Seeking information on and/or descendants of the Pettiford family in Hawkins Co. Richard Pettiford (b. c1821, m. 1841 in Stokes Co., NC, to Elizabeth Epps) and his brother Franklin Pettiford (b. c1826, wife Lucy) both moved with their families to Hawkins Co. from NC about 1867. Both families listed in Hawkins in the 1870 census. By 1880, Franklin's whole family is gone--where?--but Richard's family remained in the area. Richard m. 2) 1869 in Hawkins to Elizabeth Wright, although she is not with him in the 1870 census. He m. 3) 1877 in Knox Co. to Margaret Elizabeth Baker and was counted in Knox in the 1880 census. His widow, Margaret E. Pettiford, was listed in the Knoxville city directory as late as 1900.
Richard Pettiford's children were Rudolphus (b. c1842), Emeline/Elmina (b. c1844), Louisa (b. c1846), Eveline (b. 1848, m. 1865 in Knox Co. to John Harris but living in Hawkins near her father in 1870), Hiram (b. c1850, m. 1869 in Hawkins to Louisa Hudgens, moved to Knoxville), Susan (c1854/56), Lurena (b. c1857/59), Richard S. (b. c1862). Possibly also Leroy Pettiford (b. c1855, moved to Knoxville w/family) and George Pettiford (b. c1860, m. 1880 in Hawkins to Harriet Still). George's family were the last Pettifords in Hawkins--listed in the 1900 census; George's daughter Julia m. 1902 in Hawkins to L.H. Emmert.
Any information greatly appreciated.