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Thomas Peden
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1792
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1868
Jay County
Indiana, USA

Thomas was born to Alexander Peden and Lydia Thomas at Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA. His father was an outstanding Quaker preacher and scholar. His mother died when he was 4 years old and after his father remarried he was raised by his new stepmother, Abigail Walton. Thomas grew up with his half-siblings, Ann, Obadiah, Jesse, Darius,Joseph, Lydia, Rachel, Alexander and Margaret Peden.

He married Sarah Smith (b. 1791) in Feb. 1821, in PA. Thomas was disowned by the Westland Meeting of Quakers because his wife was not a Quaker. Only one child, James Thomas was born to this union on Oct. 28th 1821. After his wife died, Thomas bound out his son to a neighbor as a blacksmith apprentice.

After Thomas's parents died, he and several of his brothers and sister Rachel Peden Brown, moved to Indiana. Some of them relocated again later on.

Thomas married for the second time, to Mary Ann Woods, his 2nd cousin, (b.Feb. 22nd, 1811) on April 20th 1828 in Palestine, Darke County, Ohio. To this union eight children were born, Thomas T Jr., Lydia Ann, Rebecca Ann, Jesse, Mary Ann, Hester, Melissa Ann, and James S. Peden.

Thomas and Mary acquired an 800 acre farm in Jay County, IN., where they remained. They and their three sons are all buried in the same cemetery. (bio by: Waunita M Herron) 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Peden (1762 - 1825)
  Lydia Thomas Peden (1759 - 1796)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Ann Woods Peden (1811 - 1866)
  Sarah Smith Peden (1791 - ____)*
  Esther Eblen Peden (1818 - 1878)*
 
 Children:
  James Thomas Peden (1821 - 1888)*
  Thomas T Peden (1830 - 1892)*
  Rebecca Ann Peden Axtell (1835 - 1915)*
  Jesse Peden (1837 - 1899)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Peden (1792 - 1868)
  Lydia Peden Stewart (1797 - 1843)**
  Ann Peden (1798 - ____)**
  Jesse Peden (1800 - 1878)**
  Darius Peden (1802 - 1863)**
  Joseph Peden (1804 - 1901)**
  Rachel Peden Brown (1808 - 1867)**
  Alexander Peden (1810 - 1843)**
  Margaret Peden (1812 - ____)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them."
 
Note: Aged 76y, 2m, 20d
 
Burial:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Portland
Jay County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Row 2, Grave 28
 
Created by: Robin Prescott
Record added: Oct 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22488193
Thomas Peden
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Thomas Peden
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Thomas Peden
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Added by: Fred Davis
 
 
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Thomas is my G. Grandmother Rachel Peden Brown's half brother. She is buried in Vermillion Co. IN.
- Waunita M Herron
 Added: May. 6, 2013
 
 
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