On this date, October 13, 1831, Jesse Peck married Persis Wing. His father, Luther Peck was a blacksmith and a Methodist Class Leader. All five of Luther’s sons became Methodist preachers. Jesse was a circuit rider preacher and eventually became bishop. He was president of Dickinson College in Carlisle Pennsylvania and was instrumental in the founding of Syracuse University.

Jesse Peck marries Persis Wing

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