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JANUARY 23d, 1681. 




Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred 
and ninety-two, 


In the oflBce of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C 




CONTENTS. ^^^^^^^ 

W Page. 

?*i Introduction. Names in general 6 

English surnames 7 

Pilden, Pilton, Peldon, Pelton, etc., as the name 

I of a parish, manor, or place 8 

V Pelton and variants as a family surname 10 

^ Pelton, Polton and Pulton homes in England, 

1086 to 163I II 

Peltons of England of the present day 12 

Pelton coats of arms 14 

Scraps of history 15 

Peltons who came to America : When and where 

,^ they settled 17 

\) Traditions and facts 18 

_ How the descendants of John Pelton spread. . . 22 

^ Scope and plan of the work 24 

y Figures and numbers used for reference 25 

^ Pelton Genealogy 29-600 

N Appendix 6oi-6o9b 

Errata and Addenda 6io-6i6b 


No. I. Males born in the name of Pelton 

( 1 900 names) 61 7-642 

No. II. Females born in the name of Pel- 
ton (1774 names) 643-666 

No. III. Surnames other than Pelton 

(2093) 667-697 

No. IV. Places mentioned in this work 

(992) 698-713 

No. V. Soldiers, Pelton, and connected . . 714-7I6 




1. J. M. Pelton, with autograph, to face . . 1 

2. Pelton Coats of Arms 14 

3. Jeremiah M. Pelton 42 

4. Julia W. Daniels (nee Pelton) 43 

5. Alonzo Pelton 118 

6. Brewster Pelton ' 222 

7. Edward K Pelton 301 

8. Frederic William Pelton 334 

9. Joseph Kneeland Pelton 362 

10. Timothy Dwight Pelton 363 

11. Guy Kay Pelton 364 

12. John Graves Pelton (Capt.) 372 

13. Florentine Whitfield Pelton 477 

14. John C. (John Cotter) Pelton 494 

15. Piatt Pelton 556 

16. George Philip Pelton 557 

17. William Tilden Pelton 561 

18. Daniel Pelton 565 

19. George Pelton 573 


As every author is expected to give some good 
reason for making a book, let us, who bear the name 
of Pelton, turn ourselves into a family gathering and 
hear what the compiler of this work has to say for 

Born and reared in the township of Warwick, 
Orange county, N. Y., and his own branch of the 
family being few in number, he saw few of our name, 
but through the public journals learned that whether 
there were few or many of us, the name was widely 

Naturally he desired to know more of the history 
of his race. His grandfather could only go back to 
his own grandfather, Robert, who came from Long 
Island, N. Y., to Stamford, Conn., about 1739. 
Tradition gave us the old story, that three brothers, 
said to have come from Wales, emigrated to America 
a short time before the American Revolution. To 
this was added the further fiction that one of them 
settled at Saybrook, Conn., a second at New 
Rochelle, N. Y., and the third at Montgomery, 
Orange county, N. Y.* 

In 1875, being then a business resident of New 
York, he resolved to look up the history of the Pel- 
tons, supposing there might possibly be seventy-five 
of the name living in America. An examination of 

*It is true that men of the name settled at these places, but they were 
neither brothers or immigrants. 

4 Preface. 

" Savage's General Dictionary of the First Three 
Generations of New England Settlers" showed that 
our common ancestor, John Pelton, came to Boston 
very early, previous to 1634; that he removed to 
Dorchester, Mass., in 1635, where he died in 1681, 
leaving a will in which he gave the names of his wife, 
Susanna, and children, John, Samuel, Robert and 
Mary. An examination of the Family and Land 
Records of Boston, and a search of a file of The 
New England Genealogical and Antiquarian Reg- 
ister, published in Boston, followed, and the results 
collated with inscriptions on tombstones at Essex 
(Saybrook), Conn,, and other records, showed that 
SamueP, oldest son of SamueP, second son of John^ 
and his youngest brother Benjamin^ went to Hunt- 
ington, L. I., N. Y.; that the brothers John^ 
and Henry^ of the same family, went to Connecti- 
cut, while Ithamar^, another brother, settled in New 
Jersey, followed later by Benjamin^ from Long 

The search thus begun was prosecuted in odd 
moments of a business life by searches of State, 
county, city, township, church, cemetery, probate and 
other records,* examinations of county and township 
and other histories, including more than three hun- 
dred family histories, by the personal writing of 
more than six thousand letters, sending of circulars, 
etc., the result of all which is the volume before us. 

And now, while we are together, the compiler re- 
turns his hearty thanks to all who have assisted him 
in the work, both men and women, especially the 
latter, of whom he had frequently to ask assistance 
when no man seemed able to help him over a diffi- 
culty. He also especially returns thanks to the post- 

* See the Appendix for a list of records searched. 

Preface. 5 

masters of the United States and of Canada and to 
clerks of townships and of various bodies for their 
prompt and courteous replies to his letters of 

He regrets that want of time prevented the 
gathering of sketches of old homesteads of the race, 
still standing. 

He feels quite sure that but few families have 
escaped his search, and hopes that a new historian 
will come forward about ten or fifteen years hence 
and bring the records down to the then existing date 
and elucidate a few problems left unsolved by the 
present compiler. 

J. M. Pelton, 
246 W. 27th street, New York. 

(See page 42.) 


Names in General. 

In the early ages of mankind all names, doubtless 
were significant. Names of persons were given 
from circumstances attending birth, some appearance 
of the child or wish or hope of the parents. As 
men became more numerous, and two or more per- 
sons had the same name, it became necessary that 
some method be found to distinguish one from 
another. This was frequently done by a soubriquet 
or nick-name, indicating some peculiarity of the per- 
son's appearance or character, his occupation or his 

Frequently this second name was derived from the 
person's father, whose name with a word signifying 
son or descendant added as a prefix or a sufifix, as 
Joshua, the son of Nun ; Caleb, the son of Jephun- 
neh, among the Hebrews ; which words frequently 
coalesced, as Fitz-Roy, son of the king, and Fitz- 
Hugh, the son of Hugh, in old Norman ; James 
Petrousky, for James, the son of Peter in Polish; 
Peter Paulowitz for Peter, the son of Paul, in Rus- 
sian ; John MacDonald or William O'Hara, in Ire- 
land and Scotland, for the son of Donald, and the 
grandson or descendant of Hara, respectively ; David 
Ap, or Vap Howell, or Ap Rhys, becoming, by con- 
traction, Powell and Price in Wales ; and John, 
Will's son or Peter's son, becoming John Wilson or 
John Peterson in England. 

Introduction. 7 

From their predecessors, the Etruscans, with many 
of their names, the Romans adopted a very complete 
and precise system of personal designation by three 
names. The people were divided into large clans or 
gentes, each of which was subdivided into families. 
In this system the first name denoted the individual 
and was equivalent to our Christian name ; the second 
the gens and the third the family. Thus, Pub- 
lius Cornelius Scipio indicated that this Publius 
belonged to the great clan or gens Cornelius and to 
the particular branch or family Scipio of that clan. 
As nations became more civilized, the necessity of 
fixed family surnames became apparent. In Europe 
these came into use from the tenth to the sixteenth 
century — in some nations by common consent, and 
in others by legal mandate. 

English Surnames. 
In England surnames were adopted to a limited 
extent in the tenth century. After the Norman con- 
quest, in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, they 
became prevalent, derived from the owner's location, 
occupation, office or personal peculiarity. A lord 
would take as a surname the name of his family seat 
or manor, while his half dozen sons in the next gen- 
eration would at their pleasure take as many differ- 
ent surnames. Slowly each family or several related 
families adopted a fixed surname. But this did not 
end all genealogical difficulties. Differing languages 
and dialects, the changing English language, illit- 
eracy and careless spelling caused such a variety in 
the appearance and pronunciation of the same name 
that no one but a philologist would dream the nu- 
merous forms had come from the same original. 
For example, the compiler of the Phelps Genealogy 

8 Introduction. 

found the name in the following forms, viz.: Phelps, 
Phelips, Phelups, Philps, Philips, Phillips, Felps, 
ffelleps, ffelpes, Filps, ffilps, ffilleps, ffellips, Guelph, 
Guelphs, Guelf, Guelfs, Welf, Welfs, and many more, 
the original, it is said, having been Guelph. 


Manor or Place. 

The earliest appearance of Pelton or Polton, as 
the name of a place, found by the writer, is in " Cam- 
den's Britannia," vol. i, p. 19, where it is stated that 
" about 905, Edward the Elder settled a Bishop's See 
in Bodman (Cornwall), and granted the Bishop of 
Kirton three villages in those parts, Polton, Caeling, 
and Landwitham &c. ^ * Polton is probably Paul- 
ton in South Breange, afterwards Pawton." 

Pelton, Durham, England, Camden, in his Britannia, 
gives as a village in the Parish of Chester le Street, 
situated on the Wear, seven miles north of the city 
of Durham. Hutchinson's History of Durham, 
1787, vol. 2, 401, says: "The village of Pelton is in 
sight from Lumley Castle." Surtee's Durham, 
" Pelton a village on high ground a mile to the north- 
west of Chester le Street. In 1320 Hugh Burdon 
held half the vill of Pelton of John Haddam, the 
Superior Lord of the fee, by homage and sixth part 
of a knight's service. Another Hugh died seized of 
the same estate in 1350, and in 1395 Agnes, his 
daughter and heir, wife of the first Hugh del Red- 
hough, and then of Thomas de Beke Chivaler, died 
seized of the whole manor of Pelton, held of the 
Bishop (ut supponitor) by knight's service and suit of 
court. Thomas del Redhough (Redhugh), son and 
heir of Agnes, alienated his lands in Pelton to Robert 

Introduction. 9 

de Whelpington, who was a trustee for the family of 
Neville, or conveyed to them. In 1426 the manor of 
Pelton, among the possessions of Ralph, the first 
Earl of Westmoreland, was included in the forfeiture 
of the last Earl in 1569. The place is celebrated for 
its collieries, out of which the Allans of Grange, liv- 
ing in 'The Flatts,' had made a fortune." 

Peldon, a parish and manor in Essex, England, the 
history of which reaches back to the time of Edward 
the Confessor (1004 to 1066), of which more further 
on. " PiLTON, formerly a distinct estate, held in 
1286 by William de Montchensi of Henry de Crama- 
ville, belonged in 1835 ^^ ^^^ Bradwell manor" 
(Wright's Essex, vol. 2, 695, and Morant's Essex, vol. 
I, 375). Also a parish in County Devon, in North- 
ampton, and in Somserset. Polton, a parish in 
Kent, Eng. In the " Visitation of Somersetshire," in 
1623, by R. Mundy, page 124, we have Palton of 

* Pulton, Manor, Desborough, Northamptonshire 
(Bridges' Hist, of Northamptonshire). See fur- 
ther on. 

* As in 1320 Hugh Burdon (see above) held half the vill of Pelton, Dur- 
ham, and in the reign of Henry IV (1399-1413) the Manor of Desborough 
passed from the Burdon famil}' to John Pulton, as paramount lord, and be- 
came " Pulton Manor," remaining in the family down to the time of Henry 
VIII (see p. II). and as John Neville, in 1282, bought a part of the Peldon 
manor in Essex, and the family of Neville, soon after 1400, came into pos- 
session of a part of the manor of Pelton, in Durham, it would be interest- 
ing to know whether the Peltons, Poltons or Pultons, the Burdons, and the 
Nevilles were relatives, and also how long the name of Pelton has existed 
in Durham. Information as to this last question could probably be obtained 
by examining the " Boldon Book," made in 1183, which is an examination 
of Durham, similar to that made of the larger part of England in 1083, and 
contained in "The Domesday Book." A copy of " The Boldon Book " is 
in the Bishop's office in Durham. 

10 Introduction. 

Peldon, Pelden, Pelton, Pilton, Polton, Poul- 
TON, Pulton, and Perhaps Palton as a Family 


Lower, in his Dictionary of English Surnames, 
derives Pelton as a surname from the Parish of Pel- 
don in Essex, England. Burke, in his General 
Armory, says : " The Peltons and Poltons had their 
seats in Essex and Northamptonshire. He gives 
their coats of arms, which differ but little (see 
p. 14). 

In Morant's History of Essex, vol. i, 417-19, we 
find Peldon parish, manor and hall, situated in Wins- 
tree Hundred; and that, in the reign of Edward 
the Confessor, the lands in the parish where this 
manor is situated were held by Turchill, a freeman, 
and another freeman, name not given. Peldon Hall, 
the mansion-house, stands on the north side of the 
church. The estate was granted by William the 
Conqueror, to William the Deacon, about 1086, 
toward the rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral, hence 
held by the Bishops of London. It was held from 
them by a family that, from the manor, took the 
name of Peltindone. In 1282 Walter de Peltindone 
enfeofed John de Nevill and Margery, his wife, with 
part of this manor — three hundred and sixty acres 
and a wind-mill, etc." In 1332 it was called Peltyn- 
don, and in 1358 Peltyngdon, The manor has been 
known as Peltendune, Peltyngdon, Pellingdon, Pel- 
tindone, Peltyndon, Peltindone, Poltendon and 
Peldon, and the family name has varied accordingly. 

" Dun signifies a hill ; a part of the parish is on a 

Introduction. ii 

Pelton, Polton and Pulton Homes in England 
FROM 1086 to 1 63 1. 

In Essex. 

On October 14, 1066, William the Conqueror 
fought and won the battle of Hastings. On page 10 
we have shown that in 1086 he granted the estate, 
afterward known as Peldon Manor, to William the 
Deacon, and that this estate came into the posses- 
sion of the ancestor of the Pelton family, whose de- 
scendants held it down to at least 1358. We also 
find (Morant's Essex, i, 113) that Peter Poulton held 
real estate in Essex in 1568. 

In Northamptonshire. 

" The Pultons^* inhabited Desborough, Northamp- 
tonshire, for 370 years. John Pulton, first lord of 
Desborough, seated at Cransley about 1367, married 
Jane de Desborough (see marble monument in Des- 
borough church). In the reign of Henry IV (1399 
to 141 3) the manor of Desborough, Northampton- 
shire, passed from the Burdon family to John Pulton 
as paramount lord. In the second year of Edward 
IV (1463) this manor was in the hands of Thomas 
Pulton. In the second year of Edward VI (1549) 
Giles Pulton was seized of a manor called Pulton's 
Manor. His wife, Catherine, daughter of Thomas 
Lovett, Esq., of Atwell in Nottinghamshire, died in 
the 15th year of Henry VIII (1524)." (Bridges' 
History of Northamptonshire.) 

In Wiltshire. 

In 1435, the west tower of the church of St. An- 
drews at Wansborough, Wiltshire, was built by 

* Burke spells the name Pulton and Pdton. 

12 Introduction. 

Thomas Polton and Edith, his wife, as set forth by 
a brass plate on one of its walls ; another brass plate, 
with an inscription, shows the place of their burial 
within the church. (See Rickman's Architecture in 
England, Ed. 6, 1862, p. 405.) 

Somersetshire and Bucks. 

In the "Visitation of Somersetshire," 1623, R. 
Mundy, p. 124, we have Palton of Palton. 

From " Burke's Commoners," Alban Butler, Esq., 
of Aston le Walls, married Anne, daughter of Fer- 
dinand Pulton, Esq., of Bourton, Bucks, who died in 

The Peltons of England of the Present Day, 
Their Number, Traditions and Location. 

It is said that the number of persons of any surname 
found in the directory of London, is a fair guide to the 
number of that name to be found in the kingdom of 
Great Britain. An examination of the London Direc- 
tory, and a personal correspondence with representa- 
tives of the name in England, seem to indicate that but 
few Peltons are now living there, and that they trace 
their line back, with certainty, for four or five genera- 
tions only, to Charles Pelton, who, tradition says, 
came from France, a Huguenot, during one of the 
persecutions of that people. Tradition also gives it 
as probable that the ancestor of Charles fled from 
Pelton Manor, in Durham, to France, at the end of 
one of the English civil wars. The writer has found 
nothing to confirm this latter tradition, but thinks it 
more probable that some of the Peltons of Essex or 
Northampton went over to France in the time of the 
Angevine kings, while England was a continental 

Introduction. 13 

power and there made their homes.'^ However true 
this return may have been, the writer feels sure that 
from 1086 down, there has not been a generation in 
which there have not been families in Enofland bear- 
ing the name of Pelton, or some of its variants, ready- 
to fight for the British flag. 

Many of the Huguenot immigrants settled in the 
Thames valley in England. The reputed immigrant, 
Charles Pelton, settled in Brentford near Richmond, 
where he was clerk of the chapel for years until he 
there died, leaving sons, Charles, Robert, John, 
Joshua and Richard, besides daughters, whose de- 
scendants of the fourth and fifth generations are now 
in London, Croydon, Depthford, Tunbridge Wells 
and North Shields, England; in Montreal and 
Ottawa, Canada ; in France and in Australia. 

Quite a colony was in London twenty or thirty 
years ago. One of the London Peltons, Samuel, 
was made a citizen of that city "for bravery in the 
face of the enemy," in one of the Napoleonic wars.f It 
is not strange that but few are left in England, con- 
sidering their tendency to migrate to new lands, and 
to serve their country in times of war. 

These Peltons have good mechanical, mathemati- 
cal, mercantile and musical talents, and are so much 
like our Peltons of America in their mental and phy- 
sical characteristics, the writer is compelled to believe 

* The following extract from a foot-note in Macaulaj^'s England, shows 
that it was common for Englishmen, in the times of religious persecution, 
to leave their country for a long time. 

In the controversies of 1686, between Protestants and Catholics, one of the 
ablest of the Roman Catholic divines was Andrew Pulton, whose spelling, 
after an absence of eighteen years, was so bad, that in a contemporary satire, 
entitled The Advance, is the following couplet : 

" Send Pulton to be lashed in Busby's school, 
That he in print no longer play the fool." 

.f Two of Samuel's brothers were serving in the British navy at the time 
he was in the army. - 

14 Introduction. 

that we are descended from the Peltons of Essex or 
Northampton, they, doubtless, having been closely 
related, as shown by the similarity of their coats of 
arms, as given below. 

Burke in his " General Armory," and in his " Com- 
moners," says that the Peltons or Poltons had their 
seats in Essex and Northampton. He gives as coats 
of arms : 

1. "Pelton (Co. Northampton), Or, on a fesse 
betw. three mullets sa., as many bezants." 

2. " Poulton, Pulton, or Polton, Desborough, 
(Northampton). Ar. fess betw. three mullets sa." 

3. " Another. On the fess three bezants." 

4. " Pelton or Polton. Ar. three mullets sa, each 
charged with a bezant." Crest — A hand holding a 
swan's head and neck erased, all ppr. 

5. " Pelton or Polton (Essex). An inescutcheon 
charged with a bend, within an orle of escallops." 

6. " Pelton. Or. six starlings betw. three mullets 
sa. each charged with a bezant." 

7. " Palton (Co. Devon). Ar. Six roses Gu. seeded 
or, three, two and one." 

Peltons in Ireland and Germany. 

Thomas Pelton, from Galway, Ireland, the writer 
saw in New York about i860. He served in the 
Union armies in the great rebellion, returned safe, and 
is now a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. 
Another Pelton, a few years ago, kept a hotel in 
Iowa. He was apparently a full-blooded German. 
Both of these were doubtless of English descent. 

Two merchants in Denver, Col., from the con- 
tinent of Europe, of Hebrew descent, and bearing 
the name of Pelton, derived their name thus from 
Palti, one of the chiefs of the tribe of Benjamin 



(See page 14.) 


(See page 14.) 

Introduction. 15 

(Numbers, ch. 13 : 9). The name in the Jewish 
vernacular became corrupted in pronunciation and 
changed to P^hi, which, by the addition of an n, be- 
came Peltin, the name assumed by their ancestor as a 
patronymic. In this country they dropped the i and 
inserted an 0, hence their name Pelton. 

A Few Scraps of History. 

1. Virginia. — This name was first applied to what 
is now Carolina, afterward to territory between Lat. 
34° to 45° N. Still later the lands from 34° to 38° N. 
were granted to The London Company, those from 
41° to 46° given to other parties and called New Eng- 
land ; while those from 38° to 41° N. were left open. 

On May 13, 1607, 105 colonists sent by The Lon- 
don Company, founded Jamestown, or City, as then 
called, the first permanent English colony in America. 

2. In New England, the first settlement was 
made on the Elizabeth Islands, at the mouth of 
Buzzard's Bay, in 1602, by Bartholomew Gosland 
and thirty-two others. 

3. Plymouth. — Nov. 9, 1620, the Mayflower, with 
100 English puritans, former exiles in Holland, 
reached Cape Cod, Massachusetts, at a point now 
Provincetown. Later they sailed across the bay, 
formed a government and elected John Carver, 
governor, and landed at Plymouth Dec. 15, O. S., 
25, N. S. In 1622, later, colonists settled Weymouth, 
farther north. 

4. Salem was settled in 1628 by an expedition, led 
by John Endicott, who acted as governor. In 1629 
a reinforcement of 300 men, 80 women and 26 
children arrived, with supplies of food, arms, tools, 
cattle and goats. From this reinforcement a party 
was sent by Endicott to take possession of the 

i6 Introduction. 

mouth of Charles river, hence the settlement of 
Charlestown, July 4, 1629. (Frothingham's History, 
1848.) In this year of 1629 a royal charter was 
granted to the colony of Massachusetts Bay, and the 
London Company deciding to transfer the govern- 
ment of the colony to America, elected directors 
from the intending emigrants, with John Winthrop 
as governor. 

5. Dorchester, now a part of Boston, was settled 
by a body of substantial English puritans and non- 
conformists, urged thereto by Rev. John White of 
Dorchester, England. They were a body of noble 
men, superior to the average of emigrants, and came 
provided with implements and money to prosecute 
the various trades, and with their ministers ready to 
form a church in their new home. They sailed from 
Plymouth on March 30, 1630, N. S., a short time be- 
fore Gov. Winthrop and his people, intending to go 
to Charles River, but made land at Nantasket, a 
short distance south of the present Dorchester, where 
their good ship Henry and John, of 400 tons burthen, 
landed her 140 passengers, June 11, 1630, N. S. 
Moving northward a short distance they arrived at 
Mattapan, as the Indians called it, and finding pas- 
ture for their cattle there, stopped June 1 7, and called 
their settlement New Dorchester. Here they soon 
built a church and established a school ; built the 
first water-mill in America, in 1633, and about the 
same time established the New England cod fishery. 

6. Boston. — Gov. Winthrop, with his company of 
about 900 persons, sailed from Yarmouth, England, 
April 7, 1630, and arrived at Salem, June 12, 1630; 
John Endicott resigning to Winthrop the governor- 
ship. That year, 1630, gave the colony an increase 
of about 1,000 immiorrants in seventeen vessels. 

Introduction. 17 

Many of Gov. Winthrop's people at Salem became 
dissatisfied, and he removed with them to Charles- 
town. They there found a scarcity of good fresh 
water. The peninsula opposite, then called by the 
Indians Shawmut, and by the whites Tri Mountain, 
had a solitary inhabitant, Rev. William Blackstone, 
who had lived there several years alone, and had 
planted an orchard, the first in New England. He 
heard of their difficulties, visited them, told them he 
had good land with many springs of good fresh 
water, and invited them to join him. They accepted 
his invitation and were pleased. On Sept. 7, 1630, 
at a meeting in Charlestown, it was voted to remove 
the governor's house to the peninsula, and that the 
new town should be called Boston. According to 
the resolution the governor's house was removed 
and eventually nearly all the people crossed Charles 
river to Boston, and there remained. 

Peltons Who Came to America; When, and Where 
They Settled. 

The first immigrant of the name known was 
George Pelton, who sailed in the Furtherance to 
Virginia in 1622, and settled at Burrows Hill, James 
City. (See Hotten's Original Lists of Emigrants to 
America, p. 231. Chatto & Windus, London. Bou- 
ton, N. Y.) 

The writer has learned nothing more of him. 

The second was John Pelton, of whom James Sav- 
age's General Dictionary of three Generations of 
The First Settlers of New England says, " Pelton, 
John, Boston, very early, had an estate, described in 
The Book of Possessions, removed to Dorchester; 
his eldest son, John, was baptized March 2, 1645. 

1 8 Introduction. 

In his will of Jan. 3, 1681, proved March 10, follow- 
ing, he names widow, Susanna, sons John, Samuel 
and Robert the youngest, besides daughter, Mary. 
To Samuel was given administration of Robert, lost 
at sea, July, 1683." All Peltons in America, except- 
ing two or three families in Canada, are descended 
from this John Pelton and from his second son Sam- 
uel, as will appear from the record. 

Traditions and Facts. 

Traditions many and various have been found as 
to the number who came, the date of their coming 
and their places of settlement. As to dates given, 
or approximations thereof, all but one have been 
wrong, in being too recent. Mrs. Simmons, who 
died in 1862 in New Hampshire, said her father, 
John* Pelton (second of Saybrook, Conn.), was of the 
fourth generation of Peltons in America. She was 
right. Of course we have the common tradition that 
three brothers came, some say they came from Wales 
and some from Ireland, that two went by the name 
of Felton and one by that of Pelton ; also that there 
were Peltons in Virginia whose name was changed 
into Peyton. Against all these we put these histor- 
ical facts ; that the Peltons came from England, even 
if some of them sailed from a Welsh port. That the 
name of John Pelton of Boston and of his descend- 
ants was always Pelton. Also that Nathaniel Pelton 
or Felton, in 1633, then about 17 years old, came to 
Salem, Mass., that he returned to England in 1634, 
and came back in 1635 with his brother Benjamin, 
about 22 years of age, and their mother, Eleanor. 
Benjamin died about 1689, at about 76 ; and Nathan- 
iel, July 30, 1705, ae. 90 years. 

Introduction. 19 

Public documents and the history of those times 
show that these men were called both Felton and 
Pelton. (See New England Genealogical and Anti- 
quarian Reg'r, Vol. for 1849, " ffelton, Benjamin, 
made a ' freeman ' by Mass. General Court at Bos. 
ton, May 22, 1639.") 

In Vol. for 1852, " Early Settlers of Essex and Old 
Norfolk, Mass.," Felton (See Pelton), Nathaniel, etc., 
and in Vol. for 1853, " Pelton or Felton," Benjamin, 
etc., "Early Settlers of Essex and Norfolk, Mass." 

We now return to John Pelton of Boston. His 
name is in " The Book of Possessions." This is the 
first land record of Boston, and was made by order 
of the General Court in or about 1634. The descrip- 
tion of his property is as follows, viz. : " John Pelton, 
House and house lot ; Owen Rowe, West ; Street, 
North ; Cove, South ; the marsh, East." 

Rowe, Mr. Owen ; House and garden. Street 
North ; Cove South ; the Marsh East, shows that 
Mr. Pelton's land, before 1634, (probably in 1631 or 
'2,) joined on the west that of Owen Rowe, 
from whom Rowe's wharf was named. The rec- 
ords of the early division of lands in Boston were 
lost long since. Drake in his " Old Landmarks of 
Boston," says that, " In the limits of the peninsula 
the rule was two acres to plant on, and for every 
able youth one acre within the neck and Noddle's 
Island (now East Boston)." Judging from the rec- 
ord above, and from the record of the baptism of his 
oldest child John, March 2, 1645, the writer believes 
he came over when young and received land as an 
" able youth." And from records given further on 
he also believes that he came with or had some older 
married female relative, or relatives who lived in 
Boston or Dorchester, during at least a part of the 

20 Introduction. 

time of his residence at the latter place. His reasons 
for this belief are: i. That John Smith, quartermas- 
ter, so called, married for his third wife " Widow 
Katherine Pelton." This must have occurred before 
Dec. 30, 1676, as his will bearing that date, and proven 
July 25, 1678, mentions "his wife, Katherine, and 
sons John and other children." Now, as may be 
seen in the body of the work, John^ Pelton and all 
his sons were living at that time, and the further fact 
that Samuel Pelton, son of John\ married Mary 
Smith, daughter of John Smith, quartermaster, this 
" Widow Pelton " could not have been the widow of 
John^ Pelton, as her name was Susanna. 2. As the 
Widow Katherine Pelton (Smith) died in Boston, 
July 17, 1 710, aged 90, she must have been born in 
1620, and 14 years old in 1634, hence could not have 
been the mother of John^ Pelton. In Boston the 
land of John Pelton adjoined that of Mr. Owen 
Rowe. In Dorchester, to which he removed about 
1635, the Peltons were neighbors of the Glovers, one 
of the best families there, while Nathaniel Glover, 
oldest son of John Glover, and Samuel Pelton each 
married a daughter of John Smith, quartermaster, 
and each named Mary,* 

The "Glover Memorial" shows that on Dec. 25, 
1700, Nathaniel Glover, Sen., and his wife, Hannah, 
deeded to Nathaniel Glover, Jr., in Dorchester, sev- 
eral parcels of land, among them his house lot of 15 
acres, "being butted and bounded on the easterly 
end upon the sea or salt water, on the northerly side 
by land of Widow Pelton and Joseph Hall ; on the 
westerly end upon the highway leading to Tileston's 

*That Mr. John Smith had two daughters Mary, living at the same time, 
had escaped the sharp eyes of Mr. Ebenezer Clapp, historian, of Dor- 
chester, until informed of the fact by the writer. 

Introduction. 21 

Mill, standing upon Neponsett river, and on the 
southerly side by land of Mrs. Brick (Breck). 

In 1636 the name of John Pelton appears on the 
records of Dorchester Patent as a proprietor, proof 
that in character and in religious opinions he was 
satisfactory. The patent contained then about 30,000 
acres, to which additions were made, the whole cover- 
ing what now comprises the townships of Dorchester, 
Dedham, Stoughton, Canton, Foxboro and Wrentham, 
now lying in Norfolk county, Mass. A cursory exami- 
nation of the Norfolk County Records show the fol- 
lowing conveyances and divisions, viz.: Jan. 26, 1699, 
Susannah (widow of John Pelton, Sen.), Samuel Pel- 
ton of Bristol, her son, and Robert, her grandson, to 
Lyon; Sept. 3, 1707, Samuel Pelton, Sen., and his 
wife, Mary, of Bristol, New England, convey land ; 
March 16, 1713, Susanna, relict of John^ Pelton, 
Samuel Pelton of Seaconk, in New England, son of 
John Pelton, late of Dorchester, and Robert Pelton 
of Dorchester, conveyed land in Dorchester; Su- 
sanna, widow of John^, to Samuel Pelton, Jr.; 
also Susanna, widow of John, with Robert and his 
wife, Rebecca, to Samuel Pelton, Jr.; Susannah, 
Samuel, Samuel and Robert, "child of John," to 
Glover; Robert to Crehore, May 24, 1714; SamueP 
Pelton and his wife, Sarah, of Nassau (Long Island), 
in the province of New York, son of Samuel, late of 
Dorchester, to Gould et als. of Dorchester, for ^180, 
lands indifferent pieces in Dorchester. The property 
is described as coming from his father. The deed is 
long and twice recorded, and it seems to have been 
a closing-out sale. In 1720, Robert^ Pelton and wife 
make three conveyances, to Phillips,Johnson and May. 
Nov. 9, 1 72 1, Robert Pelton and Rebecca, his wife, 
convey to Stone. April 24, 1749, Robert Pelton 

22 Introduction. 

and Rebecca convey to Wenlworth. May lo, 1751, 
Henry Pelton of Groton, Conn., conveys lands in 
Dorchester that appear to have come from his father, 
Samuel, and to have been all of his lands there, to 
Lemuel Pelton (his son) of Middletown, Conn. 

After the first allotments of lands of the Dor- 
chester Patent, we find others as follows, viz.: Jan. 
17, 1 713, to (representatives of) John Pelton and 
others; Sept. 11, 171 7, his name appears with others 
in the list of proprietors, and about the same date 
one acre of land is set off to SamueP Pelton and also an 
acre to Widow Pelton (of John'), and another acre to 
her son Robert. In 1726 lots were set off in Stough- 
ton to Widow Pelton, Robert^ Pelton and SamueP 
Pelton; also to the same parties in 1727. In the 
Suffolk Register are records of various conveyances. 

How THE Descendants of John Pelton spread. 

We have seen that John^ Pelton died at Dorches- 
ter, leaving children John, Samuel, Mary and Robert. 
Robert was lost at sea, probably unmarried. John, the 
eldest, left one son, Robert, who died in Stoughton, 
Mass. His sons there, died young, unmarried, thus 
ending the line of John" in male descendants. Samuel 
thus became the sole progenitor in the male line. 
His sons were Samuel, Ithamar, John, Henry and Ben- 
jamin, the latter two born in Bristol, then in Massa- 
chusetts, now in Rhode Island. 

Samuel went to Huntington, on Long Island, N.Y. 
His son Robert to Stamford, Conn., whence his de- 
scendants spread to Warwick, Orange Co., N. Y., and 
to New York city; also to Yates Co., N. Y., and Hock- 
ing Co., Ohio. Ithamar died in Monmouth Co., 
N. J., about 1744; no descendants known. John 
lived, after his marriage, in Connecticut, and died in 

Introduction. 23 

what is now Portland, then a part of the township of 
Middletown, in that State, leaving sons, John, James, 
Phineas, Johnson, Josiah and Joseph. JohnMived and 
died in Saybrook or Essex, Conn. His descendants 
are widely scattered in Connecticut, New York, 
Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. The descendants 
of James are found at Clinton, Conn., in Seneca 
county, N. Y., in Canada at South Gower, and west- 
ward in Ohio, in Maryland and in Oregon. Johnson's 
descendants are in Portland, Conn., in Vermont, in 
Central New York, and in Michigan. Descendants 
of Phineas are in Portland and Middletown, Conn., 
in Massachusetts, in western New York and Michi- 
gan. Josiah's descendants are in Portland, Conn., in 
Cleveland and Vermillion, Ohio, in centra} New 
York, in Vermont, in Pennsylvania, in Michigan and 
in Oregon. Descendants of Joseph are in Portland 
and Middletown, Conn., in Berkshire county, Mass., 
in New York city, near Cleveland, Ohio, and in 
Otsego and Chautauqua counties, N, Y. 

Henry^, third son of Samuel, lived and died in Gro- 
ton. Conn., whence his descendants scattered through 
Chatham and Somers, Conn., Northampton and 
Berkshire county, Mass., Vermont, Ontario, Canada 
and Michigan ; also, to Horton, Nova Scotia, to Maine 
and California. 

Benjamin, also, went to Huntington, Long Island, 
N. Y., and with his elder brother, Samuel, became 
one of the progenitors of the Long Island Peltons. 
He afterward removed to Hopewell, Mercer county, 
N. J., where he died. His descendants settled in 
New York city and Ithaca, N. Y., and in Newark, 
N. J., and are now found on Staten Island, in New 
York city, in Poughkeepsie and Monticello, N. Y., 
in Sandusky, Ohio, and in Chicago, 111. 


Scope. — The intention was to give the name, the 
place and date of birth ; if married, the place and 
date of marriage, with the name of the husband or 
wife, the name of his or her father, and of what place ; 
occupation and place or places of residence ; if dead, 
the place and date of death, of every person bearing, 
or who has borne the name of Pelton, now living, or 
who has lived in America, and descended from John 
Pelton of Boston and Dorchester, Mass., 1 634-1681. 
Also the names and records of the children of married 
daughters that have been reported to the compiler. 

The fulfillment of this intention has been limited 
only by the inability of the compiler to find a few per- 
sons, and by the negligence of another few who have 
not answered his letters, or who, in answering, have 
not given all the information requested. 

Plan. — And its explanation. 

These records may be said to have been compiled 
on the perpendicular plan. Those of each branch, 
and of each family of each branch, being traced down 
consecutively in a widening stream of pendant, suc- 
ceeding generations from the first to the last, first 
through the oldest son, and then through the remain- 
ing sons of each family in the order of their 

*This the Compiler believes is better and more natural than the much- 
used, horizontal plan, in which all persons of any generation, as for ex- 
ample, the second or fourth, are grouped together, and all are numbered 
consecutively from the first to the last. 


Scope and Plan of the Work. 25 

Figures and Numbers as used for References 
IN THIS Work. — A small figure or number, over a 
name, designates the generation to which the person 
belongs. A number in full-faced figures, at the left 
of a name, refers to another page where this name 
may be found. 

Such a number to the left of a head of a family, at 
the beginning of his record, refers backward to the 
page of his father. If at the left of a married son, it 
refers forward to that son's detailed family record. 

Over the name of each head of a family, at the 
beginning of his record, is placed a number, in a small 
figure or figures, that indicates the generation to 
which the name belongs. 

At the right of his name, in small type, are the 
names of his ancestors, leading back in direct ascent 
to the immigrant John\ To find these ancestors take 
the number to the left of the name before us, and 
turning to the page it indicates, we will find the name 
of his father. The number opposite the father's 
name gives the page of the grandfather, and thus 
back to John.^ 

Following a short history of the head of each 
family come the names of his children, dates of birth, 
marriage and death of each, and names of husbands 
and wives. 

In this synopsis of family record the known record 
of each daughter, married or unmarried, and of each 
unmarried son, is completed without further reference. 

As previously stated, the number to the left of a 
married son indicates the page where the full record 
of himself and family, in the form above stated, is 
given as far as known. 

Remember that in each family the oldest married 
son is first taken, and his decendants followed to the 

26 Scope and Plan of the Work. 

last generation. Also that after him follows the 
second married son, and then the third, etc., all treated 
in the same manner. 

If at any time unable to find a name consult the 

Note. — This explanation, too long or useless, as some may think, is 
given because the Compiler, in his examination of 300 or 400 Genealogical 
Histories, owing to the plan of a work before him, and the want of an 
explanation, often found it very difBcult, even almost impossible, to trace a 
line either way. 


John Pclton', born in England, place and time un- 
known, though probably about 1616, and a descendant 
of Essex Peltons or Poltons (See Introduction), came 
to Boston about 1630 to 1633, as his name and a de- 
scription of his property appears in the " Book of 
Possessions," the oldest land record of Boston, made 
by order of The General Court in 1634. The record 
therein on page 91 runs thus : "Mr. Owen Roe his 
possession in the limits of Boston. One house and 
garden bounded with the streete "north ; the lane west; 
the Cove south ; and John Pelton east. 

John Pelton's possession in Boston. One house 
and household lot bounded with Owen Roe west ; the 
streete north; the Cove south ; and the marsh on the 

These lands were Lots 104 to 108, on the south side 
of Essex St., from Washington St., easterly. See Map 
F. or No. 6, page 74 where Owen Rowe, (as here 
spelled,) has lot 107 and John Pelton 108. 

Soon after, in 1635, probably, he removed to Dor- 
chester, then a few miles out of Boston peninsula, 
now a part of that city, and which had been settled 
in the same year but a few months earlier. In 1635 
or 1636, he becameby grant or purchase a joint owner 
of the Dorchester Patent, and received his share, as 

28 American Pelton Genealogy. 

also did his heirs in its many divisions. He was also 
one of the forty-seven owners of the " Great Lots." 
(See Clapp's History of Dorchester.) That he was 
admitted among the very select company at Dorches- 
ter, is sufficient proof that his character and religious 
opinions were considered correct. 

In Dorchester he lived by the side of the Glovers 
and others of the best families, as this extract from 
the *' Glover Memorial " shows. " On Dec. 25, 
1700, Nathaniel Glover, Sen. and his wife Han- 
nah, conveyed to their son, Nathaniel Glover, Jr., in 
Dorchester, several parcels of land, among them his 
house-lot of fifteen acres, being butted and bounded 
on the Easterly end upon the Sea or Saltwater, on the 
Northerly side by land of widow Pelton and Joseph 
Hall, on the Westerly end upon the Highway leading 
to Tileston's Mills, standing upon Neponsett River, 
and on the Southerly side by land of Mrs. Brick 

The time and place of his marriage and the maiden 
name of his wife, are unknown ; we learning only 
from his will that her Christian name was Susanna. 
They were probably married about 1643, ^ ^^^e that 
strengthens the opinion (See Introduction, p. 19) that 
he came to Boston when young, and received his 
allotment of land there as an "able youth." His 
occupation and history are unknown, excepting that 
from his will we learn that he was engaged in the 
fisheries, then, as now, a valuable business. He died 
in Dorchester, January 23, 1681. His will dated Jan- 
uary 3, 1 68 1, twenty days before his death, proved 
March 16, following, mentions his wife Susanna, his 
sons John, Samuel, and Robert the youngest, and his 
daughter Mary. His widow probably lived until May 
7, 1 706, and was doubtless the " Old Mother Pelton " 

Boston and Dorchester, Mass. 29 

buried May 10, 1706, as given in Clapp's History of 
Dorchester, page 282, taken from the records of the 
oldest church there, and supposed as such a record was 
very unusual, to have been that of a very well-known 
person. Children, born in Dorchester: 

29 I John, b., probably early in 1645 ; baptized 

March 2, 1645; m. about 1673, wife's 

name unknown; d. before 1699. 

31 II Samuel, b. about 1647 ; m. "5th mo." May 

16, 1673, Mary Smith; d. probably, 


III Robert, born, probably, about 1649-51, at 

Dorchester, Mass. He was a mariner, 
and on July 7, 1680, he "affirmed the 
loss at sea of the sloop 'Anne and 
Elizabeth' of New York, commanded 
by Alexander Watts." (Glover Me- 
morial.) He was lost at sea, July, 1683; 
probably unmarried, as his brother 
Samuel took out letters of administra- 
tion, and no mention is made of wife 
or children. 

IV Mary, born about 1653 or '54, baptized 

Feb. 18, 1654. (Ch. Rec.) Was living 
at the death of her father; may have 
been older than Robert, as the exact 
order of births is unknown. Nothing 
is known as to her marriage or her 

97. John Pelton', first son of John', born Dor- 
chester, Mass., in 1645, he having been baptized, 

(Ch. Rec.,) March 2, 1645. Married Susanna , 

time and place unknown. He lived at Dorchester 

30 American Pelton Genealogy. 

and apparently died about 1683 * or certainly before 
1699, as in that year his son signs a deed as a repre- 
sentative of his father. Diligent search has been 
made to find the date of his marriage and the name 
of his wife but in vain, excepting that her name 
was probably Susannah; Susannah, relict of John 
Pelton, Samuel Pelton of Seekonk, son of John Pel- 
ton, late of Dorchester, and Robert Pelton, of Dor- 
chester, having conveyed land in Dorchester March 
16, 1 713. Children, born at Dorchester: 

30 I Robert, b. Jan. i, 1675; m. Sept. 2, 1697, 

Rebecca Crehore; d. Sept. 3, 1745. 
II Christien, born June 5, 1678; no other 


III Susannah, born Aug., 1680; life and death 


IV Charity, born Jan. 25, 1682; no other in- 


29. Robert Pelton% first son of John^, John', b. 
Dorchester, Mass., January i, 1675; married at Milton, 
Mass., September 2, 1697, by Rev. Peter Schacher, 
of Milton, Rebecca Crehore, of that place. Lived 
at Dorchester and thence removed to Stoughton, 
Mass., where he sold 60 acres of land to John John- 
son, February 21, 1739, and bought it back for ^700, 
September 26 following. He was a bricklayer and 
farmer, and died, (Town Rec. of Stoughton), Septem- 
ber 3, 1745, aged 70. His widow Rebecca died 
February 2, 1 747, aged "j^^. Children, born in Stough- 

I Timothy, born in 1699; baptized Dec. 15, 
1699; died in infancy. 

* Mr. John Pelton, as shown by Dorchester records, must have been an 
invalid for some years before his death. 

Dorchester and Stoughton, Mass. 31 

II John, born in 1700; died Mar. 6, 1727; 
probably unmarried. 

III Timothy, born about 1703; baptized Dec. 

5, 1703; died Mar. 20, 1727. 

IV Susannah, born in 1705; baptized May 4, 

1 71 2; married Richard Sticknie, former 
husband of her sister Mary. 
V Mary, born about 1707; married Richard 
Sticknie. She had at least four children: 
Mary, d. Feb. 12, 1736; Bethiah, d. Feb. 
13, 1736; Solomon, d. Mar. i, 1736; 
Jonas, d. Oct. 14, 1758, se. 18 years. 
Mary, " wife of Richard Stickney," died 
Nov. 20, 1745, after which Mr. Stick- 
ney married her sister, Susannah, as 
above, as appears by a deed mentioned 
VI Hepzibah, born in 1709; baptized Mar. 4, 
1712; died Feb. 25, 1727. 
VII Christien, born in 1713; baptized Oct. 13, 
1 71 3; married Jonathan Warren, and 
lived until after 1751. 
Note. — April 15, 1751, Richard Sticknie and wife 
Susannah, and Jonathan Warren and wife Christien, 
executed a deed of partition of 45 acres of land in 
Stoughton, the wives being heirs of Robert Pelton, 
deceased. (Town Records of Stoughton, Mass.) 
And here ends the male line in descent from John 
Pelton^ oldest son of John' of Dorchester. 

27. Samuel Pelton-, second son of John', born at 
Dorchester, Mass., about 1647; married (Mo. 5) May 
16, 1673, by Mr. Stoughton, to Mary Smith, daugh- 

32 American Pelton Genealogy. 

ter of *John Smith, Quartermaster, of Dorchester; 
mariner. He lived in Dorchester down to about 
1687 when, as appears by Bristol, R. I. (then Mass.), 
records, he lived there on the Mount Hope farm.f 
After the birth of three or more children, he went to 
Seekonk, Mass., and probably died there about 1713. 
Note. — Much effort has been made, by searching 
family, church, town and county records of Seekonk, 
Rehoboth and Taunton, Massachusetts, to find the 
place and time of death of Samuel Pelton and his 
wife Mary all in vain, but as his name appears 

*"John Smith, Quartermaster,'" as he was known in Dorchester, in 
1630-35 was living at Foxteth Park, near Liverpool, England, under the 
ministry of Rev. Richard Mather. Mary, only child of John Smith and his 
first wife, Mary Ryder, was there born July 20, 1630. In April, 1635, the 
Smith and Mather families together journeyed to Bristol, whence they 
sailed May 23, 1635, for America. On the way to Bristol, young Nathaniel 
Mather, son of Rev. Richard, and Mary Smith, were borne by the same 
horse, each in a panier. They settled at Dorchester, where Smith soon lost 
his wife, and then married (2d) Mary , by whom he had several chil- 
dren, among them another Mary, who married Samuel Pelton, as above. 
(3) He married Widow Katherine Pelton, whose relationship to John Pel- 
ton' is unknown, and who survived him and died in Boston, July 17, 1710, 
se. 90. Smith's will is dated December 30, 1676, and was proved July 
25, 1678. He died September 17, 1676. (N. E. Gen'l Reg.) Extract from 
will mentions: "Wife Katherine and sons John and other children." 
" Whereas it is said my daughter Mary Smith hath received part of her por- 
tion, it is to be understood of my daughter Mary Pelton, who has received 
about twenty pounds or more, as by my books will appear, pg 166." 
" Lastly, as far as my daughter, Mrs. Mary Hinckley is concerned, she is 
paid what I promised her upon her marriage with Nathaniel Glover, as 
will appear by a writing under her hand and seal, bearing date, i, 9, 1660. 
Therefore I do not give her anything in this my Will." Mary Smith (i) 
oldest daughter of John Smith, had married Nathaniel (born Prescott, Eng., 
1630-31), son of Mr. John Glover. He died young (May 21, 1657), leaving 
three children, Nathaniel, John and Anna. Her hand was afterward 
sought by Gov. Thomas Hinckley, of Barnstable, Pljrmouth Colony. 
His suit was opposed by the Glovers on account of the difference in 
their ages, Mary 29, and he much older, the children of Mrs. Glover, three, 
and eight of his; with the added fact that she must remove to another 
colony. But after waiting some months and the signing by him of papers 
giving up all claim to her property they were married. Highly honored 
through life, she died at Barnstable, greatly regretted, July 29, 1703, •ae. 73 
years. (See Glover Memorial, p. 165.) 

f This farm of 550 acres, sold in 1770, was described " as the farm on which 
Samuel Pelton lived." 

Dorchester, Mass.; Bristol, R. I. 33 

in the land records of Suffolk county (Boston), Mass., 
in a deed of 1699, as of " Bristol, New England," 
and in a deed of i 713 as " of Seekonk, New England, 
and then disappears from those records, and is re- 
placed by that of his son " Samuel and Sarah his 
wife," of Nassau (Long Island), in the Province of 
New York, in a deed dated May 24, 1714, it is 
probable that Samuel, Sen., died in 1713 or 1714, in 
the town of Rehoboth, or in Seekonk, Mass. 

Note. — By Church Records of Dorchester Mary 
Smith, " Samuel Pelton's wife, owned the covenant," 
Oct. 22, 1682. 

Children, the first five born in Dorchester, Mass., 
the remaining three, (Bristol Records), in Bristol, 
R. I.: 

34 I Samuel, b. Jan. 26, 1675; ^- Sa-rah ; 

date unknown; d. date unknown. 
II Mary, born May 29, 1678; married, (Ded- 
ham Records), Dec. 12-24, 1712, Na- 
thaniel Colburn. He seems to have 
removed soon after from the town and 
nothing is known of their fate. 
Ill Deliverance, born July 31, 1680; nothing 
further known. 
55 IV John, b. Jan. 9, 1682; m. about 1705, 
Jemima ; d. July 15, 1735. 

401 V Ithamar, b. (probably May), 1686; m. 

unknown ; d. previous to Apr. 25, 


402 VI Henry, b. Bristol, R. I., Dec. 10, 1690; 

m. Apr. 29, 1 71 2, Mary Rose ; d. 1763. 

VII Sarah, born Mar. 23, 1693, Bristol, R. I., 

" Thursday, 10 o'clock, a. m.; " no other 


S4^2VU\ Benjamin, b. Bristol, Sept. 3, 1698; m. 

34 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Keziah ; d. Hopewell, N. J,, 

1775 ; wife in 1780. 
Note. — Bristol Church Records give Robert " a 
youth," baptized Apr. 30, 1687, and Susannah, Sept. 6, 
1702. These were evidently children of his brother 

31. 8aiuael Pelton',' first son of SamueF, John\ 
born at Dorchester, Mass., January 26, 1675 (erro- 
neously registered as son of John) ; married Sarah 
; place, date and name unknown. Our knowl- 
edge of his life is, unfortunately, very meagre. It is, 
however, known from the land records of Suffolk Co., 
Boston, Mass., that he lived for some time on Long 
Island, N. Y., then called Nassau, where he and his 
wife, Sarah, signed a deed of certain parcels of land 
in Suffolk Co., Mass., May 24, 1714. Nothing is 
known of the place or time of his death, which last 
was probably at middle age. It is said that he lived 
in or near Huntington, L. I., which is probable, his 
youngest brother, Benjamin, having bought a house 
and land there, in 1723. The maiden name of his 
wife tradition says was Whiting, which is also prob- 
able, as relatives of that name, it is known, visited 
her descendants in Connecticut. Diligent search 
among the defective town records of Long Island 
has brought no knowledge on these points or as to 
the death of his wife Sarah. Children : 

S5 I Robert, born Feb. 13, 1716; married , 

1 739, Martha Beachgood ; died May 
26, 1 760. 

Note. — As Samuel was probably married by 1700, 
or soon after, it is more than probable that he had 
several children before the birth of Robert. This 
opinion is confirmed by " An account of money laid 

Dorchester, Mass., Bristol, R. I. 35 

out for provisions for my Aunt Mary Pelton," run- 
ning for some length of time, and found on the last 
page of an account book of his grandson, Samuel, 
now in possession of Wm. H. Pelton, of Warwick, 
N. Y., now 1892, living in Passaic, N. J. 

34. Robert Pelton^, only known son of SamueP, 
SamueP, John\ born near Huntington, Long Island, 
N. Y., February 13, 1716, whence he crossed over to 
Stamford, Conn., by or before 1739, as he, early in 
that year, there married Martha, daughter of John 
and Hannah Beachgood, of that place. Occupation, 
farmer and carpenter and joiner. Residence, Stam- 
ford, Conn., in that part of the township once known 
as Middlesex, now the township of Darien. He died 
May 26, 1760, as we find recorded in the account 
book, previously mentioned, of his son Samuel. Mar- 
tha, his widow, previous to 1774 (at some time un- 
known), had married Joshua Lounsbury, and lived in 
North Castle, Westchester county, N. Y., where she 
died about 1820 or 1821, or later, at a great age ; re- 
puted by tradition to have been more than 100 years 
old. Children, born at Darien: 

30 I Samuel, b. Dec. 21, 1739 ; m. Feb. 7, 1763, 
Rebecca Holmes; d. Dec. 20, 1801. 
n Sarah, born Sept. 3, 1742, died in infancy. 
ni Sarah, born June 19, 1744; married John 
Bell, of Darien; date of death unknown. 
54 IV William, b. last day of Feb., 1746-7; m. 
July 20, 1766, Catherine Smith ; d. New 
York city, summer of 1810. 
V Richard, born, date unknown; living Sept. 
I, 1774; died previous to May 4, 1786; 
said to have been named after Richard 
Lettridge, a friend of his father. 

^ 1151671 

36 American Pelton Genealogy. 

VI Hannah, born, date unknown; died before 

Nov. 19, 1774. 
VII Deborah, born April 4, 1759; died before 

Aug. 20, 1766. 
Note. — From the Land Records of Stamford we 
find that Robert bought land, March 20, 1745-6, of 
Thomas Youngs for ;^36, s. 13, d. 4 ; of Jas Scofield, 
August 22, 1746, for ^105 ; of Thomas Youngs, Oct. 
3, 1746, for ;^200, 7, 6; of Daniel Lowden, Feb. 20, 
1748-9, for ^59; of Jonathan Selleck, May 13, 1749, 
for ^28 ; of Ezra Waterbury, Sept. 3, 1754, for ;^78 ; 
and of the same, March 4, 1755, for ^32, all of Stam- 
ford, Conn. His homestead descended to his son 
Samuel and grand son Robert, who sold it to Samuel 
Gorham, whence it passed to Mr. John T. Hecker, of 
the milling firm of the Hecker Bros., New York, who 
made it his summer residence until his death. Now, 
1892, owned by his son, John V. Hecker. 

The Pelton family burying-ground is near the barn. 
It contains an expensive vault built by Mr. Hecker. 

35. Samuel Pelton', first son of Robert*, SamueP, 
SamueP, John', born Stamford, now Darien, Conn., 
December 21, 1739 5 married there February 7, 1763, 
Rebecca Holmes (born January 29, 1738-9), daugh- 
ter of John and Rebecca (Bell) Holmes, of that place. 
He was a carpenter and joiner and farmer. He lived 
in Darien, and there died, December 20, 1801. He 
was probably an Episcopalian, as his son John was 
baptized in that church in Stamford. His wife Re- 
becca, in April, 1805, removed with her oldest living 
son, John, to Warwick, N. Y., and there died, De- 
cember 23, 1822, a favorite with all and an earnest 
Christian woman. Children, born in Darien, Conn. : 

Darien, Conn., and Warwick, N. Y. 37 

I Robert, born Jan. 4, 1764; died Aug. 28, 
1766, se. 2 years, 7 months, 24 days. 
38 II John, b. Feb. 28, 1766; m. (i) Nov. 7, 
1790, Deborah Fancher ; (2) May 4, 
1 83 1, widow Mary (Board) Denton ; d. 
Warwick, N. Y., May 4, 1856. 
Ill Hannah, born July i, 1768; died when 
about nine years old. 
45 IV Robert, b. March 15, 1771 ; m. Oct. 28, 
1797, Mary Slauson ; d. Jan. 18, 1869, 
se. nearly 98 years. 
V Rebecca, born about 1773; died when 
about 15 years of age. 
50 VI Samuel, b. Oct. 11, 1776; m. (i) Dec. 
23, 1797, Rachel Bates; (2) widow 
Hannah Woodruff, about 1839 or 1840; 
d. June 24, 1857. 
VII Richard, born May 24, 1779; died at 
home, Sept. 13, 1798, of yellow fever, 
contracted in New York city. 
Note. — Samuel Pelton, his son Richard, and prob- 
ably his two daughters, Hannah and Rebecca, as 
well as his father, Robert, and brother Richard, and, 
perhaps, a sister or two of Robert, lie buried in the 
" Pelton burying-ground," on the homestead in 
Darien now owned by John V. Hecker, of New York 
city and Darien. It contains a costly family vault 
built by Mr. John T. Hecker, deceased. 

From an account-book of Samuel Pelton, owned 
by his grandson, William H. Pelton, now, 1892, of 
Passaic, N. J., and from the cover of a " Sum-book," 
used by his grandson, Henry Pelton, now owned by 
Samuel Pelton, of Warwick, N. Y., many of these 
names, facts and dates have been obtained. Not a 
person bearing the name of Pelton now lives in 

38 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Darlen, Conn., neither a person of the name who 
was born there. 

36. John Pelton^, second son of SamueF, Robert^ 
SamueF, Samuel', John', born at Darien, township 
of Stamford, Conn., February 28, 1766 ; married (i) 
at Darien, November, 7, 1790, Deborah Fancher (b. 
Dec. 12, 1763), daughter of Sylvanus Fancher and 
his wife Priscilla Smith. She died, Warwick, N. Y., 
January 30, 1829. (2) In the church at Blooming 
Grove, Orange Co., N. Y., May 4, 1831, Widow 
Mary (Board) Denton (b. Aug. 5, 1768), daughter 
of Joseph Board, of Boardville, Pompton, N. J., who 
died November 12, 1853. Occupation in Connecti- 
cut a carpenter and joiner. April 10-13, 1805, he 
removed with his family to Warwick, Orange Co., 
N. Y., sailing around through Long Island Sound 
and up the Hudson river to New Windsor, in a sloop 
owned and commanded by David Fancher. Here 
he had bought a farm of Mr. Cornelius Lazear, 
known as the "Vance farm" formerly owned by 
John Vance, succeeded by his son, James Vance, 
now occupied, 1892, by his grandson, William W. 
Pelton. Here he was a prosperous farmer, an active 
Christian elder for many years in the Dutch Re- 
formed Church, a man highly respected for honor 
and integrity in matters both of church and State. 
And here he died May 4, 1856, over ninety years old. 
Children, born in Darien, Conn., excepting the 

40 I Henry, b. Oct. 7, 1791; m. (i) Jan. 14, 

1815, Elizabeth Morehouse; (2) Apr. 

20, 1820, Elizabeth Johnson ; d. July 

26, 1873. 

Darien, Conn., and Warwick, N. Y. 39 

II James, born May 17, 1794; served a term 
in the War of 181 2 with Great Britain, 
and died at home in Warwick, N. Y., 
Dec. 13, 1 8 14. 
43 III John, b. Jan. 2, 1797; m. Apr. 12, 1831, 
Emeline Wright; d. June, 3, 1875. 

IV Richard, born Dec. 23, 1798. Grew up a 
young man of ability, a general favorite, 
and died in Warwick, N. Y,, unmarried. 
He was killed on his father's farm on an 
island in Wawayanda Creek, Jan. 28, 
1830, by the fall of a tree that he and 
his brother John were felling. 
V Hannah, born Feb. 11, 1801; married at 
home, Nov. 3, 1830, John Kieran; lived 
at New Milford, Orange Co., N.Y. One 
child, John P. Kieran, b. Jan. 24, 1832; 
now, 1892, living in Newark, N. J. 
Died at New Milford, N. Y., March 
28, 1868 ; buried in Warwick cemetery. 

VI Rebecca, born Jan. 19, 1803; married at 
home, Warwick, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1825, 
George Morehouse (b. Aug. 1 1, 1 801 ; d. 
June 14, 1873), son of Jeremiah and 
Magdelene (Dill) Morehouse, of that 
place; lived in Warwick; had 2 children, 
Charles L., b. Oct. 9, 1825; m. Dec. 22, 
1852, Julia A. Sanford ; now, 1890, 
living at Warwick, and Deborah Re- 
becca, b. Jan. 14, 1829 ; m. at Warwick, 
Nov. 29, 1864, Charles R. Van Duzer ; 
d. there, Oct. 3, 1874. Three children. 
Rebecca died Jan. 18, 1829. 
VII Polly (Mary), born Warwick, N. Y., July 
8, 1805; married there, June 17, 1835, to 

40 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Charles Jackson (b. May 5, 1 798), son of 

Michael Jackson, of Florida, Orange 

Co., N. Y., where she lived a well-known 

Christian woman, liked by all and there 

died Dec, 6, 1884, and was there buried 

Dec. Q, 1884. Mr. Jackson died Jan. 

II, 1878. 

Note. — Mrs. Jackson had no children, but adopted 

Deborah R,, daughter of her sister Rebecca. She 

was remarkable for ardent, steadfast piety, a woman 

of great tact, and like her mother, a general favorite 

to the last with old and young, and like her father 

retained her interest in affairs of church and State as 

long as she lived. 

38. Henry Peltom, oldest son of John'. SamueP, 
Robert^ SamueF, SamueF, John', born in Darien, 
Conn., October 7, 1791 ; removed with his father 
and family to Warwick, Orange Co., N. Y., he, with 
the hired man and cattle, crossing the Hudson at 
Fishkill, the remainder of the family coming around 
by water to New Windsor; reaching Warwick, 
Saturday, April 13, 1805. He there married (i) 
January 14, 181 5, a near neighbor, Elizabeth More- 
house, daughter of Jeremiah and Magdalene (Dill) 
Morehouse, born November 8, 1792; died August 
I, 1818. (2) At Warv\'ick April 20, 1820, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Richard and Susannah (Sayre) Johnson 
of that place, born December 27, 1891; died there Jan- 
uary 2, 1874. Occupations, teacher, carpenter and 
joiner, and after marriage a farmer. Lived in Warwick, 
N. Y., on the farm now (1892) owned by a Mr. Mabee. 
He was a prosperous farmer, an intelligent public- 
spirited man respected by all, a devoted Christian, 
long an officer, deacon and elder, and leader of the 

Long Island, Warwick, New York. 41 

choir in the Reformed Dutch Church in Warwick, a 
pioneer in the temperance reform and active in every 
good word and work as long as he lived. His 
" Recollections of the Early Days, Religious and 
Secular, of Warwick " are quoted in the last history 
of Orange county, and are considered a standard 
authority. He saw three churches stand on the site 
of the Reformed Dutch Church, and helped to build 
two of them. He lived on and attended to his farm 
down to within a few weeks of his death, which 
occurred July 26, 1873. Buried in Warwick ceme- 
tery. Children, born in Warwick, N. Y.: 
I Still born. 
42 n Samuel,b. July 18, 1818; m. Dec. 25, 1844; 

Hannah B. Demarest. 
42 HI Jeremiah M., b. Sept. i, 1821; m. May 5, 
1857, Sophia Amelia McEwen. 
IV Elizabeth Ann, born Feb. 9, 1824; married 
at Warwick, N. Y., Cornelius Henry 

Demarest, b. ; d. Dec. 10, 1889, 

son of Cornelius C. and *Polly (Mary) 
Christie Demarest of Warwick. Mr. 
Demarest, a farmer, was long President 
of the Warwick Nat. Bank, an excellent 
upright Christian who served for years 
as an officer of the Reformed Dutch 
Church of Warwick. Children: (i) 
James, b. Aug. 29, 1846; d. Dec. 19, 
1846. (2) Charles M., b. Feb. 5, 1848; 
m. Oct. 5, 1870, Annie E. Armstrong; 
4 children. (3) Frederick, b. Jan. 19, 
1850; d. May 11, 185 1. (4) DeWitt 

*Mrs. Demarest was sister to Rev. John I. Christie, who for years was 
pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church, Warwick, and belonged to the 
Christies of near Fort Lee, N. J. 

42 American Pelton Genealogy. 

C, b. Feb. 1 8, 1852; m. Sept. 8, 1881, 
Hattie Hudson; i child. (5) Mary E., 
b. Apr. 29, 1854; m. Oct. 29, 1879, 
Christie Romaine; 4 children. (6) 
Henry P., b. Oct. 25, 1856; m. June 13, 
1883, Ella J. Toland; 2 children. (7) 
Julia, b. May 29, 1858. (8) David, b. 
Feb. 27, i860. (9) Annie, b. Apr. 24, 

40. Hamnel Pelton*, oldest son of Henry', John", 
Samuel', Robert"*, SamueP, Samuel", John', born July 
18, 1 81 8; married at Warwick, N. Y., December 25, 
1844, Hannah B. Demarest, b. May 19, 1822, daugh- 
ter of Frederic and Jemima (Brinkerhoff) Demarest of 
that place. Occupation, teaching (temporarily) and 
farming. Residence, 1890, Warwick, Orange Co., 
N. Y. Children, born at Warwick, N. Y.: 
I Anna, born Aug. 14, 1848. 
n Henry, born Feb. 12, 1864. In 1892, a 
farmer and surveyor at Warwick, N. Y. 

40. Jeremiah M. Peltons, second son of Henry', 

John", Samuel', Robert^ Samuel", SamueP, John', born 
at Warwick, N. Y., Sept. i, 1821; m. there May 5, 1857, 
Sophia Amelia McEwen, b. Dec. 5, 1835, in Ulster 
county, N. Y., daughter of Thomas Colden and Jane 
(Clark) McEwen of Warwick. Lived in Warwick, 
N. Y. Farmer, land surveyor and music teacher 
until December 31, 1856, when he removed to New 
York city, where he had had business interests during 
previous years. Occupation there a dealer in pianos 
and organs up to June i, 1866, when he joined the 
organ manufacturing firm of Peloubet, Pelton & Co., 
of New York and Bloomfield, N. J., with which he 



Darien, Conn., Warwick, New York. 43 

continued up to January i, 1880, when he sold his 
interest in the firm to the remaining members thereof 
and resumed his old business, continuing it up to 
May, 1885. H^ ^^s some reputation as a com- 
poser of music, principally vocal, sacred and secular."^ 
In 1892 still living in New York city. Author of 
this work. Children, born in New York: 

I Julia Wisner, born north-east corner of 
Second avenue and East Nineteenth 
street. Mar. 22, i860; married Nov. 12, 
1886, to J. William Daniels, son of 
William Daniels of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Two sons: (i) Frederic Knowlton, b. 
4043 Sansom street, Philadelphia, Pa., 
Jan. 4, 1890. (2) Lester Clearman, b. 
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. i'], 1891; d. 
June 22, 1892. Residence, 1892, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
II Henry Colden, born north-east corner of 
Second avenue and East Nineteenth 
street, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1868. Graduate of 
Grammar School No. 70, of Columbia 
Grammar School, and of Columbia 
University School of Mines; Architec- 
tural division Class of 1889, stroke oar 
on University crew of '89; architect, 
living 1890, at 328 West Twenty-third 
street, New York city, place of business, 
1 1 1 Broadway, Trinity building. 

38. John Pelton\ third son of John', Samuel', 
Robert\ SamueP, Samuel', John', born Darien, Conn., 
Jan. 2, 1797, removed to Warwick, N. Y., 1805; mar- 

*Was one of the founders of the Orange County Musical Association, 
and an officer thereof until he left the county. 

44 American Pelton Genealogy. 

ried there, April 12, 1831, Emellne Wright, daughter 
of William Wright and Jane (Blain) Wright, daugh- 
ter of John Blain, of Warwick, and Ovid, N. Y. 
Lived on his father's homestead, Warwick, N. Y., 
from 1805, to his death, June 3, 1875, respected by- 
all. Mrs. Pelton, born Ovid, N. Y., June 13, 1806; 
died at Warwick, N. Y., July 24, 1885. Children, 
born in Warwick, N. Y.: 

I James, born Feb. 8, 1832, lived with his 
father excepting for a short time in New 
York city; died at his father's, Warwick, 
N. Y., of consumption, Sept. 22, 1856. 
44 II Richard, b. March 27, 1834; m. Nov. 6, 
1856, Margaret C. Rynus, of New York, 
who d. Oct. 29, 1 87 1, from an explosion 
of naphtha. Living, in 1892, at War- 
wick, N. Y.; a farmer. No children. 
43 III William W., b. Dec. 15, 1837; m. Dec. 16, 
1867, Almeda Knapp. 

44. William W. Pelton', third son of John , John', 
SamueP, Robert', SamueP, Samuel', John', born War- 
wick, Orange Co., N. Y., Dec. 15, 1837; married at 
Sugar Loaf, township of Chester, Orange Co., N. Y., 
Almeda Knapp, daughter of John and Maria 
(Holbert) Knapp, of that place. Farmer. Residing, 
in 1890, on the John Pelton homestead, Warwick, 
N. Y. Children, born in Warwick: 
I John, born Sept. 11, 1868. 
II Grace, born April 24, 1870; married at 
home, Dec. 17, 1890, to Frank Holbert, 
son of Albert R., and wife Mary 
(Wisner) Holbert, of Warwick, N. Y. 
Residence, 1891, Brooklyn, N. Y.; one 
child, Remsen Wisner Holbert, b. Oct. 
26, 1891. 

Darien, Conn., Warwick, New York. 45 

III Almeda, born July 9, 1875. 

IV Geraldine Hammond, born Sept. 17, 1877. 

36. Robert Peltoii', third son of Samuel', Robert", 
SamueF, Samuel'', John\ born Darien, Conn., March 
15, 1 771; married there, Oct. 28, 1797, Mary Slason or 
Slausen, daughter of Nathaniel Slason and his wife 
Lydia (Bates) Slason, of that place. They were said 
at the time to have been the handsomest couple ever 
married in Darien. Shoemaker and farmer. He lived 
for a short time with his father and mother on the 
Pelton homestead in Darien, but finally sold it, and 
with his brother John and their families, removed to 
Warwick, Orange Co., N. Y., coming by sloop owned 
by David Fancher, in April, 1805, around by New 
York, from Darien on the Sound to New Windsor 
on the Hudson, and thence to Warwick, about twenty- 
eight miles. He bought a farm of John Blain, and 
afterward lands of Nathaniel Blain and others, now, 
1892, owned by the heirs of William M. Sanford, and 
there died, January 18, 1869, aged 9 7 years, lomonths 
and 3 days. He was for many years an elder in 
the Reformed Dutch Church in Warwick, and an 
earnest supporter thereof. His wife Mary, born May 
27, 1778; died July 12, 1865. Children, all but the 
first, born in Warwick, N. Y.: 

I Elias, born Darien, Conn., June i, 1804; 

unmarried; a farmer; lived with his 

father in Warwick, N. Y., and there 

died, March 9, 1865. 
46 II Nathaniel, b. May 11, 1807; m. (i) Nov. 

24, 1831, Clarissa Strong; (2) Jan. 26, 

1836, Sarah Baird ; d. June 19, 1880. 
Ill Lewis, born June I, 1810, millwright; died 

unmarried at his father's house, July 10, 


46 American Pelton Genealogy. 

IV Sarah Ann, born Sept 4, 181 2; married 
at home, March 3, 1858, to David Fan- 
cher, of Brooklyn, E. D., N. Y., (died 
Sept. 2 1 , 1 867), son of Sylvanus Fancher, 
of Darien, Conn., and Warwick, N. Y.; 
died Brooklyn, E. D., March 19, 1881. 

47 V James, b. Jan. 8, 1815; m. (i) Sep. 16, 

1835, Ann A. Lobdell ; (2) Abbie M. 
Hinsdale, widow, Sept. 5, 1855. 

48 VI William Henry, b. Jan. 2, 181 7; m. Jan. 

22, 1840, Sarah Louise Hoyt. 
VII Elizabeth, born Jan. 7, 1820; married 
Warwick, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1838, William 
H. Anway, son of David Anway (some- 
times called Nanny), of Amity, War- 
wick, N. Y. Lived for some time at 
Amity. He deserted her, and died un- 
known; afterward she lived respected in 
New York city for a long time, but died 
in Warwick village, Wednesday morn- 
ing, June 13, 1888. 
50 VIII Francis, b. Jan. 28, 1823; m. Apr. 3, 1856, 
Elizabeth Jones. 

45. :^athaiiiel Pelton', second son of Robert", 
Samuel', Robert^ SamueF, SamueF, John\ born War- 
wick, Orange Co., N. Y., May 11, 1807; married (i), 
Steuben Co., N. Y., November 24, 1831, Clarissa 
Strong, (born October 27, 1812; died November 12, 
1832), daughter of Benjamin and Ann (Burt) Strong 
of Steuben Co., N. Y.; (2) January 26, 1836, at 
Warwick, N. Y., Sarah Baird. Lived in New York 
city and in Warwick, N. Y. Miller and farmer. Long 
an officer in the Reformed Dutch Church in War- 
wick. Died, Warwick, N. Y., June 19, 1880; his wife, 
Sarah Baird, died April i, 1886. 

Warwick and New York, N. Y. 47 

46. JaiiiesHenryPelton',only child of Nathan- 
ieV, Robert*, Samuer, Robert*, SamueF, SamueF, John', 
born Warwick, N. Y., October 12, 1832; married (i) 
New York, May 13, 1858, Sarah E. Ketchum, daugh- 
ter of Ezra C. and Jerusha Ketchum, of New York, 

who died, ; (2) at Waterloo, N. Y., June i, 

1 871, Mrs. Sarah P. (Fancher) Pomeroy, daughter 
of William Henry Fancher (died March 29, 1887), 
and his wife, Adelia (Crosby) Fancher (died Decem- 
ber 27, 1885), of Waterloo, N. Y. Occupation, the 
clothing business. Residence, 1892, Brooklyn, E. 
D., N. Y. Children, born in Brooklyn, E. D, N. Y.: 

I Sadie A., born Aug. 6, 1873. 
II James F., born Jan. 10, 1878. 
47 III William F. (adopted), b. Jan. 1^, 1864; 
m. Sept. 29, 1886, Mamie G. Genung. 

47. l¥illiaiii F. Pelton', adopted son of James 
H.', Nathaniel', Robert', SamueF, Robert', SamueP, 
Samuel', John', born at Waterloo, N. Y., January 13, 
1864; married at Waterloo, N. Y., September 29, 
1886, Mamie G., daughter of Seth P. and Sarah Ge- 
nung, of Waterloo, N. Y. Child: 

I William Genung, born July 21, 1888. 

45. James Pelton', fourth son of Robert^ SamueP, 
Robert*, SamueF, SamueF, John', born at Warwick, 
N. Y'., January 8, 181 5; married (i) at Sherburne, 
Chenango Co., N. Y., September 16, 1835, Ann 
A. Lobdell, daughter of John Lobdell, of that place, 
(died April 18, 1853); (2) at Norwich, N. Y., Sep- 
tember 5, 1855, Mrs. Abbie M. Hinsdale, daugh- 
ter of Dr. Harvey Harris, of Norwich, N. Y. Occu- 
pation, farmer, livery-stable, horse dealer. Lived in 
New York, then in Sherburne, N. Y., and again in 
New York; in 1892 in Brooklyn, E. D. Child: 

48 American Pelton Genealogy. 

47. Robert Hinsdale Pelton^, born New York, 
June 7, 1857; married at Whitestone, Long Island, 
N. Y., March 31, 1886, Irene Merritt, daughter of 
Capt. I. J. Merritt, of that place, who died July 5, 
1887, after an illness of one day; (2) in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., Oct. 16, 1889, Miss Lillie L. Hazeldine, 
daughter of Harvey Hazeldine, of New York city. 
Occupation, bookkeeper and secretary. Child: 

I Guy R., born at Whitestone, N. Y., Aug. 
29, 1890. Residence, 1892, White- 
stone, N. Y. 

45. William Henry Pelton', fifth son of Robert', 
SamueP, Robert*, Samuel', Samuel', John', born 
Warwick, N. Y., January 2, 1817; married Warwick, 
N. Y., January 22, 1840, Sarah Louisa Hoyt (died 
May 20, 1879), daughter of James and Lydia (Leeds) 
Hoyt, of that place. Farmer in Michigan and in 
Warwick, bookseller and stationer, and long time 
postmaster in Warwick. In 1892, living in Passaic, 
N. J. Children, born in Warwick, N. Y.: 

49 I Gideon H., b. Nov. 20, 1840; m. Aug. 23, 
1865, Fannie Petty; d. Aug. 23, 1865. 
II Lydia L., born July 22, 1842; teacher; died 
Warwick, N. Y, Aug. 11, 1863. 

III Theodore F., born Aug. 27, 1844; died 

Apr. 24, 1845. 

IV Mary E., born Oct. 22, 1846; died at 

home, Sept. 24, 1865. 

49 V Maurice Hoyt, b. Feb. 6, 1848; m. Jan. 

15, 1873, Alvaretta Ogden. 

50 VI Joseph H., b. Oct. 22, 1849; "i. Mar. 29, 

1877, Elizabeth Guthrie; d. Dec. 9, 

Warwick and New York, N. Y. 49 

VII Emily, born Mar. 28; 1855; married War- 
wick, N. v., to Joseph H. Wright, son 
of James and Mary Wright, of Passaic, 
N. J. Children: Wm. Pelton, b. Nov. 
14, 1883; Marie Louise, b. Apr. 14, 1886. 
Residence, 1892, Passaic, N. J. Mr. 
Wright is manager in a large print 

48. Gideon H. Pelton«, first son of William H.\ 
Robert^ Samuel", Robert*, SamueF, SamueP, John', 
born Warwick, N. Y., November 20, 1840; married 
Moriches, Long Island, N. Y., August 23, 1865, 
Fannie, daughter of John Pettie, of Moriches. He en- 
listed August 21, 1862, and served in the 124th Regi- 
ment of New York Volunteer Infantry, from its 
organization, July and August, 1862, in the Third 
and Second Corps, to the time of its discharge at 
the end of the war. After his marriage he lived in 
New York city until his death, September 28, 1867. 
He was wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. The 
hardships of the service probably hastened his death. 

I Charles Gideon, born New York, Aug. 
7, 1867. 

Mrs. Pelton married (2) January 31, 1877, Alan- 
son Edwards, and in 1886, lived in Moriches, Long 
Island, N. Y. 

48. Maurice Hoyt Pelton', third son of William 
H.', Robert^, Samuel", Robert', SamueP, Samuel', John\ 
born at Warwick, N. Y., February 6, 1848; married 
there, January 15, 1873, Alvaretta Ogden, daughter 
of William L. Ogden, of Warwick. Occupation, 
hardware merchant. Residence, 1892, Warwi<:k, 
Orange Co., N. Y. Child : 

50 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Louisa May, born Warwick, N. Y., M.^iy 
21, 1875. 

48. Joseph H. Pelton^ fourth son of William H.', 
Roberts Samuel*, Robert", Samuel', SamueF, John', 
born Warwick, N. Y., October 22, 1849 5 married 
at Newburgh, N. Y., March 29, 1877, Elizabeth, 
daughter of John Guthrie, of that place. Occupa- 
tion, baggage-master on the railroad. Residence, 
Newburgh, N. Y., where he died, December 9, 1885. 
Children, none. 

45. Francis Pelton\ sixth son of Robert , Sam- 
uel*, Robert*, SamueF, Samuel', John', born Warwick, 
Orange Co., N. Y., January 28, 1823 ; married 
New York city, April 3, 1856, Elizabeth Jones, 
daughter of Amos Jones, of that city. Residence, for 
some years, Brooklyn, E. D. In 1892, Keyport, N. J. 
Children, born in Brooklyn, E. D., N. Y.: 
I Mary E., born May 9, 1858. 
II Sarah E.,^ born Nov. 15, i860; died Jan. 
I 30, 1 86 1. 

III Lewis, I born Nov. 15, i860; died Feb. 

J 25, 1861. 

IV Edwin H., "j born Jan. 27, 1863. 

V George S., >-born Jan. 27, 1863; died Jan. 
) 20, 1864. 
VI William J., ) , ,, oA J- J 

VII AnnaR. t^^^" ^^\f' '^^^i died 
VIII Amelia G., j Apr. i, 1864. 

IX Clarence A., born May 27, 1865; died 
Nov. I, 1866. 

36. Saninel Pelton', fourth son of Samuel , 
Robert"*, SamueF, Samuel', John", born Darien, Conn., 
October ii, 1776; married (i) Darien, Conn., 

Darien, Conn., and Penn Yan, N. Y. 51 

December 23, 1797, Rachel Bates (b. May 3, 1775; 
d. July 21, T837), daughter of Charles Bates, of that 
place; (2) about 1839 or 1840, Widow Hannah 
Woodruff, of West Milford, N. J., at Penn Yan, N. 
Y. Tailor; farmer. Lived at Sharon, Conn., thence 
removed, first, to Penn Yan, N. Y., where he bought 
a farm and lived for years ; and, second, to New 
Straitsville, Perry Co., O., where he died, June 24, 
1857. Children: 

I Sons, [born Feb. 5, 1799; died Feb. 5, 
II Twins, j 1799- 
51 III Alfred, b. Oct. 11, 1802; m. Sept. 9, 1829, 
Eliza A. Lines; d. Mar. 28, 1875. 
IV Julia Ann, born Sharon, Conn., Sept. 9, 

1808; married Penn Yan, N. Y., , 

1838, to Alexander Cole; died Dec. 
10, 1867. Left 2 sons, George and 
Oscar, who lived at Prattsburgh, N. Y. 
53 V Linus Bates, b. Oct. 5, 1814; m. Sept. 23, 
1838, Hettie Maria Woodruff ; d. Oct. 

50. Alfred Pelton\ third son of Samuel', SamueP, 
Robert^ SamueF, SamueF, John', born at Sharon, 
Conn., October 11, 1802; married there, Sept. 9, 
1829, Eliza A., daughter of Benjamin Lines, of 
that place. Removed to Penn Yan, N. Y., thence to 
Naples, N. Y., thence returned to Penn Yan, and re- 
moved to Green Bay, Wis., and finally to Omro, Wis., 
where he died, March 28, 1875. Occupation at Penn 
Yan, Green Bay and Omro, a merchant; at Naples, 
N. Y., a tanner. His family, in 1885, were still liv- 
ing at Omro, Wis. Mrs. Pelton died March 28, 
1884. Children: 

52 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Harriet, born Penn Yan, N. Y., Feb. 28, 
1833; married Green Bay, Wis., Dec. 

21, 1858, Capt. M. J. Meade. One 
child, John F., b. July 13, i860. Resi- 
dence, 1892, Kaiikauna, Wis. 

II Julia, born Naples, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1835; 
married Green Bay, Wis., July 21, 1853, 
J. G. Beaumont, son of Dr. William 
Beaumont (of physiological renown as 
to digestion), of the U. S. army. Chil- 
dren: I. May, b. May 20, 1855; 2. W^il- 
liam,b.July 14, 1857; 3. Douglass Irwin, 
b. Sept. 2, 1859; 4. Ethan Allen, b. May 
7, 1861; 5. Sophia, b. Nov. 18, 1863; 6. 
Julia, b. Oct. 19, 1871. Residence, 1890, 
Green Bay, Wis. 
Ill Sophia, born Dec. 23, 1838; died July 

22, 1857. 

5a IV Charles, b. Mar. 24, 1844; rn- Apr. 24, 
1872, Maggie E. Sheppard. 

51. €harle§ Pelton', only son of Alfred', Samuel', 
SamueF, Robert*, SamueP, SamueF, John*, born 
Penn Yan, N. Y., March 24, 1844; married, April 
24, 1872, Maggie E. Sheppard. Merchant, living, 
1892, at Omro, Wis. Children, none. 

50. Liinas Bates Pelton', second son of Samuel', 
Samuer, Robert", Samuef, Samuel', John', born 
Sharon, Conn., October 5, 18 14; married Penn 
Yan, N. Y., September 23, 1838, Hetty Maria (b. 
May 23, 18 14), daughter of Daniel Woodruff and his 
wife Hannah (Tichenor), of West Milford, Passaic 
Co., N. J. He removed with his father's family to 
Penn Yan, Yates Co., N. Y., thence to New Straits- 
ville, Perry Co., O., where he died, October 15, 1877. 

Sharon, Conn., and Omro, Wis. 53 

Farmer. Children, the first three born in Penn Yan, 

N. Y., the fourth in Uniontown, O.: 

I Charlotte Louisa, born Sept. i, 1839; ^nar- 
ried Logan Co., O., Nov. 21, 1869, John 
Mason, son of James Mason, of Waynes- 
burg, Pa. One child, Hetty Maria, b. 
Sept. 24, 1870, m. Nov. 6, 1888, Silas 
C. Campbell. Children : Mary L. and 
Wm. Mason. Residence, 1878, Nelson 
Valley, O. 
II Julia Ann, born Aug. 16, 1841; married 
Feb. 4, 1864, Benjamin F. Mark, who 
diedat Rome, Ga., July 22, 1864; a mem- 
ber of the Veteran Corps of the 27th 
O. Vol. Inf'y. In 1878, a widow, living 
with her mother at New Straitsville, 0=; 
m. (2) Feb. 9, 1882, George Fluhart. 
Children: Maggie, b. July 11, 1884; 
Ellis, b. Apr. 21, 1886. Residence, 
1 89 1, Pleasant Hill, Cass Co., Mo. 

III Rachel Eliza, born Oct. 22, 1843; niarried 

in Logan Co., O., Nov. 27, 1866, John 
Deacon (d. at New Straitsville, O., Aug. 
27, 1866), son of Nathan Deacon, of 
Gore, O. One child, Mary Jane, b. 
Aug. II, 1867. 

IV Mary Ann, born July 28, 1846; married 

Uniontown, O., Sept. 20, 1866, Wm. H. 
Moore, son of Rob't Moore, of Lou- 
don Co., Va. Residence, 1878 Fulton- 
ham, O.; 8 children: Daughter, d. day of 
birth ; Linus R.; Oscar W.; Frank H.; 
Lula E.; Fred. B.; Lillie Josephine, b. 
Feb. 21, 1883; Harrison Delmore, b. 
Feb. 10, 1885; d. Mar. 17, 1889. 

54 American Pelton Genealogy. 

35. 'William Pelton', second son of Robert*, 

SamueF, SamueF, John', born Darien, Conn.., " last day 
of February," February 28, O. S., 1746-7; married. 
New York, July 20, 1766, Catharine, daughter of 
Richard and Catharine Smith, of New York city. 
Shoemaker, and lived the latter part of his life in New 
York, and there died in the summer of 18 10, having 
been a paralytic for sometime before his death. 
His wife Catharine, born October 4, 1 747, O. S. ; died 
August 23, 1896. Children, probably born in New 
York city: 

I Deborah, born Dec. 30, 1767; married 
Jacob Simonson, of New York city. 
II Catharine, born Mar. 20, 1768; died July 
21, 1772. 

III Richard, born May 15, 1772; died Aug. 

10, 1773. 

IV ; still born. 

V Catharine, born July 28, 1776; died Sept. 

14. ^111- 

VI ; lived one month. 

VII Catharine, born June 15, 1779; married 

John Gilmore, of New York; died . 

VIII Martha, born Dec. 27, 1 781; diedjune27, 
IX Hannah, born Dec. 24, 1 784; married New 
York, May 29, 1800, Peter* Chappel 
(died Oct. 8, 1828). Children: i. Wil- 
liam Pelton, b. Apr. 13, 1801; 2. Cath- 
arine, b. Nov. 28, 1807; ^- July 5, 1841. 
X Martha, born Dec. 24, 1786; no further 

* Peter Chappel married Frances Hutchinson, June 22, 1765. Made free- 
man of New York 1767. Is this the same Peter? Probably his father. 

Canterbury, Middletown, etc., Conn. 55 

XI Naomi, born Nov. 15, 1792; died Apr. 30, 

Note. — William Pelton Chappell, son of Peter and 
Hannah (Pelton) Chappell, m. August 3, 1822, Maria 
Louise Howes, daughter of Kimball and Eliza- 
beth Howes, of New York. Children: Eliza Jane, b. 
July 29, 1823; d. May 3, 1850; William Pelton, b. 
Sept. 6, 1825; d. Nov. 30, 1850; Alonzo, b. Mar. i, 
1828; artist, specialty, book illustrating. Residence, 
Middle Island, Suffolk Co., N. Y.; George, b. Jan. i, 
1830; John, b. Mar. 29, 1832; Still born; Jeffer- 
son, b. Aug. 20, 1840, lived a few months; Theodore, 
b. Sept. I, 1842; Angelo, b. Dec. 9, 1845; d. in 

31. John Pelton^, second son of SamueP, John', 
born in Dorchester, Mass., January 9, 1682; married, 
probably, in the fall of 1705, Jemima, place, exact 
date of marriage and maiden name of wife un- 
known, (though it was probably Johnson). He was 
probably married in or near Dorchester, as in Miss 
Larned's '* History of Windham Co., Conn.," we find it 
recorded " that in 1706 John Pelton, Jeremiah Plymton 
and Charles and Paul Davenport, of Dorchester, Mass., 
bought lands and fences of Jeremiah Fitch in the 
southern part of Canterbury in that county." In 
1708 John Leffingwell also sold them land. At what 
time he left Windham Co. is unknown, but he prob- 
ably kept his interest there down to 1715, for on Jan- 
uary 19 of that year (notwithstanding he had bought 
land and built a house in Haddam, Conn,), as we 
also learn from Miss Earned, he with Jeremiah 
Plymton and others of Canterbury and the sheriff, 
met at the house of Jabez Utter, to dispossess him 
of lands claimed by Capt. Jonathan Belcher, attorney 

56 American Pelton Genealogy. 

of Capt. John Blackwell. On their arrival, Utter 
being absent, and his wife Mary and their children in 
possession, John Pelton, John Chandler and Edward 
Morris gained possession by placing poles against 
the house, up which they climbed to the roof and 
thence down the chimney, and opened the door, 

March 24, 1713, he, then designated as of Lyme, 
Conn., bought 20 acres of land in Haddam, Conn., 
of Joseph Graves, said land lying on " the south side 
of Roaring Brook, near the country road." April 12, 
1 714, Mr. John Pelton having, with the advice of 
neighbors, set up the frame of his house on the Com- 
mon or Town's land, he requested of " ye Proprietors 
and inhabitants " that they would grant him about an 
acre and one half of land to join the land on which 
he had placed his house and also join that which he 
bought of Graves. This was granted " provided it 
doth not damnify the highway, or prove predudicial 
to the saw mill," and " Left. James Wells and John 
Bate were appointed to set out said land to said 
John Pelton." This land, near Roaring Brook, 
now Clark's Creek, with 24 acres in another par- 
cel, he sold to Joseph Lewis for ^175, March 28, 
1 719. On January 28, 1716, he bought at a fore- 
closure sale in a suit against Robert Allen, two par- 
cels of land of 100 and 130 acres, in Groton, Conn., 
where his brother Henry then lived. February 14, 
I 71 7, he sold for ^125, 80 acres, to Robert Stoddard, 
the deed of which, up to about 1870, was still in the 
possession of Stoddard's descendants in Sullivan Co., 
N. Y., and was then destroyed. 

He, also, sold, Nov. 26, 171 7, to his brother Henry, 
for /40, 97 acres, previously bought of William Miner. 
In all we find in Groton eight deeds, three to and five 
from John Pelton, reaching down to 1721. After the 

Canterbury, Middletown, etc., Conn. 57 

sale of his Haddam property, as above stated, he 
probably returned to Lyme, for on the day of that 
sale he in Lyme, March 28, 1719, bought land of 
Ebenezer Coleman. He had previously, March 9, 
1 71 7-18, bought land in Lyme of Isaac Willey, being 
in this deed designated as of Groton, Conn. Again, 
June 25, 1722, he bought land in Lyme, of Rich'd 
Ely; also of him, June 25, 1722, and of him, again, 
May 7, 1725, and February 7, 1728-29 ; in the last 
deed being designated as of Saybrook, Conn. 

