Benjamin Pettit

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Pettit was born on 26 July 1769, in Hampshire, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Joshua Pettit Junior, was 34 and his mother, Rachel Monroe, was 33. He married Elizabeth Hendon on 2 June 1791, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1820 and Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1830. He registered for military service in 1785. He died on 25 May 1831, in Enoree, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Pauline, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Pettit
Elizabeth Hendon
Marriage: 2 June 1791
Elijah John Petitt
Andrew Pettit
Jane Pettit
Aaron Pettit
Henry Pettit
Hannah Pettit
Hiram Pettit
Silas Pettit
Rhoda Pettit
Rutha Pettit
Captain Andrew Pettit
Daniel Pettit
Lucille Pettit
Lecil Pettit

Sources (6)

  • Benjn Pettet, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Benjamin Pettit, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Benjamin Petit, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

World Events (8)


"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southeastern): variant of Petit .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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