One Line of Pecks in Central NY


According to the book excerpted below, a large number of Pecks settled in the NY. The ones that settled in Broome, Chenango and Cortland County areas were mostly of the line William(1), his oldest son Jeremiah(2), his oldest son Samuel(3). The fourth generation is the first generation completely listed in this work. The ID numbers are William(1), Jeremiah(2), Samuel(6) Samuel(6)was the first Peck generation to be born in the US. It seems like the place to start, although childrens from Jeremiah[2]'s siblings also settled in NY.

Note: the number in parentheses after an individual's name indicates his children are listed in the book, starting with that number.

Excerpts from:

A Genealogical Account of the Descendants

in the Male Line of William Peck

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[6.] SAMUEL, (30) b. in Guilford, Conn., Jan. 18, 1659; came to Greenwich, Conn., with his father in 1678; was well educated; m. Nov. 27, 1686, Ruth Ferris, said to have been a dau. of Peter, a son of Jeffrey Ferris, of Stamford, Conn.; became the progenitor of the numerous Greenwich families of his surname; was a man of large wealth and influence; for about fifty years was a Justice of the Peace, and held other important positions in Greenwich, where he died April 28, 1746. His wife d. there Sept. 17, 1745, aged 83. Their gravestones are still standing in the old Greenwich cemetery.


NOTE FROM VLT - Samuel was the son of Jeremiah Peck and his wife Johannah Kitchell, a daughter of Robert Kitchell. His siblings were named Ruth[7], Caleb[8], Anne[9] Jeremiah[10] and Joshua[11]. Jeremiah is the only other sibling followed in the book.


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[68.] 1. MARY, b. in 1716; was unm. and d. in Reading, Conn. about 1737.

[69.] 2. JOHN, (222) b. in 1718; m. in 1741 Sarah Adams, dau. of John Adams, and d. in Greenwich in Sept. 1771. He resided in Old Greenwich on a small farm near the shore of Long Island Sound. His wife d. in Clifton Park, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1814, aged 95 years, having, after about 1790, resided there with her son, Abijah, (227) until her decease.

[70.] 3. SAMUEL, (230) b. in April, 1720, and m. Mary Ferris, dau. of James Ferris, Nov. 7, 1745. He resided in Old Greenwich, was a man of great energy and decision of character, a valuable citizen, and for many years a Deacon of the First Congregational church in Greenwich. He d. there Jan. 29, 1793. His wife d. there March 24, 1804, aged 76 years.

[71.] 4. RUTH, b. in Jan. 1724; m. Nehemiah Haight, Nov. 25, 1742; resided in Stanwich Society, in the town of Greenwich, and d. there Sept. 3, 1807. She has a very numerous posterity.

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[222.] 1. JOHN, (544) b. Nov. 12, 1742; served as a soldier in the French War; was in the campaign of 1759 and remained in the army until the treaty of peace in 1763; m. in Oct. 1764 Sarah Northrup, dau. of Nathan Northrup, of North Salem, N. Y., and settled in his native town. In 1772 he removed from Greenwich to that part of Great Nine Partners, so called, which is now the town of Stanford, Dutchess County, N. Y., from whence, late in the fall of 1780, he again removed to that part of Little Nine Partners, so called, which is now the town of Milan, in the same county, where he resided until May, 1788, when he returned to Stanford. In 1792 he removed from Stanford, west of the Hudson River, to what is now known as the town of Hunter, Greene county, N. Y.1 The coldness and sterility of the soil, and the inaccessibility of this location, induced him, in Feb. 1795, to emigrate with his family to the fertile valley of the Chenango river, and he settled in the town of Sherburne, Chenango County, N. Y., where, and in the adjoining town of Norwich, he resided until his death in Sherburne, Sept. 19, 1819. He had but little school education, but superior natural talents, great firmness and energy, and much knowledge derived from observation and from intercouse with the public men of his day. His occupation, through life, was that of a farmer, being principally engaged in felling the forest and in the clearing up, subduing and cultivation of his land, in the new regions where he resided. Keeping, as he did, on the borders of civilization, after his removal from Greenwich in 1772, bearing himself and inuring his family to the hardships and labors of frontier life, he was one of the enterprising and valuable pioneers in the settlement of the State of New York. His wife was born in North Salem, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1746, and d. in Smyrna, N. Y., Nov. 11, 1830.