Saybrook. — On May 21, 1725, William Pratt sold 
several parcels of land for ;^25o, to John Pelton, of 
Lyme, Conn. February 2, 1725-6, Philip Shattuck 
and Margaret his wife, Quit-Claim the above lands 
to John Pelton, of Saybrook, Conn.; showing that he 
had removed to Saybrook. The same day Pratt. 
Shattuck and wife convey land to John Pelton, of Say- 
brook. March 16, 1727, "John Clark, Nathan Pratt, 
Hezekiah Buckingham and Samuel Willard laid to 
John Pelton, three pieces of land in ^Pautopouge 
quarter." Again in 1 730, and in 1 730-31, land was laid 
out to him. In February 23, 1730-31, John Clarke 
and Thomas Starkey conveyed land to him. 

Middletown, Conn., in that part now Chatham 
and Portland. The exact date of his removal to 
Middletown is unknown. The land records show 
that on March 6, 1734, he bought of George Beck- 
with, 378 acres of land for ^450; of the estate of 
Nathaniel Woodward, September 16, 1735, 200 acres 
for ;^236. This last conveyance is a release by the 
School Commissioner to the heirs of John Pelton, of 
a mortgage on " School Lands " that he had bought; 
he having died July 15, 1735, as appears by the fol- 

*Sometimes spelled Pautipaug. 

58 American Pelton Genealogy. 

lowing inscription on his tombstone, now standing in 
the old graveyard in Essex, Conn. : 
" Here lieth ye body 
of Mr. John Pelton who 
departed this life July ye 
15, 1735 in ye 52 year 
of his age." 
He died in the midst of a very active life, and in 
the mature vigor of his mental powers. Careful 
search has been made through his many land convey- 
ances to find any mention of his occupation, but in 
vain. It is probable that he was a carpenter and 
joiner; a builder. Children, the first three born in 
Canterbury, Conn., the birthplace of the others not 
known with certainty: 

I Mary, born Oct. 21, 1706; married Mid- 

dletown, Conn., Dec. 11, 1735, Thomas 

McCleve. Children: Robert, b. Aug. 

23, 1736; Thomas, b. Feb. 15, 1737-8; 

Josiah, b. Dec. 5, 1740. She d. Dec. 

12, 1740. 

59 n John, b. Feb. 29, 1708; m. (i) Dec. 9, 

1731, Elizabeth Champion; (2) March 

' 25, 1756, Martha Shipman ; d. Jan. 29, 


227 ni James, b. July 21, 1710; m. Jan. 14, 1735-6, 

Elizabeth Burr, d. , . 

282 IV Phineas, b. probably about 171 2; m. (i) 
May 22, 1740, Mary McKay; (2) un- 
known ; d. May 24, 1 799. 

307 V Johnson, b. , 1714; m. March 3, 1748, 

Keziah Freeman; d. Dec. 13, 1804, ae. 
90. (Tombstone.) 

Was not Johnson named after his 
maternal grandfather? 

Canterbury, Saybrook, etc., Conn. 59 

VI Josiah, b. , 1714; m. about 1750, 

Hannah Churchill; d. Feb. 2, 1792, se. 
78. (Tombstone.) 
VII Jemima, born about 1715 or '16; married 
Jan., 1733, Gideon Buckingham (b. Feb. 
22, 1708), son of Hezekiah and Sarah 
(Lay or Leigh) Buckingham, of Say- 
brook, Conn.; time of death unknown. 
VIII Sarah, born about 171 7 or '18; married 
Jan. 18, 1738-39, Daniel Comstock, of 
Saybrook, Conn. Children: i. Daniel 
S., b. Sept. I, 1739; 2. Daniel, b. Sept. 
30, 1740; 3. Asa, b. Mar. 6, 1742-43; 4. 
Sarah, b. Sept. 8, 1745; d. Saybrook, 
Conn., Sept. 20, 1745. 
IX Elizabeth, born about 1720. No other 

X Keturah, born about 1721. No other 
S52 XI Joseph, b. Apr. 15, 1722; m. Sept. 27, 
1744, Anna Penfield; d. Dec. 31, 1804, 
ae. 83 years. 

55. John Pelton% first son of John', Samuel', 
John', born in Canterbury, Windham Co., Conn., 
February 29, 1708; married (i) Elizabeth Champion 
at Saybrook, Conn., December 9, 1731, who died 
December 5, 1755; (2) March 25, 1756, Martha 
Shipman, daughter of John Shipman, of Chester, 
Conn. He lived on his father's homestead at Say- 
brook (now, by division of Saybrook, in Essex), and 
there died, January 29, 1786, and was buried near his 
father in the old burying-ground at Essex, Conn., 
where his head-stone still stands, bearing the follow- 
ing inscription, viz.: 

6o American Pelton Genealogy. 

" In Memory of 

Mr. John Pelton who died 


In his 8i'' year." 

His family record is in the possession of Tensard 
D. Pelton, of Gustavus, Trumbull Co., Ohio. Chil- 
dren, born at Saybrook, Conn.: 
By the first wife : 

I "Our first son was born Sept. 15, 1732;" 

died in infancy. 
II Elizabeth, born Oct. 7, 1735; died (Town 
Record) Feb. 2, 1750. 
62 III John, b. Nov. 27, 1735; m. about 1758, 

Abigail Miller; d. Apr. 17, 1819. 
75 IV Nathan, b. May 2, 1738; m. (i) Nov. 23, 
1763, Ruth Thompson; (2) Sept. 30, 
1790, widow Mary Waters; d. May 16, 


94 V Ithamar, b. Nov. 22, 1740; m. Asenath 
Pratt, about 1764; d. Mar. 16, 1826. 
VI Lucy, born Mar. 5, 1743; died (Town 
Record), May 2, 1748. 
153 VII Josiah, b. Aug. 15, 1745; m. (i) Dec. 10, 
1767, Mary Griswold; (2) Aug. 20, 
181 1, widow Chloe Gilder; d. Sept. 3, 
184 VI 1 1 William, b. Dec. 2, 1747; m. about 1790, 
Lois Harvey; d. May 25, 1825. 
IX Eliza, born Feb. 26, 1749; no further 
record; probably married Robert Den- 
nison, of Essex, Conn. 
X Lucy, born Sept. 11, 1752; married (i) 
Oct. 7, 1779, William Miller, Jr., who 

Saybrook and Essex, Conn. 6i 

died Nov. 2, 1795; children, six; (2) 

date, and name unknown. 

XI Sarah, born Jan. 2, 1755; died in infancy. 

By the second wife: 

198 XII Joseph, b. Nov. 25, 1756; m. about Nov., 

1778, Prudence Pelton; d. June 15, 1837. 

XIII Ruth, born Jan. 17, 1758; married Chat- 

ham, Conn., Theophilus Lord, of Lyme, 
Conn. In 1876, a daughter, Mrs. Lucy 
Luther, over 90 years old, lived in Had- 
lyme. One of Mrs. L.'s daughters mar- 
ried a Mr. Morgan, and their son, Dr. 
Morgan, in 1876, lived in Middletown, 

XIV Martha, born Aug. 24, 1 759; married about 

1784, John Pelton, her cousin, son of 
Josiah Pelton, of Chatham, Conn.; died 
at Springwater, Livingston Co., N. Y., 
Feb. 16, 1846. 
XV Priscilla, born Sept. 10, 1761; married 
Middletown, Conn., Mar. 27, 1782 
(Middletown Records), Timothy Butler. 
Children, five. Lived in New Hart- 
ford or Harwinton, Conn. 
«03XVI Phineas, b. Dec. 5, 1763; m. May 6, 1784, 
Margaret Tucker; d. Mar. 5, 1847. 
XVII Sarah, born Jan. I, 1766; married Middle- 
town, Conn., Mar. 3, 1785, Samuel Sim- 
mons, Jr., and removed to Lyme, N. H.; 
died Monroe, N. H., Aug. 21, 1862. A 
daughter, Mrs. Polly Ward, lived 
Hanover, N. H., in 1875. ^^s. S. used 
to say that she had two troubles and a 
half : her Joseph was lame, the old grey 
goose was dead, and she was out of snuff. 

62 American Pelton Genealogy. 

aiSXVIII Jonathan, b. May 21, 1768; m. about 1789, 
Elizabeth Baker; d Dec. 3, 1850. 
XIX Elizabeth, born Oct. 5, 1771; married 

Benjamin Tucker, an able farmer, 

of New Hartford, Litchfield Co., Conn., 

and there lived and there died. Her 

descendants still live in New Hartford. 

220 XX David, b. Dec. 30, 1773 ; m. June 15, 

1796, Lucy Stone; d. Aug. 22, 182 1. 
226 XXI Israel, b. Apr. i, 1775; m. about 1807, 
Lois Wright; d. Mar. 20, 1830. 
XXII Jemima, born Aug. 3, 1779; married 
Essex, Conn., Sept. 24, 1801, Russell 
Post, of that place (who was born there, 
Sept. 13, 1778). Lived in Essex, and 
there Mr. Post died Nov. 8-13, 1876; 
his wife, Jemima, having died in 1852. 
Note. — April 24, 1733, Ebenezer Brockway con- 
veyed lands in Essex, to John Pelton, Jr. January 16, 
1733-4, Abraham Andrews conveyed land to the 
same. Dec. 17, 1736, he bought land of Hezekiah 
Buckingham. Again Nov. 18, 1737, of William 
Parker, and April 25, 1738, of John Clarke. June 17, 
1 73 1, he records the marks that shall designate his 
cattle, and again January 6, 1747-8. On September 
12, 1749, he was admitted a freeman, etc., etc. 

After John Pelton's death, his widow married Dr. 
Jos. Bishop, of Saybrook, whose first wife was widow 
Keturah (Mott) Parker, widow of Captain Abner 
Parker, of Saybrook. Mrs. Bishop, second, died sud- 
denly; date unknown. 

59. John Pelton', second son of John*, John*, 
Samuer, John', born Saybrook, now Essex, Conn., 
Nov. 27, 1735; married about 1758, Abigail Miller, of 

Saybrook and Essex, Conn. 63 

Rocky Hill, Hartford Co., Conn. Removed to Chat- 
ham, now Portland, Conn., where he lived, and there 
died, April 1 7, 1 8 1 9. His wife, as appears from public 
records, died April 3, 18 12. Occupation shipbuilding, 
at the yard lately owned by Sylvester Gildersleeve. 
He was short and stout, and of florid complexion. 
Children, probably born at Portland: 

63 I John, b. 1765; m. (i) Jerusha Sage; (2) 
widow Chapman; (3) Sally (Warner) 
Pelton, widow of his brother William ; 
d. Nov. 8, 1826, ae. 61. 
H Elizabeth, born April 3, 1767; married 
Luther Matson, of Glastonbury, Conn.; 
lived at Eastbury,Conn., and there died, 
Oct. 8, 18 1 3. 

ni Lucy, born ; married May 14, 1801 

(Ch. Rec), Edmund Matson, of Glaston- 
bury, Conn. No children. Died in the 
house where she was born, Portland, 

73 IV William, b. , 1775 (bapt. March 19, 

1775); m. Sally Warner; d. Oct. 8, 18 13. 

V Jonathan, born ; died June 8, 1790. 

(Ch. Rec.) 

VI Nathan, born ,1771; baptized June 2, 

1 771 (Rec. ist Cong. Ch., Portland); 
probably died young, as we find no 
further record of him. 
Note. — - The records of this family are quite frag- 
mentary and uncertain as to the order of births. It 
is probable that other children were born and died in 
infancy, the records of which have not been found. 

62. John Pelton', first son of John\ John', John^ 
Samuel', John', born Chatham, now Portland, Conn., 

64 American Pelton Genealogy. 

about 1765; married (i) Jerusha Sage, about 1785 or 
1786 (died April 3, 181 2), sister of Mrs. Marshall Pel- 
ton, of Portland, and daughter of Lemuel Sage, of 
Middletown, Conn.; (2) widow Chapman; (3) Sally 
(Warner) Pelton, widow of his brother William. 
Lived at Portland, Conn., and there died, " Nov. 8 
1826, aofed 61." Children, born at Portland: 
By his first wife: 

I Clarissa, born Sept. 1 9, 1 787; married Aug. 
27, 1 81 5, Jeremiah Button, son of Wil- 
liam Button, of Norwich, Conn. (b. Oct. 
2, 1 791; d. June 2, 1861.) Children: Lor- 
inda, Egbert O., Cleveland and Jere- 
miah P., the last living, 1878, in Port- 
land, Conn. Lived in Portland, and 
there died, June 5, 1861. 
II Betsey, born Oct. 16, 1790; married Alvin 
Brainard, son of Asa Brainard, of Had- 
dam. Conn. Lived at Haddam, and 
there died. May 12, 1834. Children, 7. 
A son, Asa Atwood Brainard, lived at 
Higganum, Conn., in 1878. 
1 1 1 Philena, born Sept. 15,1 789; married Aug. 
10, 1 8 1 2, Buckley Goodrich, son of Fred*= 
Goodrich, of Glastonbury, Conn. Lived 
at Glastonbury and at Hunter, N. Y., 
where she died Jan., 1875-6; 7 children, 
3 sons and 4 daughters. 
65 IV Jonathan, b. July 30, 1794; m. Amy Good- 
rich, Nov. 17, 181 2; d. Apr. I, 1836. 
68 V Orin, b. Apr. 24, 1797; m. (i) Sarah 
Fuller; (2) Elizabeth Matson, Aug. 
12, 1830; d. Nov. I, 1854. 
70 VI Halsey, b. Oct. 14, 1800; m. (i) Jan. 22, 

Saybrook and Essex, Conn. 65 

1827, Adeline Tracey; (2) Apr. 5, 1831, 
Julia Curtis; d. June 30, 1878. 
71 VII Samuel S., b. Dec. 9, 1805; m. July 10, 
1830, Lydia Norton; d. 1857. 
VIII Jerusha, born 1808; married Dec. 23, 
1827, Wm. P. Button. Lived at South 
Glastonbury, Conn., and there died, 
Sept. 28, 1859. Children: Lucy A., 
Lavinia M., William W., and two that 
died in infancy. 
ri IX Roderick, b. Oct. 10, 1808; m. (i) Feb. 
9, 1835, Nancy A. Wilcox; (2) Laura 
M.Wilcox, July 6, 1843; d. Oct. 1 1, 1871. 
Children of Sally Warner Pelton, the second wife 
having had none. 

X Catharine, born about 181 7. Lived with 
Mr. Warner. 
XI Lucy Ann, born about 18 19; married 
June 19, 1838, Joseph Curtiss, of Berlin, 
Conn. Lived in Syracuse, N. Y., when 
last heard from. 
XII Frances Mary, born about 182 1; un- 
married. Lived at New Haven, Conn.; 
died about i860, at the house of her 
brother, Halsey Pelton, in Pewaukee, 
Catherine, Lucy Ann and Frances Mary were bap- 
tized Oct. 20, 1822. (Ch. Rec.) 

63. Jonathan Pelton', first son of John^ John', 
John", John", SamueF John', born at Portland, Conn., 
July 30, 1794; married November 17, 181 2, Amy 
Goodrich, who died January i, 1838. He lived at 
Portland and heredied, April 1,1836. Children, born 
at Portland: 

66 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Samantha, born Aug. 8, 1813; married 

Portland, Dec. 30, 1830, Daniel Potter. 

II Clarissa Matilda, born Feb. 28, 18 15; 

married Portland, Herman Hough, of 

Meriden, Conn., July 4, 1839. 

Ill Emily Elizabeth, born May 29, 181 7; 

married Aug. 21, 1842, Alexander 

Houston, of Hartford, Conn. ; died Feb. 

22, 1855. 

«6 IV Charles, b. July 20, 1819; m. Feb. 14, 1843, 

Sarah Goodrich. 
«7 V Reuben G., b. Aug. 17, 1822; m. May 23, 
1850, E. A. Woodbridge. 
VI Maria, born Aug. 25, 1825; married Jan. 
18, 1854, Hayneth Porter Hansom. 
Lived in Covington, Ky., where she 
died, Jan. 29, 1876; left a daughter. 
VII Amy Ann, born Oct. 25, 1828; married 
Sept. I, 1846, F. B. Moss. 

65. Charles Pelton', first son of Jonathan', John', 
John', John", John^ Samuel", John', born Portland, 
Conn., July 20, 1819; married Salem, Pa., Feb. 14, 
1843, Sarah Goodrich. Living, in 1890, in Salem, 
Wayne Co., Pa. Mrs. Sarah Pelton died December 
9, 1889. Children: 

67 I Franklin, b. Sept. 9, 1844; m. May 31, 

1866, Mary Adelaide Walker. 
67 II Florence, b. July 13, 1848; m. Oct. 28, 

1869, Jane E. Walker. 
67 III Leroy J., b. Sept. 12, 1852; m. Oct. i, 
1879, Olive J. Nash. 

Chatham and Portland, Conn. ^y 

66. Franklin Pelton", first son of Charles', Jona- 
than\ John", John', John^ John^, Samuer, John', born at 
Salem (Hamlinton P. O.), Wayne Co., Pa., September 
9, 1844; married there, May 31, 1866, Mary Adelaide 
Walker (b. April 12, 1846), daughter of William J. 
Walker, of Binghamton, N. Y. Occupation, mer- 
chant. Residence, in 1890, at Moscow, Luzerne Co., 
Pa. Children, none. 

66. Florence Felton', second son of Charles', 
Jonathan', John', John', John^ John', SamueF, John\ 
born at Salem (Hamlinton P. O.), Wayne Co., Pa., 
July 13, 1848; married there, October 28, 1869, Jane 
E. Walker, born November 25, 1850, daughter of 
Sabrinus Walker, of Hamlinton, Pa. Residence, in 
1890, Moscow, Pa. Occupation, merchant. Children: 
I Ella M., born Aug. 18, 1870. 
II Clair W., born May 18, 1884. 

66. licroy J. Pelton', third son of Charles', Jona- 
than', John', John", John*, John^ SamueF, John', born 
at Salem (Hamlinton P. O.), Wayne Co., Pa., Septem- 
ber 12, 1852; married, Bethany, Pa., October 1, 1879, 
Miss Olive J. Nash, daughter of John Nash, of 
Hamlinton, Wayne Co., Pa. Residence, 1890, Ham- 
linton P. O., Pa. Child: 

I Homer, born June 29, 1883. 

65. Reuben O. Pelton% second son of Jonathan', 
John', John', John*, John", SamueF, John', born Port- 
land, Conn., Aug. 17, 1822 ; married, Salem, Pa., 
May 23, 1850, Miss E. A. Woodbridge, daughter of 
William Woodbridge, of that place. Living, 1890, 
at Portland, Conn. Farmer. Child: 

68 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Mary Augusta, born July I, 1853; married 
Portland, Conn., July 2, 1882, Edward 
F. Bigelow, publisher and printer, b. 
Colchester, Conn., Jan. 14, i860, son of 
Wm. S. Bigelow, of that place. Chil- 
dren: Nellie P., b. Mar. 12, 1883; Wood- 
bridge Fuller, b. Sept. 2, 1885; Flora, 
b. May 22, 1890. Residence, in 1890, 
Portland, Conn. 

63. Orin Pelton', second son of John^ John^, 
John^ John", SamueP, John', born Portland, Conn., 
April 24, 1797; married (i) September 9, 1818, Sarah 
Fuller; (2) August 12, 1830, Elizabeth Matson, 
daughter of John Matson, of Thetford, Vt. Stone 
mason; died, Glastonbury, Conn., November i, 
1854. Children : 

I Harriet, born July 13, 18 19; married Dec. 
30, 1838, Reuben Tryon. Lived, 1876, 
Glastonbury, Conn. One child then 
living, Elizabeth A., b. July 13, 1848; m. 
to James Carter. 
II Jerusha S., by ist wife, born Oct. 9, 

1827; died Oct. 18, 1827. 
Ill Daughter of 2d wife, born Feb. 13, 1832; 
died Feb. 15, 1832. 
68 IV Leroy Delos, b. July 14, 1833; ^^- (^ 
Nov. II, 1856, Isabel S. Milliard; (2 
Aug. 19, 1867, Mary H. Kenyon. 

68. Le Roy Delos Pelton', only son of Orin', 
John*, John', John', John', SamueF, John\ born South 
Glastonbury, Conn., July 14, 1833 ; rnarried (i) 
Evanston, 111., November 1 1, 1856, Isabel S., daughter 

Hartford, Conn., and Oakland, Cal. 69 

of James Otis Milliard, of Middletown, Conn.; (2) 
August 19, 1867, at Hartford, Conn., Mary H. Ken- 
yon, daughter of Sprague Kenyon, of that place. 
Dentist at Hartford, Conn., removing in April, 1880, 
to Oakland, Cal., and there died, April 24, 1891. 
Children : 

I Louis Courtland, b. June 23, 1859; m. 
Dec. 24, 1890, Agnes Stewart. 
n Jennie Theresa, born Oct. 8, 1861 ; married 
about 1882, Harry J. Armstrong; one 
daughter, Dorothy P. (b. July 12, 1889; 
died Dec, 1889); died May 15, 1890. 
HI Ward Leroy, b. June 3, 1863 ; m. Mar., 
1889, Mamie King. 

68. liOiiis Courtland Pelton', first son of Leroy 
D.^ Orin^ John^ John^ John^ John', SamueP, John', 
born South Glastonbury, Conn., June 23, 1859. Lived 
in Hartford, Conn., until nineteen years of age, then 
in Chicago, 111., for some years, and in 1891 in New 
York city, where he married December 24, 1890, 
Miss Agnes Stewart, daughter of Robert D. Stewart, 
of Scotland. Printer. Residence, 189 1, New York. As 
an athlete, middle-weight wrestler he won six matches, 
was never defeated, and stood ready to meet any 
middle-class wrestler in the State of New York. 

68. Ward l-e Roy Pelton', second son of Leroy 
D.^, Orin', John^ John\ John', John^ SamueP, John>, 
born, Hartford, Conn., June 3, 1863. Lived in Hart- 
ford, removed to Oakland, Cal., in April, 1880; mar- 
ried there, March 5, 1889, Miss Mamie King, of 
Oakland. Occupation, the boot and shoe trade. 
Residence, in 1891, Oakland, Cal.; address, 1005 
Broadway. Child: 

70 , American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Edith Theresa, born at Oakland, Cal., 

Nov. 30, 1889. 

63. Halsey Peltom, third son of John*, John*, 
John^ John', SamueP, John', born Portland, Conn-, 
October 14, 1800; married (i), January 22, 1827, 
Adeline Tracey, who lived only about eight months; 
(2) April 5, 183 1, Julia Curtiss, daughter of Jeptha 
Curtiss, of Erie, Pa. Lived in Cleveland, Ohio, 
and removed to Pewaukie, Wis., where he lived, 
and there died, June 30, 1878. Occupation in Wis- 
consin, a manufacturer of lime. Children: 

70 I Edgar R.,b. Jan. 10, 1832; m. Kate Peffer, 
Mar. 5, 1857. 

70 II William Halsey, b. Sept. 2, 1840; m. Nov. 

II, 1868, Eliza M. Brown. 

71 III Milo C, b. June 10, 1845; "^- ^"g- 29, 

1872, Helen L. Payne. 
IV Julia A., b. Apr. 16, 1847; at home, 1876. 
V and VI died in infancy. 

70. Edg:ar R. Pelton', first son of Halsey', John*, 
John', John^ John^ SamueF, John\ born in Cleveland, 
Ohio, January 10, 1832; married March 5, 1857, Kate 
Peffer, daughter of George P. Peffer. Engineer. 
Residence, 1876, Cincinnati, Ohio. Children: 
I Edgar H., born Oct. 21, 1858. 
II Ida E., born Cincinnati, O., Oct. 5, i860. 

70. \¥illiaiii Hal§ey Pelton', second son of Hal- 
sey', John^ John\ John^, John', SamueF, John', born 
September 2, 1840; married November 11, 1868, Eliza 
M., daughter of Thomas Brown. Manufacturer of 
lime. Residence, 1876, Pewaukee, Wis. Children: 
I Minnie J., born Oct. 13, 1869. 
II Annie J., born Dec. 11, 1872. 

Portland, Conn., Cincinnati, Ohio, etc. 71 

70. Milo C. Pelton^ third son of Halsey', John', 
John\ John*, John^ SamueP, John', born June 10, 
1845; married August 29, 1872, Helen Payne, daugh- 
ter of George Payne. Residence, 1876, Pewaukee, 
Wis. Manufacturer of lime. Children: 
I Helen M., born Oct., 1873. 
n Infant son, born and died Mar., 1875. 

63. Namuel S.Pelton', fourth son of John", John', 
John*, John^ Samuel'", John', born Hartford, Conn., 
December 9, 1805; married, Cleveland, Ohio, July 
10, 1830, Lydia Norton Clothier. Died, Elyria, 
Ohio, 1857. Children: 

I Adeline J., born Sept. 4, 1832; died Nov. 
20, 1834. 
n John B., born July 28, 1834; died 1853. 
HI Charlotte, born Dec. 7, 1835; married 
Elyria, Ohio, June 10, 1852, Peter De 
Vries. Children of Mr. De Vries in 
1876, lived in East Toledo, Ohio. i. 
Mary, b. Apr. 28, 1853; m. Gale Ozier, 
Oct. 13, 1875; 2. John W., b. Dec. 20, 

63. Roderick Pelton^, fifth son of John', John', 
John*, John", SamueP, John', born Portland, Conn., 
Oct. 10, 1808; married (i) Nancy A. Willcox, Febru- 
ary 9, 1835, at Girard, Pa.; (2) July 6, 1843, Laura 
M. Willcox at Manchester, Pa., daughters of Perley 
I. Willcox, of Girard, Pa. Lived at Erie, Pa., and 
there died, October 11, 1871. Marble cutter. Chil- 

72 I Edward Livingston, b. Feb. 10, 1836; m. 
Apr. 21, 1864, Henrietta Ferguson. 

72 American Pelton Genealogy. 

72 II Roderick Jarius, b. Manchester, Pa., Aug. 
31, 1837; m. Sept. 26, 1876, Frances 
Louisa Kerr. 
Ill Lucy Ann, born Aug. 27, 1839; married 
Apr., 1864, Philip Honecker. Resi- 
dence, Erie, Pa. Children: Charles A., 
b. May 19, 1865; Harrison H., b. Nov. 
21, 1866; Laura May, b. June 12, 1869. 
IV Charles Edwin, born at Erie, Pa., May 8, 
1844; served in the War of the Great 
Rebellion, in Company I, 83d Regi- 
ment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. 

71. Edward LiTin^ston Pelton', first son of 
Roderick', John', John", John^ John^ SamueF, John', 
born at Manchester, Erie Co., Pa., February 10, 1836; 
married at Erie, Pa., April 21, 1864, Henrietta Fergu- 
son, daughter of John Ferguson. Occupation, dealer 
in marble and granite. Residence, in 1891, at Erie, 
Pa. Children, born at Erie, Pa.: 

I Frank Edward, born Feb. 20, 1865. 
II Joe Livingston, born Nov. 4, 1867. 

III George, born Mar. 25, 1870; died Apr. 17, 


IV Jay Roderick, born Sept. 20, 1872. 
V Roy Ramsay, born May 22, 1876. 

VI Ruth Maria, born Aug. 16, 1878. 

VII Scott Blinn, born July 21, 1881. 

VIII Grant, born Apr. i, 1885. 

IX Ward Cleveland, born Aug. 27, 1888. 

71. Roderick Jarlns Pelton', second son of 
Roderick', John', John', John', John', SamueF, John', 
born at Manchester, Erie Co., Pa., August 31, 1837; 
married at St. Thomas, Ont, September 26, 1876, 

Saybrook and Chatham, Conn., Branch. 73 

Frances Louisa Kerr, of that place. Occupation, 
accountant, assistant auditor for the Michigan Cen- 
tral Railroad Co. at St. Thomas, Ont. Residence at 
St. Thomas, Ont. Children: 

I Frank Kerr, born July 26, 1877. 
II Harry Lee, born Oct. 22, 1883; died Dec. 
II, i; 

62. IVilliam Pelton', second son of John', John^ 
John", SamueP, John', born Portland, Conn., March, 
1775 (baptized March 19, 1775, Ch. Rec); married 
Sally Warner at Portland ; shipbuilder. Lived at 
Portland, and there died suddenly, October 8, 18 13 
(October 6, 18 13, by Ch, Rec.) Children, born at 
Portland : 

72 I Nathan W., b. Sept. 18, 1799 ; m. Dec, 
1 818, Abigail Coleman, 

II Sarah, born , 1801; died May , 

Note.— Mrs, William Pelton, above, married (2) 
her husband's brother John, as his third wife. (See 
page 64). 

73. Nathan W. Pelton', only son of William^ 
John', John', John', SamueP, John', born, Portland, 
Conn., September 18, 1799; married December 2, 
1 8 1 8, at Wethersfield, Conn., Abigail Coleman, daugh- 
ter of Elisha Coleman; cabinet-maker. Lived at 
Wethersfield, Conn.; died there, February 4, 1884. 
Children, born in Wethersfield: 

I Hannah C, born Apr. 7, 1820; married 
Sept, 21, 1847, Daniel P. Bunce, of 
Waterbury, Conn. No children. 
II Elizabeth A., born Aug. 13, 1822; mar- 
ried Dec. I, 1 841, Philo S. Newton. 

74 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Residence, 1876, Hartford, Conn. Chil- 
dren: Annie Coleman, who married Dr. 
G. F. Hawley, Hartford, Conn., and 
Philo Woodhouse. Mr. Philo S. New- 
ton died May 2, 1891. 
HI Sarah Maria, born Apr. 21, 1824; married 
Mar. 5, 1847, Isaac Sheals. Children: 
Charles D. and Ida E. In 1876, a 
widow, living at Wethersfield. 

74 IV William H., b. Dec. 31, 1826; m. Apr. 24, 

1851, Nancy A. Holden. 

V Harriet D., born Oct. 20, 1828; married 

Jan. 25, 1856, Stephen Willard. Chil- 
dren: Stephen, Hattie, Mary, Eliza, 
Martha. Living, 1876, at Forestport, 
N. Y. 

VI Mary F., born Dec. 24, 1840; married 

Wethersfield, Nov. 12, 1879, John G. 
Belden, son of Lathrop Belden, of that 
place. Residence, 1880, at Wethersfield. 

73. IVilliam H. Pelton^, only son of Nathan W.', 
William', John', John*, John', SamueP, John', born 
Wethersfield, Conn., December 31, 1826; married 
April 24, 185 1, Nancy A. Holden, daughter of Eber 
Holden, of Rocky Hill, Conn.; cabinet-maker. Resi- 
dence, 1878, Rocky Hill, Conn. Children, born at 
Rocky Hill: 

75 I William A., b. Apr. 20, 1853; "^- Sept. 12, 

1877, Miss Harriet A. Lyne. 
II Fannie I., born Feb. 25, 1855; married at 
Brooklyn, N. Y., July 3, 1881, George 
F. Gill, son of George Gill, of Worces- 
ter, Mass. Residence, 1891, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

Portland, Rocky Hill, etc., Conn. 75 

III Chauncey, born May 19, 1859. 
75 IV Henry F., b. July 16, 1862; m. Oct. 24, 
1889, Anna M. Fischer. 

74. William A. Peltoii', first son of William H.^ 
Nathan W.', William^ John^ John^ John^ SamueP, 
John', born at Rocky Hill, Conn., April 20, 1853 ; 
married at Clinton, Conn., September 12, 1877, Miss 
Harriet A. Lyne, daughter of Henry A. Lyne, of that 
place. Occupation, superintendent for Wilcox Silver 
Plate Co., Meriden, Conn., where he resides, in 1891. 
Children : 

I Clifford Lyne, born Dec. 28, 1878. 
II Albert Lewis, born Feb. i, 1881. 

74. Henry F. Pelton'', third son of William H.', 
Nathan W.\ William^ John\ John^ John^ SamueP, 
John', born July 16, 1862, at Rocky Hill, Conn.; mar- 
ried October 24, 1889, at Fort Douglass, Utah, Miss 
Anna M. Fischer, daughter of Francis Fischer, of Salt 
Lake City, Utah. Address, 1891, Fort Douglass, 
Utah. Children: 

I William Henry, born March 4, 1891, in 

59. Nathan Pelton', third son of John^ John^, 
Samuel', John', born at Saybrook, Conn., May 2, 1 738; 
married (i) Nov. 23, 1763, at East Windsor, Conn., 
Ruth Thompson, daughter of James and Janet (Scott) 
Thompson, of that place (b. June i, 1740; d. June 21, 
1789); (2) September 30, 1790, widow Mary Waters, 
of Chatham, Conn (b. January i, 1 760). His occupa- 
tion was that of a shipsmith and farmer. He is said 
to have removed to E. Windsor about 1 768, he having 
bought land of Ebenezer Watson, April 28, of that 

']6 Pelton American Genealogy. 

year. He and his brother Ithamar went up the 
Connecticut river together. Each built a house in 
E. Windsor. Both still stand. He again bought 
land in E. Windsor in 1771, and frequently afterward, 
both bought and sold. He died there, May 16, 181 3. 

Nathan was a sturdy scion from a sturdy puritan 
stock, both in mind and in body, and was honored in 
Church and in State. He ruled his house sternly, as 
the following anecdotes, told by his great-grand- 
daughter, Mrs. Emily P. Miller, whose father and 
mother were both grandchildren of Nathan, will show: 

"One evening his children, or grandchildren, had 
for visitors their cousins Phelps, and making more 
noise in their fun than the old gentleman thought 
proper, he left his bed and severely reprimanded them. 

" On another occasion a dance being in progress in 
the neighborhood, he suspected that a son and daugh- 
ter had gone there. He went to see, and finding them, 
took them home for the night as he thought, but they 
having inherited a fair share of their father's spirit, 
after all was quiet, returned to the dance and saw it 

He attended church with utmost regularity, regard- 
less of wind or weather, and from Saturday night to 
Sunday night, the New England Sabbath, scarcely 
allowed a word above a whisper in his house. He 
was not a favorite with the young, but was always a 
thoroughly reliable man. 

He was of light complexion with light hair, and 
was short of stature, with broad shoulders and short 
neck and legs ; characteristics of the early New Eng- 
land Peltons. Many stories are told of their great 
strength. This of Nathan, of East Windsor: That 
an anchor was to be moved, and men with oxen and 
a cart were gathered to do the work. He told them 

Saybrook, Windsor Hill, etc., Conn. ^y 

that if they would place the anchor on his shoulder 
he would carry it to the required place. They did 
so, and he carried it without difficulty, but the pres- 
sure burst his good cow-hide shoes. 

The Peltons, both in England and America, are 
patriotic citizens and good fighters, both by land and 
sea, as is shown by the records of the various wars 
of this country and England. 

At the beginning of the campaign of 1759, ^^ the 
"■ Old French war," Nathan and his brother Ithamar 
were members of Capt. Peleg Redfield's Co. (ist Lt. 
George Nettleton; 2d, Abraham Pyler; Ensign, Ed- 
ward Shipman), who joined the forces of Gen. Am- 
herst, and served through the campaign. In 1760, 
Captain Redfield again served with his company. 
(Redfield Fam. History.) 

The Family Bible of Nathan is in the possession 
of his grandson, Enoch Pelton, South Windsor, 

It is said that in early life, Nathan Pelton, in Mid- 
dletown, Conn., was connected in business with John 
Harper, a man of Scotch-Irish descent, who had mar- 
ried Miriam Thompson, daughter of James Thomp- 
son, of Windsor, Conn,, another Scotchman ; that 
Miriam's sister Ruth, while visiting her, met Mr. Pel- 
ton, who afterward married her. They, in time, re- 
moved to Windsor, where they became permanent 
residents, while John Harper went to New York 
State, bought 250 acres of land and founded Har- 
persfield in Delaware county. He was an associate 
of Sir William Johnson and Jos. Brant. In the Revo- 
lutionary War, Col. John Harper, commanding at 
Fort Schoharie, was warned by Brant of coming dan- 
ger in time to save the lives of himself and family, 
even though his house was burned and the village 

yS American Pelton Genealogy. 

destroyed. (See Jay Gould's History of Delaware 
Co., and also Stiles' History of Windsor, Conn.) 

Children, probably all, or all but the first, born 
in East Windsor, Conn.: 

79 I "^Nathan, b. Oct. i6, 1764; m. about 1789, 
Hannah Pease; d. June 7, 1856. 
H Elizabeth, born Aug. 20, 1766, East 
Windsor, Conn.; married Nov., 1788, 
Daniel Phelps (d. March 21, 1854, in 
his 91st year), son of Noah Phelps, 
of Enfield, Conn. Lived East Wind- 
sor, Conn., and there died, Jan. 30, 
1890. Children: Ruth, Noah, Hannah, 
Betsey, Daniel, Mary, James, Charlotte, 
HI Ruth, born Sept. 19, 1768; married Dec. 
30, 18 1 2, Daniel Phelps (widower of 
her sister, Elizabeth). Residence, East 
Windsor ; died Apr. 9, 1850. No 
84 IV Enoch, b. Aug. 7, 1770; m. Dec. 23, 1803, 

Sarah Matilda Buchanan; d. in 1829. 
86 V John, b. July 29, 1772; m. Jan. i, 1797, 
Eunice Beebe; d. Mar. 31, 1864. 
VI Lucy, born Nov. 7, 1774; married Dec. 
12, 1797, Obadiah (b. Feb. 24, 1767), 
son of Noah Phelps, of Enfield. Chil- 
dren: Lucy, Diah, Charlotte, Elihu, 
Noah, Julia, Emily, William. Lived 
at Turin, Lewis Co., N. Y., and there 
died, Oct. 13, 1863. 
VII James, i, born Aug. 9, 1776; died July 
i9> ^77^- 

*Chatham Ch. Rec. says Aug. 24, 1766, but this is probably the date 
of his baptism. 

Whittingham, Vt., Turin, N. Y., etc. 79 

91 VIII James, 2, b. Oct. 20, 1778; m. (i) Apr. 
20, 1806, Clarissa Watson; (2) July 
7, 9, 181 2, Sophia Gaylord; (3) Feb. 
16, 1834, Betsey Wolcott; d. Feb. 4, 
IX Sarah, born Oct. 12, 1780; married about 
1798, Levi Terry (b. May 12, 1770; d. 
Mar. 19, 1836, at Floyd, Oneida Co., 
N. Y.), son of Ebenezer Terry, of En- 
field, Conn. Children, nine: Sally, 
Julia, Nancy (m. Jason Ellsworth, whose 
first wife was Mary, dau. of Daniel and 
Elizabeth [Pelton] Phelps), Levi, Dian- 
tha, Hiram, Henry, Emily, Samuel. 
Lived Floyd, Oneida Co., N. Y. Died 
at Gerry, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., Aug. 
27, 1869. 
X Joseph, born June 30, 1782; died Apr. 11, 

75. Nathan Pelton', first son of Nathan', John*, 
John^ SamueF, John', born October 16, 1764, prob- 
ably at Chatham, Conn.; married about 1 789, Hannah 
Pease, daughter of Robert Pease, of Somers, Conn. 
Blacksmith and farmer. Lived at East Windsor and 
Somers, Conn., Whittingham, Vt., and about 1800 
went to the " Black River Country," to West Leyden, 
Lewis Co., N. Y., where he was one of the first 
settlers, and where he lived and there died, June 7, 
1856. His wife, Hannah, died of cancer, in Lee, 
Oneida Co., March 22, 1831; buried at West Leyden. 
He was a good man and, before a church was built 
in the neighborhood, held religious services in his 
own house. Children: 

I Sophronia, born E. Windsor, Conn., Feb. 

8o American Pelton Genealogy. 

8, 1 791; married Sept. 7, 181 2, Enos 
Kent, son (probably) of Benjamin Kent 
of Leyden, N. Y. Lived there and 
died Jan. 10, 1871. Mr. Kent died 
Sept., 1841. Children, eight. 
II Abiah, daughter, born Somers, Conn., 
June 14, 1792; married Feb. 20, 181 1, 
Solomon, son of Jeduthan Higbee, of 
Turin, Lewis Co., N. Y. Lived there 
in 1879. 
80 III Joseph, b. Nov. 20, 1793; m. May i, 1816, 
Mary Pelton; d. Spring of 1887, se. 94. 

82 IV Nathan, b. May 3, 1796; m. about 1820, 

Amanda Barnes; d. Jan. 7, 1870. 
V Hannah, born Whittingham, Vt., Aug. 15, 
1798; married about 18 16, David, son 
of Heman Merwin, of Turin, N. Y. 
Lived in Genesee Co., N. Y., and there 
died, June, 1833. Children, seven. 
8a VI James, b. Mar. 2, 1801; m. Aug. 27, 1826, 
Elizabeth Markham; d. Feb. 17, 1878. 
VII Erastus, i, born Dec. 24, 1806; died when 
about 8 months old. 
VIII Lucy, born Apr. 22, 18 10; unmarried and 
lived, 1879, at W. Leyden, N. Y. 

83 IX Erastus, 2, b. Sept. 2, 181 1; m. Oct. 20, 

1832, Elmira P. Hunt. 
X Sally, born Jan. 26, 181 5; died Jan. 29, 

79. Joseph Pelton', first son of Nathan', Nathan', 
John*, John', Samuel', John', born Somers, Conn., 
November 20, 1793; married East Windsor, Conn., 
May I, 1 8 16, Mary (his cousin), daughter of John 
Pelton (p. 78), of that place. Lived after marriage 

West Leyden, N. Y., Sciiaeffersville, Penn. 8i 

about ten years in Lewis Co., N. Y., on a farm ad- 
joining his father's, then in Connecticut, in Lancas- 
ter, Pa., in Tennessee, in Ohio, in Lansing, Mich., 
and in 1879 ^^ Spring Mills, White Co., Tenn. 
Farmer. Died, Sparta, White Co., Tenn, in the 
Spring of 1887, aged 94. Children: 

I Emily, born at E. Windsor, Conn., in the 
house of her grandfather, Nathan Pel- 
ton, Jan. 18, 181 7; married Oct. 18, 
1842, at Philadelphia, after having 
taught four years in Schaefferstown, 
Lebanon Co., Pa., to Geo. F. Miller, 
merchant, of that place (son of Fred- 
erick and Catherine Miller), who died 
Jan. 14, 1877. After marriage, at the 
general request, she taught a long time 
at Schaefferstown successfully, and was 
in every way an able and excellent 
woman. She died there. May 14, 1887. 
Children: i. Thomas V., b. Oct. 3, 1843; 
2. George Frederic, b. Feb. 28, 1845; 
d. Aug. 23, 1850. 
II Mary, born W. Leyden, Lewis Co., N. Y., 
Oct. 3, 1823; married (i) Schaeffers- 
town, Pa., Sept., 1841, Wm. G. Renner, 
of that place; three children; (2) Mr. 
Walker. Lived, 1879, Spring Mills, 
White Co., Tenn., where Mr. Walker 
died. Supposed to have gone with her 
mother to live with her aunt, Mrs. 
Drake, her mother's sister, at Pittsford, 
Monroe Co., N. Y., 1889. 
S2 III Joseph Henry, b. Dec. 25, 1826; m. Dec. 
23, 1853, Elizabeth Jane Cook. 

82 American Pelton Genealogy. 

80. J-oseph Henry Pelton% only son of Joseph', 
Nathan', Nathan', John*, John', SamueF, John', born 
West Leyden, Lewis Co., N. Y., December 25, 1826, 
married Polk Co., Tenn., December 23, 1853, Eliza- 
beth Jane, daughter of Joseph Cook, of Madisonville, 
Monroe Co., Tenn. Occupation, market gardener. 
Residence, 1889, Nashville, Tenn. Children: 
I Emily Effie, born Sept. 30, 1854. 
II James Oliver, born Feb. 28, 1858; died 
Feb. 4, 1864. 

III John Watson Beebe, born May i, 1863. 

IV Alice Raines, born Dec. 14, 1864. 
V Maud, born Oct. 28, 1866. 

VI Ida, born Mar. 5, 1869; died Apr. 10, 1869. 
VII William McMurray, born Dec. 3, 1874. 

79. IK'athan Pelton', second son of Nathan', Na- 
than', John^ John^ Samuel\ John\ born Whittingham, 
Vt., May 3, 1796; married West Leyden, N. Y., about 
1820, Amanda, daughter of Col. John Barnes, of that 
place. Carpenter and builder. Lived at Somerset, 
Hillsdale Co., Mich., and there died, Jan. 7, 1870. 
Mrs. Pelton born Jan. 17, 1799; died Oct. 4, 1872. 

I Fidelia, born about 1 821; married Stephen 

Giddings. Was living Mar., 1879. 
II Philena, born 1826; married Mr. West- 
cott. Living Mar., 1879. 
Ill Eleanor, born 1842; died Aug. 17, 1876, 
at Wheatland Centre, Hillsdale Co., 

79. James Pelton', third son of Nathan', Nathan', 
John", John", Samuel"', John', born West Leyden, 
Lewis Co., N. Y., March 2, 1801; married Turin, 

West Leyden, N. Y., Schaeffersville, Penn. 83 

N. Y., August 27, 1826, Eliza, daughter of Ebenezer 
Markham, of Turin. Shoemaker. Lived at Turin 
until 1861, when he removed to Holland, Ottawa 
Co., Mich., where he died February 17, 1878. Mrs. 
Pelton in 1884 married (2) Mr. L. M. Wilson, and 
lived, 1891, at Belleview, Mich. Children: 

I Abraham, born about 1828 or 1830, Turin, 
N. Y.; unmarried 1879; farmer in Hol- 
land, Mich. In 1891 still unmarried at 
Holland, Mich. 

79. £ra§tus Pelton', fifth son of Nathan', Na- 
than', John", John", SamueF, John', born West Ley- 
den, Lewis Co., N. Y., Sept. 2, 181 1; married there, 
October 21, 1832, Elmira P. Hunt, daughter of Darius 
Hunt, of that place. Farmer. Mrs. Pelton died 
March, 1863. Residence, 1879, West Leyden, N. Y. 

83 I William,b. Oct. 4, 1833; m. Phoebe Money. 

H James, i, born 1836; died 1839. 
83 ni James, 2, b. 1839; ^- Miss Webb. 

IV George, born Feb., 1841. No return. 
Supposed to live in Michigan. 

83. l¥illiam Pelton', first son of Erastus', Na- 
than", Nathan', John', John", Samuel', John', born 
West Leyden, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1833; married about 
1858-9, Phoebe, daughter of Solomon Money, of 
Rome, N, Y. Farmer. Residence, in 1879, Lee, 
Oneida Co., N. Y. Children: 

I Herbert, born Aug., i860. 
II Charles, born July 28, 1866. 

83. James Pelton^ third son of Erastus', Nathans, 
Nathan', John"*, John', SamueF, John', born West 

84 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Leyden, N. Y., , 1839; married , Miss 

Webb, but separated from her. No report; supposed 
to live, 1879. i^ Michigan. 

75. £uoch Pelton', second son of Nathan", John*, 
John", Samuel', John', born East Windsor, Conn., 
August 7, 1770; married at Alexandria, Va., Dec. 23, 
1803, Sarah Matilda Buchanan, daughter of a sea 
captain, who died at sea. Cabinet-maker at Alexan- 
dria, Va., where he died of cancer in the throat in 
1829. His widow died in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 15, 
1852. Mr. Pelton made the coffin for Gen. George 
Washington. A piece of the wood from which it was 
made is still preserved in the family. He was a very 
quiet, benevolent man. A French refugee was sup- 
ported by Mr. Pelton for some years until his death 
occurred. Children, born Alexandria, Va.: 

I William, born Nov. 22, 1805; died at sea 
1825, and was buried at Hampton 
Roads, Va. 
n Mary, born Oct. 10, 1807; married Oct. 
10, 1825, Thomas G. Prettyman,* of 
Lewistown, Del. (b. Mar. 25, 1787; d. 
Washington, D. C, Dec. 11, 1837). 
Children, seven, three sons and four 
daughters. Lived, 1875, Washington, 
D. C, with her daughter, Mrs. Dr. J as. 
B. Moore. 
HI Enoch, I, born Jan. 29, 1808; died Dec. 

15, 1808. 
IV Ruth Ann, born Oct. 15, 1809; died 1824. 
V James, born Aug. 5, 181 1; died Washing- 
ton, D. C, 1831. 
VI Adaline, born Aug. 23, 1813; in 1875 un- 

* Upholsterer for Baltimore & Ohio RR. Co.; claimed inventor of the 
American swinging railroad truck. 

East Windsor, Conn.; Louisville, Ky,, etc. 85 

married and lived in Whitehall, Greene 
Co., 111. 
VII Enoch, 2, born Nov. 26, 1815. He was 
a saddle-and-harness-maker; went to 
Texas and returned home; started again 
in 1837 for Texas; was last seen in St. 
Louis, Mo., and is supposed to have 
died about 1843. 
VIII Elizabeth, born Nov. 19, 181 7; unmarried. 
In 1875 she was living, Washington, 
D. C, in the family of Geo. W. Riggs, 

85 IX Lorenzo, b. Aug. 25, 1819; m. Oct. 17, 

1844, Mary Ashcome. 
X Joseph, born Mar. 11, 1822; died from 
lock-jaw, produced by the kick of a 
horse, in 1833. 
XI Sarah, born Mar., 1824; died 1826. 
XII, XIII Two others, that died in infancy; 
no record. 

84. liorenzo Pelton', sixth son of Enoch', Na- 
than', John^ John', Samuel', John', born Alexandria, 
Va., August 25, 1 8 19; married Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 
17, 1844, Mary Ashcome, daughter of James Ash- 
come, of St. Mary's Co., Md. Shoe manufacturer, 
1892, Louisville, Ky. Children: 

I Sarah, born Dec. 10, 1845; <^ied Dec. 14, 
II Lorenzo, born Feb. 8, 1848. 

III Joseph, born July 17, 1850; died Oct., 1853. 

IV Rebecca Adeline, born Apr. 27, 1853; 

died Sept. 18, 1872. 

86 V William Alfred, b. Aug. 31, 1855; m. Oct. 

2, 1877, Mattie A. Bray. 

86 American Pelton Genealogy. 

VI Stella, born Aug. 26, 1859; married at 
home, Feb. 8, 1876, to Henry A. 
Mooney, farmer, Bardstown Junction, 
VII Cora, born Mar. 14, 1862. 
VIII Carrie May, born Feb. 27, 1865; married 
Mar. 15, 1888, to William V. Wolf, son 
of Andrew Wolf of Elsas, Germany. 
One child, William Cecil, born Nov. 
II, 1889. Residence, in 1892, Louis- 
ville, Ky. 

IX Virginia Lee, born Sept. 18, 1867; mar- 
ried Sept. 15, 1886, to Thomas E. Buck, 
son of Ervin O. Buck, of Pine Bluff, 
Ark., where she resides, in 1892. Chil- 
dren: I. Cora Lee Buck, born Nov. 7, 
1887; 2. Mildred Aline, born Apr. 19, 
X Jesse Clay, born Oct. 24, 1870. 

85. William Alfred Pelton', third son of Lo- 
renzo', Enoch^ Nathan', John', John', SamueF, John', 
born Pittsburgh, Pa., August 31, 1855; married 
October 2, 1877, Mattie A. Bray, daughter of John 
and Elizabeth Bray, of Lebanon, Marion Co., Ky. 
Children, none reported. 

75. John Pelton', third son of Nathan*, John*, 
John^ SamueF, John', born East Windsor, Conn., 
July 29, 1772; married there, January i, 1797, Eunice 
Beebe (born December 12, 1777), daughter of Chris- 
topher Beebe (who served seven years in the Revo- 
lutionary war, and died two years after its close), of 
New London, Conn. Farmer. Lived at Bissell's 
Ferry, East Windsor, Conn., and died March 31, 
1864, at Pittsford, Monroe Co., N. Y. He removed 

East* Windsor, Conn,; Middlefield, Mass. 87 

from Connecticut in 1852 and to Pittsford, N. Y., in 

1857. Children: 

I Mary, born E. Windsor, Conn., Dec. 15, 
1797; married there, 1816, Joseph Pel- 
ton, son of Nathane, of W. Leyden, 
N. Y. Children, three. (See Joseph 
Pelton, p. 80.) Resided, 1879, "^^^h her 
daughter, Mrs. Miller, Schaefferstown, 
Pa.; in 1889, went to her sister, Mrs. 
Susan Drake, Pittsford, Monroe Co., 
N. Y. 

87 II Austin, b. Dec. 2, 1801; m. (i) Jan. 21, 

1822, Charlotte Pelton; (2) Lucy (Rob- 
erts) Williams. 
Ill Susan, born at her grandfather's, Nathan 
Pelton, E. Windsor, May 25, 1807; 
married there, Apr. 9, 1828, Elihu A. 
Drake (b. E. Windsor, Apr. 10, 1804; 
d. Pittsford, Monroe Co., N. Y., May 
10, 1888), son of Gideon and Annie 
(Allen) Drake of E. Windsor. One 
child, Elihu A. Drake. Residence, 
1889, Pittsford, Monroe Co., N. Y. 

86. Austin Pelton', only son of John', Nathan', 
John*, John^ Samuel", John', born East Windsor, 
Conn., December 2, 1801; married (i) January i, 
1822, his cousin, Charlotte Pelton, daughter of 
Ithamar Pelton, his father's brother, of Middlefield, 
Mass., who died August 27, 1834; (2) Lucy (Roberts) 
Williams, widow, of Hartford, Conn. Farmer. Liv- 
ing, 1889, East Windsor Hill, Conn. Children, born 
East Windsor Hill, Conn.: 

88 I Christopher B., b. May 14, 1822; m. Feb., 

1845, Mary J. Rockwell; d. Jan. 15,1891. 

88 American Pelton Genealogy. 

89 II John Thompson, b. Sept. 9, 1824; m.Jan. 

24, 1847, Mary Bulkley. 

90 III Rufus Austin, b. Oct. 14, 1826; m. (i) 

Nov. 30, 1848, Elmina Manley; (2) 
Aug. 25, 1850, Julia A. Edson; (3) Mary 
Beebe; (4) Hattie E. (Gibbs) Pierce; 
d. Mar. 8, 1873. 

IV Eunice, i,born June 26, 1828; died Apr. 
26, 1829. 
V Eunice, 2, born July 22, 1830; married 
Aug. 27, 1850, E. Windsor, Henry 
Frost (b. Oct., 1830), son of Salmon 
Frost, of E. Windsor. Farmer. Chil- 
dren: Williard M., Angeline, Ada E. 

VI Abigail C, born Aug. 27, 1832; married 
at Windsor, Aug., 1855, Allen Blodgett 
(b. Jan. 17, 1 8 16), son of Elihu Blod- 
gett of E. Windsor. Farmer, 1879, 
Windsor Hill, Conn. Children: Arthur 
A., Annie W., Jennie A. 
By second wife: 

VII Hudson N., born . Clerk, 1890, 

Ayslum street ; residence, Francis 
street, Hartford Conn. No report. 
VIII Alice, born . No report. 

IX Benjamin F., born . No report. 

87. €liri§topher B. Pelton*, first son of Austin', 
John', Nathan', John*, John', SamueF, John', born 
East Windsor, Conn., May 14, 1822 ; married there, 
February, 1845, Mary J. (born in 1826), daughter of 
Samuel Rockwell and Harriet Hitchcock, of East 
Windsor, Conn. Farmer, living, in 1876, in East 
Windsor, Conn. Died at Enfield, Conn,, January 
15, 1 89 1. Children, born in East Windsor, Conn.: 

East Windsor, Windsor Hill, ENFiELb, Conn. 89 

89 [ George S., b. Nov. 18, 1845; m. Oct. 
20, 1879, Jennie Grant. 
II Edward B., b. Mar. 16, 18, 1847; m. in 
Rochester, N. Y. 

III Elvira H., born May 5, 1852; married 

Richard A. Alexander, Jan. 29, 1870. 

IV Ernestine M.,born Aug. 7, 1856; married 

Lewis C. Jacobs, Feb. 20, 1884. 

88. ReT. George S. Pelton', first son of Chris- 
topher B.', Austin', John", Nathan', John', John", 
SamueP, John', born East Windsor, Conn., November 
18, 1845; graduate of Amherst College 1872, of 
Hartford Theological Seminary 1877; married East 
Saginaw, Mich., Oct. 20, 1879, Jennie Grant, daugh- 
ter of Eugene and Charlotte Grant, of Glyndon, 
Minn. Has preached in Glyndon, Minn., 1877-1880; 
Deadwood, So. Dak., 1880-1883; Omaha, Neb., 1883- 
1886; Worcester, Mass., 1886-1889; in Higganum, 
1889 to date, 1890. Children, none. 

87. John Thompson Pelton', second son of 
Austin', John", Nathan', John', John', SamueP, John', 
born East Windsor, Conn., September 9, 1824; mar- 
ried there, January 24, 1847, Mary (b. Jan. 12, 1825), 
daughter of Chauncey Bulkley, of Manchester, Conn. 
Carpenter. Residence, 1879, Hazardville, Conn. 

I Charlotte Starr, born Nov. 12, 1848; mar- 
ried Apr. 5, 1872, Charles Leonard 
Thompson (b. Aug. 5, 1848), son of 
Rev. Charles T. Thompson (Baptist 
minister), of Maidstone, Kent, Eng. 
Residence, 1879, Hazardville, Conn. 
Children: Leonard Charles, b. Feb. i, 
1874; Grace Elizabeth, b. Oct. i, 1877. 

90 American Pelton Genealogy. 

II Olive Mary, born Mar. 19, 1854; married 
Aug. 1 2, 1 876, John C. Stephens. Tool- 
maker, 1879. One child. 
Ill Grace Greenwood, born July 8, 1856; 
married Nov. 7, 1875, Jonathan M., 
son of Jonathan Reed, of Higganum, 
Conn. In 1879 lived at Higganum. 
Children: George, b. Apr. 19, 1877; 
Clarence, b. Aug. 16, 1878. 

87. Rufiis Austin Pelton®, third son of Austin', 
John", Nathan', John*, John^ SamueP, John', born 
East Windsor Hill, Conn., October 14, 1826; married 
(i) at Stafford, Conn., November 30, 1848, Elmina 
Manley; (2) August 25, 1850, at Stafford, Julia A. 

Edson; (3) , Mary Beebe, daughter of Elias 

Beebe, of Waterbury, Conn.; (4) November 26, 1868, 
Mrs. Hattie E. (Gibbs) Pierce (b. Nov. 15, 1826), 
daughter of Hiram B. Gibbs, of Goshen, Conn. A 
painter. Died Waterbury, Conn., March 8, 1873. 
He was about 5 feet 4 inches high, thick set, with 
brown hair and blue eyes. Children: 

By first wife, none. 

By second wife: 

I A son, that died in infancy. 
II A son, that died young. 

By third wife: 

III Estelle, born Oct. 20, 1854. 

IV Myron C, born at Hartford, Conn., Sept. 

8, 1856; married at East Hampton, 
Mass., Sept. 27, 1878, Mattie Alice 
Bush, daughter of Joseph Bush, of 
Florence, Mass. Farmer. Lived, in 
1879, at Westhampton, Mass. 
V Cora, born ; no record. 

Stafford, South Windsor, Conn., etc. 91 

VI Carrie, born ; no record. 

VII, VIII Twins, born ; died in infancy. 

IX Frank, born ; no record. 

By fourth wife: 

X Arthur Burton, born May i, 1871; died 
Jan. 22, 1872. 

75. James Pelton*, fifth son of Nathan', John^ 
John', Samueb, John', born East Windsor, Conn., 
October 20, 1778; married there, (i) April 20, 1806, 
Clarissa Watson, daughter of Robert Watson, of 

East Windsor, born , 1786; died March 27, 1807; 

(2) July 7, 9, 181 2, Sophia Gaylord, daughter of 
Abiel and Mehitabel (Prior) Gaylord, of South 
Windsor, born July 22, 1793; died November 16, 
1824; (3) February 16, 1834, Widow Betsey (Wol- 
cott) Bissell, daughter of Ephraim Wolcott, who died 
August, 185 1. Residence at East Windsor and 
South Windsor, Conn. Died at the latter place, 
February 4, 1870. 

Note. — The family Bible of Nathan and James is 
in the possession of Mrs. S. W. Rockwell, of East 
W^indsor Hill, Conn. Children: 
By first wife: 

I Clarissa, born Feb. 27, 1807; married (i) 
in Vermont, Jas. Trumbull, Jr., son of 
Jas. Trumbull, of East Windsor, Conn. 
Lived in Vermont and in South Wind- 
sor, Conn.; removed to Joliet, III, and 
to St. Charles, Mo.; six children, one 
of them, a son, John Trumbull; (2) 

Brown; (3) Brown; died 

Feb. II, 1873. 
By second wife: 

93 II Enoch Watson, b. Feb. 7, 181 3; m. Apr. 
21, 1856, Harriet Ellsworth King. 

92 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Ill Harriet Frances, born Oct. 20, 18 14; mar- 
ried East Windsor, Conn., Mar. 30, 
1834, Daniel G. Sperry (b. July 4, 1807), 
son of Alfred Sperry, of Bethany (now 
Woodbridge), Conn. Residence, 1889, 
E. Windsor Hill, Conn. Children: i. 
Harriet Sophia, b. Jan. 30, 1837; m. 
Nov., 1875, Edward P. Trumbull, son of 
James Trumbull and Clarissa Pelton; 
2. Sarah Frances, b. Feb. 9, 1839; ^' 
May I, 1852; 3. Gilbert Daniel, b. 
Mar. 15, 1841; served in a regiment of 
Illinois cavalry; d. in the service in 
Forsyth, Mo., May 12, 1862; 4. Edla 
Elizabeth, b. June 5, 1843; graduated 
from the Woman's Med. Coll., Phila- 
delphia, Pa., 1 871; served there in hos- 
pital, 1871-2; then in the maternity in 
Paris, France; practiced in Pittsburgh, 
Pa., 1872-80; d. E. Windsor Hill, Conn., 
Oct. 5, 1880; 5. Martha Amelia, b. 
July 24, 1845; 6- Lewis Parsons, b. 
Jan. 23, 1848; graduated from Amherst 
Coll. 1873; admitted to Hartford Co. 
bar 1875; member Legislature 1876; 
first coroner, Hartford, 1885; m. Nov. 
7, 1878, Elizabeth Ellsworth Wood, 
dau. Dr. Wm. Wood, of E. Windsor 
Hill, Conn.; 7. Cornelia Bradley, b. 
Mar. 18, 1 851; 8. Ruth Thompson, b. 
July 4, 1854. 
94 IV Henry Thompson, b. Dec. 4, 1816; m. 
May 27, 1845, Susan Buckley. 
V James Bennett, born Dec. 13, 1819; died 
Sept. 7, 1 82 1. 

Stafford, South Windsor, Conn,, etc. 93 

VI Martha Sophia, born Nov. 20, 1823; mar- 
ried Aug. 26, 1847, East Windsor Hill, 
Conn., Dr. Sidney Williams Rockwell, 
son of Nathaniel Rockwell, of that 
place, where they lived in 1889. Chil- 
dren: I. James Pelton, b. May 11, 1848; 
2. Sarah Charlton, b. Mar. 12, 1855; d. 
Aug. 24, 1855; 3. Anna Gaylord, b. 
Dec. 24, 1857. 

By third wife: 

VII James Bennett, born Dec. 4, 1834; in 
1879 unmarried. 

94 VIII Charles Nathan, b. Mar. 6, 1836; m. Oct. 
29, 1862, Harriet Merrill Chandler. 

91. Enoch Watson Pelton', first son of James^ 
Nathan\ John4, Johns, SamueP, Johni, born East 
Windsor, Conn., February 7, 18 13; married Hartford, 
Conn., Apr. 21, 1856, Harriet Ellsworth King, daugh- 
ter of Roderick King, of South Windsor, Conn. 
Residence, 1879, South Windsor, Conn. Farmer. 

I Bayard, born Hartford, Conn., Apr. 15, 
1858; in 1879 was clerk in the auditor's 
office of the In. & St. Louis R. R. Co.; 
died there, Apr. 5, 1880. 
II Elizabeth Gaylord, born S. Windsor, 
Conn., Jan. 16, i860. 

III Roderick King, born S. Windsor, Jan. 

24, 1862. 

IV Oliver Newberry, b. S. Windsor, Jan. 16, 

All living in 1879; none married at that date. 

94 • American Pelton Genealogy. 

!>1. Henry Thompson Pelton', second son of 
James', Nathan', John*, John', SamueP, John', born 
East Windsor, Conn., December 4, 1816; married at 
Manchester, Conn., May 27, 1845, Susan Bulkley (d. 
1880 in Florida), daughter of Chauncey Bulkley, of 
Middle Haddam, Conn. Removed to Loda, 111., and 
thence, in 1878, to Fairbanks, Alachua Co., Fla, 
and afterward to Lake Helen, Volusia Co., Fla., 
where he lived in 1889. Children: 

I Sophia, born Warehouse Point, Conn., 
Aug. 5, 1847; married Loda, 111., Nov. 
13, 1867, Volney Weaver, son of Henry 
Weaver, of Loda. Children: i. Flora 
Bulkley, b. Dec. 22, 1869; 2. Gaylord, 
b. Apr. 29, 1872. 
II Jennie, born Sept. 19, 1850. 

III Arthur Henry, born Sept. 29, 1854, at 

East Windsor, Conn. 

IV Charles Bulkley, born Loda, 111., June 27, 

91. Charles IVathan Pelton', fourth son of 
James', Nathan', John', John^ Samuel', J ohm, born 
South Windsor, Conn., March 6, 1838; married there, 
October 29, 1862, Harriet Merrill Chandler, daughter 
of Charles M. Chandler, of New Hampshire. Resi- 
dence, 1879, South Windsor, Conn. Hotel-keeper. 

I Leonidas Chandler, born Nov. 8, 1863. 
II Martha Mary, born Nov. 8, 1864. 
Ill Addie Louise, born Mar. 20, 1866. 

59. Ithamar Pelton', fourth son of John^ John", 
Samuel^ John', born at Saybrook (now Essex), Conn., 
November 22, 1740; married, about 1764, Asenath 

East Windsor, Conn.; Loda, III. 95 

Pratt, of Haddam, Conn. He was a fine mechanic 
and a famous builder of his time. He is said to have 
built thirteen churches, including the Congregational 
church at Essex, Conn., besides many mills and 
houses. By the church records of Chatham he lived 
there in 1765 and 1766, and in 1774, or earlier, per- 
haps in 1768, in East Windsor, Conn., he having, it 
is said, gone up the Connecticut Valley with his 
brother Nathan or about the same time. He there 
bought land and built him a house, still standing, and 
lived there for some years. About 1781 or 1782 he 
removed to Middlefield, Hampshire Co., Mass., where 
he died March 16, 1826, his wife, Asenath, having 
died the previous year, March 22, 1825. 

Note. — Persons living in 1879 remembered his 
driving down from Middlefield to Saybrook with his 
wife Asenath in a wagon made by himself. He, with 
his brother, Nathan, served in the " French war " under 
Gen. Amherst, in Capt. Peleg Redfield's Co. (ist Lt. 
Geo. Nettleton, 2d, Abraham Tyler, Ensign, Edward 
Shipman), through the campaign of 1759. This 
company also served in the campaign of 1 760. (Red- 
field Family History.) He probably also served in 
the War of the Revolution, as he was at the burning 
of New London, Conn., in 1781. (Worthington Pel- 
ton, p. 128.) Children: 

96 I Tabor, b. May 8, 1765; m. about 1789, 

Roxanna Moore; d. Nov. 26, 1826. 
102 II Ezra, b. Aug. 21, 1767; m. May 17, 1794, 

Chloe Wright; d. Mar. 18, 1838. 
Ill Anna, born Apr. 4, 1770; married (1) 

Elias Ware; (2) Maston Tinker; four 

ISO IV Ithamar, Jr., b. Aug. 14, 1772; m. June 7, 

1798, Charlotte Starr; d. Jan. 2, 1861. 

96 American Pelton Genealogy. 

133 V Asahel, b. Aug. 3, 1774; m. (i) Anna 
Denio, Dec. 31, 1798; (2) Feb., 1821, 
Hannah Benson; (3) Aug. 6, 1824, 
Sarah Gillett Richards; d. Mar. 21, 

142 VI Hezekiah, b. Feb. 21, 1777; m. (i) Han- 
nah H. Axtelle, Mar., 1803; (2) Feb. 
20, 1 83 1, Mary Baldwin; d. Feb. 12, 

144 VH Joel, b. Aug. 19, 1779; m.(i) Ruth Field; 

(2) Rosetta Edwards; d. Mar. 20, 1865. 
Vni John, born July 3, 1782; drowned in the 

Connecticut river, June 7, 1794. 
153 IX Cyprian, b. Dec. 31, 1785; d. May 16, 

1 821; probably lived west of Utica, 

N. Y.; no other record. 

94. Tabor Peltone, first son of Ithamars, John4, 
John'', Samuef, John\ born May 8, 1765, probably in 
Chatham, Conn.; married, about 1789, Roxanna 
Moore. He probably went with his parents to 
Middlefield, Mass. He was a carpenter and joiner. 
Lived after marriage at Whitestown, N. Y., and at 
Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., where he died, 
November 26, 1826. Children: 

97 I Tabor, Jr., b. June 29, 1790; m. Mary 
Miner; d. Aug. 26, 1825. 
II Polly, born Mar. 11, 1792 ; married Amos 
Partridge; lived in Erie Co., N. Y., and 
there died, Jan. 3, 1851. Children, six 
living — fourteen in all. 

III Asenath, born Mar. 17, 1794; died Aug. 

15, 1814. 

IV Laura, born 1796; married Junius Allen; 

five children. 


V Orpha, born Sept. 22, 1798; married Hins- 
dale Sheppard; died Apr. 24, 1834. 
Children, six. 
97 VI Osmyn, b. June 26, 1799; m. Feb. i, 1823, 
Samantha Nichols; d. Nov. 8, 1873. 
VII Ithamar, i,born Apr. 10, 1805; died Apr. 
3, 1807. 
9!>VIII Ithamar, 2, b. Dec. 25, 1808; m. May 7, 
1837, Perdides Ware. 
100 IX William M., b. Mar. 11 (31?), 1810; m. 
Sarah Ware; d. Oct. 22, 1847. 
X Sarah Ann, born Mar. 18, 181 1; married 
Asahel Phelps. Lived in Canada ; four 
XI Elder, born Oct. 24, 18 12; died Aug. 26, 
XII Betsey, born Mar. 8, 1814; married Jona- 
than Sheppard; died Dec. 24, 1829. 
No children. 

»6. Tabor Peltoii', Jr., first son of Tabor', Itha- 
mar', John^ John^ SamueP, John\ born June 29, 1790; 
married, about 1821, Mary Miner, of Perrysburg, 
Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., where he lived, and there 
died, August 26, 1825. Children: 

I Caleb Miner, born Perrysburg, May 30, 
1823; married at Leon, Cattaraugus 
Co., N. Y., June 28, 1846, Mercy A., 
daughter of Milton and Hannah Kil- 
burn, of that place. No further record. 

96. Osmyn Pelton', second son of Tabor', Itha- 
mar', John', John', Samuel"', John', born June 26, 
1799; married at Perrysburg, N. Y., February 1, 
1823, Samantha, daughter of Peleg Nichols, of that 

98 American Pelton Genealogy. 

place. Farmer. Lived at Perrysburg, and there 
died, November 8, 1873. Children, born at Perrys- 
burg, N.Y.: 

I Orretti L., born June 17, 1824; married 
Dec. 19, 1846, John Smith, of Hanover, 
N. Y. Lived at Fredonia, N. Y., and 
died Oct. 9, 1850. No children. 

98 II Simon, b. Mar. 13, 1826; m July 13, 1848, 

Rebecca Briggs. 

III Marvin, born Aug. 14, 1828; died Aug. 

22, 1828. 

IV Frinda, born July 23, 1829; in 1876 un- 

V Maria, born Nov. 4, 1831; married at 
Perrysburg, N. Y., July 3, 1853, Geo. 
A. Sheldon. Lived, 1876, at Adrian, 
Mich. Children: Fannie A., b. Sept. 
II, 1856; C. C, b. Apr. 20, 1858; Cad, 
b. Feb. 24, 1 861; Lillian, b. Sept. 20, 
1864; Effie, b. Dec. 18, 1866. 
VI Philetus M., born Mar. 8, 1834; killed on 

the Erie railroad, June 8, 1850. 
VII Egbert, born June 2, 1836; died July 22, 


99 VIII Lemon N., b. Nov. 10, 1839; ^- Dec. 16, 

i860, Phoebe Ann Flowers. 
IX Tyler, born Nov. 10, 1839; ^^^^ Nov. 10, 

X Orpha, born July 15, 1844; unmarried in 
99 XI Nathan P., b. Sept. 30, 1846; m. Aug. 5, 
1875, Ella M. Austin. 

97. ^imon Pelton', first son of Osmyn', Tabor', 
Ithamar"*, John", John", SamueF, John', born Perrys- 

Perrysburg, N. Y.; Custer City, Pa., etc. 99 

burg, N. Y., March 13, 1826; married July 13, 1848, 
Rebecca Briggs, daughter of Russler Briggs, of 
Perrysburg. Residence, 1879, Custer City, Pa. 
Children, none. 

97. Lemon N. Pelton', fifth son of Osmyn', 
Tabor^ Ithamar', John', John", SamueP, John', born 
Perrysburg, N. Y., November 10, 1839; married there, 
December 16, i860, Phoebe Ann Flowers (b. Dayton, 
N. Y., July 20, 1844), daughter of Bradford Flowers, 
of Oneida Co., N. Y. Carpenter and joiner. Lived, 
1879, at Perrysburg, N. Y. Child: 

I Effie K., born Apr. 16, 1864; died Dec. 
I, 1864. 

97. Nathan P. Pelton% seventh son of Osmyn', 
Tabor', Ithamar", John", John^ Samuel, John', born 
Perrysburg, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1846; married at Go- 
wanda, N. Y., Aug. 5, 1875, Ella M. (d. Nov. 6, 1881), 
daughter of Leander Austin, of Persia, Cattaraugus 
Co., N. Y. Farmer. Lived, 1879, ^.t Custer City, 
Pa., and thence removed that year to Perrysburg, 
N. Y. Child: 

I Lyall, born Oct. 2, 1877. 

96. Ithamar Pelton', fourth son of Tabor', Itha- 
mar', John', John', SamueP, John', born in Massa- 
chusetts (probably at Middlefield), December 25, 
1808; married at Perrysburg, N. Y., May 7, 1837, 
Perdides Ware (d. May 3, 1867), daughter of Asa 
R. Ware, of that place. Removed to Sun Prairie, 
Wis., and there lived in feeble health, July i, 1882. 

I Herbert M., born Apr. 18, 1841; died 
Sept. 16, 1856. 

100 American Pelton Genealogy. 

II Francis I., born Apr. 22, i860; died Sept. 
22, i860. 

96. T¥illiani M. Pelton', fifth son of Tabor', 
Ithamar", John", John", SamueP, John\ born March 
II (31?), 1810, in Massachusetts; married Perrys- 

biirg, N. Y., , Sally Ware, daughter of Asa R. 

Ware, of that place. Carpenter. Removed, 1846, to 
York Township, Dane Co., Wis., and there died, 
October 22, 1847 Mrs. Sally Ware Pelton died 
October, 1848. Children: 

I Roxanna (or Rosanna), born about 1829; 
married Wm. H. Yaw; last heard of 
at Paw Paw, Neb. 
100 II Theodore Gwary, b. July 4, 1830; m. (i 
Maria H. Phillips, Mar. 20, 1851; (2 
Jan. 27. 1856, Anna M. Bliss. 
109 III Martin Van Buren, b. 1832; m. Huldah 
Glover; d. July, 1871. 
IV Eudora, born about 1841; married York 
Township, Dane Co., Wis., Frank Van 
Gaasbeck Lived there; probably re- 
moved to Kansas, and there died. 
102 V Perry, b. about 1843; rn. Mrs. Minerva 
VI Redella, born about 1845; married Arthur 
Clyde. P. O. Osage, Iowa. No fur- 
ther record. 

100. Theodore Gwary Pelton**, first son of Wil- 
liam M.', Tabor', Ithamar', John', John', SamueP, John\ 
born Gowanda, Erie Co., N. Y., July 4, 1830; mar- 
ried (i ) at Rutledge, N Y., March 20, 185 i, Hannah 
M. Phillips, daughter of Rosvvell and Eunice Phillips, 
of that place; (2) at Marion, Iowa, January 27, 1856, 

GowANDA, N. Y.; Lyons, Ia., etc. lot 

Anna M. Bliss, daughter of Jeremiah Bliss, of that 
place. In 1889 machinist and inventor (proprietor), 
Lyons, Iowa. Children: 
Of first wife: 

101 I Myron Wm., b. Feb. 19, 1852; m. May 

27, 1877, Phila J. Meritt. 
II Marcus A., born Dunkirk, N. Y., Nov. 19, 
1854; unmarried, 1889. P. O. Gerry, 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 
Of second wife: 

III Wilhelmina M., born Dec, 1857; died 
Aug. 30, 1858. 

102 IV Jeremiah Martin, b. Sept. 30, 1859; "^• 

Sept. 10, 1881, Emma E. Gay. 
V Theodore A., born Mar. 17, 1863; died 
Oct. 26, 1871. 
VI Charles H., born Nov. 12, 1868; machinist. 

100. Myron IVilliam Pelton% first son of Theo- 
dore G.^ William M.', Tabor', Ithamar', John^ John', 
SamueP, John', born Randolph, Cattaraugus Co., 
N. Y., February 19, 1852; married Cold Spring, 
Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., May 27, 1877, Phila J. Mer- 
ritt (b. Sept. 18, 1853), of that place. Residence, 
1889, Township of Gerry, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 

I Minnie M., born June 10, 1878, at Red 

House, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. 
II Addie L., born Aug. 27, 1880, at Red 
House, N. Y. 

III Irving M., born Oct. 12, 1885, at Gerry, 

Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 

IV Gloster A., born Aug. 30, 1887, at Gerry, 

Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 

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100. Jeremiah Martin Pelton', third son of 
Theodore G;, William M.\ Tabor', Ithamar\ John*, 
John", Samuer, John', born September 30, 1859; mar- 
ried at Lyons, Iowa, September 10, 1881, Emma E. 
Gay, daughter of John Gay, of New York city. 
Occupation, engineer. Children: 

I William M., born Aug. 30, 1882. 
II Jeremiah Perry, born June 17, 1886. 

100. Martin Van Bnren Pelton^, second son of 
William M.\ Tabor', Ithamar', John', John', SamueP, 
John', born Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., about 1832; 

married at Marion, Iowa, , Huldah Glover, 

daughter of John (?) Glover. Died at Stockton, 
Cal., July, 1871. Children: 
I William E. 
II Clara M. 

100. Perry Pelton', third son of William M.\ 
Tabor", Ithamar', John**, John', SamueF, John', born 

Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., about 1843; married , 

probably in Oregon, Mrs. Minerva Brown(?). Lived, 
when last heard from, about 10 or 12 years ago, on 
a farm about 12 miles east of East Portland, Ore. 
No further record; supposed, 1890, to be dead. 

94. Ezra Pelton', second son of Ithamar', John*, 
John', SamueF, John', born (probably in Chatham, 
Conn.) August 21,1 767; married May i 7, i 794, Chloe 
Wright, dauo^hter of Edward Wright, of Chester, 
Mass. He lived in Middlefield until marriage, then 
in Chester, Mass., whence he returned to Middlefield 
in 1829, and there died in the winter of 1837-1838. 
Mrs. Pelton went with her sons to Prairie du Chien, 
and there died, aged 85 years. Mr. Pelton inherited 


the mechanical genius of his father. He was first a 
cabinet-maker, and afterward an architect and builder, 
a good workman, as the old buildings of Chester and 
Middlefield still bear witness. He was a man of 
strict religious principles, happy in his faith and an 
earnest Christian. Children: 

I Nancy A., born at Chester, Hampden Co., 
Mass., Sept. 2, 1796; married there, 
May 27, 1816, Jeremiah R. Whipple, a 
schoolmate and neighbor. Residence, 
for many years, at Saegertown, Craw- 
ford Co., Pa. Died there, July 6, 1887. 
Miss Pelton was remarkable for good 
judgment and a high order of intellect 
that would have made her a woman of 
note in any community. Having only 
the advantages afforded by the common 
schools of her time in New England, 
she made such good use of them that 
at an early age she had a fair English 
education which, supplemented by the 
example and training of a devoted and 
wise mother, well fitted her for the 
coming duties of life. 

After her marriage to Mr. Whipple, 
as above stated, they spent the first 
years of married life on a farm in their 
native place. Mr. Whipple, fond of 
fine cattle and sheep, longed for richer 
fields and pastures. As many New 
England farmers were then removing 
to the Western Reserve, in Ohio, he 
went there to view that promised 
land, the result being that he selected 
a place for a new home, not in Ohio, 

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but over its eastern border in Crawford 
Co., Pa. In the spring of 1832, taking 
his family and the best of their Devon- 
shire cattle and merino sheep, they 
began the then tedious journey to 
Meadville, Pa., where they arrived early 
in July, with family, flock and herd safe 
and sound. There, amid the privations 
of a new country, they commenced to 
make a new home for their growing 
family. To this great undertaking 
they applied themselves so resolutely 
and industriously, they, in the short 
space of sixteen years, had cleared the 
dense forest from a large farm, built 
(for that day) a good house and good 
barns, and were surrounded by the in- 
crease of herds and flocks; a prosperous 
family, honored and respected. 

At this time (1848) their joint labors 
came to a sad end by the sudden sick- 
ness and death of Mr. Whipple. To 
this new state of things Mrs. Whipple 
quickly adapted herself and wisely and 
serenely devoted her life to the care of 
her children. Of these, at that time, 
three were married and four were 
minors. Married or single, each found 
a wise, helpful and sympathetic coun- 
selor in their mother. 

She was always a woman of prayer, 
but church privileges were so limited, 
she seldom could attend church services. 
However, she availed herself of the 
first opportunity to attend those that 


were to her liking, became a member 
of an orthodox church, and for forty 
years was active in church affairs, sup- 
porting the preaching of the gospel 
liberally according to her ability. 

Her influence over her children was 
such that eight out of nine followed 
her in church relationship, and now 
that she has gone, let it here be recorded 
that as she abounded in love and 
benevolence, her best monument is 
in the esteem and regrets found in the 
memories of those she left behind. 
Children: i. Albert, b. Sept. 7, 181 7; 
m. at Saegertown, Pa., Mary Amidon; 
d. in Hayfield, Crawford Co., Pa., Mar. 
24, 1850. He was an enterprising 
farmer and drover. Mrs. Whipple died 
about the same time, leaving children 
Arminda, Edna, Emily, Alberta; 2. 
Susanna, b. May 8, 18 19; m. Rev. D. 
Bagley of the Methodist Protestant 
Church; went overland to Oregon in 
early days and was very active and 
useful in church work. He was one of 
the founders of Methodism in that new 
country. Both are still active and liv- 
ing in Seattle. Washington; one child 
living, Clarence B. Bagley; 3. Edna A., 
b. Nov. 3, 1820; d. in 1821; 4. Ann E., 
b. Mar. 21, 1822; went with her sister 
overland to Oregon, and there married 
Rev. S. H. Mann, of the Oregon Con- 
ference. They have both been very 
useful workers, she being one of the 

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first woman class leaders and stewards 
in Oregon. She is now a widow. Ad- 
dress, in 1892, Mrs. Rev. A. E. Mann, 
Olympia, Washington; children raised: 
Champion B., Ann Eliza, Florence 
and Lyman; 5. Andrew J., b. Mar. 9, 
1824; 7. Ambro, b. Oct. 10, 1827; some- 
what alike in tastes and inclined to 
educational matters; they taught schools 
in winters, came near being bachelors, 
but were saved from that fate by finally 
marrying two sisters, intelligent and 
estimable daughters of a neighbor by 
the name of Carr; and settled on their 
father's old farm. Having inherited 
their father's liking for fine stock they 
indulged their taste in that way, as the 
premium lists of their county fairs will 
show. Then the oil business and mill- 
ing interests engaging their attention 
for years, the old farm was sold with 
many regrets and passed into the owner- 
ship of strangers. During these years 
they and their wives held the position 
of honorable and useful members of 
society. Andrew J. and family now, 
1892, live in Kansas City, Mo., where 
their two oldest sons are in business. 
His wife was H. Jane Carr; their chil- 
dren, Attis A., Bis T., Wayne, Alice 
M., Jenny, Laura L. and Andrew Carr, 
all of whom, but two in school, are in- 
telligent and energetic men and women 
and happily married. Mr. Ambro 
Whipple married Lydia M. Carr. They 

Meadville, Pa.; Crawfordsville, Ore. 107 

now, 1892, reside in Meadville, Pa., 
where they are active in good deeds 
and valuable members of society. 
They had three sons, but lost two in 
early life, leaving but one, Ernest A., 
now a young man, married, and just 
starting in life. Messrs. A. J. and 
Ambro Whipple are connected with 
The Whipple Loan and Trust Co. of 
Kansas City, Mo.; 6. Edna A., 2d, b. 
Apr. 9, 1826, also took to and obtained 
a fine education, teaching successfully. 
She also made the overland journey 
with her sisters to Oregon about 1851 
or 1852, where she soon married Mr. 
Geo. F. Colbert, with whom she lived 
happily many years until his death. Her 
address is now, 1 892, Mrs. E. A. Colbert, 
Crawfordsville, Ore., where she lives hon- 
ored and respected. Children: Luella, 
Viola, Raymond and George; 8. Jane, b. 
Nov. 15, 1829, a dutiful daughter, took 
kindly to education, was known as an 
original thinker, taught school a few 
terms, early married Rev. W. F. West, 
made the journey overland with her 
older sisters to Oregon, where her hus- 
band settled on a farm and became a 
local preacher. The hardships of a 
new country proving too great, she 
lost her health and died, comparatively 
young, June 4, 1878, at Jefferson, Ore., 
lamented by all who knew her. Chil- 
dren, Fort Boire, William, Ebbie, Myra, 
Leon and Ossian; 9. Lucy L., b. Dec. 


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2, 1832, bright and intelligent; married 
Mr. O. J. Carr, a brother of the wives 
of A. J. and Ambro Whipple, her 
brothers. About three years after 
marriage they removed by water to 
Oregon and settled in Seattle, Wash- 
ington, where she was very active in 
church work, and where he was post- 
master for many years. They are now 
retired from active life. Having no 
children of their own, they adopted a 
niece, daughter of Mrs. Carr's deceased 
sister, Mrs. West, who grew up respected 
and well educated, and is now well 
married; 10. Margaret, b. July 10, 1836, 
d. May i, 1842; 11. Emily, b. Apr. 17, 
1837; d. Sept. 26, 1844; 12. Elmira E., 
b. Dec. 4, 1840; m. S. T. Carr, making 
the fourth Whipple-Carr pair from the 
same two families. Only seven years 
old when her father died, she came 
more exclusively under her mother's 
control and received a training which 
in after life showed itself in good words 
and works. Her address in 1892 is 
Mrs. T. S. Carr, Moziertown, Pa. 
Children: H. Willis, Jennie, Bertha, 
Anna, Albert. The now living de- 
scendants of Mr. J. A. and Mrs. Nancy 
A. Whipple are: Children, 7; grand- 
children, 32; great-grandchildren, 48; 
great-great-grandchildren, i; total, 88. 
II Marietta, born Nov. 17, 1798; died Apr. 
I, 1807. 


III Asenath Pratt, born at Middlefield, Mass., 

Apr. 21, 1800; married in 1854 George 
Skinner, of Westford, Otsego Co., N. Y. 
Like her mother she was a person of 
well-balanced mind and with a remark- 
able memory. Always a friend in need 
she abounded in good works; retained 
her youth and faculties and worked 
in the Sunday-school and Bible class 
down to her last sickness. She died at 
Westford, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1880, aged 
nearly 90 years No children reported. 

IV Ezra, born at Middlefield, Mass., in Nov., 

1 801; died Oct. 18, 1805. 
V Champion, born at Middlefield, Mass., 
Mar. 14, 1803; <^ied at Prairie du Chien, 
III, Sept. 13, 1846 He was pre-emi- 
nently the " Elder Beloved," and con- 
fided in by every member of the family. 
Energetic and quick of thought and 
comprehension, he began life as a 
teacher, but soon turned his attention 
to trade. He went West in 1842 and 
with his brother, Edward W., at Prairie 
du Chien, III, established and built up 
a large mercantile business that ex- 
tended toadjoining counties, and largely 
among the French and Indians. Later, 
the two, with the help of their brother, 
Alonzo, commanded the larger share 
of the business of Prairie du Chien. 
They built the first elevator and flour- 
mill on the river at that place (the 
builder having been their brother, 
Ezra, Jr.). It is in active operation at 

no American Pelton Genealogy. 

this time, 1892. Champion Pelton was 
remarkable for his social qualities. He 
was probably the first temperance re- 
former of any considerable influence in 
Prairie du Chien, then a frontier town, 
notorious for gambling and for every 
shade of inebriety. Indeed it may be 
said that all of the brothers were tem- 
perance men before going West, and 
all united in the endeavor to lessen the 
saloon curse in that border town. The 
year 1846 will remain memorable in the 
annals of the Peltons of Prairie du 
Chien as the year of death. Champion 
and his brother Ezra. Jr.'s wife were 
buried the same day; Ezra, Jr., followed 
a few days later. Not a relative was 
able to attend either funeral, six mem- 
bers of their families lying near death's 
door at the time. There were not 
enough well persons to care for the 
sick, and medical attendance was not 
to be had. 
VI Lucy Pratt, born Chester, Mass., Sept. 
26, 1804; married Alanson Hewitt, of 
Westford, Oswego Co., N. Y., in 1831, 
and died at Prairie du Chien, Wis., 
Apr. 12, 1869. Mr. Hewitt, a thrifty 
farmer at Westford, N. Y., by reverses 
lost his property there and spent his 
later years near Prairie du Chien, on 
the Grand Gre Dairie farm, where he 
carried on an extensive dairy business, 
and died there about i860, leaving 
three young sons to be reared and edu- 


cated. Children, four sons and two 
daughters. The eldest, Herbert N., 
became a distinguished physician in 
Denver, and was also interested in 
mining property. He was of a literary 
turn of mind, and stood high with his 
associates. Date of his death unknown 
to the compiler. Rocefa and Eliza 
were young women of fine abilities. 
Rocefa died suddenly in 1849 ^^ ^^e 
school of her Aunt Dwight; Eliza went 
to Denver for her health and there 
died. Byron Hewitt, third son, born 
at Westford, N. Y., is a traveling sales- 
man, residing in 1892 at Rochester, 111. 
In the War of the Rebellion he entered 
the Union army as a private in Co. F, 
8th Wis. Vol. Inft., but was promoted 
to a colonelcy for merit. He is a suc- 
cessful business man, is married, and 
has one daughter. Ezra Hewitt, born 
at Westford, N. Y., also enlisted in the 
army at Prairie du Chien. He was 
killed in the four days' fighting during 
Gen. Pope's retreat through Virginia. 
Samuel Hewitt, sixth and youngest 
child, also joined the Union army in 
the War of the Rebellion. He marched 
with Gen. Sherman to the sea and re- 
turned home without a wound. Join- 
ing his brother in business in Prairie 
du Chien, he married Anna Wheeler, 
and there died in 1873, leaving a widow 
with two children. The children were 
adopted by relatives and the mother 

112 American Pelton Genealogy. 

returned to her parents. She has since 

married a physician in Chicago; name 

to the compiler unknown. 
117 VII Ezra, Jr., 2, b. Jan. 6, 1807; m. Nancy M. 

