Friday, July 31, 2009

Will You Miss It When It Is Gone? Nope!


This picture was taken on Roswell Road in Marietta. If the photographer pivoted to the right he will looking at Miss Georgia Dairy, the future home of The Big Chicken. We can look straight ahead, across the intersection which is and was called The 4-Lane…. And to newcomers who looked on a map it is Cobb Parkway.

This intersection separates North Cobb Parkway (or North 4-Lane) and South Cobb Parkway (or South 4-Lane).

Across the intersection is Roswell Street. The 4-Lane separates Roswell from Street to Road.

On the other side of the road at the corner on the left is a Standard Service Station. Just beyond that is an unpainted wood structure.

I am just guessing, but I think the unpainted wood structure is some sort of warehouse for a small company or a route man of some type. I remember in our neighborhood we had a similar unpainted wood structure that tea route men used as a ware house to come by and pick up stock before going on the road.

Back to this corner and the unpainted wood structure: I rode by that building hundreds of time, maybe thousands, east and west and never thought of it. It was just part of the background.

Then in time it outlived its usefulness and was demolished. Probably other things took it place and other things came and went.

I didn’t even notice it was gone.

Then when I saw this picture my memory glands had a rush. It all came back to me. The unpainted wooden structure looked perfectly natural there and I had my head in a daze I didn’t even miss it until about 55 years later I realized it is gone for ever… now, I will feel guilty I didn't miss it.

Now, in that spot, Los Reys Mexican Restaurant’s parking lot is there, in case you are interested.

NOTE - The below has just been added. Monty Calhoun filled me in with page 2:
The barn in your picture was owned by Mrs. Leech. She was an old widow that would chase us out of there on a daily basis.
Having been raised in Pine Forest, this was one of our adventures that rated right up there
with sleeping on top of Dodd St. School, riding our Flexy Racers in the sewer system, and
shooting cars, at night, with our pea-shooters on the 4 lane highway. Some of our gang,
that you would know: Julian Suggs, Ronnie Witcher, Rupert and Carroll Raines, June Lyle, Nancy Mathis, Jean Baker, Ozzie Huff, Buddy Ball, Neil Taylor, Richard Townsend, Larry Brewer, Dianne Ford, Joe Thomas...and the list goes on.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Petty Genealogy Part 22

Generation No. 8

177. WESLEY8 CHAPMAN (EDMUND7, ELIZABETH6 MORRIS, FRANCES5 SIMMS, THOMAS4, REBECCA3 PETTY, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born Aft. 1825, and died Unknown. He married FRANCES FOSTER. She was born Aft. 1825, and died Unknown.

Child of WESLEY CHAPMAN and FRANCES FOSTER is:
255. i. MARY ELIZABETH9 CHAPMAN, b. Aft. 1845; d. Unknown.


178. WILLIAM8 PETTY (STEPHEN7, WILLIAM6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 1837 in , Smith, Tn, and died Unknown. He married EMMALINE. She was born 1843, and died Unknown.

Children of WILLIAM PETTY and EMMALINE are:
i. RUTH9 PETTY, b. Abt. 1865; d. Unknown.
ii. WIRT PETTY, b. Abt. 1867; d. Unknown.
iii. BRAD PETTY, b. Abt. 1869; d. Unknown.
iv. SID PETTY, b. Abt. 1871; d. Unknown.
v. CARR PETTY, b. Abt. 1873; d. Unknown.
vi. MARY PETTY, b. Abt. 1875; d. Unknown.
vii. MARTHA PETTY, b. Abt. 1877; d. Unknown.
viii. SALLY PETTY, b. Abt. 1879; d. Unknown.


179. HARVE8 PETTY (STEPHEN7, WILLIAM6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born Abt. 1839 in , Smith, Tn, and died Unknown. He married DUTCH.

Children of HARVE PETTY and DUTCH are:
i. SALLY9 PETTY, b. Aft. 1859; d. Unknown.
ii. NED PETTY, b. Aft. 1859; d. Unknown.
iii. CHARLIE PETTY, b. Aft. 1859; d. Unknown.


180. HENRY8 PETTY (STEPHEN7, WILLIAM6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 1841 in , Smith, Tn, and died Unknown. He married HARRIET E. PETTY 07 Apr 1874.

Children of HENRY PETTY and HARRIET PETTY are:
i. STEPHAN ALFRED9 PETTY95, b. 1876; d. Unknown.

Notes for STEPHAN ALFRED PETTY:
Known as Alf.

ii. MARTHA E. PETTY, b. 1878; d. Unknown.
iii. BETTY PETTY, b. Abt. 1884; d. Unknown; m. LEE CROWELL, 09 Dec 1914.
iv. ISSAC SOLON PETTY, b. 1886; d. Unknown.


181. JAMES WINSHIP8 PETTY (STEPHEN7, WILLIAM6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born Abt. 1843 in , Smith, Tn, and died Unknown. He married BECKY BUTLER.

