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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 MA, RI, CT and upstate NY where I live. I am a retired HS biology and chem. 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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RE: relationship
Thank you for updating the memorials of the Peck family. Someday, we hope to get to see the headstones of them, but for now, we'll have to settle for findagrave. We appreciate all that you do. Have a Happy New Year.
Added by Sherman-Thomas on Jan 02, 2015 11:30 AM
Lloyd Van Patten
Lloyd Van Patten is related to me, too, but I am fine with transferring ownership of this memorial to you.
Added by MY on Dec 13, 2014 8:15 PM
Peg Eddy
RE: Bertha Lathers Meyers
Hi Dave -
Glad to help - I love it when I can transfer a memorial to a family member. I grew up on Prospect St and the Lathers name is very familiar to me, but I don't know the relationships.
Best Regards and Merry Christmas.
Added by Peg Eddy on Dec 01, 2014 10:00 PM
Zoe Tom
Deacon William Peck d 1694
Find A Grave # 5121931 might be my ancestor. A friend looked on some of my records I had given him.


Added by Zoe Tom on Nov 18, 2014 8:11 PM
Zoe Tom
Naomi Miller
Hi, Dave - I am related to the Miller people via a Stedman - Miller marriage.
I am a Stedman descendant.


Added by Zoe Tom on Nov 18, 2014 3:32 PM
John Grounds
The memorial has been updated with the information you sent.

Do you know if John is the brother or related to William Grounds born 1818 in England? He's also buried at Albany Rural Cemetery, memorial 88199927. Thanks for any information.
Added by Marte on Nov 17, 2014 1:16 PM
Henry Robert Wendell
My 5th ggrandf of direct line to join DSS & NSDAR was Hendrik Janse father to Robert Henry.. Henry Robert was grandson.Helena Van Rensselaer was mother to Hendrik.My maternal grandm was Rosiland Van derveer Wendell La Grange of the de La Grange family..Huguenots.Pending applications to Holland Dames and Huguenot societies of NY. Dr Charles W Wendell past pres.of NNI Albany is a direct cousin.
Added by huguenot/dutchny on Nov 14, 2014 5:47 PM
Thomas Dunne
Philip S Van Patten
Hi Dave;
Transfer is complete, please take good care of him.
Added by Thomas Dunne on Nov 01, 2014 2:05 PM
Joyce C Fingland
Florence Margaret Hall McEachron
I believe that you have her date of death mis-transcribed. The stone states 1957 and the transcription says 1967.

Thank you for the great photos. My paternal ancestors are part of this inter-related group of families in Washington County.
Added by Joyce C Fingland on Sep 30, 2014 7:13 AM
William Fitts
Memorial# 107078356
Hi Dave,
I just noticed that you took the pictures of my 4th Grand Grandfather's Memorial Stone at Sterling Center Cemetery, Sterling, Cayuga Co., NY. His name was Amos H. Reed and I thank you for attaching the pics to the posting.
I have walked that cemetery and never found the stone, could you remember and give me some hints where to find it?
Thank you,
Bill Fitts
Added by William Fitts on Sep 22, 2014 1:07 PM
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