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1672 Williamsbury, New Kent Co., Virginia 3 4
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Lunenburg, Surry Co., Virginia 5
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John Dabney Pettus's Family Relations

Father
Thomas Pettus
1643 – 1690
Mother
Elizabeth Dabney
1644 – 1685


Spouse
Ann Overton
26 Mar 1682 – 1730
Marriage
1700
New Kent Co., Virginia

Children
Lucy B. Pettus
1722 –

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John Tyler Morgan and Edmund Winston Pettus (Late Senators from Alabama) Memorial Addresses, Sixtieth Congress, First Session, Senate of the United States, April 18, 1908 , House of Representatives, April 25, 1908 (Volume 1) - Page 26

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16 Memorial Addresses: Senators Morgan and Pettus national problems that he aided in solving, as well as the great national perils that he labored to conquer, are so well and gen- erally known that it will be useless on this occasion to attempt to augment his public career by their recital. He was a student of wonderful application, and was never content with super- ficial knowledge of any subject. He was familiar with the history and governments of all nations. His comprehensive understanding made him familiar with social and economic philosophy; his marvelous store of knowledge concerning things of the historical and political world, as wTell as familiarity with subjects which to the ordinary mind would be of no conse- quence, justly gave him the reputation of being one of the most learned and erudite members who ever honored this body. He was many times honored with positions of great responsibility that called into exercise the most delicate as well as the most comprehensive knowledge of things and men. His recognized fitness for the position caused him to be named as a member of the Bering Fisheries Commission and also as one of the repre- sentatives of the United States on the Board of Arbitration, upon both of which he served with distinguished credit. Senator Morgans advocacy of the Isthmian Canal was for years earnest and indomitable. It is true that he was partial to the construction of this great project across the Nicaraguan route, yet no wTell-informed person who is anxious to preserve the truth of history may …

John Tyler Morgan and Edmund Winston Pettus (Late Senators from Alabama) Memorial Addresses, Sixtieth Congress, First Session, Senate of the United States, April 18, 1908 , House of Representatives, April 25, 1908 (Volume 1) - Page 117

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Address of Mr. Craig, of Alabama 107 like Cincinnatus of old, laid down the sword and returned to their peaceful avocations to do each his part in rebuilding the apparently prostrate South. Together they labored in that cause and together helped to lead their people through the dark days of reconstruction. So nobly did they serve their State as private citizens that first General Morgan and then General PETTUS was sent to represent their Commonwealth in the high- est branch of the National Legislature. So, together again, they labored, always untiringly, always with the highest degree of efficiency, always well, always honorably for the State and the nation which had claimed for their own the major part of the lives of both of these magnificent American citizens. Yes, together they had served, in one way or another, for more than the ordinary lifetime, and almost together they died, and lie to-day in the same cemetery in the beautiful city of Selma not more than a hundred yards apart. How fitting and appro- priate it is, then, Mr. Speaker, that they should be considered here together to-day. To pay a tribute to one of them is but to eulogize the other, for in all that goes to make men great, in capacity, in devotion to duty, and integrity, they were alike; and yet so different in so many respects. General Pettus …

John Tyler Morgan and Edmund Winston Pettus (Late Senators from Alabama) Memorial Addresses, Sixtieth Congress, First Session, Senate of the United States, April 18, 1908 , House of Representatives, April 25, 1908 (Volume 1) - Page 180

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170 Memorial Addresses: Senators Morgan and Pettus talents. Day by day he broadened and strengthened in his noble work. No man north or south of Mason and Dixons line contributed more to restore national friendly relations between the sections than did Senator Morgan. In all his public utter- ances there breathes a purity and intensity of love for the Souththe people whose traditions and history, whose life and whose ideals, social and political, were hallowed to his heart and memory; yet it can not be denied that through these very utterances he always manifested his love for the whole country. I feel that I can with propriety, Mr. Speaker, refer to an incident that occurred with Senator Morgan in the summer of 1906. The town of Hartselle, in Morgan County, Ala., adver- tised for a home-coming and an old-fashioned barbecue. Sena- tor Morgan was the only speaker for the occasion. I attended the meeting with him. Fully 6, 000 prosperous, contented, and happy people had assembled, each eager to greet the old man that Alabama had so generously honored. When he arose to speak, everyone in that vast audience paid him the beautiful and touching tribute to rise to their feet. In a tremulous voice, clear and distinct, he opened his remarks by referring to a political meeting that he had last attended and addressed at that place more than thirty years ago, when the …

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