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Mary Elizabeth Peacock 

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John Wesley Peacock
12/13/1843 - 12/31/1925

Rhoda Eleanor Parish
11/12/1857 - 2/7/1879
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Mary Elizabeth Peacock
5/17/1875 - 12/23/1957
(Shown at age 77)
Mary Elizabeth Peacock was born on May 17, 1875 in Blountstown, Florida and died on December 23, 1957 in Blountstown, Florida. She lived to be 82 years old.

About 1903 they lived in a home at the present day corner of Angle and Main St. In about 1908 they moved west of town in the area of present day Hummingbird Way. The homestead was originally own by Jonas Bailey. She became tired of living so far out in the county and her husband spending long days in town. So, in 1912 John bought some land on Hwy 69 north from Levi Yon and built a large home there. Years later they moved even closer in to a home next to the feed store on Main St.
Records
Census1/1/1880 Pippin Mill FL (Calhoun County) 4 yrs old 
family #8: Wesley (age 37, a farmer), Mary (26, house keeping), Mary (5), Rosa (3), Laura (1 1/2). Wesley was born in GA. (his parents also born in GA). Mary was born in AL. (her parents also born in AL). The children were born in Florida. William Parrish (age 15 & born in FL) is a brother-in-law working as a farmer. Jane Thomas (a black female, age 20 & born in AL), is a servant & cook. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/2/1880 Precinct 7 FL (Jackson County) 5 yrs old 
family#11 - James K. Peacock (age 35), Mary E. Peacock (31), Charley K. Peacock (10), Sarah E. Peacock (9), James P. Peacock (7), William J. Peacock (5), John J. Peacock (3)& Mary E. Peacock (1). James is a farmer, Mary keeps house and Charley is a farm laborer. James was born in GA, his parents in GA also. Mary was born in AL, her father in AL & mother in SC. All children in FL.  
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage4/17/1890 FL (Calhoun County) 14 yrs old 
on page #179 - John B. Halley married Mary Peacock on April 17,1890   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcalhou/marriages/grooms.txt
Census4/25/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 34 yrs old 
Recorded as family #33: J. B. Halley (age 40), Mary (wife, age 34), Ellis (son, age 18), Annie (daughter, age 16), Wess (son, age 12), Belle (daughter, age 11), Phenlon (son, age 9), Marion (son, age 7), Lee Roy (son, age 1) and Mart McNely (a black servant, age 21, widowed, born in FL). J. B. was born in FL and both parents in the United States. Mary and her mother were born in FL and her father in the United States. All of the children were born in FL. Mary has given birth to 8 children and all are still living. J. B. and Ellis are farmers working the family farm. All, except the youngest children, can read and write. The youngest children have attended school during the past year. 
Other5/30/1916 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 41 yrs old 
Handwritten pages from the front of John Bennett and Mary Elizebeth Peacock Halley's bible records the birth of each child between 1892 through 1916.
Marriage: J. B. Halley and Mary Elizebeth Peacock was married April th 17, 1895.
Births:
John Bennett Halley was born Oct. th 21, 1869
Mary Elizebeth Peacock was born May th 17, 1875
James Ellis Halley was born Feb. th 22,1892
Annie Lee Halley was born April th 20, 1894
Mary Ella Halley was born March th 4 1896
Celap Wess Halley was born Jan. th 29, 1898
Marry Belle Halley was born may th 4 ,1899
Charley Rubn Halley was born April th 13, 1901
John Marvins Halley was born Aug. th 14 1903
Lee Roy Halley was born Aug. th 16, 1908
Lillie Mae Halley was born Jan. th 10, 1911
Allbert Chester was born Jan. th 1 , 1913
Clerence Eugene Halley was born Aug.30, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Halley's Family 
Census1/3/1920 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 44 yrs old 
Recorded as family #387: John B. Holley (age 50), Mary E. (wife, age 44), Ruben (son, age 19), John M. (son, age 17), Roy (son, age 13), Lillie (daughter, age 11), Chester (son, age 8), Eugene (son, age 4). All were born in FL and so were their parents. All, except the two youngest children, can read and write. All of the children, except the 4 year old, have been attending school. John B. is a farmer and works his home farm. 
Census1/1/1930 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 54 yrs old 
Listed as the 48th dwelling: John B. Halley (head, age 60), Mary E. (wife, age 54), John M. (son, age 27, not-married), Lilly M. (daughter, age 19, not-married), Chester A. (son, age 17, not-married), Clarence E. (son, age 13). All were born in FL and state that their parents were also born in FL -- except John's father who was born in AL. John B. estimates the value of his home at $3, 500. John states his occupation as Merchant of wholesale groceries and his oldest son, John, is a salesman. 
Graveyard/Tombstone6/25/1940 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 65 yrs old 
Bogg Cemetery: John Halley, born 10/21/1869 and died 6/24/1940. Tombstone says 'Salvation through Christ The Redeemer'. He is buried next to his wife.   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~flcalhou/Cemeteries/boggswc.htm
Newspaper2/1/1951 Panama City News Herald FL (Bay County) 75 yrs old 
Caleb Halley of Blountstown Dies -- Caleb Wess Halley, 53, lifelong resident of Calhoun County, died in Archibald hospital, Thomasville, GA, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were to be held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Blountstown the following Friday. Includes full list of family members. 
Death Certificate12/1/1957 FL (Calhoun County) 82 yrs old 
Florida Death Index 1936-1998: Mary Elizabeth Holley dies in December 1957 in Calhoun County. 
Graveyard/Tombstone12/23/1957 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 82 yrs old 
Boggs Cemetery: Mary Peacock Halley, born 5/17/1875 and died 12/23/1957. Tombstone says 'She was the sunshine of our home.' She is buried next to her husband.   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~flcalhou/Cemeteries/boggswc.htm

