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Cleveland - H. Z. Williams & Bro.
1882

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  JOEL AND ELIZA PECK Joel Peck was the son of Jesse Peckand was born in Pompey, Canandaigua county, New York, Dec. 22, 1801.  His father, Jesse Peck, was a lad during the Revolution and at the age of sixteen joined the patriot army, in a company commanded by his father.  He removed to Farmington, Trumbull county, in the year 1821, and settled on the farm now owned by Mrs. Eliza Peck.  The family consisted of four children - Charles, Benjamin, Polly, and Joel, the subject of this sketch.
     Joel Peck married Jan. 23, 1822, Eliza Hyde, daughter of Joseph and Eunice (Hall) Hyde.  Her father, Joel Hyde, was born Jan. 24, 1773; was married in 1793 to Eunice Hall, in Huntington, Fairfield county, Connecticut, whence they removed to Montgomery county.  New York.  They had four daughters and one son (who died in youth), viz: Hannah, born in 1794; Sarah, 1796; Mary, 1798; and Eliza, born Sept. 26, 1800.  In the year 1818 Joel Hyde with his family in company with his brother Ira and Abijah Lee left their New York home and after a journey of six weeks arrived in Farmington.  The three youngest daughters taught school, Sarah in Southington, Mary in Bristol, and Eliza in Champion.  Eliza also taught the first summer school in east Farmington.  Hannah married in 1818 Levi Abrams, Sarah in 1822 Comfort Hurd, Mary in 1830 Azra Brown, a Methodist minister, and Eliza, as above noted, Joel Peck.
     Joel and Eliza Peck had a family of three childrenó Delia, Allen F., and Fletcher W. Delia was born in 1825, was married to James C. Howard, then of Kentucky, in 1851, and resides in Butler county, Ohio.  Allen F. was born in 1829, studied medicine and practiced in Farmington; was married to Cordia Fuller in 1865; was assistant surgeon during the war in a cavalry regiment and afterwards located in Cleveland, where he died in 1878.  He was six feet seven inches tall and acquired a good reputation as a practitioner of medicine.
     Fletcher W. Peck was born in 1831, was married to Coresta Smith, of Farmington, in 1856, and resides on a farm two miles north of the center.  The past, in this timbered country, was a generation of hardy, resolute men, strong both in muscle and courage.  The work required to maintain life was an effectual barrier against the weak and timid.  It thus occurs that simple truth requires us to say of almost every pioneer that he was industrious, iron-muscled, and a hard worker.  Particularly was this true of Joel Peck.  He was six feet two inches tall, compact and symmetrical and was never sick until shortly before his death, though for ten years or more his eyesight was seriously impaired by cataract.  During his life-time Mr. Peck improved more than three hundred acres of land.  Early in life he united with the Methodist church and became one of its most steadfast supporters and valuable assistants to the itinerant clergy.  He was an earnest exhorter, and being a licensed local preacher, often conducted the service.  When money was wanted he was the main standby.  In politics Mr. Peck always voted and co-operated with the most radical anti-slavery sentiment.  He was a Whig, Free-soiler, and Republican.  He never sought or desired office, and was consequently free to support his convictions with his vote.  He died Sept. 25, 1869, in his sixty-eighth year.
     Mrs. Peck is a woman greatly esteemed in Farmington, because of her sincerity, kindness of heart and sympathy of feeling.  Her church association has always been with her husband.  Simple, unquestioning, confident belief is the conforting angel of her declining years.  She often spoke fervently and earnestly in religious gatherings.  In the home she was always honest and truthful, and has left upon her children the impress of an excellent character.  Since the death of her husband Mrs. Peck has managed the farm.
Source: History of Trumbull & Mahoning Counties - Cleveland: H. Z. Williams & Bro. - 1882 - Pages 330

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