I am looking for information on Orson W. PECK and his wife Sarah J. HUNT, reported to be buried at Crooks Road cemetery near Troy.
Orson was born about 1834 in Michigan, and is probably related to the early PECK's of Oakland county. I read where an O. W. Peck was among the early pioneers of Oakland county. Orson's marker is reported as being broken and unreadable, so I have no further information as to when he may have died.
Sarah was the daughter of William and Phebe HUNT. William was a native of Connecticut while Phebe was a native of Massachusetts. At least some of their children were born in Onondaga county, New York, prior to the family moving to Michigan in the early 1830's. Sarah J. Hunt married William H. Hoy on 24 December 1851, in Jackson county, Michigan. Both of them were listed as residents of Napoleon township. Their son Clarence E. Hoy was born in 1852, and died in Huntsville, Alabama in 1929. Sarah's first husband, William H. Hoy, died 9 April 1854, and was buried at Norvell cemetery, Jackson county.
I have yet to find a marriage record for Orson W. Peck to the widow Sarah (HUNT) Hoy. Their son Fred H. Peck was born in 1857, and the family was residing at Manchester, Washtenaw county, Michigan as of the 1860 census. That is the last sighting I have had of Orson and his wife in any census. In the 1880 census, half-brothers Clarence Hoy and Fred Peck were living together in Montcalm county, Michigan. Fred Peck was a boarder living in New York in the 1900 census, then appears in the 1920 census of Los Angeles. Fred died in Los Angeles in 1924.
Sarah's marker reads that she died 28 February 1907. I would appreciate any additional information on the couple. I do not know if Orson and Sarah had additional children, or if she even died in Michigan, as the only two sons that I know of were both living out of Michigan as of 1900. Thank you.
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