Elizabeth Ann Pettit

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Pettit was born on 3 December 1818, in Westchester, New York, United States, her father, William Pettit, was 30 and her mother, Mary Odell, was 31. She married James Gray Willie on 13 January 1846, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 25 January 1906, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gray Willie
Elizabeth Ann Pettit
Marriage: 13 January 1846
William Pettit Willie
Mary Sutton Pettit Willie
John Smith Petit Willie
James Nephi Pettit Willie
Emma Elizabeth Pettit Willie

Sources (31)

  • Miranda Willie, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Ann Willie, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Elizabeth Ann in entry for John Smith Pettet Willie, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

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.


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

Name Meaning

English (mainly southeastern): variant of Petit .

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

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James Grey Willie

The Life Story of James Grey Willie James Grey Willie was the son of William (1763-1945) and Mary Sutton Willie (1778-1847), of Taunton, Somersetshire, England. William was the son of John (1737-182 …

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