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Re: Samuel Overton Pettus
Posted by: Charlene Fletcher (ID *****3824) Date: April 10, 2006 at 07:40:40
In Reply to: Re: Samuel Overton Pettus by Nancy Blackburn of 938

Nancy, my main concern in doing this research was to find the lineage to The Sam Overton Pettus who died in the Texas Revolution. Several generations back it is very confusing. At the risk of being corrected, I will give you what I have. Also, I apologize but most of my information was given to my son-in-law and I don't have it with me so don't have the birth, date or marriage dates.

Dabney Pettus married Anne Overton (early 1700s?)
She was the daughter of Samuel Overton & 'Miss' Carr
(Sorry, I don't remember what county but it was in Va.)
They had a daughter named Anne Overton Pettus
Their son John married Mary Minor
Their son, Samuel Overton Pettus was (we think) married to Jane Freeman...........they had a son William, then she died.
This Sam o Pettus fought in the revolution at Yorktown
Sam Overton P. then married Amediah Duke
* Son, Hugh married Barbara Price
They had a son, Samuel Overton Pettus (other sons: Freeman, William & John-who died in 1818 before his father)
Samuel O came to Texas and died at Goliad in the Tx. Revolution Against Mexico. Along with Sam O. Pettus, Freeman Pettus, William Pettus & his son John Freeman all came to Texas with Stephen F. Austin's first colony)
The Texas Sam o. Pettus did marry & his descendants still own land and live in or around Goliad, Texas.

I found two Samuel Overton Pettuses in in Mecklenberg County, Va. and the other in Lunenberg County and later Louisa County Va. They both fought in the Revolution and were cousins.

When I have the info in front of me again, I will send you the marriage date of Dabney Pettus and Anne Overton if I have it. By the way, Dabney was only the third generation in America as Thomas Pettus came from England in 1638. His son, Thomas, was Dabney's father.

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