(Woodbine) Howe, about 1832; d. in 

Sept., 1846. 
118VIII Edward Wright, b. July 20, r8o8; m. (i 

Feb. 4, 1844, Sarah Brunson; (2 

Frances Newton, Jan. 3, 1856; d. Dec 

IX Almira Marietta, born at Chester, Mass., 
Mar. 13, 1810; educated at Wesleyan 
Academy, Wilbraham, Mass.; went 
south with a corps of teachers; married 
Rev. Holden Dwight, A. M., at Baton 
Rouge, La., June 13, 1839 (son of 
Daniel and Susan Lippet Dwight, 
. of Dudley, Mass.), who died in the 
midst of great usefulness at Berea, O., 
Nov. 24, 1846, much beloved and 
respected. The children of this mar- 
riage were: i. Edward Champion, b. 
at Clinton, Miss., Nov. 13, 1840; m. at 
Freeport, 111., Sept. 4, 1866, Minnie 
Guitteau, of that place. He died at 
Minneapolis, Minn., Apr. 28, 1869, of 
consumption, resulting from an attack 
of typhoid pneumonia, after the second 
battle at Corinth, Miss., in 1862. He 
was a musician in 8th Wis. Vol. Inft.; 
was discharged for permanent disability, 
returned home and entered the jewelry 
business, which he continued to his 
death. He left one child, a daughter, 
who died June 20, 1882; 2. William 


Fiske, b. at Norwalk, O., Feb. 6, 1843; 
d. Aug. 12, 1843; 3- Susan Eliza, b. at 
Norwalk. O., Feb. 6, 1844; m. at Patch 
Grove, Wis., Dec. 10, 1862, Francis 
Baillet, son of Francis E. and Martha 
(Horton) Baillet, of Bridgeport, Wis. 
Two children were born to them; the 
mother was fatally injured by the ex- 
explosion of a kerosene lamp, and died 
Mar. 6, 1866. The children were 
adopted by Mr. Baillet's sisters, who 
reared them with loving care. The 
first child, Harvey Dwight Baillet, born 
at Prairie du Chien, Aug. 13, 1863, 
graduated with honor in 1882 from the 
High School at Black River Falls, Wis., 
and is now in the banking business at 
Bowdle, South Dakota. Hattie, the 
second child, b. Jan. 26, 1865, at Bridge- 
port, Wis., adopted by her aunt, Mrs. 
David Austin, graduated from the High 
School, and after two years in the 
Woman's College at Milwaukee, gave 
up her studies from ill health and mar- 
ried Cicero D. Hill, Dec. 24, 1890, at 
La Crosse, Wis. Mr. Hill is a civil 
engineer, employed by the city of Chi- 
cago. They have one child, David 
Dwight, b. Dec. 31, 1891, and reside, 
1892, at 6502 Madison ave., Wood 
Lawn Park, Chicago. 

Miss Pelton was naturally a teacher, 
and taught even before she passed 
through Wesleyan Academy. After 
her graduation she was called as Pre- 

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ceptress of Amenia Seminary at 
Amenia, N. Y. Her next call was to 
Baton Rouge, La., where, with her 
sister Eliza, she took charge of a semi- 
nary for young women. After her 
marriage to Mr. D wight she joined 
him as an educator, first at Clinton, 
Miss., at a proposed centenary college, 
and later, when the malaria of the 
South had driven them North, they re- 
sumed their work at Norwalk, O., where 
they were associated with Dr., after- 
ward Bishop Thompson. Pecuniary 
embarrassment of the institute at Nor- 
walk led the conference to remove the 
school to Berea, O,, Rev. and Mrs. 
Dwight being appointed to take charge 
of it. Here, after four months of over- 
. work, Mr. Dwight died, Nov. 24, 1846, 
leaving Mrs. Dwight to continue on 
for two years of excessive labor, when 
she was obliged to resign and retire for 
rest, with her two remaining children, 
to Prairie du Chien, where loving 
brothers and kind friends gave her a 
hearty welcome. Here the change of 
scene, with lessened responsibilities, 
bringing returning health she resumed 
school duties, and in 1849 ^"^ 1850 
undertook the reform and reconstruc- 
tion of the school system of Prairie du 
Chien, introducing new text-books, 
discipline and the first black-board ever 
seen in the city; which seed thus planted 
has grown until Prairie du Chien is 


now in the advance guard as to school 

Here Mrs. Dwight married (2) Sam- 
uel G. Bassett, Jan. i, 1851, a pioneer 
farmer from Vermont, who settled in 
or near Prairie du Chien when it re- 
quired six weeks or more to make 
the journey, and when the country 
abounded in savage men and savage 
beasts. Old Fort Crawford was then 
the only trading post near. Setting 
out with a strong will and a mammoth 
breaking plow, drawn by seven yokes of 
oxen, he turned over the prairie sod 
that had lain for centuries unvexed 
save by the buffalo and the Indian, 
subdued the wild land and was ready 
when the railroads came to sell new 
settlers horses, cattle and farm products 
of his own raising. 

This marriage ended Mrs. Dwight's 
teaching. Excessive work proving too 
much for even Mr. Bassett's iron con- 
stitution, he yielded to nature's laws 
and died at Minneapolis in Dec, 
1 871. Mrs. Bassett, left alone in de- 
clining years, again resumed the posi- 
tion of bread-winner. In her young 
days she chose the profession of teach- 
ing not so much as a means of support 
as for the opportunities it afforded for 
influencing the young for good. Look- 
ing around for something congenial to 
her tastes she chose the book business, 
which she pursued in Minneapolis, 

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Minn., with such success as not only to 
win a support, but in addition a com- 
petence that it is hoped will carry her 
through. For the last seventeen years 
she has given much time and strength 
to the interests of The Women's 
Christian Temperance Union, and now, 
1892, the only living representative of 
thirteen children, her present residence 
is at 510 63d street, Englewood, 111. 
X Eliza, born at Chester, Mass., Oct. 28, 
181 1. She was remarkable for a most 
retentive memory, was educated at 
Wesleyan Academy, Wilbraham, Mass., 
graduating there in 1836. In 1837 she 
went South with a corps of teachers and 
took charge of the department of music 
in the Seminary at Baton Rouge, La., 
in which her sister Almira M. was 
teaching. But at the end of four 
months she was taken ill, and notwith- 
standing all that warm southern hearts 
could do was done for her, she died 
Feb. 27, 1838, in Christian faith and 
hope. An immense funeral showed 
how in that short space of time she had 
become beloved and respected. 
XI Jonathan, born at Chester, Mass., Oct. 16, 
1813. He was a studious man of good 
intellect, but by his father, the " book- 
worm," was taught the carpenter's trade, 
notwithstanding entreaties of friends 
and neighbors. Joining his brothers 
in Prairie du Chien, Wis., he died there, 
unmarried, in Sept., 1840. 

Chester, Mass.; Prairie du Chien, Wis. 117 

118 XII Alonzo, b. at Chester, Mass., Mar. 26, 
1816; m. Nov. 29, 1845, Adelia Emeline 
Taintor; d. Sept. 21, 1891. 

190XIII Leander Grandison, b. Oct 31; 1821; m. 
Aug. 21, 1848, Martha A. Hurd; d. 
Nov. 29, 1861 (or 1862). 

103. Ezra Pelton', Jr. (9d), third son of Ezra*, 
Ithamar^, John^ John^ SamueP, John', born at Ches- 
ter, Hampden Co., Mass., January 6, 1807; married 
about 1832, Nancy M. (Woodbine) Howe. He was 
a carpenter and builder, a natural mechanic. He re- 
moved with his family, in 1844, to Prairie du Chien, 
Wis., and established himself there as a builder. But 
malarial fever soon invaded his home, taking first a 
part of his children and then both himself and wife 
in 1846, leaving of a family of eight, only two little 
girls to follow their parents to their graves. Children : 
I Helen Maria, born Apr. 11, 1833; died at 
Prairie du Chien, Wis., Sept. 8, 1845. 
II Ida Estelle, born Mar. 14, 1834. On the 
death of her parents was adopted by 
her uncle, Edward W. Pelton, who gave 
her not only a home but the best 
educational advantages New England 
schools afforded. She died while at- 
tending school at Hartford, Conn., Oct. 
7, 1854; a bright, beautiful life lost to 
this world. 
Ill Emily Ordelia, born Dec. 21, 1837; also, 
on the death of her parents, was adopted 
by her uncle Edward W., and well cared 
for and well educated. She became a 
successful teacher in California, honored 
by all who knew her, and remarkable 

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for tact and ready wit in the social 
circle. She lived for sometime at 
Brownsville, Yuba Co., Cal. Her mar- 
riage, Sept. 15, 1885, in Balinas, Cal., 

to Dr. Wilson, ended her work as 

a teacher. They now, 1 892, live in San 
Francisco, Cal. His given name and 
their address are unknown to the writer. 

IV Milo Ruthven, born Feb. 21, 1840; died 

Mar. 9, 1844. 
V Edward Dwight, born July i, 1841; died 
Sept. 14, 1845. 

VI Asenath Pratt, born Aug. 5, 1843; died 
June 12, 1845. 

109. Edward Wright Pelton', fourth son of 
Ezra", Ithamar', John", John^ SamueF, John', born at 
Chester, Mass., July 20, 1808; married (i) Sarah 
Brunson, February 4, 1844; (2) Frances Newton, 
Jan. 3, 1856. He went early to Prairie du Chien, 
Wis., where he was for years connected with his 
brother Champion in large mercantile, elevator and 
milling enterprises, and accumulated a competence. 
Like his brother he also was always ready to con- 
tribute liberally to the welfare of relatives and friends, 
and to any worthy object. In his later years fortune 
seemed adverse, and losses by failures swept away 
much of his fortune. His last days were spent at 
Freeport, 111., with his ever-faithful brother, Alonzo, 
where he died, December 2, 1873. Children: one 
child only, by the first marriage, that died in infancy. 

109. Alonzo Pelton', sixth son of Ezra', Itha- 
mar", John', John", SamueP, John', born in Chester, 
Hampden Co., Mass, March 26, 1816, and was 




Chester, Mass.; Prairie du Chien, Wis. 119 

brought up on his father's farm. He removed to 
Prairie du Chien, Wis., about 1840, and there entered 
into the mercantile business with his older brothers, 
who had preceded him several years, and continued 
with them until 1867, when he went to Freeport, III, 
where he entered into partnership with his nephew, 
under the title of E. C. Dwight & Co., and did a 
large business in jewelry, pianos and organs. Mr. 
Dwight retiring on account of ill health in 1869, Mr. 
Pelton became the head of the house. Sometime 
after he removed his business to Chicago, where, 
connected with a man who left Mr. Pelton's careful 
ways, losses followed, many of which were doubtless 
the results of the great shrinkage of values on the 
resumption of specie payments. Mr. Pelton was in 
every respect a noble, excellent man, active in every 
good word and work. Converted at an early age, 
he had, at his death, been a church member for over 
fifty years, and for more than forty years had served 
the church as class-leader and in other official capaci- 
ties. November 29, 1845, ^^ married at Prairie 
du Chien, Emeline Adelia Taintor, daughter of 
Ezekiel W. Taintor, an early settler of Wisconsin. 
Mr. Pelton died at Englewood, 111., September 21, 
1 89 1. Mrs. Pelton still resides at Englewood, Chi- 
cago, in 1892. Children: 

I DwightChampion,bornFeb. 3, 1847; ^^^^ 

June II, 1868. 
II Leonora Martha, born Mar. 30, 1851; 

died Dec. 24, 1853. 
Ill Jessie Eliza, born Dec. 6, 1855; "^^^" 
ried Jan. 31, 1889, Charles Harshberger, 
of Englewood, 111. Merchant. Resi- 
dence, 1 89 1, Englewood, 111. 

I20 American Pelton Genealogy. 

IV Martha Ruth, born Mar. 17, 1858; mar- 
ried Oct. 8, 1885, Charles E. Hatfield, 
lawyer, of Boston, Mass. Residence, 
in 1 89 1, in West Newton, Mass. 
V Charles Hobart, born Dec. 20, 1859. In 
1 89 1, unmarried. Residence, Engle- 
wood. 111. 
VI Hattie Josephine, born July 6, 1864; mar- 
ried Oct. 20, 1887, E. S. Whiteley. 
Lumber merchant. Residence, 1891, 
in Englewood, 111. 
VII, VIII Frederick, and a twin brother, born 
July 24, 1868; died the same day. 

102. licander Grandison Pelton^, seventh son 
of Ezra", Ithamar', John", John^ SamueP, Johni, born 
at Chester, Mass., Oct. 31, 182 1; married Aug. 21, 
1848, Martha A. Hurd. He received an academic 
education, and eventually followed his older brothers 
to Prairie du Chien, Wis. Taken with the gold fever, 
then so prevalent, he left his recently-married bride 
and went to California to seek a fortune. While he 
was absent his wife died, April 8, 1851, and he, after 
returning, died at Prairie du Chien in 1861. 

94. Ithamar Peltons, Jr., third son of Ithamar', 
John\ John^ Samuel', Johni, born (probably) in East 
Windsor, Conn., Aug. 14, 1772; married June 7, 1798, 
Charlotte Starr, daughter of Richard Starr, of Hins- 
dale, Mass. Removed from his father's homestead 
in Middlefield, Mass., which he owned and sold at 
that time, in 1832, to Litchfield, Medina Co., O., 
where he lived and there died, January 2, 1861. 
Farmer. Children: 

East Windsor, Conn.; Litchfield, O. 121 

I Charlotte, born Mar. 15, 1799; married 
Jan. I, 1822, Austin Pelton (see p. 87), 
of East Windsor, Conn.; died at E. 
Windsor, Aug. 28, 1835. 
122 II Ithamar Pratt, b. Sept. 13, 1800; m. Jan. 
21, 1823, Sabrina A. Pelton. 
Ill Priscilla, born Aug. 19, 1802; married (i) 
Reuben Ellsworth; (2) Willis Morton; 
died at East Hartford, Conn. Left 
one son, who in 1876 lived in Hartford, 

126 IV Dexter, b. June 17, 1804; m. Sept. 30, 

1834, Elizabeth Halliday; d. June 24, 


127 V Lyman, b. Apr. 5, 1806; m. Sept. 23, 1830, 

Mary W. Pelton; d. Aug. 2, 1869. 
VI Worthington, i, born Jan. 28, 1808; died 
in infancy. 
VII Sarah, born Apr 11, 18 10; married Oct. 
19, 1837, William Hurlbert, Westfield, 
Medina Co., O. One child, died Oct., 
128 VIII Worthington, 2, b. Dec. 7, 181 1; m. Oct. 
16, 1834, Mary Wheeler. 

129 IX Joseph, b. Mar. 11, 1814; m. May 6, 1840, 

M. H. Shumway. 

130 X Trowbridge, b. Aug. 12, 18 16; m. (i) 

about Feb., 1843, Martha Melissa 
Strong; (2) . 

132 XI Cyprian, b. Jan. i, 1821; m. Jan. 27, 1856, 
Flora A. Strong; d. Aug. 29, 1877. 

132 XII Philander, b. Apr. 9, 1823; m. Emily 
Finn; d. Feb. 18, 1863. 
XIII Clarissa Ann, born Aug. 22, 1826; mar- 
ried Jan. 22, 1847, James W. Young, 

122 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Harrisonville, Medina Co., O. Lived 
there, and there died about 1856. 
Children: i. Albert, b. July 31, 1849; 
2. No record; 3. Clarissa Adelia, b. 
Sept. 8, 1855. 

ISO. Ithamar Pratt Pelton', first son of Itha- 
mar", Ithamar', John\ John', SamueP, John', born 
Middlefield, Mass., September 13, 1800; married 
January 21, 1823, Sabrina A. Pelton, daughter of 
Asahel Pelton (see p. 133), of Dalton, Mass. 
Farmer. Lived at Athens and Saugerties, N. Y., 
Middlefield, Mass., and removed from Massachusetts, 
in 1832, to Litchfield, Medina Co., O. In 1878 was 
living in La Grange, Ohio. 

Note. — As stated, Mr. Pelton and family removed 
to Ohio in 1832. They settled on a farm in the 
woods, two miles east of the center of Litchfield 
Township, Medina Co. They were accompanied by 
five other families, making on their arrival a total of 
twenty families in the township. In the previous 
spring each adult male inhabitant held an office. On 
arriving they found their money reduced to fifty 
cents, with a letter awaiting them at the post-office, 
on which the postage was twenty-five cents. Their 
first two or three years there were years of privation 
and unremitting toil, it being difficult at first to get 
food enough for the family. During the first fall of 
their pioneer life, while the men were clearing the 
land, the women of the family gathered one hundred 
and fifty bushels of hickory nuts, which brought fifty 
cents per bushel. They had to go thirty miles to 
mill and seven to the nearest place to trade. At 
Litchfield Center there was but one little log house, 
used also for a post-office. Their first Fourth of 

Dalton, Mass.; Litchfield, O., etc. 123 

July in Ohio was celebrated by the assembling of the 
inhabitants of Litchfield early in the morning and 
their building a " meeting-house " in the style of 
those days, it being also used as a school-house. 
They enjoyed their Fourth immensely. When the 
Baptist Church was organized, the names of Mr. 
and Mrs. Pelton were enrolled among its thirteen 

The celebration of the fifty-fifth anniversary of the 
marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Pelton of La Grange, O., 
in 1878, was the occasion of a very pleasant gathering 
of some forty guests, of whom there were five daugh- 
ters and their families, and the families of two sons, 
deceased. Local Journal. Children: 

194 I John Wesley, b. Dec. 23, 1823; m. Dec. 21, 

1847, Sophia Ann Finn; d. Apr. 4, 1868. 

195 II Clinton Pratt, b. Aug. 31, 1825; m. Nov. 

8, 1846, Maria Cordelia Strong; d. 
Mar. 12, 185 1. 

III Charlotte Ann, born Middlefield, Mass., 

Aug. 28, 1827; married Litchfield, O., 
Feb. 23, 1845, Benjamin H. Northrop 
(d. Feb. 29, 1876), son of Ephraim 
Northrop, of Smyrna, Chenango Co., 
N.Y. Children, six; three girls and two 
boys living, 1879, ^t Lansing, Mich. 

IV Hannah L., born Middlefield, xMass., Feb. 

1 1, 1829; married (i) Litchfield, O., Dec. 
4, 1847, Abraham Kimmel, who died 
Medina, O., July 26, 1869; (2) Clyde, 
O., June 6, i860, Alfred Davis, lawyer, 
who died at Royalton, O., Aug. 27, 
1870; two children; (3) at La Grange, 
O., Jan. 27, 1875, Elizur Goodrich Has- 
tings. Residence, 1878, La Grange, O. 

124 American Pelton Genealogy. 

V Martha J., born Middlefield, Mass., Apr. 

24, 1831; married (i) May i, 1851, 
Edwin H. Maydole, of Litchfield, O.; 

(2) July 14, 1870, Daniel R. Belden, 
son of Bildad Belden, of Grafton, O.; 

(3) Dec. 17, 1874, Dorastes, son of 
Dorastes Waite, of Jefferson Co., N. Y. 
Residence, 1878, La Grange, O. 

VI Lidana Lorina, born Litchfield, O., Nov. 
12, 1839; married in Litchfield, Oct. 
26, 1856, Salmon A., son of Samuel 
Powers, of Amherst, Lorain Co., O., 
who served in the Union army in the 
war of the Great Rebellion. Carpenter 
and joiner. Residence, 1878, Elyria, 
O. Children, two daughters. 
136 VII Russell Denio, b. Dec. 26, 1843; m. Dec. 

25, 1869, Mary Kemp. 

VIII Sarah Sabrina, born Litchfield, O., May 
31, 1847; married Nov. 13, 1866, Litch- 
field, O., Nelson M. Maydole (b. May 
5, 1840), son of John J. Maydole, of 
Lucas Co., Iowa. Residence, 1878, La 
Grange Center, O. Children: Nettie 
Zidona, b. July 10, 1869; Vesta Char- 
lotte, b. Jan. 26, 1873, Edwin Chester, 
b. Mar. 11, 1876. 

1S9. John Wesley Pelton^, first son of Ithamar 
Pratt', Ithamar', Ithamar', John'. John', SamueF, John', 
born Dalton, Mass., December 23, 1823; married at 
York, Medina Co., O., December 21, 1847, Sophia 
Ann, daughter of Philo Fenn, of Byron, Genesee 
Co., N. Y. Shoemaker. Lived at Bowling Green, 
O., and there died April 4, 1868. Children: 

Litchfield, La Grange, York, O., etc. 125 

I Addison M., born Dec. 22, 1849; died un- 
married, Bowling Green, O., Nov. 22, 

195 II Philo Fenn, b. Jan. 12, 1856; m. Mar. 21 
1877, Clarissa Jane Lance. 

III Mary S., born Bowling Green, O., Sept 

25, i860. 

IV Carrie N , born Aug. 29, 1863. 

V J. W. (said to be his full first name), born 
Mar. 12, 1886. 

1S4, Philo Fenn Pelton', first son of John 
Wesley^ Ithamar ?.\ Ithamar', Ithamar', John^ John', 
Samuer, John\ born Bowling Green O., January 
12, 1856; married there, March 21, 1877, Clarissa 
Jane, daughter of Henry Lance. Farmer. Child: 
I Ethel May, born May 27, 1878. 

13S. Clinton Pratt Pelton', second son of Itha- 
mar P.', Ithamar^ Ithamar", John^ John^ Samuel*, 
John', born Saugerties, N. Y., Aug. 31. 1825; married 
at Litchfield, O., November 8, 1846, Maria Cordelia 
Strong (b. Warren, Litchfield Co., Conn.. Jan. 2, 1827), 
daughter of Lysander Strong, of Chatham, Medina 
Co., O. Cooper. Died at Oakland, Wis., March 
12, 185 1. Mrs. Pelton married (2) Valentine Zeller, 
October 16, 1853, and removed to Pioneer, Williams 
Co., O., where she lived in 1878. Child: 

125 I Eugene Decelo, b. Nov. 27, 1847; m. Feb. 

26, 1868, Sarah Eliza Cutler; d. Aug. 
18, 1873. 

195. En^ene Decelo Pelton», only son of Clin- 
ton Pratt^ Ithamar P.^Ithamar^ Ithamar\ John^ John^ 
Samuel', John', born November 27, 1847; married 

126 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Marathon, Lapeer Co., Mich., February 26, 1868, 
Sarah Eliza, daughter of James B. Cutler, of Cadillac, 
Mich. Engineer of a boat on the lake. Was killed 
by a falling tree at Clam Lake, now Cadillac, Mich., 
August 18, 1873. Mrs. Pelton married (2) January 
I, 1877, William M. Reed, of Ludington, Mich., 
where she lived in 1878. Children: 

I Mary Emma, born Marathon, Mich., Dec. 
5, 1868. Residence, 1878, Cadillac, 
Mich., with her Grandfather Cutler. 

132. Rassell Denio Pelton^, third son of Itha- 
mar F.\ Ithamar', Ithamar', John", John^ Samuel", 
John', born Litchfield, Medina Co., O., December 26, 
1843; married at Ridgeville, Lorain Co., O., Decem- 
ber 25, 1869, Mary, daughter of Henry Kemp, of that 
place. Enlisted, Litchfield, O., September i, 1864, 
served in the War of the Rebellion in Co. C, 176th 
Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Second 
Division, under Gen. Thomas, in the Army of the 
Cumberland, and was honorably discharged at Nash- 
ville, Tenn., June 14, 1865. Child: 

I One adopted daughter, Ida May. 

190. Dexter Pelton', second son of Ithamar*, 
Ithamar', John\ John^ SamueF, John', born Middle- 
field, Mass., June i 7, 1 804; married Litchfield, Medina 
Co., O., September 30, 1804, Elizabeth Halliday (b. 
May 6, 1804), of Montgomery, Hampden Co., Mass. 
Removed to Center Township, Porter Co., Ind.,and 
there died, June 24, 1855. flis wife died April 5, 
1875. Children: 

I Cilicia Elizabeth, born Litchfield, O., July 
12, 1835; married Apr. 14, 1852, at 

Litchfield, O.; Lansing, Mich., etc. 127 

Valparaiso, Ind., John P. Jones. Died 
Feb. 25, 1856, leaving one child, Frank 
W. Jones, b. Mar. 18, 1853. 
II William Wallace, born Litchfield, O., May 
"^l^ ^"^Z!'^ <^i^d Sept. 22, 1858. 
ISr III Andrew J., b. Jan. 8, 1845; m. Sept. 27, 
1871, Charlotte M. Armstrong. 

1S6. Andreir J. Peltoii^, second son of Dexter', 
Ithamar\ Ithamar*, John', John", Samuel', John', born 
Litchfield, Medina Co., O., January 8, 1845; married 
at La Porte, Ind., September 2'], 1871, Charlotte M. 
Armstrong, daughter of R. V. Armstrong, of that 
place. Residence, 1,879, South Bend, Ind. Children: 
I Eva, born Jan. 4, 1876. 

II A son , born July 9, 1878; died 

Feb. 22, 1879. 

190. liyman Pelton', third son of Ithamar', Itha- 
mar', John", John', Samuel', John', born Middlefield, 
Mass., April 5, 1806; married September 23, 1830, 
Mary W.(b. July 29, 1 8 10), daughter of Asahel Pelton, 
of Middlefield, Mass., and Austerlitz, N. Y. Died at 
Allairedon, Ingham Co., Mich., August 12, 1869, 
138 I Richard S., b. Dec. 3, 1831; m. (i) ; 

(2) . 

II Mary J., born Litchfield, O., Apr. i, 1833; 
married S. J. Lamb, son of Samuel 
Lamb. Children, two. Residence, 1878, 
Mason, Mich. 
198 III Asahel H., b. Mar. 19, 1840; m. Aug. 2, 
1863, Adaline Williams. 
IV Ithamar D., born Litchfield, O., Mar. 30, 
1849; i^ 1878 unmarried. Residence, 
Lansing, Mich. 

128 American Pelton Genealogy. 

127. Richard S. Pelton', first son of Lyman\ 
Ithamar', Ithamar', John*, John', SamueP, John', born 
Litchfield, O., December 3, 1 83 1 ; married ( i ) Medina 
Co., O. (name not reported); (2) (no report). Lived, 
1878, Millbury, Wood Co., O. Children: 
I Edwin. 
II Ella. 
Ill Charles. Record incomplete. 

127. Asahel H. Pelton', second son of Lyman', 
Ithamar', Ithamar*, John\ John^ SamueP, John', born 
Litchfield, O., March 19, 1840; married Bowling 
Green, Wood Co., O., August 2, 1863, Adaline, 
daughter of Valentine Williams, of Ionia, Mich. 
Carpenter. Living, in 1878, in Lansing, Mich. 

I Orlin, born Bowling Green, O., June 8, 
II Clara O., born Allairedon, Ingham Co., 

Mich., Sept. 23, 1866. 
Ill Orie M., born Allairedon, Mich., Apr. 24, 

190. IVorthin^ton Pelton', fifth son of Ithamar*, 
Ithamar", John*, John^ Samuef, John', born Middle- 
field, Mass., December 7, 181 1; married at Litchfield, 
Medina Co., O., October 16, 1834, Polly Wheeler, 
daughter of William Wheeler, of Montgomery, 
Hampden Co., Mass. Engineer. Residence, 1878, 
Litchfield, O. Children, born there: 
129 I William Almeron, b. Apr. 16, 1840; m. 
July 5, 1867, Gertrude M. Willis. 
II Almena, born Sept. 24, 1842; married 
January 3, 1866, C. N., son of J. H. 

La Fayette, O.; Peru, Ind., etc. 129 

Carpenter, of Litchfield, O. Children: 
Mary A., born May 14, 1868. Resi- 
dence, 1878, Litchfield, O. 

III Angelina, born July 10, 1844; married 

Mar. 14, 1873, A. D., son of A. D. 
Willis, of Rutland, Vt. Children: Clif- 
ford E., b. Nov. 18, 1869. Residence, 
1878, Litchfield, O. 

IV Josephine, born Nov. 26, 1846; married 

January 29, 1873, Miller Dennis, son 
of George Dennis, of England. Child: 
Franklin P., b. Nov. 11, 1874. Resi- 
dence, 1878, La Grange, Lorain Co., O. 

198. William Almeron Pelton', only son of 
Worthington', Ithamar^ Ithamar', John\ John^ Sam- 
uel*, John', born at Litchfield, Medina Co., O., April 
16, 1840; married at La Fayette, O., July 5, 1867, 
Gertrude M., daughter of A. A. Willis, of Rutland, 
Vt. Mechanic. Residence, 1878, Litchfield, O. 
Children, born there : 

I Clarissa, born May 2, 1868. 
II Hugh Edward, born Sept 16, 1875. 

130. Joseph Pelton', sixth son of Ithamar", Itha- 
mar*, John^ John^ SamueP, John', born Middlefield, 
Mass., March 11, 18 14; married Oxford, Mass., May 
6, 1840, M. H. Shumway, daughter of Levens Shum- 
way, of Munson, Mass. Manufacturer. Residence, 
1878, North Brookfield, Worcester Co., Mass. Died 
there, February 26, 1879. Children: 

I Ellen Elizabeth, born Jan. 28, 1842; mar- 
ried Dec. 7, 1873, S. H. Emery, of East 
Canaan, N. H. Residence, 1879, ^^1" 
lows Falls, Vt. One son. 

130 American Pelton Genealogy. 

130 II Joseph Oscar, b. May 14, 1845; m- June 
II, 1871, Elizabeth Dolan. 

130 III Charles Edgar, b. June 11, 1850; m. Dec. 

25, 1871, Martha A. CoUamer. 
IV Frank Edward, born Mar. 9, 1853. Resi- 
dence, 1876, with his father. 

1S9. Joseph Oscar Pelton^ first son of Joseph', 
Ithamar', Ithamar', John', John', Samuel', John', born 
Oxford, Mass., May 14, 1845; married Peru, Ind., 
June 1 1, 1871, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Dolan, 
of Peru, Ind. Wool grader. Residence, 1878, Peru, 
Ind. No children. 

129. Charles Edgar Pelton', second son of 
Joseph', Ithamar', Ithamar', John*, John', Samueh, 
John', born at Oxford, Mass., June 17, 1850; married 
at Franklin, N. H., December 25, 1871, Martha A., 
daughter of Thomas Collamer, of Burlington, Vt. 
Died at Ludlow, Vt, March 26, 1872, where his widow 
continued to live in 1876. Child: 

I Charles Edgar, Jr., born Ludlow, Vt, 
Oct 7, 1872. 

ISO. Trowbridge Pelton', seventh son of Itha- 
mar*, Ithamar', John*, John", Samuel", John', born 
Middlefield, Mass., August 12, 1816; married (i) 
Litchfield, Medina Co., O., about February, 1843, 
Martha Melissa (b. May 31, 1824), daughter of 
Lysander Strong, of Chatham, Medina Co., O. 
Farmer. Residence, 1878, Hebron, Jefferson Co., 
Wis. Children: 

131 I Lysander, b. Dec. 2, 1844; m. June 21, 

1868, Marilla Hurd. 
131 II Leander, b. Dec. 2, 1844; m. Nov. 16, 1868, 
Sarah L. Pond. 

Cortland, III.; Litchfield, O., etc. 131 

III Harriet Althea, born Litchfield, O., Dec. 
25, 1846; married (i) Jan. 9, 1870, 
William Brown; one child, Anna; (2) 
Rome, Wis., Jan. 25, 1874, Benj. Ham- 
mond, son of Stephen Hammond, of 
Rochester, Mass. Residence, 1878, 
Hebron, Wis. Children: David, Har- 
riet, Melvina. 
133 IV Harlan R, b. July 14, 1850; m. Aug. 22, 
1872, Eliza Ann Pond. 
V Zenas J., born Ithaca, Richland Co., 
Wis., Nov. 23, 1853. In 1865 went 
west with his mother to Buffalo Grove, 
Buchanan Co., Iowa, and there staid. 

130. Lysander Peltoii^, first son of Trowbridge', 
Ithamar", Ithamar", John', John', SamueF, John', born 
Litchfield, Medina Co., O., December 2, 1844; mar- 
ried at Cortland Station, 111., June 21, 1868, Marilla 
E., daughter of Curtiss Hurd, of Kingston, 111. 
Farmer. Lived from November 8, 1868, to March 
4, 1872, in Nebraska. Residence, 1878, Afton, De 
Kalb Co., 111. (Address, De Kalb Center, 111.) 

I Edith, born July 8, 1870. 
II Lester L., born July 25, 1875. 

130. Ijeander Peltoii% second son of Trow- 
bridge\ Ithamar", Ithamar', John'*, John^ Samuels 
John', twin brother of Lysander above, born Litch- 
field, O., December 2, 1844; married at De Kalb, 111., 
November 16, 1868, Sarah L., daughter of Samuel 
Pond, of Keene, N. H. Residence, 1878, Courtland, 
De Kalb Co., 111. Child: 

I Clarence H., born Courtland, 111., Mar. 
24, 1871; died July 9, 1877. 

132 American Pelton Genealogy. 

130. Harlan Page Pelton', third son of Trow- 
bridge', Ithamar', Ithamar', John', John', Samuel', 
John', born Litchfield, Medina Co., O., July 14, 1850; 
married at Sycamore, 111., August 22, 1872, Eliza 
Ann Pond. Lumberman, Ewart, Mich. Address, 
1878, Five Lakes, Lapeer Co., Mich. Wife Eliza 
Ann died March 5, 1875. Children: 

I Erberd Frederick, born Aug. 28, 1873. 
II Eliza Ann, born Mar. 4, 1875; died Mar. 
II, 1875. 

190. Cyprian Pelton', eighth son of Ithaman, 
Ithamar', John', John', Samuel', John', born Middle- 
field, Hampden Co., Mass., January 15, 1821; married 
Litchfield, O., January 27, 1856, Flora Amanda 
Strong (b. May 16, 1834), daughter of Lysander 
Strong, of Warren, Conn., and Chatham, Medina 
Co., O. Residence, 1876, Kent, Portage Co., O., 
where he died, August 29, 1877, from injuries received 
about three and a half years before. Carpenter and 
joiner; an excellent man and a good mechanic. Chil- 
dren, none. 

190. Philander Pelton', ninth son of Ithamar*, 
Ithamar', John', John", Samuel', John', born Middle- 
field, Mass., April 9, 1823; married Medina, O., Sep- 
tember 9, 1848, Emily Finn, daughter of Edward 
Finn, of York, O. Carpenter and joiner, Litchfield, 
O., where he died, February 18, 1863. Children: 
I Matilda D., born Mar. 30, 1852. 
II Cora E., born Oct. 2, 1858. 

94. Asahel Pelton", fourth son of Ithamar', 
John*, John^ SamueF, John', born at East Windsor, 
Conn., August 3, 1774; married (i) December 31, 
1798, Anna Denio, daughter of David Denio, of 

Cortland, III.; Litchfield, O., etc. 133 

Deerfield, Mass. (b. Nov. 28, 1780; d. Dalton, Mass., 
Dec. I. 1821); (2) February, 1821, Hannah Benson, 
of Hinsdale, Mass., who died in childbirth, Coxsackie, 
N. Y., in 1822; (3) August 6, 1824, Sarah Gillett, 
daughter of J. Richards, of Hinsdale, Mass., who 
died in Wisconsin. Mr. Pelton lived in Windsor and 
Dalton, Mass., and removed from Dalton, Mass., to 
Athens, N. Y., February, 1820, and thence to Auster- 
litz, Columbia Co., N. Y., April 7, 1830, where he 
died, March 27, 1857. Children: 
134 I John, b. Aug. 9, 1800; m. Jan. 8, 1824, 
Sarah R. Hinckley; d. Jan. 28, 1867. 
H Preston, born July 26, 1802; died at Dal- 
ton, Berkshire Co., Mass., "Sept. 10, 
18 1 3. 
138 ni Hart Leverett, b. Mar. 26, 1804; m- (0 
Feb. 22, 1834, Ruth Miller; (2) Nov. 
27, 1844, Sylvia Etta Miller, sisters; d. 
Sept. 7, 1848. 
. IV Sabrina A., born Dec. 22-26, 1806; married 
Jan. 21, 1823, Ithamar Pratt Pelton, 
son of Ithamar Pelton, Jr. (see p. 122). 
Living, 1878, at La Grange, O. 
V Horace M., born Apr. 26, 1808; died Aug. 

6, 1815. 
VI Mary W., born July 28, 18 10; married 
Sept. 23, 1830, Lyman, son of Ithamar 
Pelton, Jr. (see p. 127), of Middlefield, 
Mass., and Litchfield, O. Residence, 
1879, Lansing, Mich. 
138 VII Sumner Maynard, b. Jan. 26, 181 2; mar- 
ried (i) Dec. 27, 1841, Phila Bedell; 

(2) Oct. 30, 1856, Sylvia Etta Miller; 

(3) Nov. 5, i873,Jeannette C.Johnson; 
d. May 18, 1879. 

34 American Pelton Genealogy. 

139 VIII Lysander Preston, b. Sept. 27, 1813; m. 
(i) Nov. 9, 1837, Lucinda Reynolds 
Packard; (2) Feb, 22, 1844, Cornelia 
C Evarts. 
141 IX Horace Birt, b. Oct. 3, 1815; m. May 9, 
1837, Mary Corley. 
X Laura, born Dalton, Mass., Mar. 24, 181 7; 
married (i) Claverack, N. Y., May 15, 
1 841, Isaac Persons (b. May 6, 18 10; 
d. July 31, 1856), son of Isaac Persons, 
of Dutchess Co., N. Y.; children, three; 
(2) Sodus, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1870, Wm. 
Becker (b, Dec. 13, 181 2), son of Jos. 
Becker, of Hillsdale, N. Y.; no children. 
Residence, 1879, Sodus, N. Y. 
XI Asahel, Jr., born June 8, 1818; died un- 
married, at Austerlitz, Columbia Co., 
N. Y., Aug. II, 1842. 
XII Harriet Newell, born Mar. 8, 1820; mar- 
ried at Spencertown, Columbia Co., 
N. Y., Abner W. Hitchcock (b. Nov. 
22, 1819), son of Orlando Hitchcock, 
of Alford, Mass. One child, Francis 
A., b. Apr. 13, 1847. Residence, 1879, 
at Lansing, Mich. 
XIII Hannah, born Apr. 11, 1826; died Oct. 2, 

139. John Pelton\ first son of AsaheF, Itha- 
mar', John^ John^ SamueF, John\ born Windsor, 
Berkshire Co., Mass., August 9, 1800; married at 
Madison, N. Y., January 8, 1824, Sarah R. Hinckley 
(b. May 6, 1870, Washington, Berkshire Co., Mass.), 
daughter of Bezaleel Hinckley, of Lee, Oneida Co., 
N. Y. Lived at Athens, N. Y.; removed to Reeds- 

Lansing, Mich.; Dallas, Wis., etc. 135 

burg, Sauk Co., Wis., In 1850, and there died, January 
28, 1867. Farmer. Mrs. Pelton died at the house 
of Mr. E. L. Montross, June 26, 1890, aged 83 years. 

135 I Hiram, b. Aug. 31, 1825; m. Jan. 30, 1849, 

Deborah Seaman. 
II Sarah Ann, born at Athens, N. Y., June 
22, 1827; married at Four Miles Point 
light-house, Greene Co., N. Y., Feb. 5, 
1 85 1, to Enos L. Montross, of Athens, 
N. Y. Children: Frederic, b. Nov. 12, 
185 1 ; d. Aug. 23, 1854; Ivah, b. Nov. 
7, 1855; d. Mar. 9, i860. 

136 III George, b. Feb. 9, 1830; m. Nov. 16, 1854, 

to Phoebe T. Montross. 

137 IV Charles A., b. Apr. 9, 1831; m. (i) Jan. 

II, 1857, Nancy Maria Oakes; (2) Jan. 
24, 1870, Mrs. Emily (Temple) Wake- 
V Hannah, born May 3, 1836. 

137 VI John Edgar, b. Dec. 15, 1842; m. Oct. 15, 

1868, Olive A. Kellogg. 

138 VII Jason M., b. about 1845. No report. 

134. Hiram Pelton', first son of John', AsaheP, 
Ithamar', John^ John^ SamueF, John', born at Sauger- 
ties, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1825; married at Athens, N. Y., 
January 30, 1849, Deborah Seaman, daughter of 
Samuel Seaman, of that place. Gardener. Living, 
in 1890, at Dallas, Barron Co., Wis. Served in the 
United States Navy in the War of the Southern 
Rebellion. Was mate on the steamboat "Connecti- 
cut " until she was sent by the government to Fortress 
Monroe for hospital purposes. Children: 

136 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Emma E.,born June 15, 1851; died Aug. 

20, 1854. 

II Ida E.,born June 11, 1854; died Feb. 18, 


III Alva S., born Sept. 28, 1856. 

IV Maynard, born Dec. 13, 1858. 

V Marion, born July 8, 1861; died Sept. 3, 
VI Ernest A., born July 11, 1867. 
VII Fanny B., born Oct. 22, 1882. 

134. Crcorge Pelton^, second son of John', Asa- 
her, Ithamar', John*, John', Samuel', John', born at 
Austerlitz, Columbia Co., N. Y., February 9, 1830; 
married at Reedsburg, Wis., November 16, 1854, to 
Phoebe T. Montross, daughter of Samuel Montross, 
of that place. Farmer. Living, in 1890, at Reeds- 
burg, Sauk Co., Wis. Children: 

136 I S. Aylmer, b. June i, 1856; m. Dec. 30, 

1882, Frankie M. Battles. 

137 II Montross, b. Dec. 13, 1859; m. Nov. 21, 

1888, Mary J. Nye. 
Ill George Meredith, born May i, 1863; died 
Oct. 4, 1865. 

136. S. Aylmer Pelton', first son of George*, 
John', AsaheF, Ithamar', John', John', SamueP, John', 
born at Reedsburg, Sauk Co., Wis., June i, 1856; 
married there, December 30, 1882, Frankie M. 
Battles. Farmer. Living, in 1890, at Reedsburg, 
Wis. Children: 

I Guy, born Apr. 16, 1884. 

II Glen E., born Sept. 28, 1885. 

III Clara, born Jan. 17, 1888. 

Reedsburg and Dallas, Wis. 137 

136. Montross Pelton", second son of Georges, 
Johnt, Asaher, Ithamar', John*, John', Samuel', John', 
born at Reedsburg, Wis., December 13, 1859; niar- 
ried there, November 21, 1888, Mary J. Nye. 
Farmer. Residence at Reedsburg, Wis., in 1890. 
Children, none. 

134. Charles A. Peltoii% third son of John', Asa- 
hel', Ithamar', John*, John', SamueP, John*, born at 
Greenbush, Penobscot Co., Me., April 9, 1831; mar- 
ried (i) at Portage, Columbia Co., Wis., January 11, 
1857, Nancy Maria Oakes, daughter of Edward and 
Nancy Oakes (d. Mar. 2, 1868); (2) at Hilbourn 
City, Wis., January 24, 1870, Mrs. Emily (Temple) 
Wakefield (b. at Reading, Mass., Mar. 30, 1833), 
daughter of Timothy and Sophronia Temple. 
Farmer, Lived, in 1890, at Reedsburg, Wis. 

I Olive Wheeler, born Feb. 11, 1859; mar- 
ried at Reedsburg, Wis., Charles Powell. 
Residence, 1890, at Reedsburg, Wis. 
II May, born Dec. 2, i860; died Sept. 2, 

III Charles, born Jan. 17, 1868. 

IV Willis T., born Oct. 7, 1872. 

134. John Ed^ar Pelton^, fourth son of John', 
AsaheF, Ithamar', John^ John', SamueF, John\ born 
at Athens, N. Y., December 15, 1842; married at 
Baraboo, Wis., Oct. 15. 1868, Olive A. Kellogg, 
daughter of George and Hannah Kellogg, of Prairie 
du Sac, Wis. Farmer. Residence, in 1890, at Reeds- 
burg, Sauk Co., Wis. Children: 

I Bertha E., born Apr. 16, 1871. 
II Maude Genevieve, born Nov. 29, 1875. 

138 American Pelton Genealogy. 

134. Jason M. Pelton', fifth son of John', Asahel', 
Ithamar*, John', John^Samue^, John', Address, 1891, 
Dallas, Wis.; written repeatedly, no reply. 

132. Hart liCverett Pelton', third son of AsaheF, 
Ithamar', John\ John^ Samuef, John', born Auster- 
litz, Columbia Co., N. Y., March 26, 1804; married 
(i) February 22, 1834, Ruth Miller; (2) November 
27, 1844, Sylvia Etta Miller, daughters of John Miller, 
of Greenfield, Saratoga Co., N. Y. (Ruth, b. July 8, 
1813; d. June 21, 1844; Sylvia Etta, b. Mar. 23, 1820; 
d. Mar. 28, 1872). Lived in Schenectady, N. Y.; died 
Albany, N. Y., September 7, 1848. Children, of 
wife Ruth: 

I Harriet Amelia, born 1838; died 1840. 
II Ruth Harriet, born June 7, 1844; married 
Syracuse, N. Y., Mar. 20, 1873, Edward 
J. Van Epps, of Schenectady, N. Y. 
(b. Mar. 28, 1847). Occupation, shoe- 
dealer. Children, none. 
Children of wife Sylvia Etta, four, who all died in 

132. ^nmner Haynard Pelton', fifth son of 
Asaher, Ithamar', John**, John", SamueF, John', born 
Windsor, Berkshire Co., Mass., January 26, 181 2; 
married (i) Philae Bedell, December 27, 1841, New 
Baltimore, N. Y. (b. July 31, 1817; d. Hillsdale, 
Columbia Co., N. Y., Dec. 4, 1854); (2) Schenectady, 
N. Y., October 30, 1856, Sylvia Etta, widow of Hart 
Leverett Pelton, daughter of John Miller, of Green- 
field, Saratoga Co., N. Y. (d. Mar. 28, 1872); (3) Jean- 
nette C. Johnson, at Johnstown, N. Y., November 5, 
1873. Carpenter and builder. Died suddenly from 

Schenectady and Austerlitz, N. Y. 139 

paralysis and congestion of the brain, Schenectady, 
N. Y., at 3 A. M., Sunday, May 18, 1879. Children: 
139 I Adelbert, b. Jan. 21, 1843; "i- Mor- 
rison; d. June 22, 1879. 
II Emma Jane, born June 24, 1849, New 
Baltimore, N. Y.; married Geo. E. 
Belde, June 3, 1872, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Residence, 1879, Brooklyn. Children, 

III Benjamin Case, born Oct. 13, 1853, at 

New Baltimore, N. Y. 

IV Archie T., born May 7, 1857; died July 

27, 1859. 
V Edith Althea, born July 4, i860. 
VI Sarah Elizabeth, born July 9, 1863; died 
Aug. 12, 1863. 

138. Adelbert Pelton', first son of Sumner 
Maynard', Asahel', Ithamar', John*, John', Samueb, 
John', born January 21, 1843, Hillsdale, N. Y.; mar- 
ried Jersey City, N. J., , Morrison, daugh- 
ter of James D. Morrison, 374 Communlpaw avenue, 
of that city. Lived In New York city and there died, 
Sunday, June 22, 1879. Children, none living. 

133. Ijy zander Preston Pelton', sixth son of 
AsaheF, Ithamar', John*, John", Samuel', John', born 
Dalton, Mass., September 27, 1813; married (i) 
November 9, 1837, Luclnda Reynolds Packard (b. 
Aug. 2, 18 1 7); (2) Cornelia Catherine Evarts(b. July 
8, 1819), February 22, 1844, Hillsdale, N. Y. (d. May 
10, 1874). Blacksmith. Living, 1875, Austerlitz, 
Columbia Co., N. Y., and in 1879 at Richmond, 
Berkshire Co., Mass. Children: 

I40 American Pelton Genealogy. 

140 I Harlan Page, b. Sept. i8, 1838; m. Feb. 

21, 1864, Louisa Winklepleck; killed 
in battle at Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 3, 1864. 

141 II Charles E., b. Mar. 24, 1845; m. Oct. 17, 

1876, Amanda E. Sprague. 
Ill Mary L., born Nov. 6, 1846; married May 
I, 1871, Alfred O. Harvey (b. Feb. 12, 
1847). I^ 1 89 1 lived at Austerlitz, 
N. Y. ; one child, Willis Harvey. 
141 IV Homer L., b. July 16, 1848; m. Sept. 15, 
1875, Sarah Gage. 
V Laura Anna, born Apr. 15, 1850; married 
May I, 1 871, Hiram Cole (b. Aug. 10, 
1850). Children: i. A son. that died 
in infancy; 2. Clarence, and two others; 
died Jan. 9, 1884. 
VI A son, born and died Dec. 23, 1851. 
141 VII David Martin, b. July 8, 1853; m. Oct. 
14, 1877, Alice Spencer. 
VIII Harriet Almeda, born Mar. 15, 1861. 
IX Infant son, born Sept. 14, 1868; died the 
same day. 

139. Harlan Pa^e Pelton', first son of Lysander 
Preston', Asahel", Ithamar', John\ John^ Samuel', 
John, born September 18, 1838; married in Wood 
Co., O., February 21,1 864, Louisa Winklepleck; killed 
in battle at Atlanta, Ga., August 3, 1864. One 
child, Armilda, daughter, born November 16, 1864; 
married at Bozeman, Mont., June 13, 1891, A. S. 
Trescott, of that place, and there lived November 
6, 1891. 

Mrs. Pelton married (2) March 3, 1867, at Spiker, 
Neb., Mr. John B. Porter, of that place. 

Penn Yan, N. Y.; Housatonic, Mass. 141 

139. Charles E. Peltoii', second son of Lysander 
P;, AsaheF, Ithamar', John', John', SamueF, John', 
born March 24, 1845; married October 17, 1876, 
Amanda E. Sprague, of Alford, Mass. Lived, in 
1879, at Spencertown, Columbia Co., N. Y.; in 1891 
a merchant at East Chatham, N. Y. Children, none. 

139. Homer l<. Pelton*, third son of Lysander 
P.\ Asahel", Ithamar', John^ John", SamueF, John\ 
born July 16, 1848; married September 15, 1875, 
Sarah Gage. Farmer. Living, 1879, ^^ Penn Yan, 
N. Y. Children: 

I Carrie C, born June 12, 1876. 
II Charles E., born Oct. 15, 1878. 

III George B., born June 27, 1880. 

IV John, born Mar. 13, 1882; died Aug. 15, 


139. David Martin Pelton', fifth son of Lysan- 
der P.'.AsaheF, Ithamar', John", John", Samuel"', John', 
born July 8, 1853; married at West Stockbridge, 
Mass., October 14, 1877, Alice Spencer, daughter of 
Robert Spencer. In 1879 lived at Housatonic, and 
in 1 89 1 at Dalton, Mass. A manufacturer of chem- 
icals for paper mills. Children: 

I Walter A., born Sept. 5, 1878. 
II Howard M., born July 11, 1880. 
Ill Cora L., born at Dalton, Mass., Feb. 11, 

139. Horace Birf Pelton^ seventh son of Asa- 
her, Ithamar', John', John', Samuel', John', born 
Dalton, Mass., October 3, 181 5; married at Athens, 
N. Y., May 9, 1837, Mary Corley, daughter of John 
Corley, of that place. Living, 1876, at Corona, Long 
Island, N. Y. Carpenter and sailor. Children: 

142 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Charlotte A., born July 13, 1838; married 

Athens, N. Y., Feb. 25, 1862, Malachi 
Garrison; died Sept. 30, 1862. 
II Lysander, born August 27, 1839. 

III Miranda P., born Dec. 7, 1842; married 

at Catskill, N. Y., July 4, i860, Wni. 
Henry Edwards, who was killed, Chi- 
cago, 111., June 28, 1870. 

IV George Judson, born Mar. 4, 1846. 
V James P., born Nov. 15, 1847. 

VI Horace O., born June 22, 1853. 
VII Elizabeth, born Feb. 7, 1855. 

94. Hezekiah PeMoii% fifth son of Ithamar\ 
John^ John^ Samuel', John', born East Windsor, 
Conn., February 21, 1777; married (i) Peru, Berk- 
shire Co., Mass., March, 1803, Hannah Hathaway 
Axtelle, daughter of Ebenezer Axtelle; (2) February 
20, 1 83 1, at Sidney, Delaware Co., N. Y., Mary Bald- 
win, daughter of Simon Baldwin, of Cornwall, Conn. 
Carpenter and joiner. About 1781 went with his 
father's family to Middlefield, Mass., and lived there 
and in adjoining towns until 1826, when he removed 
to Franklin, Delaware Co., N. Y., thence to Saugerties, 
N. Y., where he lost his wife, thence returned to 
Franklin, and there died, February 12, 1853. Buried 
in North Walton, Delaware Co., N. Y. Children: 

I Abigail A., born Sept. 20, 1804; married 
at Franklin, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1825, 
Hezron Benedict. Lived in North 
Walton, Delaware Co., N. Y., and there 
died, Aug. 8, 1864. 

II Mariette, born Feb. 3, 1806; married Col. 

Nathan Beckwith, of Red Hook, 

Franklin, N. Y.; Rainbow, Conn. 143 

Dutchess Co., N. Y., where he died, 
Feb., 185 7. 

III Hannah M., born Nov. 25, 18 10; married 

North Walton, Delaware Co., N. Y., 
Apr. 15, 1838, George L. Hodge. In 
1890 lived at Rainbow, Hartford Co., 
Conn. Children, five. 

IV Asenath E., born Mar., 1818; died un- 

married, June, 1827. 

V Harriet C, born Mar. 11, 1820; married 

Kingston, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1837, John W. 
Leonard. Lived, 1890, at Rainbow, 
Hartford Co., Conn. 
VI Elizabeth, born Aug. 22, 1822; died un- 

143 VII Hezekiah P., b. Sept. 26, 1832; m. Feb. 
22, 1858, Adeline A. Beardsley. 

144VIII Salmon S., b. Mar. 7, 1834; m. Jan. 11, 
1859, Jane Bennett. 
IX Mary A., born Feb. 28, 1836; married 
Sept. 5, 1861, Theron Saterlee, son of 
Jos. Saterlee, of Franklin, Delaware 
Co., N. Y. Residing there in 1878. 

143. Hezekiah P. Pelton', first son of Hezekiah", 
Ithamar', John\ John', Samuel-, John', born Sidney, 
Delaware Co., N. Y., September 26, 1832; married 
February 22, 1858, Adeline A. Beardsley, daughter of 
Benj. Beardsley, of Franklin, Delaware Co., N. Y., 
where he resided in 1875. Farmer. Children: 
I Deliaette, born June 6, i860. 
II Edward F., born Nov. 5, 1862. 

III Salmon B., b. Apr. 23, 1867. 

IV Charles A., born Jan. 20, 1871. 

V Arthur M., born Aug. 26, 1873. 
VI Minnie M., born Oct. 5, 1875. 

144 American Pelton Genealogy. 

149. Salmon S. Pelton', second son of Heze- 
kiah', Ithamar', John", John\ SamueP, John', born Dela- 
ware Co., N. Y., March 7, 1834; married January 11, 
1859, Franklin, Delaware Co., N. Y., Jane Bennett, 
daughter of Abijah Bennett. Lived, 1878, at Wood- 
bine, Harrison Co., Iowa. Children: 

I Elijah E., born Nov. 5, 1862; died Sept. 

25, 1863. 
II Merritt H., born Dec. 30, 1865. 

III Nora M., born June 25, 1869. 

IV Ira B., born Nov. i, 1871. 

V Burton L., born Sept. 24, 1874. 

94. Joel Pelton", sixth son of Ithamar', John", 
John^ Samuel', John', born East Windsor, Conn., 
August 19, 1779; rnarried Middlefield, Mass., about 
1803, Ruth Fields, daughter of Deacon Zachariah 
Fields, of that place, who died March, 1822. Wife 
Ruth died about 1819; (2) about 1823 Rosetta Ed- 
wards, of Cairo, N. Y., daughter of Stephen Edwards, 
of Athens, N. Y. Farmer. Lived Middlefield, Mass., 
Cairo and Coeymans and Coeymans Hollow, Albany 
Co., N. Y., where he died, March 20, 1865. His 
wife, Rosetta, died March 20, 1870. He served as 
constable, justice of the peace and as sheriff. 

Note. — It is said he had 21 living children; if so 
this record lacks a number of names, probably of 
those dying in infancy, the first wife having borne 
II children. Children: 

I Joel F., born Middlefield, Mass., Aug. 23, 
1805; died unmarried at Mantua, Port- 
age Co., O., June i, 1831-4. 
146 II Ira C, b. June 22, 1807; m. (i) July 
4, 1 83 1, Charlotte G. Rowe; (2) Oct. 
20, 1867, Mary A. Wentz. 

COEYMANS, N. Y.; Matawan, N. J. 145 

148 III Hiram S., b. June 7, 1809; m. (i) Oct. 17, 

1839, Mehitable E. Sawyer; (2) Eliza 
Hackley; d. May 26, 1847. 

149 IV Alson Homer, b. May 22,, 181 1; m. Nov. 

II, 1839, Laura Thomson. 
V Thankful, b. (probably) about 181 3; lived 
nine years. 

150 VI Milo Sandford, b. Feb. 14, 1815; m. Nov. 

21, 1844, Louisa Maria Harrington; d. 
May 12, 1849. 
VII Mary, born Savoy, Mass., May, 1819; 
married there. May 12, 1839, Milton 
Nash, son of Rev. Jonathan Nash, of 
that place (Cong'l minister); died Mid- 
dlefield, Mass., May 9, 1847, leaving 
three sons, (five children died in infancy). 
VIII, IX, X, XI No record. 
Children of the second wife: 
150 XII Aaron, b. Aug. 24, 1824; m. (i) Nov. 5, 
1845, Eleanor Wickham; (2) Catharine 
15SXIII James, b. Sept. i, 1828; m. (i) Jan. 13, 
1855, Gertrude Rarick; (2) Apr. 11, 
1866, Rhoda Cornelius. 

XIV Moses E., born , 1830; unmarried. 

Living, 1878, Indian Fields, Albany 
Co., N. Y. 

XV Joel, Jr., born ; written, no return. 

XVI Ruth Ann, born Coxsackie, N. Y., Nov. 
17, 1835; married Albany, N. Y., Aug. 
30, 1853, Bernard Ward (d. Sept. 11, 
1874), son of Peter Ward, of New- 
burgh, N. Y. Children, eight. Resi- 
dence, 1879, Matawan, Monmouth 
Co., N. J. 

146 American Pelton Genealogy. 

XVI I Rebecca Jane, born Coxsackie, N. Y., Apr. 
9, 1840; married Sept. 10, 1853, Justin 
Felt, son of John Felt, of Holyoke, 
Mass.; died West Troy, N. Y., June 
27, 1856. Her husband died, leaving a 
son, Charles H., b. June 27, 1855, who 
married, had two children and lived, 
1879, at Greenbush, N. Y. 
XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI No record. 

144, Ira C. Pelton\ second son of Joel', Ithamar', 
John^ John', Samuef, John', born Middlefield, Mass., 
January 22, 1807; married (i) at Sand Lake, Rens- 
selaer Co., N. Y., July 4, 1 83 1, Charlotte G. Rowe, 
daughter of Chauncey Rowe, of Nassau, N. Y.; (2) 
at Prairie du Chien, Wis., October 20, 1867, Mrs. 
Mary A. Wentz, daughter of Richard Valentine, of 
Mount Sterling, Wis. Farmer. Removed to Penn- 
sylvania in 1836; to Prairie du Chien, Wis., in i860; 
thence to DeWitt, Saline Co., Neb., where he died 
February 10, 1879. 

Note. — He stated that two brothers of John^ first 
of Essex, Conn., went to Long Island, N. Y.; one of 
the very few traditions preserved. Samuel, the 
oldest, and Benjamin, the youngest, of Johns's brothers 
went to Huntington, Long Island, N. Y. (See pp. 
33 and 34.) Children: 
147 I Edwin C, b. Mar. 25, 1833; m. May 23, 

1858, Ruth A. Palmer. 
II Albert H., born Jan. 20, 1835. Served in 

Co. D, nth Regt, 111. Vol., and died 

Oct. 30, 1 86 1, at Camp Lyon, Bird's 

Point, Mo. 
Ill Chauncey R., born Feb. 2, 1837; died Mar. 

I4> 1837. 

Prairie du Chien, Wis.; Riceville, Ia. 147 

IV Mary Olivia, born July 21, 1838; married 
at Greene, Erie Co., Pa., Aug. 27, 1859, 
Frank (b. Mar. 27, 1840, at Smarden, 
Co. Kent, Eng.), son of James Home- 
wood, of Westfield, N. Y. Farmer. 
Children, six. Lived, 1878, at Witts- 
burg, Cross Co., Ark. 

147 V Milo Sandford, b. Nov. 12, 1841; m. Sept. 
24, 1866, Mary E. Potter. 

147 VI Daniel R., b. May 19, 1844; m. Feb. 24, 
1864, Catharine A. Valentine. 
VII Ida May, born Oct. 2, 1868. 

146. EdwiR C. Pelton', first son of Ira C.\ ]oe\\ 
Ithamar', John* John^ SamueF, John', born at Sand 
Lake, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., March 25, 1833; mar- 
ried Durand, Winnebago Co., 111., May 23, 1858, Ruth 
A. Palmer, daughter of Randall Palmer, of Rhode 
Island. Farmer. Living, 1878, Deerfield, Chicka- 
saw Co., Iowa. Children: 

I Albert Enos, born Jan. 24, 1865. 
II Alura K., born Feb. 5, 1873; died Mar. 3, 

146. Milo Sandford Pelton', fourth son of Ira 
C.\ Joer, Ithamar', John\ John^ SamueF, John', born 
at Greene, Erie Co., Pa., November 12, 1841; mar- 
ried at Staceyville, Mitchell Co., Iowa, September 24, 
1866. Mary E., daughter of Stillman Potter, of that 
place. Farmer. Living in 1878 at Riceville, Mitchell 
Co., Iowa. Children, none in 1878. 

146. Daniel R. Peltons, fifth son of Ira C.\ JoeK 
Ithamar', John", John", SamueF, John', born at Greene, 
Erie Co., Pa., May 19, 1844; married at Plattsville, 

148 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Grant Co., Wis., February 24, 1864, Catharine A., 
daughter of Richard Valentine, of Mount Sterling, 
Wis. Physician and surgeon. Residence, 1878, 
De Witt, Saline Co., Neb., 1892, Topeka, Kans. 

I Frank, born Nov. 8, 1869. 
II George Herbert, born June 16, 1873. 
Ill Amy, born July 14, 1878. 

144. Hiram S. Pelton', third son of Joel', Itha- 
mar', John', John', Samuel', John', born Middlefield, 
Mass., June 7, 1809; married (i) at Crown Point, 
Ind., October 17, 1839, Mehitable E. Sawyer (d. Apr. 
I, 1842, aged 26), of Deep River, Lake Co., Ind.; 
(2) April 12, 1844, Eliza Hackley. Merchant. Died 
Crown Point, Ind., May 26, 1847. Children: 
148 I Milo S., b. Sept. 29, 1840; m. (i) Dec. 15, 
1868, Agatha Williams; (2) Apr. 4, 
1873, Eliza A. Erb. 
II Mary E., born Feb. 9, 1845, ^^ Crown 
Point, Ind.; married May 18, 1870, 
Thomas J. Wood, lawyer, son of Darius 
C. Wood, of Terre Haute, Ind. Resi- 
dence, 1878, Crown Point, Ind. Chil- 
dren: Charles Harvey, 7 years old; 
Flora May, 6 years; Alice P., 2 years; 
Ora Eliza, 9 months. 

148. Milo S. Pelton^ first son of Hiram S.\ JoeP, 
Ithamar^ John', John", SamueF, John', born Crown 
Point, Lake Co., Ind., September 29, 1840; married 
there (i) December 15, 1868, Agatha Williams (d. 
May 9, 1872), daughter of William R. Williams, of 
that place; (2) April 4, 1873, Eliza A. Erb, of Canada. 
Farmer. Residence, 1878, at Crown Point, Ind. 

Crown Point, Ind.; Lenox, Mass. 149 

I Mary C, born Oct. i, 1869; died June 6, 

II Hiram S., born Oct. 23, 1874. 

144. Al§oii Homer Pelton', fourth son of Joel', 
Ithamar', John", John", Samuel", John', born at Mid- 
dlefield, Mass., May 23, 181 1; married Peru, Berk- 
shire Co., Mass., November 11, 1839, Laura Thom- 
son (d. Oct. II, 1866), daughter of Elias Thomson, 
of Peru, Mass Residence, 1879, Peru, Mass. Chil- 
dren, born at Peru: 

I Armonella, ) born Oct. 9, 1840; at home, 

y unmarried 1879. 
II Armarilla, ) born Oct. 9, 1840; married 
May 7, 1863, Thomas F. Barker, son of 
Asahel Barker, of Hinsdale, Mass., 
where she lived in 1879. Children, 
Ill Sandford H., born Jan. i, 1843. ^^ ^^79 
at home, unmarried. 
149 IV Grafton S., b. Nov. 24, 1844; ^' Mar. i, 
1876, Ada E. Matoon. 
V Mary J., born June 8, 1847; married Mar. 
27, 1877, Everett O. Foss, of Pelham, 
N. H., where she lived in 1879. -^^ 

149. Grafton S. Pelton', second son of Alson 
Homer', Joel', Ithamar', John^ John', SamueP, John', 
born at Peru, Berkshire Co., Mass., November 24, 
1844; married Lenox, Mass., March i, 1876, Ada E. 
(b. Aug. 27, 1853), daughter of James F. Mattoon, 
of Lenox. Farmer. Residence, 1879, Lenox, Mass. 

I Minnie Alice, born June 23, 1877. 

150 American Pelton Genealogy. 

144. Milo ^andford Pelton', fifth son of JoeP, 
Ithamar', John\ John", SamueF, John', born Middle- 
field, Mass., February 14, 181 5; married Boston, 
Mass., November 21, 1844, Louisa Maria, daughter 
of Daniel Harrington, of Cornwallis and Antigonish, 
Nova Scotia. In New York city 1842-3, a wholesale 
stationer and paper dealer; afterward, till 1847, with 
Good, Pelton & Noble, in the same business; thence 
removed to Ware, Mass., and engaged in the clothing 
business, and there died, May 12, 1849. Height, 5 
feet 10 inches; florid complexion, blue eyes, hair dark. 
150 I Sandford Harrington, b. Sept 28, 1845; ^^ 
Nov. 16, 1869, Mary Georgiana Darby. 
n George McElwain, born Sept. 10, 1847; 
died Aug. 12, 1848. 
HI Mary Louisa, born Oct. 10, 1848. 

150. Sandford Harrin^on Pelton', first son 
of Milo S.\ Joel', Ithamar', John", John", SamueF, 
John', born at New York city, September 28, 1845; 
removed with his parents to Ware, Mass., and, after 
his father's death, with his mother to Nova Scotia. 
Married at Yarmouth, N. S., November 16, 1869, 
Mary Georgiana Darby, daughter of Capt. Joseph 
William Edward Darby, of Halifax, N. S. Residence, 
1892, Yarmouth, N. S. Barrister and attorney-at-law. 

I Charles Sandford, born Apr. 30, 1870. 
n Eva St. Clare, born Dec. 2, 1872. 
ni Arthur Edward Waldemar, born Apr, 16, 

144. Aaron Pelton', sixth son of Joel', Ithamar', 
John'*, John^ Samuel', John', born at Athens, N. Y., 
August 24, 1824; married (i) Coeymans, N. Y., 

Yarmouth, N. S.; Coeymans, N. Y., etc. 151 

November 5, 1845, Eleanor, daughter of Eccal Wick- 
ham, of that place; (2) Catharine Green, daughter 
of William Green, of Coeymans, N. Y. Residence, 
1878, Bethlehem, Albany Co., N. Y. P. O. Becker's 
Corners, N. Y. Children: 

I Helen L., born Sept. 6, 1846. 
II Eleanor, born Sept. 5, 1847, Bethlehem, 
N. Y.; married there, Aug. i, 1864, 
John Van Alstyne. Children: Mary 
L., b. Dec. 13, 1865; Peter S., b. Nov. 
25, 1868; Hattie L., b. Sept. 5, 1870; 
Charles H., b. Apr. 20, 1872; Chatie J., 
b. Feb. I, 1874; d. Feb. 9, 1874; Henry 
B., b. Jan. 4, 1877; William G.,b. Aug. 
7, 1879. Residence, 1879, Bethlehem, 
Albany Co., N. Y. 

Ill Joel Pratt, b. Dec. 14, 1851; m. -. 

P. O. Callanan's Corners, Albany Co., 
N. Y.; written, no reply. 
151 IV Eccal, b. May 29, 1853; ^- J^"- 23, 1873, 
Elizabeth Shadow. 
V Hannah, born Aug. 24, 1856. 
VI Aaron B., b. Dec. 23, 1857. 
VII Ruth Ann, born June 13, 1859; married 
Coeymans, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1872, Won- 
derful E. Shuter (b. Mar. 11, 1852). 
Children: Ada, b. July 8, 1874. Resi- 
dence, 1879, Becker's Corners, N. Y. 
VIII Carrie, born June 26, 1861. 

IX Mary Catharine, born Nov. 16, 1863. 

150. Eccal Pelton', second son of Aaron\ JoeP, 
Ithamar', John*, John', SamueF, John', born Bethle- 
hem, Albany Co., N. Y., May 29, 1853; married there, 
January 23, 1873, Elizabeth Shadow, daughter of 

152 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Peter Shadow, of that place. Farmer. Residence, 
1879, Becker's Corners, Albany Co., N. Y. Children: 
I Charles C, born Apr. 24, 1876. 
II Eccal E., born May 10, 1878. 
Ill Peter C, born July 10, 1879. 

144. James Pelton', seventh son of JoeF, Itha- 
mar', John*, John^ SamueF, John\ born Coxsackie, 
N. Y., September i, 1828; married (i) Bethlehem 
Church, Albany Co., N. Y., January 13, 1855, Gertrude 
Rarick, daughter of Peter Rarick, of Coeymans, 
N. Y. (d. Feb. 2, 1864); married (2) at the same 
place, April 11, 1866, Rhoda Cornelius, daughter of 
Peter Cornelius, of Coeymans. Mason. Residence, 
1878, South Bethlehem, N. Y. Enlisted July or 
August, 1862, in the 41st N. Y. Vols, for three years. 
Discharged for disability after about four months' 
service. Enlisted again April 3, 1865, in the 91st 
N. Y. Vols, for one year, and served to the end of 
the war. Children: 

I Rebecca Jane, born Dec. 19, 1856; mar- 
ried September 17, 1873, Benjamin 
Wickham. Residence, 1878, Coeymans 
Hollow, N. Y. Children: Mary Jane, 
b. May 22, 1874; Edward, b. June 4, 
1876; John Henry, b. April 14, 1878. 
II Rachel, born Jan. 3, 1858; died Jan. 17, 

III James Henry, born Feb. 14, 1859. 

IV Moses, born May 21, 1861; died Sept. 27, 

V Infant, born Jan. 15, 1864; died Jan. 16, 
Children of the second wife: 

VI Margaret Ellen, born Jan. 6, 1865. 

GusTAVUS AND Vernon, O.; Essex, Vt. 153 

VII George, born Jan. 8, 1868. 
VIII Gertrude, born Sept. 2, 1870. 

94. Cyprian Pelton', eighth son of Ithamar% 
John', John', SamueP, John', born Middlefield, Mass., 

December 31, 1785; married ; died Whites- 

boro, N. Y., and is said to have had five children, 
two sons and three daughters; one son named Ly- 
sander, and one daughter, Angeline. Nothing more 

59. Josiali Pelton', fifth son of John", John', 
Samuel', John', born Essex, Conn., August 15, 1745; 
married (i) December 10, 1767, Mary Griswold, 
daughter of (supposed) Giles Griswold, of East 
Guilford, Conn. (d. Mar. 7, 181 1, aged 64); (2) Au- 
gust 20, 181 1, Widow Chloe Gilder, formerly of Hart- 
ford, Conn. (b. July 22, 1768; d. July 27, 1838). 
Ship-carpenter and farmer. Lived at Killingworth, 
Conn,, but in the spring of 1800 went with his son 
Jesse to Ohio to survey the north half of the Town- 
ship of Gustavus, Trumbull Co., O., which he had 
bought. In the spring of 1802 he removed his 
family to Ohio, stopping first at Vernon, while prepa- 
rations were being made in Gustavus for a home; and 
in the summer passed through the wilderness to 
Gustavus were he and they settled on new lands, 
forming, with his sons, quite a colony of Peltons, 
and where he died September 3, 18 18. Children: 
155 I Ithamar, b. Oct. 26, 1769; m. Mercy 

Griffin; d. Mar. 16, 1832. 
II Lydia, born Mar. 7, 1772; married John 

164 III Elias, b. Feb. 3, 1774; m. Mary Folsom; 

d. Feb., 1823. 

154 American Pelton Genealogy. 

IV Zilpha, born Feb. 23, 1776; married Apr. 
6, 1804, Eliphaz Perkins, the first mar- 
riage in Gustavus. No children. 
172 V Jesse, b. June 7, 1778; m. Sept. 12, 1802, 
Ruhama DeWolf; d. Oct. i, 1862. 

175 VI Zenas, b. Feb. 15, 1780; m. Nov. 7, 181 1, 

Margaret Reid; d. Nov. 8, 1871. 

176 VII Julius, b. May 4, 1786; m. Feb. 12, 1810, 

Hannah Folsom; d. June 12, 1862. 
181 VIII Harvey, b. Mar. 20, 1790; m. Oct. 24, 

181 6, Mary Bailey. 
Six other children died in infancy. Their places 
in the register are unknown; probably two belong 
between Zenas and Julius, two after Julius, and two 
after Harvey. 

Note. — Josiah Pelton, on his brother William's 
refusal to act as executor for his father's will, took 
his, William's, place, and settled up the affairs of the 
estate of John Pelton, 2d, of Saybrook, Conn. In 
this way the account book of his father, containing 
his father's family record, now in the possession of 
Tensard D. Pelton, of Gustavus, O., came into his 
hands. On Mr. Pelton's return from his first visit to 
Ohio he offered one hundred acres of land as a pres- 
ent to the first woman that would make her home in 
the new settlement. His son Jesse, after consulta- 
tion with her, accepted the offer for Miss Ruhama 
DeWolf, of Granby, who went with them to Ohio 
and there married Jesse in 1802. On the journey 
west they passed through New Haven and New York 
to Philadelphia, thence by " arks " (large six-horse 
wagons) to the Ohio river; down that river on a flat- 
boat to Beaver, and by ox teams sixty-five miles to 
Vernon, Trumbull Co., O. After a log cabin had 
been built at Gustavus the family was taken there, fol- 

GusTAvus AND Wayne, Ohio. I 55 

lowing a " blazed " track through the wilderness. Still 
Mr. Pelton had to make frequent visits to Vernon for 
provisions. On one of these trips he saw a panther 
in a tree nearly over his head. Tying his hat and 
coat to a bush, and leaving his dog on guard, he re- 
turned to his cabin, a distance of three miles, for his 
rifle, came back and shot the panther, which measured 
nearly seven feet from tip to tip. 

Game at that time was plentiful, and so tame that 
animals and birds scarcely feared man, deer feeding 
near at hand and wild turkeys flying down and feed- 
ing on the corn given to the domestic fowls and pigs. 

At that time the nearest grist-mill was at Beaver, 
Pa., ninety miles away; stores were distant, and 
neighbors on the north were eighteen and on the 
west fifteen miles off. 

153. Ithainar Pelton*, first son of Josiah', John*, 
John', SamueF, John', born Essex, Conn., October 
26, 1769; married, summer of 1791, Mercy Griffin. 
He lived in Essex, Vt, from about 1794 to 1805, i" 
the fall of which latter year he removed to Gustavus, 
O., where he settled on a farm and there died, March 
16, 1832. His wife Mercy (b. Feb. 25, 1774) died 
September 14, 1844. Children: 

I Eunice Loraine (shortened to Laura), 
born May 4, 1792; married Gustavus, 
O., July 10, 1808, Roger Perkins; 
farmer (b. in Connecticut); d. in Illinois, 
July II, 1855. 
II Flora, born in Connecticut, Sept., 1793 
(as given by Mrs. Elizabeth Mowry); 
died June, 1797. 
Ill Oritta, born in Essex, Vt, Feb. 9, 1795; 
married (i) Feb. 14, 181 3, Jasper Part- 

156 American Pelton Genealogy. 

ridge, who died July 6, 1831; (2) about 
1839, John Williams. Lived Gustavus, 
O., until her second marriage, then in 
Coldbrook, Ashtabula Co., O., where 
she died, Mar. 22, 1845. Children, nine; 
by the first marriage. 
IV Achsah, born in Essex, Vt., Aug. 6, 1797; 
married in 1 814, Noah Folsom. Lived 
in Wayne, Ashtabula Co., O., and in 
Baconsburg, O. Removing to Illinois 
in 1833 he disappeared on the way and 
was never heard of. She died in Illi- 
nois in 1844. 

157 V Josiah, b. Feb. 18, 1799; m. Sept. 26, 1824, 
Mary (Polly) Wakeman; d. 1837. 

157 VI Lester, b. July 7, 1801; m. Sept. 7, 1833, 
Mary (Polly) Rood. 
VII Elizabeth, born Essex, Vt., Aug. 21, 1803; 
married Feb. 11, 1824, Isaac Mowry. 
Living, 1876, at Johnstonville, O. 
Children, 10; grandchildren, 18. 

158VIII Samuel G., b. June 11, 1805; m. Aug. i, 
1827, Matilda Kelly; d. June 5, 1857. 

161 IX Hiram, b. Gustavus, O., Feb. 3, 1807; m. 

, Hannah Ballard; d. Apr., 1851. 

162 X Albert, b. Mar. 26, 1809; m. (i) Lucina 

Rood; (2) Mary L. Jones; d. about 
XI Lucius, born Gustavus, O., Apr., 181 2; 
died Jan., 1813. 

163 XII Ithamar,Jr.,b.Mar. 26, 1816; m.(i)Nov. 

3, 1836, Susannah Ann Jones; (2) Mar. 
12, 1856, Lucina Almira Jones. 
164XIII Charles Wesley, b. Oct. 6, 1818; m. Jan. 
2, 1839, Demis Isham. 


lo5. Josiali Pelton', first son of Ithamar^ Josiah", 
John^ John^ Samiier, John', born Essex, Chittenden 
Co., Vt., February i8, 1799; married Wayne Co., O., 
February 26, 1824, Mary Wakeman. Lived at 
Wayne, Ashtabula Co., O., and there died in 1837. 

I Jonathan, born about 1826; residence and 
record unknown. 
II Orvilla, born 1828; residence and record 

III Samuel, born 1830; residence and record 


IV Frederick, born 1832; residence and rec- 

ord unknown. 

155. liCster Pelton', second son of Ithamar*, 
Josiah', John*, John", SamueF, John', born at Essex, 
Vt, July 7, 1 801; married September 7, 1833, Gus- 
tavus, O., Mary Rood, daughter of David Rood, of 
that place. In 1877 ^ farmer at Gustavus, O. 
158 I James W., b. Feb. 24, 1834; m. Nov. 7, 
1857, Corintha A. Snyder; d. Feb. 15, 
158 II William Jason, b. July 31, 1835; m. July 
26, 1865, Mrs. Mary J. Morse. 

III Cordelia, born Aug. 5, 1838; married Aug. 

23, 1864, Stephen D. Mallett. Chil- 
dren: Alice E., b. Sept. 4, 1865, and 
Benjamin F., b. June i, 1870. Resi- 
dence, 1878, Wayne, Ashtabula Co., O. 

IV Emma, born June 30, 1846; married Sept. 

15, 1863, William Wakeman. In 1877 
lived at White Bluffs, Dickinson Co., 
Tenn. Children, four. 

158 American Pelton Genealogy. 

V George F., born Nov. 30, 1847. Lived, 
1878, with his father. 

157. Jame^ W. Pelton^, first son of Lester', 
Ithamar\ Josiah', John", John', SamueF, John', born 
Gustavus, Trumbull Co., O., February 24, 1834; 
married Turnersville, Crawford Co., Pa., November 7, 
1857, Corintha A. Snyder (b. May i, 1841), daughter 
of John Snyder, of Hartford, O. Lived at Hartford, 
O. Enlisted August 16, 1861, for three years; served 
in Co. A, Emerson Opdyke, Captain, 41st O. Vols. 
Died of typhus fever, Louisville, Ky., February 15, 
1862. Children: 

I Franklin G., born Apr. 15, 1859, ^^ Hart- 
ford, O.; died Oct. 22, 1859. 
n Clara O., born Nov. 11, i860. 

Widow Corintha married (2) at Mount Pleasant, 
la., February 15, 1865, Emerson J. Badger, and lived, 
1878, in Westchester Co., la. 

157. William Ja§oii Pelton', second son of 
Lester', Ithamar^ Josiah', John^ John^ Samuel*, John', 
born at Gustavus, O., July 31, 1835; married at 
Beaver, Crawford Co., Pa., July 26, 1865, Mrs. Mary 
J. (Hoyt) Morse, daughter of Christopher Hoyt, of 
Newville, DeKalb Co., Ind. Gardener and fruit 
dealer at Paris, Kent Co., Mich. P. O. Grand 
Rapids, Mich., 1878. Children: 

I George Wildes, born Oct. 19, 1869, at 
Concord, DeKalb Co., Ind. 
II Mary Etta, born Apr. 14, 1871, Newville, 
DeKalb Co., Ind. 

155. Samuel O. Pelton', third son of Ithamar*, 
Josiah', John^ John^ SamueF, John', born Essex, Vt., 
June II, 1805; married Gustavus, O., August i, 1827, 

GusTAVUs, O.; Byron, Wis., etc. 159 

to Matilda Kelly, of Connecticut. Removed to Fon 
du Lac, Wis., and there died, June 5, 1857. Carpen- 
ter and farmer. Children: 

159 I Walter K., b. Apr. 29, 1828; m. July 20, 

1854, Philinda Breed. 

160 II Francis Wilson, b. Aug. 28, 1829; m. June 

II, 1850, Amanda Breed. 

III Lester, born Jan., 1831; died Sept. 21, 


IV Philena, born Feb. 22, 1833; married at 

Fon du Lac, Wis., Jan. 20, 1856, Bezaleel 
Spencer, of Washington Co., N. Y. 
Lived, 1876, at Byron, Fon du Lac Co., 
Wis. Children, four. 
V Malvina A., born Oct. 4, 1834; married 
Nov. 8, 1 85 1, J. H. Gilbert, and died 
at Fon du Lac, Wis., Sept. 23, 1857; 
left two children. 

160 VI Edwin, b. Dec. 31, 1837; m. 1857, Delia 

Robertson; d. July 30, 1867. 

161 VII Griffin S., b. July 14, 1840; m. Mar. 29, 

1866, Harriet Steenburg; d. Jan. 18, 
VIII Henry, born Jan. 13, 1843; ^i^^ Mar. 18, 
IX Milford A., born Feb. 13, 1850. Lived, 
1876, at Edgerton, Rock Co., Wis. 

158. Walter K. Pelton^ first son of Samuel G.', 
Ithamar', Josiah', John", John', SamueF, John', born 
Gustavus, O., August 29, 1828; married July 20, 1854, 
Philinda Breed. He served five months in the War 
of the Great Rebellion, and was honorably discharged. 
Lived, 1876, at Dorchester, Clark Co., Wis. No 

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158. Francis Wilson Pelton^ second son of 
Samuel G.\ Ithamar', Josiah', John', John', SamueP, 
John', born Gustavus, O., August 28, 1829; married 
at Byron, Wis., June 16, 1850, Amanda M. Breed, of 
that place. Farmer. Lived, 1876, at Fon du Lac, 
Wis. Children: 
160 I Wells Stacey, b. May 3, 1851; m. Nov. 3, 
1875, Fanny Jones. 
II Emma S., born Sept. 15, 1854. 
Ill Nina M., born May 18, 1858. 
IV Eva Josephine, born Feb. 21, i860. 

160. Wells Stacey Pelton', first son of Francis 
W.^ Samuel G.', Ithamar^ Josiah', John\ John^ Sam- 
uel*, John', born May 3, 1851; married November 3, 
1875, Fanny Jones. Children, none in 1876. 

158. Edwin Pelton*, fourth son of Samuel G.', 
Ithamar', Josiah', John^ John", Samuel', John', born 
December 31, 1837; married in 1857, Delia Robert- 
son. Served in the Great Rebellion, and died at 
Fon du Lac, Wis., July 30, 1867, from disease con- 
tracted in the army. His widow died in March, 1873. 
160 I Henry G., b. Oct. 18, 1857; m. Ada F. 
Avery, Apr. 10, 1883. 
II Philinda, born 1859; ^^^^ New London, 
Wis., Mar. 20, 1873. 

III Truman, born i860; died May i, 1875. 

IV Edna, born July, 1862. 

V Eddie (Edwin ?), born in the spring of 

160. Henry CJ. Pelton', first son of Edwin', Sam- 
uel G.\ Ithamar', Josiah', John^ John", Samuel', John', 
born at Janesville, Wis., October 18, 1857; married 

GusTAvus, O.; Marengo, Ia., etc. i6i 

at Manchester, N. H., April lo, 1883, Ada F.Avery, 
daughter of Charles H. Avery, of that place. Occu- 
pation, restaurateur. Residence, 1891, at Oshkosh, 
Wis. Children, born at Oshkosh: 

I Edna L., born Jan. 30, 1884. 
II Mary M., born Nov. 9, 1887. 
Ill George A., born Mar. 18, i"' 

158. Orifliii S. Pelton^, fifth son of Samuel G.\ 
Ithamar^ Josiah", John', John", SamueF, John\ born 
July 14, 1840; married March 29, 1866, Harriet 
Steenburg. Lived at Fon du Lac, Wis. Served in 
the army of the Great Rebellion, and died January 
18, 1869, from disease there contracted. In 1876 his 
widow still lived in Fon du Lac. Children, none. 

155. Hiram Pelton', fourth son of Ithamar', 
Josiah', John", John", SamueF, John', born in Gus- 
tavus, O., February 3, 1807; married Trumbull Co., 
O., Hannah Ballard. Farmer. Removed to Byron, 
Fon du Lac Co., Wis., and there died, April, 185 1. 
His wife died about the same time. Children: 

I Burton, born ; died unmarried, near 

Youngstown, O. 

II Sanford, born ; died unmarried in 

161 III Newcomb, b. Nov. 18, 1836; m. Oct. 18, 
1863, Gertrude E. Palmer. 

IV Lydia M., born ; married Charles 

Prentiss, and went to California. 
V Andrew J., born ; died July 21, 1864. 

161. IVewcoinb Pelton^ third son of Hiram', 
Ithamar', Josiah', John', John', SamueF, John', born 
Gustavus, O., November 18, 1836; married Byron, 

i62 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Fon du Lac Co., Wis., October i8, 1863, Gertrude 
E. Palmer, daughter of N. H. Palmer, of Adrian, 
Mich. Farmer. Lived, 1876, at Sparta, Wis. 

I Irving, born July 21, 1864. 
II Elmer, born Oct. 25, 1866. 

III Myrtre, born Nov. 29, 1868. 

IV Lester, born Mar. 5, 1871. 
V Marian, born May 23, 1875. 

155. Albert Pelton', fifth son of Ithamar*, Josiah*, 
John*, John^ SamueP, John', born Gustavus, O., 
March 26, 1809; married (i) Lucina Rood, daughter 
of David Rood, of Wayne, O.; (2) at Gustavus, O., 
October 16, 1837, Mary L. Jones, daughter of Luther 
Jones, of Gustavus (born in Avon, N. Y., March 4, 
1 81 8). Lived, 1878, with her daughter, Mary L. 
Kearns, in Marengo, Iowa Co., la. Mr. Pelton 
served in the Mexican war, and died on the way 
home, at Memphis, Tenn. Children, by first wife: 
I Oshea. 
II Elvira L. 

III Edgar. 

IV Martha, married Joshua Middleton; died 

Gustavus, O. 
Children by second wife: 
163 V Salmon S., b. Oct. 12, 1839; ^- Oct. 12, 
1864, Melissa Bowman. 
VI Angeline S., born Feb. 2, 1842; married 
Oct. 30, 1859, Theodore Kearns. Lived, 
1878, Iowa Co., la. Children, three, 
all living in 1878. 
VII Mary L., born June 22, 1844; married (i 
June 16, 1865, Oliver W. Dorwin; (2 
Mar. 23, 1878, James H. Kearns. 

GusTAVUs, O.; Marengo, Ia., etc. 163 

Lived, 1878, Marengo, Iowa Co., Ia. 
One child, by the first marriage. 
VIII Charles H., born Feb. 14, 1847; married 
but no report returned. Lived, 1878, 
at Painesville, O. Wife and child died. 

163. Salmon S. Pelton', fourth son of Albert', 
Ithamar", Josiah', John", John", Samuel', John', born 
Fremont, O., October 12, 1839; married Painesville, 
O., October 12, 1864, Melissa Bowman, daughter of 
John Bowman, of Warren, O. In 1878 a merchant 
in Warren, O. Children: 

I Henry B., born Nov. 15, 1865; died Dec. 
3- 1865. 
II Albert B., born Apr. 15, 1867. 

155. Ithamar Pelton, Jr.', seventh son of Itha- 
mar', Josiah^ John^ John', SamueF, John', born Gus- 
tavus, O., March 26, 1816; married (i) at Gustavus, 
November 13, 1836, Susannah Ann Jones (b. July 
16, 1816; d. Apr. 6, 1855); (2) Lucina Ann Jones, 
Berea, O., July 24, 1828, daughter of Benoni Jones. 
In 1876 a Free Will Baptist minister at Pierpont, O. 
Children, by first wife: 

I Angelina Mahala, born June 4, 1838, 

Gustavus, O.; died May 25, 1841. 
II Mahlon Josiah, born in Gustavus, O., Oct. 
23, 1844; ^iied Pierpont, O., Dec. 3, 
By the second wife: 

III Lelia Estella, born Dec. 14, 1862, at Pier- 

pont, O. 

IV Mary Bell, born Feb. 23, 1866, Pier- 

pont, O. 

