Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863

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Lawyer of Charleston, S.C.; Union Party supporter and opponent of nullification and secession; Attorney General of S.C., 1822-1830; unsuccessful Unionist candidate for the S.C. Senate, 1830; code commissioner, 1859-1863; graduate, S.C. College, 1809; son of William Pettigrew (1758-1837) and Louise Guy Gibert Pettigrew; husband of Jane Amelia Postell; father of artist Caroline Petigru Carson (b. 1820-1892).

From the description of James Louis Petigru papers, 1822-1948. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 43782974

Abbeville District (S.C.) and Charleston (S.C.) attorney, writer, and South Carolina Representative. He was the son of William Pettigrew, a native of Virginia, and Louise Guy Gibert, daughter of a Huguenot minister. In 1816 Petigru married Jane Amelia Postell. James Louis Petigru opposed nullification, and in 1832 he became the leader of the Union Party.

From the description of James Louis Petigru papers, 1816-1863. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 35953529

Abbeville District and Charleston, S.C. attorney, writer, and South Carolina state legislator.

From the description of Letter : to R.H. Wilde, 1820 Nov. 21. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36865766

South Carolina attorney, writer, and state representative. Petigru was admitted to the bar in 1813 and began practicing law in Beaufort District, South Carolina and adjoining districts.

From the description of Letters : to William J. Grayson, 1813-1815. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32144235

Charleston, South Carolina attorney, writer, and South Carolina Representative.

From the description of Letter : Charleston, S.C., to N. Cruger, 1848 June 5. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32139755

South Carolina attorney, writer, and state representative.

From the description of Letters to Amelia Parker, 1862. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37522806

James Louis Petigru (1789-1863) was a lawyer, politician, and jurist of South Carolina.

From the guide to the James Louis Petigru Papers, ., 1836, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Abbeville District and Charleston, S.C. attorney, writer, and South Carolina state representative.

From the description of Letter : Summerville, [S.C.], to I.M. Dwight, 1861 July 28. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37521963

From the description of Letters, 1848. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37522028

Abbeville District and Charleston, South Carolina attorney and politician.

From the description of Papers concerning Mr. Burt, 1854. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32140256

