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Eli James Petty
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1838
Union County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1914
New Albany
Wilson County
Kansas, USA

Son of George and Delinda Lowery Petty. George was a free mulatto in South Carolina during slavery. Probably in search of more freedom for his children, he gradually moved his large family north and west to Tennessee and then just across the Ohio River into Indiana before the Civil War broke out.

In a statement (related to Eli James Petty's Civil War pension) made by Carrie Petty, widow of Eli's brother Will Petty, from September 12, 1913: "Mr. George Petty, father of Eli J. Petty came from Dowden, Tennessee to Jeffersonville, Indiana in the year 1856 and lived at that place until his death. The son, Eli J. Petty lived with his father and afterward with the mother up until the war when he enlisted in Company A, 60 Indiana Infantry."

Eli Petty moved to Kansas about 1872 after his first wife died. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Isabell Overton Petty (1846 - 1871)*
  Lucinda Mapel Petty (1855 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Katherine Petty Mapel (1869 - 1940)*
  Matt Columbus Petty (1875 - 1926)*
  Mary Jane Petty Bartley Thomas (1877 - 1956)*
  Eliza Petty Collins (1879 - 1940)*
  Jonas Ephraim Petty (1881 - 1931)*
  George Washington Petty (1884 - 1957)*
  Albert James Petty (1885 - 1960)*
  Clara May Petty Whaley (1887 - 1970)*
  Elizabeth Viola Petty Sissom (1892 - 1959)*
  Cecil Hattie Petty Porter (1894 - 1976)*
  William McKinley Petty (1898 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fredonia City Cemetery
Fredonia
Wilson County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: John Mark Lambertson
Originally Created by: Lois Lambertson Waln
Record added: Jul 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20579280
Eli James Petty
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Eli James Petty
Added by: Judy Mayfield
 
Eli James Petty
Added by: Lois Lambertson Waln
 
 
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Petty, Eli James - 60th Indiana InfantryWas in Co. A, 60th Indiana Infantry.He enlisted in Washington, Indiana, moving to Daviess Co, Indiana after the Civil War, and married Isabelle Overton.He had two brothers who were also in the War. I don't know if t...(Read more)
- Bev
 Added: Sep. 16, 2011

- Judy Mayfield
 Added: Oct. 5, 2007
 
 
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