Pitt, William

Pitt, William; a native of England, was born January 31st, 1795. He married Miss Elizabeth Vincent, also a native of England, October 4th, 1820, and came to Allegany county in 1830 and took up a farm of one hundred and forty acres. He was the first assessor of the town (holding the office nine years), and has held the offices of town clerk and highway commissioner.  His wife died January 3rd, 1873, leaving a family of ten children. Two of their sons were in the army.  One of them, Lieutenant George W. Pitt, of the 85th N.Y. volunteers, was taken prisoner at Plymouth. John S. Pitt was in the 104th N.Y. volunteers.