Please be advised that J. Peter Hagler was NOT born in Cabarrus County, NC. He was born in Mecklenburg as Cabarrus County was not established until 1792 out of the northeastern part of Mecklenburg. But I know what folks mean.
Tis interesting that he was married three times abandoning his third wife (Margaret Polk) and their three infant children in December 1835. And she was a second cousin of President James Knox Polk on NC and Tennessee.
I hate to tell you but if Peter married Sarah Cooley in Alabama he was a bigamist as his NC wife filed for a divorce after being abandoned which wasn`t granted because he wouldn`t come back to the court in NC.