Biographical Sketch of Royal W. Peake

Peake, Royal W., Bristol, one of the most venerable citizens of Bristol, Vt., has always during his life been prominently identified with the business interests of this section of Addison county, Vt. He was born in the town of Monkton Vt., on December 17, 1806. He was a son of Seth Peake, who was the youngest son of William and Jane (Oliver) Peake, who were of English descent. William was a seafaring man, and during his earliest residence in America resided on Nantucket Island. Seth Peake was a harness-maker by trade, and was also engaged in the mercantile business. Royal W. Peake was married on October 10, 1831, to Jane A. G. Volley, a daughter of Samuel H. Holley. They had a family of three children born to them — Peveril S., Rollin S., and Willis R. Mrs. Peake died on January 17, 1850. Rollin S. died on July 9, 1841, and Peveril S. died on March 13, 1875. The only child now living is Willis R., who is now a resident of Bristol, V t. He has been married twice. His first wife was Susan H. Wright, a daughter of John H. Wright, by whom he had one daughter — Agnes. His second wife was Catherine Riley, by whom he has had one son — -Royal W. Royal W. Peake, sr., came to Bristol, Vt., with his father, Seth Peake, when very young. He has dealt largely in real estate, and has represented his town in the Legislature.



MLA Source Citation:

Finished Round 1 Editing. Needs locations and topics in round 2. Needs index page AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 18 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/vermont/biographical-sketch-of-royal-w-peake.htm - Last updated on Sep 1st, 2012


Categories:
Topics:
Locations:
Surnames:

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.