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Sarah Ann Pitkin (Huffman)

Also Known As: "Lory Ann"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Bertie, Ontario, Canada
Death: January 30, 1904 (76)
Millville, Cache, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Millville, Cache, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Ransier Huffman and Hannah Elizabeth Johnson Staley
Wife of George White Pitkin
Mother of Harriet Vilate Robbins; Jay Leonard Pitkin; Jacob W. Pitkin and Martha Pitkin
Sister of Jacob Huffman and Eliza Jane Huffman
Half sister of Henry W. Wheaton; Emma Staley, D.S.P.; John Staley; Conrad Hammel Staley and Sydney Staley

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About Sarah Ann Pitkin

Sarah Ann Huffman Pitkin (1827 - 1904), daughter of George Ransier Huffman and Hannah Elizabeth Johnson, was born 5 July 1827 at Bertie, Ontario, Canada. The Huffmans, originally spelled Hoffman, were of German descent. Sarah's family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while living in Canada, and moved to the United States in 1838. While at Winter Quarters, Douglas County, Nebraska, Sarah Ann met and married George White Pitkin. He was twenty-six years her senior.

With the marriage, Sarah became stepmother to her husband's four surviving children. Sarah Ann was twenty years old and seven months pregnant with her first child when they started on the journey to the Great Salt Lake Valley. They took with them a span of oxen, one wagon, two cows, their food and seed, and the four children.

Sarah's first baby was born in the Black Hills of Nebraska on 30 July 1848, two months after they set out on their journey. The tiny infant weighed four pounds and was named Harriet Vilate for a wife of Heber C. Kimball, in whose company they traveled. (Heber C. Kimball was also a brother in-law to George, having married his sisters, Laura and Abigail.) Harriet Vilate was born in hostile Indian country on sacks of wheat laid crosswise for a mattress. The Pitkins had to hide for three days, while the pioneer train moved on. When they started out again, they hid by day and traveled as fast as they could by night, until they rejoined the wagon train.

The travel-weary Pitkin family arrived in Utah in the fall of 1848. After many challenges and relocations, including a mission trip to Oregon, California, and the Society Islands, the family finally settled in Millville, Cache County, Utah Territory, where Sarah Ann and George lived the rest of their lives.

Children of George White Pitkin and Sarah Ann Huffman

  1. Harriet Vilate Pitkin (30 July 1848 Scotts Bluff, Nebraska - 11 March 1914Tremonton, Box Elder, Utah)
  2. Jay Leonard Pitkin (11 October 1850 Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory - 5 February 1909 Hiram, Cache, Utah)
  3. Jacob W. Pitkin (22 Apr 1855 in Waldo Hills, Marion, Oregon - 13 May 1855 in Waldo Hills, Marion, Oregon)
  4. Martha Pitkin (born 1847), died young

Sources

  • "Pioneer Company Search Results: Heber C. Kimball Company (1848)." Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Web. 26 May 2011. <http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearchresults/1,15792,4017-1-179,00.html>.
  • "United States Census, 1850." FamilySearch.org. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Web. 20 June 2011. <https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/M4MB-MJ2/p_220703534>. Film Number: 25540, Digital GS Number: 4181033, Image Number: 00330, Dwelling House Number: 163, Family Number: 163.
  • 1850 United States Federal Census. Name: Lory Ann Pitkin [Sarah Ann Pitkin] ; Age: 24; Birth Year: abt 1826; Birthplace: California; Home in 1850: Weber, Utah Territory; Gender: Female; Family Number: 163; Household Members: George W Pitkin 49; Lory Ann Pitkin 24; Martha Pitkin 17; Ammar Pitkin 14; George O Pitkin 12; Maria Pitkin 8; Harriet Pitkin 2; Joy L Pitkin 0. Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: , Weber, Utah Territory; Roll: M432_919; Page: 159A; Image: 330. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1860 United States Federal Census. Name: Sarah A Pitkin; Age in 1860: 32; Birth Year: abt 1828; Birthplace: C W; Home in 1860: Cache, Utah Territory; Gender: Female; Post Office: Brigham; Household Members: Geo W Pitkin 52; Sarah A Pitkin 32; Ammon Pitkin 25; Geo Pitkin 23; Mariah Pitkin 19; Harriet Pitkin 12; Jay Pitkin 11; Sarah Pitkin 9. Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: , Cache, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1314; Page: 563; Image: 23; Family History Library Film: 805314. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  • 1870 United States Federal Census. Name: Sarah Petkin [Sarah Pitkin] ; Age in 1870: 45; Birth Year: abt 1825; Birthplace: Canada; Home in 1870: Millville, Cache, Utah Territory; Race: White; Gender: Female; Post Office: Millville; Household Members: George W Pethin 70; Sarah Petkin 45; Jay L Petkin 20. Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Millville, Cache, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1610; Page: 124A; Image: 252; Family History Library Film: 553109. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  • 1880 United States Federal Census. Name: Sarah Pitkin; Age: 52; Birth Year: abt 1828; Birthplace: Canada; Home in 1880: Millville, Cache, Utah; Race: White; Gender: Female; Relation to Head of House: Self (Head); Marital Status: Widowed; Father's Birthplace: New York; Mother's Birthplace: New York; Occupation: Keep House; Household Members: Sarah Pitkin 52; Edith Pitkin 5; Harriet M. Whitney 12. Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Millville, Cache, Utah; Roll: 1336; Family History Film: 1255336; Page: 191A; Enumeration District: 011. Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1900 United States Federal Census. Name: Sarah A Pitkin; Age: 72; Birth Date: Jul 1827; Birthplace: Canada; Home in 1900: Millville, Cache, Utah [Cache] ; Race: White; Gender: Female; Immigration Year: 1839; Relation to Head of House: Head; Marital Status: Widowed; Father's Birthplace: New York; Mother's Birthplace: New York; Mother: number of living children: 2; Mother: How many children: 3; Household Members: Sarah A Pitkin 72. Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Millville, Cache, Utah; Roll: 1682; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0075; FHL microfilm: 1241682. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  • Family Data Collection - Deaths. Name: Sarah Ann Huffman; Death Date: 30 Jan 1904; City: Millville; County: Cache; State: UT; Country: USA. Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Deaths [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 10356840
  • Millennium File. Name: Sarah Ann Huffman; Gender: Female; Birth Date: 5 Jul 1827; Birth Place: Bertie, Welland, Ontario; Death Date: 30 Jan 1904; Death Place: Millville, Cache, Utah, USA; Father: George Hansere Huffman; Mother: Hannah Johnson; Spouse: George White Pitkin; Children: Harriet Vilate Pitkin. Source Information: Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003. Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.
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Sarah Ann Pitkin's Timeline

1827
July 5, 1827
Bertie, Ontario, Canada
1842
August 16, 1842
Age 15
1848
July 30, 1848
Age 21
Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States
1850
October 11, 1850
Age 23
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
1855
April 22, 1855
Age 27
Marion, Oregon, United States
1857
1857
Age 29
1904
January 30, 1904
Age 76
Millville, Cache, Utah, United States
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Millville, Cache, Utah, United States