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                                    Seventh Generation

#153. RAY GREEN 7 PETTY (Moses 6 ; Joshua 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), son of
Moses 6 Petty and Phebe (Cook) (Albro) Petty was born at Westport, Mass., circa 1833; he died at
Westport, Mass., 28 Dec.1908 in alms house, aged 75 years, 3 mos. 16 days of cancer of the
intestine; retired. Buried 31 Dec. 1908 in Beech Grove Cemetery.

                   Chronological Dates of Record Regarding Ray Green 7 Petty

    1850: Federal Census (Westport) for Dwelling 165, Family 192, shows Ray G. Petty, age
    16, male, farmer, born in Massachusetts, with parents Moses Petty and Phebe Petty.

    1855: Also shown in 1855 state census with his parents and states “born Westport.” ((See
    write-up for ancestor #107.))

    1860: The 1860 Census lists him with his parents as “Ray G. Petty, aged 26, cripple, born

Mass. Dept. of Vital Statistics: Death of Ray Green Petty at Westport, Mass., in the alms house
where he was residing, 28 Dec. 1908, aged 75 years, 3 months, and 16 days, of cancer of intestine;
a male and white and single; born Westport, Mass., of Moses Petty who was born in Westport, Mass.,
and Phebe Cook who was born in Tiverton, R.I.; retired; buried 31 Dec. 1908 in the Beech Grove
Cemetery. ((Deaths for 1908, Vol. 10, p.19.))

Deeds from New Bedford, Mass. Registry: On 13 May 1870, James L. Snow and Ray Green Pettey,
both of Westport, and Louisa Snow, wife of said James L. Snow “in my own right” for $1,440
deeded to John Buckley of Fall River a certain lot of land in Westport, “being the homestead farm
late of Moses Pettey, deceased” and containing 35 acres, “reserving a burying ground four rods and
a half by 2-1/2 rods on the northerly side of the premises,” said Land bounded “... on the south side
by land of Stephen Sanford and Peleg S. Sanford, on the west by land of Thomas Sanford, easterly
by Land of Thomas Sanford, & Daniel Sanford, and north by land of Job Crossman and the
Lawtons.” ((67:8))

NOTE: This deed is rather conclusive evidence that Moses Petty left only two children, Louisa
(Petty) Snow who married James L. Snow, and Ray Green Petty who died unmarried, the two
grantors in this deed by which they deeded away their rights in the land and homestead of their father.
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#154. LOUISA 7 PETTY (Moses 6 ; Joshua 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), daughter of
Moses 6 Petty, and Phebe (Cook) (Albro) was born at Westport, Mass., 14 Aug. 1827; died at
Westport, Mass., 2 Jan. 1900, aged 72 years, 4 mos., 18 days; married 12 March 1846 at New
Bedford, Mass. James L. Snow.

JAMES L. SNOW: Carpenter, of New Bedford, Mass; son of James and Hannah (maiden name
unknown) Snow, of New Bedford, born circa 1825.

V. R. of Westport: Louisa (Petty) Snow, the wife of James L. Snow, died in Westport, Mass., 2 Jan.
1900, aged 72 years, 4 months, and 18 days, of diabetes; a housewife, born in Westport of Moses
Petty and Phebe Cook; buried in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass. ((Book C, Deaths,
1893-1940, p. 19.))

                    Chronological Dates of Record Relating to Louisa 7 Petty

    1860: Federal Census ( Westport, Mass.):
    Dwelling 70, Family 90:
    James L. Snow, aged 35, M, H.Carpenter, $120 Real, Mass.
    Louisa Snow, aged 32, F, wife, Mass.
    Elisha F. Snow, aged 12, M, Mass.
    Charles M. Snow, aged 2, Mass.

    1865: Mass. State Census (Westport):
    Dwelling 113, Family 127:
    James L. Snow, 40, M, White, Married, born Mass., Carpenter
    Louisa Snow, 36, F, White, married, born Mass.
    Francis Snow, 17, M, White, single, born Mass., Laborer
    Charles M. Snow, 7, M, White, born Mass.
    Cora W. Snow, 2, F, White, born Mass.

    1870: Census (Westport):
    Dwelling 523, Family 570:
    Snow, James L. 44, M, Wh., House Carp., $1450 and $250, Mass.
    Snow, Louisa, 42, F, Wh., “Keeping House,” Mass.
    Snow, Frank G., 23, M, Wh., House Carp., Mass.
    Snow, Louisa, 19, F, keeping house, Mass.
    Snow, Henry T., 1, M, Wh., at home, Mass
    Snow, Charles M., 13, M, Wh., at home, Mass
    Snow, Cora W., 8, F, Wh., at home, Mass.
    Petty, Ray Green, 36, M, Wh., Farm Labor, Mass.
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                         (Compiled from above census information.)

A. Elisha F. Snow, aged 12 (1860 census)

B. Charles M. Snow, aged 2 (1860 census)

C. Francis Snow, aged 17 (1865 census)

D. Frank G. Snow, aged 23 (1870 census)

E. Louisa Snow, aged 19 (1870 census)

F. Henry T. Snow, aged 1 (1870 census)

G. Cora W. Snow, aged 8 (1870 census)
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#155. PHEBE 7 PETTY (Pardon 6 ; Isaac 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), daughter of Pardon
  Petty and Desire Tripp was born at Westport, Mass., 27 June 1803; married at Westport, Mass.,
20 Dec. 1821, Eliphalet Tripp.

See text at ancestor #116 for estate of father, Pardon Petty

ELIPHALET TRIPP: No data available.


A. Emeline W. Tripp, born 21 Nov. 1821 at Westport, Mass. ((Westport,V.R., p. 93)); married
at Westport (int) 7 Dec.1844, Charles H.Hathaway. ((Westport,V.R. p. 237))
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#156. PATIENCE T. 7 PETTY (Pardon 6 ; Isaac 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), daughter
of Pardon Petty and Desire (Tripp), was born at Westport, Mass., 30 Aug. 1810; married (int.)
Westport, Mass. 22 Jan. 1830, Samuel Tripp.

See text at ancestor #116 for estate of father, Pardon Petty.

SAMUEL TRIPP: No data available.


A. Ephraim Tripp, seaman, born 21 May 1838. ((Westport, V.R., p. 92 - [R.R.] )
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#159. BERIAH ALLEN 7 PETTY (Nathan 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ) son and
only known child of Nathan 6 Petty and Rhoda (Allen), was born at Westport, Mass., circa 1820; he
died at Fall River, Mass., 25 Aug.1862; married 15 Dec. 1841, Sarah Freelove.

((Reference for this marriage: Births, Marriage Intentions, Marriages, & Deaths in Fall River, Prior
to 1844, shows under “Intentions” the following: “Petty, Beriah A. and Sarah Freelove, 14 Dec/
1841” ((3:310)) and under “Marriages” the following: “Petty, Beriah A. and Sarah Freelove, 15 Dec.
1841.” (( 3:283.))

SARAH FREELOVE: No data available.

                                   Death of Beriah Allen Petty:

Mass. Dept. of Vital Statistics ((156:101 #277)): Beriah Allen Petty, died Fall River, Mass., 25 Aug.
1862 at 4 p.m., aged 42 years, of Peretonitis which he had had for two weeks prior to his death; a
male and a laborer, but the record does not reveal his marital status; he resided and died at 149
Pleasant Street, Fall River; he was born in Westport of Nathan Petty and Rhoda Allen.

((Also see under ancestor #124 data from Fall River, Mass., directories of 1857 and 1859.))

Note: In the directories, no wife was indicated but she could have deceased before 1857. This name
is too unusual for it to apply to any other person than the above.

No record found of any children of this marriage.
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T #160.    DANIEL CHARLES 7 PETTYS (Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ;
John ) son of Job Pettys and Hannah (Kirby), was born 19 Dec. 1810 probably at Westport, Mass.
(Birth record has not been found). He died 17 March, 1867 in New York City, N. Y., and is buried
in Franklin Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa., in Lot 129, Section 11, Grave 2 E. This lot was owned by
Jas. Fester, E 1/2, and N. B. Boyde, W 1/2, and later sold to C. Fox.

He married 21 Feb. 1843, Mary Louisa Snyder at First Presbyterian Church in Kensington,
Philadelphia County, Pa.; married by Rev. George Chandler, Pastor.

MARY LOUISA SNYDER: She was the daughter of David and Sophia (Fesmeyer) (or perhaps
Fester ?) Snyder who lived in Richmond, suburb of Philadelphia; she was born 6 Oct. 1825 in
Philadelphia, Pa. (?); died 15 Oct. 1879 in New York City, and is buried in Franklin Cemetery,
Philadelphia, Pa., in Lot 1, Sec. 6, Gr. 2, which lot she owned. According to Don Liggett, the
brothers and sisters of Mary Louisa Snyder were: Lina Snyder, married a Brewster; Elizabeth Snyder
who married a Fox (perhaps C. Fox, above?); Martha Snyder who married Nathan Pettys, a son of
Job Pettys and Hannah (Kirby), was born 1831 and died 1917; Anna Snyder who married Joseph
Johnson; Thomas Snyder; George Snyder, who married May (Margaret ?) Allen; Albert Snyder; and
two others, not named, who died in childhood.

NOTE: H. S. Nelson of Wilmington, Del. verified death record of both Daniel Charles Pettys and
Mary Louisa (Snyder) Pettys through the Franklin Cemetery Records and through Bureau of Vital
Statistics of Philadelphia, Pa. (pages 75 and 63.)

               Chronological Dates of Record Relating to Daniel Charles 7 Pettys

    1850: Directory of Detroit, Mich., shows: “Petteys, Daniel C. corn. [note: corner]
    Woodbridge & Seventh.”

    1853-54: Directory of Detroit, Mich, shows: “Pettys, D. C. livery stable, n.s. [note: north
    side?] Jefferson Ave; between Cass & First.”

    Wayne County, Detroit, Mich., Deeds: (Cheeked by Mrs. Beulah Kresge, Royal Oak, Mich.,
    in 1953):

    1 Nov. 1850: (Liber 20, p.118 - Wayne County, Mich.Land Records): “Daniel Charles
    Pettys ... quit claim deed for part of Forsythe farm in Detroit, Mich. Recorded 16 Nov.1850,
    in Liber # 40, p.94.

    28 May 1853: (Vol.25, p.50): “Daniel Charles Pettys and wife Maria Louisa, of Wayne
    County, 20 May 1853, sold lot 5 of Louis Chapatou farm in Hamtramck Twp. Witnessed
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    by Jonathan Pettys. Recorded 28 May 1853.

    2 Jan. 1854: (Vol. 26, p.140) “Maria Louisa Pettys bought Lot 7, block 15 on the Cass
    farm in Detroit, 2 Jan. 1854. Recorded 4 Jan. 1854.

    Jan. 1851: Daniel C. Pettys purchased 5 lots in Springwells. Recorded Feb. 1851 - Daniel
    & wife Mary sold lot # 10 on Congress St. 18 Nov. 1851. On 7 July 1852, sold part of lot
    in Hamstramck. On 25 June 1852 and 1 March 1853, he purchased lots in Hamtramck.

    1853-54: Detroit City Directory - page 67: “New livery, successor to C. C. Nelson & Co.
    signed: D.C.Pettys”

    30 Nov. 1853, Detroit Daily Advertiser: “New livery, Andrews & Petty, Jefferson Ave.
    bet.Cass & First Street.”

    January 1854, ad running month of January in The Detroit Daily Advertiser: “New livery
    - Andrews & Petty, Jefferson Ave. bet.Cass & First Street, dated Nov.-30,1853.”

    29 Dec. 1853: Partnership dissolved: Andrews & Pettys”

    1858: Toledo, Ohio, Directory of 1858, page 153 (Checked by Wm. N. Van Kougnet, of
    Toledo Ohio): Daniel C. Pettys, Railroad Contractor, Erie St. between Madison Ave. and
    Jefferson Ave. South side.

    1860: Toledo, Ohio, Directory of 1860, page 125: Daniel C. Pettys, Corn City Mills, # 1
    Monroe Street, Home, Erie St. Bldg.

    1860: A check of the Toledo, Ohio 1860 Census (By Mrs. W. A. Petty, Salt Lake City,
    Utah, is as follows:

    Daniel C. Pettys, age 48, born M
    Mary L. Pettys, 36, born Penn
    Josephine Pettys, 14, born N.B.
    Charles Pettys, 13, born Mass (? - this not legible)
    William Pettys, 11, born ( ? - this not legible)
    Jane Pettys, 4, born Ohio

    NOTE: Either the Census Taker or the copyist erred, for list of children and their birth dates
    given below (as furnished by Jennie Louisa (Pettys) Cromwell) are correct.

    1867: Daniel Charles Pettys and Mary resided at 413 Huston Street, N.Y., at time of his
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    1879: Mary Louisa Pettys resided at 229 W. 33 St. N.Y. at time of her death.

Daniel Charles Pettys was a Mason and a Knight Templar of the Detroit, Mich., Commandery,
according to his daughter, Jennie Louisa (Pettys) Cromwell.

                                CHILDREN OF

#181. Josephine Sophia Pettys, born 17 Feb. 1844 at Philadelphia, Pa.(?); died Nov. 1877; married
in Philadelphia or N.Y.C. 1867, John Theophile Vermett.

#182. Daniel Charles Pettys, Jr. , born in Philadelphia, Pa., or Brooklyn, N.Y., 6 Aug. 1847; died
6 June 1909; married 1879 in Brooklyn, N. Y., Ida Sherwood. They had 1 daughter, not identified.

T #183. William Howland Pettys, born 21 April 1850, probably in Detroit, Mich.; died 8
December 1907 in New York City, N. Y; buried in Cromwell lot in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.
Y.; married 12 November 1903 in New York City, Daisy Guthman. He was baptised 31 Jan. 1858
in Toledo, Ohio.

#184: Jennie Louisa Pettys, born 26 June 1858, in Toledo, Ohio; died 21 April 1939 in Larchmont,
N.Y.; buried in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.; married 1879 in N.Y.C. to William Allen

                             Note to 50th Anniversary Annotated Edition

    The following letter was among NWP's research papers. He did not print it verbatim in the original versions
    of his genealogy. I am including it here both for its value in demonstrating our descent from Job Pettys and
    for its value in showing us the names by which our relatives were known to their contemporaries; that is,
    Daniel Charles was called “Daniel.” His son, Daniel Charles Jr., was called “Charlie.”]

                                                 Wooster, Ohio
                                               September 5, 1952

    Dear Cousin Norman:

    My father, Jonathan Pettys, married Louisa Dowd in 1847. My mother was born in the East near
    Buffalo. She was a seamstress in Buffalo, before she came West. They were married in Republic,
    Ohio. My children are Arthur J.; George W.; Leota (Mrs. Walter Myers); Margaret (Mrs. Paul
    Myers); Hiram and Homer (twins).

    My grandfather, JOB PETTYS, had 8 children: 4 sons and 4 daughters: Daniel, Howland,
    Jonathan, Nathan, Maria, Mary, Sarah and Amy.
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    Howland married Sarah Bugby. Had: 3 sons, 2 daughters: Gilbert, Hubert, Buryon [note:
    typographical error; she means to write Burton], Roninda and Sarah.

    Jonathan married Louisa Dowd in 1847. Had 11 children: 8 sons, 3 daughters: Freeman, Charles,
    Frank, Willard, Albert, George, Jay, Thomas, Emma, Clara and Pearl.

    Nathan maried Martha Snyder, your grandmother's sister. Had 3 sons and 1 daughter: Edwin,
    George, John and Louise.

    Mary married Orange Cooley in Republic. Had 3 sons and 4 daughters: Sereno, Richard, Charles,
    Eliza, 3 daughters unnamed.

    Sarah married Henry Howland. Had 3 sons and 2 daughters: George, Hubbard, Charles, Mary and

    Maria married _____ Mattison. Had 2 sons and 1 daughter.

    Amy died.

