Kettle Creek Battlefield, Wilkes County (GA) 2008
The Peteet family has been traced back as far as 1722 and originally had settled in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before relocating to Maryland.
Richard J. Peteet was the youngest son of Ruth Chenoweth and John Peteet. He was born December 22, 1750 in Virginia and served in the Revolutionary War. In 1777 he married Isabella Adelphia 'Delphia' Henderson, the daughter of Joseph Henderson and Isabel Delphy Lea. The place of this marriage is not known. He accompanied his father to North Carolina eventually settling in Wilkes Co., GA. He and Delphia had seven known children, who would all marry in Wilkes Co., GA. Descendants today still live in this area. Delphia died in Wilkes Co. on September 25, 1826 at about age 68. Richard remarried that January to Susannah Callaway, but died seven months later at age 76. He was buried in the Peteet family cemetery until 1974 when his remains were moved to the site of Kettle Creek Battlefield.
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