Saturday, June 24, 2017

Braddock's Retreat #history #genealogy

William Peake

Braddock's DefeatWilliam Peake signed a memorial to Her Majesty, Queen Anne, in regard to the death of her late brother-in-law, from King William County, Virginia. Peake was several times vestryman for Truro Parish and a member of the Fairfax County Militia in 1756. It is said that Peake was with General Washington at Braddock's Defeat during the summer of 1755 when the British attempted to capture the French Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War. The defeat occurred at the Battle of the Monongahela on July 9th and the survivors retreated. 

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