- Birth Date
- 24 July 1828
- Death Date
- 22 August 1903
Edwin Martin Peck
Edwin joined the Mormon Battalion and reenlisted for six more months at the time of his discharge in July of 1847. Jenson's Biographical Encyclopedia indicates he came to Utah after he was discharged, but the 1850 California census places him, with his brother Joseph, back in California doing mining activity at the Middle Fork of the American River, El Dorado. His obituary states that he was present at Sutter's Mill in 1848 when gold was discovered in California. If Jenson is accurate, Edwin would have emigrated to Utah sometime between January 1848 and early 1850. If he isn't, Edwin would have emigrated sometime between 1850 and 1853.
In 1854 he served a mission to the Eastern States with his father, Martin Horton Peck. They returned in 1855, traveling most of the way with the Hooper/Williams freight company.
October of 1856 when he answered to the call to go out and rescue the handcart emigrants stranded in Wyoming. Further research is needed to narrow the time he traveled and identify the name of the company he initially traveled with.
- Age at Departure: 18
- Age at Departure: 28
- Age at Departure: 26
- Returning Missionary
- 1850 California Census
- 1900 Utah Census.
- Andrew Jenson, "Oakley, James," "Pace, James," and "Peck, Edwin," Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, Volume 4 (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Andrew Jenson History Company, 1971), 758-759.
- "Arrivals," Deseret News, 5 December 1855, 309.
- Martin H. Peck journal, 1854-1855; 1857.
- "Muster Roll D, Mormon Battalion," p. 2.
- "Names of Persons Who Volunteer to Go as Teamsters" in Offerings for the assistance of the P. E. F. immigrants, 1856 October in Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887.
- "Pioneer Miner Dead," Deseret News, 22 August 1903, 1.
- Robert T. Burton diaries, 1856-1907; Record book, circa 1856 October-November.
- Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966.
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.
- William Broomhead diary, 1856 October-1857 April.