James Redden Petty

23 March 1830–12 December 1907 (Age 77)
Dickson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Redden

When James Redden Petty was born on 23 March 1830, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, his father, George Valentine Petty, was 27 and his mother, Mary Redden, was 21. He married Barbara A Damesworth about 1856, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 12 December 1907, in Humphreys, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Humphreys, Tennessee, United States.

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James Redden Petty
Barbara A Damesworth
Marriage: about 1856
Kisiah Petty
Felix Massey Petty
James Thomas Petty

Spouse and Children

about 1856
Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 5

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 32

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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)

  • Jos R Petty, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J R Petty, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J R Petty, "United States Census, 1850"

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