Ginny--I have so much information about this family, it's hard to know where to begin!I'll post some here--but will have to mail you more because the information is too vast.
David Michael Peavler (son of William Peavler and Asenath Beals) b. 30 Nov. 1870 - Greencastle, Sullivan Co., Missouri d.2 Dec. 1912 - Fountain Grove, Linn Co., Missouri md.about 1901 - Missouri Wife:Estella Andra Vise Daughter of William David Vise and Nancy Frances Reid) More about her later--
William Peavler (son of Michael Peavler and Sarah Bull) b. 10 Nov. 1836 - Knox County, Kentucky d. 29 Nov. 1896 - Linn Co., Missouri md. 20 May1858 - Linn Co., Missouri Wife:Asenath Beals (daughter of Daniel Beals and Elizabeth Bray) 5 known children born to William Peavler & Asenath Beals
William Peavler was the son of Michael Peavler and Sarah Bull. Michael Peavler was the son of James Lewis Peavler and Catherine ______. James Lewis Peavler was the son of Lewis Peaver (Lewis Peavler was born 1756-Va.)
I am actually related to--Asenath Beals She was the daughter of my great-great grandparents-- Daniel Beals born:25 May 1799- Bluestone MM, Grayson County, Virginia died:12 April 1870 - North Salem Twp., Linn County, Mo. married: (1) Oct. 1827 - Morgan County, Indiana Dinah Hadley (Divorced) (3 daughters) (2) 8 April 1838 - Hendricks Co., Indiana Elizabeth Bray 10 chidren -- including triplets
Daniel and both wives were all from Quaker families. The tragic story of the divorce from Dinah Hadley took place after she became an alcoholic and resorted to distressing public behaviors Daniel found intolerable.(All of this is documented in the divorce papers.)Daniel later was a Justice of the Peace in Linn Co., Missouri--and performed many of the Peavler marriages in that county.
I have a great deal of information about the ancestors of Daniel Beals and Elizabeth Bray.One ancestor of his laid out the city of Philadelphia, another is recognized as a qualifying ancestor by the Daughters of the American Revolution in spite of his refusal to bear arms (prohibited by the Quaker faith) because he rendered so great a service to the wounded and dying on both sides of the battlefield.On one occasion this man, a friend of Tecumseh, was captured by the British and charged as a spy.With the rope around his neck, he was given the opportunity to say a few last words and "he preached so great a sermon," the British released him and donated to his mission.I have the court records for another Quaker ancestor who was cast into the Old Bailey prison in London, where he suffered greatly for months--and lost all of his earthly possessions--before being released to immigrate to America with Penn's earliest settlers.This truly one of my most interesting lines--and you share it.
Daniel Beals was a twin--the son of a twin--and I am descended from one of his triplets--Elizabeth Beals (who married John Tanner).
Please let me know what you already have--and what is new information, and I will share what I have with you.
I would like to see what you have about the six children born to David Michael Peavler and Estella Vise.(I have exact birth dates and the names of their spouses, but would like to compare information for accuracy.)