Pettit, John, was born in Fulton county, N. Y., September 15, 1818, a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Oliver) Pettit. His father died in Fulton county and his mother came to Wilson with her family, where she died. John Pettit was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He was fourteen years old when he came to Wilson, where he has since lived; he is a farmer and owns 110 acres of land. He has made his own way in the world and is one of the well-to-do-men of Wilson. He married Elizabeth L., daughter of Gilman Cushing, an early settler of Wilson, and they have three children, Levi G., Mary E. and Helen E. Mr. Pettit was first a Democrat in politics, but is now a Republican; he is a member of the Baptist church and has been trustee for several years.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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