Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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S. M. Pitt

S. M. PITT, a well-to-do and influential farmer of Canada township, Labette county, Kansas, has been located in this county since 1869, and is one of its most progressive citizens. He was born in Fleming county, Kentucky, in 1844, and is a son of D. M. and Amanda (Rhoades) Pitt.

D. M. Pitt was born in Fleming county, Kentucky, and was a farmer by occupation. His union with Amanda Rhoades resulted in the birth of three children, as follows: Elizabeth (Hill); S. M.; and Amanda.

S. M. Pitt went to Missouri with his parents in 1851, and located in Adair county, where he lived for the following fourteen years. In 1869 he came to Kansas, by wagon, the trip consuming a period of six weeks. He arrived in Labette county in February, 1869, and took up a claim since owned by him in section 29, township 33, range 18, in Canada township. He built a cabin 12 by 14 feet, in size, and improved his claim. He now owns all entire section of land, - the west half of section 29, and the east half of section 30. He carries on farming in a modern manner, and has one of the best improved farms in the township.

S. M. Pitt was united in marriage with Miss N. L. Steele, who was born in Tennessee, in 1860, and they are parents of six children: Laura; Thomas; Estella; Cora; Pearl; and James. Mrs. Pitt met with a sad accident in a runaway, which resulted in her death, in 1897. Mr. Pitt is a Populist, in politics, and is a member of the Anti-Horsethief Association. The family adheres to the doctrines of the M. E. church.