Came to the Indian River in 1843 with three sons. Formerly a banker and cotton broker in Augusta, Georgia. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel of the Sixth Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers who served in the Mexican War. Peck’s home located in the area that would later be known as Ankona was by far the most prestigious. He had ordered it framed in at Savannah and brought it down on his schooner, the “William Washington”. The Colonel sold this home to Captain Burnham. One of his sons Professor William Henry Peck, who had been 14 when the family came to the settlement, adopted a literary career, writing for the New York Ledger.