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347. Benjamin PETTITT was born on 25 December 1786 in Surry County, North Carolina. He died in 1815 at the age of 29 in Washington County, North Carolina.

Benjamin PETTITT and Charlott MARTIN were married on 18 March 1813 in Surry County, North Carolina.63 Charlott MARTIN, daughter of Valentine Clarkson MARTIN and Elizabeth DALTON, was born on 5 May 1795 in Stokes County, North Carolina. She died on 9 March 1865 at the age of 69 in Yadkin County, North Carolina.

Date of birth found in Poindexter Descendants Association, INc. "Newsletter"; Vol XVIII, Number 4, Oct 1999., p.18.

Poindexter Descendants Association, Inc. "Newsletter"; Vol XVIII, Number 4, Oct 1999., p.18; says Charlotte Pettit was widowed by the War of 1812. The family had moved to Eastern TN far from family. Charlotte's 12 year old brother lived with them. It is said after she was widowed she rode a mule 200 miles back to her home in NC with her baby Benjamin in her arms and her little brother riding behind her. Robert Alexander Poindexter had recently lost his wife and had seven children from 9 years to 2 months and they were married on the very day he proposed.


Date of death found in Poindexter Descendants Association, INc. "Newsletter"; Vol XVIII, Number 4, Oct 1999., p.17, as 9 Mar 1866. Her grave marker is in the Poindexter cemetery on the Yadkin River and gives her date of death as 1 Mar 1865. The photo of her marker shows it is very worn.

Benjamin PETTITT and Charlott MARTIN had the following children:

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Benjamin PETTITT Jr..