Children of JAMES PETTY and BECKY BUTLER are:
i. FLOYD9 PETTY, b. Abt. 1870; d. Unknown.
ii. MYRTLE PETTY, b. Aft. 1870; d. Unknown.
iii. DOYLE PETTY, b. Aft. 1870; d. Unknown.
iv. ARVIN PETTY, b. Aft. 1870; d. Unknown.
v. METTIE PETTY, b. Aft. 1870; d. Unknown.
vi. WILLIE PETTY, b. Aft. 1870; d. Unknown.
vii. OSCAR PETTY, b. Aft. 1870; d. Unknown.


182. JOSEPH8 PETTY (STEPHEN7, WILLIAM6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 17 Apr 1845 in , Smith, Tn, and died 09 Jun 1927 in , , Tx. He married (1) ALABAMA HUGHES Abt. 1869. He married (2) EMMA ELIZA WILSON Abt. 1885. She was born 10 Mar 1856 in , Smith, Tn, and died 08 Sep 1945 in Loveland, , Tx.

Child of JOSEPH PETTY and ALABAMA HUGHES is:
256. i. MINNIE BELLE9 PETTY, b. Abt. 1870; d. Unknown.


Children of JOSEPH PETTY and EMMA WILSON are:
ii. ARTHUR JAMES9 PETTY, b. 31 Mar 1880; d. 27 Apr 1886.
257. iii. FRED BENTON PETTY, b. 24 Oct 1882, Chestnut Mound, Smith Co, Tx; d. 29 Sep 1965, Oklahoma City, , Ok.
iv. ERNEST PETTY, b. 22 Mar 1885, , Smith, Tn; d. 02 Feb 1886.
v. MATTIE EDNA PETTY, b. 22 Sep 1891, , Smith, Tn; d. Unknown.


183. ALEXANDER8 PETTY (WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 1840 in , DeKalb, Tn, and died Unknown in , DeKalb, Tn. He married CHARLOTTE Abt. 1861.

Notes for ALEXANDER PETTY:
Alexander fought for the Union Army -- became unpopular in his own family & with neighbors.
-"The Family Tree" by Irene Petty Watt

More About ALEXANDER PETTY:
Military service: Civil War, Union Army

Children of ALEXANDER PETTY and CHARLOTTE are:
i. RACHAEL9 PETTY, b. 1862, , DeKalb, Tn; d. Unknown.
ii. CALLIE PETTY, b. 1865, , DeKalb, Tn; d. Unknown.
iii. JAMES PETTY, b. 1869, , DeKalb, Tn; d. Unknown.


184. NEWTON JASPER8 PETTY (WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 19 Dec 1844 in , DeKalb, Tn, and died 25 Dec 1922 in , Smith, Tn. He married MARTHA J. ARNOLD Abt. 1862. She was born 1843 in , Smith, Tn, and died Unknown.

More About NEWTON JASPER PETTY:
Military service: Civil War, Confederate Army

Children of NEWTON PETTY and MARTHA ARNOLD are:
258. i. NEWTON THOMAS9 PETTY, b. 23 Dec 1863, , Smith, Tn; d. Jun 1946.
259. ii. WILLIAM EDWARD PETTY, b. 30 May 1866, , Smith, Tn; d. 05 Jun 1937, , Smith, Tn.
260. iii. NANCY E. PETTY, b. 09 Dec 1868, , Smith, Tn; d. 11 Oct 1933.
261. iv. JAMES COLUMBUS PETTY, b. 17 Nov 1870; d. 26 Feb 1950.
v. MARY L. PETTY, b. 13 Jan 1873, , Smith, Tn; d. Unknown.
vi. HARRIET REBECCA PETTY, b. 06 May 1876, , Smith, Tn; d. 03 Sep 1937.
vii. CHARLES A. PETTY, b. 18 Jan 1880, , Smith, Tn; d. 03 Nov 1938, , , Tx; m. BUENA BEASLEY, 16 Nov 1900.


185. WILLIAM ALONZO8 PETTY (WILLIAM7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 03 Dec 1861 in , DeKalb, Tn, and died 23 Dec 1955.

Children of WILLIAM ALONZO PETTY are:
i. WALTER E.9 PETTY, b. Aft. 1881.
ii. STANTON PETTY, b. Aft. 1881.
iii. HASKEL PETTY, b. Aft. 1881.
iv. ZOLLIE PETTY, b. Aft. 1881.
v. CHARLIE PETTY, b. Aft. 1881.
vi. AUSTIN PETTY, b. Aft. 1881.
vii. ALETHA PETTY, b. Aft. 1881.
viii. RUBY PETTY, b. Aft. 1881; m. LILLARD POPE.
ix. EFFIE PETTY, b. Aft. 1881; m. ALFRED SMITH.


