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Moffett of Perry Co. & Montgomery Co., Alabama 1820s
Posted by: Ray (ID *****7427) Date: December 10, 2011 at 16:26:09
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I am interested in the Michael Peacock family of Montgomery County, Alabama, in the 1820s, and in which the name Moffett appears handed down.

Moses W. Garrison (c1808-1888), son of Aaron Garrison and Elizabeth (Birdwell, Bridwell) Garrison, lived in Montgomery, Alabama, and there may have been 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 cited as the "Peacock tract" in several references. Michael Peacock married Mary Elizabeth/Eliza Mary (Moffett? Garrison?) and his widow is shown with Moses Garrison and wife Louisa later. Michael's children including Moffett Eliza Peacock (Mrs. Willis Roberts), Camella, Fanny, and Michael Baker Peacock (born May 1843). Willis Roberts' niece married a grandnephew of Sam Houston, and a first cousin of Mrs. Houston (Margaret Moffett Lea) was also in the Peacock-Roberts circle of connections. So it seems that the Moffetts of nearby Perry County may have been relatives of Michael Peacock or his wife.

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.

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