Descendants of BENJAMIN PECKHAM



*Please note that on many of the dates you see five or six numbers.  The first four digits are the year while the 5th and 6th digit indicate the source number (endnotes) at the bottom of the page. 

Generation No. 1

1.  BENJAMIN1 PECKHAM

Notes for BENJAMIN PECKHAM:
 Benjamin's grandfather came from England in 1645.  Benjamin was a Revolutionary War soldier and a devout man.  He fathered fifteen children.

Children of BENJAMIN PECKHAM are:
2. i. DAVID2 PECKHAM, b. September 09, 1800, Stonington, Connecticut; d. July 15, 1876, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 ii. ISAAC PECKHAM, b. 18011; d. March 04, 18681; m. FANNY PROSSER; b. Abt. 18061; d. October 01, 18881.

Notes for ISAAC PECKHAM:
 Isaac is believed to be a brother of David.

More About ISAAC PECKHAM:
Burial: 1868, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY1

More About FANNY PROSSER:
  Burial: 1888, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY1
 

Generation No. 2

2.  DAVID2 PECKHAM (BENJAMIN1) was born September 09, 1800 in Stonington, Connecticut2, and died July 15, 1876 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY3,4.  He married MARY POTTER Abt. 1822.  She was born 17974, and died December 27, 1858.

DAVID PECKHAM
David Peckham

Notes for DAVID PECKHAM:
David was the eleventh child of fifteen children, and when he was 21 years old, he came to Hannibal through Long Island Sound, up the Hudson River, and via packet on the then unfinished Erie Canal as far Oneida.  There the boat trip ended and he was forced to travel overland on foot for the rest of his journey.
 He bought land in the northwestern part of the Town of Hannibal in what became known as Wiltseville and immediately commenced clearing the ground.  The great trees were felled as close to each other as possible so that when the summer sun had dried them the burning would be more complete.  During that year of 1821, he cleared about two acres of land upon which he built his home, a log cabin.  When winter set in, he returned to Stonington and married Mary Potter.
 The following spring, he and his young bride occupied the log cabin, keeping house in what was practically a wilderness.  There they encountered the privations that plaqued the early pioneers.  Most of the furniture in the cabin was made by David using the few tools with which he had to work, and although rough and crude, it was strong and substantial.
 More settlers came later, and in time, they built rough roads and bridges.  A log schoolhouse built near David's home provided educational opportunities.  This soon proved too small and a larger one was built of sawn lumber.
   Also at this time, The early settlers were holding religious meetings in the Town of Hannibal which belonged to what was known as the Granby Circuit.  David, who had a good common school education and some instruction in vocal music, was keenly interested in the religious services and became involved.    In 1835, he organized a class in religious instruction which met in a cabin near his home.  Four years later, he was instrumental in forming the Methodist Church in Hannibal which was incorporated on March 13, 1839, in the Oswego County Clerk's Office.
 In addition to charter members, there were about an equal number that joined who had not been members of this religious group.  The little society met in a schoolhouse located slightly west of the present Methodist Parsonage.  Membership steadily increased under the pastorship of Rev. John Whitcomb (1838-1840) and Benjamin F. Brown (1840-1842).
 Soon the group purchased a lot from Benjamin Phelps for the purpose of erecting a house of worship.  David was directly involved in erecting a church edifice on the site in 1841. 
 Two decades later, the small church had grown overcrowded and David saw another building effort.  In 1864, the present church was constructed in front of the previous building which was afterwards used for prayer and class meetings.

Hannibal Methodist Church
Hannibal Methodist Church

 * *(The picture is of the rear section of the Hannibal Methodist Church which started out as the original church built in 1841.  Two decades later, in 1864, there was another major building program.  The front one-third of the original church was removed and the present larger sanctuary was constructed in its place.  Part of the larger addition can be seen to the right and attached to the original structure.  What had been the original church then was used for prayer and class meetings.) (Lowell C. Newvine).

More About DAVID PECKHAM:
Burial: 1876, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY4

Mary Potter Peckham

Notes for MARY POTTER:
 Mary's father was a Revolutionary War veteran. 

