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Rachel  Peacock 

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Samuel Peacock
1668 - 1742

Mary Taylor Stringfellow
1675 - 1719
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Rachel Peacock
1732 - 1805
Rachel Peacock was born about 1732 somewhere in Virginia and died about 1805 somewhere in North Carolina. Dates for birth and death are estimated. She lived to be about 73 years old.

She married John Thompson.

IMPORTANT NOTE: While records exist to prove this person existed, it is not clear at this time as to the exact relationship of this person and those currently shown as brothers, sisters, or parents. We are listing them as 'best guess' only.

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20 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
37 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
45 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
51 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.
53 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
61 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
67 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
68 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
17 1749 Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded.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.
43 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.
44 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
68 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
35 1767 Tryon Palace is build in New Bern, NC, and becomes the capitol building for the North Carolina colonist.
57 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.
15 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
18 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.
28 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".
31 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
34 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
41 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.
42 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.
43 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.
44 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
46 1778 Alliance between United States and France
55 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
61 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.
62 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
66 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
71 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
72 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
73 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.
6 1738 System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
11 1743 King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
16 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
24 1756 Seven Year's War begins
27 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
31 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
32 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.
35 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
47 1779 Spain declares war on England
48 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
51 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
55 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
56 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
57 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
60 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
61 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
63 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
64 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
65 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa

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