    Daniel married and had: Charlie, Will, Jennie and Josephine. He married Louise Pettys, nee

    I remember my father, Jonathan Pettys, and my grandfather, Job Pettys, talking of Hannah Kirby
    (Pettys) and also about Augusta Bishop (Pettys) but at the time was too young to recall any of the

                                            Clara L. Bradford
                                  (Mrs). Clara Loicy (Pettys) Bradford


    This is to certify that the above is a true and accurate statement of my family.

    Before me, this 18 day of September, 1952, appeared Mrs. Clara Loicy (Pettys) Bradford, who,
    upon oath, makes the above statement.

    J.R. Sheller, Notary Public

                                              [End of Note]
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#161. PHILIP HOWLAND 7 PETTYS (Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), son of
Job Pettys and Hannah (Kirby), was born 21 Feb. 1813 in Cayuga County, N.Y.(?); died 18 April
1863 and buried in Farewell Retreat Cemetery, Republic, Seneca County, Ohio. He married Sarah
Bugby (Bugbee). He was a farmer. Two of his sons served in Ohio regiments during the Civil War.

Philip Howland Pettys likely was named for his maternal grandmother, Peace (Howland) Kirby.
[Note: He went by the name “Howland,” according to a note from Clara Loicy (Pettys) Bradford,
reprinted in the section on #160, Daniel Charles Pettys]

SARAH BUGBY (Bugbee ?): She was born in New York, 4 Nov. 1819, and was a sister of Lavina
(Bugby) (Smith) Pettys, third wife of Job Pettys. She died 1 Sept.1896 and is buried in Farewell
Retreat Cemetery at Republic, Seneca County, Ohio. She married (2) George N. Griswold, l868.
A letter from Mrs. Hazel (Pettys) Westerhouse, daughter of Philip Burton Pettys, of 17 July 1952
states: “My father's mother, Sarah (Bugby)(Pettys) Griswold is buried near the older people.”
Marriage records of Seneca County, Ohio show: “1868, Sarah Pettys married George N. Griswold.”
In Farewell Retreat Cemetery, Republic, Seneca County, Ohio, is the gravestone of:

                                     SARAH GRISWOLD
                                       b. Nov. 4,1819
                                       d. Sept.1,1896

               Chronological Dates of Record Relating to Philip Howland 7 Pettys

    1840: Philip Howland Pettys is listed in 1840 census with 2 males and 1 female.

    1850: The 1850 Census of Seneca County, Ohio shows at p. 46, r 384:

    Philip H. Petty, 37, Farmer, $2200 R.E., born N.Y.
    Sarah Petty, 31, born N.Y.
    Rhomina Petty, 13, born Ohio
    Gilbert Petty, 11, born Ohio
    Hulbert Petty, 4, born Ohio [note: should read Hubert]
    Sarah Petty, 7/12, born Ohio


#185. Gilbert Pettys, born 16 June 1839; married 10 Nov. 1859, Sarah Thompson. Enlisted 7 Aug.
1862 in the 101st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company H., as a corporal. Fought in the Battle of
Stone's River near Murfreesboro, Tenn., in late December 1862 and early January 1863. Died 29
March 1863 in a field hospital of what may have been pneumonia. Buried in Stone's River National
Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Section O, Grave No. 5854.
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#186. Hubert Pettys, born 1846 in Ohio; Enlisted in 164th Regiment Ohio Infantry - a National
Guard unit called up for 100 days’ service - from 2 May 1864 to August 27, 1864; married 1865,
Sophia Church; died 1909. Buried in Farewell Retreat Cemetery, Republic, Seneca County, Ohio.

#187. Philip Burton Pettys, born 1860; married Carrie Cutler; died 1914 and buried in Farewell
Retreat Cemetery, Republic, Seneca County, Ohio.

#188. Roninda (Rhominda?) Pettys, born 1837 in Ohio; married Robert Shaw

#189. Sarah Pettys, born 3 April 1850 in Ohio; died 21 Jan.1889; married married 25 Nov. 1869 to
Warren J. Bradford. They had one child: Maud Bradford, b. 9 July 1872 and who died 12 Sept. 1874.
Warren J. Bradford married (2) Clara Loicy Pettys (See ancestor #199), who was Sarah’s first cousin.
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#162. JONATHAN 7 PETTYS (Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ) son of Job
Pettys and Hannah (Kirby) Pettys, was born 25 August 1827 (or 1828) in (Cayuga County, N.Y.?);
died 7 March 1897 at Green Creek Township, Sandusky County, Ohio ((according to certified copy
of death record from Probate Court, Sandusky County, Fremont, Ohio)) and is buried at Bakertown
Cemetery, Clyde, Ohio; married 2 Oct. 1847 in Seneca County, Ohio to Louisa Dowd. Marriage date
is also given as 23 Sept.1846, at Republic, Ohio.

LOUISA DOWD: she was born 23 Feb 1825 in Bethany, Genessee County, N.Y.; died 11 Feb. 1898,
ae. 73 yr. 7 days. ((A letter dated 20 Feb.1953 from George Bradford of Wooster, Ohio states: “Our
cousin Helen ... were at our house. She told of having a note, written apparently by her father, Jay
E. Pettys, about his mother (my mother's mother). The note adds a little information: `Louisa Dowd
born 3 Feb.1825 in the town of Bethany, Genessee County, N.Y. When a child with her parents came
to Lorain Co., Ohio. Later to Republic, in Seneca Co., where she was married to Jonathan Pettys 23
Sept.1846. Died 11 Feb.1898, age 73 - 7 days.”

A letter dated 26 Oct. 1930 from Freeman Pettys to his sister, Clara (Loicy) (Pettys) Bradford
from Port orchard, states:

    “The Dowd family were Irish I think. Grandfather (Job Pettys) was born at New York at Amsterdam
    and grandmother's maiden name was Bramen (he refers to mother of Louisa Dowd), a Hollander
    name. They (referring to parents of Louisa Dowd) were married in what was called the Black River
    country in New York. Mother (Louisa Dowd Pettys) was born in that part. They live at Republic at
    the home of Chap. (Shop) R.R.was built. That work was the death of him. Whip sawing lumber for
    the road called the Mad River Road.”

    [note: The Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad was the first railroad chartered in Ohio (1835). By 1839, the
    road was completed to Republic, Ohio. The first train arrived at the east side of the Sandusky River in Tiffin,
    Ohio, in 1842. Over the years the railroad went through receiverships and mergers and was leased to the
    New York Central in 1930. The last passenger train ran on the line from Bellefontaine to Sandusky via
    Tiffin in 1938. Source: Mad River Museum web site:]

                                  Detroit, Mich. Directory of 1853-1854:

    “Pettys, Jonathan, blacksmith shop, n.s. [note: north side?] Larned, bet.First and Second: h. s.s.
    [note: home, south side?] Howard, bet. Sixth and Seventh.”

              A letter of 16 Jan.1952 from George Bradford of Wooster, Ohio, states:

    “Jonathan died at 69, when I was a `chink` of a boy but before Leota was born 30 Dec.1897, and
    10 mos. before his wife Louisa died. Louisa died when Leota was 6 weeks old and when she ,
    Louisa, was 73. Therefore Louisa died circa Feb. 1898. Jonathan died circa April 1897 (we know
    he was 69 at his death). Jonathan was born 25 Aug. 1827. The date is correct because Louisa was
    born 3 Feb.1825 and Clara says that Louisa was 2 ½ years older than Jonathan.”
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Mrs. Marjorie Cherry of Monroeville, Ohio, making investigations at Republic, Ohio, found the
following Masonic record which is thought to refer to Jonathan Pettys: “F&AM #24 - Norwalk
Council Royal and Select Masons - 16 Oct-1857 - Charter. The following named companions elected
John H. Pettys, Treasurer, Norwalk Lodge #467 - 1874 - (signed) Walter Pettys, Treasurer.”


#190. Job Freeman Pettys, born 18 Jan. 1849

#191. Charles R. Pettys, born 10 Jan. 1851; died 21 Feb. 1852

#192. Frank Pettys, born 25 July 1860; died 21 Sept. 1861

#193. Willard A. Pettys, born 25 Nov.1856; died 30 Sept. 1860

#194. Albert H. Pettys, born 11 April 1855; died 4 Oct. 1860

#195. George D. Pettys, born 25 Oct.1858; died 4 April 1872 of spinal meningitis

#196. Jay E. Pettys, born 4 Feb. 1868; died 6 July 1943; married (1) 21 Aug.1890 to Martha Anna
Rummell (b. 3-4-1868; died 10-21- 1935); m. (2) Nov. 1936 to Sadie Ritzman.

#197. Thomas H. Pettys, born 2 Sept. 1871; died 7 Feb.1872

#198. Emma Louisa Pettys, born 6 March 1853; died 23 Sept. 1854

#199. Clara Loicy Pettys, born 9 March 1862; married 26 Dec.1889 to Warren J. Bradford; died
June 7, 1958.

#200. Pearl M. Pettys, born 24 Dec. 1864; m. Mahlon Randall. [rrp note: source for identity of husband
is Sandra Ronayne, Aurora, Colorado, great-grandniece of Pearl M. Pettys and great-granddaughter of Clara Loicy
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#163. NATHAN 7 PETTYS (Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), son of Job 6 Pettys
and Hannah (Kirby), was born date unknown; married date unknown Martha Snyder.

MARTHA SNYDER: She was a daughter of David and Sophia (Fesmeyer) Snyder, and was a sister
of Mary Louisa (Snyder) Pettys, wife of Daniel Charles Pettys. [note: Daniel Charles Pettys was
NWP’s grandfather]. She was born prob. at Philadelphia, Pa., 1831 and died 1917.


#201. Edward (Edwin?) Pettys, born date unknown; married Elizabeth Nonnemaker of Philadelphia,

#202. George Pettys, born date unknown; married Mame Baldock of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

#203. John Pettys, born date unknown; married Sadie Vanausdal of Columbia City, Ind.

#204. Mary Louisa Pettys, born date unknown; married 12 Sept.1874, George Lamb of Ft.
Wayne, Ind.
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#164. MARY 7 PETTYS (Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), daughter of Job Pettys
and Hannah (Kirby) was born 30 April 1819 in N.Y. (Cayuga County, N Y.?); died 15 Jan. l879, aged
59 years, 8 mos., 15 days, and is buried in Farewell Retreat Cemetery at Republic, Seneca County,
Ohio; married 20 Nov. 1835 to Orange Cooley.

ORANGE COOLEY: son of Alvin and Elizabeth (Frazier) Cooley; born 19 July 1811 near
Northampton, Mass; died 2 Oct. 1902 and is buried in Farewell Retreat Cemetery at Republic,
Seneca County, Ohio.

From History of Seneca County, Ohio, 1886, by Warner Beers:

    “Orange Cooley, farmer of Scipio Township, P.O. Republic, was born near Northampton, Mass.
    19 July 1811, son of Alvin and Elizabeth ( Frazier) Cooley of Mass. who were married 16 Oct.1796
    and were the parents of 5 children including Orange Cooley. His father, Alvin Cooley, Sr. died 29
    Jan. 1827 and his widow a few years later. Orange Cooley came to Seneca Ct. Ohio with his
    parents when 19 ((abt. 1828-1830)). Though he was poor when he came, he purchased in 1830,
    80 acres. On 20 Nov. 1834 he married Mary Petty who was born in NY 30 April 1819 and who died
    15 Jan. 1879. Orange Cooley helped build the first church in the township and all there since
    erected but one. In 1837 he joined the Presbyterian Church.”


A. Sereno S. Cooley

B. Richard Cooley, born 1845; died 1891

C. Charles Cooley

D. Eliza Cooley, born 1850; died 1920

E. Viola Cooley, born 1851; died 1912

F. Cynthia J. Cooley

G. Elizabeth Cooley

H. Edward Cooley

I. Hannah Cooley

[note: This page ends with the sentence “See photos attached of gravestones of: Mary (Pettys)
Cooley and Orange Cooley.” But there were no photos attached.]
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#165. SARAH 7 PETTYS (Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), daughter of Job
Pettys and Hannah (Kirby) was born date unknown; married date unknown, Henry Howland.

HENRY HOWLAND: No data available.
     [RRP note: 1850, 1860, 1870 censuses show a Henry Howland and wife Sarah in Seneca County, Ohio
     (Venice Township.) If this is the same couple, as seems likely, Henry Howland, farmer, was born c. 1805
     in Massachusetts; Sarah was born c. 1815 in New York]


A. George Howland, married Susie Clay

B. Hubbard Howland, married Nora Beigh

C. Charles (Stephen ?) Howland, married (first name unknown) Wilkinson
     [RRP note: 1850, 1860 censuses show both a Charles and Stephen Howland residing with Henry
     Howland and Sarah: Charles born c. 1840; Stephen born c. 1842.]

D. Mary Howland, married Charlie Cooley

E. Della Howland married Ezra Roop; 1 child known was Bertha Roop who married (first name
unknown) Thomas.
     [RRP note: Censuses 1850-1870 do not show “Della” in household with Henry Howland and Sarah.]

The following gravestone is in Farewell Retreat Cemetery, Republic, Seneca County, Ohio:
                               “Ruby Howland, wife of Henry Howland
                                      d. 1832 or 1837 (not legible), age 29.”

NOTE: Is Ruby Howland his first or second wife?

                                Update to the 50th Anniversary Annotated Edition

Data provided February, 2003 by Sandra Ronayne of Aurora, Colorado - granddaughter of Leota (Bradford) Myers and
2nd great-grandniece of Sarah (Pettys) Howland - shows Sarah (Pettys) Howland died 5 Jan. 1888. That is based on
the following transcript from the Tiffin Daily Tribune and Herald, Tiffin, Ohio, Thursday, 12 January 1888 (page 4
column 6):

     The pioneers of our neighborhood are passing away, and now another has gone. Mrs. Sarah A. Howland
     died Jan. 5, 1888, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ezra Roop, near Attica. Mrs. Howland has been a
     resident of this place between forty-five and fifty years and in all that time has lived on the same farm and
     only moved once and that was “out of the old house into the new.” For the past six months, on account of
     failing health, she has been staying with her daughter. She was the mother of nine children, two of whom
     died in infancy, and all the others except a son in California, attended the funeral. She was buried at Republic
     by the side of her husband, who died several years ago.
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#166. MARIA 7 PETTYS (Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), daughter of Job
Pettys and Hannah (Kirby), was born date unknown; married 25 Jan. 1843, Horace Matherson in
Seneca County, Ohio, at Republic.

HORACE MATHERSON (Mattison?): no data available.

In 1842 Maria Pettis witnessed a deed for her father, Job Pettys in Ohio. ((Land records of Seneca
County, Ohio; Vol. 12, p.336))


A. Alfred Matherson

B. Walter Matherson

C. Emma Matherson
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#168. THOMAS L. 7 PETTYS (Job, 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), son of Job
Pettys and Augusta M. (Bishop), was born in 1848 at Republic, Seneca County, Ohio; died in 1927
in Butler, Bates County, Mo; married 25 Dec. 1889, Mrs. Mary E. (Porch) Glass.

MRS. MARY E. (PORCH) GLASS: She was a daughter of Henry H. and Lucinda (McLean) Porch;
a native of Cole County, Mo.

From Atkeson, W.C., History of Bates County, Missouri (Topeka, Cleveland: Historical Publishing
Company, 1918; pp. 542-543):

    Thomas L. Pettys, merchant and the treasurer of the Old Settlers' Annual Reunion Association of
    Bates county, Missouri, is one of the leading citizens of Butler and at the age of sixty-nine years
    an active and prominent business man of this city. Mr. Pettys is a native of Ohio. He was born in
    1848 at Republic in Seneca county, son of Jobe and Augusta (Bishop) Pettys. The mother died
    when her son, Thomas L., was an infant and the father died in northern Michigan a few years later.
    Thomas L. Pettys has one sister living, Mrs. Susanna Augusta Cowan, of Bend, Crook County,
    Oregon. The mother is interred in the cemetery at Republic in Seneca county, Ohio.