[223.] 2. HEATH, (554) b. in 1745; m. Rachel Roselle, and settled in Greenwich, in 1774. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary Army, but retired from the service, in the Summer of 1780, to look after his private affairs and provide for his family, which had suffered much from the calamities incident to the war. He was a bold and outspoken Whig; and, after his return, was frequently in command of scouting parties, and a terror to the numerous Tories in that region who had become very vindictive against him. They burned his barn, stole his cattle and offered a reward for him. Nothing daunted, however, he continued to go out at the head of scouting parties, and while out with one of them, in October 1780, he stopped with his men at the house of Henry Hubbard, in the north part of the town of Greenwich, where he was shot from the outside through a window and instantly killed. There were well grounded suspicions as to who the perpetrator was, but from the troublous times and the want of sufficient evidence of identity, he was not convicted or punished. His widow, afterwards, again m. Ezra Weed, and d. in Mamaroneck, N. Y. She had a son, Hiram, by her second husband, who, in 1865, was living in Fairhaven, Conn.

[224.] 3. NATHAN, b. in 1747, and was unmarried. He was drowned in the Summer of 1775, while attempting to rescue several others, two of whom he had saved from a similar fate.

[225.] 4. SARAH, b. in 1749; m. Wilson Northrup, of Galway, N. Y., in 1789, and d. in Clifton Park, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1841, aged 92 years. She had no children.

[226.] 5. RUTH, b. July 11, 1751; m. William Kinch, of Greenwich, in 1755, who settled and resided there until 1806, and then removed to Hamden, N. Y., where he d. May 13, 1821, aged 72 years. She d. at Lodi, N. Y., May 12, 1841, aged 90 years. Her children were, William, Abijah, Thomas, and Sarah; also, Nathan, b. Dec. 25, 1788; Heath P., b. Aug. 1, 1792, and Lewis, b. May 5, 1795.

[227.] 6. ABIJAH, (557) b. April 3, 1758; was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, entering the Continental Army in Jan., 1776; was under arms when the Declaration of Independence was read to the American Army, and one of the sentinels on duty when it evacuated the city of New York. He served in several campaigns, and was in the battle at White Plains. After the war, he resided in North Salem, N. Y., and there m., Nov. 18, 1784, Mindwell Close, dau. of Solomon Close, Jr., and shortly afterwards, removed to Galway, N. Y., where he resided until 1794, and then removed to, and resided in, Clifton Park, N. Y., until his decease there, Nov. 12, 1848. His wife, b. March 27, 1763, d. April 4, 1816, and he again, in Nov. 1821, m. Widow Lydia Montgomery, who d. Jan. 22, 1846. After his removal to Clifton Park he became a Baptist minister, and was ordained as such, March 12, 1801. He statedly preached to the Church in Clifton Park, with few intervals, and as his age permitted, until his death. He had a fluent diction, a strong and well balanced mind, and was a man of great influence and extensive usefulness, both as a citizen and christian minister.

[228.] 7. ABIGAIL, b. Sept. 30, 1760; m. Alexander Baird, of Greenwich, in 1787; resided in Greenwich until 1795, and then removed to Clifton Park, N. Y. Her husband was accidentally drowned in the Mohawk River, Nov. 12, 1807, and soon afterwards she removed with her children to Columbia, Herkimer County, N. Y., where she d. April 17, 1823. Her children were, Sarah, b. Oct. 1, 1788, m. David Hatch; Samuel, b. March 12, 1790; Robert, b. May 23, 1792; Mary, b. Nov. 25, 1794, m. Garret Welton; Mindwell, b. Aug. 23, 1796; Wilson, b. July 13, 1798; and Eliza, b. Feb. 13, 1805, and m. Philip Lazelle.