More About MARY POTTER:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY4

Children of DAVID PECKHAM and MARY POTTER are:
 i. BENJAMIN3 PECKHAM, b. 18244; d. 19054; m. (1) JULIA, Bef. 1848; b. 18234; d. 18484; m. (2) LYDIA J., Aft. 1848; b. January 09, 18284; d. February 03, 18914.

More About BENJAMIN PECKHAM:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY4

More About JULIA:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY4

3. ii. AMOS PECKHAM, b. April 14, 1825, NY; d. October 21, 1896, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
4. iii. LUCY A. PECKHAM.
5. iv. ISAAC H. PECKHAM, b. August 21, 1828; d. December 22, 1894, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 v. SARAH A. PECKHAM, daughter of David and Mary Peckham, m. CHARLES BEERS. (See below for more photo's, )
 vi. MARTHA PECKHAM, b. 18354; d. 18664; m. CARSON WILTSE; b. 18244; d. 18784.

CHARLES and SARAH PECKHAM BEERS
SARAH PECKHAM married CHARLES BEERS
50th Wedding Anniversary.



More About MARTHA PECKHAM:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY4

More About CARSON WILTSE:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY4

 vii. EMMA PECKHAM, m. WILLIAM R. STEVENSON.

Notes for WILLIAM R. STEVENSON:
 William served in the Civil War with Co. C, 184th N.Y. Vo. Inf. Regt., enlisting on August 22, 1864, and mustered in as Private on September 16, 1864.  He was promoted to First Sergeant on the same date.  He was discharged with the regiment at the end of the war.
 

Generation No. 3

3.  AMOS3 PECKHAM (DAVID2, BENJAMIN1) was born April 14, 1825 in NY5,6, and died October 21, 1896 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY7,8.  He married POLLY FROST.  She was born February 28, 1825 in Oswego Co., NY9,10, and died April 18, 1888 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY11,12.

More About AMOS PECKHAM:
Burial: 1896, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY12
Cause of Death: Paralysis

Notes for POLLY FROST:
 Polly's parents were Harlow and Hannah Frost.  Harlow was born in Connecticut and Hannah was born in New York State.
 

More About POLLY FROST:
Burial: 1888, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY12

Children of AMOS PECKHAM and POLLY FROST are:
6. i. ALMON HENRY4 PECKHAM, b. May 01, 1848, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
7. ii. ROZELYN PECKHAM, b. July 25, 1850, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.
 iii. JULIA A. PECKHAM, b. July 17, 185312; d. October 06, 185412.

Notes for JULIA A. PECKHAM:
 Julia was called Angey by her parents.

More About JULIA A. PECKHAM:
Burial: 1854, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY12

 iv. BENJAMIN PECKHAM, b. February 17, 185812; d. February 07, 186012.

More About BENJAMIN PECKHAM:
Burial: 1860, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY12

8. v. MYRTLE E. (MYRTTE) PECKHAM, b. October 03, 1862, Town of Hannibal, Oswego County, NY; d. March 21, 1923.
9. vi. CHARLES O. PECKHAM, b. July 07, 1863, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. December 16, 1903.
 vii. (MALE INFANT) PECKHAM, b. February 07, 186512; d. September 12, 186512.

More About (MALE INFANT) PECKHAM:
Burial: 1865, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY12

4.  LUCY A.3 PECKHAM (DAVID2, BENJAMIN1)  She married JAMES M. KIP. 

Child of LUCY PECKHAM and JAMES KIP is:
10. i. OTIS ALLEN4 KIPP, b. 1848, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY; d. September 11, 1922, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY.

5.  ISAAC H.3 PECKHAM (DAVID2, BENJAMIN1) was born August 21, 182812, and died December 22, 1894 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY12.  He married ISABELLA A. WILTSIE.  She was born January 22, 1828 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY13,14, and died August 08, 1900 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY15,16.

