Biography of Charles R. Peckins
Yates County, NY Biographies





Peckins, Charles R. (son of Elipha), born Febuary 28, 1832, in Benton, was educated at the common schools of Benton and select schools of Penn Yan. When twenty years of age he commenced dealing in agricultural implements. which business he carried on twenty-five years. He was in company with John S. Sheppard under the firm name of Sheppard & Peckins six years in Penn Yan, then returned to the farm and is now engaged in farming, and has been justice of the peace since 1882. He married Ella A., daughter of Seth B. Briggs, in 1861. They have three children; Burnett, Martha J., and Villa B. Elipha Peckins was born in Massachusetts, and when a small boy he came to Benton with his parents. They had a family of sixteen children. He bought a farm and carried on carpentering and joining. He died in 1888 aged ninety four years. Of his four children three are living.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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