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James Peebles, Sr
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Birth: 1737
Pelham
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1787
Pelham
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

48 years old.

During the Revolutionary War James was in the Co. of Militia under Cpt. Bonney, mastered at Chesterfield, MA. He was called with the 4th Hampshire Co. Regt. under Cpt. Cowden and served at the Battle of Bennington in 1777.

James was a lifelong resident of Pelham, MA. By trade he was a Blacksmith and Farmer. In later years he raised sheep. At his death his farm was appraised for 200 pounds and the stock for an additional 50 pounds. He had sheep, mares, cows, axen and swine. The probate judge ordered three appraisers to include clothing which was appraised at 11 pounds.

James and Rachel were originally buried in the Pelham Hollow or Bobbin Hollow cemetery, near the Swift river in Pelham, MA. Between 1838 and 1839 these graves were all moved to Quabbin Park in the town of Ware, MA by the Boston Water Commission before the filling of the Quabbin Resevoir. On this same lot were three of James and Rachel's children and two unknown graves.
During the Revolutionary War James was in the Co. of Militia under Cpt. Bonney, mastered at Chesterfield, MA. He was called with the 4th Hampshire Co. Regt. under Cpt. Cowden and servec at the Battle
of Bennington in 1777.

James was a lifelong resident of Pelham, MA. He was a blacksmith & farmer by trade. Later years he raised sheep. At his death his farm was appraised for 200 pounds and the stock for an additional 50 pounds. He had sheep, mare, cows, oxen & swine. The probate Judge ordered 3 appraisers to include clothing which was appraised at 11 pounds.

James and his wife Rachel were originally buried in 'Pelham Hollow' or 'Bobbin Hollow" cemetery, near the Swift River in Pelham, MA. Between 1838 - 1839 these graves were all moved to Quabbin Park in the Town of Ware, MA by the Boston Water Commission before the filling of the Quabbin Resevoir.

On this same lot were three of James & Rachel's children and 2 unknown graves. 
 
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 Parents:
  Patrick Peebles (1703 - 1777)
  Frances Hamilton Peebles (1714 - 1752)
 
 Spouse:
  Rachel Young Hyde (1747 - 1795)
 
 Children:
  Robert Young Peebles (1769 - 1791)*
  John Peebles (1773 - 1798)*
  James Peebles (1782 - 1817)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Peebles (1737 - 1787)
  Robert Peebles (1737 - 1778)*
  Mary Peebles Conkey (1752 - 1820)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Quabbin Park Cemetery
Ware
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Mark Peebles
Record added: Dec 09, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6020548
James Peebles, Sr
Added by: James Bianco
 
James Peebles, Sr
Added by: Mark Peebles
 
James Peebles, Sr
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