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Mary Peacock's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Mary, her family, and friends. For example, Mary is 1 years old when The National League of Baseball is founded
AgeDateEvent
7 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
8 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.
9 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.
31 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
42 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
53 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
82 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
AgeDateEvent
2 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
4 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
14 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
20 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
22 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
25 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.
25 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
26 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
27 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
28 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
29 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
31 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
31 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
31 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
37 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
38 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
39 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
48 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
48 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
49 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
51 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
52 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
53 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
61 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
63 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
71 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
72 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
76 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
77 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
82 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
AgeDateEvent
7 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
10 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
33 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
37 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
38 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
42 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.
44 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
63 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
64 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
66 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
75 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
80 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
AgeDateEvent
1 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
34 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
35 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.
52 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
54 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
55 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
57 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
58 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
59 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
59 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
60 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
64 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
68 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
69 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
70 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
79 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
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34 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
39 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.
42 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
44 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
45 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.
63 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
64 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
70 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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John Halley
Born on October 21, 1869 and died on June 24, 1940.
They were married 4/17/1890.

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The Children of Mary Elizabeth Peacock

24 years old
James Ellis Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on February 22, 1892 and died in Blountstown, Florida on July 16, 1968. He was 76 years old.

He served in WWI....
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18 years old
Annie Lee Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on April 20, 1894 and died in Blountstown, Florida on October 6, 1961. She was 67 years old.

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79 years old
Mary Eleanor "Ell" Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on March 4, 1896 and died in Blountstown, Florida on February 17, 1985. She was 89 years old.

Occupation: Book Keeper. Burial at Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown, FL....
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20 years old
Caleb Wesley Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on January 29, 1898 and died in Thomasville, Georgia on January 31, 1951. He was 53 years old.

He was called "Wes" . He served in WWI and in 1918 he marred Etta Armstrong. ...
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41 years old
Margaret Belle Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on May 4, 1899 and died in Blountstown, Florida on March 29, 2001. She was 101 years old.

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19 years old
Charles Reuben Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on April 13, 1901 and died in Dothan, Alabama on November 27, 1933. He was 32 years old.

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38 years old
John Marvin Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on August 14, 1903 and died in Blountstown, Florida on September 6, 1962. He was 59 years old.

He owned and operated Halley's Service Station on Main St. in Blountstown, FL. It opened in 1946, and was a two story building. At his death his son took over the business untill it closed in 2005. ...
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32 years old
Lee 'Buck' Roy Holley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on August 16, 1908 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on December 15, 1989. He was 81 years old.

Change name to Holley. Occupations: Owner/Operator of the Gulf Station, Operated a Meat Market in Altha and a Furniture Store in Blountstown, FL. ...
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47 years old
Lillie Mae Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on January 10, 1911 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on March 16, 1986. She was 75 years old.

Married 12/22/1931 in Blountstown, FL...
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17 years old
Albert Chester Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on January 1, 1913 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on July 10, 1995. He was 82 years old.

His occupation was Public Works. 2nd Marriage 6/29/1968 to Mary Cantley Tyns. Burial at Bogg Cemetery in Blountstown, FL....
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45 years old
Clarence Eugene Halley
Born in Blountstown, Florida on August 30, 1916 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on February 25, 2002. He was 85 years old.

Occupation: Business Owner, State Government worker. Second marriage to Blanche A. Collins....
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