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George S. Peck
Cox Creek Twp.

George S. Peck was born in Erie County, O., on May 10, 1822. His parents, Charles and Mary (Barnham) Peck, were natives of Fairfield County, Conn., and died in the State of Ohio. He was married on the 9th of April, 1851, to Nancy E. Scovel, of Jo Daviess County, Ill. She was a daughter of Benjamin F. and Pamelia Scovel, nee Journey. Ten children have blessed this union, viz.: Mary E., born Jan. 10, 1852, married William J. Hawthorne, and resides at Volga City; Sarah E. (deceased), born Oct. 19, 1855; Clara P., born June 20, 1858, is the wife of Edward Alderson, of Strawberry Point; Maria E. (deceased), born Apr. 16, 1861; Nellie K., born May 8, 1864; George S., Feb. 15, 1867; Ella M., July 1, 1870, Alice T., Nov. 26, 1873, and Barnum and Amorette (twins), born Sept. 7, 1877; the latter is deceased. The subject of this memoir has been elected to all the township offices, and has discharged his duties in every instance with credit to himself and justice to the people. He is the present Justice of the Peace and has been Postmaster over twenty years. He is a Republican in politics, and has always taken an active interest in educational matters. He owns a finely cultivated farm of 140 acres in Cox Creek Township, containing many excellent improvements.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 750-751
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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