The Truitt Family
History of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania by Robert Walker Smith, Esq.
Chicago: Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1883.
Thomas Truitt, from whom sprang the Truitt family of Madison township, was
born in New Jersey, in 1789, and came to this county about 1800, with his
father, Parker Truitt. The latter did not long remain here, moving to the
State of Indiana. Thomas Truitt was in the war of 1812, and, returning from
his tour of duty in 1813, married Lydia, daughter of Thomas Williams, who was
an early settler of Madison township. She was born in 1794. After his
marriage, Mr. Truitt worked upon leased land until about 1832, when he bought
the farm in the northern part of the township, on which one of his sons now
lives. He remained there until his death, which occurred in 1854. His wife
died in 1866. Their children were: Anderson (deceased), Elizabeth (Hetrick),
G. W., Thomas and D. J., all residents of Madison township, Mary (Buzzard),
who lives in Ohio, J. A., a farmer of Mahoning township, and William, who
lives in Clarion county.
Transcribed April 2000
by Carl Waltenbaugh for the Armstrong County Smith Project.
Contributed by Carl Waltenbaugh for use by the Armstrong County Genealogy
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