PETTIGREW, Ebenezer (1783-1848)

PETTIGREW, EBENEZER, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Plymouth, Tyrrell County, N.C., March 10, 1783; studied under tutors at home and later attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; engaged in planting; member of the state senate in 1809 and 1810; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); resumed agricultural pursuits; died at Magnolia plantation on Lake Scuppernong, Tyrrell County, N.C., July 8, 1848; interment in the family cemetery.

North Carolina State Department of Archives and History
Raleigh, NC
Papers: In Pettigrew family papers, 1772-1912. ca. 3,500 items.
Includes his correspondence and papers relating to plantation operations, political matters, and family affairs. Description in repository.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In Pettigrew family papers, 1684-1926. ca. 11 feet.

  • Wall, Bennett H. "Ebenezer Pettigrew's Efforts to Control the Marketing of His Crops." Agricultural History 27 (October 1953): 123-32.
  • _____. "Medical Care of Ebenezer Pettigrew's Slaves." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 37 (December 1950): 451-70.