|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1822|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1864|
ALFRED PEACH was born December 26, 1822 in Kershaw County, South Carolina. The 1850 Pickens County, Alabama census shows him living with the William Sanders family near his future wife SARAH ELIZABETH LAYTON. She lived with her brother/family and near her parents, Patrick and Deliah (Drakeford) Layton. SARAH was born January 16, 1834 in Kershaw County and migrated with her parents to Pickens County, Alabama. They were married November 20, 1855 in Olney - Pickens County by the Rev. A. M. Hanks, a Baptist clergyman. The marriage produced three sons born in Pickens County:
Alfred is listed in 1860 Itawamba County , MS census with his wife, Elizabeth, and three children. He owned real estate valued at $400.00.
Alfred served in the Civil War from Pickens County , AL as a private in Co. B, 42 Regiment, Infantry. He was listed as missing Nov. 24, 1863 at the Battle of Lookout Mountain, TN, and the following day, Nov. 25, 1863 , he is listed as captured at Chickamauga . On Dec. 7, 1863 , he was forwarded to Louisville , KY , and then on to Rock Island Barracks, Ill. He never returned home.
The Civil War (War of Northern Aggression) was occurring in full force and ALFRED felt responsible to join the effort. His activities in the War have been detailed and ended with his death in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania hospital January 19, 1864. SARAH ELIZABETH and the family located to Lee County, Mississippi in the 1870 census in the Guntown post office area with only a $20 personal estate living near her sister, Susanna Caroline Gardner (Lewis Kent)/family. She lived with her three sons and daughter FANNIE in the 1880 Lee County census and died in Saltillo September 6, 1886. SARAH is buried at Springhill Cemetery in Tupelo (Auburn) in Lee County.
After the Civil War was over, his widow moved to the Saltillo , MS area where she is buried in the local cemetery. Her descendants still live in this area.
Sarah Elizabeth Layton Peach (1834 - 1886)
James Monroe Peach (1858 - 1908)*
Rebecca Jane Peach Bryant (1861 - 1939)*
Created by: Paula
Record added: Jan 28, 2013
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Added: Feb. 18, 2013