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MAJ Peter Journey

New Jersey, USA
Death 1827 (aged 51–52)
Adams County, Illinois, USA
Burial Pike County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 184661274 · View Source
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Rank: Major
Conflict: War of 1812
Record Group: Office of Adjutant General
Series Title: Record of Service Index, War of 1812, 1812-1813
Box: 45
Ralls County, Missouri History book:
Peter Journey, Peter Grant and William Ritchie were the first judges of the Ralls County Court, receiving their commissions from Governor McNair in 1821, and held their first court in the Jameson home that year, being called justices at that time.
When Justice Journey was elected to the legislature in 1822, Samuel Lippincott was named to replace him.
Ralls County Representatives From 1821 to 1876,
Peter Journey, a former justice of the county court of Ralls county, was elected to represent Ralls in the legislature in 1822 and served until 1824.
At the first election held in Adams County (Illinois) on July 2, 1825, about forty votes were cast. The total population of the county then was estimated at seventy. For a polling place, the voters (all male) used the log cabin home of Willard Keyes in the new town of Quincy. When the votes were counted, Willard Keyes, Levi Wells and Peter Journey were found to have been elected the county's first commissioners. Levi Wells resided in the region where later the village of Payson was built and Peter Journey lived in what afterwards became Fall Creek Township.
"A history of Missouri from the earliest explorations and settlements until the admission of the state into the union"
The second General Assembly of the territory met in St. Louis on the 5th of December, 1814. The number of representatives under the new census was twenty and all members were present on the first day of the session. In this General Assembly St. Charles county was represented by John Pittman, Peter Journey and John G. Heath
Third Regiment, county of St. Charles, Daniel M. Boone, Lieutenant-
Colonel, commanding: Henry Hight, Judge Advocate; Jas. Beatty, Adjutant;
Stephen Hempstead, Quartermaster; Peter Journey, Major 1st Battalion;
Robert Spencer, Major of 2d Battalion; Benj. Cooper, Major 3d Battalion.
From the Past and Present of Adams County, Illinois:
On the 2d of July, 1825, in pursuance of an order of the judge of the Circuit Court, the first election for county officers was held at the cabin of Willard Keyes; about forty votes were cast, and Levi Wells, Peter Journey and Willard Keyes were elected county commissioners. Peter Journey, a Jerseyman by birth, resided at the lower end of the bluffs, some ten miles south of Quincy, in what is now Fall Creek township; Willard Keyes of Quincy lived at what is now the foot of Vermont street, and Levi Wells resided near what is now the village of Payson. The county had at this time an estimated population of about seventy.
Chapter 16 - Jess Thompson History of Pike County, Illinois
John Wood's New Town of Quincy Grows Rapidly; Some Settlers Move Northward From Atlas
The next step in organization of the newly designated county of Adams was the election of county commissioners and other county officers. This election was held, according to law, on the second day of July, 1825, at Willard Keyes' house. Levi Wells, Peter Journey and Keyes, all noted names in early Pike county history, were elected commissioners. Wells resided at the time near where the town of Payson now stands, and Journey on what is now known as Mill Creek.***

From his grandson, James P. Journey's, biography in the Thompson history of Pike County, Illinois book:
Peter Journey, settled in Adams county prior to 1825; was a member of the first Board of County Commissioners of that county, and married the first couple that were married by license in that county. The license was written on brown paper, and the ceremony was solemnized July 26, 1825

He married Sarah Harrison. He died intestate (without a will) in Adams County about 1827. His wife at the time was Phebe.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 184661274
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Peter Journey (1775–1827), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184661274, citing Journey Cemetery, Pike County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Kathy Robinson (contributor 47211190) .