Nancy Peckham

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Peckham was born on 31 July 1793, in North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Thomas Hazard Peckham, was 27 and her mother, Patience Main, was 28. She married Jesse Wheeler on 30 May 1811. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Connecticut, United States in 1870. In 1870, at the age of 77, her occupation is listed as keeping house. She died on 9 March 1885, in North Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Jonathan Wheeler Cemetery, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Jesse Wheeler
Nancy Peckham
Marriage: 30 May 1811
Stephen Hazard Wheeler
Elisha Packer Wheeler
John Owen Wheeler
Thomas William Wheeler

Sources (18)

  • Nancy Wheeler in household of John O Wheeler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Peckham, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Nancy Peckham, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English (southern): habitational name from East and West Peckham (Kent), Peckham in Camberwell (Surrey), or Peckham Farm in Framfield (Sussex). All three placenames probably derive from Old English pēac ‘peak’ + hām ‘village, homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.

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

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