164 American Pelton Genealogy. 

155. Charles Wesley Pelton', eighth son of 
Ithamar*, Josiah", John", John^ SamueP, John', born 
at Gustavus, O., October 6, 18 18; married January 
2, 1839, Demis Isham (b. June 29, 182 1), daughter 
of Ansel Isham. Veterinary surgeon. Lived, 1876, 
at Fon du Lac, Wis. Children: 

I Martha M., born Aug. i, 1840; married 

, Albert Hodge. 

II Lydia L., born Apr. 10, 1843. 

III Richard R., born July 8, 1846; died Sept. 

8, 1846. 

IV Vandalia A., daughter, born Apr. 20, 1849; 

died Feb. 9, i860. 
V Ida v., born Feb. 24, 1850; married Feb. 
24, 1 871, to Frank Ewers. 

153. Elias Pelton\ second son of Josiah', John^ 
John', Samuel', John', born at Killingworth, Conn., 
February 3, 1774; removed to Essex, Chittenden 
Co., Vt, and there, in 1799, married Mary (Polly) 
Folsom, daughter of Thomas Folsom. He returned 
from Vermont to Connecticut by flat boat down the 
Connecticut river, and then removed to Gustavus, 
O., being the second man who, with his family, made 
this township his home. He was a carpenter and 
joiner, and farmer. He lost his life by being frozen 
to death on the way home from the lake shore, 
February 4, 1823. Mrs. Pelton died about 1843. 

I Zilpha, born Nov. 15, 1801; married 182 1, 
Benoni Jones. Lived at Bedford, Cuy- 
ahoga Co., O. Died at Kinsman, O., 
in 1877. Children, Almira, Orvilla, 

GusTAVUS, Bedford and Kinsman, O. 165 

II Barbara, born July 15, 1803, the first 
white child born in the Township of 
Gustavus; married Mar. 22, 1822, Heze- 
kiah Barnes. Lived in 1878 at Gus- 
tavus, O. Children, nine — seven living 
at that time: Juliett, Almira, Rosetta, 
Addison, Upson, Maryetta, Philemon, 
Salmon, Hezekiah. 

165 III Gustavus Storrs, b. May 22, 1805; m. 
Mar. 22, 1829, Lydia Bailey. 
IV Sarah (Sally), born Oct. 9, 1807; unmar- 
ried; lived and died at Bedford, Cuya- 
hoga Co., O. 

167 V Thomas, b. Aug. 4, 1809; m. (i) Apr. 18, 
1832, Jane Dyer; (2) Mrs. Stiles. 
VI Lucina, born July 9, 181 1; married at 
Gustavus, Joseph Kelly. Lived there, 
thence removed to Milwaukee, Wis,, 
and there died. Children, six. 
VII Mary (Polly) M., born Mar. 13, 1813; 
married Lyman Roberts. Lived in 
Gustavus; removed to California and 
there died. Children, none. 

168VIII Elias, Jr., b Dec. 13, 1816; m. Oct. 10, 
1839, Almira Imas; d. Mar. 13, 1855. 

iro IX Elsander, b. May 19, 1819; m. Nov. 4, 
1842, Philotha M. Sparks; d. Mar. 20, 
X Alcinda, born Apr. 3, 1821; married 
Charles Van Horn; six children. 

171 XI Alonzo D., b. July 17, 1823; m. June 10, 
1850, Mary J. Bell. 

164. Crii^taviis Storrs Pelton', first son of Elias', 
Josiah', John', John', Samuel', John', born at Gustavus, 

i66 American Pei.ton Genealogy. 

Trumbull Co., O., May 22, 1805, the first white boy 
born in the township. Married there, March 22, 
1829, Lydia Bailey, daughter of Iddo Bailey, of 
Haddam, Conn. Carpenter and farmer. Lived, in 
1876, at Russell, Geauga Co., O. Children: 
ler I Flavel B., b. Feb. i, 1830; m. Mar. 17, 
1852, Orvilla Robinson. 
II Jane D., born Nov. 14, 1831; married Jan. 
7, 1867, Mr. Harmon, who died Feb. 8, 
1869; no children. Living, in 1876, at 
Russell, Geauga Co., O. 
167 III Emory A., b. June 24, 1833; m. Dec. 18, 
1857, Sarah M. Gates. 
IV Mary (Polly), born Jan. 25, 1835; married 
Sept. 3, 1855, John Hall. In 1876 was 
living in Kansas. Children, ten; nine 
then living. 
V Sarah (Sally), born Jan. 4, 1839; no other 
VI Ervilla, born Jan. 26, 1841; married Orson 
Sweet, July 17, 1859; one daughter. 
Lived, 1876, at Prairie Home, Shelby 
Co., 111. 
VII Lucinda, born Nov. 23, 1842; married (i) 
Jan. 25, 1862, William Babcock, who 
died Dec. 18, 1862; (2) Dec. 25, 1867, 
Vivalda Mansfield. Children: Ellen 
Augusta, born Nov. 5, 1869; Vivern 
Shirley, b. Nov. 8, 1874. 
VIII Philena, born Mar. i, 1845. In 1876 
living at her father's home. 
IX Thomas, born May 16, 1848; died Aug. 
6, 1848. 
X Amaretta M., born Dec. 30, 1852; mar- 
ried Oct. I, 1874, Hermon Green. 
Farmer. Living, 1876, at Russell, O. 

Russell, Berlinville and Norwalk, O. 167 

165. Flavel B. Pelton', first son of Gustavus 
Storrs', Elias^ Josiah", John^ John", Samuer, John', 
born February i, 1830; married March 17, 1852, to 
Orvilla Robinson, daughter of Samuel Robinson, of 
Russell, O., where he lived in 1876. Children: 
I Arthur E., born Dec. 31, 1852. 
II Willie A., born Oct. 29, 1854. 

III Dewey B., born Jan. 25, 1857. 

IV Herbert E., born Mar. 21, 1859. 

V Ernest C, born Jan. 19, 1861. 
VI Cora M., born Dec. 26, 1862. 

VII Ida C, born Feb. 8, 1865. 
VIII Rosa Estelle, born Mar. 14, 1867. 
IX Nora E., born Feb. 18, 1869. 
X Guy S., born Mar. 28, 1874. 

165. Emory A. Pelton', second son of Gustavus 
S.', Elias^, Josiah', John", John", Samuel', John', born 
Gustavus, O., June 24, 1833; married (i) at Chester, 
Geauga Co., O., December 18, 1857, Sarah M. Gates, 
daughter of Luther Gates, of that place. Residence, 
in 1876, Russell, Geauga Co., O. Farmer. Wife 

Sarah M. died December 14, 1875; (2) • 


By first wife: 

I Ira C, born May 29, 1858. 
II Elmer S., born Aug. 3, i860. 

III Adelbert, born Feb. 27, 1865. 

IV Homer, born Apr. 28, 1868. 
By second wife: 

V Anna S., born Dec. 14, 1879. 

164. Thomas PcUon', second son of Elias", 
Josiah', John', John", Samuel', John', born Gustavus, 
Trumbull Co., O., August 4, 1809; married (i) Trum- 

1 68 American Pelton Genealogy. 

bull Co., O., April i8, 1832, Jane Dyer, daughter of 
Norman Dyer, of that county. In 1876 a farmer 
living at Berlinville, Erie Co., O.; (2) Elizabeth Ann 
Rowland, of Huron Co., O. Children: 
168 I Omar H., b. Mar. 10, 1833; m. Dec. 23, 
1855, Ella E. Alverson. 
II Lorina, born July 2, 1834; married May 
8, 1855, M. J. Daniels. Lived at Lan- 
sing, Mich.; died Feb. 13, 1870; one 
son, dead. 

III Parintha, born Aug. 3, 1836; married 

Dec. 29, 1859, Orson E. Turner. Liv- 
ing, in 1876, at Norwalk, O.; one son. 

IV Manilla, born Mar. 13, 1839; married 

Mar. 15, 1864, J. W. Edmonds. Lived, 
in 1876, at Lansing, Mich.; two sons. 
V William Henry, born Dec. 16, 1840; died 
in the army, July 31, 1862. 
VI Frederic D., born May 9, 1851; unmar- 
ried in 1876. 
VII Stella, born Apr. 5, 1856; at home in 

167. Omar H. Pelton', first son of Thomas', 

Elias", Josiah', John', John", Samuel', John', born 

March 10, 1833; married December 23, 1855, Ella 

E. Alverson. In 1876 lived at Norwalk, O. Child: 

I Edah, a daughter. 

164. Elias Pelton, Jr.', third son of Elias^ 
Josiah', John*, John", Samuel', John', born at Gusta- 
vus, O., Dec. 13, 1816; married October 10, 1839, 
Almira I mas. Lived at Gustavus, but died at Toledo, 
O., March 13, 1855. Children: 

Sylvania, West Toledo and Florence, O. 169 

169 I Giles H., b. Nov. 14, 1840; m. July 12, 
1879, Emma Pright. 

169 II Delmar A., b. Feb. 4, 1842; m. July 14, 
1874, Mary Johnson. 

17© III Elias C, b. Aug. 14, 1843; m. Dec. 25, 
1868, Maria Clegg. 
IV Louisa M., born Sept. 26, 1846; married 
Jan. 16, 1865, Linus Osgood, son of 
Theophilus Osgood. Children, two. 
Living, in 1879, i^ Erie, Monroe Co., 
V Amaretta A., born Jan. i, 1848; married 
F'eb. 23, 1869, William Powlesland, son 
of John Powlesland; no children. In 
1879 lived in Toledo, O. 
VI Melissa A., born Nov. 14, 1849; married 
May 5, 1872, Edgar Albring, son of 
Ira Albring. Children, four. Resi- 
dence, 1879, '^^ Sylvania, Lucas Co., O. 
VII Mary M., born June 13, 1852. In 1879 
unmarried and lived in West Toledo, O. 

168. Gile§ H. Pelton^, first son of Elias', Elias', 
Josiah', John*, John\ Samuel', John', born Gustavus, 
Trumbull Co.. O., November 14, 1840; married Bed- 
ford, Monroe Co., Mich,, July 12, 1879, Emma, 
daughter of David Pright, of that place. In 1880 a 
farmer, living in West Toledo, O. Children, none 

168. Delmar A. Pelton% second son of Elias', 
Elias', Josiah', John*, John', SamueF, John', born at 
Gustavus, O., February 4, 1842; married Bedford, 
Mich., July 14, 1874, Mary Johnson, daughter of 
James Johnson, of that place. In 1879 ^ farmer, 
living in West Toledo, O. Children: 

I70 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Luie L., born Aug. 25, 1875. 

II Davis B., born Feb. 28, 1877. 

Ill James E., born Aug. 14, 1879. 

168. Elias C. Pelton*, third son of Elias', Elias', 
Josiah', John*, John', SamueF, John', born at Gusta- 
vus, O., August 14, 1843; married at Whitford, Mon- 
roe Co., Mich., December 25, 1868, Maria Clegg, 
daughter of Richard Clegg, of Lambertville, Mich. 
In i879awagon-makerin West Toledo, O. Children: 
I Charles, born Dec. 21, 1869. 
II Richard, born Dec. 15, 1872; died Oct. 

26, 1874. 
Ill Minnie, born Sept. 2, 1875. 

164. Elsander Pelton', fourth son of Elias*, 
Josiah', John*, John^ SamueP, John', born at Gusta- 
vus, Trumbull Co., O., May 19, 1819; married 
Warren Co., O., November 4, 1842, Philotha M. 
Sparks, daughter of Erastus Sparks, of Greene, 
Trumbull Co., O. Died at Florence, Erie Co., O,, 
March 20, 1850. Farmer and innkeeper. Children: 
I Alonzo E., born Sept. 9, 1843; died Flor- 
ence, Erie Co., O., Mar. 4, 1849. 
II Mina J., born May 29, 1847; married 
Warren, O., Apr. 29, 1863, Portland 
Hyde. Lived, 1878, at Garrettsville, O. 
171 III Francis, b. Apr. 22, 1849; "^- Dec. 25, 
1875, Lizzie Turner. 
Note. — Mrs. Pelton married (2) October 28, 185 1, 
Hiram Mowry, a son of Elizabeth, daughter of Itha- 
mar, son of Josiah Pelton (p. 156), who committed 
suicide January 3, 1870, from loss of property. Chil- 
dren, by this marriage, two sons. In 1878 she lived 
in Warren, O. 

Florence and Toledo, O. 171 

170. Francis Pelton*, second son of Elsander, 
Elias^ Josiah^ John^ John^ Samuel^ John\ born at 
Florence, Erie Co., O., April 22, 1849; married at 
Marion, Ind., December 25, 1875, Lizzie Turner, 
daughter of Robert Turner, of England, now of Niles, 
O. Farmer. Residence, in 1878, Alexandria, Madi- 
son Co., Ind. Child: 

I Charles Elsander, born Sept. 5, 1877. 

164. Alonzo Dwi^ht Pelton', fifth son of EliasS 
Josiah', John*, John^ SamueF, John', born Gustavus, 
O., July 17, 1823, after his father's death; married at 
New Haven, Allen Co., Ind., June 10, 1850, Mary J. 
Bell, daughter of Martin Bell. Publisher; former 
owner of the " Toledo Blade," of Toledo, O. Was 
also a manufacturer of agricultural machinery. At 
about the age of seventeen he went to Southern 
Iowa, among the Sacs and Fox Indians, Black Hawk 
then being chief, where he stayed three years, and 
then returned home on account of the sickness of his 
mother, who died soon after, about 1843. Residence, 
1879, at Toledo. In 1892 printer and stationer in 
Toledo, O. Children: 

I Eva, born Aug. 5, 1851. 
II Ada, born Sept. 12, 1853; died Oct. 8, 

Ill Lillie Bell, born June 27, 1855; died July 
28, 1855. 
172 IV Dwight Alonzo, b. Sept. 10, 1856; m. 
Jan. 18, 1876, Kittie Eloise Arnold (who 
died Dec. 21, 1884); d. Apr. 13, 1886. 
V Mary Belle, born Feb. 7, 1863; married 
to Henry P. Tobey, Feb. 6, 1889. 

172 American Pelton Genealogy. 

171. Dwi^ht Alonzo Pelton®, first son of Alonzo 
D.', Elias*, Josiah', John4, John', SamueF, John', born 
September lo, 1856; married January 18, 1876, Kittie 
Eloise Arnold, who died December 21, 1884. Mr. 
Pelton died April 13, 1886. Children: 

I Florence Eloise, born Nov. 7, 1876. 
II Hugh B., born Aug. 8, 1881. 
Ill Cora Belle, born Nov. 27, 1884. 

153. Jesse Pelton', third son of Josiah', John*, 
John^ Samuef, John', born at Killingworth, Conn., 
June 7, 1778; married, Vernon, Trumbull Co., O., 
September 12, 1802, Ruhama DeWolf, daughter of 
Joseph DeWolf, of Granby, Connecticut. He went 
to Gustavus, O., with his father in 1800, to locate his 
father's land, and there stayed till he, his father, re- 
turned in the spring of 1802. His family formed the 
third Pelton family in Gustavus. Farmer. Died in 
South Shenango, Crawford Co., Pa., October i, 
1862. He was of dark complexion, with black eyes, 
5 feet 9 inches in height, weighing 165 pounds. 
Children : 

I -, born July 3, 1803; ^^^^ at birth. 

II Mary S., born Sept. 21, 1805; married 
Gustavus, O., Apr. 8, 1830, Harry 
Lyman, son of Josiah Lyman, of New 
Hartford, Conn. Lived, in 1878, at 
Florence, Benton Co., la. Children: 
Amanda S., b. Jan. 29, 1831; d. May i, 
1835; Silas H., b. Apr. 28, 1833; Sarah 
G., b. July 13, 1836; Ira N., b. Aug. 6, 
Ill Ruhama C, born Sept. 20, 1809, at Gus- 
tavus, O.; married Jan. 9, 1839, Robert 
Hilton, son of John Hilton, of Cul- 

Toledo, O.; South Shenango, Pa., etc. 173 

pepper C. H., Va.; died Port Byron, 
111., Oct. 13, 1867. Children: George, 
b. Oct. 20, 1839; Electa M., b. Jan. 15, 
1841; Annie E., b. Sept. 28, 1842; 
Henry, b. Jan. 13, 1845. 
IV Sarah D., born Dec. 22, 181 1; married 
Sept. 26, 1853, John W. Buckman. 
Lived, in 1877, at Le Claire, Scott Co., 
la.; no children. 

173 V Joseph D., b. May 2, 18 14; m. Sept. 12, 

1839, Jane, daughter of Andrew Mc- 
VI Electa M., born Apr. 5, 1816; died un- 
married, Sept. 15, 1840. 

174 VII George K., b. Apr. 12, t8i8; m. Oct. 6, 

1847, Mary A. King. 
VIII Cynthia L., born Nov. 13, 1820. Living 
unmarried, 1878, at Gustavus, O. 

174 IX Sidney Rigdon, b. Jan. 2, 1823; m. May 

II, 1854, Sarah Ann Breckenridge. 

175 X Tensard^D., b. Mar. 18, 1825; m. Jan. 29, 

1873, Sarah Nesbitt. 
XI Eugene S., born June 10, 1828; died Apr. 
24, 1837. 

172. Joseph D. Pelton', first son of Jesse*, 
Josiah', John*, John*, SamueP, John', born Gustavus, 
O., May2, 1 8 14; married South Shenango, Crawford 
Co., Pa., September 12, 1839, ]^^^ McQuiston, 
daughter of Andrew McQuiston, of Hartstown, 
Crawford Co., Pa. Farmer. Lived, in 1878, at 
South Shenango, Pa. Complexion fair, height 5 feet 
9 inches; weight 140 pounds. Children: 

I Martha Isabel, born Sept. 28, 1840; mar- 
ried Oct. 5, 1869, John W. Marshall, of 

174 American Pelton Genealogy. 

South Shenango, Pa., where she lived 
in 1878. Children, two. 
II Ruhama Elizabeth, born Oct. 14, 1842; 
married Sept. 12, 1874, William A. 
Blake, of Andover, Ashtabula Co., O., 
where she lived in 1878; one child. 
Ill Sarah Electa, born May 9, 1846; died 
Feb. 22, 1858. . 

IT'S. Oeorge K. Pelton', second son of Jesse*, 
Josiah', John*, John", SamueP, John\ born at Gustavus, 
O., April 12, 181 8; married Kinsman, O., October 6, 
1847, Mary A. King, daughter of William King, of 
that place. Farmer. Lived, in 1880, at Burg Hill, 
Trumbull Co., O. Children: 

I Myra, born July 9, 1851. 
174 II John Sanderson, b. May 21, 1859; ni-Aug. 
25, 1887, Emily O. Mason. 

174. John Sanderson Pelton*, only son of 
George K.', Jesse", Josiah', John', John*, Samuel*, 
John', born at Burgh Hill, Trumbull Co., O., May 
21, 1859; married at Hartford, O., August 25, 1887, 
Emily O. Mason, daughter of Ralph Mason, of that 
place. Occupation, farming. Residence, in 1892, 
Burgh Hill, O. Child: 

I George Mason, born June 8, 1890. 

1 72. Sidney Rigdon Pelton', third son of Jesse*, 
Josiah^ John^ John', Samuel^, John', born Gustavus, 
O., January 2, 1823; married at North Liberty, Pa., 
May II, 1854, Sarah Ann Breckenridge, of that place 
(b. Apr. 30, 1830). Physician, in 1878, living at Pine 
Grove, Mercer Co., Pa. Height, 5 feet 10 inches; 
complexion dark, eyes and hair black. Children: 

GusTAVUS, O.; Lawton and Paw Paw, Mich. 175 

I Charles A., bom Aug. 20, 1856. 
II Mary Ruhama, born Apr. 25, 1862. 
Ill Fried? (Fred?), born Nov. 28, 1872. 

172. Tensard D. Pelton', fourth son of Jesse«, 
Josiah', John", John^ SamueP, John', born at Gustavus, 
Trumbull Co., O., March 18, 1825; married there, 
January 29, 1873, Sarah Nesbitt, daughter of James 
Nesbitt, of Conningtown, County Cavan, Ireland. 
Children, none reported. 

153. Zenas Pelton', fourth son of Josiahs John*, 
John^ SamueF, John', born at Killingworth, Conn., 
February 1 5, 1 780; married at Shenango, Pa., Novem- 
ber 7, 181 1, Margaret Reid, daughter of William 
Reid, of that place. Lived in Pennsylvania, in Paw 
Paw, Mich., and died in Lawton, Mich., November 
8, 1 87 1. Mrs. Pelton died in Paw Paw, July 19, 1862. 

I Mary (Polly) R., born Sept. 5, 181 2; mar- 
ried Oct. 13, 1831, William R. Sirrine. 
Lived, in 1876, at Paw Paw, Mich. 
Children, four. 
II William R., born Oct. 2, 18 15; died Oct. 

18, 1834. 
Ill John W., I, born Sept. 17, 1818; died Oct. 
6, 1 819. 
175 IV John W., 2, b. Nov. 8, 1820; m. June 2, 
1842, Susanna Titus. 
• V Lucinda, born Dec. 5, 1822; died in June, 

1 75. John W. Pelton', third son of Zenas*, J osiah', 
John", John^ Samuel', John', born in Gustavus, Trum- 
bull Co., O., November 8, 1820; married in Shenango, 

176 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Pa., June 2, 1842, Susanna Titus, daughter of Wil- 
liam Titus, of Gustavus, O. Lived, in 1876, in Law- 
ton, Mich.; dealer in grain and produce. Children: 
I Virginia, born Apr. 7, 1843; ^^^^ Dec. 21, 

II Caroline, born Nov. 2, 1844; ^i^d Sept. 

I, 1853- 

III William, born June 9, 1848; marriedSept., 

1875, Sarah Phillips. In 1876 living in 
Lawton, Mich. Cigarmaker. 

IV Ida, born Feb. 15, 1851. 

V John, Jr., born Oct. 16, 1855. 
VI Carrie, born Nov. 11, 1861. 

153. Jalius Pelton', fifth son of Josiah^ John*, 
John^ Samuef, John', born at Killingworth, Conn., 
May 4, 1786; married at Gustavus, Trumbull Co., 
O., February 12, 1810, Hannah Folsom (sister of the 
wife of his brother Elias), daughter of Thomas Fol- 
som, of that place. Removed with his father and 
family to Gustavus in the spring of 1802, and there 
lived a farmer, and there died, January 12, 1862. 

177 I Augustus G., b. Dec. 20, 18 10; m. Aug. 

22, 1834, Mary Wakefield. 
II Philena, born Apr. 27, 181 2; married in 
Aug., 1830, Lyman Roberts. Lived at 
Gustavus, O., and there died, May 3, 
1832; left two children, a son, Lucien 
R., b. Jan. 27, 1832; m. Nov. 12, 1853, 
Eliza A. Breed. 

178 III Lysander J., b. Jan. 11, 1814; m. Feb. i, 

1836, Harriet Williams. 
IV Hannah Annis, born Apr. 3, 1816; mar- 
ried Jan. 8, 1834, Reuben Barber, son 


of Zenas Barber, of Gustavus, O.; eight 
children. Lived, in 1878, at Gusta- 
vus, O. 

178 V Winthrop R, b. June 30, 1818; m. Sept., 
1846, Sophronia Beer. 

181 VI Buel B., b. Apr. 28, 1821; m. (i) Jan. 30, 
1850, Ruhama Bradley; (2) Amanda 
L. Beer. 

176. Ang^nstus O. Pelton', first son of Julius', 
Josiah', John', John^ Samuel", John', born at Gustavus, 
Trumbull Co., O., December 20, 1810; married there, 
August 22, 1834, Mary Wakefield, daughter of Elijah 
Wakefield, of Kinsman, O. Carpenter and farmer. 
Living, in 1878, at Greenburgh, Trumbull Co., O. 

I Hannah, born Apr. 1, 1835; died in infancy. 
II Winthrop, born Mar. 22, 1836; died in 
Ill Desta, born Feb. 22, 1838; married Feb. 
3, 1863, W. W. See. Children: One 
son and four daughters. Living, 1878, 
at Cortland, Trumbull Co., O. 
IV William S., born Feb. 5, 1844; died in the 
U. S. service, Sept. 18, 1864, in the re- 
cruiting camp at Cleveland, O. 
177 V Reuben L, b. Nov. 8, 1848; m. Dec. 22, 
1870, Mary Hillman. 

177. Reuben li. Pelton^, third son of Augustus 
G.\ Julius', Josiah', John', John', SamueP, John\ born 
at Gustavus, Trumbull Co., O., November 8, 1848; 
married at Cortland, O., December 22, 1870, Mary 
Hillman, daughter of Charles Hillman, of Greensburg, 
O. Residence, 1890, at Greensburg, O. Farmer. 

178 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Lillie, born Oct. 15, 1873. 
II Minnie, born Mar. 5, 1876; died Mar. 15, 

176. liyisander J. Pelton', second son of Julius*, 
Josiah^ John^ John\ SamueF, John', born at Gustavus, 
O., January 11,1814; married there, February i, 1836, 
Harriet Williams, daughter of Israel Williams, of 
that place. Horse trainer, 1877. Children: 

I De Etta, born June 24, 1837; married 
Apr. 7, 1870, C. Macham. Living, in 
1878, in Gustavus, O.; no children. 
II Aurelia, born Apr. 25, 1840; married Dec. 
24, 1868, H. Watrous. Residence, 
1878, Gustavus, O.; no children. 

III Mina, born Mar. 8, 1846; married Feb. 2, 

1865, G. Cowden. Living, 1878, at 
Gustavus, O. Children, two. 

IV Ella, born Feb. 29, 1852; married Oct. 25, 

1874, G. Murphy. Living, 1878, at 
Payson, Adams Co., 111. Children, two. 

176. Winthrop F. Pelton', third son of Juliuss, 
Josiah', John\ John", SamueF, John\ born Gustavus, 
Trumbull Co., O., June 30, 1818; married there, Sep- 
tember, 1846, Sophronia Beer, of Brookfield, O. 
Farmer and auctioneer. Living, 1878, in Wayne 
Co., O. Children: 
179 I Cushman W., b. June 7, 1847; m. (i) 
Mar. 26, 1870, Coralinn M. Gifford; 
(2) Jan. 5, 1 88 1, Rhoda C. Boughton. 

179 II Chapin B., b. Apr. 18, 1849; "^- J^"- io» 

1869, Lizzie Griffith. 

180 III Judd, born July 17, 1852; m. Dec. 17, 

1885, Amanda E. Winch. 


180 IV Arvine W., b. Oct. 3, 1858; m. Mar. 15, 

1886, Eva Rowe. 
180 V Ellsworth, b. Mar. 28, 1861; m. Mar. 28, 

1890, Sadie Reed. 
180 VI John R., b. Sept. 2, 1862; m. Jan. 4, 1887, 

Philinda Phillips. 

178. Cnshman W. Pelton^, first son of Winthrop 
F.', Julius^ Josiah', John\ John', Samuer, John', born 
at Johnson, O., June 7, 1847; married (i) at Monroe, 
O., March 26, 1870, to Coralinn M. Gifford, daughter 
of David S. and Mary J. Gifford, of Conneaut, O., 
who died December 4, 1878; (2) January 5, 1881, to 
Rhoda C. Boughton, daughter of Seymour and Char- 
lotte Boughton, of Conneaut, O. In 1878 lived in 
Cleveland, O.; business, mercantile. In August, 
1 88 1, removed to Conneaut, O., and began business 
for himself, where he has since built up the largest 
mercantile business in the county. He is still, in 
1892, actively engaged therein. Children: 
I Barbara B., born Nov. 23, 1872. 
II Julius S., born Nov. 3, 1878. 

III Albert G., born Oct. 4, 1881. 

IV Charlotte I., born Mar. 28, 1883. 

Mr. Pelton in February, 1864, enlisted in 2d Ohio 
Volunteer Cavalry, was taken prisoner at Ream's 
Station, Va., on June 27, 1864; confined for two 
months in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., then paroled 
and soon exchanged, and was mustered out of service 
in June, 1865. 

178. Chapin B. Pelton', second son of Winthrop 
F.', Julius', Josiah', John^ John', Samuel', John', born 
at Johnsonville, O., April 8, 1849; married there, 

i8o American Pelton Genealogy. 

January lo, 1869, Lizzie Griffin, daughter of 

, of . In 1892 living in Belmont, La 

Fayette Co., Wis. Occupation, . 

178. Jndd Pelton^, third son of Winthrop F.', 
Julius', Josiah', John", John^ Samuel', John', born at 
Johnstonville, Trumbull Co., O., July 17, 1852; mar- 
ried at Homestead, Alleghany Co., Pa., December 17, 
1885, Amanda E. Winch, daughter of Henry F. 
Winch, of that place. Shoemaker. Residence, in 
1892, at Auburn, N. Y. Children: 

I Amelia H., born Mar. 4, 1887; died Sept. 
7, 1887. 

n Adeline, ] , ^-^ 000 

TTT AT r born Dec. 23, 1888. 

HI Alice, f ^ 

178. ArTineW.Peltons, fourth son of Winthrop 

F.', Julius^ Josiah*, John", John^ SamueF, John', born 
at Kinsman, October 3, 1858; married at Chagrin 
Falls, O., March 15, 1886, to Eva Rowe, of that place. 
Merchant. Residence, in 1892, at Conneaut, O. 
Children, none. 

178. Ellsworth Pelton*, fifth son of Winthrop 
F.\ Julius', Josiah', John*, John', Samuel', John', born 
at Kinsman, O., March 28, 1861; married at Colum- 
bus, O., May 28, 1890, to Sadie Reed, daughter of 

Reed, of that place. Book-keeper. Residence, 

in 1892, at Conneaut, O. Child: 

I Robert R., born June 8, 1891. 

178. John R. Pelton% sixth son of Winthrop ¥.\ 
Julius', Josiah', John', John', SamueF, John', born at 
Johnston, Trumbull Co., O., September 2, 1862; 
married January 4, 1887, at Conneaut, O., Philinda 


Phillips, daughter of Belle and Devogar Phillips, of 
that place. Occupation, salesman. Residence, in 
1892, in Conneaut, O. Children: 

I Sophronia Belle, born July 11, 1890. 
II Delphine Philinda, born July 16, 1891. 

176. Bnell B. Pelton', fourth son of Julius*, 
Josiah\ John*, John^ SamueF, John\ born at Gusta- 
vus, O., April 28, 182 1 ; married (i) January 30, 1850, 
at Johnston, O., Ruhama Bradley, daughter of Dr. 
Ariel Bradley, of that place; (2) at Gustavus, O., 
September 2, 1858, Amanda L. Beer, daughter of 
John Beer. In 1878 a farmer and merchant at Gus- 
tavus, O. In 1 89 1 a resident of Cortland, O. 

I Emma A., born June 4, 185 1. 
II Ruhama, born Nov. 29, 1853; married 
July 4, 1875, ^^ Avery Love, of 
Mecca, O. 

153. Harvey Pelf on", sixth son of Josiah*, John^ 
John^ Samuel', John', born Killingworth, Conn., March 
20, 1790; married at Gustavus, O., October 24, 18 16, 
Mary Bailey, daughter of Iddo Bailey, from Connec- 
ticut, who died July 22, 1859, in the 60th year of her 
age, in Cascade, Sheboygan Co., Wis., and was buried 
in Wildwood Cemetery, Sheboygan City. Farmer. 
Lived in Gustavus and Russell, O.; died May 10, 
1838, at Russell, Geauga Co, O., and there buried. 

182 I Seth, b. Feb 26, 1818; m Sept. 25, 1843, 

Harriet Scott. 

183 II Alvin, b. Dec. i, 1819; m. Apr. 3, 1851, 

Caroline M. McFarland. 

1 82 American Pelton Genealogy. 

183 III Russell, b. Jan. 20, 1822; m. Oct. 3, 1847, 

Eliza Thompson. 
IV Miranda, born Aug. 20, 1824, at Gustavus, 
O.; married Aug. 7, 1854, William F. 
Lawrence, of Chagrin Falls, O. Living, 
1876, at Clayton, Faribault Co., Minn. 
Children, five. 
V Mary B., born Nov, 3, 1826, at Gustavus, 

0. Living, 1876, at Clayton, Minn.; 

184 VI Samuel Newell, b. July 5, 1829; m. July 

1, 1863, Elizabeth J. Phillips; (2) Mrs. 
Louise Victoria Meyers. 

VII Abigail Elizabeth, born July 25, 1832, at 
Gustavus, O.; married at Chagrin Falls, 
O., Jos. H. Wilbur (b. Mar. 3, 1824). 
Died in Michigan, Aug. 25, 1865. Chil- 
dren: Ella Dulcina, b. Aug. 7, 1856, 
and William Henry, b. Sept. 10, 1859. 
VIII Martha Eliza, born Sept. 2, 1835, at Gus- 
tavus, O.; married Jerome B. Legg, of 
St. Louis, Mo., where they lived in 
IX Lydia Ann, born July 11, 1838; died Cas- 
cade, Wis., Oct. 2, 1858; buried in 
Wildwood cemetery, in Sheboygan 
City, Wis. 

181. Seth Pelton', first son of Harvey', Josiah*, 
John*, John', Samuel', John', born Gustavus, O., Febru- 
ary 26, 1818; married September 25, 1843, at Russell, 
O., Harriet Scott, daughter of Justin Scott, of New 
Burgh, O. Mechanic. Living, in 1876 and in 1892, 
at Sheboygan, Wis. Children: 

Sheboygan City and Lyndon, Wis., etc. 183 

I Alzina, born at Russell, Geauga Co., O., 
Mar. 15, 1845; niarried September 16, 
1866, Thomas Shiel, of Illinois. In 
1876 lived at Chenoa, 111. Children: 
Hattie May, b. Nov. 3, 1867; Ella 
Louise, b. July i, 1869; Arthur, b. 
Mar. II, 1872. 
II Mary Camden, born at Lyndon, Wis., 
Dec. 14, 1847; married Sept. 27, 1871, 
Otis Parker Wheeler. 

III Arthur Scott, born at Lyndon, Wis., Oct. 

I, 1849. 

IV Elmore Massena, born Lyndon, Wis., 

May 28, 1853. 
V George Walter, born Lyndon, Wis., Dec. 
5> 1854. 
VI Harriet Augusta, born Sheboygan City, 
Wis., Nov. 18, 1857; died Feb. 26, 
VII Ida Lydia, born Sheboygan City, Wis., 
May 18, i860. 

181. Alviu Pelton', second son of Harvey', 
Josiah", John*, John", Samuel', John', born Gustavus, 
O., December i, 1819; married at Bainbridge, O., 
April 3, 1 85 1, Caroline M. McFarland. Farmer. 
Lived, 1876, at Oberlin, O. Children: 

I Clarence Newe, born at Russell, O., Oct. 

24, 1852. 
II Flora L., born Oberlin, O., Sept. 4, 1856, 
married there, Millard F. Franks, Nov. 
24, 1875. 
Ill Carrie, born Oberlin, O., Mar. 15, i860. 

181. Ru§§ell Pelton', third son of Harvey', 
Josiah', John", John', SamueP, John', born Gustavus, 

1 84 American Pelton Genealogy, 

O., January 20, 1822; married Lyndon, Wis., October 
3, 1847, Eliza Thompson, daughter of Levi Thomp- 
son, of Genesee Co., N. Y. Farmer. Removed to 
Lyndon, Juneau Co., Wis., in 1846, and was living 
there in 1876. Children: 
184 I Levi Harvey, b. July 10, 1848; m. July 
23, 1873, to Kate Ellen Brown. 

II Martha Margaret, born June i, 1854. 

183. liCvi Harvey Pelton', first son of Russell', 
Harvey^ Josiah', John^ John^, Samuef, John', born 
Lyndon, Wis., July 10, 1848; married July 23, 1873, 
to Kate Ellen Brown. Residence, in 1876, at Fon 
du Lac, Wis. Children: 

I Martha Margaret, born June i, 1874. 
II Alice Martha, born Fon du Lac, Wis., 
Jan. 4, 1876. 

181. Namiiel Newell Pelton\ fourth son of 
Harvey^ Josiah', John*, John^ SamueP, John', born 
Gustavus, Trumbull Co., O., July 5, 1829; married 
i) Bainbridge, O., July i, 1863, Elizabeth J. Phillips 
d. May 4, 1874), daughter of D. S. Phillips, of North 
Adams, Mass; (2) at Cleveland, O., December 18, 
1878, Mrs. Louise Victoria Meyers (b. Feb. 14, 1842, 
Sutton, St. James, Lincolnshire, Eng.), daughter of 
Isaac Boardman. Residence, 1876, at Chagrin Falls, 
Cuyahoga Co., O. Harness-maker. Children, born 
at Chagrin Falls, O.: 

I Daniel Alvin, born Sept. 20, 1865. 
II George Newell, born May 23, 1867. 

III Myra Betsey, born Dec. 25, 1872. 

59. William Pelton', sixth son of John*, John', 
Samuel', John', born at Saybrook (Essex), Conn 
December 2, 1747; married about 1769, Lois Harvey, 

Saybrook, Conn.; Cohocton, N. Y., etc. 185 

of East Haddam, Conn. In early life was a sea cap- 
tain. Removed about 1807 or 1808 to Pultney, 
Steuben Co., N. Y,, where he occupied a farm, and 
there died. May 25, 1825. He was the last Pelton 
that owned his father's home at Essex, Conn. 
185 I William, b. Feb. 9, 1 771; m. Dec. 22, 1789, 
Ruth Clark; d. Nov. 27, 1839. 
II Lois, born about 1773; married (i) Mr. 

Gaylord; (2) Mr. Whitaker; died . 

191 III John, b. about 1775; m. about 1797, 
Prudence Pratt; d. Mar., 181 3; dates 
IV Anna, born about 1777; married a Mr. 
Ball. Lived and died at Watertown, 
N. Y. 
V Lucy, born about 1779; died young. 
l»r VI Ezra, b. Apr. 28, 1781; m. (i) Asenath 
Clark; (2) June 29, 1836, Mrs. Esther 
Paulding Pinkerton; d. Aug. 15, 1877. 
VII Elizabeth, born 1783; married Mr. Bur- 
den. Lived and died near Towlesville, 
Steuben Co., N. Y. 
VIII Lucinda, born 1785; married Nathan 
Bell. In 1876 both were dead. 

184. Tl^illiam Pelton*, Jr., first son of William', 
John*, John", Samuel', John', born in or near Say- 
brook, Conn., February 9, 1771; married December 
22, 1789, Ruth Clark. He was a cabinet-maker in 
early life; a sea captain through the War of 181 2, 
and afterward a farmer. He died at Cohocton. Steu- 
ben Co., N. Y., Nov. 27, 1839. His wife born 
August 19, 1872; died July 12, 1846. They removed 
from Hartford, Conn., to Utica, N. Y., thence to 
Yates Co., N. Y., and finally to Cohocton. Children: 

1 86 American Pelton Genealogy. 

186 I Alfred, b. Nov. 26, 1790; m. (i) Anna 
Thorns; (2) Abby Ingraham; d. Oct. 
22, 1861-2. 
II Phoebe, born Sept. 25, 1 792; married Pult- 
ney, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1810, John Nicker- 
son; died Cohocton, Steuben Co., N. Y., 
Aug. 4, 1846; seven children. 

III Sarah, born Sept. 22, 1795; married James 

White, and both died in Virginia. 

IV Roxana, born Oct. i, 1797; married (i) 

Abram Gillet; (2) Charles Erwin. 

Lived, in 1875, at West Union, Pa. 
188 V Hiram, b. Sept. 30, 1800; m. (i) Betsey 

Arnold, Danville, N. Y.; (2) Lavinia 

190 VI Sterling, b. Oct. 22, 1802; m. Feb. 6, 1821, 

Sarah Brown. 
VII Clarissa, born Sept. 3, 1804; married (i) 

Oct. 2, 1822, Dr. Philo Andrews; seven 

children; (2) John Nickerson, former 

husband of her sister Phoebe; no 

191VIII Clark, b. May 21, 1810; m. 1829, Julia 

Sager; d. Nov. 21, 1834. 

185. Alfred Pelton% first son of William', Wil- 
liam', John\ John^ SamueP, John\born in Connecticut, 
November 26, 1 790; married (i) Anna Thoms, daugh- 
ter of Stephen Thoms, of Sangerfield or Winfield, 
Herkimer Co., N. Y. (whom he left); (2) January 
15, at Pultney, N. Y., Abbey Ingraham. Shoemaker. 
Said to have played well on the violin. Died at 
Canastota or at Rathboneville, Steuben Co., N. Y., 
October 22, 1861-2. Children of the first wife: 

Jacksonville, Fla.; Collins, O., etc. 187 

187 I Collins, b. Pultney, N. Y., Dec. 26, 1810; 
m. Nov. 21, 1838, Nancy A. (Ingraham) 

187 II Grove Alfred, b. 1814; m. 1812, Mary 

Children of second wife: 

188 III William A., born about 1816 or '18; no 

IV Sarah, born May 19, 1822; married John 
W. Torrance. Lived, 1875, ^^ Clyde, O. 
V Jane E., born May 3, 1824; married Ben- 
jamin Roselle. Lived at Spring Mills, 
Oakland Co., Mich., and died Apr. 13, 
188 VI James A., b. Sept. 26, 1826; m. Apr. 3, 
1847, Matilda Hiler. 

186. Collins Pelton^, first son of Alfred^ Wil- 
liam", William', John^ John^ Samuel', John', born at 
Pultney, Steuben Co., N. Y., December 26, 1810; 
married Branchport, N. Y., November 21, 1838, Mrs. 
Nancy A. (Ingraham) Harris, daughter of Ebenezer 
Ingraham, of Connecticut. Farmer. Lived, in 1875, 
at Rathboneville, Steuben Co., N. Y. Children, none. 

1 80. Grove Alfred Peltoii^, second son of Alfred', 
William^ William^ John^ John^ Samueb, John', born 
Winfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y., 1814; married at 
West Winfield, N. Y., 1842, Mary Miller, daughter 
of James Miller. Merchant. In 1875 living at 
Jacksonville, Fla. Children: 

I Mary, born 1845; living 1875. 
II Grove A., Jr., born 1847; died 1848. 
Ill Rose, born 1859; living 1875. 

1 88 American Pelton Genealogy. 

186. William A. Pelton«, third son of Alfred', 
William', William', John', John', SamueF, John', born 
(no record). Residence, 1875, variously given as at 
Sabinsville and Ridgebury, Tioga Co., Pa., and Col- 
lins Station, Huron Co., O. Children; no record. 

186. James A. Pelton', fourth son of Alfred', 
William*, William', John*, John^ Samuel', John', born 
at Palmyra, N. Y., September 26, 1826; married at 
Pultney, Steuben Co., N. Y., September 3, 1847, 
Matilda Hiler, daughter of Jacob Hiler. Lived, in 
1876, at Branchport, N. Y. Children: 

I Myron E., born Mar. 28, 1849. 
II Ellen, born Apr. 3, 1850; married July 4, 
1875, William Race. 
Ill Avilla, born Sept. 13, 1853. 

185. Hiram Pelton', second son of William', 
William\ John\ John^ SamueF, John', born Septem- 
ber 30, 1800; married (i) September 30, 1823, Eliza- 
beth Arnold, of Dansville, Livingston Co., N. Y.,who 
died July 23, 1853; (2) Cleveland, O., Lavinia Wins- 
low. Shoemaker. Lived, 1876, at Collins, Huron 
Co., O. Children: 
189 I James Clark, b. Oct. 5, 1824; m. Sept. 19, 
1844, Elizabeth Barnes. 

II Helen Ann, b. ; married (i) Antioch 

O., 1845, Josl Serverus; (2) Thomas 
Gallagher; (3) James Gailland; died 
Apr. 5, 1865. 

189 III William, b. ; m. Chloe Huntley; d. 

Jan. 31, 1873. 
189 IV David Maxwell, b. Nov. 17, 1826; m. Jan. 
23, 1853, Alsenia Whitney. 
V Nancy; no record returned. 
VI, VII, VIII Died in infancy. 

Jacksonville, Fla.; Collins, O., etc. 189 

188. James Clark Peltoii% first son of Hiram', 
William', William', John", John^ SamueP, John', born 
Wayne Co., N. Y., October 5, 1824; married, February 
14, 1846, Elizabeth Barnes, daughter of William 
Barnes, of Barnesville, Monroe Co., N. Y. Boot and 
shoemaker. Has lived South and West and in Cali- 
fornia; in 1876 in Dallas Centre, Dallas Co., la.; 
1879 ^^ Burlington, Coffey Co., Kan.; in 1886 lived 
in La Grande, Union Co., Ore. Children: 

189 I Theodore R., b. Aug. 17, 1847; m. Mar. 
3, 1874, Ellen Jane Bellis. 
H William Clark, born Nov. 22, 1856. 
HI George R., born Aug. 4, 1858. 
IV Hiram Scott, born Sept. i, 1861. 
V Ida Laura, born Dec. 27, 1866. 

189. Theodore R. Pelton*, first son of James 
Clark^ Hiram\ William^ William^ John*, John^ 
SamueF, John', born Zanesville, O., August 17, 1847; 
married Indianapolis, Ind., Mar. 3, 1874, Ellen Jane 
(b. Richmond, Ind., July 4, 1852), daughter of Wil- 
liam Bellis, of Indianapolis, formerly of Northumber- 
land Co., Eng. Machinist. In 1879 living in Indian- 
apolis, Ind. Children: 

I William, born Dec. 25, 1874. 
II Lulu May, born Apr. 11, 1877. 

188. l^illiam Pelton', second son of Hiram', 
William*, William', John^ John^ SamueF, John', born 

; married , Chloe Huntley. Died in Oregon, 

January 31, 1873. Children, none. 

188. DaTid Maxwell Pelton', third son of 
Hiram\ William^ William^ John*, John^ SamueF, 
John\ born November 17, 1826, at Geneva, N. Y.; 

190 American Pelton Genealogy. 

married at Middleburgh, Cuyahoga Co., O., Decem- 
ber 9, 1853, Alsenia Whitney, daughter of Daniel 
Whitney, of that place. Pumpmaker. Residence, 
1878, at Mount Morris, N. Y. Killed by a circular 
saw, Cleveland, O., April 24, 1886. He was at that 
time President of the Cleveland Pump Manufacturing 
Co. Children: 

I Jenny M., born at Cleveland, O., Nov. 
28, 1854. 
II Willis, born Cleveland, O., Feb. 27, 1868. 

1H5. j^terlin^ Pelton^ third son of William", 

William\ John*, John^ SamueF, John\ born , 

Conn., October 22, 1802; married Pultney, Steuben 
Co., N. Y., February 6, 182 1, Sarah Brown, daughter 
of Ezekiel Brown, of that place. Lived, in 1875, ^^ 
Kanona, Steuben Co., N. Y. A great hunter and a 
hotel-keeper. Children: 

I Ruth, born Dec. 2, 1823; married Cohoc- 
ton, Steuben Co., N. Y., Aug. 4, 1840, 
Henry Reynolds. Living, 1876, Italy 
Hill, Yates Co., N. Y.; seven children. 
II Mary, born Oct. 25, 1825; married Rus- 
sell Gray. 

III Nancy, born Mar. 11, 1828; married Lewis 


IV Roxana, born Oct. 10, 1830; died May, 

V Phoebe, born Mar. 15, 1833; married 
Washington Graham. 
190 VI Charles, b. Mar. 26, 1840; m. Sept 11, 
1862, Maggie Van Riper. 

190. Charles Pelton^, only son of Sterling', Wil- 
liam*, William', John", John', SamueF, John', born 

Mount Morris and Pultney, N. Y., etc. 191 

March 26, 1840; married September 1 1, 1862, at Italy 
Hollow, N. Y., Maggie Van Riper, daughter of Jere- 
miah Van Riper, of that place. Lived, 1876, at 
Wheeler Centre, Steuben Co., N. Y. Farmer. 

I Sarah, born Jan. 7, 1864. 
II Clara, born Feb. 18, 1866. 

185. Clark Pelton', fourth son of William^, Wil- 
liam', John^ John^ SamueF, John', born May 21, 18 10; 

married , 1826-9, Julia A. Sager; died November 

21, 1834. Wife Julia A. died 1865. Children: 

I Henrietta, born about 1829; married 
Tyler Cogswell. Lived, in 1876, at 
Prattsburgh, Steuben Co., N. Y. 
191 II Samuel C, b. 1831; m. 1855, Emma 
Ill Caroline, born about 1833; married Peter 
Van Ness. 

191. ^amnel C. Peltoii«, only son of Clark', Wil- 
liam^ William', John*, John', SamueP, John', born in 
Steuben Co., N. Y., 1831; married 1855, Emma 
(Emily Jane, of Holton's Winslow Geny.) Winslow, 
daughterof Jonathan Winslow, of Henrietta, Monroe 
Co., N. Y. Occupation, in 1876, produce dealer, 
Collins, Huron Co., O. Child: 

I Clark, born , 1857; horse trainer, 

Cleveland, O. 

184. John Pelton', second son of William^, John*, 
John", SamueP, John', born probably at or near Essex, 
Conn., about 1774; married there, about 1795, Pru- 
dence Pratt (b. Dec. 28, 1 768). Lived at Whitestown 
and Pultney, N. Y. Died at Pultney, March 3, 181 3. 
Shoemaker. Children: 

192 American Pelton Genealogy. 

19S I Nathan Harvey, b. June 6, 1796; m. Oct. 
14, 1 81 9, Pamella A. Balcom. 

194 II Rufus, b. Mar. 30, 1798; m. (i) Apr. 12, 

1 82 1, Lucy Sturdevant; (2) Apr. 14, 
1864, Elvira Webster. 

195 III Calvin, b. 1803; m. , Mary Ann Van 

Doran; d. Jan. 12, 1843. 
IV Almira, born 1806; married Russell 

191. Nathan Harvey Pelton', first son of John*, 
William', John', John', Samuel', John', born Whites- 
town, N. Y., June 6, 1796; married Perrysburgh, 
Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., October 14, 18 19, Pamelia 
A. Balcom. Lived, 1876, at Viola, Richland Co., 
Wis., to which place he removed in 1842. Children: 
I Pamelia A., born Aug. 5, 1823; died Feb. 
18, 1833. 
193 II Orville A., b. Mar. 7, 1825; m. Dec. 31, 

1843, Allette Woodward. 
193 III John I., b. Nov. 10, 1827; m. May 28, 
1854, Joanna Pine. 
IV Sarah, born May 11, 1830; married May 
II, 1850, Aaron Hawley. Lived, 1876, 
at Forest, Richland Co., Wis.; four 

193 V Ezra O., b. July 16, 1832; m. July 4, 1865, 

Emily Thomas. 
VI Francis C, born at Prattsburgh, N. Y., 
July 15, 1834; died in the U. S. army 
at Columbus, Tenn., Aug. 26, 1862; 
not married. 

194 VII Lewis F., b. Mar. 10, 1842; m. Oct. 30, 

1875, Ella I. Smith. 

Viola, Wis.; Walla Walla, Wash. 193 

VIII Jane A., born Genesee, Waukesha Co., 
Wis., May 8, 1845; married July 4, 
1867, Austin Emory. Lived, 1876, 
in Sauk Co., Wis. 
IX Anna B., born at Genesee, Waukesha Co., 
Wis., July 13, 1848; died Sept. 6, 1851. 

192. Orville A. Pelton*, first son of Nathan H.', 
John', William', John', John', SamueF, John', born 
March 7, 1825; married December 31, 1843, Allette 
Woodward. Lived, 1876, at Touchet P. O., Walla 
Walla Co., Washington Territory. Children, said 
to be five; no report of them. 

193. John I. Pelton^ second son of Nathan H.'', 
John', William', John', John', Samuel', John', born at 
Perrysburgh, N. Y., November 10, 1827; married 
Buffalo, N. Y., May 28, 1854, Joanna Pine, daughter 
of Samuel Pine. Lived, 1876, at Wauwatosa, Mil- 
waukee Co., Wis. Contractor and builder. Children: 
I Ovelia J., born Mar. 8, 1855. 
II Hiram S., i, born Oct., 1856; died July 
18, 1857. 

III Hiram S., 2, born Jan. 7, 1858. 

IV Julia A., born July 20, 1859. 

V Andrew E., born Dec. 10, 1864. 
VI Lillie M., born May 23, 1874. 

192. Ezra O. Pelton", third son of Nathan H.\ 
John', William', John*, John', SamueP, John', born 
July 16, 1832; married July 4, 1865, Emily Thomas. 
Lived, 1876, in Sauk Co., Wis. Child: 

I Francis D., born May 27, 1866. 

194 American Pelton Genealogy. 

192. liewis F. Pelton% fifth son of Nathan H.^ 
John', William', John', John', SamueP, John', born 
Prattsburgh, Steuben Co., N. Y., March lo, 1842; 
married October 30, 1875, Ella I. Smith. Lived, 
1876, at Forest, Richland Co., Wis. Children; none 

191. Ruftis Pelton', second son of John*, Wil- 
liam', John^ John^ Samuel', John', born Frankford, 
Herkimer Co., N. Y., March 30, 1798; married (i) 
Pultney, Steuben Co., N. Y., x\pril 12, 1821, Lucy 
Sturdevant, daughter of James Sturdevant, of Nor- 
folk, Conn.; (2) Elvira Webster, April 14, 1864. 
Lived, in 1876, at Jefferson, Ashtabula Co., O. 
Removed to Ohio about 1837 or 1838. Children: 

I Harriet N., born Jan. 7, 1822; married 
Sept. 15, 1839, ^JoshuaGiddings. Chil- 
dren, three. Lived, 1876, at Cherry 
Valley, Ashtabula Co., O. 
n Martha A., born Feb. 23, 1826; married 
(i) July 2, 1846, Ezra Pelton, son of 
Ansel Pelton, by whom she had a daugh- 
ter, Emma H.; (2) James Loveland. 
Children, three. Lived, 1 8 76, at Cherry 
Valley, Ashtabula Co., O. 
194 HI John Clinton, b. Nov. 14, 1832; m. May 
17, 1855, Sarah J. Graham. 

194. John Clinton Pelton', only son of Rufus^ 
John^ William\ John\ John^ SamueF, John', born 
November 14, 1832; married May i"], 1855, ^t Craw- 
ford, Pa., Sarah J. Graham, daughter of John Graham. 
Lived, 1876, at Castle Grove, la.; P. O., Monticello, 
Jones Co., la. Children: 

* Another report says married Alfred, son of John Williams, of Cherry Valley. 

PuLTNEY, N. Y.; Howell, Mich., etc. 195 

I Ezra Luther, born June 11, 1856; died 

Feb. 3, 1857. 
II Alvaro Ashley, born May 31, 1858. 

III Truman Leland, born Dec. 13, 1863. 

IV Ulysses S. Grant, born Nov. 25, 1865. 
V Rufus Clinton, born Sept. 26, 1872. 

VI Marshall Oliver, born Dec. 15, 1874; ^i^d 
Feb. 5, 1876. 

191. Calvin Pelfoii', third son of John', Williams 
John\ John^ SamueP, John', born 1803; married 
about 1828, Mary Ann Van Doran, daughter of Wil- 
liam Van Doran, of Chester, N. J. Shoemaker. 
Lived at Pultney, Italy Hill and Glade's Corners, 
Steuben Co., N. Y. Died Prattsburgh, N. Y., Jan- 
uary 12, 1843. His wife died January 3, 1873, ^t 
Syracuse, N. Y. Children: 

I Mary Elizabeth, born June 7, 1830; mar- 
ried William H. Stryker. In 1879 lived 
in Syracuse, N. Y. 

195 II Nathan Terry (now Terry W.), b. Jan. 

6, 1832; m. Sept. 4, 1855, Ad^ Beeman. 

196 III Rufus Harvey, b. Jan. 13, 1834; m. Dec. 

29, 1856, Mary Ann, daughter of Cor- 
nelius Laughlin. 

195. Terry W. Peltoii' (changed from Nathan 
Terry), first son of Calvin', John", William', John^ 
John', Samuel', John', born Pultney, Steuben Co., 
N. Y., January 6, 1832; married at Italy Hill, Yates 
Co., N. Y., September 4, 1855, Ada Beeman, daugh- 
ter of Chauncey W. Beeman, of Cayuga, N. Y. Has 
lived in Three Rivers, Paw Paw and Grand Rapids, 
Mich., and was living, in 1878, in Bloomington, 111. 
Wood carver. Children: 

196 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Chauncey W., born July 14, 1856. 
II Charles E., born June 6, 1858. 

III Henry A., born Mar. 17, i860; died July 

12, 1863. 

IV L. D., born June 21, 1863. 

V Herbert L., born Nov. 24, 1865. 
VI Henry C, born Mar. 8, 1867. 

VII Cora Ada, born Apr. 8, 1869. 
VIII Frederic, born Feb. 5, 1872. 
XI Pearl Garnet, born Apr. 13, 1875. 

195. Riifus Harvey Pelton', second son of Cal- 
vin', John', William', John', John', SamueF, Johns 
born Pultney, Steuben Co., N. Y., January 13, 1834; 
married Ann Arbor, Mich., December 29, 1856, Mary 
Ann Laughlin, daughter of Cornelius Laughlin, of 
Northfield, Washtenaw Co., Mich. Lived, in 1879, 
at Howell, Livingston Co., Mich. Cooper. Children: 
I Calvin Terry, born Ann Arbor, Mich., 
Nov. 14, 1857. 
II William Henry, born Bloomington, 111., 
Feb. 17, i860. 

III Frederic, born Bloomington, 111., July 21, 


IV Francis Vane, born Tremont, 111., Mar. 

19, 1865. 

V Mary, born Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 28, 

VI Edward, born Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 

II, 1870. 
VII Katharine, born Howell, Mich., Oct. 14, 

VIII Grace, born Howell, Mich., Nov. 19, 

Howell, Mich.; N. Urbana., N, Y., etc. 197 

184. Ezra Pelt 011% third son of Wlllianv, John^ 
John', Samuels John', born at Essex (Saybrook), 
Conn., April 28, 1781; married (i) about 1803, 
Asenath Clark, who died October 30, 1835; (2) June. 
29, 1836, Mrs, Esther (Paulding) Pinkerton, niece 
of one of the captors of Major Andre in the Revolu- 
tionary War. Farmer. Lived at North Urbana, 
Steuben Co., N. Y., to which county he came with 
his father about 1809, after having lived at Whites- 
town, N. Y., for some years. He was an excellent 
man. He and his wife were many years members of 
the Baptist church. He died at North Urbana, N. Y., 
August 15, 1877; his wife Esther February 27, 1882. 
Children, by first wife: 

I Lucina, born Dec. 18, 1804; married Mr. 
Osborn, whose son Samuel Osborn is a 
dealer in pianos, etc., in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
II Lewis E., born Sept. 9, 18 10; died Apr. 
14, 1832. 
197 III Clinton, b. Sept. 14, 1816; m. (i) Dec. 
18, 1839, Laura Gillet; (2) Mar. 14, 
1855, Elizabeth McCullough. 
By second wife: 

IV Joseph, born May i, 1837; died July 10, 

V Asenath, born Nov. 14, 1839; ^^^^ ^a^- 

16, 1843. 
VI Carrie, born Nov. 13, 1843; niarried Aug. 
10, 1862, Jas. S. Deane, Children, 
three. Left North Urbana, N. Y., in 
1877; in 1886 lived at Brown Valley, 
Traverse Co., Minn. 

197. Clinton Pelton% second son of Ezra*, Wil- 
liam', John^ John", Samuel', John', born at Pultney, 

198 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Steuben Co., N. Y., September 14, 1816; married (i) 
there, December 18, 1839, Laura Gillet, daughter of 
Abraham Gillet, of Pultney; (2) at Jerusalem, Yates 
Co., N. Y., Elizabeth McCullough, of that place. 
Lived, 1875, at Pultney, on the Pelton homestead; 
P. O. address, Prattsburgh, Steuben Co., N. Y. 
Farmer. No further record. 

59. Joseph Pelton^, seventh son of John*, John', 
SamueF, John', born at Saybrook (Essex), Conn., 
November 25, 1756; married Chatham, Conn., No- 
vember, 1778, his cousin. Prudence, daughter of 
Josiah and Hannah (Churchill) Pelton, of that place. 
Farmer. Removed to Lyme, N. H., and there lived. 
Died June 15, 1837, at Fairley, Vt, his wife Prudence 
having died at Lyme, N. H., May 2, 1822. Children: 
I Jemima Archer, born Apr. 21, 1780; mar- 
ried Nov., 1805, Matthew Atherton. 
Children, five daughters; died Royal- 
ton, Vt., May 6, 1861. 
II Prudence, born July 14, 1782; died un- 
married, Aug. I, 1836. 

199 III John Baldwin, b. Jan. 29, 1784; m. 1809, 

Anna Baldwin; d. Sept., 1864. 
IV James, i, born May 12, 1785; died Oct. 
12, 1786. 
V A son, born May 25, 1787; died May 26, 

200 VI James, 2, b. Apr. 29, 1788; m. Sept. 6, 

1829, Lucy Trumbull; d. Oct. 14, 1873. 
VII Mary, born Sept. 27, 1789. Lived, 1876, 
unmarried, at Lyme, N. H. 
SOI VIII Josiah, b. July 25, 1791; m. 1814, Persis 
Pelton; d. Oct. 14, 1872. 

Lyme, N. H.; Essex, Conn., etc. 199 

203 IX David, b. Dec. 23, 1792; m. (i) Mary 
Gaylord; (2) Mar. i, 1820, Mary Trum- 
bull; (3) Oct. 14, 1824, Judith Bailey; d. 
Oct. 31, 1870. 
X Joseph, born Oct. 14, 1795; died Dec. 12, 

XI Phcebe, born Dec. 26, 1 799; died Mar. 5, 

198. John Baldwin Pelton', first son of Joseph', 
John*, John^, SamueF, John', born Essex, Conn., Jan- 
uary 29, 1874; removed to Lyme, N. H., thence to 
Chester, Conn., about 1819 or 1820, where he, about 
1809, had married a cousin, Anna Baldwin, daughter 
of James Baldwin, of that place. Occupation, a 
quarryman, in which business he was a partner with 
Russell Pelton, who removed later to Brooklyn, ad- 
joining Cleveland, O. He died Essex, Conn., Sep- 
tember 20, 1864. Children: 

I Lucy Ann, born Lyme, N. H., June 10, 
181 1 ; married George Hill, of Guilford, 
Conn,; died Dec. 28, 1862; no children. 
II Lavinia B., born Lyme, N. H., July 25, 
1814; married Middletown, Conn., May 
29, 1836, Richard L. Spencer, of Guil- 
ford, Conn.; five children; died Dec. 
12, 1862. 
300 III Joseph, b. Apr. 17, 1816; m. June 12, 
1842, Jerusha Griffing. 
IV Ruth Shipman, born Lyme, N. H., Mar. 
14, 1818; unmarried. Lived, 1876, at 
Elmwood, Cass Co., Neb. 
V Lydia, born Chester, Conn., June 7, 1820; 
died Nov. 30, 1822. 

200 American Pelton Genealogy. 

aOO VI James Baldwin, b. Aug. 22, 1822; m. 
(i) Aug. 15, 1847, Nancy Melissa 
Brooks; (2) Oct. 6, 1875, Fanny E. 
VII Lydia Sophronia, born May 4, 1828; mar- 
ried Aug. 22, 1847, Sheldon G. Stan- 
nard, of Westbrook, Conn. Lived, in 
1876, at Greentop, Mo. 

199. Joseph Pelton', first son of John Baldwins 
Joseph', John*, John^ SamueF, John', born at Lyme, 
N. H., April 17, 1816; married at Madison, Conn., 
June 12, 1842, Jerusha Griffing, daughter of Samuel 
Griffing, of that place. Farmer. In 1876 lived at 
East River, Madison, Conn. Children, none. 

199. James Baldwin Pelton% second son of 
John Baldwin*, Joseph^ John*, John^, SamueP, John', 
born August 22, 1822, at Chester, Conn.; married 
(i) August 15, 1847, Melissa Brooks, daughter of 
Enos Brooks, of Waterbury, Conn.; (2) October 6, 
1875, Mrs. Fanny E. Bliss, daughter of Eliphalet 
Barker, of Branford, Conn. Engineer and miller. 
Residence, 1876, at Branford, New Haven Co., Conn. 
Children, none. 

198. James Pelton«, third son of Joseph', John*, 
John', Samuel', John', born probably at Essex, Conn., 
April 29, 1788; married September 6, 1829, Lucy 
Trumbull. Died October 14, 1873. He was an ex- 
cellent citizen, a great reader, an intelligent and 
genial man. He was born, lived and died in Lyme, 
N. H. Children, none. 

Lyme, Hanover, N. H.; Plymouth, Vt. 201 

198. Josiah Pelton% fourth son of Joseph', John', 
John\ Samuel', John', born Lyme, N. H., July 25, 
1 791; married in 18 14, at Plymouth, Vt, Persis 
Pelton, daughter of Freeman Pelton, of Chatham, 
Conn., and Pl3'mouth, Vt. (p. 310). Farmer, Lived 
at Lyme, N. H., and there died, October 14, 1872. 
201 I Sylvester Augustin, b. Sept., 1823; m. 

; d. Sept. 10, 1866. 

II Prudence, born Oct. 11, 1827; died, un- 
married, Aug. 15, 1865. 
SOI III Josiah Churchill, b. Oct. 5, 1831; m. May 
7, 1857, Mary Ann Roycroft. 

201. Sylvester Au^nstin Pelton', first son of 
Josiah", Joseph', John^ John', SamueF, John\ born 

Lyme, N. H., September, 1823; married , ; 

died September 10, 1866. Children, two. No rec- 
ord given. 

201. Josiah Churchill Pelton', second son of 
Josiah*, Joseph', John^ John", SamueF, John\ born Ply- 
mouth, Vt, October 5, 1831; married at Philadelphia, 
Pa., May 7, 1857, Mary Ann Roycroft, daughter of 
Samuel Roycroft, of Scotland. Served in the Union 
army in the War of the Great Rebellion. A farmer. 
Lived, in 1885, at Lyme, N. H. Children, born at 

I Samuel Josiah, born Aug. 2, 1859. 
II Mary Jane, born July 4, 1861. 

III Delsina A., born May 15, 1863. 

IV Prudence, born Mar. 4, 1865. 
V Ella M., born Feb. 21, 1867. 

VI Miriam Frances, born Apr. 4, 1869. 

202 American Pelton Genealogy. 

198. DaTid Pelton", sixth son of Joseph', John*, 
John^ Samuer, John\ born at Lyme, N. H., Decem- 
ber 23, 1792; married (i) Mary Gaylord, of East 
Windsor, Conn.; (2) Mary Trumbull, Lyme, N. H., 
March i, 1820; (3) October 14, 1824, Judith Bailey 
(b. Sept. 15, 1789), daughter of Major Asa Bailey 
and Abigail (Abbot) Bailey (b. Jan. 27, 1746), of 
Bath, N. H. Carpenter. Lived at Lyme, N. H., 
and Hanover, N. H., and there died, October 31, 
1870. Children (by first wife none): 
By second wife: 

I Zerviah Gaylord, born Aug. 9, 1821; died 
Aug. 23, 1821. 
By third wife: 

II Mary Trumbull, born Mar. 24, 1824, 
Lyme, N. H.; married July 9, 1848, 
Anthony Rock (b. Jan. 14, 1845). 
Ill Ann Sutherland, born July 2, 1825; died 

Oct. 14, 1845. 
VI Patience Bailey, born Jan. 23, 1827. 
Lived, 1876, at Hanover, N. H. In 
1 89 1 still living in Hanover. 

202 V James Harris, b. Mar. 10, 1829; m. (i) 

July 3, 1856, Cordelia Emma Wheeler; 
(2) Feb. 23, 1858, Julia M. Bird. 

203 VI David Brewster, b. Apr. 30, 1833; ^' 

Mar. 12, 1864, Mary Moore Bailey. 

902. James Harris Pelton', first son of David", 
Joseph', John', John', SamueF, John\ born at Lyme, 
N. H., March 10, 1829; married (i) Lebanon, N. H., 
July 3, 1856, Cordelia Emma Wheeler, daughter of 
Silas Wheeler; (2) at New Haven, Vt., February 23, 
1858, Julia Maria Bird, daughter of Caulfield Bird. 
Residence, 1876, Hanover, N. H. Boarding-house. 

Lyme, N. H.; Hanover. N. H , etc. 203 

By first wife: 
203 I George Edwin, born May 6, 1857; m. 
June 27, 1881, Alice M. House, of 
Lebanon, N. H. 
By second wife: 

II Walter Elijah, born Sept. 19, 1863. 

Residence, 1876, at Hanover, N. H. 
Ill Anna Leighton, born Feb. 21, 1866; died 
May 15, 1869. 

90*3. George Edwin Peltoii% first son of James 
Harris', David', Joseph', John", John', SamueF, John', 
born Hanover, N. H.,May 6, 1857; m. June 27, 1881, 
Alice M. House, of Lebanon, N. H. Printer. Liv- 
ing, in 1887, at Rutland, Vt. Children, none. 

203. David Brewster Pelfon', second son of 
David', Joseph", John^ John', SamueP, John', born 
Lyme, N. H., April 30, 1833; married at Lyme, N. H., 
March 12, 1864, Mary Moore Bailey, daughter of 
Amos Bailey, of that place. Carpenter. Living, 
1876, at Hanover, N. H. Wife, Mary M., died 
August 2, 1875. Children: 

I Frank Brewster, born Aug. 18, 1865; died 

Sept. 4, 1865. 
II Mary Emma, born July 31, 1866. 
Ill Frank Bailey, born April 23, 1872. 

59. Pliineas Peltoii^ eighth son of Johns John^ 
SamueP, John', born at Saybrook (Essex), Conn., 
December 5, 1763; married at Chatham, Conn., May 
6, 1784, Margaret Tucker, daughter of Noah Tucker, 
of Saybrook, Conn. Lived at Essex, Branford and 
Chatham, Conn., and in 1804 removed with ox teams 
from Essex to Lyme, N. H.; thence to Bridgewater, 

204 American Pelton GExNEalogy. 

Oneida Co., N. Y., and thence, in 1819, to Pultney, 
Steuben Co., N. Y., where he died, March 5, 1847. 
Farmer. His wife, Margaret, born April 5, 1764, 
died July, 1850. His complexion and hair were dark, 
his eyes blue. The last years of their lives were 
spent with their son Israel. Children: 

I Hannah (or Anna), born Dec. 25, 1784; 
married at Saybrook, Conn., Aug. 12, 
1809, Samuel Bushnell. Lived at Say- 
brook, Conn., and there died, Sept. i, 
1 845. Had two sons and perhaps other 
n Priscilla (twin with Martha), born Oct. 

27, 1786; married , Adolphus Di- 

mock. Removed to Sutton, Ontario, 
and died at Broome, Ontario, July 15, 
1863. Children, nine. 
ni Martha (twin), born Oct. 27, 1786; mar- 
ried Dec. 29, 1808, Abnon Grant (b. 
Apr. 21, 1783). Lived at Lyme, N. H., 
where she died. May 21, 1862. Chil- 
dren, eleven. Of these, Mrs. Eunice 
Harrington lived, in 1876, at East Al- 
sted, N. H.; another daughter, Mrs. 
L. P. Litchfield, in 1883, lived in Bath, 
Me., and a son, Noah Grant, in 1884, 
lived at Harrison, Ind. Mr. Grant died 
Sept. 8, 1 83 1. 
IV Margaret, born Jan, i, 1789; married 
Cyrus Hewes (or Hughes). Lived in 
Lyme, N. H., and there died, Apr. 22, 
1826, and was buried in her garden. 
Children, eight, of whom, in 1876, only 
George Hewes, of New Orleans, was 

Lyme, N. H.; Lunexburgh, Vt., etc 205 

V Rhoda, born Mar. 23, 1791; married Mar. 
9, 18 14. Ahimaz Gilbert (b. Brookfield, 
Mass., Mar. 12, 1787; d. Mar. 28, 1874). 
Lived at Lyme, N. H., and died Mar. 
25, 1865. Children, nine; one daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Rhoda R. Chandler, in 1890, 
lived at Lunenburgh, Essex Co., Vt. 

907 VI Phineas, Jr., b. Dec. 7, 1793; m. Julia 

307 VII Ansel, b. July 25, 1796; m. Jan. i, 1823, 
Betsey Thomas; d. Apr. 23, 1865. 
VIII Ruth Lord, born Dec. 8, 1798; married 
at Bridgewater, Oneida Co., N. Y., in 
1819, Philo Roberts (b. Apr. 28, 1798; 
died at Cuba, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1885), son 
of Nathaniel Roberts, of Norfolk, 
Conn., Paris and Bridgewater, N. Y., 
and Azubah, daughter of Joseph^ Pel- 
ton, of Chatham, Conn. (p. 352), and 
sister of Reuel Pelton, of Oneida 
and Chautauqua Co., N. Y. Lived, 
1880, at Cuba, N. Y., and there died, 
Apr. 7, 1886, in a ripe old age, and in 
Christian hope to join her husband 
where parting shall be no more. Chil- 
dren: (i) Lucy Eliza, born Sept. 13, 
1820; married Massena M. Langdon; 
died Aug. 7, 1855. (2) Israel Pelton, 
born Sept. 25, 1822; married Oct. 11, 
1849, Electa Richardson; children, Wil- 
liam Philo, Franklin Eugene, Ruth 
Augusta, Electa Seville, Sedocia Adell, 
Effie V'ercilla, Myrtie Eliza. (3) Oren 
Philo, born Dec. 7, 1824; married Nov. 
22, 1824, Huldah M. Hastings, who died 

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May 8, 1890; children, Dora Eliza, 
William Bion, Emma Eloise, Frank L., 
Jennie Louise. (4) Lyman Augustus, 
born Jan. 28, 1827; married Jan. i, 1849, 
Jemima Randolph; died May 30, 1890; 
children, Lucy Elizabeth, Mary Emma, 
Ruth Eloise, Carrie May, Herman. 

(5) Luman Erastus, born June 22, 1829. 

(6) Emma Statira, born June 26, 183 1; 
married June 26, 1861, Jerome B. Bige- 
low. (7) William Marcy, born Oct. 5, 
1833; married Dec. 22, 1864, Cornelia 
Keller; children, George Keller, Wil- 
liam Alfred, Carlton Bradley, Anna 
May, James Douglass. (8) Ansel 
Bacchus; born Mar. 21, 1836; married 
Jan. 8, 1864, Margaret McDermott; 
children, Richard W., Ella M., Edwin 
B., Maggie, Onia, Lizzie, Grace, Nellie, 
Martha, Charles Paul, Wallace, Willis, 
Twins. (9) Orpha Eloise, born June 
18, 1838; married Oct. 29, 1872, Wil- 
liam H. Bartholomew.* Residence, in 
1 89 1, Cuba, N. Y. (10) Margaret 
Azubah, born Sept. 24, 1841; married 
Aug. 24, 1863, Robert B. Way, who 
died Oct. 10, 1874; one child, Cecilia 
Eloise, born July 5, 1868. Soprano in 
1892 in Holy Trinity W. 21st St., New 

209 IX William M., b. Feb. i, 1801; m. 1820, 

Sarah Wheeler; died Oct., 3, 1872. 

X Lucy M., born Lyme, Conn., May 31, 

1803; married Prattsburgh, N. Y., Mar. 

7, 1823, John B. Curtis, son of Ephraim 

* Who died from apoplexy, at home, Sept. i, 1892. 


Curtis, of Long Island, N. Y. Children, 

six. In 1876 a widow living at Pratts- 

burgh, N. Y. 
911 XI Israel, b. Oct. 4, 1806; m. Dec. 20, 1833, 

Lucinda Early; d. Sept. 15, 1869. 
Note. — A partial family record in a Bible is in 
care of W. Curtis, Hammondsport, N. Y., son of 
Mrs. Lucy M. Curtis above. Phineas' Bible is in the 
possession of Mrs. Lucy M. Curtis at Prattsburgh, 
N. Y. 

903. Phiueas Peltoii% Jr., first son of Phineas', 
John^ John', SamueF, John', born at Essex or Chat- 
ham, Conn., December 7, 1793; married , at 

Bridgewater, Oneida Co., N. Y., Julia Stebbins, of 
Paris, Oneida Co., N. Y. He is said to have lived 
in Paris, N. Y., and in Lamar, Clinton Co., Pa., and 
some accounts say that he died there or at Towanda, 
Pa., about 1833. Others say that he went to Gusta- 
vus, Trumbull Co., O. Children, as given by his 
sister, Mrs. Curtis: Miles, William and Margaret. 
As given by Mrs. Louisa Daily, of Penn Yan, N. Y.: 
William, Elizabeth and Rhoda. 

903. Ansel Pelton^ second son of Phineas', John', 
John^ SamueP, John', born Branford, Conn., July 25, 
1796; married at Pultney, Steuben Co., N. Y., Jan- 
uary I, 1823, Betsey Thomas, daughter of Sylvanus 
Thomas. Lived at Pultney, N. Y., until about 1837, 
when he removed to Cherry Valley, O., in September 
of that year, and thence, in April, 1848, to Gustavus, 
Trumbull Co., O., where he died, April 3-23, 1865. 
His wife, Betsey, died March 27, 1868. Farmer. 
908 I Amos, b. Dec. 8, 1823; m. Dec. 15, 1844, 
Rebecca Lafferty; d. Nov. 29, 1855-6. 

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208 II Ezra, b. Mar. 20, 1825; m. July 2, 1846, 

Martha A. Pelton; d. Jan. 14, 1848. 

209 III Elias, b. May 13, 1828; m. July, 1853, 

Clara Heriott. 
IV Rhoda M., born at Pultney, N. Y., Apr. 
28, 1829; married Dec. 30, 1871, at 
Cherry Valley, O., Levi Knapp, son of 
David Knapp, of that place. Living 
in 1878; no children. 
209 V Lewis, b. Mar. 25, 1832; m. Nov. 2, 1854, 
Jerusha Lindsley. 
VI Elizabeth, born Pultney, N. Y., Mar. 14, 
1837; married at Gustavus, O., Oct. 31, 
i860, Selvin B. Fobes, farmer, son of 
Artemas K. Fobes, of Dover, Lyons 
Co., la. Lived, 1878, at Cherry Valley, 
Ashtabula Co., O. 

207. Amos Pelton', first son of AnseP, Phineas', 
John", John', SamueF, John', born at Pultney, N. Y., 
December 8, 1823; married at Brookfield, Trumbull 
Co., O., December 15, 1844, Rebecca Lafferty, daugh- 
ter of James Lafferty, of that place. Carpenter. 
Died Gustavus, Trumbull Co., O., November 29, 
1855. Children: 

I Sylvanus T., born Jan. 14, 1847; died 
Oct. 14, 1847. 
1 1 Ezra, born Aug. 20, 1 848; died Sept., 1 849. 

III Eugene, born Jan. 11, 1851; died Mar. 

24, 1869. 

IV Libbie C, born Feb. 21, 1852; died Oct. 

22, 1865. 

207. Ezra Pelton', second son of Ansel', Phineas', 
John', John', SamueF, John', born at Pultney, N. Y., 


March 20, 1825; married Cherry Valley, Ashtabula 
Co., O., July 2, 1846, Martha A. Pelton, daughter of 
Rufus Pelton, of that place. Farmer. Died at 
Cherry Valley, O., January 14, 1848. His widow- 
married (2) James Loveland. Lived, 1876, at Cherry 
Valley, O. Child: 

I Emma H., born July 8, 1848; married 
Nov. 19, 1870, Mitchell Warren, of 
Bloomfield, Trumbull Co., O. Chil- 
dren: Clyde J., b. Aug. 26, 1872; Alton, 
b. Mar. 11, 1874; Bertha, b. Mar. 3, 

S07. Elias Peltoir, third son of Ansel', Phineas', 
John^ J ohn'V Samuel"', John', born Pultney, Steuben 
Co., N. y., May 13, 1828; married July 8, 1853, at 
Espeyville, Crawford Co., Pa., Clara Heriott, daugh- 
ter of Aaron Heriott. Shoe trade. Lived, in 1876, 
at Union City, Erie Co., Pa.; has removed since to 
some Western State. Children: 

I Ansel, born Dec. 4, 1855. 

H Howe, born Jan. 4, 1863. 

HI Lena, born Sept. 8, 1866. 

207. liCwis Pelton', fourth son of Ansel', Phineas", 
John\ John', Samuel', John', born at Pultney, Steuben 
Co., N. Y., March 25, 1832; married at Gustavus, O., 
November 2, 1854, Jerusha Lindsley, daughter of 
Jesse Lindsley, of that place. Farmer. Residence, 
in 1878, at Gustavus, O. Children, none. 

203. William M. Pelton", third son of Phineas', 
John^ John', SamueF, John', born in Connecticut, 
probably at Saybrook or Chatham, February i, i8or; 
married in Pultney, N. Y., in 1820, Sarah Wheeler 

2IO American Pelton Genealogy. 

(b. Aug. 12, 1806), daughter of Elias Wheeler, from 

New Hampshire. Married by Rev. James Hotchkin. 

Died at Perm Yan, Yates Co., N. Y., October 3, 1872. 


I Elvira, born Apr. 12, 1826; married Shad- 
rach Norris, Sept. 12, 1847. I^ ^876 
lived in Pultney, Steuben Co., N. Y.; 
one child, Esquire Norris. 
II Sarah, born Nov. 19, 1828; married Sept. 
13, 1846, Ira Loundsbury. Lived, in 
1 8 76, at Angelica, N. Y. Children, five. 

III Louisa A., born Aug. 17, 1830; married 

May II, 185 1, Joseph Daily. Lived, 
in 1876, at Penn Yan, Yates Co., N. Y. 
Children, six. 

IV John W., born June 10, 1833; died Sept. 

23. ^^33- 
V Ruth R., born Apr. 10, 1831; married 
May 4, 185 I, Willis Redon; five chil- 
dren; died Nov. 22, 1862. 
VI Nancy O., born Aug. 10, 1835; married 
Oct. 12, 1854, John House. In 1876 a 
widow, living in Penn Yan, N. Y. 
VII Lucinda, born Dec. 28, 1836; died un- 
married, June 27, 1852. 
VIII Belinda P., born Mar. 21, 1839; married 
Dec. 29, 1864, Wm. M. Barrow. In 
1876 lived at Jerusalem, Yates Co., 
N. Y.; two children. 
IX Wesley M., born Mar. 23, 1841; died in 
the army, July 22, 1862. 
X Mary F., born Mar. 25, 1843; married (i) 

; (2) Dec. 24, 1872, William 

Tate. In 1876 lived at Canandaigua, 
N. Y.; one child. 

Penn Yan, N. Y.; Chickasaw, Ia., etc. 211 

«11 XI James H., b. May 16, 1846; m. Dec. 17, 
1867, Margaret Norton. 
XII Caroline R., born June 4, 1848; married 
Sept. I, 1867, Wm. Barber. Lived, in 
1876, in Yates Co., N. Y. Children, 

809. James H. Pelton', second son of William 
M.*, Phineas', John^ John^ SamueF, John', born May 
16, 1846; married December 17, 1867, Margaret 
Norton. Lived, in 1876, at Grand Rapids, Mich. 

I Name unknown. 

203. Israel Pelton', fourth son of Phineas', John*, 
John^ Samuel', John', born at Lyme, N. H., October 
4, 1805 or 6; married at Wheeler, Steuben Co., N. Y., 
December 20, 1833, Lucinda Earley, daughter of 
James Earley, of Delaware Co., N. Y. Farmer. 
Lived at Pultney, N. Y.; removed October 17 to 28, 
1854 (some say 1851), to Chickasaw, Chickasaw Co., 
Ia., and died September 15, 1869, in Floyd Co., Ia. 
His widow, in 1876, lived in Charles City, Floyd Co., 
Ia. Children: 

I Margaret, born Dec. 18, 1834, Pultney, 
N. Y.; married July 30, 1859, ^^ Brad- 
ford, la., by Elder Bryant, to Daniel 
Moore. In 1876 they lived in Bassett, 
Chickasaw Co., Ia.; eight children. 
II Sarah, born June 5, 1836; married at 
Chickasaw, la., Oct. 12, 1856, John 
Cox; seven children. Farmer. Lived, 
1877, at Bassett, la. 
Ill Harriet, born June 11, 1838; married at 
Charles City, la., Feb. i, 1856, Henry 

212 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Hunn, son of Clermont Hunn. Chil- 
dren, three. Lived, in 1877, i" Floyd 
Co., la. 

212 IV Oliver, b. Sept. i, 1840; m. Mar. 18, 1864, 

Ellen Hunn. 
V Ansel, born Oct. i, 1842; served in the 
army in the Great Rebellion, in Co. H, 
4th Iowa Cavalry, about one year, and 
was then discharged for disability, and 
died May 5, 1866, unmarried. 

213 VI Phineas, b. Feb. 4, 1844; m. Feb. 16, 

1876, Melissa M. Huckins. 
VII Thomas, born July 18, 1847; unmarried 
in 1877. A farmer, living at Charles 
City, Floyd Co., la. 
213VIII Justus, b. June 11, 1850 (twin); m. Nov. 
18, 1872, Mary Ann Knapp. 
IX Naomi, born June 11, 1850 (twin); mar- 
ried at Charles City, la., Jan., 1877, 
Hugh Phillips. Children, two. Lived, 
in 1877, at Chickasaw, la. 

211. Oliver Pelton', first son of Israel', Phineas', 
John*, John', SamueP, John', born September i, 1840; 
married at Charles City, la., March 18, 1864, Ellen 
Hunn, daughter of William Hunn. Farmer. Served 
about four years in the army, in Co. H, 4th Iowa 
Cavalry. Lived, in 1877, in Floyd Co., la. Children: 
I Arthur, born Mar. 12, 1867. 
II Etta, born Oct. i, 1869; died June 5, 

III James Ephraim, born June 12, 1873 (May 

16, 1872?). 

IV Israel, born Nov. 5, 1876. 

Essex, Conn.; Charles City, etc. 213 

311. Phiueas Pelton', third son of Israels Phin- 
eas', John^ John", SamueF, John', born February 4, 
1844; married Charles City, la., February 16, 1876, 
Melissa Maud Huckins, daughter of Joseph Huckins, 
of Floyd Co., la. Farmer. Lived, in 1877, ^^ 
Charles City, la. Child: 

I Maud, born Nov. 22, 1876. 

311. Justus Pelton', fifth son of Israel, PhineasS 
John^ John', SamueP, John', born June 11, 1850; 
married Mossville, la., November 18, 1872, Mary Ann 
Knapp, daughter of Hiram Knapp, of Charles City, 
la. Child: 

I Israel, born 1874; died June 10, 1874. 

59. Jonathan Pelton', ninth son of John*, John', 
Samuef, John', born at Saybrook (Essex), Conn., 
May 21, 1768; married about 1789, Elizabeth Baker 
(b. Jan., 1 771; died June 2, 1859). Blacksmith. 
Died at Leonardsville, Madison Co., N. Y., Decem- 
ber 3, 1850. Family record said to be in possession 
of Mrs. Harriet Babcock, daughter of William B. 
Pelton, Leonardsville, N. Y. Children: 
914 I William Baker, b. Nov. 5, 1790; m. Nov. 
23,1815, Lucy Webster; d. Jan. 20, 1 839. 
II Timothy, born June 21, 1792; died Feb. 
2, 1 8 14. 
315 III Homer, b. Dec. i, 1793; m. May 18, 1814, 
Mary Cheney; d. Mar., 1868. 
IV Temperance, born Oct. 5, 1795; married 
Mr. Andrews, brother of the husband 
of Martha. 
218 V Jonathan, Jr., b. Sept. 7, 1797; m. about 
1820, Caroline E. Seymour; d. Sept. 
i6,. 1867. 

214 American Pelton Genealogy. 

IV Elizabeth, born Oct., 1799, at Sangerfield, 
Oneida Co., N. Y.; married there, Jan. 
I, 1823, Isaac Stevens; twelve children. 
Lived, in 1876, at Kalamazoo, Mich.; 
died Dec. 19, 1878. 
VII Martha, born Aug. 11, 1802 (twin); mar- 
ried Isaac Andrews. Lived in Connec- 
ticut and died in 1872. Children, four; 
one son, John Andrews, in 1876, lived 
at W. Winsted, Conn. 
VIII Mary, twin, born Aug. 11, 1802; no fur- 
ther record. 
IX Lucy M., born Sept. 22, 1804; married 
Warren Cheney. Lived, 1 8 76, at Good- 
richville, Genesee Co., Mich. Children, 

919 X Edward Shipman, b. Dec. 7, 1807; m. 

Elizabeth Maria ; d. Sept. 26, 1848. 

XI Delia, born July 24, 1810, Sangerfield, 
N. Y.; married Oct. 14, 1827, Rudolph- 
son B. Loring. Lived, 1 876, at Oshtemo, 
Mich.; five children; removed to Mich- 
igan in 1837. 

919 XII Timothy Jewett, b. Oct. 20, 1813; m. Dec. 
25, 1834, Caroline Copernoll. 

913, William Baker Pelton*, first son of Jona- 
than', John", John', Samuel', John', born at Saybrook, 
Conn., November 5, 1790; married at Burlington, 
Otsego Co., N. Y., November 23, 1815, to Lucy 
Webster, daughter of Stephen Webster. Blacksmith. 
Died at Marshall, Oneida Co., N. Y., January 20, 
1839; frozen to death. Children: 

I Charles C, born Oct. 18, 18 16; unmarried; 
master machinist; went, it is said, from 

Essex, Conn.; Brandon, Mich., etc. 215 

Newark or Paterson, N. J. (probably 
Paterson), to take the first locomotive 
engines to Cuba, and on his return 
from his second trip there was taken 
ill and died in a hospital in Philadelphia 
about Apr. 11, 1850. 
II Francis, born Feb. 28, 18 19; married Oct. 
18, 1842, Mary Skinner; died Oct. 20, 
1842; farmer; no children. 

III William Harrison, born Waterville, 

Oneida Co., N. Y., Feb. 22, 1822; mar- 
ried Attleboro, Mass., Nov. 5, 1845, 
Eliza A. Claflin; died Nov. 17, 1887; 
no children; contractor. His widow, 
in 1887, lived at Dodgeville, Bristol 
Co., Mass. 

IV Harriet, born Feb. 22, 1822; married Sept. 

9, 1846, William A. Babcock, of Phar- 
salia, N. Y. Lived, in 1876 and in 
1 888, at Leonardsville, N. Y. Children, 
Mary L., Charles and Harriet. 

213. Homer Pelton', third son of Jonathan', 

John*, John^ Samuel', John', born in Connecticut, 

probably at or near Saybrook, December i, 1793. 

Shoemaker. Removed to Auburn, N. Y., and there 

married. May 18, 18 14, Mary Cheney, daughter of 

Joseph Cheney, of that place. He settled in his 

business in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., N. Y., thence 

removed to Michigan and bought a farm; dying at 

Hadley, Lapeer Co., Mich., in March, 1868. Children: 

I Julia A., born Mar. 27, 181 5; married 

Nov. 17, 1847, Horatio N. Richards. 

