Mary Jane Petty

15 February 1868–25 May 1954 (Age 86)
Starkville, Oktibbeha, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Petty was born on 15 February 1868, in Starkville, Oktibbeha, Mississippi, United States, her father, James Madison Petty, was 44 and her mother, Sophronia Ridgeway, was 36. She married Jerry Clayton Leverett on 13 September 1885, in Fannin Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Gunter, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 5, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 25 May 1954, in Ethel, Grayson, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Ethel Cemetery, Ethel, Grayson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jerry Clayton Leverett
Mary Jane Petty
Marriage: 13 September 1885
Thomas Madison Leverett
John Sherman Leverett
Thelma Louise Leverett
Mary Leverett
Doris L. Leverett
Harmon Leverett
Harold Leverett
Cecil Clayton Leverett
Mildred Leverett
Jack Lindsay Leverett

Spouse and Children

    Jerry Clayton Leverett



13 September 1885
Fannin Land District, Texas, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    James Madison Petty


    Sophronia Ridgeway




    Mintoria Parlie Petty


    Susanna Dove Petty



    Frances Lowella Petty


    John Thomas Petty


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World Events (8)

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 2

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 9

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 26

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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)

  • Mary J Leveritt in household of Lou A T Guy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Leverett in household of Jerry C Leverett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary J Leverett in household of Jerry C Leverett, "United States Census, 1930"

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