Thomas PETTAPIECE and Catherine STOKES
May 11, 2005:
(Thanks to Helen Dunbar for the following):
Descendants of Thomas Pettapiece and Catherine Stokes
1. THOMAS2 PETTAPIECE (PETTAPIECE1) was born 1789, and died 24 April 1872.
He married CATHERINE STOKES in Lough Eske, Ireland. She was born 1794 in Tirerrill
Barony of Co. Sligo, and died 28 July 1864. Both are Buried: Christ Church Ang. Cem.,
Thomas Petepiece and Catharine Stokes were married in Ireland and had at least three
children before emigrating from Ireland. According to descendants, their son Joseph
was born in 1828 in a log cabin near Merrickville, Ont. We believe that he was a
brother of William married to Susan Morrison, Jonas married to
Ann Ferguson and Richard married to Ann Ferguson, but we have not been able
to find the name of the parents. There are many spellings of the surname, even on the
tombstones in the same family, Petapiece, Petepiece, Pettapiece, Pettepiece and Pettipiece.
Thomas and Catherine's family lived on Lot 2, Conc. A, Broken Front, in Oxford Township,
several of their children and grandchildren died of consumption. After Catherine died
in 1864, Thomas went to live with his son and daughter-in-law, Alexander and Mary.
He died on April 24, 1872 at 83 years of age.
Children of THOMAS PETTAPIECE and CATHERINE STOKES are:
i. WILLIAM3 PETTAPIECE, b. 1816, Lough Eske, Ireland; d. 17 April 1882.
m. 1841 to (1) MARIA MAGEE 1819-1844 m. (2) MARIA 'ANN' COWEN d. abt 1846 m.
1849 (3) to ANN BLACK b. 1831 d. 1873.
ii. THOMAS PETTAPIECE, b. 1819, Lough Eske, Ireland; d. 31 October 1887. m.
MARY ANN McCLENAGHAN b. 1826 d. 1903
iii. CATHERINE PETTAPIECE, b. 1822, Lough Eske, Ireland; m. JAMES JOHNSTONE,
7 March 1844, Ontario.
iv. JOSEPH PETTAPIECE, b. Abt. 1828, Merrickville; d. 1899, Freeport; m. (1)
MARY ROYCE, 1861; m. (2) AMY COOPER, 30 May 1865; b. 1840; d. 1890. He lived in Seattle
and had at least two children:
v. ANN PETTAPIECE, b. Abt. 1829, Lough Eske, Ireland; d. Aft. 1899. m.
THOMAS GUEST. They lived in Rochelle, Illinois, USA.
vi. GEORGE PETTAPIECE, b. 5 August 1832; d. 30 July 1912, Oxford Twp.. Grenville Co..
m. 1857 to SARAH ESTHER NEWMAN d. ca 1839 d. 1914
vii. SARAH PETTAPIECE, b. 5 December 1833; d. 19 September 1888. m. 1856 to JAMES
McCLENAGHAN b. 1827 d. 1862.
viii. JOHN PETTAPIECE, b. 3 April 1836.
I found a will Probated on Nov. 11, 1914, of Sarah E. Pettapiece, a widow
of John of Oxford Twp.
ix. ALEXANDER J. PETTAPIECE, b. 8 June 1839; d. 21 November 1871. m. MARY DONOGHUE b.
1842 d. 1911.
... Helen Dunbar
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