Last name: Petty
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I've only been able to track my family Petty line to around 1810 Tennessee. Unfortunately the 1810 census was lost due to the war of 1812. I know my family would have been from Tennessee prior to it being a State in 1796 (North Carolina prior to statehood). Samuel Petty would have been born around 1810 in Tennessee. They moved to Indiana sometime between 1840 and 1850. As to the question of Civil War involvement only Samuel's eldest son Samuel S Petty would have been of age(in early 20's) during the civil war. Not sure if Samuel himself was involved as he would have been in his late 40's to early 50's during the war. I can't find any military record for Samuel S Petty in Indiana. I know their profession is listed as blacksmith.
Our family tree, in recorded history, goes back to 686 A.D. to one of the English kings.
James R Petty, Jr
Where in Tennessee? My Petty clan was from Sardis, Tenn during the Civil War. JP
I also have ancestors in Indiana. The earliest I can find them on a census is 1860. Your Samuel and my Jackson petty would have been close in age, and both from Tennessee. I wonder if they might have been related? Jackson and his wife Jemima lived in Clay county in 1860. Samuel Petty moved with his family to Iowa sometime after 1850 I believe. He died there in 1872. If you have any more information on the Petty family in Pake,Vigo,Putnam, or Clay counties in Indiana I'd love to hear from you!
Kimberley Martinez (Petty)
I've tracked my Petty family back to the 1400's. There were in Norwich, Norfolk, England and went by the name Pettus. The name changed to Petty when Thomas Pettus Petty immigrated to Virginia. He was a son of Sir. William Pettus. There seems to be more than one track of Petty's but this is where my direct line came from.
I am from the same bloodline as you!
I have to do a report on my name for school... can't find anything!
Love to help Ivy, but not sure how. The above description fits in with what I had learned about it. My ancestors were from Southern England Portsmouth, Hampshire) but I believe there were many other areas where there were/are Pettys. Try researching Sir William Petty and you will find out some information about a famous Petty in history, and you can also find his Coat of Arms. In America of course there is Richard Petty (NASCAR) and Tom Petty (singer). Don't know if any of this helps, but good luck with the school project. We are just starting our school year in New Zealand this week.
Britani Johnson (Petty)
I am amazed to see all these Pettys! I live on the west coast and never find anyone with my maiden name all of them are on the east coast.