NameAmos Pettit, 1C6R
Birthabt 1756/1760, prob. Sussex Co., New Jersey
Deathabt 1847, Pendleton Co., Kentucky
Marriageabt 1780, prob. Loudoun Co., Virginia
Birthabt 1760, Virginia
Deathaft 1850, Pendleton Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1791/1792, prob. Bourbon Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1793/1794, Kentucky
Deathaft 1850, prob. Kentucky
Birthabt 1796, Campbell Co., Kentucky
Death30 Dec 1828, Pendleton Co., Kentucky
Birth1802, Pendleton Co., Kentucky
Deathabt 1864/1865, Pendleton Co., Kentucky
Birth1803/1804, Pendleton Co., Kentucky
Death9 Feb 1867, Pendleton Co., Kentucky
Notes for Amos Pettit
A family group sheet compiled by Margaret Cotton Spiry, 2729 Arbor Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45209, lists Amos' children (birth order unknown) as: Jacob, Jeremiah, Elijah, George, Absalom, Nancy, Sarah. Marriages are listed for all but Jacob & Jeremiah. The "places of residence" field says "to Pendleton Co. KY 1802 from Loudoun Co., VA", but we know Amos was in Pendleton Co. by 1799, and in Kentucky (Bourbon Co.) by 1793. There is a source note on this sheet referencing an article by Nickolas Coleman Pettit in a publication called "Falmouth Outlook." (No dates given.)
Other researchers, including Virginia Loomis and Steve Navaro, do not list Jacob and Jeremiah. Since Mrs. Spiry had no other data on them, neither am I. However, it is likely that Amos and Milly did have other children, since they were in their thirties when the two oldest children with data, Nancy and George, were born.
Loudoun Co., Virginia tax lists show an Amos Pettit in 1782, who then disappears from Loudoun Co. records. This combined with the tradition among Amos descendents that he came from Loudoun Co. suggests the tentative identification of Amos as a son of George Pettit of Sussex Co., NJ, who was in Loudoun Co. from approximately 1769 until his death ca 1775-78.
Amos was taxable in Bourbon Co., Ky in 1793, in Campbell Co., Ky, from 1795-1798, and in Pendleton Co., Ky from 1799 until his death ca. 1846-1847.
1810 census of Pendleton Co., Ky, lists on p. 112:
Amos Pettit, 2 m < 10, 1 m 10-15, 1 m 16-25, 1 m > 45, 1 f 10-15, 1 f 16-25, 1 f > 45.
1820 census of Pendleton Co., Ky, lists on p. 19, line 9:
Amos Pettit, 1 m < 10, 1 m 16-18, 1 m > 45; 1 f 16-25, 1 f > 45
1830 census of Pendleton Co., Ky, lists on p. 64, line 12:
Amos Pettitt, 1 m < 5, 1 m 15-19, 1 m 60-69; 1 f < 5, 1 f 60-69.
1840 census of Pendleton Co., Ky, lists on p. 226, line 30:
Amos Pettitt, 1 m 70-79, 1 f 70-79
Census Notes for Milly Glenn
In 1850 she was listed as age 90 with her daughter Sarah, Sarah’s second husband Samuel Wilson, and Sarah’s two daughters Nancy and Zerelda from her first marriage to Lewis Woodsworth.