PEOPLES Ancestry

John PEOPLES John was born in 1764 in the Shenandoah Valley, Wheatfield County, VA. He died on 14 Mar 1829 in Hopewell, Mecklenburg County, NC. John was buried in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterville, Mecklenburg, NC.

Hannah Stinson Hannah was born in 1768 in Salisbury, Rowan County, NC. She died on 9 March 1830 in Hopewell, Mecklenburg County, NC. Hannah's father was Aaron STINSON and hermother was Rebecca. Hannah was buried in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterville, Mecklenburg, NC.

Children:

  1. John PEOPLES Jr. John was born in 1788 in Hopewell, Mecklenburg County, NC. He died on 10 Oct 1827 in Hopewell, Mecklenburg County, NC. His wife's initials were S.S. He was buried in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hunterville, Mecklenburg, NC.
  2. Richard PEOPLES Richard was born on 26 Jul 1790 in Hopewell, Mecklenburg County, NC. He died on 23 Nov 1870 in Hopewell, Mecklenburg County, NC. Richard married Jane HARRIS in 1816 in Steel Creek, Mecklenburg County, NC. He was a veteran of the War of 1812.
  3. Drury PEOPLES Drury was born about 1790. He married Catherine RYAL on 11 Mar 1812 in Rowan County, NC.
  4. Silas N. PEOPLES Silas was born about 1794 in Hopewell, Mecklenburg County, NC. Silas is believed to have been married twice, first, to Martha HUNTER on 24 Oct 1833 in Mecklenburg, NC, and second, to Susan A. CAPPS on 17 Aug 1848, also in Mecklenburg, NC (2).
  5. James PEOPLES James was born about 1796 in Hopewell, Mecklenburg County, NC.
  6. William Harvey PEOPLES Sr. William was born in 1797 in Hopewell, Mecklenburg County, NC. He may have died in Bradley County, TN (date unknown). William married Isabel ROBESON in 1820.
  7. Elizabeth PEOPLES Elizabeth was born about 1802 in Hopewell, Mecklenburg County, NC. She died on 11 Jul 1882. Elizabeth married Reverend James HOOD.

Sources:

  1. Bartina Wilson Peoples book , Descendants of William Peoples, copyright 1988
  2. FamilySearch IGI records
  3. USGenWeb Archives, Rockbridge County, VA, Deed Book (1783)
  4. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, - Augusta County County Court Records
  5. USGenWeb Archives, Rockbridge County, VA Deed Book (1783 entry)
  6. USGenWeb, Mecklenberg County, NC, Military - Troops of Mecklenberg 1776 to 1897. There are a number of Peoples names to be found in this document.
  7. USGenWeb, Brunswick County, VA - Vestry Book - Selected Entries, 1732-1798. There are entries for John and David Peoples.

Research Notes:

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Volume I, Augusta County Court Records. Order Book No. XVI. Selected items relating to surname of Peoples:

AUGUST 22, 1774. (14) Called Court on John Hunter for murder of Jacob Peoples.--Acquitted.

AUGUST 15, 1775. (81) Administration of estate of Abigail Gartham granted to Francis Gartham. (82) Mathew Robertson, vice Robert Caruthers--Constable. (82) William Leescomb, runaway servant of Robert North. (82) Mary Ann Estill relinquishes dower in tract of land conveyed by her husband, Wallace Estill, to John Peoples. (83) Administration of estate of John Watson granted to Mary Allen. (84) John McCoy, overseer of road from head of Bull Pasture to Peoples's and from Samuel Wilson's (deceased) to Bell's place, Cow Pasture. (84) Bartholomew Archibold complains of his master, Roger North. (84) Thomas Allen, servant of John Peoples. (84) Admn. of estate of John Poller granted to Robert McKetrick. (85) Barbara Wilson, runaway servant of Andrew Scott. (86) Adjourned to 3d Tuesday in next month at Fort Dunmore.

USGenWeb Archives, Augusta County, VA 1810 Federal Censusf. Peoples, James, Census image page 404. The handwritten census pages themselves can be found online in the USGenWeb Archives at

USGenWeb, Rockbridge County, VA - History. A History of Methodism in Rockbridge County, Virginia, by Albert M. Cupp; Chapters 1 - 10

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