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John  Peacock 

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Samuel Peacock
1668 - 1742

Mary Taylor Stringfellow
1675 - 1719
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John Peacock
1712 - 1791
John Peacock was born about 1712 in Wayne County, North Carolina and died about 1791 in Wayne County, North Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 79 years old.

He and his brother Samuel, had land grants in the Nahunta Swamp (now Fremont) NC in Wayne Co. It is believed that John Peacock lived in a Quaker community in North Carolina. At least two of his sons, Abraham and Simon, may also have belonged to the Quaker sect for at least a period of time.
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Land Deed11/19/1742 NC (Northampton County) 30 yrs old 
John Peacock of Northampton County NC to Robert Warren of Surry, Va, 30 pds, 10 shillings, Va money, 100 acres more or less, S/S Meherrin River, joining Thos. Morrell. the river pocosin, other lands of Robert Warren, and Samuel Peacock. Wit: James Washington, John Deberry, Thos. Morrell  Source:  Abstracts of Deeds, Northampton Co., NC, Bks. 1 & 2,  by Margaret M. Hofmann & Northampton Co., NC Wills 1759-1808, by Margaret M. Hofmann)
Land Deed11/19/1742 NC (Northampton County) 30 yrs old 
Samuel & John Peacock of Northampton, NC to Robert Warren of Surry Co, Va. 33 pds, 10 shillings, Va. money, 100 Acres more or less S/S Meherrin River, joining the river, Robert Sherard, the Cypress swamp, the pocosin, and the low ground, all houses, orchards, gardens, etc. Wit: James Washington, William Pilant, James Washington, Jr.  Source:  Abstracts of Deeds, Northampton Co., NC, Bks. 1 & 2,  by Margaret M. Hofmann & Northampton Co., NC Wills 1759-1808, by Margaret M. Hofmann)
Land Deed3/13/1743 Nahunta Swamp NC (Wayne County) 31 yrs old 
Grant for 200 acres of land on the north side of Nahunta Swamp. 
Other1/1/1782 NC (Wayne County) 70 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our John Peacock.  A True and perfect Inventory of the Estate of John Peacock decd.

November 9th 1781

8 Negroes, 7 Head Horses, 17 Head Cattle, 71 Head Hogs, 22 Head Sheep, 3 feather Beds and furniture, 1 pine chest, 1 Table, 1 pr Sheep Shares, 1 pair Stilliards, 1 Wooling Wheel, 2 linen dittos, 1 whip saw & file, 2 pair Cards, 6 Chairs, 11 pewter plates, 4 pewter dishes, 2 pewter basons, 1 smooth board Gunn, 1 saddle and bridle, 1 candle stick, 3 books, 3 knives & 5 forks, 1 Gimblet, 1 Handsaw, file and rest, parcel wareing cloths, 3 plow hoes, 5 weeding hoes, 2 grubing hoes, 2 slow stocks, 1 narrow axe, 1 Claw Hammer, 2 drawing knives, 1 Cooper shovell, 1 frow, 1 carpintor's addzes, 1 chissells, 2 old augers, pair iron wedges, 1 Grind stone, 1 Cart and wheels, 1 Copper still, worm and cap, 2 Iron pots & hooks, 1 Iron skillet, 1 frying pan, 2 pails and 1 piggen, 1 washing Tubb, 1 wooden can, 1 stone Jugg, 2 butter potts, 1 Glass bottle, 1 half bushell measure, 4 sides leather, 6 cow hides, parcel cyder casks, quantity corn and fodder, 1 pair shares, quantity of wool cotton and flax, 127.19.6 money in the house at his death, 7 silver dollars and five pister__ns in the House at his death, 1 branding Iron, 1 Iron spice morter and pestle, 1 comb, 1 Flax brake, 1 Razor, 1 pair fire Tongues, 1 Cow bell, 1 dowell bitt, 1 Round Share, 1 pair phlemes, 1 stock lock, 1 taper bitt, 1 side saddle, 1 Chairm, small quantity of wheat, small quantity of bacon.

Filed January Court 1782  

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40 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
57 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
65 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
71 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.
73 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
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37 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.
63 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.
64 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
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6 1718 Blackbeard, the pirate is killed off the North Carolina coast.
7 1719 By 1719, North Carolina and South Carolina have separated into two colonies.
55 1767 Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
77 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.
AgeDateEvent
8 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)
18 1730 Map of US Colonies
20 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.
35 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
38 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.
48 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".
51 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
54 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
61 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.
62 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.
63 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.
64 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
66 1778 Alliance between United States and France
75 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
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3 1715 War of Spanish Succession ends
26 1738 System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
31 1743 King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
36 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
44 1756 Seven Year's War begins
47 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
51 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
52 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.
55 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
67 1779 Spain declares war on England
68 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
71 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
75 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
76 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
77 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


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Patience Raiford
Born about 1724 and died about 1808
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The Children of John Peacock

Peter Peacock
Born in Johnson County, North Carolina about 1745 and died in an unknown location about 1824. He was about 79 years old.

He married Martha Applewhite....
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Jesse Peacock
Born in Jackson County, North Carolina about 1747 and died in Johnson County, North Carolina about 1804. He was about 57 years old.

Married Elizabeth unknown (1760). Children: Jacob 1778, Daniel 1780 , Jesse 1782 , Priscilla 1784 , Celah 1786 , Elizabeth 1788 , Sarah 1790 , Obedience 1792 & Zilpha 1794...
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Lydia Peacock
Born in Jackson County, North Carolina about 1749 and died in an unknown location about 1810. She was about 61 years old.

Believed to have married John Watkins....
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Sarah Peacock
Born in Jackson County, North Carolina about 1751 and died in Jefferson, Georgia about 1804. She was about 53 years old.

Believed to have married Daniel Loffley....
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Simon Peacock
Born in Wayne County, North Carolina about 1753 and died in Wayne County, North Carolina about 1831. He was about 78 years old.

It is believed that he served in the War of 1812 and possibly in the Revolutionary War in 1776....
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John Peacock
Born in Wayne County, North Carolina about 1755 and died in Wayne Co., North Carolina about 1829. He was about 74 years old.

Nicknamed "Lame John" because of an injury he received while serving as a private in the North Carolina militia. Married Mary Thompson, They had eight children....
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William Peacock
Born in Wayne County, North Carolina about 1757 and died in Randolph, North Carolina about 1831. He was about 74 years old.

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Patience Peacock
Born in Wayne County, North Carolina about 1759 and died in an unknown location about 1790. She was about 31 years old.

She married Robertson Mattox....
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