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 Jerusha <I>Curtis/Curtiss</I> Peck

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Jerusha Curtis/Curtiss Peck

  • Birth 4 Jul 1727 Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death unknown Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 74291166

Jerusha Curtis Peck Biography

Jerusha Curtis (Curtiss) was born on July 4, 1727 in Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Isaac Curtis/Curtiss (b. ca 1700 in Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. 1741 in Stratford) and Elizabeth Bostwick Curtis/Curtiss (b. May 12, 1704; d. ca 1736, both in Stratford).

She married Captain Nathaniel Peck, Jr. on October 9, 1746 in Greenwich. Captain Peck, was born on June 2, 1725 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. He was the son of Nathaniel Peck, Sr. (b. August 15, 1697 in Greenwich; d. 1765 in Greenwich) and Mary Pardee Peck (b. April 9, 1700 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut; d. January 6, 1758 in Greenwich).

The children of Nathaniel Peck and Jerusha Curtis Peck were:

• Mary Peck, b. August 6, 1747, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut; m. Hezekiah Knapp, September 7, 1775, Greenwich; b. October 14, 1749, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
• Nathaniel Peck, b. May 10, 1750, Greenwich; d. August 1803, Charleston, South Carolina; m. Experience Wood, ca. 1775, Greenwich; b. ca. 1754, Connecticut.
• Hezekiah Peck, b. September 26, 1752, Greenwich; d. August 31, 1774 (unmarried), Greenwich.
• Rebeckah Peck, b. September 26, 1752, Greenwich.
• Ephraim Peck, b. January 5, 1755, Greenwich.
• Esther Peck, b. July 12, 1756, Greenwich; d. 1819, Butler County, Ohio; m. Private Jeremiah Mead, Jr., ca. 1775, Greenwich; b. 1755, Greenwich; d. October 20, 1831, Butler County, Ohio.
• Elizabeth Peck, b. May 8, 1757, Greenwich.
• Charlotte Peck, b. January 3, 1763, Greenwich.
• Isaac Peck, b. January 9, 1766, Greenwich; d. ca. 1803, New York City, New York; m. Rebecca Wardwell, January 1, 1790, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut; b. ca. 1771, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
• Jerusha Peck, b. May 14, 1770, Greenwich.

Captain Nathaniel Peck was an officer in the local train band; he was appointed Captain of the east company of Greenwich, October 1757.

The exact date of Jerusha's death is not known, but she died after May 15, 1763, when the Baptismal Records of the First Congregational Church in Stamford, Connecticut recorded the baptism of their eighth child:

"May 15, 1763 - Charlotte Peck [born] to Jerusha, wife of Nathaniel of Greenwich"

Nathaniel died in 1775 in Greenwich.

Submitted on August 2, 2011 by Sandra Johnson Witt, her 4th great granddaughter


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  • Created by: Sandra Johnson Witt
  • Added: 2 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74291166
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jerusha Curtis/Curtiss Peck (4 Jul 1727–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74291166, ; Maintained by Sandra Johnson Witt (contributor 47026887) Unknown.