When Mary Arnold Petty was born on 14 August 1872, in Bedford, Tennessee, United States, her father, Robert Edwin Petty, was 25 and her mother, Martha 'Mattie' Leona Boyd, was 19. She married John John Hartman on 14 August 1893, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 3 March 1965, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Suggs Creek Cemetery, Mount Juliet, Wilson, 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.