Mary Ann Petticrew

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Mary Ann Petticrew (Moore)

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Campbell, Virginia, United States
Death: December 16, 1846 (41)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States (probably murdered (house set on fire))
Place of Burial: Lexington, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Pridham Moore and Judy B. Moore
Wife of John Petticrew of Campbell County
Mother of Rachel Petticrew; Judith Ann Petticrew; Margaret Jane Petticrew; Letitia Petticrew; John Thomas Petticrew and 1 other

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About Mary Ann Petticrew

Burial in Oxford Presbyterian Church Cemetery

  • Located on Rt. 677 off Rt. 612. The church began before 1763, organized in 1768. A log structure was erected it was reorganized in 1843. Old Oxford shared a minister with the Church on Colliers Creek in 1835 and was then dropped. It was re-established in 1843.

The original building was a log structure erected circa 1763, replaced in 1811 by a stone building at the site of the present church. The present brick building was dedicated in 1868. James Gold and wife deeded the land for the Church and lie buried in the Old section of the cemetery in unmarked graves.

Row 18

  • Pettigrew John 1805- Aug 1848
  • Pettigrew, Mary Ann Moore d. 1846, aged 41y 10m, [She and five children perished in a snowstorm between the House Mountains]
  • Pettigrew, Judith Ann d. 1846, aged 14y 7m
  • Pettigrew, Margaret Jane d. 1846, aged 12y 10m
  • Pettigrew, Letitia d. 1846, aged 10y 11m
  • Pettigrew, John Thomas d. 1846 aged 8y 4m
  • Pettigrew, Mary "Elizabeth" d. 1846 aged 6y 3m

Sisters Sarah Elizabeth Reynolds b.Apr1858 and Mary Ann Reynolds b.9Nov1857 both in Rockbridge Co VA married brothers John M Kick b.Oct1860 and Samuel Marion Kick b.30Nov1854.

Sarah Elizabeth and Mary Ann Reynolds were daughters of James Reynolds and Rachel A Petticrew. Their mother, Rachel Petticrew b.Dec1830 (prob Campbell Co, VA) was the daughter of John Petticrew and Mary Ann Moore.

Rachel Petticrew has surviving descendants (via her marriage to James Reynolds noted above), but her brothers and sisters did not. All the other children and the Mother were murdered 16 Dec 1846. Rachel survived as she was away visiting.

Her father John Petticrew b.abt.1805 Rockbridge Co., VA married 26 Jan 1830 Campbell C., VA to Mary Ann Moore b.1805 Campbell Co VA.

Some researchers have believed that this John Petticrew was the son of William Petticrew b.abt.1765 of Dauphin Co., PA.

Mary Ann Moore b.1805 (claimed by some to be 16 Feb 1805) d.16Dec1846 Rockbridge Co., VA was the daughter of Pridham Moore and Judy B Franklin (source Campbell County Virginia Marriage Bonds 1781-1854, Genealogical Society of Utah 1937, p99, Petticrew, John to Mary A Moore 26 Jan 1830, Predham Moore – father). The ancestry of this family goes back many generations can be found at

Note. In most records Pridham Moore is listed in various recorded as Predham, Prudham or Prudie. Actually he was named for his Mother, Mary Ann Pridham of Richmond Co., VA

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Mary Ann Petticrew's Timeline

Campbell, Virginia, United States
December 8, 1830
Age 25
Campbell, VA, USA
May 1832
Age 27
February 1834
Age 29
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
January 1836
Age 31
August 1838
Age 33
September 1840
Age 35
December 16, 1846
Age 41
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
Lexington, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States