186. THOMAS HASKEL8 PETTY (HENDERSON B.7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 1839 in , Smith, Tn, and died 1914 in Algood, Putnam Co, Tn. He married ALETHA LYNCH 01 Jul 1865. She was born 1843 in , , Tn, and died Unknown.

Children of THOMAS PETTY and ALETHA LYNCH are:
i. ANNIE9 PETTY.
ii. FRANCES PERMELIA PETTY, b. 27 Mar 1866, , Smith, Tn; d. 16 Nov 1951.
262. iii. ANDREW JACKSON PETTY, b. 09 Mar 1868, , Smith, Tn; d. Sep 1947, , Smith, Tn.
iv. MARY PETTY, b. 1870, , Smith, Tn; d. Unknown.
263. v. MATTHEW FORD PETTY, b. 29 Oct 1873, , Smith, Tn; d. 21 Jan 1948, , Smith, Tn.
vi. RACHAEL PETTY, b. Abt. 1877, , Smith, Tn; d. Unknown.
vii. HENRY PETTY, b. 1879; d. Unknown.


187. ANDREW JACKSON8 PETTY (HENDERSON B.7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 1846 in , Smith, Tn, and died 11 Oct 1927 in Carthage, Smith Co, Tn. He married (1) MARY SUSAN BOZE 14 Jan 1865 in , Smith, Tn. He married (2) CAREY A. PETTROSS 13 Oct 1887. He married (3) AMANDA SUTTON 18 Mar 1897.

Notes for ANDREW JACKSON PETTY:
NOTES; ANDREW JACKSON PETTY WAS BORN IN 1846 IN SMITH CO.,TENN.,WHERE HE LIVED HIS WHOLE LIFE.HE DIED OCT.11,1922 AT HIS HOME AT THE UPPER FERRY ON THE CUMBERLAND RIVER IN CARTHAGE.,TENN.HE IS BURIED IN THE MOSS GRAVEYARD LOCATED IN THE FORKS OF THE CANEY FORK AND CUMBERLAND RIVERS.HE WAS AN EXPERT RIVERMAN AND FOR MANY YEARS OWNED AND OPERATED THE UPPER FERRY.HE WAS MARRIED FIVE TIMES.FOUR WIVES HE LOST TO DEATH,THE FIFTH SURVIVED HIM.
Surname Website, #708. May 29, 1999.

Children of ANDREW PETTY and MARY BOZE are:
i. MARTHA9 PETTY, b. 1866, , Smith, Tn; d. Unknown.
264. ii. NANCY J. PETTY, b. 1869, , Smith, Tn; d. Unknown.
iii. SARAH PETTY, b. 16 Mar 1871, , Smith, Tn; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM ELLIS, 12 Jan 1888.
iv. CORA LEE PETTY, b. 16 Mar 1874, , Smith, Tn; d. 11 Aug 1949; m. L.A. HUGHES, 12 Oct 1897.
v. AGNES L. PETTY, b. Aft. 1874; m. (1) RIDLEY C. KNIGHT; m. (2) W.BEN SUTTON, 23 Nov 1897.
265. vi. JOSEPH M. PETTY, b. Abt. 1878, , Smith, Tn; d. Unknown.
vii. MARY PETTY, b. Abt. 1880, , Smith, Tn; d. Abt. 1882, , Smith, Tn.

More About MARY PETTY:
Lived: about 2 years.


Children of ANDREW PETTY and CAREY PETTROSS are:
266. viii. JOHN WILIAM9 PETTY, b. 27 Oct 1888, Carthage, Smith, Tn; d. 20 Nov 1917.
267. ix. HENRY DIXON PETTY, b. 26 May 1890, Carthage, Smith, Tn; d. 09 Oct 1956, , Smith, Tn.


Child of ANDREW PETTY and AMANDA SUTTON is:
x. A9 PETTY.


188. MARTHA EMMALINE8 PETTY (HENDERSON B.7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY)95 was born 22 Jun 1850 in Carthage, Smith, Tn, and died Jun 1924 in Carthage, Smith, Tn. She married JAMES CARROLL GIBBS 18 Nov 1874 in , Smith, Tn. He was born 07 Jan 1844 in , Smith, Tn, and died 28 Dec 1926 in , Smith, Tn.

More About MARTHA EMMALINE PETTY:
Burial: Gibbs Cem., Carthage, Smith Co., Tn

More About JAMES CARROLL GIBBS:
Burial: Gibbs Cem., Carthage, Smith Co., Tn

Children of MARTHA PETTY and JAMES GIBBS are:
i. MARY9 GIBBS, b. 04 Mar 1877, , Smith, Tn; d. Unknown.
ii. JOHN HENRY GIBBS, b. 03 Sep 1878, , Smith, Tn; d. Unknown.
iii. LENORE GIBBS, b. 10 Apr 1880, , Smith, Tn; d. 20 Sep 1960.

