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Williamson Co, Texas Marriage Records:
Sarah McKenzie, Book 2, p99, on 11 December 1861 - this does not agree with other records. Perhaps the license was taken out on 11 December 1861 and they married on 24 December 1861. [Need record]
Eliza Ann Brown, Book 3, p215, on 10 July 1872
[courtesy of Dorothy Miller]
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Jasper Newton Bittick Census Enumerations:
1850 No Township, Shelby Co, Texas 12 & 13 October 1850, p27b:
#382/389 Johnathan Bitticks 55 m farmer $2,500 NC
Jincy 45 Ga
J. A. 15 Tx - attended school
Henry W. 13 Tx - attended school
Jas N. 8 Tx - attended school [Jasper Newton]
Mary C. 5 Tx
Dixon W. 2 Tx

1860 Williamson Division, Gabriel Mills PO, Williamson Co, Texas 02 June 1860, p261a:
#22/23 Jonathan Bittick 64 m w farmer $5,500/3,000 NC
Jinsy 55 f w Ga
Joseph N. 17 m w Tx [Jasper Newton]
Mary 14 f w Tx
Dixson 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]
[Note: J. N. Bittick appears to be Jasper Newton with his wife, Sarah, along with his parents, Jonathan and Jinsy, and his siblings Mary Catherine and Dickson. Who is the 7th person - perhaps an unknown child of Jasper and Sarah who died young?]

1870 No Township Listed, Florence PO, Williamson Co, Texas, no date 1870, p427a&b:
#735/735 Bittick Nute 26 m w laborer $ -/300 Tx - citizen
Sarah 24 f w keeping house Tx [1st wife]
p427b: Dick 4 m w Tx

1880 Precinct 8, Williamson Co, Texas 16 June 1880, ed162, p577a&b:
#360/360 Biddicks Jasper W. w m 37 md laborer Tx NC NC
Eliza A. wife w f 35 md keeps house Ga SC SC - canít read/write [2nd wife]
p577b: Dixon W. w m 14 son single, laborer Tx Tx La [son of Sarah]
Mary C. w f 7 dau single, at home Tx Tx Ga [dau of Eliza]
Wm H. w m 5 son single, at home Tx Tx Ga [son of Eliza]
Ellen w f 4 dau single, at home Tx Tx Ga [dau of Eliza]
Niblow Henry G. w m 32 boarder, widow, laborer Tn Pa SC

1900 Georgetown, Precinct 1, Williamson Co, Texas 06 June 1900, ed122, p33a:
#80/80 Bittick Jasper head w m Dec 1843 56 md 28 yrs farmer, rents farm Tx Mo Ga
Eliza A. wife w f Dec 1844 55 md 28 yrs 3 born/3 living Tx Tx Ga
William H. son w m Jul 1875 25 single, farm laborer Tx Tx Tx
Ellen dau w f Jan 1876 24 single Tx Tx Tx

1910 Justice Precinct No. 7, Taylor Co, Texas 19 April 1910, ed268, p133a:
on & South of Buffalo Gap & Potosi Road
#39/40 Bittick William H. head m w 35 md1 4 yrs, rents farm, farmer, general farm, works on own account Tx Tx Ga
Ette M. wife w f 29 md1 4 yrs 2 born/2 living Tn Tn Tn
William H. son m w 2 single Tx Tx Tn
Eugene son m w 1/12 single Tx Tx Tn
#40/41 Bittick Jasper N. head m w 66 md2 40 yrs, rents farm, farmer, general farm, works on own account Tx Mo Ga
Liza A. wife f w 64 md1 40 yrs, 3 born/3 living Ga Ga Ga

Williamson Co, Texas Tax Lists: 1865 - 1882 [courtesy of Dorothy Miller]
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Military:
Jasper N. Bitticks
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Texas
Regiment Name: Baylorís Regiment, Texas Cavalry (2nd Regiment, Arizona Brigade)
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M227 roll 3
[above found in U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 Database, Ancestry.com]

J. N. Bittek
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Texas
Regiment Name: 30th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Gurleyís) (1st Texas Partisan Rangers)
Company: D
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M227 roll 3
[Are the 1st Texas Partisan Rangers the "Confederate Rangers" in the Abilene, Texas newspaper article below?]
[above found in U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 Database, Ancestry.com]

