William Wirt Peabody

26 October 1838–14 October 1910 (Age 72)
Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of William Wirt

When William Wirt Peabody was born on 26 October 1838, in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, William Henry Peabody, was 37 and his mother, Hannah March, was 33. He married Sarah Elizabeth Ferree on 2 July 1861, in Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Columbia Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Columbia, Columbia Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 14 October 1910, in Madisonville, Columbia Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ohio, United States.

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William Wirt Peabody
Sarah Elizabeth Ferree
Marriage: 2 July 1861
Emily Elizabeth Peabody
Orland Smith Peabody
William Wirt Peabody
Annie Smith Peabody

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2 July 1861
Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty

Age 4

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 22

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English: probably a nickname for a showy dresser, from Middle English pe ‘peacock’ ( see Peacock ) + body ‘body’, ‘person’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William W Peabody in household of Orland Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William W Peabody in household of Harriet Peabody, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William W Peabody in household of Edwin E Barker, "United States Census, 1880"

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