Pitts, John C.



John C. Pitts was born in Tennessee, November 7th, 1821. He came to Alabama in his infancy. He was a member of the Alabama Conference one year, and was transferred to the Louisiana Conference in 1856. He labored with great acceptability and usefulness on the Trinity Circuit in 1857, Tensas Colored Mission in 1858, Jordan Chapel in ’59, St. Joseph Mission in ’60, Ion Circuit in ‘61-62, Winnsboro in ’63, and Winnsboro and Boeuff Prairie in ’64. Bro. Pitts was a good and efficient preacher, full of pathos and power. At the beginning of his illness he had a presentiment that his work was done and declared that it was far better for him to depart and be with Christ. He lingered but a few days, and in the bosom of his family and friends breathed his last, uttering faintly, “All is well.”
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1864