Rebecca Smalley Clark

8 February 1832–30 December 1891 (Age 59)
Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Rebecca Smalley

When Rebecca Smalley Clark was born on 8 February 1832, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Daniel Clark, was 26 and her mother, Mary Whittlesey, was 22. She married James Gorham Peck on 14 December 1854, in New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1850. She died on 30 December 1891, in New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gorham Peck
1831–1915
Rebecca Smalley Clark
1832–1891
Marriage: 14 December 1854
Charles Scoville Peck
1855–1861
Martha Elizabeth Peck
1858–
James Stanley Peck
1864–1937
Dr Frederick Whittlesey Peck
1866–1917

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 December 1854New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1846
    Age 14
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Slavery is Abolished
    Age 16
    In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English clerk, clark ‘clerk, cleric, writer’ (Old French clerc; see Clerc ). The original sense was ‘man in a religious order, cleric, clergyman’. As all writing and secretarial work in medieval Christian Europe was normally done by members of the clergy, the term clerk came to mean ‘scholar, secretary, recorder, or penman’ as well as ‘cleric’. As a surname, it was particularly common for one who had taken only minor holy orders. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established.Irish (Westmeath, Mayo): in Ireland the English surname was frequently adopted, partly by translation for Ó Cléirigh; see Cleary .Americanized form of Dutch De Klerk or Flemish De Clerck or of variants of these names, and possibly also of French Clerc . Compare Clerk 2 and De Clark .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Clarke
    Clerk
    Clerkin
    Calarco
    Clerc
    Clarkson

    Sources (16)

    • Rebecca Peck in household of James G Peck, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Rebecca S. Clarke, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
    • Rebecca Smalley Peck, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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