4.066 James Darwin PETTY

Male 1807 - 1883  (75 years)


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  • Name James Darwin PETTY 
    Title 4.066 
    Born 17 Dec 1807  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1810  Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    James Darwin Petty (age 3) presumed in household of father, Gabriel Petty 
    Census 1820  Hickman County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    James Darwin Petty (age 13) presumed in household of father, Gabriel Petty 
    Died 09 Oct 1883  Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rock Church Cemetery, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.66

      I have James Darwin Petty listed both as a carpenter and as an engineer. He married about 1829 in Hickman Co., TN, to Unity Chisenhall and they made their home in Dickson Co., TN, where their first five children were born.

      Some time after the birth of Arabella Petty, James decided to move to Nashville, Davidson Co., TN, where their daughter Tennessee Petty was born about 1845 and four years later in 1849 another son, James D. Petty Jr. joined the family.

      According to Frances Corcoran, during this same period James and Unity Petty would lose their two eldest children to illness in January 1847, Sarah, died age 17, to "Dropsy of heart" and Mary Jane, died age 11, to "Lockjaw" (Tetanus).

      After this tragic loss, little did the family realise that worse would follow when most of the family was struck down by a cholera epidemic in July 1850 in Davidson Co., TN, and within days of the illness Unity Petty along with the four youngest children died leaving just James Darwin Petty and his son Columbus as survivors. Six months later at the beginning of 1851, James Darwin Petty married his cousin, Mahala Petty, and she would bear him one additional son, Millard Fillmore Petty.
    • References:

      Frances Corcoran
      The Petty Papers / Petty Website
    Person ID I3734  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2013 

    Father Gabriel PETTY,   b. 22 Nov 1773, NC: Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845-1850, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Sarah DARWIN,   b. 27 Apr 1780, York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824-1830, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1804  York County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unity CHISENHALL,   b. 1808, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1850, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1829  Hickman County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah PETTY,   b. 1830, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1847, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     2. Mary Jane PETTY,   b. 1836, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1847, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
    +3. Columbus PETTY,   b. 22 Nov 1839, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1915, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. George W. PETTY,   b. 1840, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1850, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     5. Arabella PETTY,   b. 1841, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1850, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     6. Tennessee PETTY,   b. 1845, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1850, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     7. James D. PETTY, Jr.,   b. 1849, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jul 1850, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2009 
    Family ID F1225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mahala A. PETTY,   b. 1813, Union County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1884, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 02 Jan 1851  Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Millard Fillmore PETTY,   b. 01 Jan 1860, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920, Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2009 
    Family ID F1226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1807 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James Darwin Petty (age 3) presumed in household of father, Gabriel Petty - 1810 - Union County, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - James Darwin Petty (age 13) presumed in household of father, Gabriel Petty - 1820 - Hickman County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1829 - Hickman County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Jan 1851 - Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Oct 1883 - Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rock Church Cemetery, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S287] CEN: 1810 SC Union.

    2. [S289] CEN: 1820 TN Hickman.