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John Wesley Peacock 

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Stephen Peacock Jr.
1815 - 1859

Rhoda 'Rose' Ann Barnes
1824 - 1859
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John Wesley Peacock
12/13/1843 - 12/31/1925
(Shown at age 77)
John Wesley Peacock was born on December 13, 1843 in Decatur County, Georgia and died on December 31, 1925 in Blountstown, Florida. He lived to be 82 years old.

On his 1907 Civil War Pension form he states he was born December 13, 1840. He also states he is 5'6" tall with hazel eyes, light complexion and light hair. He moved from Georgia to Florida with his family when he was four months old.

He enlisted at Rico's Bluff in March of 1862 in the CSA Florida Infantry, Co. H, 5th Regiment and served as a Private. He fought in the battles of Battles of Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Antietam and Fredricksburg in 1862, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg in 1863,The FL 5th were attached to Picket's Division, and took part in the attack on the 3rd day. In 1864 he was a the battle of Cold Harbor, then he lost his little finger on his left hand in the battle of Petersburg. At the battle on the Patomac River he was shot in the foot. His company surrendered at the High Bridge, at the Appomatox River, three days before the end of the war. John was able to escape and joined up with General Lee's army at Bunker Hill where the entire army surrendered.
He return to his home and work as a Farmer and Merchant.

First marriage to Rosa/Rhoda Eleanor Parrish (see children listed below), second to Mary Charlotte Parrish (see children listed below) and third to Susannah Halley Parish Kelly born 3/10/1876 died 2/2/1937 (they had no children). His first and second wives were sisters. His third wife was a cousin and sister-in-law.
Records
Census10/12/1850 Division 5 FL (Calhoun County) 6 yrs old 
Recorded as family #34: Stephen Peacock (age 35)NC, Rose Ann (age 26)NC, S. M. (age 12)GA, A. E. (10)GA, George W. (8)GA, John W. (7)GA, Marthey F. (5)FL, Rhoda A. (5)FL.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1850: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Military4/19/1862 FL (Calhoun County) 18 yrs old 
# M225, roll #7- Enlisted as a Private on April 19, 1862 at the age of 18. Mustered into the Confederate Company H, 5th Infantry Regiment Florida "The Liberty Guards". He is reported to be 5'6" tall with hazel eyes, light complexion and light hair.  Source:  http://www.civilwarflorida.com/site/sources/sof/show_sof_page.php?chapter=104
Military12/22/1862 Danville VA (Calhoun County) 19 yrs old 
Hospitalisted on 10/18/1862 in Danville, VA, having been shot in the foot and lost of a finger. He was discharge from the hospital on 12/22/1862. 
Military4/9/1865 FL  21 yrs old 
Mustered out on April 4th 1865 of the Confederate Company H, 5th Infantry Regiment Florida.   Source:  http://www.civilwarflorida.com/site/sources/sof/show_sof_page.php?chapter=104
Other8/2/1869 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
In the name of the State of Florida, To the sheriff of Calhoun County, Greeting We commanded you, that you summons the following persons appended below, to be and appear before the Judge of our County Court at a court to be held at Abe Springs Bluff on the first Monday in September next by 10 o’clock in the morning, to serve as Jurors at and during the term of said court. Given under my hand and seal of the office this the 2nd day of Aug. AD 1869
Wm Clark – clerk
# 4 John Peacock
#8 Alfred Bailey
#11 S.W. Davis
#20 J.S. Stone  
Marriage11/23/1879 Abes Spring Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 35 yrs old 
Marriage of John W. Peacock to Mary C. Parish on Nov. 23th 1879. Book 1, page 114 
Census1/1/1880 Pippin Mill FL (Calhoun County) 36 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.  
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 38 yrs old 
Revised List of jurors -
Pg. 1: #1. Wm Ayers, 2. Thos Ayers, 3. Asa Ayers, 9. Sam Ayers, 10. Ish Ayers, 13. Benj. Ayers, 15. Alfred Bailey, 17. Gadi Bailey, 22. P.B. Bailey, 23. Wm M. Clark. ,44. Wm Cutts, 46. L. C. Davis, 46. Isaac Etheridge, 47. B. H. Franklin
page 2: 68. Caleb Halley, 75. Jno T. Kent, 76. W.A. Kent, 79. Jno A. Kelley, 81. Jno Kent,
page 3: #85. Geo Sutton, 96. B. F. McDaniel, 97. Josh McDaniel, 99. Jasper Musgrove, 100. J. M. Maddox,107. Thos McKeown
page 4: 114 Robt Nixon, 115 J. J. Nixon, 116 R. W. Nixon,118 Jno H. Parish, 119. Thomas Parish Sr., 120. Thomas Parish Jr., 122. Jno W. Peacock, 123. Jno. W. Pope, 125. B. F. Pope, 126. Tim Pope, 130. J.M. Peacock
page 5:143.J.R. Stone, 151. David Stephens, 152. L.M. Stone, 156. S.S. Stone, 153. A.J. Wood, 155. Joe Wood, 156. J.C. Wood, 172. Levi Yon, 173. Newton Yon, 174. T.M. Yon, 175. John Yon, 176. H. A. Yon 
Census6/27/1900 Blountstown, District 7 FL (Calhoun County) 56 yrs old 
family# 251: John Peacock (age 56, born 12/1843), says he is a farmer laborer. Members of his family are Julia Peacock (17, born 6/1882); John R. Peacock (15, born 7/1884); son in law John Barbur (23, born 5/1877, says he is a logger); Della J. Barbur (19, born 8/1880); Lonnie Barbur (age 1, born 1/1899). John states he was born in Georgia. All others state they were born in Florida as were their parents. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Land Deed11/13/1901 FL (Calhoun County) 57 yrs old 
Homestead Certificate No 15790: John W. Peacock paid cash for 80.25 acres in Calhoun County described as the North East quarter of the South West quarter and the North West quarter of the South East quarter of section eight in Township one which is north west of Tallahassee.-Gainesville Land Office 
Military3/8/1907 FL (Calhoun County) 63 yrs old 
Civil War Pension form - He states he was born December 13, 1840. He also states he is 5'6" tall with hazel eyes, light complexion and light hair. He moved from Decatur Co. Georgia to Florida with his family when he was four months old. He enlisted at Rico's Bluff in March of 1862 in the CSA Florida Infantry, Co. H, 5th Regiment and served as a Private under Capt. William Gregory. He lost his little finger on his left hand in the battle of Petersburg. At the battle near the Patomac River he was shot in the foot. His company under the command of Capt. John Hosford surrendered near the high bridge on the Appomatox River three days before the end of the war. John was able to escape and join up with Lee's army at Bunker Hill where the entire army surrendered. He works as a farmer. He owned 80 acres of land and 7 head of cattle, one mule and a few hogs. He has 5 daughters and 1 son and 3 stepchildren.  
Census4/29/1910  Blountstown , District 3 FL (Calhoun County) 66 yrs old 
family #121: J W Peacock (age 66) is a farmer born in GA. His parents were born in US. Other members of his household are Susie Peacock (age 34, born in FL), Jim Parish (age 17, born in FL), Ethel Kelley (age 12, born in FL), and Maude Kelley (age 11, born in FL). 
Military1/1/1920 FL (Calhoun County) 76 yrs old 
Application for Civil War pension  
Military1/1/1920 FL (Calhoun County) 76 yrs old 
Application for Civil War pension  
Census1/19/1920 Blountstown District 5 FL (Calhoun County) 76 yrs old 
family #197: Wess J. Peacock (age 75, born in GA), says he owns his home, he is a farmer on his own farm, and he is able to read & write. Other members of his family are Susie Peacock (age 43, born in FL) and Maudie Kelly (age 20, born in FL). Wess states his parents were born in GA. Suzie states her parents were born in FL. 
Graveyard/Tombstone12/31/1925 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 82 yrs old 
Nettle Ridge Cemetery: Plot 107: J. W. PEACOCK, born 12-13-1843 and died 12/31/1925. Tombstone says 'PVT CO H 5 REGT FL INF CSA'.   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~flcalhou/Cemeteries/NettleRidge.htm

