Donna, thank you very, very much for your wonderful note to me under another subject heading.I can help some with the Peace-Moore question, and will post it here.I haven't really read this since I last revised it more than eight years ago, just glanced over it tonight.I'm not sure that I have proof that Jesse Moore married two Peace sisters, but I do believe it.With the new information I can give you, you will be able to go in new directions with your research, and maybe you can find all the needed proof.
Although I put this together, much of the information came from Bill Ikerd and Mary Kathryn Harris.
THE PEACE FAMILY
OF LUNENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA
February 26, 1992
Revised June 27, 1992
DOCUMENTATION FOLLOWS THE NARRATIVE PORTION.
In Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 2, on pages 248-250 is a deed,dated May 4, 1751, from William Rivers of Lunenburg to Robert Blackwell of King William County, for land in Lunenburg.Witnesses to this deed were Robert Moore, Mary Moore and Samuel Peace.This is the earliest record I have found in Lunenburg County for anyone named Peace, and later records make it seem probable that this Samuel was the ancestor of all the Peaces of Lunenburg County.
Samuel Peace does not appear often in the records of Lunenburg County, butwhen he does, it is almost always in association with members of the Moore family.In 1752, he was taxed with Robert Moore; in 1765 (Deed Book 10:201) he, along with John Moore and Mary Moore, witnessed a deed from William Ussery of Orange County, North Carolina, to Athanatious Elmore of Lunenburg, and on December 16, 1767, (DB 11:151), he bought his first land - 200 acres - from John Moore, the deed being witnessed by Reps Jones, Robert Blackwell, and James Waller.
Samuel Peace lived a long life.Since he witnessed a deed in 1751, he must have been born not later than ca 1735.On December 10, 1821, an account current of the estate of Samuel Peace was returned to the Lunenburg County Court, and among other expenditures shown is the payment of $6.00 for "1 Coffin for the deceased" on June 5, 1819, so I place his date of death as sometime in the spring of that year.
We do not know who Samuel's parents were, but I think we can, with a fair degree of certainty, place him as a member of the Peace family of Hanover County, Virginia, for names of his childrenclosely match those of members of the Peace families who went from the Hanover County area to Granville County, North Carolina.For instance, Captain John Peace, Sr. of Granville County had six children, and only one of them - Pleasant - had a name which was not repeated among the children of Samuel Peace of Lunenburg County.Almost all the records of Hanover County were destroyed during the Civil War; those which do remain have given enough information to allow researchers to build a strong case for the theory that there were four Peace brothers, sons of John Peace, born in the early eighteenth century, the oldest being Joseph, whose date of birth probably was about 1700-1702.He was baptized in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County [parent county of Hanover] but the record is partly illegible or missing, so that all we know is that he was baptized before 1710, i. e., in 170?.Since he began to appear in records about 1715, it seems probable that he was born about 1700.The other probable brothers were Samuel, John, and William Harmon Peace.Since Samuel Peace of Lunenburg probably was born about 1730-1735, he must have been of the next generation, and he could have been the son of any one of the four brothers.
Besides the brief account current mentioned above, there are two other documents which help in the reconstruction of the family of Samuel Peace of Lunenburg County.One is the Revolutionary War pension application of Elizabeth Bishop (Garrett) Peace, widow of Samuel's son Joseph, and the other is the will of Mary Peace, whose bequests are to her siblings.
1.Samuel Peace (born, probably in Hanover County, Virginia, ca 1730-1735; died in the spring of 1819 Lunenburg County, Virginia) married _______ _______ and had the following children:
X 2.Joseph Peace who married Elizabeth Bishop Garrett
X 3.John Peace who married Elizabeth ________
4.William Peace (living in 1831)
X 5.Samuel Peace, born April 25, 1773
6.Lucy Peace who married, April 10, 1799, in Brunswick County, Virginia, Littleberry Moore.
X7.Susannah Peace who married Jesse Moore
X 8.Elizabeth Peace who married the same Jesse Moore
9.Mary Peace who died unmarried in Lunenburg County between August 11, 1831 and April 11, 1836
10.Jane Peace (born ca 1788; living, unmarried, in Lunenburg County, in 1850)
2.Joseph Peace(born in Lunenburg County, Virginia, ca 1764; died there April 29, 1829), son of Samuel Peace,married, in Lunenburg County, February 10, 1791, Elizabeth Bishop Garrett (born ca 1783; living, aged 87, in Lunenburg County in 1850), daughter of Humphrey Garrett and Hannah _______, and had the following children who survived their father:
11.Hannah Peace.She may be the Hannah B. Peace who married Jesse Morgan in Lunenburg County on March 31, 1825.
