|About John Peacock|
John Peacock was born about 1755 in Wayne County, North Carolina and died about 1829 in Wayne Co., North Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 74 years old.
1755 - 1829
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.
|Other||1/1/1829 ||NC (Wayne County) ||74 yrs old |
|Will of John peacock|
In the name of God amen. I John Peacock (lame) of the County of Wayne &
state of North Carolina Planter being of perfect healthy & of a sound mind &
memory calling to mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is
appointed unto all men once to die & for the ____ settling my worly estate
do make & publish this my last will & testament in maner & form following as
viz: 1. Item I lend my beloved wife Mary dureing her nateral life or
widowhood my home plantation with the priveledge of wood & timber on the
lands joyning. I lend her during her natural life three negroes Son Doll
Ginney one horse her choice from my ____ utensils for farming one ___ wheels
two cows & calves one bed & furniture & as much Kitching furniture as well
__ strictly is nesesary for her use also one years provisions for her & her
family. Item I give & bequeath to my son _____ one negroe named Daniel. Item
I give & beqeath to my son ______ ________ ___________. Item I give &
bequeath to my son Noah heires of __________. give & bequeath to my son
Zadoc half of three hundred and seventy eight acres of land at the upper end
and if I (just?) to make __ dividing line between him & son son Bearney
____ they are to divide for them selves also three negroes Condon Ben &
_____ Item I give and bequeath to my son Bearney three negroes ___
____Ginney and there increase after the death of my wife. ___________ Cather
now in his possession also all the rest of ______ I have lent my wife after
her decease. Item _______ my son Theophilus ____hundred & fifty acres of
land _______bounded as follows begining at a hickory in _____ line or his
corner then astreight line to the corner of the field fence where said
Theophilus now lives then ____ the field and paster fence down the branch to
the mouth of the ____ branch then up the said pond branch to the head then
thereon course continued to Aycock's line then with Aycock's line the
begining also all the property that I have lent him heretofore I give &
bequeath to him. Item I _____________ Trancy/Treacy one dollar. Item I give
my daughter Chris___ Woodard one dollar. Item I give & bequeath to my ____
Daughter Elizabeth Pearce one negro named M____l also one bed & firnature.
Item I give & bequeath to my gran son Needham Pearce one negro girl named
______. Tis my will desire? that all my property which have not/now?
heretofore named be sold & after all my just debts are paid the remainder of
the money to be equally divided between Zadoc & Bearney Theophilus. _____ly
I appoint & nominate my two sons ______ _______ney Peacock whole & sole
executors to this my last will & testament ___ying & revoking all former
will or wills or beque___ made or by me bequeathed only rattifying &
publishing this and __ther last will & testament _____ are unto I John
Peacock have hereunto set my hand & fixed my seal the 29th day of April
_______________ published John Peacock
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Wayne county February Term 1829
Then was the within will of John Peacock (lame) duly proved in open court __
this oaths of Benjamin Boswell and Shadrack Sasser subscribing witnesses
thereto and at the same time Zadock & Barney Peacock appeared in open Court
and was duly qualified as executors & let letters of ______ ______ P Hooks,
Record Feb 1829
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John Peacock's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of
John, his family, and friends. For example, John is 5 years old when 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".
||The first steam engine is invented by Watt
||The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
||The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
||The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
||The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
||The Rosetta Stone was discovered
||The first battery was invented by Volta
||The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
||The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
||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.
||NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
||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.
||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.
||Gold is discovered in Georgia.
||Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
||The capitol of North Carolina moves from New Bern to Raleigh and North Carolina becomes the 12th state of the United States of America.
||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".
||Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
||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
||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.
||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.
||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.
||July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
||Alliance between United States and France
||Constitution of the United States is signed
||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.
||The United States establishes the Navy
||Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
||Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
||The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
||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.
||Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
||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.
||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.
||Seven Year's War begins
||Jesuits are forced out of France
||Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
||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.
||Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
||Spain declares war on England
||Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
||Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
||Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
||Russia begins war with Sweden
||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
||French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
||Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
||White Terror and bread riots in Paris
||Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
||Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
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