In the 1860 census of Wirt County, VA (now WV), he was living with the George & Sarah (Beaty) Dent family. Not in father's household in the 1870 census of Wirt County, WV, Burning Springs Twp. He may have died during 1860-1870. Wirt County Death records not available during this period. NFI.
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 Births 1857 Page 2, Line 81 DOB: March 9, Name: Petty George, White, Male, Alive, POB: Wirt County, Father: Elisha Petty; Father's Occ: Farmer, Father's Res: Wirt County, Mother: Zerilda Petty, 1 at birth, Deformity: None, Informant: Elisha Petty Father 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 1860 U.S. census
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