Notes for LENORE GIBBS:
Lenore took care of her parents until they died. She married after their deaths.
-"The Family Tree" by Irene Petty Watt

More About LENORE GIBBS:
Burial: Gibbs Cem., Carthage, Smith Co., Tn

iv. CARRIE T. GIBBS, b. 10 Mar 1883, Carthage, Smith, Tn; d. 07 Apr 1958.
268. v. JULIA FRANCES GIBBS, b. 01 Jul 1885, Carthage, Smith, Tn; d. 15 Dec 1956.
vi. MARGIE ELIZABETH GIBBS, b. 31 Mar 1887, Carthage, Smith, Tn; d. 20 Jul 1959.

More About MARGIE ELIZABETH GIBBS:
Burial: Ridgewood Cem., Carthage, Smith Co, Tn

vii. NANCY PRYOR GIBBS, b. 15 Apr 1890, , Smith, Tn; d. 02 Mar 1944.

More About NANCY PRYOR GIBBS:
Burial: Ridgewood Cem., Carthage, Smith Co, Tn


189. WINSHIP HENDERSON8 PETTY (HENDERSON B.7, THOMAS6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 09 Mar 1853 in , Smith, Tn, and died 12 Mar 1922 in Ryan, , Ok. He married LOUISA WOOD 11 Sep 1895. She was born 06 Apr 1856 in , Smith, Tn, and died 05 Apr 1932 in Ryan, , Ok.

Notes for WINSHIP HENDERSON PETTY:
List sometimes as William Henderson, also known as Henderson or Hensi.
- Katherine Reynolds, Petty Papers Website.

More About WINSHIP HENDERSON PETTY:
Moved: 1897, Texas

Children of WINSHIP PETTY and LOUISA WOOD are:
269. i. THOMAS ANDREW9 PETTY, b. 19 May 1875, Chestnut Mound, Smith, Tn; d. 03 Jul 1958.
270. ii. HENDERSON PETTY, b. 27 May 1877, , Smith, Tn; d. 1943, Ryan, , Ok.
271. iii. JAMES HENRY PETTY, b. 20 Jun 1880, , Smith, Tn; d. Unknown, , , Tx.
iv. GREEN BERRY PETTY, b. 08 Feb 1883, , Smith, Tn; d. Dec 1956, Big Springs, , Tx.
v. SOLON PETTY, b. 29 Aug 1886, , Smith, Tn; d. 08 Feb 1973, Greenville, , Tx.
vi. ELIJAH PETTY, b. 14 Dec 1888, , Smith, Tn; d. Unknown; m. MINNIE WHITEFIELD, 07 Jun 1909.

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Progress


We get more technical everyday. Why?
I think we get bored with ourselves easily and have to change something.

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My Petty Genealogy Part 21

I didn't realize I was so close to end of the 7th generation. So, this will be a short one.

175. JAMES WALTER7 PETTY (JAMES THOMAS "DUTCH"6, GABRIEL RAY5, GABRIEL4, JAMES3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born Aft. 181093.

Child of JAMES WALTER PETTY is:
253. i. RAYMOND CLETUS8 PETTY, b. Aft. 1835.


176. MARSHALL B.7 PETTY (MILFORD M.6, SOLOMAN5, CATHERINE4, JAMES3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY)94 was born 1848 in Hickman, , Tn, and died 1915 in Many, , La.

Child of MARSHALL B. PETTY is:
254. i. WILLIE BARTLEY8 PETTY, b. 1877; d. 1954.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

More CCSI


Pssst! If you have already read the previous post and liked it you need to read it again. I just now went back and added some to the end.

If you read it and didn't like it, don't waste your time, it is same old bull shit.

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The Badge of Courage - I Mean Chicken



The above is an official badge of the CCSI (Chicken Crime Scene Investigation Unit). My number is 720, which is just a few numbers away from 007. This is a license to kill. To kill things like chicken hawks, possums, coyotes, rats, and raccoons,

Monty has a chicken coop for his granddaughter Anna. He bought her some baby chicks for Easter. The chickens got bigger and bigger. Deliciously bigger.

You could sense the saliva oozing out of the mouths of all the critters of the night as the chicks became young chickens and their voices changed from peeps to clucks.

The chicks began to disappear. One, then another one…. It was beginning to have the makings of a song like “99 Bottles”… then the balance disappeared at once, leaving nothing but loose feathers and a few clumps of blood.

Chief Investigator Paul Roper visited the crime scene… sniffed around, looked at the what little evidence left… after all, if all the evidence was still there, there would be no crime would there?

Investigator Paul Roper decided for one thing, he wished he badge number 714 just like Jack Webb… another thing, he determined, when the lights of the neighborhood went out the night critters had a buffet.

