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Benjamin Peachee Grave Marking

 

The Fairfax Resolves Chapter place bronze SAR markers at the grave of Pvt. Benjamin Peachee, an soldier in the American Revolution, on May 29, 2008. Pvt. Peachee is buried at Bethany Church Cemetery, Daviess Co., Indiana.

 

Benjamin Peache, Peachee, or Peachy made his mark with an “X” record keepers spelled his name many different ways. He was born 26 Dec. 1756 in New Jersey. He enlisted in the Second New Jersey Regiment, Continental Line, in 1777, 1778, and 1779, serving in the artillery. Although he served under several different officers, the captain whose rolls are still persevered today in the National Archives was John N. Cummings. Peachy also served 4 or 5 tours of duty ranging from a week to over a month in the New Jersey Militia. He testified that he was present as a guard at the hanging of Major Andre. Benjamin Peachee moved to Daviess County to be with children. He married a second time in 1828 when he was 71 years old and fathered two children by his second wife. One of those two children pursued membership in the California Society, SR in the 1890’s. Benjamin Peachee died about 1835.

 

Prospective member Merle Peachee completes the SAR gravemarking of his ancestor Pvt. Benjamin Peachee by placing a flag in the marker.

Prospective member Merle Peachee completes the SAR gravemarking of his ancestor Pvt. Benjamin Peachee by placing a flag in the marker.

 

Benjamin Peachee Grave Marker

Benjamin Peachee Grave Marker.
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