Lived, 1875, ^t Armada, Macomb Co., 

Mich. Children, Irene and Homer. 

2i6 American Pelton Genealogy. 

216 II Joseph W., b. Apr. 12, 1817; m. Mar. 5, 

1840, Mary F. Cowdin. 

217 III George H., born Feb. 19, 1819; m. June 

15, 1854, Laura Carl. 
IV Elizabeth C, born Feb. 23, 1821; married 
Nov. 28, 1844, Edward Cady. Lived, 
1875, at Rochelle, Ogle Co., 111. Chil- 
dren, Martha, Don, Mary and Ella. 

217 V Gilbert Motier, b. Apr. 20, 1824; m. Feb., 
1857, Jane Angell. 
VI Mary A., born Nov. 20, 1826; married at 
Lapeer, Mich., Jan. 20, 1847, Henry 
Gibson. Children, two. Died Dec. 3, 

217 VII Richard W.,b. Nov. 23, 1829; m. Clarinda 
Butler, Sept. 28, 1851. 

215. Joseph W. Pelton', first son of Homer', 
Jonathan', John*, John", Samuel', John', born at Mar- 
cellus, Onondaga Co., N. Y., April 12, 181 7. Farmer. 
Married at Brandon, Mich., March 5, 1840, Mary F. 
Cowdin. Lived, in 1876, at Hadley, Lapeer Co., 
Mich. Children: 

I Julia E., born May 3, 1843; ^^^(^ May 13, 
II Mary E., born Feb. 14, 1845; married 
Nov. II, 1869, to Frederic G. Bullock. 
Living in 1876. 
217 III Herbert F., b. Nov 2, 1847; m. Apr. 15, 
1 87 1, Adelma L. Bullock. 
IV Homer, born July i, 185 1. 
V Helen J., born June 21, 1857; ^^^^^ F^b. 
18, 1871. 

Essex, Conn.; Brandon, Mich., etc. 217 

216. Herbert F. Pelton^ first son of Joseph W.', 
Homer", Jonathan', John*, John^ SamueF, John', born 
November 2, 1847; married April 15, 1871, Adelma 
L. Bullock. No further record. 

215. Oeorge H. Pelton', second son of Homer*, 
Jonathan', John^ John', Samuel'-, John\ born at Mar- 
cellus, N. Y., February 19-21, 18 19. Book-keeper. 
Married at Romeo, Macomb Co., Mich., June 13, 
1854, Laura Carl, daughter of Eben Carl, of Lenox, 
Macomb Co., Mich. Residence, 1875, at Mount 
Clemens, Macomb Co., Mich. Children, none. 

215. Gilbert Motier Pelton', third son of 
Homer*, Jonathan', John^ John^ SamueP, John', 
born at Marcellus, N. Y., April 20, 1824; married 
February, 1857, Jane Angell. Died at Adrian, 
Mich., November 7, 1858. Children: 

I Elnora, born May, 1858; said in 1876 to 

have been then living nine miles south 

of Adrian, Mich. P. O., Adrian, care of 

Gardner Davis. 

Some say there was another child, name unknown. 

215. Richard fV.Pelton', fourth son of Homers 
Jonathan", John^ John', Samuel', John', born at Mar- 
cellus, N. Y., November 23, 1829; married about 
1852 Clarinda Butler, daughter of J. H. Butler, of 
Brandon, Mich. Farmer. Living, in 1876, at Had- 
ley, Mich. Children: 

I Melvin, born Feb. 23, 1854. 
H Infant son, born 1856; died when two 
weeks old. 
HI Ella L., born July 30, 1859; ^^^^ J^^- ^5' 

2i8 American Pelton Genealogy. 

IV Letta J., born Dec. 20, 1861; died Jan. 
21, 1862. 

V Mary E., born Nov. 18, 1863. 

VI Gilbert M., born Sept. 24, 1865. 
VII Orlando J., born Dec. 25, 1867. 

VIII George H., born June 3, 1870. 
IX Charles E., born May 6, 1873. 

313. Jonathan Pelton*, Jr., fourth son of Jona- 
than', John", John^ Samuel', John\ born probably in 
Connecticut, September 7, 1797; married about 1822, 
Caroline E. Seymour, daughter of Josiah Seymour, 
of New Hartford, N. Y. Butcher. Died in Utica, 
N. Y., September 16, 1868. Removed from Connec- 
ticut to Paris Hill, Oneida Co., N. Y., thence to 
Sangerfield Centre, and to Oriskany Falls, N. Y., 
where he lived in 1848; afterward to Utica, N. Y. 
218 I Henry S., b. July 27, 1824; m. Nov. 23, 
1849, Sarah Hopkins. 

II Julia, born , 1834. 

Ill Lucy J., born, 1846. 

218. Henry S. Pelton', first son of Jonathan*, 
Jonathan', John', John", SamueP, John', born July 27, 
1824, at New Hartford, Oneida Co., N. Y.; married 
at Depere, Wis., November 13, 1849, to Sarah Hop- 
kins. Physician, Ypsilanti, Mich., in 1876. Children: 
I Caroline E., born Jan. 22, 185 1. 
II Charles J., born Sept. 20, 1853. 

III Mary M., born Aug. 17, 1856. 

IV Ella P., born Oct. 6, 1858. 

V Wesley M., born Apr. 18, 1863. 
VI William J., born Jan. 12, 1866. 

VII Delia A., born Nov. 4, 1867. 

Oriskany Falls, N. Y.; Exeter, Mich., etc. 219 

VIII Homer J., born Apr. 5, 1870. 
IX Nelly E., born Feb. 4, 1872. 
X Herbert H., born Sept. 19, 1873. 
XI Grant A., born Aug. 14, 1875; died Sept. 
1, 1876. 

213. Edward 8hipman Pelton', fifth son of 
Jonathan', John", John", Samuel', John', born Oneida 
Co., N. Y., December 7, 1807; married about 1838, 

Eliza Maria . Shoemaker. Died September 

26, 1848, at Forge Hollow, near Waterville, Oneida 
Co., N. Y. Child: 
219 I William Baker, b. Oct. 20, 1839; "^- May 
26, 1863, Jane Small. 

219. TTilliam Baker Pelton', only son of Ed- 
ward S.*, Jonathan', John"*, John", SamueP, John', born 
at Forge Hollow, Oneida Co, N. Y., October 20, 
1839; married at Troy, N. Y., May 26, 1863, Jane 
Small, daughter of Samuel Small, of England. 
Spinner of wool. Lived, in 1876, at Utica, N. Y. 

I Eliza Maria, born Utica, N. Y., Nov. 19, 

II William Samuel, born Apr. 28, 1867. 

213. Timothy Jewett Pelton«, sixth son of 
Jonathan', John^ John', SamueF, John', born at San- 
gerfield, Oneida Co., N. Y., October 20, 1813; mar- 
ried at Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., December 25, 
1834, Caroline Copernoll, daughter of Peter Coper- 
noil, of Otsego Co., N. Y. Lived, in 1876, at Exeter, 
Monroe Co., Mich. Blacksmith. Removed to 
Michigan, November 5, 1845. Children: 

220 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Mary M., born Oct. 4, 1835; married Apr. 
20, 1855, to S. C. Goodall. Lived, 
1875, in Chesaning, Mich. 
II Jacob M., born Oct. 4, 1835; died Jan. 
18, 1843. 
280 III Edward J., b. Sept. 11, 1840; m. Mar. 7, 
1865, Kate Bovee. 
IV Caroline E., born Apr. 20, 1843; married 
Jan. I, i860, Gilbert Darling. Died 
Nov., 1872, at London, Monroe Co., 
V Martha D., born Feb. 17, 1846; married 
Mar., 1869, Gersham Palmer. In 1875 
lived at Dundee, Mich. 
VI Margaret, born May 27, 185 1; married 
Mar., 1867, Delos Lambkins. Lived, 
1875, ^^ London, Monroe Co., Mich. 
VII Ellen, born Dec, 1853; married Dec. 21, 
1872, Perry Lambkins. Lived, 1875, 
at London, Mich. 
VIII Menzo, born Aug. 5, 1859. 

219. Edward J. Pelton'', second son of Timothy 
Jewett*, Jonathan', John^ John', SamueF, John', born 
September 11, 1840, in Oneida Co., N. Y.; married 
March 7, 1865, Kate Bovee. Lived, in 1875, at 
Grass Lake, Jackson Co., Mich. Children: 
I William, born Nov. 27, 1865. 
II Hattie, born July 4, 1868. 

59. David Pelton', tenth son of Johns JohnS 
SamueF, John*, born at Saybrook(now Essex), Conn., 
December 30, 1773; married at Lyme, N. H., June 
15, 1796, Lucy Stone (b. Apr. 17, 1777), daughter of 
Abner Stone, of Fitz William, N. H. He was an 

Lyme, N. H.; Cleveland, O., etc. 221 

excellent, well-known. Christian gentleman. He 
died suddenly, falling from his horse in a fit of 
apoplexy, at Bradford, Vt., August 22, 182 1. His 
widow married (2) Simeon Fillmore, uncle of Presi- 
dent Millard Fillmore, of Clarence, Erie Co., N. Y. 
She died, Clarence, N. Y., April 30, 1848. Mr. 
Pelton was successful in business, accumulated 
property, and left his family well off at his death. 
Children, born at Lyme, N. H.: 

I, n Twin sons, born in Aug., 1797; lived but 
a few hours. 
Reuben Chamberlain; adopted June 12, 
HI Abner Mellen, born Mar. 22, 1799; died 
Sept. 3, 1800. 
SSa IV Brewster, b. Mar. 18, 1801; m. (i) Mar. 
27, 1827, Thirza Skinner; (2) Feb. 23, 
1854, Mrs. Jenette May Wickham; d. 
Aug. 30, 1872 (or July 30? as given by 
his sister Mrs. Barber.) 
Caroline Pierce; adopted Jan. 25, 1802. 
V Lucy, born Lyme, N. H., Jan. 19, 1803; 
married May 23, 1826, at Lyme, N. H., 
to Col. Josiah Barber, of Canaan, N. H. 
Lived in Canaan, Franklin, Andover, 
Bradford, Warner and Nashua, N. H.; 
in the last place from 1842 up to his 
death, July 30, 1875. Mrs. Barber, in 
1876, was a manufacturer of knit goods 
at Nashua, N. H., and still lived there 
in 1889. Children: David Pelton, b. 
Apr. 24, 1827; Eliza Pelton, b. Nov. 11, 
1828, and Lucy R., b. July 20, 1834. 
VI David Mellen, b. Nov. 26, 1804; m. Sally 
Ross, Nov. 26, 1831; d. Apr. 3, 1872. 

222 American Pelton Genealogy. 

325 VII Ahira, b. Dec. 25, 1806; m. June i, 1830, 
Mary M. Alexander; d. Oct. 2, 1837. 
VIII Nancy, born July 25, 1809; married Sept. 
12, 1832, Thos. J. Stevens, merchant, 
of Clarence, Erie Co., N. Y. Children, 
four. Died Feb. 2, 1840, while on the 
way to Michigan. 
IX Lambert, born May 26, 181 1 ; learned tan- 
ning and died at Canaan, N. H., Mar. 

5. 1832. 
X Eliza, born Nov. 6, 18 13; died Oct. 3, 
1834, at Lyme, N. H. 

S20. Brewster Peltoii% fourth son of Davids, 
John", John", Samuel', John', born at Lyme, N. H., 
March 18, 1801; married (i) at Lyme, N. H., March 
27, 1827, Thirza Skinner, daughter of Capt. Cyrus 
Skinner, of Lyme. She had no children; died Ober- 
lin, O., February 9, 1853; (2) at Cleveland, O., Feb- 
ruary 23, 1854, Mrs. Jenette May (Arnold) Wickham 
(born Sept. i, 181 1, at Haddam, Conn.), daughter 
of Simon Arnold. He was a man of enterprise and 
of sterling integrity and piety. In early manhood he 
was a dealer in cattle, afterward a merchant. In 
1834 he removed to Oberlin, O.; one of fifty families 
who there settled. He built the second house in 
Oberlin, and there established himself as the leading 
merchant of the place. Looked up to and trusted by 
all, he became by common consent their banker. 
From its beginning the college in Oberlin found in 
him a staunch friend and liberal supporter. At his 
death he was still a member of its Board of Trustees 
— an office held by him for many years. He remem- 
bered the college at that time by a gift of $25,000. 
In 1850 (or 1852 as stated by another) he removed 


Hanover, N. H.; Corsicana, Tex., etc. 223 

to Cleveland, O., where he purchased property on 
the west side of that city. With President Mahan, 
General Merchant and George Slade, he endeavored 
to establish a university in that part of the city, since 
known as University Heights — their aim having 
been to give an education both classical and scientific. 
An effort was also made to establish on the Heights 
a school for young ladies similar to that of Mount 
Holyoke in Massachusetts. 

Both of these enterprises failed from causes beyond 
the control of Mr. Pelton and his associates, much to 
their regret. Identified with all movements for the 
improvement of Cleveland, and especially of his own 
ward, it may be said that he was the founder of the 
Congregational Church upon the Heights, contribut- 
ing one-fifth of its entire cost when it was built, and 
giving liberally to its support so long as he lived. 
Simple and unobtrusive in his habits in life, he died 
in Christian hope and peace, at Cleveland, O., August 
30, 1872. Child (by his first wife none); by his 
second wife: 

I Thirza Jennette, born at Cleveland, O., 
Mar. 29, 1856; married there June 28, 
1876, George William Kinney (b. Ober- 
lin, O., Oct. 4, 1852), of Oberlin, O., 
son of Geo. Kinney, deceased. Chil- 
dren: I. Brewster Pelton, b. Sept. 26, 
1877; 2. Ralph Parsons, b. Sept. 30, 
1880; 3. Jeannette, born Jan. 16, 1891. 
Mrs. Pelton and daughter were living 
in Cleveland, O., in 1892. 

290. DaTicl Hellen Pelton% fifth son of David', 
John", John', SamueF, John', born at Lyme, N. H-, 
November 26, 1804; married at Hanover, N. H., 

224 American Pelton Genealogy. 

November 26, 1831, Sally Ross, daughter of Deacon 
Thomas Ross, of that place. Tanner and shoemaker, 
and afterward a farmer. Lived at Hanover, N. H., 
until December, 1854, when he removed to London, 
Madison Co., O., where he died, April 3, 1872. 
Children, all born in Hanover, N. H.: 

I Lucy B., born May 2, 1834; married Han- 
over, N. H., Jan. 19, 1853, J. C. Bridg- 
man. Lived, 1876, at 43 E. High 
street, London, O.; six children. 
n Isabel F., born Aug. 30, 1840; married 
(i) July 17, 1859, J. Fritts, who died 
1862; one son, Fred C. Fritts, b. Mar. 
26, i860; (2) Jan. 27, 1867, Edward C. 
McClemens, who died Oct. 10, 1869; 
one child; (3) Oct. 7, 1871, Dr. B. F. 
Welsh, of California, Hamilton Co., 
O.; one child. Died May 4, 1875, ^t 
California, O. 
224: III David C, b. June 22, 1843; ^- June 4, 
1864, Jennie E. Cannon. 
IV Brewster, born Aug. 23, 1848; died un- 
married, Nov. 7, 1 871; telegraph oper- 
V Franklin R., born Aug. 20, 1852; died 
Mar. 2, 1857. 

223. David CPelton^, first son of David Mellen**, 
David", John", John*, Samuel', John', born at Han- 
over, N. H., June 22, 1843; married at London, O., 
June I, 1864, Jennie E. Cannon, daughter of Matthew 
W. Cannon, of Mount Sterling, O. In 1876 was 
dispatcher of trains and assistant railroad superin- 
tendent at Corsicana, Tex., whither he removed in 

Hanover, N. H.; Corsicana, Tex., etc. 225 

1873 and left in 1886. In 1891 Mr. Pelton resided 
in Lordsburgh, New Mexico; his family in Gaines- 
ville, Tex. Children: 

I Jesse Elmon, born London, O., Jan. 21, 

II Brewster David, born Mattoon, 111., Jan. 
17, 1872. 

III Flora Amy, born Corsicana, Tex., Oct. 

19, 1873. 

IV Maud Cannon, twin, born Corsicana, Tex., 

Nov. 22, 1877. 
V Myrtle Brown, twin, born Corsicana, Tex., 
Nov. 22, 1877; died Nov. 19, 1878. 

390. Ahira Pelton«, sixth son of David', John*, 
John', Samuel', John', born at Lyme, N. H., Decem- 
ber 25, 1806. He learned tanning with Lyman 
Wright, of Troy, N. H., and married June, 1830, 
Mary M. Alexander, daughter of Phineas and Ada 
Alexander, of that place. Removing to Sterling, 
Mass., he worked at pottery, and there died, October 
21, 1837. His widow, Mary M., married (2) Febru- 
ary 26, 1839, Edmund Maynard, of Sterling, and in 
1875 lived at Leominster, Mass. Children, born at 

I Lucy Anlowra, born Dec. 20, 1831; died 
Apr. 24, 1832. 
II Mary Eliza, born May 6, 1833; married 
Nov. 28, 1855, Horace N. Hammond, 
son of Nathaniel and Orpha Hammond, 
of Avon, Me. Residence, 1875, ^Y^^y 
Mass. One child, Lizzie Imogene, b. 
Aug. 29, 1856. 
Ill Nathaniel Lambert, born Dec. 3, 1834; 
died Jan. 5, 1836. 

226 American Pelton Genealogy. 

IV Albert Ahira, born Nov. 13, 1836; learned 
shoemaking at Pepperell, Mass.; en- 
• listed in Co. A, 15th Regt. of Mass. 

Vols., July 10, 1 861; was taken prisoner 
at Ball's Bluff, Va., Oct. 22, 1861; was 
released May 31, 1862, and honorably 
discharged at Alexandria, Va., Nov. 29, 
1862. He married Dec. 14, 1863, Anna 
M. Blood, daughter of Nathan and 
Mindwell Blood, of Pepperell, Mass. 
Mrs. Pelton died June 10, 1866. In 
1875 Mr. Pelton still lived in Pepperell. 
Occupation, shoemaker. No further 

59. Israel Pelton', eleventh son of John*, John', 
SamueF, John', born at Saybrook (Essex), Conn., 
April 1, 1 775; married there, about 1807, Lois Wright, 
daughter of Cornelius Wright, of that place. Black- 
smith. He lived at Essex and at Durham, Conn., 
dying at Durham, March 20, 1830, of lung fever, 
after a short sickness. Children: 

I Eliza M., born Apr. 20, 1808; married 
Jan. 19, 1828, Asa W. Penfield, of 
Glastenbury, Conn.; six children. She 
died Jan. 9, 1875, of apoplexy. 
II Electa, born May 2, 181 3; married at 
Centre Brook, Conn., Jan. 18, 1853, 
Alpheus R. Blake, merchant, from 
North Guilford, Conn., who died June 
25, 1859. Mrs. Blake, in 1877, lived 
at Clinton, Conn.; no children. 

Canterbury, Conn.; Essex, Vt., etc. 227 

55. James Pelton^, second son of John' (first of 
Saybrook, Conn.), SamueP, John', born in the town- 
ship of Canterbury, Windham Co., Conn., July 21, 
1 7 10 (Town Record); married at Middletown, Conn., 
Jan. 14, 1735-6, Elizabeth Burr, (Town Record). 
Settled in Haddam, close to the line of Guilford, and 
there died about 1 794, as his will was admitted to 
probate April 27, 1795. His wife died about 1798. 
Farmer. Children (as their order of birth is unknown 
the sons are placed together; the records of Haddam 
being very imperfect): 

I Elizabeth, born at Middletown, Conn., 
^"g- 5' ^73^1 married about 1760, 
Stephen Johnson (brother of Ruth 
Johnson, who married her brother 
James). Lived in Haddam, and died 
about 1830. 
228 U James, b. Apr. 3, 1741; m. Nov. 19, 1767, 
Ruth Johnson; d. 1808. 

244 HI John, b. , 1745; m. (i) Huldah ; 

(2) Widow Thankful ; d. Aug. 12, 

1803, se. 58 years. 

254 IV Benjamin, b. , 1753; m. Hannah 

Snow; d. Aug. 25, 1821. 

V Lucy, born ; married (Haddam Rec.) 

Nov. II, 1772, Samuel Stannard. 
262 VI Phineas, b. 1758; m. Rebecca Johnson; 
d. Jan. 17, 1850. 

VII Sarah, born ; married Francis Lewis, 

who died in 18 14. They lived near 
Turkey Hill, in the eastern part of 
Haddam, Conn. Children, six. 

VIII Martha, born ; no further record. 

IX Abigail, born ; no further record. 

X Jemima, born ; no further record. 


228 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Note. — Tradition says he had a very strong voice; 
that once on a time his corn fan having been lent and 
not returned, he climbed upon the roof of an out 
building and called aloud, " Bring home my corn 
fan." It came home, brought by a neighbor living a 
mile off. 

The land records of H addam show that James Pelton 
soldland January 30, 1 753, for a consideration of ;^2,ooo. 

227. James Pelton*, first son of James\ John^ 
Samuel', John', born at Middletown, Conn., April 3, 
1 741 (Town Records); married November 19, 1767, 
Ruth Johnson. Lived in Guilford, Conn., the most 
of his life. Farmer. He exchanged farms with 
David Hall, and in 1800 or 1801 removed to Essex, 
Chittenden Co., Vt, his sons Samuel and James 
going with him. He died August, 1808, at the house 
of one of his brothers* in Hartford, Washington Co., 
N. Y., while on his way from Vermont to Connecti- 
cut, from the effects of a malignant carbuncle or 
tumor. His wife, an excellent Christian woman, died 
in Vermont in 1829, over 93 years old. Children 
(the exact order of birth unknown): 

I Anna, born in Haddam, 1768; died un- 
229 H Josiah, b. Aug. 3, 1770; m. Nov., 1793, 
Eunice Doan; d. Aug. 12, 1819. 
HI Sally, born in Haddam, Conn., 1772; mar- 
ried Francis Lewis. 
233 IV Samuel, b. 1775; m. Hannah Hopkins 

Hall; d. Apr. 27, 1854. 
237 V James, b. Oct. 30, 1777; m. Nov., 1799, 
Lois Stevens; died July 27, 185 1. 

* His brotherljohn. 

Haddam, Conn.; Cresco, Neb., etc. 229 

VI Ruth, born about 1 779, in Haddam, Conn.; 
became low spirited and finally in Ver- 
mont, deranged. 
94S VII Johnson, b. Nov. 30, 1782; m. Dolly Hall; 
d. Oct. 13, 1825. 
VIII Jemima, born 1784, in Haddam, Conn.; 
married Elisha Youmans. 

228. Jo§iah Pelton', first son of Jamess, James^ 
John', SamueP, John', born in Haddam, Conn., 
August 3, 1770; married there, November, 1793, 
Eunice *Doan (b. July 16, 1770), daughter of Phineas 
Doan, of Haddam. Farmer. Lived in Haddam, 
about five miles west of Higganum and the Connec- 
ticut river. He died there, August 12, 18 19, his wife 
having died September 11, 1 8 1 7, aged 48. Both were 
good, industrious people and earnest Christians, and 
their good example was followed by all their children. 
Children, born in Haddam: 

230 I Ansel, b. Nov. 23, 1794; m. in 1823, 

Rebecca Gates; was living in 1876. 
II Mary (Polly), born Oct. 13, 1796; mar- 
ried Dec. 3, 1854, Jacob Beam, who 
died Aug. 31, 1861. Lived for years 
at Fostoria, O. In 1876 was living at 
Cresco, Saunders Co., Neb. An excel- 
lent Christian woman. 
Ill Betsey (Elizabeth), born Dec. 22, 1798; 
married Aug., 1823, Coleman Clark. 
Lived in Haddam, Conn., and there 
died, on the old place, Oct. 28, 1858. 
Children, seven. Mr. Clark was judge 
of the Probate Court for that district. 

231 IV Asahel, b. Apr. 8, 1801; m. July 17, 1836, 

Electa Burr; d. Dec. 31, 1873. 

* Now Doane. 

230 American Pelton Genealogy. 

V Zervias, born Sept. 22, 1803; married 
Apr. 7, 1825, Russell Andrews. Lived, 
in 1876, at Cresco, Neb. Children, 
VI Martha, born Apr. 8 (23?), 1806; married 
Mar. 18, 1841, R. M. Finch. Children, 
two. Lived, 1876, at Wioto, Cass 
Co., la. 
232 VII Phineas D., b. Mar. 27, 1810; m. (i) June 
26, 1839, Harriet Burr; (2) Aug. 10, 
1842, Triphena Holmes; (3) Sept. 17, 
1864, Hannah M. Munn. 

229. Ansel Pelton', first son of Josiah«, James', 
James*, John', Samuel', John', born at Haddam, Conn., 
November 23, 1794; married there, Spring of 1823, 
Rebecca, daughter of Jonathan Gates, of near Water- 
town, N. Y. Removed to Covington, Wyoming Co., 
N. Y., October 9, 1823; thence to Spring Green, 
Sauk Co., Wis., where he lived in 1876. Farmer 
and surveyor. A religious man of the highest repu- 
tation. Wife, Rebecca, died in 1862. Children: 

230 I Jonathan Gates, b. July 15, 1825; m. Apr. 

23, 1846, Paulina E. Randall. 

230. Jonathan Oates Pelton*, only son of Ansel', 
Josiah^ James', James*, John^ SamueP. John', born at 
Covington, Genesee Co., N. Y., July 15, 1825; mar- 
ried there, April 23, 1846, Paulina E. Randall, daugh- 
ter of Aaron E. Randall, of Covington. Removed 
to Spring Green, Sauk Co., Wis., and there was 
living in 1876. Physician. Children: 

231 I Byron Randall, b. Mar. 27, 1847; ^- Nov., 

1870, Helen Tunstall. 
II Mary Helen, born Aug. 21, 1849. 

Watertown, N. Y.; Spring Green, Wis. 231 

III Ann Elizabeth, born July 27, 185 1. 

IV George Edward, born June 2, 1855; died 

Feb. 22, 1863. 

V Olive Rosette, born Oct. 15, 1857. 
VI Ella Rebecca, born Feb. 22, i860. 

VII John Lewis, born Feb. 26, 1863; died 
Dec. 23, 1863. 

230. Byron Randall Pelton', first son of Jona- 
than Gates', AnseF, Josiah", James', James', John', 
Samuel', John', born March 27, 1847; married No- 
vember, 1870, Helen Tunstall, who died April 5, 
1871. Children, none. 

299. A§aliel Pelton', second son of Josiah', 
James', James^ John', SamueF, John', born at Had- 
dam. Conn., April 8, 1801; married there, July 17, 
1836, Electa Burr, daughter of Jonathan Burr, of 
Haddam. Farmer. Removed to Central New York, 
October 9, 1823, and died December 31, 1873, at 
LaGrange, Wyoming Co., N. Y. Children: 

I Harriet, born May 31, 1837; married 
August 24, 1858, Edward R. Perkins. 
Lived, in 1876, at Cleveland, O. Chil- 
dren, three. 
II Anna M., born Nov. 4, 1838; married 
Oct. 31, 1859, Hiram Crouch. Chil- 
dren, five. Residence, in 1876, at 
Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Col. 

III Phineas D., born Mar. 17, 1840; died 

Dec. 31, 1865. 

IV Ellen A., born Aug. 18, 1841; died un- 

married, Nov. 3, 1865. 

V Hannah, born Jan. 18, 1843. Lived, un- 

married, 1876, at LaGrange, N. Y. 

232 American Pelton Genealogy. 

932 VI Wallace J., b. Mar. 22, 1844; m. Nov. 
25, 1868, Eliza C. Howard. 
VII Orpha, born Apr. 28, 1846; died un- 
married, July 19, 1870. 
VIII Marvilla, born July i, 1848; married Dec. 
I, 1873, Benjamin H. Benedict. Lived, 
in 1876, at Red Creek, Wayne Co., N. Y. 

331. Wallace J. Pelton', second son of Asahel', 
Josiah', James', James', John', Samuel', John', born 
LaGrange, Wyoming Co., N. Y., March 22, 1844; 
married at Buffalo, N. Y., November 25, 1868, Eliza 
C. Howard, daughter of Austin A. Howard, of that 
place. In 1876 lived at LaGrange, Wyoming Co., 
N. Y. Farmer. Children, born at LaGrange, N. Y.: 
I Lettie H., born Oct. 12, 1869; died May 
17. 1875. 
II Austin H., born May 28, 1873. 
HI Walter C, born Feb. 13, 1875. 

9S9. Phiueas Doan Pelton', third son of Josiah*, 
James', James", John', SamueF, John', born at Had- 
dam, Conn., March 27, 1810; married (i) Middletown, 
Conn., June 26, 1839, Harriet Burr, daughter of 
Jonathan Burr, of Haddam, Conn. Removed to 
Western New York, and thence to Kentucky. His 
wife Harriet died at LaGrange, Ky., May 29, 1840; 

(2) August 10, 1842, Triphena Holmes, of Brockport, 
N. Y., who died at Bardstown, Ky., August 11, 1844; 

(3) September 17, 1846, Mrs. Hannah M. Munn, at 
Brockport, N. Y. Mr. Pelton was educated at the 
Genesee Wesleyan Seminary in Western New York 
in the years 1834, '35 and '36, usually teaching three 
or four months each winter, and at the Wesleyan 
University at Middletown, Conn., in 1837-8, after 

Dayton, O.; Allegany Co., N. Y., etc. 233 

which he taught thirteen years — eight of them in 
Kentucky, two in Dayton, O., one in Miamis- 
burgh, O., and two in Findlay, O. He then entered 
the ministry in the North Ohio Conference of the 
M. E. Church, in which he served for six years, until 
his health failed, since which, up to 1876, he was on 
the superannuated list, and lived at that time at 
Clyde, O. Child: 

I Wilbur Fiske, born at Bardstown, Ky., 
May 31, 1843. I" 1861, at the age of 
18 years, he went from Madison, Wis., 
as Captain of a Company, the Randall 
Zouaves, was taken prisoner, escaped 
from prison with a comrade, sickened, 
and died, Sept. 20, 1864, and was buried 
by his comrade near La Grange, Tex. 

22^. 8aninel Pelton', second son of Jamess, 
James', John", Samuel', John', born in Haddam (or in 
Guilford, near the line of Haddam), Conn., in 1775; 
married in or near Essex, Chittenden Co., Vt. (where 
he had gone with his father), about 1 796, Hannah Hop- 
kins Hall, daughter of Dr. David Hall, formerly of 
Connecticut, and granddaughter of Dr. Hopkins of 
Goshen, Conn. Lived in Essex, Vt., and thence in 
1 816, removed to Perry Centre, near Geneseo, N. 
Y.; thence, in 1834 or '35, to Centreville, Allegany 
Co., N. Y., where he died April 27, 1854, aged 79 
years, according to the record on his tombstone. His 
wife, Hannah, died at the house of John Ingersoll, in 
Centreville, N. Y., March 30, 1856. Both are buried 
at Centreville. He was an earnest Christian, and an 
excellent man, long an exemplary elder in the Pres- 
byterian Church. At the battle of Plattsburgh, N. 
Y., in the War of 181 2, he served as a volunteer, and 

234 American Pelton Genealogy. 

fought on a Sunday. His pastor, Rev. Mr. Morgan, 
in a sermon censured him for breaking the Sabbath. 
In Vermont he was a farmer, and also carried on 
the tanning business and boot and shoe making. He 
also engaged in the lumber business. In the State 
of New York he was a farmer. He was an enter- 
prising, thorough business man. Mrs. Pelton was a 
woman of superior and commanding intellect, in re- 
ligion a Quakeress. They were among the early 
settlers of the Genesee Valley. Their family Bible 
is said to be in the possession of Mrs. Martha Parkis, 
who lived, in 1879, with her son, Newell Parkis, at 
Marshall, Mich. Children: 
235 I Edwin, b. about 1798; m. Hannah Gor- 
ham; d. 1836 to 1840. 
II Maria, born in 1803, in Vermont, and 
died in infancy. 
Ill Angelina, born about 1805, ^^ Essex, Vt, 
married, about 1827, George Parkis, son 
of Jas. Parkis; died Dec. 5, 1873, ^^ 
Rose, Oakland Co., Mich.; children, 
four. A daughter, Mrs. Warren Breed, 
lived, in 1879, at Rose, Mich. 
IV Hannah Hopkins, born March 21, 1808, 
in Vermont; married Aug. 18, 1832, at 
Washington, Macomb Co., Mich., Abra- 
ham T. Powell, son of Archibald Powell 
of that place; lived there and there 
died, July 5, 1833; one child, Sarah C. 
Powell, who married Wesley Miller, 
and lived, in 1879, ^^ Dryden, Lapeer 
Co., Mich. 
V Lucy, born about 181 1, in Essex, Vt, and 
there died when about three years of 

Essex, Vt.; Salem, Ore., etc. 235 

S35 VI Samuel, b. March 29, about 181 7; m. (i) 
Tamzen C. Warner; (2) Agnes J.Moore. 
Lived, in 1876 and '^^, in San Francisco, 
Cal., and in Salem, Ore. 
VII Lucy Adaline, born about 1819; died at 
the age of six years. 

S33. Edwin Pelton', first son of Samuel', JamesS 
James\ John^ Samuef, John\ born at Essex, Chitten- 
den Co., Vt, about 1798; removed with his father 
and family in 18 16 to Perry Centre, Genesee Valley, 
N. Y.; married there Hannah Gorham. Teacher and 
farmer; a superior mathematician. He lived at Perry, 
Wyoming Co., N. Y., and there died of strangulated 
hernia, 1836 to 1840. Children: 

I A daughter, living in Michigan in 1879. 
Not found. 

933. Samuel Pelton, Jr.', second son of Samuel*, 
James\ James*, John^ SamueF, John\ born at Perry 
Centre, south-west of Geneseo, N. Y., March 29, 181 7; 
married (1) about 1836, Tamzen Clemenza Warner 
(b. May 23, 181 2; d. Nescatunga, Kans., spring of 
1888) daughter of Strong Warner of Centreville, N. Y.; 
(2) at St. Louis, Mo., Miss Agnes J. Moore of Cum- 
berland Valley, Pa. He was sent to college, but did 
not complete his course ; is a farmer and inventor 
and writer on these subjects. When about fifteen 
years old he invented the first revolving horse rake, 
which was long in use, and has made since many 
other useful inventions, especially those relating to 
agricultural machinery, threshers, horse-powers, water 
wheels, etc., which are famous in California. He 
has lived in Western New York, in Pennsylvania, in 
Maryland, in Missouri, in Colorado, California and in 
Oregon. In 1876 lived in Salem, Or., a manufacturer 

236 American Pelton Genealogy. 

of threshers and horse-powers. Residence, in 1892, 
Dickinson, N. Da. His wife, Agnes J., is a descend- 
ant of an Irish nobleman; in reHgion, a Covenanter. 
Children (all by the first wife): 

I Aaron B., born 1837; died 1840. 
S36 II James B., b. Feb. 11, 1839; m. March 
13, i860, Margaret A. Stevens. 

III Mary C, born Centreville, N. Y., Dec. 2, 

1842; m. at Hopkins, Mich., Feb. 23, 
1875, Charles VV. Sprague (b. in Ba- 
tavia, N. Y.). Carpenter. Residence, 
1879, Otsego, Allegan Co., Mich.; in 
1887, at Nescatunga, Kans.; in 1892, at 
Edmond, Oklahoma. Child, Lena J., 
b. June 8, 1876. 

IV Pauline E., born at Centreville, Alle- 

gany Co., N. Y., Dec. 17, 1846; married 
at Otsego, Allegan Co., Mich., Sept. 
7, 1870, Dr. William K. Darling, son of 
Samuel Darling, of Bush, Chautauqua 
Co., N. Y. Residence, 1879, ^^ Hopkins, 
Allegan Co., Mich. Died Apr. 8, 1891. 
No children. 
V Maria Elizabeth, born in 1843; ^^^^ i^ 
237 VI Edwin William, b. May 26, 1850; m. (i) 
Jan. I, 1870, Oracle Castle (divorced); 
(2) Nov. 28,1878, Inez E. Darling. 

235. James B. Peltons, second son of Samueh, 
SamueP, James\ James*, John^ Samuel', John', born 
at Centreville, Allegany Co., N. Y., February 11, 1839; 
married at Mount Pleasant, Md., March 13, i860, 
Margaret A. Stevens (b. Mount Pleasant 1836),* 

*Died in Oklahoma October 9, 1890, after having lived in Kansas from 
1887 to 1889, when they entered Oklahoma. 

Essex, Vt.; Killingworth, Conn., etc. 237 

daughter of Rezon Stevens of that place. Machinist, 
carriagemaker and inventor. Residence, in 1879, 
Mount Pleasant, Frederick Co., Md. Children: 
I Willis E., born April 10, 1861. 
II Leuvern S., born June 4, 1863; died at 
Centreville, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1865. 

235. Edwin IVilliam Pelton', third son of 
Samuel', SamueF, James', James', John^, Samuel', 
John', born at Centreville, Allegany Co., N. Y., May 
26, 1850; married (i) at Plainwell, Allegan Co., Mich., 
January i, 1870, Gracie Castle, daughter of Peter 
Castle, of Orangeville, Berry Co., Mich., (divorced); 
(2) Plainwell, Mich., November 28, 1878, Inez E. Darl- 
ing (b. Chautauqua Co., N. Y., May 17, 1861), daugh- 
ter of William K. Darling, of Hopkins, Mich. Farmer. 
Lived, in 1887, at Coldwater, Comanche Co., Kans.; 
in 1892 in Frisco, Oklahoma. Children: 

I Leuvern Warner, by ist wife, born Nov. 

27, 1871. 
II Charles W., born Dec. 9, 1880. 
Ill Claudius J., born Aug. 29, 1883. 

S38. James Pelton^ third son of James^ James*, 
John', Samuer, John', born at Haddam, Conn., 
October 30, 1777; married at Killingworth, Conn., 
November, 1799, Lois Stevens (b. January 14, 1781), 
daughter of Lorin Stevens of Madison, Conn. Re- 
moved to Essex, Chittenden Co., Vt, and on account 
of his health returned to Killingworth, Conn., about 
1803. Farmer, shipbuilder and sailor. Died at 
Clinton, Conn., July 27, 1851. His wife, Lois, died 
April 12, i860. 

Note. — He showed the family trait — mechanical 
ability — by building his own wagon at Essex, Vt., 
even to the casting of lead boxes for the wheels. 

238 American Pelton Genealogy. 

This wagon he drove down to Connecticut, on his 
return with his family. On arrival he offered himself 
as a ship-carpenter but was rejected for alleged want 
of experience. He at once bought a large boat, cut 
her in two and lengthened her. Seeing the quality 
of his work, the shipbuilder, who had refused him 
employment, offered him a place in his yard at good 
wages. This offer he refused, and rigging up his boat 
he put to sea in it, his own master. Children: 
S38 I Philander, b. July i, 1802; m. Sarah 

Rossiter; d. March i, 1878. 
238 II Alfred, b. April 15, 1804; m. 1826, Hetty 

A. Wilcox; d. 1871. 
S40 III James, b. July 26, 1809; m. Jan. 13, 1834, 

Emily Kelsey. 
241 IV Asa S., b. July 29, 1816; m. March 26, 
1840, Harriet Kelsey; d. Feb. 22, 1886. 
241 V William Nelson, b. Sept. 6, 1825; m. Aug. 
13, 1848, Mrs. Maria Cable; d. June 23, 

237. Philander Pelton', first son of James^ 
James', James", John', SamueP, John', born at Essex, 
Vt, July I, 1802, removed to Haddam, and then to 
Killingworth, Conn.; married Clinton, Conn., Miss 
Sarah, daughter of David Rossiter, of that place, 
A sailor. His wife, Sarah, died April 10, 1867. He 
died Clinton, Conn., March i, 1878. Children: 

I Sarah Isabella, born at Clinton, Conn., 
Sept. 23, 1840; married. May 10, 1882, 
at 41 Charlton street, N. Y., George 
S. Edwards, son of Beach Edwards, of 
Huntington, Conn. One child, George 
S. Edwards, Jr., b. Seymour, Conn., 
Feb. 28, 1883. Lived at Seymour, 
Conn., in 1888. 

Clinton and New London, Conn. 239 

237. AllredPelton', second son of James', James', 
James*, John", Samuel', John', born at Haddam, 
Conn., April 15, 1804 (April 16, 1805); married in 
1826, Hetty A. Wilcox. Lived at Haddam and 
Killingworth, Conn.; died at Clinton, Conn., May 17, 
1 87 1. Sea captain. Children, born at Killingworth, 

I Lois M., born in 1827; married (i) Richard 
H. Bushnell; children, Giles R., Russell 
H.; (2) Edward Goodwin; children, 
Mary A, Moses A., Sarah E. 
II Ellsworth, born in 1829; died in 1829. 
939 III Ellsworth W., b. 1832; m. Sarah Stannard; 
d. 1875. 
IV Elizabeth M., born in 1835; married 
Richard Lane; children, Chas. Dwight, 
Jesse E., and Walter R. Lived at 
Clinton, Conn. 
V Hettie Anna, born in 1840; married Na- 
thaniel Stevens; one child, Nathaniel K. 
»39 VI Alfred C, b. March 14, 1846; m. Dec. 21, 
1 87 1, Laura Parks. 
VII Grace Irene, born in 1848. In 1888, 
lived unmarried at Clinton, Conn. 

939. Ellsworth W. Pelton^, second son of 
Alfred', James«, James\ Jamess Johns, SamueP, John', 
born Killingworth, Conn., in 1832; married Sarah 
Stannard. Lived at Clinton, Conn. Sea captain and 
held a commission in the U. S. Navy through the War 
of the Rebellion. Died , 1875. Children, none. 

939. Alfred C. Peltoii% third son of Alfred', 
James", James', James*, John', Samuel", John', born 
Killingworth, Conn., March 14, 1846; married (i) at 

240 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Clinton, Conn., Dec. 21, 1871, Laura Parks, daughter 
of Edwin Parks of that place. Sea captain; served 
in the U. S. Navy through the War of the Rebellion. 
Wife Laura died August 21, 1879; (2) at Clinton, 
Conn., November 11, 1880, Augusta Dee, daugh- 
ter of Russell Dee, of Clinton. Residence in 1888 
at New London, Conn., where he had lived since 
1881. Children: 

I Charles A., born Oct. 15, 1872. 

II Ralph E., born Dec. 20, 1874; died March 

4, 1876. 

S37. €apt. Jame§ Pelton', third son of James', 
James', James^ John', SamueP, John', born at Killing- 
worth, Conn., July 26, 1809; married there, January 
13, 1834, Emily Kelsey, daughter of James Kelsey 
of that place. Occupation, pilot on the Sound steam- 
boats running to New York, and sea captain. He 
was disabled by an accident on a steamer and laid 
up from active service. Lived, in 1877, at Clinton, 
Conn. Children, born in Killingworth, Conn.: 

I Harriet Elizabeth, born May 27, 1835; 

married March 29, i860, to Joseph H. 

Merrills, of Clinton, Conn., where she 

lived in 1875. 
241 II James Henry, b. July 7, 1837; m. Jan. i, 

1862, Sarah Harris. 

III Louis Foster, born Oct. 8, 1842. Served 

through the whole time of the War of 
the Great Rebellion in the Army of the 
Potomac. Lived, in 1875, at Clinton, 

IV Ellen Augusta, born Dec. 15, 1844; unmar- 

ried in 1875. 

Haddam, Conn.; Robinson, Kan., etc. 241 

340. James Henry Pelton^ first son of James', 
James«, James', James*, John^ SamueF, John', born at 
Clinton, Conn., July 7, 1837; married January i, 1862, 
to Sarah Harris, of Deep River, Conn. Sailor. Held 
a commission in the United States Navy throughout 
the War of the Rebellion. In 1875 he held the posi- 
tion of engineer of a steamboat sailing from New 
York city, his family living in Clinton, Conn.; died 
at Clinton, Conn. In 1888 his widow lived in Deep 
River, Conn. Children: 

I Carrie L., born Sept. 25, 1862; mar- 
ried at Deep River, Oct. 25, 1882, 
Frank H. Watrous, of Clinton, Conn. ; 
one son, Leon H., b. Sept. 8, 1883. 
Res., 1890, at Deep River, Conn. 
II Eugene H., born Aug., 1865. 
Ill Frank L., born June, 1867. 

237. Asa S. Pelf on', fourth son of Jamese, James5, 
James*, John^ Samuel^ John', born at Killingvvorth, 
Conn., July 29, 1816 ; married there, March 26, 1840, 
Harriet Kelsey, daughter of James Kelsey ; physi- 
cian, merchant and druggist. Residence at Clinton, 
Conn., where he died, February 22, 1886. He was a 
man of character and influence in church and state. 
Children : 

I Mary Elizabeth, born at Clinton, Conn., 
Nov. 30, 1848; died Dec. 4, 1848. 
II John Stevens, born Killingworth, Conn., 
Aug. 26, 1855. 

237. IVilliaiu Nelson Pelton', fifth son of Jamese, 
James^ James^ John*, Samuel', Johns born at Kil- 
lingworth, Conn., September 6, 1825 ; married at 
Clinton, Conn., August 13, 1848, Mrs. Maria Cable, 

242 American Pelton Genealogy. 

daughter of Zebediah Austin Cobb, of that place. 
Lived, in 1875, ^^ New London, Conn. Sailor, pilot 
on Sound steamboats sailing from New York city, 
and captain. Died at New London, Conn., June 23, 
1883. Children: 

I Virginia M., born July 24, 1850, at Clin- 
ton, Conn.; married at New London, 
April I, 1875, James Young, of that 
place, formerly of Lynn, Mass. 
II Corrinna, born at Clinton, Conn., April 
9, 1852; married at New London, July 
28, 1870, John O'Brien, son of James 
O'Brien, of Keene, N. H. 

2558. Johnson Pelton^ fourth son of James*, 
James^John^ SamueF, John', born in Haddam, Conn., 
November 30, 1782; removed with his father to Essex, 
Chittenden Co., Vt, and there married Dolly Hall, 
sister to the wife of his brother, Samuel, daughter 
of David Hall, whose wife was a Talmadge; thence 
removed to Genoa, Delaware Co., O., where he died, 
October 13, 1825. Occupation, shoemaker and 
farmer. Children: 

I Fanny S., born Jan. 10, 1810; married 
Mr. Dickinson; died March 12, 1837; 
children, three, who all died young. 
II Alcina, born June 29, 18 12; died, unmar- 
ried, June I, 1841. 

III Ferdinand, b. April 12, 181 3; m. July 4, 

1839, Mary Blue. 

IV Minerva, born Genoa, O., April 5, 18 16; 

married there, March, 1845, Charles 
Dean, son of Lebbeus Dean, of Colum- 
bus, O. Died May i, 1873; five children, 
all living in 1877: i. Charles A., b. Jan. 

Haddam and New London, Conn. 243 

26, 1846; 2. Eliza C, b. April 5,1848; 

3. Edward P., b. Jan. 16, 1850; 4. 
John A., b. Oct. 22, 1852; 5. Johnson 
Talmage, b. Jan. 18, 1857. 

V Edward, born Aug. 13, 1818; went to 

California for his health, and there died, 
Sept. 19, 1850. 

242. Ferdinand Pelton' first son of Johnson*, 
James', James*, John", Samuel^, John', born at Genoa, 
Delaware Co., O., April 12, 181 3; married at Piqua, 
O., July 4, 1839, Mary Blue, daughter of Uriah Blue, 
of that place. Removed to Warsaw, Ind., and thence 
to Seneca, Nemaha Co., Kan., where he lived in 1877. 
Shoemaker and farmer. Children: 

I Johnson, born Dec. 6, 1840; died Sept. 2, 
II Rolando, born May 27, 1843; died March 

4, 1844. 

Ill Elizabeth W., born March 4, 1845; "^a^*- 
ried, Oct. 8, 1867, G. W. Johnson. 
Lived, in 1877, at Seneca, Kan.; chil- 
dren, Edward Perry, Nellie May, and 


243 IV Edward Rolando, b. March 24, 1847; ^^ 
May 23, 1870, Christina Nelson. 

V Ada, born March 4, 1851; married Dec. 

4, 1870, F. M. Newton. One daughter, 
Lena. Lived, in 1877, at Seneca, Kan. 

243. Edward Rolando Pelton% third son of 
Ferdinand', Johnson', James', James*, John^ Samuel*, 
John', born Warsaw, Ind., March 24, 1847; married 
May 23, 1870, at Hiawatha, Kan., Christina Nelson, 


244 American Pelton Genealogy. 

daughter of Ole Nelson, of Little Sand, Norway. 
Lived, in 1877, i^ Robinson, Brown Co., Kans. 
Farmer. Children: 

I Alfred Ferdinand, ) born Feb. 13, 1871. 
II Anna May, J born Feb. 13, 1871. 

Ill Edward Owen, born Aug. 22, 1876. 

227. John Pelton^ second son of JamesS Johns, 
Samuel", John\ born in 1745 in Haddamor Guilford, 
Conn.; married (i) about 1772, Huldah Graham (sup- 
posed) who died April 25, 1794, aged 45 years; (2) 

Widow Thankful . Farmer. Lived in Hartford, 

Conn.; moved to Hartford, Washington Co., N. Y., 
about the last of the eighteenth century, and there 
was injured by a heavy log of wood, and died August 
12, 1803, aged 48 years. Children: 

I Hannah, born 1774; married James Mc- 
Clenathan; removed to Madison, Madi- 
son Co., N. Y., and there died, Feb. 8, 
1 84 1, se. 67 years. Children, five. Mr. 
McC. died there, April 7, 1852. 
245 II Stephen Edwin, b. Feb. 13, 1777; m. 1803, 

Susanna Eldredge, d. April 29, 1827. 
249 III Joshua, b. March 17, 1779; m. 1836, Su- 
sanna Eldredge Pelton (widow of 
Stephen E.); d. Jan. 31, 1858. 
IV Lydia, born Hartford, Conn., Sept. 12, 
1 781; married at Hartford, N. Y., Feb. 
14, 1 801, Elisha Jackway; died there 
Sept. 17, 1842. Children, John, b. Nov. 
25, 1 801, Polly, b. July 4, 1804, Jonathan, 
b. July 6, 1806, Almina, b. June 27, 1808 
(d. May 7, 1875), Asenath, b. June 9, 
181 2 (d. March 23, 1833), Wells, b. July 

Hartford, N. Y.; Stirling, N. Y. 245 

24, 1814 (d. June I, 1846), Stephen, b. 
May 10, 1 8 10 (d. 181 2), Susan, b. 1808 
(d. 1810). 
V Elizabeth, born 1783; unmarried, became 
insane and hung herself with a skein of 
thread, July 9, 1847. 

VI Huldah, born in 1786; married a Mr. 
Johnson, and went to Canada, where 
she lived and died. 

VII Chloe, born Aug. 13, 1788; married at 
Hartford, N. Y., about 1806, Phineas 
Holbrook, of that place. Removed to 
Virgil, Cortland Co., N. Y. Died at 
Harford, Cortland Co., March 27, 1863, 
aged 73 years, 6^ months. Children, 
eleven. Her daughter, Chloe, Mrs. 
Wheeler, of Lapeer, Cortland Co., N. 
Y., has the family record. 

244. Stephen Edwin Peltoii«, first son of John*, 
James*, John", SamueP, John', born at Hartford, Conn., 
February 13, 1777; married in 1803, at Hartford, 
Washington Co., N. Y., Susanna Eldredge, daughter 
of John Eldredge, of that place. Lived at Hartford, 
N. Y., and there died, April 29, 1827. He was a farmer, 
a good man, very quiet, and being ill was little known 
out of his neighborhood and church relations. He 
died in Christian peace. He was small in stature, 
with light complexion and blue eyes. His wife mar- 
ried (2) her husband's brother, Joshua. She was a 
very able, intelligent woman, and the whole family 
were much respected. Children, born Hartford, N. Y.: 
247 I John, b. Sept. 5, 1804; m. Fanny Jackway; 
d. Aug. 19, 1870. 

246 American Pelton Genealogy 

II Huldah, born Jan. 29, 1806; married at 
Hartford, N. Y., March 2, 1825, Gideon 
Brayton; 1870 removed to Minnesota 
and in 1877 lived at Kasson, Dodge Co., 
in that State. Children, Charles, b. 
Sept. 16, 1827, Harrison, b. April 22, 
1840, Hiram, b. Dec. 25, 1842. 
Ill Horace, born Sept. 18, 1807; ^i^^ Oct. 
28, 1826. 
349 IV Joshua, b. April 25, 1809; m. about 1831, 
Esther Payne; d. Aug. 23, 1843. 

250 V Thomas, b. April 27, 181 1; m. Nov. 18, 

1839, Lovilla Graves; d. Sept. 27, 1872. 
VI Amanda, born Nov. 11, 1812; married at 
Hartford, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1833, Na- 
thaniel Bull; died in childbirth, the child 
also dying March 6, 1834. 
VII Minerva, born Oct. 24, 18 14; married 
Aug. 22, 1836, Arnon Archer (b. Oct. i, 
1 8 14), of Granville, N. Y., who vi^as, in 
1877, a lawyer in Palmyra, N. Y. Chil- 
dren, Edward Percy, b. Oct. 26, 1849 
(killed by lightning, June 10, 1871); 
Mary A., b. Feb. i, 1853. 
VIII Sarah M., born Feb. i, 1816; married at 
Hartford, Sept. 14, 1837, Harley H. 
Hawks, son of Moses Hawks, of that 
place. Lived, in 1877, at Atlantic, Cass 
Co., la. Children: Julia, b. June 14, 
1838; Dexter F., b. March 20, 1841. 

251 IX Rufus, b. June 13, 1818; m. (i) Dec. 8, 

1843, Mary A. Hitchcock; (2) Oct. 9, 
1853, Sarah E. Sunderlin; d. Nov. 7, 

Stirling, N. Y.; Hartford, N. Y., etc. 247 

252 X Stephen E., Jr., b. April 26, 1820; m. 
Jan. 15, 1850, Elizabeth Soper. 
XI Warren, born April 15, 1822; died July 

14, 1824. 
XII Hannah Ann, born April 15, 1827; mar- 
ried at Halfday, Lake Co., 111., Oliver 
P. Gates, of Oberlin, O. Lived at St. 
Paul, Minn.; died at Money Creek Val- 
ley, Minn., Nov. 25, 1858. Children, 
three ; left one son living. 

245. John Pelton', first son of Stephen E.', John*, 
James^, John^ Samuel', John', born at Hartford, Wash- 
ington Co., N. v., September 5, 1804; married there, 
about 1825, Fanny Jackway, daughter of George Jack- 
way, of Hartford. Farmer. Removed to Warren 
Co., N. Y., in 1837, and thence to Stirling, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y., in 1849, and there died, August ^9' 1870. 

247 I Stephen, b. March 25, 1827; m. March 

20, 1 85 1, Violet Carter. 

248 II George Warren, b. June 21, 1836; m. 

Helen L. Savery, Aug. 10, 1862. 
Ill Amanda Jane, born Hartford, N. Y., Sept. 
29, 1837; married at Stirling, N. Y., 
Aug. 8, 1866, David W. Vine. Resi- 
dence, 1877, at North Victory, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y. Children, Francis, b. Oct. 
27, 1871; Floyd, b. July 20, 1873; Carrie, 
b. Oct. 27, 1874; David, b. Aug. 7, 1876. 

247. Stephen Pelton', first son of John', Stephen 
E.*, John', James^ John^ SamueF, John', born at Hart- 
ford, Washington Co., N. Y., March 25, 1827; mar- 
ried, Stirling, N. Y., March 20, 1851, Violet Carter, 

248 American Pelton Genealogy. 

daughter of Charles Carter. Farmer. Lived, in 
1877, at North Victory, Cayuga Co., N. Y. Chil- 
248 I Charles, b. March 23, 1853; m. Nov. 15, 

1876, Mary Murray. 
348 II John, b. Sept. 4, 1856; m. Jan. 17, 1875, 
Mary Howland. 
Ill Amanda, born March 20, 1858; married, 
March 16, 1877, James Snyder, of 
Wayne Co., N. Y. Lived, 1878, at 
Stirling, Cayuga Co., N. Y. 
IV Benjamin, born Aug. 20, 1861. 
V Sarah Ann, born Jan. 9, 1863; married 
Nov. 15, 1877, Levi Stockwell. Lived, 
in 1878, at Stirling, N. Y. 
VI Theodosia, born Aug. 6, 1869. 

247. Charles Pelton', first son of Stephen^ John', 
Stephen E.^John\ James\ John^ SamueF, John', born 
at Stirling, Cayuga Co., N. Y., March 23, 1853; mar- 
ried at Stirling, November 15, 1876, Mary Murray, 
daughter of Charles Murray, of Fulton, N. Y. Resi- 
dence, 1878, at Stirling. Child: 

A son, born Nov. 20, 1877. 

247. John Pelton', second son of Stephen^ John', 
Stephen E.^ John', James^ John^, SamueP, John*, 
born at Stirling, N. Y., September 4, 1856; 
married there, January 17, 1875, Mary Howland, 
daughter of Fisher Howland, of Stirling. Laborer. 
Living, in 1876, at Murtville, N. Y. Child: 
Altie, born Oct. 20, 1876. 

247, George Warren Pelton% second son of 
John', Stephen E.', John', James^, John^ SamueP, 
John\ born at Hartford, N. Y., June 21, 1836; mar- 

Hartford, N. Y.; Libertyville, III. 249 

ried at Victory, Cayuga Co., N. Y., Aug. 10, 1862, 
Helen L. Savery, daughter of William Savery, of 
Devonshire, England. Lived, in 1877, at Stirling, 
N. Y. P. O., North Victory, N. Y. A miller. Chil- 

I Mary S., born Oct. 23, 1863. 
II William H., born May 25, 1867. 

245. Joshna Peltoii', third son of Stephen E.«, 
John^ Jamess John^ Samuel', John\ born Hartford, 
Washington Co., N. Y., April 25, 1809; married 
there, about 1831, Esther Payne (born September 
30, 1807), daughter of Peter Payne, of Hartford, 
Conn. Removed to Groton, Tompkins, Co., N. Y., 
in 1 834 or '35, and thence, in September, 1 840, or 1 841 , 
to Vernon, Lake Co., 111., where he died, August 23, 
1843. Children: 

I and II died in infancy; no record. 

III Mary Jane, born Jan., 1833; died Aug. 2, 


IV Hannah Ann, born Groton, N. Y., Aug. 

21, 1837; married June 15, 1858, at 
Tremont, Lake Co., 111., Salem Cruver. 
Lived, in 1878 at Lake Zurich, Lake 
Co., 111. Children, eight: Mary J., b. 
Mar. 9, 1859 (d- ^Pi"- 1 5' 1859); Sylvia 
C, b. May 11, i860; Wallace B., b. 
Dec. 26, 1862, Francis P., b. Oct. 9, 1864 
(d. Sept. II, 1865); Curtis L., b. Nov. 
26, 1869; Rodell S. and Rosewell E., 
b. Feb. 18, 1872 (d. July 13 and 14, 
1872); Otis D., b. Nov. 15, 1873 (d. 
Jan. 29, 1877); Lulu M., b. Aug. 2, 1875 
(d. Jan, 19, 1877). 

250 American Pelton Genealogy. 

V Horace, born in 1841; died Aug. 5, 1843. 
Mrs. Pelton married (2) November 6, 1845, David 
Hawthorne and had children by him: Hiram, b. 
September 7, 1848; d. October, 1848; Samuel H., b. 
August 23, 1850; d. July 9, 1859. Mrs. Esther (Payne) 
Pelton died November 3, 1875. 

345. Thomas Pelton', fourth son of Stephen E.*, 
John^ James^ John^ SamueP, John', born Hartford, 
Washington Co., N. Y., April 27, 181 1; married at 
Groton, Tompkins Co., N. Y., November 18, 1839, 
Lovilla Graves, daughter of Charles Graves, of 
Vermont. He removed to Groton, N. Y., in 1834 or 
1835, and thence in 1840 to Libertyville, Lake Co., 
111., and in April, 1 858, to Cedar Township, Floyd Co., 
Iowa, where he died Sept. 27, 1872, and was buried 
at Howardville, Floyd Co., Iowa. Farmer. Mr. 
Pelton was an excellent man, a Christian, honored by 
all who knew him. Mrs. Pelton's address in 1878 was 
Cedar, Floyd Co., Iowa. Children: 

I Susan L., born in Lake Co., 111., April 20, 
1 841; married there, Jan. i, 1858, to 
Elisha J. Miner. Lived, in 1878, in 
Butler Co., Kans. Children, five. 
II Sarah A., born at Libertyville, Lake Co., 
Oct. 23, 1842; married, Floyd Co., Iowa, 
March 17, 1865, Walden E. Purdy. 
Lived, in 1878, in Sac Co., Iowa. Chil- 
dren, six. 
Ill Frank A., adopted son, b. Feb. 24, 185 1; 
m, Dec. 6, 1876, Julia A. Haughey. 

250. Frank Adoniram Pelton^, adopted son of 
Thomas', Stephen E.', John", James*, John*, SamueP, 
John\ born at Mechanic's Grove, 111., February 24, 

Hartford, N. Y.; Libertyville, III. 251 

1851; married, Floyd Co., Iowa. December 6, 1876, 
Julia A. Haughey. His name was Frank Wheeler, 
and at the age of one year was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. 
Pelton. Farmer. Residence, in 1878, in Floyd Co., 
Iowa. Children, none given at that time. 

945. Rufii§ Pelton', fifth son of Stephen ]^..s John', 
James", John^ SamueF, John', born at Hartford, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y., June 13, 1818; married (i) De- 
cember 8, 1843, ^t Libertyville, Lake Co., 111., Mary 
A. Hitchcock, daughter of O. L. Hitchcock, of that 
place (who died April 12, 1853); (2) October 9, 1853, 
Sarah E. Sunderlin, daughter of Timothy Sunderlin, 
of Waukegan, 111. He, in 1839 ^^ 1840, removed with 
his stepfather, Joshua Pelton, and other members of 
his father's family to Libertyville, Lake Co., 111. 
Farmer. Lived, in 1878, in Vernon, Lake Co., 111. 
Post-office, Diamond Lake, 111. Children, born at 
Vernon, 111.: 
252 I Warren B.. b. Aug. 28, 1845; m Jan. i, 

1868, M. P. Hall. 
II Frances C, born Jan. 31, 1847; married 

Oct. 18, 1866, to Homer D. Culver. In 

1888, lived at Oberlin, Decatur Co., 

Kans. Children, three. 

III Mary Ann, born Sept. 6, 1852; married 

Dec. 25, 1868, Henry Blows. In 1888, 
lived at Diamond Lake, Lake Co., 111. 
One child. 

IV Amanda M., born Dec. 18, 1854; married 

Loren E. Blunt. Residence, 1888, 
Evanston, Cook Co., 111. Children, two. 
V Emily J , born Oct. 2, 1856; died May 14, 

252 American Pelton Genealogy. 

252 VI Frank H., b. Feb. 13, 1858; m. Dec. 31, 

1880, Anna Davidson. 
252 VII William H, b. Sept. 25, 1859; m. Sept. 10, 
1886, Lillie Charlesworth. 
VIII Walter R., born March 4, 1862. 

IX Addie C, born May 4, 1863; married 
George Davidson. Lived, in 1888, at 
Compton, Lee Co., 111. One child. 

S51. Warren B. Pelton^ first son of Rufus', 
Stephen E.', John', James*, John", Samiiel', John", born 
at Vernon, 111., August 28, 1845; married January i, 
1868, M. P. Hall In 1888, lived at Osage, Mitchell 
Co., Iowa. Children, none reported. 

251. Frank H. Pelton^ second son of Rufus', 
Stephen E.', John', James\ John^ SamueF, John\ born 
at Vernon, 111., February 13, 1858; married Decem- 
ber 31, 1880, Anna Davidson, who died December 
23,1882. Lived, in 1888, at Osage, Iowa. Children, 
two; names not given. 

251. l¥illiain H, PeIton% third son of Rufus\ 
Stephen E.', John', James*, John', SamueF, John', born 
at Vernon, III, September 25, 1859; married Sep- 
tember 10, 1886, Lillie Charlesworth. Lived, in 1888, 
at Osage, Iowa. One child; name not given. 

245. Stephen Edwin Pelfon', Jr., sixth son of 
Stephen E.', John', James', John', Samuel', John', born 
at Hartford, Washington Co., N. Y., April 26, 1820; 
married at Libertyville, Lake Co., 111., January 15, 
18 o, Elizabeth C. Soper. daughter of Joseph Soper 
and Electa ( Mansfield) Soper^ of Bombay, Franklin 
Co., N. Y. (formerly of Milton, Vt.). Lived, in 1877, at 
Libertyville, Lake Co., 111. Removed from Hartford, 

Cedar, Floyd Co., Ia.; Pawlet, Vt., etc. 253 

N. Y., to Libertyville in 1839 or 1840, with his step- 
father and his family. His heig-ht, 5 ft. 9 in.; com- 
plexion florid, hair brown. Children: 

I George E. (adopted in 1853); born June 
7, 1849. Lived, in 1877, in Holton, Jack- 
son Co., Kans. 
II Sarah S., born Sept. 20, 1853; died Aug. 
II, 1863. 

S'1-4. Joshua Peltoii", second son of John', James*, 
John^ Samuel'. John', born at Hartford, Conn., March 
17, 1779; married in the spring of 1836, Susannah 
(Eldredge) Pelton, widow of his brother Stephen 
Edwin, having lived at Hartford, Washington Co., 
N. Y., unmarried up to this time. He had managed 
his brother's estate and had cared for his children 
from the time of his brother's death, and after his 
marriage was a good father to them as they all testify. 
He was a farmer by occupation, and besides was 
Justice of the Peace and held other offices. He was 
also prominent in church matters, a man looked up 
to and trusted generally. About 1839 ^^ 1840, he 
removed with his family to Libertyville, Lake Co., 
Ill, where he lived until he removed, late in 1857 or 
early in 1858, to Cedar, Floyd Co., Iowa, where he 
died at the house of his stepson, Thomas Pelton, 
January 31, 1858, and was buried at Howardville, 
Floyd Co., Iowa. 

Note. — ^As shown above, Joshua married the 
widow of his brother Stephen Edwin, and became a 
good father to his children, making them his own and 
removing with them to Lake Co., 111. Here they 
were early settlers of a new country and paid the 
penalty of a removal from the high rolling lands of 
Washington Co., N. Y., to a prairie country, for in 

254 American Pelton Genealogy. 

their second or third year there they were all taken 
ill with malarial complaints, fifteen at one time, all in 
one house; three of them, Joshua, his stepson, and two 
of his children dying in as many weeks. 

For children, see those of Stephen Edwin, page 
245; he had none of his own. 

227, Benjamin Pelton', third son of James*, 
John^ Samuer, John', born Haddam or Guilford, 
Conn., in 1753; married at Litchfield, Conn., about 
1779, Hannah Snow. Removed to Washington Co., 
N. Y., township of Hartford, and afterward to Paw- 
let, Vt. He served in the Revolutionary Army, and 
by reason of the great hardships there endured, he 
became insane, and used to wander from his northern 
home back to the old home in Connecticut, thus con- 
tinuing for seventeen years, and finally died at the 
house of his cousin, Marshall Pelton, son of Josiah 
Pelton, at Portland, Conn., August 24 or 25, 1821. 
In consequence of this sad state of affairs, his chil- 
dren became widely scattered; his wife, Hannah, 
dying in Guilford, Medina Co., O., September or 
October, 1844. (Mrs. L. Griffiths, granddaughter of 
Hannah Pelton Dickinson, daughter of Anna (Dick- 
inson) Pimlot, of Sharon Centre, O.) 

Note. — Pawlet, Vt, records show, vol. 2, p. ^y, that 
Benjamin Pelton sold land, Dec. 18, 1783, to Ethan 
Cobb. For services in the Revolution, Mr. Aaron 
Pardee, of Wadsworth, O., obtained a pension of 
above $800* for his widow. Children: 
255 I Benjamin, b. about 1781; m. Miss Belden; 
d. 1806. 

*This was paid in silver, which was sent to Mr. Pardee from Pittsburgh, 
Pa., in an axe box. 

Syracuse, N. Y.; Chester Cross Roads, O. 255 

II Hannah, born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vt., 
Sept. 14, 1783; married (i) Jan. i, 1800, 
Silverton Dickson, by whom she had 
seven children; (2) in Vermont, Oct. 
II, 1814, Miles Culver; children, three; 
died at Sharon, Medina Co., O., Aug. 
14, 1874, at the house of her grand- 
daughter, Mrs. L. J. Griffith, daughter 
of Mrs. Anna Pimlot. 
Ill Lucy, twin sister of Hannah, born Sept. 
14, 1783; married Mr. Lounsbury. 
Lived at Attica, N. Y. 
356 IV Joseph, b. , 1785-7; m. (i) (2); d. 

S57 V Charles, b. April 3, 1790; m. Dec, 1822, 
Christina Ozman; d. Aug. 29, 1842. 

258 VI David, b. March 17, 1793; m. 1816, Eliza- 
beth Tabor; d. Jan. 24, 1879. 

S63 VII John, b. in 1800; m. July 4, 1831, Harriet 
Cartter; d. about 1843. 

954. Benjamin Pelton', first son of Benjamin', 
James*, John', SamueF, John', born (probably) at 
Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vt, about 1 781; married at 
Benson, Vt., Miss Belden, probably about 1803 or 
'4. Lived in Pawlet, Vt, and possibly at Essex, Vt, 
as he was killed at Essex by the fall of a tree in 1806. 
His widow returned to her people in Benson, and 
married (2) a Mr. Tucker, from which marriage four 
daughters were born; all dead in 1879. Children: 
356 I Daniel, b. June 14, 1805; m. Jan. 17, 1831, 

Lovina Benson; d. April 21, 1838. 
II Benjamin, born 1807 (after his father's 

death). His nephews, Oscar A. and 

Elbert A. Pelton, of Chicago, think he 

went to Michigan. 

256 American Pelton Genealogy. 

255, Daniel Peltoni, first son of Benjaminfl, Ben- 
jamins Jamess Johns Samuels John", born in western 
Vermont, in Pawlet or Essex, June 14, 1805; married 
at Shelburne, Vt., January 17, 1831, Lovina Benson, 
daughter of Benoni Benson, of Massachusetts. Far- 
mer. Died near Syracuse, N. Y., April 21, 1838. 
Children : 

25G I Oscar Alonzo, b. Feb. 17, 1832; m. 

II James Riley, born July 3, 1834; died Aug. 
5. 1835. 
256 III Elbert Alexander, b. Nov. 21, 1836; m. 
Nov. 12, 1876, Anna Gates. 
IV Daniel Strong, born Nov. i, 1838; died 
Aug. 1, 1839. 

256. Oscar Alonzo Pelton^ first son of DanieF, 
Benjamin', Benjamin', James*, John", SamueF, John', 
born Syracuse, N. Y., February 17, 1832; married. 
No report. In 1891 said to have removed to near 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

256. Elbert Alexander Peltons, third son of 
Daniel', Benjamina, Benjamins, James4, Johns, SamueP, 
John', born at Syracuse, N. Y., November 21, 1836; 
married at Clinton, Rock Co., Wis., November 12,1876, 
Anna Gates (b. June 26, 1847), daughter of Joseph 
Gates, of Clinton, Wis. Residence, 1879, Chicago, 
111. Milk dealer. In 1891 said to have removed to 
near Syracuse, N. Y. Child: 

I Jessie, born Oct. 31, 1877. 

254. Joseph Pelton«, second (some say the young- 
est) son of Benjamins, Jamess Johns, Samueh, John', 
born Pawlet, Vt., 1785-7, probably; married (i) (2) 
(no records). Lived and died in Cumberland, Md., 
it is said. Children, number unknown: 

New Portage and Wauseon, O. 257 

I Emory, was in Cleveland, O., the last 
heard of. 
II John. No record known. 

954 Charles Pelton", third son of Benjamin', 
James^ John', Samuel', John', born at Pawlet, Vt., 
April 3, 1790; married at Hudson, O., in December, 
1822, Christiana Ozman (b. December 4, 1805), 
daughter of Jacob Ozman, of Boston, O. Farmer. 
Lived at Chester Cross Roads, Geauga Co., O., and 
there died, August 29, 1842. Removed to Chester 
in the spring of 1823. Mrs. Pelton died August 12, 
1862. Children: 

I Althea, born Sept. 15, 1823; married in 
1846 at Chester, O., Othaniel Hoag, of 
Mayfield, Cuyahoga Co.,0. Children, 
four sons and one daughter. Died at 
Breedsville, Van Buren Co., Mich. 
II Emeline, born Oct. 16, 1825; died un- 
married. May 10, 1855. 
Ill Hannah L., born July 21, 1827; married 
at Troy, O., by Elder F. Thompson, 
May 5, 1865, to Chester Lamb, of that 
place, a widower with eight children. 
She had none. Residence, in 1 880, Troy, 
O. R O., Welshfield, Geauga Co., O. 
258 IV 01iverO.,b. July 13, 1829; m. Sept., 1854, 
Miranda Millard; d. April 20, 1863. 
V Lois A., born March i, 1832; died, un- 
married, April 27, 1857. 
958 VI Thomas L., b. Feb 22, 1834; m. Dec. 10, 
1856, Susanna Happen 
VII Mary L., born June 4, 1836; died May 
12, 1838. 

258 American Pelton Genealogy. 

VIII Nancy A., born Aug. 29, 1839; died Aug. 
29, 1841. 
IX Laura Ann, born Jan. 20, 1841; died Jan. 
13. 1843. 

257, Oliver ©. Pelton^, first son of Charles*, 
Benjamin\ James\ John^ SamueF, John', born at 
Chester Cross Roads, Geauga Co., O., July 13, 1829; 
married at Chardon, Geauga Co., Sept., 1854, Miranda 
Millard, of Russell. O. Removed to Allegan Co., 
Mich., and there died April 20, 1863. Widow in 1879 
said to live in the township of Dorr, Allegan Co., 
Mich.; was written and the letter returned ''Not 
found." Children, unknown. 

257. Thomas L. Pelton', second son of Charles*, 
Benjamin', James', John', SamueF, John', born at 
Chester, Geauga Co., O., February 22, 1834; mar- 
ried at Orange, Cuyahoga Co., O., December 10, 
1856, Susanna Happer (b. March 12, 1835), daughter 
of John Happer, of Cortland Co., N. Y. Farmer. 
Lived in 1880 at Elm Hall, Gratiot Co., Mich. P. 
O. Summer, Gratiot Co., Mich. Children: 

I Nelson W., born March 13, 1858; died 
Oct. 29, 1872. 
II Charles O., born Aug. 11, 1861; died 
Sept. 27, 1864. 

III William H., born Oct. 14, 1865. 

IV Newell, born July 15, 1873. 
V Perry L., born April 9, 1876. 

354. David Pelton', fourth son of Benjamin', 
James^ John', Samuel', John', born at Pawlet, Vt., 
March 17, 1793; married in Summit Co., O., in 1816, 
Elizabeth Falor, daughter of Adam Falor, of that 
county. Farmer. Lived near New Portage, Sum- 

New Portage and Wauseon, O. 259 

mit Co., and at Wauseon, Fulton Co., O.; died 
at Elm Hall, Gratiot Co., Mich., January 24, 1879. 
Mrs. Pelton died at the house of her daughter, Mrs. 
Veirs, at Wauseon, Fulton Co., O., August, 1878. 
Note. — His father becoming deranged, he was 
"bound out" to a Mr. Wooster in Rutland Co., Vt. 
At 18 he entered the army as teamster in the War 
of 181 2. At the close he went to Ohio. He was 
about five and one-half feet high, straight, well 
built and broad shouldered, weighing 165 pounds. 

I Julia Ann, born 1819; died when about 
12 years old. 
260 II Benjamin H., b. 1822; m. Mary D. Har- 
get; killed in battle, Aug. 6, 1864. 
Ill Elizabeth, born in Summit Co., O., Jan. 
13, 1824; married in Fulton Co., O., 
Oct. 13, 1844, Jacob Gasche, son of 
Charles Gasche, of Prussia. Residence, 
1880, near Wauseon, Fulton Co., O. 
Farmer. Children, i, Adeline; 2, 
Theresa; 3, Agnes; 4, Amarancy; 5, 
Wilfred B. 

260 IV David J., b. Summit Co., O., Feb. 12, 

1826; m. June 2, 1850, Mary Alwood. 
V Hannah, born in 1827, died in 1844. 
VI George, born in 1829; died in infancy. 
VII Amarancy, born 1831; married Elisha 
Viers. Lived, in 1880, in Fulton Co., 
O. P. O., Wauseon. 
261VIII William H., b. 1833; m. Mildred Thomas; 
d. about 1866. 

261 IX Jesse L., b. Sept. 17, 1835; m. Sept. 11, 

1859, Cynthia Murray. 
X Talman, born 1837; died about 1839. 

26o American Pelton Genealogy. 

258. Benjamin H. Pelton', first son of David*, 

Benjamin", James", John^ Samuel, John', born in Sum- 
mit Co., O., in 1822; married Mary D. Harget. He 
served in the War of the Rebellion, in the looth Regi- 
ment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was killed 
August 6, 1864, shot through the breast in the battle of 
Eutaw Creek, before Atlanta, Ga. His widow mar- 
ried (2) David E. Austin, and removed to Indiana. 
Children, record incomplete: 

I Thomas, b. ; killed on the cars 

while acting as brakeman. 
II Rachel, born ; married George 


III Elizabeth, born ; married, name un- 


IV Edward, born ; no further record. 

VI Benjamin H., Jr., born ; last heard 

of in the regular army. 

258. Darid J. Pelton', second son of David*, 
Benjamin', James*, John^ Samuel', John', born in 
Summit Co., O., February 12, 1826; married, Fulton 
Co., O., June 2, 1850, Mary Allwood, daughter of 
E. K. Allwood, of that county. Lived in 1880 at 
Wauseon, Fulton Co., O. Farmer. Children: 
I Darius C, born May 21, 1852. 
II Clarissa, born Dec. 6, 1854. 

III Candace, born July 15, 1856. 

IV George, born Aug. 10, 1858; died Nov. 

V Seth, born Sept. 15, i860; died Nov. 31, 

VI Rosa, born June 2, 1862. 
VII Agnes, born June 4, 1864. 

Elm Hall, Mich.; Warren, O., etc. 261 

358. IVilliam H. Pelton', third son of David\ 
Benjamin', James', John", Samuel', John', born in 
Summit Co., O., in 1833; married Mildred Thomas; 
died in Isabella Co., Mich., about 1866, aged 33 
years. His widow went to Knoxville, Tenn. Chil- 
dren, none. 

258. Je»»e li. Pelton', fourth son of David', 
Benjamin*, James*, John*, Samuel, John', born near 
New Portage, Summit Co., O., September 17, 1835; 
married in Fulton Co., O., September 11, 1859, 
Cynthia Murray, daughter of John Murray, of Holmes 
Co., O. Teacher and farmer. Lived in Elm Hall, 
Gratiot Co., Mich., from where he removed to Kansas 
in 1879. P- O- '^^ 1880, Medicine Lodge, Barbour 
Co., and in 1881, Sharon, Barbour Co., Kan. 

I Pericles, born June 29, i860; died May 
20, 1866. 
n Vesta, born April 4, 1862; married Jan. 
24, 1879, Demetrius Watkins, son of 
Joseph D. Watkins, of Gratiot Co., 
Mich. Lived, in 1880, at Elm Hall, 
Gratiot Co., Mich. 
HI Leonard, born Mar. 3, 1864. At home 

in 1880. 
IV Agnes, born Feb. 23, 1866; died Jan. 26, 

V William, born Jan. 10, 1868. At home 
VI Julia Ann, born April 18, 1870; died Oct. 

16, 1872. 
VII Elias, born June i, 1873. 
VIII Alice, born Feb. 11, 1875. 
IX Albert, born May 13, 1877. 
X Cynthia Hannah, born Sept. 17, 1879. 

262 American Pelton Genealogy. 

254. John Peltosi', fifth son of Benjamin', James*, 
John^ Samuef, John', born at Pawlet, Vt., in 1800; 
married July 4, 1831, at Russell, Geauga Co., O., 
Harriet Cartter, daughter of Chandler and Anna 
Cartter, of Russell, Hampden Co., Mass. (Mrs. 
Pelton had a relative* who was long an honored judge 
in the District Court in Washington, D. C.) Farmer. 
Lived in Russell, Geauga Co., O., and there died 
about 1843. Mrs. Anna Cartter Pelton became de- 
ranged and died January 10, 1875. Children: 

I John Cartter, born Apr. 12, 1832. In 
1880 lived, unmarried, at Chagrin Falls, 
Cuyahoga Co., O. Teamster. 
n Henry Clay, born June 19, 1833. Served 
in the war of the Great Rebellion and 
was drowned in Cumberland river while 
in the U. S. service. 
HI Harriet Julia, born Oct. 22, 1834; married 
at Newbury, Geauga Co., O., Nov. i, 
1853, Wallace Chapman, son of Esquire 
Chapman of that county. Lived, in 
1879, ^t Munson, O. Children: Alice, 
Orange, Martha, Hattie and Herbert. 
She died May 3, 1872. 
IV Harlow C, born Oct. 28, 1836. In 1880 
he lived, unmarried, in Kingston, Tus- 
cola Co., Mich. 
V William Harrison, born 1840; married 
Victoria Derthick. In 1880 was living 
in Canton, Lincoln Co., Dak. No 
further record. 

926. PMneas Pelton^, fourth son of JamesS 
John^ Samuer, John\ born at Haddam or Guilford, 

*Judge Cartter of the District Court. 

Pawlet, Vt.; South Gower, Canada. 263 

Conn., in 1758; married, about 1778, probably in 
Hartford, Conn., Rebecca Johnson, daughter of 
Nathaniel Johnson of that place. Removed to Hart- 
ford, Washington Co., N. Y., about 1790, and thence 
to South Gower, Canada, in March, 1801, and there 
died January 17, 1850. Farmer. He was an upright, 
religious man, in earlier years a Presbyterian or 
Congregationalist, in later years a Baptist. He was 
strict in morality and integrity, a worthy descendant 
of Puritan lineage, never countenancing injustice or 
wrong of any kind. He was strong and convincing 
in argument and a ready and powerful debater. He 
took up a large tract of land in Canada and became 
well off. Was highly respected and maintained his 
business habits with his independence and ability to 
the last. His wife died some years before him. Her 
descendants claim that eight acres of land that came 
to Mrs. Pelton from her father, Nathaniel Johnson, 
of Hartford, lying in Hartford, and now covered by 
that city, belonged to her when she married Mr. 
Pelton and never was conveyed by her. Children: 
264 I James, b. Aug. 22, 1779; m. Dec. 4, 

1798, Harriet Clark; d. June 18, 1854. 
H Polly, born about 1782; married John 

Luke. Lived at South Gower, Canada, 

and there died. No children. 
HI Phcebe, born about 1785; married Martin 

Walton. Lived and died at South 

Gower, Canada. No further record. 
874 IV Phineas, Jr.,b. in 1788; m. in 18 16, Rachel 

Guernsey; d. Feb. 25, 1853. No further 

V Ada, born about 1791; married about 

181 7, Jacob Fike; died at Park Hill, 

264 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Ontario, Aug. 9, 1874. Ten children; 
six living in 1877. 
VI Nabby, born about 1793; married Caleb 
Johnston. Lived at Madrid, St. Law- 
rence Co., N. Y., and there died. Chil- 
dren: Phineas, Elijah, William, Lydia, 
Lizzie, Adaline. 

276 VII Elisha, b. Jan. 21, 1796; m. Feb. 23, 1819, 
Mahala Brintnell; d. Feb. 2, 1868. 

379VIII Elijah, b. June 23, 1798; m. Jan. i, 1823, 
Peggy Brown. 

2G2, James Pelton', first son of Phineas', James", 
John^ SamueF, John', born at Haddam, Conn., August 
22, 1779; married at Hartford, Conn., December 4, 
1798, Harriet Clark, daughter of David Clark, of 
Haddam. Farmer. Lived in Connecticut; thence, 
soon after his marriage, removed to Hartford, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y.; thence possibly to Canada, and in 
1806 to Champion, Jefferson Co., N. Y., and thence, 
in 1824, to LaGrange, Lorain Co., O., where he died 
June 18, 1854, and his wife, Harriet, on September i, 
1863. Children: 

966 I .David Clark, b. Feb. 4, 1800; m. (i) Dec, 
1823, Lydia Dodge; (2) Hannah Smith, 
Dec. 6, 1833; (3) Jan. 3, 1853, Mrs. 
Mary Burns. 
II Sallie, born Oct. 7, 1802; married Jan. 7, 
1822, Stanton Hopkins, of Champion, 
N. Y. Lived in 1877, at La Grange, 
Lorain Co., O. Four children. 
Ill ("Prudence, born Aug. 21, 1804; died 

J Aug. 21, 1804. 
1 ^ 

IV I Patience, born Aug. 21, 1804; married 
1^ (i) Jan. 6, 1822, at Champion, N. Y., 

Haddam, Conn.; La Grange, O., etc. 265 

Reuben Tiff; (2) April 25, 1825, 

Loammi Holcomb. Removed to 

Wisconsin, and there died, April 16, 


V Lucy, born July 30, 1805; married Dec. 7, 

1823, Stephen D. Cottrell, of Champion, 

N. Y. Lived at Harrisonville, Medina 

Co., O., and there died, Aug. 16, 1844. 

VI Harriet, born Nov. 6, 1807; married (i) 

May II, 1824, Jordan Tiff; (2) Jan. i, 

1858, Joseph Phelps, of Eaton, Lorain 

Co., O. Lived, in 1878, at Pemberville, 

Wood Co., O, Thirteen children. 

270 VII James Kelley, b. Feb. 4, 1810; m. Oct. 11, 

1834, Sarah E. Loomis. 
271VIII Phineas John, b. Sept. 16, 1812; m. Dec. 

I, 1837, Electa Bentley. 

272 IX Eurotas Albert, b. Dec. 15, 18 14; m. (i) 

Hattie Jackson, Aug. 18, 1836; (2) June 

20, 1853, Mrs. Mary J. (Elvert) Smith. 

X Eliza, born at Champion, N. Y., March 5, 

181 7; married at La Grange, O., Aug. 

10, 1840, William Rose, of that place. 

Three children. Lived at La Grange, 

and there died, May 21, 1858. 

373 XI Daniel S., b. June 30, 1819; m. Dec. 4, 

1839, Eleanor Helm; d. Nov. 24, 1873. 

XII Jane L., born at Champion, N. Y., Feb. 4, 

1820; married at La Grange, O., May 

23, 1840, Richard N. Loomis, of that 

, r ." place, where they lived, and where she 

died, Nov. 24, 1873. 
XIII Lydia Ann, born at Champion, N. Y., 
July 31, 1823; died unmarried, June 20, 

266 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Note. — Mr. Pelton was sent by some New York 
land speculators to Lorain Co., Ohio, to examine and 
report to them on the land there. He liked the 
country so well he bought a half section for him- 
self, and removed to it, being one of the earliest 
settlers and founders of the county. 

264. David Clark Pelton', first son of James', 
Phineas^ James*, John', Samuel', John', born at Hart- 
ford, Washington Co., N. Y., February 4, 1800; mar- 
ried (i) at Champion, Jefferson Co., N. Y., De- 
cember 6, 1823, Lydia Dodge, daughter of John 
Dodge (died, 1832); (2) December 6, 1833, Han- 
nah Smith, daughter of Jacobus Smith, of Canada 
(d. June 30, 1852, aged 43); (3) January 3, 1853, 
Mrs. Mary (Tippin) Burns, daughter of John Tip- 
pin, of London, England. Farmer. Lived in Cham- 
pion, Jefferson Co., N. Y., and thence removed to 
La Grange, Lorain Co., O., September 10, 1824, 
and lived there in 1875. Children (by first wife): 

I Maria, born March 18, 1824; died Aug. 
19, 1825. 
n Martha.bornjan.i 7, 1826; diedjan. 18,1826. 
ni Mary, born Nov. 10, 1827; died Nov. 11, 

IV Clark,born Junei4,i829; died Dec. 19, 1830. 
268 V Charles E., b. Mar. 10, 1832; m. Mar. 23, 
1855, Sarah A. Gott. 
Of the second wife: 

VI Died in infancy; not named. 
VII Lydia, born May 6, 1834; married (i) 
Jan. 26, 1853, James M. Tippin; (2) 
June 6, 1875, Charles S. Crowner. 
Children, five by the first husband, 
three girls and two boys. Lived, in 
1876, at LaGrange, O. 

Hartford, N. Y.; LaGrange, O., etc. 267 

VIII Mary, born June 30, 1835; married Dec. 
25, 1 85 1, Manford B. Ripley, of the 
State of New York. Eight children. 
Lived, in 1878, at Charlotte, Eaton 
Co., Mich. 
268 IX David Clark, Jr., b. Apr. 16, 1837; m. 
Oct. 29, 1858, Ellen Williams. 

568 X James Kelley, b. Mar. 26, 1839; ^- ]^h 

28, 1864, Phoebe A. Gott. 

569 XI John, b. Aug. 26, 1842; m. Feb. 11, 1863, 

Julia Randall. 

XII Grosvenor, born Aug. 6, 1844; served in 
Co. I, 103d Regt. of Ohio Vol. in the 
war of the Rebellion, and died in the 
U. S. service Oct. 15, 1863, of typhoid 
pneumonia at Hickman's Bridge, Ky. 
XIII Adaline, born Sept. 2, 1846; married July 
4, 1866, John Anderson, of LaGrange, 
O. One child. Lived, in 1878, at 
Ovid, Clinton Co., Mich. 

XIV Hannah, born July 15, 1848; married Oct. 
10, 1864, Thos. Cornell, of Charlotte, 
Mich. Four children. Lived, in 1878, 
at Charlotte, Eaton Co., Mich. 

XV Elizabeth, born Dec. 17, 1849; iriarried 
Dec. 12, 1869, Abraham Stevens, of 
Charlotte, Mich. Lived, in 1878, at 
Ovid, Clinton Co., Mich. 
S69XVI Winfield, b. May 17, 1852; m. Apr. 2, 
1871, Gertrude Cornell. 
Of the third wife: 

XVII Died in infancy. 
XVIII Sylvester, born June 27, 1855; died Feb. 
23, 1865. 

XIX Clarissa, born July 15, 1857; married 


268 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Dec. 26, 1873, Augustus Van Linda, 
of the State of New York. Lived, in 
1878, at Rensselaer Falls, St. Lawrence 
Co., N. Y. One child. 
XX Frederic, born May 8, 1858; died Oct. 

28, 1865. 
XXI Floyd, born June 18, i860. 
Note. — The members of this family are tall, some 
of them being over six feet in height. 

266. €harle§ E. Peltons, second son of David 
C.', James', Phineas', Jamess John", SamueF, John', 
born at LaGrange, Lorain Co., O., March 10, 1832; 
married there, March 23, 1855, Sarah A. Gott (born 
Jan. 18, 1833), daughter of James Gott of that place. 
Residence, in 1890, address Essex, Kankakee Co., 
111. Children: 

I Stephen, born Dec. 28, 1857; died Feb. 

