DIAL PAVEY, SR. & FAMILY
Submitted by Jim Huffman & Jeffrey Pevy
Dial Pavey, Sr., son of Joseph T. & Jane Dial Pavey, was born 1739 in Orange County, North Carolina. He died 1814 in Wilkes County, Georgia.
Dial married Hannah, who was born in Orange County, North Carolina. She died in Georgia.
Dial Pavey & Hannah had the following children:
1. Abraham Peavy was born 3 May 1765 in Orange County, North Carolina. He died 15 Aug 1837 in Butler County, Alabama.
2. Dial Peavy, Jr. was born 1767. He married Elizabeth Wade.
3. Andrew Peavy
4. Joseph Peavy was born 1772.
5. Leabeth Peavy was born 1774.
6. Peter Peavy was born 1776.
7. James Peavy was born 1778.
8. John Peavy was born 1780.
9. Susannah Peavy
Abraham Peavy, son of Dial & Hannah Pavey, was born 3 May 1765 in Orange County, North Carolina. He died 15 Aug 1837 in Butler County, Alabama.
Military: Pvt. North Carolina Militia, Revolutionary war, 1779, first entered service as substitute for his fater. Served more than two years, served in the company commanded by Capt. Quinn, of the regiment commanded by Col. O'neal, on the South Carolina line. When not in active service, he was kept as a guard at the public store house. Abraham is found to be in Wilkes county, Georgia in 1786, 1787, & 1790-1793. About 1794 we find Abraham with his brother-in-law Thomas Seale in Hancock county, Georgia. In 1798 the heirs of Charles Seale (Lydia's father) give 50 acres to Daniel Seale. Signed by Lydia and Abraham in Hancock county, Georgia 19 Oct 1799. It appears that Abraham and Lydia moved to Warren county in 1804 and then from Georgia to the Alabama territory around 1818 or 1819. The region we know as Butler county, Alabama was occupied by the Creek nation until the Creek war of 1813 - 1814. After their defeat by General Andrew Jackson, the Creeks deeded the central portion of present-day Alabama to the United States in the treaty of Fort Jackson. A large area of land centered on the current Georgia-Alabama state line remained under Creek control, although the Creeks gave the whites the right to pass through this region on the Federal road. Whites poured into present-day Butler & surrounding counties in 1817, many from Fairfield district, South Carolina. In fact, so many former residents of that area moved into central Alabama that the name Fairfield was originally chosen as the county name. However, this was changed following the Indian attacks of 1818. A group of renegade Indians attacked the Ogly & Stroud families in their cabin on 18 Mar 1818, shooting Mr. Ogly, tomhawking Mrs. Stroud, and butchering five young children. The neighborhood families rushed to the newly constructed Fort Bibb for protection, and on 20 March, a group of five men, including Capt. William Butler left Fort Bibb for Fort Dale, then under construction. They were attacked, with Capt. Butler brutally killed, scalped, and his body mutilated. During the growing season of 1818 the area families lived under fear of more Indian attacks, but by Oct the Indians had left the area. The citizens chose Butler as the name of the county in honor of the bravey exhibited by Captain Butler. ("History of Butler County," by John Buckner Little.) It is possible that Abraham & Lydia experienced this bit of history. Abraham participated in the first election of Butler county on the first Monday in Aug 1820. The election was for sheriff. After Abraham's death, Thomas Peavy served as estate administrator. According to his military pension record, there are his children: Nancy, Vicy, Eli, Davy, Hilvy, Mchail, Hiram, and Thomas. Note the spelling of Mchail is later spelled Michael. Michael & Abraham obtained land in Butler county in Township 7, Range 14, very close to one another. A land office was set up in Milledgeville, Georgia for the sale of land in the Alabama territory. This is documented in "Old Cahaba Office Records & Military Warrantes 1817-1853," compiled by Marilyn Davis Hahn. Others who acquired land in the same area are Daniel Peavy, Charles Peavy, Isaac Peavy, & Asa Peavy.
Abraham married Lydia Seale Sep 1784 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Lydia, daughter of Charles & Lydia Muse Seale, was born 1771 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. She died 13 Oct 1845 in Butler County, Alabama.
Abraham Peavy & Lydia Seale had the following children:
1. Eli Peavy was born 1789 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He died in Dooly County, Georgia.
2. Nancy Peavy
3. Daniel Peavy was born 1791.
4. Hilvy Peavy was born 1793.
5. McHail / Michael Peavy was born in Georgia. He died 27 Feb 1871 in Elmore County, Alabama.
6. Vicy Peavy
7. Thomas Peavy
8. Hiram Peavy
Michael Pevy, son of Abraham & Lydia Seale Peavy, was born 1800 in Georgia. He died 27 Feb 1871 in Elmore County, Alabama.