    Thomas L. Pettys acquired a good common school education in the public schools of Republic in
    Seneca county, Ohio, and completed the presecibed course of study in the Republic High School.
    He came to Missouri with his uncle Dr. Lyman E. Hall, who at one time was county judge of Bates
    county. Judge Hall died on his farm in Homer township and his remains were laid to rest in the
    cemetery at Mulberry. Mr. Pettys made his home with his uncle, Dr. Hall, until the death of the
    doctor. He then left the farm and accepted a position with William Robinson, a general merchant
    and honored pioneer of Mulberry, and for two years young Pettys worked as clerk in Mr. Robinson's
    mercantile establishment.

    Mr. Pettys thought that Colorado offered superior advantages to the ambitious, young man and he
    resigned his position as clerk and went to that state, where he remained four months and returned
    to Missouri to enter the employ of Mr. Levy at Butler and for six years was thus engaged in the
    same building in which the Levy Mercantile Company is now located. At the close of that period
    of time, Mr. Pettys again left Missouri and took a claim of land in western Kansas in Gray county
    and, after having proven it, he sold this tract and came back to Butler, investing his money in a
    grocery store owned formerly by Charles Denny, Butler's pioneer groceryman, and taking into
    partnership with his son-in-law, Dell Welton. This firm continued in business two years and then
    Thomas L. Pettys disposed of his interest in the store, selling the same to Mr. Welton. The former
    purchased the grocery store located on the southeast corner of the public square. After conducting
    business for two years at the old stand, Mr. Pettys moved his establishment to the John Steele
    building, and at this place has continuously been in business ever since. For thirty-three years Mr.
    Pettys has been prominent in the business and financial circles of Butler. He states that when he
    first came to this city there was a little frame building on the northeast corner of the square, which
    structure was dignified by the name of the Bates county court house.

    December 25, 1889, Thomas L. Pettys and Mrs. Mary E. (Porch) Glass were united in marriage.
    Mrs. Pettys is a native of Cole County, Missouri, a a daughter of Henry H. and Lucinda (McLean)
    Porch, the former a native of North Carolina and the latter, of Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. Porch were
    honored and widely known pioneers of Cole County.They were the parents of the following
    children: Andrew J., deceased; William N., Berlin, Oklahoma; J.W., who has been a resident of
    Butler, Missouri, since 1865; and Mrs. Thomas L. Pettys, the wife of the subject of this sketch.
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#205. (daughter) Pettys, married Dell Welton, of Bates County, Mo.
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                                  Eighth Generation
#181. JOSEPHINE SOPHIA 8 PETTYS (Daniel Charles 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ;
James 2 ; John 1 ), daughter of Daniel Charles Pettys and Mary Louisa (Snyder), was born 17 Feb.
1844 in Philadelphia, Pa., died in November 1877 and is buried in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.
Y.; married in New York City, N. Y. in 1867 to John Theophile Vermett.

JOHN THEOPHILE VERMETT: He was the son of (first name unknown) Vermett and Julie
(DesJarden) Vermett; he was born 22 Jan. 1840; died 26 May 1941 and is buried in Kensico
Cemetery, Valhalla N.Y. He married (2) date unknown, Jennie Cowles who was born 28 Sept. 1856
and who died 24 Oct. 1914. Buried with her husband and his first wife in the family plot.

                               CHILDREN OF

A. Edmere Vermett, born in New York City, N.Y., 18 March 1868; died 12 Sept.1952 in White
Plains, N.Y.; married in N.Y.C. 22 Feb.1885, John Harvey Richards. ((John Harvey Richards was b.
6 Jan.1861; died 1928.)) They had 4 children:

       1. John Harvey Richards, Jr. b. 1 June 1888 in NYC
       2. Theophile John Richards, b. 20 sept. 1886 in NYC; d. 23 jan.1957
       3. Elmere Richards, b. 30 Dec.1900 in White Plains, N. Y.
       4. Ralph Vermett Richards, b. 6 April 1891 in White Plains, N.Y.

B. Eva Vermett, born 3 August,1870; married in White Plains, N. Y., 3 August 1897, Walter John
Lee. ((Walter John Lee was b. 24 June 1865 in London, England; died 13 Dec.1935; buried in
Kensico Cemetery. He was son of Frederick Lee, born in England, and Jane (Morgan) Lee, born in
England.)). They had 2 children:

       1. Walter John Lee, Jr. b. 9 June 1898 at White Plains, N.Y; died 1 Sept.1899
       2. Frederick John Lee, b. 6 Sept.1904 at White Plains, N. Y.

C. Leah Vermett, born 18 Nov. 1872; married 7 August 1895 in White Plains, N. Y., Percy L.
Hamlett. ((Percy L. Hamlett was b. 30 April 1871.)). They had one daughter:

       1. Beatrice Leah Hamlett, b. White Plains, N. Y. 6 Dec.1897; married 30 April 1927,
       Harry Young of White Plains, N.Y.

D. Freddie Elmere Vermett, born 12 Nov. 1874; died 30 April 1875

E. Josephine Vermett, born 1877; died 1877 (few weeks old.)
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                                      William Howland Pettys

T   #183. WILLIAM HOWLAND 8 PETTYS (Daniel Charles 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ;
John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), son of Daniel Charles Pettys and Mary Louisa (Snyder), was born 21 April
1850 in Detroit, Michigan; he died 8 Dec. 1907 in NewYork City, N.Y.; buried in Cromwell lot
(Section 7, Lot 410 Mapcode 2C4 grave 1) in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N. Y.; married 12
November 1903 in New York City, N. Y., to Daisy Guthman.

He was known by the name “Will,” according to a statement by Clara Loicy (Pettys) Bradford.
[Note: the statement is reprinted in the section for #160, Daniel Charles Pettys]

DAISY GUTHMAN: She was the daughter of Emil and Frances (Simon) Guthman; born in New
York City, N.Y., 5 March 1880; died in Atlanta, Ga. 13 Oct. 1948 and buried in the Decatur
Cemetery, Decatur, Ga., (Section 9, Block 11, Lot 88); married (2) abt. 1908-9, Ronald Semon
Beane (1888 - 1 Feb. 1953) , in N.Y.C. One child by this marriage: Daisy Virginia Beane, born 17
Oct. 1911 in N.Y.C.; married 1 Oct. 1932 to Edgar Longden Brockett in Atlanta, Ga. Daisy Virginia
Beane and Edgar Longden Brockett had 2 children: Daisy Virginia Brockettt b. 3 Feb. 1935; Ronald
William Brockett, b. 12 Aug. 1940.

William Howland 8 Pettys was employed by John H. Parker Company in New York City - Masons,
Builders & General Contractors. On his death, Mr. John H. Parker, President, wrote a letter dated
December 9, 1907 as follows:

    “We learned with great sorrow that your dear husband passed away on Sunday and we hope that
    his soul is resting in peace with Jesus. He was a man with a noble character, and we shall always
    remember him, as we always found him noble, truthful and faithful to the end, and his memory will
    always be cherished by us all. May God help you in this hour of trouble to bear the burden that has
    been put upon you and comfort you in the days that are to come. Yours respectfully,
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Daisy (Guthman) Pattys was one of six children and “the only daughter. Her brothers were: Louis
Guthman, Eli Guthman, Mannie and ?

                 Children of William Howland Pettys and Daisy (Guthman) Pettys:

T #206. Norman William Pettys, born New York City, N. Y., 11 Nov.1904; married at Atlanta,
Ga., 3 May 1933, Jenny Lind Mather.

                            Note to 50th Anniversary Annotated Edition

    The following letter, written by William Howland Pettys, was not part of the genealogy as published by
    NWP. I found the letter in NWP's work papers and have included it here. See footnotes below.

                                                Nov. 12, 1888

    To my dear little Republican [1] cousin,

               Yours duly at hand [2] and must say that I feel grateful for it, for Clara. I am well aware
    that when we have loved ones nearing home it is not time to write much and do believe that your
    hearts are full to overflowing but remember that we have One and only One who can and will
    comfort if we only ask. Remember us to Cousin Sadie and if it is advisable tell her we sympathize
    with her day and night and look for the welcome news of her recovery. And now for yourself. Is it
    not pleasant for those who are related to be able to lend a hand to comfort those who are in need.
    I do think God blesses those whose hearts are free from that I-cannot-do-anything-feeling. We all
    can do something if no more than send their sympathy. That is small but it shows a feeling and I
    have no doubt but what Cousin Sadie has that (indecipherable) comfort to know that you are with
    her and may God bless you both is our prayer. And wishing that we shall yet hear of her recovery
    is our deepest anxiety and when able to travel to pay us a visit. (God’s will be done.) Now do not
    worry about writing for when you can, why I shall be more than pleased to receive. But do not put
    yourself to any overwork to do so for we all understand how it is. And now with love to you all from
    all I will say Good night.

                                                 Cousin Will

    The letter had been in the possession of Leota (Bradford) Myers of Fort Myers, Fla., who forwarded it to
    Norman William Pettys, Sr., in 1979. In a note accompanying it, she wrote:

     “Norman, I found a letter which my brother George had carefully kept, marked by George:
    `This is Norman’s father.’ ”
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    “Norman’s father” would be William Howland Pettys and the letter, indeed, is monogramed “WHP.”
    William Howland Pettys would have been 38 when this was written, and had not yet married Daisy
    Guthman. They did not marry until 1903.

    It is not yet clear to whom the letter is addressed. In her letter of transmittal, Leota Bradford Myers offered
    this explanation of the contents of William Howland’s letter:

    “In the letter, I see it was written at the time my mother Clara was caring for Sarah Pettys
    Bradford (my father’s first wife). She died soon after. My father & Clara were married
    later. Your father ‘sounds’ like a sweet sympathetic man. Someone to be very proud of.


    Clara Loicy Pettys, ancestor #199, was William Howland Pettys’ cousin, the daughter of his Uncle
    Jonathan. Clara married Warren J. Bradford on Dec. 26, 1889. (Leota Bradford Myers, who sent the note
    to Norman Pettys, and her brother, George, the one who “carefully kept” the letter, were the children of
    Clara and Warren J. Bradford.

    Bradford had previously been married to Sarah Pettys, daughter of yet another one of William Howland’s
    uncles, Philip Howland Pettys. Thus, Sarah was a first cousin of both Clara Loicy Pettys and William
    Howland Pettys.

    Sadie is a nickname for Sarah. Sarah died Jan. 21, 1889, a little over two months after this letter was
    written. About 11 months after her death, Warren Bradford and Clara Loicy Pettys were married.


         1. Does “Republican” refer to his correspondent’s political leanings, or is it an affectionate term for
         someone residing in Republic, Seneca County, Ohio?
         2. “Yours duly at hand” is probably just a way of stating, “I have received your previous letter and
         am now responding to it.”

                                                     [End of Note]
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#184. JENNIE LOUISA 8 PETTYS (Daniel Charles 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ;
James 2 ; John 1 ), daughter of Daniel Charles Pettys and Mary Louisa (Snyder) was born 26 June
1858 in Toledo, Ohio; died 21 April 1939 in Larchmont, N. Y.; buried in Kensico Cemetery,
Valhalla, N. Y.; married in New York City, N. Y. in 1879 to William Allen Cromwell.

WILLIAM ALLEN CROMWELL: He was born 20 June 1854 in New York City; died 15 Feb.
1935 in Larchmont, N.Y.; buried in Kensico Cemetery. He was a life member of White Plains, N. Y.
Masonic Lodge. He was supervising engineer of old and new Cotton Exchanges in New York City
for more than 46 years.

                               CHILDREN OF

A. Alice Louisa Cromwell, b. 30 Dec. 1881; died 6 Aug.1885; buried in Franklin Cemetery,
Philadelphia, Pa.

B. Viola Maud Cromwell, b. 12 June 1888; died 14 May 1896; buried in Kensico Cemetery

C. Inda Adeline Cromwell, b. 30 Sept. 1884; died 6 Sept. 1971; buried in Kensico Cemetery.
[Note: This was NWP’s “Cousin Inda,” with whom he frequently corresponded.]

D. William Allen Cromwell, Jr., born l4 Apr.1892; died 14 March 1917 in Larchmont, N.Y. buried
in Kensico Cemetery; married 1913, Maud Crawford who was born 25 Oct.1893. They had one child:
Jane Frances Cromwell, b. 25 Oct. 1913
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    [Note: The following entry about Gilbert M. Pettys has been completely revised for this edition, based on
    new research including pension records obtained October, 2001 from the National Archives and visits
    to the Stone's River Battlefield and National Cemetery.]

                                     Stones River National Cemetery
                       Cpl. Gilbert M. Pettys is among the Union fallen buried here

#185. GILBERT M. 8 PETTYS (Philip Howland 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2;
John 1 ), son of Philip Howland Pettys and Sarah (Bugby), fought for the North in the American Civil
War and died in the service of his country.

He was born in Republic, Seneca County, Ohio, on 16 June 1839, and married 10 Nov. 1859, Sarah
Thompson. He enlisted in the Army, 11 August 1862 and was mustered into service 1 Sept. 1862 at
Monroeville, Ohio, as a corporal in Company H of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiment under
Captain Jesse Shriver. Records of the War Department (1) state that “Rolls Oct. 31, 1862 to Feb. 28,
1863 show him present,” which means that Gilbert was on active duty with his regiment in the
bloody Battle of Stone's River near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1862 to Jan. 2, 1863.

The 101st Ohio was assigned to the Second Brigade, First Division of Maj. Gen. Alexander McD.
McCook's Right Wing of the Army of the Cumberland, which was under the overall command of Maj.
Gen. William S. Rosecrans. (2)

McCook mentioned the regiment in the following action report, as found in the Official Records (The
War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies,
Government Printing Office, 1880, Series I, Volume XX/1 (S #29):
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                                   HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING
                        One Mile in advance of Nolensville, December 27, 1862

    Colonel GARESCHE: [Rosecrans' chief of staff]

    COLONEL: I am here with my wing in camp. There is very strong ground in front of my main
    camp. I have all the crests heavily defended. The enemy resisted my advance all day with cavalry
    and artillery. My casualties are very few. The One hundred and first Ohio charged one battery,
    and captured one gun and caisson, with teams. The men in glorious spirits, and only want a
    chance. Negley is here with his division. General Thomas sent a courier here; states that he is
    somewhere on the Wilson pike. Hardee had a dance given him at Triune last night.

                                          A. McD. McCOOK

Gilbert came through the carnage at Stone's River unscathed, but several weeks later his unit was
marched to Franklin, Tenn., and back to Murfreesboro in cold, stormy weather, and Gilbert became
ill, according to statements filed by two of his fellow soldiers in connection with his widow's pension
claim. (3)

Gilbert died 29 March 1863 at a field hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn., of what likely was pneumonia
caused by exposure, although the surgeon failed to state a cause of death and some records in his
pension file put the cause of death at consumption. That diagnosis seems questionable, since one of
his fellow soldiers states that he was in good health prior to the march, and consumption - which we
know as tuberculosis - usually is a prolonged disease of many years' duration.

Gilbert is buried at Stone's River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Section O, Grave No. 5854.

A document exchanged between the War Department and the Pension Office describes Gilbert as 5-
foot-11 with a dark complexion and blue eyes, and lists his civilian occupation as a mechanic. (4)

After his death, his unit went on to fight in a number of Georgia battles, including those at
Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek and Atlanta, but it was not among the
troops which accompanied Sherman on his March to the Sea.

SARAH (THOMPSON) PETTYS: was born at Painted Post, Stueben County, N.Y. Feb. 7, 1842.
A wife at 17, a mother at 18, a widow at 21, Sarah married (2) on 12 Dec. 1869 Marshall M.
Blanchard at Hudson, Mich., which terminated her widow's pension rights (she later got them
reinstated.) Blanchard died 14 Jan. 1874 at San Antonio, Tex. Sarah married (3) on 10 March 1881
at Hillsdale, Mich., Roswell Hicks. He died of heart trouble either 6 Feb. or 26 Feb. 1897. [Note:
sources include a document entitled Declaration for Remarried Widows Pension, stamped as having
been received 14 July 1920 by the U.S. Pension Office.] She died Oct. 16, 1930.
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#207. Emma M. Pettys, born July 10, 1860 at Republic, Ohio; died Nov. 26,1909; married Nov. 21,
1883, Frank Poucher.

