I am doing family research, and got stuck at at Abel Peck, Deborah Curtiss, and their son Romanta Peck.
From digging into various Internet sources, I am 99% sure that Abel is my 5th great grandfather, and a descendant of Deacon Paul Peck. He was born May 5, 1743, and died in 1822. He married Deborah Curtiss (Curtis) July 22,1762 according to Southington, CT church records. Their son Romanta is my 4th great grandfather, which I pieced together from the following biographical sketch of Romanta's son Hazen (my 3rd great grandfather) in Muskego, Wisconsin:
"HAZEN PECK: farmer: Sec. 10; P. 0 Big Bend; born April 21: 1817: in Starksboro: Vt.: in 1823: his parents: Romanta and Sarah Peck: settled in Washington Co.: N. Y.: where he resided until he was seventeen: thence to Genesee Co.: N. Y.: where he remained until October: 1848: when he came to Muskego; a month later he bought his present farm of seventy-six acres; forty were broken; the barn built: a good log house: and part of the house he has since enlarged and made so good a home; he has also cleared twenty acres of the original heavy timber; improved the land: re-sided the barn, etc. Married Eliza Allen: who was born March 26: 1820: in Mendon: Monroe Co.: N. Y. Their oldest son: Allen: born in Mendon: came West with them: enlisted in Co. G. 28th W. V. I.: served a year and died at Duvallâ€™s Bluff: Ark. The four living sons are all Badger born: Harvey: born June 27: 1850: Hiram: May 9: 1854: Edgar: June: 12: 1856: George: April 9: 1861. Mr. Peck: like all true Green Mountain Boys: is an old Whig Republican; was a supervisor one year and lacked only one vote of a re-election at the advent of the Democratic power in Muskego: and has since refused all nominations."http://www.linkstothepast.com/waukesha/biosmuskego.html#peck...
Another sketch on the same page was about Hazen's brother or half-brother Henry. Henry's mother is Polly (Durgin) Peck and mentions 2 other brothers- W.D. (presumably William Durgin) and Rufus C. A sketch about Hiram Claflin says that he married "Miss Sallie", also born in Starksboro and a daughter of Romanta and Polly Peck.
Are Polly Durgin and Sarah the same person? Anybody got other information about Sarah or Polly, Eliza Allen, Hazen Peck, Romanta Peck, Abel Peck, or Deborah Curtiss?
Any help or clue would be very greatly appreciated.
PS --The George Peck mentioned here is not the Gov. George Peck.