George Earl Peak

M, d. before June 1900
     George Earl Peak was born at Texas. He was the son of George Daniel Peak and Margaret Melinda Payne. George Earl Peak died before June 1900 at Texas died before he was age two.

John Pirtle Peak

M
     John Pirtle Peak married Sarah E. Coy.

Child of John Pirtle Peak and Sarah E. Coy

Katherine Peak

F
     Katherine Peak married William Keith.

Child of Katherine Peak and William Keith

Margaret Lee Peak

F, b. 19 September 1895, d. 27 March 1988
     Margaret Lee Peak was also known as "Maggie". She was born on 19 September 1895 at Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX. She was the daughter of George Daniel Peak and Margaret Melinda Payne. Margaret Lee Peak married James Homer Yarbro, son of James Yarbro and Ruth Williams, on 27 September 1914 at the home of the bride's parents. Margaret Lee Peak married Willis Homer Williams, son of James A. Williams and Mary Lucia Kellum, on 18 January 1925 at Mena, Polk Co., AR. Margaret Lee Peak died on 27 March 1988 at Norman, Montgomery Co., AR, at age 92

OBITUARY - Newspaper, March,1988

Mrs. Margaret Lee Williams, 92, of Norman,Ark., died Sunday in a Hot Springs Hospital. She was born on September 19,1895 in Baylor County,Texas.
Graveside funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the White Oak Cemetery with Bro. Walter Varner officiating. Interment was in the White Oak Cemetery under the direction Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
She was the daughter of the late George Daniel Peak and the late Mrs. Margaret Payne Peak. She was united in marriage to Willis Homer Williams on January 18,1925. He preceded her in death on June 17,1983. She lived in Mena until 1960 when she moved to Nornam in 1980. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors are three sons, Cline Yarbro, Silsbee, Tex., Paul Williams Orange County,Calif., Carl Williams, Fort Smith,Ark., one daughter, Mrs. Louise Roberts, Norman, Ark.,one sister and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Note: For some reason the Social Security Death Index shows Margaret's death date as 5 Dec 1986.

She was buried in 1988 at White Oak Cemetery, Mena, Polk Co., AR.
Note: MEMOIR - Margaret Lee “Maggie (Peak) Yarbro-Williams, transcribed by Tracy Devault.

Note: Normally I transcribe old documents word-for-word. In this case I made a number of spelling and punctuation corrections to improve readability.

     Grandmother lived to have her second set of permanent teeth, and eye sight she lost both. She had one tooth left. She would take it out and show it to me. They wanted a picture of her, but she wouldn’t let them take one, so after she went blind they moved her chair to the window and took it from outside. She heard the camera click and it made her mad. They wanted a picture to put in the library and so they got it. She was the oldest settler in the town. I guess it is still there.
     Aunt Lizzie and Uncle Shack and their two little girls lived with her for a while. She had a milk cow named Jack and she would hook. Uncle Shack would have to milk her and so got tired of being hooked and had her dehorned.
     Aunt Sarah stayed with her, took care of the house, made no difference who stayed with her. Uncle Henry (1) was the oldest of her children. Some of the girls painted on glass pictures of other girls. I think my grandmother was the only one with blue eyes and light brown hair. The others were dark brown or black, brown eyes or black. None of grandma’s children had black or brown eyes or black hair. My mother was the only one with black hair, but she had grey eyes. Daddy had black hair and hazel eyes. My first husband had such dark brown hair it looked black.
     Aunt Sarah was a Negro woman. They paid her for her work. She went home at night.
     Before I started to school at seven, my dad bought a place and built us a nice new house on Ennis Street. He made our living painting houses and interior of buildings. He made good money at it. He belonged to the A F L and he had to go away from [home] to make enough money for us to live on. He did some work for the government. He was the foreman on the painting of the air force base in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was over a hundred men on that job. When it was over the men gave him a nice gold watch.
     We lived in Victoria, Texas when I was a baby. George Earl, my little brother was born there. He also died there before he was two years old. I can remember his little white casket. I do not remember the baby at all.
     After Martha was two or more another baby brother was born, Oce Daniel. He lived to be over two, when he passed away. He had bowel trouble and the Dr told them to not let him have strawberries. They brought him to the table and when he saw the berries he cried for some of them, and daddy gave him some. They killed him. Mama didn’t even seem to care, she didn’t even cry.
     Then she was pregnant, and just before time for the baby to be born fell and killed the baby. He was a pretty baby, they named him Walter. Then Martha had typhoid fever. When she got over that, I had diphtheria. So we had a rough time of it. Cousin Dick Charles (2) was living with us and he and dad nursed me through that. There were very few families that didn’t loose a child with it. Chautauqua every year and Mama and Martha would go and camp, take Bell, a Negro girl, to take care of Martha. That meant Bell would get to see the programs and shows. For as Martha’s nurse, she would be let in. And we saw all kind and nationalities in their native costumes and dances and songs.
     I remember grandmother telling me about when the stars fell in Nov., 1833 (3). She said it looked like every star fell toward the earth and it scared the darkies. They thought the world was coming to an end and they all shouted and sang.

