Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Rebecca MNU Petty

Female Bef 1718 - Aft 1770  (> 54 years)


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  • Name Rebecca MNU Petty 
    Born Bef 1718  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1770  St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27466  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2021 

    Family John Petty,   b. 1702, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1770, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Bef 1734  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Petty,   b. Bef 1734, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1734, St. Mark's Parish, Spotysylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 2 years)  [natural]
     2. Apphia Petty,   b. Abt 1734, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)  [natural]
     3. John Petty,   b. 1740, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Zachariah Petty,   b. 17 May 1743, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1799, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
     5. Rebecca Petty,   b. Abt 1744, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)  [natural]
     6. Anne "Nancy" Petty,   b. Abt 1746, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1773, Mercer County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)  [natural]
     7. Susannah Petty,   b. Abt 1748, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Sarah Petty,   b. Bef 1750, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Sep 1815, Pendleton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years)  [natural]
     9. George Petty,   b. Abt 1753, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F3987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • appears Rebecca Sims married first {Harrelson} then married sims
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      Children of Rebecca SIMS and John PETTY are:

      i. Anne (Nancy) PETTY was born ABT 1744 in Orange Co, Virginia, and died ABT 1823 in Mercer Co, Kentucky. She married William RANSDELL ABT 1760 in Orange Co, Virginia, son of John RANSDELL and ?. He was born ABT 1742 in possibly Westmoreland Co, Virginia, and died ABT 1801 in Mercer Co, Kentucky.
      ii. Thomas PETTY died BEF 1770.
      iii. Sarah PETTY.
      iv. Tabitha PETTY.
      v. Luke PETTY.
      vi. Francis PETTY was born 1752.
      vii. Abner PETTY.
      viii. George PETTY.
      ix. John PETTY.
      x. Alfred PETTY.
      xi. Ford PETTY.
      xii. Zachariah PETTY.
      xiii. Rebecca PETTY.
      xiv. Susannah PETTY.
      xv. Jemima (Jennie) PETTY.
      xvi. Apphira PETTY.
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      Children of Rebecca SIMMS and John PETTY are:
      i. Alfred PETTY was born AFT 1720.
      ii. Ford PETTY was born ABT 1725.
      iii. Thomas PETTY was born 1729/1730 in , Virginia, and died ABT 1768 in , Orange, North Carolina.
      iv. Sarah PETTY was born 1731/1732.
      v. Tabitha PETTY was born 1733/1734.
      vi. Luke PETTY was born 1735/1736, and died 1770 in , Kershaw., South Carolina.
      vii. Apphira (Abfier) PETTY was born 1731/1738 in Richmond County, Virginia. She married John FORD. He was born ABT 1735, and died 1791 in , Culpeper, Virginia.
      viii. John PETTY was born 1739/1740. He married Anne FAUNTLEROY. She was born AFT 1740.
      ix. Zachariah PETTY was born 1741/1742. He married Hannah Elizabeth MARSHALL in Culpeper County, Virginia She was born AFT 1740.
      x. Anne PETTY was born 1743/1744.
      xi. Rebecca PETTY was born 1745/1746.
      xii. Susannah PETTY was born 1747/1748. She married Joseph HAWKINS. He was born BEF 1747.
      xiii. Jemima (Jennie) PETTY was born 1749/1750.
      xiv. Francis PETTY was born 1751/1752.
      xv. Abner PETTY was born ABT 1753. He married GAYDEN. She was born AFT 1750.
      xvi. George PETTY was born 1756. He married Elizabeth MCNEAL 1773 in Orange County, Virginia. She was born AFT 1756.
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      Alot of controversy exists concerning the the identification of Rebecca Sims mother. While most reseachers agree that her father was Thomas Sims (1696-21 April 1784), there seems to be several schools of thought concerning his wife.

      The first theory explored is that Rebecca was the daughter of William Sims and brother to Thomas Sims (husband of Rebecca Petty, John Petty's sister). In his will, William Sims names only his son Thomas, a minor. Thomas Pety witnessed this will, 11 years prior to the marriage of his daughter Rebecca to Thomas Sims, thereby establishing a close relationship between the families early on. William Sims had other children not named in the will. On Feb. 1, 1714/5, William Sims in Richmond Co. deeded by gift land to sons-in-law Matthew Beane and Thomas Scott. Matthew Beane had married Mary Sims in 1710. A third daughter Rebecca, wife of John Pettey, has been suggested based on two 1734 deeds between Alexander Spotswood and John Pettey and Thomas Sims in St. Marks Parish, Spotsylvania County, naming Rebecca as the wife of John Petty. In my opinion, this is a very reasonable theory and seems to be the opinion mostly supported by Sims family researchers

      One opinion is that Rebecca Sims' mother was Rebecca Petty, sister to her husband John Petty. One fact stated is that when Thomas Sims leased land from Alexander Spotswood (23 October 1734) the same day that land was leased from Spotswood by Thomas Pettey and his wife, Catherine, and son Christopher, William, Jeremiah and Elijah Morton, all on the S. side of the Rapidan River and by John Petty, wife Rebecca and son Thomas on the N. side of the river seems to be one thing that would bolster this opinion. These researchers are of the opinion that Rebeckah Simms mentioned in the Paul Harrelson will of 1734 was the wife of a Thomas Sims who was a descendant of the Thomas Symes - Amy Bridges family. This relationship has been published in several family histories including "Simms Family Genealogy", by Albert E. Simms Jr. and "Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Sims of Culpeper County, Virginia" published by Prewitt in 1972. It seems highly unlikely, in my opinion, that John Petty married his sister's daughter.

      The more recent view is that Rebecca Sims' mother was Rebecca Harralson, daughter of Paul Harralson. The basis for this information is the will of Paul Harralson, in which he names his granddaughter Rebecca Sims. The daughters given name and her husband were not named; but a Thomas Sims (presumed to be the one under discussion) lived nearby and circumstantial evidence can be developed that points to the possibility that this Thomas was the son-in-law of Paul Harralson and the father of Rebecca Sims. Do we know that this is the same Rebecca Sims as named in Paul Harralson's will? Other than circumstantial evidence is there anything else to comfirm that Rebecca Harralson married this Thomas Sims? This view is taken by most Petty family researchers.

      Though I have listed Rebecca Sims mother as Rebecca Harralson, in my opinion, the relationship is not proven without further documentation. It does appear that there were two Thomas Sims living in the same general location and time period. Evidently one of these Thomas' married Rebecca Petty while the other married Rebecca Harralson. Without further documentation or insight, sorting out these families will be very difficult.

      Grandfather was Paul Harrelson, will dated 1718 Hanover County, Virginia His children included Peter, Paul, Anne Chiles (md to Henry Chiles), Judith; named his granddaughter Rebecca Simms

      Source - Petty Family (http://www.get.to/petty)
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Oct. 23, 1734. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to John Petty, planter. Lease of 100 a. in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., on N. side Rapidan, etc., etc. tract granted Spotswood and known as Spts. tract. "John Petty and Rebecca, his wife, and Thomas Petty, his son," etc. John Grame, Tho. Sims, William x Morton. Nov. 5, 1734.

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