Thank you for responsing to me. I truly appreciate it. I saw the census that is how I found out about him stating he was born in SC or NC. I am not sure how to find out who his family was before marriage to Mary Julian Bozeman. I am looking for any help that might lead me to my answer. If he was born in SC or NC who was his family, there are so many Pettit's. I just started this and I have been lucky that the Bozeman's had records that have helped so much. I am leaving records for my grandchildren. I know that William Patrick came from some where. And I don't understand why there is no death record he died in 1915 in Texas I am sure in the limestone area.