28, 1865. 
II James, born Apr. 8, 1859. 

III Lenora, born Feb. 6, i860. 

IV Maud, born June 11, 1869. 

866. DaTid Clark Pelton% Jr., third son of 
David C, James", Phineas', James*, John', Samuel', 
John', born at LaGrange, O., April 16, 1837; married 
at Benona, Mich., October 29, 1858, Ellen Williams, 
daughter of Hezekiah P. Williams, of Hampshire, 
Kane Co., 111. Lumberman. Lived, in 1878, at 
Free Soil, Grant Township, Mason Co., Mich. In 
1 891 at Cheboygan, Mich. Child. 

I Julia Ette, born May 6, 1861. 

266. James Kelley Pelton', fourth son of David 
C.', James', Phineas', James*, John', Samuel', John', 
born at LaGrange, O., March 26, 1839; married 

LaGrange and Gilboa, O. 269 

Elyria, O., July 28, 1864, Phoebe A. Gott, daughter 
of James Gott, of LaGrange. Railroad conductor. 
Lived, in 1878, at Springfield, Walworth Co, Wis. 

I James, born Aug. 30, 1867; died Sept. i, 
II Charles W., born Racine, Wis., Apr. 8, 
Ill George M., born at Dwight, 111., Dec. 19, 

266. John Pelton% fifth son of David C.\ Jamese, 
Phineass, Jamess John^ SamueP, John\ born La- 
Grange, Lorain Co., O., Aug. 26, 1842; married at 
Findley, O., February 11, 1863, Julia Randall, daugh- 
ter of Jacob Israel Randall, of Wood Co., O. Gen- 
eral workman. Lived, in 1878, at Freeport, Wood 
Co., O. Children (all born in Wood Co., O.): 
I Isadora, born March 27, 1864. 
II Charles, born March 11, 1866. 

III Daniel, born Feb. 8, 1869. 

IV George, born Sept. 24, 1871. 
V John, born March 17, 1873. 

VI Curtis, born Jan. 28, 1875. 
VII , born March—, 1878. 

966. IVinfield Pelton', seventh son of David 
C, James", Phineas', James^, John^ SamueP, John', 
born at LaGrange, O., May 17, 1852; married April 
2, 1 87 1, at Olivet, Eaton Co., Mich., Gertrude Cornell, 
daughter of Thomas Cornell, of Charlotte, Eaton 
Co., Mich. Farmer. Lived, in 1878, at Charlotte, 
Mich. Children, all born in Walton, Eaton Co., 

I Lena V., born Dec. 4, 1871. 

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II Paulina, born Dec. 24, 1872. 
Ill Hattie, born July 26, 1877. 

S64. James Kelley Pelton', second son of 
James^ Phineas', James^ John^ SamueP, John', born 
at Champion, Jefferson Co., N. Y., Feb. 4, 18 10; 
married at LaGrange, Lorain Co., O., Oct. 11, 1834, 
Sarah E. Loomis, daughter of Russell Loomis, of 
that place. Physician. Lived, in 1877, at Columbus 
Grove, Putnam Co., O., and afterward at Toledo, 
O. Children: 

I Mary E., born at LaGrange, O., May 
II, 1835; married there. May 28, 1853, 
Joshua E. Curtice (b. Oct., 1858), mer- 
chant, living in 1877 at Millbury, Wood 
Co., O. Children: Alva, Malita and 
James Edward. 
270 II James R., b. July 26, 1838; m. Nov. 10, 
1859, Lydia Beemot. 
Ill Lucy E., born Aug. 30, 1842; married at 
Syracuse, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1867, John 
Ryan. Living in 1877. Children, none. 
ayi IV David C, b. March 11, 1846; m. Oct. 3, 
1 87 1, Maggie M. Scudder. 
V Richard F., born Sept. 5, 1848; unmarried 
in 1877. 
371 VI Erastus L., b. April 5, 1851; m. Nov. 13, 
1873, Nettie E. Beach. 

370. James R. Pelton*, first son of James K.', 
James*, Phineas", James", John^ SamueF, John', born 
at LaGrange, Lorain Co., O., July 26, 1838; married 
at Grafton, O., November 10, 1859, Lydia Beemot, 
of LaGrange. Machinist. Lived, in 1877, at Gilboa, 
Putnam Co., O. Children: 

Toledo and Fostoria, O., etc. 271 

I Anna S., born Aug. 14, i860. 
II George A., born Feb. 24, 1862. 

III Jennie E., born Aug. 24, 1864. 

IV Frederic E., born Sept. 30, 1867. 
V Etta M., born June 30, 1872. 

VI Charles J., born Oct. 6, 1875. 

270. Darid C. Pelton', second son of Jas. K.', 
James', Phineas', James^ John^ Samuer. John', born 
March 11, 1846; married, Ravenna, O., Oct. 3, 1871, 
Maggie M. Scudder. Living in 1877. Children, 

270. Erastus li. Pelton^, fourth son of Jas. K.', 
James*, Phineas*, James^ John^ SamueP, John', born 
April 5, 185 1 ; married at Columbus Grove, O., 
November 13, 1873, Miss Nettie E. Beach. Living 
in 1877. Children, none reported. 

264. Phinea§) John Pelton', third son of JamesS 
Phineas^ James\ John^ SamueP, John', born at Cham- 
pion, Jefferson Co., N. Y, September 6, 1812; mar- 
ried December i, 1837, Electa Bentley (b. Sept. 12, 
1 81 3). Farmer. Lived, in 1877, at Fostoria, Seneca 
Co., O. He was a man of earnest piety, and an 
active member and class leader in the Methodist 
Episcopal church. Children: 

I Electa, born June 5, 1839; married Mr. 
A. O. Calvin, July 2, 1856. Lived, in 
1877, at Fostoria, O. Children: Jane 
M., b. Feb. 21, i860; d. Sept. 19, 1873; 
William, b. March 23, 1866. 
II Harriet, born Feb. 24, 1841; married 
Sept. 12, 1868, W. H. Nelson; died 
Nov. 29, 1874. Children: Edna, George 
C, Mary, Oscar. 

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III Emeline, born Sept. 9, 1843; niarried 

May I, 1867, Ephraim Holopater. 
Lived, in 1877, in Henry Co., O. Chil- 
dren: I. Georgiana; 2. Gertrude. 

IV Lucy, born Feb. 4, 1845. Living, 1877, 

at her father's, Fostoria, O. 
V Melissa, born Jan. 22, 1847; died April 
27, 1873. 
VI Phineas, born June 4, 1850. Lived, in 
1877, with his father. 
VII Mary Jane, born April 4, 1853; died Aug. 
8, 1874. 
VIII John, born March 23, 1858. Lived, 1877, 
with his father. 

364. Cnrotas Albert Pelton', fourth son of 
James^ Phineas', James*, John", SamueP, John', born 
in Champion, Jefferson Co., N. Y., December 15, 
1814; married (i) La Grange, O., September 18, 
1836, Harriet Jackson (d. 1852), daughter of Abner 
Jackson, of Rutland, Vt.; (2) June 20, 1853, Mary 
J. (Elvert) Smith. Farmer. Lived at Perry, Wood 
Co., O., and there died, July 25, 1865. Children (by 
the first wife): 

I Francis E., born Oct. 26, 1837. P. O., 

1877, Millbury, Wood Co., O. 
II Albert Elisha, born Oct. 21, 1839. Served 
in the ist Ohio Battery, and died in 
the U. S. service from fever, at Bards- 
town, Ky., Oct. 23, 1862. 

III Eliza Jane, born June 14, 1841. P. O., 

Millbury, Wood Co., O. 

IV Sarah A., born Nov. 20, 1844. P. O., 

Millbury, Wood Co., O. 


V Samuel, born Jan. 28, 1850. Address, 

1877, Millbury, O. 
By the second wife: 

VI William C, born Oct. i, 1854; died May 
15, 1872. 
VII Harriet M., born Oct. 6, 1856. P. O., 
1877, Millgrove, O. 
VIII Charles B., born Aug. 2, 1859; ^^^^ Nov. 
2, 1868. 
IX Franklin J., born Nov. 2, 1861. P. O., 

1877, Millgrove, O. 
X Melissa E., born July 30, 1865. P. O., 
1877, Millgrove, O. 

364. Daniel S. Pelton\ fifth son of James', 
Phineas", James*, John^ SamueF, John', born at Cham- 
pion, Jefferson Co., N. Y., June 30, 1819; married 
December 4, 1839, Eleanor Helm; died November 
24, 1873. Children: 
373 I Henry, b. April 2, 1841; m. June 2, 1861, 

Sarah Amanda Baird. 
274 II Therian T., b. Nov. 15, 1849; "^- ^ct. 22, 
1871, Cassie A. Moore. 

III William L., born April 7, 1850. 

IV Phila S., born Oct. 13, 1853. 

V Mary C, born Oct. 30, 1855; married 

June 26, 1875, Nelson Low. 
VI Mary Matilda, born Aug. 23, 1857. 
VII Robert C, born Oct. i, 1863. 

373. Henry Pelton^, first son of Daniel S.', 
James^ Phineas^ James\ John^ SamueF, John', born 
April 2, 1 841; married June 2, 1861, Amanda Baird. 
Lived, in 1877, in Perry township. Wood Co., O. 
P. O., Millgrove, Wood Co., O. Children: 

274 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Sarah Eleanor, born Feb. g, 1862. 
II Hartwell, born Aug. 20, 1867. 

III Carrie M., born Oct. 27, 1870. 

IV Elsie E., born Jan. 5, 1874. 

S73. Therian T. Pelton^, second son of Daniel 
S.\ James^ Phineas', James^ John^ SamueF, John*, 
born November 15, 1849; married October 22, 1871, 
Cassie A. Moore. Lived, in 1877, at Millgrove, 
Wood Co., O. Children: 

I Emma C, born June 2, 1872. 
II Scott S., born May 2, 1874. 

262. Phineas Pelton% Jr., second son of 
Phineas*, James^ John', Samuel', John', born in Hart- 
ford, Conn., in 1788; removed with his father to 
Hartford, Washington Co., N. Y., and thence, with 
his father in 1801, to South Gower, Grenville Co., 
Canada; married there in 1816, Rachel Guernsey, 
daughter of Daniel Guernsey, of Mountain, Canada. 
Farmer. Died at South Gower, Ontario, Canada, 
February 25, 1853. Children, born at South Gower, 

I Anna, born July 19, 181 7; married there 
in 1834, John Cummings. Farmer of 
that place. Lived there in 1877. Nine 
II Eliza, born May 15, 18 19; married Apr. 
20, 1834, James Carson. Lived, 1877, 
at Madrene Station, Santa Clara Co., 
Cal. Twelve children, eight living in 
375 III Erastus G., b. May 3, 1821; m. June 15, 
1853, Julia Ann Haskell. 

South Gower and Oxford Mills, Ont. 275 

IV Harriet, born in 1823; married Mar. 8, 

1842, William Frazer of Mountain, 
County Dundee, Ontario; died Oct. 21, 

1843, leaving one son, Alexander C. 
(b. July 12, 1843), i^ow, 1877, in Cali- 

V Rachel, born Aug. 11, 1827; married (i) 
Sept. I, 1846, South Gower, Thomas 
Lonsdale, merchant; (2) Feb. 4, 1857, 
at Ottawa, Ont, Matthew Daugherty, 
farmer; (3) Feb., 1872, at Merricksville, 
Ont, to John Waddell, accountant 
Lived, in 1877, at Oxford Mills, Ont 
Children, two daughters, by the first 

275 VI Phineas C, b. Oct 26, 1831; m. Feb. 6, 

1856, Margaret E. Campbell. 

276 VII Daniel G., b. Oct 29, 1833; m. (i) Mar., 

1864, Lucretia Olmsted; (2) Feb., 1877, 
Margaret Norton. 

S74. Erastus Gates Pelton', first son of Phineas', 
Jr., Phineas', James*, John', Samuel', John', born at 
South Gower, Ont, May 3, 1821; married at Madrid, 
N. Y., June 15, 1853, Julia Ann Haskell, daughter of 
Isaac P. Haskell of that place. Farmer. Lived, in 
1877, at South Gower, Ont Children, born at South 

I Katharine, born Feb. 27, 1855; died Feb. 

12, 1856. 
II Haskell E., born May 13, i860. 
Ill Millburn D., born Jan. 27, 1862. 

274. Phineas C. Pelton', second son of Phineass 
Phineas6, James^ John', Samuel', John', born at South 

276 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Gower, Ont, October 26, 1831; married Oxford, Ont., 
February 6, 1856, Margaret E. Campbell, daughter 
of William Campbell of that place. Farmer. Lived, 
in 1877, at Kemptonville, Grenville Co., Ont. 

I William G., born Jan., 1857. 
II Daniel J., born Apr., 1859. 

III Elizabeth J., born Apr., 1861. 

IV Phineas Mc, born Mar., 1863. 

V Alexander C, born Sept., 1865. 
VI John G., born Nov., 1867. 

VII Emma K., born July, 1869. 
VIII Edwin C, born June, 1874. 

274. Daniel CJ. Pelton', third son of PhineasS 
Phineas', James", John', SamueP, John>, born at South 
Gower, Ont., October 29, 1835; married (i) at South 
Gower, Ont., March 8, 1864, Lucretia Olmsted, 
daughter of Reuben Olmsted, of Scotland; (2) at 
Oxford Mills, Grenville Co., Ont, February 15, 1877, 
Margaret Norton, daughter of William Norton of 
Ireland. Farmer. Lived, in 1877, at Oxford Mills, 
Ont. Children, born at Oxford Mills, Ont.: 
I Lizzie, born Nov. 22, 1864. 
II Orpha, born Aug. 14, 1866; died Mar. 15, 

III Herbert, born Sept. 14, 1868. 

IV Eva, born June 8, 1873. 

V William, born Oct. 15, 1875; «iied Nov. 

20, 1876. 

263. Elisha Pelton', third son of Phineas', James', 
John', SamueP, John , born at Hartford, Washington 
Co., N. Y., January 21, 1796; married at Madrid, St. 
Lawrence Co., N. Y., February 23, 1819, Mahala 

Kemptonville, Ont., and Madrid, N. Y. 277 

Brintnell, daughter of John Brintnell of Vermont. 
Farmer. Lived at Madrid, N. Y., and there died 
February 2, 1868. Children, born at Madrid, N. Y.: 
I Elijah, born Jan. 18, 1820; died Sept. 2, 
II Mary Ann, born June 17, 1821; married 
(i)Mar. 17, 1841, Jonathan Erwin, who 
died Feb., 1844; (2) Mar. 18, 1848, 
David Reed. 
Ill Laura L., born Dec. 19, 1822. 

277 IV James E., b. Jan. 8, 1825; m. July 2, 

1850, Louisa Clark; d. April 9, 1877. 

278 V Elisha C, b. Sept. 2, 1826; m. Jan. 4, 

1854, Ann P. Tilley; d. Sept. 16, 1862. 
VI Nancy L., born Oct. 2, 1831; married 

Jan. 5, 1856, Whitfield Watson; two 

sons, living in 1877; died Feb. 7, 1873. 
278 VII George W., b. Sept. 29, 1835; m. May 

10, 1864, widow Ann P. (Tilley) Pelton. 
278VIII Henry E., b. Sept. 9, 1839; m. (i) March 

8, 1865, Adelphia Dixon; (2) Feb. 9, 

1874, Mary Etta Pelton. 

276. James E. Pelton', second son of Elishas 
Phineas^ James*, John', SamueF, John', born at Mad- 
rid, N. Y., January 8, 1825; married July 2, 1850, 
Louisa Clark, died April 9, 1877. Children: 
I Elmina L., born Nov. 11, 185 1. 
II Lyman H., born July 11, 1855. 

III Ellen M., born Sept. 5, 1858. 

IV George E., born Feb. 14, 1861. 
V Frank L., born June 19, 1863. 

VI Betsy M., born Oct. 19, 1866. 
VII Clinton C, born Aug. 19, 1868. 

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276. Elisha C. Pelton^ third son of Elisha«, 
Phineas', James*, John", SamueP, John', born at Mad- 
rid, N. Y., September 2, 1826; married at Canton, 
St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., January 4, 1854, Ann P. 
Tilley, daughter of Walter Tilley, from Long Island, 
N. Y. Mechanic. Died at Madrid, N. Y., Septem- 
ber 16, 1862. Children: 
278 I Frederic M., b. Oct. 17, 1855; m. Sept. 
22, 1876, Elizabeth M. Rutherford. 
II William H., born Aug. 30, 1861; died 

Nov. 2, 1863. 
Ill Carrie E., born April 25, 1863; died Nov. 
16, 1863. 

378. Frederic M. Pelton', first son of Elisha 
C.\ Elisha*, Phineas', James*, John", SamueF, John', 
born at Madrid, N. Y., October 17, 1855; married at 
Potsdam, N. Y., September 22, 1876, Elizabeth M. 
Rutherford, daughter of Andrew Rutherford. Farmer. 
Lived, in 1877, at Madrid, N. Y. Children, none. 

976. George W. Pelton', fourth son of Elisha*, 
Phineas*, James*, John^ SamueF, John', born at Mad- 
rid, N. Y., September 29, 1835; married at Potsdam, 
N. Y., May 10, 1864, Ann P. (Tilley) Pelton, widow 
of his brother, Elisha C. Farmer. Lived, in 1877, 
at Madrid, N. Y. Children, none reported. 

376. Henry E. Pelton', fifth son of Elisha', 
Phineas', James"*, John"*, SamueP, John', born at Mad- 
rid, N. Y., September 9, 1839; married there (i), 
March 8, 1865, Adelphia P. Dixon, daughter of 
William Dixon, of Madrid, N. Y.; (2) February 
9, 1874, Mary Etta Pelton, daughter of Elisha Boyd 
Pelton, of South Gower, Ont. Farmer. Lived, in 
1877, at Madrid, N. Y. Children, born at Madrid : 

Madrid, N. Y., and South Gower, Ont. 279 

By first wife: 

I Mary M., born Aug. 12, 1866. 
II Julia S., born April 30, 1871. 
By second wife: 

III Martin H., born April 2, 1875. 

S69. Elijah Pelton', fourth son of Phineass 
James', Johns SamueP, John', born at Hartford, 
Washington Co., N. Y., June 23, 1798; married at 
South Gower, Ont., January i, 1823, Peggy Brown, 
daughter of David Brown, of Mountain, Ont. Farmer. 
Removed, with his father, in 18 10, to South Gower, 
and was living there in 1877. Children, born at 
South Gower: 

I Lucy, born Nov. 7, 1823; married Donald 
Mclntyre, and lived, in 1877, at Moun- 
tain, Ont. Seven children. 
II Fanny, born Feb. 24, 1825; married 
Ephraim Hunter. Removed to Mich- 
igan, and there died, Sept. 2, 1871. 
Three children. 
880 III Elisha Boyd, b. Mar. II, 1827; m. Jan. 25, 
1855, Martha J. Eldridge; d. July 6, 1876. 
281 IV Phineas, b. Feb. 18, 1829; m., 1851, 

Miranda Gorham. 
281 V Daniel Brown, b. March 18, 1832; m. 
Aug. 16, 1857, Elizabeth Cook. 

281 VI Elijah, Jr., b. Aug. 23, 1834; m. Oct. 8, 

1873, Elizabeth McNillage. 

282 VII David, b. Dec. 30, 1836; m.Nov. 29, 1875, 

Eleanor E. Derrick. 
VIII Peggy, born Sept. 18, 1838; died Aug. 29, 
282 IX Martin, b. Jan. 8, 1841; m. Mar. 2, 1871, 
Mary Louisa Doherty. 

28o American Pelton Genealogy. 

X Rebecca, born Feb. 28, 1843; married 
Mar. 17, 1870, John A. Christie. Lived, 
in 1877, at Oxford Mills, County Gren- 
ville, Ont; in 1892 at Brandon, Man. 
One child. 
XI William John, born Sept. 18, 1845. 
Farmer. Living, in 1877, in South 
Gower, Ont; unmarried. 
XII Rachel, born Sept. 18, 1847; married 
June 29, 1 87 1, William Popham. Lived, 
in 1877, at Osgood, Ont. No children. 

XIII Nancy Mahala, born Dec. 16, 1850. In 

1877 lived, unmarried, in South Gower, 

XIV Laura Ann, born May 16, 1852; died 

Mar. 24, 1853. 
XV James Kelley, born Jan. 20, 1854. 
Farmer. In 1877 lived at Valley Ford, 
Sonoma Co., Cal.; unmarried. 

279. Eli§ha Boyd Pelton', first son of Elijahs 
Phineas", James^ John^ Samuel', John', born at South 
Gower, Ont, March 11, 1827; married at Madrid, 
N. Y., January 25, 1855, Martha Eldridge, daughter 
of Henry Eldridge of Stockholm, N. Y. Farmer. 
Lived at Madrid, N. Y., and there died, July 6, 1876. 
Note. — He was a man of sterling integrity and 
of ability, a lover of the right at all times; a Christian, 
at first a Presbyterian, afterward a Baptist, a deacon 
in each. An excellent, kind father, his children loved 
and revered him. Children: 

I Mary Etta, born Mar. 15, 1856; married 
Feb. 9, 1874, to Henry E., son of Elisha 
Pelton of Madrid, N. Y. 
II Laura Ann, born Mar. 19, 1859; died 
June 2, 1873. 

Madrid, N. Y., and Persia, Ia. 281 

III Lizzie J., born Apr. 25, 1863. 

IV Nellie G., born Jan. 8, 1873. 

379. Phineas Pelton', second son of Elijahs 
Phineas', James^, John", Samuel', John', born South 
Gower, Ont, February 18, 1829; married in October, 
1 85 1, Miranda Gorham, daughter of Philo Gorham, 
of Vermont. Lumber dealer. Living, in 1877, at 
Martelle, Jones Co., and in 1891 at Persia, Harrison 
Co., Ia. Children: 

I Amos J., born Sept. 2, 185 1. 
II Almeron P., born Mar. 12, 1854. 

III Lucy M., born July 31, 1856. 

IV Julia A., born July 22, 1859. 

V William E., born May 19, 1862. 
VI Daniel K., born July 27, 1866. 
VII Horace H., born Dec. 19, 1868; died in 

VIII Emma E., born Jan. 19, 1870. 
IX Nettie M., born Dec. 31, 1873. 

279. Daniel Brown Pelton', third son of Elijah', 
Phineas', James*, John^ SamueF, John', born at South 
Gower, Ont., March 18, 1832; married there, August 
16, 1857, Elizabeth Cook, daughter of Joseph Cook 
of that place. Commercial traveller. Lived, in 1877, 
at Kemptville, Ont. Children: 

I Emma Elizabeth, born Sept. 24, 1859. 
II Ellnette Gertrude, born Sept. 23, 1865. 

III Daniel Edson, born Nov. 9, 1869. 

IV Charles Cook, born July 12, 1875. 

379. Elijah Pelton', Jr., fourth son of Elijahs, 
Phineas', James*, John^ Samuel', John', born at South 
Gower, Ont., Aug. 23, 1834; married at Oxford, Ont., 

282 American Pelton Genealogy. 

October 8, 1873, Elizabeth McNillage, daughter of 
John McNillage of that place. Farmer. Lived, in 
1877, at South Gower, Ont., and was clerk of the 
Township. Children: 

I Ida Maud, born Dec. 25, 1874. 
II Lucy Amelia, born Aug. 23, 1876. 

279. David Pelton', fifth son of Elijah', Phineas', 
James*, John^ SamueP, John', born at South Gower, 
Ont., December 30, 1836; married at Prescott, Ont, 
November 29, 1875, Eleanor E. Derrick, daughter 
of Andrew Derrick of Montague, Ont. Lived, 1877, 
at Burritt's Rapids, Ont. Farmer. Children, in 
1877, none. 

279. Hartiii Pelton% sixth son of Elijah", Phin- 
eas*, James*, John*, SamueF, John', born at South 
Gower, Ont, January 8, 1843; married at Burritt's 
Rapids, Ont, March 2, 1871, Mary Lousia Doherty, 
daughter of Matthew Doherty of that place. In 
1877 a farmer, living at Burritt's Rapids, Ont 

I Charles Adrian, born Feb. 9, 1873; died 
Sept 7, 1873. 
II Carrie Louisa, born Aug. 19, 1874. 

55. Phineas Pelton^ third son of John^ Sam- 
ueF, John', born (as deduced from his tombstone) in 
1 71 2; place and exact date unknown. Married (i) 
Middletown, Conn., May 22, 1740, Mary McKay, 
who "died Sept, 28, 1749, ae. 26 years." Married (2), 
but the place, date and name of the second wife 
are unknown. Farmer. Lived at Chatham, Conn., 
and as appears from the church records, was a church 

South Gower, Ont.; Chatham, Conn. 283 

member, baptizing his children in infancy. Indeed, 
it is from these records that we deduce his second 
marriage. He died May 24, 1799, ^^^ ^^^ buried in 
the Chatham burying ground, where his tombstone 
states that he was ae. 87 years, and that he suffered 
from " numb palsey for twenty three years before his 
death." His homestead is now, 1890, occupied by 
his great-grandson, Moses F. Pelton. Children: 

I A daughter, born 1741; no other record. 
284 n Ithamar, b. May, 1744 (bapt. May 19, 

1 744); m. July 23, 1 767, Elizabeth Hall; 

d. Jan. 22, 1806. 
in Charles, born unknown; died aged about 

six years (Rev. Charles Pelton). 
IV Jesse, date of birth unknown; baptized 

Dec. 8, 1752 (Chatham Ch. Rec); must 

have died young; no other record. 
V Lucy, date of birth unknown; bapt. June 

8» 1755 (Chatham. Ch. Rec); no further 

Note. — As shown above, the records of the family 
of Phineas are but few and mostly gathered from 
church and township records. He and his brother 
Johnson inherited from his father, as appears by the 
will of his father, John Pelton (see Appendix) "The 
one-half of my above-said four hundred acres, called 
the School lot, together with the one-half of my 
dwelling-house thereon," etc., to which he added other 
lands, the larger part of which is now occupied by his 
great-grandson, Moses F. Pelton. This old home- 
stead of John Pelton, ist, of Saybrook, lies in what 
is now the township of Portland, which was cut from 
Chatham, as that had previously been cut from Mid- 


284 American Pelton Genealogy. 

283. Ithamar Pelton', first son of Phineas*, 
John', SamueP, John", born at Chatham, Conn., in 
1744 (probably about May i), (baptized May 19, 
1744, Ch. Rec); married at Portland, Conn., July 23, 
1767, Elizabeth Hall (b. 1747), daughter of Capt. 
Samuel and Elizabeth (Wilcox) Hall, of that place. 
Lived in Chatham, now Portland, Conn. Sea captain 
and farmer. Died in Chatham, January 22, 1806-7, 
aged 68 years. He was a sea captain for years, com- 
manding privateers and taking prizes during the 
Revolutionary War, and still sailed the seas to Eng- 
lish and to other foreign ports after peace was de- 
clared. He was an enterprising business man, and 
from 1767 to 1795 an active land operator, as the 
Land Records of Chatham show. For the last years 
of his life, however, he was an invalid. Children: 

I Elizabeth, born Jan. 19, 1768-9; married 
(i) Capt. (Sea), Walter Hilliard, of 
Killingsworth, Conn., who died young; 
one child only, Abby, who died in in- 
fancy; (2) May 20, 181 1, Nathan 
Gillum, of Portland, Conn., who died 
Nov. 4, 1 821; date of her death un- 
386 H Cale, b. Oct. 27, 1769; m. Oct. 3, 1790, 
Esther Crittenden; d. Feb. 22, 1843. 
HI Charles, born Jan. 14, 1772; died Julys, 

IV Grace, born Oct. 27, 1773 (Town Rec); 
married (Ch. Rec.) May 4, 1794, Capt. 
James Stewart (b. July 12, 1771), of 
Portland, Conn. Lived at Portland, 
Conn., and there died, July 4, 1806. 
Capt. Stewart died and was buried at 
sea. They had four children, descend- 

Chatham and Farmington, Conn. 285 

ants of whom lived in Middle Haddam, 

300 V William Pitt, b. July 25, 1775; m. Dec. 3, 
1797, Sarah Davis; d. June 16, 1848. 
VI Mary, born Oct. 30, 1777; married Oct. 
20, 1 796, William (b. Aug. 14, 1 764 or '7; 
d. Mch. 21, 1831), son of Ozias Bid- 
well, of Eastbury, Conn. Lived at 
Farmington, Conn., and thence removed 
to Madison, Lake Co., O., in 1820, 
where she died, July 31, 1868. Chil- 
dren, six: Walter Hilliard, b. June 21, 
1798; Emeline, July 13, 1800; William, 
March 21, 1805; Oliver B., May 16, 
1810; Elizabeth, Sept. 16, 181 2; Mary 
Ann, July 15, 1815. 
VII Luther, born Oct. 7, 1779; joiner and 
cabinetmaker; died at sea. May, 1805, 
tradition says by violence,^ aged 26, 
while on a voyage to buy mahogany. 
VIII Charles, born 1781; died at sea, Nov., 

304 IX Samuel, b. Sept. 18, 1783; m. Nov. 5, 1808, 
Sarah Bailey; d. Aug. 8, 1862. 
X Sarah, born in June, 1789; unmarried. 
Lived after about the age of twenty- 
four years with her aunt, Mrs. Ruth 
Hall Deane (Mrs. Phineas Deane), 
until that lady's death, then with her 
cousin, a daughter of Mrs. Deane, Mrs. 
Harriet Makinster (Mrs. Wm. Mackin- 
ster), until she, Sarah, died Sept. 4, 
1870, aged 81 years. Buried in Mr. 
Mackinster's vault in Indian Hill ceme- 
tery at Middletown, Conn. 

286 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Note, — She had earned and saved about $2,000, 
the income of which she used to bring up two orphans, 
nephew and niece, of a man who died a New York 
milhonaire, whose fortune went largely to lawyers in 
the usual contest over a large fortune. At her death 
she left a sum of money to pay for removing her 
father's remains from the old burying ground to a 
new one. 

984. €ale Pelton«, first son of Ithamar^ Phineas*, 
John^ SamueF, John', born at Chatham (now Port- 
land), Conn., October 27, 1769 (family record); mar- 
ried October 3, 1790, Esther Crittenden (b. March 
18, 1768) of Colchester, Conn. Removed in 1794 
to Buckland, Franklin Co., Mass., and there died, 
February 22, 1843. Farmer. His wife Esther died 
there, July 25, 1845. Children: 

I Albert, born in Conn. Sunday, Nov. 11, 
1792; died Feb. 19, 1795. 
287 II Charles, b. Sept. 16, 1794; m. Nov. 28, 
1819, Lucinda Merrill; d. July 25, 1854. 

988 III Albert', b. June 22, 1796; m. Oct. 16, 

1833, Sarah Maria Cross; d. Sept. 14, 


989 IV Walter Hilliard, b. Mar. 22, 1798; m. (i) 

in 1819, Elizabeth Ward; (2) in 1834, 
Sophia Hawks; (3) in Nov., 1854, 
Widow Eunice Bassett; d. Sept. 14, 
V Phineas, born Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1800; 
died Mar. 15, 1800. 
VI Elizabeth Hall, born Thursday, Mar. 30,' 
1 801; married Dec. 16, 1824, Asa (b. 
Mar. 8, 1798), son of Josiah Davis of 
Buckland, Mass. Lived there and died, 

Shelburne Falls and Buckland, Mass. 287 

Mr. Davis July 4, 1872, and Mrs. Davis 

Mar. 20, 1873. Five children. 
291 VII Luther E., b. May 25, 1803; m. Oct. 25, 

1827, Eunice Dodge. 
292VIII Cyrus B., b. Apr. i, 1805; m. Apr. 17, 

1827, ThirzaS. Merrill. 
296 IX Hiram, b. in 1807; m. in Moscow, N. Y., 

date and name unknown; d. Aug., 1831. 
296 X Elias S., b. Nov. 12, 1809; m. Jan. i, 1835, 

Anna M. Judd; d. Oct. 2, 1852. 
298 XI Cale, Jr., b. Sept., 181 1; m. in 1842, Ann 

Ferrier Wood; d. Sept. 12, 1853. 
298 XII John O., b. Sept. 25, 1814; m. Sept. 14, 

1842, Lydia Wood. 

286. Charles Peltoii', second son of Cale«, Itha- 
mar', Phineas\ John", SamueP, John', born in Buck- 
land, Mass., Saturday, September 16, 1794; married 
at Shelburne Falls, Mass., November 28, 1819, Lu- 
cinda Merrill, daughter of Joseph Merrill of that 
place. Carpenter. Lived at Shelburne Falls, and 
there died, July 25, 1854. His wife Lucinda died 
June 23, 1854. Children: 

I Esther, born Dec. 19, 1820; married at 
Shelburne Falls, Mass., July 7, 1841, 
Asa Baldwin, blacksmith. She died 
Jan. 19, 1852. 
II Lucinda, born Aug. 28, 1824; married at 
home, Nov., 1846, Chester Talman ; 
died Aug. 17, 1859. Children: (i) 
Emily, b. Apr. 6, 1848; m. Sept. 21, 
1871, Charles M. Smith of Shelburne 
Falls, supt. of Gardner's cutlery works; 
children, Charles H. and Julian C. 
(2) Angelica, b. Apr. 26, 1850; d. July, 

288 American Pelton Genealogy. 

185 1. (3) Francis, b. 1852; drowned 
in 1857. 
288 III Charles O., b. Jan. 2, 1829; m. May 24, 
1848, Persis Crittenden. 
IV Melissa, born Aug. 5, 1834. 

987. Charles O. Pelton% only son of Charles% 
Calee, Ithamar', Phineas', John^, Samuel*, John', born 
at Shelburne Falls, Mass., January 2, 1829; married 
at Charlemont, Mass., May 24, 1848, Persis Critten- 
den, daughter of David Crittenden of that place. 
Carpenter. Lived, in 1878, at Shelburne Falls, Mass. 

I Cornelia, born Dec. 11, 1851; died Jan. 

8, 1856. 
II Charles Frederick, born June 22, 1862; 
died July 25, 1863. 

III C. Henry, born Jan., 1865; died Jan., 


IV Cornelia Luana, born March 13, 1868; 

died June 18, 1874. 
V Charles Frederick, 2, born Aug. 12, 1874; 
died Sept. 20, 1874. 

986. Albert Pelton', third son of Cale', Ithamar', 
Phineas*, John", SamueF, John', born at Buckland, 
Mass., Wednesday, June 22, 1796; married at Ley- 
den, Mass., Oct. 16, 1833, Sarah Maria Cross, 
daughter of John Cross, of that place. Farmer. 
Lived at Buckland, and there died, September 14, 
1874. Children: 

I Sarah Rhoda, born at Shelburne Falls, 
Mass., Aug. 13, 1834; married at Buck- 
land, Nov. 30, 1854, Jared, son of Jacob 
Gragg, of Colerain, Mass. Lived, in 
1878, at Buckland, Mass. 


II Lucy A., born May 15, 1842; married at 
Buckland, Mass., May i, 1867, Rev. 
Noble Fiske, of the M. E. church, son 
of Daniel P. Fiske, of Heath, Mass. 
Lived, in 1878, at Marlboro, N. H. 
Children: Lucy Christine, b. Feb. 28, 
1870; Lelia Maria, b. May 27, 1872; 
Mary Albertine, b. Feb. 23, 1875. 

286. l¥alter Hilliard Pelton\ fourth son of 
Cale', Ithamar', Phineas', John", SamueP, Johm, born 
at Buckland, Hampshire Co., Mass., Thursday, March 
22, 1798; married (i) there in 1819, Elizabeth Ward 
(d. 1834), daughter of John Ward, of Buckland; 
(2) at Northampton, Mass., in 1837, Sophia Hawks, 
daughter of Charles Hawks, of Deerfield, Mass., who 
died September 15, 1853; (3) at Coldwater, Mich., 
in November, 1854, Eunice Bassett, widow of Scho- 
field Bassett, and daughter of John Osborn, of the 
State of New York. Lived in Buckland, Mass.; 
thence, in 1837, removed to Leeds Corners, N. Y., 
for three years; thence to Moscow, N. Y., for three 
years; to Mount Morris, Livingston Co., N. Y., and 
to Coldwater, Mich., November 16, 1852, and finally, 
in 1866, to Girard, Mich., where he died September 
14, 1876. Children (by first wife): 

I Mary, born at Buckland, Mass., in 1820; 
married at Mt. Morris, N. Y., 1844, 
John Hall, of Co. Tyrone, Castle Can- 
field, Ireland; died Sept. 15, 1852. One 
child, Henry Irving, b. Aug. 15, 1847, 
South Livonia, N. Y. Lived, in 1878, 
at Fillmore, Fillmore Co., Minn. 
II Elizabeth, born Buckland, Mass., Sept, 
16, 1822; married May 26, 1844, Daniel 

290 American Pelton Genealogy. 

S. Avery, of Perry, Wyoming Co., N. 
Y., son of Jas. Avery, of Pike, N. Y. 
Lived, in 1878, at Colon, Mich. No 
Ill Joseph, born in 1824; died in 1825. 

290 IV George Franklin, b. Jan. 9, 1829; m June 

20, 1850, Ann Eliza Doland. 
V Rhoda Angelica, born, Buckland, Mass., 
June 10, 1832; married Jan. i, 1856, 
John F. Flynn, son of Thos. Flynn, of 
Co. Cork, Ireland. Children: Chas. 
Irvin,b. Jan., 1857; ViolaEstella, b. Dec. 
25, 1858; Wm. Early, b. July 28, 1861; 
Geo. Edward, b. May i, 1864 (d. Sept. 11, 
1865); Frank John, b. Sept. 21, 1868. 
Lived, in 1878, at Coldwater, Mich. 
By second wife: 

VI Hattie, i, born in 1840; died in 1841, ae. 
14 mos. 
VII Hattie, 2, born in 1843; <^ied in 1844, ae. 
17 mos. 
By third wife: 

VIII Jennie Florence, born April 27, 1856. 
IX Theron Burt. No record given. 

290. George Franklin Pelton^, second son of 
Walter H.', Cale^ Ithamar\ Phineas^ John^ SamueF, 
John', born at North Adams, Mass., January 9, 1829; 
married June 20, 1850, Ann Eliza Doland, daughter 
of John Doland, of Rushford, N. Y. Boot and shoe- 
maker. Lived, in 1888, at Rushford, Allegany Co., 
N. Y. Children: 

I John Frederic, born Feb. 12, 1852; died 
Jan. 24, 1857. 

291 II Charles Irving, b. Nov. 24, 1853; m. Oct. 

8, 1878, Adaline Kimball. 


III Duane Shedd, born Nov. 24, 1855; jew- 
eler, at Duke Centre, McKean Co., Pa. 

290. Charles Irving Pelton', second son of 
George F.', Walter H.', Cale', Ithamar*, Phineas', 
John', SamueF, John', born at Rushford, N. Y., 
November 24, 1853; married there, October 8, 1878, 
Adaline Kimball, daughter of Addison Kimball, of 
Rushford. Boot and shoemaker, Rushford, N. Y. 

I Mary, born Oct. 20, 1881. 

286. liUther E. Pelton', sixth son of Cale*, Ith- 
amar', Phineas^ John^ SamueP, John', born at Buck- 
land, Mass., Wednesday, May 25, 1803; married at 
Hawley, Mass., October 25, 1827, Eunice Dodge (b. 
Aug. 7, 1803; d- Sept. 17, 1843), daughter of Silas 
Dodge, of that place. Farmer. Lived, in 1876, at 
Perry, Wyoming Co., N. Y. After his marriage he 
immediately removed to Leicester, Livingston Co., 
N. Y., thence, in 1845, to Mt. Morris, N. Y., and six 
months after to Castile, N. Y. Children: 

I Elmina D., born at Leicester, N. Y., Apr. 
12, 1833; married at Castile, N. Y., 
Apr. 6, 1856, John W. Barnes of that 
place. Lived, in 1878, at Genesee 
Falls, Wyoming Co., N. Y. Children, 
two sons. 
292 II Luther E., Jr., b. Mar. 11, 1835; m. July 
14, 1863, Betsey E. Helmer. 

III Derastus L., born Feb. 14, 1837; died 

Aug. 19, 1840. 

IV Ann E., born in Leicester, N, Y., July 

18, 1838; married at Castile, N. Y., 
Sept. 12, 1859, Daniel F. Saxton, of 
Wethersfield, Wyoming Co., N. Y. 

292 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Lived, in 1878, in Danby, Mich. Chil- 
dren, one son and one daughter. 
V Mary A., born Feb. 13, 1840; married at 
Castile, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1870, Lorenzo 
Brainard of Gainesville, N. Y. Lived, 
in 1878, at Castile, N. Y. No children. 

391. liUther E. Pelton', Jr., only son of Luther 
E.', Cale", Ithamar', Phineas*, John', Samuel', Johns 
born at Leicester, N. Y., March 11, 1835; married at 
Castile, Wyoming Co., N. Y., July 14, 1863, Betsey 
E. Helmer, daughter of Zebulon Helmer, of Eagle, 
Wyoming Co., N. Y. Lived, in 1876, at Gainesville, 
Wyoming Co., N. Y. Postmaster Children: 
I Flora B., born Oct. 17, 1867. 
II Ollie M., born July 2, 1872. 
Ill Arthur D., born Sept. 23, 1876. 

286. Cyrus B. Pelton', seventh son of Cale*, Itha- 
mar', Phineas*, John', Samuel', John', born at Buck- 
land, Mass., on Monday, April i, 1805; married at 
Halifax, Vt., April 17, 1827, Thirza S. Merrill, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Thaddeus Merrill, of Shelburne Falls, 
Mass. Carpenter and joiner and farmer. Lived, in 
1878, at Cuylersville, Livingston Co., N. Y. Children: 
393 I Lauriston C, b. Oct. 6, 1828; m. July 8, 

1850, Calista Smith. 
393 II Marcus T. M., b. Sept. 25, 1830; m. (i) 
July 12, 1851, Mary Adams; (2) Cath- 
arine A. Wood. 
Ill Hiram B., born Apr. 16, 1832. Carpen- 
ter; unmarried. Served in the war of 
the Rebellion in the 2d Ohio Cavalry, 
and died in hospital at Fort Scott, 
Kan., Dec. 30, 1862. 

Gainesville and Canaseraga, N. Y., etc. 293 

394 IV DeWitt Clinton, b. Jan 25, 1834; m. 

July 3, 1854, Eliza J. Sessions. Killed 
in battle, Mar. 14, 1865. 
295 V Watts E., b. Feb. 23, 1837; uses Watson 
as his first name; m. Sept. 23, 1864, 
Anna N. McDivett. 

395 VI Loammi C, b. Apr. 19, 1843; "^-(0 -^P^ 

6, 1870, Alice N. Nichols; (2) June 24, 
1873, Margarette D. Lowery. 
VII Achsah Melinda, born Mar. 17, 1846; 
married Joseph Peter Pierson, son of 
Bradley M. Pierson, farmer, of LeRoy, 
N. Y. Lived, in 1878, at Lima, N. Y. 
Widow. No children. 
396VIII Cyrus Strong, b. Sept. 11, 1841; m. Oct, 
II, 1874, Elizabeth Frances Rawlings. 

393. Laari§ton C. Pelton', first son of Cyrus B.', 
Cale", Ithamar', Phineas^, John^, Samuels John', born 
at Shelburne Falls, Mass., October 6, 1828; married 
at Moscow, Livingston Co., N. Y., July 8, 1850, 
Calista Smith, daughter of Noah Smith, of Dansville, 
N. Y. Lived, in 1878, at Canaseraga, N. Y. Dealer 
in groceries and provisions. Child: 

I Thirza A., born Sept. 27, 1853, at Oramel, 
Allegany Co., N. Y. 

393. Harctis T. M. Pelton', second son of Cyrus 
B.\ Cale", Ithamar', Phineas", John', Samuel', John', 
born at Shelburne Falls, Mass., September 25, 1830; 
married (i) at Moscow, Livingston Co., N. Y., July 
12, 1 85 1, Mary Adams, daughter of Cyrus Adams of 
Wyoming Co., N. Y., who was divorced; (2) at Mount 
Vernon, O., June 12, 1873, Mrs. Catharine A.Ward, 
daughter of Thomas D. Simpson, of Delaware, O. 

294 American Pelton Genealogy. 

General master mechanic at C. & G. Cooper & Co.'s 
machine shops at Mount Vernon, O. Children: 
394 I Frederic M., b. July 13, 1852; m. Apr. 
5, 1875, Catharine A. Ward. 
II Sarah A., born June 3, 1854; married 
Mar. 17, 1873, Nathaniel Van Horn. 
Two children. Lived, in 1878, at 
Springfield, O. 

III Marv, born Apr. 8, 1858; died May 13, 


IV Adelaide, born May 25, i860. 
V Annie, born Dec. 10, 1861. 

VI Charles, born March 5, 1863. 
VII William, i, born and died March 10, 1865. 
VIII Mark, born April 14, 1866. 
IX Hiram B., born March 15, 1869. 
By second wife: 

X William, 2, born March 16, 1874; died 
Aug. 20, 1874. 
XI Arthur W., born July 17, 1875. 
XII Elizabeth, born March 19, 1877. 

294. Frederic M. Pelton^, first son of Marcus 
T. M.^ Cyrus B.\ Cale*, Ithamar\ Phineas^ John^ 
Samuel", John', born July 13, 1852; married April 5, 
1875, Miss Catharine A. Ward, daughter of John F. 
Ward, of Goldsborough (state not given). Engineer. 
Living, in 1878, at Mount Vernon, O. Child: 
I Elizabeth, born Oct. 31, 1876. 

SOS. De Witt Clinton Pelton', fourth son of 
Cyrus B.', Cale', Ithamar', Phineas', John', SamueP, 
John', born Buckland, Mass., January 25, 1834; mar- 
ried at Rushford, N. Y., July 3, 1854, Eliza J. Ses- 
sions, daughter of David Sessions, of that place. 
Shoemaker. Served in the War of the Rebellion, in 

BucKLAND, Mass.; Hinsdale, N. Y. 295 

Company B, 2d Regiment New York Mounted Rifles. 
He was wounded at the explosion of the great mine 
at Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864, and killed, upon his 
horse, in front of that city, March 14, 1865. The 
residence of the family, in 1878, was Hinsdale, Cat- 
taraugus Co., N. Y. Children: 

I Emma M., born May 26, 1855; married 
Sept. II, 1 87 1, Bela Webster. Lived, 
in 1878, at Hinsdale, N. Y. Children: 
De Witt D., b. June 4, 1874, and Cora 
M., b. Apr. 18, 1878. 
n Helen M., born Feb. 24, 1857; married 
Aug. 5, 1877, George Adams. Resi- 
dence, in 1878, at Olean, N. Y. One 
child, Blanche Eliza, b June 5, 1878. 
HI Frank D., born Jan. i, i860. 
IV Cora G., born Sept. 12, 1861. 
V Ira D., born Feb. 4, 1864. 

392. Watts E. Pelton* (known as Watson), 
fifth son of Cyrus B.\ Cale^ Ithamar", Phineas*, John^ 
Samuel', John', born at Shelburne Falls, Mass., Feb- 
ruary 23, 1837; married at Cleveland, O., September 
23, 1864, Anna N. McDivett, daughter of Wm. Mc- 
Divett. Lived, in 1878, at Cherokee, Cherokee Co., 
Iowa. Merchant. Wife, Anna N., died February 
18, 1878. Children: 

I De Witt L., born Dec. 10, 1867. 
II Berenice, born Feb. 18, 1869. 

III Walter S., born June 30, 1872. 

IV Stanley S., born April i, 1875. 

392. Loammi C. Pelton', sixth son of Cyrus B.\ 
Cale^ Ithamar', Phineas', John", SamueF, John', born 
at Moscow, Livingston Co., N. Y., April 19, 1843; 

296 American Pelton Genealogy. 

married (i), April 6, 1870, Alice N. Nichols, daughter 
of Jesse Nichols, of Cortland, N. Y.; (2) June 24, 
1873, Margarette D. Lowery, daughter of Philip 
Lowery, of Sonyea, Livingston Co., N. Y. Resi- 
dence at Cuylersville, N. Y. Children, none. 

292, Cyrus Strong Pelton*, seventh son of 
Cyrus B.', Cale', Ithamar', Phineas\ John^ SamueP, 
John', born in the township of Leicester, Livingston 
Co., N. Y., September 11, 1848; married at Canase- 
raga, N. Y, October 11, 1874, Elizabeth Frances 
Rawlings, of Stratford, Ont., daughter of William 
Rawlings, of Plymouth, England. Painter. Lived, 
in 1878, at Canaseraga, N. Y. Children: 

I Charles Strong, born March 15, 1875. 
II Emma Plough, born April 3, 1876. 
Ill Watson Emerson, born Oct. 5, 1877. 

286. Hiram Pelton', eighth son of Cale', Ith- 
amar', Phineas*, John^ SamueF, John', born at Buck- 
land, Mass., in 1807; married at Moscow, Livingston 
Co., N. Y. Lived at Leicester, Livingston Co., N. 
Y., and there died, in August, 1831. Children, none. 

286. Ellas S. Pelton', ninth son of Cale', Ith- 
amar', Phineas\ John^, Samuel', John\ born at Buck- 
land, Mass., November 12, 1809; married at Bethany, 
Genesee Co., N. Y., January i, 1835, Anna M. Judd, 
daughter of Liberty Judd, from Vermont. Mason. 
Died at Alexander, N. Y., October 2, 1852. Wife, 
Anna M., married (2) William Spaulding, of Alexan- 
der, N. Y., and there died, May 14, 1878. Children: 
I Emily, born Nov. 22, 1835; died March 
15, 1837. 
297 II Lewis W., b. May 7, 1838; m. Dec. 25, 
1858, Mary Palmer. 

Canaseraga and Alexander, N. Y. 297 

III Martha A., born Mar. 15, 1840; married 

Eugene Fillmore. Residence, 1878, at 
Attica, N. Y. 

IV Ellen P., born May 14, 1842, at Batavia, 

N. Y.; married there, July 11, 1874, to 
William Reed (b. July 4, 1827), son of 
Josiah and Phoebe Reed of Batavia. 
No children. 

297 V Allen C, b. Aug. 18, 1848; m. Nov. 22, 
1876, Agnes Moore. 

297 VI Elias S., Jr., b. Oct. 21, 1850; m. Oct. 21, 
1868, Catharine Boyle. 

296. Lewis W. Pelton', first son of Elias S.\ 
Cale', Ithamar, Phineas*, John', SamueF, John', born 
at Batavia, N. Y., May 7, 1838; married at Attica, 
N. Y., December 25, 1858, Mary Palmer, daughter 
of Henry Palmer of that place. Mason and con- 
tractor. Lived, in 1878, at 615 Cottage Grove ave- 
nue, Chicago, 111. Children: 

I Eugenia, born Feb. 14, 1862; died Oct. 
14, 1862. 
II Lillian, born Mar. 10, 1868. 

296. Allen C. Pelton', second son of Elias S.\ 
Cale', Ithamar', Phineas', John', SamueF, John', born 
at Alexander, Genesee Co., N, Y., August 18, 1848; 
married November 22, 1876, Agnes Moore, daughter 
of Thane Moore of Ireland. Farmer. Living, in 
1876, at Attica, N. Y. Children, none. 

296. Elias 8. Pelton*, Jr., third son of Elias S.', 
Cale', Ithamar", Phineas", John', Samuel', John', born 
at Alexander, N. Y., October 21, 1850; married at 
Attica, N. Y., October 21, 1868, Catharine Boyle, 

298 American Pelton Genealogy. 

daughter of Thomas Boyle of Ireland. Railroad 
man. In 1878 lived at Attica, N. Y. Children: 
I Mary A., born Aug. 27, 1869. 
II Martha R, born Sept. i, 1872. 
Ill Alice, born Feb. 8, 1877. 

286. Cale Pelton', Jr., tenth son of Cale*, Itha- 
mar', Phineas', John', SamueP, John', born at Buck- 
land, Mass., September, 181 1; graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, class of 1840, A. B.; received his degree of A. M. 
in 1843; teacher and author, teaching in Pennsylvania 
and in other States. He was the author of " Pelton's 
Outline Maps," published by Sower, Potts & Co. of 
Philadelphia, and extensively used in schools. In 
1842 he married Ann Ferrier Wood, daughter of 

Mr. Wood and Hannah (Rhaum) Wood, born 

Halifax, Pa., March 3, 1818; died in childbirth in 
Philadelphia, Pa., February 20, 1846. Mr. Pelton 
was a tall, slender man, well educated and a good 
and successful teacher. He died September 12, 
1853, of consumption, at the house of Mr. George 
W. Rhaum, uncle of his deceased wife, in Fox Chase, 
Philadelphia, Pa., and was buried with his wife and 
child, and his wife's mother, in Laurel Hill Cemetery, 
Philadelphia, in a vault in lot 53, section I. Child: 
I Still born, Feb. 20, 1846. 

286. John O. Pelton', eleventh son of Cale«, 
Ithamar', Phineas*, John', SamueF, John', born at 
Buckland, Mass., September 25, 18 14; married at 
Bethany, Genesee Co., N. Y., September 14, 1842, 
Lydia Wood, daughter of Ammon O. Wood of that 
place. Farmer. Removed soon after marriage to 
Ovid township, Branch Co., Mich., and thence, in 
1845, to Coldwater, Mich., and there lived in 1878. 


399 I Arthur M., b. Feb. 17, 1844; m. Apr. 22, 
1875, Eliza J. Avery. 
II Ella L., born Coldwater, Mich., Feb. 10, 
1850; married May 2, 1877, Charles D. 
Wright, lawyer, son of George Wright 
of Meredith, Delaware Co., N. Y. 
Lived, in 1878, at Coldwater, Mich. 
No children. 

998. Arthur M. Peltoii', only son of John 0.\ 
Cale\ Ithamar", Phineas\ John", Samiier, John*, born 
in the township of Ovid, Branch Co., Mich , February 
17, 1844; married at Indianola, Tex., April 22, 1875, 
Eliza J. Avery, daughter of I. Avery of Durham, 
Conn., whose ancestors lived in Groton, Conn. At 
the age of about one year he removed with his 
parents to the then village of Coldwater, Mich.; in 
the fall of 1 86 1 he entered the high school at Ann 
Arbor, Mich., preparatory to entering the University 
of Michigan; the next year entered the medical 
department, instead of the classical, and remained 
until 1864, when he passed an examination before 
the "Army Board of Medical Examiners," and was 
appointed by the Secretary of War to the position 
of Medical Cadet April 21, 1864, for the term of one 
year. Attached to the General Medical Staff, he 
performed duty in the hospitals in St. Louis, Mo., 
in Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and in Chattanooga, Tenn., 
where he acted as assistant surgeon for six months. 
At the end of the year he returned to the University 
and graduated March 28, 1866. Afterward he was 
in Illinois, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan and Arkansas 
until April, 1874, when he settled at Deming's 
Bridge, Matagorda Co., Tex., where he lived in 1876. 

300 American Pelton Genealogy. 

S84. William Pitt Pelton^ third son of Itha- 
mar', Phineas', John', SamueF, John', born in Chatham 
(now Portland), Conn., July 25, 1775; married there, 
December 3, 1797, Sarah Davis, daughter of Charles 
Davis of that place (whose wife was Anna Pelton, 
daughter of Joseph Pelton of Chatham, Conn.). 
Farmer. He bought a farm adjoining that of his 
father, soon after his father's death, and lived at Upper 
Middletown, Conn., and there died, June 16, 1848. 
His wife Sarah died September 5, 1851, aged 72 
years. Children: 

301 I Oliver, b. Aug. 31, 1798; m. in 1827, Julia 

Stewart; d. Aug. 15, 1882. 

302 n William Walter, b. March 23, 1801; m. 

(i) Nov. 8, 1829, Mary Sage; (2) Oct. 
23, 1845, Sarah Smith. 
HI Anna, born Sept. 14, 1803; married April 
27, 1825, Miles Hull (Hall in Town 
Rec), son of Comfort Hull. Lived in 
Middletown, Conn., and there died, 
Sept. 6, 1839. Four children: One son, 
in 1876, in Meriden, Conn., and one in 
Hyde Park, Mass. 

303 IV Charles Frederick, b. Jan. 10, 1806; m. 

April 4, 1827, Julia Ann Chamberlain. 
V Mary, born Jan. 22, 1808; unmarried. 
Lived in Middletown, Conn, and there 
died, Nov. 18, 1841. 
VI Grace, born June 25, 18 10; married Dec. 
3, 1836, Daniel Wilcox, who died Feb. 
15. 1869. Lived at Cromwell, Conn., 
and died March 10, 1878. One child, 
Sarah, who married Linus A. Williams, 
who had one son, Clarence, living, in 
1878, at Cromwell, Conn. 



VII Elizabeth, born Sept. t,o, 1812; unmar- 
ried. Lived at Middletown, Conn., 
and there died, March 12, 1835. 
VIII Harriet Maria, born Feb. 5, 181 5. Lived, 
unmarried, at Middletown, Conn., Oct. 
25, 1878. She had the Family Record 
of Joseph, ist, of Chatham. 
IX Julia Sarah, born May 22, 181 7; unmar- 
ried. Lived at Middletown, Conn., 
and there died, Sept. 21, 1852. 
X Alfred, born Oct. 18, 1819; died, while a 
student at Wesleyan University, Mid- 
dletown, Conn., Aug. 29, 1841. 
303 XI James A., b. Feb. 19, 1822; m. Nov. 16, 
1843, Lydia Matilda Atherton. 

300. Oliver Pelton% first son of William P.», 
Ithamar, Phineas^, John', Samueb, Johns born at 
Portland, Conn., August 31, 1798; married at East 
Hartford, Conn., in 1827, Julia Stewart. Steel en- 
graver, Hartford, Conn. Residence at East Hart- 
ford, where his wife, Julia, died, Saturday, Feb. 12, 

1 88 1, ai. 75 years. Mr. Pelton died August 15, 

1882. Child: 

301 I Edward R., b. Jan. 25, 1840; m. Oct 6, 
1869, Katie Flanders. Eight other 
children died in infancy. 

301. Edward R. Pelton% son of Oliver', Wm. 
P.', Ithamar', Phineas\ John^ SamueP, John', born in 
Boston, Mass., January 25, 1840; educated at Cam- 
bridge, Mass.; married at Brooklyn, N. Y., October 6, 
1869, Katie Flanders, daughter of B. F. Flanders, of 
Louisiana. Publisher, 144 Eighth street. New York. 
Residence, 1893, Brooklyn, N. Y. Children: 

302 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Katharine Isabel, born Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Aug. 7, 1871. 
II Edward Franklin, born Flushing, Long 
Island, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1877. 

300. William Walter Pelton', second son of 
William P.^ Ithamar\ Phineas\ John^ SamueP, John', 
born Portland, Conn., March 23, 1801; married (i) 
at Cromwell, Conn., November 8, 1829, Mary Sage, 
daughter of Alexander Sage of that place; (2) at 
Cromwell, October 23, 1845, Sarah Ann Smith, daugh- 
ter of Seth Smith of that place. Farmer. Living, 
in 1878, at Cromwell, Conn. Wife Mary died May 
6, 1839, and wife Sarah, April 14, i860. Children: 
I Henry P., born Cromwell, Conn., Sept. 20, 
1830. He went to Bridgeport, Conn., 
to be married and died at the house of 
his intended bride, Jan. 10, 1861. 
II Wilbur S., born May 10, 1832; died Sept. 
4, 1833. 

III Mary A., born at Cromwell, Conn., Oct. 

29, 1847; married December 19, 1876, 
Caleb S. Pease of Cromwell, where 
they lived in 1878. 

IV Emily, born Apr. 5, 1850; died Sept. 21, 


300. Rev. Charles Frederick Pelton', third son 
of William P.', Ithamar', Phineas*, John", SamueP, 
John', born at Portland, Conn., January 10, 1806, in 
the old Phineas homestead; married in Philadelphia, 
Pa., April 4, 1827, Julia Ann Chamberlain, daughter 
of John Chamberlain of Austerlitz, N. Y. Minister 
of the Methodist Episcopal church. Residence from 
about 1856 at Mount Kisco, Westchester Co., N, Y., 

Cromwell, Conn.; Mt. Kisco, N. Y. 303 

where he still lived in good health in 1890. Died 
Thursday, November 5, 1891. Mrs. Julia Ann Pelton 
died in 1880. Children: 
303 I Lewis F., b. Feb. 13, 1828; m. May 15, 

1855, Elizabeth C. Calhoun; d. Sept. 

17, 1883. 
II Harriet E., born at Nassau, Rensselaer 

Co., N. Y., Oct. I, 1830; married Sept. 

7, 1852, Luther C. Ward. Residence 

in 1878 at Newburgh, N. Y. Children: 

Julius Pelton, b. Aug. 20, 1855; Mary 

C, b. Oct. 21, 1861. 

III William P., born Nassau, N. Y., Feb. 11, 

1832; died young. 

IV Charles F., Jr., born Rye, N. Y.,Mar. 10, 

1842; died . 

302. Dr. Lewis F. Pelton', first son of Charles 
F.\ William P.\ Ithamar^ Phineas\ John^ SamueF, 
John', born at Westfield, Mass., February 13, 1828; 
married at Pawling, Dutchess Co., N. Y., May 15, 
1855, Elizabeth C. Calhoun, daughter of Daniel B. 
Calhoun, of Pawling (from Washington, Litchfield 
Co., Conn.). Physician and surgeon. Educated at 
Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. Lived 
for the most of his life after marriage at or near 
Mount Kisco, Westchester Co., N. Y., and there died, 
September 17, 1883. ^^s. Pelton died in March, 
1885. Children: 

I Frederic Calhoun, born Mar. 28, 1856. 
II Arthur Campbell, born May 16, 1872. 

300. James A. Pelton^ fifth son of William Pitt', 
Ithamar', Phineas', John^ Samuel', John", born at 
Upper Middletown, Conn., February 19, 1822; mar- 

304 American Pelton Genealogy 

ried Glastenbury, Conn., November 16, 1843, Lydia 
Matilda Atherton, daughter of Almarin Atherton, of 
that place. Dental surgeon. Residence, in 1893, at 
Middletown, Conn. Children: 

I Mary Jane, born March 27, 1846; died 

Jan. 23, 1883. 
II Lilly, born Aug. 21, 1854; an artist of 
ability; died Feb. 3, 1872. 

984. 8aninel Pelton", sixth and last son of Itha- 
mar', Phineas", John^ SamueP, John', born at Port- 
land, then Chatham, Conn., September 18, 1873; 
married there, November, 1808, Sarah Bailey, born 
November 24, 1784, daughter of Jeremiah Bailey, of 
Haddam, Conn. Farmer. He inherited and lived 
upon the old homestead of his father, grandfather 
and great-grandfather, and there died, August 8, 1862. 
His wife, Sarah, died October 10, 1863. Children: 

305 I George E., b. Sept. 28, 181 1; m. Nov. i, 

1 831, Caroline A. Cotton; d. Dec. 25, 


306 II Henry A., b. Feb. 7, 1813; m. Oct. 12, 

1840, Elizabeth Lay Post; d. Feb. 9, 

307 III Edwin A., b. Dec. 23, 1814; m. Nov. 5, 

1840, Almira Clark. 
IV Moses F., born Portland, Conn., on the 
old Phineas Pelton homestead, July 24, 
181 7. Farmer. Living on the home- 
stead in 1890; unmarried. 
V Martha E., born Oct. 18, 1820; married 
Feb. 5, 1840, John McCleve (d. Oct. 
16, 1867), son of Robert McCleve, 
of Portland, Conn. Children: Ruth, 
Emma, Ella, Henry, William. Resi- 
dence, in 1879, at Portland, Conn. 

Glastenburv and Portland, Conn. 305 

VI Sarah Jane, born Sept. 19, 1822; unmar- 
ried; died May 21, 1847. 
VII Clarissa B., born Feb. 17, 1825; died Sept. 
30, 1826. 

304. George E. Pelton', first son of Samuel', 
Ithamar', Phineas*, John^ SamueF, John', born at 
Portland, Conn., February 28, 181 1; married Middle- 
town, Conn,, November i, 1831, Caroline A. Cotton, 
daughter of Samuel Cotton, of that place. Silver- 
smith; learned the business at Middletown; worked 
there about six years, but soon after marriage re- 
moved to Portland, Conn., and followed the sea; 
drowned December 25, 1855. Children: 

I Jane E., born Aug. 5, 1832; married at 
Portland, Conn., Oct. 21, 1844, Ansel 
Hurlbut, son of Seymour Hurlbut, of 
that place. Residence, 1879, 33 Con- 
gress avenue. New Haven, Conn. 
Dealer in provisions. Four children. 
II Henry, born July 4, 1834; died Dec. 4, 1834. 

III Samuel W., born Jan. 18, 1836. Sailor. 

Died, unmarried, March 24, 1876. 

IV Sarah E., born Feb. 26, 1841; married at 

Portland, Conn., Aug. 26, 1862, Francis 
Wheeler (b. Sept. 8, 1837), son of 
Ahira Wheeler, of Moodus, Conn. 
Photographer, at West Meriden, Conn. 
Children: Edith M., b. Sept. 18, 1864; 
Alfred, b. Sept. 24, 1871. 
306 V Alfred H., b. Feb. 21, 1847; m. April 26, 
1871, Mary E. Heustis. 
VI Emma E., born April 22, 1849. 
VII Charles H., born Feb. 21, 1854; died Oct. 
i5» 1854. 

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305. Alfred H. Pelton', third son of George E.\ 
Samuer, Ithamar\ Phineas\ John^ SamueF, John', 
born at Portland, Conn., Feb. 21, 1847; married Cold 
Spring, N. Y., April 26, 1871, Mary E. Heustis, 
daughter of Elijah Heustis, of that place. Farmer, 
in 1879, at Cold Spring, N. Y. Child: 
I Carrie A., born Aug. 31, 1872. 

304. Henry A. Pelton', second son of Samuel', 
Ithamar', Phineas^ John\ SamueF, John', born at 
Portland, Conn., on the Phineas Pelton homestead, 
February 7, 1813; married at Essex, Conn., by Bishop 
Vail, October 12, 1840, Eliza Lay Post (born Oct. 5, 
18 16), daughter of Russell Post and Jemima Pelton 
Post, daughter of John Pelton^ 2d, of Essex, Conn. 
Merchant. Lived at Brooklyn, N. Y.; at Cold Spring, 
N. Y., and removed, about 1869, to Newfield, N. J., 
for a milder climate, and there died, February 9, 
\ZZ\.— Hartford Post. Children: 

I . No record. 

II Adliza Crosby, born Essex, Conn., June 
17, 1 84 1, daughter of Capt. E. F. 
Crosby, of Barnstable, Mass., and Miss 
Post, sister to Mrs. Pelton, was, after 
the loss of her father, Capt. Crosby, at 
sea, in the spring of 1844, adopted by 
Mr. and Mrs. Pelton. She was mar- 
ried in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1864, 
to Col. Crawford, of Pennsylvania. 
Children: i. Ada Clay, born Brooklyn, 
N. Y., Jan. 19. 1865; d. Aug. 5, 1865; 
2. Robert Ward, b. Eddington, Pa., 
July 13, 1868; 3. Louisa Ada, b. Oct. 
2, 1869; 4. Arthur Pelton, b. in Mary- 
land, Nov. 23, 1871. In 1871 Col. 

Cold Spring, N. Y., and Newfield, N. J. 307 

Crawford brought his family on a visit 
to Mr. Pelton's, and after some time 

304. £dwm A. Pelton', third son of Samuef, 
Ithamar', Phineas\ John\ SamueP, John', born at 
Portland, Conn., December 23, 1814; married at Mid- 
dletown, Conn., November 5, 1840, Almira Clark, born 
in 1 81 6, daughter of Abel Clark, of East Hartford, 
Conn. Manufacturer and merchant, at Cold Spring, 
N. Y. He served for two terms, in 1855 ^"^ ^^ i860, 
in the New York Legislature. Children: 

I Mattie, born Sept. 2, 1841; died Feb. 7, 

n Jennie A., born at Cold Spring, N. Y., 
May 31, 1849; married there, June 14, 
1870, Monroe L. Hayward (b. Dec. 22, 
1840). Lawyer. Son of William J. 
Hayward, of Willsboro, N. Y. Resi- 
dence, 1879, at Nebraska City, Neb. 
Children: Edwin P., b. Nebraska City, 
Neb., May 29, 1872; Mattie Almira, b. 
Cold Spring, N. Y., April 29, 1877; 
William H., b. Nebraska City, April 
29, 1877. 

55. Johnson Pelton', fourth son of John', 
Samuel', John', born probably in Haddam, Conn., 
in 1 714, as deduced from his tombstone; married 
March 3, 1748, Keziah Freeman, probably of Chat- 
ham, Conn. Farmer. He was left by his father's 
will a one-quarter interest in the four-hundred-acre 
tract of land bought of the School Commissioners of 
Middletown, Conn.; he and his older brother Phineas 
together having been left a one-half of said tract. 

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To this he, as appears by the Land Records, added 
other land by purchase. He lived in what is now 
Portland, Conn., and there died, December 13, 1804, 
aged 90, as appears from his tombstone. Buried in 
Chatham burying ground. The house, built by him, 
and the old homestead of 175 acres are now, in 1890, 
owned and occupied by his great-grandson, Hosmer 
Pelton. Children: 

I Hannah, i, born Jan. 10, 1749, bap. Jan. 

15, 1749; died May 28, 1753. 
n Susannah, born Aug. 9, 1750. No other 
HI Eunice, born Apr. 12, 1753. No other 
308 IV Johnson, Jr., b. Dec. 3, 1754; m. Feb. 17, 
1780, Rachel Penfield; died Feb. 7, 
V Hannah, 2, born Nov. 7, 1756. No other 
310 VI Freeman, b. Jan. 2, 1759; m. Nov. 30, 
T 783, Prudence Russell; d. Jan. 1 3, 1 847. 
31S VII Jesse, b. Feb. 8, 1761; m. Sept. 23, 1784, 
Phcebe Penfield; d. in 1795. 

313 VI 1 1 Samuel, b. Aug. 7, 1767; m. Joanna 

; d. date unknown. 

313 IX Seth, b. July 12, 1770; m. May 17, 1792, 
Abigail Hooker Brace; d. Apr. 19,1855. 

307. Johnson Pelton', Jr., first son of Johnson*, 
John', Samuel', John', born at Chatham, Conn, (now 
Portland), December 3, 1754; married there, February 
1 7, 1 780, Rachel Penfield (b. 1 75 7). Farmer. About 
1778 he removed to Ashfield, Franklin Co., Mass., 
and bought land. He began to clear it, carrying his 
grain on horseback thirty miles to mill. After some 

AsHFiELD, Mass.; Portland, Conn. 309 

years he returned to his father's homestead and there 
lived to the time of his death, February 7, 1839 (Ch. 
Rec). He was a large, strong man, very genial and 
cheerful, and fond of good horses, good company and 
a good story. Rachel, his wife, by Church Record, 
died March 6; by her tombstone, "March 9, 1843, 
aged 86 years." Children: 

I Lucy, born Dec. 7, 1780. Lived on the 
homestead unmarried, and there died, 
June 2, 1857. 
II Chauncey, born Jan. 30, 1783. A large, 
strong man; was a sea captain. On his 
last voyage to Savannah, Ga., he was 
taken with yellow fever and died at sea, 
Aug. 29, 1808. 

III Polly, born May 3, 1785; married Daniel 

Shepard, of Portland, Conn. 

IV Ruth, born Nov. 17, 1787; married Oct. 

14, 1807, David Ames, of Portland, 
V Julia, born Feb. 17, 1790; died unmarried, 

Sept. 3, 181 3 (Ch. Rec). 
VI Fanny, born Mar. 2, 1792; unmarried. 
309 VII Sanford, b. July i, 1794; m. Jan. 22, 1818, 
Phoebe Hurlburt; d. Jan. 11, 1870. 

308. Sanford Pelton', second son of Johnson', 
Johnson", John', Samuel', John', born at Portland, 
Conn., July i, 1794; married there, January 22, 1818, 
Phoebe Hurlburt, daughter of Jesse Hurlburt of that 
place. Farmer. He occupied the Johnson Pelton 
homestead and had his father's jovial spirit. Died 
January 11, 1870. Children: 

I Almira, born about 18 19; married May 3, 

1838 (Town Rec), Portland, Conn., 

Franklin Payne. 

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310 II Chauncey, b. Mar. 31, 1821; m. Dec. 10, 

1846, Maria C. Clark. 
310 III Hosmer, b. Aug. 6, 1828; m. Dec. i, 1870, 

Ida E. Hurlburt. 

309. Chauncey PeIton\ first son of Sanford", 
Johnson', Johnson", John", SamueP, John', born at 
Portland, Conn., March 31, 182 1; married at Plain- 
field, Mich., Dec. 10, 1846, Maria C.Clark, daughter 
of James Clark, of that place. Residence, in 1876, 
at No. 83 Fountain street, Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Manufacturer of lumber and shingles at Cedar 
Springs, Kent Co., Mich. Children: 

I Lucy Almira, born Oct. 4, 1854; died 
Nov. 25, 1855. 
II Tenella Viola, born Feb. 24, 1858. 

309. Hosmer Pelton', second son of Sanford*, 
Johnson', Johnson*, John", Samuels John', born at 
Portland, Conn., August 6, 1828; married there, De- 
cember I, 1870, Ida E. Hurlburt, daughter of Alan- 
son Hurlburt, of that place. Farmer. Living, in 
1890, on the homestead of five generations. Chil- 

I Arthur H., born March 25, 1872; died 

July I, 1873. 
II H. Floyd, born May 28, 1875. 

307. Freeman PeIton% second son of Johnson', 
John^ SamueF, John', born at Portland, Conn., Janu- 
ary 2, 1759; married November 30, 1783, Prudence 
Russell. Farmer. Removed to Lyme, N. H., about 
1 790, thence to Cavendish and to Plymouth, Windsor 
Co., Vt., where he died, January 13, 1847. Children, 
born at Cavendish, Vt.: 

Grand Rapids, Mich.; Plymouth, Vt. 311 

I Betsey E., born March 16, 1785; married 

Joel, son of Timothy Davis, of that 

place; lived and died at Haverhill, N. 

H. One child, Alanson Davis, 
II Hannah, born May 16, 1787; lived at 

Plymouth, Vt, and died unmarried, 

April 4, 1862. 
311 III Martin, b. July 31, 1789; m. Jan., 1828, 

Rebecca Kendrick; d. Nov. 16, 1866. 
IV Persis, born March 25, 1792; married in 

1814, Josiah Pelton, son of Joseph 

Pelton, of Lyme, N. H. Lived and 

died at Lyme, N. H. 
311 V Seymour, b. May 11, 1795; m. March 25, 

1818, Melinda Burt; d. Sept. 23, 1873. 

310. Martin Pelton", first son of Freeman', 
Johnson", John", SamueF, John', born at Cavendish, 
Vt, July 31, 1789; married January — , 1828, Rebecca 
Kendrick, daughter of Nathaniel Kendrick, of Han- 
over, N. H. Lived at Plymouth, Vt In his older 
days he was defrauded of his property, and lived and 
died with Mr. Alanson Bates, who had lived with him 
in his youth. Mr. Pelton died November 16, 1866. 
No children. 

310. Seymour Pelton', second son of Freeman', 
Johnson^ John^ Samuel', John\ born at Cavendish, 
Vt, May II, 1795; married at Plymouth, Vt, March 
2S, 1818, Melinda Burt, daughter of David Burt, of 
that place. Lived at Cavendish and Plymouth, Vt., 
and thence removed to Bethany, Genesee Co., N. Y., 
where he lived, and there died, September 23, 1873. 
Shoemaker and farmer. Mrs. Melinda Pelton died 
April 8, 1872. Children: 

312 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Prudence, born Feb. ii, 1819; died March 

7, 1819. 
II Abigail, born May 13, 1820; married June 
30, 1853, David S. Russell, of Caven- 
dish, Vt; lived there in 1878. No 
children. Husband, David S., died 
June 24, 1877. 
312 III Albin, b. June 17, 1822; m. Sept. i, 1870, 
M. Fidelia Rogers. 
IV Gratia Ann, born Dec. 5, 1823; died un- 
married, Dec. 28, 1869. 

311. AlMn Pelton', only son of Seymour*, Free- 
man', Johnson', John', SamueF, John', born at Ply- 
mouth, Vt, June 17, 1822; married at Bethany, N. 
Y., September i, 1870, M. Fidelia Rogers, daughter 
of Ezekiel Rogers, of Lyme, Conn. Farmer. Lived, 
in 1878, at Bethany, N. Y. Children: 

I Infant, born and died May 17, 1872. 
II Infant, born and died Oct. 18, 1873. 
Ill Mary M., born Aug. 10, 1876. 

307. Je§§e Pelton', third son of Johnson*, John', 
SamueF, John', born at Chatham, Conn., February 8, 
1 761; married there, September 23, 1784, Phoebe 
Penfield, of that place. Lived at Chatham, and also 
owned land in Hartford, Conn., and there died, in 
1795, letters of administration having been granted 
his widow, April 20, 1795. His widow married (2), 
September 10, 1818, Esquire James Bill. Child: 

I Frances, born about 1786; fate unknown. 

307. Samuel Pelton', fourth son of Johnson", 
John', SamueP, John', born Chatham, Conn., August 
7, 1767; married , Joanna . Lived at 

Bethany, N. Y., and New York. 313 

Hartford, Conn., and there died previous to 1822. 
A search through the Family and other Town Records 
of Hartford shows them to be in such an unsatisfac- 
tory state that little can be learned from them. After 
her husband's death the widow and the family, save 
one married daughter, removed to New York city, 
about 1829 or 1830, her name appearing in the city 
directory, from 1830 to 1854, as the proprietor of a 
store of fancy goods. Children: 

I Joanna; no further record; died in New 
York probably. 

H Emily, born ; married a man who 

was a baker and confectioner, and re- 
moved to Providence, R. I. 
313 HI Frederic S., b. about 181 1; m., date and 
name of wife unknown; died Sept. 3, 

3ia. Frederic S. Pelton*, born about 181 1 ; date 
of marriage and name of wife unknown. Merchant 
tailor. He removed from Hartford, Conn., wnth his 
mother and sister Joanna, to New York city, about 
1829 or 1830, where his name and place of business 
appears in the city directory from 1830 to 1854 as in 
or near Hudson street. New York. He gave up his 
store in 1864 and went to a Southern State about 
1 865 as a cutter; returning north to Bridgeport, Conn., 
in the same occupation, about 1870 to 1872, and there 
died, September 3, 1874, aged 63 years. His wife 
had died previously, date unknown. 

307. Seth Pelton', fifth son of Johnson', John', 
Samuel', John', born at Chatham, Conn., July 12, 
1770; married at West Hartford, Conn., May 17, 
1792, Abigail Hooker Brace (d. Dec. 28, I775)» 
daughter of Henry Brace, of that place. Farmer. 

314 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Lived at Chester, Mass., from 1792 to 1804, and 
thence removed to the Brace neighborhood in Litch- 
field, Herkimer Co., N. Y., in 1804. He was a sailor 
in his younger days. He died in Litchfield, N. Y., 
April 19, 1855. Mrs. Pelton died April 24, 1849. 

I Cynthia, born in Chester, Mass., May 25, 
1793; married at Litchfield, N. Y., 
Josiah Marshall. Lived in the town- 
ship of Litchfield; died in Genesee 
Co., N. Y. Children, thirteen, widely 
II Sylvia, born May 25, 1793; married Na- 
than Beardsley. Lived in Litchfield, 
Herkimer Co., N. Y. Children, four- 
teen, living mostly in Michigan, some 
in Ionia and others near Detroit, Mich. 
315 III Brace, b. Sept. 23, 1795; m. Nov. 10, 
1820, Lydia Harrington; d. Sept. 23, 
318 IV Jesse, b. Apr. 18, 1798; m. Nov. 17, 1825, 
Alice Harrington; d. Sept. 12, 1878. 
V Susannah (went by the name of Susan), 
born at Hartford, Conn, Jan. 30, 1802; 
married at Batavia, N. Y., Mar. 18, 
1825, Nathaniel Thompson Fish, son 
of Chas. Fish, of Augusta Center, 
Oneida Co., N. Y. Lived at Batavia, 
N . Y.; removed to Grand Rapids, Mich.; 
died at Mohawk, Herkimer Co., N. Y., 
May 17, 1870. Children, three. 
VI Abigail, born Apr. 11, 1804; married Ben- 
jamin Harrington, of Bridgewater, N. Y. 
Died in Ilion, N. Y., Nov. 19, 1872. 
Children, four. 

LiTCflFIELD AND lUON, N. Y. 315 

VII Louvina, born Oct. 20, 1806; married 

George Peck. Lived, in 1878, at 
*> Waukegan, 111. Children, three. Died 

Dec. I, 1884. 
318VIII Johnson, b. Nov. 8, 1808; m. Apr. 24, 

1 83 1, Mary Ann Harrington. Died 

May 23, 1879. 
319 IX Edmund H.,b. Oct. 15, 1810; m. Nov. 25, 

1833, Lucretia E. Hodges; d. Mar. 22, 


313. Brace Pelton', first son of Seth', Johnson', 
John', SamueF, John', born at Chester, Mass., Sep- 
tember 23, 1795; married at Winfield, Herkimer Co., 
N. Y., November 10, 1820, Lydia Harrington (b. 
Canterbury, Conn., April 16, 1799), daughter of 
Heber Harrington, of Bridgewater, Oneida Co., N. Y., 
formerly of Canterbury, Conn. Cooper and farmer. 
Died on his father's homestead in Litchfield, Herki- 
mer Co., N. Y., September 23, 1853 (another record 
gives the date Sept. 3, 1853). Mrs. Pelton still living 
in 1890. Children: 
315 I r Justus J., b. May 22 (20), 1822; m. Sept. 
< 23, 1843, Ruth Hayward. 
II ( Justin Brace, i, born Ilion, N. Y., May 
22 (20), 1822; died Dec. 29, 1830. 
317 III Justin Brace, 2, b. Sept. 12, 1837; m. Oct. 
24, 1861, Julia E. Warren. 

315. Justus J. Pelton\ first son of Brace', Seth*, 
Johnson', John^ SamueP, John', born at Ilion, N. Y., 
May 22, 1822; married at Smyrna, Chenango Co., 
N. Y., September 23, 1843, Ruth Hayward (b. Madi- 
son, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1840), daughter of Benjamin 
Hayward of that place. Farmer. In 1878 lived at 
Ilion, N. Y. Children: 

3i6 American Pelton Genealogy. 

316 I Edgar J., b. Aug. 6, 1845; m. (i) Sept. 
23, 1868, Mary J. Lewis; (2) Sept. 21, 
1874, Mary Ann Haggerty; (3) Aug. 
21, 1882, Ellen M. Casteel. 
II Josephine A., born in Litchfield township, 
HerkimerCo., N. Y., Jan. 16, 1848; mar- 
ried (i) in VVinfield, HerkimerCo., Jan. 
I, 1867, Joseph Vickerman; one daugh- 
ter, Nellie; (2) Lee Gaynor, in Utica, 
N. Y., and in 1890 lived in Springfield, 
Ohio. Nellie Vickerman, above, born 
June 24, 1868, in Litchfield, N. Y., 

married Mr. Johnson. Their son, 

Raymond, born April 26, 1890, makes 
the fifth of five generations now living, 
Mrs. Lydia Harrington Pelton, relict of 
Brace' Pelton, being the oldest. 

315. £d^ar J. Pelton*, only son of Justus J.', 
Brace', Seth', Johnson^ John^ Samuel", John', born 
in the township of Winfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y., 
August 6, 1845; married (i) in the town of St. 
Johnsville, N. Y., September 23, 1868, Mary J. 
Lewis, born in Litchfield, N. Y., August 4, 1850, who 
died; (2) in the township of Columbia, Herkimer 
Co., N. Y., September 21, 1874, Mary Ann Haggerty, 
born Litchfield, N. Y., in 1856, separated; (3) August 
21, 1882, Ellen M. Casteel, born Mount Vernon, 
Knox Co., O., May 24, 1855. Mr. Pelton lived in 
the State of New York down to 1875. Since then 
he has been a traveler for Amos Whiteley & Co., of 
Springfield, O., manufacturers of harvesting machin- 
ery. In the course of his business he has been over 
most of the middle portion of the continent, has seen 
life in most of its forms, can give a variety of ex- 

Litchfield, N. Y.; Springfield, O. 317 

periences, as to food and bills of fare, that will match 
almost any thing- in Asia or Africa, excepting human 
flesh. He has been extremely well blessed with 
grandparents, he being the fifth in a line of five liv- 
ing generations, and having at one time ten living 
grandparents, all of whom he knew and remembers, 
excepting his grandmother, Whitford, who was of the 
Sweet family, who were the famous natural bone- 
setters of Connecticut in years agone, a trait that 
has followed down the line to Mr. Pelton, who is 
able to set bones by instinct and not by education. 
His place of business, in 1890, is still at Springfield, 
Ohio, with his family residence at Morrow, Warren 
Co., Ohio. Children (by first wife): 

I Lydia May, born March 14, 1870, in 

Litchfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y. 
By second wife: 

n Clarence L, born Litchfield, N. Y., Aug. 

II, 1875; living with his mother at 

Cedarville, Herkimer Co., N. Y., in 


315. Justin Brace Pelton', third son of Brace', 
Seth', Johnson*, John^ Samuel', John', born at Litch- 
field, Herkimer Co., N. Y., September 12, 1837; mar- 
ried there, October 24, 1861, Julia E. Warren, 
daughter of Julius C. Warren, of that place. At- 
tended and taught school until he was of age, and 
then removed to Ilion, N. Y., where he entered the 
hardware business, and still, in 1878, continued 
therein. Children: 

I Gilbert B., born March 11, 1864. 
n Lettie Mae, born Jan. 30, 1870. 
ni Sarah Linette, born May 5, 1873. 
IV Jessie Warren, born Aug. 31, 1875. 

318 American Pelton Genealogy. 

313. Jesse Pelton^ second son of Seth^ John- 
son*, John^ Samuer, John', born at Chester, Mass., 
April 1 8, 1798; married at Winfield, Herkimer Co., 
N. Y., November 7, 1825, Alice Harrington, born 
Canterbury, Conn., November 7, 1804, daughter of 
Heber Harrington and Hannah, of that place. 
Farmer. Living, in 1878, at Bridgewater, Oneida 
Co., N. Y. Died there, at the house of his son-in- 
law, Cornelius Conklin, after thirteen years of illness 
and suffering, September 12, 1878. Mrs. Pelton still 
living, in 1890. Children: 
318 I Giles W., b. Aug. 13, 1826; m. Feb. 29, 

1848, Sarah L. Goodier. 
H Abigail H,, born Dec. 21, 1836; married 

Sept. 17, 1861, Cornelius Conklin. 

Lived, in 1878, at Bridgewater, Oneida 

Co., N. Y. 

318. Giles W. Pelton', only son of Jesses Seths 
Johnson\ John", SamueP, John', born at Litchfield, 
Herkimer Co., N.Y., August 13, 1826; married there, 
February 29, 1848, Sarah L. Goodier, daughter of 
Aaron Goodier, of Litchfield, N. Y. Farmer. Liv- 
ing, in 1878, at New Hartford, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

I Ammi G., born Oct. 21, 1850, at Richfield, 
Otsego Co., N. Y. In 1878 a farmer, 
unmarried, living at Richfield, N. Y. 
H Attie L., born Nov. 10, 1852. 

313. Johnson Pelton", third son of Seth', John- 
son", John", Samuel', John', born at Litchfield, Herki- 
mer Co., N. Y., November 8, 1808; married at Win- 
field, N. Y., Sunday, April 24, 1831, Mary Ann 
Harrington, daughter of Heber and Hannah (Whit- 

Litchfield and New Hartford, N. Y. 319 

ford) Harrington, formerly of Canterbury, Conn.* 
Wheelwright. Lived, in 1878, at Cedarville, Herki- 
mer Co., N. Y., where, May 23, 1879, ^^ ^ ^^ ^^ men- 
tal depression, caused by poor health, he committed 
suicide by shooting himself. He was a good citizen 
and highly respected. Mrs. Pelton still living in 
1890. Children: 

I Mahala H., born Wednesday, Nov. 9, 
1836; married Thursday, Nov. 4, 1852, 
George B. Tillson. Children: Carrie 
A., Anna M., Odie Johnson and George 
M. A widow in 1878, living in Utica, 
N. Y. 
n Miles J., born Sunday, April 23, 1840; 
died April 11, 1841, 
HI Orlo A., born on Monday, April i, 1850. 
Farmer, unmarried. Living, in 1878, 
at Cedarville, Herkimer Co., N. Y. 
Note. — This branch of the family is generally of 
light complexion. 

313. Edimmd H. Pelton', fourth son of Seth', 
Johnson', John^ Samuel", John', born at Litchfield, 
Herkimer Co., N. Y., October 15, 1810; married at 
Winfield, N. Y., November 25, 1833, Lucretia C. 
Hodges, daughter of Samuel Hodges of that place. 
Died at Ilion, N. Y., March 22, 1874. Occupation, 
mechanics and farming. Children: 

I Abbie L., born at Winfield, N. Y., May 
23, 1836; married June 23, 1858, Wil- 
liam J. Grimes. One child. In 1878 
lived at Ilion, N. Y. 

* Who was born there, son of David and Dorcas Harrington; his wife 
Hannah, daughter of David and Lydia Whitford, was born in W. Green- 
wich, R. I., Nov. 14, 1774. David Whjtford was born W. Greenwich, R. I. 
Oct. 31, 1751. Lydia (Sweet) Whitford was born there, July ii, 1756. 

320 American Pelton Genealogy. 

320 II Seth C.,b. June 3, 1839; m. June 25, 1862, 
Emma H. Bryant. 

320 III J. Randolph, b. Oct. 17, 1845; m. May 
24, 1870, Florence M. Caswell. 
IV Lydia B., born March 20, 1848; married 
Nov. 19, 1868, S. W. Skinner, of Ilion, 
N. Y., where they lived in 1878. Four 
children, three then living. 

319. Seth C. Pelton^ first son of Edmund H.', 
Seth', Johnson*, John^ Samuel, Johm, born at Win- 
field, Herkimer Co., N. Y., June 3, 1839; rnarried at 
Ilion, N. Y., June 25, 1862, Emma H. Bryant. Sales- 
man. Residence, in 1878, at Utica, N. Y. Child: 

I Minnie L., born at Utica, N. Y., April 
15, 1867. 

319. John Randolph Pelton', second son of 
Edmund H.^ Seth', Johnson*, John^, Samueb, John', 
born at Winfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y., October 17, 
1845; married at Ilion, N. Y., May 24, 1870, Florence 
M. Caswell, daughter of Edwin C. Caswell, of that 
place. Mechanic. Residence, in 1878, at Ilion, 
N. Y. Children: 

I Francis Edmund, born Oct. 17, 1875. 
II Edwin Caswell, born April 7, 1882. 