#208. Clemmie R. Pettys, born March 28, 1862 at Republic, Ohio; died May 2, 1947; married Aug.
3, 1881 to Frederick M. Harlow.

                   Depositions about the death of Corporal Gilbert M. Pettys

    The State of Ohio
    Seneca County

    Before me, J. W. Mills, a Justice of the Peace in and for said county,
    personally appeared George W. Sparks, who being duly sworn deposeth and
    says that he is a private in Company H, 101 Regiment of Ohio Volunteer
    Infantry, and is now at home on furlough in consequence of a wound
    received in the Battle of Chickamauga.

    Said George W. Sparks further deposeth and says he was well acquainted
    with Corporal Gilbert M. Pettys of the same Company and Regiment, and
    that he and said Pettys messed together in February and March of 1863.
    And that said Pettys enjoyed good health the most of the time while in
    service until about the first of February 1863 at which time the Regiment
    marched from Murfreesborough to Franklin and back during verry cold &
    stormy weather when said Pettys took cold was taken sick on our march
    back. Had a hard cough with inflammation or affliction of the lungs from
    the time he was taken sick about the middle of February 1863 and remained
    sick until he died about the last of March 1863. He was with us in camp
    until a few days before he died when he was removed to the general field
    hospital near Murfreesborough, Tennessee, where he died from effects of
    sickness brought on by taking cold and fatigue on said march to Franklin
    and back to Murfreesborough.

    And further this deponent saith not.

    Subscribed and sworn to in my presence. Before me this 18th day of April,

    J.W. Mills, Justice of the Peace in and for Seneca, Ohio.

    (Source: Pension Records, National Archives)

    The State of Ohio
    Seneca County

    Personally appeared before me, J.W. Mills, a Justice of the Peace in and
    for Seneca County, Ohio, G. H. Richey, to me personally known as a
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    credible witness, of Republic, Seneca County, who being duly sworn
    deposeth and saith that he enlisted and was mustered into Co. H, 101
    Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry in August 1862 and was a member of
    said Co. and Regiment until the 23 day of March 1864 when he was
    discharged. He further deposeth and saith that he was well acquainted
    with Corporal Gilbert M. Pettys who enlisted and was mustered into
    service at the same time that the deponant was, and that they were
    together and messed together from the time of their enlistment until the
    death of said Gilbert M. Pettys, except six or seven days that said
    Pettys was in the field Hospital, and that the deponant took care of said
    Pettys in his last Sickness and took him to the Hospital six or seven
    days before his death. Went to the hospital, got his clothes and effects
    the day after he was buried, when he talked with the Physician in charge
    of the Hospital relative to his Sickness and death.

    Deponent further says that Corporal Gilbert M. Pettys died at the General
    field Hospital near Murfreesborough, Tennessee, on or about the last day
    of March 1863 with Quick (?) Consumption, or affliction of the lungs,
    produced by overexertion and exposure at the Battle of Murfreesborough
    on the last day of Dec. 1862 and first 2 days of January 1863 and a march
    of 80 or 100 miles from Murfreesborough, Tennessee to Franklin, Tennessee
    and back again during very cold and stormy weather in the month of
    February 1863.

    All of which deponent knows from his own observation and the assersions
    of the Physicians in Charge of the Hospital where Said Pettys died.

    Deponent further says it is impossible he thinks for Sarah Pettys, widow
    of deceased, at this time to procure certificate of the facts of the ...
    (unreadable word) and death of her husband Gilbert M. Pettys from a
    Commissioned officer now in the Service who had personal knowledge of the
    facts. And that he has no interest in this application.

    Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me at Republic, Seneca
    County, on this 25th day of May A.D. 1864.

    (Source: Pension Records, National Archives)

                           Correspondence Relating to Gilbert M. Pettys

Virginia Leddy (, a Civil War records researchert, wrote in e-mail May 23 2001:
    Gilbert M. Pettys enlisted 7 August 1862 as Corporal in the (Union) 101st OH Infantry, Company
    H, age 23. He died in Murfreesboro, TN 29 March 1863. (Microfilm M552, Roll 84). (Source:
    Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio) ... There was also a Gilbert M. Pettys on the
    pension index as filing for pension on 22 March 1863, with widow, Sarah Pettys, filing for pension
    in 1870. Gilbert: application 22227 Certificate 25499. Sarah: application 183520 Certificate
    140448. Also listed is a Guardian, S. Blanchard.

    The Captain Shriver was actually, Capt. Jesse Shriver, of the same Company H. There were
    several Shrivers in the 101st, but not in the same company and a John Shriver as wagoneer.
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             A Short History of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment


This Regiment was organized August 30, 1862, under Colonel Leander Stem. The
Regiment participated in the battle of Perryville and was with Rosecrans at Stone
River where it lost 219 men. Colonel Stem was killed in the battle and was
succeeded by Colonel Isaac M. Kirby. The unit participated in the battle of
Chickamauga where it recaptured a battery, fighting over the guns with clubbed
muskets. The 101st followed Sherman in the Atlanta campaign, participating in all
the battles, and marched with Thomas to Nashville, afterwards following Hood in
his retreat. The Regiment was mustered out June 12, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium:

101st Regiment Infantry. Organized at Monroeville, Ohio, August 30, 1862. Left
State for Covington, Ky., September 4, thence moved to Louisville, Ky., September
24. Attached to 31st Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862.
31st Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade,
1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January,
1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to
October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland,
to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky.,
October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till
December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Nolensville December
26. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at
Murfreesboro   till   June.   Reconnoissance   from   Murfreesboro   March   6-7.
Reconnoissance to Versailles March 9-14. Operations on Edgefield Pike, near
Murfreesboro, June 4. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7.
Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage
of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign
August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of
Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-October 26. Reopening Tennessee River October
26-28. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., October 28, and duty there till January 16,
1864, and at Ooltewah till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Tunnel
Hill May 6-7. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Buzzard's
Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near
Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine
Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June
5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine
Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's
Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochee River July 5-17. Peach Tree
Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro
August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station
September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama October
3-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27.
Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of
Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty
there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to
Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Mustered out June 12, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally
wounded and 1 Officer and 140 Enlisted men by disease. Total 236.
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                                       The Battle of Stone's River

                                          (National Park Service pamphlet)

From the beginning of the Civil War, the strategy of the Union armies operating west of the Appalachian Mountains
centered on two major objectives: (1) gaining control of the Mississippi River and (2) driving a wedge through the
Confederacy along the railroads running southeastward through Tennessee and Georgia. By the end of 1862, only the
Confederate strongholds of Vicksburg, Miss., and Port Hudson, La., thwarted the first goal. The second, of which the
Battle of Stones River was a major step, would cost more time and more blood.

In the winter and spring of 1862, Federal troops advanced into Tennessee, capturing Forts Henry and Donelson on
the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers and driving the Confederates from the field at Shiloh. By autumn Union armies
occupied the western half of the state, including Nashville, the capital. In October, Confederate forces under Gen.
Braxton Bragg retreated from Kentucky after the Battle of Perryville ended hopes of bringing that state into the
Confederacy and went into winter quarters at Murfreesboro. Union Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans' 14th Army Corps
(soon to be renamed the Army of the Cumberland) followed as far as Nashville, 30 miles to the northwest.

On December 26, Rosecrans left Nashville with 43,000 men, intending to sweep aside Bragg's 38,000-man Army of
Tennessee and drive on to Chattanooga, 125 miles farther southeast. Four days later the Federal army reached
Murfreesboro and encamped within half a mile of Bragg's troops, drawn up northwest of town astride the main road
and rail line. Ironically, both commanders planned to attack the other's right flank the next morning with similar goals
in mind: Bragg's to drive the Union forces into the northern loop of Stones River; Rosecrans's to isolate the
Confederates from their base.

                                           The Battle, December 31, 1862

The Confederates seized the advantage by striking first. At dawn two of Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's divisions,
supported by divisions of Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk, furiously assaulted the Union right wing under Maj. Gen. Alexander
M. McCook. By 10 a.m. the Southerners had driven it and part of the center back through the surrounding cedar
woods almost to the Nashville Pike. Only desperate and stubborn fighting by units under Brig. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan
and Brig. Gen. James S. Negley prevented a Union rout.

In a desperate attempt to reinforce his right and center and stem the Confederate onslaught, Rosecrans rushed fresh
troops from Maj. Gen. Thomas Crittenden's left wing into position along the Nashville Pike and the Nashville &
Chattanooga Railroad. Told by “Old Rosy” to “contest every inch of ground,” the Union infantry and artillery beat back
one Confederate attack after another, inflicting very heavy casualties. Some of the hardest fighting took place in the
area known as the Round Forest, near the present-day Hazen Monument, and at the junction of McFadden's (now Van
Cleve) Lane and the Nashville Pike. At times, the noise was so intense that soldiers paused to stuff their ears with

Bragg tried to revive his faltering offensive by sending Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge's brigades, which so far had
taken no part in the fighting, against the Union center. Had Breckinridge executed his orders at the battle's critical
point-just before noon-the weight of his blow might have crumpled the Union line along the pike and railroad. But his
troops arrived too late and in such piecemeal fashion that several Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois regiments, after expending
their ammunition, were able to beat off the attacks with rifle butts and bayonets. That night, after the day's battle
sputtered to a close, no one celebrated New Year's Eve. The two armies remained in position the next day, but there
was little fighting.
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                                            The Battle, January 2, 1863

Bragg, confident that Rosecrans would withdraw, was surprised to find the Federals not only still on the field but on
the east side of Stone's River occupying a hill that threatened his army's right flank. To remove this threat, Bragg
ordered Breckinridge's five brigades, totaling 4,500 men, to seize the high ground and drive the enemy back across
the river. The assault began about an hour before dusk and, despite a cold, driving rain, carried the crest after
overcoming some initial resistance. The outnumbered Union soldiers fled in headlong retreat down the back slope to
a shallow river crossing known as McFadden's Ford. There the pursuing Confederates encountered a deadly surprise

When the Southerners were first forming for their attack, General Crittenden ordered his chief of artillery, Capt. John
E. Mendenhall, to provide support for the Union troops across the river. Within half an hour, Mendenhall assembled
58 guns-45 on the heights about 100 yards west of McFadden's Ford, the rest in two batteries to the southwest-and
trained them on the ground across which the Confederates would come. As Breckinridge's soldiers came into range,
the Federal gunners opened fire. The result was carnage. In minutes, 1,800 Confederates were killed or wounded; the
rest withdrew, as Union troops spearheaded by men from Negley's division crossed the river and reclaimed the heights.
Mendenhall's concentrated artillery fire had turned a dashing charge into a grim retreat

Tactically indecisive, the Battle of Stones River cost 13,249 Federal casualties and 10,266 Confederate. After Bragg
withdrew from Murfreesboro, Rosecrans claimed victory, providing a much-needed boost to northern morale following
the disastrous Union defeat at Fredericksburg, Va., just three weeks before. President Abraham Lincoln thanked
Rosecrans and his soldiers “for your and their skill, endurance, and dauntless courage.”

                                         Stones River National Cemetery

After the battle, most of the dead were buried on the field. When the national cemetery was established in 1865, the
Army reburied the Union dead from this and other battles here. Of the more than 6,100 Union burials, 2,562 were not


1. Adjutant General's Office, War Department, 19 June 1908, stamped 2752711. An interagency form between the
Department of Interior, Bureau of Pensions, and the War Department, in which the pension bureau requests a military
history of Gilbert, and the War Department responds.

2. The command structure: Army of the Cumberland: Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans commanding; Right Wing:
Maj. Gen. Alexander McD. McCook commanding ; First Division: Brig. Gen. Jefferson C. Davis commanding; Second
Brigade: Col. William P. Carlin commanding; 101st Ohio: Col. Leander Stem commanding.

3. The entire division, accompanied by cavalry, was marched to Franklin and back Jan. 30 - Feb. 12 to dislodge
Confederate Cavalry under Wheeler which had been discovered occupying the cities of Triune and Franklin west of
Murfreesboro. (Source: Day, L.W., Story of the One Hundred and First Ohio Infantry (Cleveland, Ohio, 1894) p. 117

4. Adjutant General's Office, War Department, 19 June 1908, stamped 2752711. An interagency form between the
Department of Interior, Bureau of Pensions, and the War Department, in which the pension bureau requests a military
history of Gilbert and the War Department responds.

                                  [End of new section on Gilbert M. Pettys]
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Name                            Birth Place               Birth          Marriage         Death
Gilbert M. Pettys               Republic, Ohio            06-16-1839     11-10-1859       03-29-1863
Sarah Thompson                  Painted Post, NY          02-07-1842     11-10-1859       10-16-1930

1-Emma M. Pettys (#207)         Republic, Ohio            07-10-1860     11-21-1883       11-26-1909
  Frank Poucher                                                          11-21-1883
2-Clemmie R. Pettys (#208)      Republic, Ohio            03-28-1862     08-03-1881       05-02-1947
  Frederick M. Harlow           Pulaski, Mich.            11-06-1855     08-03-1881       10-03-1901

1-Ivan F. Harlow                Springport, Mich.         03-16-1885     05-11-1911
  Ruth E. Ellis                 Midland, Mich.            05-10-1888     05-11-1911

1-Frederick E. Harlow           Midland, Mich.            05-24-1912     08-08-1936       03-05-1956
  Jean B. McDonald              Midland, Mich.            10-02-1909     08-08-1936
  Adopted two children
  1-Thomas Andrew               Bay City, Mich.           06-23-1944
  2-Sue Ann                     Bay City, Mich.           03-21-1946

2-Ivan Frank Harlow             Midland, Mich.            09-07-1916     08-23-1940
  Jean E. Temple                Kalamazoo, Mich.          06-01-1918     08-23-1940

 1-Linda Lou Harlow             Chicago, Ill.             12-31-1941
 2-Douglas F. Harlow            Midland, Mich.            09-26-1944
 3-John Temple Harlow           Midland, Mich.            03-26-1947

3-Margaret Ann Harlow           Midland, Mich.            11-29-1920     08-29-1940
  Edward Sleight Carr           Midland, Mich.            02-01-1918     08-29-1940

 1-Peggy Ann Carr               Saginaw, Mich.            08-01-1941
 2-Mary Elizabeth Carr          Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.   08-23-1943
 3-John Edward Carr             Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.   04-24-1945
 4-Catherine Sleight Carr       Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.   03-17-1947
 5-Martha Harlow Carr           Greensboro, N.C.          06-29-1953
 6-Jane Louise Carr             Livermore, Calif.         09-07-1954
 7-Eleanor Mildred Carr         Greensboro, N.C.          09-18-1955

4-Mary Ruth Harlow              Midland, Mich.            06-07-1924     09-08-1943
  Charles Peters Anderson       Saginaw, Mich.            08-12-1923     09-08-1943

 1-Charles Harlow Anderson      Midland, Mich.            06-24-1944
 2- Mary Janet Anderson         Midland, Mich.            06-18-1946

Gilbert M. Pettys enlisted in army August 11, 1862. Mustered into service Sept. 1, 1862 at Monroeville,
Ohio under Captain Shriver. Died March 29, 1863 at Murfries Ford, Tenn.

       [note: the following is handwritten across the bottom of this page and the top of the next:]

    “Dear Norman & Family -

    Much more information which I recently received from the grandson of Gilbert M. Pettys, Ivan
    F. Harlow of Midland, Mich.
Page 228

    They go to Greensboro, N.C., and when I wrote him, told him of you and gave him your address,
    so some day he may look you up. A daughter lives in Greensboro. His address is 1420 W. Shignet
    [note: street name hard to read] Road, Midland, Mich. Have written to a couple of other people for
    information but no answer as yet. (Over) on page 186, Vol 2.

