Guilford PEAVY C.S.A. was born about 1800, likely in Screven County, and died after 1882 in his home county. Guilford PEAVY was the eldest son of
• Joseph PEAVEY (died after 1806) &
• Nancy MIZELL (born about 1776 in Georgia, the daughter of Luke MIZELL - she died after 1860 in Dale County, Alabama).
Guilford PEAVY had at least two siblings, both of whom moved west:
• Isaac PEAVY II (born about 1805 in Georgia, a farmer, died after 1860 in Dale County, Alabama) and
• Luke Mizell PEAVY (born 1805-1806 in Georgia, a wheelwright and farmer, died after 1860 in Randolph County, Georgia).
Guilford PEAVY was the husband of Dicey MOORE (daughter of John MOORE & Dicey SIKES). This couple had at least nine children (several of whom are named after Dicey's siblings), born between about 1830 and about 1851:
• James PEVY C.S.A., who married Frances HINELY in 1854, settled in Effingham County, enlisted to fight for the Confederacy, and died at a hospital in Griffin, Georgia, in 1863. They were the parents of four; almost all of this couple's descendants spell the surname PEVEY. His widow, Frances HINELY PEVY, married James O. ABBOTT in 1866, by whom she had three children, and raised his daughter from his first marriage. She is buried in Antioch Christian Church Cemetery in Effingham County with her second husband and some of her family from both marriages.
• Henry H. PEVY Sr. C.S.A., who had married Frances' sister, Elizabeth Amanda HINELY, in 1852, also originally settled in Effingham County; they were the parents of eight children. After her death in Savannah in late 1870, he returned to Effingham County and married Mary J. MOORE the following month (the latter couple had but one child, the Rev. Walter PEVEY, who moved to Florida). His descendants spell the surname PEVEY or PEAVY. Henry's eldest son, David A. PEVEY, is buried at Little Ogeechee Baptist Church.
• Patience PEAVY, who married Enos PHILLIPS C.S.A., a teacher, in 1852 (this couple may have left three doubly-orphaned children by 1870 - the children lived in the households of her brothers),
• John M. PEAVY C.S.A., who married, in 1865, Mary E. THOMPSON, the widow of her cousin David Curtis GROSS; he was farming in Bryan County in 1900. They were the parents of a daughter and a son, and they also raised her son and daughter by her first marriage.
• Thomas Milton PEAVY C.S.A., who married Catherine ROBERTS about 1860; they were the parents of six children. This couple is likely buried in Guyton, Effingham County. Because of connections to the family of his brother, William Marion PEAVY, several of this couple's descendants are buried here at Double Heads Baptist Church.
• William Marion PEAVY, who married Eugenia Ellen EVANS about 1870, by whom he was the father of eleven children. This couple is buried here, and "Bill" is the patriarch of the large Double Heads Baptist Church PEAVY family.
• Augustus PEAVY (a son born about 1845 who may have died between 1850 and 1860).
• Miriam E. PEAVY, who married Joseph Aaron CROSBY about 1870.
• America PEAVY, who married Anthony HARRIS about 1873 (this couple may have left doubly-orphaned daughters by 1880, children who lived in the households of their grandparents and uncles - one of those daughters is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery, Chatham County).
The photograph of Guilford Peavy shown here is courtesy of his great granddaughter, Mrs. Gladys JOYNER DICKEY.
Service record: While in his sixties, Guilford PEAVY served the Confederate cause, enlisting on the 10th of March, 1862, at Camp Davis, north of Guyton in Effingham County. He enlisted as a Private in Company I of the 11th Battalion of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry. His unit was reorganized as Company I of the 47th Regiment of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry on the 12th of May, 1862. Due to age and disability, he was discharged from service at Montgomery, Alabama, on the 24th of June, 1863. Also serving in the same unit were his sons, James, Henry H., Thomas Milton, and John M.; his son-in-law, Enos PHILLIPS, served the Ogeechee Rifles, a Screven County unit. All of them survived the war, except James PEAVY, who died on the 12th of December in 1863 at a hospital at Griffin, Georgia.
Dicey Moore Peavy (1800 - 1882)
Thomas Milton Pevey (____ - 1910)*
James Peevy (1831 - 1863)*
William Marion Peavy (1844 - 1932)*
Miriam E. Peavy Crosby (1845 - 1920)*
A Cenotaph was placed in this cemetery to honor the memory of Guilford PEAVY in 2007 with ceremonies by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Additionally, Guilford & his wife Dicey are believed to be buried in this cemetery.
Note: The dates placed on the cenotaph are approximate. The surname spelling on the cenotaph is that of his C.S.A. service record.
Double Heads Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: jrpv
Record added: Jun 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27782886