Military: Alabama Militia, Coosa, 68th Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 7th Division. 1837 Captain, 1840 Major. This militia's main concern was to put down Indian rebellions. In May 1846, a company called "The Coosa Volunteers" was organized at wetumpka. Captain Bennet S. Griffin styled his organization as a company of "riflemen." Henry W. Cox of Rockford raised another company on 2 Jun 1846, and both companies were mustered into service in the Mexican-American war for 6 months. Due to the lack of records, it is not known if Michael participated in this war. In 1860, a company was formed called the "Central Institute Cavalry" of which Michael was Captain. Note also that Walter Frances Pevy was listed as being third lieutenant of this company, and later joined the Confederate States of America. Major Pevy lived between Eclectic and Central in what was Coosa County, Alabama, but in 1866 became Elmore County. Michael owned a 680 acre plantation. He raised a variety of crops and horses. It is stated in Michael Pevy's will and probate, dated 8 Sept 1869, that his wife, A. W. Pevy and daughter Melissa O. Pevy shall have one cow and one calf and bed and bed stead and clothing that goes with it. It also states that his property be sold to the highest bidder and the money be divided between his wife A. W. Pevy and his children, Walter F. Pevy, Julia Ann Ingram, Andrew Jackson Pevy, Lidia Jane Holley, Amanda Catherine Jordan, Missouria L. Gunnell and Milissa O. Pevy.
Michael married Hetty Haden about 1832 in Georgia. Hetty was born 1810 in Georgia. She died between 1861-1867.
Michael Pevy and Hetty Haden had the following children:
1. Walter Frances Pevy was born 19 Aug 1832 in Butler County, Alabama. He died 30 Jun 1904 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
2. Julia Ann Pevy was born 13 aug 1834 in Butler County, Alabama. She died 18 May 1918 in Elmore County, Alabama.
3. Andrew Jackson Peevy was born 28 Jun 1836 in Butler County, Alabama. He died 18 Jan 1912 in Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana.
4. Lydia Jane Pevy was born 23 Aug 1841 in Butler County, Alabama. She died 15 May 1916 in Elmore County, Alabama.
5. Amanda Catherine Pevy was born 8 Aug 1844 in Butler County, Alabama. She died 29 Jul 1905 in Elmore County, Alabama.
6. Missoura Pevy was born Apr 1847 in Butler County, Alabama. She died Jan 1913 in Elmore County, Alabama.
7. Melissa O. Pevy was born 1848.
Walter Frances Pevy, son of Michael & Hetty Haden Pevy, was born 19 Aug 1832 in Butler County, Alabama. He died 30 Jun 1904 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
Military: Central Institute Cavalry, 1860-1862, Third Lieutenant. Confederate States of America, 53rd Alabama Partisan Rangers, Company C, Colonel Moses Hannon Brigade. "Walt" enlisted in the Confederate Amry on 6 Aug 1862 at Buckyville, Alabama. Present on the rolls through 7 Mar 1864. He is listed as a private and occupation in military as teamster. Surrendered at South Carolina at end of war. Walt moved to north Louisiana with his brother Andrew Jackson Pevy on 12 Dec 1866. According to a descendant of Andrew Jackson, Walt & Andrew and their families left Alabama for Texas in 1866, but when they got to Dorcheat around what is now Webster Parish, Louisiana, it was flooded, and they couldn't cross it. Walt decided to settle there, and Andrew in Jackson Parish. This claim is substantiated by a book that has marriage dates and some tax lists for Coosa County, Alabama which states, "tax insolvent - 1866 - moved to Texas." There is also a document called the amnesty oath which confederate soldiers signed that states Walter had been a resident of Claiborne Parish since 12 Dec 1866. On military records Walt spelled his name Peavy. His address is listed on widow application as Jefferson Community, Webster Parish (population in 1901 was 250), which was located about 7 miles nother of Minden, which is now Kisatchie National Forest. This area was Claiborne Parish until 1871 when it was formed into what is now Webster Parish. The postmaster of Jefferson was Oliver E. Horton. That post office operated from 1901 - 1911. Walter filed for homestead patent through the land office in Natchitoches, Louisiana on 8 Feb 1872. On the application it states that he has built a log cabin about 17 square feet with gallery and shed annexed. He has planted, farmed and cultivated about 45 acres of said land and has made the following improvements, kitchen, corn, crib, cotton house, well, horselot, garden, and orchard. The fee for application being $13.05 for the entry of the north half of the southwest quarter and the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 3, in township 20, of range 9 west, containing 121 acres and 75 hundreds of an acres. After his death his property was left to his widow Martha Ann Pevy and in 1913 she transfered her property to her children, and they in turn sold their portion to Virgil Andrew Pevy. They wach sold their portion of the said property for $21.52 and $213.06 to Martha Ann Pevy. Walter's name is spelled Pevy on the 1880 and 1900 Webster Parish census and on his grave marker. Buried in Crow Cemetery about 1 miles past Pine Grove Methodist Church on Highway 159. His cause of death listed on widow's application for confederate pension was "died suddenly of sunstroke or apoplexy."
