Descendants of Joseph Peay
Generation No. 1
1. JOSEPH1 PEAY1 was born Abt. 1765 in North Carolina, and died 25 Mar 1844 in Coffee Co, TN. He married ELIZABETH HUNT 03 Oct 1805 in Coffee Co. Tennessee. She was born 04 Aug 1771 in Ohio, and died 21 Jul 1846 in Prob. Coffee Co. TN.
Notes for JOSEPH PEAY:
Joseph was shown to be married with three sons in the 1840 US Census, Coffee County,
Tennessee. He was in the Coffee County, Tennessee 1841 State census, along with sons
John Peay, William M. Peay, David Peay, Joseph Peay, Jr., and Newman Peay, all in the
same household. There was another Joseph Peay in the same county living in another
household. Joseph again appeared in the Franklin County, Tennessee (later Coffee County)
1812 Tax List along with George Pea, and a Lewis Hunt and a Abraham Hunt. Joseph
owned land in Coffee County, Tennessee in 1836, 1844, and 1849 according to survey
records. Elizabeth was said to be a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. The father of Joseph is
thought by descendents of Newman Mitchell Peay as being John Peay, who was thought to
have ran away from home in Scotland or Ireland with his brother Henry and immigrated as
stowaways to South Carolina. This has yet to be verified. On 26 Mar 1844, Joseph gave
"For Love", land given him in Ilinois for service in the U. S. Revolutionary War, according to
the Coffee County, Tennessee Deed Book, Page 281. Joseph, along with other members
of the family, owned stock in 1854 in the Nashville & Chattanooga Rail Road Company.
They were listed as living in Coffee County, Tennessee at that time.
John L. married Francis "Fannie" Keele. Fannie was a sister to Jemima Keele, who married
William M. Peay, brother of John L. Peay. John L. and Fannie had nine children; Catherine,
William Keele, James Gibson, Joel, George W. (who died as a Prisoner-of-War in a Yankee
prison), Leindal "Doll", Rhoda Ardena, and Roxanna Peay. David W. married Elleander Katz.
They had twelve children; Napoleon B., Lecil L., Rebecca E., Sarah J., Rosanna, Andrew
J., William Franklin, George E., John M., David E., James M., and Susan G. Peay.
Newman Mitchell married Mary Catherine Henry. They had ten children; Thomas J.,
Suffronia C., George E., Thomas J., James Madison, Elizabeth E., Elmira Victoria, Amanda
Paralee, and Ezekiel Emerson Peay. Joseph married Mrs. Elizabeth Martin who had two
children from a previous marriage, John W. Martin, born 1844, and James W. Martin, born
1846. They had four children; William D., Elizabeth V., Thomas Powel Wand, and Rhoda
Peay. Elenor married Washington M. Roach. They had at least six children; John M.,
James K. P., Perry C., Ludolphus, Vincent H., and Melvil B. Roach.
Mike Taylor and Earl Agee have much more data on the Peay family, thanks to Mrs.
Charles (Georgiana) Pea, Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Contact them if you desire further
More About JOSEPH PEAY:
Marriage Notes for JOSEPH PEAY and ELIZABETH HUNT:
Places Lived: Ohio Co., Kentucky, and Tennessee
Children of JOSEPH PEAY and ELIZABETH HUNT are:
2. i. JOHN L.2 PEAY, b. 20 Sep 1806, Hillsboro, TN; d. 02 Nov 1853, Coffee Co. TN.
3. ii. DAVID W. PEAY, b. 22 Aug 1809, South Carolina; d. 01 Sep 1882, Butler Co., KY.
4. iii. WILLIAM M. PEAY, b. Abt. 1812, Tennessee; d. Nov 1881, Erath Co. TX.
5. iv. NEWMAN MITCHELL PEAY, b. 18 Feb 1813, Coffee Co. TN; d. 20 Feb 1884, Butler Co., KY.
6. v. JOSEPH JR. PEAY, b. Abt. 1815, Tennessee.
7. vi. ELENOR PEAY, b. 21 Jul 1820; d. 24 Mar 1900.
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