The Pettit Letter

1 August 1993 (#2)
Pettit-related queries, notices and comments

Seek information on James PETTIT, married Elizabeth LANEY, lived in Greene Co. Penna in early 1800, moved to West Virginia ca. 1835. Know of 3 children, George Washington, Joseph L. and Sarah L. Need birth, parents, and death for James PETTIT. Robert A. SAPP, 2649 Club Valley Dr., Marietta, GA 30068; (404) 971-0189

I've collected much misc. material from census records, pension papers, books and correspondents. I'd be happy to pass this material on. Most of it deals with Pettits in N. Y. state (Saratoga, Washington, Albany, Schenectady County areas). My line as follows: Mary Agnes PETTIT 1886-1931, married Leon Smith GRANGER, about 1904, Saratoga area. Their child, Howard GRANGER (my dad -adopted and name changed to Arthur Pierce), (1913-1989) married Kay RUSHLOW. Mary was a daughter of Emmett Robert PETTIT (1858-1 935) and Katherine FARRELL. Emmett was son of John Wyatt PETTIT (1858-1882) and Catherine Redella REDMOND. John was son of Charles PETTIT (1799-1880 Saratoga County NY) and Angelica WYATT. Mary WOODMAN, 152 Ardmore Place, Asheville, NC 28803- 1766

[The Hunterdon (NJ) Historical Society has] a substantial file of old (ca. 1920s) PETTIT correspondence. Jack DAVIS, 21 N. Main St., Pennington, NJ 08534

Seek any information on the PETTITs of Troy, N.Y. ca. late 1700s, late 1800s. Franklin PETTIT married Sabrina BENTLEY, William Henry PETTIT born 24 March 1866 Troy, N.Y. married a Penny A. ____, son George PETTIT, born 14 December 1890. William Henry PETTIT also married Lillian Etta RAYMOND and third wife Mary Agnes MICHAELS. He had children Charles, Mary, Catherine, Grace, Robert George, Ernest, Joseph, Lola Belle and Walter Dewey PETTIT. He lived in Troy, N.Y. and the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Madolyn Lemieux KRAUZ, Rt. 3, Box 313, Leicester, NC 28748

Seek info on Cumfort PETIT / PETITT, sister of Jonas PETITT and a widow of John CHESTON or CHESEN in Sept 1696 according to NC Higher Court Records. May have been sister, sister-in-law, or aunt of Sarah PETTIT who married Joshua SCOTT in 1726, a Quaker. Comfort PETITT CHESEN "ye Rellock of John CHESEN desesed " married Edward NORRENTON 8 April 1697. Eugene CHESSON, 640 Cosmos Way, Prescott, AZ 86303

Prudence PETTIT married Thomas ZORNES 1 Nov. 1813 in Scioto Co. Ohio. They both died before 4 March 1837 in Lewis County, Kentucky. Their children moved with neighbors to work for their keep: James Allen, William, Rachel B, Catherine Elizabeth (born 19 April 1825) and Thomas STOUT. Need any information on Prudence, parents, siblings, etc. Nelda FREDERICK, Box 371, Venus, TX 76084

Seek correspondence with descendants of Amos PETTIT, Pendleton Co., KY, 1799-1845, especially through sons Jeremiah, Jacob and George who moved to unknown destinations. Also allied families of CRAIG, WOODWORTH, WILSON, SHERIFF, HAMBRICK. Virginia LOOMIS, 15 Puritan Lane, Newington, CT 06111

Would like correspondence with anyone researching the PETTIT line, especially Thomas born Virginia ca. 1768, married Martha (Patsy) BALLARD, daughter of Thomas BALLARD, Jr. on 5 February 1790, Albemarle County, Virginia. Brother to Hugh, Ira and Jaco b. Be happy to exchange and pay for copies. Jessie ARMSTRONG, 9205 Armstrong Rd., Marysville, CA 95901

Need information on parents, siblings and possible relationships of these PETTIT individuals living in Spartanburg District, S.C., 1815 to 1850: Elijah PETTIT (died before 1840) married Tabitha Brashears; Jemima PETTIT (born 1797) married Solomon BRASHEARS; Ruth(a) PETTIT (possibly a daughter of John PETTIT) married Isaiah BRASHEARS; Solomon PETTIT probably married Elizabeth BRASHEARS; Elizabeth PETTIT probably married Ithra BRASHEARS. These people lived near Holly Springs Baptist Church, Campobella, S.C. Frank P. WIFLEY, Jr., Route 2 Box 84, Laddonia, MO 63352