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Huguenot Pettigrew Family of Ireland and South Carolina

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  • David Petticrew (c.1713 - 1784)
    DAVID PETTECREW Departed this Life July 2nd, 1784, Aged 71 years. Notes and queries: Chiefly relating to Interior Pennsylvania, Volume 2
  • Algernon Sidney Petticrew (1826 - 1911)
    A.S. Petticrew went into business with a Mr. Clark Lane , of Owens, Lane and Dyer in Zenia (Xenia) Ohio. Lane was also an abolitionist like A.S.and had suffered for his beliefs. Lane was the son of a b...
  • William Petticrew (c.1765 - bef.1840)
    William Petticrew-3 (James Petticrew-2, David Petticrew-1). He was born Abt. Jun 1765 in Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. from cousin Bev Kline, a Petticrew descendant: "William di...
  • Rev. Jean Louis Gibert (1722 - 1773)
    Jean Louis Gibert was born 29 June 1722, died August 1773; emigrated from Lunes, Languedoc, France, to Charleston, S.C., in April 1764; minister; Gilbert led 200 Huguenot followers to South Carolina to...
  • James Louis Petigru (1789 - 1863)
    "James Louis Petigru (May 10, 1789-March 9, 1863) was a lawyer, politician, and jurist in South Carolina. He is best known for his service as the state's Attorney General, his juridical work that p...

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)