14. SARAHETTE (SARAH E.) MATTHEWS b. 11AUG1848 (ca. 1850), m. Eastport, Washington Co., ME by the Rev. C. L. Haskel 26JUL1871 (8MAY1871?) MATTHEW PEACOCK (b. NB ca. 1836-7 (11AUG1846?), d. Eastport, Washington Co., ME 10JUN1881 age 44 (or 42) years), s/o Robert and Mary Peacock.
When married, Mathew was of St. Andrew's, Charlotte Co., NB. Possibly the Mathew Peacock b. ca. 1836, s/o a widow, Mary Peacock (b. Scotland ca. 1796 arrived in 1827) in St. Andrew's Parish in 1851. In 1880 Matthew Peacock (b. NB ca. 1840) was a huckster in Eastport, Washington Co., ME with both parents b. Scotland. With them was Stephen Matthews b. NB ca. 1856, working in a factory. Sarah and Stephen's parents were b. NB. Sarah and Matthew's children were: Claude (listed as a daughter but actually a son, 8), Lena (6), Mabel (3) and Myrtle (1), all b. ME. Soon after this census, in 1881, Matthew died leaving a widow and four children.
In his death notice, Matthew was the youngest brother of Robert Peacock of St. Andrew's. The Matthew in 1851 did have an elder brother, Robert (b. ca. 1832), so I assume he was the same Matthew. Mary Peacock d. Oak Bay, Charlotte Co., Nb 19OCT1878 age 83 years. She came from Wigtonshire, Scotland ca. 1827. The youngest daughter of Robert Peacock, Helen Peacock, m. 1868 James Jenkins. 'Hellen' in 1851 was the youngest, b. ca. 1839. In 1881 James Jenkins' wife, 'Hellen' was b. ca. 1839; so Matthew's father was Robert Peacock.
A daughter of Robert Peacock, Elizabeth, d. St. Andrew's Parish 17SEP1841 age 24 years and was b. Ballentrae (Ballantrae), Ayrshire, Scotland ca. 1817. Robert, Sr. d. 12APR1844.
141. CLAUDE TRAVALLIO PEACOCK b. 7JUL1872 (ca. 1872, APR1872), m. Eastport, Washington Co., ME by the Rev. John Tinling 7NOV1894 ABBIE J. LEIGHTON (b. JUL1875 (ca. 1875)), d/o Isaac N. and Laura L. Leighton of Pembroke, Washington Co., ME.
Abie J. was with her parents in 1880, and Claude J. and Abbie J. Peacock were in Pembroke, Washington Co., ME in 1900 when Claude was a riveter and binder in a sardine plant.
1411. LUCY M. PEACOCK b. APR1895
1412. ETHEL PEACOCK b. SEP1897
142. LENA PEACOCK b. ca. 1874, m. Eastport, Washington Co., ME by the Rev. F. W. Brooks 6DEC1897 JOHN ROBERT O'HEARN
1421. RALPH O. HEARNS (?) b. Eastport, Washington Co., ME 21OCT1898.
Apparently Ralph's surname was altered on his birth certificate.
143. MABEL PEACOCK b. ca. OCT1876 (ca. 1877), d. Eastport, Washington Co., ME 21MAR1888 age 11 years and 5 months
144. MYRTLE PEACOCK b. ca. 1879
Sarah was the d/o:
1. JOHN MATTHEWS (1st?) b. Eastport, ME ca. 1804, m. 11OCT1839 REBECCA WENTWORTH (b. L'Etete 18JUN1818), d/o Thomas and Martha (Mathews) Wentworth.
John was the s/o:
RICHARD MATTHEWS b. ca. 1770-6, d. Wilson's Beach, Campobello Island, Charlotte Co., NB 18FEB1856 age 86 years, m. 1st 3MAY1802 (13MAY1802, 8MAY1802) HANNAH FOUNTAIN (b. ca. 1782), d/o Stephen and Sarah Fountain; m. 2nd Eastport, ME ca. JAN1822 (2DEC1821/2?) Rebecca McVickers (b. ca. 1800; m. 1st? _____ Merriam), d/o of Nevin and Lydia (Cousins) McVicar.
According to, "Descendants of Francis Matthews", Dale Barteau, SEP2009, at:http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbcampob/mtwsf.htm
Richard Matthews was a s/o Francis Matthews and descended from Francis and Thomasine (Channon) Matthews originally of Devonshire, England and later in Newcastle, New Hampshire. Richard settled on Campobello Island, Charlotte Co., NB. A brother, Sgt. Francis Matthews, later joined him.
The presence of a brother makes identifying Richard's children difficult with the exception of Stephen Matthews (ca. 1807) who appears to be certainly Richard's son. It is believed that Richard's brother left no family so the other relevant Matthews' could be assumed to be Richard's children as well. This is actually false, and Francis Matthews did leave children. The Richard's son, John Matthews, wife, Rebecca Wentworth, had a mother, Martha Mathews (b. ca. 1792.) This actually suggests that Sgt. Francis Matthews may have had children. Martha Mathews m. 12JUL1813 Thomas Wentworth. Was Martha a sister to Richard and Francis? Another, not included in the above web site, was Capt. Wm. A. Mathews b. ca. JUL1801, d. Eastport, ME 6JAN1852 age 50 years and 6 months. He is given as a s/o Charles Matthews (b. ca. 1781), brother of Richard and Francis. It appears that Richard's other brother, Thomas (ca. 1790) also left family in Charlotte Co.
On 5NOV1788 Francis Mathews bought land from David Owens in L'Etete, Charlotte Co., NB.
Richard Matthews was a Loyalist in the American Revolution. He and his family arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick on the transport ship "Cyrus" is SEP1783.