Thomas Jackson GREEN John Timothy PEACOCK John Franklin PEACOCK Thomas Jefferson PEACOCK Iva O PEACOCK James Henry PEACOCK Mamie M PEACOCK Lillie M PEACOCK William Timothy PEACOCK Arthur Lloyd PEACOCK Toliver Jorile GREEN James Taylor GREEN Susie GREEN Daniel David GREEN Clarinda BARNETT Mini tree diagram
Mary Melissa GREEN

Mary Melissa GREEN8,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10

also known as

3rd Nov 18713 - about 19561,4

Life History

3rd Nov 1871

Born in Indian Territory.4

(less likely)

3rd Nov 1871

Born in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

(most likely)

Nov 1872

Born in Indian Territory.3

(less likely)

28th Jun 1891

Married John Timothy PEACOCK in Texas.1

3rd Jan 1893

Birth of son John Franklin PEACOCK in Bowie, Montague, Texas.12,5,11

21st Jan 1895

Birth of son Thomas Jefferson PEACOCK in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.5,12,3,13,14,15

Dec 1896

Birth of daughter Iva O PEACOCK in Texas.3,5

28th Mar 1899

Birth of son James Henry PEACOCK in Texas.3,5,9,13,14

about 1902

Birth of daughter Mamie M PEACOCK in Texas.5,7

about 1905

Birth of daughter Lillie M PEACOCK in Indian Territory.5,7

30th Sep 1908

Birth of son William Timothy PEACOCK in Oklahoma.5,7,14,13

3rd Nov 1912

Birth of son Arthur Lloyd PEACOCK in Oklahoma.7,6,10

11th Dec 1950

Death of John Timothy PEACOCK in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas.16,9

1st Jun 1954

Death of son John Franklin PEACOCK in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas.11

about 1956

Died in Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma.1,4


  • Only a name for Mary was known by Green family tradition.  They knew she had married someone named Peacock, but no other details.

    A genealogy of the Mumford-Murratti lineage seems to represent this Mary, married to a John Timothy Peacock.  The genealogy reports her full name as Mary Malissie Green, and her birthplace as Palo Pinto County.  Palo Pinto is three counties northwest of Hill County, where her older brother Toliver Jorile was born, as well as the next two children Susie and James after her.  Their cousin James Toliver Jackson was also born in Hill County.  Why the family moved to Palo Pinto for a while is unknown.  But the genealogy does not report Mary's parents, so the identification with our Mary is weak, but matches the general parameters.

    Mary Malissie Green
    Birth 1871 in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas
    Death in Frederick, Tillman County, Oklahoma
    Parents Unknown
    Married 28 June 1891 to John Timothy Peacock
    Birth 1872
    Death in Frederick, Tillman County, Oklahoma
    Burial Lone Wolf, Adair County, Oklahoma
    One Living
    John Franklin Peacock 1892-1954
    Thomas Jefferson Peacock 1895-1973
    Arthur Lloyd Peacock 1898-1983
    James Henry Peacock 1903 -
    Lily Mae Peacock 1906-
    Mamy Lalissie Peacock 1906-
    William Timothy "Bill" Peacock 1908-
    --  Mumford-Murratti,

    The birth in Palo Pinto County matches the presence of the Green family in North Texas, and Mary's brother Toliver Jorile was born a couple of counties farther south in Hill County, where Greens, Barnetts and related Jacksons.  Members of these related clans are found all across North Texas in the period from 1860 on.  Some of all these families migrated north into Indian Territory.

    Censuses of Mary and John T Peacock cited by the Mumford genealogy place them in places consistent with locations of other members of the Green and related  families.  These censuses have the children reported by the Mumford genealogy.  But these censuses report Mary as born in Arkansas, not Texas.  Further one census reports Mary's parents born in Missouri, another Arkansas, not Georgia and Tennessee.  One says they were both born in Georgia.  Another says she and both parents were all born in Arkansas.

