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Huguenot Pettigrew Family of Ireland and South Carolina

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  • Jane Ann Pettigrew (1823 - 1895)
    Find A Grave Lexington, VA Stonewall Jackson Cemetery Hannah Pettigrew died 1 October 1864 age 72 James Madison Pettigrew born 2 May 1818; died 25 Feb. 1892 Mrs. J.A. Pettigrew, w/o J.M.P. Bo...
  • Hannah Petticrew (deceased)
    Lexington, VA Stonewall Jackson Cemetery Hannah Pettigrew died 1 October 1864 age 72 James Madison Pettigrew born 2 May 1818; died 25 Feb. 1892 Mrs. J.A. Pettigrew, w/o J.M.P. Born 19 Apr 1823;...
  • Brig. Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew (CSA) (1828 - 1863)
    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 disastrous Pi...

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)

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