Daingerfield in Morris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Veteran of the American Revolution James Thompson
His son-in-law, John Peacock (1786-1848), fought in the 2D Regiment, North Carolina Militia, in the War of 1812. His health broken by the war, he went to Ittawamba County, Miss., where he received land in lieu of army pay. About 1840 he emigrated with his wife Zilpha (Thompson), four sons, two daughters, and his father-in-law to Paschal (Morris) County. Here he donated sites for a church, school, and cemetery.
Thompson's grandson, Williams Peacock (1811-64), came to Texas in the 1830s, then returned to Mississippi and brought back his grandfather, parents, and other relatives. In 1841 President M. B. Lamar appointed him sheriff of Paschal (Morris) County. Later a member of the Texas Rangers, he was killed in an Indian fight.
This family helped make Texas great.
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7859.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1781.
Location. 33° 2.155′ N, 94° 43.56′ W. Marker is in Daingerfield, Texas, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadnax Street and Union Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadnax Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Broadnax Street, Daingerfield TX 75638, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cumberland Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Chapel Hill College (about 700 feet away); Rev. Nathan S. Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Hussey & Logan's Mill and Gin Factory (approx. ¼ mile away); Daingerfield, C. S. A. (approx. ¼ mile away); Morris County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Caddo Trace (approx. 2.8 miles away); Snow Hill Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daingerfield.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.