Potential customers for my book may also be interested in the contents of Vol. 2, which I hope to publish sometime next year. The pagination is only preliminary, as I plan to rewrite Chapter 37, based upon review comments I received last night at a meeting of the Fairfax (Va.) Family History Writing Group.
16 Some Perspectives and Methodologies 933 17 Thomas Pettus, Emigrant to Virginia 939 18 Elizabeth Freeman and the Freeman Family of England and Virginia 955 19 Elizabeth Durrent, “Relict” of Richard Durrent and Wife of Col. Thomas Pettus 963 20 Theories About the Children of Col. Thomas Pettus 979 21 Research into the Identity of Stephen Pettus of New Kent County, Virginia 985 22 Thomas Pettus II of Littletown Plantation and His Family 995 23 The Estate of Thomas Pettus II 1005 24 The Sale of the Pettus Estates in 1700 1011 25 A Power of Attorney from Mary Mann of Gloucester County, Virginia 1019 26 Children of Stephen Pettus of Blisland Parish, New Kent County, Virginia 1027 27 Alternative Theories for Early Pettuses in Virginia 1031 28 Migration of Pettuses into Central Virginia 1037 29 Children of Stephen Pettus of Hanover County, Virginia 1053 30 Early Pettuses of Louisa County, Virginia 1061 31 Thomas Pettus, Burgess of Lunenburg County, Virginia 1071 32 Did Samuel Overton Pettus of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Marry Twice? 1079 33 Identifying the John Pettuses Who Migrated to Lunenburg County, Virginia 1081 34 The First Generation of John Pettuses Born in Southside Virginia 1103 35 Cochram John Pettus and John P. Pettus of Charlotte County, Virginia 1125 36 Col. William Pettus of Louisa and Spotsylvania Counties, Virginia 1135 37 Conclusions 1159
Part 3: Appendixes
A Some Unidentified Pettuses 1171 B “Lost” English Pettuses 1175 C Katherine Pettus v. Margaret Bancroft 1177 D Research and Travel Abroad 1199 E The Quest for Littletown and Col. Thomas Pettus’s Signature 1217 F “Adventure of a Parish Clerk (A Story Founded on Fact)” 1223 G Notes on Early Virginians with Names Similar to Pettus 1227 H The Overton Family Connection 1229 I The Ancestry of Amey Walker 1239 J The Wife of Dr. Arthur Hopkins of Goochland County, Virginia 1245 K Capt. George Clough of Virginia 1249 L Inventory of the Thomas Pettus Estate (1691) 1251 M The Murder of Lucy Jane Pollard 1253 N Legal Matters 1261 O A Previous Marriage 1267 P Persons Named Stephen Pettis or Pettus Mentioned in Seventeenth Century Records 1269 Q John Wesley Perkinson, CSA 1275 R The Estate of George Billingsley 1277 S The Pettit/Pettis Family in Colonial Virginia 1281