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Revolutionary War Patriot
Margaret PECK 1737–1814
5th Great Grandmother, DAR Ancestor
Patriotic Service: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Gave material aid
Valley Forge, In the severe winter of 1777-1778…
- Margaret PECK, would knit stocking for the poor soldiers.
She would spend all day preparing bread and butter, she would distribute it to the tired and hungry soldiers as they passed the house on their way to Brandywine, a short distance from there.
- Her husband John Peck, is also a Revolutionary War Patriot. DAR Ancestor
Family Oral and Written History
My 5th great grand Aunt, Rachel Peck Posey, 1766-1868, lived to be 2 months shy of her 102nd birthday. She was known to give good long recitals of her remembrances of Washington and his army while encamped upon those memorable grounds during the severe winter of 1777-8.
She would tell of how her mother Margaret Mecklin Peck, and herself at age 11, would knit stockings for the poor soldiers. She would tell of how hard her mother Margaret Mecklin Peck, worked all day in preparing bread and butter, while she distributed it to the tired and hungry soldiers as they passed her father’s house on their way to the battle of the Brandywine, a short distance from there.
She would also tell of how the army being in need of horses, her father John PECK, my 5th GG, let them have all his; and remembered the exact amount her father received for each, and the kind of money the quartermaster paid him with.
She would also tell of how her father John PECK, my 5th GG, was intimate with Washington, and frequently spent the evening at the General’s quarters.
Reach out and touch your Elders,
talk to them and take many notes, even if what they say doesn’t make sense to you. Where did they, their parent, grandparents live, work, etc. Ask about customs, foods, trades, don’t forget to include the hearsay (it might come in handy). Write everything they say down, it may come into play later.
Have Fun -OmaEagle
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