Although Thomas remarried after Ka-Okee died c1637, the line of descent from his second wife, Elizabeth (Freeman) Duirrent, apparently ended before 1700, when his only known granddaughter, Elizabeth Pettus, died underage and unmarried.
According to this source, living Pettuses who descend from the immigrant Thomas also descend from Pocahontas's daughter, Ka-Okee!
Mary Pettus who married Chillian Palmer was the daughter of John Pettus and his wife Sarah Lipscomb. Symon and Jude, late my uncle Richard Swifte's, after my decease, for the term of seven years upon the condition that he shall pay unto John Pettus my godson, son of my brother Thomas Pettus, yearly, at the said corner messuage, eight pounds. Clarence Stacy (Pocahontas Hutchinson): The Pettus Family(1957). 7 and 44, will of Chilion Palmer, Halifax County, Virginia, copy attached signed Chilion, Stacy gives name as Chilton, See also; Excerpt B, opposite Column: Excerpt B: History of Jefferson County, Florida--Mary Oakley Mc Rory and Edith Clarke Barrows, Monticello, Florida (1939) p. The will of John Pettus, son of Dabney, dated 2nd Feb. Married Barbara Price, and had a son Samuel, who fell at the battle of San Jacinto, in Mexican War, for whose services his family receive d a grant of lands in Texas.
John was the son of Stephen Pettus and his wife Mary Dabney. I bequeath unto my brother Thomas Pettus, my sister Whall, my sister Joanes, the late wife of my brother William, deceased, my sister in law Mrs. George Downing, my brother in law Robert Debny (and others named) a nest of cups or bowls of silver of ten pounds price, with a superscription, "IN MEMORIAN JOHANNIS PETTUS MILITIS."Cousin Stile, cousin Myles, cousin Richard Dethicke and William Blackhead's wife. My son Thomas Pettus to be sole executor and my son in law Martyn Sedley, my brother Robert Debney and my cousin Henry Pendleton to be supravisors. 26, In 1758 Martin Thomas Palmer appeared in Virginia, married twice and became the father of several children. Other children were John Waters Pettus, William Overton Pettus, T homas Waters Pettus, Anne Overton Pettus, married Clivias Duke, Mary Waters Pettus, married William Blount, Barbara Overton Pettus, married her cousin, Thomas Pettus, of Charlotte Co., Va. John Pettus (D., T., T.) called himself John Pettus sr.
The name of the first Stephen's wife is not mentioned in any record of him thus far discovered. Symon and Jude, Norwich, nigh to my father's grave. My lease of house and c in London wherein my brother William Pettus dwelt at the time of his decease . 1685 married Anne Overton, and that a later Dabney (or John? Our records state that Thomas Pettus married first Elizabeth Dabney, and second, Mourning Glenn. ) The children of the first marriage are the same you named, but Dabney is mentioned first, as tho' he were the eldest.
Most of the early Virginia court and church records were destroyed at one time or another. To ward the building of a porch at the North door ofthe said church, over my grandfather's grave , twenty marks. THOMAS PETTUS MY GRANDCHILD, son of SIR AUGUSTINE PETT US my son deceased, at twenty-one. John Pettus my godson, son of the said William, my brother at two and twenty. Anderson: Early Descendants of William Overton...(no date), p. This is the way our s reads: DABNEY PETTUS, born in Virginia, married Anne Overton of Virginia . William Pettus, Stephen Pettus, Susan Pettus, and Ann Pettus, who married Edmund Eggleston of Va.
The researcher first learned of the Pocahontas connection from the historian of another tribe a few weeks before coming upon Deyo's posting. Research in 2012 led him to conclude that the line of descent from Thomas Pettus, immigrant, and his second wife Elizabeth Durrent, ended with the death of his only known grandchild, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Pettus II and (? He suspects that TP II was married twice and that his second wife, Mourning Burgh, was not Elizabeth's mother. (1921): Andrew Meade of Ireland and Virginia, pp .142-143, 152. And this settles two points; first that ANNE OVERTON'S husband was agrandson of COLN.
That historian thought that Ka-Okee had married Theodore Pettus of Norwich and Jamestown. In any case, nothing on record indicates that the possible first wife was Elizabeth Dabney, as has often been claimed by early family historians. It would appear in the references cited that Dabney Pettus, b. TH OMAS PETTUS, SR., and second that most probably hisname was JOHN, and not Dabney, or possibl y he may have had both names, thus JOHN DABNEY PETTUS.
Thomas and Ka-Okee also had other children, including Stephen Pettus I, who settled in New Kent County, Virginia. Another son of the Archbishop was George Sandys, Secretary of the "Virginia Company" in London and later Member of the Council in Virginia. of Richard Durant and 35acres by purchase of patent from Alexander Stoner and 286 for transportation o f 6 persons, 14 acres remaining due. This article will be found in our Meade Papers, Vol. THOMAS PETTUS, of "Littleton, who was Councilor of State for Virginia, 1641-1660.I apologize for getting confused over this so I decided simply to quote this source who has chosen to remain anonymous.I don't mean to put all the blame on you, because you relied upon supposedly authoritative sources dating back to the early 20th C.I now believe that he was the father of Stephen Pettus II, who was a grantor in the sale of the Pettus estates in 1700. The brothers Sir James Bacon of Friston Hall and Sir Nathaniel Bacon of Shiffkey, Norfolk were 1st cousins of Sir Francis Bacon, the great scientist, thought by some to have written Shakespeare's plays. and Register of Ancestors and Members of the Society of Colonial Dames in the St ate of Virginia". We see that this, contradicting our other account, states that JOHN, not Dabney, Pettus married ANN OVERTON, and that he was a grandson of COLN.Bill Deyo is the tribal historian of the Patawomeck tribe. Thomas Pettus was 40 years old when he came to Virginia. THOMAS PETTUS, of "Littleton", the Councilo r of 1641-1660. Cary, being a descendant and a very skillful genealogist, was probably ri ght.Home About Us Blog Genealogy Recipes Gardening Manners and Etiquette Real Estate Destinations History Southern Wedding Art Hunting and Fishing Photojournalism Southern Furniture Maker Inspiration Write Life Opinion Contact- THE PETTUS POCAHONTAS CONNECTION A researcher who chooses to remain anonymous and I have had a long going conversation about the mistakes on this website regarding the genealogy.It is understandable because he has done so very much research and I have merely reported on what has long been BELIEVED to be true. These researchers were just as sincere in their conclusions as the expert who chooses to remain anonymous.Apparently, Burwell was holding the tobacco until Stephen came of age. Stephen was a grantor in the sale of the Pettus estates in 1700 (see his signature on the deed) to James Bray, Jr. This article will be found in our Meade Papers, Vol. THOMAS PETTUS, of "Littleton, who was Councilor of State for Virginia, 1641-1660.I concluded that the sale took place after Stephen came of age. The most logical explanation of the above evidence is that Thomas II was Stephen's father. 1 DEST Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Vol I. We see that this, contradicting our other account, states that JOHN, not Dabney, Pettus married ANN OVERTON, and that he was a grandson of COLN.According to tribal historians, his land adjoined a tract held by Chief Wahaganoche and another by his daughter Christian Pettus who married John Martin.Christian was the name of Thomas's sister and grandmother (Norwich records). Notes for DABNEY PETTUS: "The Overton Family," Andrew Meade of Ireland and Virginia, p. Anne Pettus, who married Joseph Eggleston, is said to have been adaughter of Dabney, or John Pettus, and his wife, Anne Overton.