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Pettiford Family

Pettiford Family

Posted: 974203200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 994090184000
Seeking information on and/or descendants of the Pettiford family in Hawkins Co. Richard Pettiford (b. c1821, m. 1841 in Stokes Co., NC, to Elizabeth Epps) and his brother Franklin Pettiford (b. c1826, wife Lucy) both moved with their families to Hawkins Co. from NC about 1867. Both families listed in Hawkins in the 1870 census. By 1880, Franklin's whole family is gone--where?--but Richard's family remained in the area. Richard m. 2) 1869 in Hawkins to Elizabeth Wright, although she is not with him in the 1870 census. He m. 3) 1877 in Knox Co. to Margaret Elizabeth Baker and was counted in Knox in the 1880 census. His widow, Margaret E. Pettiford, was listed in the Knoxville city directory as late as 1900.

Richard Pettiford's children were Rudolphus (b. c1842), Emeline/Elmina (b. c1844), Louisa (b. c1846), Eveline (b. 1848, m. 1865 in Knox Co. to John Harris but living in Hawkins near her father in 1870), Hiram (b. c1850, m. 1869 in Hawkins to Louisa Hudgens, moved to Knoxville), Susan (c1854/56), Lurena (b. c1857/59), Richard S. (b. c1862). Possibly also Leroy Pettiford (b. c1855, moved to Knoxville w/family) and George Pettiford (b. c1860, m. 1880 in Hawkins to Harriet Still). George's family were the last Pettifords in Hawkins--listed in the 1900 census; George's daughter Julia m. 1902 in Hawkins to L.H. Emmert.

Any information greatly appreciated.

Re: Pettiford Family

Posted: 1339431280000
Classification: Query
I see you haven't been on ancestry in over a year, so you may not receive this. But Richard Pettiford was my G-G-Grandfather. Please let me know if you still need info or if you've found any new info?

Re: Pettiford Family

Posted: 1361419491000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pettiford Bishop McClure
Richard Pettiford is my G-G-G Grandfather. Rudolphus my G-G Grandfather. I would certainly appreciate any information you might have!

Re: Pettiford Family

Posted: 1361650756000
Classification: Query
Dear Patti-
Wow! We must be related then! I don't have time today but tomorrow I'll write again with more info for you & so we can figure out how we're related. My G-G-Richard Pettiford was the father of Susan Emma Pettiford (my G-grandmother), who married my G grandfather, David Miller Sexton. One of their sons was Alonzo Witt, my grandfather.
I'll write again tomorrow!

Re: Pettiford Family

Posted: 1361683898000
Classification: Query
Hi Mary,

Yes, we are! Rudolphus was my GG Grandfather. Alonzo must be a family name as that was the name of one of R's sons. Please do write! I look forward to hearing from you.


Re: Pettiford Family

Posted: 1361730199000
Classification: Query
Hi Patti-I just sent you an in-box message using messages...thought we could better communicate that way rather than using the message board.
Hope to hear from you soon!

Re: Pettiford Family

Posted: 1486889831000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pettiford, Murrie, Epps, West
Hi there!
I think I can answer the question in regards to Franklin Pettiford and his wife Lucy Epps, plus a few other details. Both appear in the Guilford Co. , NC 1850 census, listed as in the "Southern Division". From there, I found them listed in the 1860 Federal Census under Frank Pettiford, having moved to District 10, Hawkins, Tenn. (served by the Rogersville Post Office.) His family: Frank (day laborer) age 36, Lucy age 35, children: Eliza age 7, John H. age 6, Thomas H. age 5, Alphis age 3, Ellen age 8 months. Also living with them is Susan E. Pettiford age 19, and Richard Fitts, a laborer, aged 50.

On this same census page, they live very near to Thomas Y. Epps 23 (Virginia born), Susan E. age 20 (a farm hand born in TN), Lucinda age 1, and Isaac age 4 mos.

Also nearby is Peter Epps age 25, a farmhand born in NC, Sarah Epps age 19, born in VA, and Archie age 3 months, born in TN. These and the above groups are likely related to Lucy Epps who is married to Frank Pettiford.

I know that Thomas H. (or K.) Pettiford, born 29, May, 1856 died 20 Jan, 1925. He was buried the following day. Thomas also has his birthplace as NC, so he and his parents probably had not yet moved to TN. I believe he was buried in Johnson Co. Illinois at the Murrie family cemetery near Vienna, Illinois. I will have to confirm that.

What follows is a partial listing of descendency, without citations, as this is still a work in progress, and right now, most of what I have is verbal from family members. It is, however fairly solid.

Thomas H. Pettiford was father to
Ollie Jane Pettiford, born March 27, 1881.
Ollie Jane married Charles W. Murrie.
Charles W. Murrie was born June 4, 1878, and died Jan 14, 1943.

Ollie Jane had siblings:
Ella, who married Alpha Gray
Effie, who remained single
India, who married Frank Simpson.

I may have this wrong, because my notes were really hastily written, but I think Charles W. Murrie and Ollie Jane Pettiford were parents to:
Jefferson Monroe Murrie
Jefferson Monroe Murrie married Emily Elvira West

I know there is a lot of confirming data missing here, but I will be working on and off to fill in the dates and data points. I'm also working backward as well, so very early information is highly desired.

Hope this helps,
Mary Lynn J.
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