I'm looking for information about a Joshua Pettit who was a first owner of land with Northern Neck on South Branch land which adjoined the Fairfax Manor. It seems that he was a mill owner in the heart of an area which came to be populated heavily by Swiss Brethren. In June of 1781, Francis Asbury, a horseback preacher who was a founder of Methodist Episcopal church notes holding a meeting there with 90 "Dutch" persons. There was a "Jas. Pettit" noted by George Yokum in an interview in the Draper Collection; Yokum was born and lived in that area from 1763, and counted Pettit as among the very first settlers of that branch of the highlands of the Potomac River. Any information would be much appreciated.