               
                    Elizabeth (Dawalt) Payne (4)

     She married William Payne when she was sixteen years old. They lived in Indiana. Aunt Annie (5) and my mother were born in Salem, Indiana. When my mother was two they moved to Texas. They also live at Terre Haut, Indiana, out from the fort, before they came to Texas when she was three years old. She and her mother were alone at home, she being the youngest child. Her father and brother had gone to town. (6) There were Indians all over. Tecumseh (7) came by the house and as grandmother had black eyes and black hair, he decided she was a little Indian child so he tried to get her. He would say, “Pretty papoose, me take um.” My grandmother was having a time to keep him from getting a hold of her. They heard horses running and it was her father and the boys coming home from town. So Tecumseh got on his horse and left.
     They (8) moved to Texas in 1873 and her husband died in 1874. So she was left alone with the children, all of the children except Uncle Henry and my grandmother. There were lots of cattle all over but they were all wild. Nobody had any milk so grandmother and Uncle Henry and my granddad rounded up a lot of these cows and staffed a diary. Grandmother owned this farm and a place in town. When Uncle Henry got too old to take care of things, they sold the cows [and] moved her nephew and family on the farm. She and Uncle Henry moved to town.
     Uncle Henry buried the money they got for the cattle. When he went to get it, it was gone. They never knew if he forgot where he buried it or if somebody saw him and stole it.
     Uncle Henry died when I was about five. …[Some text missing here] .. cook and housekeeper alone.
     The first frame house ever built in Waxahachie was built by my grandmother. The lumber was hauled from Dallas when it was a saw mill, had four rooms downstairs and two above. It is still being lived in although it was sold some time ago. The Indians would come and rub their hands over the boards. They couldn’t understand why the boards could be so smooth. Remember this house was built in the 18 hundreds.
     After we moved from Victoria, Texas, we lived on Williams street, just a few houses from grandma. Martha was born Jan 31, 1900. Old Grandma came to see her. I saw her coming up the side walk and ran to meet her. I was so proud of her. That is the last time I remember her being outside.
     They shut her up in her room. I would visit her and when I was twelve, they wouldn’t let me see her any more. She was shut up in her room and not allowed in the rest of the house, and it was her house, and she kept them up. Grandpa was raised to do nothing. He had no trade or anything. He made charcoal, hunted and traded to bring some money.
     Old Grandmother hated the violin, said it was the instrument of the devil. She must have belonged to the Puritan religion. She was very strict about a lot of things. Uncle John (9) played the violin. He would go upstairs and, of course, she could hear him. They would tell her it was next door, as a house had been built close to them.
     He and Uncle Edd (10) bought a phonograph and they had to bring it to our house to keep it. She kept a big hickory stick for a walking stick, and she would hit with it, after they shut her up in her room. One day she was standing in the door. A young man was passing by. She hollered and told him they were going to kill her. He, not knowing how old she was, was terribly upset. And we [Something missing here.]

Notes:
1. This is Henry B. Payne (b. 1840, d. 1899). He was Margaret’s granduncle.
2. This was Richard Emerson Charles (b. 1885, d. 1962). He was Margaret’s second cousin.
3. This was the Great Leonid Meteor Storm of November 13, 1833.
4. Elizabeth (Dawalt) Payne (b. 1809, d. 1909). She was Margaret’s great-grandmother.
5. Annetta Mae "Annie" (Payne) Anderson (b. May, 1869). She was Margaret’s aunt.
6. This may explain a curiosity in the 1870 Census. Martha Jane Payne was shown living with her parents’ family. Her husband, Manuel/Manen Payne, was no where about. Also, there was a heretofore unidentified child, one year old girl, living with the family. The child was named Mary Payne. I’m guessing this was really Martha’s daughter, Annie Payne, born about thirteen months earlier.
7. Obviously not the famous Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnees who died in 1813.
8. William and Elizabeth (Dawalt) Payne and family.
9. John Bruce Payne (b. June, 1886).
10. Edward James Anderson (b. 1859, d. 1923). He was Margaret’s Uncle.

