Biography of Charles C. Peck
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Peck, Charles C., was born in Barrington, R. I., February 7, 1831, a son of Leonard and Harriet (Short) Peck. His father was a farmer and hotel proprietor and died in 1863. Charles C. Peck was educated in the common schools and in 1847 came to North Attleborough, where he learned the jeweler's trade with Morse & Bailey and Tift & Whiting, traveling from New York for them. He spent two years in Cincinnati with R. Clayton, also two years with L. D. Sim. April 18, 1861, he enlisted in Co. A, 6th Ohio Vols., for three months, then reenlisted for three years and took part in the battles of Rich Mountain, Pittsburg Landing, Shiloh, Corinth, Stone River, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Chiokamauga, going out as a private and retiring with rank of first lieutenant, and received an honorable discharge June 23, 1864. He then returned to Cincinnati and spent two years in Omaha, and fifteen years in Nebraska stock raising. In 1880 he returned to North Attleborough. In 1852 he married Frances M., daughter of Othaniel and Julia Blacki.nton. Mr. Peck is one of the conservative men of his town, serving as overseer of the poor, and member of the public and town committee. He was one of the founders of the G. A. R., Post No. 192, and has ever advanced the best interests of his town.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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