Pioneer Families - PECK
Extracted From
Chapter XVII
Early history of the town of Hopkinton :
history of East Village (Nicholville) and vicinity,
diaries of Elisha Risdon and Artemas Kent,
soldiers of the Civil War,
genealogical record of sixty of the pioneer families

Carlton E. Sanford
Boston: Bartlett Press, 1903

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]

IN this chapter is given the genealogical records of many of the pioneers of the town, of all that I have been able to gather sufficient data and information to make a fairly full record. The preparation of these records has required much time, labor, correspondence, persistence and patience. Had I had in the beginning a full comprehension of the tedious labor required, I now feel sure I should not have undertaken it. That there are some errors in dates and possibly a few in names I am quite satisfied, since considerable of my information came from elderly people who wrote feebly and indistinctly. I think it will be readily understood, if the reader will bear in mind that it is in continuous order; that the first, second, third and fourth generations are each carried slightly to the right, and that each generation always has the same indentation.

NATHAN PECK b. 1788, Middleburg, Vt.; d. March 7, 1836; m. Ruth Witherell, d_ June 2, 1870. He came to Hopkinton about 18---, and first settled on south side of Sanford road, opposite Seth Putnam's. He afterwards took a tract a mile or so south on what is still called the "Peck road." His widow married John Hoit of Parishville. Had five children:
  • Eliza, b. December 22, 1812; d. March 29, 1873; m. Russell Squire, April 7, 1830. (See Ashbel Squire.)
  • Orlin, b. 1814; d. March 8, 1883; m. Caroline Smith in 1846; d. October 5, 1871. Had six children:
    • Jennie, b. May 29, 1847; m. Horace Shomyo, April 22, 1872; 1. Malone, N.Y.
    • Ruth, b. May 15, 1849; d. February 25, 1869.
    • Addie, b. September 6, 1853; d. September 22, 1897; m. Charles Hodgkins of Fort Jackson. Had one child:
      • Earl.
    • Emorette, b. March 1, 1858; m. Charles Stevens, Fort Jackson. Had two children:
      • Grace, 1. Parishville, N.Y.; m. J. Fred Hoyt.
      • Blanche.
    • Celestia, b. June 30, 1862; m. George Smith, December 19, 1883; 1. Hopkinton. Had one child:
      • Ethel.
    • Nora, b. June 15, 1867; 1. Malone.
  • Jane, b. 1817; d. 1836.
  • Adaline, d. 1884.
  • Thomas Davis. He was a soldier in the Civil War and was reported missing after a battle. Nothing further was ever heard of him.

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