Mr Coldwell, The Peacock Family Association of the South has some information on John W Peacock. John had evidently moved to and was living in Bedford and/or Perry County Tenn and owned land there in 1884. He went to Mississippi and formed a company of US Invincibles in fall of 1835 to go to the aid of Texas. He was killed between Dec 5 and Dec 11 1835 at the storming of Bexar.William J Peacock was appointed administrator of John's estate in Tenn and in Feb 1838 sold 21 acres of John's property in Shelbyville Tenn to Gabe Blackwell. On March 11, 1836 the Texas Convention formed a resolution awarding land to the heirs of Capt.John W Peacock.David Murphy of Bedford County Tenn was appointed the agent for the wife and children of John with power to take possession of John's effects in Texas and preserve them for the family.(tarlton.law.utexas.edu/constitution). Apparently it wasn't until the 1880's that his heirs tried to claim the land.In May 1884 the Gov. of Texas signed a document conveying lands "heretofore held and possessed by the State of Texas" in Parker County to the heirs of JW Peacock. There are records of court proceedings in Parker County Texas where John's brother, LW Peacock, attorney, of Bexar County Texas, began the proceedings to obtain title to the land for John's daughter, Ann Peacock Williams of Fayette County Texas. (when she (and/or LW Peacock) moved to Texas I do not know). John's son, Julius Peacock was still a resident of Tennessee in 1884 and he and Ann signed a Power of Attorney to LW Peacock to begin these proceedings. It appears that Ann Williams and Julius Peacock were trying to sell the land and had to go through the courts to obtain clear title. I don't know what became of John's widow. Evidently he was a young man in Tenn with a wife and two young children when he decided to get involved in the war in Texas. Perhaps his decision had something to do with loyalty to Sam Houston who had been the Gov of Tenn prior to going to Texas. Sorry, I don't have information at this time about his descendants. Wish I did.