Hello Robyn Pettigrew, I am Michelle Morand the Daughter of Virginia Louise Pettigrew who was born in Madison,Ga 4-10-1940. My grandfather is Louis "Bush" Pettigrew from Madison,Ga.
I am up very late at night on 12-7-08, and couldn't sleep,because God had me thinking about my heritage, and I came across your Blog when I googled Pettigrew's in Madision, Ga. I was so excited, that I had to to answer. Make sure (if you haven't already done so) google Pettigrews in Madison, Ga, and you will find the Obiturary for Johnny Pettigrew and the of Clarence Pettigrews family members names. You will find the Pettigrew Gas Station phone number and address also. I am sure you will be amazed, like I was.
I have met your father some time ago, and his brother Larry. Larry passed away before your father. Larry came and stayed with me in Indianapolis in 1991, and he brought his 2 daughers Yolanda and I can remember the other ones name.I just happen to see that he passed away not to long ago, when I was looking on line at the obituaries for Morgan Cty, Ga.
My Grandfather was born Oct 3rd or the 6th 1900, and he had 10 brothers and sisters. Frank, Henry, Fred, Julia, Mary, Neal, Louis (my grandfather), and 3 more that I can't remember the names right now. I guess its because sleepy.
We need to talk soon.
I now live in Durham, NC with our other cousin Yolonda Pettirew Grant, and her father is Frank Pettigrew Jr. and her grandfather is Frank Pettigrew Sr,who is my grandfathers brother. Yolonda and I grew up in Indianapolis, In, where A LOT of Pettigrews migrated too. Also we have a lot of family in Detriot, MI. Dorthy Pettegrew who is the daughter of Henry Pettirgrew, and Jerry Dick, Constance King, and Ebbie Pettigrew or brothers and sisters, and the kids of Beatrice Pettigrew. Beatrice Pettigrew is the daughter of Julia Pettigrew.
My mother's father had 6 kids, my mother Virginia, Izola, Willa Mae, Lenora, Mose, and Nancy. Still living is my mother and her sister Lenora. My mother is 68 and Lenora is approxmatly 81. Lenora lives in Chicago. Her health isn't doing so well. Most of my family Drank ALOT of Alcohol, and most of them died Diabetics and Alcoholics, but I love them all.
My mother's, mother is Melissa Booker Pettigrew, and she died in trying to save my mother when their house in Madison, Ga caught on fire. My mother was only 1 year old are younger. My grandmother lived 1-2 months, and then died. My mom doesn't know her mother, and we don't have a picture of her. I have been trying to find someone who might have a picture. My grandmother would have been approxmatly 106 or 107, because my grandfather would have been 108 this pass October.
My great grandfather is Louis Pettigrew also (from what I was told).
I found some history on the Pettigrew's (white people), that starts from the earyl 1700's - mid 1800's. I am very sure the information I obtained is our family. Someone had a little sex with a slave. (smile) You know how that was.
I sometime go to the Collier, Pettigrew and Tate Family reunion, but me and Yolonda want to start the Pettigrew family union. We have been talking about this for years.
I could go on and on, but I need to get up shortly and go to church, so I need to get SOME sleep.
Call me sometime soon cousin. My number is 919-251-9096 home or cell - 317-523-2498. address: 801 E. Woodcroft Pkwy - Apt 1632, Durham,NC 27713. OH, I forgot to tell you their is a street in Durham called Pettigrew street. Years ago, Pettigrew street had very well to do Black Businesses on this street. It is a horrible area now, and NO businesses are there.
Love You always, Michelle Morand (Pettigrew)