Wilson Ballard Pettis

Male 1816 - 1876  (59 years)


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  • Name Wilson Ballard Pettis 
    Born 11 Sep 1816  Johnston County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Wilson's birth year is inscribed on his headstone as 1807 but throughout his life his birth year in census records was estimated to be 1816–1817. He married in March 1838 without consent so he was over 21 by that date. The first time he has been found in a poll tax is in Houston County, Georgia where he was a defaulter in 1837. To appear on that tax digest, he would have been 21 years of age by 1 January 1837. This is the earliest document created for Wilson. He likely was a defaulter because he had moved from the county. If his birth month and day are correct on his headstone, then he would have been born 11 September 1816 to have been 21 on 1 January 1837. [1]
    Gender Male 
    Kinship 11 Sep 1816 
    Census 1 Jun 1860  Macon County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1 Jun 1870  Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 6 Sep 1876  [2, 3
    Buried Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Headland, Henry County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • 31.374196, -85.366314
    Person ID I2530  CookFolger
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2022 

    Father Ancestors Stephen Pettis
              b. Abt 1796, Wayne County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef 1860  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Edith Messer
              b. Abt 1792, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Oct 1881, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married Abt 23 May 1814  Johnston County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 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  [7
    Children 
    +1. John Alvin Pettis
              b. 24 Apr 1839, Russell County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef 3 Oct 1916  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Sarah Jane Pettis
              b. Feb 1841, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Jun 1923, Alma, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    Married: 1x3. Warren L Pettis
              b. Sep 1843, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Dec 1908, Henry County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +4. William Whitfield Pettis
              b. 24 Mar 1845, Russell County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Jun 1928, Malone, Jackson County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Frances A. E. Pettis
              b. 8 Sep 1846, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Aug 1892  (Age 45 years)
    Married: 1x6. Green H Pettis
              b. Abt 1851, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Sep 1920, Houston County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    +7. Martha Eliza A Pettis
              b. 5 Mar 1854, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 May 1905  (Age 51 years)
    +8. Monroe Jasper Pettis
              b. 8 Apr 1855, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Mar 1924, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +9. Willis Wilburn William Pettis
              b. Abt May 1854, Henry County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Dec 1933, Washington County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +10. James B Pettis
              b. Abt 1858, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Aft 1886, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F830  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Sep 1816 - Johnston County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Mar 1838 - Russell County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1860 - Macon County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Headland, Henry County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Wilson Ballard Pettis & Sarina Emelia Ann Lock
    Wilson Ballard Pettis & Sarina Emelia Ann Lock

  • Sources 
    1. [S818] Houston County, Georgia, Tax Digest, 1831–1835, Ballard Pettis; imaged at FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS71-TS3B-S?i=38&cat=2739193 : accessed 6 Feb 2022); image 39 of 153; imaged from FHL digital film DGS 102022747.

    2. [S814] Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery (Headland, Henry County, Alabama), Wilson B Pettis & Sarina Lock Pettis markers, transcribed and photographed by Lori Cook-Folger, 20 November 2021.

    3. [S12] Find A Grave, database and images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 13 July 2016), memorial no. 30,524,286, W.B. Pettis (1807–1876), photographed by Elma Ruediger Tew; citing Piney Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Headland, Henry County, Alabama.

    4. [S412] 1860 U.S. census, Macon County, Alabama, population schedule, p. 49 (penned), p. 861 (stamped), dwelling 360, family 366, W. B. Pettis; citing NARA microfilm M653, roll 14.

    5. [S562] 1870 U.S. census, Henry County, Alabama, population schedule, Precinct 13, Abbeville, p. 444, dwelling/family 65, Wilson B. Pettis; citing NARA microfilm M593, roll 19.

    6. [S819] Johnston County, North Carolina, Marriage Bonds, Stephen Pettes; imaged at FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/157375 : accessed 19 December 2021), image 265 of 1016, Family History Library DGS 4364135.

    7. [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.


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