Biography of Thomas J. Petty
Monroe County, MI Biographies

THOMAS JEFFERSON PETTY, son of Thomas and Mary Petty, was born in the town of Henrietta, Lorain county, O., in 1838. He enlisted in 1864 in Co. D, 178th Regt. O. V. I., and served to the close of the war. He was at the battles of stone Eiver and Murfreesboro. Tenn; was mustered out at Charlotte, N. C., and discharged at Columbus, O., in 1865. He was married in 1866 to Miss Antoinette Jay, daughter of William and Permelia Jay, of Lorain county, O., by whom he has three children now living and three deceased. He came to Monroe City in 1870, and in company with John Wellman engaged in business as carpenter and joiner and builder, which he followed eight years. In 1878 or 1879 he came to the town of Summerfield and purchased the farm on which he now resides, of 120 acres. His postoffice address is Deerfield.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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