Civil War Records and Images on Footnote.com:
[See Other Documents: Military Records]
Item 1:
Bitticks, Jasper N.
Co. H , Baylorís Regiment
Texas Cavalry
(2 Regít Arizona Brigade.)
(Confederate.)
Private Private
Card Numbers.
1. 50419828
Number of medical cards herein: 2 [cards not found]
Number of personal papers herein: 0

Item 2:
(Confederate.)
B | Baylorís Regít, Cav. | Texas
Jasper N. Bitticks
Pvt. {Capt. Richmond N. Calhounís Co., Mullenís Unorganized Battalion Arizona Brigade.*
Age 20 years
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
of the organization named above,
for Nov 29 to Dec 31 , 1862.
Enrolled: [blank]
When: Nov 15 , 186_
Where: Georgetown
By Whom: R. H. Calhoun
Mustered into service: [blank]
When: Nov 29 , 186_
Where: Georgetown
By Whom: Lt. Col J. W. Mullen
Last paid: [blank]
By whom: [blank]
To what time: [blank]
Valuation of horse $200.00; equipments $35.00
Present or absent: Present
Remarks: [blank]
*This company subsequently became Company H. Baylorís Regiment Texas Cavalry.
The organization of Baylorís Regiment Texas Cavalry (also known as the 2d Regiment Arizona Brigade) was authorized by S. O. No. 74, Hedqrs. Dist. of Tex., N. Mex. and Ariz. dated February 13, 1863. It was formed by the addition to Baylorís 2d (also called 1st) Battalion Arizona Brigade of two independent companies and the two companies of which Lieut. Col. Mullenís Unorganized Battalion Arizona Brigade was composed. The two independent companies do not appear to have ever joined this organization and the regiment was completed in 1863 by the addition of two other companies.
Bookmark: [blank]
J. B. Hyatt
Copyist.

1899: Witnessed the pension application of S. F. Green in Williamson county Texas on 06 July 1899. [courtesy of Dorothy Miller]

In an Abilene, Texas newspaper interview between 1906-1912, Jasper Newton states [complete article below]:
I joined the Rangers in 1860, Dalrymple's Regiment, Capt. Mays Company. Our camp was on Hubbard's Creek, and we ranged from the plains, and a great deal of the time we lived on Buffalo meat, there were thousands of them at that time.
When the war came up the Confederate Rangers took our place and we were mustered out. I joined Arch Heartís spy company from Georgetown, Texas and we went up in Indian Territory and stayed there a while, then went back home and joined George Baylorís regiment, Calhounís Company, Major Davisís Brigade, and were in Louisiana during most of the war. I was in most of the fights they had down there, and have seen many a poor fellow fall and be left on the battlefield.

Note: No records have been located for his service with [Capt. William C.] Dalrympleís Regiment, Capt. Mays Company or for Arch Heartís spy company from Georgetown, Texas.

American Civil War Regiments [ancestry.com]
2nd Cavalry Battalion Texas
Muster Date: 21 Feb 1863
Regiment State: Texas
Regiment Type: Cavalry
Regiment Number: 2nd

Hubbardís Creek Station/Camp on Hubbardís Creek, Frontier Post. List of Camps, Forts and Posts in Texas 1861-1865, Adjutant General RG 401 Civil War Records, 1861-1865, Texas Archives. Confederate Soldiers of Northeast Texas website. This is probably the same Hubbardís Creek mentioned in Jasper Newtonís newspaper article. mgb
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Excerpt from Bittick Family Bible, as told to Ramona Bittick Watson by Mrs. Gene Bittick:
ďJasper Newton Bittick was born Jan. 24, 1843 in Texas. He died in Potosie (sic), Texas on March 14, 1912. He was married by the Rev. Tucker in Williamson County, to L.A. Bittick (maiden name unknown) on July 11, 1872. L.A. Bittick was born Dec. 24, 1844, in Georgia and died on Nov. 28, 1915 in Rochester, Texas and was buried in Potosie (sic), Texas. L.A. Bittick was the second wife of Jasper Newton and not the mother of D.W. Bittick.
[Note from Dwight: The L.A. Bittick referred to in the above paragraph is Eliza Ann Brown, called Liza Ann by the family.]
D.W. Bittick was born October 5, 1865 in Texas. He was married by the Rev. Minick in Williamson County, to Sarah Inman on Sept. 8, 1886. Sarah Inman was born May 3, 1864 in Grover, Texas. The dates of their death or place are not known. [D.W. died 28 Aug 1946; Sarah died 08 Aug 1935, both in Rotan, Fisher Co, Texas - mbg]
M. Catherine Bittick was born April 6, 1873. She married John W. Ford in Georgetown, Texas on Dec. 1, 1892. It is believed that all the children were born in or near Georgetown, Texas.
W.H. Bittick was born Dec. 1, 1874. Married Ettie Revell Dec. 23, 1906.
Ellen Bittick (Aunt Pink) was born Apr 6, 1876. She married John Lorance in June, 1908.