13.Polly Peace (born ca 1805; living unmarried in Lunenburg County, 1850)
14.Joseph Peace (born ca 1806; living in Lunenburg County in 1850)No known marriage
15.Samuel Peace.He may be the Samuel M. Peace who married Mary A. E. Jones in Brunswick County, Virginia, May 26, 1834, and had the following children at the time of the 1850 census: Cornelia E. (born ca 1840); Thomas B. (born ca 1843); Christiana R. (born ca 1845); John R. (born ca 1847); and George B. (born ca 1849).
3.John Peace (born not later than ca 1785; died between 1831 and 1838, probably in Lunenburg County, Virginia) married Elizabeth ________.I have not searched the Lunenburg County records enough to learn a lot about this John, but from the deed indexes, I can draw certain conclusions.He first bought land (DB 20:88A) in 1805, at which time he probably was at least 18 years of age, so I have placed his date of birth as 1785 or earlier.
In 1819 Johnand Elizabeth Peace made a deed to Richard K. Cralle (DB 24:519), so even though the marriage record has not been found, we know that one John Peace married Elizabeth _______.I know of no other John Peace in Lunenburg County at the time in question except John, son of Samuel Peace, Sr., so I am tentatively placing the John who married Elizabeth in the list of Samuel, Sr.'s children.
My possible date of death for John is based upon the fact that he was alive in 1831 when his sister, Mary Peace, made her will, but was dead by September 10, 1838, when two deeds were made which are indexed as "Elizabeth, John J. and John (dec'd.) Peace to..."
I am guessing that the John J. Peace of these two deeds was the son of John and Elizabeth (--------) Peace, but, of course, that may not be correct.I do not have the names of any other children of this couple.
X16. John J. Peace
4.Samuel Peace (born in Lunenburg County, Virginia, April 25, 1773; died in Lunenburg between 1846 and 1850) married, in Lunenburg County, October 12, 1797, Betsy Landers Jones (born ca 1775; living in Lunenburg County in 1850) and probably had the following children who are found in the 1850 Lunenburg County census:
17.Spencer M. Peace (born ca 1805)
18.Christiana Peace (born ca 1805)
19.Martha Peace (born ca 1810)
20.Mary Peace (born ca 1811)
21.Perhaps Samuel A. Peace (born ca 1815) who married Ann E. Hawthorn on February 8, 1843, and had the following children by the time of the 1850 census: Parthena A. (born ca 1844); Susan A. (born 1846); and Thomas E. (born ca 1849).
7.and 8.Susannah (died before June 21, 1799) married Jesse Moore and had surviving issue, and Elizabeth Peace (died a. December 10, 1821) married, in Brunswick County, Virginia, June 21, 1799, the same Jesse Moore (born ca 1764, probably in Virginia; died in Lunenburg County between August 18, 1840 and September 12, 1842) and also had surviving issue.The records available to me are not clear and I do not know which of the Moore children were Susannah's and which were Elizabeth's.So far as I know, the children of Jesse Moore by his two Peace wives were:
22.Elizabeth Moore married John Fallin and had issue
24.Catherine Moore married Freeman Winn
25.Lucy Moore married _______ Chandler
29.Mary Moore married James Epperson
16.John J. Peace (born ca 1811; living in 1850 in Lunenburg County) married, October 11, 1832, in Lunenburg County, Elizabeth Peace (born ca 1808; living in 1850), and had the following children at home at the time of the 1850 census:
30.Virginia C. Peace (born ca 1839)
31.Mary F. Peace (ca 1841)
32.Columbus A. Peace (ca 1842)
33.Gabrella (?)A. Peace (ca 1848)
Information from the Revolutionary War pension application of Elizabeth Bishop (Garrett) Peace, widow of Joseph Peace.
In 1846, Elizabeth Bishop Peace, nee' Elizabeth Bishop Garrett, aged 80, made application for pension.She stated that she married Joseph Peace on February 10, 1791 and that he died April 29, 1829.Her application was witnessed by Joseph Peace and Samuel M. Peace.
On October 13, 1846, Samuel Peace made affidavit.He stated that he was born in Lunenburg County on April 25, 1773, and that he is the brother of Joseph Peace who married Elizabeth Bishop Garrett.He said that Joseph, if living, would be 82 years old.Stated that Elizabeth was born and raised in Lunenburg County and is the daughter of Humphrey and Hannah Garrott.Samuel stated that Joseph and Elizabeth were married at the residence of Parson Craig of the Episcopal Church and that he attended the wedding and can name eight persons who were there: John Peace, John Garrott, John (?)Callyham, Overstreet Wyatt, Sally (?)Callyham, Elizabeth Peace and Dolly Garrott.
