Robert PeekROBERT PEEK
25 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 28 March 1838 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died: 11 August 1919 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Salem Cemetery,Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Robert and Mary (Fowler) Peek

1st Married: Nancy Jane Burgess in 15 January 1857 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 17 December 1839 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 16 October 1891 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Salem Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Charles Hunter and Margaret (McBride) Burgess

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Frances Peek
  2. David Peyton Peek
  3. Charles Thomas Peek
  4. James Burr Peek
  5. Margaret Ann Peek
  6. Robert Lee Peek
  7. Vance Dillard Peek
  8. Nancy Jane Peek
  9. Dorinda C. Peek
  10. John Porter Peek
  11. Mary Dee Peek

2nd Married: Adaline Stafford on 27 March 1892 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 5 February 1854 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 4 March 1932 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Salem Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Charles Hunter and Margaret (McBride) Burgess

Children:

  1. Mabel Helen Peek
  2. Roscoe Farmer Peek

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: James Peek - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry - CSA
  • Brother: Joseph Peek - 8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA
  • Brother-in-law: Charles Lafayette Burgess - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA
  • Brother-in-law: Henry McKinney Nicholas - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry - CSA
  • Brother-in-law: William Massa - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA
  • Brother-in-law: Andrew Rush Massa - 8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA
  • Brother-in-law: James Marion Burgess - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry - CSA
  • Brother-in-law: William S. Burgess - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry - CSA

MILITARY INFORMATION

25 thTennessee Infantry
Company I

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 30 July 1861 at Camp Myers
  • Muster In 1 Oct 1861 at Camp Myers
  • Age: 22
  • 1 Aug - 31 Oct 1861: Present
  • July & Aug 1862: Left at the hospital sick since 22 Sep 1862
  • Sep & Oct 1862: Absent at hospital sick
  • Nov & Dec 1862: Present
  • Jan - Dec 1863: Present
  • Jan - April 1864: Present
  • 6 April 1864: Present; Age: 23
  • May - Dec 1864: Absent; Captured in the battle at Drewry's Bluff on 16 May 1864
  • Prisoner of War in the Bermuda 100, Virginia; Captured 16 May 1864; Confined since 17 May 1864
  • Prisoner of War received at Fort Monroe, Virginia 17 May 1864; Transferred to Point Lookout Maryland 18 May 1864
  • Prisoner of War at Point Lookout, Maryland on 19 May 1864; Transferred to Elmira, New York om 15 Aug 1864
  • Prisoner of War at Elmira, New York on 17 Aug 1864; Exchanged om 25 Feb 1865
  • Paroled 25 Feb 1865 from Elmira, New York
  • At General Hospital at Howard's Grove on 2 Mar 1865 for chronic diarrhea
  • At Chimborazo Hospital #2 in Richmond, Virginia 5 March 1865 for chronic diarrhea; Furloughed for 30 days
  • At Chimborazo Hospital #1 in Richmond, Virginia 7 March 1865
  • Receiving & Wayside Hospital or General Hospital #9 at Richmond, Virginia; Admitted 2 March 1865; Dispatched to Howard Grove
  • Receiving & Wayside Hospital or General Hospital #9 at Richmond, Virginia; Admitted 5 March 1865; Dispatched to Chimborazo
  • Appears on a list of officers and enlisted men who absented themselves without leave on the 3rd Army Corp during the march from Corinth to Baldon

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S15011

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed No Date
  • Rejected
  • Resident of Cookeville, Tennessee
  • Member of Company A, Captain M. Griffin's Co; Colonel War's Regiment
  • Born in Overton County in 1836
  • Enlisted in either Feb or March of 1863 in Margass(??) Command, Ward's Regiment; Lt. Colonel Allison Company A; Captain M. Griffin; 1st Lieutenant apple Trousdale; 2nd Lieutenant W. J. M Path; Orderly Sergeant Albert Chrisman
  • Battles: none, was a courier or general errand boy seeking forage and provision
  • Married: Wife is 62; daughter is 23
  • (Rest of the Application is blank)

