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George and Lydia Petty Bible.

This is printed in Source:Petty Papers : A Genealogical Research Quarterly Newsletter (J.W. Petty), Volume 2, No. 1 (July 1977), pp. 18-20. There are two copies Petty Papers offered through the Family History Library. Unfortunately the copy I ordered was missing this issue, containing the item I wanted most. This copy was found in a library.

George Petty was one of the earliest settlers of Dover, Tennessee, arriving there by 1804. He ran a tavern on the Cumberland River. If the naming of the Petty Street in Dover is significant (this website says it led to his house), his homestead may may have been about where we now find the Dover Hotel (where General Grant accepted the surrender of General Buckner at the Battle of Fort Donelson - wikipedia:Fort Donelson).

Note that the Bible was printed in 1816. This means that many of the earlier events must have been recorded some years after the fact. There are a couple of misspellings which appear to have been introduced in the transcription of the Bible (typical typing errors, unlikely in a handwritten document), besides the authentic misspellings of the time period, but none that appear to affect dates and critical information. The misspellings have been preserved as they were found.

Everything below the line is a verbatim transcription of what is presented about the Bible by The Petty Papers, except for minor layout changes.


The George and Lydia Petty Family Bible

This bible record was received from D. Dale Combs of Wallingford, Connecticut.

Although the main title page of this old bible has been lost, the title page of the New Testatment portion provides information regarding its publication:

(Holbrook's Stereotype Edition)
"The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Transelated out Of The Original Greek; and With The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised -- Stereotyped by B. and J. Collins, New York. Brattleborough, Vermont, Printed and Sold by John Holbrook, 1816."

Four "Family Record" pages are found between the Old Testament and the Apocrypha.

(First Page)

FAMILY RECORD

Marriages -

George Petty and Lydia Petty was married in the State of South Carolina, Union County on the 14th April 1790

Priannah W. Petty was married to Marvel M. Bruton August the 12, 1834

Wm. B. Holland & Elizabeth W. Olive was married In the State of Tennessee, Stewart County on the 23d of Nov 1837

James N. Holland & N. A. Wilson was married In the State of Tennessee Stewart County on the 7th of Jan 1867 (Corrected to 8th of Jan. 1867)

Callie Grea Departed this Life June 15, 1884.

(Second Page)

BIRTHS

George Petty was born March 26th 1767.
Lydia Petty Maiden Name Harrington was born February 22th 1773.
Rachel Petty Daughter of George Petty & Lydia his wife was born July 19, 1791.
Nancy Petty Daughter of George & Lydia Petty was born 18th July 1793.
John Petty Son of George & Lydia Petty was born December 10th 1795.
Elijah Petty Son of George & Lydia Petty was born December 24th 1797.
Sarah Petty Daughter of George & Lydia Petty was Born Sept 1st 1800.
Catharine Petty Daughter of George & Lydia Petty was Born February 16th 1803.
Eliza Petty Daughter of George & Lydia Petty was Born August 19, 1805. (appears to have originally been Aug. 25th, 1805).

DEATHS

Elijah Petty Son of George & Lydia Petty Disceased the 20th of March 1826 Aged 28 years & 3 months.
Harriet Petty daughter of George & Lydia Petty Disceased the 8 of Sept 1823.
George Petty departed this life the 25 of February 1840.
Priannah Elizabeth Petty diseased.
Elizabeth W. Holland dearted this life November the 14th 1872.
Mary A. Holland Departed this life December 3th 1874.
W. B. Holland Departed this Life Oct 22, 1884.

(Third Page)

MARRIAGES

Rachel King & William King was Married March 12th 1809.
Nancy Polk Daughter of George and Lydia Petty was Married to William Polk February 15th 1813.
Sarah Holland Daughter of George & Lydia Petty was Married to William B. Holland 28th August 1817.
Salley Holland the Daughter of George and Lydia was married to William Mallery the 13th March 1822.
Eliza Petty was Married to Anderson Lashley the Eighth of March 1825.
John Petty was Married to Terry Bruton the 19 of May 1825.
Catharine Petty was married to Albert Petty the 2nd June 1829.
Jan Petty the Daughter of George and Liddy Petty was Married to Mitchel McGowen the 13 Aprile 1830.
Elizabeth Petty Daughter of Geo. & Lyddy Petty was Married to Benj. Colston the 5th day of March 1833.

(Fourth Page)

BIRTHS

Jane Petty Daughter of George & Lydia Petty was Born December 25th 1808.
Priannah Petty Daughter of George & Lydia Petty was Born March 1st 1811.
Elizabeth Petty Daughter of George & Lydia Petty was Born June 27th 1815.
Harriet Petty Daughter of George & Lydia Petty was Born Dec 29th 1819.

DEATHS

Nancy Selinah Holland Departed this Life Dec 15th 1838.
Sarah An Holland Daughter of W.B. & E.W. Holland Departed this Life Nov 14th 1844 (?) in Milan, West Tenn.

BIRTHS

Calvina Holland was Born Dec 23d 1854.
Mary A. Wilson was Born Mar 4th 1845.
Calvina Holland was born Dec 23d 1854. (repeated)
Mary J. Holland was Borned December 16th 1871.

(Loose Sheet in Bible)

BIRTHS

Louisa Elizabeth Daughter of James and Mary Holland was born Oct 22d 1767.
Addy Elizabeth Daughter of James and Mary Holland Oct 12th 1869.
Mary J. Holland was Borned Dec 16th 1870.
Mary J. Holland was Borned Dec 16" 1870.
Nellie May Daughter of W. E. & M. J. May was Borned Nov 20, 1891.

DEATHS

Louisa Elizabeth Daughter of James and Holland Died Oct 28th 1867.
Addy Elizabeth Daughter of James and Mary Holland Departed this life Dec 31st 18--.
Marry A. Holland Departed this life Dec 3th 1874.
Elizabeth W. Holland departed this life November the 14 1872.