Hazel Graham Petrie

Born:July 8 1786 In:  Chester Co., Sc
Died:Jan 29 1869 (at age 82)In:  Todd Co., Kentucky

Immediate family

Sarah Petrie (born Mobley)
His wife
John Wesley Petrie
His son
William Petrie
His son
Peter Cartwright Petrie
His son
Edward Mobley Petrie
His son
Mary Styrs Petrie
His daughter
Elizabeth Jenkins Petrie
His daughter
Lucy Alaid Petrie
His daughter
Hazel Graham Petrie Jr
His son
Garland Asbury Petrie
His son
Richard Thompson Petrie
His son
Sarah Ann Petrie
His daughter
Henry Logan Petrie
His son
Paulina Petrie (born Kennedy)
His wife
James Columbus Petrie
His son
John Summerfield Petrie
His son
Newton Clark Petrie
His son
Harriet Newwll Petrie
His daughter
Peter Petrie
His father
Susannah Petrie (born Hardwick)
His mother
Jemima Colvin (born Petrie)
His sister


History of Todd County, Kentucky, ed. J. H. Battle, 1884, F. A. Battey

Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 304-05.

HAZEL G. PETRIE, (some of the family spell the name Petree, others as above, which is the original and correct orthography), is a descendant of Peter Petrie, who was born in Scotland, of Scotch-Pr

esbyterian parents. When in his seventh year, Peter attended a school taught by a Presbyterian minister, somewhat distinguished for his rigid enforcement of the rules. For some real or fancied infring

ment [sic] of the rules of the school, the Scotch schoolmaster chastised Peter, who fled for refuge to his mother, who, unfortunately for Peter, was of the same stern stock as the school- master. She

accordingly administered a second whipping and started him back to school. This happened near a shipping port, and Peter, failing to find refuge in his native land, took passage on a sailing vessel wh

ich landed him in Charleston, S. C. He never again heard of his tutor, mother and any of his Scotch kin. In South Carolina Peter grew to manhood, having spent part of his youth as a soldier in the Rev

olutionary war. About 1783 or 1784, he married a Miss Hardwick, in Chester District, S.C. By this marriage he had two children: Hazel and Jemima. After the death of his first wife he moved to east Ten

nessee, where he married a Miss Wilson. He subsequently moved to Todd County, Ky., where he died in the fall of 1841, at an age between eighty and eighty-five years. His second wife died, and a few ye

ars before his own death, Peter married an old lady by the name of Franklin, who survived him several years. Jemima Petrie married Andrew Colvin. They resided in Chester District, S. C., and reared a

large family of children. Hazel Petrie was born in Chester District, S. C., July 8, 1875, where he lived until grown. August 20, 1805, he was married to Sallie Mobley. In 1807, he removed with his wif

e and one child to Tennessee, and in 1809, he came with his wife and two children to what was then Christian County--now Todd. He lived one year near the present site of Taylor Chapel, and the next (1

810), he purchased from John Gray a tract of land three miles southwest of where the town of Elkton was subsequently located. Here he lived continuously until his death, January 29, 1869. By his first

wife, Hazel Petrie had borne to him twelve children: John, William, Peter Cartwright, Edward M., Mary S., Eliza J., Lucy A., Hazel G., Garland A., Richard T., Sarah A., and Henry L., all of whom live

d to be grown. March 25, 1830, he was married to Paulina Kennedy. Of this marriage there were four children: James C., John Summerfield, Newton C., and Harriet N., all of whom lived to maturity. Of hi

s sixteen children only four preceded him to the grave. He left fifty-four grandchildren, and forty great-grandchildren. He was widely known in the county; for many years was a member of the County Co

urt, and once represented Todd County in the General Assembly of the State.

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