    In answer to note:

    Hattie Mays was the daughter of Hubert. They had just the 2 - but the date doesn’t agree but a 9
    and a zero could be confused on an old stone. Then again, not knowing whether this Hattie Mays
    was of our lot or not it could have referred to some one else as there are several by the name of
    May around Republic. [note: see following page under #186, Hubert, 8, Pettys]

    If I get any answers to my other letters I will send on -

    Best Regards.

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    [Note: The following entry about Hubert Pettys has been extensively revised for this edition, based on new

#186. HUBERT 8 PETTYS (Philip Howland 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John
  ), son of Philip Howland Pettys and Sarah (Bugby), was born 1846 in Ohio. When he turned 18,
Hubert followed the example of his older brother, Gilbert, and enlisted in the Army, joining the 164th
Ohio Volunteer Regiment as a private. He survived the war and married Sophia Church in 1865. He
died in 1909.

SOPHIA CHURCH: died 1923 and is buried in Farewell Retreat Cemetery at Republic, Seneca
County, Ohio.


#209. Hattie Pettys, died 1880

#219. Fannie Pettys, died 1930; married Oscar Hale.

NOTE: A gravestone in Farewell Retreat Cemetery shows a stone: “Hattie Mays, died 1889, ae.
1 year.” Who is this? [note: see preceding page, letter to NWP from “Hazel.”]

                               Hubert Pettys and the 164th Ohio Regiment


E-Mail from Scott Baker

Scott Baker, Graves Registation Officer, James B. McPherson Camp #66, Department of Ohio, Sons
of Union Veterans, wrote in e-mail April 8, 2001:

    I show a Herbert Pettys buried in Farewell Retreat Cemetery in Seneca County. He has a military
    tombstone with no dates, Private in Company K, 164th Regiment Ohio Infantry (May 2, 1864 -
    August 27, 1864).

E-Mail from Virginia Leddy

Virginia Leddy (, a Civil War records researcher, wrote in e-mail May 23, 2001:

    Hubert Pettys, 164th OH Infantry, Co. L, Private. Pension Index shows Hubert filed 1869 application
    140960 certificate. Widow, Sophia, filed Jan. 25? (Might be 1909) application 922614 certificate
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                              Some facts about the 164th Ohio Infantry

                        (source: )

    Organized May 11, 1864, under Colonel John C. Lee, as a Ohio National Guard unit, for one
    hundred days service, it moved by rail to Washington City. The Regiment did efficient garrison
    duty on the Potomac during its term of service and was mustered out August 27, 1864.

    From Dyer's Compendium:

    164th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in May 11,
    1864. Left State for Washington, D.C., May 14. Attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd
    Army Corps, and assigned to duty on south side of the Potomac as garrison at Forts Smith, Strong,
    Bennett, Hagerty and other Forts and Batteries till August. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington
    July 11-12. Mustered out August 27, 1864. Regiment lost during service 18 Enlisted men by

                               Address by President Abraham Lincoln

                              to the 164th Ohio Regiment, 18 Aug. 1864


    “I wish it might be more generally and universally understood what the country is now engaged in.
    We have, as all will agree, a free Government, where every man has a right to be equal with every
    other man. In this great struggle, this form of Government and every form of human right is
    endangered if our enemies succeed. There is more involved in this contest than is realized by
    everyone. There is involved in this struggle the question whether your children and my children
    shall enjoy the privileges we have enjoyed.”


                                 [End of new section on Hubert Pettys]
                                                                                            Page 231

#187. PHILIP BURTON 8 PETTYS (Philip Howland 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ;
James 2 ; John 1 ), son of Philip Howland Pettys and Sarah (Bugby), was born l860; died 1914 and is
buried in Farewell Retreat Cemetery at Republic, Seneca County, Ohio; married Carrie Cutler.

He was known to his family as “Burton,” according to a statement by Clara Loicy (Pettys) Bradford,
which is reprinted under the section for #160, Daniel Charles Pettys.

[note: Internet search of Ohio Death Certificate Index shows that a Pettys, Philip B., died in Seneca
County March 18, 1914. Recorded in Volume No. 1329. Certificate Number 18388. Source:]

CARRIE CUTLER: No data available.


#211. Fred Pettys, born 1884; died 1897, aged 12. Buried in Farewell Retreat Cemetery.

#212. Eugene Burton Pettys, born 1899; wife’s name unknown; had two children.

#213. Hazel Pettys, born 1886; married l914 to Frank Westerhouse. One child: Mary Alice
Westerhouse who married Charles Creed Shoop, and had 4 daughters: Sally Jean Shoop, Mary
Malinda Shoop, Vickie Ann Shoop, Virginia Lee Shoop.
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#188. RONINDA 8 PETTYS (Philip Howland 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ;
John 1 ), daughter of Philip Howland Pettys and Sarah (Bugby), was born 1837 in Ohio; she married
Robert Shaw.

ROBERT SHAW: No data available


A. Frank Shaw, birth and death dates unknown; wife’s name unknown. His children:

       1. Carrie Shaw
       2. George Shaw
       3. Robert Shaw

NOTE: Marriage records of Seneca County, Ohio, show: “T. Pettis married Robert Shaw, 1856.”
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#189. SARAH 8 PETTYS (Philip Howland 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ;
John 1 ), daughter of Philip Howland Pettys and Sarah (Bugby), was born 3 April 1850 in Ohio; died
21 Jan. 1889; married 25 Nov. 1669 to Warren J. Bradford.

WARREN J. BRADFORD: See details under ancestor #199, Clara Loicy Pettys, his second wife
and sister of Sarah, #189, above.


A. Maud Bradford, born 9 July 1872; died 12 Sept. 1874
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#196. JAY E. 8 PETTYS (Jonathan 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), son of
Jonathan Pettys and Louisa (Dowd) was born 4 Feb.1868; he died 6 July 1943; married (1) 21 Aug.
1890 to Martha Ann Rummell who was born 3 April 1868 and who died 21 Oct. 1935; married (2)
Nov. 1936 to Sadie Ritzman.

MARTHA ANN RUMMELL: no data available.

SADIE RITZMAN: no data available.

                               Update to the 50th Anniversary Annotated Edition

From The Clyde Enterprise, Clyde, Ohio, Thursday, July 8, 1943 (Source: Sandra Ronayne)

    “Jay E. Pettys, for many years one of the well known orchardists of the vicinity, died at 8 o’clock Tuesday
    morning, July 6 at the Ritzman family home in Toledo, where he and his wife had been residing for the past
    couple of years. Mr. Pettys was stricken a few years ago and forced to give up work, which meant giving
    up his apple orchard at Birdseyes Corners, but he remained quite active and was frequently in Clyde, which
    as he said, was home to him. He realized his own physical condition and a short time ago prepared the
    following short sketch of his life:

             I was born at Litchfield, Mich., county of Hillsdale, the fourth day of February 1868, the tenth child
    of Jonathan and Louisa Dowd Pettys.
             I received my education in the old four room school house. After I was twelve years old I worked
    during vacation on some of the larger farms around Litchfield. Lehman Strong’s for one and the R.W.
    Freeman’s and the Miller farm west of town.
             When I became twenty-one, I left Litchfield and went to Clyde, O. working in and around there for
    two or three years. I was then employed by Thomas Dewey and also worked at the old stone mill in Clyde.
    Moved then to the Dewey farm out the Green Springs road where I stayed four years.
             In the spring of 1900 I moved to Toledo where I took charge of the farm at the Toldeo State
    Hospital and was there 20 years. I then moved back to Clyde where I bought a fruit farm two miles east of
    town at the corner of U.S. 20 and the South Ridge road: there I lived 20 years.
             I was married to Martha Ann Rummell in 1890 who passed away Oct. 21, 1935. In 1936 I married
    Sadie Ritzman, a friend and neighbor of years standing, bringing her to Clyde where we lived for five years.”


#214. Helen Pettys, b 2 June 1904;.m. July 3,1935 to Thomas B. Gassert

#215. Howard Rummell Pettys, b. 27 March 1895; m. July 15, 1916 to Florence Jordon; died
November 1964, Clyde, Ohio (Source of death data: Sandra Ronayne)

#379. Fred Ray Pettys, b. 22 Feb. 1892; d. 24 July 1941; m. (1) Sept.22, 1915 to Bess E. Bishop;
m. (2) 10 May 1922 to Violet E. Moore

#380. Pearl Minerva Pettys, b. 9 Oct. 1893; died 9 March 1894.

#381. Mary Alice Pettys, b. 5 Sept. 1898; died 11 May 1900
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#199. CLARA LOICY 8 PETTYS (Jonathan 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ;
John 1 ), daughter of Jonathan Pettys and Louisa (Dowd), was born 9 March 1862; married 26
December 1889, Warren J. Bradford, died June 7, 1958 (?)

WARREN J. BRADFORD: married (1) Sarah Pettys, daughter of Philip Howland Pettys; married
(2) Clara Loicy Pettys, daughter of Jonathan Pettys.

                             Note to 50th Anniversary Annotated Edition

    In E-Mail 24 May 2001, Rev. David L. Gardiner states: "my first cousin is a direct descendant of Gov.
    William Bradford as is Warren James Bradford, b. 1847 OH who married Clara L. Pettys, b. 1862 OH.
    She is the d/o Johnathan Pettys, the s/o Job Petty, the s/o Daniel, Nathan, John, James, and John Petty, the

    Rev. Gardiner shows these vital statistics for Warren James Bradford: b. 7 July 1847, Braceville, Trumbull
    County, Ohio; d. 24 Dec. 1927, Clyde, Ohio. Married (1) Sarah Pettys, 25 Nov. 1869, Clyde, Ohio; married
    (2) Clara Loicy Pettys, 26 Dec. 1889, Sandusky County, Ohio.

    Gardiner shows the Bradford line as follows: Warren James 13 Bradford; Moses Dunn 12 ; Joshua 11 ;
    Joshua 10 ; William, Sr. 9 ; James 8 ; Thomas 7 ; William IV 6 ; Gov. William 5 ; William II 4 ;
    William 3 ; Robert, Sr. 2 ; Peter, 1 )

    Bradford, William (1590-1657), sailed on the Mayflower in 1620, and after his arrival in America
    helped found Plymouth Colony. In April 1621 he succeeded Governor John Carver as chief
    executive of Plymouth Colony. Except for five years, Bradford served as governor almost
    continuously from 1621 through 1656, having been reelected 30 times... The first Thanksgiving
    Day celebration in New England was organized by Bradford in 1621... His History of Plimouth
    Plantation, 1620-1647, was published in 1856, 200 years after his death. The book is an important
    source of information about the early settlers. [Encarta]
                                                  [End of Note]


A. Arthur J. Bradford, horticultarist and gardener, born 27 Dec.1890; married (1) 26 March 1912
Henrietta B. Magruder (d. 1915) and married (2) 17 April 1917 Luella May Beard. He died 14
Dec.1944. [rrp note: Marriage data from Sandra Ronayne]

B. George W. Bradford, born 4 July 1895; unmarried; Professor of English at Wooster College,
Wooster, Ohio; died 16 February 1960.

    [rrp note: George and his sister, Leota, corresponded for many years with Norman W. Pettys, Sr., on family
    genealogy. In February, 2003, Sandra Ronayne of Aurora, Colorado, George’s grandniece, provided date
    of death and these additional details about George:
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        “George served in W.W.I, serial #418222. Mustered in 10 may 1918, Co.A 18 Mg Bn to his
        discharge. Private Meuse-Argonne; defensive sector. AEF 7 July 1918 to 23 July 1919. Honorable
        discharge 30 Jul 1919. The preceding is from the official roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors, and
        Marines, World War, 1917-18. In his Funeral Service Tribute it states he saw active duty in France
        for a year, with a machine gun battalion in the Sedan and Verdun Sectors .. He was professor of
        English at Wooster College for approx. 40 yrs. He specialized in Chaucer.”]

C. Leota Bradford, born 30 Dec.1897; married Walter Myers of Columbus, O. She died 31
December 1994. [rrp note: Date of death and descendants of Leota from Sandra Ronayne, Leota’s

                          Children of Leota (Bradford) Myers and Walter Myers:

    1. Clyde Wooster Myers, b. 28 June 1920; m. (1) 14 Aug. 1943, Rosemary June Ward; m. (2)
    February 1973, Barbara Flytner. He died 3 March 2000. Had:
           a. Sandra Lee Myers, b. 10 April 1945; m. 12 May 1970, Richard Maurice Ronayne.
           They had:
                   i. Jennifer Lynne Ronayne, b. 14 June 1972
                   ii. Lisa Michelle Ronayne, b. 4 September 1974

    2. Richard Bradford Myers, b. 29 December 1921; m. Jane Durham; died 4 February 2002. They
                   i. Victoria Myers, b. 23 October 1948
                   ii. Michael Myers, b. 13 April 1953

    3. James Pettys Myers, b. 14 September 1924; m. (1) Elaine Kostell and m. (2) 1955, Ruth
    Kohnen. Had:
                   i. Cathy Ann Myers, b. 8 February 1956
                   ii. Terri Louise Myers, b. 28 August 1957
                   iii. Thomas Myers, b. 27 January 1961
                   iv. David Scott Myers, b. 9 September 1963

    4. Paul Sidney Myers, b. 6 February 1926; m. (1) Maryanne Shaw and m (2) Louise. Had:
                   i. Thomas Myers, b. 7 March 1953
                   ii. John Myers, b. 1 May 1959

D. Margaret Bradford, born 21 March 1901; married Paul Myers. She died 1 January 1986. [rrp
note:Date of death from Sandra Ronayne]

E. Hiram Bradford (twin), born 16 Nov. 1903

F. Homer Bradford (twin), born 16 Nov. 1903; married 17 May 1931 Kathryn Brown; Homer and
Kathryn were killed in automobile accident Aug. 6,1955 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. [rrp note:
Details of wife’s name, marriage date, place of accident from Sandra Ronayne]

G. Philip Burton Bradford, born 8 June 1893; died 7 June 1894.
[rrp note: This genealogy originally listed him as Burton Philip Bradford. Sandra Ronayne shows his name
as Philip Burton Bradford.]
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#201. EDWARD (Edwin?) 8 PETTYS (Nathan 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ;
John, 1 ), son of Nathan 7 Pettys and Martha (Snyder) was born, date unknown; married Elizabeth
Nonnemaker, of Philadelphia, Pa.

ELIZABETH NONNEMAKER: no data available.


#217. Nathan Pettys, of Philadelphia, Pa.

#218. Thomas Pettys
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#202. GEORGE 8 PETTYS (Nathan 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), son
of Nathan 7 Pettys and Martha (Snyder), was born, date unknown; he married Mame Baldock of Ft.
Wayne, Ind.

MAME BALDOCK: no data available.


#219. George Pettys, married Lottie Gray of Hartford, Conn. They had one son:

              #220. Earl Pettys

#221. Lillian Pettys, married Hubert Harding of Long Island, N.Y. They had two children, not
                                                                                         Page 239

#203. JOHN 8 PETTYS (Nathan 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), son of
Nathan 7 Pettys and Martha (Snyder), was born, date unknown; married Sadie Vanausdal, of
Columbia City, Ind.

SADIE VANAUSDAL: no data available.


#222. Frederick Pettys, married Daisy (last name unknown)

#223. Eva Pettys married John Dunn (?)

#224. Fay Pettys, died in childhood.

NOTE: They resided at 175 Albany Avenue, Hartford, Conn.

Information furnished by Don Liggett
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#204. MARY LOUISE 8 PETTYS (Nathan 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ;
John 1 ), daughter of Nathan 7 Pettys and Martha (Snyder), was born date unknown; married 13
Sept. 1874 George Lamb of Ft. Wayne, Ind. She was named after her aunt - Mary Louisa (Snyder)
Pettys, wife of Daniel Charles Pettys - who was a sister of Martha (Snyder) Pettys.