D.W. and Sarah Bittick has seven children.
1. Samuel Newt Bittick was born June 12, 1887 in Williamson County, died Jan. 30, 1949. He was married to Zela Matilda Morgan.
2. Hugh V. Bittick was born April 12, 1890
3. M.E. Bittick was born Aug. 24, 1891 and died Before the age of accountability on June 15, 1895. It is not known if this was a boy or girl.
4. Ollie C. Bittick was born Jan. 18, 1894 and died Jan. 20, 1940. He is not known to have ever married.
5. Ernest L. Bittick was born in Georgetown, Sept. 21, 1897.
6. Ona Bittick was born Sept. 1898 and died in 1968.
7. Bea Bittick was born after 1897, but no definite dates are known.

W.H. (William) and Etta M. had 5 known children.
1. Homer H. Bittick was born Nov. 5, 1907. He married Iona Thornton on Nov. 24, 1932.
2. Eugene Bittick was born Feb. 28, 1910. He now lives in Rochester, Texas and it was from his wife and mother that we got this information.
3. Edith Bittick was born April 20, 1912.
4. R.B. Bittick was born Feb. 15, 1914.
5. Nonie Bittick was born May 27, 1916 and died before the age of accountability, April 4, 1918.

Mary Catherine Bittick and John Ford had three children.
1. L.L. Ford === April 3, 1896.
2. D.B. Ford === Aug. 26, 1897 [may be Aug. 16. Aug. 76 was typed.] {I have Aug. 7 - mbg}
3. W.E. Ford === September 21, 18?? {I have 1898 - mgb}

It is believed that most of the births, deaths and marriages occurred in Williamson County, in or near Georgetown, Rochester, Potosi and that general area.Ē

This Lady who gave me this information is Mrs. Gene Bittick. She was most helpful and said she would be glad to help more if she could. Her address is - Mrs. Eugene Bittick, Box 1, Rochester, Texas. (This would be in Haskell County.)
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News Item, published in the Abilene, Texas newspaper between 1906-1912. A interview by a reporter from Jasper Newton Bittick (written exactly from clipping):
ďI don't know whether you would call me an old timer or not, but I was born in Panola County, Texas January 24, 1843 and moved to Burnett (sic) County in 1853. At that time it was eight miles to our nearest neighbors. I was in Brown County in the early days when the town of Brownwood now is, and there were only three cow ranches near there at that time. They were Chandler, Adams, and Smith and Smith was killed near there by Indians.
I joined the Rangers in 1860, Dalrymple's Regiment, Capt. Mays Company. Our camp was on Hubbard's Creek, and we ranged from the plains, and a great deal of the time we lived on Buffalo meat, there were thousands of them at that time.
When the war came up the Confederate Rangers took our place and we were mustered out. I joined Arch Heartís spy company from Georgetown, Texas and we went up in Indian Territory and stayed there a while, then went back home and joined George Baylorís regiment, Calhounís Company, Major Davisís Brigade, and were in Louisiana during most of the war. I was in most of the fights they had down there, and have seen many a poor fellow fall and be left on the battlefield.
After going through all the gaits from Bronco-buster, cowpuncher, ranger and confederate soldier, I am now located in Taylor Co, Texas hopping clods after old Pete and Rhoda.Ē
J.N. Bittick Abilene, Texas Rt. 2 Box 58
[courtesy of R.B. Bittick who owns the clipping and sent a copy to Dwight Bittick who transcribed the above. Need to obtain newspaper name and date - mbg]
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R.B. Bittick sent the following - Dwight:
A Report on Jonathan Albert Bittick, Sr. as told by R.B. Bittick
I have heard my father (*William Harvey Bittick) tell many times that 7 brothers came to America from Dublin, Ireland, and started all this Mess. Ha! My great Grand Father born in North Carolina in 1796. Came down through Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, Arkansas and then settled in Lampasas, Texas in 1850.
He was a member of the minute men that was organized there to fight off the Indians and desperadoes during those days. The first 10 settlers there built old Fort Crighton at Burnett (sic), Texas for the protection of their families, While the men worked the fields. He was one of those. This is in the record book there.
He was a farmer and quite a trader.

