Joanna Peacher/Pitcher was not born in Ky but Orange Co. Va. The family moved to KY c. 1808. The father of her children was William THurman. She never married. He was already married.
Also known as Johannah or Joan Peacher. Family lore has it that Jonannah never married but was known as the "Widow Pitcher". She is probably buried in an unmarked grave at the James and Beckham Cemetery on Goebel Dean's farm Cummins Ferr y RD.Mercer Co. KY. According toWoodford County tax lists Joanna Pitcher owned 3 acres near the KY river. Census 1840 Woodford Ky Joan Pitcher 1m under 5 (Thomas J) 1f under 5 (Rebecca) 1f 5-10(Margaret) 1f 15- 20 (Lucinda) 1f 40-50 (Joanna)
395/410 Household of William Moore Margaret Pitcher 11 or 15 KY
341/355 Household of Alexander Kearby Thomas J. Pitcher 19 KY
Mercer CO. 1860 Levi Dearinger 37 Margaret 24
Woodford Co 1860 358/340 Richard Carr 24 Rebecca Carr 24 Parthenia Carr 2 Joanah Pitcher 50 VA
Mercer Co. 1870 50Levi Derringer 47 Margaret 30 Wm D 10 Felix M 8 Tilford 6 Joannah Pitcher 66
Household Record 1880 United States Census Name Relation Mar. Status Gde r Race Age B'place Occu. F b'place M B'place Levi DERRINGER Self M Male W 55 KY Farmer KY KY Elithebeth DERRINGER Wife M Female W 44 KY Keeping House KY V A William D. DERRINGER Son S Male W 19 KY Farmer KY VA Felix DERRINGER Son S Male W 18 KY Farmer KY VA Tilford DERRINGER Son S Male W 15 KY Farmer KY VA Joanna M. DERRINGER Dau S Female W 7 KYKY VA Emry J. DERRINGER Dau S Fe male W 5 KYKY VA Joanna PEACHER Mother W Female W 75 VA At Home VA VA
Source Information: Census Place Mcafee, Mercer, Kentucky
Cordie Jenkins said that Joanna Peacher became mad one night when everyone was sitting down for dinner and took her shoe off and threw it at someone in the kitchen.She said that Margaret smoked a corn cobb pipe.This is all passed down so it might have merit or might not.