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Edward and Susanna Pettway, 1700s, Prince George County, VA
Posted by: Gene Rice (ID *****1771) Date: April 27, 2006 at 09:15:46
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From “Virginia Marriages to 1800” on Ancestry.com, Edward Pettway, Jr. (c1750 – 1795) married Susanna Pettway (1754 – aft 1800) in Sussex County, VA, on 28 Feb 1771. They apprently made their home in Greensville County, VA. From Edward’s will, we know that Edward and Susanna had at least six sons; John, William, Edward, Herbert, Robert, and Thomas. Susanna’s parents were Edward Pettway (c1714 – 1773) and Elizabeth Moore (c1718 – 1763).

Regarding Edward and Susanna’s son Herbert, from what little I’ve been able to determine, mostly from census records, it seems likely that he and his younger brother Thomas moved to Prince George County, VA; Herbert by 1810 and Thomas by 1820. Herbert apparently married Judith ??. By 1830, Herbert had relocated to Dinwiddie County, VA. John E. Pettway (c1802 – aft 1870) (my ancestor) first shows up in the 1830 census in Prince George County in or near the same location (from neighbor names) that Herbert had left. This, and the ages of Herberts sons in earlier censuses leads me to believe that John E. was Herbert’s son.

Any information on who her husband Edward, Jr., parents were, or on their sons, especially Herbert, would be most appreciated.


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