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David Petticrew

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Montgomery, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
Death: September 16, 1893 (73)
Amboy, Lee County, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Amboy, Lee, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Petticrew and Elizabeth Mary Petticrew (Hains)
Husband of Margaret Petticrew (Roof)
Father of Franklin Petticrew
Brother of Ambrose Jackson Petticrew; Margaret Sifert; Nancy Petticrew; Hester Petticrew; Rosannah True and 2 others

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About David Petticrew

Born Feb. 22, 1820 in Montgomery County, Ohio and died Sep. 16, 1893 in Lee County, Illinois. Buried in Binghampton Cemetery in Amboy, Lee County, Illinois

Children (discrepancies in the Find A Grave narrative to be researched):

  1. Jasper
  2. Frank, m. Ida Clark
  3. Olive
  4. Andrew Petticrew (1852 - 1862)
  5. Sylvester Prather Petticrew (1854 - 1939) m. Maggie May
  6. Mary Petticrew (1858 - 1858)
  7. Alice Petticrew Pursley (1861 - 1939) m. James Pursley
  8. Emma
  9. Ella

From Find A Grave

David Petticrew, farmer, Amboy, was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, February 22, 1820. He was the eldest son by James and Elizabeth (Haines) Petticrew. Both his grandfathers did veteran service in the war of the revolution, being enrolled during the entire period and engaged in a number of battles.

In 1826 Mr. Petticrew's father settled near where Niles, Michigan, now stands and in 1837 removed with his family to Livingston County, Missouri.

At a subsequent period his father made another removal to the vicinity of Fort Scott, Kansas, where he died about the beginning of the war.

In 1847 the subject of this sketch returned to Michigan and resided until 1854, when in November he came to Amboy, and bought the farm where he now lives south of the city. Next spring his family came. He was married, in 1845, to Mrs. Margaret Miller (Roof). By her first marriage she had a daughter, Matilda, now Mrs. Henry Somes, of Iowa. By the last union there were seven children: "Jasper; Sylvester (m. Miss Maggie May); Frank (m. Miss Ida Clark); Olive; Alice (wife of James Pursley); Emma; and Ella.

Jasper volunteered for three months at the beginning of the war, and served at Camp Douglas; he afterward re-enlisted in Co. I, 89th Illinois Reg., and served to the end of the war. He was wounded in the right leg in the battle in front of Atlanta, July 22, 1864.

Sylvester enlisted in Co. G, 7th U.S. Cav., Col. Custer, April 8, 1874, [see notes below] and was in the service nearly a year in Dakota. "Frank performed military service in the regular army about the same length of time in 1875 and 1876.

Mrs. Petticrew is a member of the Baptist church, and Mr. Petticrew is a prominent republican.

Additional Notes from Randy Cox

Different from some of the information published in the book above, our cousin, George Petticrew, found that James' son, David Petticrew, married Margaret (Roof) Miller in 1845 in Livingston Co., MO, not in Cass Co., MI. (letter from genealogical library in Livingston Co., MO). His research reveals that the Petticrews were neighbors of the Roof family in Cass Co., MI and some of the Roof's moved to Livingston Co. about the same time James and his family did. George believes that James, his family and David's family, all moved back to Cass Co. in 1847. He notes that the children mentioned do not include Phylene, Mary and Andrew, whose birth date is about 7 months after Sylvester's. As one report that George has seen said, David had a son who died. He wonders if maybe Andrew was a premature delivery who did not survive.


  • Maintained by: Family Searcher
  • Originally Created by: Debra Richards Toms
  • Record added: Jun 28, 2010
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David Petticrew's Timeline

February 22, 1820
Montgomery, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
April 15, 1856
Age 36
Lee County, Illinois, United States
September 16, 1893
Age 73
Amboy, Lee County, Illinois, United States
Amboy, Lee, Illinois, United States