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James Coshen Peck was the great-great-great grandson of Jan Peeck, the first of the family in North America. Cos, as he was called, was born 1803 in Ameliasburg Township in Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada. He was the son of Jacobus Peeck and Elizabeth Peeck, who came to Prince Edward County after the American Revolution, after having gone first to Nova Scotia with their respective fathers, Jacobus Peeck and Samuel Peeck.
The spelling adopted by the Ameliasburg side of the family was "Peck". Other variations of the name are Peeck, Pake, Peek, Peack, and Peak. The story is told of three brothers spelling their last name as Pake, Peck, and Peek - all pronounced the same. The name "Peck" is used on Cos' grave marker while his brother John uses "Peack". His father used "Peack".
From the late 1700s the story of the Pecks in intertwined with the other pioneer families in the area. The predominant names are Weese, Dempsey, Peck, Covert, Mikel, Allison, Crouter, Onderdonk, Sager, Brickman, Way, Mastin, Bonter, and Bleeker. The names of course come from Dutch or German and many variations of the spellings are encountered in the early recordings.
The family settled on Lot 93 in Ameliasburg Township on the shores of the Bay of Quinte, pronouced kwin-tee. The name of the community is now called Albury. Cos was born on the family homestead. He married Anna Weese on March 1, 1826. They had nine children, one of whom was my Great Grandfather, John Greer Peck. My Grandfather was Harry Woodruff Peck.
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