NameWilliam Anderson Pettit, 1C2R
Birth15 Sep 1899, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death9 Sep 1981, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia
BurialIaeger Memorial Cem., McDowell Co., WV
Marriage7 Nov 1919, Blacky, Buchanan Co., Virginia
SpouseMollie Mae Stacy
Birth22 Aug 1900, Blackey, Buchanan Co., Virginia
Death21 Jan 1991, Chehalis, Lewis Co., Washington
BurialFern Hill, Chehalis, WA
Birth20 Feb 1921, Blackey, Buchanan Co., Virginia
Birth6 Mar 1922, Blackey, Buchanan Co., Virginia
Death29 Oct 1967, Lewis Co., Washington
Birth27 Sep 1923, Blackey, Buchanan Co., Virginia
Death27 Feb 1991, VA Hospital, Portland, Oregon
Birth19 Mar 1925, Blackey, Buchanan Co., Virginia
Birth3 Sep 1931, Blackey, Buchanan Co., Virginia
Death23 Sep 1991, Portland, Oregon
Birth13 Aug 1933, Blackey, Buchanan Co., Virginia
Death24 Mar 1989
Notes for William Anderson Pettit
My great aunts Oly and Lila said that Johnnie's sons by Tye were Jason, Willie and Asa, but Fay Beck of Bluefield, Virginia says that Johnnie's son William Anderson Pettit (who was her father-in law) was called Bill.
His Social Security record is under the name of Willie, though, so at least when he got his Social Security number he was using Willie as his official name. Presumably he switched his preference of nicknames sometime later in life.
His marriage license, issued in Buchanan County, Virginia, records marriage of William Pettit, 21, occupation lumberman, born Rowan Co., Ky, son of John and Tie Pettit, to Mollie M. Stacy, 19, born Buchanan Co., Va, daughter of A. C. and Martha Stacy, on 7 Nov 1919, at A. C. Stacy's in Blacky, Virginia. Marriage performed by George W. Stacy of the Buchanan Baptist Church.
The Social Security death record lists Willie Pettit, born 25 Sep 1899, died Sep 1981, SSN 232-01-1763 issued in "WC", last residence zip 24801,
which covers the town of Welch, in McDowell Co., WV. ("WC", given as place of issue, may be a typo for WV, since the C and the V are adjacent on the keyboard. Or it may be some special code.)
Census Notes for William Anderson & Mollie Mae (Family)
1920 census of Buchanan Co., VA, Rock Lick district, enumerated 5 Jan, lists on p. 5A as household #80:
Pettit, Willie, 21, saw mill, b. Ky Ky Ky; wife Mollie, 20, b. Va Va Va; Aldrich, Lina J., servant, 60, b. WV.
(The preceding household contains Willie’s father and brothers.)
1930 census of Buchanan Co., Virginia, Knox district, enumerated 10 April, lists on p. 7A:
Pettett, Willie A., 30, age at first marriage 20, b. Ky Ky WV, runs store; Mollie M., wife, 29, age at first marriage 19, b. Va Va Va; Alma G., dau, 9, b. Va; Alphord C., son, 8, b. Va; Haroce A., son, 6, b. WV; Geneva Z., dau, 5, b. VA; Lois L., dau, 1 9/12, b. Va.