We are fortunate to have the few that have survived, so we are forced to piece together family lineages based upon fragmentary evidence. Item, I do give and bequeath unto Bridgett Saltonstall my grandchild the sum of one hundred pounds and unto Susan Saltonstall my granchild one hundred pounds and unto Christian Saltonstall my grandchild one hundred pounds to be paid unto them at their several ages of eighteen year s of days of marriage, which shall first happen. John Pettus, son of Dabney, was living in Louisia Co., Va.That is one reason that the genealogy of early generations in colonial Virginia is so difficult. My cousin Thomas Potter and Anne his wife shall have the use of the corner nessuage in the parish of St. 5, 6, 48 Note: Authorities disagree as to the identity of the wife of Dabney Pettus , b. in 1751, and is shown by the family chart to have married Mary Minor of Virginia. 1770, mentions the following issue: Samuel Overton Pettus, a soldier in the Revolution, who married Amy Duke,and had a son Hugh , born in 1789; died in 1864 in Cumberland o.So, I will quote from our correspondence to try to bring you up to speed.I have purchased his book, which at his request I will not mention, and when I have time, I will try to correct the genealogy below to fit his newest findings.The researcher first learned of the Pocahontas connection from the historian of another tribe a few weeks before coming upon Deyo's posting. Research in 2012 led him to conclude that the line of descent from Thomas Pettus, immigrant, and his second wife Elizabeth Durrent, ended with the death of his only known grandchild, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Pettus II and (? He suspects that TP II was married twice and that his second wife, Mourning Burgh, was not Elizabeth's mother. (1921): Andrew Meade of Ireland and Virginia, pp .142-143, 152. And this settles two points; first that ANNE OVERTON'S husband was agrandson of COLN.
This led me to the conclusion that Thomas had left the tobacco to Stephen and that Stephen--not Elizabeth--was the orphan heir. Wilson Miles Cary, a prominent genealogist of Baltimore, dated July 20th, 1910, he having died since that time, in regard to the Overton family, from which h e was descended. It was SAMUEL OVERTON'S daughter ANN OVERTON, who married JOHN PETTUS, grandson of COLN.
Most likely, Stephen II was the son of Stephen I and Stephen I was the son of Thomas I and Ka-Okee. Thomas Pettus, immigrant, did marry Elizabeth Durrent, widow of Richard Durrent sometime before 1643. Sir John Pettus of Chediston Hall, younger son of Sir Augustine Pettus,was a Member of Parliament in 1650 and author of various works. MEMBER OF GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL 1646-1660 "Cavaliers and Pioneers Calendar of Virginia Land Grants" Book No. Secretary Kemp, NNW upon George Mallen SW upon Gleabland CR. upon the Gleab Land and S E upon a br of Archers Hope Co 250acres by intermarriage with the relict and exec. In 1700 he was "of Blissland Parish, New Kent" when he signed a "lease-re lease" deed for "Littleton" and "Utopia" in favor of his stepmother's 2nd husband, James Bray . He deeded Louisa lands to sons, Dabney, John and George. The will of John Pettus, son of Dabney, dated 2nd Feb. Married Barbara Price, and had a son Samuel, who fell at the battle of San Jacinto, in Mexican War, for whose services his family receive d a grant of lands in Texas. In 1727Stephen Pettus patented extensively in western Hanover.
They had a son Thomas Pettus II who was a minor when his father died c1661. Have heard of no one claiming descent from "the first Stephen". Died at the age of 77 in Fleet Station Prison, after many years of persecution, for which his wife was largely to blame. of Richard Durant and 35 acres by purchase of patent from Alexander Stoner and 286 for transportation of 6 persons, 14 acres remaining due. This deed is something of a mystery, quite lengthy but not complete. Other children were John Waters Pettus, William Overton Pettus, Thomas Waters Pettus, Anne Overton Pettus, married Clivias Duke, Mary Waters Pettus, married William Blount, Barbara Overton Pettus, married her cousin, Thomas Pettus, of Charlotte Co., Va. Stephen Pettus (Thomas, Thomas) called himself "Stephen Pettus of Hanover" in deeds to his sons in 17. It was signed also by Elizabeth and Jane Freeman and their husbands. Bray was safeguarding his wife's title to property left her by Capt . Blissland Parish was in lower New Kent, adjoining King William. Louisa set off from Hanover in 1742,included part of his holdings. He seems to have had a daughter whom married Terry. He may have gone to Jefferson Co., which became the state o Kentucky.
I apologize for getting confused over this so I decided simply to quote this source who has chosen to remain anonymous.
I don't mean to put all the blame on you, because you relied upon supposedly authoritative sources dating back to the early 20th C.