Some correspondents have asked me to post the TOC for Vol. II of my Pettus family history book, which is now in the publisher's hands. I now expect shipment of the book sometime in July.
Contents of Volume II
Frontispiece ii Preface ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii The Calendar and Dates xiv Biographical Format xv NGSQ Genealogical Numbering System Endnote Conventions xvi xvi Frequently Used Abbreviations xvi
Part 2: Research and Analysis 983 16 Some Perspectives and Methodologies 985 17 Thomas Pettus, Emigrant to Virginia 991 18 Elizabeth Freeman and the Freeman Family of England and Virginia 1007 19 Elizabeth Durrent, “Relict” of Richard Durrent and Wife of Col. Thomas Pettus 1015
20 Theories About the Children of Col. Thomas Pettus 1021 21 Research into the Identity of Stephen Pettus of New Kent County, Virginia 1027 22 Children of Stephen Pettus of Blisland Parish, New Kent County, Virginia 1037 23 The Family of Thomas Pettus II of Littletown Plantation, James City County, Virginia 1041 24 The Estate of Thomas Pettus II 1051 25 A Power of Attorney from Mary Mann of Gloucester County, Virginia 1057 26 The Sale of the Pettus Estates in 1700 1063 27 Theories for Early Virginia Pettuses 1073 28 Migration of Pettuses into Central Virginia 1079 29 Children of Stephen Pettus of Hanover County, Virginia 1091 30 Early Pettuses of Louisa County, Virginia 1099 31 Thomas Pettus, Burgess of Lunenburg County, Virginia 1109 32 Did Samuel Overton Pettus of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Marry Twice? 1117 33 Identifying the John Pettuses Who Migrated to Lunenburg County, Virginia 1119 34 Early John Pettuses Born in Southside Virginia 1143 35 Cochram John Pettus and John P. Pettus of Charlotte County, Virginia 1169 36 Col. William Pettus of Louisa and Spotsylvania Counties, Virginia 1179 37 Genealogical Summary and Conclusions 1203
Appendixes 1237 A Some Unidentified Pettuses 1239 B “Lost” English Pettuses 1243 C Katherine Pettus v. Margaret Bancroft 1245 D Research and Travel Abroad 1265 E The Quest for Littletown and Col. Thomas Pettus’s Signature 1283 F “Adventure of a Parish Clerk (A Story Founded on Fact)” 1289 G Notes on Early Virginians with Names Similar to Pettus 1293 H The Overton Family Connection 1295 I The Ancestry of Amey Walker 1305 J The Wife of Dr. Arthur Hopkins of Goochland County, Virginia 1311 K Capt. George Clough of Virginia 1315 L Inventory of the Thomas Pettus Estate (1691) 1317 M The Murder of Lucy Jane Pollard 1321 N Legal Matters 1329 O A Previous Marriage 1335 P John Wesley Perkinson, CSA 1337 Q The Estate of George Billingsley 1339 R The Pettit/Pettis Family of Colonial Virginia and Its Connection to the Pettus Family 1343 S The Pocahontas-Pettus Family Connection 1349 T Early Family Connections Between the Pettuses and the Rolfes of Norfolk County, England 1361