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John Jones Pettus
Birth: Oct. 9, 1813
Wilson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1867
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA

Mississippi Governor. After moving to Mississippi, Pettus entered into a political career. He served as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives (1846-48) and was a member of the Mississippi State Senate. When Governor Henry S. Foote resigned from office in January 1854, Pettus was senate president and assumed the duties of governor. He held the governorship until John J. McRae was sworn in later that same month. In 1859, he was elected the 33rd Governor of Mississippi and was reelected to a second term in 1861. During his time as Governor, Mississippi seceded from the Union and joined five other states to form the Confederate States of America. After the end his term in 1863, he joined the Confederate Army and served in the Civil War. After the war, he relocated to Arkansas, where he lived until his death at age 53. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Alice Taylor Winston Pettus (1790 - 1871)
 
 Spouses:
  Permelia Virginia Winston Pettus (1820 - 1857)*
  Susan Hewell Pettus (1825 - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  John A. Pettus (1839 - 1861)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Jones Pettus (1813 - 1867)
  Harriet Overton Pettus (1815 - 1868)*
  Judith Eglantine Pettus McCaskill (1819 - 1865)*
  Edmund Winston Pettus (1821 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Flat Bayou Cemetery
Altheimer
Jefferson County
Arkansas, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6727704
John Jones Pettus
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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