Thursday, April 06, 2006

Daniel Webster & Nancy Jane Garrett Petty



These are my great grandparents Daniel and Nancy Jane Petty on my mother's side and their marriage certificate. They were married Sept 6, 1873, in Fannin County, Ga.

After they were married they moved with Daniel's siblings to Murray County, Ga., which is over a big mountain ridge.

Daniel was a Confederate soldier less than 10 years before he married. He caught several types of diseases while fighting which stayed with him the rest of his life and spent a lot of time in the hospital in various cities. He got a pension from the State of Georgia for being receiving his disability in the service.

His wife Nancy Jane was known to have raging fits. Some believed she hit the bottle too much. The kids knew better than to get near her - she had a reputation of jerking them up and shaking them.

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2 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

How old were they in this photo?

1:16 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Just guessing, I would say between 60 and 70.

1:19 PM  

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