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Huguenot Pettigrew Family of Ireland and South Carolina

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    Gen. James Johnston Pettigrew (July 4, 1828 – July 17, 1863) was an author, lawyer, linguist, diplomat, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. He was a major leader in the disast...
  • Ebenezer Pettigrew (1783 - 1848)
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  • David Petticrew (1820 - 1893)
    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...
  • James Petticrew (1790 - 1862)
    Records of the old Hanover Presbyterian Church in Hanover Twp., Lancaster (now Dauphin) County, PA. The register of births and baptisms show the following: (extracted) James, to John and Elizabeth ...

This project is to explore the Petticrew / Pettigrew families of Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and South Carolina. Our family history is that the Pettigrew family of South Carolina are cousins to our Pennsylvania/Virginia/Ohio Petticrew family (also spelled Pettycrew in Virginia). Are these various families related? Also, are they Scotch, Scotch-Irish, Huguenot or all three?

Before I had a chance to write this introduction to the project, I read the following message about the results of the Pettigrew and Petticrew Y-DNA results:

July 13, 2012 message on Gen Forum

...In 2002 the first dozen male Pettigrew participants submitted Y-DNA samples to the FamilyTreeDNA Y-DNA Project. Most of the four dozen Pettigrew and Petticrew descendants who participated in this Y-DNA testing proved to have very similar Y-DNA, indicating high probabilities they shared a common ancestor several hundred years ago. Among others, Project participants include descendants of:

  1. James Pettigrew (born April 1713 Crilly House, near Auchnacloy, Co. Tyrone, Ireland – died 24 December 1784 Abbeville, SC)
  2. James Pettycrew (b. Ireland, died 1799 Rockbridge, VA)
  3. David Petticrew (born 1713 Ireland (?) – died 1784 Hanover Township, PA)
  4. Jacob Pettigrew (about 1800-1881), lived his entire life in western Pennsylvania
  5. Alexander Pettegrew (born 09 March 1718 Scotland – died 1758 in Grantham, Sullivan, New Hampshire)