GEORGE LAMB: no data available


A. Lottie May Lamb, married Frank Liggett. Lived in Joplin, Mo. They had two children:

       1. Don Liggett
       2. (first name unknown) Liggett

B. Flora Edith Lamb, married Charles W. Watson. One child, not identified

C. Bertha Lamb, died in childhood
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                                         Ninth Generation

                                          Norman W. Pettys, Sr.

[The following section on Norman W. Pettys and Jenny Lind Pettys has been extensively revised and updated for
this edition with the assistance of my wife, Stephanie S. Pettys, and my brother, Norman William (“Bill”) Pettys]

T #206. NORMAN           WILLIAM 9 PETTYS (William Howland 8 ; Daniel Charles 7 ; Job 6 ;
Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John1 ), son of William Howland Pettys and Daisy (Guthman),
was born in New York City, N.Y., on 11 November 1904; married 3 May 1933 in Atlanta, Georgia,
Jenny Lind Mather. He was active in Masonry, the Shrine and the Order of DeMolay for most of his
adult life and spent years compiling this genealogy. During the last few years of his life he was a
volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital, helping family members of those who were hospitalized. He died
of congestive heart failure Dec. 22, 1985, at age 81 in Atlanta, Ga., and is buried at Westview
Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga., Section B, Lot 241, Grave 1.

JENNY LIND (MATHER) PETTYS, daughter of Roy S. Mather and Lillian (Finger) Mather, was
born 16 July 1910 in Austell, Ga., along with her twin sister, Mary Frances. Mary Frances Mather
was named for her paternal grandmother, Mary Frances Shook. Jenny Lind Mather was named for
her mother's friend, Jenny Lind Cornish, who, in turn, was named for the Swedish singer, Jenny Lind.
Jenny Lind (Mather) Pettys was an avid writer of poetry and short stories and was an active member
of the Atlanta Writer's Club for many years.

                                CHILDREN OF

#225. Barbara Ann Pettys, born 4 Dec.1936, Atlanta, Ga.. Graduated Stephens College, Columbia,
Mo; married 14 February 1958 in Atlanta, Ga., to Edward Randolph Macon, son of Edward
Randolph Macon & Lucille (Ingram) Macon.
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#226. Norman William Pettys, Jr., born 23 February 1941 at Atlanta, Ga. Attended Davidson
College; graduated from Georgia State College; graduated from Emory University with law degree.

T #227. Richard Roy Pettys, born 25 November 1945 at Atlanta.Ga. Attended University of
Georgia for 2 years, majoring in Journalism. Employed as reporter and assistant editor by the
Gwinnett Daily News 1965-1969 and as a reporter by The Associated Press in Atlanta, Ga., since
1969.Married 22 April 1965 in Abbeville, S.C., to Marian Stephanie Suessmith, dau. of Don
Suessmith and Elizabeth (Nelson) Suessmith.
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                              Expanded Biographies of
                  Norman W. Pettys, Sr. and Jenny Lind (Mather) Pettys

Norman William Pettys was the only child born to William Howland Pettys and Daisy Guthman.
At the time of his birth, his parents lived at 502 West 147th Street in New York City. His father,
William Howland, had been born in 1850, some ten years prior to the Civil War, but did not marry
until 1903 when he was 53 years old, and then to a woman 30 years his junior. Norman William
Pettys was born the following year, in 1904, but never got to know his father because William
Howland died in 1907 when NWP was just three years old [footnote 1].

His mother remarried a year or two later [footnote 2] in New York City to Ronald Semon Beane. Her
second marriage also produced one child, Daisy, with whom NWP remained close throughout his
life. We have a photograph of him which he gave to her in August, 1920 on which he wrote: “To my
dear little sister from Bubba.” Even later in life she often referred to NWP as “Bubba.”

Daisy Guthman's marriage to Ronald Semon Beane ended in divorce. Mr. Beane moved to Texas,
re-married and died there 1 Feb. 1953, according to a clipping in NWP's files. [footnote 3] The clipping
does not state the name of the newspaper or the city, but judging from cemeteries named in funeral
notices adjacent Mr. Beane's in the clipping and by the address listed for him - 843 E. Magnolia St. -
I believe it must have been San Antonio.

     Children of Daisy (Guthman) (Pettys) Beane and (2nd marriage) Ronald Semon Beane:

    Daisy Virginia (Beane) Brockett [NWP's half-sister] was born 17 Oct. 1911 in New York
    City, and married 1 Oct. 1932 Edgar Longden Brockett in Atlanta, Ga. Edgar Brockett
    died 19 Dec. 1979 and is buried in the Decatur, Ga., cemetery (Section 13, Block 11, Lot
    24, Grave 1). They had two children:

                    a. Daisy Virginia (“Ginger”) Brockett, b. 3 Feb. 1935

                    b. Ronald William Brockett, b. 12 Aug. 1940

Norman William Pettys graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Commercial Science from the
evening division of Georgia School of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, June 1930. He was a member
of Delta Sigma Pi and Delta Mu Delta fraternities and was awarded the Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity
Scholarship Key in 1930 for having the highest four-year average. He also won the Venetian Society
Cup as the outstanding senior in the evening division. Employed for about 10 years at Retail Credit
Co., he joined Mather Brothers, Inc., in 1940 - the retail furniture chain founded by his father-in-law,
Roy S. Mather. He would eventually become the corporation's Secretary-Treasurer, and remained
with the firm until the early 1960s when he left to enter the advertising novelty business.

He did not often share information about his early life and made no reference to it in the biographical
sketch of himself which he wrote for the first two editions of the family genealogy. But we do have
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some clues:

<      NWP painted a bleak picture of his early years during occasional conversations with my wife,
       Stephanie S. Pettys. She remembers him saying that his mother made him work barefoot on
       the streets of New York at age four or five selling newspapers, and that at another point in
       his early life she placed him temporarily in an orphanage because she was financially unable
       to support him. My brother, Bill, also remembers hearing these stories. My wife drew the
       conclusion from her conversations with NWP that he harbored a great deal of resentment
       over the fact that his mother rebuffed the efforts of his Cousin Inda Cromwell's family in New
       York to assist her in raising him after the death of his father, William Howland Pettys. “I get
       the idea that Inda's family did not approve of Daisy Guthman,” my wife said in recalling those
       conversations years later. Bill states that he drew a similar conclusion.

<      There was a strong, early connection with the Cromwells. As a toddler, NWP spent some
       time in their home. My brother, Bill, found a photograph in NWP's files which partially
       explain this. The photograph shows a handsome, three-story home with a broad veranda and
       has these words written on the back, apparently in the hand of NWP's Cousin Inda:

              This was our home in White Plains [New York] before we came to Larchmont [New York].
              This is where you came when your father was sick to stay with us.

       Also, Inda Cromwell signed the following statement for NWP in March, 1969 when he was
       filing for Social Security and found that his birth certificate had not been properly filed in New
       York. He prepared the statement for her, since she was in a nursing home at the time:

              “Norman's father - William Howland Pettys - was a brother to my Mother, Jennie L.
              (Pettys) Cromwell and he spent much time at my home with my parents and myself during
              his second and third years. His father passed away in 1907, and his mother remarried
              several years later.”

<      There was a period in NWP's life when his mother and her second husband moved the family
       around the country quite a bit. They did not reach Atlanta, Ga. - where he would marry, raise
       a family and live for the rest of his life - until 1922, when he was 18 years old. The following
       information about this period in his life comes from a magazine entitled the Atlanta
       DeMolayan, published in November, 1924:

              WHO's WHO IN DE MOLAY
              Norman William Beane

              In the hustle and bustle of New York City November 11, 1904, an event happened that
              shall be looked back upon as the day of days by the members of the Atlanta Chapter with
              a friendly smile and brotherly thought of affection. Norman William Beane first saw the
              light of this great universe on this momentus day. Norman while a mere lad found that his
              calling was to enter the ring as a Toreador. When only five years of age, after having his
              face washed and a clean shirt and tie put on, he went out into the back yard on his
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        grandmother's farm only to find that the bull that was nearby did not like the color of Little
        Red Riding Hood's cape, nor that of Norman's tie . This began his experience of Toreador,
        and although not in Spain, he is a sheik of mean ability. Ask Helen.

        Norman began his grammar school education at School Eighty Seven New York City.
        During his Grammar School career he won medals in the junior and senior classes for
        having highest average in the entire school. He began his High School duration in
        South Bend, Indiana, the home of Notre Dame. In 1919 he resumed his course of study
        at Jackson, Michigan, High School, and while there he joined the Jackson Chapter, Order
        De Molay. While in Jackson High School he was a member of the Spanish Club, a
        member of the Dramatic Club and a speaker of the house of representatives. During this
        time he resided in the States of Now Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and
        Michigan. In December, 1922, Mr. and Mrs. Beane could no longer resist the lure of our
        Southland and made Atlanta their home. Norman entered the senior class at Tech High
        School. Norman now holds the chair of Senior Councillor and has been very active in the
        chapter since he was demitted from Jackson Chapter. He has taken a part in the De
        Molay degree ever since he has been a member, is a member of the De Molayan Staff.
        and was among the organizers and first set of officers of the Patrol. Norman is very
        prominent in church work, being president of the Young People's Service League in the
        Church of Our Savior. Norman is a prince of a fellow and we know that on reaching his
        majority he will look back upon a work well done.

<   I never heard NWP mention that he was a Boy Scout, but my brother, Bill, made the startling
    discovery that in May, 1922, while participating in an activity with Scouts from South Bend,
    Indiana, our father survived a boating tragedy which claimed the lives of eight adults and boys
    in his group. According to accounts published in the South Bend News-Times, now apparently
    known as the Tribune, the troop had gone to Magician Lake, just across the state line in
    southwestern Michigan, and was crossing to Hemlock Island in the middle of the lake for a
    work day to prepare the island as a Scout camp. The boat capsized in a high wind. A photo
    of NWP, which appeared in the South Bend News-Times 1 June 1930, has this caption:

        “Norman W. Pettys, of Atlanta, a South Bend High School graduate, receives his degree
        from the Georgia School of Technology this month. He was one of the local Boy Scouts
        that were rescued when Scoutmaster Joseph Taylor and several boys were drowned in
        Magician Lake several years ago.”

    While I was growing up, I never saw my father swim.My brother recalls that he took
    swimming lessons as an adult but could never master the skill.

<   NWP was drawn to the performing arts at one time. A 1926 newspaper clipping given to
    me by Jenny Lind (Mather) Pettys from the Atlanta Constitution mentions “Norman W.
    Beane” as one of five “Young Atlantans to be Screen Tested for Picture Star Dust on
    Wednesday.” This appears to have been part of a nationwide talent search by Famous Players-
    Lasky studios. A photo of NWP accompanying the article shows him striking a Rudolph
    Valentino pose.

    The same year found “Norman W. Beane” appearing as the Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter,
    K.C.B., First Lord of the Amiralty, in a production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Pinafore
    presented by “The Atlanta Young People's Service League Union.”
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<      At some point after 1926 he stopped using the name Norman Beane and reverted to his real
       father's surname. It is apparent from stories that my brother, my wife and I heard from NWP
       that his true parentage was concealed from him for some period of time and he was brought
       up believing that Ronald Semon Beane was his actual father.

       By 1927, he was beginning to get the details of his family history from his aunt, Jennie Louisa
       (Pettys) Cromwell, the younger sister of William Howland Pettys and mother of NWP's
       Cousin Inda. We have a document from Jennie Louisa Cromwell in her own hand listing the
       names and dates and places of birth of his ancestors back to his grandfather, Daniel Charles
       Pettys (whose name she reverses and refers to as Charles Daniel Pettys.) In this letter, she

           “ ...Your father went to college out west. He was seven years older than I was so I do not
           remember much about these younger days. But I do know he was a wonderful boy & a
           good husband & was very good to your mother. Please pardon this letter as I am very tired
           & it is very late. You can copy it so you can keep the data. I hope I have answered all you
           wanted to know. We all send lots of love & best wishes to you & good night from

           Your Aunty J.L.C.”

       The early attempt to obscure his true parentage appears to have prompted his strong
       interest in compiling the family genealogy. He explained in a letter dated 10 September 1979
       to Mrs. Allyn G. Pettys of Memphis, Tenn.:

           I became interested in genealogy about 1930 as having had a stepfather, I wanted to know
           about my own line and my Mother was unable to give any information back of my father’s
           immediate family (Jenny Louisa Cromwell - my father’s sister) gave me some but Clara
           Loicy (Pettys) Bradford really had the real clues, having letters from her grandfather Job
           to her own father. This led to my employing a genealogist in Swansea, Massachusetts
           who did a magnificent job and he was a very reputable pro.

<      We don't know exactly when his mother divorced Mr. Beane, but we have NWP's income
       tax returns for calendar years 1931 and 1932 which show he took an exemption both years
       for being head of a household that included himself, his mother and his sister.

<      The April, 1940, issue of Inspection News, a publication of the Retail Credit Co., includes his
       photo under the headline “Ten-Year Service Men,” with this caption: “N.W. Pettys,
       Standards Dept., Home Office, May 1.”

Norman W. Pettys was a member of Peachtree Lodge #732 F. & A.M, which he served as Junior
Steward and as Secretary for two years, and the Atlanta Consistory, Ancient & Accepted Scottish
Rite, Atlanta. He received the KCCH recognition in 1965 and was coroneted a 33 degree Honorary
Inspector General December 10,1977 in Jacksonville, Florida.

He was also a member of: Mt. Zion Chapter, R.A.M. [Royal Arch Masons]; Jason Burr Council, R.
& S.M.; DeKalb Commandery; Yaarab Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. [the Shrine; stands for Ancient Arabic
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Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine], Atlanta. In Yaarab Temple he served on the Appointive Divan
in 1953 as Outer Guard, in 1954 as Captain of the Guard and in 1955 as 1st Ceremonial Master. He
was elevated in 1956 to the Elective Divan as Oriental Guide, and advanced through the ranks as
High Priest &.Prophet in 1957, Assistant Rabban in 1958 and Chief Rabban in 1959 until he became
Illustrious Potentate in 1960. During his year as Potentate, he arranged for several hundred members
of Yaarab Temple to attend the national convention in Denver,Colorado. They traveled on a special
train and afterwards traveled by train on a post-convention tour of the west to Salt Lake City, San
Francisco, Los Angeles and the Grand Canyon. He was an Emeritus member of Yaarab Patrol and
of the Atlanta Masonic Club and Past President of Atlanta Cabiri #25, having served 1968-69.

He was a member of several genealogical societies, including the Massachusetts Society of
Mayflower Descendants and Sons of the American Revolution (Ga. #1017; National #96689).

DeMolay, the youth organization associated with Masonry, was also a big part of his life. As a youth
member, he was initiated in the original Atlanta Chapter, in January 1923, and served as Master
Councilor in 1925. He was appointed a Deputy of the Supreme Council for DeMolay in 1962 and that
same year was awarded its highest honor, the Legion of Honor degree. In 1963, he was elected a
member of the International Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay, and was named Executive Officer
for Georgia.

                                 Footnotes for Norman W. Pettys

    (1) In an oral history interview 1 Feb. 1986, Jenny Lind Pettys said this of William Howland
    Pettys: “I think he had Bright's Disease ... It's a kidney disease. I think it was something like
    that - Bright's. I've forgotten just what. Maybe they call it something else.”

    (2) In the original genealogy, NWP states she remarried in 1908-1909.

    (3) In interview 1 Feb. 1986, Jenny Lind Pettys states: “... I think he [Mr. Beane] was a
    traveling man. She, I don't believe, got along - or he, well, at one time he was traveling and
    just didn't come back. And your daddy finally got her to divorce him ... And then I think he
    was in Texas and married a school teacher and Daisy went out there to see him either once
    or twice and then he died. I don't know whether she went to the funeral or not.”
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Jenny Lind (Mather) Pettys is the first cousin (nine times removed) of one of the most famous
Puritans of America - Cotton Mather. She was one of four children born to Roy S. Mather and Lillian
(Finger) Mather in Austell, Ga.. The oldest was Roy Jackson Mather (2 Sept. 1905- 29 March 1974).
A second child, Wilmot Isabel (6 Dec. 1908 - 1 June 1909) died at seven months. Jenny Lind Mather
and her sister, Mary Frances Mather, were twins.

