Bob Pettit

Birth Name: Robert Lee Pettit, Jr.

Place of Birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 12, 1932

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern-Irish, distant French-Canadian/French

Bob Pettit is an American professional basketball player. He was a power forward. He played his entire career for the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Bob is the son of Margaret Lovelace and Robert Lee Pettit.

Bob’s paternal grandfather was Albert Samuel Pettit (the son of Ethan Seth Pettit and Minerva Denio). Albert was born in New York. Ethan was born in New York, the son of Samuel C. Pettit and Jemima Curtis. Minerva was born in New York, the daughter of Albert Cotton Denio and Elizabeth Christie.

Bob’s paternal grandmother was Sarah Young (the daughter of Robert Thomas Young and Eunice Tooney Lilley). Sarah was born in Louisiana. Robert was born in East Bouton Rogue, Louisiana, the son of James Goodman Young, whose father was born in Ireland, and of Judith Judah Coleman. Eunice was born in Louisiana, the daughter of George P. Lilley, whose parents were from Massachusetts, and of Eunice Carl.

Bob’s maternal grandfather was John William Towles Brandon, Sr. (the son of Robert Lindsay Brandon and Isabella/Isabel Semple Towles). John was born in Louisiana. Robert was born in Mississippi, the son of William Lindsay Brandon, whose father was born in Donegal, Ireland, and of Ann/Anna Eliza Ratliff. Isabella was born in Louisiana, the daughter of John Turnbull Towles and Frances Peyton Eskridge.

Bob’s maternal grandmother was Mary Lovelace Wall (the daughter of Henry Hughson Wall and Mary Ellen Evans). Bob’s grandmother Mary was born in Mississippi. Henry was born in Wilkinson, Mississippi, the son of John Hall II and Sarah Lovelace. Bob’s great-grandmother Mary was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Francis Allison Evans, Sr., whose father was born in Galway, Ireland, and of Lucy Adelaide Foley, whose father was Irish.

Source: Obituaries of Bob’s parents –

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