[229.] 8. ELIZABETH, b. July 19, 1763; m. Joseph Youngs, of Stamford, Conn., Jan. 16, 1783, and resided in Stamford until Nov. 1784; then removed to Ballston, N. Y., and from thence to Amsterdam, N. Y., in 1789. In June 1807, she removed to what is now the town of Otego, N. Y., where she d. Nov. 16, 1820. Her husband d. at Smyrna, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1843. She had 16 children, 7 sons and 9 daughters, all of whom were m. and settled in Broome, Chenango and Otsego Counties, N. Y.


[230.] 1. SAMUEL, b. Jan. 7, 1747, and d. in Greenwich, in 1763.

[231.] 2. MOSES, (565) b. in 1750; m. Hannah Reynolds, and d. in Greenwich, March 11, 1828. His wife d. there, Oct. 11, 1828, aged 77.

[232.] 3. MARY, b. Nov. 13, 1752; m. Hezekiah Knapp, of Stamford, Conn., Sept. 7, 1775, and d. there Sept. 19, 1842. Her husband, b. Oct. 14, 1749, had d. in Stamford, Conn., Dec. 11, 1840.

[233.] 4. HANNAH, b. April 16, 1755, and d. in Greenwich in 1767.

[234.] 5. AARON, (567) b. May 3, 1757; m. Hannah Ferris, dau. of Japheth and Hannah (Peck) Ferris (76) and d. in Greenwich, Jan. 23, 1833.

[235.] 6. JAMES, b. in 1762, and d. unm., in Greenwich, Aug. 4, 1806.

[236.] 7. CALVIN, (572) b. Dec. 4, 1764; m. Betsey Parsons, dau. of Capt. Enoch Parsons, of Sharon, Conn. He resided in Sharon, was a Deacon of the Congregational Church in that town, and d. there Sept. 1, 1837.

[237.] 8. LUTHER, (581) b. Dec. 22, 1766; m. Rachel Peck (301) Sept. 19, 1797, and d. in Greenwich, Oct. 29, 1860, aged 94 years. His wife had d. April 21, 1855. NOTE FROM VLT

[238.] 9. GEORGE WHITFIELD, (585) b. in 1768; m. Mary Knapp, who d. Sept. 28. 1805, aged 29 years. He d. in Greenwich, Dec. 28, 1823.


1 His farm was about two miles southwesterly of the Catskill Mountain House, and a short distance westerly of the Kaater's Kill falls. It is a singular and remarkable fact that descendants of William Peck, (1) in the sixth genenration from him, who also were descendants of his three sons, respectively, should, about this time, have settled in Greene County, N. Y., within a few miles of each other without, probably, any knowledge that they were kindred and descendants in the same degree of a common ancestor. Richard Peck, (396) descended from Joseph, (4) settled in Lexington in 1788; Theophilus Peck (371) and Samuel Peck (372) descended from John, (3) settled in Lexington, in 1789, and John Peck, (222) above named, descended from Jeremiah (2) settled in Hunter in 1792.

NOTE FROM VLT - Rachel Peck is the dau of SAMUEL PECK (112) AND HANNAH, HIS WIFE. Samuel is the son of THEOPHILUS PECK (36) AND ELIZABETH, HIS WIFE. Theophilus is the youngest son of SAMUEL PECK (6) AND RUTH, HIS WIFE.



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[544.] 1. SAMUEL, b. in Greenwich, Conn., in 1765, and d. there in 1768.

[545.] 2. JOEL, (1343) b. in Greenwich, Conn., Dec. 2, 1767; m. 1. Huldah Munger, who d. in 1807; m. 2. Mercy Couch, April 23, 1808; was one of the earliest settlers, as a farmer, in Norwich, Chenango Co., N. Y., in 1792, and d. there Feb. 16, 1852. His second wife d. there Aug. 9, 1855. [546.] 3. SARAH, b. in Greenwich, Conn., Dec. 1, 1769; m. 1. Daniel Fisher, of Amenia, N. Y., April 15, 1788, and, in 1796, emigrated from Amenia to Norwich, N. Y. He died in the adjoining town of Plymouth, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1820, and July 8, 1828, she m. 2. William Yerrington; and, he having d., she, Aug. 20, 1839, m. 3. Peter Cole, and d. in Plymouth, Aug. 20, 1847. Her children, all by her first husband, were 1. Polly, b. Aug. 13, 1789; m. Lyman Cook; 2. Thompson G., b. Nov. 26, 1792; 3. Rachel, b. Aug. 3, 1795, and m. Ira Rider; 4. Phebe, b. Aug. 15, 1798; m. Benjamin Phelps; 5. Calvin, b. May 14, 1801; 6. John, b. March 20, 1804; 7. Wilbur, b. Dec. 7, 1807, and 8. Sally Maria, b. Dec. 7, 1813, who m. William Walker, and who resided in Sherburne, Chenango Co., N. Y.

