William George Pettey

3 September 1831–8 February 1921 (Age 89)
Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of William George

When William George Pettey was born on 3 September 1831, in Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States, his father, Albert Petty, was 36 and his mother, Catherine Petty, was 28. He married Susan Lucretia Lowry on 13 December 1854, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Kanarra Election Precinct, Kane, Utah, United States in 1870 and Sterling Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 8 February 1921, in Emery, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Emery, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William George Pettey
Adeline Voorhees
Marriage: 26 December 1859
George Albert Petty
Mary F. Petty
Elizabeth Ann Petty
Heber Alonzo Pettey
John E Petty
Catherine Diantha Petty
Warren Henry Petty
Isaac Adelbert Petty
Wallace Roundy Petty
James Moroni Petty
William Arthur Petty
Franklin Petty
Margaret Petty
Samuel Rafe Petty
Susan Jane Petty
Myrtle Adeline Petty

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1859Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    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 4
    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 31
    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 Petty .

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

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    Story Highlight

    William George Petty, by Linda Karen Petty Platt

    William George Petty settled in Pettyville in Sanpete County, which today is called Sterling.

    Sources (84)

    • George Petty, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William Geo Peay in entry for William A Peay and Margia M Nelson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • William George Pettey in entry for Margarrette Oliver, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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