Of course, Roper conveyed his information on to me before he came to a conclusion and the most advice I had to give him was “Really? You don’t say….?” Also, I am proud to say that my badge number is 720, and if you take the 7 and multiply it by the next digit (2) what does that equal? It equals 14! So, if you take that 14, and keep the first digit (7), you have the number of the much status badge of Jack Webb, 714.

But, back to the case at hand: Investigator Roper conveyed his findings and theories to Monty Calhoun…. Which concentrated is that what Monty needs is a better chicken house. Then he tells Monty the Three Little Pigs Story about two pits make their huts out of straw and the wise practical pig made his house out of bricks…. And the wolf huffed and puffed and couldn’t blow it down.

Then Investigator Roper handed Monty a business card for 3 R Contractors.

A new much stronger chicken coop is being planned and new baby chicks have been ordered.

Did you know it is a must for baby chickens to be shipped when they are one day old? They have just enough body fat to keep them from starving for one day. See, Chicken Fat is good for something!

And do yourself a favor and kindly do not think about the one day old chickens that did not make it to the shipping platform one day one.

Now, are we sure that the chickens were taken by night critters? Could it be…?


Hmmmmm. That made me think (very close up of my face thinking)… last year Inspector Paul Roper and I had lunch several times at Brandi’s Famous Hotdogs….. (now the scene of my face starts waving, like a puddle of still water that just had a tiny pebble tossed into it) and the scene develops into Paul and I sitting at Brandi’s eating chili hotdogs…..

Eddie: If we ever get tired of these hotdogs and we eat lunch at Chic’Fi a let some time.

Paul: Not me! I do not eat chicken! (looking very absolutele)

Eddie: I’ll swap an onion ring for some of yours french fries.

POOF! The next scene is back at the Good Old Boys Meeting. I notice Ivanell (wife of Investigator Roper) very delicately cooking chicken breast strips of the grill. CHICKEN!!! Paul said he DOES NOT EAT CHICKEN!

Another close-up of my face…this time my eyes are bigger and a few nostril hairs are sticking out. I am darting my eyes back and forth at the chicken. Only you the reader know what I am thinking to myself:

“Is the evidence being cooked and eaten in front of our very eyes?”

Fade Out (with Peter Gunn music playing).

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Driving Mr. Daisy



Aka Don Rhymer and the chauffer is Jackie Gaskin. He has mounted just outside the window on the driver's side a big loud squeeze-bulb horn that blasts a warning to clear the way - or else

We lived through another week. The Good Old Mixed People met again behind the American Legion with their old friends to celebrate living another week. It was the first time for some.

We drank a beer (or more) to toast another week and got a hold of the barbecue Boston butt and slurp down the Brunswick Stew, both delicious cooked up by Chef Extraordinaire Monty Calhoun.

Also, the Sunbeam bread was pretty good too! I got the bread (now I am throwing my bad shoulder out of place by trying to pat my own back).

And homemade ice cream topped it all off.

One time I counted and I think I counted 28! Wait, it just occurred to me that I did not count myself, so that makes 29 attendees of Good Old Mixed People…. And then more people came and I forgot to count them.

I bet the total was between 35 and 40. I didn’t get a count of how many brought their Bibles… and remember the collection plate, otherwise known as the Kitty Jar.

Some people bought their restored old antique cars. Unfortunately, I only got a picture of Jackie’s Model T. I think about three or four antique cars showed up… and that is not counting my antique 2002 Chevvy pickup (besides the authentic antiques I bet I was the only one there that didn’t have powered windows).

It was relaxing and as always the breeze was nice…. And shooting the breeze was even nicer.













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1954 Marietta Yellow Pages Is



click the pages to read.


That is I and with the s, it means it has more than one. In this case two. The I and the s does not spell is in this case.

This is the rest of the Is. The first page of the Is was covered last time with the letter H.

I see some insurance companies I recognize.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

My Petty Genealogy part 20

162. WILLIAMS7 PETTY (JOHN WRIGHT6, WILLIAM ELI5, WILLIAM4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born Abt. 1819 in Fayetteville, , Tn.

Children of WILLIAMS PETTY are:
i. WILLIAM8 PETTY, b. Aft. 1839; d. Unknown.
ii. MATTHEW PETTY, b. Aft. 1839; d. Unknown.


163. ALBERT GALLATIN7 PETTY (JOHN WRIGHT6, WILLIAM ELI5, WILLIAM4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 20 May 1820 in , , NC, and died 02 Jul 1879 in , Scott, Ms. He married LUVENIA BREWER Abt. 1845. She was born 11 Feb 1825 in , , Al, and died 18 Feb 1897 in , Scott, Ms.

