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Pettaway

Posted: 29 Feb 2004 3:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
My name is Barbara (Pettaway) Brown and I'm looking for any relatives who may have known my grandfather Jesse Pettaway. My grandfather was born Aug 15, 1905 and passed on May, 1980. He grew up in Camden, AL. He had 1 brother (William (unlce Red Bill), 3 sisters, (Julia, May Lee, Jesse Lee). His father's name was Jesse Sr and his mother was Alice (Dexter). He married Etta Tate (my grandmother) in the late 1920's and they had 12 childrens, Cherry, John, Daisy, Robert, Hattie, Etta, Mary Lou, Louise, Ethel, Rosa Lee, Jesse Jr, Mary. Jesse later moved to Atmore, AL and settled with his family in Fairhope, AL. From what I've learned from family members his mother (Alice Dexter) originated from Selma, AL. He had a cousin named Jimmy Saul Pettaway who also lived in Camden. Jimmy married my grandermother's sister (Ida Tate) and they moved to Akron, OH in 1951. Jimmy was born in Camden on August 24, 1905 and passed on Sept. 18, 1980. They also had 13 kids (Lil ida, Mary, Jimmy, Ruby, Richard, Carolyn, Rebecca, Major, don't know the rest). Jimmy's dad's name was Harkless Pettaway and he married a Jennie Campbell and they had 10 childrens (Candice, Florence, Laura, Sam, Jimmie, Robert, Willie, John, Ella, Dorothy) If anyone have any family history on Jesse or Jimmy Pettaway from Camden and Selma, AL I would greatly appreciate a response to this message.
My God continue to Bless and Strenthened your Life!

Re: Pettaway

cassandra (View posts)
Posted: 8 Aug 2006 12:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
hello babarber my family is from boykin my mother name is mary ella pettway she is in bridgeport connecticut.your information sounds familar im not sure if i can help.any way we are planning a family reunion in 2007 and were trying to find our family all over the world if you are interested please email me back and i will be sure to get some information out to you and your family and i will be happy to answer any questions you may have in regards to your family

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Barbara (View posts)
Posted: 9 Aug 2006 2:25PM GMT

Re: Pettaway

cassandra (View posts)
Posted: 9 Aug 2006 10:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
i am going to talk with my mother(mary pettway)and ask her about your family you are inquiring about my mom comes from boykin(gees bend)nelson pettway was her father and becky,linda,pazzetta to name a few of her sisters that was still in the south some have passed away.do you know nell & napp tony,rome those are becky kids and rachel pettway is rome mother which is becky sister.oh also do you know joe pettway they call him uncle joe?john & albert is his brother and their sisters any way i will try and ask my mom some info for you and see whats going on.
hopefully we can meet some day like ii said we are planning a family reunion for these reasons so our family can get to meet each other and so we can get together yearly as one big family.

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Barbara (View posts)
Posted: 14 Aug 2006 3:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
thanks for responding quickly. I'll await your information. Also if it helps, my grandfather went by nickname "Monkey", he had a brother who went by "Red Bill". They all lived in Camden and some live across the river (Gees Bend). I hope we can connect and find out that we are related in some way. My great grandfather was named Jessie and he married Alice (who went by name of "Missie").
Talk with you soon

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cassandra (View posts)
Posted: 14 Aug 2006 7:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
i spoke to my mom and she said the names sound familar but she's not sure she said she would have to ask her brother john.if i get more info i will e-mail you with it i am sorry i could not be of any help to you.like i said my mother family that lives in gees bend is linda and their father name was nelson pettway(poppa)

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Shirley M. Pettway (View posts)
Posted: 8 Nov 2006 5:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pettway
Barbara,
Upon reading you recent update info, I have to say that much of the info that you are looking for regarding your family history lies deep within Boykin, Ala. (Gees Ben), I advise you to take a trip there and start your journey on finding out your family history. My Grandmother Name is Linda Pettway, Who's Father name was Nelson Pettway and mother was Virginia Pettway, she was married to Richard Pettway, many of the names you mention sound familiar too me since i was born and raised in Gees Bend in 1966, I too and looking to get more involved in our family history.

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Sandra (View posts)
Posted: 9 Nov 2006 3:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
It's weird but I have the name Hoclas Pettway which might be a misspell in my family history "tree". That name goes back to slave days or soon after. There's a name James or Jim Lit Pettway. There was a Saul, who was Hoclas brother. People who would know these people are now deceased. The last to know just died 1 year ago at age 99.
Sandra

Re: Pettaway

Posted: 12 Jul 2008 6:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Found some Pettaway's
Barbara, my great-grandmother was Candice Pettaway the oldest child of Harkless and Jennie. Our family resides mostly in Toledo, OH and we have hosted family reunions every two years with family history of all the Harkless' children including some limited information on Saul. Please reply to me if you get this post.

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Posted: 13 Jul 2008 5:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found the family last year and attened last year in Toldea and met Ida Davis, "Bay", Robin, Ronald and as few others,. I probably met you as well. I was glad to meet my g'mothers other family members. We look forward to more reunions. Here is my cell 630-862-9850 if want to talk by phone. Until then, God Bless.
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