who were the siblings of Benjamin Peachey 1756-Revolutionary War soldier

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I'm actually searching for William Peachey born 1760 (in New Jersey),  I have searched in Ancestry, Family Search, Rootsweb but he does not come up.  I am wondering if he could be a sibling of Benjamin Peachey born 1756 in New jersey.  I can't find the parents or siblings of either of them.  Since they are just 4 years apart in age, I thought that they might possibly be from the same family in Pittsgrove, New jersey.
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Where did you get his name and birth year? There are no William Peachy in 1790 census in or  near New Jersey, under any spelling variation
I  got this name reportedly from a family Bible of Albert Peachey.  There was a William Walters Peachey born 1760.  He was the father of Benjamin Peachey born in 1790.  Benjamin Peachey(1790) had a son also named Benjamin, born 1811 in New Jersey.  I do have record of him and his marriage to Ann Walters in Salem County NJ.  I descend through this line.  Albert Peachey was the brother of Benjamin(1811).

I am also wondering also if there could be a connection between the names William "Walters" Peachey and Ann "Walters".

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Benjamin Peachee

Birth:  Dec. 25, 1756
New Jersey, USA
Death:  Aug., 1837, USA
Born: 25 December 1756; New Jersey
Died: August 1837

Buried:Bethany Cemetery, near Washington, Daviess Co, Indiana
Government marker placed by White River Chapter DAR

Service: Enlisted 24 May 1778
Served 9 months as Pvt in Capt John C. Cumming's Cumberland co'y, 2nd NJ Regt, Col Isreal Shreve
Discharged 1 May 1779

Proof: Pension Claim S. 35552. 


Married 1st: Anna Abbit/Abit/Abot/Abbot

1st Wife: Anna Abbit. 


1. Benjamin Franklin
(m) Rebecca Rigdon

2. James 
(m1) Mary Rigdon 
(2) Elizabeth W. McCracken

3. Elizabeth 
(m) James E. Rigdon

4. Sarah 
(m) Nathaniel Green

5. Martha "Polly" 
(m) Abner McElfresh

6. Alice "Alsie" 
(m) Richard Hughbanks

7. Susan 
(m) Matthew Maury


Children of Benjamin & 2nd wife Elizabeth Brandus/Broadus:

1. George Washington 1829 Kentucky x 1910 California
2. James b. 1784 d. 1867 


Directions: Bethany Cemetery:
Betheny Christian Church and Cemetery is along US Hwy 50, East of Washington, IN


Fairfax Resolves Chapter SAR Header

Benjamin Peachee Grave Marking

The Fairfax Resolves Chapter place bronze SAR markers at the grave of Pvt. Benjamin Peachee, an soldier in the American Revolution, on May 29, 2008. Pvt. Peachee is buried at Bethany Church Cemetery, Daviess Co., Indiana. 

Benjamin Peache, Peachee, or Peachy made his mark with an "X" record keepers spelled his name many different ways. He was born 26 Dec. 1756 in New Jersey. He enlisted in the Second New Jersey Regiment, Continental Line, in 1777, 1778, and 1779, serving in the artillery. Although he served under several different officers, the captain whose rolls are still persevered today in the National Archives was John N. Cummings. Peachy also served 4 or 5 tours of duty ranging from a week to over a month in the New Jersey Militia. He testified that he was present as a guard at the hanging of Major Andre. Benjamin Peachee moved to Daviess County to be with children. He married a second time in 1828 when he was 71 years old and fathered two children by his second wife. One of those two children pursued membership in the California Society, SR in the 1890's. Benjamin Peachee died about 1835.


Family links: 
  Anna Abit/Abbott Peachee (____ - 1828)
  James Peachee (1784 - 1867)*
  Alice Peachee Eubanks (1786 - 1854)*
  Benjamin Franklin Peachee (1800 - 1860)*
  George Washington Peachy (1829 - 1910)*
  Martha Jane Peachee Stevenson (1832 - 1892)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethany Cemetery 
Daviess County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Ken Townsend
Originally Created by: cjgriffith
Record added: Apr 02, 2002 
Find A Grave Memorial# 6317258
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
There are photographs of the tombstone and the cemetery which I could not get on the Comment post. If you go to find a grave, you can see them there.

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