[547.] 4. MARY, b. in Greenwich, Conn., Oct. 28, 1771; m. David Wilbur, Dec. 16, 1790, and d., in Smyrna, N. Y., Sept. 14, 1862. Her husband, born Nov. 12, 1771, d. there Feb. 2, 1865. She had children, 1. Thompson, b. Feb. 13, 1792; 2. Sally, b. July 31, 1794; m. 1. David Calkins, and m. 2. John Miller; 3. Smyth, b. Feb. 17, 1797; 4. Maria, b. July 8, 1799, and m. Elizur Graves; 5. German, b. Dec. 20, 1801; 6. Lyman, b. May 12, 1804; 7. Cynthia, b. March 26, 1812, and m. Sidney Purdy; 8. Platt, b. Feb. 27, 1815, and 9. Miles, b. July 17, 1818.

[548.] 5. PHEBE, b. in Stanford, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1774; m. Job Loper, Oct. 2, 1796, and d. in Smyrna, N. Y., July 31, 1857. She had children, 1. Sarah, b. Aug. 24, 1797, and d. in infancy; 2. Phebe, b. March 19, 1799, and m. Dudley Bennett; 3. Joel, b. Aug. 29, 1804, and 4. Betsey K., b. March 31, 1814, and m. Tunis Blanberry.

[549.] 6. STEPHEN, b. in Stanford, N. Y., in Oct. 1776, and d. there in Dec. 1777.

[550.] 7. STEPHEN NORTHRUP, (1353) b. in Stanford, N. Y., May 14, 1778; m. 1. Lydia Philips, Dec. 4, 1800, and m. 2. Clarissa Hobart, Oct. 3, 1849; was a farmer, and one of the first settlers of the town of Solon, N. Y., about the year 1800, and d. there Aug. 17, 1874, in the 97th year of his age. His excellent judgment, cheerful and genial characteristics, strong common sense, and agreeable manners, secured the special respect and esteem of all who knew him.

[551.] 8. JOHN, (1363) b. in Stanford, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1780; went with his father to the Chenango Valley, in 1795, and there m. Sarah Ferris, dau. of Israel Ferris, Aug. 20, 1801. He early commenced preaching, and, in 1804, settled in Cazenovia, N. Y., as a Baptist Minister, and resided there until his decease. A commemorative notice of him, and a brief account of his ministerial career, will be found in Vol. VI, 431 to 438 of Sprague's Annals of the American Pulpit. He was a distinguished minister of his denomination, among the foremost in its religious and benevolent enterprises, and eminent for his devotion to pastoral duty, his fervid eloquence, and his conservative theological tendencies. His wife, b. May 7, 1784, d., in Cazenovia, Sept. 21, 1847, and he d. Dec. 15, 1849, in New York city, being there on a temporary visit.

[552.] 9. NATHAN, (1369) b. in Milan, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1783; m. Sally Beebe, dau. of Ephraim Beebe, Feb. 29, 1804; first settled in Chenango County, whither he went with his father in 1795, and was ordained as a Baptist minister in July, 1814. Though devoting considerable attention to farming, he discharged his official duties for many years with much ability and acceptance. His wife d., at South Bend, Ind., April 8, 1856, and he d., at Cortlandville, N. Y., April 6, 1872.

