The fifth child of Reverend Frederick John Pitman and Maria Elizabeth Brice, Josiah was a saddler in the Murray River town of Yarrawonga. He was born in what then may still have been known as Forest Creek, but is now Chewton. He married Annie Irwin Cairnes (b 1864) in September 1889 in Yarrawonga.
Their first child, Annie Eileen Pitman, my paternal grandmother, was born in 1891.
There were three other children of whom the only other information I have is that Jessie Cairnes Pitman (b 1895) probably married a man with the surname Ward, and that they may have had a daughter named Patricia.