Could Whitman have been a sibling or cousin to the Polly Peck who married Peter Hamm?
Likely same listed as living in Deep Brook, NS as a farmer in 1896 McAlpine's Directory.
Family in 1881 Canada Census for Clementsport, Annapolis, NS:
Wilfield PECK M Male English 35 Nova Scotia Sailor Baptist (WHITMAN?)
Anne PECK M Female English 34 Nova Scotia Baptist
George PECK Male English 16 Nova Scotia Not Given Baptist
Eliza PECK Female English 14 Nova Scotia Baptist
Matilda PECK Female English 12 Nova Scotia Baptist (IDA?)
Geidan PECK Male English 10 Nova Scotia Baptist (GORDON?)
Emma PECK Female English 7 Nova Scotia Baptist
Percy PECK Male English 6 Nova Scotia Baptist
Charley PECK Male English 1 Nova Scotia Baptist
Mary PECK W Female English 67 Nova Scotia Baptist
Careful note... dates from 1881 do NOT match all that closely with dates from WFT entries.
Of note.. Is 'Mary' Peck, widow, the wife 'Polly' of Peter Hamm/Hulme/Ham?
1901 Canada Census for Clements West, Annnapolis,NS:
33 103 Peck Whitman A M Head M Sep 17 1840 60
34 103 Peck Annie M F Wife M Oct 5 1842 58
35 103 Peck Gladys E F Granddaughter S Aug 17 1896 4
36 103 Peck Charles H M Son S Dec 31 1879 21
37 103 Peck Alfred M M Son S Sep 22 1883 17. He was born on 17 September 1840. He was the son of Mr. Peck
and Mary UNKNOWN
. Whitman Peck married Annie Maria Beeler
, daughter of John James Beeler
and Elizabeth Ritchie
, on 14 November 1861.