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A Peacock PEACOCK, Joseph Claud, Rev.
Birth: 9 SEP 1843 in Barnwell Co., SC
Death: 13 AUG 1905 in Choctaw Co., MS
Burial: Wood Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
Event: Church Affiliation He was a Baptist Minister and the founder of Wood Springs Baptist Church in Choctaw Co.
Occupation: Minister
Event: Military Record He was a Civil War Veteran & Prisoner Military Service: 30th Mississippe Infantry Company I
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1850 US Census, Choctaw

Co., MS, p775
Peacock, Joseph Allen 37 M SC Farmer
Elizabeth 37 F H.W.
Achlen 12 F
David 10 M
Joseph 7 M
George 7 M
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Joseph Claud Peacock married Thelda Elmira California McGarrah and together they raised 13 children.
Joseph Claude was a civil war veteran. He enlisted in the 30th Mississippi Infantry Company I along with Joseph Allen his father, and other members of his family. This company of men fought in the Battle of Lookout Mountain that was overrun by Union troops. During this battle on November 24, 1863, he was captured by enemy troops, only six months after he was hospitalized in Chattanooga, Tennessee by order of the surgeon. After his capture, he eventually transferred to Rock Island Prison in Illinois, where he remained until the end of the war.
After the war, he walked home to Choctaw County where he spent the remainder of his life raising his family, farming, and attending the duties of his ministry. Joseph Claud Peacock founded the Woods Springs Baptist Church in Choctaw County.
He and his Wife Theldra are buried in the cemetery there.
One of his children, Joseph Henry Peacock, was also a preacher and preached at the same church his father had founded.

He was my GGrandfather
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Makayla Peacock i am doin a project at school on the peacock family history so if anyone could help me with some information it would be greatly appreciated.. thank you :)
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Peacock Meaning & Etymology

taken from the name of the well-known fowl; pea, contracted from the latin, pavo, saxon, pawa, french, paon, a name given from a fondness of display

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Most Common Peacock First Names

According to our database of 17,116 people with the last name Peacock that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • William 3.8%
  • John 3.1%
  • James 3.0%
  • Robert 2.1%
  • Mary 1.9%
  • Thomas 1.8%
  • George 1.6%
  • Charles 1.4%
  • Joseph 1.1%
  • Peacock 1.1%
  • Henry 0.8%
  • Walter 0.8%
  • Elizabeth 0.8%
  • David 0.7%
  • Edward 0.7%
  • Richard 0.7%
  • Margaret 0.7%
  • Arthur 0.5%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Ernest 0.5%
  • Donald 0.4%
  • Albert 0.4%
  • J 0.4%
  • Helen 0.4%
  • Frank 0.4%
  • Ruth 0.4%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • Annie 0.4%
  • Andrew 0.4%
  • Frances 0.4%
  • Alice 0.4%
  • Ruby 0.4%
  • Ralph 0.3%
  • Willie 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Samuel 0.3%
  • Catherine 0.3%
  • Florence 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Jack 0.3%
  • Roy 0.3%
  • Francis 0.3%
  • Howard 0.3%
  • Alfred 0.3%
  • Frederick 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%
  • Jane 0.3%
  • Harry 0.3%
  • Kenneth 0.3%
  • Paul 0.3%

Peacock Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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