Wilburn William Willis Pettis

Male Abt 1854 - 1933  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Wilburn William Willis Pettis 
    Born Abt May 1854  Henry County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Will's death certificate has a birth date as 6 October 1859. The informant was a nephew. The 1900 census has his birth as May 1854. This is likely pretty close. He was not 21 yet on 14 March 1874 when his mother gave permission for him to marry.
    Gender Male 
    Kinship Abt May 1854  [1
    Divorced 4 Dec 1911  Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1 Jan 1920  Wausau, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 1 Dec 1933  Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 2 Dec 1933  Old Peel Cemetery, Chipley, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1665  CookFolger
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2021 

    Father Wilson Ballard Pettis,   b. 11 Sep 1807, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1876  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Sarina Emelia Ann Lock,   b. 1 Mar 1825, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1901  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1838  Russell County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F830  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 1 Sealey Melton,   b. Oct 1857, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Mar 1874  Henry County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 2 Ancestors Angeline Anderson,   b. May 1876, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1923  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 11 May 1912  Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
    +1. Liza Jane Pettis,   b. 4 Mar 1909, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 2000, DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt May 1854 - Henry County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Mar 1874 - Henry County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - Sealey did not appear and the court granted Will's petition for divorce. - 4 Dec 1911 - Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 May 1912 - Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jan 1920 - Wausau, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Dec 1933 - Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 Dec 1933 - Old Peel Cemetery, Chipley, Washington County, Florida Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S674] Florida, “Florida Deaths, 1877–1939,” database with images, FamilySearch, (www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 October 2019); death certificate images, William Willis Pettis, 1933, cert. no. 20049. 1900 U.S. census, Washington County, Florida, population schedule, Davis Mills, ED 124, p. 25, dwelling 454, family 456, Willis W Pettis; citing NARA microfilm T623.

    2. [S155] 1900 U.S. census, Washington County, Florida, population schedule, Davis Mills, ED 124, p. 25, dwelling 454, family 456, Willis W Pettis; citing NARA microfilm T623.

    3. [S801] Washington County, Florida, Chancery Order Book 1:250, W.W. Pettis vs. S.E. Pettis, 1911; Clerk's Office, Chipley.

    4. [S21] 1920 U.S. census, Washington County, Florida, population schedule, Wausau, ED 159, p. 2B, dwelling 28, family 31, Will Pettis; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 September 2014); citing NARA microfilm T625, roll 232.

    5. [S522] Alabama, “Alabama County Marriages, 1809–1950,” images, FamilySearch, (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 26 March 2016); Russell County, Alabama, Marriages, 1834–1846, p. 259, W.B. Pettis to Sarah Ann Amelia Lock, 22 March 1838.

    6. [S522] Alabama, “Alabama County Marriages, 1809–1950,” images, FamilySearch, (www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 October 2019); Henry County, Alabama, Marriages, 1872–1877:212, Willis W Pettis to Sealy Melton, 1874.

    7. [S801] Washington County, Florida, Marriages, Book G:282, Will Pettis to Angeline Melvin, 1912; digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 6 July 2015).


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