Notes for ISAAC H. PECKHAM:
 Isaac enlisted as a Private in Co. F, 110th NY Vol. Inf. Regiment and was mustered into service in the Civil War on August 25, 1862, as First Lieutenant.  He was promoted to Captain in March 1863, and was breveted Major for meritorious service.  He resigned on account of disability.  At the time he was mustered into United States service there were 101 men in his company, and in one year's time, there were but eleven men fit for duty out of the original 101.
 He held the office of Overseer of the Poor fourteen years and was Commissioner of Highways five years.  He was a farmer by profession.
 

More About ISAAC H. PECKHAM:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY16
Cause of Death: Obstruction of the alimontary canal.

Notes for ISABELLA A. WILTSIE:
 Isabella's father was James Wiltsie.  Both parents were born in Washington County, NY. 

More About ISABELLA A. WILTSIE:
Burial: 1900, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY16

Child of ISAAC PECKHAM and ISABELLA WILTSIE is:
 i. BYRON B.4 PECKHAM, b. August 26, 1854, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY17,18; d. May 13, 1897, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY19,20.

More About BYRON B. PECKHAM:
Burial: 1897, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY20
 

Generation No. 4

6.  ALMON HENRY4 PECKHAM (AMOS3, DAVID2, BENJAMIN1) was born May 01, 1848 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY21.  He married ELLA PECK. 

Notes for ALMON HENRY PECKHAM:
 

Child of ALMON PECKHAM and ELLA PECK is:
 i. JULIA5 PECKHAM, b. Abt. 1875, Pelham,NY21; m. ERWIN VAN DUGAR, March 21, 1895, Town of Hannibal, Oswego County, NY21; b. Abt. 1873, Martville, Cayuga County, NY21.

Notes for ERWIN VAN DUGAR:
 Erwin was a farmer.  His parents were James Van Dugar and Fanny Penyer.

Marriage Notes for JULIA PECKHAM and ERWIN VAN DUGAR:
  Julia and Erwin both lived in Martville at the time of their marriage.  They were married by Rev. Jabey Stallwood of the Hannibal Methodist Church.

7.  ROZELYN4 PECKHAM (AMOS3, DAVID2, BENJAMIN1) was born July 25, 1850 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY21.  She married UPTON GILBERT.  He was born 1846.

Child of ROZELYN PECKHAM and UPTON GILBERT is:
 i. CARRIE5 GILBERT, b. September 11, 1878, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY21; m. CHARLES A. HADCOCK, March 29, 1896, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY21; b. Abt. 1866, North Victory, Cayuga Co., NY21.

Notes for CHARLES A. HADCOCK:
 Charles' parents were Dennis Hadcock and Marietta Timerson.

Marriage Notes for CARRIE GILBERT and CHARLES HADCOCK:
  Carrie and Charles were married by Rev, Jabey Stallwood of the Hannibal Methodist Church.  Carrie and Charles both lived in North Victory, Cayuga County, NY, at the time of their marriage.

8.  MYRTLE E. (MYRTTE)4 PECKHAM (AMOS3, DAVID2, BENJAMIN1) was born October 03, 1862 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego County, NY21,22, and died March 21, 192322.  She married HERBERT ELSMITT DARLING September 16, 1886 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY23.  He was born November 23, 1862 in North Hannibal, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY23,24, and died March 10, 189724.

More About MYRTLE E. (MYRTTE) PECKHAM:
Burial: 1923, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY24

Notes for HERBERT ELSMITT DARLING:
 Hubert's parents were Ebancya Darling and Sofhia Degroat.  Hubert was a farmer.

More About HERBERT ELSMITT DARLING:
Burial: 1897, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY24

Child of MYRTLE PECKHAM and HERBERT DARLING is:
 i. CHARLIE5 DARLING.

Notes for CHARLIE DARLING:
 Charlie died as an infant.

More About CHARLIE DARLING:
Burial: Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY

9.  CHARLES O.4 PECKHAM (AMOS3, DAVID2, BENJAMIN1) was born July 07, 1863 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY24, and died December 16, 190324.  He married CARRIE B. MONTGOMERY July 21, 1889 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY25, daughter of JAMES MONTGOMERY and ANNA CROWFOOT.  She was born Abt. 1873 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY25.

