Benjamin Pettit

Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Pettit was born in 1830, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Poole Pickney Pettit, was 37 and his mother, Cynthia Lucinda Little, was 29. He married Susan Pettit about 1850, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1850.

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Benjamin Pettit
Susan Pettit
Marriage: about 1850
John Pettit
James Pettit

Spouse and Children


    Susan Pettit


about 1850
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States


    John Pettit


    James Pettit


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 5

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

Age 31

South Carolina is where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

Name Meaning

English (especially southeastern): variant spelling of Petit .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Rey* Pettit in household of William Pettit, "United States Census, 1850"

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