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(Hi, Caren) Hey, All
I am truly stuck on one Peck. This may be longish and rambling. Desperation does that....
The only hints I have to his original location are mentions in the census that he was born in New Jersey. Big place. This Edward Harold Peck was apparently b. abt 1851. He appears in Cleveland OH by the early 1880s. I have death records, property records, will, newspaper bits, directories, lots of info, but everything, and I mean everything, involves only his inlaws and his Cleveland connections. (I'm only inferring the 'Harold'. He was Edward H. and named his second son Edward H. Jr. The son's middle name was Harold. The father was always Ed, Edward or EH.)
So I am going, again, for the sin of working forward a bit. Is anyone researching Peck lines in New Jersey? Does anyone know of any books, sites, sources, for Pecks in New Jersey?
Years ago, I found just one census for an Edward H of about the right age in New Jersey, but he went on to have a full life in another place. Wrong guy. I've tried EH, Ed, Eddy, even just E, and all kinds of variants for Peck.
Even the '1851' and the 'NJ' would have been self-sourced.... May not be so.
He may have been illegitimate. His mother might be the Peck. Or his father.
He could have been on the run from the law :/, but he lived a steady, reliable life in Cleveland and raised steady, reliable kids.
The only possible other hints I have are that he was associated with a Remington and an Adams in Cleveland, and they were not related to his inlaws. He named his oldest son Remington. Nice if that were a clue.... But, again, Adams owned a small hotel/saloon where EH lived early, and where he worked early as a bartender. Remington was in the saloon and distillery business. They could have all met and gotten close there. I have been working on researching these associates to see if they had NJ connections. Not much luck so far....
If you want a grin, I will be posting my father's picture on my page this afternoon. Lewis Robert Peck, son of Remington Peck, grandson of the elusive Edward H. Peck. You should see how much he looks like Bruce!!! Eyes, nose, cheekbones, lines around the mouth, jawline, chin, forehead. Even expression. The ears are a little different.... My dad looks just like his father. And, I'm guessing, like his grandfather. Dominant genes. The photo was taken in his mid-80s.
Any hints more than welcome.... Oh, if I could only narrow down to a county.... Or even be sure of New Jersey!
Welcome to the group Albert!! Our line seems to split off at the 2nd Ebenezer. Im from James Madison Peck's brother Martin Horton Peck. :D
I am descended from Joseph Peck (b.1623, England d. 1701, Mass.) I have a copy of Peck Family 1868 by IRA B Peck. The list continues with Jathaniel, Ebenezer, Phillip, Ebenezer and James Madison Peck who went to Western Kentucky (the Jackson Purchase) by about 1835. He married Melinda James.
I am hoping to find relatives from this union.
Al Peck, Oklahoma
Yes, they ended-up in Middlebury VT. There's a lot of documentation in Jared Sydney's book as well the as 1859 'History of Middlebury'. Their daughter Olive is extensively quoted in the 1859 book and describes fleeing the British and returning to her mother's home-town of Litchfield CT during the Revolutionary War.
Tony: That is a bit of an odd one. I don't see any Torrance's mentioned in the Peck book by Ira Balou Peck (which deals with both the Mass and Peck lines despite it saying it's for descendants of Joseph Peck of Mass).
According to a couple trees on rootsweb it seems that Robert and Lucy died in Vermont.
I am a descendant of the CT Peck's but I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me. I have a 200 year-old mystery about my great-great-... grandmother's name! My uncle Jared Sydney Torrance wrote a wonderful biography of the Torrance family up to and including Robert Torrance marrying 'Lucy Peck' in 1764 in Woodbury CT. He also says he was unable to find any family info on Lucy. But then the one primary source he quotes from, I got ahold of and it says her name was SALLY Peck?!
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