They were married in either Virginia or South Carolina. They lived mostly in the Edgefield District, S.C.They became parents of eleven known children. Abigail died June 15, 1825, and Thomas, September 12, 1827, both in Edgefield. Thomas did leave a Will, dated March 1, 1827, and it was probated in the same year in Edgefield, S.C.
registered in the DAR records as a patriot of the Revolutionary War as
one who sold and furnished supplies to the Military by selling flour.
Mrs Vera Mae Baker Holder researched this information for a number of
years and was
officially certified in the National Society of the
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, June 11, 1993. The
National No. is 753153. Any other descendants of Thomas may
PETERSON II was born in Edgefield District,
South Carolina on March 1, 1784; the fourth child of Thomas and Abigail Richardson Peterson. He was a soldier in the War of 1812; enlisting in the Newberry District as a private on September 15, 1814. He served in Captain John K. Griffin's Company of Infantry, Regiment South Carolina Militia, commanded by Lt. Col. John A. Alston, and was discharged of February 1, 1815 at Georgetown, S.C.
Susannah was born in 1799, also in South Carolina, the daughter of Samuel Shaddock, a farmer of S.C. who also migrated to Alabama, where his death occurred. Samuel and his wife, Prudence, were both members of the Methodist Church. It is believed that Thomas and Susannah were in the same "wagon train" of the migration to Alabama.Susannah was one of nine children of Samuel and Prudence Shaddock. The names of the children of Sam and Susannah were Sarah (Mize); Mary, born 1795; Benjamin, born 1796; Thomas, born 1797; Susannah (Peterson), Samuel, born 1801; Burrel, born 1804; Jane (McCanless); and Abigail Ann (Grant). (Three of the men came to Arkansas and settled in Dallas Co., AR.
By the ages
of their children and where they were born, Samuel and Burrel Shaddock
came to Arkansas around 1842-5, and the third, Thomas, around 1854. All
three men died there
and all three had large families.)
Thomas and Susannah reached Alabama; they were in Bibb County by 1818, Perry County by 1822, and Coosa County by 1837. He was a farmer and wheel wright. Both were members of the Primitive Baptist Church. He died in Coosa County, Alabama in 1847.In 1852, Susannah applied for bounty land in Coosa County, based on the military service of Thomas, for which she was eligible under Acts passed by Congress. She was granted a land warrant for eighty acres on this application.
listed on the 1850 Coosa Co., Alabama Census as
head of house. Her two children, James, age 20, and Elizabeth, age 24, were still in the home. On the 1860 Census for Coosa Co., she is listed as living in the home of her son, James. She was 61. Also listed in the same household, was Mary Shaddock, age 65. Probably her sister. Susannah died in 1864, age 65, and is buried in Coosa Co., Alabama.
Samuel Peterson was born in Bibb County, Alabama in 1819. He was named after his mother’s father, Samuel Shaddock. He married Eliza J. Henry, born 1821, January 26, 1838 in Perry Co., Alabama. Eliza's middle name was probably Jane, but it can't be confirmed. (In June 1860, when her daughter, Elizabeth was married, her daughter's marriage license says she was married in the residence of E. J. Peterson.)Sam and Eliza were living in Coosa Co., in 1840 and 1850. He was a farmer by occupation. The 1840 Census indicated he owned 8 slaves.
He moved to Dallas Co., Arkansas in Holly Springs Township, sometime after 1853 and before 1857, possibly with his uncle, Thomas Shaddock. He and his wife, along with their children, are on the 1860 Arkansas Census. The last child's name was a girl called Xautheppa Peterson, who was either 1 or 11 months old. (Difficult to read)Sam had followed his younger brother, Thomas, who had came to Arkansas in 1849, as well as two uncles, Sam and BurrelShaddock, who had came much earlier.
Sam paid tax on 440 acres of land in 1861-2. He owned 220 acres in section 1, and 240 in section 12. His land and other personal goods totaled about $2920. He owned one slave.His brother, Thomas, paid tax on 485 acres of land, located next to his. There property was located in TS10, Range 16 South, Sections 1, 12, & 13. Part of this land had been sold to the State of Arkansas in 1841, and they bought it from the state. No deed has been found on record showing when Sam bought his land.
not fight in the Civil War, but he was a member of the Home Guard of
minutemen Appointed By The Court, October 10, 1861, for the township of
Holly Springs. David Mahan (brother-in-law to Thomas) and Thomas
Peterson also served in the same capacity. The primary purpose of the
home guard was to help the family of soldiers who needed food and
clothing, and to guard the town. (information in Dallas Co.
Court Records, Book B, page 121.) There is a map on file at the National Archives that is identified as a captured Confederate map turned in by a Capt. McCalster of the Dept. of the Gulf in 1865. This map shows all of Dallas County, the location of all roads and the location and names of the farms in every township of Dallas Co. This map would have been of great importance to the Union Troops in the area during the war. Sam and his family are listed on this map, on Range 16, Township 10. His farm was about three miles north of Holly Springs.Sam died sometime around 1866-1867. Tax was paid on the estate of Samuel Peterson in 1867. The value of personal goods then, was $130.00. No land was mentioned. His land may have been temporary confiscated because he was involved in the fighting.
Eliza is listed on the 1870 Arkansas Census as head of house, apparently having been widowed. Eliza paid tax in 1870 on the land, and the value was $200.00. The size of the farm was 160 acres. The location of the farm was E1/2 S.W. and W1/2 S.E., Section 12, Township 10 South, Range 16 West. This land was part of the land that Sam paid tax on in 1861-2. The land value was $200.00.On the 1870 Arkansas Census, Eliza has five girls still in her home. They were Mary J., age 24; Louisa A., age 12; Elizabeth, age 10; Clara, age 8; and Amy, age 6. The child named as Elizabeth, has to be the one called Xautheppa, on the 1860 Census. Elizabeth Ann, age 16, had married Sam McCright in January of 1870, and they are listed as man and wife in a separate home on this Census.
Eliza must have died herself between 1870-1880, as her younger children, Clara Catherine and Amy, are living with their sister, Mary Susan, and her husband by 1880.There are two cemeteries located today near the ordinal land
Sam owned in
1861. This could be where Sam and his wife,
Eliza, were buried. Samuel E. Shaddock is buried at Mt
Olive, north of Holly Spring, as are numerous graves with
the name Shaddock and Launius. The another Cemetery is
called Oak Grove. The primary name on the graves here is
Hearn. It is north of Holly Springs, and east of the 160
acres owned by Sam and Eliza. This is where two of their
children, Mary Susan Everitt, and Molly Jane Beard Crawford
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