The Pettus Cemetery is in York County, SC, located off of Pleasant Road, north of Fort Mill (#160 N, turn right onto Pleasant Road at Philadelphia Methodist Church). After crossing over Steele Creek, turn into Saddlegate Subdivision, next right road above the creek. At the top of hill is a small picnic area with benches and a small white picket fence enclosure. The remaining tombstones were all pushed together, laid flat and side by side, and the fence built around them. The site is believed to be the site of the home of Capt. George Pettus and his wife, Jane Knox. Our other pioneer Pettus family, that of William Pettus, who was Georgešs brother, and his wife, Mary Knox, the sister of Jane, were members of Flint Hill Baptist Church and most of their family are buried in the Flint Hill cemetery. Copied by Kate Stratton (Mrs. Roy) Smith in 1920s and by Mrs. Edith Pettus Kimbrell in 1963:
Eliza J. Pettus, consort of Stephen Pettus, d.April 13, 1834, 34 years.
Charles C. Pettus, d. July 3, 1846, 7 months.
Capt. George Pettus, d. 1816, age 63 years.
Jane Pettus, b. Jan 5, 1766, d. Nov. 20, 1847, 82 years.
Mary E. Pettus, wife of George Pettus, d. Nov. 1,1844, age 24.
Stephen Pettus, b. Dec 18, 1792, d. Mar. 5, 1846,53 years.
Sarah Pettus, d. Nov 29, 1846, 24 years old.
Eliza Ann Pettus, d. April 27, 1844, 25 years old.
Adeline Pettus, d. Mar 9, 1844, 28 years old.
[First wife of Thomas Newton Pettus.]
Mary Jane Pettus 2 years old(child beside Adeline Pettus grave)
George Pettus 3 years (child beside Adeline Pettus grave)
Susan Adeline Pettus, 14 mo.old. (Child beside Adeline
Sally Pettus (Mrs. W. H.) Jones of Great Falls,
SC, in 1920s, copied most of the inscriptions that
Kate Smith and Edith Pettus Kimbrell copied, and
also these others legible at that time:
George Pettus, d. 1814, 24 years old. s/o of Capt. George by a previous marriage?
Eliza Smith, d. Oct. 22, 1839.
Elizabeth P. Harris, aged 6 years.
George J. Burton, d. Dec. 18, 1836, 21 years old.
Mrs. Kate Stratton Smith also copied:
Cynthia Knox, consort of Samuel B. Knox, b. Mar
1807; d. 1826.[Cynthiašs correct dates: 7 Mar
1808-27 Aug 1826. She was daughter of Capt. George
and Jane Knox Pettus. She is buried with her first
child, an infant of three days. Samuel B. Knox
(1798-14 Aug 1874) married 2nd Ann Sloan and is
buried at Steele Creek Cemetery, Mecklenburg
Copied by Wade Fairey, T. J. Caldwell and J. E.
Elizabeth R.(?) ....of Jo. C. & S. W. Smith...died
Oct 22, 1839, in the 5th year of her age. [This
would be the daughter of John Cheek Smith and
Susannah (Wadkins? Pettus) Smith and granddaughter
of Capt. George and Jane Knox Pettus.]
Others known to be buried in the Old Pettus
Ann Dillard (Pettus) Clawson Kimbrell (died 1839)
and first husband,
Dr. William Harris Clawson.(Her will directed that she be buried beside her
first husband, Dr. Clawson, in her father's cemetery.)
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