[553.] 10. BETSEY, b. in Milan, N. Y., April 1, 1786; m. John Nash, June 4, 1804, who d. in Sherburne, N. Y., July 2, 1820, aged 39, and she d., in the adjoining town of Smyrna, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1825. She had children, 1. Celina, b. June 22, 1806; d., unm., in 1843; 2. Northrup, b. April 2, 1808; d., at Elizabeth, Ill., in 1854; 3. Phebe, b. April 16, 1810; m. Franklin Crosby, and d., in Rockford, Ill., in 1841; 4. Darius A., b. March 4, 1812; m. Ann Rebecca Peck (1567), and d., in DesMoines, Iowa, about 1868; 5. Sally Ann, b. March 14, 1814; m. Nathan P. Colwell, and, in 1876, was living in Republic, O.; 6. John, b. July 11, 1815, and, in 1876, was living in Des Moines, Iowa; 7. Almira, b. April 18, 1817; m. James Sisson, and d., at Rockford, Ill., in 1842, and 8. Juliaette, b. July 2, 1819; m. Charles W. Page, and, in 1876, was living in Omaha, Nebraska.


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[1343.] 1. PHEBE, b. Aug. 17, 1796; m. Abijah Dann, and, in 1861, was living in Canton, Penn.

[1344.] 2. SALLY, b. May 14, 1798; m. Alva June, and d., at Annin Creek, Penn., in May 1872.

[1345.] 3. JOEL M., b. Dec. 12, 1799; m. Amanda Purdy, Feb. 22, 1821, and, in 1675, was living in Palmyra, Wis. He had sons living in 1875, viz.: Oscar D., in Oshkosh, Wis.; Charles B., in Detroit, Mich., and George R., in Topeka, Kansas, the latter being a lawyer and U. S. Attorney there, and having been a soldier and officer in the Atlanta campaign and in Gen. Sherman's army in its march to the sea. In 1868 he was clerk of the Circuit Court, Rock Co., Wis.

[1346.] 4. MEHITABLE, b. Feb. 5, 1801; m. Jesse Porter, and, in 1861, was living at Centreville, town of Portland, Chatauqua Co., N. Y. Her husband d. about 1851.

[1347.] 5. DELILAH, b. Oct. 18, 1802; d. in North Norwich, N. Y., in May 1806.

[1348.] 6. JOHN, b. March 1, 1806; m. Sarah Franklin, and, about 1866, was living in Castalia, O.

[1349.] 7. LEWIS, b. March 15, 1809; m. Lucy Akley, Sept. 4, 1834; was a Justice of the Peace; resided in North Norwich, N. Y., and d. there April 2, 1871. His sons, Winfield S., b. Aug. 7, 1844, and Walter W., b. Feb. 27, 1850, were living in North Norwich in 1875.

[1350.] 8. HULDAH, b. Nov. 18, 1811; m. George W. Record, Jan. 21, 1839, and d., in Cortlandville, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1855.

[1351.] 9. WEALTHY, b. Nov. 29, 1814; m. Artemas B. Cleveland, Jan. 13, 1844, and, in 1875, was living in Fabius, N. Y.

[1352.] 10. LUCINDA, b. July 15, 1817; m. Smith Titus, and d., in North Norwich, N. Y., March 16, 1869.



[1353.] 1. POLLY, b. Sept. 22, 1801; m. Samuel Chapman, and d., in Crete, Will Co., Ill., Nov. 13, 1854.

[1354.] 2. LYMAN, b. Dec. 24, 1803; m. Almira Thompson, Sept. 25, 1828, and, in 1875, was living in Cortland village, N. Y. He had sons living in 1875, viz.: Northrup J., surgeon dentist at Independence, Iowa; Lyman, Jr., farmer and Justice of the Peace in Solon, N. Y.; Rufus T., Post Master and School Commissioner of Cortland county; Charles T., merchant at Solon, N. Y., and Melvin D., physician and surgeon in the Pension Department at Washington, D. C.

[1355.] 3. HIRAM, b. May 25, 1806; m. Nancy Cameron, and d., in Solon, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1865.

[1356.] 4. NATHAN, b. Jan. 31, 1809; m. Polly Thompson and d., in Solon, N. Y., March 21, 1856.

[1357.] 5. EMILY, b. Oct. 15, 1811; m. Charles Burlingham, and, in 1875, was living at McGrawville, N. Y.