2nd Application

  • Filed July 18, 1916
  • Rejected
  • Born: 1836 in Overton County what is now Putnam County
  • Enlisted in either Feb or March of 1863 in Margass(??) Command, Ward's Regiment; Lt. Colonel Allison Company A; Captain M. Griffin; 1st Lieutenant apple Trousdale; 2nd Lieutenant W. J. M Path; Orderly Sergeant Albert Chrisman
  • Married twice, 1st wife is dead; Second wife is 62, Have a daughter who is 22; Have four sons and three daughters
  • Wife: Adaline
  • Attest: Columbus Jackson Davis and P. Y. Jared

Supporting Documents:

  • Robert Peek (29 May 1916) -
    • Are you the same Mr. Moses that lectured at the State Grange?
    • I was the county deputy for Putnam County.
    • Are there veterans from Col. Ward's regiment receiving pensions?
    • I was with the company until Morgan made the raid into Ohio. Me and others had deficient horses and were sent back to Burkesville, KY with the Artillery by the way of Sparta. His lot of men were to notify a picket base at Albany, KY. By the time they got to Sparta, the Artillery had crossed the mountain to East TN.
    • It was not safe to remain alone. We would wait for Morgan's return. Morgan was not captured but was betrayed by a woman and was killed.
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (8 July 1916) - Requests Service Record
  • War Department (??) - Service Records not found
  • Robert Peek (15 Jul 1916) - Explains how he got out of the army
    • He and Morgan's command were encamped om the South side of the Cumberland River in Burkesville, KY.
    • Orders came for soldiers to with disabled horses to proceed to the south side of the Obed River where the Artillery was located and go to Sparta.
    • The rest were to go with Morgan on a raid in Ohio but were captured.
    • Robert Peek was detailed to Albany, KY to relieve a picket base, making him one day behind the army.
    • By the time he got to Sparta, the Artillery had already crossed the mountain.
    • Robert Peek thought that his command would return in a couple of days, but they had been captured.
    • The county was infested with Federal Guerillas, bushwhackers, and home guards.
    • He dodged the Federals by sleeping in the mountains until January 1865.
  • Columbus Jackson Davis (16 July 1916) - Supports his claim
  • Special Examiner (21 Aug 1916) - You took the oath before the war ended. That disqualifies you.
  • Special Examiner (30 Aug 1916) - The board will not grant pensions to men with a record like yours.
  • Robert Peek (5 Sep 1916) - Sent another statement correcting some mistakes.
  • Robert Peek (27 Sep 1916) - The Country was infested with scouting squads. Captain William the Provost Marshall in Carthage issued orders to all millers in this part of the country forbidding them to grind for any Rebel refusing to take the oath.
  • Thos. A. Head (9 Oct 1916) - Supports his claim
  • Special Examiner to O. K. Holladay (20 Nov 1916) - ?????
  • O. K. Holladay (23 Nov 1916) - Has received the communication and will talk to Robert Peek.
  • Robert Peek (16 Apr 1917) - Please reconsider me. The law now allows for pensions for those that took the oath.
  • S. S. Stanton, son of Col. S. S. Stanton (12 July 1917) - Supports his claim
  • Robert Peek (13 July 1917) - The legislature removed the provision that disallowed pensions for those who took the oath.
  • Robert Peel to Jno S. Denton (13 July 1917) - Robert Peek is a long time friend of John Denton's father. Please help him obtain a pension.
  • Jno S. Denton (TN Board of Control) (18 Jul 1917) - Supports his claim
  • Special Examiner to Jno S. Denton (19 Jul 1916) - We still cannot give him a pension.
  • Algood Moore (22 July 1917) - Supports his claim
  • Special Examiner to Sen. W. J. Matthews (14 Apr 1919) - Robert Peek was left behind by Morgan's men when they went to Ohio in 1863. His command was captured. He hid in the mountains.
  • Robert Peek (1 Apr 1919) - Please reconsider me. The law now allows for pensions for those that took the oath.
  • Robert Peek to Hon. W. J. Matthews (11 April 1919) - Please tell the board about my situation and the removal of objections to my pension request
  • Robert Peek (5 May 1919) - Requests a status of his pension
  • Robert Peek (14 May 1919) -
    • Morgan's command started near Burkesville, KY during the 1st week of July 1864 and was captured and never exchanged until peace was made. The Artillery came back to Sparta. Robert Peek was sent by the way of Albany, KY to relieve a picket base.
    • By the time he got to Sparta, the Artillery had crossed the Cumberland Mountain.
    • Supposing that his command would come back, he waited. But they never did.
    • The millers would not grind for the Rebel sympathizers. So he took the oath.
  • Special Examiner (6 June 1919) - Write to your Congressman to see if he can obtain your records from the Adjutant General
  • War Department (24 June 1919) - Sent his records from his service in the 25th TN Infantry

