The Peffley, Peffly, Pefley Families in America, A historical
and genealogical record of the Peffley, Peffly and Pefley
families from 1729-1938; Published in 1938, By May Miller Frost
and Clarence Earl Frost
Call Number: R929.2 P375
1324 - JOHN B. PEFLEY (son of No.1065) married Sept. 4th, 1834, in Botetourt Co., Va., SARAH (Sally) MANGUS, born Dec. 10th, 1816, Botetourt Co., Va., died Oct. 7th, 1896, Ladoga, Ind. (dau. of GEORGE and SUSAN (Graybill) MANGUS, see No.520). Both are
buried in the John B. Pefley private Cemetery on his old
homestead, east of Ladoga, Ind.
Issue: All born near Ladoga.
1 - DANIEL PEFLEY, b. 6-24-1838, d. 4-9- 1883.
2 - ISAAC PEFLEY, b. 12-14-1839, d. 5-12-1900.
3 - DAVID FRANKLIN PEFLEY, b. 7-30-1841, d. 4- 24-1919.
4 - ANNA PEFLEY, b. 9-28-1843, d. 6-28-1933.
5 - SAMUEL T. PEFLEY, b. 3-26-1845, d. 1931.
6 - GEORGE MANGUS PEFLEY, b. 12-9-1846, d. 1-20- 1935, Parsons, Kan.
7 - MARY FRANCES PEFLEY, b. 11-1-1848, d. 7-29- 1851.
8 - ESTHER ELLEN PEFLEY, b. 11-18-1851, d. 4-17- 1870. From an interview with John B. Pefley, by Howard Henry Keim, of Nampa, Idaho. Written in his diary, Aug. 20th, 1901.
"We moved to Mont. Co., Ind., in October, 1835. Were six weeks on the road in wagons from Salem, Botetourt Co., Va. One four horse wagon, one two horse wagon, and a one horse 'carryall' comprised the train. 'Rock,' lead horse in the four horse wagon, and 'Fox' a mare, were my first team. We came on the National Road from Harper's Ferry to near Danville, Ind. Then on the Crawfordsville Road, which had plenty of stumps and mud-holes. We went through where Wallace Peffley's house now stands. Dave Fisher lived on what was later the McCreary place in a log cabin. He was my brother-in- law. McCreary came next spring and bought the homestead. My brother Samuel came here a year before us. Joseph Stover was another brother-in- law. He died in Kansas.
"My 160 acre farm was in the woods with a 'deadenin' of 20 odd acres and a log cabin sixteen by sixteen feet, one room, made of split poplar logs. We built a story and a half house of logs with two rooms a few years later. We built the brick house in 1845. My wife and I lived together sixty-two years, one month, three days till Sally died Oct. 7th, 1896."
BECKWITH'S HISTORY OF MONT. CO., IND. Pub. 1881 gives a sketch of John B. Pefley's father and mother and his own family.
John B. made two trips back to Virginia in a wagon, once for a visit, and again to bring some relatives back.
Some of the oldest Pefleys living remember him as a devout 'Dunkard,' an impressive figure as he drove his fine team of blacks to church.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harshbarger, the former a grandson of John B., owned his white wedding vest, made for him by his mother.