When Gilbert Holland Petty was born on 2 February 1841, his father, William King Petty, was 29 and his mother, Emeline George, was 27. He married Missouri Adeline Dunnegan on 28 November 1866, in Hickman, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hickman, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 March 1927, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Dickson, Tennessee, United States.
English: variant of Petit . The name is also found inIreland, the main branch there having been established in County Kerryin the 17th century by Sir William Petty.