Now that we have winnowed down the “Thomas Pettus” profiles to one correct man, Thomas Pettus b. 1599 has acquired twelve children. The only child mentioned in any document is another Thomas, born in Virginia, son of 1599 Thomas and his wife, Elizabeth, born after 1651. Son Thomas was still a minor in 1671, since his mother’s current husband, John Groves, was ordered by the General Court to return the property of [Thomas] Pettus, orphan. Thomas the son married a woman named Mourning Burgh and may have died in the Netherlands about 1687.
Thomas/Pettus-8 currently has the following children:
Elizabeth (Pettus-4) birthdate unknown, daughter of Pettus-8, and Elizabeth Mourning Pettus, Mourning-7 As noted above, Pettus-8 had one known child. This woman may be his granddaughter. Son Thomas married first a woman whose name is unknown. They were the parents of a daughter, Elizabeth and possibly a son Stephen. Second wife named Mourning Burgh (somehow her first name has become a last name) no children with Thomas. She remarried and had a child also named Elizabeth, with her second husband.
Elizabeth (Pettus-139) born Williamsburg, 1636 d. 1701 daughter of Pettus-8 and Mourning-7; no records of anyone by this name with these dates, appears to be a duplicate of Pettus-4, granddaughter of Pettus-8
John (Pettus-19) birth date, birthplace, death date, death place unknown, no bio info; no contemporary records of anyone in Virginia by this name; Pettus-8 had a brother in England named John
John (Pettus-147) born 1635 Williamsburg, VA no records of anyone with this name or date, Pettus-8 arrived in Virginia around 1638, no marriage known prior to 1643; this person appears to be mythical
Stephen (Pettus-16) born England 1619, died New Kent Virginia 1686 Listed with Pettus-8 as father, no mother. No evidence that Pettus-8 had a wife and/or children in England, this man may be a cousin. A 1637 land patent to Matthew Edloe includes a Stephen Pettus as one of the headrights
Stephen (Pettus-253) apparent duplicate of above, listed with Pettus-8 and Mourning-7 Pettus as parents
Stephen (Pettus-319) b. 1642 James City, VA d. 1677 son of Pettus-8 and Elizabeth Freeman-11409; see above. (The wife of Pettus-8 may have been born Elizabeth Freeman.)
Augustine (Pettus-133) no dates, son of Pettus-8 and Mourning-7, no records of any such person in America, there was an Augustine Pettus b. 1582 in Norwich, England
Thomas (Pettus-157) b. 1638 no location no death, parents Pettus-8 and Mourning-7
Thomas II (Pettus-331) b. 1652, James City, VA d. 1687, Holland parents Pettus-8 and Freeman-11409 - this appears to be the one and only child of Pettus-8 and wife Elizabeth (?possibly Freeman) Durrant/ Pettus/Graves
Thomas, Jr. (Pettus-7) b. 1656 Williamsburg, d. 1698 Lunenburg, VA parents Pettus-8 and Mourning-7
Mary (Pettus-150) b. 1639 d. 1703 locations unknown, parents Pettus-8 and Mourning-7, no records of any such person in America