|About Abraham Peacock|
Abraham Peacock was born about 1689 somewhere in Virginia and died about 1782 somewhere in North Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 93 years old.
1689 - 1782
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|Census||1/1/1778 ||SC (Orangeburg County) ||89 yrs old |
|Abraham Peacock is recorded as a resident of the Orangeburg District in South Carolina on the 1778 South Carolina Tax and Census list. |
|Additional information about Orangeburg County, SC around 1778: By 1734 a large number of Germans arrived in SC and settled in the townships of Orangeburg and Amelia. Many of these immigrants did not have sufficient funds to pay for their passage and sold themselves and/or their children into indentured servitude for a few years. The residents of Orangeburg provided a buffer between the Cherokee and prospering plantations closer to the coast. They quickly prospered and soon became the breadbasket of SC producing enough wheat to sell to other colonist. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Census||1/1/1786 ||NC (Wayne County) ||4 yrs after death |
|Abraham Peacock is recorded as a resident of Wayne County, PA, in the 1786 North Carolina Census. |
|Additional information about Wayne County, NC around 1786: Early settlers began homesteading this area in the early 1730s when it was part of Edgecombe and later Dobbs Counties. In 1779, Wayne County was established and named after Revolutionary War hero General Anthony Wayne. It covered over 500 square miles. The town of Waynesborough, established in 1787, was declared the county seat.|| |
|Census||1/1/1788 ||NC (Wayne County) ||6 yrs after death |
|Abraham Peacock is recorded as a resident of Wayne County, PA, in the 1788 North Carolina Tax and Census list. |
|Census||1/1/1790 ||SC (Sampson County) ||8 yrs after death |
|On page 118, next to last line, Abraham Peacock is recorded
as a head of a family living in the Division allotted to Grifford Qualigy (sp?). He indicates that his household consists of one free white male age 16 or older, 2 white males under 16, and 5 free white females (including heads of families). No entry is made for number of slaves. |
|Additional information about Sampson County, SC around 1790: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
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Abraham, his family, and friends. For example, Abraham is 11 years old when By the early 1700's, Virginia and Maryland have established a strong economic and social structure. The planters of the tidewater region, with abundant slave labor, have large houses, an aristocratic way of life, and a desire to follow the art and culture of Europe. Less wealthy German and Scots-Irish immigrants settle inland, populating the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as the Appalachian Mountains. Those on the frontier build small cabins and cultivate corn and wheat.
||Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
||The first steam engine is invented by Watt
||The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
||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.
||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.
||First town, Bath, is established in North Carolina by the arrival of the French Huguenots.
||The Tuscarora War begins between the local Indians and colonists. After two years of fighting, the Tuscarora Indians move west.
||Blackbeard, the pirate is killed off the North Carolina coast.
||By 1719, North Carolina and South Carolina have separated into two colonies.
||Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
||By the early 1700's, Virginia and Maryland have established a strong economic and social structure. The planters of the tidewater region, with abundant slave labor, have large houses, an aristocratic way of life, and a desire to follow the art and culture of Europe. Less wealthy German and Scots-Irish immigrants settle inland, populating the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as the Appalachian Mountains. Those on the frontier build small cabins and cultivate corn and wheat.
||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)
||Map of US Colonies
||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.
||The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
||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.
||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
||Ireland's Battle of Boyne
||National debt begins in England
||Tsar Peter the Great begins traveling Europe
||England's Act of Settlement created; War of Spanish Succession begins
||Scotland and England unite to form "Great Britain"
||War of Spanish Succession ends
||System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
||King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
||King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
||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
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