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Andrew Pettit

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in West Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Pettit, Jr. and Elizabeth Petit
Husband of Dinah Pettit
Father of Charles Pettit; Elizabeth Pettit and Nathaniel Pettit
Brother of Elizabeth Woolverton; George Pettit; Abigail Pettit; Jonathan Heath Pettit; John Pettit and 5 others
Half brother of Nathaniel Pettit

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About Andrew Pettit

Andrew Pettit was born about 1716. He was probably named after his maternal grandfather, Andrew Heath. Apparently he was the only one of Nathaniel's sons to remain in Hunterdon County. He was listed as a freeholder in Amwell Township in 174114 (37:55). In the May term of 1748 Hunterdon Court records show that Andrew applied for a tavern license.19 A year later in May 1749 his widow Dinah applied for the license. Andrew died intestate and administration of his estate was filed Oct. 21, 1748. The inventory on his estate was taken Dec. 26, 1748. He was identified as a blacksmith of Amwell Township. His wife was the administratrix of the estate. Estate papers identify her as a Quaker4 (30:377). She married secondly Jonathan Furman. There is a document in West Jersey deeds2 (Z:289) dated Feb. 23, 1765 which states that Andrew died intestate and left Charles Pettit, Nathaniel Pettit, and Elizabeth Pettit, his children and heirs. The document further states that the children have received from their mother and step-father all that was due them from their father's estate.

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  • DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY
  • VOLUME XXIII
  • CALENDAR OF NEW JERSEY WILLS,
  • VOL, I 1670-1730
  • BY WILLIAM NELSON
  • THE PRESS PRINTING AND PUBLISHING CO., 1901
  • (Found at the Los Angeles Temple Genealogical Library)

1716-7 Jan. 3. Heath, Andrew, of Hopewell Township, Hunterdon Co. yeoman; will of. Wife Hannah. Children--- Martha (under 18), John, Elizabeth, Andrew, Sarah (under 21), Richard; grandchildren---Elizabeth, Abigal and Andrew Peittet, John Heath, son-in-law Nathanel Pettet; wife's children---Daniel, Samuel and Hannah Clard. Land at Malazadock, do. 600 acres, on the Muskanickcunk Branch of Delaware River, farm, bo't of Thomas Truss. Personal property. Executors---Thomas Lambart and Robert heaton )Eatton), tailor. Witnesses---John Plumley, Nathaniel Pettit. Proved December 29, 1720.

1720 Oct. 3. Inventory of the personal estate, 208.9.1 1/2 pounds, incl. two old Bibles and other books

1 pound, a negro man 22.10 pounds, bonds and bills 85.3 pounds, due by Bartholomew Thather, Daniel Bleuet, Nath'l Petit, John Jones, Silvanus Sikes, William Wardell, Benjamin Warton, John Pidcoks, William Paulet, Richard Horton, John Ashmore, John Muirheide...


NOTE: SPELLING OF PETTIT; PEITTET, PETTET,PETTIT, PETIT all in these two documents


  • WILLS & INVENTORIES, 185 West State St., Trenton, NJ
  • Andrew PETTITT's will is in the Index to New Jersey Wills 1689-1890
  • See Hunterdon #NJ00224
  • See Interstate Inventory PB1748
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Andrew Pettit's Timeline

1716
1716
Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States
1736
1736
Age 20
Amwell, Hunterdon, N.J., United States
1740
1740
Age 24
East Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States
1742
1742
Age 26
East Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States
1748
1748
Age 32
West Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States
1748
Age 32