Gustav Adolphus Peck

about 1799–child (Age NaN)
Vermont, United States

The Life of Gustav Adolphus

When Gustav Adolphus Peck was born about 1799, in Vermont, United States, his father, Nathaniel Peck, was 34 and his mother, Jane Taggart, was 27.

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Nathaniel Peck
Jane Taggart
Mary Peck
Gustav Adolphus Peck
Laura Peck
Laura Jane Peck
Flavious Josephus Peck

Parents and Siblings


    Jane Taggart




    Mary Peck



    Laura Peck


    Laura Jane Peck



World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 4

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 35

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

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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  • A Genealogical History of the Descendents of Joseph Peck who emigrated with his

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