Peter Jett – Culpeper County, Virginia, to Franklin County, Kentucky

Just an interesting tidbit, I’m now reading Capital on the Kentucky by Carl E. Kramer, a two hundred year history of Frankfort and Franklin County – absolutely fascinating!  William L. Jett, son of the Peter Jett of this biography, is mentioned in the book as being a law partner of Patrick U. Major, in the late 1870’s to 1880’s.

from Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, 1887

Franklin County, Kentucky

Peter Jett was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, June 3, 1804, and is a son of Matthew and Susan (Tapp) Jett, also natives of Culpeper County, and of English origin.  Matthew Jett was born about 1776, served in the War of 1812, came to Kentucky in 1830 and settled on a farm between Frankfort and Lawrenceburg, in Franklin County, and died in 1854.  Peter Jett was reared a farmer, but also learned carpentering, and for years was a contractor and builder.  He settled in Franklin County, Kentucky in 1827, was appointed county assessor, and after the adoption of the new constitution was elected to that office, in which  he served eighteen or twenty years.  May 27, 1829, he married Miss Julia Ann, daughter of Stephen Arnold of Franklin County.  Mrs. Julia Jett died in 1865, and in 1871 Mr. Jett married Mrs. Caroline Cromwell Giltner, a native of Fayette County.  To the first marriage of Mr. Jett there were born three children:  Martha J. (Mrs. Reid), Matthew Edgar and William L.  The last named was born in 1841, and was a Confederate soldier, married Miss Susan Gresham, of Monroe County, Georgia, and was appointed post office inspector under Cleveland.  Peter Jett has been chairman of the Franklin County Democratic County Committee for twenty years.

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  1. as always, so interesting. wonder if Ermina Jett Darnell was related to this family. She is the author of Forks of Elkhorn Church. I am trying to locate her research material used for the book for a DAR application. thanks, as always… you start my day off with good reading!charlotte

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