David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Jefferson Peacock

Sometimes, when I am visiting cemeteries, I will discover a name that captures my imagination. On my most recent visit to Locust Grove Cemetery in Peebles, Adams County, Ohio, I happened to spy this tombstone which bears the name of Jefferson Peacock and I knew I had to find out more about him. 

According to his death certificate, Jefferson was born in Rainesboro, Ohio on 19 April, 1868, the son of William Peacock and a mother whose name is listed as "unknown".  He was married to Emma and his named  occupation is "common laborer".  His death came as a result of coronary thrombosis on 5 November, 1942.   In the census records, I discovered a "Thomas J Peacock" in the 1880 Highland County census, living with his father, William and his mother, Martha, along with 3 brothers and 1 sister.  It is possible that this could be him.  I don't find him again until the 1920 census.  At that time, Jefferson Peacock  was living in Pike County, Ohio.  He was single and was a laborer on a farm that he rented.  I have found no further information about Mr. Peacock, nor did I find any burial place nearby for Emma.  So for now, most of his life will remain a mystery, but his name will certainly stay in my memory.

1 comment:

  1. What a nice little tribute to Jefferson Peacock, whoever he was. By the way, I really like the church photo at the top of the page. It's wonderful that the photographer was able to capture everyone's face.