John B Peavy

1815–1880 (Age 65)
Georgia, United States

The Life of John B

When John B Peavy was born about 1815, in Georgia, United States, his father, Allan Peavy, was 18 and his mother, Elizabeth Hightower, was 18. He married Sarah Ann Blount on 26 November 1837, in Meriwether, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Claiborne, Louisiana, United States in 1850 and Louisiana, United States in 1870. He died in May 1880, in Beech Township, Miller, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

John B Peavy
1815–1880
Sarah Ann Blount
1817–
Marriage: 26 November 1837
Wiley Peavy
1838–
John Allen Peavy
1840–1913
Seaborne Peavy
1842–
Lucinda Peavy
1844–1888
Mary Peavy
1846–
William Peavy
1848–
Thomas Peavy
1849–
Alfred Peavy
1852–
David Monroe Peavy
1850–1944
Nancy Charlott Peavy
1851–1908
Emaline Peavy
1855–
Irene Peavy
1856–

Spouse & Children

  • Male1815–1880Male

  • Sarah Ann Blount

    Female1817–Female

MARRIAGE
26 November 1837
Meriwether, Georgia, United States
children

(12)

  • Wiley Peavy

    Male1838–Male

  • Male1840–1913Male

  • Seaborne Peavy

    Male1842–Male

  • Lucinda Peavy

    Female1844–1888Female

  • Mary Peavy

    Female1846–Female

+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

  • Male1815–1880Male

  • Female1818–1885Female

  • Julya A. Peavy

    Female1820–Female

  • Elizabeth H Peavy

    Female1824–1905Female

  • Mr Thomas Hightower Peavy

    Male1826–1871Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 17

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 20

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

Name Meaning

English or Scottish: unexplained.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • J B Peavy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Pery, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Peavy, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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