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Two men named James B. Peace
Posted by: Mary Gregg Date: January 31, 2002 at 18:54:24
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I hope the following will be helpful for those researching men named James B. Peace. There were two men with that name, one (born ca 1795, according to the 1850 census of Granville County, North Carolina) who lived in, and probably died in, Granville County; the other (born in North Carolina, and died in Weakley County, Tennessee, according to his tombstone), probably also born in Granville County, but very likely lived for a time in Benton County, Alabama, before settling in Weakley County.
Unless one has the census records of both men, it is easy to confuse them with each other, or to conclude that there was only one with that name at that time.
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The James B. Peace who was in Granville County censuses from 1820 through at least 1850 was born ca 1795, whereas the James Peace who was in Weakley County was born in 1810. I know that census records are frequently wrong on ages, but these seem consistently to have been two different people.

James Peace       Benton County, Alabama, 1850              Aged 39
J. B. Peace       Weakley County, Tennessee, 1870       Aged 60
Jas. B. Peace buried in Weakley County                     Born March 29, 1810


James Peace              Granville County, N. C., 1820       000010-00100              (aged 26-45, b. 1775-1794)
James B. Peace       Granville County, N. C., 1830       101052-110001              (aged 30-40, b. 1790-1800)
James B. Peace       Granville County, N. C., 1840       0000001-0020001       (aged 40-50, b. 1790-1800)
James B. Peace       Granville County, N. C., 1850                            (aged 55 b. 1795)
Granville County, North Carolina, 1850. Oxford Town #27
James B. Peace       55       This may be James Peace who married Eliza Cook, 1814
Henry Peace (?)5/12
Elizabeth Peace       50
Frances Mitchell       20       [This name might be Florence instead of Frances.]
Anne Mitchell       18

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Benton County, Alabama, 29th Subdivision, October 23, 1850, p. 345, household 238-238.
John E. Peace                     46       M       Farming       N. C.
              Martha Peace                     29       F                     N. C.
              Jesse Peace                     19       M       Farming       N. C.
              James Peace                     17       M       Farming       N. C.
              Saml. Peace                     15       M       Farming       N. C.
              Louizer(?) Peace              12       F                     N. C.
              Martha Peace                     10       F                     N. C.
              Benj. Peace                       6       M                     N. C.
              Ann Peace                       5       F                     N. C.
              Lavina Peace                      4       F                     N. C.
              Virginia Peace                       3       F                     N. C.
              James Peace                     39       M       Carpenter       N. C.
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I have not found this James B. Peace in 1860
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Weakley County, Tennessee, July 14, 1870, Civil District No. 7, page 15, Household 95-95
Peace, J. B.              60        M W        Farmer $2000 $1000              North Carolina
Sela C.                     48        F W        Keeping House                     North Carolina
Lavinia F.              15        F W        At Home                     Tennessee

Thomas B. Duke married Fannie L. Peace in Weakley County, August 16, 1874
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1880 Census of Weakley County, Tennessee, read by Mary Gregg:

Weakley County, Tennessee. E. D. 170, page 45. Stamped page 223B. 7th Civil District. June 6, 1880
Household 327-327
Duke, Thomas B.       W M 38              Farmer                     Tenn       Tenn       Tenn
Fany __.?              W F 24              Keeping House       Tenn       N. C.       N. C.       Wife
Rufus E.              W M 4                                   Tenn       Tenn       Tenn       Son
James L.              W M 2                                   Tenn       Tenn       Tenn       Son
Forest W.              W M 3/12                            Tenn       Tenn       Tenn       Son
Peace, Celia C.              W F 57                                   N. C.       N. C.       N. C.       Mother in Law
Brasfield, George       B M 16               Servant-Farm Laborer       Tenn       Tenn       Tenn
Note from Mary Gregg. The name of the head of this household is given in a published record as "LEECH, Forest." I have no idea why. Nobody could possibly read the name as Forest Leech. Even though the film (online on Ancestry.com) is pale, and the "D" in Duke is exceptionally pale, the letters "uke" are legible, as is "Thomas B."

Weakley County, Tenn., 1900 Census. 21st District. Town of Martin. Page 286 (stamped). E. D. 133, Sheet 1, Line 42.
Duke, Rufus              Head       W M July 1875       M. 3 yrs.       Tenn.       Tenn.       Tenn.
Helen                     Wife       W F Dec 1878 M. 3 yrs. 1 ch.       Tenn.       Tenn.       Tenn.
Thelma Daughter       W F Aug 1898       S(ingle)              Tenn.       Tenn.       Tenn.
Forest        Brother       W M Mar 1880       S              Tenn.       Tenn.       Tenn.
Jina M.        Sister       W F Sept 1886       S              Tenn.       Tenn.       Tenn.
Peace, Clora (sic) C. Gr.Mother       W F June 1823 Wd               North Carolina       North Carolina       North Carolina
"Clora" is no doubt Celia (White)(Lyon) Peace. She is shown in this census as having had 3 children, only one of them still living. That would have been her first child, Edward Coleman Lyon, who died in 1920 in Weakley County.

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Weakley County Cemeteries. Vol. 1. James Buckley Chapter NSDAR
Jinkins Cemetery (Catalogued May 23, 1977) Location: 8 miles northwest of Dresden and 8 miles east of Martin on the Martin-Hyndver Road.

DUKE, L. E., Mrs., July 2, 1855 - March 28, 1900
[From Mary Gregg: I believe this is Lavinia Frances, daughter of James B. Peace and Cecelia Coleman (White) (Lyon) Peace. The marriage of Thomas B. Duke and Fannie L. Peace, August 16, 1874, is of record in Weakley County.]

PEACE, Mary John, January 1, 1853 - September 4, 1854

LYON, Jimmie, Died May 18, 1872, son of E. C. and I. A. Lyon, age 2y 15 d
[From Mary Gregg: Lyon Family Bible says James Edward White Lyon died May 13, 1872. Edward Coleman Lyon, father of this child, was the son of Celia Coleman White and her first husband, James W. Lyon, who married in Granville County, North Carolina, October 13, 1842. James W. Lyon died December 28, 1843. His widow married as her second husband, James B. Peace.]

PEACE, JAS. B., March 29, 1810 - August 18, 1876

PEACE, CECELIA C., January 26, 1823 - June 11, 1907
[From Mary Gregg: Cecelia White, daughter of Coleman Read White and Polly Cole. Cecelia married (1) James W. Lyon (1819-1843) and (2) James B. Peace].

DUKE, Infant child of T. B. and L. F. Duke, Born and Died September 27, 1883
[From Mary Gregg: Parents of this child were Thomas B. Duke and Lavinia Frances Peace, daughter of James B. Peace and Cecelia/Celia Coleman (White) (Lyon) Peace.]



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