William Peacock

1810 - 1876

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William Peacock

1810 - 1876
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Son of William Peacock and Jane Hill Married Phyllis Hyom, 9 Nov 1834, Watford, Herts, England Children - William John Peacock, Harriet Louise Peacock, Alfred James Peacock, John Peacock, Ann Peacock, Emily Ellen Peacock, Martha Peacock, Thomas Joseph Peacock, Clara Elizabeth Jane Peacock (http://ww
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William Peacock


Smithfield City Cemetery

376-424 E Center St
Smithfield, Cache, Utah
United States

Ellen Roberts

June 20, 2012


May 3, 2012

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William Peacock, Jr. (9 May 1810 – 21 May 1876)

Contributor: Ellen Roberts Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Son of William Peacock and Jane Hill Married Phyllis Hyom, 9 Nov 1834, Watford, Herts, England Children - William John Peacock, Harriet Louise Peacock, Alfred James Peacock, John Peacock, Ann Peacock, Emily Ellen Peacock, Martha Peacock, Thomas Joseph Peacock, Clara Elizabeth Jane Peacock (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=181638)

Life History of William Peacock

Contributor: Ellen Roberts Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

William Peacock was born May 9, 1810 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, the son of William Peacock, Sr. and Jane Hill. He married Phyllis Hyom (Hyam) and they were the parents of eight children, six daughters and two sons; Alfred, Thomas, Harriet, Annie, Lizzie Martha, Emily Ellen and Clara. William was a paper maker and printer by trade. He had a nice comfortable home and all the necessities of life. He was an indulgent father, saw good in everyone and had many friends. He was bitterly opposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Ladder-day Saints. His daughter, Emily, was the first to hear the gospel message and she was immediately converted. His wife, Phyllis, was also converted. William forbade the Mormon missionaries to come to his home, so his wife and daughter went in secret to the Mormon meetings that were held in different homes. Later on, William became more favorable to the Church and Thomas Smith, a Mormon missionary, was made welcome in their home. It wasn't long until Thomas and Emily fell in love and Thomas asked William's consent to their marriage and immigration to Utah. He was bitterly opposed to Emily marrying and leaving the comforts of her home. But when he could see that she was determined to go, even without his consent, he consented and gave her a beautiful trousseau. After his daughter left England, William and his family turned their hearts toward the Gospel and the big desire of their heart was to go to Utah. A few years later, William and his family crossed the ocean and when they landed in the United States, they crossed the great plains to Salt Lake. William was offered a good position working at his trade as a paper maker and printer. But he did not wish to settle in Salt Lake as his daughter was in Smithfield, Cache County, Utah and he wanted to be near her, so he went on to Smithfield. It was hard for William in this new country. He had left his own country, job and home for the Gospel's sake and here in these new surroundings there was no employment in his trade. But later on, he was employed as a clerk at the Co-op store. How he could earn a living for his family and he was happy. He worked many years in this position. In his later life be became very ill and after a long intense suffering, he died in Smithfield on May 25, 1876 at the age of 66. He was buried in Smithfield. Written by granddaughter, Cuzandra Smith Toolson, November 1942

Life timeline of William Peacock

William Peacock was born in 1810
William Peacock was 15 years old when The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles (584 km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
William Peacock was 21 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
William Peacock was 30 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
William Peacock was 49 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
William Peacock was 51 years old when American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces. The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
William Peacock died in 1876 at the age of 66
Grave record for William Peacock (1810 - 1876), BillionGraves Record 1509313 Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States