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John Peacock
1755 - 1829
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.

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.
Other1/1/1829 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 1828.

_______________ published John Peacock cannot read witnesses names

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, Clk

Record Feb 1829  

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during 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".
14 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
22 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
28 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.
30 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
38 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
44 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
45 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
52 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
59 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
20 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.
21 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
45 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
56 1811 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.
57 1812 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.
73 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
12 1767 Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
34 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.
5 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".
8 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
11 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
18 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.
19 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.
20 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.
21 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
23 1778 Alliance between United States and France
32 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
38 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.
39 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
43 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
48 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
49 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
50 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.
51 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
56 1811 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.
65 1820 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.
1 1756 Seven Year's War begins
4 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
8 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
9 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.
12 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
24 1779 Spain declares war on England
25 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
28 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
32 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
33 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
34 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
37 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
38 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
40 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
41 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
42 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa

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