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Matilda Tilsey / Cicily Unknown (Peacock) 



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Matilda Tilsey / Cicily Unknown (Peacock)
1709 - 1809
Matilda Tilsey / Cicily Unknown (Peacock) was born about 1709 in Chowan Precinct, Albemarle County, North Carolina and died in an unknown year in an unknown place. Dates for birth and death are estimated.

Albemarle County is now Northampton County, North Carolina. Her name is written on Samuel's will as Tilsey (1793).

She married Samuel and they had at least the following four children:

  1. Samuel III (1730-1815) who married Amy Thomas and they are know to have had seven children: Levi (1756), Uriah (1758), Abraham (1761), Archibold (1762), Jonathan (1764), John (1766), and Samuel (1770).

  2. Abraham (1732-1790's) who married twice and died in Barnwell County, SC. His second wife's name was Mary. He had 6 children: Levi (1755 NC-1832), Samuel (1760 NC-1819), Nancy (1768 NC), Martha Mary (1785 SC), Joseph (1780 NC-1835), and Silas.

  3. Isham (1742-1850) who married Martha Easterling and later Lydra Bennett. He had four children: Sarah, Samuel, John and Lewis

  4. John (1744-1829) Wayne, NC

Other9/13/1793 NC (Johnston County) 84 yrs old 
In the Name of God Amen
I Samuel Peacock of the State of North Carolina & County of Johnston in sickness but under complaint But in Good Sance and Memberey Blesed be allmity God caling to mind the mortality of Body knowing that it is apinted for all men to die. And for the bettor settling of my temperel affairs do this thirteth day of September in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety three Make and publish this my Last will and testiment in manner following that is to say
First I recommend my soul to God who gave it me secondly my bodey to the ground to be Buried in a decent order By the Derectin of my Executors.
Item I give & Bequeath to Moses Lee Eight Shillings. Item I give & Bequeath to Nicklus Dickson Eight Shillings. Item I give & Bequeath to Simon Branch Eight Shillings. Item I give & Bequeath to my son Samuel Peacock five Shillings. Item I give & Bequeath to my son John Peacock five Shillings. Item I give & Bequeath to my son Isom Peacock five Shillings. Item I give & Bequeath to my son Abraham Peacock five shillings. Item I give & Bequeath to my son Isom Peacock Negro Garl Hanah. Item then all the Remaner of my Property I give to my Beloved wife Tilsey Peacock During her Life or widdowhud. And I hereby Make and ordain my worthy friends Tilsey Peacock and William Watkins Excx & Excr this my Last will and Testiment whereof I the said Samuel Peacock have here unto this my Last Will and Testement set my hand & seal this Day and year above written.
Sealed Published & Delivered by the said Samuel Peacock the Testater as his Last Will and Testement
In persents of us Samuel Peacock his mark seal
Matthew Joyner
Kinchen Watkins his mark; Willis Watkins his mark; Tilsey Peacock Qfd as Excx.

Johnston Co. Wills NC, CR. 056. 801. 8, Samuel Peacock 1793 
Census1/1/1800 Hillsborough NC (Wake County) 91 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Matilda Unknown (Peacock).  page 41 - Cisly Peacock - one male (10-15), one female (10-15) & one female ( 45 or older).  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Matilda Unknown (Peacock)'s life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Matilda, her family, and friends. For example, Matilda is 11 years old when The population of American colonists reaches 475,000. Boston (pop. 12,000) is the largest city, followed by Philadelphia (pop. 10,000) and New York (pop. 7000)
43 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
60 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
68 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
74 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
76 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
84 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
90 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
91 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
98 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
40 1749 Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded. Georgia planters were hiring SC slaves for life and even openly purchasing slaves at the dock in Savannah.
66 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
67 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
91 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
2 1711 The Tuscarora War begins between the local Indians and colonists. After two years of fighting, the Tuscarora Indians move west.
9 1718 Blackbeard, the pirate is killed off the North Carolina coast.
10 1719 By 1719, North Carolina and South Carolina have separated into two colonies.
58 1767 Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
80 1789 The capitol of North Carolina moves from New Bern to Raleigh and North Carolina becomes the 12th state of the United States of America.
11 1720 The population of American colonists reaches 475,000. Boston (pop. 12,000) is the largest city, followed by Philadelphia (pop. 10,000) and New York (pop. 7000)
21 1730 Map of US Colonies
23 1732 James Oglethorpe establishes the Georgia Colony in the new world. The new settlers form friendships with the Creek Indian Nation towns in this area. Georgia is the thirteen English colony to be settled.
38 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
41 1750 Charleston, SC, has become the most affluent and largest city in the South. It is the leading port and trading center for the southern colonies. The population in the Carolinas has exceeded 100,000 with many French Protestant Huguenots. The wealth plantation owners bring private tutors from Ireland and Scotland. Public education does not exist.
51 1760 The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
54 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
57 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
64 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
65 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
66 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
67 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
69 1778 Alliance between United States and France
78 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
84 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
85 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
89 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
94 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
95 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
96 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.
97 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
6 1715 War of Spanish Succession ends
29 1738 System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
34 1743 King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
39 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
47 1756 Seven Year's War begins
50 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
54 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
55 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
58 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
70 1779 Spain declares war on England
71 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
74 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
78 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
79 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
80 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
83 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
84 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
86 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
87 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
88 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa

Samuel Peacock
Born about 1705 and died about 1793.
They were married 12/23/1719.

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Abraham Peacock
Born in Bertie Co., North Carolina about 1732 and died in Barnwell Co., South Carolina on January 8, 1808. He was about 76 years old.

Married in Duplin Co. NC. He had five children with wife Mary: Levi (1755-1832),Samuel(1760-1819)Nancy Ann(1765-abt.1825),Joseph(1780-1835)& Martha(1785-abt.1820)...
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