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  1. Robert Todd Pettit: Birth: 1793 in Lincoln Co, Kentucky. Death: 1866 in Gonzales Cty., TX

  2. George Pettit: Birth: ABT 1794 in Rockbridge Co., VA. Death: 19 NOV 1857 in Scott Cty., MO

  3. Walker Pettit: Birth: 1798 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Death: BEF 07 OCT 1850 in Shelby Cty., Texas

  4. Mary Polly Pettit: Birth: ABT 1800 in Lincoln Cty., KY.

  5. Francis Pettit: Birth: ABT 1801.


Notes
a. Note:   Taite vs. Pettitt To June 1794 --------- June Ref'd Award assessed ---------- Executed by Wm. Montgomery S.L.C. ---------- The Commonwealth of Kentucky To the Sheriff of Lincoln County Greeting you are are hereby commanded to take Benjamin Pettitt Jun. if he be found within your bailwick and him safely keep so that you have his body before the Justices of our Court of Quarter Sessions for the County aforesaid at the Court House the fisrt day of their next June Court to answer Stephen Taite of a plea of trespass on the Case. Damage Two Hundred pounds.
And have then there this Writ Witness Willis Green, Clerk of our said Court at the Court House the 8th day of May 1794 in the 2nd year of our Commonwealth.
Willlis Green
Agreeable to an Order of the Worshipful Court of Quarter Sessions for the County of Lincoln referring a certain action of Slander that is depending therein between Stephen Tate plaintiff and Benjamin Petitt Jr. defendant, we the arbitrators do award and determine that the said defendant was not authorized to propagate the report of the said plantiff from any testimony adduced to us by the defendant, but from the youth and circumstances of the said deft we do not conceive that the plt ought to recover exemplary damages thereefore award that the deft pay the plft three pounds damages this costs.
G. Nicholas Tho. T. Davis Thomas Todd
========================= Wills: Joseph Jackson 1797 Lincoln Co. Will Book B: 188
Jackson Will
In the Name of God Amen. I JOSEPH JACKSON of Lincoln County and State of Kentucky being in my perfect senses and memory & knowing it is appointed for men to die do constitute and make this my last Will and Testament. I give my body to the Earth from whence it was taking with a certain hope of the resurrection at the Last day. And also such worldly Estate it has pleased God to Indow me with I give and bequeath in the manner and form as followeth.
Item, I give and bequeath unto the Children of my eldest Daughter WRITTER HOUNSLER, Polly & James Hounsler one Negroe Boy by the name of Jason also all my other estate that Should have fallen to my Daughter Writter to be equally Divided between the said Polly and James after the Death of my Daughter Writter to them and their heirs forever -- I give unto my Daughter FRANCES LEVI's two Children Jean & Betsey Levi one Negroe girl by the name of Anaxa as also all my other Estate that should have fallen to my Daughter Frances to be equally Divided between the said Jean and Betsey to them and their Heirs forever.
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I give unto my Daughter ELIZABETH BRUNSON one Negroe girl by the name of Lucy to her & her heirs forever. I give unto my Daughter POLLEY LEE one Negroe girl Hannah to her and her heirs forever. I give unto my Daughter JEAN EWING one Negroe girl by the name of Rhody to her and her heirs forever I give unto my son EPHRAIM JACKSON one Negroe boy by the name of Stephen to him and his heirs forever. Also the Land and plantation whereon I now I now (sic) Live containing two hundred and fifty Acres -- Allowing my Daughter Writter Hounsler the priviledge of a peaceable possession on the plantation whereon she now lives during her natural Life.
Also my desire is that my Negroe man Michael and my Negroe Woman Loab shall be free & released from the Yoke of Slavery at my death and they are at Liberty then.
I will that all my Estate Sarah, George, Hezekiah and whatsoever is Yet unappropiated the Value of it shall be equally Divided between my Children their Names as follows. Writters two children Polly & James, Frances two Children Jean & Betsey, Elizabeth Polly and Jean the Divition to be agreeable to the above description.