[1358.] 6. STEPHEN N., b. May 13, 1814; m. Belinda J., Thompson, and d., in New Market, C. W., May 4, 1865.

[1359.] 7. PLATT, b. June 11, 1817; m. Mary Ann Kinney, and, in 1875, was living in Solon, N. Y.

[1360.] 8. SMITH W., b. March 25, 1820, and d., unm., in Watertown, Wis., June 25, 1845.

[1361.] 9. JOHN, b. June 10, 1823, and, in 1875, was living in Solon, Cortland Co., N. Y.

[1362.] 10. SALLY, b. Oct. 8, 1825; m. Jairus Davis, and d., in Solon, Cortland Co., N. Y., Dec. 22, 1870.




[1363.] 1. DARIUS, (2628) b. in Norwich, Chenango county, N. Y., June 5, 1802; prepared for college under Rev. Daniel Hascall and Mr. Zenas Morse, Principal of Hamilton Academy, N. Y.; in Oct. 1822 entered the Sophomore class of Hamilton College, N. Y., at which he graduated in August 1825; studied law with Hon. Ambrose L. Jordan and William Slosson, in the cities of Hudson and New York; was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in August 1828, and in 1829 settled as a lawyer at the city of Hudson, N. Y., where, until the present date, he has continued his professional career. In February, 1833, he was appointed by the Governor and Senate of the State of New York, Recorder of the city of Hudson, then a judicial officer, as well as a member of the Common Council of that city, which office he held until April 1843. He was married to Harriet M. Hudson, of the city of Troy, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1836; was for several years Superintendent of Schools and Master in Chancery; was appointed, in April 1843, by the said Governor and Senate, a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Columbia, N. Y., and in November 1855 was elected, and in November 1863 and 1867 re-elected, County Judge of Columbia County aforesaid. His wife d. April 18, 1863, aged 49 years.

[1364.] 2. MARY P., b. in Norwich, N. Y., Jan. 25, 1804; m. John Fiske, of Cazenovia, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1821, and d., in Cazenovia, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1855. Her husband d., in Detroit, Mich., Aug. 27, 1866, aged 75 years. She had children: 1. Mary A., b. Dec. 2, 1823; 2. Sarah E., b. April 24, 1826; m. Solon Prentiss, Nov. 24, 1853--has an only child, Mary E., b. July 30, 1856; 3. Julia M., b. April 22, 1828; m. Artemas C. Bacon, Aug. 29, 1848, and d., Sept. 8, 1867; 4. John P., b. Sept. 2, 1830; m. Lucy A. Fuller, June 16, 1858, and, in 1877, was a wholesale merchant in Detroit, Mich.; 5. Edwin D., b. Nov. 8, 1835; was a graduate of Michigan University; m. Myra A. Trall, July 26, 1860, and d. June 7, 1873, leaving an only child, Julia Frances, b. Oct. 7, 1867. The above named Julia M. and Edwin D. died in Detroit, Mich., and Sarah E. was living there in 1877.

[1365.] 3. JOHN, b. in Cazenovia, N. Y., April 11, 1808, and d. there Feb. 16, 1810.

[1366.] 4. PHILETUS B., (2629) b. in Cazenovia, Madison county, N. Y., November 29, 1809. Early evincing great mental activity and an ardent thirst for knowledge, opportunity of preparation for a liberal education was afforded him at Hamilton Academy, N. Y., which, however, failing health eventually obliged him to forego, and he then engaged for a considerable period in agricultural pursuits. He was married to Nancy Morse, of Cazenovia, N. Y., May 30, 1831, and soon after resolved to resume his studies and devote himself to the work of the ministry. In the Spring of 1834 he entered the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution, now Madison University, from which, having gone through the regular course, he graduated in August 1838. He was ordained in March 1839, and in June following settled as pastor of the Baptist church in Owego, Tioga county, N. Y. After an uncommonly successful ministry at Owego, he died suddenly of malignant dysentery while on a visit to his father and mother at Cazenovia, October 6, 1847. He was an instructive and earnest preacher and an untiring and devoted pastor, and distinguished for his benevolence, frankness, sound judgment, executive abilities and decision of character. His widow was living at Owego, N. Y., in 1877.

