Amos Peck

5 April 1769–23 March 1835 (Age 65)
Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Amos

When Amos Peck was born on 5 April 1769, in Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Deacon Henry Peck IV, was 45 and his mother, Rachel Lambert, was 41. He married Lucy Blackman about 1794. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 23 March 1835, in Brookfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Amos Peck
Lucy Blackman
Marriage: about 1794
Elizabeth Peck
Bethia Maria Peck
Amos Glover Peck

Spouse and Children

about 1794


    Elizabeth Peck


    Bethia Maria Peck


    Amos Glover Peck


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 7

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 12

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 18

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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)

  • Amos in entry for Lucy Peck, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Amos in entry for Bethia M. Peck, "Connecticut, Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Genealogical History of the Descendants of Joseph Peck

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