Monday, April 18, 2016





My great grandparents Daniel Webster Petty (1843-1913) and Sarah Jane Garrett  Petty (1850-1929).

Daniel was born in North Carolina, son of Elijah and Letty Lewis Petty.  In 1849 his mother Letty Lewis died and the family moved to Fannin County, Georgia, where he grew up in and married Sarah Jane  1873. 
Daniel, in the Civil War enlisted- Confederate Army Co B, 65th Regiment, Ga. Infantry.  In the CSA he spent a lot of time in hospitals with stomach disorders - probably because of all his hospital time he switched over to orderly.

The Daniel Webster Petty moved his family to Murray County, Georgia, in 1890.

Sarah Jane Garrett Petty was born in Fannin County,

daughter of Joseph and Nancy Elizabeth Mashburn.  Some of her grandchildren (my mother's generation) believed Sarah Jane was a epileptic and other believed she drank too much.  She was known to, if a grandkid, got within her reach, she would grab the kid and shake him or her.

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