1850 residence District 70, Wirt County, VA (now WV)
She is buried in the Ruble Church Cemetery, near Burning Springs, Wirt County, WV.
After her death, her children lived with others in 1860 rather than their father.
"Pedigree Resource File", database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/94RH-CCN : accessed 2013-07-28), entry for Zerilda A. Dent.
Microfilm J. R. 3352, West Virginia Vital Statistics, Webster to Wyoming, filmed at the Library of Virginia by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1954, Wirt County Deaths 1858 Page 1, Line 16 Name: Zarilda Petty, White, Female, DOD: May 21, POD: Wirt County, COD: Dyspepsia, Age: 34y 2m 24d; Parents: Dudley & Mahala Dent, Born: n/g, Occ: (blank) Consort: Consort of E Petty, Informant: E Petty husband All legible Wirt County births and deaths 1853-1860 transcribed by Roy L. Lockhart 2012. NOTE: Poor quality microfilm, LDS transcription of these records contain many errors.
the 1850 U.S. census
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