Samuel stated that when Joseph died in 1829, he left the following children: Hannah, Nancy, Polly, Joseph and Samuel.
Marriages found in Brunswick County, Virginia
April 10, 1799 Lucy Peace and Littleberry Moore.Married by Rev. Peter Wynne.
June 21, 1799 Elizabeth Peace and Jesse Moore.Married by Rev. Peter Wynne.
May 26, 1834 Samuel Peace and Mary A. E. Jones
Marriages found in Lunenburg County, Virginia
February 7, 1791 Joseph Peace and Elizabeth Bishop Garrott.Surety: Mason Garrott
October 12, 1797 Samuel Peace and Betsey Landers Jones.Surety: Lemuel Jones.Married by John Neblett.
March 31, 1825 Hannah B. Peace and Jesse Morgan.Married by John Doyle.
November 14, 1825 Lucy M. Peace and Hugh Hammock.Surety: John Peace. Married by J. R. Foster.
October 9, 1826 James S. Peace and Mary Manly.Surety: William Kirk.Married by Howel Sims.
October 11, 1832 John J. Peace and Elizabeth Peace.Married by Henry Reeves.
November 2, 1835 Pamela J. Peace and Peter W. Hawthorne.Surety: Willis H. Peace
February 8, 1843 Samuel A. Peace and Ann E. Hawthorne.Surety: Peter W. Hawthorne.Married by Joshua Featherston.
April 25, 1843 Louisa Ann Peace and Joseph L. Barrow.Surety: Willis H. Peace
July 14, 1851 Lucy A. Peace and Charles W. Inge.George W. Buckner made affidavit that Lucy was more than 21 years of age.
Lunenburg County deed abstracts from the books of June Banks Evans
(Lunenburg Co., Va. DB 2:248-250)May 4, 1751.William Rivers of Lunenburg to Robert Blackwell of St. John's Parish, King William County...Witnessed by Robert Moore, Mary Moore and Samuel Peace.
(Lunenburg Co., Va. DB 8:337-340)July 28, 1764.Humphrey Garrett to Phillimon Russell witnessed by Samuel Peace, Phillip Burrow and John Parrish.
Lunenburg County deed abstracts from the books of T. L. C. Genealogy
(Lunenburg Co., Va. DB 10:201)March 17, 1765.William (X) Ussery of Orange County, North Carolina, to Athanatious Elmore witnessed by John Moore, Mary Moore and Samuel Peace.
(Lunenburg Co., Va. DB 11:151)December 16, 1767.John Moore of Lunenburg to Samuel Peace of same, for 30 pounds and divers good causes, 200 acres in Lunenburg bounded by the mouth of Horsepen branch, the great Ready branch. /s/ John Moore, Mary Moore
Wit: Reps Jones, Robert Blackwell,
James (J) Waller
Lunenburg County deed read by Mary Gregg
(Lunenburg Co., Va. DB 18:22-23)November 16, 1797.Robert Moore* and Mary Moore his wife of Lunenburg to Samuel Peace, Junr. of said County...27 pounds, 10 shillings current money of Virginia for 100 acres in Lunenburg at the mouth of the Readey Branch on cedar Creek adjoining...(?)James Moore's land...
Wit: Edward Ragsdale, Sterling Niblett /s/ Robert Moore
Samuel Roberts, Baxter Ragsdale /s/ Mary Moore
*This was Robert Moore, Sr. as is shown by the Court Order to Edward Ragsdale and Sterling Niblett to secure Mary Moore's dower release.In the recording of this order, Robert is designated as "Sr.".
Account Current of the estate of Samuel Peace in account with Samuel Peace, his administrator.Shows payments:
June 5, 1819 To 1 Coffin for the deceased 6
...Paid Sheriff Lunenburg 629
...Paid Clerk of ditto 637
(?)1820 ...dittoditto 186
...George (?Craghead at Law)11
...Surveyor of Lunenburg 40
...Order of Publication 550
1821 ...Mary Peace her acct 8170
...William his acct 15210
...allowed the ___ for his
Ballance due from administrator 353813/4
By amount of Sale 526593/4
By this amount advanced to Jessee Moors 1st wife 3750
By " " "to Joseph Peace3750
By " " "to Samuel Peace 3750
By " " "to Lucy Moore 3750
By " " "to John Peace 3750________
By ballance due from admr to be divided into 9 equal parts353813/4
Coms: John Marshall, Daniel Reese, Lewis Hammock
In Lunenburg County Court 10th Dec 1821
The within written acct current of the estate of
Samuel Peace was returned & ordered to be recorded.
