Peleg Peck

1741–1795 (Age 54)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Peleg

When Peleg Peck was born on 8 April 1741, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathaniel Peck III, was 41 and his mother, Alice Fish, was 38. He married Esther Barney on 27 November 1760, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1790. He registered for military service in 1780. He died on 23 June 1795, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 54.

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Peleg Peck
Esther Barney
Marriage: 27 November 1760
Ebenezer Peck
Barney Peck
Peleg Peck
Aaron Peck
Deacon Isaac Peck Sr.
Hannah Peck
Polly Peck
John Peck
Esther Peck
Martha Peck
Welcome Peck
Welcome Peck

Spouse & Children

27 November 1760
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1726–1810Male

  • Mary Peck


  • Male1731–1814Male

  • Christian Peck


  • Female1735–1821Female

+1 More Child

World Events (4)


Age 35

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

Age 35

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 45

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • Peleg Peck, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Peleg Peck, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Peleg Peck in entry for Mary Williams, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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