We have been researching our family tree for 6 mos. now and have traced our petty side back to 1552 Norfolk England. The name has been changed from Pettus to Pettey Then to Petty, We are still researching this line and have confirmed back to James Carroll petty born in 1822 in Henderson Co. Tennessee, He married Lucinda (Ceenie) Thompson in 1850. They had 5 Children Whilliam Thomas,John Henderson, Nancy, Emily Jane and M.E. Petty. I am currently researching James parents (James and Cynthia) William Thomas petty married Sarah Little who was Cherokee Indian.