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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John B Peavy
Sarah Ann Blount
Marriage: 26 November 1837
Wiley Peavy
John Allen Peavy
Seaborne Peavy
Lucinda Peavy
Mary Peavy
William Peavy
Thomas Peavy
Alfred Peavy
David Monroe Peavy
Nancy Charlott Peavy
Emaline Peavy
Irene Peavy

Spouse & Children

  • Male1815–1880Male

  • Sarah Ann Blount


26 November 1837
Meriwether, Georgia, United States


  • Wiley Peavy


  • Male1840–1913Male

  • Seaborne Peavy


  • Lucinda Peavy


  • Mary Peavy


+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1815–1880Male

  • Female1818–1885Female

  • Julya A. Peavy


  • Elizabeth H Peavy


  • Mr Thomas Hightower Peavy


+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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