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Henry Pettit (1689-1721): A Boston Sailor with a Surprising Origin

imageHenry Pettit (1689-1721): A Boston Sailor with a Surprising Origin

Wedding bells rang out on December 28, 1718, as Henry Pettit and Sarah Gibbs were married before the Reverend Sam Miles in Boston, MA.  The Presbyterian marriage was just 3 days after Christmas Sunday. Sarah Gibbs was the daughter of John and Mary Gibbs of Boston.  John Gibbs was a painter by trade, specializing in decorative staining and funeral escutcheons.

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