Pettit/Devine connection
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I am a direct descendant of George Devine of Spartanburg (a.1765-1825) via Son John Devine (a. 1792-1865) and grandson Mancil (1811-after 1865). info-will of George 1825 Spartanburg.
I have never been able to determine Mancil's mother.
Info I know via research family history.
1.George's wife Mary ? born a 1770 NC- died after 1850) children:
2John Devine(1792-1865)M ??? before 1810.
2.Rachael Rhoda Devine m Moore Bragg
2.Nancy Ann DeVine m Meadows Harrelson
2.Elizabeth m ??
2. Frances (1804-?)married isaac edwards.

3. Mancil(Mancila) son of John was born 1811 in sc. Married Elvira (Elvi) Vice, daughter of Azariah Vice before 1832. Mancil and Elvira moved to Benton County (now Calhoun and Etowah) in Alabama between 1840 and 1850. They moved in the same township and ranges of the Vices, Pettits, and Griffins from Spartanburg (1840 census as "Ann or Amm Devine" is Mancil). Family history is that Mancil practiced a family Huguenot trade of shoemaker/bootmaker in Benton County. Children were: Lecil (Lessel or Leisely) 1832-sc, Miles Marion 1838-sc, Mary Catherine- 1835 sc, Martha Ann -1843 al, and James Monroe P. (Pettit?) Devine - 1847 al.

Other possible clues to a Pettit connection is descendant generations- names Mattie "Arabella" (ship Pettit's Winthrop fleet -anne pettit 1630), Pinckney V., and Ira Montevell, Lecil Lee.
1800=40 spartanburg census data leads me to believe that John Devine was first married to a descendant of Joshua Pettit and Rachel Monroe. My thinking is that she was a daughter of either Benjamin H. Pettit (1769) and Lucinda or brother Nathaniel (1771) of SC. John Pickney Pettit (1791-1852), John Marion Pettit, Sarah Pettit (1799-1858) are buried and had 1840-1850 land claims in same townships as the devines and vices.

This "mystery" female Pettit probably born after 1790 died between 1830-1840 as John Devine had remarried Margaret Taylor(1804) - daughter of John Taylor I believe- and started a family by 1842 (1860 Spartan. north census).

Anyone who can help with this Pettit information would be appreciate. I can also help people with sc migrants in the 1800's to this section of Alabama as well (Vices, Maise, Griffin, Crowes, Coats, Pettit, Sitz, and Means to name a few).
Brian DeVine
Birmingham, AL

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