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Petty Family Cemetery Inscriptions

Fannin County, Georgia                                                                                The GAGenWeb Project

Fannin County, Georgia
contributed by Gary Griswold

The Petty Cemetery is located on Doublehead Gap Rd. about 1/2 mile from Hwy 60 on the left side next to the road. It is called the Petty Family Cemetery. Elijah Petty and his 2nd. wife Sarah (Parker) Petty came from North Carolina to Fannin County in 1850 or 1851. (At the time it was Union County). Buried here with them are their daughter Mary "Polly" (Petty) Walker and her husband William Payton Walker and twin infants unnamed in the same grave. Here are the names and dates as written on the stones of the graves:

Elijah Petty died April 27, 1881 aged 77yrs 5mos 2ds

Sarah wife of Elijah Petty died Aug 19, 1897 aged 79yrs. 3mo 17dys

W. Payton Walker April 6, 1848 - May 8, 1836

Mrs. Payton Walker Sept. 22, 1851 - April 12, 1945

Twin Infants of Payton - Polly Walker (They are buried in the same grave)

There are 4 graves marked only by fieldstones with no names.

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This page last updated on Oct. 24, 2004

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