Peter Wickwire1

(11 March 1724 - 2 February 1803)

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Relationship5th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Corkum
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
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Some Background

Peter Wickwire was also known as Captain Peter Wickwire.
FatherPeter Wickwire2 (2 Mar 1694 - btwn 10 Aug 1744 - 11 Sep 1744)
MotherPatience Chapel3 (1699 - )

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildPeter Wickwire was born on 11 March 1724, in New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England.4
ChildHe was baptized on 15 March 1724, in New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England.4
GroomHe married Rhoda Scofield circa 1755.1
DeceasedHe died on 2 February 1803 in Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 78.4
InterredHe was buried in Old Methodist Burying Ground (Jawbone Cmetery), Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. "Perhaps the oldest stone still standing in the graveyard is the one that marks the final resting place of Captain Peter Wickwire and his wife Rhoda Wickwire. Peter died in 1803 and his wife in 1802; these stones appear to be original to that date and considering their age, are fairly easy to read". - September 2009 Volume 34, No.3 ISSN 0384 7335, THE GRIFFIN - A Publication of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia.4

Children with Rhoda Scofield:

Founder or First Settler

On 21 July 1761, Peter was among the founders/first settlers of Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. Peter received one of the larger grants, 11/2 shares, in the initial distribution of the land in Cornwallis... a total of 1,000 acres. Peter may not have actually settled on this land, he is known to have been in Horton in later years.5

Emigrated

On 21 May 1760, Peter Wickwire at the age of 36, and Rhoda Wickwire emmigrated from New London, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England, to Horton, Kings Co., Nova Scotia.6

Church

ReligionPeter Wickwire was one of the covenantors of the Cornwallis New Light Church, a mixed Baptist and Congregationalist rite church.7

Sources - Citations

  1. [S917] Alice P. Huntley, "John Huntley and Descendants", New England Historic Genalogical Register 100(1946):261-271; 101(1947):56-63,141-152,199-212: names, dates places; 100(1947):203.
  2. [S956] Arthur Manley Wickwire, Genealogy of the Wickware family : containing an account of the origin and early history of the name and family in England, and the record of John Wickware, who emigrated to New London, Connecticut, in 1675, and of his descendants in America (New York and Meriden: Press of the Curtiss-Way Co., 1909), pg. 81; names, dates, relationships, places.
  3. [S956] Arthur Manley Wickwire, Genealogy of the Wickware family, pg. 80; names, dates, relationships, places.
  4. [S956] Arthur Manley Wickwire, Genealogy of the Wickware family, pg. 88; names, dates, relationships, places.
  5. [S948] ARTHUR WENTWORTH HAMILTON EATON, The History OF KINGS COUNTY NOVA SCOTIA : HEART OF THE ACADIAN LAND : GIVING A SKETCH OF THE FRENCH AND THEIR EXPULSION; AND A HISTORY OF THE NEW ENGLAND PLANTERS WHO CAME IN THEIR STEAD : WITH MANY GENEALOGIES 1604 - 1910 (Salem, Massachusetts: The Salem Press Company, 1910), pg.75; date, place.
  6. [S948] ARTHUR WENTWORTH HAMILTON EATON, History OF KINGS CO. NS, pg. 67; birth date, place, parents.
  7. [S948] ARTHUR WENTWORTH HAMILTON EATON, History OF KINGS CO. NS, pg. 286; date, place.
  8. [S948] ARTHUR WENTWORTH HAMILTON EATON, History OF KINGS CO. NS, pg. 666; names, date, place.
  9. [S956] Arthur Manley Wickwire, Genealogy of the Wickware family, pg. 89; names, dates, relationships, places.
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