The Pettit Letter

25 May 1994 (#4)
Pettit-related queries, notices and comments

James M. PETTIT died ca. 1843 Perry County, Missouri, married 9 February 1806 Sally DONOHUE, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. She died 12 October 1844. Children: Eveline married Francis CLARK 1829; James Newton married Emily MCFARLAND, moved to Texas; Elizabeth married Emily MCFARLAND, moved to Texas; Elizabeth married Wm. LAVIELLE; Rebecca married Enos ABERNATHY 1838; William R died 11 February; and Melissa married Robert POWELL. Sara MEGLITSCH, 2500 E. Plain, #437, Vancouver, WA 98661

Lee PETTIT born 1789 KY, died 9 August 1854 Clark County, AR, married second Esther BURNS 4 October 1836 Ste. Genevieve, MO. Children: Louisa born 1815, married 8 Aug 1833 in AR, Elijah WHITE; James married 12 September 1833 Eliza STROOP; Martha born 1820, died 1860, married 11 June 1840, Jacob LOGAN; Elizabeth born 1828, died 1811, single; George W. born 1829, died 20 December 1878, married 30 December 1847, Sarah Jane PARKER; Mary B. born 1832, married 6 July 1854, Allen L. CHAPMAN. Sara MEGLITSCH, 2500 E. Plain, #437, Vancouver, WA 98661

I am seeking information on the family of Annie SCHNAR, b 1840 in PA. Her brother was J. S. METX. Her uncle was Moses PETTIT of Lehigh County and Williamsport, PA. Her cousins were Jane FRAZIER's daughters: Mary (BOWERS), Eunice, Anna, Eliza, an Lucretia (HALL), all of Williamsport. Moses PETTIT's grand- daughter, Minnie E. PETTIT, married David WENTZEL. Mark HARRIS, 645 Farragut Place, NE, Washington, DC 20017. Internet:

The Arizona Republic, Saturday, November 13, 1993: Alma Jean PETTIT MILLER, 69, of Tempe, died Nov. 11, 1993. She was born in Pennsylvania. Survivors include her husband, Harry; daughter, Loris SISLER; son, Henry R., Jr; brothers John C. and Francis E. PETTIT; sisters, Maxine BEECHAM and Cheerful FOX; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Greer-Wilson Funeral Home, 5921 W, Thomas Road. Received from Robert J. MEYERS 4636 E. Grandview Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Mary (Mely) Francis POTEET born 1852, died 1934 in LaRue County, KY. She married James Madison MORRISON, born 1841, in Green County, KY, died 1907. Her father was W. C. POTEET who married Sarah (Sally) Elizabeth ____. John BLOCK, 4353 Elmburg Road, Bagdad, KY 40003. Internet:

Want parents of Jennie E. PETTIT, born ca. 1859 OH, married 1877 Huron County, OH to George Washington Place, removed to Ogemaw County, MI. Ch: Lutie (ca. 1878), Gertrude (ca. 1878), Julia (1879), Peerless (ca. 1881), George (1889), and Lee (ca. 1891 ). Justin C. S. HOWERY, 1432 Pennsylvania #7, Denver, CO 80203- 2044. Internet:

Trying to locate Cannes Harold PETTIT's father. Cannes was born 15 September 1892, Atlanta, GA. He died 27 August 1982, Bucyrus, Crawford County, OH. His father's name was William PETTIT and mother was Ida WHITE. William PETTIT had a brother, Nathan, who moved to Cripple Creek, CO. William also had a sister who lived in Arkon, Ohio, Miletus PETTIT PATTERSON. William's father's name was Harrison. My understanding is that William's wife, Ida WHITE, became sick, they traveled to Toledo, Ohio where she entered the hospital to die and their three children were put in the children's home. Then William left for Pennsylvania. He later remarried and lived in Sycamore, Pennsylvania and had two daughters there. Shari Dale (HALDEMAN) (PETTIT) MORTEN, 2816 Kensington Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Israil PETTIT married Margaret EVERETT 7 February 1859, Norfolk County, Ontario. I would welcome any communication on this at my home address: Edward EVERETT, 295 Applewood, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302. Internet:

From an email message to Michael COOLEY: I have recently had news of PETTIT lines in Clark County, IN and feel I am on to a possibility for the wife of John PETTIT. A family member tells me that John and Catherine's son, William L., is William LITTEL PETTIT. Now I need some reference to the marriage or other relationship of John PETTIT, the early settler (on 1807 census), and the LITTEL family. Evelyn ELDER, 8610 Buckhannon Drive, Potomac, MD 20854. Internet: