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The Story As I Know It:
Nancy Peggs was born about1808, probably in Henry
County Kentucky. Her parents were Joseph Peggs and
Joseph Peggs was on the Henry County
Kentucky tax list dated June 6, 1800.
In a newspaper bio of her brother, Joseph
Peggs, Jr. he was said to be born near Bedford
Henry County in 1807, Franklin Democrat, page 1
top of the fold, Oct 31, 1902
She married Joseph H.
Greenwood spring of 1830.in Oldham County
Kentucky. Joseph Peggs of Oldham
County Kentucky gave his consent for his daughter Nancy
to marry Jospeh Greenwood on Feb. 27th 1830.
from Oldham County Court House marriage Book.
They were married by Isaac Foster. There
was also a bond presented of 50 pounds by Joseph
Greenwood and Calvin Foree, dated March 1,
1830. stating .."..for the marriage of the said Joseph
Greenwood to Miss Nancy Peggs who is over the
age of twenty-one years." witness was Jon(anthan)
Berry. Book 1 page 22. Isaac
Foster later listed his marriages "This is to
certify that I solemnized the following marriages in
Oldham County." Included are Joseph Greenwood
and Nancy Peggs this 4th day of March 1830.
Isaac Foster was a Baptist minister in the Bedford
Nancy and Joseph Greenwood had at least five
children. This information came from a document written by
Ernest Greenwood Maddox about 1920 as a personal memoir
of the Maddox family. He listed the known children
of Joseph & Nancy Greenwood to be:
1. Susan Jane, who married John W. Maddox.
3. William H, who died in 1861.
5. John W who died after 1919.
A large area of Indiana was purchased from the Indian
tribes who lived in that area about 1820. It was all
the Delaware New Purchase. It provided new fertile
land to the settlers of the midwest. Our Maddox,
Greenwood and Peggs family all took advantage.
So about 1834 Nancy and Joseph Greenwood moved to
Indiana, probably Johnson county. Two children were
born there. Joseph H. actually purchased 40
acres about half way between current Needham and
Greenwood Indiana. from the US General Land
Office Records, document # 29038 found by Julia
Mortenson. Then very strangely, they were back
in Trimble County in time for the 1840 Census. Possibly
because Joseph's mother had become ill and they returned
to help his father.
On 1840 Trimble County Census, roll 124, page 329
1 male 50 - 59 - probably William Greenwood, Joseph's father. His first wife had died. He remarried 2 years later
1 male 30 - 39 - Joseph H. Greenwood
1 female 30 -39 - Nancy Peggs Greenwood
1 male 20 - 29 - possible Moses Greenwood, Joseph's youngest brother. who would have been 22 in 1840.
1 female 5-9 Susan Jane Greenwood
1 female under 5 - Ruth Greenwood
1 male under 5 - William Greenwood
On the 1850 Trimble County Kentucky census
Nancy Greenwood is listed as 42 years old,
born in Kentucky as was her husband Joseph H.
Greenwood, farmer. The children living at home were:
1. Susan J. age 18 born in Kentucky
2. Ruthe A. age 15 born in Indiana
3. William H. age 12 born in Indiana
4. Jn W. age 6 born in Kentucky
Jennie is missing from this list. Is it possible
that Jennie and Susan Jane are the same person? I
think they are.
There has been some confusion as to when Nancy
was born. I believe it came from the 1860
Trimble county Ky Census. The Census taker, I
believe made a few errors. They are recorded on
roll M653_397, page 292 as:
Joseph Greenwood, farmer, born Lincoln County Ky- age 52
Nancy Greenwood, born Henry county Ky, age 57 (I've looked at it, and the 2 in Joseph's is really a 2 and Nancy's is really a 7, but I don't believe it.
Ruthean, age 25, born Iowa - actually it is written IA, and ancestry translates that to Iowa, but it has to be Indiana.
WIlliam, age 23, born Iowa - Ditto
John, age 17, born Trimble county
Nancy is not on the 1870 census. Joseph is then
married to Catherine whom he wed in Oct 1864.
So Nancy Peggs Greenwood died between 1860 and
mid-1864. I do not know where she is buried.
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