Roy S. Mather, her father, was born 11 June 1882 in Elkhart, Ind., the son of James S. Mather
(31 Aug. 1855 - 18 Oct. 1931) and Mary Frances Shook (born 31 Oct. 1850 in New Berlin, now
North Canton, Ohio; died 16 July 1933 in Atlanta). His parents are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery,
Austell, Ga. at Block I, E.

Roy S. Mather married (1) Lillian Finger in 1903 in Alliance, Ohio, where he was chief storekeeper
for the Lake Erie, Alliance & Wheeling Railroad Co. The wedding notice in the local newspaper
called her “a popular young lady of this city, who formerly resided in Collinwood, Ohio.” [footnote
1] A few months later, an item in the local paper noted that the couple had departed Alliance for
Austell, Ga., where Roy S. Mather “accepted a position as manager of a large factory at that place.”
Lillian Finger, first wife of Roy S. Mather and mother of Jenny Lind Pettys, was born 14 Feb. 1886
in Cleveland, Ohio, and died on her 58th birthday - 14 Feb. - in 1944. She is buried at Westview
Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga., in Section B, Lot 241. Roy S. Mather, who provided the information for her
death certificate, apparently could not remember her father's first name. He was listed simply as
Finger. Her mother's name is listed as Mary E. Mandt. Both of her parents were shown as having
been born in Germany, but no specific place was cited. Jenny Lind Mather Pettys said her mother
grew up speaking German as a little girl. “She could not speak a word of English, she said one time,
until she was seven. She spoke German.” [footnote 2]

Roy S. Mather married (2) Mary Y. (Green) Muse (28 June 1902 - 14 Feb. 1989), daughter of Mrs.
J. C. Green. Mary (Green) (Muse) Mather had sons Garland and Charles Muse by her previous
marriage. Roy S. Mather died 8 Aug. 1963 and is buried in the mausoleum at Westview Cemetery,
Atlanta, Ga.

For the first 10 years of Jenny Lind Mather's life, the family lived in Austell, Ga. There, Roy S.
Mather and two of his three brothers (John R. Mather and Harry Cotton Mather) were building a
furniture company that would eventually become the third largest furniture retailer in the Southeast
with 23 stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.[footnote 3] The enterprise was launched with
Roy S. Mather's purchase of the Austell Swing and Ladder Co. [footnote 4]

The family moved to a gracious home on Fairview Rd. in Atlanta when the twins were 10 years old,
and there, for the first time, they had indoor plumbing.

“We didn’t have running water until we moved into Atlanta ... We had a privy out in the backyard.
We had a wood house and a coal house and a privy. We had a little garden. ... Papa finally got a bath
tub put in the back hall ... (but) all you could do would be to put the water in and let it run out under
the house.” [footnote 5]
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Prior to that, “We’d get in the kitchen in two tin tubs. Brother would get in one and M.F and I would
get in the other one and we’d bathe in those tubs in the kitchen, little round tubs, see. I don’t know,
maybe we had the tubs in there a year or two. But we probably didn’t bathe every day. It may have
been once a week. I don’t know.” [footnote 6]

Asked how they got water, she said: “There was a pump down in the back yard. Mama swears that’s
why she got high blood pressure. She had to go down hill and bring up water from that pump.”
[footnote 7] Death certificate of Lillian Finger cites cause of death as “hypertensive heart disease.”

Writing poetry, short stories and even a song (“Springtime in Atlanta”) were among Jenny Lind
(Mather) Petty's lifelong passions. In 1967, she self-published an illustrated book based on the short
story she created as a bed-time story for her children: Two Little Moon-Faced Moodles. The opening

                                 Cupidy-Cue and Jiggledy-Poo
                               Were two little moon-faced Moodles
                              Who lived together and seemed to have
                                    Rather identical noodles.

She enjoyed playing the piano (a baby grand was in their home) and regularly belted out tunes until
she could no longer enjoy the passtime. For some period of time in the 1960s and 1970s she worked
for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in the medical scholarship division.

Her twin sister, Mary Frances (Mather) Smith, married 9 May (year uncertain) Lawrence Chandler
Smith. They had three children (shown below). She did not remarry after they were divorced, but
busied herself managing the Austell store of Mather Brothers. She died 6 May 1995 in Atlanta, Ga.;
buried Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.

                  Children of Mary Frances Mather & Lawrence Chandler Smith

    1. Larrilee Mather Smith, b. 31 Aug. 1940; m. 3 Dec. 1966, Kenneth Leigh Black. He
    died 6 April 1999.
                   a. Christopher Leigh Black, b. 9 May 1969; m. 5 Jan. 1993, Alexandra
                   Bilecky (b. 18 Nov. 1968). Children:
                          i. Jonah Mather Black, b. 15 July 1994
                          ii. Jesse Jeremiah Black, b. 30 July 1996
                          iii. Rusty James Black, b. 13 Dec. 1997
                          iv. Rachel Rae Black, b. 13 March 1999

                    b. Lawrence Payne Black, b. 24 March 1972

    2. Carolyn Mather Smith, b. 2 Jan. 1944; m. 11 July 1962 Charles David Butler
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                   a. David Mather Butler, b. 7 April 1963
                   b. Jennifer Smith Butler, b. 27 Oct. 1967; m. 2 June 2001 Glenn Michael
                   c. Wendell Corrine Butler, b. 27 Sept. 1969
                   d. Matthew Carden Butler, b. 22 April 1974
                   e. Charles Cotton Butler, b. 27 April 1976

    3. Lawrence Chandler Smith, b. 2 January 1944, twin of Carolyn Mather Smith;
    unmarried; d. 18 August 1992

                            Footnotes for Jenny Lind Mather Pettys

    (1) Clipping in family scrapbook obtained from Jenny Lind Mather Pettys

    (2) Oral history interview with Jenny Lind Mather Pettys, Feb. 1, 1986

    (3) Susie Butler, daughter of Mary Frances (Mather) Smith, in Sept. 3, 2001 article in
    Austell edition of the Marietta Daily Journal, headlined: “Sign of the times: After 96 years,
    Mather Brothers Furniture to close its doors.”

    (4) Ibid.

    (5) Oral history interview with Jenny Lind Mather Pettys, Feb. 1, 1986

    (6) Ibid.

    (7) Ibid.
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                                 Puritan Mathers

Mather, Richard (1596-1669), founder of the Mather family in New England, born in
Lowtown, near Liverpool, England. Ordained in the Church of England in 1618, he
preached at Toxeth Park, Lancashire, until 1633, when he was suspended for nonconformity
in matters of ceremony. After an unsuccessful attempt to be reinstated, he immigrated to
Boston in 1635. The following year he became pastor of the church at Dorchester, in the
Massachusetts Bay Colony, remaining at that post until his death.

He had six children. One of them was Increase Mather, discussed below. Another was
Timothy, known as the Mather Farmer. Our branch descends from Timothy. In fact, all of
Richard Mather's descendants in the United States who have the surname “Mather” trace
their line through Richard's son Timothy.

Mather, Increase (1639-1723), one of six children of Richard Mather and brother of our
ancestor, Timothy, was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard
College (now Harvard University), from which he graduated at the age of 17, and the
University of Dublin. He preached in England but in 1661 returned to the colonies, where
he was pastor of the North Church, Boston, from 1664 until his death. From 1685 to 1701
he was president of Harvard College. In 1688, as the colonists' representative to England,
Mather appealed to King James II and William of Orange for restoration of the
Massachusetts Charter that had been revoked by Charles II. In 1689 the new charter was
obtained from William, after he was crowned king.

Mather spoke out against witchcraft hysteria and wrote (1692) that letting ten witches
escape was preferable to condemning one innocent person.

He had 10 children. One of them was Cotton Mather.

Mather, Cotton (1663-1728), son of Increase Mather, born in Boston, and educated at
Harvard College (now Harvard University). He served with his father in the ministry of
Boston's North Church from 1685 until the elder Mather died (1723) and served thereafter
as sole pastor until his own death. Mather was a highly influential writer. His Magnalia
Christi Americana (1702), an ecclesiastical history of New England, ranks among the most
important and scholarly works produced during America's first 100 years. He also wrote
extensively on the subject of witchcraft.

Cotton Mather's interest in science prompted him to champion inoculations against smallpox
in 1721, and with the American physician Zabdiel Boylston, he did much to conquer public
prejudice against the practice. Because of these achievements Mather was the first
native-born American inducted into the Royal Society of London. His numerous books
include works on history, science, biography, and theology. Among them are Wonders of
the Invisible World (1693), an account of some of the Salem witchcraft cases; Essays to Do
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    Good (1710); and Ratio disciplinae (1726), a discussion of Congregational church

                               The Salem Witchcraft Trials
    In 1692 the famous witchcraft trials were held in Salem, Massachusetts. The episode began
    when a group of young girls accused others, generally older women, of consorting with the
    devil. Before the trials were over, 300 men and women had been accused. Twenty people
    were executed, including a minister who intoned the Lord's Prayer before his death. Soon
    after the trials, the weight of opinion in Massachusetts turned against the superstition of
    witchcraft, and no other trials of this sort were held in New England.
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                          (From: “The Lineage of Richard Mather”)
1. JOHN       MATHER of Lowton, Winwick Parish, Lancashire, England. (#1)
2. THOMAS           MATHER, of Lowton, Winwick Parish, Lancashire, England. (#2)

3. REV. RICHARD 3 MATHER, of Lowton, Winwick Parish,of Toxteth Park; also
Dorchester, Mass.; born in Lowton in 1596; died In Dorchester, Mass., April 22, l669. He
married (1) Catherine, dau. of Edmund Holt of Bury, Sept. 29, 1624. She died 1655. He
m. (2) Sarah Story, widow of Rev. John Cotton, Aug. 26, 1656. She was dau. of Richard
Hankridge of Boston, England. She m. (1) William Story. She died May 27, 1676. (#3)

4. TIMOTHY 4 MATHER of Dorchester, Mass., was born in Liverpool, England in
1628; died in Dorchester, Mass., Jan. 14, 1684. He married (1) Catharine, dau. of Maj.
Gen. Humphrey Atherton; m. (2) Elizabeth, dau. of Anniel Weeks, March 20, 1678-9. (#5)

5. REV. SAMUEL 5 MATHER, of Windsor, Conn. born in Dorchester, Mass., July 5,
1650; died March 18, 1727-8; married Hannah, dau. of Gov. Robert Treat. She died March
3,1707-8. (#10)

6. REV. NATHANIEL 6 MATHER, of Lower Aquebogue, L. I., was born May 30,
1695; died May 20, 1748 - aged 55; married Mrs, Ruth Terry, Jan. 21, 17214. She died
May 9, 1743 - aged 59. (#35)
7. INCREASE          MATHER [note: Even though it is the same name, this is not the famous
Increase Mather, father of Cotton.], of Minisink, Orange County, N. Y., was born at Lower
Aquebogue, Suffolk County, N. Y., in l725; died at Minisink, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1794. He
married Anna Brown in 1743. She died in 1790, aged 65. (#103)

8. NATHANIEL 8 MATHER, of Orange County, N. Y., and Town of Minisink. Date of
birth unknown; died 1803; married (1) unknown; m. (2) Lois, widow of Daniel Cooley.

9. SAMUEL 9 MATHER, of Morris County, N. Y., and Orange County, N. J. was born
June 11, 1765; died Feb. 27, 1838. He married Aug. 19,1783 Lydia Husk. She died Feb. 9,
1804. (#533)

10. JONATHAN 10 MATHER, of Minisink, N. J., was born July 4, 1787; died Dec. 30,
1860. He married Anna Bishop of West Hampton, N. J., in 1809. (#1233)
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    11. JONATHAN R. 11 MATHER, of Elkhart, Ind., was born May 25, 1821; he married
    Jan. 13, 1849, Jane Swartout. (#2644)

    12. JAMES S. 12 MATHER, was born Aug. 31, 1855; he married Feb. 13, 1878, Mary
    T. Shook. (#3980) [note: NWP’s genealogy says “Mary T. Shook,” but Jenny Lind Pettys
    states that it was “Mary Frances Shook” because her twin sister, Mary Frances Mather, was
    named in her honor.]

    13. ROY S. 13 MATHER, born Elkhart, Ind., June 11, 1882; he married Lillian Finger
    (Feb. 14, 1886 - Feb. 14, 1944).

    14. JENNY LIND 1 4 MATHER, was born at Austell, Ga., on July 16, 1910; she married
    May 3, 1933, in Atlanta, Ga., Norman William Pettys.
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                                                   Mather Line At A Glance

1 John Mather
....2 Thomas Mather
..........3 Rev. Richard Mather (1596 - 1669) the immigrant
.............+Catherine Holt ( - 1655)
................4 Timothy Mather 1628 - 1684 the farmer Mather
...................+Catherine Atherton
.....................5 Rev. Samuel Mather (1650 - 1727)
.........................+Hannah Treat ( - 1707)
............................6 Rev. Nathaniel Mather (1695 - 1748)
...............................+Ruth Terry (1684 - 1743)
..................................7 Increase Mather (1725 - 1794)
.....................................+Anna Brown (1725 - 1790)
........................................8 Nathaniel Mather ( - 1803)
............................................+Lois Cooley
..............................................9 Samuel Mather (1765 - 1838)
.................................................+Lydia Husk ( - 1804)
...................................................10 Jonathan Mather (1787 - 1860)
.........................................................+Anna Bishop
........................................................... 11 Jonathan R. Mather (1821 - )
.................................................................+Jane Swartout
...................................................................12 James S. Mather (1855 - 1931)
........................................................................+Mary Frances Shook (1850 - 1933)
...........................................................................13 Roy Shook Mather (1882 - 1963)
.................................................................................+Lillian Finger (1886 - 1944)
...................................................................................14 Jenny Lind Mather 1910 -
.......................................................................................+Norman W. Pettys (1904-1985)

                                                      [End of revised section]
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#208. CLEMMIE R. 9 PETTYS (Gilbert M. 8 ; Philip Howland 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ;
John, 3 ; James 2 ; John, 1 ), daughter of Gilbert M. Pettys [note: who died in the Civil War when she
was just one year old] and Sarah (Thompson) Petty, was born in Republic, Ohio, 28 March 1862. She
married 3 Aug. 1881, Frederick M. Harlow, who was b. 6 Nov. 1855 at Pulaski, Mich., and who
died 3 Oct. 1901. She died 2 May 1947. [note: see below for her obituary notice]



1. Ivan F. Harlow, born 16 March 1885 at Springport, Mich.; married 11 May 1911 to Ruth F. Ellis
(who was born 10 May 1888). They had four children:

  A. Frederick E. Harlow, born 24 May 1912 at Midland, Mich.; married 8 Aug. 1936 to Jean B.
McDonald (who was b. 2 Oct. 1909 at Midland, Mich.)

       a. Thomas Andrew Harlow (adopted); b. 23 June 1944, Bay City, Mich.
       b. Sue Ann Harlow (adopted); b. 21 March 1946, Bay City, Mich.

   B. Ivan Frank Harlow, born 7 Sept. 1916 at Midland, Mich.; m. 23 Aug. 1940 to Jean E.
Temple (who was b. 1 June 1918 at Kalamazoo, Mich.)

       a. Linda Lou Harlow, b. 31 Dec. 1941, Chicago, Ill.
       b. Douglas F. Harlow, b. 26 Sept. 1944, Midland, Mich.
       c. John Temple Harlow, b. 26 March 1947, Midland, Mich.

