Martha Peck

1715–
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Peck was born on 31 January 1715, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Peck, was 24 and her mother, Martha Clark, was 19.

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Samuel Peck
1690–1728
Martha Clark
1695–1747
Martha Peck
1715–
Capt Samuel Peck
1716–1801
Mary Peck
1718–1804
Deacon Job Peck
1720–1782
Abigail Peck
1722–1766
Nathan Peck
1724–1727
Nathan Peck
1727–1784

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 61

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

Age 61

"""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."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 66

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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 (2)

  • FAMILY HISTORY: CONN. Genealogies #1, 1600s-1800s
  • Martha Peck, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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