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
1840–1914
Mary Ann Peckham
1850–1868
Marriage: 10 June 1866

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 June 1866
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Ebenezer T. Peckham

    Male1813–1857Male

    HANNAH M JENNINGS

    Female1816–1888Female

siblings

(7)

    Darwin L. Peckham

    Male1837–1892Male

    Philo P. Peckham

    Male1839–1909Male

    Henry Lavalle Peckham

    Male1841–1873Male

    Gustavus Peckham

    Male1848–1922Male

    Female1850–1868Female

+2 More Children

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.
1863

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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