Children of Margaret Lee Peak and James Homer Yarbro

Children of Margaret Lee Peak and Willis Homer Williams

Martha Sarah Peak

F, b. 31 January 1900, d. February 1985
     Martha Sarah Peak was born on 31 January 1900 at Ellis Co. (probably), TX. She was the daughter of George Daniel Peak and Margaret Melinda Payne. Martha Sarah Peak married Alva C. Morgan circa 1920. Martha Sarah Peak died in February 1985 at McCulloch Co. (probably), TX, at age 85 dates per SSDI, last residence Brady.

Oce Daniel Peak

M, d. before 25 April 1910
     Oce Daniel Peak was born. He was the son of George Daniel Peak and Margaret Melinda Payne. Oce Daniel Peak died before 25 April 1910.
Note: MEMOIR - Margaret Lee "Maggie Lee" (Peak) Yarbro-Williams

Mama had another baby, a boy, Oce Daniel, for daddy and our doctor. I loved him and took care of him. He got sick and the doctor told them to not let him have any strawberries. I don’t know why daddy brought him to the dining room. We had strawberries. When the baby saw them, he cried for them. Daddy gave him one. They woke me up at daylight the next morning to call the doctor. The seeds in the berries had perforated his bowels. All he could do was give him Laudanum to dull the pain. He died later that day. I stayed with him until he died. Mama didn’t even shed a tear. I never got over it. They were educated people, university people, and I will never understand why my dad would do such a dumb thing. I saw a greatly loved child, killed by love.

Walter Peak

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     Walter Peak was stillborn. He was the son of George Daniel Peak and Margaret Melinda Payne.

Charles O. Peake

M
     Charles O. Peake married Myrtle Ellen Davis, daughter of Demosthenes Cicero Davis and Esther Ellen Burgess, on 28 December 1924 at Harrison Co., IN.

Elizabeth Pearce

F
     Elizabeth Pearce married Thomas Cook.

Child of Elizabeth Pearce and Thomas Cook

Elizabeth Pearce

F, b. 27 December 1820, d. 15 January 1896
     Elizabeth Pearce was born on 27 December 1820 at Tennessee. She married Martin Luther Roller. Elizabeth Pearce died on 15 January 1896 at age 75. She was buried in January 1896 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN.

Child of Elizabeth Pearce and Martin Luther Roller

John Pearce

M
     Note: 8 children born to this marriage. John Pearce married Mary Tallman, daughter of Peter Tallman and Ann Hill, circa 1668.

Richard Pearce

M, b. circa 1685
     Richard Pearce was born circa 1685 at Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. He married Susanna Lawton, daughter of Isaac Lawton and Elizabeth Tallman.

Abraham Peare

M
     Abraham Peare married Mary Ann Cline on 30 April 1820 at Harrison Co., IN.

Joanna Pearl

F, b. 10 October 1891
     Joanna Pearl was born on 10 October 1891.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Pearl and Marium Amanda Powell. Joanna Pearl married Claude Faulders Price, son of Oliver Lee Price and Anna C. Faulders, on 20 November 1913, Ceremony performed by Rev. H. V. Moore.1

Child of Joanna Pearl and Claude Faulders Price

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 637.

Joseph Pearl

M
     Joseph Pearl married Marium Amanda Powell.

Child of Joseph Pearl and Marium Amanda Powell

Ambrose Pearman1

M, b. January 1833, d. 1915
     Ambrose Pearman was born in January 1833 at England.1 He married Mary Adaline Missey circa 1870, Twelve children born, nine living as of 1900 census.1 Ambrose Pearman died in 1915.

Child of Ambrose Pearman and Mary Adaline Missey

Citations

  1. [S3596] 1900 Federal Census, Franklin County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 854; FHL #1240854.

Charles Harold Pearman

M, b. December 1880
     Charles Harold Pearman was also known as "Harry". He was born in December 1880 at Missouri.1,2 He was the son of Ambrose Pearman and Mary Adaline Missey.1 Charles Harold Pearman married Margaret C. Windle, daughter of Robert Lafayette Windle and Mahala Butler. Occupation: Barber in 1920 at Short Bend Twp., Dent Co., MO.2

Children of Charles Harold Pearman and Margaret C. Windle

Citations

  1. [S3596] 1900 Federal Census, Franklin County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 854; FHL #1240854.
  2. [S3595] 1920 Federal Census, Dent County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 917.

