School Teachers of Early Maryland
by Robert Barnes
MSA SC 5300
Peach, Joseph, was a schoolteacher in PG Co., in 1728 when his
father-in-law Richard Isaac sold him 155 a. called Isaac's Discovery (PGLR,
cited in John Harding Peach, The Peach Tree Handbook, Southern Maryland
Branch, Volume II (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1988), p. 3.
Property: In addition to the land conveyed
to Joseph Peach by his father-in-law, Joseph also acquired 451 a. of Strife,
150 a. The Search, 100 a. Peach Plains, 100 a. Peaches Balance, and 100
a. Peaches Lott.
Estate: Joseph Peach d. leaving a will
dated 26 Jan 1760 and proved 30 Oct 1764. In his will he described himself
as a schoolmaster of Prince George's County. He named his son Richard,
daus. Elizabeth Hill, Sarah, Mary, and Martha Peach, and sons Isaac, William,
Joseph and John. His sons were to be executors. Jacob Green, Daniel Clarke
and William Nichols witnessed the will (PG Co. Original Wills, Box 10,
Family: He married Mary Isaac on 17 feb 1725/6 in Queen Anne Parish,
PG Co. She was the dau. of Richard and Sarah (Pottenger) Isaac. Joseph
and Mary were the parents of: Isaac,m b. 2 Jan 1728, d. unm.; Joseph, b.
5 May 1731; Elizabeth, b. 27 April 1734, m. John Hill; William, b. 25 Aug
1735; Richard, b. 25 Dec 1738; Sarah, b. 8 Ju;ly 1740, m. William Elson;
Mary, m. Archibald Elson; Martha, m. Nathan Soper, and John, d. unm. c1767.
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