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Re: George Peer will and family bible
Posted by: jim peery (ID *****3066) Date: July 19, 2005 at 16:28:46
In Reply to: Re: George Peer will and family bible by Kim of 634

Dr. Arch Peery and wife Elizabeth Ann Kirk Peery are also
buried in the George Peery Cemetery at Edinburg.

Dr. Arch's son Daniel William Peery is buried next to them
along with Daniel's wife.

Daniel married late in life. There were no children.

Daniel was an Oklahoma 89er, a U.S. Marshal in Oklahoma
Territory, and a newspaper man, a territorial representative, and a state representative. He was also
a historian and founding father of the Oklahoma Historical

Dan W. Peery's name appears on a memorial plate on the
west wall of the Oklahoma historical society building as
a founding member.

George and Jane, (Jenny) had 18 kids altogether and one,
Virginia, and another son died as children so yes, there
were lots of descendants.

The George Peery cemetery is on land once owned by George
and Jane, and is now owned by a family named Gentry, descendants of George and Jane.

I have met them. They are really nice folks.

My link to them is that Nancy H. Peery Witten, my great
great great grandmother, was a first cousin to George
Peery and is also buried in the George Peery cemetery.

She lived from 1822, born in Tazewell, to 1853, died in

She was married to Samuel K. Witten of Tazewell, and Sam
is buried in the Edinburg Cemetery, next to his second
wife, Mary Frances Brown, a first cousin of Nancy H. Peery.

Samuel K. Witten was a son of James Stanley Witten and wife
Lavicie Smith Thompson Witten, both of whom were born and
raised in Tazewell Va., and are also buried in the George
Peery cemetery. Lavicie and Jane Campbell Thompson Peery
were sisters.

Lavicie and James Stanley are buried next to Nancy H. in
the George Peery cemetery.

You can go to my website at
to view photos of the first trip I took to Edinburg and the

If you are a descendant of george and Jane, then we are
distant cousins.

George's father was William Oakes Peery, son of Thomas
Peery and Mary Margaret Oakes of Staunton, Augusta County,

One of my lineages back to Thomas and Mary is: Me,born in August 1954 in Washington, D.C.; my dad, Lloyd D. Peery, 1921-present, born in Nebraska and still living; my granddad Reece Carl Peery, born Feb. 1891 in Albany, Mo., and died in Sept. 1965 in Aurora, Mo.; my great randmother, Sarah Frances Whitley Peery, born 1869 in Edinburg, Mo., died 1895 in Albany, Mo.; Her mom Elizabeth M. Witten Whitley, born 1846 in Moberly, Mo., died in Apr. 1926 in Albany, Mo.; Elizabeth M's folks Samuel K. Witten 1824-1908, Tazewell- Edinburg, and wife Nancy H. Peery 1822-1853 Tazewell-Edinburg; and Nancy's father James Peery, son of Thomas Peery 1749-1820, born in Augusta County, Va., and died in Tazewell, VA.; then Thomas Peery I and Mary Margaret Oakes, of Augusta Co., VA.

Later- Cousin Jim

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