April 5, 1814
200 years ago today, Quaker farmer Andrew Pitts was probably discussing with his wife Margaret Braxton Pitts how the platting of a town named Salem on the west property line of their homestead might affect them. His brother in law, William Lindley, was already talking of plans to sell the remaining part of his homestead located north of Royse's Fork that was next to the new plat. The Pitts' son, Thomas, was proud of his efforts in helping John DePauw and Levi Wright lay out and stake the plat. The Pitts considered seeking buyers for that part of their farm located on the hill west of the river.