Captain Samuel Peck

M, (18 January 1658/59 - 28 April 1746)
Father-Biological*The Rev. Jeremiah Peck b. 1623, d. 7 Jan 1699
Mother-Biological*Johannah Kitchell d. 1711
Family Lines
Whelpley Line
Last Edited=14 May 2023
Gravestone of Samuel Peck
     Captain Samuel Peck was born on 18 January 1658/59 at Guilford, Connecticut.1,2,3,4,5 He was the son of The Rev. Jeremiah Peck and Johannah Kitchell. Captain Samuel Peck moved to Greenwich, Connecticut, with The Rev. Jeremiah Peck in 1678.2

Captain Samuel Peck, age 27, married Ruth Ferris, age 27 , daughter of Peter Ferris and Ruth Knapp, on 27 November 1686 at Greenwich, Connecticut.6,5,7 He was chosen a Lieutenant in the local training band (militia) in October 1696.1 He was a Justice of the Peace.1,5 In the minutes of the General Assembly: In case the government of Newyorke shall desire the line between their Province and this Colony to be renewed by persons appointed by both Governments, this assembly doth appoint and empower Capt Jonathan Selleck, Lieut Samuel Peck (and one other) to Join with those appointed by the governmt of Newyorke in running said line and erecting bound marks.1 He was appointed a Captain of the East Training Band in October 1720.1 Captain Samuel Peck died on 28 April 1746 at Greenwich, Connecticut, at age 87.1,2,3,8,5 He was buried at Tomac Burying Ground, Greenwich, Connecticut. Samuel's epitaph reads:

Here lies the Body of Samuel Peck Esq.
who died
April ye 28 A. D. 1746
Aged 90 years.1,2,3

Compeller's Notes:
Title: The Find-a-Grave entry has him as The Rev. Samuel Peck. He was a deacon but I have found no evidence of ordination.3

Children of Captain Samuel Peck and Ruth Ferris


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  2. Peck, Darius. A Genealogical Account of the Descendants in the Male Line of William Peck, one of the Founders in 1638 of the Colony of New Haven, Conn. Hudson, New York: Bryan, Bryan & Goeltz Steam Book Printers,, 1877.
  3. Find-a-Grave. Online
  4. White, Lorraine Cook. Connecticut, U.S., Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection). Provo, Utah: Operations, 2006.
  5. Page, Charles Nash. History and Genealogy of the Page Family from the Year 1257 to the Present. Des Moines, Iowa: by the author, 1911.
  6. Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1985.
  7. White, Lorraine Cook. Connecticut, U.S., Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection). Provo, Utah: Operations, 2006.
  8. Connecticut Department of Health. Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934. Provo, Utah: Operations, 2011.