James Peck

25 September 1825–19 July 1830 (Age 4)
Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James

When James Peck was born on 25 September 1825, in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Nehemiah Peck, was 31 and his mother, Martha Scoville, was 27. He died on 19 July 1830, in his hometown, at the age of 4, and was buried in New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nehemiah Peck
1793–1861
Martha Scoville
1798–1849
James Peck
1825–1830
Mary Scovill Peck
1827–1855
Nehemiah Peck
1829–1863
James Gorham Peck
1831–1915
David Brainard Peck
1833–1913
Anna Rich Peck
1835–1853
Susan R. Peck
1835–1853
Sarah Bunnell Peck
1838–1924
William Henry Harrison Peck
1839–1904

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World Events (3)

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 4

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for someone who dealt in weights and measures, for example a grain factor, from Middle English pekke ‘peck’ (an old measure of dry goods equivalent to eight quarts or a quarter of a bushel).2 English: variant of Peak 1.3 Irish: variant of Peak 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Peck, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • James Peck, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • James Peck, "Find A Grave Index"

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