I am descended from Martha Pettus, daughter of John Rhodes Pettus of Fluvanna Co. (ca. 1759 - 1832) and Nancy Ann Bugg (1767 - 1826).Their daughter Martha Pettus married John Brushwood and migrated to Boone County Missouri ca. 1824.Her brother, Dabney Pettus, also migrated to Missouri ca. 1821 and eventually bought property in Boone County ca. 1824.