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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 ==================== 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 ==================== 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 · posted to the surname Peacock