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Mathew Peticrew, d. abt 1798, m. Ann Akers; VA, Campbell County
Posted by: B. Kline (ID *****3222) Date: April 19, 2006 at 11:32:08
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I am seeking info on the ancestors of Mathew Peticrew/Petticrew. May also be spelled Pettycrew. Here is what I have, from:

Shearer, James William
"The Shearer-Akers family : combined with "The Bryan line" through the seventh generation "
Somerville, N.J.: Press of the Somerset Messenger, 1915, 131 pgs.

Mathew Peticrew and Ann Akers married 11 Nov 1790, Campbell County, VA. (or 5 Nov 1790)

1. Elizabeth, m. Hugh Garvin. Farmer, Campbell Co., VA. To Chariton Co., MO, 1845
Children: Gilland; Elizabeth Ann.
2. William, b. 1793-1-11, m. 1818-9-17, Martha S. Bass, b. 1801-5-21. Farmer. Soldier in War of 1812.
Children: Samuel, 1822; Mary Ann, 1823; James Frederick, 1826; Martha Jane, 1827; John Daniel, 1829;
Elizabeth Susan, 1830; Nancy Missouri, 1832; Sarah Steele, 1834; William Akers, 1836, Matthew Moon, 1838.
3. John, m. Mary Ann Moore. Farmer, Rockbridge Co., VA. Distiller.
Children: Rachel, b. 1828; Judy Ann, Margaret, Letitia, John Thomas, all murdered or frozen in snow when
their mother was murdered in 1846 and house burned. The father and Rachel escaped, being from home.
4. James, m. Susan Bass (sister of Martha).
Children: William, 1838; Martha Ann; Eliza Ellen; John Patrick; David Minard.
5. Matthew, m. Annie Brooks. Had several children, unknown.
6. David, a physician, m. Sarah Steele. Had son, William David. To Keytesville, Chariton Co., MO.
7. Samuel, d. y(oung).
8. Rachel, n. m. (not married).

Children Elizabeth and David migrated to Chariton County, MO. David was a wealthy physician and slaveholder in Keytesville.

Matthew, the father, was a Rev. War vet, and I found the pension application made by Ann, or her estate. It was on Heritage Quest.
Their marriage date was Nov. 11, 1790, according to a statement by the Campbell County, VA, clerk; they were married by Rev. William Mahon (mentioned as minister of Hat Creek Presbyterian church in another source). A Dec. 1844 statement by the comptroller of the Treasury said "the executor of Ann Petticrew, dec'd" had been paid from Mar. 4, 1843 to Sept. 4, 1843, at the rate of $50 per year. A statement (Feb. 25, 1843) by a Campbell County justice of the peace said that Ann Petticrew had appeared before him giving information about Matthew's service, so she could get the pension. It said she was 79 then. That would make her birth year 1764 or so. Matthew was a private and regular in the infantry in the Continental and militia service of Virginia. He was "engaged in several battles, and suffered and endured many hardships and privations." Matthew's death date is given but the only legible part was October, day = 21 I think, can't read the year. Ann signed with a mark. The name in the documents is spelled consistently Petticrew, but sometimes he is Mathew, other times Matthew.
So Ann was still alive in 1843, but dead by the end of 1844. Maybe she died sometime around Sept. 1843, and that is why the pension stopped.

The Library of Virginia

Petticrew, Mathew 1798

Petticrew, Mathew [Matthew]
Publication        1798
Gen. note        Part of index to Campbell County Wills and Administrations (1782 - 1800)
Note        p. 361-362. Will pro. 10 Sept. 1798.
Note        Will Book 1, 1782-1800 (Reel 1)

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