Children of ALBERT PETTY and LUVENIA BREWER are:
i. ANNA MISSOURI8 PETTY88, b. 1847, Hillsboro, Scott Co, Ms; d. Unknown.
ii. MARY AUGUSTA PETTY, b. 08 Apr 1849, Hillsboro, Scott, Ms; d. 09 Jul 1922.
iii. CORINE FLORENCE PETTY, b. 1854, Hillsboro, Scott, Ms; d. Unknown.
iv. THOMAS WRIGHT PETTY, b. 1856, Hillsboro, Scott, Ms; d. Unknown.
v. FRANCES MADORA PETTY, b. Abt. 1858; d. Unknown.
vi. SARAH ELIZABETH PETTY, b. Abt. 1860; d. Unknown.
vii. JOHN DAVIS PETTY, b. Abt. 1862; d. Unknown.
viii. ALBERT G. PETTY, b. Abt. 1864; d. Unknown; m. EMILE CARSON.


164. JOHN WRIGHT7 PETTY, JR. (JOHN WRIGHT6, WILLIAM ELI5, WILLIAM4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 12 Nov 1824 in , Madison, Al, and died Unknown. He married CHRISTIAN BREWER.

Children of JOHN PETTY and CHRISTIAN BREWER are:
i. VIRGINIA8 PETTY, b. Abt. 1850; d. Unknown.
ii. WRIGHT PETTY, b. Abt. 1852; d. Unknown.
iii. WILLIAMS PETTY, b. Abt. 1854; d. Unknown.
iv. ANN PETTY, b. Abt. 1856; d. Unknown.


165. RICHARD7 PETTEY (JOHN WRIGHT6 PETTY, DR., WILLIAM ELI5, WILLIAM4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 08 Jan 1829 in , , Al, and died Unknown. He married MARGARET C. NORRIS 29 Oct 1869. She was born 26 Nov 1841 in ,Lincoln, , Tn, and died Unknown.

Children of RICHARD PETTEY and MARGARET NORRIS are:
i. GERTRUDE8 PETTEY, b. Abt. 1870, Fayetteville, Lincoln Co , Tn; d. Unknown.
ii. ANNIE C. PETTEY, b. Abt. 1872, Fayetteville, Lincoln , Tn; d. Unknown.
iii. BURTON PETTEY, b. Abt. 1874, Fayetteville, Lincoln , Tn; d. Unknown.
iv. MABEL PETTEY, b. Abt. 1876, Fayetteville, Lincoln , Tn; d. Unknown.


166. MARY ELIZABETH7 PETTY (ZACHARIAH6, WILLIAM ELI5, WILLIAM4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 04 Oct 1823 in , Madison, Al, and died 08 Apr 1879. She married THOMAS EDMUNDS SPRAGINS 29 Apr 1847 in , Madison, Al.

More About MARY ELIZABETH PETTY:
Burial: Mint Springs, Madison, Al

Children of MARY PETTY and THOMAS SPRAGINS are:
i. ELIAS BRUCE8 SPRAGINS, b. Aft. 1848; d. Unknown.
ii. MARY THOMAS SPRAGINS, b. 20 Jun 1850, , Madison, Al; d. 23 Jul 1936.


167. ELI WILLIAM7 PETTY (ZACHARIAH6, WILLIAM ELI5, WILLIAM4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 05 May 1831 in , Madison, Al, and died 07 Jul 1854 in Mint Springs, Madison, Al.

Children of ELI WILLIAM PETTY are:
i. ALBERT8 PETTY, b. Bet. 1850 - 1860; d. Unknown.
ii. HASSIE PETTY, b. Bet. 1850 - 1860; d. Unknown.
iii. REXANA PETTY, b. Bet. 1850 - 1860; d. Unknown.


168. MARGARET7 PETTY (WILLIAM THORNTON6, WILLIAM ELI5, WILLIAM4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 1820 in Lincoln, , Tn, and died Unknown. She married GEORGE LEOPARD 07 Jan 1848. He was born Abt. 1820, and died Unknown.

Child of MARGARET PETTY and GEORGE LEOPARD is:
248. i. MARTHA 'MATTIE'8 LEOPARD, b. 1858, , , Tx; d. Abt. 1881.


169. WILLIAM MATHIAL7 PETTY (WILLIAM THORNTON6, WILLIAM ELI5, WILLIAM4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY)89 was born 1825 in Lincoln, , Tn, and died 1899. He married CINCINNATI FRANCES SULLIVAN. She was born Aft. 1819, and died Unknown.

Child of WILLIAM PETTY and CINCINNATI SULLIVAN is:
249. i. WILLIAM NEWTON8 PETTY, b. Aft. 1840; d. Unknown.


170. HENRY7 PETTY (WILLIAM6, FRANCIS5, WILLIAM4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY)90 was born 1835. He married SARAH. She was born Abt. 1835, and died Unknown.

Child of HENRY PETTY and SARAH is:
250. i. THOMAS B.8 PETTY, b. 1860; d. Unknown.


171. HINSON ISON WILSON7 PETTY (GAYTON6, WILLIAM5, THEOPHILUS4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY)91 was born 1821 in Darlington, , SC, and died Unknown. He married ELVIRA ADAMS. She was born 1830 in Darlington, , SC, and died Unknown.