Item I do constitute this my last Will & Testament this and no other and do revoke all
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all other Will or Wills. Lastly I appoint my son Ephraim & Zach'a Shackelford Exor.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Ninety seven.
Test his Zach'a Shackleford Joseph Jackson L S David Logan, David Arnett mark
At a County Court held for Lincoln County the 10th day of October 1797.
This Will was proved to be the Act and deed of the said Joseph Jackson Deceased by the Oaths of David Logan and David Arnett. Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Ephraim Jackson & Zachariah Shackelford the Executors therein named who made oath & acknowledged Bond with James Tinsley, David Arnett, David Logan, Michael Leare & Levi Baldock Securities in the penalty of two Thousand pounds a Certificate is granted them for obtaining a pobat thereof in due form.
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Agreeable to an order of the Worshipful County of Lincoln to us directed being Sworn have proceeded to appraise the Estate of Joseph Jackson Dec'd as follows:
L S D To a Bond on William Buford 37 7 0 To a Bond on Joseph Glover 21 0 0 To a Bond on Joseph Russell 4 13 0 To a Book Accompt against Charles Hounsler 7 9 0
208 L S D To a Book Accompt against Stout Brunson 25 0 0 To a Book Accompt against Solomon Levi 10 2 0 To a Book Accompt against William Lee 38 8 0 To a Book Accompt against Saml Ewing 36 0 0 To 1 Negroe Man by the name of George 115 0 0 To 1 Negroe Woman by the name of Sary 80 0 0 To 1 Negroe Boy by the name of Abner 80 0 0 To 1 Negroe Child by the name of Hezekiah 25 0 0 To 1 Bay horse 25 0 0 To 1 sorrel Mare 16 10 0 To 1 Mare & Colt 23 7 0 To 1 Young Mare 12 0 0 To 1 Cow & yearling and one Steer 6 16 0 To 1 Steer and one Cow & Calf 5 10 0 To 2 Cows & Calves 7 5 0 To 1 Bull and 2 Heiphers 5 2 0 To 2 Heifers & 2 broke Steers 14 12 0 To 5 head of Sheep & Bell 2 2 0 To 22 head of hogs 13 0 0 To a parcel of wheat 3 15 0 To a quantity of oats in the sheaf 3 0 0 To � Bushel of hemp seed 0 9 0 To one Culling Knife and Box 0 16 0 To 2 large Gums & a parcel of Hemp 1 13 0 To a quantity of old Corn 21 0 0 To the Corn in the field 49 10 0 To 2 old saddles 0 15 0 To 2 pair of drawing Chains, Collars & Hames 1 7 0 To 2 Hoghead 0 10 0
209 L S D To one Barshear and one shovel plows 2 2 0 To one grindstone etc. and 1 cross Cut saw 0 19 0 To 4 axes �1"7 and 4 old hoes �1"1 2 8 0 To handsaw and 1 foot Ads 1 0 0 To sundry tools �3.3 - to 1 pair of Stillards 3 18 0 To 4 bells �1 and sundry articles 7/ 1 7 0 To a parcel of tand Leather 1 8 0 To 1 beef hide 11/ and 1 bear skin 6/ 0 17 0 To 1 ox Cart and Yoke 0 18 0 To a Small quantity of Tobacco 0 2 8 To 1 hand Mill 15/ 0 15 0 To 3 beds 3 steads and furniture 29 0 0 To 3 gums 12/ 0 12 0 To wearing Apparel 10 16 0 To sundry articles of Household furniture 8 8 0 To one looking glass 0 7 6 To sundry Articles 18/ 0 18 0 To one pair of fire dogs & fire poker 1 1 0 To one Corner Cubbard �3" 10 3 10 0 To one tea Kettle & 1 pewter Bason 1 0 0 To 1 Iron Kettle & 1 Cubbard 3 2 0 To sundry �1 " 3 " 0 to 1 loom 2/ 2 13 0 To 3 pewter Basons 1 7 0 To sundry Kitching Furniture 1 10 6 To 1 Iron pot 18/ and 1 Dutch oven 18/ 1 !6 0 To sundry 7/ to 1 lint wheal 12/ 0 19 0 To one Cotton 1 wheal 6/ and 1 Tub 1/6 0 7 6 To one Iron ladle 2/ to 6 Stays 13/ 0 7 0 To one set of loom gear 6/ to 1 lint wheal 13/ 1 1 0
210 L S D To 6 Chears 15/ and set of loom gear 1/ 0 16 0 To 1 Table 15/ to 1 pewter Bason 4/ 0 19 0 To 2 Hemp brak 2/6 and Hemp hackle ________________ L 781. 7. 8
Giveing under our hand the 27 day of October 1797 Joel Atkinson Samuel Emonerson John W. Robarts William Partees
At a County Court held for Lincoln County the 14th day of November 1797.
