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Re: Elexander Peak Marion Co. Ms
Posted by: Linda Peak (ID *****6093) Date: January 30, 2009 at 11:27:49
In Reply to: Elexander Peak Marion Co. Ms by Ezekiel Peak of 876

Greetings Ezekiel!

I, too, am seeking information on this same man, Orlando Elexander Peak. It's been awhile since you posted this message so I'm hoping that you'll come back, take a look, and perhaps have some information to share!

Here's what I have learned (most of which I found on this website and some from my mother-in-law, Sylvia Mae Maxwell Peak):

Note: I'm doing this on behalf of my autistic son, Cody, who is 16, and wants very much to know his ancestors! Weíve been home schooling for 10 years and one day he began to ask questions. Iíve always been interested in Genealogy. He asked that I post this starting with himself, of course.
Cody Thomas Peak, b. 11-09-1992 in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, MS lives in Goss community in Columbia, Marion County, MS,

sister Kari Lynn Peak, b. 02-10-1988 in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, MS lives in Goss community in Columbia, Marion County, MS

Cody is the SON OF...
Freddie Thomas (Tommy) Peak, b. 10-08-1959 in Columbia, Marion County, MS; currently living in Goss community in Columbia, Marion County, MS

Married 11-23-1979 to
wife: Linda Darlene Stringer, b. 12-12-1961 in Walthall County, Tylertown, MS; currently living in Goss community in Columbia, Marion County, MS

Divorced 11-04-2004;

Freddie is the SON OF...
Fred Lee Peak, b.01-24-1930 ~ d.03-02-2006; in Columbia, Marion County, MS

Married 07-27-1955 to
wife: Sylvia May Maxwell, b. 04-27-1938 in Columbia, Marion County, MS currently living in Columbia.

Divorced, date not yet discovered; (she canít remember)

Fred is the SON OF...
Simpson Peak, b. 1872 from Marion County, MS ~ d.1952

Married, date not yet discovered;
wife: Elizabeth Boyt/Boyd, no birthdate yet discovered; death date not yet discovered (Note: My mother-in-law Sylvia called this woman, her mother-in-law, by the nickname "Lizzie".)

Simpson is the SON OF...
Thomas Peak. b. 1843 from Marion County, MS ~ d.1903

Married, date not yet discovered;
wife: Mary Francis Elizabeth Miller, no birthday yet discovered from Marion County, MS ~ no death date yet discovered. (This information I got out of my wedding book with the family tree in it. Sylvia shared this information with me.)

Thomas is the SON OF...
Orlando Elexander Peak, b. 1817, from Marion County, MS; death date not yet discovered.

Married, date not given
wife: Luecynde Smith, b. 1821, death date given;


As you can see from the post, there could be a possibility that our paths cross at the point of Simpson Peakís children! My mother-in-law (who is now 70 years old) told me the names of Fredís brothers & sisters.

She remembered her own mother-in-law, Elizabeth as someone she barely tolerated because Fred, her husband, was the baby of the family and he was terribly dependant on his mother even after they were married!

His father, Simpson, was only brought up in conversation or discussed between my mother-in-law and her husband, or with Elizabeth a couple or so times throughout their whole marriage which was odd because Elizabeth lived with the couple and occasionally next door to them! Fred was a Mama's boy and spoiled rotten.

No reason was ever given as to why Simpson was not discussed by even other family members, no memories shared, family stories--nothing. (Sylvia couldn't remember if she ever saw a picture of Simpson either. She said perhaps once...)

The thing that Elizabeth shared with Sylvia was that after Simpson fathered Fred, they separated. Simpson left. I donít know if they ever divorced but they did live separately until Simpson passed away in 1952 at the age of 80 years old. Fred & Sylvia married in 1955 and "Lizzie" moved in with them right away...

Sylvia told me that this is the supposed order of their births, however she wasnít sure which was born first between Kelly & Hezzie. Kelly died as a young boy, was hit by a car. Hezzie loved to roll Prince Albert cigarettes and had a wooden leg.

Children of Simpson PeakÖ
1) daughter --- Iva
2) daughter --- Eva
3) daughter --- Ina
4) son --- James
5) son --- Kelly
6) son --- Hezzie
7) son --- Fred

Now I have personal memory of the man I called Uncle James. Could this be your J. Otis Peak??? Does J. stand for James?? However, his wife was named Della Mae. I remember these sweet people fondly. Uncle James passed away sometime in the 1980s from a lung disorder. And, I believe Aunt Della passed away in the 2000s, about 2-4 years ago in a nursing home in Columbia.

I realize the dates on your J. Otis Peak and my Uncle James donít match, and I donít know if Uncle James had ever been married before. Could your Lena be a first wife??

And we have a few other names of wives different as well.

That aside, I hope this doesnít confuse you. Perhaps you see something in this list from which you can continue your searchÖ

And if you have more information since your February 10, 2002 post regarding Orlando Elexander Peak please contact me. Iíd be very interested in your findings.

Should you want to discuss anything, Iím available at

Thanks again,
Linda Peak

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