Children of HINSON PETTY and ELVIRA ADAMS are:
i. CAROLINE8 PETTY91, b. 1847, Darlington, , SC; d. Unknown; m. SOLOMAN YARBOUGH.
251. ii. GEORGE WASHINGTON PETTY, b. 31 May 1848, Darlington, , SC; d. 30 Nov 1938, Darlington, , SC.
iii. MARGARET PETTY, b. 1849, Darlington, , SC; d. Unknown.
iv. EMILY PETTY, b. 1856, Darlington, , SC; d. Unknown; m. SAM PETTY.
v. THOMAS PETTY, b. 1857, Darlington, , SC; d. Unknown.
vi. ELVIRA PETTY, b. 1859, Darlington, , SC; d. Unknown.
vii. HANNAH PETTY, b. 1861, Darlington, , SC; d. Unknown.
viii. JANE PETTY, b. 1863, Darlington, , SC; d. Unknown.


172. WILLIAM ALEXANDER7 PETTY (JAMES6, WILLIAM5, THEOPHILUS4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 25 Aug 1847 in , Cobb, Ga, and died 17 Feb 1899. He married EUGENIA CATHERINE WILSON. She was born 12 Jan 1850 in , Cobb, Ga, and died 16 Dec 1937.

More About WILLIAM ALEXANDER PETTY:
Burial: Macland Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co., Ga92

More About EUGENIA CATHERINE WILSON:
Burial: Macland Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co.,

Children of WILLIAM PETTY and EUGENIA WILSON are:
i. JAMES WILLIAM8 PETTY, b. 1875, , Cobb, Ga; d. Unknown.
ii. HENRY GRADY PETTY, b. 02 Dec 1880, , Cobb, Ga; d. Unknown.
iii. CHARLES HAROLD PETTY, b. 21 Feb 1881, , Cobb, Ga; d. Unknown.
iv. GROVER CLEVELAND PETTY, b. 18 Jan 1886; d. 10 Jan 1953; m. KATHERINE BLANCHE; b. 21 Oct 1882; d. 27 Mar 1964.

More About GROVER CLEVELAND PETTY:
Burial: Macland Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co.,

More About KATHERINE BLANCHE:
Burial: Macland Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co.,


173. WYATT FRANKLIN7 PETTY, SR. (GUIFORD6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 1816 in , Henry, Tn, and died 1871 in Hector, Pope Co, Ar. He married (1) SARAH WILLIAMS 13 Sep 1838 in , Henry, Tn. She was born 1822 in , , Tn, and died Unknown. He married (2) MCLINDA MCINTYRE Aft. 1844. She was born Aft. 1816.

Children of WYATT PETTY and SARAH WILLIAMS are:
i. NANCY ELIZABETH8 PETTY, b. Aft. 1838; d. Unknown.
252. ii. WILLIAM GREEN PETTY, b. 15 Oct 1841, , Henry, Tn; d. 21 May 1921, Hector, Pope Co, Ar.
iii. LEVI C. PETTY, b. Aft. 1841; d. Unknown.
iv. MARY JANE PETTY, b. Aft. 1841; d. Unknown.
v. WYATT FRANKLIN PETTY, JR., b. Aft. 1841; d. Unknown.


Child of WYATT PETTY and MCLINDA MCINTYRE is:
vi. JO GREEN8 PETTY, b. Aft. 1844; d. Unknown.


174. WILSON M.7 PETTY (ISAAC6, WILSON5, HUBBARD4, WILLIAM3, THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY) was born 1833 in , McNairy Co, Tn, and died 10 Jan 1863. He married MARY RAGAN. She was born 1836 in , , Tn, and died Unknown.

Notes for WILSON M. PETTY:
He died of wounds received at Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, in Civil War.
- Lila M. Walker, Petty Papers

More About WILSON M. PETTY:
Census: 1850, Age 17, Osage Co., Mo

More About MARY RAGAN:
Census: 1860, Age 24, Boone Tsp, Maries Co., Mo

Children of WILSON PETTY and MARY RAGAN are:
i. SARAH8 PETTY, b. 1858, Boone Twp, Maries, Mo; d. Unknown.
ii. ELIZABETH PETTY, b. 1859, Boone Twp, Maries, Mo; d. Unknown.

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I Think They Both Should Win


Not long ago I heard a man and his son-in-law jokingly argue.

I don’t know who got the first punch in, I think the debate has been carrying on for months, maybe years.

When I picked up on it, it went like this:

One said, “No, you are dumber than I am.”

The other one said, “No, you are dumber than I am”

And the other one cleverly said, “No, you are dumber than I am,”

And then the other one, not to be outwitted or outdone, said, “No, you are dumber than I am!”

And it continued as I walked away.

It is probably still continuing.

