Peach, John

Life Span
to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1854
Full name
John Peach
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
8
Family
Samuel Peach (father), Caroline Hamilton (mother), Bettie Howe Wellford (wife, 1870)
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Other
Other Education
University of Maryland Medical School
Occupation
Farmer or Planter
Doctor, Dentist or Nurse
Church or Religious Denomination
Methodist

John Peach (Dickinson Chronicles)

Scholarship
John Peach was born in the family home "Ash Grove" near Mitchellville, in Prince George's County, Maryland on April 18, 1835, the son of Samuel and Caroline Hamilton Peach. He prepared at a private school nearby and entered the class of 1854 at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1852. He was the youngest in the class but a fine student and a member of the Belle Lettres Society. He graduated with his class and enrolled at the University of Maryland Medical School, earning his M.D. in 1858.

He returned to Mitchellville and built a large and successful practice that he attended continuously for almost forty years. After his retirement, he turned to farming at his home, "Forest Place," adjoining "Ash Grove."

John Peach had married Bettie Howe Wellford of Culpepper, Virginia on February 27, 1870. The couple had eight children; five sons and three daughters. John Peach died after a lingering illness in early December 1925 and was buried at the Mount Oak Cemetery in Mitchellville. He was ninety years old.
John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “John Peach,” Dickinson Chronicles, http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/p/ed_peachJ.htm.
How to Cite This Page: "Peach, John," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/6366.