Catherine Pettit

16 October 1822–24 June 1874 (Age 51)
Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Pettit was born on 16 October 1822, in Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, her father, James Pettit, was 29 and her mother, Phoebe Pettit, was 27. She married Jeremiah Bedell about 1842, in Hempstead, Queens, New York, United States. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 24 June 1874, at the age of 51, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard R Pettit
Catherine Pettit
Marriage: 25 January 1844
James Richard Pettit
Phoebe Catherine Pettit
Lorenzo C Pettit
William Alvin Pettit
Edwin Pettit
Lucy Ann Pettit
Ella Maria Pettit
George Pettit
Charles Pettit

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  • Marriage
    25 January 1844Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (6)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 5
    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 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 14
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly southeastern): variant of Petit .

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

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    Sources (35)

    • Catherine Pettit in entry for Phoebe Catherine Funge, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Catherine Pettit in household of Richard Pettit, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Catharine Bedell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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