55. Josiah Pelton', fifth son of John', Samuel', 
John\ born probably in Haddam, Conn., in 1714 (as 
deduced from his tombstone); married at Chatham, 
Conn., about 1750, Hannah Churchill (b. 1728, bapt. 
April II, 1 731), daughter of John and Bethia (Stock- 
ing) Churchill, of that place. Farmer. They lived 
in that part of Chatham since set off as the township 
of Portland, and there died — Josiah, February 2, 1 792, 


aged 78 (tombstone), and his wife Hannah June 12, 
1810, aged 82. His farm in 1887 was occupied by 
his grandson, Mr. Ralph Pelton. Lived a short time 
in Medfield, Mass. On May 18, 1747, he sold land 
in Middletown, Conn., to Phineas Pelton, his brother 
(Middletown Records). Children, born in Portland, 
their exact order unknown: 

I Jemima, born about 1751; bapt. in the 
Cong, church at Portland, Conn., Sept., 
I 751; died May 14, 1774. 
n Josiah, born about 1753; bapt. Jan. 21, 
1753; died young. 
HI Prudence, born in 1755, baptized April 9, 
1755; married Nov., 1778, her cousin, 
Joseph Pelton, son of John Pelton^ 2d, 
of Essex (Saybrook), Conn. Lived at 
Lyme, N. H., and there died. May 2, 
1822. See p. 198. 
IV Unknown, born about 1757; died young. 
392 V John, b. March 9, 1759; m. about 1784, 
Martha Pelton; d. Aug. 28, 1848. 

VI Hannah, born in 1760; m. (i) , Capt. 

Clark, who was lost at sea; one child. 
Amy; (2) about 1797, Capt. Charles 
Treat. Lived at Glastenbury, Conn.; 
died May 20, 1799, aged 39; one child, 
398 VII Moses, b. March 4, 1762; m. May 14, 
1 79 1, Mindwell Horsford; d. Feb. 5, 
VIII Phoebe, born July 4, 1764; married (i) 
Aug. II, 1782, Capt. Stephen Hurlbut, 
who died at sea; children, Allen, 
Clarissa, Stephen, Harriet; (2) about 
1800, Capt. Chas. Treat, second hus- 

322 American Pelton Genealogy. 

band of her sister Hannah. Lived with 

Capt. Treat at Glastenbury, Conn.; 

died at East Windsor, Conn., Jan. 8, 

1844, aged 80 years. 
331 IX Marshall, b. Oct. 10, 1768; m. Jan. 3, 

1793, Betsey Sage; died June 4, 1852. 
340 X Josiah, Jr., b. March 5, 1772; m. Dec. 15, 

1793, Lucy Shephard; d. July 9, 1834. 

320. John Pelfon% second son of Josiah", John', 
SamueP, John', born at Portland, Conn., March 9, 
1759; married at Essex, Conn., about 1782, Martha 
Pelton, daughter of John" Pelton, 2d, of Essex, Conn. 
Ship carpenter and farmer. He lived at Portland, 
Conn., removing to Lyme, N. H., before 1791; thence, 
about 18 18, to Cayuga Co., N. Y., and thence to 
Conesus, Livingston Co., N. Y. He died at the 
house of his daughter, Mrs. Julia Whitney, at Spring- 
water, Livingston Co., N. Y., August 28, 1848. His 
wife, Martha, also died there, February 16, 1846. 
Children, all but the first two born in Lyme, N. H., 
the exact order of their birth unknown: 

I Martha, born at Portland, Conn., Aug. 1 1, 
1783; married about 1801 or 1802, in 
Lyme, N. H., by Rev. Mr. Conant, to 
James Morrison (b. Londonderry, N. 
H., Mar. 22, 1781), bridge builder, 
who died Oct. 15, 1841, at Fairlee, Vt., 
where they had gone in 1804, and were 
then living. Mrs. M. died at Fairlee, 
Vt., July 14, 1870. Her descendants 
live in New Hampshire, one of whom 
is Judge George W. Morrison. Ten 
n Josiah, born about 1785; died about 1787. 

Lyme, N. H.; Aurelius, N. Y. 323 

III Hannah, born March 21, 1789; married 

at Fairlee, Vt, April 6, 1 8 1 2, Ira Parker, 
son of Deacon Amos Parker, of Sharon, 
Vt. Twelve children. She lived in 
Vermont until her children were born, 
and then removed to Long Meadow, 
Mass., and there died, June 18, 1859. 
Mrs. Geo. Ferre, daughter, lived in 
1880, at 86 Bliss street, Springfield, 
Mass.; another daughter, Mrs. Martha 
Haskins, then lived at No. 11 Douglass 
street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

IV Ruth, born about 1791; married (i) Sal- 

mon Bigsbee (or Bixby), at Lyme, N. H., 
who was killed by the fall of a tree, 
leaving two sons; (2) at Madrid, St. 
Lawrence Co., N. Y., Barnabas Ames. 
V Betsey, born about 1792; married Jacob 
De Groff, at Aurelius, Cayuga Co., 
N. v., where she lived, and there died, 
Aug. 15, 1 8 14. Two children, who 
died before their mother. 
VI Phila, born Dec. 3, 1794; married, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y., Joshua Jones, of Dutchess 
Co., N. Y. (b. Oct. 23, 1792; d. Jan. 19, 
1858), son of Gershom Jones. Lived 
at Springwater, Livingston Co., N. Y., 
and there died, Sept. 26, 1853. Eleven 
VII Joanna, born Aug. 31, 1797; married at 
Aurelius, N. Y., Dudley Chapman (b. 
1796; d. North Bristol, O., Mar. 22, 
1876); died at West Farmington, 
Trumbull Co., O., Aug. 3, 1872. Eight 


324 American Pelton Genealogy. 

3S4VIII Josiah Johnson, b. June 25, 1798; m. 

March 29, 18 18, Eunice Geer. 
336 IX John, Jr., b. Jan. 16, 1800; m. in 1828, 
Susan Oilman; d. Jan., 1857. 
X Julia, born Jan. 10, 1804; niarried in the 
fall of 1822, in Livingston Co., N. Y., 
Ezra Whitney (who died at Pavilion, 
Kalamazoo Co., Mich., April 26, 1851). 
Lived at Livonia, N. Y., down to 1848, 
and then removed to Spring Arbor, 
Jackson Co., Mich., and there died, 
June 25, 1849, leaving six children. 
Note. — Mr. John Pelton was tall and slender, 
about six feet high, complexion light and eyes blue, 
disposition amiable and of excellent character. His 
wife, Martha, was thick-set, of medium height, and a 
fine-looking brunette. She was a member of the 
Presbyterian church. Her daughters were brunettes 
and handsome women. 

3S2. Josiah Jolinsoii Pelton«, second son of 
John', Josiah*, John', Samuel', John', born Lyme, 
N. H., June 25, 1798; married at Aurelius, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y., March 29, 1818, Eunice Geer, daughter 
of Ezra Geer, of Delaware. . Farmer. Removed to 
Pennsylvania about 1837, and thence to Ohio. 
Residence, in 1879, at Mecca, Trumbull Co., O. 
Mrs. Eunice (Geer) Pelton died October 31, 1878. 
335 I Isaiah F., b. Feb. 15, 1820; m. Jan. i, 

1843, Caroline Ellsworth. 

335 II Christopher C, b. May 20, 1822; m. April 

7, 1844, Matilda Randall. 

Livonia, N. Y.; Albion, Pa. 325 

324. I§aiali F. Pelf on', first son of Josiah John- 
son", John', Josiah^ John^, SamueF, John', born in 
Cayuga Co., N. Y., February 15, 1820; married Jan- 
uary I, 1843, ^t Albion, Erie Co., Pa., Caroline Ells- 
worth (b. July 14, 1823), daughter of Stephen Ells- 
worth, formerly of Scipio, Cayuga Co., N. Y. Farmer. 
Lived, in 1876, at Albion, Erie Co., Pa. Children: 

I Mary E., born Nov. 13, 1843; married 
July 4, 1866, W. A. Pratt. Children, 
.;■ 2-^^1876, Carrie M., b. Sept. 20, 1868; Ger- 
"^ trude M., b. Jan. 16, 1870. 
325 II James G., b. Jan. 27, 1848; m. Dec. 19, 
1872, Ella E. Devore. 
Ill Hugh M., born April 26, 1852; died May 
30, 1874. 

325. Jaiue§ O. Pelton^ first son of Isaiah F.', 
Josiah Johnson^ John^ Josiah^ John^ Samuel^ John', 
born at Albion, Erie Co., Pa., January 27, 1848; 
married December 19, 1872, Ella E. Devore. Child, 
in 1876: 

I Alice M., born Mar. 20, 1876. 

324. Christopher C. Pelfon', second son of 
Josiah Johnson', John', Josiah^ John', SamueF, John', 
born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., May 20, 1822; married 
in Erie Co., Pa., April 7, 1844, Matilda Randall, 
daughter of William Randall, of that county. 
Farmer and mason. Lived, in 1876, at Keepville, 
Erie Co., Pa. Children: 

I Sabra E., born Oct. 15, 1845, ^^ Spring, 
Crawford Co., Pa.; married Aug. 31, 
1863, Lloyd Luce, of Enterprise, Pa., 
where they lived in 1878. Children: 
Alta M., b. Dec. 11, 1868, and Birdie, 
b. Feb. 9, 1872. 

326 American Pelton Genealogy. 

326 II Josiah Johnson, b. Aug. 28, 1848; m. Oct. 

4, 1874, Eunice Wickwire. 

Ill Mary Ida, born Aug. 26, 1851; married 
Dec. 18, 1867, Matthew Groff, of Keep- 
ville, Erie Co., Pa. One child, Chris- 
topher, b. Oct. 2, 1868. Residence, in 
1878, at Meadville, Pa. 

VI Eunice A., born Aug. 29, i860. 

325. Josiah Johnson Pelton', only son of Chris- 
topher C.\ Josiah Johnson^ John', Josiah\ John^ Sam- 
uel', John', born at Keepville, Erie Co., Pa., August 28, 
1848; married there, October 4, 1874, Eunice Wick- 
wire, daughter of H. H. Wickwire, of that place. 
Blacksmith. Residence, 1878, at Foxburg, Clarion 
Co., Pa. Child, in 1876: 

I Etta, born Nov. 8, 1876. 

329. John Pelton', Jr., third son of Johns, 
Josiah^ John^ Samuel'^ John', born at Lyme, N. H., 
January 16, 1880; removed to Cayuga Co. about 
1818; married in 1828 in Livingston Co., N. Y., 
Susannah Gilman (b. Sparta, N. Y., 1814), daughter 
of Michael Gilman, of that county. Removed in 
1834 or 1835 to Michigan. Lived in Stockbridge, 
Ingham Co., and afterward in Bradley, Allegan Co., 
Mich., and there died in January, 1857. Farmer. 
Children (exact order of birth unknown): 

327 I George W., b. March 4, 1832; m.June 23, 

1857, M. J. McQuade. 

II Sarah, born ; married Myron Briggs. 

Lived, in 1879, i^ Sydney, Shelby Co., 
O. No report. 
Ill Joanna, died young. No record. 

FoxBURG, Pa.; Fairhavem, Mich., etc. 327 

IV Martha, born , at Stockbridge, Ing- 
ham Co., Mich.; married (i) Amos 

Sharp; children two; (2) ? Lived 

in Allegan Co., Mich., and there died, 
date unknown. 
327 V Henry Johnson, b. April 10, 1842; m. 
Oct. 29, 1870, Julia Davis. 
VI Mary, born at Eaton Rapids, Mich., Jan. 
22, 1846; married at Middleville, Dec. 
30, 1864, William C. Williams (b. 1838), 
son of John H. Williams, of Lorain Co., 
O. Farmer. In 1880 she lived at 
Oregon City, Ore. Children: Horace, 
Frederic and Laura. 

396. George W. Pelton^, first son of John', Jr., 
John', Josiah", John^ Samuel', John\ born at Mount 
Morris, Livingston Co., N. Y., March 4, 1832; mar- 
ried at Attica, Fountain Co., Ind., June 23, 1857, 
Miss M. J. McQuade (b. 1833), daughter of John 
McQuade, of County Armagh, Ireland. Farmer and 
dealer in agricultural implements. Lived, in 1879, 
at Fairhaven, St. Clair Co., Mich. Children: 

I Anna, born May 18, 1858; died May 21, 
II George G., born Aug. 29, 1859. 

III Lillian C, born April 21, 1861; married 

Feb. 25, 1879; ^^ further record. 

IV Minnie, born 1862; died June 3, 1872. 
V John, born 1868; died June 7, 1872. 

396. Henry Johnson Pelton', second son of 
John", Jr., John', Josiah', John', SamueP, John', born 
at Stockbridge, Ingham Co., Mich., April 10, 1842; 

328 American Pelton Genealogy. 

married at Eaton Rapids, Eaton Co., Mich., October 
29, 1870, Julia Davis, daughter of Jonas S. Davis, of 
Springport, Jackson Co., Mich. Farmer. Living, 
in 1879, 3-t Wheeler, Gratiot Co., Mich. Children: 
I Edith, born at Springport, Mich., July 26, 

II Benjamin, born in Saginaw Co., Mich., 
April 14, 1874. 

390. Moses Pelton', third son of Josiah", John", 
Samuel', John\ born at Chatham, now Portland, 
Conn., March 4, 1762; married at Marlborough, 
Conn., May 14, 1791, Mindwell Horsford, daughter 
of Daniel Horsford, of that place. Sea captain in 
his early life, and afterward a farmer. He traded 
with the West India islands and South American 
ports, and made as many as twenty-two voyages to 
Paramaribo, at the mouth of the River Surinam, to 
Georgetown, at the mouth of the Demarara, and to 
other ports on the continent of South America. He 
and his brother, Josiah, owned a vessel taken and 
confiscated by the Spaniards during the war for 
Mexican independence. In 1820, he, with his family, 
removed to Otisco, Onondaga Co., N. Y., where he 
bought a farm, on which he lived and where he died, 
February 5, 1842. He was fair in complexion, with 
clear, dark eyes and a Roman nose, thick-set and very 
erect. Children (all born at Marlboro, Conn.): 

I Susannah, born March 30, 1793; married 
there, Feb. 21, 1814, Dr. Daniel Smith, 
of that place; removed to Beloit, Wis., 
and there died, Jan. 31, 1871. Chil- 
dren, five that grew up, of whom E. R. 
King, of Beloit, married a daughter. 

Otisco and Savannah, N. Y. 329 

329 II Elisha, b. April 26, 1795; m. March 18, 

1824, Miss Betsey Ruth Gaylord; d. 
Oct. 28, 1873. 

330 III Frederic Hosford, b. Jan. 17, 1797; m. 

Oct. 26, 1827, Eliza Davis. 
IV David Miller Pelton, born Dec. 7, 1800; 
removed to Otisco, N. Y., with his 
father and family, thence to Turtle, 
Rock Co., Wis. In 1878 he lived at 
Beloit, Wis. He was not married, five 
feet ten inches in height, hair and eyes 

338. Klisha Pelton', first son of Moses', Josiah*, 
John', SamueF, John', born at Marlboro, Conn., April 
26, 1795; married at Otisco, N. Y., March 18, 1824, 
Miss Betsey Ruth Gaylord, daughter of Lemon Gay- 
lord, of that place. Removed, in 1 820, with his father 
and his family, to Otisco, Onondaga Co., N. Y., and 
thence, in 185 1, to Beloit, Wis., where he died, Octo- 
ber 28, 1873. Farmer. Height, 5 ft. 8 in.; weight, 
1 70 lbs. Mrs. Pelton died at Beloit, December 23, 
1872. One child. 

329, Charles C. Pelton^ only child of Elisha', 
Moses', Josiah^ John", SamueF, John', born in Onon- 
daga Co., N. Y., May 25, 1825; married (i) there, 
January 28, 1847, Cynthia Patterson, daughter of 
James Patterson, of Otisco, N. Y., who died, Beloit, 
Wis., January 29, 1857, leaving no children; (2) at 
Rockton, III, February 23, 1858, Lydia A. Buffum, 
daughter of Richard C. Buffum, of Colden, Erie Co., 
N. Y. Dentist. In 1878, living in Beloit, Wis., to 
which town he removed in 1852. Height, 5 ft. 8 in.; 
weight, 160 lbs. Children: 

33© American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Ralph B., born June 25, 1861. Height, 

5 ft. 10 in. 
II Carrie Melinda, born Oct. 21, 1865. 
Ill Nellie Miranda, born Mar. 16, 1869. 

328. Frederic Hosford Pelton", second son of 
Moses", Josiah', John", SamueF, John', born at Glas- 
tenbury or Marlboro, Conn., January 17, 1797; mar- 
ried (i) at Otisco, N. Y., October 26, 1827, Eliza 
Davis, daughter of Elisha Davis, of Preble, N. Y., 
who died at Otisco, May 17. 1854, aged 54 years and 
6 months; (2) in Preble, N. Y., March 5, 1856, 
Miranda (Aldrich) Anderson, daughter of Asa Al- 
drich, of that place, and widow of J. M. Anderson. 
Removed with his father from Connecticut to Otisco, 
N. Y., in 1820, thence, in 1 871, to Savannah, Wayne 
Co., N. Y. Farmer. Resided, in 1878, at Savannah, 
N. Y. Height, medium. Child: 

330. Creorge Pelton', only child of Frederic H.*, 
Moses', Josiah*, John^ SamueP, John\ born at Otisco, 
Onondaga Co., N. Y., November 27, 1828; married 
there, January 13, 1853, Fanny Bailey, daughter of 
Solomon Bailey, of that place. Farmer. Living, in 
1878, at Preble, Cortland Co., N. Y. Children: 

I Frank L., born at Otisco, N. Y., July 30, 
II Florence E., born at Beloit, Wis., July 4, 

Ill F. Estell, born at Otisco, N. Y., July 24, 

320. Marshall Pelton^ fourth son of Josiah*, 
John', Samuel', John', born at Chatham (now Port- 
land), Conn., October 10, 1768; married at Portland, 

Otisco, N. Y.; Middletown, Conn. 331 

Conn., January 3, 1793, Betsey Sage, daughter of 
Lemuel Sage, of Middletown, Conn, Farmer. Lived 
upon the Josiah Pelton homestead in Portland, and 
there died, June 4, 1852. Mrs. Pelton died Septem- 
ber I, 1855, aged 84 years. Children: 

I Betsey, born Aug. 15, 1793, at Portland, 
Conn.; married there, Feb. 12, 181 5, 
Abram Phelps, of Marlboro, Conn. 
Lived in North Glastenbury, Conn., 
and there died. May 14, 1838. Chil- 
dren: Harriet, Phila, Francis, Ellen, 
Cynthia and Elizabeth. 
II Sally Maria, born July 31, 1795; married 
Sept. 20, 1 82 1, George Stocking, of 
Middletown, Conn. Lived at Middle- 
town, and there died, Aug. 5, 1878. 
Five children: Sarah, George, Elisha, 
Edwin and Ralph. 
Ill Cynthia, born July 19, 1797; not married 
but lived with her brother Ralph. She 
was thrown from a wagon on Wednes- 
day, Sept. 22, 1880, and died on the 
28th of that month. 

332 IV Francis Sage, b. June 11, 1799; m. Aug. 

20, 1823, Harriet Peet; d. Oct. 16, 1832. 
V Russell, I, born Jan. 13, 1801; died Apr. 
14, 1801. 

333 VI Russell, 2, b. July 20, 1803; m. Aug. 21, 

1 82 1, Pamelia Abbey. 
336 VII Henry M., b. Oct. 14, 1805; m- Nov. 22, 
1828, Caroline Crittenden; d. Dec. 12, 
VIII Amy C, born Aug. 14, 1807; unmarried. 
Lived at Portland, Conn., and there 
died, July 28, 1836. 

332 American Pelton Genealogy. 

337 IX Ralph, b. June 5, 1809; m. (i) May 6, 

1834, Louisa L. Strickland; (2) April 
18, 1865, Frances A. Strickland. 

338 X Lewis S., b. July 30, 181 1; m. (i) Sept. 

15, 1835, Sarah A. Payne; (2) Aug. 28, 
1856, Betsey C. Post. 

339 XI Leverett S., b. June 6, 1814; m. (i) Jan. 

17, 1837, Esther M. Strickland; (2) 
Sept. 27, 1845, Sarah H. Batchelder; 
(3) March 8, i860, Mrs. Ruth (Brooks) 
XII Still-born, between the ist and 6th; prob- 
ably between the 5th and 6th. 

330. Francis Hage Pelton', first son of Mar- 
shair, Josiah"*, John\ Samuer, John', born in Chatham, 
now Portland, Conn., June 11, 1799; married August 
20, 1823, Harriet Peet (b. Dec. 7, 1801), of Canaan, 
Conn., only daughter of William Peet, of that place. 
Clothier at Canaan, and afterward in the stage and 
livery-stable business at Litchfield, Conn., where he 
died, April 16, 1832. Children, all born in Canaan, 

I Betsey Ann, born at Canaan, Conn., June 
28, 1824; unmarried; residence, in 1879, 
with her brother at E. Canaan, Conn. 
II William, born Jan. 23, 1826; living, in 
1879, unmarried, on the Peet homestead 
at E. Canaan, Conn. Farmer. 
Ill Edward Francis, born July 25, 1828; died 
Sept. 16, 1846. 

Canaan, Conn.; Brooklyn Village, O., etc. 333 


330. Russell Pelton% third son of MarshalF, 
Josiah^ John', Samuel', John', born at Chatham, now 
Portland, Conn., July 20, 1803; married at Portland, 
Conn., August 21, 1821, Pamelia Abbey, daughter of 
Asaph Abbey, of Chatham, Conn. Farmer. Lived 
at Chatham, and at Chester, Conn., where he and John 
Baldwin Pelton worked a granite quarry. On Sep- 
tember 4, 1835, he removed to the township of Brook- 
lyn, O., adjoining the city of Cleveland on the south. 
There he lived, and there died at the house of his 
daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Fish, April 19, 1888. Chil- 
dren, all born in Connecticut: 

I Emily Frances, born Nov. 20, 1822; mar- 
ried at Brooklyn, O., July 3, 1848 
(1838?) Philo Chamberlain, of Cleve- 
land, O., where she lived, and there 
died, Mar. 4, 1861. Eleven children. 
One daughter, Mrs. Helen J. C. But- 
ler, lived in No. Adams, Mass., 1891. 
Mr. Chamberlain, under the name of 
the Northern Transportation Co., built 
up a line of twenty-one propellers, form- 
ing a daily line between Chicago, III, 
and Ogdensburg, N. Y. 
n William Henry, born Sept. 24, 1823; died 

Oct. 23, 1823. 
in Elizabeth A., born Dec. 17, 1824; married, 
Brooklyn, O., Dec. 3, 1840, Ozias Fish, 
of that place, where she lived in 1888. 
Four children, one only, Dwight, living 
in 1878. 
334 IV Frederick William, b. March 24, 1827; m. 
Aug. 25, 1848, Susan Anna Denison. 

334 American Pelton Genealogy. 

V Ella J., born Mar. 13, 1832; married Dec. 

18, 1855, Samuel Sears, of Brooklyn, 
O., where she lived in 1879, ^'^^^ chil- 
dren, Miller, Rossie and Frederick. 
334 VI Francis Sage, b. June 8, 1833; m. Jan. 8, 
1854, Mary Knight; d. Nov. 2, 1876. 

333. Frederic l¥illiaiii Pelton', second son of 
Russeir, Marshall', Josiah", John", Samuel', John', 
born at Chester, Conn., March 24, 1827; married at 
Brooklyn, Cuyahoga Co., O., August 25, 1848, Susan 
Anna Denison (b. Aug. 8, 1829, in Richfield, O.), 
daughter of John B. Denison, whose father, Daniel 
Denison, came to Ohio from Saybrook, Conn., about 
1823-25. Residence, in 1890, in Cleveland, O. In 
1878 he was County Treasurer, after having been 
Mayor of the city of Cleveland. Children: 

I Libbie Pamelia, born June 13, 1849; un- 
married in 1878. 
II Lulu Ellen, born Feb. 5, 1852; married 
Oct. 8, 1874, A. A. Wenham. Resi- 
dence, 1878, in Cleveland, O. 
Ill Clarence Frederick, born May 20, 1857; 

died Dec. 3, 1857. 
IV Clara Susan, born May 20, 1857; died 
Dec. 25, 1857. 

V Jennie Louisa, born June 28, i860; died 

June 10, 1864. 
VI Emily Frances, born Nov. 10, 1862; died 

June 30, 1864. 
VII Susie May, born Sept. 19, 1866. 

333. Francis Sage Pelton', third son of Russeir, 

Marshall', Josiah^ John', SamueP, John', born at 


Cleveland, O.; Buffalo, N. Y. 335 

Chester, Conn., June 8, 1833; married at Brooklyn 
Village, Cuyahoga Co., O., January 8, 1854, Mary 
Knight, daughter of Moses N. Knight, of Glens 
Falls, Warren Co., N. Y. Vessel owner. Lived in 
Cleveland, O., and there died at 288 Franklin avenue, 
November 2, 1876. Children: 

I Cora B., born Oct. 27, 1854. 
335 II Russell K., b. Nov. 8, 1856; m. Aug. 15, 
1877, Lillie B. Bouton. 

III Ellen M., born Oct. 13, 1858. 

IV Mary F., born May 21, 1862. 

V Noyes F., born Aug. 27, 1865; died Feb. 

15, 1866. 
VI Esther L., born Nov. i, 1867. 
VII Glenn W., born Jan. 20, 1869; died May 

6, 1875. 
VIII Clarence B., born Aug. 19, 1870; died 
May 9, 1875. 
IX Emily G., born Nov. 21, 1872. 
X Francis Sage, Jr., born July 16, 1875. 
XI Lura A., born May 27, 1877; died Aug. 
28, 1877. 

334. Russell K. Pelton', second son of Francis 
S.\ Russeir, Marshal?, Josiah', John^, SamueF, John', 
born in or near Cleveland, O., November 8, 1856; 
married August 15, 1877, at Hudson, O., Lillie B. 
Bouton, daughter of Charles Bouton, of that place. 
Residence, in 1890, Cleveland, O. ; in 1892, in Buffalo, 
N. Y. Business, transportation. Children: 
I Helen Mary, born Sept. 4, 1878. 
II Charles Frederick, born May 16, 1881; 
died July 11, 1881. 
Ill Roy Noyes, born Feb. 25, 1890. 

336 American Pelton Genealogy. 

330. Henry M. Pelton", fourth son of Marshall, 
Josiah", John^ SamueF, John', born at Portland, Conn., 
October 14, 1805; married at Chatham, Conn., No- 
vember 22, 1828, CaroHne Crittenden, daughter of 
Daniel Crittenden, of that place. Lived at Barre, 
N. Y., thence removed to Sandstone, Mich., about 
1830, and there died, December 12, 1836. Children: 
I Sarah, born probably at Barre, N. Y., in 
1829; died at Sandstone, Mich., Feb. 
28, 1837. 
II Lewis, b. May 2, 1835; m. Mar. 5, 1855, 
Julia B. Harrington. 

336. Lewis Pelton', only son of Henry M.«, 
Marshall', Josiah", John^, Samuel, John', born May 2, 
1835, at Sandstone, Mich.; married there, March 5, 
1855, Julia B. Harrington, daughter of Porter Har- 
rington, of that place. From previous to 1876 has 
resided in Jackson, Mich., to this date, 1893, save 
when absent in military service. Occupation, grocer. 
In 1 86 1 he enlisted in Co. E, 8th Regiment, Michi- 
gan Volunteers Infantry, and was assigned to the 2d 
Brigade, ist Division of the 9th Corps, under Gen. 
W. T. Sherman, Gen. Stevens Brigade Commander. 
Landed in South Carolina November 8, 1861; re- 
mained there until the summer of 1862, when in 
storming a breastwork on James Island, S. C, June 
16, he was severely wounded in the wrist. After 
lying a week in the brigade hospital he was sent to 
the city hospital in New York city, where he stayed 
four months, and was then honorably discharged for 
physical disability, October 20, 1862. Child: 

I Carrie L., born in Sandstone, Mich., Mar. 

I, 1856. In 1892 at home with her 

parents at Jackson, Mich. 

Jackson, Mich.; Portland, Conn. 337 

330. Ralph Pelton', fifth son of Marshall' J osiah', 
John^, SamueP, John', born in Chatham (now Port- 
land), Conn., June 5, 1809; married (i) at Portland, 
May 6, 1834, Louisa L. Strickland, of that place (b. 
May 8, 181 1; d. May 4, 1864); (2) April 18, 1865, 
Frances A. Strickland, sister of his first wife (b. May 
24, 1823; d. Nov. 4, 1891), daughter of Noah Strick- 
land (b. Jan. 9, 1776). Occupation, farming. Resi- 
dence, Portland, Conn., until he died by La Grippe, 
at home, November 5, 1891, after a short illness. 
He was an excellent man and died in Christian faith, 
as he had thus lived since he was sixteen years old. 

The writer is glad to acknowledge his cheerful and 
valuable assistance in gathering the records of the 
Chatham and Portland branch of the Pelton family. 

I Frances M., born Mar. 16, 1835; married 
May 20, 1856, William H. Kelsey. 
Children: Elizabeth L., b. Mar. 10. 1857; 
d. Oct. 25, 1867; Frances Eugenia, b. 
June II, i860; Ralph Erastus, b. April 
22, 1862; Wm. Hy., b. April 18, 1865; 
Frederic Marshall, b. Sept. i, 1868; d. 
Feb. 15, 1870; Gracie May, b. Aug. 21, 
1871; Julia Pelton, b. Nov. 21, 1872; 
Sarah Elizabeth, b. Mar. 25, 1875. 
Residence, in 1878, at Portland, Conn. 
II Julia Louisa, born Mar. 17, 1837; married 
(i) Dec. 14, 1856, Chas. Hy. Hall. Chil- 
dren: Frederic Edwin, b. Feb. 15, 1858; 
Clarence B., b. May 7, i860; d. Aug. 
30, 1862; Hy. Gilbert, b. Feb. 15, 1863; 
Julia Louisa, b. Sept. 29, 1865. Resi- 
dence, in 1878, Portland, Conn.; (2) 
in New York city, Dec. 2, 1889, William 

338 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Dale (born in New York, Nov. 4, 1843). 
No children. Residence, in 1893, New 
York city. 
Ill Frederick H., born Oct. 21, 1842. 

330. Lewis S. Pelton^ sixth son of Marshair, 
Josiah', John', SamueF, John', born at Portland, 
Conn., July 30, 181 1; married (i) at South Glasten- 
bury. Conn., September 15, 1835, Sarah A. Payne 
(born Nov. 4, 181 7), daughter of Alfred Payne, of 
Portland, Conn.; (2) at Portland, Conn., August 28, 
1886, Betsey C. Post, daughter of Wm. Post, of 
Hebron, Conn. Farmer. Living, in 1878, in Port- 
land, Conn. (P. O., Cobalt, Conn.) Children, born 
at Portland, Conn.: 

I Amy Adelia, born Oct. 17, 1836; married 

April 5, 1865, Wellington G. Spencer, 

of Portland, Conn.; died Jan. 3, 1874. 

No children. 
II Sarah Jane, born Nov. 24, 1839; ^^^^ 

Aug. 5, 1840. 

III Francis Lewis, born June 30, 1841; died 

Nov. 12, 1842. 

IV Mary Frances, born May 20, 1843; ^^^^ 

Sept. 27, 1846. 
V Maria Elizabeth, born March 9, 1848; 

died Sept. 15, 1848. 
VI Lillie Elizabeth, born Nov. 15, 1849; 
married June 6, 1866, Henry F. Rams- 
dell, of Middle Haddam, Conn. Chil- 
dren: Emma E., b. April 12, 1867; 
Franklin H., b. July 22, 1869; Grace 
Spencer, b. July 28, 1873. Residence, 
in 1878, at Middletown, Conn. 

Portland, Conn.; Brooklyn Village, O. 339 

339 VII Edward Waterhouse, b. Oct. 14, 1855; 
m. March 31, 1878, Miss Jenny Corn- 
wall; d. April 28, 1879. 
VIII Charles Henry, born Oct. 23, 1857. Lived, 
in 1878, in Portland, Conn. 
IX Nellie May, born Oct. 7, 1859; married 
Dec. 25, 1876, Norman C. Clark, of 
Cobalt, Conn. Child: Amy Isabella, 
born July 16, 1877. Lived, in 1878, at 
Middle Haddam, Conn. 

33S. Edward Waterhouse Pelton', first son of 
Lewis S.\ Marshall', Josiah', John', SamueP, John', 
born at Portland, Conn., October 14, 1855; married 
March 31, 1878, Miss Jennie Cornwall, daughter of 
Charles Cornwall, of Portland, Conn., where he died, 
April 28, 1879. Child: 

I Charles, born , 1879. ^''s. Pelton 

married 2d James Rogers and lived, 
in 1890, near New Haven, Conn. 

330. lieverett S. Pelton', seventh son of Mar- 
shall', Josiah', John', SamueF, John', born at Portland, 
Conn., June 6, 1814; married (i) at Chatham, Conn., 
January 17, 1837, Esther M. Strickland, daughter 
of Noah Strickland, of that place, who died at Ver- 
million, O., November 11, 1842; (2) at Londonderry, 
N. H., September 27, 1845, Sarah H. Batchelder, 
daughter of Nathan Batchelder, of that place, who 
died there, April 3, 1858; (3) at Brooklyn, O., March 
8, i860, Mrs. Ruth (Brooks) Meach, daughter of 
Elisha Brooks, of Parishville, St. Lawrence Co., 
N. Y. Residence, in 1878, in Brooklyn Village, Cuy- 
ahoga Co., O. Children: 

I Amy M., born at Brooklyn Village, O., 
May 19, 1839; married at Londonderry, 

340 American Pelton Genealogy. 

N. H., J. C. Townes, and there lived, 
in 1878. Three children. 

II Sarah Jane G., born at Londonderry, N. 

H., Dec. 16, 1846. 
Ill Esther Frances, born May 17, 1852, at 
Londonderry, N. H.; married at Brook- 
lyn Village, O., Oct. 8, 1875, Edward 
Stinchcomb. Lived, in 1878, at 523 
Lorain street, Cleveland, O. 
340 IV Leverett Francis, b. March 28, 1861, 
at Brooklyn, O. ; m. Jan. 19, 1882, Miss 
Ida Van Ornum. 

V Marshall Elisha, born at Brooklyn, O., 

Sept. 6, 1862. 
VI Frederic Henry, born at Brooklyn, O., 
July II, 1867. 

339. licverett Francis Pelton', first son of 
Leverett S.', Marshall', J osiah*, John', SamueP, John*, 
born at Brooklyn Village, Ohio, March 28, 1861; 
married there, January 19, 1882, Miss Ida Van Or- 
num, daughter of F. S. Van Ornum, of that place. 
Occupation, physician and dentist. Residence, 1891, 
Berea, O. Children: 

I Marshall Elisha, born Nov. 5, 1882. 
II Ruth Effie, born May 22, 1884. 
Ill Esther May, born February 7, 1888. 


320. Josiah Pelton, Jr.% fourth son of Josiah', 
John', SamueF, John', born at Chatham, now Port- 
land, Conn., March 5, 1772; married there, December 
19, 1793, Lucy Shepard. From 1787 to 181 1 he fol- 
lowed the sea as cabin boy, sailor, captain and owner, 

Berea and Vermillion, O. 341 

trading principally with the West Indies and the 
Spanish Main, both in North and South America; 
also with Brazil and the Guianas. In 181 1, during 
the Mexican insurrection, under Hidalgo, he was 
captured while commanding a vessel owned by him- 
self and his brother, Moses, the vessel and $30,000 
in specie confiscated and he held a captive.* Re- 
leased, after three years, he found his vessel sold and 
all his papers destroyed, which prevented the recovery 
of his property. Abandoning the sea, he, in June, 
18 1 5, gathered up his family, and with a wagon drawn 
by an ox team for a conveyance, started for Ohio, 
and in August following arrived at Euclid, near 
Cleveland, O., where a cousin, Jonathan Pelton, son 
of Joseph Pelton, ist, of Chatham, Conn., had settled 
the year before. Here he bought land, and here his 
wife Lucy (b. Aug. i [or 11], 1775) died September 
2, 181 5. In 1819 he bought land with a small clear- 
ing and a log house, of John Sherrarts, in Vermillion, 
Huron (now Erie) Co., O., and removed to the new 
farm. At that time there was large game, deer, 
bears, wolves and wild turkeys in plenty, with some 
Indians still roaming the woods. Here he was a 
farmer. But he could not forget the old vocation, 
and soon after his arrival built a small vessel, 
launched her upon Lake Erie, and called her the 
" Franklin " after his youngest son. At that time the 
nearest mills were at Cleveland and Cold Creek. He 
died at Vermillion July 8 or 9, 1834. Children, all 
born in Chatham, Conn.: 

I Lucy, born Nov. 2, 1794; married Wil- 
liam Treat, of Glastenbury, Conn., who 
removed to Euclid, O., where he built 
many vessels. Children, three. Mrs. 

* Another account says he was taken and held captive by pirates. 

342 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Treat died in 1819, Mr. Treat in 1872 
or 1873. 
II Phoebe, born Aug. 10, 1796; married Sept. 
28, 18 16, at Euclid, O., Anson Cooper, 
of Stockbridge, Mass. Lived at Brown- 
helm, Lorain Co., O. ; was living in 
1875. Children: George, Lucy, Josiah, 
Mary, Allen P., Henrietta B., Henry, 
Julia, Ann, Sarah M., Charlotte. Mr. 
Cooper died July 26, 1846. Mrs. 
Cooper, in 1878, lived within four miles 
of Vermillion. She died at Brownhelm, 
O., July 27. 1883. 

343 III Josiah Shepard, b. Mar. 22, 1799; m. May 
22, 1825, Sophia (Allen) Leonard; d. 
Jan. 5, 1886. 
IV Nathaniel, born Dec. 14, 1800; died Apr. 
7, 1801. 

345 V Allen, b. Apr. 25 (or 28), 1802; m. Mar. 
25, 1827, Fanny Cuddeback; d. Jan. 27, 
VI Charlotte, born Mar. 29, 1804; married 
Levi Parsons, merchant, of New Haven, 
Conn. Children: William Nelson and 
Sarah. Lived at Vermillion, O., where 
she died, Dec. 4, 1834. 

345 VII Sylvester Augustin, b. Mar. 25, 1806; m. 
Dec. 31, 1828, Eunice O. Sturges; d. 
Jan., 1891. 

347VIII Austin, b. Mar. 10, 1808; m. (i) Aug. 11, 
1834, Sarah Sturgis; (2) July i, 1858, 
Caroline (Durand) Nye; d. May 27, 
IX Julia Ann, born Oct. 6, 1810; married 
John Miller, a farmer, from Conn., who 

Vermillion, O. 343 

died about 1835. One child, John. 
Lived at Vermillion, O., and there died, 
Oct. 6 (Feb. 16), 1832. 
350 X Franklin, b. Nov. 13, 18 14; m. (i) Dec. 
13, 1838, Eliza Davis; (2) Dec. 24, 
1854, Mary Elizabeth Cummings. 
Note. — The sons of this family, excepting Austin, 
were tall; their children are short. 

340. Jo§iah ShepardPeltoii% first son of Josiah^ 
Josiah^ John^, SamueP, John', born at Portland, Conn., 
March 22, 1799; married at Vermillion, O., May 22, 
1825, Sophia (Allen) Leonard, daughter of Holden 
Alden from New Hampshire. Lived, in 1878, at 
Vermillion, O. Farmer and vessel owner. Mrs. 
Pelton, born in Connecticut, in infancy removed to 
near Cherry Valley, N. Y., and there married a Mr. 
Leonard, and by him had two children. Orange A. 
and Jane Leonard, both dead. She died at Vermil- 
lion, March 5, 1878, and Mr. Pelton died January 5, 
1886. Children, born at Vermillion, O. : 

I Lucy C, born Mar. 16, 1826; married 
Dec. 28, 1848, William Pike, of the 
State of New York. Lived at Ver- 
million and died of paralysis, Oct. 20, 
1877. Children: Elwell Levi and 
Mary Sophia. 
344 II Josiah Shepard, Jr., b. Mar. 16, 1828; m. 

Dec. 28, 1853, Jane Stone. 
344 III Levi A., b. Sept. 24, 1830; m. Mar. 20, 
1859, Frances Nye. 
IV Mary A., born Sept. 28, 1832; married at 
Vermillion, Nov. 9, 1853, Charles B. 
Summers, of Vermillion, and lived there 
in 1878; in 1891 at Oakland, Cal. 
Farmer. Children: Roland and Bertha. 

344 American Pelton Genealogy. 

344 V George W., b. Aug. 23, 1835; m. July 5, 
1858, Adelia Klady. 

343. Josiah Shepard Pelton', Jr., first son of 
Josiah S.^ Josiah", Josiah^, John^ SamueP, John', born 
Vermillion, O., March 16, 1828; married there, De- 
cember 28, 1853, Jane Stone, daughter of William 
Stone, of Vermillion. ■ Lived, in 1878, at Berlin 
Heights, Erie Co., O. Farmer. Died at Berlin 
Heights, O., July 27, 1882. Mrs. Pelton died April 
8, 1 89 1. Children: 

I Jennie E., born June 26, 1855; married 
Birmington, 0.,Aug. 21, 1882, Charles 
H. Cummings, of Youngstown, N. Y. 
Children: Josiah P., b. July 19, 1883; 
Clarence, b. Aug. 27, 1886. Residence, 
1 89 1, Geneva, O. 
n Annie M., born Apr. 7, 1858; d. Jan. 26, 
ni Ruth, born Dec. 12, 1861; died Feb. 26, 

1862 (3). 
IV Leonard L., born Apr. 21, 1867. 

343. licvi A. Pelton', second son of Josiah S.s 
Josiah', Josiah^ John\ SamueF, John', born at Ver- 
million, O., September 24, 1830; married there, 
March 20, 1859, Frances Nye, daughter of Benjamin 
Nye, of Syracuse, N. Y. Vineyardist and manufac- 
turer of pure native wines. Died October, 1882. 
No children. 

343. Creor^e IV. Pelton', third son of Josiah S.*, 
Josiah", Josiah*, John', Samuef, John', born at Ver- 
million, O., August 23, 1835; married there, July 5, 
1858, Adelia Klady, daughter of Isaac Klady, of 

Vermillion, O. 345 

Florence, Erie Co., O. Residence, in 1878, at Ver- 
million, O. Farmer. Child: 

I Josiah Eugene, born June 21, 1865. 

340. Allen Pelton', second son of Josiah', Jo- 
siah\ John^ Samuel', John', born at Portland, Conn., 
April 25, 1802; married at Vermillion, Ohio (where 
he had removed with his father in 181 9), March 25, 
1827, Fanny Cuddeback, daughter of Peter Cudde- 
back, of Marcellus, N. Y. Residence, in 1878, in 
Vermillion, O. Farmer. He died in Vermillion, O., 
January 27, 1882. Mrs. Pelton died there, January 
18, 1883. Children, born in Vermillion: 

I Lester A., born Sept. 5, 1829. A mill- 
wright* In 1878, unmarried, and living 
in Comptonville, Yuba Co., California. 
In 1 89 1, residence at Oakland, Cal. 
II Sarah, born Oct. 10, 1831. 

III Leverett Franklin, born Dec. 29, 1835; 

died Sept. 20, 1838. 

IV Julia Antoinette, born Aug. 11, 1840; 

married Nov. 24, i860, Henry Wagner, 
formerly of New Haven, Conn. Resi- 
dence, in 1878, at Vermillion, O. Chil- 
dren: Fanny A., Nelson D. and Ruth A. 

340. Sylvester Aii^iistin Pelton% third son of 
Josiah", Josiah*, John", Samuel', John', born at Port- 
land, Conn., March 25, 1806; removed with his father, 
in 1815, to Ohio, and in 1819, to Vermillion, Erie 
Co., O.; married there, December 31, 1828, Eunice 
O. Sturgis, daughter of Frederic Sturgis, of that 
place, formerly of Roxbury, Delaware Co., N. Y. 
Farmer. In 1890 was still living at Vermillion, hale 
and hearty. His wife, Eunice, died July 25, 1873. 

* Inventor of the "Pelton water-wheel." 

346 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Anna Maria, born Aug. 22, 1831; married 
March 16, 1853, William Bird Goodell, 
who died at Port Angelus, Washington 
Ten, Dec. 16, 1863. Children: Fred- 
eric Augustin, b. Feb. 18, 1854; Walter 
Gates, b. April 22, 1856, and Charlotte 
E., b. July 14, 1862. Residence, in 
1878, Vermillion, O. 
II Sylvester A., Jr., born June 19, 1833; 
died Sept. 5, 1834. 

346 III Frederic Josiah, b. Aug. 20, 1835; m. 

Sept. 28, 1873, Frances A. Cady. 
IV Phoebe Cooper, born Jan. 14, 1838; mar- 
ried Oct. 18, 1854, Resolvent Case, of 
Sennet, Cayuga Co., N. Y. Residence, 
1878, at Vermillion, O. Children: 
Mary Dell, b. Mar. 23, 1857; m. Dec. 
II, 1877, Jno. Reifort, of Vermillion. 
V Harriet Newell, born May 26, 1840; died 
Dec. 12, 1841. 

347 VI Munson Miller, b. Oct. 23, 1842; m. July 

27, 1864, Melissa E. Call. 
VII Amelia Elizabeth, born Feb. 4, 1845; 
married Dec. 25, 1864, Lawson Augus- 
tin Pierce, of Vermillion, O. Whole- 
sale grocer at Chicago, 111. Children: 
Lewis Burton, b. Nov. 8, 1870, and 
Warren Augustin, b. Oct. 8, 1871. 
VIII Eunice Augusta, born Sept. 29, 1848; 
died Nov. 7, 1858. 

345. Frederic Josiah Pelton', second son of 
Sylvester A.', Josiah', Josiah', John^ SamueF, John', 
born at Vermillion, Erie Co., O., August 20, 1835; 
married there, September 28, 1873, Frances A. Cady, 

Vermillion, O.; Ford City, Kan. 347 

daughter of Jerome Cady. Captain of lake-going 
vessels. Residence, in 1878, at Vermillion, O. No 
children reported. 

345. Jflimson miller Pelfoii', third son of Syl- 
vester A.\ Josiah*, Josiah", John', Samuel', John', born 
at Vermillion, O., October 23, 1842; married there, 
July 27, 1864, Melissa E. Call, daughter of Stephen 
Call, of Hartland, Vt. Farmer. Residence, 1878, 
at Vermillion, O. Children: 

I Sylvester A., born June 26, 1866. 
II Sarah Elizabeth, born Dec. 20, 1868. 
Ill Eunice Osborn, born Apr. 21, 1871. 

340. AustinPelton', fourthsonof Josiah'jjosiah*, 
John\ SamueF, John', born at Portland, Conn., March 

10, 1814; removed to Euclid, O., and to Vermillion, 
O., with his father; married at Vermillion, August 

11, 1834, Sarah Sturgis, daughter of Frederick Stur- 
gis, formerly of Fairfield, Conn., and Roxbury, Dela- 
ware Co., N. Y. (b. March 30, 1790; d. April 29, 181 8); 
Mrs. Sarah Pelton died January 16, 1853; (2) at 
Sandusky City, O., July i, 1858, Mrs. Caroline 
(Durand) Nye, widow of Ebenezer Nye, and daugh- 
ter of Simeon Durand, of Henrietta, Lorain Co., O. 
Farmer. Lived at Vermillion, O., and at Berlin 
Heights, Lorain Co., O. Removed to Kansas No- 
vember 9, 1885, and died at Ford City, Ford Co., 
Kan., May 27, 1888, at which time his second wife 
was still living. Children, all born at Vermillion, O.: 

I Mamre Ann, born June 23, 1836; married 
there, Sept. 20, 1855, Albert S. Backus, 
lumberman, son of Absalom Backus, 
of Auburn, N. Y. Children: i. Eunice 
Elizabeth, b. 1859; m. Apr. 17, 1883, 


348 American Pei.ton Genealogy. 

Ed. F. Lawrence; 2. Hattie, b. 1864; 
d. June 2, 1865; 3. Albert Absalom, b. 
1872; 4. Frederick Hildreth, b. 1875. 
In 1888, post-office address Green Cove 
Springs, Clay Co., Fla. 
349 II Alonzo Shepard, b. May 15, 1838; m. 
May 18, 1 86 1, Lydia Handy. 

III Diantha B., born Apr. 23, 1840; married 

at Berlin Heights, Lorain Co., O., 
James Goldsmith, son of Isaac Gold- 
smith, of Vermillion, O. Residence, in 
1888, at Vermillion. Children: Sarah 
E. and Nellie A. 

IV Sarah Austria, born Nov. 21, 1843; rnar- 

ried (i) at Vermillion, O., about 1865, 
William Gibson, who died Aug. 19, 
1873. Children: i. William Hy., b. 
Dec. I, 1866; 2. Nelson S., b. Sept. 16, 
1868. Married (2) at Vermillion, Nov. 
24, 1877, James Henry Reed, son of 
Joseph Reed, of Ceylon, Erie Co., O. 
Carpenter. No children. 

349 V Nelson Austin, b. May 30, 1846; m. May 

8, 1870, Mary Josephine Spear. 

350 VI Henry J., b. Mar. 26, 1849; ^- 5 


350 VII Levi Bliss, b. Feb. 21, 1852; m. Dec. 30, 
1875, Hattie M. Johnson. 

350VIII Charles J., b. Oct. 27, 1859; m- Dec. 31, 
1 88 1, Emma A. Petty. 
IX Lucinda Adele, born Nov. 11, 1861; re- 
moved to Kansas, Apr. 13, 1885; mar- 
ried at Ford, Ford Co., Kan., Mar. 14, 
1887, George C. Pinkney, of Yorkshire, 
Eng. Farmer. Child: Joseph, born 
Dec. 12, 1887. 

Vermillion, O. 349 

347. Alonzo Sliepard Pelton', first son of 
Austin", Josiah', Josiah", John^, SamueP, John\ born 
at Vermillion, Erie Co., O., May 15, 1838; married 
there. May 18, 1861, Lydia J. Handy, daughter of 
Thomas Handy, of New London, Conn. Mariner. 
Residence, in 1888, at Vermillion, O. Children, born 
at Vermillion and Ceylon, O.: 

I Luna L., born June 25, 1863. 
H Millie, born Aug. 27, 1866. 
ni Henry A., born at Ceylon, O., Oct. 5, 


347. Nelson Austin Pelton', second son of 
Austin*, Josiah\ Josiah*, John^, SamueP, John', born 
at Vermillion, Erie Co., O., May 30, 1846; married 
May 8, 1870, at Vermillion, Mary Josephine Spear 
(b. Apr. 9, 1852), daughter of Ira Spear, of that 
place. Farmer. Residence, in 1890, at Caseville, 
Huron Co., Mich. Children: 

I Mary Lovinia, born July 5, 1871. 
n Maud Bell, born March 30, 1873. 
ni Gertie Mamre, born July 8, 1875. 
IV j Nelson Austin, born July 3, 1877. 
V \ William Henry, born July 3, 1877. 
VI Charles Hiram, born Sept. 13, 1880, at 
L'Anse, Baraga Co., Mich. 
VII Winnie Josephine, born May 8, 1882, at 

L'Anse, Mich. 
VIII Ira Russell, born Sept. 13, 1884, at Ver- 
million, O. 
IX Sarah Sturges, born Aug. 31, 1886, at 
Caseville, Huron Co., Mich.; died Oct. 
20, 1888. 
X Margie Albertie, born Sept. 18, 1888, at 
Caseville, Mich. 

350 American Pelton Genealogy. 

347. Henry J. Pelton^ third son of Austin', Jo- 
siah", Josiah*, John^ SamueP, John', born at Vermil- 
lion, Erie Co., O., March 26, 1849; married . 

Residence, 1890, Cleveland, O. Address, Center 
street, cor. W. River street. No children. 

347. Iicvi Blis§ Pelton', fourth son of Austin*, 
Josiah', Josiah", John^ Samuel', John', born at Ver- 
million, Erie Co., O., February 21, 1852; married 
there, December 30, 1875, Hattie M. Johnson, 
daughter of John M. Johnson, of Vermillion. Fish- 
erman on the Great Lakes. Residence, in 1890, at 
Vermillion, O. Children: 

I Albert Leon, born Dec. 18, 1876; died 

Dec. 4, 1884. 
II Ernest Warren, born Nov. 4, 1878. 
Ill Jesse Urban, born March 7, 1883. 

347. Charles J. Pelton\ fifth son of Austin", 
Josiah', Josiah', John^ SamueP, John', born at Ver- 
million, O., October 27, 1859; married at Elyria, O., 
December 31, 1881, Emma A. Petty (aged 25), daugh- 
ter of John Petty, of Henrietta, O. Removed to 
Kansas, November 9, 1885. Farmer. Residence, in 
1888, at Ford, Ford Co., Kan. Children: 

I Ellotta Blanche, born March 4, 1883. 
II Mary Adele, born Aug. 25, 1885. 
Ill Frederic Austin, born Aug. 15, 1887. 

340. Franklin Pelton", fifth son of Josiah\ Jr., 
Josiah*, John", Samuel', John', born at Portland, Conn., 
November 13, 1814; removed, in 1815, to Euclid, O., 
and thence, in 18 19, to Vermillion, with his father 
and his family; married (i) in Vermillion, December 
13, 1838, Eliza Davis, daughter of James Davis, of 

Vermillion, O. 351 

that place, who died April 11, 1859; (2) December 
24, 1859, Mary Elizabeth Cummings, daughter of 
John Cummings, of Avon, O. Farmer and vessel 
owner. Lived, in 1890, at Vermillion, O. Children, 
all born in Vermillion, O.: 

351 I Edwin Richard, b. Sept. 16, 1839; m. Oct. 

18, 1863, Hannah Brown. 

353 II James Russell, b. Sept. 26, 1841; m. Aug. 

28, 1865, Jenny S. Brown. 

352 III Benjamin Franklin, b. Feb. 19, 1844; m. 

Dec. 25, 1869, Louisa Hoffner. 
IV Francis Vivian, born May 15, 1846; in 
1878, living, unmarried, at Vermillion, 
O. Lake captain. 
V Alphonso Prentice, born July i, 1851; 
died March 9, 1852. 
VI Sarah M., born May 18, 1853; died 

Feb. 19, 1854. 
VII Ella Gertrude, born April 2, 1855; mar- 
ried Nov. 18, 1876, Dr. Allen Cross, of 
Amherst, O. 
VIII Mary Eliza, born Feb. 7, 1861. 
IX Wesley, born July 8, 1862. 
X Agnes Alida, born April 21, 1864. 
XI Josephine J., born Nov. 8, 1865; died July 
26, 1866. 

350. Edwin Richard Pelton', first son of Frank- 
lin', Josiah', Josiah', John', SamueP, John', born at 
Vermillion, Erie Co., O., September 16, 1839; ^nar- 
ried there, October 18, 1863, Hannah Brown, daugh- 
ter of Charles Brown, of Vermillion, O. Lake captain. 
Residence, in 1878, at Vermillion, O. Children: 
I Grace A., born May 15, 1865. 
II Russell A., born Aug. 28, 1867. 

352 American Pelton Genealogy. 

350. James Russell Pelton', second son of 
Franklin^ Josiah', Josiah", John^ SamueF, John', born 
at Vermillion, O., September 26, 1841; married there, 
August 28, 1865, Jenny S. Brown, daughter of Char- 
les Brown, of that place. Lake captain. Residence, 
in 1878, at Vermillion, O. Child: 

I Ernest, born Apr. 15, 1873. 

350. Benjamin Franklin Pelton\ third son of 
Franklin*, Josiah', Josiah^ John^ SamueP, John', born 
at Vermillion, O., February 19, 1844; married at San- 
dusky, O., December 25, 1869, Louisa Hoffner, 
daughter of Henry Hoffner, of Vermillion. Sailor. 
Residence, in 1878, at Vermillion, O. Child: 
I Pearly Hattie, born Nov. 25, 1872. 

55, Joseph Pelton*, sixth and youngest son of 
John^ ist of Saybrook, SamueF, John', born probably 
in Lyme, Conn., April 15, 1722; married in Chatham, 
Conn., September 27, 1744, Anna Penfield (b. Oct. 
26-27, 1728). Farmer. Lived in Chatham (now 
Portland), Conn., and there died, December 31, 1804, 
"in the 83d year of his age" (tombstone). His wife 
Anna died May 19, 1797. In 1878 his homestead 
was occupied by his great-grandson, Nelson Pelton. 
Children, born in Chatham, Conn.: 

I Elizabeth, i, born Nov. 19, 1745; bapt. 

Nov. 24, 1745; died Sept. 28, 1749. 
n Sarah, born Jan. 15, 1748; married Jan. 
21, 1773, Jonathan Brown, of Portland, 
Conn,, where she lived, and there died, 
Aug. 21, 1841. Children, none. 
ni Jonathan, i, born Mar. 23, 1750; died 

Sept. 16, 1750. 
IV Joseph, I, born Nov. 15, 1751; d. Dec. 3, 

Vermillion, O.; Chatham, Conn. 353 

354 V Joseph, 2. b. Oct. 30, 1752; m. (i) (Ch. 
Rec.) Feb., 1776, Mary Shephard; (2) 
(Ch. Rec.) Mar., 1798, Widow Lucinda 
(Kneeland) Bidwell; d. May 13, 1820. 

365 VI Abner, b. Mar. 4, 1755; m. (i) May 18, 
1775, Sarah Bidwell; (2) Apr. 28, 1796, 
Widow Dorothy Bagley; d. Jan. 17, 
VII Anna, born Mar. 25, 1757; married at 
Portland, Conn., Nov. 15, 1774, Charles 
Davis, of that place. Children: Buck- 
ley, Charles, Sarah, Anna. 

377VIII Jonathan, 2, b. June 10, 1859; ^- about 
1782, Elizabeth Doane; d. Sept. 22, 
IX Elizabeth, 2, born June 13, 1762; married 
Nov. 17, 1785, Moses Stocking, and 
removed to Sheffield, Berkshire Co., 
Mass. Children, three, of whom two 
died young, and one, Phoebe, married 
a Mr. Stillman and lived in Erie, Pa. 
X Azubah, born July 24, 1764; married (Ch. 
Rec.) in 1783, Amos Nathaniel Roberts 
(b. Nov. 25, 1759), and removed to 
Norwalk, Conn., to Paris, Oneida Co., 
N. Y., to Bridgewater, N. Y., and thence 
to Waterloo, N. Y., where she died 
about 1840, at a very advanced age. 
Children: i. Daniel, b. Mar. 27, 1784; 
2. Amos, b. July 2, 1786; 3. Anna, b. 
June 5, 1789; 4. Joseph P., b. Apr. 5, 
1792; 5. Nabby, b. Jan. 9, 1794; 6. 
Azubah, b. June 9, 1796; 7. Philo, b. 
Apr. 28, 1798; 8. Asahel, b. Nov. 22, 
1800; 9 and 10. Lyman Erastus and 

354 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Luman Augustus, twins, b. Feb. 14, 
1804. Mr. Roberts was an excellent 
Christian man. One son, Philo Roberts, 
married Ruth Lord Pelton, daughter 
of Phineas Pelton, son of John Pelton*, 
2d of Saybrook, Conn., and lived at 
Cuba, N. Y. (See pp. 203, 205.) 

386 XI Asahel, b. June 17, 1768; m. Dec. 5, 1790, 
Nabby Ranney; d. July 26, 1843. 

389 XII Reuel, b. May 30, 1770; m. Apr. 9, 1792, 
Lucy Barnes; d. Nov. i, 185 1. 

397X111 Hatsiel, b. Oct. 23, 1772; m. about 1793, 
Hannah Stiles; d. Sept., 1806. 


359. Captain Joseph Pelton', third son of 
Joseph*, John^ SamueF, John', born at Chatham 
(now Portland), Conn., October 30, 1752; married 
there (i) (Ch. Rec), February, 1776, Mary Shephard, 
of Chatham, Conn., who died September 8, 1797, 
aged 39; (2) in Chatham (Ch. Rec), March, 1798, 
Widow Lucinda (Kneeland) Bidwell, of Ellington, 
Conn. He was a cooper and farmer. He lived for 
years in Chatham. March 7, 1782, he bought in 
Colchester, Conn., of Samuel Wood, for ;i^i40, land 
on which was a "corn mill "and a dwelling, which he 
sold August 20, 1785, to Nathaniel Warner, and in 
1 801 removed to Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., 
Mass., where he died, May 13, 1820. His wife 
Lucinda died at New Marlborough, Mass., October 
30, 1 84 1, aged 74 years. Tradition says that Mr. 
Pelton was an austere man, showing good puritan 
descent. Children, all born in Chatham, Conn., but 
we have no authentic record: 

Great Barrington, Mass.; New York, N. Y. 355 

355 I Timothy, b. Apr. 27, 1777; m. (i) Free- 
dom Carter; (2) Huldah Royce; d. Dec. 
29, 181 7. 
II Roswell, born, date unknown; not known 
to have been married; he lived, after 
1802, in New York city, and there died 
at a date unknown, but probably after 
1 8 10. He was admitted to the church 
in Chatham, Conn., August 15, 1802, 
and he conveyed land in Chatham, 
January 6, 1802. Tradition makes 
Roswell the oldest child, but is prob- 
ably wrong as to that. 
Note. — Roswell Pelton was doubtless the " Roose- 
velt Pelton, combmaker," of the New York City 
Directory, of 18 10. 

III Anna, born, date unknown; married (i) 

a Mr. Crane; (2) a Mr. Clark, and re- 
moved to Union, Broome Co., N. Y., 
and there died. Two children. 

IV William; no record. Said to have lived 

for a time in South Carolina, and to 

have there died, about or before 1801; 

probably before the removal to Great 


362 V Joseph Kneeland, b. Nov. 23, 1801; m. 

(i) Feb. 27, 1822, Harriet Ray; (2) 

Nov., 1857, Miss Dolly Prescott Baker; 

d. July 26, 1873. 

VI Mary (Molly), born, as supposed, in 1804, 

and died Jan. 10, 1818, aged 14 years. 

VII Infant, born ; died (Ch. Rec), in 1782. 

354, Timothy Pelton', first son of Josephs, 
Joseph", John^ Samuel', John', born at Chatham, Conn., 


356 American Pelton Genealogy, 

April 29, 1777; married (i) Marlboro, Conn., about 
1 801, Freedom Carter, daughter of Ezra Carter, of 
that place; (2) Huldah Royce, of Sandisfield, Mass. 
Cooper and farmer. Lived at Great Barrington, 
Mass., and there died, December 29, 181 7. His wife, 
Freedom (b. June 14, 1782), died in July, 1813; and 
his wife, Huldah, died at Wyoming, N. Y., October 
26, 1841, aged 55 years. Children: 

I Mary Shephard, born Oct. 25, 1802; mar- 
ried at Great Barrington, Mass., Novem- 
ber 22, 1826, Homer Bronson, son of 
Dr. Abel Bronson, of Waterbury, Conn. 
Children: Harriet Electa, b. Mar. 3, 
1828; Jos. Perry, b. Apr. 3, 1831; Mary 
Pelton, b. Oct. 6, 1833; d. Sept. 23, 
1865. In 1875 lived in Springfield, 
Mass., 41 Vernon street. 
356 n Asa Carter, b. Aug. 23, 1804; m. April, 

1832, Ophelia Austin. 
361 ni William, b. July 4, 1807; m. Feb. 2,1836, 

Jane Haight; d. Aug. 14, 1852. 
361 IV Henry Franklin, b. May 12, 1816; m. 
Aug. 3, 1843, Martha A. Gill; d. Sept. 
21, 1877. 
V Elizabeth Royce, born 181 8; died at Cold- 
water, Mich., July 25, 1840, aged 22 

355. Asa Carter Peltoii7, first son of Timothys, 
Joseph', Joseph", John', SamueP, John', born at Great 
Barrington, Mass., August 23, 1804; married at Shef- 
field, Mass., in April, 1832, Ophelia Austin, daughter 
of H. D. Austin, of that place. Farmer and jeweller. 
Residence at Great Barrington, and in 1875, at Shef- 
field, Mass. Children: 

Great Barrington, Mass.; New Haven, Conn. 357 

357 I George Austin, born at Great Barrington, 

Mass., Apr. 15, 1833; m. Apr. 27, 1864, 
Miss C. Sarah Brownson. Congrega- 
tional minister. 
II Mary Almira, born Feb. 10, 1835; mar- 
ried Sept. 4, 1 86 1, Wm. P. Strickland, 
clerk of courts at Northampton, Mass.; 
judge in 1882. Six children. Lived, 
in 1893, at Northampton, Mass. 

358 III William Henry, b. Apr. 9, 1837; m. Jan. 

28, i860, Cornelia Evelyn Philip. 
IV Harriet L., born May 20, 1839; married 
at Great Barrington, Mass., Nov. 23, 
1859, Albern I. Do Silva, of the Island 
of Madeira. Lived at Lee, Mass., and 
there died, Apr. 2, 1862. One child, a 

359 V Edward E., b. Aug. 18, 1841; m. Mar. 9, 

1870, Emily Alice Pillow. 

360 VI Timothy R., b. July 18, 1844; m. Nov. 4, 

1874, Mary G. Arnold; d. Dec. 10, 1877. 
VII Charles A., born Apr. 10, 1847. In 1878, 
a farmer, unmarried, and living at Gil- 
man, Marshall Co., Iowa. 

356. Oeorge Austin Pelton', first son of Asa Car- 
ter , Timothy", Joseph', Joseph^ John\ SamueP, John\ 
born at Stockbridge, Mass. (family residence at Great 
Barrington, Mass.), April 15, 1833; married at New 
Haven, Conn., April 27, 1864, Miss Sarah C. Brown- 
son, daughter of Seth Warner and Catherine (Post) 
Brownson, of that place. Congregational minister. 
Educated, preparatory, at Williston Seminary, East 
Hampton, Mass., class of 1857; Yale College, class 
of 1861; Theological Seminary, New Haven, Conn., 

358 American Pelton Genealogy. 

and at Andover, Mass., class of 1864. Licensed, Feb- 
ruary, 1864; ordained to the ministry at Franklin, 
Mass., August 9, 1865. Served as minister at Frank- 
lin, Mass.; Bethel, Conn.; Candor, Groton, Morris- 
ville, Greene and Sandy Creek, N. Y.; Shelburne 
Falls and Groton, Mass., and at Watertown, Conn.; 
a faithful, active pastor and evangelist. Served in 
the first triennial council of Congregational churches, 
at Oberlin, O., in 1871, as one of the delegates from 
the General Association of New York, and was sec- 
retary of the New York Education Society of the 
Congregational churches, 1871-1876, in connection 
with his other work. Residence, 1 890, 41 High street, 
New Haven, Conn. Child: 

I Mary Ophelia, born at Franklin, Mass., 

Aug. 14, 1866; died at Candor, N. Y., 

Jan. 16, 1870. 

356. William Henry Pelton*, second son of 
Asa Carter\ Timothy", Joseph\ Joseph\ John^ Sam- 
uel', John', born at Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Mass., 
April 9, 1837; married at Great Barrington, Mass., 
January 28, i860, Cornelia Evelyn Philip, daughter 
of Daniel H. Philip, of that place. War Record: ' 
Mr. Pelton, one of three brothers who served in the 
War of the Great Rebellion, was first lieutenant, 
Squadron H, Sixth Massachusetts Cavalry, from the 
beginning to the end of the war. Embarking at Bos- 
ton, Mass., he entered the mouth of the Mississippi 
river, helped to take Forts Jackson and St. Philip and 
New Orleans, then on to Bonnet Carrie, to Baton 
Rouge, and twenty-seven days at the taking of Port 
Hudson, thence up the Red river and back, with an 
honorable discharge at the end of the war, and was pre- 
sented with a fine steel engraving for bravery and 

Sheffield, Mass.; So. Norwalk, Conn. 359 

good conduct. In 1878 a drygoods salesman in New 
York city; in 1890, still in mercantile business, in 
Brooklyn, N, Y., Mrs. Pelton having died in the 
meantime. Children: 

I Florence Evelyn, born Dec. 22, i860. 
II Henry Victor, born Feb. 8, 1872; died 

July I, 1872. 
Ill Raymond Howard Charles, born Nov. 20, 

356. Edward Ensign Pelton^, third son of Asa 
Carter', Timothy', Joseph', Joseph', John', Samuel, 
John', born at Great Harrington, Berkshire Co., Mass., 
August 18, 1 841; married at Brewster's Station, N. 
Y., March 9, 1870, Emily Alice Fillow (b. Feb. i, 
1849, ^t Newtown, Conn.), daughter of Elijah N. 
Fillow, of Bethel, Conn. Hatter. War Record: 
Mr. Pelton enlisted for service in the War of the 
Great Rebellion at Merlden, Conn., September 23, 
1 861, In Capt. Chas. L. Upham's Co. K, Eighth 
Regiment of Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. As- 
signed to Gen. Burnslde's Ninth Army Corps, they 
served through the North Carolina campaign until 
the taking of Fort Macon, Beaufort Harbor, N. C; 
then with Gen. Burnslde In Virginia, where they 
joined the Army of the Potomac, being made a part 
of the Eighteenth Corps. At Antletam, September 
17, 1862, he was severely wounded, shot through the 
left thigh; was taken prisoner and paroled on the field. 
Exchanged In November following, he, for reason of his 
wound, was discharged March 4, 1863. Recovering, 
he again enlisted, February 9, 1865, In the Sixth 
United States Regular Cavalry, in which, August 12, 
following, he was appointed first sergeant of Co. E. 
The Rebellion over, they were sent to the Texas 

360 American Pelton Genealogy. 

frontier, among the Indians, where he served to the 
end of his term and was honorably discharged, Feb- 
ruary 9, 1868, at Buffalo Springs, Tex. He re- 
ceived three slight wounds in the service besides the 
severe one at Antietam, Md. Residence, in 1878, at 
Bethel, Conn., in 1890, at 32 Chestnut street, South 
Norwalk, Conn. Children: 

I Bessie May, born Sept. 16, 1871. 
II Guy Fillow, born Aug. 24, 1873. 
Ill Daisy, born Nov. 23, 1873; died Feb. 14, 

356. Timothy R. Pelton% fourth son of Asa C.\ 

Timothy^ Joseph', Joseph", John", SamueF, John', born 
at Sheffield, Mass., July 18, 1844; married at North- 
ampton, Mass., November 4, 1874, Mary Gertrude 
Arnold, daughter of William Arnold, of that place, 
whose mother was a direct descendant of John Alden, 
of Plymouth, Mass. His name was Timothy, under 
which he enlisted in the Union service, and served 
in the War of the Rebellion, and all his papers re- 
lating to his enlistment, service, promotion, discharge 
and pension are in this name. The R. was afterward 
inserted to prevent confusion in correspondence, he 
and his cousin, Timothy D., both being lawyers. 
After his return from the war he lived at Northamp- 
ton, by profession a lawyer, and died of consumption 
at Jacksonville, Fla., December 10, 1877. Height 
about five and one-half feet. He enlisted at Great 
Barrington, Mass., July 12, 1862, in the 37th Massa- 
chusetts Volunteer Infantry. Lacking a few days of 
being eighteen years old, he was taken as a musician, 
he being anxious to follow two older brothers who 
had already gone. He entered the ranks a few days 
after he had reached the legal age. He was dis- 

Northampton, Mass.; JANESVILLE, Wis. 361 

charged for disability, April 2, 1863. Recovering his 
health, he enlisted, second, as sergeant, December 5, 
1 863, in the ist Massachusetts Cavalry; was promoted 
to a second lieutenancy in the 5th Massachusetts 
Cavalry, and served to the end of the war, when he 
was discharged by order of the Secretary of War, at 
Brazos Santiago, Tex., October 31, 1865. Child: 

I Frederick Arnold, born July, 1876, at 
Northampton, Mass. 

35*5. William Pelton', second son of Timothy^ 
Joseph^ Joseph\ John"*, Samuel', John', born at Great 
Barrington, Mass., July 4, 1807; married at Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., February 2, 1836, Jane Haight. 
Printer. Lived in Poughkeepsie, and there died, 
August 14, 1852. Children: 

I Frances M., born Jan. 19, 1837; married 
at Pawling, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1861, Geo. 
S. Vanderburgh. Residence, in 1878, 
at Pawling, Dutchess Co., N. Y. 
II Emily J., born Aug. 9, 1844. 
(Ill William, born Aug. 19, 1847, ^^ Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y. Policeman in New 
York city in 1878. 

355. Henry Franklin Pelton^, third son of 
Timothy**, Joseph^ Joseph\ John', SamueP, John', 
born at Great Barrington, Mass., May 12, 18 16; 
married at Battle Creek, Mich., August 3, 1843, 
Martha A. Gill, daughter of John G. Gill, of Albany, 
N. Y. Merchant. Lived at the time of his death 
at Janesville, Wis. While absent from home he 
died at Boonesborough, la., September 21, 1877. 
The residence of the family in 1878 was at Janesville, 
Wis. Children: 

362 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Ann E., born June 8, 1844. 
II Elmina H., born Feb. 21, 1846. 

III Eugene H., born Aug. 18, 1848. 

IV George E., born Feb. 9, 1850. 

V Ella M., born July 21, 1851; died Oct. 23, 
VI Ada M., born April i, 1853. 
VII Nellie C, born June 29, 1858; married 
O. T. Southworth. Merchant. In 
1880 at Merrilon, Wis. 
VIII Frank, born June 29, 1858. Mrs. Eliza- 
beth A. (Pelton) Hendricks died in 
New York, March 12, 1880; name not 
in the list above given. 

354. Joseph Kneeland Pelton^ fourth son of 
Joseph', Joseph*, John\ SamueP, John', born at Port- 
land, Conn., November 23, 1801; removed with his 
father that year to Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., 
Mass., where, near Van Deusenville, at the foot 
of Mount Washington, he lived and died. Married 
there, (i) February 27, 1822, Harriet Ray, daugh- 
ter of Alpheus Ray, of Great Barrington. His 
wife, Harriet, having died March 18, 1856, he married 
(2) November, 1857, Dolly Prescott Baker, of 
Marathon, N. Y. Farmer and justice of the peace. 
A man of great integrity, consulted on all important 
matters, he lived an honored and useful life, and died 
the death of the righteous, July 26, 1873. Genial to 
his friends; he was kind in his family, ruling his 
household firmly, but in love. Children, all born in 
Great Barrington: 
363 I Timothy Dwight, b. Dec. 31, 1822; m. 
(i) Sept. 29, 1852, Sarah B. Arnold; 
(2) June 14, 1871, Elizabeth A. Thomp- 
son; d. Oct. 4, 1879. 



Great Barrington, Mass.; New York, N. Y. 363 

364 II Guy Ray, b. Aug. 3, 1824; m. (i) Feb. 
20, 1859, Mary Childs Franklin; (2) 
Jan. 21, 1879, Angle Scoville. 

III Mary L., born Feb. 10, 1827; married in 

Great Barrington, (i) April 21, 1858, 
William H. Griswold. Druggist (who 
died June i, 1879); son of William 
Griswold, of Chatham, N. Y. Lived 
at North Adams, Mass.; (2) Oct. 3, 
1883, K^^v. Hiram Houston. Residence, 
in summer, in Maine; in winter, at 11 
Gleason street, Dorchester, Mass. No 

IV Jane E., born July 14, 1829; married, at 

home, Sept. 17, 1851, Dr. George C. 
Lawrence, of Ohio. Lived at North 
Adams, Mass., where Dr. Lawrence 
died, Jan. 6, 1883, and where Mrs. Law- 
rence still lived, in 1893. Children: 
Geo. Pelton Lawrence, born May, 1859. 
Lawyer; elected judge at an early age; 
said to have been the youngest judge 
that ever sat upon the Massachusetts 
bench; still judge, in 1891; Fanny Har- 
riet, born Jan., 1863; died Nov. 6, 1876. 
V Emily E., born Apr. 4, 1831; married Oct. 
22, 1855, Calvin Rood, son of Daniel 
Rood, of Great Barrington. Farmer. 
Lived at Great Barrington, where she 
died, Oct. 22, 1874. Children: Harriet 
Pelton, b. Nov. 4, 1857, and Robert B., 
b. May 14, 1861. 

36'3. Timothy Dwi^ht Pelton ., first son of 
Joseph K.', Joseph', Joseph\ John', SamueP, John*, 

364 American Pelton Genealogy. 

born at Great Barrington, Mass., December 31, 1822; 
married (i) at Amsterdam, N. Y., September 29, 1852, 
Sarah B. Arnold, daughter of Benedict Arnold, of 
that place, who died in New York city; (2) at Phila- 
delphia, Pa., June 14, 1871, Miss Elizabeth A. Thomp 
son, of that place. He was educated at Suffield, 
Conn., and at Western Reserve College, Hudson, O.; 
studied law, and practiced for a long time in New 
York as a member of the firm of Guy R. & T. D. 
Pelton, where he was honored as an able, upright 
man and a good lawyer. He died, October 4, 1879, 
of typhoid fever, at Great Barrington, Mass., in the 
house in which he was born, on the Pelton home- 
stead, which he had bought from his father's estate, 
and fitted up and improved for a summer home. His 
widow, Elizabeth A. (Thompson) Pelton, married 
(2) at St. Georges, Bermuda, April 7, 1885, by Rev. 
C. F. Reilly, chaplain to Her Majesty's forces, Capt. 
Hugh Mortimer Johnson, late of the United States 
Army. No children. 

369. Cruy Ray Pelton', second son of Joseph K.«, 
Joseph', Joseph', John', SamueF, John', born at Great 
Barrington, Mass., August 3, 1824; married (i) in 
New York city, February 20, 1859, Mary Childs 
Franklin, who died in November, 1866; (2) at Wash- 
ington, D. C, January 21, 1879, Angle Scoville, 
daughter of Samuel Scoville, of Salisbury, Conn., and 
owner of the Scoville car wheel works in Buffalo, N. Y. 
Lawyer. Still, in 1890, in active practice and recog- 
nized as an able member of his profession. In 1857 
he was elected to the thirty-fourth Congress from 
New York city. He served as a member of the 
House of Representatives to the end of that Con- 
gress, and declined a second nomination. Residence, 


Great Barrington, Mass.; New York, N. Y. 365 

in 1890, New York city. Died, suddenly, in the Na- 
tional (Yellowstone) Park, July 24, 1890, while on 
his way home from Alaska with Mrs. Pelton. Mr. 
Pelton was educated at the public schools and at Sedg- 
wick Institution, Great Barrington, Mass., and at 
Oberlin College, Ohio; studied law at Kinderhook, N. 
Y., and at other places, going to New York before 
1856, where he had a long and honorable career as a 
lawyer in the law firm of G. R. & T. D. Pelton, of 
167 Broadway. In Congress he served with honor 
on the Committee of Commerce; in New York he 
held a number of offices of honor and trust, and at 
death was a member of the Cable Road Commis- 
sion; in all positions being a sound counsellor and a 
genial man. He was a member of the Union League 
Club, a prominent Mason, and an officer and stock- 
holder in a manufacturing rubber company. He left 
a competency. Child: 
365 I Franklin Dwight, b. Aug. 20, 1861; m. 
Nov. 15, 1888, Lucy Estelle Carter. 

304. Franklin Dwight Pelton% only son of Guy 
R.\ Joseph K.'*, Joseph*, Joseph*, John', SamueF, John', 
born in New York, August 20, 1861; married at 
Orange, N. J., November 15, 1888, Lucy Estelle 
Carter (born Orange, N. J., Jan. 17, 1865), daughter 
of Oliver S. Carter, of New York city. Residence, 
1893, at the Cambridge Hotel, New York city. 

352. Abner Pelton', fourth son of Joseph*, John", 
SamueF, John*, born at Chatham (now Portland), 
Conn., March 4, 1755; married there, (1) May 18, 
1755, Sarah Bidwell (b. 1752), daughter of Daniel 
Bidwell (son of Samuel, Samuel, John Bidwell, one 

366 American Pelton Genealogy. 

of the first settlers of Hartford, Conn.), who died 
December 8, 1795; (2) April 28, 1796, Widow 
Dorothy Bagley, born March 12, 1753; died March 
2, 1844, aged 91 years. Farmer. Lived at Portland, 
Conn., and there died, January 17, 1846, aged 91 
years. Children, born at Portland, Conn.: 

I Matilda, born July 29, 1776; married at 

Portland, Conn., December 31, 1797, 

Jonathan Bush; died Feb. 24, 1851. 

II Amos, born Apr. 21, 1779; killed by the 

fall of a tree, Oct. 10, 1796, aged 17 


367 III Abner, Jr., b. Apr. 15, 1781; m. (i) May 

24, 1801, Esther Hamlin; (2) Nov. 28, 

1833, Sophronia (Strong) Whitmore; 

d. Dec. 20, 1841. 

IV Sarah, born Apr. 11, 1783; married at 

Portland, Conn., Oct. 24, 1804 or 1805, 

Jabez C. Norton, son of John Norton, 

of Chatham, Conn. Children, eight. 

Lived at Middle Haddam, Conn., and 

died Sept. 18, 1867. 

V Jeremiah, born Apr. 14, 1786; was a 

cripple; died, unmarried, July 17, 1822. 

VI Vienna, born July 4, 1788; married July 

4, 1808, Duell Goff, of East Haddam, 

Conn. Lived at Turin, Lewis Co., 

N. Y., and there died, April 21, 1813. 

Child: Philinda, married Mr. Thayer, 

and died in Evansville, Ind., where her 

sons published a newspaper. Her son, 

Duell, lived in 1876, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

VII Philinda, born Feb. 28, 1791; unmarried; 

died in Portland, Conn., Apr., 1878. 

Chatham and Middle Haddam, Conn. 367 

365. Abner Pelton", Jr., second son of Abner', 
Joseph\ John^ Samuer, John', born at Portland, 
Conn., April 15, 1781; married (i) at Portland, May 
24, 1 801, Esther Hamlin, daughter of Charles Hamlin, 
of Middletown, Conn.; (2) November 28, 1833, 
Widow Sophronia (Strong) Whitmore, daughter of 
Demas Strong, of Middletown, Conn. Lived at 
Portland, Conn. Farmer and shoemaker. Died at 
Portland, December 20, 1841. Mrs. Esther Pelton 
died July 13, 1833, and Mrs. Sopronia, the second 
wife, November 15, 1870. Children, born at Port- 
land, Conn.: 
368 I Ebenezer Brown, b. April 22, 1802; m. 
(i) March 27, 1822 (June, 1822, by 
Ch. Rec), Prudence Gertrude Penfield; 
(2) Sophia Northam; d.Aug. 12, 185 1. 
371 n Charles Hamlin, b. June 13, 1805; "^- (i) 
Frances Matilda Graves; (2) Sept. 10, 
1843, Emily Hall; died Mar. 14, 1883 
375 HI Hezekiah Goodrich, b. May 8, 1806; m. 
June 3, 1833, Elizabeth Ann Penfield. 
IV Sarah Bidwell, born Oct. i, 1809; married 
Jan. I, 1828, Henry, son of Isaac and 
Harriet C. Conklin, of Portland, Conn., 
where she lived, and there died, Dec. 
II, 1871. Two children: Alfred H., 
d. Feb. 9, 1853, and Sarah Malvina 
Parker, who lived, in 1878, at 154 
Hooper street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
V Vienna Matilda, born Feb. 13, 1813; 
married Dec. 26, 1833, Benjamin Abbey, 
and in 1878 was living in Portland, 
375 VI Amos, b. May 13, 1815; m. in 1859, Mary 

368 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Sre VII William Clark, b. Aug. 13, 181 7; m. Apr. 
7, 1843, Hannah E. Hopkins. 

367. Ebenezer Brown Pelton', first son of 
Abner*, Abner", Joseph", John^ SamueF, John\ born 
at Portland, Conn., April 22, 1802; married there, (i) 
March 27 (June, by Ch. Rec), 1822, Prudence Ger- 
trude Penfield, of Portland; (2) Sophia Northam, 
daughter of Jonathan Northam, of Gilead, Conn. 
Farmer. Lived in Portland until about 1 840; at Feed- 
ing Hills, near Springfield, and at Chester, Hamp- 
shire Co., Mass., where he was elected to the State 
Legislature, and at Lowville, Lewis Co., N. Y., where 
he died, Aug. 12, 1851. Children: 

369 I Frederic Wetmore, b. May 30, 1822; m. 
May 27, 1846, Mary Bailey. 

369 II Charles H., b. Aug. 12, 1824; m. Eliza- 
beth Elasgo; d. Dec. 12, 1867. 

369 III Oliver Zebulon, b. Dec. 25, 1829; m. 

June 14, 1869, Alma Hubbard. 
S 369 IV Edward A., b. in 1831; m. (i) Mary Ann 
Merriman; (2) Alma M. Hubbard; d. 
June 7, 1867. 
V Prudence Gertrude, born Mar. 15, 1832; 
married Feb. 2, 185 1, James H., son of 
Garret Boshart, of Lowville, Lewis Co., 
N. Y. Lived there in 1878. Three 
children. Died about 1880. 
VI, VII, VIII Jonathan, Martha, David, who 
all died in infancy. 

370 ^IX Jonathan Nathan, b. July 12, 1841; m. 

Jan. 6, 1869, Mary Loesia Boshart. 
370 X Frank, b. Feb. 22, 1843; "i. (i) Oct. 11, 
1871, Helen Martha House; (2) June, 
1881, Minnie L. Scribner. 

St. Louis, Mo.; Des Moines, Iowa, etc. 369 

XI Esther H., born In Aug., 1844; lived, in 

1878, at 717 S. Sixth street, St. Louis, 

3ri XII Abner A., b. Sept. 5, 1847; m. Jan. 30, 

1878, Helen E. Sackrider. 
371X111 Henry, b. Dec. 25, 1848; m. Dec. 6, 1876, 

Rosa P. Ives; d. Apr. i, 1879. 

368. Frederic Wetmore Pelton% first son of 
Ebenezer B.', Abner', Abner', Joseph', John', SamueP, 
John', born at Portland, Conn., May 30, 1822; mar- 
ried at Norwich, Conn., May 27, 1846, Mary S. Bailey, 
who died March 9, 1870. Residence and business, 
in 1888, in St. Louis, Mo. Manufacturer of silver- 
plated ware. Children, no report. 

368. Charles H. Peltoii*, second son of Ebenezer 
B.', Abner^ Abner^ Joseph^ John^ SamueP, John', 
born at Portland, Conn., August 12, 1824; married 
at Lowville, N. Y., Elizabeth Elasgo, daughter of 
William Elasgo, of Martinsburgh, N. Y.; died at 
Middletown, Conn., December 12, 1867. Child: 
I Charles Edward, born Aug. 15, 1865. ! 

368. Oliver Zebnlon Pelton% third son of 
Ebenezer B.^'Abner^''Abner^Joseph^ John', Samuels 
John', born at Portland, Conn., December 25, 1829; 
married at Trenton, Oneida Co., N. Y., June 14, 
1869, Alma Hubbard, daughter of Jacob Hubbard, 
of that place. Manufacturer of silver-plated ware in 
St. Louis, Mo., where he lived in 1880. Child: 

I Edward Hubbard, born Mar. 14, 1870. 

368. Edward A, Peltoii', fourth son of Ebenezer 
B.', Abner', Abner', Joseph", John', Samuel', John', 

370 American Pelton Genealogy. 

born at Portland, Conn., in 1831; married (i) at 
Lowville, Lewis Co., N. Y., Mary Ann Merriman, 
daughter of Timothy Merriman; (2) at Trenton, 
Oneida Co., N. Y., Alma M. Hubbard, daughter of 
Jacob Hubbard, of that place. Died at Lowville, 
N. Y., June 7, 1867. Children, none. 

368. Jonathan IVathan Pelton^, seventh son of 
Ebenezer B.\ Abner\ Abner', Joseph^ John', SamueP, 
John', born at West Springfield, Mass., July 12, 1841; 
married at Lowville, N. Y., January 6, 1869, Mary 
Loesia Boshart, daughter of Nicholas Boshart, of 
that place. Merchant, in 1878, at Lowville, Lewis 
Co., N. Y. Children, born at Lowville, N. Y.: 
I Norris B., born Jan. 9, 1874. 
H M. Leona, born Dec. 18, 1878. 
HI Jonathan N., Jr., born Mar. 16, 1885. 
IV Cassius G., born Dec. 27, 1886. 

368. Francis Pelton% eighth son of Ebenezer 
B.\ Abner", Abner', Joseph*, John", SamueF, John', 
born at Feeding Hills, near Springfield, Mass., Feb- 
ruary 22, 1843; married (i) at Honesville, Lewis 
Co., N. Y., October 11, 1871, Helen Martha House 
(b. Sept. 4, 1846; d. Sept. 28, 1879), daughter of 
George House, of that place; (2) June, 1881, Minnie 
L. Scribner, of Des Moines, niece of Charles Scrib- 
ner, the publisher in New York city. Civil engineer. 
Residence, in 1886, in Des Moines, la. Children: 

I Horace, born July 4, 1874; died July 25, 
n Edith, born Oct. 14, 1875; died July 12, 

HI Still-born, Sept. 28, 1879. 
IV Helen Scribner, born May 26, 1883. 


V Ruth Farnham, born Jan. 19, 1885. 
VI Rodger Northam, born June, 1886. 

368. Abner A. Pelton% ninth son of Ebenezer 
B.', Abner', Abner', Joseph^ John', SamueF, John', 
born at Chester, Hampden Co., Mass., Sept. 5, 1847; 
married at Lowville, N. Y., January 30, 1878, Helen 
E., daughter of Solomon Sackrider, of that place. 
Occupation, merchant, at Lowville, N. Y., in 1878. 
In i887he lived in Buffalo, Wyoming Ter. Children, 

368. Henry Peltoii«, tenth son of Ebenezer B.', 
Abner', Abner', Joseph\ John', Samuel', John', born 
at Chester, Mass., December 25, 1848; married at 
Des Moines, la., December 6, 1876, Rosa P. Ives, 
daughter of S. P. Ives, of that place. Railroad con- 
ductor. Living, in 1878, at Des Moines, la., where 
he died April i, 1879. Children: 

I May Ives, born Mar. 16, 1878. 
II Henry Clark, born Jan. 7, 1879. 

Family living in Des Moines in 1887. 

367. Charles Hamlin Pelton', second son of 
Abner', Abner', Joseph*, John', Samuel', John', born 
at Portland, Conn., June 12, 1805; married (i) at 
Hebron, Conn., September 28, 1836, Frances Matilda, 
daughter of John Graves, of that place, who died 
March 25, 1843; {-) ^t Middletown, Conn., Septem- 
ber 10, 1843, Emily Hall, daughter of Noah Hall, of 
Meriden, Conn. Printer. After learning the busi- 
ness in Hartford, Conn., he went to New York city 
and worked at the case with Horace Greeley. Re- 
turning to Connecticut he established himself in his 
own office in Middletown, and there conducted the 

372 American Pelton Genealogy. 

business up to the time of his death, over 40 years, 
at which time he was the oldest printer in the State. 
He lived highly respected, both as a man and as a 
printer. In the war of the Great Rebellion he sent 
his three sons to the front. He died in Middletown, 
Conn., March 14, 1883, aged 79 years. Children, 
all born in Middletown, Conn.: 
972 I John Graves, b. Apr. 17, 1838; m. Nov. 

