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Re: Capt. J. W. Peacock, Texas Independence hero
Posted by: Carol White (ID *****5590) Date: September 08, 2008 at 15:58:45
In Reply to: Re: Capt. J. W. Peacock, Texas Independence hero by Dan of 2349

Julius N. Peacock descends from my husband's family, Stephen White, of Rutherford County, Tennessee. I show that John W. Peacock married, before 1832, Frances "Fannie" White, daughter of Stephen White. They had a son, Julius N. Peacock, born 1828. Frances White Peacock must have died, because I found the following in the Bedford County, Tennessee record books:

Bedford County Deed Book "DD" index states: Page 108 - 3 Nov.1832. I, Stephen White of Rutherford Co., TN, for love and affection for my grandson Julius Peacock, the son of my daughter Frances who married John W. Peacock, now living in Bedford Co., TN and about to remove to Perry Co., TN and remove his son Julius with him, do give a negro girl Louisa. Wit: Thomas A. Peacock and Burrell Featherston. Reg. 13 June 1833.
Accessed by me, Carol White, Argie Cooper Library, Shelbyville, TN (11-Mar-2005).

Mr. Coldwell, you might be interested in the following: ***Deed Book "GG"
Page 262 -- 7 Nov. 1837. Sophia W. Coldwell to Colbert Coldwell and others. Deed of Gift. Sophia W. Coldwell for her natural love and affection for her children, Colbert Coldwell, Orville Coldwell, Sarah C. Coldwell, Jane R. Coldwell, and***Deed Book "GG"
Accessed by Carol R. White; 11 Mar. 2005; Argie Cooper Public Library; Shelbyville, Tennessee. Mary B. Coldwell, given jointly a slave named Lucy, for life, said slave to be this day with four others conveyed to said children by William J. Peacock, administrator of John W. Peacock, deceased, divided between said children at the time they arrive at maturity, respectively. Reg: 11 Nov. 1837.

Also found the following re J. W. Peacock....
***Deed Book "GG"
Page 359 - 27 Jan 1838. William J. Peacock, administrator to Gabriel Blackwell. Deed 21 acres. Whereas Alexander Newton of Madison Co., Mississippi by deed dated 7 May 1834 and registered in Deed Book "EE", pages 31 and 32. Conveyed to John W. Peacock in Trust, land in Bedford Co., in the Town of Shelbyville, on the north bounded by R. P. Harrison, and now owned by W. Peacock has since died and William J. Peacock appointed administer of his estate. Sold to Gabriel Blackwell. Wit: E. J. Frierson. Reg: 1 Feb. 1838.
Accessed by Carol R. White; 11 Mar. 2005; Argie Cooper Public Library; Shelbyville, Tennessee.

I was also able to locate the following on Capt. J. W. Peacock:


[PDF] March 11, 1836 (The Laws of Texas 1822 - 1897)
tarlton.law.utexas.edu/constitutions/ pdf/pdf1836/IMAGES/00000012.pdf
SATURDAY MARCH 11, 1836. The convention met, pursuant to adjournment. Mr. Collinsworth, chairman of the committee on military affairs, made the following report; to wit:
CONVENTION HALL, MARCH 12, 1836
TWO O'CLOCK, P. M.
The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. Mr. Collinsworth submitted sundry public documents from Messrs. McKinney & Williams, which were on motion referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Barnett of Washington introduced the following preamble and resolutions: Whereas Capt. John W. Peacock, a citizen of Perry county, in the State of Tennessee, and U. S. of America, animated by a noble and generous sympathy for the people of Texas in their hour of need, gave up the comforts and security of his home to bring to their aid a gallant band of his countrymen; and whilst courageously engaged among the storming columns that led the attack on San Antonio received a musket ball in his body, of which he is since dead. Resolved, That the memory of Capt. John W. Peacock deserves to be held in sacred remembrance by the people of Texas, and while they deplore his lamented death, they are not insensible to the obligation of making provision for his family; therefore, Be it resolved by the delegates of the people of Texas in general convention assembled and it is hereby ordered by authority of the same, That the wife and children of said John W. Peacock or their agent be and is hereby authorized to locate a league and labor of land, on any vacant lands of the Republic of Texas, to be held and divided by and between his wife and children, according to the laws of descent of the State of Tennessee: and Be it further resolved by the authority aforesaid That David Murphy be and is hereby appointed agent for & in behalf of the widow & children of said Capt Jno. W. Peacock with full power and authority to take possession of the papers, property, money and effects left by him the said Peacock in Texas, and preserve the same for the benefit of his family."Which on motion was adopted. On motion of Mr. Barnett this resolution was directed to be printed in the public papers of Texas, and the town of Shelbyville in the State of Tennessee of the U. S. of A.

Carol Robertson White
familyhistorycrw@aol.com

Email me and I would love to share information with you regarding the White fmaily tree


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