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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/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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Diane Henderson
RE: Edith Shoop
Done, sorry the site was having technical issues.
Added by Diane Henderson on Oct 10, 2017 11:06 PM
Todd Whitesides
RE: Helen Babbs Peck
She was, and her name was spelled Eleanor in the record.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Aug 26, 2017 6:59 AM
Lee Roberts
Joseph Peck (1587-1663) #41512398
Hi Dave, I have been corresponding with a couple of professional genealogist on FamilySearch and they don't believe the birth and death dates you have for Joseph and his wife Rebecca Clark are correct. They say there are "no birth or death records ever recorded in England before 1837". Can you provide the original records or proof of their birth & death dates? Any proof would be appreciated. My email address is

Thank you, Lee Roberts

Added by Lee Roberts on Aug 24, 2017 9:12 PM
Todd Whitesides
RE: Helen Peck (d. 1614)
I live in Northern Kentucky, but have been researching British records for decades.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Aug 19, 2017 8:51 AM
Todd Whitesides
RE: Helen Peck (d. 1614)
She's buried in St Michael's Churchyard in Beccles. I've already entered some Pecks in that listing, including the parents of Robert (d. 1593). I'm descended from his sister Margaret Peck Blott (d. 1616) of Oakley.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Aug 17, 2017 7:03 PM
Todd Whitesides
RE: Robert Peck (d. 1593)
It's the one called the Chelmsford Cathedral now. His grandson Samuel was also buried there.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Aug 17, 2017 6:22 PM
Todd Whitesides
Helen Peck (d. 1614)
Her name was listed as Eleanor Peck in her 1614 burial record at Beccles.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Aug 17, 2017 5:29 PM
Todd Whitesides
Robert Peck (d. 1593)
In case you'd like to move his memorial to the correct cemetery listing, he was buried March 26, 1593 at St Mary's Church, Chelmford, Essex. He was described as 'gentleman of Becles in Suffolk', so I know it's the right man.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Aug 17, 2017 5:00 PM
Todd Whitesides
RE: Rebecca Clark Peck
It's recorded in the parish records at Hingham.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Aug 17, 2017 3:21 PM
Sara Snell-Kirton
Jacob Snell
Wasn't sure if you were aware that you added Amy Snell's picture to Jacob Snell's memorial 24158305. Have a great day, happy grave hunting.
Added by Sara Snell-Kirton on Aug 10, 2017 4:01 PM
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