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Peacock, John Thomas, 1843-1907 | HistoryMiami Archives & Research Center

Name: Peacock, John Thomas, 1843-1907

Historical Note: John Thomas arrived in the Miami area from England as an adventurer in 1863. John Thomas Peacock homesteaded in Coconut Grove and held a variety of county offices, including Dade County Sheriff, Tax Assessor from 1879-1881, and Road Commissioner in 1890. John Thomas,  popularly known as Jolly Jack gave his name to Jack's Bight, which later became Coconut Grove.
Sources: Bonawit, Oby J. Miami Florida early famili<a>Cut</a>es & records. Pages 70-74 & 78-81.

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