Perhaps the John Pettyrove on the 1754 militia list, below, was actually John Pettigrew.If so, that would place him in NC as early as 1754.Note that Charles Jordan is also listed.This is in Chowan County, the same county as mentioned in the 1769 will of Charles Jordan, which also mentions John Pettegrow.
http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr22-0080http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr22-0080 Colonial and State Records of North Carolina Roster of [John*] Lewis' company of the Chowan County Militia[* probably Wm Lewis] No Author November 25, 1754 Volume 22, Pages 325-326
CHOWAN COUNTY. A List of Men Commanded by Capt. -- Lewis, Taken the 25th of Nov’r, 1754.
John Lewis. Charles Roberts. Wm. Bond. John Jordan. Wm. Winham. Thomas Jones. Shadriach Powell. John Parish. Thomas Hoskins. Charles Jordan. Lewis Jordan. Abraham Harris. Thomas Muns. Saml. Woodard. Brian Byrom. Anthony Jones. Jacob Ellis. Paul White. Solomon White. Edd. Halsey. Daniel Halsey. Saml McGuire. Lewis Jones. Saml Hix. Jacob Privet. Micajah Bunch. John Jones. Wm. Ashly. Richard Woodard. Josiah Small. James Quin. Wm. Mums. Saml. Farlee. John Hix. John Lewis, Junr. David Ambross. Miles Halsey. Ismael Bunch. Mathias Fullerton. Saml. Hale. Jesse Bunch. Stephen Creech. -------------------- page 326 -------------------- John Bryn. Jos. Harris. John Evens. James Salenger. Edwd. Woodard. Thomas Hulard. David Boosh. Isaac William. Jesse Amboss. John Thompson. Wm. Steward. John Baccus. Patrick Hix. Richard Glawan. John Cleland. Abraham Nophilate. Wm. Jones. Simon Parker. John Pettyrove. John Hoskins. Malachi Weston. Wm. Weston. Thomas Weston. Thomas Jones, Junr.
In all 66 men.
(Endorsement). Chowan, 1754.
The original of this document should be inspected to determine if the transcription given as Pettyrove was an error.