This Inventory and Appraisement was returned & ordered to be recorded. [The clerk appears to have only numbered the page on the left side of this book at this point. This begins lower right side page 256. The words "not found" are written along the left side of these entries.]
Joseph Jackson Sale Bill L S D Nathan Hustan to shovel plow 0 11 6 Isaac Walker to ditto Barshare 2 11 0 James Fealan to one steer 3 1 0 James Fealan to Ditto 2 10 6 James Fealden to a one Bull 1 10 6 James Fealan to one steer 1 0 0 Hezekiah Terpen to one Cow 4 0 0 George Daividsan to one heifer Pied 1 16 0 Abraham Vanwincle to one heifer 2 0 0
257 L S D Charles Haunsler to one cow & earling (sic) 5 8 0 Charity Dau[gherty--crossed out] ein to one Cow & earling 4 16 0 George Law to one cow & calf 3 14 0 William Steele to one heifer 2 17 6 Hezekiah Turpin to 1 Heifer 1 10 0 John Shackleford to 2 steer & cart 14 6 0 >Benjamin Pettet Junr 4 hogs 2 Choice 5 18 0 Joseph Moore to 4 hogs 3 Choice 3 1 0 John Carrier to 4 hogs & two last choice 1 10 6 Joseph Moore to 4 hogs first Chace 7 11 0 Joseph to one horse 30 18 0 Staut Bainsan to one claw hamer 4 6 John Shackleford to one mare 16 1 0 Jacob Gibson to one mare and colt 30 1 0 Francis Day fillee 12 12 0 William Montgomery to five sheep & 1 bell 2 13 0 Richard Shackelford to 10 Bushels of wheat 3 2 6 John Evans to 8 Bushels of wheat 2 10 0 Levi Baldock Junr to one hoe 0 10 0 Abraham stephens to one hoe 4 8 William woodram to one ax
L S D William Woodram to one ax 16 0 William Woodram to one ax 9 1 Levi Baldock Junr to one wedge 7 1 John Leese to one cross cut saw 15 0 Nathan Hustan to one hoe 5 1 Levi Baldock Junr to one hoe 4 6 Nathan Hustan to one auger 1 6 James featan to one chain 0 16 8 Ephraim Jackman to one clevis 4 0 Nathan Hustan to one Clevis 2 6 William Montgomery to one Chisel 2 0 William Montgomery to sundries 12 0 George McRoberts to one ax 2 6 Wm Woodram to one Bell 4 6 James Coley to one Bell 7 Abraham Stephens to sundries 6 3 Levi Baldac junr to Sundries 2 6
the 2nd of the sale
George McRoberts to sudries 3 1 Wm Woodram to sundries 7 6 Georg McRoberts to sundries 2 6 Ephraim Jackson to one pair of stillards 10 9 Staut Brinson to foot adz 9 4
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Charles Haunsler to one gridiron 7 1 Samuel ewings to pair of tongs 8 3 Joseph Moore to sundries 4 0 Archibal Mills to one pair of Doubletree 9 Nathan Hustan to sundries 12 7 Zachariah Shackelford to one wimblebit 1 3 Jepa Emmerson to one pair of geers 9 1 William Montgomery to one pair of chai Packsadle 8 9 Michel to one saddle 10 3 Joel Jackson to twenty Barels of corn 6 7 0 George McRoberts to ten Barrels of Corn 3 10 John Hamilton to 20 Barrels of corn 6 1 Thomas Buford to twenty Barrels of corn 6 0 0 Charles Haunsler to twenty Barrels of corn 6 0 0 Robert Ashmore to 20 Barrels of corn 6 0 0 David Simpson to 20 Barrels of corn 6 0 0 David Simpson to 20 Barrels of corn 6 0 0 Watson Henry to twenty Barrels of corn 6 0 0 Michel Leese to twenty Barrels of corn 5 18 0 William 7 Barrels 1/5 corn 3 2 11 >Benjamin Pettet to the sheif oats 9 0 0 Charles Haunsler to cuting box & knife 13 2
L S D
