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CHAPTER 2 - Section Three

John Larrimore Pettit, M.D.
(b. 1782 - d. 1850)

John Larrimore Pettit was born August 14, 1782 in Pettit's Station, Lincoln Co., Kentucky, and died November 01, 1850 in Wayne Cty., MO. A captain in the War of 1812 and a prominent physician. He also served as captain in the Black Hawk War - (History Society of MO Lib, Columbia MO, p 1136)
Louisiana Soldiers In the War of 1812, - Morgan to Pregean - Compiled by John Bennett Pierson
Pettet, John   Private   De Clouet's Reg't., La. Militia (Orig. under Pettit, John)
Pettit, John   Private   De Clouet's Reg't., La. Militia

John Larrimore Pettit, MD

Listed on the 1840 Wayne County Census Benton   pg 220   Pettit, John L. 013010011000 110100100000 17 was listed as a slave-owner.

Dr. John was murdered on November 1, 1851 in Wayne Co., MO by Richard Wormack & Preston Hackworth from the Register of Civil Proceedings 1837-1852, p 414 and Historial Society of MO Lib, Columbia MO Vol II p 388-389 R353.9 M6913 Cape Girardeau, MO Lib

An advertisement was placed by Missouri Gov. Austin A. King in a Jackson, Mo., newspaper that offered a $350 reward for the apprehension and delivery to the sheriff of Richard Warmack and Preston Hackworth, who escaped from the county jail on the night of Dec. 7, 1851, after taking the life of John L. Pettit on Nov. 1, 1851. The advertisement appeared in 1852 as the governor affixed his seal Jan. 19, 1852, indicating that the two were still on the loose at that time.

William McDowell Pettit and Sarah Pettit were listed as executors of his will.

John Larrimore married (1) Mary Temple Berry about 1813 - 1814 in Louisiana, daughter of Colonel Berry and Mary Temple. She was born Bet. 1796 - 1798, and died May 29, 1819 in Missouri.

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John Larrimore Pettit - clean shaven

Children of John Pettit and Mary Berry are:

i. George Henderson Pettit, b. September 23, 1814, St. Francois Cty, Missouri. After the death of his mother, John Larrimore sent George to the priests in St. Genevieve. Against John's wishes, the priests educated George to be a priest; following a bitter quarrel, George left home. George wrote home only once. According to the granddaughters of John Larrimore, George was lost at sea going from Corpus Christi to New Orleans. George is thought to have visited his uncle, Robert Todd Pettit in Texas. Rumor also has it that George became a monk of the Franciscan order. A Catholic neighbor brought to a member of the family a church paper giving an account of the life, good works and death of Father G. H. Pettit.

ii. Artemesia Elisabeth Pettit, born August 11, 1816, St. Francois Cty, Missouri; died December 05, 1892, Libertyville, MO and is buried in the old churchyard at Libertyvile, St. Francois Cty., MO. Artemisia married Edwin Caldwell Sebastion, December 04, 1836, St. Francois Cty, Missouri; Edwin was born about 1814, St. Francois Cty, Missouri.

Her mother, Mary Temple Berry Pettit, died when she was three. John Larrimore, her father, took her to the Sisters of Visitation of Saint de chantel at old Kaskaskia, Illinois. She remained there until 1834.

Notes for Edwin Caldwell Sebastion:
Sebastion, Lucinda S.   Coffman, James W. 6/13/64

He married (2) Sarah Summer Williams March 05, 1826 in Madison Cty., MO, daughter of William Williams and Mary McAfee. She was born March 12, 1800 in North Carolina, and died October 06, 1881 in Wayne Cty., MO.

Children of John Pettit and Sarah Williams are:

iii. Minerva M. Pettit, b. May 03, 1823, Wayne Cty., MO; d. September 26, 1825, Wayne Cty., MO.

iv. Mary Catherine Pettit, b. August 23, 1824, Wayne Cty., MO.

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v. William McAfee Pettit, b. August 12, 1826, Missouri; d. Abt. 1862, Arkansas; m. Emma Lenharte.