WIDOW'S PENSION ABSTRACT

W10364

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 15 October 1931
  • Name: Adaline Peek
  • Residence: Cookeville
  • Resident of TN: all her life
  • Maiden Name: Adaline Stafford
  • Born: in Jackson County
  • Husband was Robert Peek born 28 March 1836
  • They were married 27 March 1892 in Putnam County.
  • Husband died in Cookeville TN.
  • Children: Mrs. A. C. Crowley and Rosco F. Peek
  • Witness: Dr, H. C. Martin
    • He has known her about 30 years.
    • He knew Robert about 50 years.

Supporting Documents:

  • Robert Peek (13 Jul 1916) - Lists the Officers of his command.
  • W. H. Swallows to War Departments (13 Aug 1931) - Please send me whatever information you have on Robert Peek.
  • War Department (22 Aug 1931) - There is no record of Robert Peek in Ward's Cavalry. Records do show Robert Peek in 25th TN Infantry Company I.
  • W. H. Swallows to Honorable Roy C. Wallace 16 Sep 1931) - Enclosed is the application for Adaline Peek.
  • W. H. Swallows (14 Oct 1931) - Dr. Martin of Cookeville, TN is 78 years old. He knows that Adaline Peek is the widow of Robert Peek. He knew her for 30 years and him for 50 years.
  • Marriage Certificate: married 27 March 1892.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 38
  • 1860 Census: Overton County, TN, Page 147
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 218
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 81A
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 134A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 39B

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
14 August 1919
Vol. XVII, No. 33, Page 1

ROBERT PEEK -- Robert Peek, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of Cookeville, passed into the great beyond early last Monday morning. He had been in declining health for the past several months, and the last few days prior to his death it was seen that he could not last long. He was in his 84th year, having been born on Bear Creek, in the northern part of this county, on March 28, 1836, and died Aug. 11, 1919. On Jan. 15, 1857, he and Miss Nancy Burgess were united in marriage and to this union 13 children were born, 5 still surviving. Mrs. Peek died Oct. 16, 1891, and March 27, 1892 Miss Adeline Stafford become his wife, and she and her two children survive him. Mr. Peek was converted during his boyhood days and joined the Methodist church and lived a consistent member of that church for more than 70 years, a record of church membership that is seldom equaled and he was a regular attendant at the church and Sunday school. For a number of years he was a justice of the peace in the Cookeville district. During the civil war he served in the Confederate army and made a splendid record. In Mr. Peek's death a good man passes from the state of activity, and the town of Cookeville a survivor pioneer days, Mr. Peek having hauled the first load of lumber used in a building in this city. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. P. Walker at the home, and interment was made at Salem, where a number of his relatives are laid to rest. The surviving children are Mrs. S. M. H. Taylor, Cookeville; Mrs. A. L. Boatman, Algood; Mrs. A. C. Crowley, Cookeville; D. P. Peek, Amarillo, Texas; Burr Peek and Roscoe Peek, Cookeville.

