Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Who Do I Think I Am? Wow! Part 55


James Marion Petty (1833-1905). What I have:

James lived all of his life in Pettytown, Tx., except for a brief stay in Coleman Co., Tx. He served in The Confederacy in the Civil War and contracted tuberculosis which eventually resulted in his death. His three brothers John, Samuel, and Joseph served in the 26th Brigade, Texas State Troops and it is assumed that he did also with the other Bastrop Volunteers. The Petty family came to Texas by 1848. The Fowlers and the Pettys were acquainted in Arkansas before coming to Tx.
- Donny L. Hamilton, Petty Papers, on website

He was a private in the Long Star Mounted Rifles. Died of consumption.
-Linda Reid, Petty Papers on website.


Andrew Jackson Petty (1846-1927):

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.

This was in all-caps on the surname webstie, I have no idea why.

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