Killed in Arkansas en route to Texas taking the family slaves to a place of supposed safety about 1861. Adam, one of the slaves, was a cripple and was cruelly whipped by a man named Burr in the town in whch they stopped. Dr. William McAfee Pettit upbraided him for his cruelty and Burr shot and killed him in cold blood. His death and because Dr. Lee McDowell Pettit (his younger brother) was in the Confederate Army, explain the necessity of recalling Dr. Lee to Wayne County.

vi. John Larrimore Pettit, Jr.., b. August 03, 1828, Wayne Cty., MO; d. March 10, 1829, Wayne Cty., MO.

vii. Rebecca Marjorie Pettit, b. March 03, 1833, Wayne Cty., MO; d. September 05, 1907, Piedmont, MO;
m. Wm. Keyes Toney, 1855, Wayne Cty., MO.

viii. Lee McDowell Pettit, b. October 26, 1835, Wayne Cty., MO; d. May 02, 1905, Ironton, MO.

ix. Marie Jane Pettit, b. April 26, 1838; d. November 25, 1925; m. John Fletcher Tevis Edwards.

x. John Larrimore Pettit, b. July 14, 1842; d. August 1849, Missouri.

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Mary Catherine Pettit was born August 23, 1824 in Wayne Cty., MO.
She married
(1) Newton McFarland, son of John McFarland and Mary Fleming. He died 1847.
She married
(2) Rubin McFarland Aft. 1847 in Missouri, another son of John McFarland and Mary Fleming.

Notes for Newton McFarland:
142b 29 McFarland Samuel 36 Ireland pg0142a.txt
142b 30 McFarland D. 27 TN pg0142a.txt
142b 31 McFarland Y. 11 TX pg0142a.txt
142b 32 McFarland Sarah 9 TX pg0142a.txt
142b 33 McFarland John 7 TX pg0142a.txt
142b 34 McFarland P. 5 TX pg0142a.txt
142b 35 McFarland Robert 3 TX pg0142a.txt
142b 36 McFarland M. Y. 3/12 TX pg0142a.txt

153a 34 McFarland Jas O. 22 Tenn pg0142a.txt

157a 25 McFarland Albert 28 MO pg0154a.txt
157a 26 McFarland E. 23 Ten pg0154a.txt
157a 27 McFarland Elizabeth 3/12 Tex pg0154a.txt
161a 8 McFarland Jas 5 Tenn pg0154a.txt
161a 9 McFarland Jane 50 KY pg0154a.txt
161a 10 McFarland Jas 17 MO pg0154a.txt
161a 11 McFarland Wm 16 MO pg0154a.txt
161a 12 McFarland M.G. 14 MO pg0154a.txt
161a 13 McFarland Newton 10 Tex pg0154a.txt
161a 14 McFarland Arthur 5 Tex pg0154a.txt
161b 15 McFarland Jasper 21 MO pg0154a.txt
161b 16 McFarland C. 24 Tenn pg0154a.txt
161b 17 McFarland M. 5/12 Tex pg0154a.txt

161b 30 McFarland Jno 62 Tenn pg0154a.txt
161b 31 McFarland Mary 64 VA pg0154a.txt
161a 36 McFarland Jackson 33 MO pg0154a.txt
161a 37 McFarland A. 20 KY pg0154a.txt
161a 38 McFarland Jas F. 21 Tex pg0154a.txt
161a 39 McFarland Jno W. 1 Tex pg0154a.txt

Child of Mary Pettit and Newton McFarland is:

i. John P. McFarland, b. May 29, 1843.

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Col. Lee Pettit & Family

Lee McDowell Pettit was born October 26, 1835 in Wayne Cty., MO, and died May 02, 1905 in Ironton, MO.
He married Rebecca Adelaide Lewis May 30, 1861 in Wayne Cty., MO, daughter of Joel Lewis and Rebecca Ingle. She was born August 02, 1842 in Huntsville, Alabama, and died August 22, 1874 in Missouri.

Notes for Lee McDowell Pettit:
Educated at Arcadia College and graduated at the Missouri Medical College *Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell's school* at St. Louis, MO. Represented Wayne County in the House of Representatives in 1872

Dr. William McAfee Pettit, older brother was killed in Arkansas en route to Texas taking the family slaves to a place of supposed safety about 1861. Adam, one of the slaves, was a cripple and was cruelly whipped by a man named Burr in the town in which they stopped. Dr. William McAfee Pettit upbraided him for his cruelty and Burr shot and killed him in cold blood. His death and because Dr. Lee McDowell Pettit was in the Confederate Army, explain the necessity of recalling Dr. Lee to Wayne County.

Records in the War Department show the name of L.M. Pettit, Ass't Surgeon, 3rd Regiment Infantry, 1st Division, MO State Guard, C.S.A. appears on a roster of the organization named above which shows comencement.

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