William Steers Peek

William Steers/Steeres Peek
b. 14 January 1839, Liberty Township, Shelby County, Indiana, to Robert B. and Permelia (Steers) Peek
d. 17 October 1901, Gridley, Coffey County, Kansas

m. 3 November 1859, Shelby County, Indiana
Elizabeth Thompson
b. 2 August 1841, Richland, Rush County, Indiana
d. 20 December 1919, Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas

Children with Elizabeth Thompson:

  • Alfred Everett (1861-1941)
  • Selina (1862-1939)
  • Cassandra (1864-1945)
  • Permelia (1866-1944)
  • John (1868-1945)
  • Augusta (1869-1957)
  • Lillian (1872-1951)
  • Nellie (1874-1959)
  • William (1876-1902)
  • Grace (1879-1970)
  • Charles Robert (1881-1941)
  • Mattie Pearl (1884-1961)

William emigrated from Indiana to Coffey County, Kansas, in 1881.

Selina “Lina” and Cassandra “Kate” Peek married brothers, Thomas C. and Joseph Carter, and remained on adjoining farms in Boone County, Indiana, when the rest of the family moved west by covered wagon. After the death of her husband, Elizabeth (Thompson) Peek went with her son Charles to homestead on land in New Mexico. After about five years, she sold her homestead to her son and returned to Burlington, Kansas, where she died.

Submitted by:
Mary F. Peek McBride
Huntsville AL

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