Jehu Peebles, Sr. was born in Brunswick county, Virginia. He married two times: 1st. to Ann Peebles; and 2nd to Mary Peebles.20 August 1740 Jehu Peebles received a grant of 500 acres in Brunswick on both sides of the Three Creeks, adjoiniDuke's corner, Peter Simmons, the Reedy Branch, and Whittmore. Recorded 2 Dec 174116 Apr 1743, Jehu Peoples sold to Samuel Huckiby 50 acres, part of a patent to John Walker. Witnesses: Thomas Lanier, William Lensy, William Denton.1 Jun 1743, John Shearing, planter, sold Jehu Peeples for 5 lbs, 1/2 of 236 acres patentSamuel Huckily sold the 75 acres he had purchased from Jehu Peeples, who had bought it from John Walker. Wit: Thos. Lanier, Jas Cook, Edward Adams. 1 Mar 1742/43, Jehu Peeples, W. Emly, James Enet, witnessed deed by Lewis Parham of Br. to Cuthbert Smith of same, 150 acres on Ready Br., etc.Jehu Peebles, Sr. was active in the affairs of the county and the following will give you some idea of the extent. He was a witness to many court transactions; ordered, along with John Maclin and John Butts, to procession all land on north side of the Three Creeks between Smoky Ordinary Road and Allens Road; was appointed Sexton for Duke's Chapel, at salary of 200 lbs tobacco per year; sold 300 acres, part of grant to John Shearing, and part of grant to himself, to Jehu Peebles, Jr.; receeived a patent in 1759 for 620 acres in Brunswick County, ed by said Shearing in 1734.