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Dave Peck (#46966140)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 20 days
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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/Payne, McDougall, Lant, Reid, Reed, 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, Ben Nevis, Algonquin, Marcy 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. In 2015 we were in Scotland again at the Campbell Castle in Inverary and to the Campbell Crypt in Kilum, Scotland. 2016 took us to Norway for the Bradts, Northern Ireland for the Beatties and Largs, Scotland for the Brisbins.
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Sara Snell-Kirton
Johan Snell husband of Anna
Thank you for the correction. Did you send an edit to the other contributor to fix on their end? Since I didn't create Anna's I cannot fix hers. Thanks again!
Added by Sara Snell-Kirton on Mar 19, 2017 3:23 PM
Jane Duesler Iafelice
RE: William Duesler
Just read your message from November!! You didn't list a Find A Grave#, so I assume he's buried in some private land so I think that's a good idea.
What would it involve and what would it cost?? We're both on social security now and don't have a lot of retirement money, but I would like to contribute something. Let me know and contact me thru my "" address. Jane
Added by Jane Duesler Iafelice on Mar 12, 2017 5:25 PM
42699938 & 42700031
Dave, Do the photos on 42700031 Frances Cramer Mott and 42699938 Walter Mott, Prospect Hill Cemetery, appear sideways to you? They were posted by 49116391 Kristin Jorgensen. I asked Kristin to fix or remove them, but she says they don't appear sideways to her... see messages on our messages pages... If they appear sideways to you, would you please let her know? Alice
Added by Alice on Mar 11, 2017 3:16 AM
Rachel G
Charles and Emma Dean transfers
Transfers complete.
You asked about the picture of Emma. She lived in the Popple Creek area with my ancestors and was listed on the group photo as the driver when they went to visit relatives. The photo is dated November 27, 1941. I am not aware that I have anything of Charles.

Rachel G
Added by Rachel G on Mar 07, 2017 5:29 AM
Thomas Peck of Pierson MI
I am trying to join the DAR and need help with documentation. I am hoping you can direct me to a source.
Eleanor Silliman
Steuben Co. NY Historian
Added by Eleanor on Feb 15, 2017 3:59 PM
James Peck, CCA President
RE: Pecks
My ancestors came from Western Connecticut.
Added by James Peck, CCA President on Feb 12, 2017 6:52 PM
David Jenkins
Mem. # 25287917
Hi Dave,

For Deborah C. Cooper Peck and husband Hezekia, do you have any known recorded marriage date? Also, your memorial has Deborah's parents as Thomas Cooper and Mary Kingsbury. I have found Mary's birth recorded as Sept. 1, 1637, Dedham, MA, daughter to Joseph and Millicent. Any known recorded marriage date for Thomas and Mary (if you agree they are her parents)? Thanks.
Dave Jenkins
Added by David Jenkins on Feb 03, 2017 9:47 AM
Marie and Bruce Newell
Union Cemetery, Ft. Edward, NY
Hi Dave,
We respectfully request permission to use the cemetery entrance photo in our online tree with credit. Marie has a cousin interred there and the photo will make a great addition.

Thanks for your consideration.

Marie and Bruce Newell
Added by Marie and Bruce Newell on Jan 04, 2017 4:59 AM
Jack Parker
RE: Orra Phelps
I think we're 5th cousin twice removed. So not that close. She's on the scene a century after my Parkers left, but it sounds so fresh in her book.

Added by Jack Parker on Dec 31, 2016 1:22 PM
Jannetje Vrooman
The information that you have for her is not correct. There were two Jannetje Vrooman's born in Schenectady, New York. This Jannetje married Simon VanPetten, but you have the vitals for the other Jannetje. #1 Jannetje was baptized 2 August 1730 and her parents were Henrick Adamse Vrooman and Marytje Wemple and married Simon. The #2 Jannetje Vrooman are the parents of Hendrick and Engeltje Slingerland, with the correct vitals as on your site.
Thank you for your great work!!
Added by Barb on Dec 06, 2016 3:10 PM
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