Maria Pettit

17 February 1835–20 May 1863 (Age 28)
Hempstead, Queens, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Maria

When Maria Pettit was born on 17 February 1835, in Hempstead, Queens, New York, United States, her father, James Pettit, was 41 and her mother, Phoebe Pettit, was 40. She married Richard Bush on 10 May 1849, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 20 May 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Bush
1826–1883
Maria Pettit
1835–1863
Marriage: 10 May 1849
Richard Nelson Bush
1850–1936
Ellen Elmira Bush
1853–1854
John Pettit Bush
1856–1893

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 May 1849Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (5)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1846
    Age 11
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848
    Age 13
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly southeastern): variant of Petit .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Petit
    Pettet

    Sources (14)

    • Maria Bush in household of Richard Bush, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mariah Pettit in entry for Richard Nelson Bush, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Maria Petitt in household of Edwin Petitt, "United States Census, 1860"

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