Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Tombstone Tuesday - Jefferson Peacock
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.