Michael Peacock, 1850 Montgomery, Alabama
I am interested in Moses W. Garrison (c1808-1888), son of Aaron Garrison and Elizabeth (Birdwell, Bridwell) Garrison, who lived in Montgomery, Alabama, and whether there was some relation between Moses or his wife and Michael Peacock or Michael's wife. Moses and Michael appear to have been business partners with approximately equal assets.
William Peacock, from N.C., died 1834 at Montgomery, Alabama, and his widow Catherine Moulton married John Baker.
William and Catherine's son Michael Peacock died in the 1850s leaving a large plantation which later became part of downtown Montgomery and is thought to be the "Peacock tract" cited in several references. Michael Peacock married Mary Elizabeth/Eliza Mary (Moffett? or Garrison?) and his widow is shown with Moses Garrison and wife Louisa later. The Moffetts of Perry County may have been connected. Michael's children including Moffett Peacock (Mrs. Willis Roberts), Camella, Fanny, and Michael Baker Peacock (born May 1843).Some people on the internet are incorrectly showing Michael Baker Peacock's father as Barney, perhaps because he had a son by that name.But the 1850 census clearly shows Michael and Mary Eliza's son as Baker age 8 and the 1860 as Michael age 18
Moses W. Garrison and wife Louisa B. (Moffett? or Peacock?) lived on or shared the Michael Peacock plantation. Moses was a first cousin of my ancestor John Birdwell, whose daughters included Elizabeth Birdwell (who married in 1813 James Isbell) and Sarah H. Birdwell (who married 1816 Levi Isbell). James' and Levi's younger sister Nancy Isbell born 1814 married a JOHN W. BAKER (1815-1886) who some say was a son of John Zachariah Baker & Mary Wilson, and grandson of John/Jonathan Baker & Jane.