, Noble Co., IN.

Children:   1 Bernice, b. c1902, IN

                2 Olive, b. c1905, IN

                3 Glen, b. c1907, IN

                4 Edna, b. c1912, IN

                5 Helen Maxine, b. 1 May 1916, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI

15 Ira A. Pittman, b. c1886, Marshall Co., IN; m. Norma E. Harper, b. c1887, Norvell, MI.

Children:   1 Ralph DeVoe,* b. 17 Aug 1911, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI

16 Frank Pittman, b.22 Oct 1890, Marshall Co., IN, d. 1 Jul 1949; 1m. 31 Dec 1913, Hancock Co., OH to Grace Conaway, b. 1 Dec 1894, Wash. Twp., Hancock Co., OH, d. 22 Sep 1920, TX; 2m. 25 Mar 1921 to Fern Conaway, b. 7 May 1899, Hancock Co., OH, d. 9 Jun 1995, (res. Ann Arbor, MI). Grace and Fern were daughters of Charles C. and Elizabeth A. (Brownfeller) Conaway.

1m. Grace Conaway

Children:   1 Francis May, b. 1 May 1916, Norvell Twp, MI; d. bef. Jan 1920?

2m. Fern Conaway

Children:   2 Eugene Robert, b. 14 Apr 1922, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI

 

Third Generation

121 George Andrew Pittman, b. 14 Jan 1903, IN; d. Jul 1975, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI; m. Elizabeth "Bessie" L. _________, b. 5 Aug 1905, d. 9 Dec 1988. They are buried in Norvell Cemetery.

123 Bertha Fern Pittman, b. 10 Feb 1909, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI, d. 1940, MI; m. Harvey Ernest Blakeman, b. 1905, MI, d. 14 Feb 1960.

Children:   1 Darrell Ernest,* b. Oct 1934, Hillsdale Co., MI

                2 Beverly Fern,* b. 10 Jun 1936, Hillsdale Co., MI

                3 Dale Eugene,* b. 29 Nov 1939, Brooklyn, Jackson Co., MI

126 Charles Fredric Pittman, b. 22 Feb 1915, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI; m. Vivian L. _________, b. 12 Dec 1919, d. 10 Aug 1990.

Children:   1 Dorothy J., b. 1936, d. 1936

128 Lewis B. Pittman, 17 Oct 1921, Norvell, MI, d. 15 Jun 1993; m. Doris M. _________, b. 1921.

151 Ralph DeVoe Pittman, b. 17 Aug 1911, Norvell Twp., Jackson Co., MI; m. Dee Dee _________.

Ralph was an Auctioneer.

 

Fourth Generation

1231 Darrell Ernst Blakeman, b. Oct 1934, Hillsdale Co., MI; m. Evelyn R. Schmidt, b. 6 Jan 1938, d. Aug 1971.

Children:   1 Mark Ernst,* b.

                ad. Wendy, b.

1232 Beverly Fern Blakeman, b. 10 Jun 1936, Hillsdale Co., MI; m. Jerry Mertz.

Children:   1 Steve, b.

                2 Julie, b.

                3 John, b.

                4 Chris, b. ; m. 8 May 1999

1233 Dale Eugene Blakeman, b. 29 Nov 1939, Brooklyn, Jackson Co., MI; m. 27 Oc 1962, Norvell, Jackson Co., MI to Katherine Francis Moore, b. 2 Dec. 1939, Jackson, MI (dau. of James Moore and Rose Marie Coffee).

Children:   1 Rex Eugene,* b. 9 Sep 1964, Vandercook Lake, MI

                2 Sherie Fern,* b. 13 Sep 1965, Vandercook Lake, MI

                 3 Sherlene Marie,* b. 2 Nov 1968, Jackson, MI

                4 Scott Andrew, b. 1 Sep 1971, Jackson, MI; d. 28 Oct 1971, Norvell, MI

 

Fifth Generation

12311 Mark Ernst Blakeman

Children:   1 Harvey Ernst, Jr., b.

12331 Rex Eugene Blakeman, 9 Sep 1964, St. Paul Hosp., Vandercook Lake, MI; m. Ginger Kay Watson, 5 Oct 1966, Jackson, MI.

Children:   1 Cody Gene, b. 1 Nov 1992, Jackson, MI

                2 Emily Nicole, b. 26 Oct 1996, Jackson, MI

12331 Sherie Fern Blakeman, b. 13 Sep 1965, St. Paul Hosp., Vandercook Lake, MI; 1m. John Eley, div.; 2m. 24 Dec 1998, Norvell, MI to David Rogers Swarts, b. 28 May 1965, Williamsburg, James City Co., VA. David has two children from his first marriage, Samantha (b. 4 Feb 1989) and Courtney (b. 14 Jun 1992).

Children:    1 Rick Andrew, b. 4 Jun 1987, Jakson, MI

12331 Sherlene Marie Blakeman, b. 2 Nov 1968, Mercy Hosp., Jackson, MI; Issue with Charles Hankard.

Children:   1 Joshua William, b. 3 Oct 1988, Jackson, MI

                2 Christafer Dale, b. 10 Dec 1989, Jackson, MI; d. 28 Feb 1990, Jackson, MI

                3 Justin Mathew, b. Jackson, MI