Apollonia Pettus

Femaleabout 1789–14 October 1860

Brief Life History of Apollonia

When Apollonia Pettus was born about 1789, in Fluvanna, Virginia, United States, her father, John Pettus, was 37 and her mother, Ann Bugg, was 32. She married Adam S Harrison on 9 January 1812, in Fluvanna, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 14 October 1860, in Fluvanna, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72.

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Adam S Harrison
Apollonia Pettus
Marriage: 9 January 1812
Julia Ann Harrison
Amanda Harrison
John P Harrison
Ellitta Adola Harrison
Reason Porter Harrison
Maria Jane Harrison
Frances Harrison
Elizabeth Harrison

Sources (14)

  • Appolonia Haneson in entry for Elizabeth Faris, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Appolina Harrison in household of Adam S Harrison, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Appellina Harrison, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1812Fluvanna, Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    1789 · The United States Constitution

    Age 0

    Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.


    Age 19

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Pettis .

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

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