George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 28 December 1771]

28. Hunted again in the Neck and killed a Fox. Dined at home with the following Person’s—the two Mr. Triplets—Mr. Manley, Mr. Peake, young Frans. Adam’s and one Stone Street—also Peakes Daughter & Miss Fanny Eldridge.

Francis Adams (1749–1811), only child of Abednego and Mary Peake Adams, inherited Mount Gilead from his father. Humphrey Peake’s daughter is probably Ann (Nancy), who later married Francis Adams.

one stone street: Humphrey Peake’s wife, Mary Stonestreet Peake, had three half brothers living in Maryland: Henry, Richard, and Butler Edelen Stonestreet.

fanny eldridge: possibly Mary Peake’s niece, Frances Edelen, daughter of Richard and Sarah Stonestreet Edelen of Prince George’s County, Md. She was now about 16 years old and apparently a favorite of Humphrey Peake; in his will he bequeathed her a good horse with a saddle and bridle (codicil to will of Humphrey Peake, 10 Sept. 1783 and 11 Nov. 1784, Fairfax County Wills, Book E–1, 91–98, Vi Microfilm; will of Richard Edelen, 17 Jan. 1791, Prince George’s County, Md., Wills, No. 1, T, 300, MdAA Microfilm; BRUMBAUGH description begins Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh. Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church, from Original Sources. 2 vols. 1915 and 1928. Reprint. Baltimore, 1975. description ends , 1:59).

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