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Collection of miscellaneous Confederate manuscripts, 1860-1865. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn King, Mitchell, 1783-1862. Mitchell King papers, 1842-1860. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Waddy Thompson papers, 1799-1978. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863. Letters, 1848. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863. Letter : to R.H. Wilde, 1820 Nov. 21. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Ravenel, Henry, 1790-1867. Henry Ravenel family papers, 1731-1867. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Burt, A. (Armistead), 1802-1883. Papers, 1759-1933. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Allston, Joseph Blyth. Life and times of James L. Petigru 1900 Jan. 21 - June 17 : brilliant lawyer, staunch patriot, a citizen true to his state ... / compiled from family records, public documents and autograph letters by Joseph Blyth Allston ... University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Planters' and Mechanics' Bank of South Carolina. Records, 1840-1841. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Gignilliat family. Gignilliat family papers, 1828-1901. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863. James Louis Petigru papers, 1822-1948. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Petigru and King (Firm). Letterbooks, 21 Apr. 1854-26 Feb. 1863 [microform]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Huger, Alfred, 1788-1872. Letter : Longwood, to Benjamin Huger, 1863 March 15. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Mitchell, Nelson. Nelson Mitchell papers, 1840-1864. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Smith, William, 1762-1840. William Smith papers, 1829-1830. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Gibbes, Lewis Reeves, 1810-1894. Lewis Reeves Gibbes papers, 1793-1894 (bulk 1838-1894). Library of Congress
referencedIn Carson, James Petigru, b. 1845. James Petigru Carson papers, 1822-1922. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863. Letter : Charleston, S.C., to N. Cruger, 1848 June 5. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Griffin, Nathan Lipscomb. Nathan Lipscomb Griffin papers, 1841-1853. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn King, Mitchell, 1783-1862. Mitchell King papers, 1814-1911. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863. Letters to Amelia Parker, 1862. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Waties, Thomas, 1760-1828. Thomas Waties papers, 1733-1838, (bulk, 1784-1838) University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Gourdin, Theodore Samuel, 1823-1861. Theodore Samuel Gourdin papers, 1846-1861. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Jackson, Samuel C. (Samuel Cram), 1802-1878. Samuel C. Jackson papers, 1832-1835. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863. James Louis Petigru papers, 1816-1863. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Carson, Caroline Petigru, 1820-1892. Caroline Petigru Carson papers, 1853-1892. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Carson, William A., 1842-1904. William Carson papers, 1857-1858. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Pettigrew family. Pettigrew family papers, 1685-circa 1939. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Simons, James, 1813-1879. James Simons papers, 1842-1917. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Lewis Reeves Gibbes Papers, 1793-1894, (bulk 1838-1894) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863. Letters : to William J. Grayson, 1813-1815. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863. James Louis Petigru papers, 1836 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Read family. Papers of the Read and Lance families, 1677-1907. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf James Louis Petigru Papers, ., 1836 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863. Letter : Summerville, [S.C.], to I.M. Dwight, 1861 July 28. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Allston family. Allston family papers, 1847-1924. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Greenberg, Raymond S. James Louis Petigru, the Willington Academy, and their enduring lessons for South Carolina : 2006 Jan. 24. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Petigru and King (firm). Records, 1851-1863. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Johnston, William, 1776-1840. William Johnston Papers, 1726-1971. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Allston, Benjamin, 1833-1900. Benjamin Allston papers, 1848-1890. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
referencedIn Graham, William A. (William Alexander), 1804-1875. William A. Graham papers, 1750-1940. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Vanderhorst, Elias, 1791-1874. Elias Vanderhorst papers, 1818-1876. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
creatorOf Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863. Papers concerning Mr. Burt, 1854. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
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associatedWith Allston, Benjamin, 1833-1900. person
associatedWith Allston family. person
associatedWith Allston, Joseph Blyth. person
associatedWith Boutition family. family
associatedWith Burt, A. (Armistead), 1802-1883. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Carson, Caroline Petigru, 1820-1892. person
associatedWith Carson, James Petigru, b. 1845. person
associatedWith Carson, William A., 1842-1904. person
associatedWith Cruger, Nicholas, 1813-1872. person
associatedWith Dwight, Isaac Marion, 1779-1873. person
correspondedWith Gibbes, Lewis Reeves, 1810-1894. person
associatedWith Gibert family. family
correspondedWith Gignilliat family. family
associatedWith Gourdin, Theodore Samuel, 1823-1861. person
associatedWith Graham, William A. (William Alexander), 1804-1875. person
associatedWith Grayson, William J. (William John), 1788-1863. person
associatedWith Greenberg, Raymond S. person
associatedWith Griffin, Nathan Lipscomb. person
associatedWith Guerard, Benjamin person
associatedWith Hammond, James Henry, 1807-1864. person
associatedWith Huger, Alfred, 1788-1872. person
associatedWith Jackson, Samuel C. (Samuel Cram), 1802-1878. person
correspondedWith Johnston, William, 1776-1840. person
associatedWith King, Mitchell, 1783-1862. person
associatedWith Legaré, Hugh Swinton, 1797-1843. person
associatedWith Mitchell, Nelson. person
associatedWith Moultrie, James, 1793-1869. person
associatedWith Northrop, Claudian Bird, 1812-1865. person
associatedWith O'Neall, John Belton, 1793-1863. person
associatedWith Parker, Amelia Nott, 1824-1892. person
associatedWith Petigru and King (firm) corporateBody
correspondedWith Petigru and King (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Petigru, Jane Amelia Postell. person
associatedWith Pettigrew family. family
associatedWith Planters' and Mechanics' Bank of South Carolina. corporateBody
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. person
associatedWith Ravenel, Henry, 1790-1867. person
associatedWith Rose, Arthur Gordon, 1798-1883. person
associatedWith Simons, James, 1813-1879. person
associatedWith Smith, William, 1762-1840. person
correspondedWith Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. person
correspondedWith Vanderhorst, Elias, 1791-1874. person
correspondedWith Waties, Thomas, 1760-1828. person
associatedWith Wilde, Richard Henry, 1789-1847. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
South Carolina--Charleston
South Carolina
South Carolina
Charleston (S.C.)
South Carolina--Bennettsville
South Carolina
Beaufort District (S.C.)
Charleston (S.C.)
South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
Coosawhatchie (S.C.)
South Carolina
South Carolina
Charleston (S.C.)
South Carolina
United States
Summerville (S.C.)
Subject
Betrothal
Postal service--Employees--Selection and appointment
Trusts and trustees
Humorous poetry, American
Marriage settlements
Legal instruments
Slaves
Nullification (States' rights)
Estates (law)
Practice of law
Lawyers
Railroads--Timetables
Slavery
Huguenots--Genealogy
Racially mixed people
Occupation
Lawyers
Lawyers--Correspondence.--South Carolina
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Birth 1789

Death 1863

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