The Pettit Letter

15 February 1993 (#1)
Pettit-related queries, notices and comments

Seek any info on the parents and sisters of James PETTIT b c1805 in Green County, PA. He m Elizabeth Laney. Known children: Nathaniel, George Washington, Jane, Sarah, Joseph, Levi and William. James' parents possibly Nathaniel and Sarah PETTIT of Green County, PA. Nathaniel's children: John, Nathaniel, Isaac, James, Silas, Jessie, Levi, Charles, Sarah BORGER and Elizabeth LYON. Sheri K. PETTIT, 207 Water St., Huntington, WV 25702

Need any info on Melburn J. PETTIT b 9 July 1917, Oakland County, MI. He d Nov 1984. Parents were Charles and Alice W. PETTIT. Brothers George, Harry, Percy, sisters V. Pearl, Helen, Viola A. and Katherine. Ron WESTLAKE, P.O. Box 546. Bristol, IN 46507

James M. PETIT m 1887 Nancy Elizabeth VARVEL in Bath County, KY. Believe they were descendants of Isaac PETIT and Philip VARVEL, both Rangers on Frontier 1778-1783 (PA Archives) and possibly John VARVEL, 5th Batt. Washington County, PA Militia. Mrs. William S. PFARRER, P.O. Box 231, New Carlisle, OH 45344

Searching for any info on Hannah PETTIT b 1755-60, d 2-10-1841, m Mark ADAMS 1-19-1784. He was b 1757, d 10-9-1828. He was a pipe moulder at Weymouth Furnace, NJ. Walter LOVETT, Box 568 RD 1, Pleasantville, NJ 08232

Searching for any info on Henry PETTIT b 1827 or 1828 in England. Date of arrival in U.S. unknown. He and wife Mary Anne TAYLOR had the following children:

           George H. b Dec 1858 in NJ
           Alfred C. b c1860 in NJ.
           Walter John b April 1865 in NYC (my grandfather)
           Eliza b 1867 in Hudson County, NJ
           Florence b c1869 in Hudson County, NJ
Census records and Jersey City directories list Henry PETTIT's occupation as basket maker or willow worker. In 1900 census George resided in Philadelphia, while Alfred was in Bloomfield, NJ. Have no info about the daughters. There may have been a Pettit family connection in Luzerne County, PA in the 1850s or 1860. Mrs. Barbara E. TAYLOR, 12610 Shannondale Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33913

Seek info on Hannah PETTIT and her family. Hannah b 12-27-1799 in SC and d 6-7-1883 in GA, Her parents were Henery PETTIT and Mary Ann POOLE. Henery's parents were Joshua PETTIT and Rachel MONROE. Need birth, death and marriages date / places, children's names and siblings and ancestors of Joshua and Rachel. Joyce SMITH TEETERS, RR 5 Box 1205, Chickamauga, GA 30707

Need parents of Benjamin F. PETTIT, b c1836, place unknown. He m second to Martha Jane CORYELL perhaps in Washington County, IA. He d 10 August 1920 perhaps in San Francisco; buried in Los Angeles County, CA. He was a soldier in the Confederate Army (his brother served in the Union Army. Five children by Martha Jane: Maude, Grace, Anna, Clarence and Ethel Lynn. One daughter, Elizabeth, by first wife, a sister of Martha's. Said to have had an ancestor that was a pallbearer at Washington's funeral and an ancestor that arrived in USA with Lafayette. William A. TRACY, P.O. Box 7561, Burbank, CA 91510-7561

My grandmother, Rebecca PETTIT, was a daughter of Robert PETTIT and Annie DONAVAN. Robert was apparently the grandson of Andrew PETTIT and Elizabeth FORBELL. Need more information. Norma COSTELLO, 583 Katan Ave., Staten Island, NY 10312

Looking for info on Benjamin PETTIT, m Mary Banks April 1772, Staffordshire County, VA. I believe Mary was the mother of my Cuthbert BANKS. She and Benjamin moved to Lincoln County KY; one son Jesse PETTIT and possibly Benjamin Jr. Benjamin Sr may have d c1800-05 because that is when Mary and Jesse moved to Olympia Springs, Bath County, KY and lived with Cuthbert BANKS. By 1810 Mary had moved back to Stafford County and in 1811 sold land, witnessed by Benjamin D. and Jesse PETTIT. Jesse returned to Olympia Springs where he d before 1820. Mary is buried in Stafford County. Thomas P. CRAWFORD, 3709 Moss Dr., Annandale, VA 22003-1916