Seth Peck, 1770–1856


Occupation

shop joiner; cabinetmaker

Location

Warren, Rhode Island

Biography

Seth Peck was born in Swansea, Massachusetts in June 1770, the son of Peleg and Phebe Peck. He is first identified as a shop joiner of Warren, Rhode Island, in 1793 when he bought land from Martin Luther.(1) In that document his wife is identified as Lillis. In 1799 the estate administration of Job Luther included an entry for payment to Seth Peck for a coffin.(2) In 1810 he was a member of a Warren town committee to settle all accounts between William Barton and the town for building the town house.(3) Peck died in Warren on August 20, 1856.

Patricia E. Kane

1. Warren Deeds, vol. 3, p. 307, 367, Warren Town Hall, R.I.

2. Warren Probate, vol. 2, p. 208, Warren Town Hall, R.I.

3. Warren Town Records 1788-1811, Town Meeting of April 18, 1810, n.p.