Elizabeth <I>McKean</I> Pettit


Elizabeth McKean Pettit

New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 9 Sep 1811 (aged 44)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section R Lot 185
Memorial ID 150698430 View Source
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Elizabeth (McKean) Pettit

Born on August 18, 1767, in New Castle, Delaware. Married December 8, 1791, to Andrew Pettit, son of Charles Pettit, a distinguished patriot and statesman of the Revolution, a member of the Continental Congress, a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, and a member of the American Philosophical Society. He was President of the Insurance Company of North America, the oldest in the United States ; and his son Andrew, a director of thirty-two years, 1806-37. Charles Pettit died September 6, 1806, in his 70th year, leaving numerous descendants: his daughter Elizabeth married Charles Jared Ingersoll, the eminent lawyer ; Andrew married Elizabeth McKean ; Sarah married Andrew Bayard ; Theodosia married Alexander Graydon, author of Graydori's Memoirs.

Andrew Pettit was born February 22, 1762, and became a merchant in Philadelphia. He was elected a member of the First City Troop September 10, 1787, and became an honorary member in 1808. He was appointed by Governor McKean flour inspector, an important office, judging by the salary attached, which was $5000 per annum. Mrs. Pettit died September 9, 1811, and is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery. (Her tombstone records her age 42 years, a mistake for 41 years.)

Mr. Pettit died March 6, 1837, leaving a high character both in his social and commercial relations. His will is recorded in Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Pettit attended the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, where many of their children were baptized.

Their issue :
1) Sarah, b. Sept. 15, 1792; d. Aug. 16, 1851, Phila. (unm.)
2) Mary Anne, b. Dec. 21, 1793, d. July 22, 1863, Phila. (unm.).
3) Charles, b. March 31, 1795.
4) Letitia, b. Dec. 24, 1796; d. Feb. 20, 1797.
5) Thomas McKean, b. Dec. 26, 1797
6) Elizabeth, b. Feb. 10, 1800; d. April 29, 1884 (unm.)
7) Theodosia, b. Jan. 10, 1802 (Mrs. Smith)
8) Robert, b. Feb. 19, 1804
9) Henry, b. Dec. 10, 1806
10) Infant
11) Infant

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  • Added: 13 Aug 2015
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth McKean Pettit (18 Aug 1767–9 Sep 1811), Find a Grave Memorial ID 150698430, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Mémoriaux Atlantique (contributor 47102973) .