In Reply to: PEAK(E), BENSON, WOOD, LOVELADY posted by Ruby Nell Nicholson on June 22, 2001 at 05:08:47:
: My grandfather, James Jackson PEAK, 1873-1935, was the son of Samuel Peak, 1839-1879. Samuel's brother James PEAK,1832-1915,were both privates in the First Alabama Calvary.
: Samuel and James Peak were sons of Daniel Boone PEAK, 1805-1867, who entered gov't land in area abt 1825.
: James J PEAK and Minnie BENSON PEAK had 16 children and lived around the Double Springs area for many years. James J PEAK was county commisioner of Winston Co for several years in late 1920-30's. My father was Freeman A Peak(e), 1912-1964. He moved to Phil Campbell, AL in 1935 as manager of the Yellow Front Store when he met and married my mother, Ruby Elsie WOOD. Any connections or information about the PEAK(E), BENSON, or WOOD families is appreciated. Thanks Nell Nicholson
How far back does your Wood family go in Winston Co.? I have a Burgess Wood born ca 1801 located in the 1860 Twns 10 North, Range 6 East, Serabo Post Office, Winston Co. census. Children: Catharine, Matilda, Nancy, Mary A., Andrew Martin, William, and Samuel A./Jackson.