Walter Frances married Martha Ann Wall on 15 Jul 1858 in Coosa County, Alabama. Martha Ann, daughter of James C. & Isabella Johnson Wall, was born 14 Apr 1841 in Alabama. She died 7 Jan 1920 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
Walter Frances Pevy & Martha Ann Wall had the following children:
1. Willie T. Pevy was born 17 Dec 1862 in Alabama. He died 28 Sep 1864.
2. Hettie Isabell Pevy was born 16 Oct 1859 in Montgomery County, Alabama. She died 26 Sep 1938 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
3. Thomas Michael Pevy was born 2 Apr 1861 in Alabama. He died 13 Dec 1937 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
4. Amanda Susan Pevy was born 11 Mar 1866 in Alabama. She died 14 Jan 1935 in Hortman, Webster Parish, Louisiana. She was a baby when Walter & Martha left Alabama & moved to Louisiana. She fainted and fell in the fireplace and was badly burned. She was engaged to be married at the time and called off her wedding. She never did get married.
5. Matrona Pevy was born 14 Feb 1868 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. She died 31 Aug 1942 in New Mexico.
6. James Elmore Pevy was born 17 May 1870 in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana. He died 8 Aug 1956 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
7. Sumpter Deleon Pevy was born 21 Oct 1872 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. He died 8 May 1944 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
8. Exer Pevy was born 14 Feb 1876 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. She died 31 Jul 1902 in Union County, Arkansas.
9. Dempsey Douglas Pevy was born 27 Sep 1877 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. He died 8 Jul 1944 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
10. Virgil Andrew Pevy was born 15 Dec 1879 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. He died 28 Oct 1967 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
11. Elion H. Pevy was born 22 Jan 1883 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. He died 17 Nov 1893 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. Caude of death: It was said Elion died after falling out of a tree.
12. Floyd Pevy was born 8 Aug 1886 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. He died 20 Oct 1970 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
Floyd Pevy, son of Walter Frances & Martha Ann Wall Pevy, was born 8 Aug 1886 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. He died 20 Oct 1970 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. Occupation: Farmer.
Floyd married Vashti L. Black on 9 Nov 1906 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. Vashti L., daughter of Mitchell Rice & Nancy C. Pope Black, was born 29 Feb 1892. She died 9 Jan 1953 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
Floyd Pevy and Vashti L. Black had the following children:
1. Sallie May Pevy was born 21 Jan 1908 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. She died 21 Jun 1990 in Fillmore, Louisiana.
2. Mithcell Pevy was born 31 Dec 1909 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. He died 7 Aug 1976.
3. Charles Edgar Pevy was born 9 Mar 1912 in Evergreen, Louisiana. He died 26 May 1955 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
4. Nelson Jehu Pevy was born 1 Jun 1914 in Grove, Louisiana. He died 11 Aug 1985 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
5. Clara Mae Pevy was born 25 Feb 1917 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. She died 20 Jun 1998 in Springhill, Louisiana.
6. James Purvis Pevy was born 4 Nov 1925 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. He died 27 Jul 1996.
Nelson Jehu Pevy, son of Floyd & Vashti L. Black Pevy, was born 1 Jun 1914 in Gove, Louisiana. He died 11 Aug 1985 in Webster Parish, Louisiana.
Military: Army National Guard, 156th Infantry, Company F, enlisted 7 Oct 1931 - 2 Mar 1934. Louisiana State Guard, Company A, 6th Battalion, 1942-1943. Features listed as: eyes, grey; hair, brown; complexion, medium; height, 67"; weight, 199 lbs. when in guard. Owned and operated Pevy Motors, Pevy Nash Motors located at 602 East Union street, Minden, Louisiana.
Nelson Jehu Pevy married Dorothy Bell McClung 1934 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. Dorothy Bell, daughter of Monroe Eull & Clara Fouch Mobley McClung, was born 28 Apr 1917 in Gibsland, Louisiana. She died 17 Jun 2001 in Minden, Louisiana.
Nelson Jehu Pevy & Dorothy Bell McClung had the following child:
Annie Pevy was born 2 Oct 1942 in Webster Parish, Louisiana. She died 15 Mar 1996 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana