THOMAS H. W. PETTY
8 thTENNESSEE (BAXTER SMITH'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 22 May 1839 in Smith County, Tennessee
Died: 27 February 1925in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Paran Cemetery, Overton County, Tennessee
Parents: Henderson B. and Nancy Pryor (Gresham) Petty

1st Married: Alethia "Lethy" Lynch on 9 July 1865 in Smith County, Tennessee
Born: about 1841 in Smith County, Tennessee
Died: before 22 Oct 1885 in Smith County, Tennessee
Buried:
Parents: William and Permelia (Perkins?) Lynch

Children:

  1. Fanny Petty
  2. Mary Petty
  3. Mathew F. Petty
  4. Andrew Jackson Petty
  5. Henry J. Petty
  6. Minerva Annie Petty
  7. Rachel Petty

2nd Married: Mrs. Elizabeth Gregg on 22 October 1885 in Smith County, Tennessee
Born: 11 November 1851 in Smith County, Tennessee
Died: 4 January 1929 in Smith County, Tennessee
Buried: Paran Cemetery in Overton County, Tennessee
Parents:

Children:

  1. No Children

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Uncle: Stephen Petty - 8th Tennessee (Smith's) Cavalry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

8 thTennessee (Smith's) Cavalry
Company C

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Corporal
  • Enlisted 22 July 1861 at Nashville
  • 1 Sep 1862 - 28 May 1864: Present
  • 28 May 1863: Captured at Trousdale Ferry on 1 Jun 1863
  • Sent to Louisville, KY on 19 Jun 1863
  • Captured in Smith County on 21 May 1863 by 36th OH Volunteer Infantry at Trousdale's Ferry
  • Sent to Camp Chase, OH in June 1863
  • Transferred to Fort Delaware 12 or 20 July 1863

8 thTennessee (Smith's) Cavalry
Company C

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Corporal
  • Enlisted 22 July 1861 at Nashville
  • 1 Sep 1862 - 31 Jan 1863: Absent
  • 31 Jan 1863: Present
  • 16 May 1862: Elected as 1st Corporal
  • 28 Jan - 28 May 1863: Present
  • 1 May - 30 Jun 1863: Absent
  • Captured at Trousdale Ferry in Smith County on 29 May 1863
  • 16 Jun 1863 from Carthage sent to Gallatin
  • Sent to Louisville, KY on 19 Jun 1863
  • Sent to Camp Chase, OH in 29 June 1863
  • Transferred to Fort Delaware 14 July 1863
  • Exchanged at City Point, VA 27 Feb 1865

4 thTennessee (Murray's) Cavalry
Company H

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Corporal
  • Enlisted 22 July 1861 at Nashville
  • Age: 22
  • Captured 29 May 1863

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S5441

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 10 August 1903
  • Accepted
  • Resident of Jeremiah, Putnam County, Tennessee
  • Enlisted in Co C Capt. N. J. C. Sanders 4th Cavalry Col Baxter Smith
  • Born: Smith County in 1839
  • Enlisted in July 1861 in Col. Baxter Smith, Capt. Sanders, 1st Lt. Van H. Allen
  • Disease: Kidney Disease
  • 2nd Wife is 52 years old
  • 4 daughters and 3 sons
  • Attest: C. R. Johnson, Thomas Gann & W. H. Flippin

Supporting Documents:

  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (9 Dec 1905) - Request Service Records
  • War Department (9 Dec 1905) - Sent Service Records
  • Elizabeth Petty (3 Mar 1925) - THWP died. Elizabeth is his widow.

WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

W8237

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed 8 April 1925
  • Widow's Application: #8237
  • Accepted
  • Resident of TN all her life
  • Born in Brotherton, TN on 11 Sep 1850
  • Husband was born in Smith County, TN on 22 May 1839
  • They were married near Carthage, TN by Rev. Wooten in the fall of 1885, in October.
  • Husband died 27 Feb 1925.
  • She has a son, C. H. Gragg by a former marriage.
  • Witnesses: Zeb Warren & M. J. Warren
    • Resident of Algood, TN
    • They have known Elizabeth Petty for 25 years.
    • They were married in Smith County, TN.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 244
  • 1860 Census:
  • 1870 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 163A
  • 1880 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 106A
  • 1900 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 183A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 183B
  • 1920 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 163A

ADDITIONAL DATA