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 John Jones Pettus, Jr

John Jones Pettus, Jr

Birth
Wilson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 25 Jan 1867 (aged 53)
Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Altheimer, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 6727704 · View Source
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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


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6727704
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Jones Pettus, Jr (9 Oct 1813–25 Jan 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6727704, citing Flat Bayou Cemetery, Altheimer, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .