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Notes for Jonathan Albert Bittick, Rev.

Williamson County, Texas Marriage Records:
1. to Miss Martha A. Smith - 1856. Vol. 1, p136
2. to Margaret F. White - 1894. Bk 3, p234
[Dorothy Miller has copy of marriage 1]

Jonathan A. Bittick, Jr. Census Enumerations:

1860 Williamson Division, Gabriel Mills PO, Williamson Co, Texas, 2 June 1860, p261a:
#23/24 Bittick Jonathan Jr 25 m w farmer $2500/1000 Tx
Martha 33 f w Ga
Cearoe 2 m w Tx [Cisero]
James S. 6/12 m w Tx

24 Aug 1863: Confederate Census/Tax Roll, Williamson Co, Texas found in journal of Lewis McDowell - census of his neighbors residing in Williamson County on 24 August 1863: [courtesy of Susan I. Nelson] [see Heirlooms: Lewis McDowell Journal]
Name White Black Money
M. A. Bittick 5 2 30 [Martha Ann Smith md Jonathan Albert Bittick, Jr.] [Page 1]
Catherine Butler 11 -- 45 [Catherine Woodfin wife of Ahira Butler] [Page 1]
G C Bittick 8 -- 40 [George Crittenden Bittick, md Mary Samford, d. 15 Sep 1864] [Page 1]
J N Bittick 7 3 50 paid [Jasper Newton Bittick b. 1843, possibly his parents, wife & siblings] [Page 2]
Lewis McDowel 8[?] -- -- transcriber of census; age 35 in 1860, b. LA; 1st wife Selina Butler [Page 3]

1870 Precinct 1, Lampasas PO, Lampasas Co, Texas 28 August 1870, p394a:
#102/109 Bettic Jonathan A. m w 35 miller $200/500 Tx
Martha A. f w 42 keeping house Ga
Cicero m w 12 Tx
James S. m w 10 Tx
John N. m w 8 Tx
Jinsy f w 5 Tx

1880 - unable to locate

1900 Precinct 8, Williamson Co, Texas 18 June 1900, ed138, p49b:
#130/132 Bittick Johnathan A. head w m Jan 1835 65 md 44 yrs farmer owns farm, no mortgage Tx Tn Ga
Margaret F. wife w f Dec 1829 70 md 44 yrs 4 born/2 living La NJ Ms
[Note: the number of years married is incorrect - they have been married 4 years not 44. This is a second marriage for Jonathan and 4th marriage for Margaret.]

Land: Grantor Index to Deeds, Burnet County, Texas:
1855 November: Bittick, Jonathan to Simpson M. Pullim, Bk C, p363.

1863 May 01: Bittick, Jonathan to Jonathan A., Bk E, p552. 200 ac

1867 February 05: Bittick, Jonathan A. to William Gann, Bk F, p385, 200 ac

1867 June 18: Bittick, Jonathan to Mary T. Wood, Bk F, p438, 10 ac

1877 April 07: Bittick, J.A. and M.A. to Cordelia Skaggs, Bk J, p814, ? ac

Tax Lists:
Burnet County, Texas
1879 - A. Bittick, Jr.
1880 - J.A. Bittick
1881 - J.A. Bittick
1882 - J.A. Bittick
[courtesy of Dwight Bittick, email 23 May 2005]

Texas State Frontier Troops (organized 15 December 1863)
Private, mustered into service at Burnet, Texas on 28 January 1864, served 16 days, age 28. Capt. Jas P. Magill.
Roll of Capt. W.J. Standifer's Company, April 1865.
Roll of Capt. J.L. Whittenberg's Company of Infantry, October 1861.

1906 unknown newspaper
The Grim Reaper Claims Uncle Jonathan Bittick
At the ripe old age of 71 years and eight months, Rev. Jonathan Bittick, that much beloved and honored old gentleman, is wafted away to the haven of rest in the bright Celestial City.

Seemingly he was in apparent good health a few hours previous to his death, having gone to church at Liberty Hill Sunday night and took part in the services, his usual custom. He and wife returned that night to the home of his nephew, Albert Bittick, and about five o'clock in the morning, he was found to be in a dying condition, and soon thereafter expired. Paralysis was thought to be the cause of his death.

Uncle Jonathan was born in Panola county, Texas, January 1, 1835, and had stood the trials and tribulations of his wife with great fortitude. He was a staunch believer in Methodism, having preached the gospel on the frontier many years ago and likewise has often been termed the 'Pioneer Preacher'. He was loved by everyone, scorned by none, and his familiar face and kindly expressions of an undying love, will be sadly missed from the sight of the people.

He was married twice - the last time to Mrs. Maggie White, who yet survives him. Interment took place at 10: 00 Tuesday A.M., Rev. Z.V. Lyles and Rev. Pledger, of Willow City, conducting the funeral obsequies. A large crowd of people attended.

We extend condolence to the bereaved ones.

1906 (paper unknown possibly Lampasas Leader)
Aug 31 1906
"Rev. Jonathan Bittick, Familiarly known as 'Uncle Jonathan' died Monday morning at daybreak. He was at the home of his nephew, Albert Bittick of Leander, where he and his wife were spending a few days. Deceased was 74 years old, had been in Texas nearly all of his life, having spent over sixty years on the frontier, engaged in farming, stock raising, and preaching to the pioneers. His wife, a brother, and a few other relatives survive him. Rev. Bittick was well known here especially by the old settlers of the county who will regret to learn of his death. He was a faithful and devout christian and in the course of his life did a great deal of good."
(Courtesy of Jeanne W. McNabb. DL Miller has photos of stones)

Buried: Bagdad Cemetery, Leander, Williamson Co, Texas
In Memory Of Lewood
Rev. J.A. Bittick
Born Jan. 11, 1835
Died Aug. 27, 1906
Blessed are the dead which die in the
Lord an their Work do follow them..
[ - has large photo of headstone]

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