William A. Pittman, born June 23, 1875
Son of, R??? Pittman and Elmira Pittman
Wife, Ova Ann Pittman. born June 18, 1879
Daughter of A.J. Brotherton and Nancy Ann Brotherton

Bertha ??? Pittman, born, April 29, 1899
Raymond Leslie Pittman, born, July 6, 1901
Burlie Onen Pittman,born, July 15, 1904
Eva Lena Pittman, born, August 30, 1906
Lara Hazel Pittman, born November 2, 1908
Edna Gertrude Pittman, born February 27, 1911
Pearl A??? Pittman, born October ?? 1913


(1)My Granddad Brotherton was a baptist minister. He died in a little town in Rugby, Tenn in the year of 1938, at the ageof 63 and was burried beside a little country church between Rugby and Sunbright, Tenn.  His niece HAZEL PIERSON, read from granddad’s Bible.
(2)   Mom’s request for her children  to saved.
(3)   Mom’s favorite scripture – John 14:1-6 , quote
Will be reading Psalms 28: 7-8-9, St. John, 14: 1-6, Will be quoting
Let not your heart be troubled–
and whither ———-and the way you know, Thomas said, “unto him Lord, we don’t know where you are going,, and so how can we know the way?”

Bible owned by:  Albert Brotherton

Submitted by Sandra Anderson



  1. Mark Barnette

    Thanks for sharing the research. I am the great grandson of William Pittman and Ova Brotherton Pittman through their daughter Bertha Azalea Pittman, who married Clinton Miles Barnett(e). My father James Richard Barnette is one of their 11 children.

  2. Mark,
    I believe I am a direct descendant of the Pittman Family.
    Do you have more to share. I have found most of William Alonzo Pittman and Ova Overton’s family buried on find a grave.
    Do you have any pictures or documents to share?

  3. Thanks for sharing. William Alonzo Pittman would be the son of Reason Pittman and Elmira Lawson. Reason’s brother, Francis Marion Pittman is my GG Grandfather. I truly appreciate the share.