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Capt. Hawley PECK
Husband:  Hawley PECK
Birth:  22 Aug 1810, Newton, Fairfield Co., CT
Death:  1889, LaGrange Co., IN
Military Service:  New York State Militia:  Wayne County:  Sixth Riflemen:  1837, Pvt.; 1839, Capt.
Occupation:  farmer, producer of peppermint
Father:  John PECK (1775-1848)
Mother:  Sarah GILBERT
A World Family Tree pedigree purports to take John PECK back 26 generations (see Source below).
Wife:  Harriet BENNETT
Birth:  1816/7, CT
Death:  1870-80, presumably in Clearspring Twp., LaGrange Co., IN
Occupation:  homemaker
— born in NY, presumably in Galen, Wayne Co., NY:
  1.  Louisa PECK, b. 1834/5; m. William HUDSON (b. 1830/1, OH)
  2.  Fayette PECK, b. 1836/7
  3.  Jarvis PECK, b. 1837/8
  4.  Laura PECK, b. 1839/40
  5.  Sarah PECK, b. 1841/2
  6.  Leonard PECK, b. 1843/4

— born in IN, presumably in Clearspring Twp., LaGrange Co., IN:
  7.  Archibald PECK, b. 1846/7
  8.  Julia Ann PECK, b. 1848/9; d. 25 May 1921; m. 6 Feb 1873, Ira FORD (1848-1930)
  9.  Harrison N. PECK, b. 1850/1
10.  Spiddy B. PECK, b. 1853/4
11.  Jane PECK, b. 1855/6
12.  Ella / Ellen Irene PECK, b. Sep 1858

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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7-8 of 48; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NY Wayne Co. Galen Roll 350 pp. 17B-18A Ln. 31 Hawley Peck 200 011 - 110 010 0200000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Jarvis (b. 1837/8)
= Fayette (b. 1836/7)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = hired hand?
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Hawley (b. 1810) 
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Laura (b. 1839/40)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Louisa (b. 1834/5)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Harriet (b. 1816/7)
2 persons employed in agriculture
He is the only Hawley PECK in the entire census.

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 17 — Hawley completely missed in index, but wife and children indexed):  Town of Clear Spring (T36N.R9E), [Clearspring Twp.], Lagrange Co., IN, Roll M432_157, p. 14B, 174/175, enumerated 14 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Hawley Peck 40 M   Farmer 2740 Connecticut
Hariet Peck 33 F       N York
Louisa    " 15 F       N York
Fayette   " 13 M       N York
Jarvis    " 12 M       N York
Laura     " 10 F       N York
Sarah     "  8 F       N York
Leonard   "  6 M       N York
Archibald "  3 M       Indiana
Julia An  "  1 F       Indiana
Ira Woodworth 16 M   Farmer   Indiana
Listed next to Burton PECK (æ 37, b. CT, wife Sarah).

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 31):  Ringold P.O., Clear Spring [Clearspring] Twp., LaGrange Co., IN, Roll M653_274, p. 540, PN 14, 682/682, enumerated 14 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Holley Peck 49 M   Farmer 11850 2600 Connecticut
Harriet   " 44 F         New York
Louisa    " 25 F         New York
Fayett    " 23 M         New York
Jarvis    " 22 M         New York
Leonard   " 16 M         New York
Julia A   " 11 F         Indiana
Spiddy B  "  6 F         Indiana
Harrison N "  9 M         Indiana
Jane       "  4 F         Indiana
Ella       "  2 F         Indiana
David Gats 22 M   Farm Laborer     Michigan
Jeremiah R. S. 31 M   Laborer     Ohio
John McDonald 19 M   Laborer     Indiana

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 31 — indexed "Pech"):  La Grange P.O., Clearspring Twp., LaGrange Co., IN, Roll M693_333, p. 189A, PN 21, 168/169, enumerated 26 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Peck Hawley 59 M W Farmer 16800 1900 Connecticut
____ Harriet 54 F W Keeping house     New York
____ Julia 21 F W At home     Indiana
____ Spiddy 16 F W       Indiana
____ Jane 14 F W       Indiana
____ Ella 12 F W       Indiana
Smith H B 25 M W Farm Laborer     New York
Juks Andrew 22 M W Farm Laborer     Indiana
Aker Wm 16 M W Farm Laborer     Indiana
Simmons Destin 63 F W Seamstress     New York

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 28):  Clearspring Twp., LaGrange Co., IN, Roll T9_291, p. 426A, PN 9, SD 6, ED 22, enumerated __ Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 13 24 25 26
91 91 Peck Hawley W M 70 Boards CT CT CT
Boarding with ROY family.  Daughter, Ella PECK (æ 22, b. IN) is living in LaGrange, LaGrange Co., IN (p. 367A), with married daughter, Louisa (PECK) HUDSON (æ 45, b. NY) and her husband, William HUDSON (æ 49, b. OH).

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  Lewis H. CLARK.  1863/83.  Military History of Wayne County, N.Y.  Clark, Hulett, & Gaylord, Sodus, NY (online at HeritageQuest at Genealogy.com):
p. 167
p. 183
August 19, 1837—Hawley Peck, Lieutenat, Galen.
Jun 8, 1839—Hawley Peck, Captain, Galen...

9.  Anon.  1920.  History of Northeast Indiana: LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, and DeKalb Counties.  Lewis Pub. Co., Chicago (online at HeritageQuest at Genealogy.com):
p. 117
The subjoined is a chronology of important events transpiring within LaGrange County between the years 1829 and 1891, covering a period of more than three score years...
p. 119
The peppermint industry commenced this year by Hawley Peck...

10.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees (on CD and online at Genealogy.com):  Vol. 17, Pedigree #1608.  Takes our subject back 27 generations, but caveat emptor!  Pedigrees purporting to go back this far are often fanciful, so accept only what you can document.

11.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

12.  GNIS: Geographic Names Information Service (online at USGS.gov):  does not recognize any feature named "Clear Spring" in LaGrange Co., IN, but does recognize a "Clearspring Township" in LaGrange County.

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