Chancy E. Pettis or Pellyes

New York, United States

The Life of Chancy E.

Chancy E. Pettis or Pellyes was born in 1815, in New York, United States. He married Eliza Ann Carpenter on 6 February 1841, in Huron, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Ripley Township, Huron, Ohio, United States for about 10 years.

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Chancy E. Pettis or Pellyes
Eliza Ann Carpenter
Marriage: 6 February 1841
Uretta Pettis

Spouse and Children

6 February 1841
Huron, Ohio, United States


    Uretta Pettis


World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 12

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 21

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 31

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: From the possessive or plural form of Middle English pytte, pitte ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a pit, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Pett in East Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Chancy E Pettis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Chauncey E. Pettes in entry for Uretta C Olney, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Chancy E Pellyes, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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