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FAMILY MEMBER ANDREW JACKSON PETTY
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FUTURE HEIRLOOMS

1852-1942

Andrew Jackson Petty

Born: October 1, 1852
Married: Married Sarah Elizabeth Hinchey November 20, 1873 in Henry County, Tennessee.
Died: June 15, 1942 at Davis, Oklahoma
Buried at Greenhill Cemetery, Davis, Oklahoma

Some of my first memories are of my Granddaddy, Andrew Jackson Petty. As a very small child, I sat on his lap and bit into chocolate covered sugar candies. As soon as I knew what color the inside of a piece of candy was - pink, yellow, pastel green, white, or chocolate brown - I put it down and reached for another. Granddaddy never scolded me about it. He just laughed. He gave me a string of clear glass beads that I cherished throughout my childhood.

I am told that Granddaddy said, "They should have named me Moses". He was referring to Deuteronomy 34:7, where the Bible says of Moses, "his eye was not dim." Granddaddy's eyesight and hearing were excellent throughout his long life.

Granddaddy died when I was three years old. They buried him in an elegant white suit. Our house was only a block from the church were the funeral was held, so when I cried loudly, my Granny took me home before the service was over. She put a chair next to the front door and I stood on it and looked through the tiny pane of glass until I saw the rest of the family walking home.

violin

"Bud" Petty played the instrument shown here. When asked whether it was a fiddle or a violin, he said, "When I play it for square dancing it's a fiddle. The rest of the time it's a violin."

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