Rev. Ephraim Peabody III

Male22 March 1807–28 November 1856

Brief Life History of Ephraim

When Rev. Ephraim Peabody III was born on 22 March 1807, in Wilton, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Ephraim Peabody II, was 30 and his mother, Rhoda Abbot, was 23. He married Mary Jane Derby on 5 August 1833, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 28 November 1856, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Rev. Ephraim Peabody III
Mary Jane Derby
Marriage: 5 August 1833
Samuel A. Peabody
Ellen Derby Peabody
Anna Huidekoper Peabody
George Derby Peabody
Emily Morison Peabody
Robert Swain Peabody
Rev & Dr Francis Funel Greenwood Peabody

Sources (43)

  • Ephraim Peabody, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ephraim Peabody, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Ephraim Peabody, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 August 1833Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

    Age 1

    In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 14

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname ‘peacock-body’, from Middle English pe, pey, pay (Old English pēa) ‘peacock’ + body, perhaps for a vain person who dressed ostentatiously. Compare Pea , Peacock .

    History: The prominent financier and philanthropist George Peabody was born 1795 in South Danvers, now Peabody, MA. His first ancestor in America was Francis Peabody, who emigrated from England in 1635 and settled at Topsfield, MA.

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

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