Name: J. Thomas Petillo Home in 1880: Galley Rock, Yell, Arkansas Age: 49 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831 Birthplace: Arkansas Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Sarah A. Father's birthplace: South Carolina Mother's birthplace: Arkansas Occupation: Farming Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Household Members: Name Age
J. Thomas Petillo 49 Sarah A. Petillo 31 S. Louisa Petillo 16 J. Thomas Petillo 14 William R. Petillo 8 Riley J. Petillo 6 Mary L. Petillo 4 J. Wesley Petillo 10M Luke Bezoze 26 Barbary J. George 66
***This is the James T. Petillo family in 1880.
In March of 1882, James Thomas Petillo bought the land of J.B. Webb in Galley Rock.It was about 50 acres and was one of many acquitions by a prospering J. T. Petillo.It probably adjoined land already owned by Petillo.
John B. Webb and wife Sarh F. Croft Webb were in Galley Rock by the 1870 census.Daughter Sarah, called Sally, married John Biggs of Galley Rock Twp.
By 1880 the J.B. Webb family had left Galley Rock Twp. for the Magazine Twp.Sarah Webb had died and had been buried in Centerville on what was to be called Petillo Hill.Son J.P. Webb was only about 13 at the time of her death.He was my mother's father.
By 1880 J.B. Webb was married to his second wife, Sallie, when the land in Galley Rock was sold to Petillo. The records say that she was Sallie Colwell.The 1880 census says that she was born in Alabama in 1843.I have yet to discover who Sallie Colwell was or from where she came.Was she also a widow?
What happened to J.B. and Sallie Webb?The Brunson family says that William S. Brunson rode out to the Webb farm to ask for daughter Mattie (Martha) in marriage.Their first son was born in 1891 or 92, so that must have been about 1890.
Ann Webb married P.J. Alexander (Pleasant Jasper Alexander) and had gone back to Sevier County with him.Eventually, they moved not far away into Oklahoma and are buried there.
Mary Webb married Erastus Walker and had children in and around Centerville.Erastus died in a sawmill accident in the 1890s.
Sarah Webb married John Biggs and stayed in Galley Rock Twp.
Martha Webb married W.S. Brunson and eventually moved to Oklahoma.
James Warren Webb migrated to Polk County and married Sarah Cecil.He is buried at Vandervoort.Most of his large family ended up in Oklahoma, which was just a couple of miles away.
Charles or Charlie Webb moved to Sevier County and then on over into Texas.
J.P. Webb first married Julia Hubanks in Yell County.She died in childbirth.He went to his brother's in Polk County, but was back in Yell County by 1900 and staying with the Brunson family.Then he married Ida Alice Anderson, the sister of John Anderson of Yell, and moved over into Perry County to homestead land west of Thornburg, where they set up a sawmill.
John Pinckney Webb disappeared from his family after a 1919 divorce in Perry County.He came from a really good family, but I doubt that he ever knew that.He used to challenge his children to spell "Kosciusko, Mississippi."That's where he had been born when J.B. Webb came home from the Confederate Army.
I note that Petillo had roots in South Carolina.He was also born about the same year as J.B. Webb.