Francis C. Pettypool

FRANCIS C. PETTYPOOL - born in Herald's Prairie, February 15, 1843, 
was a son of Braxton B. and Celia (McGhee) Pettypool, natives of 
Tennessee. His grandparents, Thomas Pettypool and Parent McGhee, 
were natives of Virginia and moved to Tennessee at an early day.  
BRAXTON PETTYPOOL was married three times. The children of the 
first marriage were: A. Maria, Thomas B., Francis C., Mahulda, 
Tilitha C., Sarah E., John H. (deceased). His second wife was 
Polly Ann Catlin Tichenor. Their children were: Joel R., Ezekiel, 
Marshal, Newton (deceased). His third wife was Mary, daughter of 
John Jones, OF JEFFERSON COUNTY. Their children are: Lear, Dora and 
Hardon. He has been a resident of JEFFERSON COUNTY for 12 years.  
Francis C.'s early life was spent in this county on a farm and going 
to school. When 19 years of age he enlisted in Company I, 87th 
Illinois Infantry. He married Mahala E., daughter of James W. Hart, 
one of White County's oldest citizens, who makes his home with his 
daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Pettypool have three children: Thomas C., 
Edgar L. and Vienna A. The Tennessee bend has the reputation of 
being a hot-bed of fever and ague, and its inhabitants of being 
pale and sickly, but Mr. Pettypool has lived there his entire life, 
except while in the army, and he has always been remarkably healthy, 
which goes far toward proving the fallacy of the statement. He has a 
fine apple orchard, containing 200 or more trees, all grafted. He has 
180 acres of cultivated land, and is one of Herald's Prairie's best 

SOURCE: History of White County, IL
Submitted by Mary Zinzilieta

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