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Isaac Pitchlynn

Also Known As: "Pitchlynn", "Pitchlyn", "Pitchland"
Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Portsea, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1805 (71)
Choctaw Nation, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Pitchland and Mary Pitchland
Husband of Jemima Sally Pitchlynn
Father of Major John Pitchlynn, Sr.
Brother of Thomas Pitchland; John Pitchlynn; Thomas Pitchland and Ann Pitchland

Occupation: Indentured servant to Officer in British Navy, Isaac Pitchlynn signed as Justice of the Peace in Charleston, South Carolina
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About Isaac Pitchlynn

Isaac Pitchlynn, born in England, was an commissary officer in the British Navy. His son, John, was born near St. Johns Island off Puerto Rico, on board ship. About 1773, Isaac went on a journey from South Carolina to the Natchez settlement on the Mississippi River, taking his son along. While in the Choctaw Nation the elder Pitchlynn sickened and died.

He was a lieutenant in the South Carolina Rangers in 1762 (per South Carolina Gazette).

On September 11, 1762, Isaac was listed in the South Carolina Gazette as a Lieut. in the South Carolina Rangers. According to the article, Isaac Pitchlynn had been in the unit of Capt John Dargan. Isaac serviced in the South Carolina Rangers for about 91 days under the command of Captian John Dargan. Mr. Dargan had a plantation and lands round the same area of Isaac Pitchlynn's lands in South Carolina. Isaac had land in Berkeley and Cavern parishes.

At one time, Isaac was listed as a resident of Botetourt County, Virginia. His name appears on a Tax list from that State as Isaac Pitchland, date June 16, 1770. This county borders the Mississippi River. Botetourt county was formed in 1769.

Eventually, Isaac shows up in the Mississippi Territory area. In 1805, Isaac writes two or three letters to Col Silas Dinsmore in 1805. At that time, Isaac relates that he was very low and sick and did not expect to live until the morning.

Isaac Pitchlynn (Pitchland) (Pitchlin) was born about 1736. At 15 years old, Isaac's home in 1751 was in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. On 10, April 1751, at Guidhall, London, England he signed a letter of endenture for five (5) years to serve as a Groom and Footman for William Dick of Virginia.

William Dick was a mariner and the record shows that he brought with him nine servants which he signed into his service from 10, April to 3 May 1751. Those documents do not record the ships name nor when it left England. If Isaac's endenture period began with the signing of the letter, then his period of service would have been up on 10, April 1756.

Isaac and his family were in South Carolina in March 1762 when Isaac was given a plat of 150 acres in Berkeley County, SC in the forks of Broad and Saluda Rivers bounded on waters of Enoree River. Isaac sold this land in August 1765. In 1760 South Carolina had a population of 150,000. There were four counties, Berkeley, Colleton, Craven and Granville. In 1765, Isaac Pitchlynn signed as Justice of the Peace in Charleston, South Carolina.

Final letter written by Isaac to Silas Dinsmore:

Choctaws: 28th January 1805; Dear Sirs: Yours by Mr Tyrrell I received but was so low in my eyes so dim I was not able to make it out, I was obliged to get Mr. Tyrrell to read it for me. I am in a very low state of health and never expect to see you more; When my son's house was blown up my chest which contained all my papers, books and in fact everything I had, went with the rest. Oh, my Dear Dinsmore what's all this! Am I before it's God's will to call me off to be masscured or murdered and my son's life to be taken from him, who has, since capable, been a staunch friend to the United States, cannot that government for which he has acted so long cause him compensation for the loss he has sustained, as for mine, God knows I care little about, but do my Dear Sir use your exertions, to support my Son in his duty and as long as he acts worthy of your aid. May God protect you both when I am no more. Adiieu Dear Silas. Signed: Isaac Pitchlynn.

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Isaac Pitchlynn's Timeline

May 26, 1734
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Age 17
June 11, 1765
Age 31
Berkeley, South Carolina, United States
Age 31
Age 71
Mississippi, United States