But are you aware of a book by George Pettett called "Pettit and Pettett:This Family Business."It is the authoritative work on the Pettit family descending from Joshua Pettit of South Carolina.It is well-researched and thoroughly documented and traces the family through several generations from South Carolina to Georgia, Alabama, and Texas.
The book can be ordered directly from George Pettett, 3883 Turtle Creek Blvd, #2102, Dallas TX 75219.The cost is $30 per copy, plus $2 for postage.George is not just a top-notch genealogist.He is also a very nice guy.
This is something all you Pettit cousins from this line will want to have.
My great-grandmother was Emma Pettit, daughter of Joshua F. Pettit, son of Elijah Pettit and Tabitha Brashears, Elijah being the grandson of Joshua b. 1734.So he's my 5-greats-grandfather.