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John Upfold Pettit
Birth: Sep. 11, 1820
Death: Mar. 21, 1881

US Congressman. A graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York, he was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1841. He served in the Indiana State Legislature, and was elected as a Republican to represent Indiana's 11th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. He served from 1855 to 1861, and chose not to run for reelection. He was an active supporter for the Union cause once the Civil War started, and helped recruit the 75th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was commissioned it's Colonel and commander on August 19, 1862, but remained behind after it completed it's training and went into the field, and resigned his commission on October 24, 1862. He served a year in the Indiana State Legislature again (serving as Speaker of the House in 1865), and was an Indiana State Court Judge from 1872 to 1880. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Julia Brenton Pettit (1837 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  Ossian Brenton Pettit (1839 - 1852)*
  Jane Pettit (1841 - 1896)*
  Henry Corbin Pettit (1863 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Falls Memorial Gardens
Wabash
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 30, 2005
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- James Snow
 Added: Oct. 14, 2011
John N. Pettit /Regiment Name 75 Indiana Infantry/Side Union/Company F&S/Soldier's Rank_In Col./Soldier's Rank_Out Col.
- SixDogTeam
 Added: Apr. 19, 2011

- Wabash County Military
 Added: Apr. 4, 2011
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