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W M Petty


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/20/2006 at 10:31:07

W M Petty, farmer and stock raiser, Sec 20, P O Pilot Mound, was born in Indiana, August 1, 1838, and was educated in the common schools, in the fall of 1854 he came to this county where he still resides, August 11, 1862, he enlisted in company D, Thirty-second Iowa infantry, was in several hard fought battles, and was mustered out August 24, 1865 at Clinton, Iowa, he then returned home and commenced farming, his farm consists of 193 acres of well improved land, nicely fenced, he has held the office of trustee and also assessor for three terms, and has held all of the school offices, he was elected justice of the peace in 1877 and still holds that office is also town treasurer, he was married in Pilot Mound township, December 27, 1857, to Miss Sarah Scott, they have six children: Elizabeth M (born October 13, 1858), George A (born May 3, 1860), Columbus F (born November 14, 1870), Charles s (born February 9, 1873), and Ernest E (born May 1, 1878), have lost one: William L (born January 17, 1867 and died March 3, 1867)

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