Jeptha Mitchell Pittman
What do you love most about Genealogy?
Here 's how I answered that question in my interview for Geneablogger.
“It’s hard to say what I love MOST . . . I LOVE IT ALL. I really enjoy being SueLock Holmes and the ‘Discovery Factor!’ My husband and I have always been interested in Old Cemeteries, so that’s become a favorite part of the experience . . . diggin’ up the dirt/info . . . I’m talkin’ figuratively you understand. As an Educator/Artist and Photographer, I’m drawn to the history lessons and the idea that a ‘Picture is worth a thousand words,’ which is often the inspiration for my stories on Tracks of My Texas Ancestors. And last but not least, I love Texas, it’s rich history and the part my Texas Pioneer Ancestors played in it’s colorful past. I’ve fallen in love with the States of Georgia and Tennessee as I’ve visited the roots of my Texas Ancestors.” (full interview HERE)
Since that interview, my research for Tracks of My Texas Ancestors has taken me back to the deep South and my Georgia Ancestors. I must admit I never expected to find so many Pittmans and their extended families with so much well documented, previously researched information. Amazingly, the research extends all the way back to the Thirteen Original Colonies where the first Pittmans stepped off a ship from England and made their way to Virginia. That's where I drew the line for Tracks of My Georgia Ancestors....on the shores of Colonial America.
Tracks of My Georgia Ancestors is where the Colonial Pittman's stories and research will reside. It is where my Georgia Ancestors Tracks travel through South Carolina to Kentucky, and forge the Ohio River all the way down the mighty Mississippi. It is where my Confederate Cousin's photo and story will be told.
After several years of research into Civil War Service Records, I finally found a PHOTO of a Pittman Civil War Soldier. What a rewarding find which led to the tearing down of a 'Brick Wall' as to the whereabouts of my 4xGreat Grandfather's brother. Their story will be presented later on when the Time Line reaches the Pittmans of the 1860's and the Civil War Era. In the meantime you are invited to view and read these posts about The Colonial Pittmans...click linked titles.