Benjamin Merriman Peck

Male27 December 1785–1 February 1867

Brief Life History of Benjamin Merriman

When Benjamin Merriman Peck was born on 27 December 1785, in Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Simeon Peck, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Merriman, was 31. He married Selina Atwood on 13 November 1809, in Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 1 February 1867, in Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Old Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Benjamin Merriman Peck
Selina Atwood
Marriage: 13 November 1809
Elmer N Peck
Horace M Peck
Samuel Mills Peck

Sources (15)

  • Benjamin M Peck, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Merriman Peck, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Benjamin M. Peck, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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  • Marriage
    13 November 1809Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 1

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

    Age 3

    Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.


    Age 23

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Speake , with loss of initial S- (or perhaps vice versa).

    English: variant of Peak .

    English: perhaps occasionally a variant of Petch , itself a variant of Peach .

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

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