[Note: Jonathan Bittick was born in North Carolina, then to Tennessee, Illinois?, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennehaw (Tx) which Panola and Shelby Co. were derived from. Jonathan Sr. never lived in Lampasas but a daughter and two sons did. Jinsy and her parents, George and Elizabeth Butler, were from Georgia, Maybe through Alabama to Illinois, Arkansas then Tennehaw, ie: Shelby County. (The boundary of Shelby County, Panola County and San Augustine were moved many times before the 1900s.) The fort at Burnett (sic), Burnet (sic) County, Texas was Fort Crogan. Fort Crighten was in Oklahoma. Some of the Bittick line say that Bittick is a German name. Joseph Butler Langley Bittick stated in the History of Stanislaus County, California, during an interview that we were of Welsh Ancestry. One Bittick lady said that the early Bittick family were Mormons. I do know that Dorothy Miller found Bittick, Biddick, and some other various spellings in England in the 1650s. Jonathan was definitely a trader and bought and sold about 20 parcels of land. We also have Bills of Saleís for slaves he and Jinsy owned. Dwight Bittick]
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Abilene Daily Reporter
Thursday, March 14, 1912, page 3:
Potosi Pointers.
Potosi, Mar. 12. Nothing startling to report this week.
J.N. Bittick, who suffered a partial stroke of paralysis last week is said to be in a very critical condition and his children living at a distance have been notified. M.D. Bittick of Wichita Falls, and Will Ford and family of May, have arrived.

The Abilene Daily Reporter
Friday, March 15, 1912, page 1:
J.N. Bittick Dead.
Died at 9:20 Thursday Evening At His Home Two Miles West of Potosi.
After suffering for two weeks from a stroke of paralysis, J.N. Bittick died at 9:20 Thursday evening at his home two miles west of Potosi, and the body was laid to rest in the Potosi cemetery this afternoon, Friday.
Deceased was from Williamson county, coming to Taylor county six years ago, but within this short time he had made friends of all with whom he had come in contact, and when the spirit was called away to its reward, the Potosi district lost one of her best citizens.
R.M. Brown and Sam Green, who came in after the casket this morning, said that Mr. Bittick was about 68 or 69 years of age, and the a beloved wife and 4 children were left to mourn his death, and to those the Reporter joins in tendering sympathy.
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[see Other Documents: Death Certificates]
Texas Death Certificates On-Line:
J. N. Bittick
Place of Death: County: Taylor
City: Country
male, white, married
Date of Birth: Feb 12, 1843
Age: 69 yrs 1 mos 3 ds
Occupation: farmer
Birthplace: Alabama [Texas]
Informant: R.M. Brown, Potosi, Texas
Date of Death: March 14, 1912
I hereby certify, that I attended deceased from March 1, 1912, to March 14, 1912 that I last saw him alive on March 14, 1912 and that death occurred on the date stated above, at 9:20 a.m.
Cause of Death: Paralysis
R.L. Gray, M.D., Potosi, Texas, March 15, 1912
Burial: Potosi, Tex; Mar 16, 1912
Undertaker: S.T. Langhton, Abilene
State File No. 8791
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Buried: Potosi Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor Co, Texas
J. Newton Bittick
b. 1843
d. 1912
Civil War Veteran
Section 1, Row 13, Lot 6

Mrs. L.A. Bittick
b. 1844
d. 1915
Section 1, Row 13, Lot 7

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