Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Peckhams

My grandparents William Wallace Hillman(25 May 1881-25 Feb. 1966) and Corlena Peckham(1 April 1888-17 August 1983) were married on 25 December 1912. The Peckhams were an interesting family to research. Grandma’s father Orten(or Orton) Peckham was born in 1855 in Wellandport, Upper Canada and he married Margaret Turner(22 Feb. 1844-7 Jan. 1923) on 25 Oct. 1883 in Dunwich Township, Elgin County.

Orten’s(or Orton‘s) father was George Peckham(1831?-unknown) and his mother Corlinda Cribben(1836 Auburn, New York-13 Feb. 1872). Corlinda Peckham died in childbirth. Their children were:

Orten 1855-1935
Harriet 1858-?
Chauncey 1860-?
George 1862-?
Augusta 1865-?
Sarah 1868-?
Hiram 1872-?

For me Augusta seems to be a very interesting character. She immigrated to the United States in 1895, and as far as I can tell lived in Detroit. So far she seems to have been married three times, and managed to outlive each husband. I’m still digging for more information.

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