John W. Peavler, Sr., born 7 Nov 1841 in Sullivan Co., TN was the 6th child of Henry Peavler and Sally Nelms. Other siblings were William, David Washington, Hugh, Henry Jackson and Susan. Sally died 1841 (childbirth???) and Henry then married Susannah Farris and had 7 more children.
John W. married Alice Hicks and had seven children - Henry, Ada, Hugh David, John W. Jr., Harry, Iva and unnamed (stillborn???)
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John W. Sr. and Alice (Hicks) Peavler buried in Fitzgerrel Cemetery, Spring Garden, Jefferson Co., IL