(VII) Hiram, son of John (2) and Sarah (Gilbert) Peck, was born in Fairfield, Connecticut, February 6, 1800; died in Phelps, New York, March 16, 1882. He was a blacksmith. He settled in Phelps, in 1818, and in 1824 he purchased a farm which he cultivated for many years in connection with his trade. He was a skilful mechanic, an able farmer and in every way a useful citizen, possessing numerous commendable characteristics which won the esteem and goodwill of all with whom he came in contact. He married Margaret Westfall, of Phelps; she died November 24, 1873. Children: Sarah E., born August 29, 1833, died January 18, 1904; Harriet E., born March 6, 1835. died October 20, 1906; Phila M., born November 25, 1838, married James B. Hornbeck, October 27, 18J3; Mary C., born February 21, 1841, married William Shear; Charles F., a brief sketch of whom follows.
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