Pettit, Obadiah

Pettit, Obadiah

Male Abt 1730 - Bef 1808  (~ 78 years)

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  • Name Pettit, Obadiah  [1
    Born Abt 1730 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 23 Jan 1808  Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • based on estate administration
    Person ID I30380  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2022 

    Father Pettit, Elias,   b. 1673, Newton, Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Furman, Jane,   b. 1694, Long Island City, Queens County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1773, Somerset, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F11252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hedges, Ann,   b. Abt 1735 
     1. Petit, Thomas,   b. Abt 1760,   d. 1834, Washington, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)  [natural]
     2. Petit, Keturiah  [natural]
     3. Petit, Nathaniel,   b. Between 1755 and 1760, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1809, Fayette, Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)  [natural]
     4. Petit, William,   b. 1775, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Petit, Samuel,   d. Abt Apr 1814  [natural]
     6. Petit, Mary  [natural]
     7. Petit, Elizabeth  [natural]
     8. Petit, John H.  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F11246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 23 Jan 1808 - Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obadiah Petit - 1820 United States Federal Census
    Obadiah Petit - 1820 United States Federal Census

    Obadiah Pettit Story
    Obadiah Pettit Story

  • Notes 

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      Fauquier County . Virginia. Deed Book 17 . page 377
      23rd September 1808 - We, Samuel Pettit and William. Pettit , Of THE COUNTY Of SCOTT AND STATE OF KENTUCKY constitute and appoint Thomaa. Pettit , of the County of Fauquier, State of VirgInia and John H. Pettit , of the County of Culpeper. Virginia our true and Lawful attornay in fact to transact all business relative to the Estate of Obadiah Pettit , d ec'd., wherein we are interested and to which Estate we are legatees., etc. (Sworn to before Fielding Bradford and Peter Mason, Justices of the Peace for Scott County, Kentucky and certified to by Cary L. Clarke , Clerk of Scott County, Kentucky).

      They Went Thataway, Charles Hughes Hamlin, (Richmond, VA, 1964-1966), page 13
      Note: Keturah Pettit of Fauquier County, Virginia also gives her Power of Attorney to John H. Pettit of Culpeper County , Virginia .

      Fauquier Co., Va Will Book 6 . page 55 -

      John H. Pettit and Thomas Pettit, as administrators of the Estate of Obadiah Pettit, dec 'd., from July 9, 1808 to 23 January 1812 , records the debits and credits against the Estate and
      makes a Settlement of the Estate to the following heirs and distributees : Keturah Pettit, Nathaniel Pettit, William Pettit, Samuel Pettit, Joseph
      McDowell, Francis Walden , Richard Roberts, John H. Pettit, Thomas Pettit. Recorded: 26 September 1814 .

      Fauquier County. Virginia Deed Book 17. page 360

      14th November 1818 • Nathaniel Pettit OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY (no County stated) . sells for $820.00 . to John Kemper· all his right, title, interest, claims, and demands of and to that part of the real property of My father, Obadiah Pettit , dec'd.," lying and being in the County of Fauquier, Virginia and also my right, title, etc., in the Estate of Nathaniel Owens, dec'd., .
      Witnesses: Daniel Withers, George H. Payne,
      John A. W.(?) Smith.


      A letter from Sylvia Pettit Welch, of 511 Townsend St., Lansing, Michigan, on file at the Kentucky Historical Society Library, and dated Aug 1st 1832, but obviously intending 1932 as it mentions many marriage and death dates after 1832 and even into the 1900's, says:

      "Obediah and Zedacia Pettit brothers of near Lynchburg, Va., came to Fayette Co. Ky about the beginning of the last century (1800). Obediah married Ann (surname unknown). Their children: Keturiah; Nathaniel married Rebecca Owens; William married Betsey Davis; Samuel married Elizabeth Bragg; Mary married Richard Roberts; Elizabeth married Francis Walden; John H. married Catherine M. a sister of Sarah Campbell; Thomas married Behethelon Owens."


      From The Pettit Correspondent, Volume 2, Number 2, page 76

      Pettit / Furman / Waldron

      Compiled by Lesba L. Thompson
      (1745 Meredith Lane, Belleair, Clearwater, Florida 34616)

      Obadiah Pettit (Will Book 6, page 55, Fauquier Co., Va.) was from Somerset Co., NJ; his mother was Jane Furman Pettit. Her will, filed under her maiden name, is in the Somerset Co., NJ records (Vol. 5 NJ, Wills, 193-4, NJ Archives). The will dated 12 Dec. 1770, proved 1773, names sons, Obadiah and Zedekiah. These brothers migrated to Culpepper Co., Va. about 1770; Obadiah sold his land there in 1776 and bought land in Fauquier Co., Va.

      Francis Waldron (sometimes misspelled Walden) married 12 Oct. 1795, Fauquier Co., Va. Nancy Ann, daughter of Obadiah Pettit and his spouse, Ann H. (probably Hedges). Shortly after their marriage Nancy and Francis Waldron moved to Brooke Co., Va. (now W. Va.) with two sisters of Nancy and their families: Mary Pettit Roberts and Spouse Richard; Elizabeth Pettit McDaniels, spouse, Joseph. In 1811 Francis and Nancy Pettit Waldron moved to Jefferson County, Ohio; she died there prior to 1833 and he in October 1835, in Bloomfield, Jefferson Co., where they were buried.

      The will of John H. Pettit, dated 24 July 1830, proved 28 Feb. 1831, named wife, Catey and nephew John, son of Obadiah and Nancy A. Waldron (this will probably in Bloomfield Station, Jefferson Co., Ohio, is filed in Will Book 12, page 21, Fauquier Co., Va.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S990] Documents Relating To the Colonical and Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey vol. XXXIV, A. Van Doren Honeyman, (Name: MacCrellish & Quigley Co.; Location: Trenton, NJ; Date: 1931;).

    2. [S1112] Abstracts of Wills, Administrations & Marriages of Fauquier Co., VA.(1759-1800), Junie E. S. King (complied by), (Name: Genealogical Publishing Com; Location: Beverly Hills, CA & Baltimore, MD; Date: 1939, 1978, 1980;).