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Revolutionary War Patriot
John PECK 1727–1812 5th Great Grandfather, DAR Ancestor
- Patriotic Service: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Gave material aid
- Valley Forge, In the severe winter of 1777-1778…
Born, lived and died in Charlestown, Chester, Pennsylvania
John’s wife Margaret Mecklin Peck was also a Revolutionary War Patriot
The PECK family was in America in Pennsylvania before the 1700’s
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 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.
She would also 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..
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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