Caleb Earle Peckham b Oct 7, 1782,Middletown, Newport Co, RI; d 23 Sept 1819 Alexandria VA Shown on p 146 of “The Peckham Family” by Charles W Peckham Here’s my info, in case anyone is interested: From a pension application filed 14 March 1871, “War of 1812, Declaration of a Widow for Pension”; claim #482 Elizabeth Peckham, widow of Caleb E. Peckham At the time of the application Elizabeth was living in Columbus, Franklin Co, OH on 6th St between Rich & Friend; age 87 Caleb served in Capt James Cochran’s Co DC Mil. Warrant for 40 acres, warrant #80.025 issued 8 Jan 1853 He was in the Battle of Bladensburg and at Washington when it was taken by the British Elizabeth’s maiden name: Elizabeth Tripp, married to Caleb 19 December 1808 at Newport, RI Caleb died at Alexandria, VA 15 Oct 1819 (Elizabeth said Sept 1819) William H Peckham said Caleb died 23 Sept 1819 at Alexandria Signed by Elizabeth with an X, so she apparently was illiterate Her lawyers name was John G Donen Also appearing: Thomas F Jones and William H Peckham, residing at 214 East Friend, Columbus, OH and at 215 South 6th, Columbus, OH Caleb served 19 Aug to 8 Oct (less than 60 days, so the application was denied)
From the 1850 census, 4th Ward, Columbus, OH Wm H Peckham age 38, bn DC Sarah A Peckham 36 bn MD 6 children
Richard M Peckham age 37 bn DC Malvina Peckham age 24 bn NY 3 children
Thos. T Jones age 42 bn VA Martha Jones age 41 2 children Elizabeth Peckham age 66
I believe that Wm H Peckham, above is the same William H Peckham who attested in the pension application and that he is the son of Elizabeth & Caleb I believe that the Thos T Jones above is the same Thomas F Jones who attested in the pension app.I believe his wife Martha is the dtr of Elizabeth & Caleb.
William m Sarah Retallick.Their dtr Maryann Peckham m James A Holmes.James & Maryann’s dtr Laura Grace Holmes was my g-g-grandmother.