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Key African-American Families

 

Two key African-American families in New Milford were the Peaglers and the Heacocks. During W.W.II five Peagler brothers enlisted in the military while one (Owen) stayed at home to care for their mother. Owen Peagler became a Ph.D. and was the first African American teacher in New Milford.

Below is a listing of some of the members of the Heacock family. You will also find them listed in other pertinent areas.

1901 Reverend Stephan Heacock, Sr.
Minister, Advent Christian Church

Sons:

Donald R. Heacock M.D.
New Milford H.S., Colby College, Howard Medical School, Washington D.C.

Reverend Stephan Heacock, Jr.
New Milford H.S., Yale Divinity School, Chaplain, U.S. Army (Captain, W.W.I)

Tilman Heacock
Owned dry cleaning and wood business

Edward Heacock, Jr.
Garbage business

Daughter:

Lucille Heacock Layton
New Milford H.S., Howard University: Teacher

For more historic detail please contact Frances Smith

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