Joseph Augustine Peck

4 April 1830–27 March 1916 (Age 85)
North Danville, Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Augustine

When Joseph Augustine Peck was born on 4 April 1830, in North Danville, Danville, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, his father, Martin Horton Peck, was 23 and his mother, Susan Caroline Clough, was 26. He married Ann Miller on 17 May 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 27 March 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Augustine Peck
Ann Miller
Marriage: 17 May 1857
Joseph Augustine Peck
Susan Vilate Peck
Annella Miller Peck
Herman Adelbert Peck
Alice Miller Peck
Martha Peck
Mary Peck
Ellen Miller Peck
William Heber Peck
Martin Henry Peck
Annie Mae Peck
Daisy Pearl Peck

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 May 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 18
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 33
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Speake , with loss of initial S- (or perhaps vice versa).English: variant of Peak .English: perhaps occasionally a variant of Petch , itself a variant of Peach .

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

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    Biography of Joseph Augustus Peck - History written by Beth Ahern Jensen (Great-granddaughter)

    Joseph Augustus Peck was born April 4, 1830 in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vermont. He was the second son born to Martin Horton Peck and Susan Caroline Clough (Cluff). They were parents of seven sons. Wh …

    Sources (63)

    • Joseph A Peck in entry for Alice Peck Thomson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joseph Peck, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph A in entry for Wm Heber Peck, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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