[1367.] 5. JULIA M., b. in Cazenovia, N. Y., March 13, 1816; m. Rev. William M. Pratt, Aug. 22, 1839, and d., in Crawfordsville, Ind., Oct. 14, 1839.

[1368.] 6. LINUS M., b. in Cazenovia, Madison county, N. Y., February 3, 1818. He entered the Sophomore class of Hamilton College in September, 1838; sustained, during his whole course, a superior position as a scholar, and graduated in July, 1841, receiving one of the highest honors of his class. After leaving college he taught a year in the Hamilton Academy, N. Y., and subsequently pursued the study of law until the Autumn of 1843, when he concluded to discontinue his legal studies and prosecute a theological course, preparatory to his entrance on the Christian ministry. Having devoted a year to the pre-requisite study of Hebrew and been duly licensed to preach, in August, 1844, he entered the Theological Institution at Hamilton, N. Y., in the following October, where he took the regular course of two years and graduated in Oct. 1846. In the Summer of 1845 he had been appointed a tutor in Hamilton College, and though the acceptance of the appointment was urgently requested by the Faculty he respectfully declined it as precluding his immediate entrance on the duties of the ministry. He was married to Cordelia C. Kendrick, of Hamilton, N. Y., Sept. 17, 1846. He preached in Lebanon, N. Y., for several months prior to July, 1847, when he commenced preaching to the church in Hamilton, N. Y., and continued his labors there, with great acceptance, until his death, at Cazenovia, October 4, 1847, of the same malignant disease which a few hours afterward proved fatal to his brother, Philetus B. Peck, both having the same funeral obsequies, and both being borne together to their last resting place. He naturally possessed a vigorous and logical mind, and superior powers of analysis. His intellectual training was thorough and complete. He was kind-hearted, zealous and laborious, an excellent public speaker, and distinguished for his chaste and manly eloquence.


[1369.] 1. TAMMA, b. in Plymouth, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1804, and d., in Norwith, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1806.

[1370.] 2. CELISTA, b. in Plymouth, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1806; m. Benjamin Salisbury, April 6, 1831, and, in 1875, was living in Cortlandville, N. Y.

[1371.] 3. STEPHEN N., b. in Plymouth, N. Y., Sept. 14, 1808; m. Almira Ferris, who d., in Aug. 1850, at Whitewater, Wis.

[1372.] 4. URINA, b. in Solon, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1810; m. Thomas Darby, April 13, 1833, and d., in Cortlandville, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1866.

[1373.] 5. TAMMA A., b. in Solon, N. Y., Nov. 6, 1812; m. Channcey Mahan, July 11, 1837, and d., in Cortlandville, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1845.

[1374.] 6. HANNAH, b. in Solon, N. Y., Aug. 11, 1814; m. Joseph D. Chaffee, March 19, 1837, and, in 1872, was living in Cortlandville, N. Y.

[1375.] 7. DEWITT C., b. in Nelson, N. Y., Aug. 6, 1816; m. 1. Caroline Clark, Oct. 21, 1841, and m. 2. Eliza R. Kinne, Sept. 17, 1850, and, in 1872, was living in Hillsdale, Mich.

[1376.] 8. NATHAN, b. in Nelson, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1818, and d., in Nelson, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1821.

[1377.] 9. SALLY MARIA, b. in Nelson, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1821; m. Reuben Bennett, Nov. 17, 1843, and, in 1875, was living in Cortlandville, N. Y.

[1378.] 10. NATHAN B., b. in Nelson, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1823; m. Laura Hopkins, March 31, 1849, and, in 1875, was living in Cortlandville, N. Y.

[1379.] 11. JOHN D., b. in Nelson, N. Y., June 6, 1827; m. Sarah J. Osborn, May 24, 1854, and, in 1875, was living in Conneaut, Ashtabula Co., O.

Bibliographic Information: Peck, Darius. A Genealogical Account of the Descendants in the Male Line of William Peck. Bryan & Goelts, Steam Book Printers. Hudson. 1877.