Shared Photo: Captain John W. Pettit

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I wanted to share this family photo of John Pettit with the community. Location: Island Heights, Ocean, New Jersey. Date: unknown.
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WikiTree profile: John Pettit
in The Tree House by Valerie Noe G2G5 (5.2k points)
For two years I have been trying to find the parents for this gentleman. I do not have access to sites like Ancestry for look ups. I any one can help, please.
I really cant seem to find any more information. I have added sources that show he was married to Selina. They didn't seem to have any children. The headstone says he war born in 1845, the census of 1910 says Jan 1847. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

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Valerie,

Please, please... put this uncropped photo of John on his profile. So many times I see photos that leave only the face and crop the rest of the original photo. All of the picture cropped out of the photo contains clues and information about the subject and was the original intent of the photographer and subject. Its like throwing part of history away. Sorry...I have a bit of a passion about this.
by Brett Rutherford G2G6 Pilot (120k points)
edited by Brett Rutherford
I have already loaded both the full version and a cropped version.
Sorry for my rant, I must have missed the full version. I have some Pettit's in my family too...ill try to dig something up.

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