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Notes for William Darius Bittick

William Bittick and Martha Ann Still were married on 1 June 1850 in Williamson Co, Tennessee by B.R. Grant, MG. Bondsman: John R. Carmichael

Married 1 January 1850 by Rev. B.R. Grant, W.D. Bittick to Mary Ann Still, all of Williamson Co, Tennessee.
[Nashville Christian Advocate, Issue 14, Friday, February 1, 1850, p3, column 5]
[courtesy of Dorothy Miller]

William second married, Martha F. Hicks on 14 February 1856 in Williamson Co, Tennessee.
[Miscellaneous Records, Loose Papers, 1866 Williamson Co, Tennessee, courtesy of Dorothy Miller]

William may have married a third wife, Sarah Hicks. No record has been found and this marriage may have been 'common law'. [Miscellaneous Records, Loose Papers, 1866 Williamson Co, Tennessee, courtesy of Dorothy Miller]

It is not known if William had children. None are found in the census records.
Census Enumerations:

1850 19th District, Williamson Co, Tennessee 3 September 1850, p199a:
#106 D. Bittick 20 m w farmer Tn [William Darius]
M.A. 20 f w Tn [Martha A. Still]
[#108? Thomas Griggs 23 m overseer Tn
M. Griggs 20 f Tn [Martha McKinley]
S.H Griggs 4 m Tn
p199b: S.E. Griggs 3 f Tn
the page is torn and #108 is missing but the next enumeration is #109 so this has to be #108. Thomas Griggs and Martha McKinley md 01 Jan 1846 Williamson Co TN ]

1860 Slave Schedule: East Subdivision, Williamson Co, Tennessee 10 July 1860, p530a:
Wm D. Bittick = 2 slaves, listed as Black
1m 25; 1m 14

1860 Eastern Subdivision, Nolensville PO, Williamson Co, Tennessee, 11 July 1860, p218b:
#556/538 Bittick W.D. 30 m w farming $10,000/4100 Tn [William Darius]
M.F. 27 f w Tn [Martha Hicks]
Hicks Sarah 23 f w Tn [Martha's sister]

1870 17th District, Nolensville PO, Williamson Co, Tennessee, 31 August 1870, p279a&b:
#175/190 Bittick Cyrus S. 44 m w farm $16,000/1,900 Tn - citizen
Ophelia 26 f w keeping house Ga [McLendon]
John 12 m w Tn [son of Emmaline Goodrum]
Eisabeth 10 f w Tn [dau of Emmaline Goodrum]
Samuel 7 m w Tn [son of Emmaline Goodrum]
Emmett 2 m w Tn [son of Ophelia McLendon]
William D. 39 m w trader $25,000/- Tn [William Darius]
p279b: Martha 36 f w $-/400 Tn [Martha Still, wife of William D.]
Samuel 15 m Black domestic serv Tn
Edward 12 m Black domestic serv Tn

1880 The First __ of Seventh Ward, Nashville, Davidson Co, Tennessee, 1 June 1880, ed45, p182b:
104 University
#9/9 Bittick Joseph 50 w m head md retired merchant Tn NC NC
Carrie 24 w f wife md keeping house Oh Va Oh [Carrie Stone]
Elizabeth 19 w f niece single at home Tn Tn Ga
William 54 w m brother widow at home Tn NC NC [William Darius]
William 35 Black m servant single servant Va Va Va - can't read/write
Skidmore Jane 50 Mulatto f servant single servant Tn blank blank - can't read/write

1900 Civil District 22, Davidson Co, Tennessee 7 June 1900, ed137, p279b:
#74/75 Yarbrough John head w m Apr 1871 31 md 11 yrs farmer Tn Tn Tn
Mary wife w f Feb 1874 26 md 11 yrs 3 born/3 living Tn Tn Tn
James B. son w m Nov 1889 10 single at school Tn Tn Tn
Francis dau w f Aug 1894 5 single Tn Tn Tn
Clara M. dau w f Nov 1899 1 single Tn Tn Tn
Bitdick William D. boarder w m Oct 1830 69 widow farmer Tn NC Tn
Tennessee State Militia, 17th Civil District, Williamson Co, Tennessee
1859 - Bittick, William D. age 28

Tennessee Voters List, District 22, Davidson Co, Tennessee
1891 - Bittick, W. D.

Sometime between about 1891 and 1900 - William went to Texas but returned to Tennessee by 07 June 1900 when he is enumerated in Davidson County.

Land Records:
Bequest from father 195 acres ($1900), 5 slaves ($2275)

1860 September 03
Williamson County Range Book
Received of William D. Bittick forty (illegible) dollars and 25 cents it being one half the appraised value. He says he ____ been order in _____ seven? has not paid it before this time 23 Jan. _____. One flee bitten grey mare with collar marks on the shoulders 14 1/2 hands high 8 or 9 years old value at $92.50.
[courtesy of Dorothy Miller]
Union Hill Baptist Church #2
WC-07: Nashville, Davidson Co, Tennessee
Union Hill Road (opposite the church)

BITTICK - born: 1830 died: 1907

Front Inscription:
W. D. Bittick
Born Oct 22, 1830
Died Mar 22, 1907

Information from Mr. Galbreath at Galbreath Market. The monument was made of Italian granite. Bittick was a Spanish American War Hero. He had no family and his estate went to his housekeeper. After estate settled the remaining money was left to purchase the stone. Quite distinctive and in excellent condition. 11-02-02
W. D. Bittick probate filed 23 March 1907

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