NameWilliam Amos Pettit, 3C4R
Birth27 Jan 1828, Pendleton Co., Kentucky
Death10 Oct 1909, Grant Co., Kentucky
BurialFolsom, Grant Co., Kentucky
Marriage15 Jan 1851, Grant Co., Kentucky
SpouseMary Jane Hambrick
Birth1 Mar 1830, Scott Co., Kentucky
Death1894, Folsom, Grant Co., Kentucky
BurialPettit Family Plot, Folsom, Kentucky
Birth17 Oct 1851, Grant Co., Kentucky
Birth9 Feb 1855, Grant Co., Kentucky
Deathbef 1860, Grant Co., Kentucky
Birth19 Apr 1857, Grant Co., Kentucky
Death22 May 1880, Grant Co., Kentucky
Birth10 Jan 1859, Grant Co., Kentucky
Death24 Jul 1933, Grant Co., Kentucky
Birth13 May 1861, Grant Co., Kentucky
Birth8 Mar 1866, Grant Co., Kentucky
Birth26 Nov 1868, Grant Co., Kentucky
Death10 May 1952, Grant Co., Kentucky
Birth17 Aug 1872, Grant Co., Kentucky
Death5 Dec 1949, Norwood, Hamilton Co., Ohio
Notes for William Amos Pettit
Based on records provided by Virginia Loomis, Wm. Amos is buried in the Pettit family plot near Folsom, Ky. The death date is from the tombstone.
In September 1850 William was listed as age 21 with his grandfather Charles Sechrest.
Notes for William Amos & Mary Jane (Family)
Grant Co. Marriage Bond Bk 4, p. 97, Court Clerk's Office, Williamstown, Ky, lists marriage of William Petit & Mary Jane Hambrick, 15 Jan 1851.
Family bible belonging to William A. Pettit, now in possession of Virginia Loomis, photocopy on file at the Kentucky Historical Society, says "William A Pettit Was Born in the year of our lord January 27 1828 Mary Jane Pettit Was Born March 1, 1830 William A Pettit And Mary J. Hambrick was Adjoined in Matrimony January 16 1850". (The entry is not contemporaneous with the marriage: the Bible was published in 1854, and from the mix of handwritings, it seems that the entries cited above were probably made sometime in 1855. So the year may be in error. Another argument for the date from the marriage bond being the correct one is that in the 1850 census, taken in Sept, William was living with his grandfather Charles Secrest, with no wife evident.)
1860 census of Grant Co., Ky, Downingsville P.O., enumerated 29 June, records on p. 62 as family #430:
William A. Pettit, 31, farmer; Mary J., 30; David A., 9; Laura Ann, 3; Charles S., 1; Charles G. Pettit, 33, farmer; David Blackburn, 20, farm laborer; Patsey Beach, 35. All born in Ky.
1870 census of Grant Co., Ky, Downingsville precinct, enumerated 19 Aug, lists on p. 19 as family #123/122:
Pettit, William, 42, farmer; Mary J., 40; David, 19; Laura, 16; Louisa, 14; Charles, 11; Emma L., 5; William, 5/12, b. Dec; Charles, 44; Spoon, Marion (m), 21, farm laborer. All born in Ky.
1880 census of Grant Co., Ky, district 85, enumerated 24 June, lists on p. 8 as family #51:
Pettit, Wm A., 52, farmer; Mary J., 50, wife; David A., 29, son; Chas S., 21, son; Emma, 19, dau; Wm T., 12, son; Geo A., 8, son; Theobalds, Wm P., 3, grandson; Jacobs, Hiram, 14, hired hand.