That research led to the discovery of new evidence that Christian was the daughter of the immigrant Thomas and Ka-Okee, daughter of Pocahontas. Baptized August 23, 1610, served on the Continent with Sir Thomas Dale in the Thirty Years War, and was sent to Virginia by Sir John Pettus of the London Company in command of 40 men. In 1727 Stephen Pettus patented extensively in western Hanover. In 1761 John Pettus deeded "for love" to George Terry, had on his bond Dabney Pettus, son of Stephen. Stephen Pettus, of Hanover's sons, all left Hanover and Louisa. There in 1792 a Stephen Pettus married Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Adams. THOMAS PETTUS, SR., and second that most probably hisname was JOHN, and not Dabney, or possibly he may have had both names, thus JOHN DABNEY PETTUS. John Pettus, son of Dabney, was living in Louisia Co., Va.
Because the above-mentioned Stephen's male line of descent carries the same Y-DNA as that of Thomas's other known male descendants from Ka-Okee, that means that Stephen was descended from Ka-Okee and not from Mourning. H e married in 1645 Elizabeth Durant, widow of Richard Durant. Thomas Pettus and was a member of the King's Council in 1642-1660. 65;-- Lyeing near Jockey Neck, bounded E and N upon Secretary's land, ENE and NNE upon Mr . Capt Thomas Pettus,one of his Majestie' s Council of State, 886 acres., James City Co. Stephen Pettus (Thomas, Thomas) called himself "Stephen Pettus of Hanover" in deeds to his sons in 17. It was signed also by Elizabeth and Jane Freeman and their husbands. Bray was safeguarding his wife's title to property left her by Capt . Blissland Parish was in lower New Kent, adjoining King William. Louisa set off from Hanover in 1742,included part of his holdings. And, oddly, as they went elsewhere, Overton Pettuses moved into Hanover and Louisa, and are known as the Pettuses of Louisa. in 1751, and is shown by the family chart to have married Mary Minor of Virginia. 1770, mentions the following issue: Samuel Overton Pettus, a soldier in the Revolution, who married Amy Duke, and had a son Hugh , born in 1789; died in 1864 in Cumberland o. His will, 1729, names daughter Mary Pettus, and grandson Dabney Pettus, son of Stephen Pettus." In 1720 Hanover was set off from New Kent.
He expresses surprise that this connection, which is "sacred tradition" for three distinct native American tribes in Virginia, is also known by certain members of the Pettus family who had heard it from their grandparents!
For example, Thomas held a large tract of land in what is now Stafford County, Virginia.
The new theory, which is based upon good evidence, both oral and written, has Thomas Pettus, immigrant, marrying Ka-Okee, daughter of Pocahontas and Kocoum, as his first wife about 1631. Also, Thomas and Ka-Okee were the parents of Christian Pettus of Stafford County, Virginia. Was accused and acquitted of withholding tithes in 1674. Thena me Stephen is not found in records of Pettuses of Norwich, Eng. Sir Francis Wyatt, Governor of Virginia, 1621--41, m. of Sir Samuel Sandys, son of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York. MEMBER OF GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL 1646-1660 "Cavaliers and Pioneers Calendar of Virginia Land Grants" Book No. Secretary Kemp, NNW upon George Mallen SW upon Gleab land CR. upon the Gleab Land and S E upon a br of Archers Hope Co 250acres by intermarriage with the relict and exec. The "release" was not within it when found and we do not know what price Mr. Wilson Miles Cary, a prominent genealogist of Baltimore, dated July 20th, 1910, he having died since that time, in regard to the Overton family, from which he was descended. It was SAMUEL OVERTON'S daughter ANN OVERTON, who married JOHN PETTUS, grandson of COLN.
Thomas and Ka-Okee also had other children, including Stephen Pettus I, who settled in New Kent County, Virginia. Another son of the Archbishop was George Sandys, Secretary of the "Virginia Company" in London and later Member of the Council in Virginia. of Richard Durant and 35acres by purchase of patent from Alexander Stoner and 286 for transportation o f 6 persons, 14 acres remaining due. This article will be found in our Meade Papers, Vol. THOMAS PETTUS, of "Littleton, who was Councilor of State for Virginia, 1641-1660.
The name of the first Stephen's wife is not mentioned in any record of him thus far discovered. Symon and Jude, Norwich, nigh to my father's grave. My lease of house and c in London wherein my brother William Pettus dwelt at the time of his decease . 1685 married Anne Overton, and that a later Dabney (or John? Our records state that Thomas Pettus married first Elizabeth Dabney, and second, Mourning Glenn. ) The children of the first marriage are the same you named, but Dabney is mentioned first, as tho' he were the eldest.
Most of the early Virginia court and church records were destroyed at one time or another. To ward the building of a porch at the North door ofthe said church, over my grandfather's grave , twenty marks. THOMAS PETTUS MY GRANDCHILD, son of SIR AUGUSTINE PETT US my son deceased, at twenty-one. John Pettus my godson, son of the said William, my brother at two and twenty. Anderson: Early Descendants of William Overton...(no date), p. This is the way our s reads: DABNEY PETTUS, born in Virginia, married Anne Overton of Virginia . William Pettus, Stephen Pettus, Susan Pettus, and Ann Pettus, who married Edmund Eggleston of Va.
Although Thomas remarried after Ka-Okee died c1637, the line of descent from his second wife, Elizabeth (Freeman) Duirrent, apparently ended before 1700, when his only known granddaughter, Elizabeth Pettus, died underage and unmarried.
According to this source, living Pettuses who descend from the immigrant Thomas also descend from Pocahontas's daughter, Ka-Okee!
Since there was no other evidence to the contrary, the available evidence met the so-called Genealogical Proof Standard adopted some years ago by professional genealogists. Notes for ANN OVERTON: 1 AUTH "The Early Descendants of William Overton and Elizabeth Waters of Virginia, and 1 AGNC Allied and Allied Families" published 1938 by W. THOMAS PETTUS, of "Littleton", the Councilor of 1641-1660. Cary, being a descendant and a very skillful genealogist, was probably right. Genealogies Our records state that Thomas Pettus married first Elizabeth Dabney, ands econd, Mourning Glenn. ) The children of the first marriage are the same you named, but Dabney is mentioned first, as tho' he were the eldest.