Ebenezer Peck

Gravestone of Ebenezer Peck, East Side Burying Ground

Gravestone of Ebenezer Peck, East Side Burying Ground

Marker Number: 260
Name: Peck, Ebenezer
Death: 03/20/1768
Military Service: N/A
Other: age 84

“The name Peck has been from the first prominent in the annals of Woodbridge. At the organization of the ecclesiastical society of Amity, in 1738, after they ‘made choice of Capt. Isack Johnson’ for their moderator, ‘Secondly, They by vote made choice of Ebenezer Peck as their society dark and sworn according to law.’ He was probably the son of Benjamin Peck, and the grandson of Henry Peck, who is supposed to have come to this country with Eaton and Davenport,” according to the 1892 “History of New Haven” Chapter VI.

Ebenezer Peck’s mother was Richard Sperry’s daughter, Mary Sperry, making Ebenezer one of Richard Sperry’s grandsons. Ebenezer married Hannah Hotchkiss, a daughter of Joshua Hotchkiss and Hannah Tuttle, on May 10, 1709. Their daughter Hannah Peck married Amos Sperry, a son of Ebenezer Sperry and Abigail Dickerman, and a grandson of Richard Sperry. Hannah and Amos had a son named Ebenezer Sperry, who was named after his maternal and paternal grandfathers. He was a Revolutionary War patriot and is buried in the same section of the East Side Burying ground as his grandfather Ebenezer Peck.

Ebenezer Peck and Hannah Hotchkiss Peck also had a son, Joseph Peck, who was married to Amy Perkins. Joseph was a Captain in the Revolutionary War and is buried next to his father in East Side Burying Ground.

Another child of Ebenezer and Hannah was Mary Peck, who married Peter Perkins Jr. on June 5, 1740. Their daughter Hannah Perkins married David Beecher.