REV. NATHANIEL PEACHEE, ordained to the ministry of the Christian Church full
forty-seven years ago, and universally esteemed by all who know him, is now engaged in
agricultural pursuits, and successfully conducts a fine farm located upon section 4,
township 50, range 27, Lexington Township, La Fayette County, Mo.
Our Subject was born in Davis County, Ind., June 1, 1822 and is the son of James and
Mary (Rigdon) Peachee. The Family is descended from English ancestry, and the
paternal grandfather, Benjamin, fought ardently and bravely under the immediate
command of Gen. Washington during the Revolutionary War. The father of are subject
was born in Maryland, and the mother was a native of Tennessee.
In early boyhood our reverend subject received only the educational advantages offered by
the little subscription schools of Davis County, Ind.
He well improved every opportunity to increase his stock of knowledge and is mainly
self-educated, as have numerous of the eminent men of our country.
Devoting himself to the duties of general agriculture upon his farm, the time passed and he
arrived at the thirtieth year of his life without making ant change in the even tenor of his
way. In the fall of 1851, he removed from his birthplace, and locating in La Fayette
County, Mo., settled upon his present farm in 1880, where he remained continuously until
the present time.
After due preparation, Mr. Peachee was, in 1847, ordained to the ministry of the Christian
Church, of which religious denomination he has been a faithful and honored member for
over half a century. At present he is ever among the foremost in promoting the good
work of that religious organization.
In 1871 Rev.Mr. Peachee was appointed Superintendent of the Poor Farm of La Fayette
County, Mo., and ably conducting the affairs of the refuge for the unfortunate and indigent
of the county, retained the position for seven years.
Attening to the physical wants and spiritual needs of all who came under his kindly care,
our subject was peculiarly well adapted to accomplish much of good during these years. In
1845 Mr peachee was united in marriage with Miss Martha J. Ward, a daughter of William
Ward, an old resident and prominent citizen of North Carolina, his native State. Our
subject and his excellent wife were the parents of the following Children : Minerva is the
eldest, Zilpha J. is the second daughter, and then according to their birth are Martha E.
Emma J., Lucy W.. William A., Alice, FannieM., Ella and Ollie.
In the Family is also a grandson Louis. The Rev. Mr. Peachee and family all occupy
positions entitling them to respect. and are loyal American citizens, ever ready to aid in all
good work, and assist in the social of benevolent enterprises of their homes and localities.
The wife and mother of the family passed from earth June 8, 1891. Our subject is a strong
Democrat, stanch in his political convictions and belief, and has always voted the ticket, as
dad his father before him. Never taking a prominent of leading position in the political
world, and never desiring promotion to official duty, Mr. Peachee has ever been extremely
interested in the local and national conduct of affairs, intelligently realizing the necessity of
preserving the power and strength of our great Republic only through the wise and
judicious management of those who guide the Ship of State. During the forty-one years of
his residence in Missouri our subject has ever used his invaluable influnce in the behalf of
the best interests of his neighborhood and vicinity and that he has effected much of good
who can doubt. In his unselfish labors for others, he has gained the lasting gratintude and
kindly remembrance of scores of others less fortunate than himself, and won the generous
commendation and high regard of every true citizen.
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