From Mary Gregg.I have a photocopy of the above Account Current, but apparently when I ordered this from the Virginia State Archives many years ago, they failed to send the complete record, for Bill Ikerd's transcript of this same Account Current is preceded by:
(Lunenburg County Court Order Book 24:140)December 10, 1821
Mary Peace and Joseph Peace
Samuel Peace Jr. adm. of Samuel Peace, Sr., deceased, John Peace, Lucy Moore late Lucy Peace, William Peace, Jane Peace and infant children of Elizabeth Fallin, late Elizabeth Peace [JH* note: this is mistake, should be Moore], wife of John Fallin whose names are unknown also Elisha Moore, Freeman Winn and Catherine his wife, Lucy Chandler, Sarah Moore, David Moore, Samuel Moore, James Epperson and Mary his wife also an infant child [my note: this is Joseph Moore...jh*] of Elizabeth Moore deceased.Defendants.
A report of the persons appointed to carry into effect the interlocutory decree pronounced in this cause having been returned follows in these words and figures to wit.
*From Mary Gregg.Bill Ikerd's notes mention "James W Hayes file" as one of his sources, and I am assuming that JH and jh refer to this file.
February 14, 1820.Surveyed for the estate of Samuel Peace, deceased the above tract of land in the Co. of Lunenburg on Cedar Creek containing 275 acres and divided the same as per plat by the direction of John Marshall, John Flinn, Daniel Reese and Lewis Hammock, Gentlemen Commissioners in the following manner to wit. (nine lots platted and descriptions given)
Lot one John Peace, 28 A.
Lot two Jane Peace, 25 A.
Lot three William Peace, 25 A.
Lot four, Lucy Moore, 25 A.
Lot five Samuel Peace, 24 A.
Lot six Molly Peace, 74 A.
Lot seven "assigned to the orphans of Susanna Moore" containing 57 A.
Lot eight Joseph Moore lower house 4 A.
Lot nine Joseph Peace upper house 13 A.
From Mary Gregg.Where was Elizabeth (Peace) Moore at this time?Whether she was dead or alive, shouldn't she have been mentioned?
In Lunenburg County Court 11 March 1822...(Sale of the estate of Samuel Peace).Buyers were:James Goodwin, (?)Leonard Goodwin, William Peace, Mary Peace, Samuel Peace, Jane Peace, Joseph Peace, Lucy Moore, Daniel Moore, Mary Moore, Joseph Moore, Samuel Moore, James Moore, Jessee Laffoon, William C. Pritchett, William Brown and Freeman Winn.
Will of Mary Peace
In the name of God amen.I, Mary Peace of Lunenburg County and state of Virginia, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind & memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament...I give to brother William Peace the priviledge of my land during his life and at his death it is my desire that brother John Peace have my land, and that he pay to brother Samuel Peace, sisters Lucy Moore and Jane Peace cash one forth of the value of the land, and the land be to him and his heirs forever.
I give to sister Lucy Moore one chest and one bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever...I give to Elizabeth Peace, widow of Joseph Peace the money the estate of Joseph Peace owes me...I leave the balance of my estate to William Peace during his natural life and for him to pay Doctor Neblett, and at brother William's death, should there be any of my Perishable Estate remaining, It is my desire that it be Equally divided between John Peace, Samuel Peace, Lucy Moore and Jane Peace and lastly I do nominate brother Samuel Peace Executor of this my last will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of August 1831.
In presence Joel Parish, (?)Jno B. Burford /s/ Mary Peace
______ ______ Burford, Joseph Peace
Produced in court on April 11, 1836.Samuel Peace was granted certificate for obtaining probate and made bond in the amount of $1000.00 with Ralph Young and Joseph Peace his securities.
1850 Census of Lunenburg County read by Mary Kathryn Harris of Fort Worth, Texas in 1974.
#77 Samuel Peace 40MFarmer$700
Mary A. E. 33F
Cornelia E. 10F
Thomas B. 7M
Christiana R. 5F
John R. 3M
George B. 1M
#86 Judith Parish 60F
#87 Jane Peace 62F
#88 Elizabeth Peace 87F
John Parish 14M
#381 John J. Peace 39M
Virginia C. 11F
Mary F. 9F
Columbus A. 8M
Gabrella (?) A. 2M?
#404 Samuel A. Peace 35M
Anne E. 24F
Parthena A. 6F
Susan A. 4F
Thomas E. 1M
#417Spencer M. Peace 45MWheelwright
John L." 20M
#434 Mary Peace 50F
Lucy A. 20F
Henrietta S. 15F
John J. 11M
William H. 10M
Permelia A. 6F