Ira Peck

20 June 1802–27 December 1873 (Age 71)
Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ira

When Ira Peck was born on 20 June 1802, in Conway, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Darius Peck, was 38 and his mother, Lydia Mack, was 35. He married Polly Porter on 15 October 1829. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Seneca, Ontario, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 27 December 1873, at the age of 71, and was buried in Seneca, Ontario, New York, United States.

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Ira Peck
Polly Porter
Marriage: 15 October 1829
Charles E Peck
Betsy Jennie Peck
Esther Ann Peck
Henry Harrison Peck

Spouse and Children

15 October 1829


    Charles E Peck


    Betsy Jennie Peck


    Esther Ann Peck


    Henry Harrison Peck


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World Events (7)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 19

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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)

  • Jim Peck, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ira Peck, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ira Peck, "United States Census, 1860"

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