Dorothy M. Pearman1

F, b. circa 1911
     Dorothy M. Pearman was born circa 1911 at Missouri.1 She was the daughter of Charles Harold Pearman and Margaret C. Windle.1

Citations

  1. [S3595] 1920 Federal Census, Dent County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 917.

Harold Windle Pearman1

M, b. 10 December 1908, d. 30 July 1989
     Harold Windle Pearman was born on 10 December 1908 at St. Louis (probably), MO.1 He was the son of Charles Harold Pearman and Margaret C. Windle.1 Harold Windle Pearman died on 30 July 1989 at St. Louis, MO, at age 80 Dates per SSDI.

Citations

  1. [S3595] 1920 Federal Census, Dent County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 917.

Vernon Pearman1

M, b. 31 August 1907, d. January 1981
     Vernon Pearman was born on 31 August 1907 at Missouri.1 He was the son of Charles Harold Pearman and Margaret C. Windle.1 Vernon Pearman died in January 1981 at St. Louis, MO, at age 73 Dates per SSDI.

Citations

  1. [S3595] 1920 Federal Census, Dent County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 917.

Thomas Pearsall1

M, b. 1679, d. 1760
     Thomas Pearsall was born in 1679.1 He married Sarah Underhill, daughter of John Underhill and Mary Prior, in 1708.1 Thomas Pearsall died in 1760.1

Citations

  1. [S105] Jr. Harry Macy, Underhill Genealogy, Vol. V & VI, p. 56.

Dr. Alfred H. Pearse

M, b. December 1863
     Dr. Alfred H. Pearse was born in December 1863 at Illinois.1 He married Ida Clemmer, daughter of David Webster Clemmer and Sarah Ziegler, circa 1889.1 Occupation: Dentist in 1900 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

Children of Dr. Alfred H. Pearse and Ida Clemmer

Citations

  1. [S588] 1900 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 1471 - 1480; FHL #1241471 - 80.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.35.

Ethel B. Pearse1

F, b. 11 May 1890
     Ethel B. Pearse was born on 11 May 1890 at Trooper, Montgomery Co., PA.1,2 She was the daughter of Dr. Alfred H. Pearse and Ida Clemmer.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.35.
  2. [S588] 1900 Federal Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 1471 - 1480; FHL #1241471 - 80.

Millicent Pearse1

F, b. 28 August 1911
     Millicent Pearse was born on 28 August 1911 at Trooper, Montgomery Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Dr. Alfred H. Pearse and Ida Clemmer.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.35.

(?) Pearson

M
     (?) Pearson was the son of Lawrence Pearson and Ester Massey. (?) Pearson married an unknown person .

Child of (?) Pearson

(?) Pearson

M, d. before April 1940
     (?) Pearson married Ruby Caldwell, daughter of Harvey Howard Caldwell and Barbara Ellen Yoho, after April 1930. (?) Pearson died before April 1940.

Aaron Chester Pearson1

M, b. 25 February 1889, d. 13 November 1966
     Aaron Chester Pearson was born on 25 February 1889 at Newton Twp., Miami Co., OH.1 He married Barbara Ellen Varner circa 1911.1 Aaron Chester Pearson died on 13 November 1966 at Miami Co., OH, at age 77.

Child of Aaron Chester Pearson and Barbara Ellen Varner

Citations

  1. [S1517] 1920 Federal Census, Miami County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1418.

Amanda Pearson1

F
     Amanda Pearson married William Calvert.1

Child of Amanda Pearson and William Calvert

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 572.

Andrew Jackson Pearson1

M, b. 21 August 1867, d. after April 1940
     Andrew Jackson Pearson was born on 21 August 1867 at Jefferson Co., KS.1 He married Minnie Atkinson circa 1894.1 Andrew Jackson Pearson died after April 1940.

Child of Andrew Jackson Pearson and Minnie Atkinson

Citations

  1. [S3527] 1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 442; FHL #1374455.

Ann Pearson

F, b. 26 November 1757
     Note: See Notes for husband Merrick Starr regarding the marriage. She was his first cousin. Ann Pearson was born on 26 November 1757. She was the daughter of (?) Pearson. Ann Pearson married Merrick Starr, son of Merrick Starr and Phoebe Pearson, in 1785.