Biography of Benjamin T. Pettey
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Pettey, Benjamin T., third son of Pardon and Peace (Tripp) Pettey, was born in the town of Westport, Bristol county, Mass., March 21, 1845. His boyhood was spent at home on his father's farm until he was fourteen years of age, when he left home and began to make his own way. He was very industrious and frugal and strictly temperate in all of his habits. He married Caroline A., daughter of David and Rebecca (Tripp) Lawton, and they had five children, of whom four grew to maturity: Emma L., wife of Alfred Sanford; Mary E., wife of John Lawton; Rebecca E. (deceased); Nellie M. and David S.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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