I am working on my family tree and know that my ggg-grandfater, Benjamin Peevy came from Kirkland, Penobscot, ME. His wifes name was Hannah (unk) Peevy. They had three children while there, John R., William H. and a daughter, unsure of her name at this time. Benjamin was born about 1800, Hannah about 1804, John 1834 and William 1835. They moved to Wisconsin between 1850 and 1860 and they are buried here in Plainfield cemetery, Waushara county WI.I was wondering if there are any of the Peevy family still in the area and would like to know Benjamin's exact birth,who his parents were, Hannah's maiden name and her birth and parents. If any one has any information on the Peevy family of the line I have indicated please let me know. I would appreciate it very, very much.

I have known this information since about 1977 and have not been able to get any further. I have been on Ancestry.com and had little success and besides that stuff cost too much and I am on a very limited budget.

I know other geneologists know my frustration and I hope one of you will be able to help me out. I will check back here regularly for some (hopefully) much needed help. If there are other family members there I would love to get to know them.

Our family history, handed down from grandparents and uncles is that Benjamin invented the Peevy cant hook for the logging industry. If anyone knows about this I would like to know for sure. Thanks a million to all.


Mark R. Miller

Views: 179

Comment by Chris Dunham on September 21, 2011 at 6:06am

It appears that their daughter's name was Prentha A. Peevy, b. 16 Aug. 1838, d. 19 Feb. 1871, the wife of William C. Thahern. She is buried in East Oasis Cemetery. A couple of years before her death, her brother John named one of his daughters Prentha.

Comment by Ben York on September 21, 2011 at 8:25am

Peevy pre-1907 records for Wisconsin

Here is a list of Peevy marriage, birth and death records from Wisconsin. It looks as though you will have to pay for copies. The originals may contain some of the info you desire. Good luck

Comment by Ben York on September 21, 2011 at 8:28am

After clicking on above link simply type in Peevy in the last name only. it should return the results:

Peevy, Addison A Marriage    Jan 18 1905    Jackson    Details
Peevy, Addison O. WNI (Biographical Sketch)    -- -- 1878 -    Oneida    Details
Peevy, Albert M Birth    -- --      Waushara    Details
Peevy, Ardis Birth    Dec 26 1901    Waushara    Details
Peevy, Cecile V Birth    Jan 27 1903    Waushara    Details
Peevy, Darrell G Birth    May 22 1900    Waushara    Details
Comment by Mark Miller on September 21, 2011 at 6:53pm

Thank you for the information but it is information we already have. I was looking for more information on Benjamin Peevy in Maine and about his wife Hannah. What her maiden name was, her parents,Ben and Han's wedding date and such as that. John R. Is my gg-grandfather and we know quite a bit about him. Cecil V was my grandmother and Ardis T was my grand aunt. We were very close.  JR fought in the civil war along with his brother and several bros-in-law. Willliam Peevy died Nov. 28,1864 at Ft, Lyon, VA.

But, again thank you very much for your time. It is nice to know another genealogist would take the time to look for that much information. Best wishes to you and yours



Mark Miller

Comment by Ben York on September 21, 2011 at 10:24pm

Hi Mark. My intention was to have you look at marriage and death records for the individuals in the family, Hoping that maybe it would turn up a maiden name for your Hannah or a birth place for Benjamin. Which I personally have had no luck in trying to give you any help in. I did research the name in genealogy.com and newspaperarchives.com, but could not come up with any useful info. There is one tree on ancestry.com that has a Father for Benjamin Peevy, but I did not see any documentation to prove the relationship. A suggestion by me is to try different spellings of the name Peevy, Peavy, Pevy etc. in your search. Now on to the subject of the Cant Hook or Peavy. I believe it was Joseph Peavy who was credited with the invention. Peevy or cant hook ironically was an invention credited to Maine but somehow ended up in Wisconsin, But I believe it was credited to an Joseph Peavy. Possibly a brother? Joseph Peavy was around the same era as Benjamin and could possibly be a brother? This I can only speculate, But maybe doing a research on Joseph could possiby turn up some new clues and relationships. Happy Hunting!!!

Comment by Terrie Lynn Strout on December 26, 2011 at 7:43am

Hudson formerly known as Kirkland has all their census on line.  have you tried your search under Hudson Maine? 

Comment by Terrie Lynn Strout on December 26, 2011 at 7:50am
Name: Oscar W Peavey
[Oda W Peavey
Age: 49
Birth Year: abt 1871
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1920: HudsonPenobscotMaine
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Annie M Peavey
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Oscar W Peavey 49
Annie M Peavey 34
George R Peavey 11
William W Peavey 8
Madeline E Peavey 7
Ruth A Peavey 6


You need to be a member of Maine Genealogy Network to add comments!

Join Maine Genealogy Network

© 2020   Created by Chris Dunham.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service