|Birth: ||Jun., 1810|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1872|
Samuel Petty was born in Tennessee in 1810. He married Dorothy Shelly on October 7, 1832 in Jefferson County, Tennessee. They were living in Parke County, Indiana in 1840. Samuel was a blacksmith. Samuel and Dorothy had three sons, James Howard, Samuel Shell and John. Dorothy passed away in Indiana on Jan. 15, 1842. Her birthdate is unknown.
Samuel married Mary Eleanor Powers on July 16, 1843 in Putnam County, Indiana. They had 9 children between 1844 and 1866: Rachel Anna, Mary, George, Emily, Stephen, Albert, Jonathan, and twins May Belle and Francis.
They were living in Yell, Boone, Iowa in 1856, in Summit, Marion, Iowa in 1860.
Samuel enlisted in Co. C, 15th Iowa Infantry on Feb. 26 1864 giving his age as 44 and his place of residence as Lake Prairie Twp. Marion Co., Iowa. Another Civil War record has his residence at time of enlistment as Ottumwa. He mustered out on Jun 30, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. The family was in Red Rock, Marion, Iowa in 1870. After Samuel passed away in 1872, Mary was in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa in 1880 with twins, May Belle and Francis and son-in-law O. B. Carter, husband of Mary Jane, probably deceased.
Mary E. Petty claimed a Civil War widows benefit in 1875 and May B. Hoyt applied for minors benefit in 1890 for herself, her twin, Frank, and her brother Jonathan. Mary Eleanor Petty died on March 20, 1884 in Blair, Nebraska. Burial unknown.
According to Samuel's Civil War Pension file, he died in Jasper County, Iowa. If you are related and would like a copy of his Civil War Pension file, contact me via this memorial.
James Howard Petty (1834 - 1900)*
Samuel Shell Petty (1837 - 1917)*
John E. Petty (1838 - 1909)*
Anna Petty Sumpter (1841 - 1897)*
George Steel Petty (1848 - ____)*
Emma E Petty Van Scoy (1849 - 1889)*
Albert Clayton Petty (1854 - 1926)*
Jonathan Wesley Petty (1862 - 1926)*
Francis Elliot Petty (1866 - 1927)*
May Belle Petty Hoyt (1866 - 1925)*
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Terry
Originally Created by: Sherida (Riggs) Childers
Record added: Aug 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75247232
Co. C, 15th Iowa Infantry|
Added: Jun. 9, 2016
This is my 3rd greatgrandfather. God rest his soul.|
Added: Feb. 2, 2015