The days of the most abundant hospitality were when the Captain's son, Norris, presided on his porch that faced the turnpike running past the house.

This same Norris carried on a business between North and South until the breaking out of the Civil War, when the South repudiated their debts to the North and left Mr. Peck in reduced circumstances.

Even then he maintained the habits of entertaining that he had acquired in the South and would let none go hungry from his door.

Among his papers is an appointment as Corporal, dated September 1, 1817, but beyond this we have no military record of his.