In 1800, young Elkanah Peck was listed on the census as the head of a household in Albany's second ward. That unit contained only a man and woman each between 16 and 25 years of age. Thus, Elkanah would have been born between 1774 and 1784 (but probably during the 1770s and recently had been married). As a number of same-named contemporaries are at-risk in the region, we seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany.
Too young for formal service during the Revolutionary era, in May 1775 an Elkanah Peck enlisted in the 5th company of the 5th regiment of the Connecticut Troops commanded by Col. Woodbury. Other service records for that name lead in a number of directions. However, we guess that he was born in Connecticut.
We have not encountered marriage and family material in the records of early Albany's churches.
Sources: The life of Elkanah Peck has no CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted 2/25/18