Watson Henry to two gums 7 3 Robert Ashran to one bag and 2 bu seed hemp Charles Haunsler to Bed & sted & furniture 13 7 0 John _____to one bed and sted & furniture 12 10 6 James Griffin to one Bed & sted & furniture John S__th to one tee kettle 18 7 James Fealan to two Basans 1 6 6 James Fealan to three Beasans 13 Joel Jackson to one flat Iron 7 James Tinsley to sundries 5 0 David Arnette to one Quart 7 Jep Emmersan to five plates 6 2 Joseph Mcntaush to six plates 6 7 John Logan junr to 6 tumblers 6 7 John s__th to sundries 9 3 James Fealan to one spice morter 3 7 William Woodram to sundries 12 2 William to six spoons 1 3 David Arnett to one set of knife & forks 9 3 David Arnett to one bottle 4 2 Archibald Mills to one spoon 6 6
259 L S D
Stout Brinson to sundries 15 0 Jepe Emmerson to one Dish 15 6 John Mclean to one dish 6 7 Archibald Mills to glass 10 6 Johan Logan gent to Cup 4 6 Francis Day to cubard 4 10 6 James Fealan to chest 1 16 0 John Ca to sundries 3 Levi Baldoc Junr to chairs 1 4 John Logan Junr to one set of fire Doggs 1 4 Hosea Robertson to one Dark lantern 6 David Arnett to one safe 6 6 Charles Haunsler to one cag 6 Charles Haunsler to one Barrel 3 7 Samuel Davidson to one grind stone 8 Joel Jactian to sundries 5 Archibald Mills to one frying pan 6 6 Salamon Levi to sundries 4 7 Jepe Emmersan to pickling tub 4 2 Charles Haunsler to one Washing tub 1 7 John Logan Junior to Dr __ 5 9
third day of sale
David Arnett to one kettle 2 0 0
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David Arnett to one pot 1 7 0 David Logan to one pale 2 0 Archibald Mills to one Oven 2 1 0 Samuel Emmerson to one Bear Skin 5 6 Hezekiah Turpen to one cow hide 15 0 Joel Jackson to some shoe Leather 6 6 John Lansdawn to one hogshead 1 6 John Logan junr to one wheele 3 0 John Logan gent Do 3 2 Nathaniel Forbes to one wheel 15 0 John Logan junr to sundries 6 Benjamin to one 7 6 John Embre to sundries _ald 2 6 Zachariah shackeford to sundries 18 7 William Lee to George 150 0 0 Samuel Ewing to Abner 100 0 0 Michel to Serrah 30 Samuel Ewing to hire 50 10 0 Samuel Emerson to hemp one 17 Nathaniel Forbes to one bag 7 6 Nathaniel Forbes to one Bag 10 John Smith to one bag 10 10 Joel Jackson to one hogshead 3 3 John Logan Junr to hep 1 0 0
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David Arnett to one bottle 0 5 1 George McRoberts to tub 4 2 John Teurplin to corn by George McRoberts 3 9 9 Abraham stephens by Charles Haunsler 3 0 0 Ephrim Jackson to one poker 2 Charles Haunsler to sundries 15 Ephrim Jackson to Do 1 6 to one pair of sheep shairs 1 6 to one hawel & Raund shave 5 5 6 to one bond on Joseph glover 21 0 0 one Do William Bufard 37 7 0 one Do on Joseph Ressell 728 - 19 - 9 ==============================
Claim of ownership, right & title
Heirs of BENJAMIN PETTIT, Jr. (1770/1772 - 1803/1804) French & Spanish Land Grant, Vol D:54 Territory of Louisiana - District of Ste. Genevieve (MO State Archives)
