N. M. Pittman, lumber dealer, and saw-mill proprietor, of Franklin, Johnson Co., Ind., was born in Monroe County, Ohio, on April 19, 1845, and is the eldest of seven children born to Isaac and Eliza J. (Moore) Pittman, both of whom were natives of Ohio, the father, born April 26, 1822, and the mother on July 5, 1827. Isaac Pittman came to Bartholomew County, Ind., in 1850, where he followed farming until his death, which occurred in 1867. His father was William Pittman, who was a Pennsylvanian by birth, removing from that state to Ohio, and thence to Indiana in 1860. The mother is the daughter of Solomon Moore, a native of Ohio, who came to Indiana in 1846, settling in Bartholomew County, where he died in 1856. The mother now resides in Bartholomew County. Our subject was reared on the farm, and secured a good common school education. Leaving school, he, in 1868, began to learn the carpenter’s trade, and worked at the same until 1870, when he began saw-milling in Monroe County, Ind. He remained in Monroe County until 1872, and thence removed to Johnson County, and located at Union village (now Providence). He continued in the saw-mill and lumber business at that point until 1887, and then removed to Franklin, and purchased the business he now operates. He has one of the only two saw-mills in town, and does an extensive business, both in sawing, and in the lumber trade. He was married January 11, 1872, to Elizabeth Small, who was born in Kentucky, on January 9, 1850, and is the daughter of William Small, of Johnson County, Ind. To this union the following children have been born: Flora, Harry, Oscar, Frank, Annie and Nettie. Our subject is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and he and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is a republican in politics.

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Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 650.