You have to give each side credit, each brought up a very vital point that it is hard to argue with.

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Outdoor Concert




We went to an outside concert at Kennesaw University last night. Like other things in Marietta it has grown beyond recognition. We haven’t been on the campus for at least a year and found it is easy to get lost or turned around driving on the streets and walking on the walks between the buildings.

There are still buildings and being built and additions – I guess it is a never ending process – and after a while when they run out of space the college will devour itself.

The music was good and relaxing. Tempest is a big band/jazz sound with a female crooner. The female crooner played the sounds she could make with her mouth as a musical instrument... Louis Armstrong used to do the same.

Also, it was not hot. A nice gentle breeze was stirring around, which the band director politely grumbled that a gentle breeze is a band's biggest enemy - they were always grabbing their music sheets.

It didn’t seem as crowded as concerts in the past. Now, they charge admission. I wonder if that shooed some people away? When we walked up to the ticket table the lady smiled and was ready to sell us a ticket. I said, “Two senior tickets.”

She pulled out two tickets off her roll and said, “$10 please”

Anna said, “I thought the regular admission was $5 each.”

She said, “No, regular admission is $10 each. Senior discount is 50% off.” She reached down for her pricing instructions to prove her point and said, “Wait, you are right – you just owe me $5.” Which we paid.

There was maybe 30 to 50 people already there… I wonder if they paid her “special double price?”

We were more than an hour early, so we got to see the bulk of people pour in. That is always interesting – to see what jewels they pull from their picnic baskets – or what elaborate seats they have. A lot of wine was poured. Elegance in what used to be chicken farming country.

What appeared to be a middle age Latino man was the cleanup man. He seemed to be all over area with a sack picking up garbage and replacing garbage sacks in cans. He was a busy bee.

Once, while the band was playing, I notice him on stage, in the back of the band bending over picking up discarded paper cups and wrappers.

Here are a few pictures I taken wandering around the campus. Man, has it changed.








This is probably named after Cobb County's own self-appointed Boss Hawg - Harold Willingham.



My first thought was, "What’s this? A sculpture of Martin Luther King as a Cabbage Patch Kid?"

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

SUNDAY FUNNIES - FRONTLINE COMBAT #5



psst! click on each page to make it readable.


CSA General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson (1824-1863) was maybe the most respected by his men Confederate Generals in the Civil War. This story tells of Stonewall being mortally wounded by his own men.

This is from EC’s FRONTLINE COMBAT, published about 1952. The story was written by the comic book’s editor, Harvey Kurtzman and drawn by Jack Davis.

As in all of Kurtzman’s war stories he tried to be as historically accurate as possible









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Saturday, July 25, 2009

This Day in History the Arm Services was Redone


On this date in 1947, the US Air Force, Navy, was formed the U.S. Department of Defense.
And also listed separately, on this date, also in 1947, the US Department of the Army was created.

That is confusing but I think it is all inter-related.

After thinking about it. Just after the War, in the mid 1940s, one young man came out of the war named Gene P.

Next to the Clay Homes the government built a training school for freshly released G.I.s to train them in a trade so they could live productive lives.

Gene drove a motor scooter. Near the trade school he would gather all us kids around him in the Clay Homes. He sat on his motor scooter and told one daring adventure after another. In every story he was the hero…he rescued captured Americans, he killed Germans right and left… . he just about ran the whole war himself.

So why did they need those other soldiers?

The best I can figure it, Gene was probably released from active duty around 1944 or 1945. It took the U.S. Government about two years, until 1947, to realize that they didn’t have Gene there anymore. They were going to have to organized things to replaced Gene so the Department of Defense did a lot of reorganizing so we could feel safe again.

What we didn't know was that Gene returned from the war shell shocked. For years and years after that I saw Gene always in the care of his parents, and all three of them getting older and older.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

The Vehicles Some of Us Drove Back Then…



And some of us walked, rode with our parents, or hitched.

These are pictures of vehicles copied from the Marietta High School yearbook The Olympia for six years, from 1955 to 1960.

Back then it was not that unusual to see a Model T come rattling down the street and a jalopy whip around a corner with loud mufflers. And cruising with the top down would be Johnny Cool, or Richie Rich wheeling his brand new wheels.

Of course jeeps are universal. They have been around attracting teenagers ever since I remember.

For those of us who remember Shaw’s BBQ must remember the 4-Lane and how it used to look. In the background of the Shaw’s had is the 4-Lane, and across the street, which looks like just the edge of another long disappeared pasture.

One of the pictures shows the brand new shiny Edsel in the show room. I guess the old saying “Get one while they last” had some truth in it.

The next to the last picture is a cut-down I forgot what. Betty G. is driving it. I talked to her recently and if I remember correctly she told me it was still in the family.

The last picture with the girls sitting in a convertible at Miss Georgia Dairies – that was the future of home of the famous BIG CHICKEN.


























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