William Petty

Clark, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William

When William Petty was born in 1810, in Clark, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Elias Petty, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Morton, was 28. He married Diana Hodgson on 6 August 1833, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Guilford, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died in North Carolina, United States.

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William Petty
Diana Hodgson
Marriage: 6 August 1833
Lydia Petty
Henry Petty
George Watson Petty
Elias Petty
Louisa Petty
James Andrew Petty
Amanda Petty
Rebecca Petty
Thomas C Petty
Rebeca Emiline Petty

Spouse and Children

6 August 1833
Guilford, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 20

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 36

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Petit . The name is also found in Ireland, the main branch there having been established in County Kerry in the 17th century by Sir William Petty .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Petty, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Petty, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • William Petty, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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