Putnam County Herald
10 March 1932
Vol. XXX, No. 10, Page 1

SERVICE IS HELD FOR MRS. ADELINE PEEK -- Funeral services for Mrs. Adeline Peek, 78, were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Cookeville church of Christ by Dr. O. H. Tallman. Burial was in the Salem cemetery. Mrs. Peek died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Crowley, here Friday after a short illness. Mrs. Peek was the widow of the late Robert Peek, and was highly respected and beloved by a multitude of friends she had made during her lifetime. She had devoted her life to helping others and had gained the admiration of her children by her example of living. She had been a member of the Church of Christ for 62 years and was one of its staunchest supporters. She is survived by daughter, Mrs. A. C. Crowley and a son, Roscoe, of Detroit.

Putnam County Herald
24 March 1932
Vol. XXX, No. 12, Page 4

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT FOR MRS. ADELINE PEEK
Whereas, it has pleased God in His infinite love and mercy to take until Himself, Mrs. Adeline Peek, the beloved mother of our president, Mrs. A. C. Crowley, we deem it fitting to express our love and affection for her. Therefore be it Resolved: That we, the members of the American Legion Auxiliary of the Cookeville Unit, Post 46, do express our genuine appreciation of all that her devoted loyalty and fellowship has meant to us, and be it further Resolved: That we extend to the bereaved daughter and family in the loss of their devoted mother our deepest sympathy, and bid them look forward to the day of reunion, knowing that she . . .

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1932) - #5761 - Mrs. Adaline Peek
  • Putnam County Herald
    16 March 1916
    Vol. XIV, No. 11, Page 1
    FAMILY REUNION - The children and grandchildren of Robert Peek planned a surprise reunion at his home in West Cookeville on March 6, which was quite a success. All the children were present except Mrs. A. L. Boatman, she being sick. Those present were Prof. V. D. Peek, of Brevard Institute, Brevard, N. C.; F. P. Peek of Florey, Texas; J. B. Peek of Pleasant Hill; Mr. and Mrs. S. M. H. Taylor and daughter, Jessie; Mr. and Mrs. John Pointer and little sons; Mrs. Ollie Peek, and Misses Cora and Alice Boatman of Algood. All enjoyed the social hours and tales of days gone by.
  • Putnam County Herald, 10 February 1904, Page 6
    An Interesting ??? - Robt. Peek dropped in for a chat with the HERALD man a few days ago, and in the course of conversation become reminiscent stating among other things, that he hauled the first load of lumber ever brought to Cookeville. It was used i building a grocery for Nixon and Franklin Harp, on the lot no occupied by R. B. Capshaw's law office. The same year Young Phillips took a contract to grub the square for the sum of six dollars. Mr. Peek was only a boy at the time, and does not remember the date, but thinks it must have been prior to 1850.
    He further stated that the first courthouse in Cookeville was built about opposite the present jail, Martin Gentry and Carroll West being the contractors. The building was rejected by the building committee, and was afterwards sold to the Methodists, moved to the lot just south of the Richelieu Hotel, and used for many years as a house of worship by that denomination. This old building was torn down last year.
    The HERALD is pleased to get such interesting bits of reminiscence, and hopes to hear from Mr. Peek again, and from other of our older residents.
  • "As I Remember It," Mabel Helen (Peek) Crowley, Robert Peek Vertical File, Vertical File Cabinet, TN Research Room, Putnam County Tennessee Library, Manuscript.
  • Appointed Postmaster of Bear Creek Post Office on 7 June 1855. The Post Office was discontinued 2 October 1865.

 

Robert Peek

Nancy and Robert Peek

 

Photo Source: "Photo of Nancy and Robert Peek," Robert Peek Vertical File, Vertical Filing Cabinet in the TN Research Room, Putnam County, Tennessee Library.