NameJohn W. Petitt
BirthJan 1867, Kentucky
Marriage4 Apr 1891, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birth11 Apr 1874, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birth2 Jun 1893, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death19 Apr 1922, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth17 Mar 1898, Kentucky
Death27 Dec 1971, Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio
BirthJan 1900, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birth2 Apr 1902, Kentucky
Birthabt 1904/1905, Kentucky
Birth2 Sep 1906, Kentucky
DeathMar 1982, Elkhart Co., Indiana
Notes for John W. Petitt
I have not found this John Petitt in the 1870 or 1880 censuses, unless he is the John Pettit age 2 in the 1870 census with Benjamin Pettit and Louisa Donahue, but I have assumed that John is more likely to be John Tom Pettit, son of Ben’s sister Elizabeth.
He does not appear on the 1920 census with his wife and children, but he must have died after 1922, most likely in Indiana, because he was the informant on the death certificate of his son Ollie (also Flora is listed as married in 1920, not widowed.)
Notes for Flora Robbins
Morgan Co., Ky birth records list Flora Robins, born 11 April 1874, father John Robins, mother’s maiden name Mary H. Dyer.
Notes for John W. & Flora (Family)
Morgan Co. Marriage Records list John W. Petitt m. Flora Robbins, 4 Apr 1891, at John Robbins by G.W. Ratliff, witnesses Farmer Robbins and Isaac Caskey.
1900 census of Morgan Co., Ky, district 6, enumerated 23 June, lists on p. 20A as family #309/313:
John W Petitt, 33, farmer, b. Jan 1867; Flora, wife, 26, b. Mar 1874, married 10 years, mother of 4 children, 4 living; Ollie, son, 6, b. June 1893; Sarah M., dau, 3, b. July 1896; Asa, son, 2, b. Mar 1898; Clara, dau, 4/12, b. Jan 1900. All born Ky/Ky/Ky.
1910 census of Bath Co., Ky, White Sulphur precinct, enumerated 27 April, lists on p. 8B as family #3:
John Petitt, 45; Forra, wife, 39, married 19 years, mother of 8 children, 7 living; Allie, son, 18; Sarah M., dau, 11; Acie, son, 9; Clarry, dau, 8; Charley, son, 7; Johnnie, son, 5; Elmer, son, 3. All born in Ky/Ky/Ky.
(John, Flora, & Ollie seem to have aged by 12 or 13 yrs in the decade, and Sarah, Asa & Clara by only 7 or 8 yrs, so the ages for the younger children should be considered only approximate. Since Clara is really 10, Charley, Johnnie & Elmer are likely to also be about a year older than listed.)
1920 census of Dunkirk, Richland township, Jay Co., Indiana, enumerated 8 January, lists on p. 8B as family #194/198 on North F. Str:
Petitte, Charley, 17, single, laborer at factory; Flora, mother, 44, married; John, 15, brother; Elmer, 12, brother; Hattie, 9, sister. Elmer is listed as born in Missouri, all others Ky/Ky/Ky.
Although Flora is listed as married rather than widowed or divorced, there is no husband in the household.