Millington Mumfort Petty is my father's (Joseph A. Davis) mother's (Ollie (Petty) Davis) father. I actually have PVT Petty's Civil War rifle given to me by my uncle, John Jackson Davis.
I have heard rumors of the Cherokee connection but have no proof. The genealogy trace done by my great aunt went toward my Grandfather Davis (Melza Davis) side that goes to a John Davis that married a Jewish woman aboard a US ship from Cardiff, Wales to Philadelphia in the late 1700.
I did a Ancestry trace on Millington Mumfort Petty that went to an early immigrant named Pettie who was on the third ship to Jamestown, VA in the early 1600's.
Dr. Neil Davisndavis@uwf.edu