If you take a look at Davidson County and try to research the Peacock Clan you seem to never run out of Johns and Williams. I will try to show where they belong.
The first record of Peacocks in today’s Davidson County was when Samuel, William and John paid poll tax in 1802 and 1803. They were in the area south of Lexington in Capt. Ellis’s District.
Samuel 1 had a son William 2 for whom he appeared in court and posted bond for the child of Sarah McKern. (You may have Sally McCarran; McKern is the preferred spelling by the researchers in that family Sarah and Sally are interchanged at will.) William 2 son of Samuel last listed in this court record and Samuel appeared for him. No records for this William 2 have been found after this time. Samuel 1st had a son John 2 in his will this is not the John that paid poll tax for he would have still been in his teens. John 2 son of Samuel had a child out of wedlock with Miss Williams. Miss Williams named this child John Peacock 3. John 3 son of John 2 changed his name to John Williams some time later. John 2 son of Samuel married Christine Holloway and they added William J Peacock 3. William J 3 added a Samuel Moses but no Johns or Williams. Samuel Moses had no sons. Elizabeth daughter of John 2 never married but she had sons William 4 George and John Ivy 4.
William 1 or Senior had a son named John 2. This John settled his father’s debts and received ownership of his land. William SR had a son William JR 2. The two Williams purchased land together in 1830 and William SR sold it later in the year at a loss. William SR is listed as Senior in the 1830 census. William JR’s family is living with SR. William SR had a son named Samuel. Samuel had a son named John 3. John appears in a court record where his mother Rebeka Peacock signed for him to enter an apprenticeship July 23 1823. The wife would sign only if the father was dead. I have no other record for this John.
John 1 had sons named William 2 and John 2 but they lived in Cabarrus County. John 1 was in Cabarrus before 1807 and then in Lincoln for the birth of Elizabeth and the 1810 census. This John is named John S Peacock on his daughter’s marriage bond. I think all three men have Sicklemore for their middle name. There was a tradition to use the mother’s maiden name as the son’s middle name. Some of John 1’s children lived for a time in Rowan County but for the most part they stayed in Cabarrus County and near Concord.
The number after the name is to mark the generations.
Rev Azil Peacock arrived circa 1840 from Wayne County he added John Asher and William.He is not closely related to the other Peacocks. There was another William J Peacock. I am not sure if he is Rev Peacock’s son or not I do know he is from the Wayne County Peacocks.