    C. Margaret Ann Harlow, b. 29 Nov. 1920 at Midland, Mich.; m. 29 Aug. 1940 to Edward
Sleight Carr (who was b. 1 Feb. 1918 at Midland, Mich.)

       a. Peggy Ann Carr, b. 1 Aug. 1941, Saginaw, Mich.
       b. Mary Elizabeth Carr, b. 23 Aug. 1943, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
       c. John Edward Carr, b. 24 April 1945, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
       d. Catherine Sleight Carr, b. 17 March 1947, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
       e. Martha Harlow Carr, b. 29 June 1953, Greensboro, N.C.
       f. Jane Louise Carr, b. 7 Sept. 1954, Livermore, Calif.
       g. Eleanor Mildred Carr, b. 18 Sept. 1955, Greensboro, N.C.
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   D. Mary Ruth Harlow, born 7 June 1924 at Midland, Mich.; m. 8 Sept. 1943 to Charles Peters
Anderson (who was b. 12 Aug. 1923 at Saginaw, Mich.)

       a. Charles Harlow Anderson, b. 24 June 1944, Midland, Mich.
       b. Mary Janet Anderson, b. 18 June 1946, Midland, Mich.

                          Note to the 50th Anniversary Annotated Edition
                         From page 1 of the Midland, Mich., Daily News, 2 May 1947:

    HEADLINE: Mrs. Clemie Harlow, 85, Dies Here

    BODY: "Mrs. Clemie Harlow, 85, mother of Ivan Harlow, 1420 Sugnet (?) road, died at her home, 513
    East Ellsworth street, at 6 a.m. today of a lingering illness. She had been confined to bed for the past 10

    "Mrs. Harlow, widow of the late Fred Harlow of Midland, was born Clemie Pettys to the late Mr. and Mrs.
    Gilbert M. Pettys at Republic, O., March 28, 1862. She had resided in Midland since May, 1909.

    "She was a member of the First Baptist church here. Her husband died in October 1901.

    "Surviving Mrs. Harlow, in addition to her son, are four grandchildren: Fred E. Harlow, I. Frank Harlow
    and Mrs. Charles P. Anderson of Midland and Mrs. Edward Carr of Pickford; and 10 great-grandchildren.

    "Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Bradley funeral home with Rev. Robert D.
    Hotelling of the First Baptist church officiation. Burial will be made in Springport Cemetery in Springport.

    "Serving as pallbearers will be Fred E. Harlow, I. Frank Harlow, Charles P. Anderson, Frank E. Saxton,
    William Harlow and Paul H. Boyd."

    [Source: Midland County (Mi.) Genealogical Society]

                                                  [End of Note]
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#212. EUGENE BURTON 9 PETTYS (Philip Burton 8 ; Philip Howland 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ;
Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), son of Philip Burton Pettys and Carrie Cutler, was born 1899.
Wife’s name and date of marriage not known.

                        CHILDREN OF EUGENE BURTON, 9, PETTYS

#228. Dick Pettys

#229. (daughter) Pettys
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#214. HELEN 9 PETTYS (Jay E. 8 ; Jonathan 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ;
John 1 ), daughter of Jay E. Pettys and Martha Anna (Rummell) Pettys, was born 2 June 1904;
married 3 July 1935 to Thomas B. Gassert, who was b. 5 Dec. 1899

THOMAS B. GASSERT: no data available


A. William Jay Gassert, b. 2 Feb. 1944
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#215. HOWARD RUMMELL 9 PETTYS (Jay E. 8 ; Jonathan 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ;
John 3 ; James 2 ; John l ), son of Jay E. Pettys and Martha Anna (Rummell) Pettys, was born 27
March 1895; married 15 July 1916 to Florence Jordon, who was born 20 Jan.1897.

FLORENCE JORDON: no data available


#382. Glenn Douglas Pettys, b. 11 Dec.1917; m. 20 June 1940 to Clara Bouyack

#383. Howard Veron Pettys, b. 7 Dec. 1923; m. 8 Sept.1948 to Helen Holzhaver

#216. Donna Deloise Pettys, b. 19 Apr. 1933; m. 19 Jan.1952 to Russell Roy Pocock

#384. Allyn Garwood Pettys, b. 25 Jan.1935; m. 29 July 1956 to Georgia Ann Roberson (b. 2

#385. Charlene Pettys, b. 17 Dec.1937; engaged to Jim Nieman (b. 26 Nov.1935)
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#379. FRED RAY 9 PETTYS (Jay E. 8 ; Jonathan 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ;
James 2 ; John 1 ), son of Jay E. Pettys and Martha Anna (Rummell) Pettys, was born 22 Feb. 1892;
he died 24 July 1941; married (1) 22 Sept. 1915 to Bess E. Bishop, who was b. 7 Nov. 1887 and who
died 3 May 1922; married (2) 5 Oct. 1922 to Violet E. Moore. (No children)


#394. Ray Rummell Pettys, b. 17 April 1922. Unmarried.
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           Many of our Petty/Pettys ancestors were
           blessed with long lives.

           Nathan 4 Petty, our link to membership in the
           Sons of the American Revolution, was one of
           the longest-lived.

           He lived to nearly 100.
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                                   Tenth Generation
#216. DONNA DELOISE 10 PETTYS (Howard Rummell 9 ; Jay E. 8 ; Jonathan 7 ; Job 6 ;
Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), daughter of Howard Rummell Pettys and Florence
(Jordan) Pettys, was born 19 April 1932; married 19 Jan. 1952 to Russell Roy Pocock, who was born
15 Aug. 1924.

RUSSELL ROY POCOCK: no data available


A. Deborah Pocock, b. 18 Nov. 1953

B. Gail Pocock, b. 30 July 1956
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#225. BARBARA ANN 10 PETTYS (Norman William 9 ; William Howland 8 ; Daniel Charles 7;
Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), daughter of Norman William Pettys, Sr., and
Jenny Lind Mather Pettys. Born December 4, 1936, Atlanta, Ga. Graduated from Stephens College
at Columbia, Mo. Married Feb. 14, 1958 Edward Randolph Macon (son of Edward Randolph Macon
and Lucille Ingram, born Feb. 19, 1921. Died Nov. 18, 1992).

CHILDREN of Barbara Ann Pettys and Edward Randolph Macon: Laurie Ann Macon, born May 30,
1959; Barbara Lynn Macon, born March 12, 1961; Jan Ingram Macon, born Feb. 22, 1963; Jennie
Lee Macon, born June 18, 1965.

      -#387. Laurie Ann Macon, born May 30, 1959. Married June 9, 1984, Thomas Scott
Topping (born May 10, 1959, son of Daniel Reid Topping and Charlotte Lillard).
              -Kristen Alexandra Topping, born March 12, 1986
              -Jamie Elizabeth Topping, born Feb. 12, 1988
              -Danielle Rhea Topping, born Jan. 3, 1990

       -#388. Barbara Lynn Macon, born March 12, 1961. Married July 6, 1985 Christopher
David Tanner (born March 24, 1957, son of Jack Ethridge Tanner and Charlotte Fleming.)
              -Christopher Michael Tanner, born Dec. 27, 1996
              -Lindsay Elise Tanner, born Dec. 15, 1998

       -#389. Jan Ingram Macon, born Feb. 22, 1963. Married Nov. 26, 1988, David Nelson Hyre
(born Sept. 9, 1962, son of Robert Nelson Hyre and Karen Dale Givens.) Divorced Aug. 22, 1997.
                -Stephen Randolph Hyre, born May 2, 1990
                -Kelsie Marie Hyre, born July 10, 1992
                -Johnathan David Hyre, born April 14, 1995

      -#390. Jennie Lee Macon, born June 18,1965. Married April 27,1996 Rod Christian
Vanderslice (born Nov. 17, 1965, son of Edward Vanderslice and Patricia Payne.)
              -Jennifer Alison Vanderslice, born Feb. 4, 2000
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#226. NORMAN WILLIAM 10 PETTYS, Jr. (Norman William 9 ; William Howland 8 ; Daniel
Charles 7 ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), son of Norman William 9 Pettys and
Jenny Lind (Mather) Pettys, was born 23 Feb. 1941 at Atlanta, Georgia; m. 3 August 1963 Myrtle
Carol Jones, dau. of John J. (Casey) Jones and Madge (Perdue) in Atlanta, Ga. They divorced 1976.
He maried 28 August 1998 Roberta Leilani Wilson, b. 1 January 1955 Boston, Mass, dau. of Wilbur
John “Buck” Wilson, who was a pilot in the “Blue Angels,” and Roberta Irene Brown..

Norman William (Bill) Pettys attended Davidson College for two years then transferred to Georgia
State from which he graduated in 1964. He then attended Emory University Law School and received
his degree in law. He served several years as law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Scarlett in
Brunswick, Ga., then became an associate partner in the Augusta, Georgia, law firm of Hagler,
Hagler, Harper & Reed. In 1971, he began a private law practice in Acworth, Ga., and lived in that
city for many years before acquiring and operating a bed-and-breakfast inn, the Lake Rabun Hotel,
overlooking Lake Rabun in north Georgia.


#386. Norman William Pettys III, b. 30 August 1975 at Augusta, Ga.
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                                     Richard R. Pettys, Sr.

T#227.    RICHARD ROY 10 PETTYS, Sr. (Norman William 9 ; William Howland 8 ; Daniel
Charles ; Job 6 ; Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), son of Norman William Pettys, Sr.,
and Jenny Lind Mather. Born 25 November 1945, Atlanta, Ga. Graduated from North Fulton High
School, Atlanta, Ga., 1963, and attended the University of Georgia 1963-1965. Married 22 April
1965 Marian Stephanie Suessmith (born 10 July 1946, daughter of Donald Charles Suessmith and
Sarah Elizabeth Nelson.

Employed as a reporter for The Gwinnett Daily News, Lawrenceville, Ga., from 1965 to 1969.
Employed by The Associated Press beginning February, 1969, and named capitol reporter for
Georgia, May, 1970. Covered numerous political campaigns, including the 1976 presidential
campaign of Jimmy Carter, and the campaigns and administrations of Govs. Lester Maddox, Jimmy
Carter, George Busbee, Joe Frank Harris, Zell Miller, Roy Barnes. Honored with “top enterprise”
award in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1992 by The Associated Press Managing Editors Association and
again in Miami, Fla., in 1993 by The Associated Press Broadcasters Association..

Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 29, Atlanta, Ga., 1975-1982; Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 455,
Atlanta, Ga., 1982-1989. District Award of Merit: 1979. Silver Beaver Award: Feb. 14,1984.
Member of the Order of the Arrow and Wood Badger. Philmont advisor 1987 and 1988.

He is named in part for his maternal grandfather, Roy S. Mather.

MARIAN STEPHANIE SUESSMITH, b. 10 July 1946 in LaCrosse, Wis., daughter of Donald
Charles Suessmith and Sarah Elizabeth Nelson; married 22 April 1965, Abbeville, S.C., Richard Roy
Pettys, son of Norman William Pettys, Sr., and Jenny Lind (Mather) Pettys.

She lived in Columbia, S.C., from about age 2 to about age 6 while her father attended the University
of South Carolina. For the next seven years or so, her father's job as an insurance adjustor required
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the family to make numerous moves. During this time, they lived in Franklin, Ind.; Indianapolis, Ind.;
Muncie, Ind., and South Bend, Ind. When she was about 13, the family moved to Smyrna, Ga..

She graduated from Campbell High School in Smyrna in 1964, and attended the University of
Georgia for one year. She was named “Marian” to honor her uncle - Marion Mishoe “Bud” Nelson -
who was serving in the Pacific during World War II and had not been heard from in some time when
her mother became pregnant . She was named “Stephanie” to honor a Catholic nun with whom her
mother, a Registered Nurse, had worked in a hospital.

She was an assistant librarian at the Lanier Lake Regional Library in Lawrenceville, Ga., from about
1970 to about 1974. She has been assistant manager of a costume shop, Holiday Costume, in Atlanta
since about 1986.

She was active in Scouting from 1975 to 1995, winning the District Award of Merit in 1978 and the
Silver Beaver in 1980. She was Cubmaster of Pack 29 from 1982 to 1995, previously serving as Den
Leader and Den Leader Coach. She was director of the North Atlanta District Cub Scout Day Camp
program for several years, and director of Cub Family Camping weekends at Bert Adams Scout
Reservation and at Woodruff Scout Reservation. She was an area director for the Atlanta Area
Council Scout Show and for several years wore the costume of the beloved burro, “Pedro.” She was
among the first women in Atlanta to be elected into the Order of the Arrow, a Scouting service
organization. She is a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a Catholic ministry, and was a
Eucharastic Minister for a time at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atlanta.


#391. Richard Roy 11 Pettys, Jr., born 19 Feb. 1966, Lawrenceville, Ga. Married 12 Nov. 1998,
Elizabeth Lassiter Fokes. He graduated March, 1991 from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga.,
with a B.S. degree in criminal justice and was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from John
Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Ga., in December, 1994. He is a Fourth Degree member of the
Knights of Columbus (#3497012) and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (National
Number 156313; Georgia Number 3534). He is an Eagle Scout and attended the 1981 National
Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. He is named for his father. Elizabeth Fokes Pettys was
born 6 January 1967 in Augusta , Ga. She is the daughter of Ernest Calder Fokes, M.D., (born 6
June 1936 in LaGrange, Ga.) and Patricia Anne Payne (born Chattanooga, Tenn.).

#392. William Howland 11 Pettys II, born 10 March 1969, Decatur, Ga. Married 28 Nov. 1998
Elizabeth Claire Graham. He is a 1988 graduate of Northside High School and attended DeKalb
College. William Howland (Beaux) Pettys is a student of music, guitar and martial arts. His guitar
styles include classical, blues, rock and jazz. He is the owner of Inman Park Marble & Granite, a
granite fabrication company in Atlanta, Ga., and formerly owned a marketing company in Atlanta.
He is a writer of poetry, song lyrics, short stories and novels. He is a Mason. He is named for his
great-grandfather. Claire Graham Pettys was born 23 April 1971 in Savannah, Ga. She is the daughter
of Richard Graham (born 27 November 1941 in Surrey, England) and Catherine Derick Creighton
(born 24 September 1947) in Stirling, Scotland.)
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#393. Clement Nelson 11 Pettys, born 20 May 1974, Decatur, Ga. He married 27 Jan. 2001 in
Atlanta, Ga., Letha Margaret Bailey. He was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and participated
in a two-week expedition to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico, in 1988. He played
goalie on several youth soccer teams which won berths in championship playoffs. He is a graduate
of Ben Franklin Academy in Atlanta. Letha Bailey Pettys was born 13 June 1980 in Atlanta, Ga. She
is the daughter of Ricky Bruce Roper (born 30 September 1952) and Belynda Ann Bailey (born 22
September 1961). He is named for his mother's “Uncle Clemmie” - Louis Clement Nelson. They had:
               #786. Cheyenne Letha              Pettys, born 14 Sept. 2001, Marietta, Ga.

       [Note: The number which I assigned to Cheynne is twice that of her father, #393, Clement Nelson
       Pettys. ]
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#382. GLENN DOUGLAS 10 PETTYS (Howard Rummell 9 ; Jay E. 8 ; Jonathan 7 ; Job 6 ;
Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ) son of Howard Rummell Pettys and Florence (Jordan)
Pettys, was born 11 Dec. 1917; married 20 June 1940 to Clara Bouyack, who was born 21 Feb. 1921


#395. Ronald Pettys, b. 5 Aug. 1946

#396. Beverly Pettys, b. 2 Feb. 1952

#397. Jane Pettys, b. 19 Nov. 1949
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#383. HOWARD VERON 10 PETTYS (Howard Rummell 9 ; Jay E. 8 ; Jonathan 7 ; Job 6 ;
Daniel 5 ; Nathan 4 ; John 3 ; James 2 ; John 1 ), son of Howard Rummell Pettys and Florence (Jordan)
Pettys, was born 7 Dec. 1923; married 8 Sept. 1948 to Helen Holzhaver, who was born 24 May


#398. Crystal Lee Pettys, b. 19 June 1950

#399. Kathy Pettys, b. 28 April 1955

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