Biography of James Peckins
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Peckins, James, son of Davis and Experience (Pierce) Peckins, was born in Shrewsbury, Mass., in 1804, and later came to this town, settling on a farm. Here he married Matilda, daughter of Edward and IVIahaliah Brownell, of this town. She was born in Johnstown, N. Y., in 1804, and with her parents came to this town when twelve years of age. By occupation a farmer, Mr. Peckins was also poormaster of this town for one or two terms. He was a Republican in politics, and he and his family were members of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Mr. Peckins died April 11, 1874. His wife is still living on the homestead. Their children were George B., Edward L., Olive L., Benjamin B. (deceased), Sabrian, Mary Amanda (deceased), James B., and Oscar F. (deceased).

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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