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Dave Peck (#46966140)
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Bio Photo Researching one's genealogy is a bit like a treasure hunt. As you learn more and more about your ancestors, surprises keep occuring. I am thankful to all the people who have taken the time to research the past. I aim to contribute as well. I am working on my Peck ancestry which goes back to Joseph and some of his immigrant sons who arrived in 1638. Other names include Vanderwerker, Van Patten, Shoup/Shoop/Schupp, McNeil, Cramer, Paine, McDougall, Lant, Reid, Campbell, Wagman, Foster, Cushman, Grandy, Bartlett, Haverly, Duesler, Snell, Wendell, Glen, Hawley, Harmon, etc. I get great satisfaction in discovering and entering these historical records, before they are lost for good. Most of my entries are in New york, MA, RI, CT and New Jersey. I am a retired science teacher. I have completed 10 Earthwatch expeditions and travelled to over 60 countries. Climbing mountains is also appealing having been up Kilimanjaro, Whitney, Olympus, Rysy and others. Genealogy is another fun and productive way to spend my time.
One of my great joys is to visit villages where my ancestors lived before coming to America. In 2010 I visited Hingham and Beccles, England where the paternal Pecks lived in the 1500 and 1600's. We also visited Petten, Holland for the maternal Van Pattens and Meppel, Holland for the Van Alstynes and Vanderwerkers. In 2012 I visited Scotland for the McNeils and Reids and then the Mozel River Valley in the Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany for the Shoups/Schupps and Mais lines.
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A Girl Who Loves Genealogy
Hi there Dave!
I simply had to take a moment to pen you a few words about the 'bang UP' job you have done on capturing headstone photos!

I was just looking at the one you did over in Tappan Cemetery...Margaret Ackerson widow of John Ackerson. I have been inputting the George Budke Collection on Find A Grave. It is a collection that is stored in the rare books section of the New York City library. A good friend of mine has been Xeroxing the info and sending it to me to assure Budke's work does not die on a library shelf.

I was about to input Margaret Ackerson and checked only to find your WONDERFUL photo!

Budke back in the early 1900s stated that the headstone was underground and could not be read except for the name...

I was astounded that you captured a DYNAMITE photo of the headstone! When I saw that, I had to take a few moments to send words of appreciation your way! Beautiful...simply beautiful.

Your efforts have not gone unnoticed. An appreciative pat on your back for a job well done is sent your way!!!!!!
Added by A Girl Who Loves Genealog... on Apr 06, 2014 9:55 AM
RE: Peter Miller
Ross Coffinger I live so far away. I sure wish I could go there.
Added by Markham on Mar 28, 2014 8:37 PM
Ross Coffinger Cemetery
Hi Dave, You photographed many graves in this cemetery. I have discovered lost family here. They were all loyal to England during the Revolutionary War and were members of the Butler's Rangers. Most immigrated to Canada after the war but a few like Peter and Thomas miller returned to New York after awhile. I am still missing some of these brothers. I wonder if there are more graves here that are unmarked or stones that cannot be read. Do you remember if that was the case in this cemetery? I am looking for Daniel Miller, Jesse Miller, Jacob Miller. I believe their father is buried in Canada. Thanks so much for helping me make discoveries.
Added by Markham on Mar 28, 2014 8:09 PM
Peter Miller
Dave thank you so much for the photo of my long lost relative Peter Miller. May I please use the photo you took and add it to my family tree? Thanks so very much Markham
Added by Markham on Mar 28, 2014 6:41 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
A 'Darwin' PECK!
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Mar 18, 2014 5:30 AM
Martin Douglas Packer
Another Peck!
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Mar 15, 2014 4:33 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
'Darwin' extended family: 16 added
Barlow = 2
Darwin = 4
Farrer = 3
Keynes = 2
Parker = 1
Wedgwood = 3

note: Surnames by birth or by marriage (English).
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Mar 11, 2014 3:27 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
Erasmus Darwin
Dave, you should be the first to know this on F-A-G: there are now 64 'Darwin' family entries! Martin
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Mar 11, 2014 3:07 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
RE: Sarah Wedgwood
Good question Dave! Can I have her husband please? I am working on upgrading and linking ALL of the 'Darwin' entries now I have a very good source!!
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Mar 10, 2014 3:52 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
Ernest Peck
*Facebook comment on Ernest Peck: "Wow. What a great man, we need a few more like him around us today. Is he a relation to the Peck family who farm out the land around Dry Drayton?"(*by Roy Proctor)
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Mar 09, 2014 11:40 AM
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