    1900 Federal Census, Montague County, Texas, 11 June, Justice Precinct 4, District 52, page 6A, Hse/Fam #103
    Peacock, Timothy Head W M  Mar 1873  27 Married 8 years FL FL GA Farmer Owns
    Peacock, Mary Wife W F Nov 1872  27 Married 8 years 4 children/4 living Ind Terr TX TX
    Peacock, Frank Son W M  Jan 1893  7 Single TX FL Ind Terr
    Peacock, Thomas Son W M  Jan 1895 5 TX FL Ind Terr
    Peacock, Ivie Son W M  Dec 1896  3 Single TX FL Ind Terr
    Peacock, Henry Son W M  Mar 1899  1 Single TX FL Ind Terr
    Edgin [Elgin?], Churchwell Boarder W M  Nov 1880  20 Single TX AR IL

    1920 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma, 11 January, Frederick, District 167, page 9B, South 18th St, Hse #174, Fam #217
    Peacock, John T  Head  Owns M W 47 Married FL FL FL No Occup
    Peacock, Mary Wife F W 48 Married AR AR AR
    Peacock, Mamie Dau M W 18 Single TX FL AR
    Peacock, Lillie Dau M W 15 Single TX FL AR
    Peacock, Willie J Son M W 11 TX FL AR
    Peacock, Arthur Son M W 7 TX FL AR

    1930 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma, 4 April, Frederick, District 6, page 2B, 224 South 18th St, Hse #46, Fam #48
    Peacock, John T Head Owns Value $3500 M W 58 Married at age 30 GA FL AL Wagon Yard Proprietor
    Peacock, Mary M Wife F W 58 Married at age 19 AR GA GA
    Peacock, Arthur L Son M W 17 Single TX OK GA AR

    In 1940, Mary is the Head of the home, with her son Arthur still in the household.  Mary is reported as Married but no husband is reported in the home.  Sources indicate that John Timothy lived until 1950.  I don't where he was at the time of this census.

    1940 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma, 2 April, Frederick, District 7-25, page 5B, Spring Hill & River Rd, Hse #93, Rents $2
    Powell, Mary Head F W 68 Married [But no husband in the home] Grade 4 b Arkansas Same Place in 1935
    Powell, Aurther L Son M W 27 Grade C-1 b Oklahoma Same Place in 1935

    Various genealogies have different bits of information about Mary.  The following one has a date for her death as well as the place which several report.  No documentary source is cited.  Note that this genealogy agrees with the date of birth reported by some other family sources, but the location is Indian Territory rather than Palo Pinto County, Texas.  Most genealogies have no date of birth and most have no place.

    Mary Malissie Green
    Birth Nov 3 1871 in Indian Territory
    Death about 1956 in Frederick, Tillman, OK
    No Parents reported
    Married 28 Jun 1891 John Timothy Peacock
    Birth Mar 3 1872 in Florida
    Death 11 Dec 1950 in Wichita, Texas
    --  Mary Peacock,

    Loretta Gregory Gay, Green-Gregory genealogist, recounts a comment of her grandfather Toliver Jorile (Joe) Green.  Joe's daughter Alpharetta Mae Green Gregory told Loretta that her father Joe commented at the death of his mother "I have neither mother nor sister."  His mother died in 1907.  This would seem to indicate that both Joe's sisters (Mary and Suzie) died before their mother.
    --  Loretta Gregory Gay, personal communication, 18 February 2013

    This would seem to conflict with Mary Green Peacock's family information and documented death in 1950.  But perhaps what Joe meant was that both his sisters had married and moved away.  The Peacocks lived in Texas at the time of Clarinda Barnett Green's death.  Otherwise, I cannot account for Joe's comment as it has come down to us in the Green-Gregory family.  I have found no information on the death or marriage of Suzie Green, other than that she married George Clifton, on whom I have no details.

    There is also a story in the family, again told to Loretta Gregory by her mother Alpharetta Green Gregory.  One of Joe Green's sisters woke up one morning to find her baby dead, went to find and tell a neighbor, returned to her home, "took to her bed and died."  No further details survive to help us identify which sister or a time frame.
    --  Loretta Gregory Gay, personal communication, 18 February 2013


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