4.071 Thomas N. PETTY

Male 1816 - 1860  (43 years)


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  • Name Thomas N. PETTY 
    Title 4.071 
    Born 16 Dec 1816  Hickman County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Hickman County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Thomas N. Petty (age 4) presumed in household of father, Gabriel Petty 
    Died 03 May 1860  Navarro County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Commentary: DWD 4.71

      Following on from Section 4.70, I am satisfied that Thomas N. Petty was born 16 Dec. 1816 in Hickman Co., TN, despite the 1850 census for Dickson Co., TN, indicating that both he and his wife, Rebecca, were born in S. Carolina, while Thomas gives an age of 30 and Rebecca shows herself two years younger than her husband.

      The 1850 census also notes that Rebecca can't read or write and yet by the 1860 census, Rebecca gives her birthplace as Tennessee and her age as 42, which is two years under Thomas Petty's correct age.

      Thomas and Rebecca Petty's first six children were born in Tennessee then about 1853, the family moved to Navarro Co., TX, no doubt having heard good reports about Texas from their Petty cousins who migrated there in 1848.

      A year later in 1854, Rebecca gave birth to their daughter Lucy Jane Petty in Texas and twin sisters Melissa and Carolina followed her in 1859. Then on 3 May 1860, Thomas Petty, a farmer, was fatally injured when kicked by a mule and the 1860 census for Navarro Co., TX, shows Rebecca as a widow and head of household with seven children at home including the twin babies who were now ten months old. Her two eldest daughters had left home and were both probably married by 1860.
    • References:

      Frances Corcoran
      The Petty Papers / Petty Website
    Person ID I3739  DARUSA | Descendants of William Darwin
    Last Modified 11 May 2010 

    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 Rebecca Ann ADCOCK,   b. 1818, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Dec 1838  Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Caroline PETTY,   b. 1841, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Gabriel Ray PETTY,   b. 15 Oct 1844, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1934, Atacosta County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Cinthie PETTY,   b. 1845, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. George W. PETTY,   b. 1846, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John A. PETTY,   b. Sep 1850, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James M. PETTY,   b. 1852, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Lucy Jane PETTY,   b. 1854, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Melissa PETTY,   b. 1859, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Carolina PETTY,   b. 1859, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 May 2009 
    Family ID F1232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1816 - Hickman County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Thomas N. Petty (age 4) presumed in household of father, Gabriel Petty - 1820 - Hickman County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1838 - Dickson County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 May 1860 - Navarro County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S289] CEN: 1820 TN Hickman.