Hello and thank you very much for all that wonderful PECKHAM info...and a lot of documentation.Please tell me the source of Kesiah/Kezia PARKER's parents names and her birthplace/date.My research indicates that her father was Thomas PARKER.She had one brother, John PARKER.There seems to be soom discrepancy in my sources for her mother's name.Some say HOLDEN...others DAY.I see a PECKHAM descendant got named Charles Jerome...likely after Charles Jerome SPRAGUE...the husband of Keziah's sister, Eliza Ann.It was the Charles Jerome SPRAGUE biography printed in a turn of the century history of Antrim county, Michigan which stated that his father-in-law had come from Yorkshire, England.Perhaps it was his wife (HOLDEN or DAY ?) who came from Chatham, Kent and they married there and brought Keziah into the world there??
I am going to see if Thomas & John PARKER's second naturalization papers shed any light on the situation when I can get to Lansing/State Lib.
Thank you again. I am going to forward your info to an elderly unmet cousin who is celebrating her 80th birthday this coming weekend.She should be pleased and surprised...unless she has this already.