Biography of Clinton Pettit
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Pettit, Clinton, was born in saratoga countv, August 11, 1813, a son of Elisha Pettit, born at Claverack, N. Y., and moved to Galloway, where he became a well to do farmer and there died (see biography of George Pettit). Mrs. Pettit was Hannah Roe, who lived and died in Saratoga county; they had fourteen children. Clinton Pettit was reared on a farm, and in 1836 came to Wilson, where he settled on a farm of sixty two acres and has added forty more to it, clearing most of the land. March 9, 1836, he married Clarissa Youngs, and they had four children: Mary J., of Kansas; Lucina H., of Iowa; Ira S., died in Andersonville prison, and the fourth died in infancy. Mrs. Pettit died April 28, 1845, and in 1848 he married Kate J. Pangburn, widow of Jacob Phillips. Mr. Pettit has never used any tobacco and is now eighty-four years old.

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