05 September 2014

James Patillo's Naturalization Papers

A fellow Patillo researcher sent a copy of the James Pittullo [Patillo, Pattillo] Naturalization filed in Pope County, Illinois, to me. [Pope County Courthouse, Golconda, Illinois, Box 1803-1865  N-003 (N-001 may be related)].

22 December 1820
James Pittullo...who is desirous to be naturalized, did report himself to the clerk of the Circuit Court of Pope County and State aforesaid in the manner following...

  • James Pittullo was born in Ely [Elie] Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1768
  • He is now about fifty-two years of age
  • He was born a member of the British Nation and owed allegiance to the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
  • He migrated from Belfast
  • Arrived at the Port Of New Orleans on or about the 3 December 1819
  • It is his intention to settle in the County of Pope aforesaid [Illinois]

30 December 1820
Sons of James Pittullo registered in the clerk's office of Pope County

  • James Pittullo, Jr., aged eighteen years
  • John Pittullo, aged seven years
  • Nathaniel Pittullo, aged six years

All born at Ely, Fifeshire, Scotland

April Term of the Pope Circuit Court - 16 April 1821
James Pittullo appeared in court and declared upon Oath that it is bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States

How does my John Patillo fit in with this family?  Is he the son of James Pittullo, Senior, as originally thought?  John Patillo's son was Felix Grundy Patillo and Felix was the father of Nancy J. (Patillo) Rice.  John Patillo was also Alexander Sullenger's step-father.

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