James Kinson Peacock

My Paternal Great Grandfather was James Kinson Peacock, also known as J.K. Peacock, b. March 3, 1845, Sandersonville, Washington Co. GA, d. August 9,1932, Sink Creek, Jackson Co. FL , buried Mt. Olive Cemetery, north of Altha, Calhoun Co. FL.  He was a Confederate veteran, enlisted 5/17/1863 in Co. G, 2nd FL Cavalry; transferred into Co. A, 5th FL Battalion Cavalry, on 9/21/1863. Captured and escaped twice. Born 03/03/1845; died 08/09/1932. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Altha, Calhoun Co, FL. Source for prior sentence is The Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers 1861-1865 by Hartman and Coles.

He was also possibly in Company C ? Capt. Jeter and John Milton were theorganizers of the Confederate Units in Marianna, Jackson Co FL. He was afarmer, turpentiner, and woodsman, in the years after the Civil War, Elected County Commissioner in Jackson Co FL around the turn of the century circa 1900.He donated land, road, and right of way for what is now Peacock's Bridge in Sink Creek, Jackson Co FL. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, north of Altha,
Calhoun Co FL.  

He enlisted as "James K. Peacock" as a Private, Co A, 5th Batt'n Florida Cavalry. General Services Administration, National Archives and Records Service documents show: Enlisted, May 17, 1863, at Camp Gov. Milton, by Capt. Milton for the period of the war. He received a bounty of $50.00 and was paid "use and risk of horse 72.00." Documents at the archives also show: This
company was organized Sept. 21, 1863, by the division of Co. G, 2d Regiment Florida Cavalry, by Special Order from Brig, Genl. Howell Cobb, Commanding District of Middle and West Florida, Dated Aug. 13, 1863. It formed a part of
the 5th Battalion Florida Cavalry when the latter was organized Oct. 9, 1863. He is also listed in the Florida Achives, File no. A05687, as applying for and receiving Confederate pensioner no.2197, Application no. 16060.  

Source: " Florida 1513-1913, Past Present & Future, "  by George M. Chapin, page 612, quoted verbatim with spelling errors,

"JAMES KINSION PEACOCK,  James Kinsion Peacock, who for forty-seven years has been engaged in farming in Jackson County, was born in Washington county, Georgia, March 3, 1845. He is the son of Jefferson and Sarah (Parker)
Peacock, natives of North Carolina, who came to Florida in 1845 and remained residents of this state until their deaths. The father engaged in general farming, dying upon his property in 1854. He was survived by his wife four years. To their union were born five children: Green, who was taken prisoner while serving in the Civil war and died at Ft. Delaware; Frances, who never married and lives with her sister Nancy; James Kinsion, of this review; Nancy, the wife of Joe Durham, of Calhoun county; and John, deceased. James Kinsion Peacock was not yet one year old when his parents moved to Florida and here he grew to manhood, acquiring his education in the public schools. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in the Confederate army and after serving two years received an honorable discharge. For one year thereafter he worked in the navy yard and then turned his attention to general farming, an occupation with which he has been identified since that time. He is also interested in the timber business in Jackson and Calhoun counties and by his practical and progressive methods, his industry, enterprise and diligence has made both branches of his activities profitable and important.

Mr. Peacock married Mary Elizabeth Pierce of Alabama, and to their union were born nine children: Charles, deceased; James and William J., both of Calhoun county; Sally, the wife of W.H. Ayers, of Jackson county; John, who also makes his home in Jackson county; Frank, residing in the same county; Alice, the wife of W.I. Howard, of Jackson county; and Robert and Irwin G., both of whom live in Jackson county. Mr. Peacock is a member of the Baptist church and politically give his allegiance to the democratic party. He has been county commissioner, serving ably and conscientiously in that capacity, although he prefers to devote all of his attention to his private affairs. He is a man well known throughout the county as a progressive farmer and a public-spirited citizen and well merits the widespread confidence and respect which has been accorded him. "

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