JOHN LANGDON PEAVEY
Farmington (now Rochester), New Hampshire
John L. Peavey was born in the town of Farmington, Strafford County, New Hampshire on
January 5th 1793.
Col. Anthony Pevee son of Thomas of Rochester, New Hampshire, son of Hutson, son of Abel, son of Edward Peve of Newington, New Hampshire was accustomed to holding worship meetings in his home. His son John Langdon Peavey was converted in his Father's home at one of these meetings to the immense rejoicing of his large family of a dozen siblings.
John was called into the ministry and anointed by Rev. Enoch Place who united with him in a huge revival at Strafford, New Hampshire in the year of 1818. John taught school on Strafford Ridge during the day and preached at night and on weekends. He helped to organize the Third Freewill Baptist Church of Strafford in 1819. He later became a circuit rider - a horse riding Evangelist. He traveled through Vermont to the top of New York preaching the gospel.
John became ill with tuberculosis but he kept on traveling and preaching. His motto was "rather wear out than rust out."
Milan Christian Church & JoAnn Miller Peavey
In Milan, New York he was called to the First Christian Church where he preached for 7 years. While here, he met and wed his gift from God, JoAnn Miller on September 14th, 1823. She was born on May 7, 1802. John and JoAnn soon became the parents of a daughter, Elizabeth Rosilla born on June 20th, 1824.
Frances Peavey Tupper kept a scrapbook where there is a photo of "The Christian Biblical Institute" in Stanfordville, New York. She notes that it was founded by her grandfather, Rev. John L. Peavey, for the training of more ministers and workers in the churches.
Reverend John Langdon Peavey's Gravestone
John's Family Bible Page - 1825
John's Letters - to his wife Joann in 1827 & to Brother Hathaway in 1829.
John L Peavey's Will & Probate - 1829
Rev. J.L.Peavey's Descendants Pictures