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AgeDateEvent
2 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
7 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
12 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
18 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
21 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
22 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
22 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
27 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
39 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
40 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.
41 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.
63 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
74 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
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4 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
7 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
8 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
9 1852 Taylor County formed.
10 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
11 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
13 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
14 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
15 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
27 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
32 1875 Oconee County formed.
62 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
69 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
71 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
74 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
77 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
81 1924 Peach County is formed.
AgeDateEvent
1 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
10 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
13 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
16 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
22 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
26 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
34 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
36 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
46 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
52 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
54 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
57 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
57 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.
58 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
59 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
60 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
61 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
63 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
63 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
63 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
69 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
70 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
71 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
80 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
80 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
81 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
AgeDateEvent
18 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
19 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
39 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
42 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
65 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
69 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
70 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
74 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.
76 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
AgeDateEvent
12 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
17 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
19 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
20 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
22 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
25 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
32 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
33 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
66 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
67 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.
AgeDateEvent
66 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
71 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.
74 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
76 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
77 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.
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John Wesley Peacock
John Wesley Peacock
Fishing on the Chipola River
Fishing on the Chipola River
John W. Peacock
John W. Peacock
Flag of the FL 5th
Flag of the FL 5th


Marriages
Rhoda Parish
Born on November 12, 1857 and died on February 7, 1879.
They were married 1/1/1874.

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Mary Parish
Born on April 25, 1854 and died on October 23, 1899.
They were married 11/23/1879.

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Susannah 'Susey' Halley
Born on March 10, 1876 and died on February 2, 1937.
They were married 1/1/1909.

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The Children of John Wesley Peacock

77 years old
Mary Elizabeth Peacock
Born in Blountstown, Florida on May 17, 1875 and died in Blountstown, Florida on December 23, 1957. She was 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 Jo...
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71 years old
Rhoda 'Rosa' Eleanor Peacock
Born in Blountstown, Florida on June 8, 1877 and died in Blountstown, Florida on August 27, 1957. She was 80 years old.

She was called Rosa. Married Samuel "Sam" Haley Montford (7/6/1873 to 2/14/1931). They had twelve children, some died young.
Children:
Dora
May
Flossie
Pearl
Jewel
Violet
S...
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69 years old
Annie Laura Peacock
Born in Blountstown, Florida on February 7, 1879 and died in Blountstown, Florida on July 16, 1960. She was 81 years old.

Married 7/22/1894 Thomas E. "Tom" Montford (2/8/1876 to 2/24/1929). They had twelve children, some died young.
Children:
William
Charles
Jess
Sim
L.T.
Tommy
Maggie
Nel...
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Julia Peacock
Born in an unknown place about 1880 and died in an unknown location about 1960. She was about 80 years old.

Married 8/26/1900 Simeon "Sim" Barber (1800 to ?). 2nd marriage to Mr. Jones. Actual...
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68 years old
Della Jane Peacock
Born in Blountstown, Florida on August 26, 1880 and died in Marianna, Florida on July 26, 1949. She was 68 years old.

Married 1/23/1898 John R. Barber ( 5/22/1877 to 11/15/1918)...
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18 years old
John Raiford Peacock
Born in Blountstown, Florida on July 23, 1884 and died in Sarasota, Florida on December 10, 1965. He was 81 years old.

Married Allie Garrett...
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