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Sarah M. Peacock 

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Stephen Peacock Jr.
1815 - 1859

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1824 - 1859
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Sarah M. Peacock
1838 - 1920
Sarah M. Peacock was born about 1838 in Macon, Georgia and died about 1920 somewhere in Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 82 years old.

Married John A. Kelly. She and her husband are believed to have raised her youngest siblings after her parents died.
Sarah and John's children:
Amanda Jane
Sarah Elizabeth
Georgia Ann
John Alexander Jr.
Mary Jane
William A.
Lucy Ella
Census10/12/1850 Division 5 FL (Calhoun County) 12 yrs old 
Recorded as family #34: Stephen Peacock (age 35)NC, Rose Ann (age 26)NC, S. M. (age 12)GA, A. E. (10)GA, George W. (8)GA, John W. (7)GA, Marthey F. (5)FL, Rhoda A. (5)FL.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/26/1860 Chipola FL (Calhoun County) 22 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #163: John A. Kelly (age 46), Sarah M. Kelly (age 21), Amanda Kelly (age 11), Francis Peacock (female, age 15), James Peacock (age 6), and Washington King (age 10). John is a farmer and estimates the value of his real estate to be $200 and personal property at $400. John was born in NC, his wife in GA and all of the children in FL. John can read and write while Sarah cannot. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Military12/6/1864 Milledgeville GA (Baldwin County) 26 yrs old 
The Confederate States,
To: John A. Kelley administrator of George W. Peacock, deceased late private of Capt. Dicksons Co. 4th Reg't. Florida Vol

For pay of said deceased from July 1, 1862 where of day he has last said to November 19, 1862, the date of death, inclusion
4 mo. & 19 days at $11 per mo.

Payable to John A. Kelly, Ochessee, Calhoun Co. FL
Treasury Department,
Dec. 6, 1864
J. Bunting, Clerk
Comptroller's Office -B. Haster, Clerk
Dec. 16, 1964 
Census6/7/1880 Pippins Mills CA (Calhoun County) 42 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #79: John Kelly (67), Sarah (wife, age 40), Amanda J. (age 21), Elizabeth (18), Georgia (15), John (13), Mary Jane (10), William (7), and Lecy (5). John (sr) is a farmer while John Jr. says his occupation is ????. John Sr. and his parents were born in NC. Sarah and her parents were born in GA. Amanda was born in AL and the other children in FL.  
Census6/1/1885 FL (Calhoun County) 47 yrs old 
Family Number: 264- J. A. Keely (age 74), Sarah Keely (45), daughter-Georgia Misser (20), Mary Kelly (14), Ella Kelly (10), William Kelly (14), John Kelly (18). John A. was born in NC, He doesn't know were his parents were born, Sarah was born in GA, parents in NC.All children in FL. John is a farmer.

next door- J.A. Kent (31), Lizzie Kent (23), John (1).  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. 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 Sarah Peacock's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Sarah, her family, and friends. For example, Sarah is 2 years old when Oregon Trail is established
4 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
4 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
7 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
12 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
17 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
23 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
26 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
27 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
27 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
32 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
44 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
45 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
46 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
68 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
79 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
9 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
12 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
13 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
14 1852 Taylor County formed.
15 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
16 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
18 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
19 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
20 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
32 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
37 1875 Oconee County formed.
67 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
74 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
76 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
79 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
82 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
1 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
6 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
15 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
18 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
21 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
27 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
31 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
39 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
41 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
51 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
57 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
59 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
62 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
62 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
63 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
64 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
65 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
66 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
68 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
68 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
68 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
74 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
75 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
76 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
23 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
24 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
44 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
47 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
70 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
74 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
75 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
79 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
81 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
2 1840 Oregon Trail is established
4 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
17 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
22 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
24 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
25 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
27 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
30 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
37 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
38 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
71 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
72 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
71 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
76 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
79 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
81 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
82 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.

John Kelly
Born about 1816 and died about 1913
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