Joseph Claud PEACOCK , Rev.
Birth: 9 SEP 1843 in Barnwell
Death: 13 AUG 1905 in
Choctaw Co., MS
Burial: Wood Springs
Baptist Church Cemetery
Event: Church Affiliation
He was a Baptist
Minister and the founder of
Wood Springs Baptist
Church in Choctaw Co.
Event: Military Record He was a
Civil War Veteran &
Prisoner Military Service:
30th Mississippe Infantry Company I
1850 US Census, Choctaw
Co., MS, p775
Peacock, Joseph Allen 37
M SC Farmer
Elizabeth 37 F H.W.
Achlen 12 F
David 10 M
*Joseph* 7 M
George 7 M
Joseph Claud Peacock married
Thelda Elmira California McGarrah
and together they raised 13 children.
Joseph Claude was a civil war veteran.
He enlisted in the 30th
Mississippi Infantry Company I along with
Joseph Allen, his father, and other
members of his family.
This company of men fought in the
Battle of Lookout Mountain that
was overrun by Union troops.
During this battle on
November 24, 1863, he was
captured by enemy troops,
only six months after he was
hospitalized in Chattanooga,
Tennessee by order of the surgeon.
After his capture, he eventually
transferred to Rock Island Prison in
Illinois, where he remained until
the end of the war. After the war,
he walked home to Choctaw County
where he spent the remainder of
life raising his family, farming, and
attending the duties of his ministry.
Joseph Claud Peacock founded the
Woods Springs Baptist Church in
Choctaw County. He and his Wife
Theldra are buried in th cemetery there.
One of his children,
Joseph Henry Peacock
was also a preacher and preached
at the same church his father had founded.