Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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PECK, NICHOLAS--Arrived in Texas in 1832, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to his heirs for one labor of land by the Matagorda County Board, October 29, 1841. He was a member of Captain Moseley Baker's Company at San Jacinto and on February 14, 1846, his heirs received Donation Certificate No. 1239 for 640 acres of land due him for having participated in the battle.

Mr. Peck died in Matagorda County, January 18, 1838. In the Probate Records of Matagorda County Book A, page 66, it is shown that Benjamin B. Peck was appointed administrator of his estate February 1, 1838.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Moseley Baker

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1789
  • Birthplace: Rhode Island, Bristol
  • Origin: Rhode Island, Bristol
  • Came to Texas: 1832
  • Date of Death: 1838 Jan 18
  • Other Battles: Gonzales, Siege of Bexar
  • Donation Certificate: 1239
  • Wife: Nancey [Ann Bradford?] Peck
  • Children: Benjamin B. Peck; John Peck; Nancy Peck; William De Wolf Peck.