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William  Peacock 

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Samuel Peacock
1760 - 1816

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1762 - 7/4/1836
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William Peacock
1795 - 1857
William Peacock was born about 1795 in Bulloch Co., Georgia and died about 1857 in Calhoun Co., Georgia. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 62 years old.

Married Martha in Sparta, Hancock Co. GA and they had the following children:
  1. John Julius (12/13/1817-2/6/1877) married Matilda “Tildy” Caroline Stephens (8/10/1827-11/26/1910),
  2. James Jefferson (1820-1855) married Sarah Jane Parker,
  3. Solomon (1823-11/20/1860) married Sarah Jane Elefair,
  4. Almira (1827-abt.1880),
  5. Gideon B.(1830-abt.1860),
  6. William L.(1835-1862),
  7. Eliza (1837-abt.1840), and
  8. Pearson M. (1840-1894).
After the death of his first wife, William married in 1853, Elizabeth Smith Traylor (1810-aft.1860). They had two children:
  1. Martha Ann (1854- ), and
  2. Rebecca (abt.1856- ).
Census1/1/1840 FL (Jackson County) 45 yrs old 
page 22, line # 17 - William Peacock - one male (5-10), one male(10-15) two males(15-20),(40-50), one female (-5),one female (5-10), one female (40-50).

(lives next door the John Spears) 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1840: , is the largest town and soon begins to battle Marianna (founded in 1827) for the position of county seat. The battle grew so intense, Webbville lobbied and won the creation of a new county from the eastern half. Lafayette was formed in 1932 and takes a large portion of the votes. Two years later and the county is absorbed back into Jackson county and Marianna becomes the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during William Peacock's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of William, his family, and friends. For example, William is 3 years old when Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
6 1801 Clarke and Tatnall Counties formed.
7 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become a border between,GA, FL and AL. GA's western border reaches to the Mississippi River.
8 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
12 1807 December 10 - Jasper, Jones, Laurens, Morgan, Putnam, and Telfair Counties formed.
13 1808 Pulaski County created.
14 1809 Twiggs County formed.
16 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
16 1811 Madison County created.
17 1812 Emanual County formed.
17 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
18 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
22 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
24 1819 Rabun County formed.
25 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
26 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
27 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
28 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
29 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
30 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
31 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
32 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
35 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
36 1831 Sumter County is formed.
37 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
38 1833 Walker County is formed.
41 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
42 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
43 1838 Chattooga County formed
52 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
55 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
56 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
57 1852 Taylor County formed.
58 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
59 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
61 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
62 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
4 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
5 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
12 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
19 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
35 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
44 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
49 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
58 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
61 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
5 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
16 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
17 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
33 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
39 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
3 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
8 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
9 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
10 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
11 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
16 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
25 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
35 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
40 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
42 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
45 1840 Oregon Trail is established
47 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
60 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
1 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
2 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
38 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Martha Patterson
Born about 1790 and died about 1850.
They were married 11/17/1814.

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The Children of William Peacock

John Justis Peacock
Born in an unknown place on December 13, 1817 and died in Calhoun Co, Florida on February 6, 1877. He was 59 years old.

He married on Jan. 8th 1852 in Jackson Co FL to Matilda Caroline Stephens (8/10/1829 - 11/26/ 1910)

  1. Mary (1852 )
  2. Mary Magdalene (1854-1910)
  3. Jam...
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James Jefferson Peacock
Born in Hancock Co, Georgia about 1820 and died in Jackson Co., Florida on April 11, 1855. He was about 35 years old.

He is believed to be buried in the Ocheesee Cemetery in north Calhoun County, Florida.

William Green Peacock (born 1842)
James Kinson Peacock (born 1845)
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John Solomon Peacock
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1823 and died somewhere in Florida on November 20, 1860. He was about 37 years old.

He married Sarah Jane Elefair McClellan (1831-1915)....
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