Sarah Jane Peck

15 September 1825–29 November 1893 (Age 68)
Bainbridge, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Peck was born on 15 September 1825, in Bainbridge, Bainbridge, Chenango, New York, United States, her father, Benjamin Peck, was 38 and her mother, Phebe Crosby, was 25. She married Charles Coulson Rich on 15 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 29 November 1893, in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Coulson Rich
Sarah Jane Peck
Marriage: 15 January 1846
Hyrum Smith Rich
Henrietta Rich
Orson Rich
Orissa Elizabeth Rich
Samantha Rich
Henry Benjamin Rich
Lorenzo Ether Rich
Pheobe Jane Rich
Julia Ann Rich
Wilford Woodruff Rich
Walter Peck Rich

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


    +6 More Children

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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 2
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 20
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    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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    Sarah Jane Peck

    SARAH JANE PECK RICH There are those pioneer women who have told of their lives and who have written of their experiences and their names have become known, and they have been honored and rem …

    Sources (22)

    • Sarah Jane Rich, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah Peck in entry for Hyrum Smith Rich, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Nauvoo Stake Ward Census, 1842: Sarah Jane Peck

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