To the commissioners of the United States for adjusting titles to land on the territory of Louisiana Take notice that I claim for Adam Johnson a tract of land in the district of St. Genevieve situate on River St. Fran=Francis [sic] by virtue of an improvement made by Adam Johnson prior to December in the year 1803 by verbal possession from the then commandant of New Bourbon whose famely [sic] consisted of himself his wife one child and two slaves. Also for and in behalf of the heirs of BENJAMIN PETTIT JUN. Deed a tract of land situate in the district of St. Genevieve and on the north side of the River St. Francis who actually inhabited the same prior to December 1803 by verbal possession of the then commandant of the district of New Bourbon whose family [sic] consisted of himself wife and SIX children. December 3, 1807. William Johnston in behalf of Adam Johnson and the heirs of BENJ. PETIT JUN.
B-PettJr.StG
Heirs of BENJAMIN PETTIT, Jr. (1770/1772 - 1803/1804) French & Spanish Land Grant, Vol
from Emma BUTLER
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Benjamin Pettit, Jun., claiming five hundred arpens of land, situate on the river St. Francis, district of St. Genevieve; produces a notice to the recorder.
December 6, 1811: Present, a full Board. It is the opinion of the Board that this claim ought not to be granted.
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A book of early Missouri land claim information tells of how Benjamin Pettit, Jr. claimed 640 acres of land on the waters of the St. Francois River in Madison County and tried to settle there with his wife and 5 children in 1803. In October of 1833, a witness named John Clements testified that Pettit built a cabin on the land and resided there with his family until he became sick and went near his father's (back to KY?) where he died. Sadly, it appears that the board (a notorious group indeed!) which reviewed this claim decided that it "ought not be granted."
It was identified as Class 2, No. 51.
========== From Dr. Gerald Johnson
My gggp Noble Johnson and his brother Davis Johnson bought pieces of the Benjamin Pettits survey from his widow who was living in Washington County at the time (1847 and 1835). I've not worked out which part of the survey each had. Both surveys begin at a tree by a creek and go in opposite directions.
I was in the area last October and took several pictures biased towards the eastern half surrounding the Sikes place.
Was there a road across the place in civil war times? I found a road atlas of the area claiming to be accurate for 1865 in the office at Fort Davidson in Ironton last October. It shows a road crossing the Little St. Francois just west of Pettits survey then following about the route of the modern 72 through the mountains west of the St. Francois. I'm having trouble believing the map because it claims to show sections but doesn't show the fractional sections created by the Spanish surveys and it shows a different path for the Little St. Francois and many other roads it shows as virtually straight lines between towns and I'm sure that those can't be accurate through the mountains. All other vintage maps show straight or smoothly curved routes between the towns which I can't believe. I did find an 1847 survey at the state archives of a road that begins near O'bannons and goes west. I may have found a part of it on the ground last October. I'm still trying to fit the survey onto topographic maps. West of the St. Francois, it tends to run up mountains and make right angle turns on top and run down, which I don't believe.
Gerald J.
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