Mary Ann Peckham

29 September 1850–29 December 1868 (Age 18)
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Peckham was born on 29 September 1850, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, her father, Ebenezer T. Peckham, was 36 and her mother, HANNAH M JENNINGS, was 34. She married Hezekiah Sweet on 10 June 1866, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States. She died on 29 December 1868, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hezekiah Sweet
Mary Ann Peckham
Marriage: 10 June 1866

Spouse and Children

10 June 1866
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Ebenezer T. Peckham






    Darwin L. Peckham


    Philo P. Peckham


    Henry Lavalle Peckham


    Gustavus Peckham



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World Events (5)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 4

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 13

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Southern English: habitational name from Peckham in London or East or West Peckham in Kent, all named with Old English pēac ‘hill’ + hām ‘homestead’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Peckham in household of Hannah Peckham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A. Peckham, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"
  • Mary A. Peckham, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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