Rene Marion Pittman
Born - January 28, 1812 in Columbia County, Georgia
Died - October 24, 1873 in Queen Mills, Cobb County, Georgia
Ichabod Byrd and Frances Jackson Stone Pittman
Thomas Agustus Pittman
Selina Ann Pittman
Joseph Marshall Pittman
Mary Anne Howell Pittman
January 28, 1822 - August 22, 1890
Married - December 20, 1840
Rene Marion and Mary Ann Howell Pittman and the Howell Family lived in the Southern part of Cobb County in the vicinity of the Chattahoochie River. The Howell property, near Garrett's Bridge is now (1850's) owned by Mrs. Hampton Howell, the daughter of R.N. Pittman (? if N is meant as M). The adjoining Pittman property is owned by Mrs. Hattie Pittman Parish, daughter of Allison Pittman. (Allison son of Rene and Mary Ann)
Mary Ann's father, Isaac Howell, was a pioneer settler of Cobb County, and the brother of Evan P. Howell of Gwinnett County, then Atlanta County. Her brothers married Sewell sisters, and another brother married Elizabeth Redwine whose family was also associated with the Word Family in neighboring Coweta County.
Many Fulton and Cobb County landmarks are named for the Howell and Sewell families including: Howell Mill Road, Sewell Mill Road, Sewell Farms Subdivisions.
Mary Ann's Uncle Captain Evan P. Howell acquired the Atlanta Constitution Newspaper when it was struggling in it's infancy, and was the Editor-in-Chief for many years.
(From: The First Hundred Years, A Short History of Cobb County Georgia)
Children of Rene Marion and Mary Anne Howell Pittman
William Howell Pittman
George Washington Pittman
Albert Singleton Pittman
James Allison Pittman
Mary Eugenia Pittman Howell
Fannie Margaret Pittman
Elizabeth Lizzy Pittman
Isaac Marion Pittman
Savannah Bartow Pittman Brown
Rene Marion Pittman served in the 7th State Guard Volunteer Infantry Regiment of Georgia, and enlisted as a Sargent in Company K at the age of 49 years on May 31, 1861. (documented in US Civil War Records and Profiles).
- The 7th Georgia along with the 8th, 9th, 11th, and 59th made up Gen. 'Tige' Anderson's Brigade
in Hood's Division of Longstreet's Corps.
The GA 7th Infantry Regiment was formed in May, 1861, at Atlanta, Georgia,
and in June moved to Harpers Ferry,Virginia. Assigned to Colonel F. S. Bartows
Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, it was active in the fight at First Manassas.
In April 1861, the regiment had 611 effectives and served under the command of
General G. T. Anderson until the end of the war. It participated in the
campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days Battles to Cold
Harbor, except when it was detached with Longstreet at Suffolk, in Georgia, and
at Knoxville. The 7th was not involved in the Battle of Chickamauga. It was
active in the long Petersburg siege south and north of the James River and later
the Appomattox Campaign. (From: The War for Southern Independence In Georgia)
~US Census of 1840 - R.M. Pittman, age 28, head of house with 4 free white males and 1 free white female in household. 4 Slaves...2 males and 2 females with ages that indicate a young couple with two young children. Agriculture.
~US Census of 1850 - R.M. Pittman, age 38, head of house with wife Mary Ann age 28. Children: William, George, Albert, James and Mary Eugenia. Occupation Farmer.
~US Census of 1870 - R.M. Pittman, age 58, head of house with wife Mary Ann (47) and children: James (23) farmhand, Mary, Fannie, Emma, Elizabeth, Isaac Marion, and Savannah. Occupation Farmer. Listed Real Estate value at $2500 and Personal Estate $500.
~US Census of 1880 - Mary A. Pittman, age 54, widowed head of house with children: Eugenia (30), Fannie (28), Lizzie (23), Savannah (19)...all keeping house...Isaac (2l) Farmer. (This Census taken 7 years after Rene Marion's death shows his widow and children farming his land. His older sons Albert, George and Loren as living on neighboring farms. Is possible that older sons inherited their part of their fathers estate and continued to farm all of R.M. Pittmans land.
~US Census of 1890 - There is no 1890 Census. It was destroyed in a fire. By the next Census in 1900, Mary Ann Howell Pittman has died, her older sons left Georgia for Texas, and her daughters have married or have moved in with relatives. It is not know what became of the R.M. Pittmans Land....still researching.
Rene Marion and Mary Anne Howell Pittman are buried in The Howell Family Cemetery.
The Howell Family Cemetery is located in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia.
There are 99 Howell/Pittman and Relatives buried there .
A descendent of the Howell Family, Clark Howell Hogan discussed founding the Howell Family cemetery in one of the Volumes of Cobb County Georgia Cemeteries. He said, "the cemetery was established in 1860 with the death of *Isaac Howell who fell dead, according to family legend, while 'cussing' Abraham Lincoln. Having said he would rather die than see Abe elected President." *Isaac Howell was Mary Anne's Father.
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Rene Marion and Mary Anne Howell Pittman
2X Great Grandparents of
Sandra Sue Pittman, Author
Tracks of My Texas Ancestors
through their son
George Washington Pittman