Notes for CHARLES O. PECKHAM:
 Charles was a mechanic.

More About CHARLES O. PECKHAM:
Burial: 1903, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY26

Marriage Notes for CHARLES PECKHAM and CARRIE MONTGOMERY:
 Charles lived in Rome, NY, at the time of his marriage.  Charles and Carrie were married by Rev. B. Day Brown of the Hannibal Methodist Church.

Children of CHARLES PECKHAM and CARRIE MONTGOMERY are:
 i. MAUDE B.5 PECKHAM, b. March 21, 1891, Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY27.
 ii. (FEMALE) PECKHAM, b. March 08, 189627.

10.  OTIS ALLEN4 KIPP (LUCY A.3 PECKHAM, DAVID2, BENJAMIN1) was born 1848 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY27,28, and died September 11, 1922 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY29,30.  He married (1) LOVINA M. CHATFIELD Bef. 1891.  She was born April 13, 185230, and died April 21, 189131,32.  He married (2) CHARLOTTE E. WORTH December 31, 1891 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY33, daughter of JOHN WORTH and MARY CLARK.  She was born 1841 in Long Island, NY33, and died June 27, 1907 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY33.  He married (3) ELLA L. SANDERS June 17, 1908 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY33.  She was born Abt. 1848 in Town of Hannibal, Oswego Co., NY33.

Notes for OTIS ALLEN KIPP:
 During the Civil War, Otis served in Co. C, 184th N.Y. Vol. Inf. Regt., enlisting on August 26, 1864, and mustered in as Private on September 16, 1864.  He was captured briefly and was discharged with the regiment.
 He was a farmer after the war and was married three times, the first two wives having died.  He died at his home on Cayuga Street in the Village of Hannibal.  Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church (now the Community Church) in Hannibal.
 

More About OTIS ALLEN KIPP:
Burial: 1922, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY34
Cause of Death: Heart disease

Notes for LOVINA M. CHATFIELD:
 Lovina was the first wife of Otis Kipp. 

More About LOVINA M. CHATFIELD:
Burial: 1891, Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY34

Notes for CHARLOTTE E. WORTH:
 Charlotte's father was John Worth, born in New York State.  Her mother was Mary H. Clark.  Charlotte is buried in Hannibal, Oswego County, NY.

Marriage Notes for OTIS KIPP and CHARLOTTE WORTH:
 Charlotte was first married to a Lester.  Their spouses having died, this was the second marriage for both Charlotte and Otis.  They were married by W.C. Brass.

Notes for ELLA L. SANDERS:
 Ella's mother was a Sprague.  Ella was first married to a Haviland who died leaving her a widow prior to her marriage to Otis Kipp.  Previously, Ella had lived in Hoosick, NY.  She was also a teacher.

Marriage Notes for OTIS KIPP and ELLA SANDERS:
 Ella and Otis were married by Dr. William A. McKenzie at the home of Ella's sister, Miss Cornelia Sanders, in Hannibal at eight o'clock Wednesday evening.

Child of OTIS KIPP and LOVINA CHATFIELD is:
 i. A.R.5 KIPP.

Notes for A.R. KIPP:
  A.R. Kipp was an educator at the Brooklyn Commercial High School and is believed to be the son of Otis and Lovina Kipp.
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   CHARLES and SARAH PECKHAM BEERS 
50th Wedding Anniversary ANNOUNCEMENT AND POEM.


Endnotes

1.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
2.  Centennial Booklet of the Hannibal Methodist Church, p 5,  1964.
3.  Centennial Booklet of the Hannibal Methodist Church, p 8,  1964.
4.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
5.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
6.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
7.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
8.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
9.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
10.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
11.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
12.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
13.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
14.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
15.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
16.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
17.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
18.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
19.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
20.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
21.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
22.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
23.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
24.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
25.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
26.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
27.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
28.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
29.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
30.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
31.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
32.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.
33.  Vital Statistics Records, Hannibal Town & Village Hall, Oswego Co., NY.
34.  Gravestone in Hannibal Village Cemetery, Oswego Co., NY.


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