William D. Petty (1834 – 1917).
Here William D. Petty poses in his CSA uniform. He was my great grandfather Daniel Webster Petty’s brother.
William was born in North Carolina but as a toddler moved with his family to Fanning County, Georgia. He had moved to Murray County, Georgia, by 1857.
He was a postmaster of Cisco, Georgia, Census taker, and a member of the Murray County Board of Education. Being a postmaster of small town, I bet he was a store owner too.
William was married three times. He and his first wife Lizzy Harris had seven children. The other two wives were late in life and no children were produced.
William loved to quote from the Bible and sing religious hymns.
William and his wives are buried in the same plot at Sumac Presbyterian
church Cemetery – Crandall, Murray Co., GA