Martha Peck

1776–
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Peck was born in 1776, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Peleg Peck, was 35 and her mother, Esther Barney, was 33. She married Robert Brasher Strivens on 3 February 1811, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Martha Peck
1776–
Robert Brasher Strivens
Marriage: 3 February 1811

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
3 February 1811
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 0

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 0

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1808

Age 32

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha Peck, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • Martha Peck, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • Martha Peck, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"

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