Friday, May 27, 2011

Who Do You Think I Am? Wow! Part 62


REBECCA3 PETTY (THOMAS2, HUBERT1 PATEY)7 was born Abt. 1701 in , , Va, and died Bef. 1784 in , Culpeper, Va. She married THOMAS SIMMS8 1725 in , , Va. He was born Abt. 1700, and died Unknown.

Notes for REBECCA PETTY:
During the Rev. War, several of her negro slaves were taken captive by Tories. She went to the British camp and demanded to see Gen. Gornwallis. When the sentinel refused to let her pass, she laid a whip to her horse and sprang past then rode up to the Gen's tent and demanded her property. The Gen.asked her to point it out, which she did, and sent an armed escort home with her saying such a brave woman should be rewarded.
-Petty Papers Vol 6 #1 pg 18-24; Vol 7 #2 pg 3; Vol 9 #1 pg 24, Vol 11 #1 pg 43, Vol 2#1 pg 5,6

Notes for THOMAS SIMMS:
2 Oct 1728 - Ruth BOYD and Thomas PETTY gave bond for the administration of the Estate of David BOYD, dec'd. Two and a half years later, 2 Mar 1731/32, Thomas asked the court to release him from his role as an administrator. He was replaced by his son-in-law Thomas SIMS (Richmond Co., CB10).

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