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Jo Lee Gregory Spears

Pettus Family of Finneywood

See also Old Homes at Finneywood

Submitted by William W. Pettus IV. A more complete history and genealogy of 
the Pettus family of England and Virginia is currently being prepared for 
eventual publication by the submitter. 

                            Generation 1

1. William Walker Pettus, b. 1831 Charlotte Co., VA., d. 1853 Lunenburg Co.,
VA, m. Martha Ann Davis of Mecklenburg County, VA.  Martha Ann remarried 
27 Dec. 1860, to James L. Thompson of Finneywood. (See Thompson House)

        + 2 i. Lucius Mason Pettus
        + 3 ii. William Walker Pettus II

                            Generation 2

2. Lucius Mason Pettus (William, Walker, Thomas, John, Thomas, John), b. 8 
Jan. 1851, Lunenburg Co., VA, m. Jennie Elizabeth Scott of Prince Edward Co., 
VA. They lived near Finneywood, VA.


    4. i. William Joseph ("Joe") Pettus, lived near Finneywood, VA
    5. ii. David Scott Pettus, lived near Finneywood, VA, until about 1926. 
    6. iii. Patricia ("Pattie") Fannie Pettus, b. 15 Sept. 1877; m. Joseph B. 
Davis of Mecklenburg Co., VA, d. 30 Aug. 1914. Children.
+   7. iv. Henry Norton ("Note") Pettus, d. Oct. 1943.
    8. v. Jackson ("Jack") Bayne Pettus
    9. vi. Jane Beatrice ("Beat") Pettus, b. 12 June 1885, nr. Finneywood, d. 
unm., Richmond, VA. 16 Dec. 1973.
    10. Beulah A. Pettus, m. Pleas Naylor of San Antonio, TX. Ch.
    11. Lillian Inez Pettus, b. 21 May 1896, m. R. Daniel Boswell of 
Hagerstown, MD. D. 24 July 1954. Ch.
    12. Jessie Mason Pettus, d. in infancy.

3. William Walker Pettus II (William) b. 11 Dec. 1853 at William Davis place 
on Rt. 698, Mecklenburg Co., VA; m. Nell Hanmer of Keysville, VA.; d. 9 Oct. 
1932 in Norfolk, VA. (See photos)


    13. i. Lucile Washington Pettus, b. 5 April 1896, Finneywood, VA; m. John 
Robert Nunnally of Prince Edward Co., VA on 12 Aug. 1919. Resided in 
Green Bay, Prince Edward Co.,VA.; d. March 1986. Son: John Robert 
Nunnally III, of Meherrin, Prince Edward Co., VA., b. 1934.
    14. ii. Thelma Stratton Pettus, b. 1898; m. Thomas ("Tommie") Christian 
Fowlkes of Lunenburg Courthouse, VA.; d. 1994. No ch.
+   15. iii. William Walker Pettus III

                            Generation 3

7. Henry Norton ("Note") Pettus, b. 1882 near Finneywood, VA., m. Margaret 
Lyda Perkinson of Wylliesburg, VA. Note and his uncle William W. Pettus II, 
operated the General Store at Finneywood, VA. from 1906 until ___. Note 
became a station agent for the Southern RR.  He died at Dorset, Powhatan Co., 
VA. on 25 Oct. 1943. 

    16. i. Margaret Elizabeth Pettus, b. 12 Dec. 1912 at Finneywood, VA., m. 
William W. Pettus III of Finneywood, VA in 1933. Graduated from Chase 
City High School; d. 26 Aug. 1999.
    17. ii. Lillian Norton Pettus, b. 1 June 1914 at Finneywood, VA. 
Graduated from Chase City High School; m. Robert Southall Nelson of 
Victoria, Virginia. Presently residing at Hickory Hill Retirement 
Community, Burkeville, VA. No ch.
    18. iii. Willie Hamilton Pettus, b. 30 June 1916 at the Mock Place, 
Finneywood, VA; d. 11 July 1918. No ch.
    19. iv. Evelyn Garland Pettus, b. 22 December 1921 at the Mock Place, 
Finneywood, VA. Grad. of Chase City High School 1939; m. (1) Robert 
Seaborn of Victoria, VA, (2) Willie White Paulette of Drakes Branch, VA; d. 
    14 Oct. 1975. No ch. from either marriage.

15. William Walker Pettus III (William, William, Walker), b. 15 Oct. 1900 at 
the Thompson Place, Finneywood, VA; m. Margaret Elizabeth Pettus of 
Finneywood, VA.; d. 2 June 1982, Richmond, VA. Ch. William W. Pettus IV, b. 
1934 in Richmond; now living in Fairfax, VA.

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