George PETTIT b. 1775 NC, d. of cancer 7 Apr 1852 Caldwell Co., KY. He was the son of Thomas PETTIT and Wife(sic) PETTIT. He m. 23 Nov. 1800 Madison Co., KY, Elizabeth GILLESPIE b.c. 1785, dau. of William GILLESPIE and Nancy Ann HUDSON, daughter of William HUDSON and Mary TERRELL. Children: 1 Patsy (Martha) PETTIT b.c. 1801, Madison Co., KY d. 30 Jan 1846 Trigg Co., KY, m. 24 Mar 1817 Caldwell Co., KY, Miles DUNNING b. 3 Jan 1798 Bertie Co., NC, d. 14 Sep 1849 Trigg Co., KY, youngest child of Shadrach DUNNING and Mary BARNES. Children: 11 George Washington DUNNING b.c. 1825 Caldwell Co., KY, d. 1870 Caldwell Co. He was listed with George PETTIT in the 1850 census. He m(1) 22 Oct 1844 Caldwell Co., Sarah LESTER, m(2) 12 Dec 1853 Caldwell Co., Martha WOODRUFF 12 (H)Arlenia Elizabeth DUNNING b. 8 Mar 1828 Caldwell Co., d. 20 Jan 1875 Trigg Co., m(1) Jul 1842 Trigg Co. Cader BARNES d.c. 1845-6 m(2) 31 Jul 1847 Trigg Co., Alexander DUNNING, son of Levi DUNNING, son of Hardimon DUNNING, oldest son of Shadrach DUNNING and Mary BARNES. 13 Dudley W. DUNNING b. 24 Feb 1830 Caldwell Co., d. 12 Nov 1874, Christian Co., KY, m. 27 Sep 1849 Stewart Co., TN, Elizabeth E.DUNNING, dau. of Levi DUNNING and Jennet Moore CARNEY. 14 Mary Frances DUNNING b.c. 1832 Caldwell Co., m. 14 Apr 1847 Trigg Co., James A. JOHNSON 15 Elvira A. DUNNING b. 10 Jan 1833 Caldwell Co., m. 20 Jan 1852 Caldwell Co., B. F. CANTRELL 16 Martha M. DUNNING b.c. 1839 Trigg Co., m.c. 1854 W. J. WILSON 2 Thomas Gillespie PETTIT b. 19 May 1806 Madison Co., KY, d. 22 May 1856 Caldwell Co., m. 12 Aug 1830 Mary (Polly) GRAY, d. 22 May 1856 Caldwell Co., KY 21 John PETTIT b. 1835, d. 1862 no children 22 Lydia Green PETTIT b. 1838, d. 1863 23 George William PETTIT b. 1852, d. 1916, m. Elizabeth Roy DUKE d. 1917, dau. of John C. DUKE and Cornelius CRABB 231 George William PETTIT Jr. 232 Susan PETTIT 233 Shipton PETTIT 234 Mamie PETTIT 235 Louise PETTIT 236 Duke PETTIT m. 1910 Murray, KY Rella COLEMAN, dau. of Dr. J. R. COLEMAN and Jessie McELRATH 2361 Duke Gillespie PETTIT 2362 George William PETTIT III b. 12 Mar 1916, d. 27 Dec 1966, m. 20 Jun 1940 Mary Grace AKIN 237 Flora PETTIT 238 Bolivar PETTIT 239 Laura PETTIT 23X Majorie PETTIT 23A Gayle PETTIT 24 Thomas Gillespie PETTIT b. 1854, d. 1900 no children 3 female 10 to 16 in 1820 census of Caldwell Co. She is not in 1830 census. Married or deceased? A Dunning genealogy was published in 1998 and copies are available. References: George Pettit - Tax Books of Madison Co., KY 1801-1813 George Pettit - Tax Books of Caldwell Co., KY 1814-1851 Thomas Pettit - Tax Book of Madison Co., KY 1814 Thomas Pettit - Tax Books of Caldwell Co., KY 1815-1816 1820 Census Caldwell Co., KY, p. 44 1830 Census Caldwell Co., KY, p. 156 1840 Census Caldwell Co., KY, p. 7 1850 Census Caldwell Co., KY, p. 350, Family #144 1850 Census Caldwell Co., KY, Slave Schedule, listed 41 male and female slaves by sex and age owned by George Pettit 1852 Caldwell Co., KY, Death Register: George Pettit age 77, born North Carolina, died of cancer 7 April 1852, father was Thomas Pettit, mother was listed as Wife Pettit Caldwell Co., KY, Deed Bk D, p. 337, 1822 George Pettit and wife Elizabeth sell a tract of land Caldwell Co., KY, Deed Bk L, p.5-6, dated 25 Dec 1842 George Pettit's deed of gift of slave girls to his granddaughter Orleana Elizabeth Dunning now married to Kader Barnes, and his granddaughter Mary Frances Dunning, children of Miles Dunning and his wife Martha, late Martha Pettit -- George Pettit did not make a will and the court had to divide his estate among his heirs. Caldwell Co., KY, Deed Bk Q, p.330-1, 25 Mar 1853 Thomas G. Pettit, appointed Commissioner in Chancery by the Caldwell Circuit Court Sep 1852 on a petition in the issue of Thomas G. Pettit and other heirs of George Pettit deceased, to sell land and slaves, petition granted, land was sold on the courthouse steps on 15 Nov 1852 - 145 acres to Jesse Lamb p. 332-3 25 Mar 1853 [same as above] - two tracts, 28 acres and 144 acres to Aaron G. Scott p. 340-2 25 Mar 1853 [same as above] - two tracts, 45 acres and 18 acres to James Linebough p. 355-7 25 Mar 1853 [same as above] - 154 acres to D. M. L. Scott p. 357-9 25 Mar 1853 [same as above] - 86 acres to Norfleet N. Jones The above George Pettit b. 1775 has been confused with the following family and care must be taken to keep them separate. They are not known to be related. George H. Pettit, who was b.c. 1792 in TN, moved to Caldwell Co., KY, about 1835, was in the 1840 Caldwell Co., KY, Census, p. 41, moved in 1847 to Lawrence Co., MO, where he was in the 1850 census p. 290, Family #306. George H. Pettit m. Jane Courtney about 1817 in TN, and had the following children born in Jefferson County, TN: Elizabeth b. 1818, Jonas b.c. 1821, Perlina b. 1822, Sarah b. 1824, Jane Emiline b. 1826, Julia Ann b. 1828, Polly Ann b. 1830, Martha Catherine b. 1832; and George W. D. Pettit b.c. 1836 Caldwell Co., KY. This family has been well researched by it's descendants, some of whom still live in Caldwell County.
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