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Most likely, Stephen II was the son of Stephen I and Stephen I was the son of Thomas I and Ka-Okee. Thomas Pettus, immigrant, did marry Elizabeth Durrent, widow of Richard Durrent sometime before 1643. Sir John Pettus of Chediston Hall, younger son of Sir Augustine Pettus,was a Member of Parliament in 1650 and author of various works. MEMBER OF GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL 1646-1660 "Cavaliers and Pioneers Calendar of Virginia Land Grants" Book No. Secretary Kemp, NNW upon George Mallen SW upon Gleabland CR. upon the Gleab Land and S E upon a br of Archers Hope Co 250acres by intermarriage with the relict and exec. In 1700 he was "of Blissland Parish, New Kent" when he signed a "lease-re lease" deed for "Littleton" and "Utopia" in favor of his stepmother's 2nd husband, James Bray . He deeded Louisa lands to sons, Dabney, John and George. The will of John Pettus, son of Dabney, dated 2nd Feb. Married Barbara Price, and had a son Samuel, who fell at the battle of San Jacinto, in Mexican War, for whose services his family receive d a grant of lands in Texas. In 1727Stephen Pettus patented extensively in western Hanover.They had a son Thomas Pettus II who was a minor when his father died c1661. Have heard of no one claiming descent from "the first Stephen". Died at the age of 77 in Fleet Station Prison, after many years of persecution, for which his wife was largely to blame. of Richard Durant and 35 acres by purchase of patent from Alexander Stoner and 286 for transportation of 6 persons, 14 acres remaining due. This deed is something of a mystery, quite lengthy but not complete. Other children were John Waters Pettus, William Overton Pettus, Thomas Waters Pettus, Anne Overton Pettus, married Clivias Duke, Mary Waters Pettus, married William Blount, Barbara Overton Pettus, married her cousin, Thomas Pettus, of Charlotte Co., Va. Stephen Pettus (Thomas, Thomas) called himself "Stephen Pettus of Hanover" in deeds to his sons in 17. It was signed also by Elizabeth and Jane Freeman and their husbands. Bray was safeguarding his wife's title to property left her by Capt . Blissland Parish was in lower New Kent, adjoining King William. Louisa set off from Hanover in 1742,included part of his holdings. He seems to have had a daughter whom married Terry. He may have gone to Jefferson Co., which became the state o Kentucky.Once I began my own research into the original records around 1970, I quickly discovered that most writers on Pettus genealogy relied upon someone else's work and that the pioneers either did not do the necessary research or else misinterpreted whatever fragmentary records they did find.Good evidence has come to light in the past few years that immigrant ancestor, Thomas Pettus, married Ka-Okee, daughter of Pocahontas by her first husband, Kocoum, an Indian brave who died in a battle with the Susquehanna tribe!We are fortunate to have the few that have survived, so we are forced to piece together family lineages based upon fragmentary evidence. Item, I do give and bequeath unto Bridgett Saltonstall my grandchild the sum of one hundred pounds and unto Susan Saltonstall my granchild one hundred pounds and unto Christian Saltonstall my grandchild one hundred pounds to be paid unto them at their several ages of eighteen year s of days of marriage, which shall first happen. John Pettus, son of Dabney, was living in Louisia Co., Va.That is one reason that the genealogy of early generations in colonial Virginia is so difficult. My cousin Thomas Potter and Anne his wife shall have the use of the corner nessuage in the parish of St. 5, 6, 48 Note: Authorities disagree as to the identity of the wife of Dabney Pettus , b. in 1751, and is shown by the family chart to have married Mary Minor of Virginia. 1770, mentions the following issue: Samuel Overton Pettus, a soldier in the Revolution, who married Amy Duke,and had a son Hugh , born in 1789; died in 1864 in Cumberland o.So, I will quote from our correspondence to try to bring you up to speed.
I concluded that the sale took place after Stephen came of age. The most logical explanation of the above evidence is that Thomas II was Stephen's father. 1 DEST Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Vol I. We see that this, contradicting our other account, states that JOHN, not Dabney, Pettus married ANN OVERTON, and that he was a grandson of COLN.Mary Pettus who married Chillian Palmer was the daughter of John Pettus and his wife Sarah Lipscomb. Symon and Jude, late my uncle Richard Swifte's, after my decease, for the term of seven years upon the condition that he shall pay unto John Pettus my godson, son of my brother Thomas Pettus, yearly, at the said corner messuage, eight pounds. Clarence Stacy (Pocahontas Hutchinson): The Pettus Family(1957). 7 and 44, will of Chilion Palmer, Halifax County, Virginia, copy attached signed Chilion, Stacy gives name as Chilton, See also; Excerpt B, opposite Column: Excerpt B: History of Jefferson County, Florida--Mary Oakley Mc Rory and Edith Clarke Barrows, Monticello, Florida (1939) p. The will of John Pettus, son of Dabney, dated 2nd Feb. Married Barbara Price, and had a son Samuel, who fell at the battle of San Jacinto, in Mexican War, for whose services his family receive d a grant of lands in Texas.John was the son of Stephen Pettus and his wife Mary Dabney. I bequeath unto my brother Thomas Pettus, my sister Whall, my sister Joanes, the late wife of my brother William, deceased, my sister in law Mrs. George Downing, my brother in law Robert Debny (and others named) a nest of cups or bowls of silver of ten pounds price, with a superscription, "IN MEMORIAN JOHANNIS PETTUS MILITIS."Cousin Stile, cousin Myles, cousin Richard Dethicke and William Blackhead's wife. My son Thomas Pettus to be sole executor and my son in law Martyn Sedley, my brother Robert Debney and my cousin Henry Pendleton to be supravisors. 26, In 1758 Martin Thomas Palmer appeared in Virginia, married twice and became the father of several children. Other children were John Waters Pettus, William Overton Pettus, T homas Waters Pettus, Anne Overton Pettus, married Clivias Duke, Mary Waters Pettus, married William Blount, Barbara Overton Pettus, married her cousin, Thomas Pettus, of Charlotte Co., Va. John Pettus (D., T., T.) called himself John Pettus sr.He expresses surprise that this connection, which is "sacred tradition" for three distinct native American tribes in Virginia, is also known by certain members of the Pettus family who had heard it from their grandparents!For example, Thomas held a large tract of land in what is now Stafford County, Virginia.