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Lorenzo Pettit
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1825
Nassau County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1900
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Son of James Pettit and Phoebe Pettit

Married Lucy Ann Merrill, 23 Nov 1845, Hempstead, Nassau, New York

Married Emma Smith Brower, 3 Nov 1881, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

History - Lorenzo and his parents emigrated to Nauvoo, Ill., where he was baptized in July, 1842; four years later (in 1846) he married Lucy Ann Merrill, and with his wife he started west in February, 1846, with the first company of exiles from Nauvoo bound for the Rocky Mountains. After spending several months at Winter Quarters, he continued the journey to G. S. L. Valley, where he arrived in October, 1848. He lived in the "Old Fort" about two years and cultivated the land upon which the City and County Building now stands. Later the Pettits moved west of the city, living on the present site of the Copper Plant for nearly forty years. Bro. Pettit's first wife died Feb. 6, 1879, and in November, 1881, he married Emma Smith Bower. Selling his Jordan River property in 1893, Bro. Pettit moved to his 3rd North Street residence, where he resided until the time of his death, which occurred July 18, 1900. He died as a faithful member of the Church who had lived conscientiously up to all its requirements. Anything that savored of ostentation was extremely distasteful to Bro. Pettit, who strove to keep his good deeds away from public eyes. While he never filled a foreign mission, he assisted many who did with means. He also assisted a number of poor Saints to emigrate from Sweden and England. In 1892 he contributed $750 toward the completion of the Salt Lake Temple. After his death many poor people missed his ever extended helping hand. His honesty and integrity were unsurpassed. He had no children of his own, but in the fall of 1855 he took two orphan brothers, Wm. E. and Jeremiah Langford, whom he raised as his own sons. 
Family links: 
  James Pettit (1793 - 1862)
  Phoebe Pettit Pettit (1797 - 1873)
  Lucy Ann Merrill Pettit (1828 - 1879)
  Emma Smith Brower Pettit (1840 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: E_7_8_1E
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Oct 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30743400
Lorenzo Pettit
Added by: Judie Latshaw Huff
Lorenzo Pettit
Added by: SMSmith
Lorenzo Pettit
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- Gary L. Pettit
 Added: Mar. 10, 2011
- Lisa Trevino(pettit)
 Added: Jan. 30, 2011

- SMSmith
 Added: Oct. 21, 2008

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