27, 1866, Mary Elizabeth Robinson. 
374 H Charles Abner, b. May 21, 1839; "i May 

31, 1865, Elizabeth Ruth Smith. 
374 HI Jonathan Peters, b. Mar. 17, 1843; ^- (U 
Mar. 24, 1868, Kate E. Hall; (2) Feb. 
17, 1886, Jean Arbuckle Craig. 
IV Emily Matilda, born Feb. 21, 1848; in 
1878 living with her parents, unmarried, 
at Middletown, Conn. 

371. John Graves Peltons, first son of Charles 

H.', Abner^ Abner\ Joseph^ John^ SamueP, John', 

born at Middletown, Conn., April 17, 1838; married 

there, November 27, 1866, Mary Elizabeth Robinson, 

daughter of Harvey Robinson, of Lebanon, Conn. 

Occupation, a manufacturer of silver-plated ware. 

Residence, in 1893, at Middletown, Conn. See his 

War Record below. Children, born at Middletown: 

I Eugene Peters, born Apr. 3, 1870. 

II Clara Lydia, born Nov. 16, 1871; died 

Sept. 8, 1873. 

Ill Harold Hamlin, born Nov. 22, 1877. 

JVar Record, in part, of Capt. Pelton: Mustered 

into the United States service as private in Co. B, 

14th Conn. Vol. Infy., August 5, 1862. Received 

warrant as sergeant in the same, August 13, 1862; 

received warrant as sergeant-major in the same, 


Portland and Middletown, Conn. 373 

September 17, 1862; received commission as second 
lieutenant, Co. E, 14th Conn. Vol., December 2, 1862; 
received commission as first lieutenant, Co. E, 14th 
Conn. Vol., May 28, 1863; received commission as 
captain of Co. D, 14th Conn. Vol., March 21, 1864; 
assigned as chief of the Ambulance Corps of the 2d 
Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, April 16, 1864. 
During his service with the Army of the Potomac he 
took part in the following battles, numbering, as 
given in the list below, some of which, given as one, 
lasted for days, as for example, " the Wilderness " 
comprised twenty days of fighting, and Petersburg, 
with its surroundings, continued for months: i, An- 
tietam, Md,; 2, Fredericksburg, Va.; 3, Chancellors- 
ville, Va.; 4. Gettysburg, Pa.; 5, Falling Waters, Pa.; 
6, Auburn, Va.; 7, Bristol Station, Va ; 8, Blackburn's 
Ford, Va., 9, Mine Run, Va.; 10, Morton's Ford, 
Va.; II, Wilderness, Va.; 12, Laurel Hill, Va.; 13, 
Spottsylvania, Va.; 14, North Anna, Va.; 15, Tol- 
opotomy, Va.; 16, Coal Harbor, Va., June 3; 17, Coal 
Harbor, Va., June 6; 18, Petersburg, Va., to the end; 
19, Deep Bottom, Va., i; 20, Deep Bottom, Va., 2; 
21, Ream's Station, Va.; 22, Boydton Road, Va.; 
23, Farmville, Va., 2; surrender of General Lee and 
the Confederate Army of Virginia at Appomattox, 
Va. Honorably discharged. May 31, 1865. 

Note. — And here it may be observed that if any 
one thinks that service with the Ambulance Corps is 
an easy position, attended with little fatigue and less 
danger, he has only to read the reports made by 
Capt. Pelton to his chief, the medical director of the 
2d Corps, showing the many casualties, by shot and 
shell, to men, animals and ambulances, besides the 
loss of animals from fatigue and starvation, to be 
disabused of such an opinion. 

374 American Pelton Genealogy. 

371. €harle§ Abner Pelton% second son of 
Charles Hamlin', Abner', Abner', Joseph\ John^ 
SamueF, John', born at Middletown, Conn., May 21, 
1839; married at Portland, Conn., May 31, 1865, 
Elizabeth Ruth Smith, daughter of William Russell 
Smith, of Chatham, Conn. Served in the War of 
the Rebellion, in Co. A, 2d Regt. of Conn. Vol. Infy., 
in which he entered as corporal, April 16, 1861. Was 
in the first battle of Bull Run, under Gen. Keyes. 
(See his report.) Served to August 7, 1861. Resi- 
dence, in 1893, in Middletown, Conn. Druggist, 
wholesale and retail. Children, born in Middletown, 

I Frances Matilda, born Mar. 25, 1866. 
II Elizabeth Adelaide, born Feb. 28, 1872. 

III Mary Annie Bradford, born May 15, 1877. 

IV Valeria (Lillie), born Apr. 27, 1879. 
V Charles Hamlin, born Aug. 23, 1884. 

371. Jonathan Peters Pelton', third son of 
Charles Hamlin', Abner', Abner', Joseph', John', 
Samuel", John', born at Middletown, Conn., March 
17, 1843; married (i) there, March 24, 1868, Kate 
E. Hall, daughter of Seth E. Hall, of that place; (2) 
February 17, 1886, Jean Arbuckle Craig. Printer. 
Residence, in 1890, in Middletown, Conn. Served 
thirteen months in Co. F, 24th Regt , Conn. Vols., 
19th Army Corps, as non-commissioned officer, being 
forty days under fire at Port Hudson, and partici- 
pating in its capture. He was for six months on 
detached service as clerk at Gen. Auger's head-quar- 
ters at Baton Rouge, La Child, born at Portland, 
Conn : 

I Henry Hubbard, born Feb. 23, 1871. 

Portland and Middletown, Conn. 375 

367. Hezekiali Ooodricli Pelton ", third son of 
Abner^ Abner', Joseph*, John", Samuel^, John', born 
at Portland, Conn., May 8, 1806; married there, June 
3, 1833, Elizabeth Ann Penfield, daughter of Zebulon 
Penfield, of that place. Farmer. Lived at Portland, 
Conn., and there died, Oct. 20, 1886. Children, born 
at Portland: 
5175 I Philip Sage, b. June 4, 1834; m. May 10, 
1855, Leona A. Gallagher. 
II George Henry, born Feb. 9, 1837. Lived, 
in 1878, West Meriden, Conn. 

III Jane Robertson, born May 15, 1839; ^^^^ 

June 4, 1884, unmarried. 

IV Edward Franklin, born Jan. 28, 1842. 

Served in the War of the Rebellion in 
Co. D, 20th Regt. of Conn. Vol. Infy., 
and died July 20, 1864, from wounds 
received in the battle of Peachtree 
Creek, Ga. He fell in the advance 
and his body was not found. 
V James Hezekiah, born Jan. 12, 1846. 
Residence, 1878, at Portland, Conn. 
VI Elizabeth Lavinia, born June 22, 1849. 
Residence, in 1878, at Portland, Conn. 

375. Philip Sage Pelton', first son of Hezekiah 
G.', Abner', Abner', Joseph\ John', Samuel', John', 
born at Portland, Conn., June 4, 1834; married at 
Meriden, Conn., May 28, 1855, Leona A. Gallagher, 
daughter of Rev. James Gallagher, of that place. 
Lived in West Meriden. Wife Leona died Decem- 
ber 28, 1870. In 1888 was living in St. Louis, Mo. 
Children, none. 

367. Amos Pelton", fourth son of Abner', Abners 
Joseph*, John', Samuel, John', born at Portland, 

3/6 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Conn., May 13, 181 5 ; married in Summit Co., O., in 
1859, Mary Hopkins, daughter of John Hopkins of 
Rhode Island. Farmer. Residence, in 1878, at 
Efifingham, 111. Children, none. 

367. H^illiam Clark Pelton", fifth son of Abner*, 
Abner', Joseph^ John", Samuel', John', born at Port- 
land, Conn., August 13, 181 7; married there, April 
7, 1843, Hannah E. Hopkins, daughter of Russell 
Hopkins, of that place. Left Portland in 1852 and 
lived at Middletown and at Wallingford until 1870, 
when he removed to Dallas Co., la. Farmer. Resi- 
dence, in 1878, with his sons in Franklin township, 
Green Co., la. P. O. address then was Jefferson, 
Greene Co., la. In 1891, at Herndon, Guthrie Co., 
la. Mr. Pelton and wife were consistent Christians. 
His wife, Hannah E., was born July 6, 182 1; died 
February 3, 1868. Children: 

I William H., born July 12, 1846; living, 
1891, at Herndon, Guthrie Co., la. No 
other report. 
II Mary, born July 10, 1849; married. May 
25, 1870, to Seymour Sibley, son of 
Allen Sibley, of Westfield, Mass., where 
they lived in 1891. 
377 III Leander, b. Jan. 8, 1853; m. Jan. 27, 
1880, Cora B. Epperley. 
IV Warren, born Sept. 17, 1856; died June 
I, 1857. 
377 V Herbert, b. Apr. 28, 1858; m. Oct. 19, 
1884, Frankie Barnes. 
VI George B., born Apr. 16, 1861. Living, 
in 1 891, at North St. Paul, Minn. 
Written, but no report received. 

Portland, Conn.; North St. Paul, Minn. 377 

376. licander Pelton*, second son of William 
C.\ Abner", Abner', Joseph', John', SamueF, John', 
born at Wallingford, Conn., January 8, 1852; mar- 
ried at Herndon, Guthrie Co., la., June 27, 1880, 
Cora B. Epperley, daughter of Mrs. Louisa Ep- 
perley, of Des Moines, la. Occupation, manufac- 
turer. Residence, in 1892, at 1713 Capital ave., Des 
Moines, la. Children: 

I Webster L., born Feb. 15, 1882. 
II Mary D., born Feb. 27, 1884. 

376. Herbert Pelton% fourth son of William C.\ 
Abner', Abner', Joseph*, John', SamueF, John', born 
at Middletown, Conn., April 28, 1858; married at 
Herndon, la., October 19, 1884, Frankie Barnes, 
daughter of James and Jane Barnes, of Sangamon 
Co., 111. Occupation, manufacturer. Residence, in 
1892, at Jefferson, Greene Co., la. Child: 

I Jessie Josephine, born Jan. 5, 1886. 


352. Jonathan Pelton', fifth son of Joseph*, 
John", Samuel", John\ born at Chatham (now Port- 
land), Conn., June 10, 1759; married there about 
1782, Elizabeth Doane (b. May 10, 1761), daughter 
of Seth Doane, of Chatham. Farmer. Lived in Chat- 
ham, Conn., until 18 14, when he removed to Euclid, 
near Cleveland, O., where he lived highly respected by 
all, and there died, September 22, 1830. Mr. Pelton 
was six feet tall, large and stout, reserved and digni- 
fied in manner, complexion fair, fond of family and 
friends, and never condescended to do a mean act. 
Mrs. Pelton died March 30, 1840. Children, all born 
in Chatham, Conn.: 

378 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Deborah, born Oct. 5, 1783; married at 
Portland, Conn., Nov. 23, 1801, Samuel 
Cooper; died Jan 24, 181 1. 
II Jonathan, born July 21, 1785; died at sea, 

July 2, 1802. 
Ill Elizabeth, born July 27, 1787; married 
Apr. 23, 1809, John Wilcox, of Chat- 
ham, Conn. Children, six; four died 
young. Lived in Euclid, O., and there 
died, Aug. 19, 1821. 
379 IV Parker, b. Apr. 3, 1789; m. May 24, 181 3, 
Laura Warner; d. Mar. 18, 1849. 
V Beulah, born Apr. 11, 1791; married at 
Chatham, Jan. 14, 18 10 (Ch. Rec), 
Denis Cooper, of that place. Children, 
nine. Removed to Euclid, O., in 18 14, 
and there died, Sept., 1852. 
382 VI Joseph, b. Mar. 19, 1793; m. (i) Sept. 24, 
1 8 18, Obedience Russell; (2) in 1863, 
Sallie Bidlake; d. Sept. 12, 1875. 
384 VII Seth D., b. Mar. 29, 1795; m. Dec. 20, 
1 82 1, Mary Porter. 
VIII Mary, born May i, 1797; married Apr. 
18, 1 82 1, Silas Belden, of Massachusetts. 
Lived at Cleveland, O. Children, five. 
Died there, July i, 1838. 
IX Sarah (Sally), born June 19, 1799; mar- 
ried July 18, 1822, William Treat, of 
Euclid, O., son of Charles Treat, for- 
merly of Glastenbury, Conn. Chil- 
dren, eight. Lived at Euclid, O., and 
there died, Aug. 29, 1854. 
X Mercy Parker, born Oct. 25, 1801; died 
Oct. 2, 1820. 

Euclid and Cleveland, O. 379 

XI Anna, born Oct. 8, 1804; rnarried Jan. 
21, 1828, Cyrenias Thompson, son of 
Stephen Thompson, of Summit, Hudson 
Co., O. Removed to Michigan in 
1831, to Plainville, Allegan Co., Mich., 
in 1832, where she was living in 1878. 
Children, five. 
XII Harriet Penfield, born May 25, 1807; mar- 
ried Milo Hickox, of Cleveland, O., 
where she lived in 1878, at 372 Sib- 
ley street. 

377. Parker Pelton', second son of Jonathans, 
Joseph*, John^, SamueF, John', born at Chatham, 
Conn., April 3, 1789; married at Middletown, Conn., 
May 24, 1 8 13 (Ch. Rec), Laura Warner, daughter of 
Daniel Warner, of that place. Removed to Mont- 
ville, Medina Co., O., in 18 19, where he was the first 
settler in that township, which he helped to organize 
and named. Farmer. After his marriage he lived 
about two years in Middletown, Conn., then about 
five years in Euclid, O., working as a blacksmith; 
thence to Montville, as above stated, where he lived 
until his death, March 18, 1849. Children: 

I Jonathan, born Jan. 8, 1814; died Oct. 7, 

380 II Isaac W., b. Jan. 10, 1816; m. (i) Oct. 20, 

1840, Mary Barnard; (2) Nov. 6, 1850, 
Eliza Spillman. 

381 HI John Parker, b. Apr. 6, 181 8; m. Nov. 8, 

1849, Frances Harris. 
IV Henry C, born Apr. 3, 1820, in Mont- 
ville, O.; the first white child there born; 
where he lived a farmer, and there, 
unmarried, died Dec. 16, 1863. 


380 American Pelton Genealogy. 

V Nancy, born July 3, 1822; died Oct. 7, 

VI Philander, born Mar. 28, 1824; died Oct. 
2, 1828. 
382 VII Periander, b. May 8, 1826; m. Sept. 6, 
1849, Ophelia P. Crocker. 
VIII Elizabeth D., born Montville, O., July 20, 
1828; married, in 1846, E. D. Briggs. 
Lived at Cleveland, O., at 374 Sibley 
street. Children, four daughters: Laura 
E., Helen P., Virginia M. and Carrie 
B. Died Nov. 3, 1872. 

379. Isaac W. Pelton', second son of Parker*, 
Jonathan', Joseph"*, John^ SamueP, John', born at 
East Cleveland, O., January 10, 181 6; married (i) 
at Guilford, Medina Co., O., October 20, 1840, Mary 
Barnard, daughter of Abner Barnard, of that place ; 
(2) November 6, 1850, Eliza Spillman, daughter of 
Charles Spillman. Stonecutter. Residence, 1875, 
at Guilford, Medina Co., O. Wife Mary died May 
6, 1850. Children, born at Guilford, O.: 

I Laura, born Nov. 21, 1841; married Nov. 
22, 1863, W. H. Johnson. Lived, in 
1876, at Guilford, O. One child, Mary 
A., born Mar. 23, 1868. 
II Elizabeth, born July 26, 1843; married 
July 4, 1866, B. F. Schlabacher. Resi- 
dence, in 1876, at Guilford, O. Chil- 
dren: Burton, b. Oct. i, 1868; d. Mar. 
13, 1871; Melville, b. Feb. 22, 1872; 
and Edgar, b. Oct. 23, 1873. 
Ill Hamer, born May 16, 1845; ^^^^ Apr. 5, 


IV Frances, born Aug. i, 1851; married at 
Guilford, O., Jan. 16, 1872, William 
Morgan. Lived there in 1876. One 
child, Nellie C, born June 13, 1873. 

V Ernest, born May 8, 1856. 

VI Catharine (Kitty), born Aug. 13, 1858; 
married Sept. 5, 1877, Frank Styre, of 
Guilford, Medina Co., O. 
VII Union Forever, born Nov. 20, 1861; died 
Dec. 28, 1863. 
VIII Henry, born June 4, 1865; died Feb. 19, 
IX B., born May 30, 1867. 
In 1878 all living were in Guilford, Medina Co., O. 

379. John Parker Pelton', third son of Parker*, 
Jonathan", Joseph*, John^ SamueF, John', born at 
Euclid, O., April 6, 18 18; married at Montville, 
Medina Co., O., November 8, 1849, Frances Harris, 
daughter of Aaron Harris, of Sharon, Medina Co., 
O. Farmer. Living, in 1878, at Montville, O. 
P. O. River Styx, O. Children, born at Mont- 
ville, O.: 

I Romelia, born Aug. 27, 1850; married 
Nov. 12, 1874, David V. Thompson. 
Residence, in 1876, at Kalamazoo, 
382 II Parker, b. July 7, 1852; m. Jan. i, 1877, 
Katie Richard. 

III Perry A., born June 26, 1854. 

IV Rollin B.,born Sept. 30, 1858; died Sept. 

16, i860. 

V Carrie, born Aug. 5, 1861. 
VI Laura, born Dec. 8, 1867. 

382 American Pelton Genealogy 

381. Parker Pelton', first son of J ohn P.', Parker", 
Jonathan', Joseph"*, John', Samuel", John', born at 
Montville, Medina Co., O., July 7, 1852; married Jan- 
uary I, 1877, Katie Richard, daughter of Daniel 
Richard, of Montville, O. Children, none reported. 

379. Periander Pelton', sixth son of Parker*, 
Jonathan', Joseph', John^ Samuef, John', born at 
Montville, Medina Co., O., May 8, 1826; married 
there, September 6, 1849, Ophelia P. Crocker, daugh- 
ter of Gurdon Crocker, of that place. Farmer and 
mill-owner, in 1878, at Seville, Medina Co., O. 

I Ella L., born Dec. 24, 1851; married Nov. 
6, 1873, E. M. Leatherman. Living, in 
1878, at Seville, O. One child, b. 1875. 
II Cornelia, born Aug. 16, 1854. 

III Harley, born Aug. 2, 1858. 

IV George M., born Aug. 24, 1864. 

377. Jo§epli Pelton", third son of Jonathans 
Joseph*, John^ Samuel', John', born at Chatham 
(now Portland), Conn., March 19, 1793; removed to 
Ohio in 18 14, walking all the way through New York, 
New Jersey and Pennsylvania, passing through Pitts- 
burgh to Euclid, O.; married (i) in Warnersville, O., 
September 24, 1818, Obedience D. Russell, daughter 
of Jacob Russell, who came from Windsor, Conn. 
She died April 29, 1862; (2) at Mantua, Portage 
Co., O., in 1863, Sallie H. Bidlake. Farmer. Lived 
at Euclid, O., and there died, September 12, 1875. 
He was a man highly respected, a Christian of strict- 
est piety and integrity. He was five feet and ten 
inches in height, slender in his younger days, but 
weighing 180 pounds in his latter years; his hair dark 

Euclid, Nottingham and Berea, O. 383 

brown, and showing but little gray at his death. 
Children, born at Euclid, O.: 

I Elizabeth D., born Oct. 6, 1819; died 
Aug. 7, 1836. 
383 II LaFayette J., born Mar. 12, 1825; m. in 
1846, Cordelia Doane. 

383. liaFayette J. Pelton', only son of Joseph*, 
Jonathan', Joseph', John^ Samuel', John', born at 
Euclid, O., March 12, 1825; married there in 1846, 
Cordelia Doane, daughter of John Doane, of Euclid. 
Farmer and commercial traveler. Residence, in 
1875, ^t Nottingham, Cuyahoga Co., O. Children, 
born at Euclid, O.: 

383 I Marcus L., b. Apr. 11, 1847; m. Apr. 28, 

1870, Kitty M. Merrills. 

384 II Edward D., b. Apr. 10, 1849; ^- Apr. 20, 

1874, Abby J. Forsythe. 

III Ella Eliza, born Apr. 17, 1851; married 

Nov., 1870, Errett P. Merrills, son of 
N. Merrills. Residence, 1870, Berea, 
O. Children, three. 

IV Sophia C, born Jan. 13, 1856. 

383. Marcus li. Pelton^, first son of LaFayette 
J.', Joseph*, Jonathan', Joseph*, John^ SamueP, John', 
born at Euclid, O., April 11, 1847; married there, 
April 28, 1870, Kitty M. Merrills, daughter of Na- 
thaniel Merrills, of that place. Farmer. Residence, 
in 1878, at Euclid, O. Children, born at Euclid, O.: 
I Myron J., born Oct. 7, 1871. 
II May Ida, born Mar. 14, 1873. 

III J. Doane, born Jan. 24, 1875. 

IV Effie Belle, born Mar. i, 1877. 

384 American Pelton Genealogy. 

383. Edward D. Pelton", second son of LaFay- 
ette J.', Joseph', Jonathan', Joseph', John', SamueP, 
John\ born at Euclid, O., April 10, 1849; married 
there, April 20, 1874, Abby J. Forsythe, daughter of 
Robert L. Forsythe, of Ogdensburg, N. Y. Mer- 
chant. Residence, in 1878, at Euclid, O. Children, 
born at Euclid, O,: 

I Cordelia A., born Feb. ;,• 1875. 
II Joseph, born Dec. 10, 1876. 

377. Seth Doane Pelton", fourth son of Jona- 
than', Joseph*, John', SamueF, John\ born at Chat- 
ham, Conn., March 29, 1795; married at Euclid, O., 
December 20, 1821, Mary Porter, daughter of George 
Porter, of Glastenbury, Conn. Farmer. Living, in 
1878, at Euclid, O. Children, born at Euclid. 

I George, born Nov. 2, 1822; died July 24, 
385 II Jonathan, b. Dec. 26, 1823; m. Oct. 15, 
1846, Mary Clarkson; d. Aug. 29, 1859. 

III Augusta H., born Mar. 13, 1826; married 

Nov. 2, 1847, Jehial Hancock, son of 
Eliphalet Hancock, of Connecticut. 
Living, in 1878, at Euclid, O. Chil- 
dren, twelve. 

IV Harriet M., born Feb. 11, 1828; married 

Oct. 17, 1850, Asaph C. Strong. Lived 
in Euclid, O., where one son now lives, 
in 1878. Children, two. Died July 
18, 1861. 
V Mary Elizabeth, born Sept. 21, 1831. 
Lived, in 1878, with her father in 
Euclid, O.; unmarried. 
385 VI Seth Judson, b. Jan. 17, 1835; m. July i, 
1856, Maggie M. Bailey. 

Euclid, O.; San Francisco, Cal. 385 

386 VII George P., b. Oct. 24, 1838; m. Oct. 30, 
i860, Eliza Richmond; d. Oct. 21, 1865. 
VIII William H., born July 22, 1840; died, un- 
married, June 22, 1868. 

384, Jonathan Pelton', second son of Seth D.«, 
Jonathan', Joseph*, John'*, SamueF, John', born at 
Euclid, O., December 26, 1823; married there, 
October 15, 1846, Mary Clarkson, daughter of Wil- 
liam Clarkson, of England. Farmer at Euclid, O. 
Died at Madison, Lake Co., O., Aug. 29, 1859. 

I Clarkson Seth, born Oct. 3, 1847; died 
Nov. 7, 1867. 
II Carey Judson, born Sept. 29, 1849; ^^^^ 
Aug. 12, 1863. 
Ill Charles Henry, born Oct. 6, 1851; died 
Nov. 30, 1868. 
Mrs. Mary (Clarkson) Pelton married (2) Levi 
Hungerford, Aug. 24, 1861, and in 1878 lived at 
Galva, 111. Children, two, by the second marriage. 

384. Seth Judson Pelton^, third son of Seth D.s 
Jonathan", Joseph*, John", SamueF, John', born at 
Euclid, O., January 17, 1835; married at Mount 
Pleasant, Henry Co., la., Maggie M Bailey, daughter 
of Thomas H. Bailey. Lumberman. Living, in 
1878, at 1,925 Howard street, San Francisco, Cal. 

I Lulla L., born Apr. 17, 1857; married 
June 26, 1878, Richard Connell. Tele- 
grapher at Grand Island, Neb. 
II Maud M., born Apr. 3, 1859. 
Ill Hattie S., born May 25, 1861. 

386 American Pelton Genealogy. 

IV Henry Seth, born July 27, 1865. 
V Willie Judson, born Feb. 29, 1868; died 
Feb. 20, 1870. 
VI Maggie B., born Aug. 14, 1870. 
VII Freeman Paul, born Oct. 22, 1873. 
VIII Mabel Marl, born June 24, 1875. 

384. George P. Pelton', fourth son of Seth D.*, 
Jonathan*, Joseph*, John', Samuer, John', born at 
Euclid, O., October 24, 1838; married there, Octo- 
ber 30, i860, Eliza Richmond (b. May 29, 1835), 
daughter of Edmund Richmond, of Euclid, O. Far- 
mer. Lived at Euclid, and there died, October 21, 
1865. Mrs. Pelton's address in 1878 was Notting- 
ham, O. Children: 

I William O., born May 27, 1863. 
II George F., born June 22, 1865. 

353. Asahel Pelton', fifth son of Joseph*, John', 
Samuel', John\ born at Chatham, now Portland, 
Conn., June 17, 1768; married December 5, 1790, 
Nabby Ranney (b. Sept. 23, 1769; d. Mar. 12, 1839). 
Lived at Chatham, Conn. Farmer. Died at Port- 
land, Conn., July 26, 1843. Children: 

I Annie, born Jan. i, 1796; married at Port- 
land, Conn., Apr. 8, 1824 (Ch. Rec), 
Robert Aiken. Lived at Euclid, O., 
and there died, Jan. 19, 1877. Children: 
Asahel, John and Harlow. Of these, 
Asahel and John were there in 1878. 
II Eliza, born July i, 1798; married at Chat- 
ham, Conn., Apr., 1819, Wm. Turner. 
Lived at Portland, Conn., at Euclid, O., 
in Michigan, and at Lexington, Ky., 
where she died, Nov. 4, 1864. Children, 
eight, three living in Michigan in 1878. 

Portland and Hartford, Conn., etc. 387 

38r III Chester, b. July 3, 1802; m. Oct. 23, 1827, 
Lydia Norcott; d. July 11, 1845. 

389 IV Francis, b. Nov. 5 (8), 1804; m- Nov. 10, 
1828, Ruth Dixon Brown; d. Aug. 25, 

V Nabby, born Nov. 28, 1806; married (i) 

May 5, 1828, Augustus Brown. Lived 
at Portland, Conn. Children: Esther 
and Frederick, both dead; (2) James 
Dudley, and removed to Raymond, N. 
H., and there died, Sept. 25, 1843. One 
daughter, Mahala, lived in Boston, 

VI Lucy Bosworth, born Mar. 18, 1809; mar- 

ried at Euclid, O., June 23, 1852, John 
Wilcox. Lived, in 1878, at Euclid. 
No children. 
'VII Asahel, born June 13, 1811; died April 
27, 1818. 

386. Chester Pelton", first son of Asahel', 
Joseph", John", Samuel', John', born at Portland, 
Conn., July 3, 1802; married there, October 23, 1827, 
Lydia Norcott (b. July 29, 1805), daughter of Wil- 
liam Norcott, of that place. Farmer. Lived at Port- 
land, Conn., and there died, July 11, 1845. His wife, 
Lydia, died August 16, 1847. Children, born in 
Portland, Conn.: 

388 I Nelson, b. Nov. 16, 1828; m. (i) June 30, 
i860, Esther M. Fenn; (2) May 16, 
1866, Wilhelmina N. Williams. 
II Asahel, born Sept. 29, 1830; died Aug. 
15, 1847. 

388 American Pelton Genealogy. 

388 III Francis Augustus, b. Dec. 27, 1832; m. 

July 9, 1856, Anna Judson Mott. 
388 IV William Norcott, b. Jan. 25, 1835; m. 

June 10, 1863, Julia G. Stillman. 
V Charles Horner, born Jan. 2, 1838. Served 

as Lieut, of Co. B, 25th Regt., Mass. 

Vols.; was wounded at Coal Harbor, 

Va., June 2, 1864, and died June 5, 1864. 

387. ]Vel§on Pelton', first son of Chester', AsaheF, 
Joseph', John', SamueF, John\ born at Portland, 
Conn., November 16, 1828; married there, (i) June 
30, i860, Esther M. Fenn, daughter of Miles Fenn; 
(2) May 16, 1866, Wilhelmina N. Williams, daugh- 
ter of David Williams, all of Portland, Conn. Far- 
mer. Lived, in 1878, at Portland, on the old home- 
stead of Joseph first, of Chatham and Portland, Conn. 
Children, born in Portland, Conn.: 

I Charles Nelson, born Mar. 25, 1863. 
II Robert Williams, born July 31, 1872; 
died Nov. 4, 1872. 

387. Francis An^nstns Pelton', third son of 
Chester , AsaheP, Joseph', John', SamueP, John', born 
at Portland, Conn., December 27, 1832; married at 
Middletown, Conn., July 9, 1856, Annie Judson 
Mott, daughter of Austin Smith Mott, of Lebanon, 
Conn. Tinsmith in New Britain, Conn., in 1878. No 
children reported. 

387. l¥illiam Norcott Pelton% fourth son of 
Chester', AsaheP, Joseph', John', SamueP, John', 
born at Portland, Conn., January 25, 1835; married 
at Hartford, Conn., June 10, 1863, Julia G. Stillman, 

Portland and Hartford, Conn., etc. 389 

daughter of P. D. Stillman, of that place. Merchant, 
wholesale dry goods, in Hartford, Conn., 1876, and 
in 1893. Children: 

I Edith Chester, born June 11, 1865. 
II William Horace, born Jan. 12, 1870. 
Ill Julia Louise, born Apr. 9, 1873; died 
Dec. 29, 1875. 

386. Francis Pelton', second son of AsaheP, 
Joseph*, John^ SamueP, John', born at Portland, 
Conn., November 5, 1804; married at Portland, 
Conn., November 10, 1828, Ruth Dixon Brown, 
daughter of Elisha Brown, of that place. Shoemaker. 
Lived at Portland, Conn., until 1831; then at Grand- 
view, 111., where he died, Aug. 25, 1834. Children: 
I Abby, born Sept. 23, 1829; died Aug. 19, 

II Edward, born June 30, 1831; died Sept. 
22, 1832. 


352. Reuel Pelton', seventh son of Joseph', 
John\ SamueP, John', born at Chatham, now Portland, 
Conn., May 30, 1770; married there, April 9, 1792, 
Lucy Barnes, of Middletown, Conn., " Upper houses." 
Blacksmith and farmer. Soon after marriage he re- 
moved to Kirkland, Westmoreland township, Oneida 
Co., N. Y., and there lived till 1825, in which year he 
went to Sherman, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., where he 
died, November i, 1851, his wife, Lucy, having died 
June 24th of the same year. Children, all or most of 
them, born in Oneida Co., N. Y.: 

I Asahel, born Jan. 12, 1793; graduated at 
Hamilton college in 181 7, a classmate 
with Gerritt Smith; studied law at 

390 . American Pelton Genealogy. 

Sacketts Harbor, N. Y.; admitted to 
the bar at Albany, N. Y.; went to 
Indiana, became deranged and returned; 
recovered, and then taught Hebrew in 
Columbia College, N. Y., and there 
died of brain disease. Found dead on 
the college steps, leaning against a 
pillar, Aug. 26, 1825. Unmarried. 
II Sylvester (i), born Dec. 4, 1794; died 
Mar. 9, 1795. 
391 HI Sylvester (2), b. Feb. 20, 1796; m. Sept. 8, 
1824, Charlotte Andrews; d. Sept. 26, 
IV Caroline, born Mar. 7, 1798; married 
Aug. 29, 181 7, lawyer Abram Dixon. 
Lived at Westfield, Chautauqua Co., 
N. Y., and there died, Sept. 10, 1837. 
Children: John, Joseph and Caroline. 
V Lucinda, born Dec. 6, 1799; married 
July, 1824, Wm. Bradley. Farmer. 
Lived at Westfield, N. Y., and there 
died, Aug. 23, 1833. One child, Sey- 
mour, living at Broadhead, Green Co., 
393 VI Ransom, b. July 25, 1801; m. Sept. 20, 
1827, Mary Wagner. 
VII Louisa, born Oct. 17, 1802; married Dr. 
Carlton Jones. Lived at Westfield, 
N. Y., and there died. May 3, 1874. 
Children: Oscar, Delos and Francis. 
395VIII Samuel, b. Feb. 28, 1804; m. Marietta 
Collins Bradley; d. Aug., 1844. 
IX Emily, born Nov. 18, 1805; ^^^^ unmar- 
ried, Oct. 18, 1825. 
395 X Ora B., b. Sept. 11, 1807; m. Mar. 11, 
1834, Mary Bup; d. Apr. 12, 1891. 

Portland, Conn.; Wellsville, N. Y., etc. 391 

XI Mary, born Oneida Co., N. Y., Aug. 19, 
1809 (10); married Jesse Morgan, son 
of Jesse and Matilda Morgan, of Salem, 
Conn., and Wayne Co., Pa. Lived in 
Westfield, N. Y., and at Coshocton, O. 
Children: Charles, Carlos, Malvina and 
Louisa. Died at Killbuck, Holmes 
Co., O., Aug., 1838 (9). Malvina m. 
Mr. Grimes; residence, 1880, 6 W. Fifth 
St., Long Island City, N. Y. Louisa 
m. Rev. Mark Hopkins, Piqua, O. 
XII Julia Ann, born Sept. i, 181 1; died Sept. 
1 1, 1812. 

395XIII William, b. July 12, 1813; m. Mar., 1836, 
Ermina Hawley; d, Aug. 20, 1864. 

396XIV Charles, b. Aug. 19, 181 7; m. May 7, 
1845, Martha J. Sparks. 

389. Sylve§ter Pelton', third son of Reuels 
Joseph*, John^ SamueF, John', born west of Utica, 
in Westmoreland township, Oneida Co., N. Y., 
February 20, 1796; married in Homer, Cortland Co., 
N. Y., September 8, 1824, Charlotte Andrews, daugh- 
ter of Uriel Andrews, of Vernon, Oneida Co., N. Y. 
Physician. Has lived for many years and still, in 
1890, lived at Wellsville, Allegany Co, N. Y. 
Died September 26, 1889. Children: 

I Eliza Ann, born Oct. 13, 1825. 
II Lucy Jane. 
398 III John G., b. Oct. 23, 1828; m. Jan. 16, 
1867, Mary Frances Gorman. 
IV Lewis B., born Apr. 2, 1851. Merchant 
tailor. Lived at Sherman, Chautauqua 
Co., N. Y. Died at Westfield, N. Y., 
Aug. 26, 1853; unmarried. 

392 American Pelton Genealogy. 

V Mary L., born Sept. lo, 1834; married 
Jan. 9, 1869, George Woodward. Resi- 
dence, in 1878, at Greenville, Mont- 
calm Co., Mich. One daughter. 
VI William, born July 7, 1836; died Dec. 12, 
VII Amelia, born Apr. 2, 1838; died Nov. 8, 
392VIII Henry C, b. Feb. 7, 1840; m. Dec. 11, 
1859, Hannah J. Morris. 
IX Densmore, born Sept. 4, 1842; drowned 
at Sherman, N. Y., June 27, 1849. 

391. John G. Pelton', first son of Sylvester*, 
Reuer, Joseph^ John", SamueP, John', born at Free- 
town, Cortland Co., N. Y., October 23, 1828; married 
at Olean, N. Y., January 16, 1867, Mary Frances 
Gorman, daughter of Francis Gorman, of that place. 
Merchant tailor at Olean, N. Y., in 1888. Children: 
I Minnie, born May 13, 1868; died July 26, 

II William Leroy, born July 26, 1869. 

391. Henry C. Pelton', fourth son of Sylvester*, 
Reuer, Joseph*, John\ SamueF, John', born at Free- 
town, Cortland Co., N. Y., February 7, 1840; mar- 
ried at Olean, N. Y., December 11, 1859, Hannah J. 
Morris, daughter of James Morris. Tailor. Resi- 
dence, in 1878, at Belfast, Allegany Co., N. Y. 

I Eva Dell, born Sept. 5, i860; died Oct. 
12, 1861. 
II Adelbert Le Rue, born June 25, 1862; 
died July 6. 1868. 
Ill Frank Le Roy, born Aug. 25, 1864; died 
July 14, 1868. 

Portland, N. Y.; Waverly, Ia., etc. 393 

IV Louise Morgan, born Sept. 25, 1866. 

V Ernest Henry, born Dec. 26, 1872. 

VI Nettie Jane, born Feb. 23, 1875. 

VII Sylvester Fuller, born June 4, 1877. 

389. Ransom Pelton', fourth son of ReueP, 
Joseph', John', SamueF, John\ born at Westmoreland, 
Oneida Co., N. Y., February 25, 1801; married at 
Lebanon, Madison Co., N. Y., September 20, 1827, 
Mary Wagner, daughter of John Wagner, of that 
place. Farmer. Lived at Sherman, Chautauqua 
Co., N. Y., until 1845, when he removed with his 
family to McHenry Co., 111., and thence, in 1868, to 
Iowa, and lived, in 1878, at Mentor, Bremer Co., of 
that State. Children: 

393 I William A., b. June 26, 1828; m. Dec. 8, 

1867, Parmelia Wright. 

394 II Stephen H., b. Aug. 23, 1830; m. May 

18, 1854, Francelia Brigham. 

III Sarah E., born Nov. 23, 1832; married 

Feb. 22, 1856, James Andrews, son of 
James Andrews. Removed to Iowa in 
1856, and, in 1878, lived at Waverly, 
Bremer Co., Iowa. Children, five. 

IV Addison G., born at Portland, Chautau- 

qua Co., N. Y., Feb. 14, 1837. Served 
three months in the War of the Great 
Rebellion, in the 15th Regt, 111. Vols., 
and died in the service at Tipton, Mo., 
Dec. 6, 1 86 1. 
394 V Harvey J., b. Apr. 19, 1839; ^- May 21, 
1871, Mary R. Hoyt. 

393. William A. Pelton', first son of Ransom*, 
Reuer, Joseph^ John", Samuel', John', born at Sher- 
man, Chattanooga Co., N. Y., June 26, 1828; mar- 

394 American Pelton Genealogy. 

ried at Waverly, Bremer Co., la., December 8, 1867, 
Parmelia Wright, daughter of Elias M. Wright, of 
Green Co., Wis. Removed, in 1845, ^o McHenry 
Co., 111., and thence, in 1853, to Bremer Co., Iowa. 
Served four years in the War of the Great Rebellion, 
in the Iowa, 9th Vol., Regt. Farmer. Residence, 
in 1878, at La Fayette, Bremer Co., la. Mrs. Par- 
melia Pelton died Sept. 2-], 1877. Children: 
I Ransom D., born Oct. 20, 1868. 
II William W., born May 9, 1871. 

393. Stephen H. Pelton', second son of Ransom', 
ReueP, Joseph", John", Samuel', John', born at Sher- 
man, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., August 23, 1830; mar- 
ried at Coral, McHenry Co., Ill, May 18, 1854, Fran- 
celia Brigham, daughter of Timothy Brigham, of 
Morrisville, Madison Co., N. Y. Wagonmaker. 
Removed to McHenry Co., 111., in 1845; thence to 
Waverly, Bremer Co., la., in 1856. In 1878, lived in 
Le Roy, Bremer Co., la. Children: 

I Clarence E., born Waverly, la., May 8, 

II Frank E., born Waverly, la., June 16, 

III Clifton K., born Waverly, la., Sept. 29, 


IV Bertine G., born Waverly, la., June 2, 

V Arthur, born Le Roy, la., Feb. 28, 1874. 

393. HarTey J. Pelton', fourth son of Ransom*, 
ReueF, Joseph^ John^ SamueP, John', born at Port- 
land, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., April 19, 1839; niar- 
ried at Fredericksburg, Chickasaw Co., la., May 21, 
1 87 1, Mary R. Hoyt, daughter of Sanford Hoyt, of 

MiNA AND Sherman, N. Y., etc. 395 

Lehman, Luzerne Co., Pa. Farmer. In 1845, ^^- 
moved to McHenry Co., 111., and then, in 1868, to 
Iowa. In 1878, lived at LeRoy, Bremer Co., la. 
Children, born at LeRoy: 

I Myrtia, born Feb. 9, 1874. 
II Ora A., born June 19, 1878. 

389. Samuel Pelton% fifth son of ReueP, Joseph*, 
John^ SamueP, John', born in Westmoreland, Oneida 
Co., N. Y., February 28, 1804; married, Lebanon, 
Madison Co., N. Y., Mariette Collins Bradley. Lived 
at Sherman, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and there died 
in August, 1844. Child: 

I Byram, born . 

Lived, in 1888, in Sierra Ville, Sierra Co., Cal. 
Written, 1890, not found; letter returned. 

389. Ora B. Pelton\ sixth son of ReueF, Joseph', 
John', Samuel', John', born in Westmoreland, Oneida 
Co., N. Y., September 11, 1807; married at Sherman, 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y., March 11, 1834, Mary Bup, 
daughter of Richard Bup, of England. Lived, in 
1876, at Mina, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. Died April 
12, 1891. Children, born at Sherman, Chautauqua 
Co., N. Y.: 

I Died in infancy. 

II Caroline, born Mar. 28, 1838; married 
Nov. 22, 1856, William P. De Clow, 
son of David De Clow, of Chenango 
Co., N. Y. 
Ill and IV Died in infancy; no report. 
V Flora, born Apr. 3, 1854; unmarried in 

389. William Pelfon", seventh son of ReueP, 
Joseph*, John', SamueP, John', born in Westmoreland, 
Oneida Co., N. Y., July 12, 1813; married March, 

396 American Pelton Genealogy. 

1836, Ermina Hawley. Lived at Mina, Chautauqua 
Co., N. Y., and there died, August 20, 1864. Chil- 
dren, born at Mina, N. Y.: 

I Ermina C, born Oct. 18, 1837; died July 
15. 1842. 
II Emily L„ born Oct. 26, 1839; married 
Dec. 28, 1874, N. D. Lewis. 

396 III William R., b. May 7, 1841; m. Oct. 6, 

1871, Dora I. Newell; d. Nov. 5, 1892. 
IV Mary C, born Oct. 27, 1842; married 
Jan. I, 1866, James M. Coveney. 

395. IVilliam R. Pelton', first son of William\ 
ReueF, Joseph*, John', Samuel', John\ born at Mina, 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y., March 7, 1841; married at 
Sherman, N. Y., October 6, 1871, Dora I. Newell, 
daughter of Thomas J. Newell, of that place. 
Residence, 1878, Mayville, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 
Died in Syracuse, N. Y., November 5, 1892. Child: 
I Camilla E., born Aug. 31, 1879. 

389. Charles Pelton', eighth son of ReueF, 
Joseph', John', SamueP, John', born in Westmoreland, 
Oneida Co., N. Y., August 19, 1 8 1 7; married at Ripley, 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y., May 7, 1845, Martha J. Sparks, 
daughter of Elisha Sparks, of Stillwater, Saratoga 
Co., N. Y. Farmer. Living, in 1878, at Sherman, 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y. Children, born at Sherman, 
N. Y.: 

397 I Charles Judson, b. Apr. 18, 1846; m. July 

I, 1866, Ellen Russell. 
II Amarette, born July 30, 1847; married 
June 22, 1864, Alvin Seymour. In 
1878, lived at Summerdale, Chautauqua 

MiNA AND Sherman, N. Y., etc. 397 

Co., N. Y. Children: Mertilla. b. Mar. 
6, 1865 ; Ernest, b. Mar. 22, 1870; 
Mary, b. May 23, 1873. 
397 III Ora Levant, b. July 29, 1851; m. May 7, 
1879, Anna Frary. 
IV Lucy J., born May 19, 1853. 
V Josephine, born Jan. 13, 1855. 
VI William H., born Mar. 9, 1856. 
VII Frank, born July 6, 1863. 
VIII George, born May 14, 1865. 

396. Charles Judson Pelton', first son of 
Charles\ Reuel', Joseph*, John^, SamueP, John', born at 
Sherman, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., April 18, 1846; mar- 
ried Chautauqua Co., N. Y., July I, 1866, Ellen Rus- 
sell. Farmer. Lived, in 1876, in Sherman, Chautau- 
qua Co., N. Y. Children, born in Sherman, N. Y.: 
I Valeria, born Nov. 14, 1867. 
II Charles W., born June 6, 1869. 
Ill Babe, born Jan. 4, 1876; no name re- 

396. Ora liCTant Pelton^ second son of 
Charles*, Reuel', Joseph*. John', SamueF, John', born 
at Sherman, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., July 29, 1851; 
married at Chicago, III, May 7, 1879, Anna Frary 
(b. Nov. 26, 1858), daughter of Noble D. Frary, of 
Blackberry, 111. Physician. Studied at Ann Arbor, 
Mich., graduating in 1872; at Bellevue Hospital, 
New York, and graduated there, and also in Edin- 
boro, Scotland. Resided, in 1879, ^.t Blackberry, 
Kane Co., 111. Children, none. 

352, Hatsiel Pelton*, eighth son of Joseph*, 
John', Samuel', John', born at Chatham, now Port- 

398 American Pelton Genealogy. 

land, Conn., October 23, 1772; married there, about 
1793, Hannah Stiles. Removed, by ox teams, in 
1 802, to Woodstock, Vt., where he lived, and there died 
in September, 1806. Farmer. Children, all but the 
last two, born in Connecticut: 

I Sarah, born Dec. 13, 1794; died in Penn- 


II Charlotte, born Dec. 21, 1796; died Jan., 


398 III Amos, b. Feb. 19, 1799; m. (i) Mar. 5, 

1820, Betsey Sterling; (2) April i, 1838, 
Betsey H. Call; d. Nov. 12, 1870 (i). 
IV Rachel, born April 27, 1801; died Dec. 
25, 1851. 
400 V Jonathan, b. Apr. 18, 1803; m. Oct. 22, 
1826, Sally C. Wood. 
VI Hannah, born Woodstock, Vt., Apr. 30, 
1805; died in Michigan. 

397. Amos Pelton*, first son of Hatsieb, Joseph*, 
John*, SamueP, John', born at Chatham (now Port- 
land), Conn., February 19, 1799; removed with his 
father to Woodstock, Vt.; married there, (i) March 
5, 1820, Betsey Sterling, daughter of Seth Sterling; 
(2) April I, T838, Betsey H., daughter of John M. 
Call, of Woodstock, Vt. Farmer. Lived at Wood- 
stock, Vt, and there died, November 12, 1870. Chil- 
dren, born at Woodstock, Vt: 

399 I Frederic A., b. Mar. 23, 1821; m. Jan. 22, 

1849, Jane A. B. English; d. Jan. 24, 

II Malvina, born Nov. 21, 1823; died, un- 

married, Aug. 2, 1849. 

III Huldah E., born Apr. 4, 1829; married 

Henry Clark. Residence, in 1878, 
Weymouth, Mass. 

Portland, Conn.; Turner's, III., etc. 


399 IV George S., b. Sept. 20, 1832; m. Aug. 16, 
1853, Charlotte B. Fillemore. 
V Erastus C, born Apr. 9, 1839. 
VI Melinda C, born Oct. 25, 1841. 
VII Betsey C, born July 2, 1844; married Jan. 
21, 1867, Samuel W. Soule, of Milwau- 
kee, Wis. Machinist and inventor, 
who died in Brooklyn, N. Y., July, 1874. 
Children, one son and one daughter. 
VIII Lucy E. C, born July 18, 1847; married 
July 3, 1862, Frederic A. Holt, of 
Woodstock, Vt. Farmer. Children, 
four boys and two girls. 

398. Frederic A. Pelton', first son of Amos', 
HatsieF, Joseph', J ohn^ Samuel", John', born at Wood- 
stock, Vt, March 23, 1821; married at Hartland, Vt., 
January 22, 1849, Jane A. B. English, daughter of 
Eli English, of that place. Machinist, pattern and 
model maker. Died at Ayer, Mass., January 24, 
1873. Address of Mrs. Pelton in 1878, Ayer's Junc- 
tion, Mass. Children: 

I Louis O., born Feb. 16, 1852. Lived, in 
1878, at Littleton, Mass. 
II LeRoy A., born July 29, 1855. Lived, 
in 1878, at Ayer's Junction, Mass. 

398. Oeorg^e S. Pelton', second son of Amos", 
Hatsier, Joseph^ John', SamueF, John', born at 
Woodstock, Vt, September 20, 1832; married at Rut- 
land, Vt, August 16, 1853, Charlotte B. Fillemore, 
of that place. Residence, in 1878, at Turner's Junc- 
tion, 111. Machinist and blacksmith, at Turner, Du 
Page Co., 111. Children: 

400 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Eva, born at Rutland, Vt., Aug. 7, 1854; 
died at Shrewsbury, Vt., May 4, 1855. 
II Ida M., born at Coral, III, Aug. 17, 1856; 
died there. Mar. 30, 1858. 

III Milly Estella, born at Union, III, Nov. 

II, 1859; died there, Dec. 30, 1859. 

IV Emma V., born at Union, III, Apr. 23, 

1861; married Sept. 16, 1877, William 
R. Ward. 
V Lottie, born at Turner, Du Page Co., 111., 
Jan. 17, 1869. 
VI Flora E., born at Turner, III, Mar. 24, 

397. Jonathan Pelton', second son of Hatsiels 
Joseph*, John", Samuel', Johm, born at Woodstock, 
Vt., April 18, 1803; married there, October 22, 1826, 
Sally C. Wood, daughter of William Wood, of that 
place. Farmer. In 1878, lived at Woodstock, Vt. 
Children, born at Woodstock: 

I Sarah Maria, born Aug. 27, 1827. 
400 II William Wood, b. Feb. 5, 1829; m. Dec. 
5, 1859, Emily A. Shaw. 

400. IFilliani Wood Pelton', only son of Jon- 
athan', HatsieF, Joseph*, John", Samuel', John', born 
at Woodstock, Vt., February 5, 1829; married at 
Northfield, Vt., December 5, 1859, Emily A. Shaw, 
daughter of Alonzo Shaw, of that place. Farmer. 
Lived, in 1878, at Woodstock, Vt. Capt. Pelton, in 
response to the call for 75,000 men, marched to the 
war of the Great Rebellion, as captain of Co. B, ist 
Regt. of Vt. Vol Inf'y; ordered out April 28, 1861; 
mustered into the United States service, on May 2d, 

Woodstock, Vt. 401 

and left for the front, passing through* New York 
city, May 4th, on the way to Fortress Monroe, which 
they reached just in time to save it from the rebels. 
The regiment fought at Big Bethel and occupied 
Newport News, where Capt. Pelton was the first to 
land. In the James River Campaign he was invalided 
by dumb ague, and, not being able to re-enlist at the 
end of the three months term, he was selected by 
Lieut.-Col. P. F. Washburn (afterward governor of 
Vermont), who had been appointed adjutant-general 
of the State, to assist in raising and organizing all 
troops required to fill the quota of the State in future 
calls. Children: 

I Lucy Maria, born Mar. 31, 1861. 
II William Herbert, born Aug. 23, 1863. 

III Henry Wood, born July 22, 1865. 

IV Mary Louisa, born Apr. 12, 1870; died 

July 5, 1872. 
VII Anna May, born Apr. 28, 1874. 


31. Ithamar Pelton', third son of SamueP, 
John', born at Dorchester, Mass., about June ist to 
loth (bapt. June 20, 1686, Ch. Rec); married, place, 
date, and name of wife unknown. Removed to Mon- 
mouth County, New Jersey, where he died previous 
to April 25, 1749. as on that date Richard Parker 
was " appointed administrator of the estate of Itha- 
mar Pelton, late of Monmouth County." (Records 
of Secretary of State of New Jersey.) No further 

*The writer well remembers the march of the ist Vermont Regiment past 
his place of business, 841 Broadway, New York city, and the cheers that 
greeted it.— J. M. P. 

402 American Pelton Genealogy. 


31. Henry Pelton',' fourth son of SamueP, 
Johns born at Bristol, Mass., now Rhode Island, 
December lo, 1690 (Town Rec), on the " Mount 
Hope farm," on which his father then lived. He 
removed to Groton, Conn., where he married, April 
29, 1 71 2, Mary Rose, and where he lived, and there 
died, in 1763, day and month unknown. His occu- 
pation is not certainly known, but tradition says he 
was a merchant. However this may have been, he 
certainly was a farmer, owning considerable land 
down to 1 760, and was an active business man through 
life, and much respected in the community in which 
he lived. The Land Records of Groton show twelve 
conveyances of land to him and six from him, his 
first purchase having been from his brother John, 
who is given in the record as then a resident of Gro- 
ton. His last purchase was from his son Paul, April 
14, 1746. His first conveyance was to his son Paul, 
February 14, 1745, " For Love and Good Will to his 
son "; others to his sons Reuben and Thomas; again to 
his son Paul, " The farm he now lives on," July 1 5, 1 760, 
and finally, his last to Hezekiah Stoddard, 10 acres, 
June 27, 1763. In 1760 and 1761 he seems to have 
settled his estate, in a way then quite common, by 
disposing of his lands and by making an arrangement 
with his son Paul to support himself and his wife 
Mary during their lives. That his judgment was 
respected is proven by the fact recorded in the " Conn. 
Colonial Records," that in 1750 " Preserved Randall 
with Henry Pelton of Groton, were appointed by the 

*Much difficulty has been found in tracing some families of this branch, 
from the fact that there is not a person of the name of Pelton in Groton 

Groton and Middletown, Conn. 403 

Colonial Legislature to sell lands of Jonathan Ran- 
dall deceased, of Groton," etc.; and that he was a 
public-spirited and religious man by his conveyance 
of a piece of land to 'The Church,' For affection for 
the Excellent Church of England." Children, all 
born in Groton, Conn.: 

403 I Samuel, b. Dec. 16, 1714; m. June 17, 

1736, Sybil Yeomans; d. Apr. — , 1783. 

404 II Thomas, b. July 22, 1 71 7; m. July 9, 1740, 

Hannah Avery; d. 1807(9). 

440 III Paul, b. May 14, 1720; m. Aug. 20, 1743, 

Mary Avery; date of death unknown. 
IV Preserved, daughter, born Jan. 24, 1722; 
no further record. 

441 V Lemuel, b. Feb. 22, 1724; m. Apr. 8, 1847, 

Mary Cornwell. 
446 VI Reuben, b. Jan. 24, 1726. 
462 VII Robert, b. June 9, 1728; m. Aug. 19, 1 751, 

Hannah ; d. June 21, 1789. 

473VIII Moses, b. — , 1728(30); m. about 1750, 

Molly Whipple; d. Apr. 16, 1778. 
496 IX Ephraim, b. June 12, 1732; m.abouti756, 

Mary Spelman; d. Aug. 31, 181 1. 

402. ISamuel Pelton*, first son of Henry', Sam- 
ueP, John', born at Groton, Conn., December 16, 
I 714; married at Middletown, Conn., June 17, 1736, 
Sibbel (Sybil) Yeomans (b. Dec. 9, 1745, Middletown 
Rec), daughter of Jonathan Yeomans, of that place. 
Died, probably, April, 1773, as Elijah Smith was 
appointed May 5, 1783, administrator of the estate 
of Samuel Pelton, deceased, " insolvent." Children, 
born at Middletown, Conn.: 

I Mary, born Aug. 16, 1738. 
II Sybil, born May 7, 1741. 
Ill No record. 

404 American Pelton Genealogy. 

IV Samuel, born Dec, 1745; bap. Dec. 9, 

No further record found of this family. 

403. Thomas Pelton', second son of Henry', 
SamueP, John', born at Groton, Conn., July 22 (20), 
1 71 7; married there, July 9, 1740, Hannah Avery, 
daughter (supposed) of Elder Christopher Avery, of 
that township, a Baptist minister. Farmer and mill- 
owner. He lived about three miles east, or north- 
east, of Gale's Ferry, in that part of Groton now 
Ledyard, Conn. He was an active Christian and 
business man; a man of influence; a deacon and elder 
in Elder Avery's Baptist Church. (It is a sad fact 
that the early records of the most of the Groton 
churches are lost, and that some of them are ex- 
tinct.) Thomas was generally known as Deacon 
Pelton. On a small stream, near his house, he had 
a grist-mill, a saw-mill, and a flax-mill, for dressing 
flax by machinery of his own invention. He was a 
man of good address, of strong religious convictions 
and a cultivated mind, social and cheerful, strong and 
ready in debate and fond of argument. On April 2, 
1 789, as shown in the Town Records of Groton, the 
farm and mills were made over to William Hold- 
redge (or Holdrich), Jr., who had married his daugh- 
ter, Wealthy, he giving a mortgage back with the 
following conditions, viz.: "That he should furnish 
the said Thomas and his wife, Hannah, ^15 yearly, 
and the following country produce: £-}> goo^» lawful 
money in good ox or cow beef at 20s. per hund.; 
five hund. in good pork, weighing ten score per the 
Hog, at 3d. per pound; 40 bushels of good Indian 
Corn, at 2s. 9d. per bush.; 10 bush, of good mer- 
chantable rye, at 3s. per bush., 2 bbl. of Cider and 

Gale's Ferry, Conn.; Horton, N. S., etc. 405 

4 gallons of good Rum; the use of a good horse, and 
proper care in sickness, during their natural lives; 
dated 1790." Tired of living with their daughter, 
they left Groton and went to Orange Co., N. Y., 
where their sons Gideon and Peleg were living, and 
there lived with and died at the house of Peleg, in the 
township of Mount Hope; Thomas, aged 90, in 1807, 
and Hannah in 1809; as given by the wife of his 
grandson, Gideon Pelton; or Thomas, in 1805, and 
Hannah, in 1806, as given in the records of a suit in 
Groton, Conn., brought January 19, 1808, by heirs of 
Thomas Pelton, deceased, to recover the farm of 
Thomas, conveyed as above to William Holdridge, 
Jr., on condition that he support Mr. and Mrs. Pel- 
ton to the end of their lives. This suit was decided 
in favor of Mr. Holdridge. This farm in 1876 was 
owned by Daniel Palmer, the mills having disap- 
peared. Children, born in Groton, now Ledyard, 

406 I Henry, b. July 7, 1742; m. , 1762; d. 

before 1808. 
H Roswell, born Apr. 4, 1744; died in 1763. 
HI Hannah, born May 7, 1746; married 
Benjamin Kinsman, of Nova Scotia, 
and there lived until after 1808, and 
where her descendants are still found. 
431 IV Gideon, b. Jan. or Feb. 23, 1747 (8); m. 
about 1775, Margaret Crawford; d. 
Mar., 1824. 
V Elkanah, born Dec. 14, 1749; died 1752. 
VI John, born Aug. 26, 1751; died 1752. 
VII Simeon, born Sept. 18, 1753; died 1771. 
VIII Amos, born July 15, 1755; died 1756. 

429 IX Rufus, b. Apr. 22, 1757; m. , Ann 

: d. before 1808. 

4o6 American Pelton Genealogy. 

429 X Peleg, b. Aug. 9, 1759; m. about 1781, 
Anna Stoddard; d. Jan. 27, 1829. 
XI Wealthy, born May 5, 1761; married 
William Holdredge, Jr. Lived on her 
father's homestead, and had a large 
family of children, the names of some 
of the younger being: Austin, Frank 
and Phcebe. As shown by Groton 
Town Records of a lawsuit, the family, 
in 1808, lived in New London, Conn. 


404. Henry Pelton^ first son of Thomas*, 
Henry^ SamueF, John', born in Groton, now Led- 
yard, near Gale's Ferry, Conn., July 7, 1742; mar- 
ried in Groton, in 1762; name of wife unknown; lived 
there, and thence removed, before 1771, to Horton, 
Nova Scotia, where he lived, and there died, before 
1808. Children: 
407 I Roswell, b. 1763; m. 1792, Phoebe Beck- 

with; d. 1834. 
414 II Ichabod, b. Mar. 17, 1771; m. Mary Cald- 
well; d. 1827. 

III Eunice; no record. 

IV Hannah, born ; married (i) David 

Buckley; (2) William Scott; no further 

417 V Henry, b. Aug. 29, 1784; m. Rebecca 

Jackson; d. Aug. i, 1872, 
It is to be regretted that the above record is so in- 
complete, as there were probably several births in the 
eight years between those of Roswell and Ichabod. 
Mr. John Bishop Pelton said that his father had two 
aunts in Cobuquid — Aunt Amy, who married Mr. 
Dixon, and another, who married Mr. McLane. Also 

Gale's Ferry, Conn.; Horton, N. S., etc. 407 

that his grandmother married (2) Benjamin Sanford 
and took the old Family Register with her. (Was 
not this his great-grand-mother ?) 

406. Ro§well Pelton*, first son of Henry*, 
Thomas', Henry', SamueF, John', born in Groton, 
Conn., April 4, 1763 (4); married in 1792, at Horton, 
Nova Scotia, where he had removed with his father, 
Phoebe Beckwith, daughter of Nicholas Beckwith, 
of Aylesford, Kings Co., N. S. Blacksmith; died 
at Granville, Annapolis Co., N. S., in 1834. Chil- 

I Mary, born at Horton, N. S., Nov., 1795; 
married there, Jan. 10, 181 2, John 
Rudolph, son of David Rudolph, of 
Windsor, N. S.; died at Billtown, N. S., 
Oct. I, 1865. Children: Henry, John, 
David, James, Hopestead, Sarah, Han- 
nah, Jane, Rachel. 
407 H John, b. Mar. 10, 1800; m. (i) Jan. 28, 

1822, Lydia Beach; (2) Mar. 30, 1864, 
Mary A. Oxley. 

410 HI George Allan, b. May i, 1802; m. Nov. 15, 

1823, Martha Britt; d. June 10, 1882. 
IV Hopestead, born Aug. 15, 1805, Horton, 

N. S.; died there, Sept. 12, 1809. 
V Thomas, born Apr. 10, 1807; died at 
Bangor, Me., about 1834. 
Note. — His grandson, John Bishop Pelton, says 
his grandmother married Benjamin Sanford and took 
the Family Register with her. 

407. John Pelton', first son of RoswelP, Henry*, 
Thomas*, Henry', SamueP, John', born at Horton, 
Kings Co., N. S., March 10, 1800; married (i) at? 

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Canard, Cornwallis Co., N. S., January 28, 1822, 
Lydia Beach (b. Aug. 5, 1801; d. Jan. 8, 1864), 
daughter of Isaac Beach, of that place; (2) March 
30, 1864, Mary A. Oxley(b. Apr. 8, 1833, Cumberland 
Co., N. S.), daughter of David Oxley. Blacksmith. 
In 1877, lived at Billtown, N. S. Children: 

I Eunice, born May 12, 1823; married 
David Shaw; died Nov., 1876, her hus- 
band having died one year before. 
Children, none. 
II Rhoda, born Aug. 24, 1825; died when 

eight months old. 
Ill Mary, born Mar. 2, 1827; married Thomas 
Harris. Lived, in 1877, at South 
Mountain, N. S. 
409 IV John Bishop, b. Feb. 21, 1830; m. Nov. 
12, 1856, Salome Scofield. 

409 V Elijah, b. Aug. 9, 1833; m. Apr. 12, 1855, 

Isabella Ann Blair. 
VI Rosanna, born Apr. 13, 1835; married 
Edward Bennett. 

410 VII George T., b. Jan. 4, 1838; m. (i) Oct. 

10, 1866, Mary Jane Nicholls; (2) Susan 
A. Sabin. 
410VIII Isaac, b. Dec. 29, 1840; m. Nov. 15, 1866, 

Ada Nicholls; d. Oct. 15, 1873. 
410 IX David, b. Dec. 29, 1840; m. Dec. 10, 
1873, Mary Smith. 
X William Jansen, born Jan. 25, 1844; killed 
Mar. 17, 1858, by the fall of a beam 
upon his head. 
XI Charles L., born May 30, 1865. 
■ XII William H., born Aug. 21, 1867. 
XIII John Wesley, born Oct. 10, 1869. 


40y. John Bishop Peltoii% first son of Johnj, 
Rosweir, Henry', Thomas', Henry', SamueF, John', 
born at Billtown, N. S., February 21, 1830; married 
there, November 12, 1856, Salome Scofield. daughter 
of Nathan Scofield, of North Mountain, Kings Co., 
N. S. Farmer. In 1878, lived at Billtown, N. S. 

I Nathan Omar, born at South Berwick, N. 
S., Sept. 2, 1857. 
n David Henry, born Nov. 17, i860. 
HI William Ingraham, born Nov. 20, 1862. 
IV Rosanna Leonia, born at Givan, Kings 
Co., N. S., Nov. 12, 1864. 
V Joseph Edward, born at Black Rock Mt., 
N. S., Dec. 8, 1867; died Dec. 30, 
VI James Manford, born at S. Berwick, N. 

S., May 9, 1869. 
VII Emerson, born at S. Berwick, Sept. 9, 
VIII Eunice Ann, born at S. Berwick, June 30, 
1875; died Dec. 26, 1877. 
IX Ella, born at S. Berwick, Sept. 9, 1877. 

407. Elijah Pelton', second son of John', Ros- 
weir, Henry", Thomas*, Henry', SamueF, John', born at 
Billtown, N. S., August 9, 1833; married at Wilmot, 
N. S., April 12, 1855, Isabella Ann Blair, daughter 
of Robert Blair, of Cornwallis, N. S. Farmer. 
Lived, in 1878, at North Mountain, N. S. Chil- 

I David Cameron, born Dec, 30, 1855. 
II James Robert, born May 10, 1859. 

III George Elmer, born June 20, 1862. 

IV Aleliah Algerena, born Jan. 13, 1865. 

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40r. C^eor^e T. Peltoii% third son of John\ Ros- 
welP, Henry', Thomas^, Henry', SamueF, John', born 
at Billtown, N. S., January 4, 1838; married (i) at 
Berwick, N. S., Oct. 10, 1866, Mary Jane Nichols, 
daughter of George Nichols, of Cornwallis, N. S., 
who died September 22, 1872; (2) October 26, 1875, 
Susan A. Sabin, of Annapolis Co., N. S. Farmer. 
Residence, in 1877, at Berwick, Kings Co., N. S. 

I Anna L., born Nov. 22, 1865. 
H Charles S., born June 29, 1868. 
HI Rupert, born Oct. 9, 1871. 
IV Freeman A., born Sept. 11, 1876. 

407. Isaac Pelton', fourth son of John', RoswelP, 
Henry", Thomas\ Henry', SamueF, John\ born at 
Billtown, N. S., December 29, 1840; married at Ber- 
wick, N. S., November 15, 1866, Ada Nichols, daugh- 
ter of Geo. Nichols, of Cornwallis, N. S. Farmer, 
at Berwick, Kings Co., Cornwallis, N. S. Died 
October 15, 1873. Child: 

I David Ambrose, born in May, 1868. 

407. David Pelton% fifth son of John^ Rosweir. 
Henry', Thomas', Henry', SamueP, John', born at 
Billtown, N. S., December 29, 1840; married at Wil- 
mot, N. S., December 10, 1873, Mary Smith. Far- 
mer. Lived, in 1877, at Upper Wilmot, N. S. Chil- 
dren, none reported. 

407. Oeorg^e Allen Pelton', second son of Ros- 
weir, Henry', Thomas*, Hehry', SamueF, John', born 
at Billtown, N. S., May i, 1802; married at Berwick, 
N. S., November 15, 1823, Martha Britt (b. Nov. 15, 
1804; d. Feb. 19, 1874), danghter of Walter Britt, of 

Berwick and Cornwallis, N. S., etc. 411 

Waterford, Ireland. Lived at Cornwallis. N, S., and 
at Stanley, N. B., where he died, June 10, 1882. 
411 I Douglass, b. at Cornwallis, N. S., July 24, 
1824; m. in 1846, Mary E. McGeorge; 
d. Jan. 9, 1875. 
II Phoebe, born at Cornwallis, N. S., Aug. 
15, 1825; married at Stanley, N. B., in 
1843, William Logan, son of James 
Logan, of Ireland. Lived, in 1890, at 
Stanley, N. B. One daughter, married, 
with six children. 
413 III George, b. Apr. 6, 1827; m. Nov. 10, 1852, 
Isabella W. Ullock. 
IV Mary Isabel, born at Granville, N. S., 
May 24, 1832; married Thos. Ullock, 
brother of the wife of her brother 
George; died at Stanley, N. B., Aug. 
24, 1851. 

410. Doii§^la§^ Pelton", first son of George A.', 
Rosweir, Henry', Thomas^ Henry^ SamueF, John', 
born at Cornwallis, N. S,, July 24, 1824; married at 
Stanley, N. B., October, 1846, Mary E. McGeorge 
(b. Sheffield, N. B., Sept. 12, 1827; d. St. Andrews, 
N. B., April 16, 1889), daughter of John McGeorge 
and his wife, Catharine Staples, of Miramichi, N. B. 
Lived a short time at Fredericton, N. B., afterward 
at St. Andrews, N. B., where he died, September i, 
1866. Children, the first two born at Fredericton, 
the others at St. Andrews, N. B. : 

I John Wesley, born Mar. i, 1847; died at 

St. Andrews, N. B., Jan. 9, 1875. 
II Catharine, born Feb. 29, 1849; died Feb. 
29, 1849. 

412 American Pelton Genealogy. 

III Douglass, born June 21, 1850; died at St. 

Andrews, N. B., Sept. 27, 1867. 

IV Mabel Isabel, born Oct. 2, 1852; married 

Roland Leach. One child. In 1891 
lived at St. Andrews, N. B. 
V Sarah E., born Sept. 10, 1855; married at 
Boston, Mass., Sept. 13, 1876, Harvey 
T. Osgood (b. E. Randolph, Vt., Oct. 
14, 1848), son of Abijah P. and Susan 
(Miles) Osgood. Children, born in 
Boston, Mass.: Jennie Mabel, b. Feb. 
20, 1878; Fletcher Park, b. Aug. 16, 
1887. Residence, in 1890, at 87 Milton 
ave., Dorchester, Mass. 
VI Catharine M., born July 12, 1856; married 
at St. Andrews, N. B., Sept. 12, 1886, 
Joseph Harvey Williamson, son of W. 
H. Williamson, of St. Andrews, N. B. 
Child: Victoria Alice, b. Dec. 11, 1887. 
VII Walter H., born Jan. 10, 1858; hadapleas- 
ant light tenor voice, and was popular 
in light opera. Died in San Antonio, 
Tex., Mar. 18, 1887; unmarried. 
VIII Martha E., born Dec. 24, 1859; married 
at Boston, Mass., Dec. 31, 1882, Henry 
Walton Pinkham (b. Winthrop, Me., 
Oct. 25, 1855), son of Moses S. Pink- 
ham. Children: Ralph Douglass, b. 
Oct. 12, 1883, and Grace Marion, b. 
Nov. 5, 1884; d. July 4, 1889. Resi- 
dence, 1890, at 30 Brook ave., Dorches- 
ter, Mass. 
IX William Samuel, born Oct. 16, 1861. 
Sailor in i8qo. 

Stanley, N. B.; Kaukauna, Wis. 413 

X Owen J., born May 31, 1863. In 1890, a 
clerk at 280 Tremont street, Boston, 
XI Ernest R., born Feb. 9, 1865. Stone 
mason. Residence, 1890, at 30 Brook 
ave., Dorchester, Mass. 

410. George Pelton', second son of George A.', 
Rosweir, Henry', Thomas^ Henry^ SamueF, John', 
born at Granville, N. S., April 6, 1827; married at Bay 
du Vin, Miramichi, N. B., Nov. 10, 1852, Isabella W. 
Ullock (b. Jan. 3, 1832), daughter of Thomas Ullock 
(b. White Haven, Eng.). In 1890 lived at Stanley, 
N. B. Postmaster at Stanley. Children, all born in 
Stanley, York Co., N. B.: 

I Martha Arabella, born Jan. 16, 1854; mar- 
ried Frederic A. Holmes, merchant, 
in Eastport, Me. 
414 II George William, b. Aug., 1856; m. Oct. 
14, 1864, Jennie B. Roberts. 
Ill Thomas Henry, born Aug. 31, 1858; died 
Oct. II, 1875, from the effects of a gun- 
shot wound. 
414 IV Walter Britt, b. Oct. 9, i860; m. July 7, 
1891, Christine C. Heldt. 
V Everett W., born June 18, 1862. 
VI Alice Ann, born Feb. 8, 1864; married to 
Lyvest R. Watt, merchant, at North 
Head, Grand Manan, Charlotte Co., 
New Brunswick, Can. 
VII Ida Lauretta, born Mar. 8, 1866. Resi- 
dence, 1890, with her sister, Mrs. 
VIII Frederick Allen, born May 15, 1868. 
IX Annie Rankin, born Mar. 28, 1873. 

414 American Pelton Genealogy. 

X Donald Ullock, born May 13, 1876; died 
Nov. I, 1876. 

413. CJeorgc IVilliaiM Pelton', first son of 
George*, George A.', Roswells Henry*, Thomas', 
Henry^, SamueF, John', born at Stanley, York Co., 
N. B., August 6, 1856; married at De Pere, Wis., 
Jennie B. Roberts, daughter of Owen and Jane 
Roberts, of Grand Manan, N. B., Feb. 20, 1881. 
Residence, in 1890, at Kaukauna, Wis. Speculator. 
Address, Park Falls. Price Co., Wis. Children: 
I Burton W^, born Oct. 22, 1884. 
II Isabel W., born Sept. 20, 1887. 

413. Walter Britt Pelton', third son of George^ 
George A.\ RoswelF, Henry', Thomas\ Henry", 
SamueP, John\ born in Stanley, N. B., October 9, 
i860; married at Duluth, Minn., July 7, 1891, Chris- 
tine C. Heldt, born in Stockholm, Sweden, April 22, 
1872, daughter of John C. Heldt, of that place, who 
was a general in the army of Sweden; her grand- 
father a general, and commanded the armies of 
Sweden and Norway; her great-grandfather an 
admiral of the Swedish navy; while on her mother's 
side she is a direct descendant of Admiral Thornden- 
shield, who commanded the navy of Norway; thus 
showing how the blood of the notables of Europe 
mingles with that of the kings and queens of America. 
Occupation, agent and dealer in real estate. Resi- 
dence, in 1892, Ashland, Wis.; in 1893, in Chicago, 111. 

406. Ichatood Pelton', second son of Henry', 
Thomas*, Henry^ Samuel", Johns born at Horton, 
N. S., Mar. 17, 1771; married there, about 1800, 
Mary Caldwell, daughter of Eliphalet Caldwell, of 

Stanley, N. B.; Kaukauna, Wis., etc. 415 

that place. Blacksmith. Lived at Horton, and died 
at Halifax, N. S., in 1827. Children, born at Hor- 
ton, N. S.: 
415 I Henry, b. Mar. 9, 1801; m. Dec. 14, 1826, 
Abigail Loundsbury; d. Mar. 13, 1853. 
n Mary, born date unknown; married Mr. 
Schofield; no other record. 
HI Abigail, born date unknown; married 
Mr. Bennett, and removed to St. John, 
N. B. 
IV Eunice, born Oct. 13, 1812; married Feb. 
2, 1837, John Gormley. Children, ten. 
V Rebecca Jane, born Apr. 17, 1815; mar- 
ried July 29, 1838, Robert Elisha 
Bishop (b. Jan. 11, 18 10). Children, 
VI William Eliphalet, born about 1816; 
started for the gold fields about 1862; 
fate unknown; said to have died in 
California, about 1876. 
417 VII John Leard, b. Mar. 31, 1818; m. Jan. 7, 
1847, Theresa Davidson. 
VIII Zelida; no record. 

414. Henry Pelton', first son of Ichabod', Henrys, 
Thomass Henry?,!; Samueb, John', born at Horton, 
N. S., March 9 1801; married there, December 14, 
1826, Abigail p'Loundsbury, daughter of Michael 
Loundsbury, of.' Connecticut, U. S. Blacksmith. 
Lived at Horton, N. S., and died in Boston, Mass., 
March 13, 1853^ (2). Mrs. Abigail Pelton died 
May^ 5, 1856, aged 58 years. Children, born at 
Horton, N.S: 

I Nancy, born Feb. 2, 1828; married Jan. 
18, 1854, Capt. James Eagle, mariner 

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(b. June 6, 1824). Children: Clarence 
E., Frederic W., Alvira A., Adelia M., 
Jennet A., Frank E., Bessie C, Ernest 
W. Residence, 1878, Wolfville, N. S. 
II James, born Jan. 10, 1830; died, unmar- 
ried, at Horton, N. S., Nov. 28, 1854. 

416 III Freeman, b. Aug. 29, 1832; m. unknown. 
IV William H., born Dec. 26, 1834; died, 
unmarried, at Horton, N. S., Jan. 16, 
V Mary Eliza, born Apr. 30, 1837; married 
at Wolfville, N. S., Dec. 29, 1859; lived 
there eleven years, and then removed 
to Harborville, N. S., where she lived 
in 1878. 

416 VI Ebenezer C, b. June 7, 1839; "^- J^"- ^5> 
1862, Abigail J. Parker. 

415. Freeman Pelton^, second son of Henry', 
Ichabodfi, Henry', Thomas^ Henrys, Samueh, John', 
married, time, place and person unknown. No re- 
port from him. Merchant." Residence, in 1878, at 
Worcester, Mass. Place of business, 212 Main 
street. Children, none. 

415. Ebenezer C. Peltons, fourth son of Henry\ 
Ichabod^ Henry', Thomas^ Henry", SamueP, John', 
born at Horton, N. S., June 7, 1841; married there, 
Jan. 15, 1862, Abigail J. Parker (d. Mar. 21, 1875), 
daughter of William Parker, of Cornwallis, N. S. 
Carpenter and joiner. Residence, in 1878, in Bos- 
ton, Mass. Children: 

I Arthur F., born June 21, 1863. 
II Etta, born Jan. 25, 1865'. 

III Maud, born Aug. 13, 1868. 

IV Edith, born Feb. 18, 1875. 

Worcester, Mass.; Hantsport, N. S., etc. 417 

414. John licard Peltoii', third son of Ichabod*, 
Henry', Thomas\ Henry^ SamueF, John\ born at 
Horton, N. S., March 31, 1818; married at Falmouth, 
N. S., January 7, 1847, Theresa Davidson, daughter 
of Stephen Davidson, of that place. Farmer. Lived, 
in 1888, at Hantsport, N. S. Children: 
417 I Elias N., b. Oct. 19, 1847; m. July 13, 
1871, Rebecca Jane Kelley. 
H Stephen E., born Aug. 13, 1849; ^^^^ May 
24, 1869. 
HI Albert L., born Jan. 20, 1852; died May 

12, 1869. 
IV Zelida H., born Apr. 14, 1853; died May 
31, 1869. 

417. Elias N. Peltoii^ first son of John Leard', 
Ichabod^ Henry', Thomas', Henry", SamueP, John, 
born October 19, 1847; married at Horton, Kings Co., 
N. S., July 13, 1 87 1, Rebecca Jane Kelley, daughter 
of John D. Kelley, of that place. Farmer, at Hants- 
port, N. S., in 1888. Children, born at Hantsport, 
N. S.: 

I Stephen E., born Apr. 22, 1872. 
n Embert W., born July 13, 1875; died 

April 22, 1883. 
ni Vera T., born Feb. 4, 1880. 
IV Louisa J., born Dec. 17, 1884. 
V Albert L., born Feb. 6, 1888. 

406. Henry Pelton^, third son of Henry', 
Thomas*, Henry', SamueP, John', born at Horton, N. 
S., August 29, 1784; married at Town Plot, Corn- 
wallis, N. S., FelDruary 18, 1808, Rebecca Jackson 
(b. Mar. 19, 1785), daughter of Joseph Jackson, of 

41 8 American Pelton Genealogy. 

that place. Tanner and shoemaker. Lived at Bill- 
town, N. S., and died at Lakeville, N. S., August i, 
1872. Children, born at Billtown, N. S.: 

I Mary, born Nov. 12, 1808; married Mar. 
21, 1832, Ephraim Patterson, of Ayels- 
ford, N. S. Lived at Long Point, N. 
S. Children: Henry, Jackson, George, 
Rebecca, Phoebe, James, Eunice, Con- 
tent, William, Ruth and Ann. Died at 
Long Point, N. S., in 1863. 
II Phoebe, born Sept. 20, 18 10, at Church 
street, Cornwallis, N. S.; married Feb. 
15, 1843, John Wellington Condon. 
Children: William H., Chas. O., John 
W. Residence, in 1878, at Plyde Park, 
Ill Joseph, born Oct. 2, 1812; died, unmar- 
ried, Sept. 6, 1878. 
419 IV Henry, b. Feb. 10, 181 5; m. Apr. 4, 1847, 
Sarah A. Corbitt; d. Apr. 7, 1878. 
V Eunice, born Mar. 10, 181 7; married in 
1848, James Duncanson, of Cambridge, 
N. S. Lived there, and died at Bill- 
town, N. S., Feb. 16, 1856. Children: 
Rebecca, Ruth and Jane. 
490 VI Thomas, b. Apr. 24, 181 9; m. Dec. 16, 

1852, Adelaide McGeorge. 
421 VII Charles B., b. June 5, 182 1; m. Sept. 20, 
1 861, Susan Miller. 
VIII William, born July 22, 1824; died, un- 
married, at Billtown, N. S., Mar. 17, 
IX Ruth, born Feb. 28, 1827; married Jan. 
20, 1846, W^illiam Fox, of Falmouth, N. 
S. Lived at Pereaux, N. S. Chil- 

Lakeville and Horton, N. S., etc. 419 

dren: Ruby, John, Elijah, Rebecca, 
Anna, Content. Died at Pereaux, 
Mar. 21, 1876. 
X Content, born Sept. 12, 1830; married 
Jan. 23, 1856, Daniel, son of John La- 
mont, at Billtown, N. S. Residence, 
1878, at Lakeville, Cornwallis, N. S., 
Children: Henry M., Theodora Belle, 
Chas. M., Mary J., Thos. W., Ruth O. 
and Alice Ann. 

417. Henry Peltoir, second son of Henry', 
Henry^ Thomas*, Henrys SamueF, John', born in 
Church St., Cornwallis, N. S., February 10, 18 14 
(15); married at Billtown, N. S., April 4, 1847, Sarah 
A. Corbitt, daughter of James Corbitt, of Lakeville, 
N. S. Farmer and blacksmith. Lived at Billtown, 
N. S.; went to Osage Mission, Kans., U. S., in 1877; 
returned ill in about a year to Nova Scotia, and died 
at Cold Brook, N. S., April 7, 1878. Children, born 
at Billtown and Horton, N. S.: 

I Rebecca, born, no date given. 
H William H., born, no date given. 
419 HI Noble A., b. June 30, 1856; m. Feb. 26, 
1877, Emma M. Reid. 
IV Leander, born, no date given. 
V Steward, born, no date given. 
VI Lilah, born, no date given. 
VII Archie, born, no date given. 

419. Noble A. Pelton^, second son of Henry', 
Henry', Henry', Thomas^ Henry', SamueP, John', 
born at Horton, N. S., June 30, 1856; married at 
Billtown, N. S., February 26, 1877, Emma M. Reid, 
daughter of Theodore Reid, of that place. Residence, 
in 1888, not given. ^ , Children: 
54 . • .'",., 

420 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I George A., born Nov. 23, 1877. 

II H. Reid, born Feb. 21, 1882. 

III Francis A., born Aug. 24, 1883. 

IV Cora v., born June 22, 1885; died Aug. 

I, 1885. 
V Sanders Wellington Young, born Dec. 
25, 1886. 
VI Harriet P., born Mar. 11, 1888. 

417. Thomas Pelton', third son of Henry«, 
Henry^ Thomas", Henry^, SamueF, John\ born at 
Cornwallis, N. S., April 24, 1819; married at 
Boston, Mass., December 16, 1852, Adelaide Mc- 
George, daughter of John McGeorge, of Stanley, N. 
B. Carpenter and builder. Lived, in 1878, in 
Boston, Mass. Died February 20, 1886; buried 
in Dorchester, Mass, Children, born in Boston, 
Mass. : 

I Eva, born Oct. 4, 1853; ^^^^ June 24, 
4S® II Frank A., b. Aug. 13, 1855; m. Apr. 3, 
1884, Lila A. Harmon. 

III Flora A., born July 13, 1858; died Sept. 

4, 1859. 

IV Lewis A., born May 14, i860; died Apr. 

12, 1862. 

4S0. Frank A. Pelton^, first son of Thomas', 
Henry*, Henry^ Thomas*, Henry^ SamueF, John', 
born in Boston, Mass., August 13, 1855; married 
at Dedham, Mass., April 3, 1884, Lila A. Harmon, 
daughter of H. M. Harmon, of that place. Dealer 
in pianos, Boston. Residence, 1890, 39 Rockwell 
street, Dorchester, Mass. No children. 

Montgomery and West Point, N. Y. 421 

417. Charles B. Pelton% fourth son of Henry^ 
Henry\ Thomas*, Henry^ Samuel', John\ born in 
Cornwallis, N. S., June 5, 1821; married at Wilmot, 
N. S., September 2, i86r, Susan Miller, daughter of 
Samuel Miller, of that place. House joiner. Resi- 
dence, in 1879, ^t Harborville, N. S. Children, born 
at Cornwallis: 

I Lydia Belle, born July 16, 1862; died 

March 3, 1867. 
II Charles Spurgeon, born Nov. 16, 1863. 

III Henry Jacob, born Oct. 31, 1865. 

IV Susan Content, born Jan. 31, 1868; died 

Oct. 12, 1876. 
V Mary Jane, born Jan. 10, 1871. 


404. Gideon Pelton', third son of Thomas', 
Henry", SamueP, John', born near Gale's Ferry, 
Groton, now Ledyard, New London Co., Conn., Feb- 
ruary 23, 1747 (Groton Town Rec), by another 
authority, January 23, 1748; married (i) at Hopewell, 
Orange Co., N. Y., about 1775, Margaret Crawford, 
daughter of John (or James) Crawford, of that place. 
He left home young and bought land in Wyoming 
Co., Pa., but sold it and bought 260 acres of land 
near Montgomery, Orange Co., N. Y., on the west 
bank of the Beaver Dam stream. He was in the 
battle of Fort Montgomery, near West Point, in the 
War of the Revolution; was an active patriot and 
prominent citizen of his day; a member of the Good- 
Will Presbyterian Church, and a member of the first 
board of trustees of the Montgomery Academy. His 
wife, Margaret, having died, he married (2) Widow 

422 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Jessup. He died on his farm in March, 1824. Chil- 
dren, all born in Montgomery, N. Y.: 

422 I Samuel, b. Mar. 28, 1776; m. , 1797, 

Eleanor Mould; d. July 10, 1864. 
II Hannah, born Sept. 29, 1779; married 
about 1 8 19, William Ray, of Shawan- 
gunk, N. Y., and there lived and died. 
Children: Gideon, Avery, James, Ann, 
Margaret, Janet. 

III Anna, born Feb. 2, 1781; married about 

1826, Stephen Gillespie, of Mont- 
gomery, N. Y., where she lived, and 
there died in 1832. 

IV Thomas, born Oct. 19, 1783; died in 

V Rachel, born Feb. 22, 1786; died in child- 
VI Margaret, born Nov. 12, 1787; died in 

VII Mary, born June 14, 1790; married about 
1828, John A. Smith, of Goshen, 
Orange Co., N. Y., and Montgomery, 
N. Y., dying at the latter place in 1877. 
Children: Gideon Pelton, Jane A. and 
Mary Augusta. 
497VIII Gideon, b. Jan. i, 1794; m. Oct. 24, 1827, 
Sarah Van Keuren; d. Aug. 23, 1873. 

421. Samuel Peltone (Rev.), first son of Gideons, 
Thomas', Henry', Samueb, John', born at Montgom- 
ery, Orange Co., N. Y., March 28, 1776; married 
there, in 1797, Eleanor Mould (b. Sept. 5, 1775; d. 
Jan. 5, 1 861), daughter of Christopher Mould, of that 
place; died in Monticello, Sullivan Co., N. Y., July 10, 
1864. Educated at Montgonery Academy, with the 

Montgomery and Monticello, N. Y. 423 

intention of entering college to study for the ministry; 
he, after marriage, gave up that idea and began life 
as a farmer, remaining with his father for four or five 
years, and then removing to the wilds of Sullivan 
County, N. Y., following a line of " blazed " trees to 
the site of the present county town, Monticello, in 
which he helped to raise the first house, and near 
which he settled and made a farm. He had previously 
made a religious profession, and as there were no 
religious services, he made appointments for them in 
the village, at which he read sermons and exhorted. 
These services were well attended and resulted in a 
religious revival and the organization of the Presby- 
terian church in that place. His usefulness and 
talents being so marked, he was advised by his former 
pastor. Rev. Andrew King, by Dr. Fiske, of Goshen, 
and by his former classmate and life-long friend, 
Rev. John Johnson, D. D., of Newburg, N. Y., and 
others, to review his classical studies and prepare for 
the ministry. This he did, and was licensed to 
preach. He was installed pastor of the churches of 
Hempstead (Ramapo), and Haverstraw, in Rockland 
Co., N. Y., February 20, 181 7, and held that charge 
until an attack of paralysis compelled him, as advised 
by his physician, to retire from active service in 1840. 
He had been an active, successful pastor, and his 
people parted with him with much regret. He re- 
tired, to live with his son, Luther, in Monticello, 
N. Y., where he partially recovered his health and 
preached occasionally, dying, as above stated, July 
10, 1864.* He was uncommonly social, hopeful, 
cheerful and agreeable, with great powers for attract- 
ing the young and gaining the confidence of all. He 

*The writer once heard him preach in the Reformed Dutch Church in 
Warwick, N. Y., while he was a pastor at Haverstraw. 

424 American Pelton Genealogy. 

was the author of one or two works, one being- on the 
baptismal controversy. He was a ready debater and 
a strong controversialist, traits that seem to run in the 
Groton branch of the family. Children: 

I Christopher Mould, born about 1798, 

July 29; was educated for a profession, 

left home when about twenty years of 

age, went to Cincinnati, O., and there 

died, aged 28 years, unmarried, about 


II Mary Ann, born Mar. 9, 1800; married 

Aug. 22, 1827, Orrin Royce (d. Nov., 

^1875), son of Uzziel Royce, of Conn. 

Lived at Monticello, N. Y., and there 

died, June 4, 1864. 

4S5 III Alexander Crawford, b. Oct. 9, 1802; m. 

Oct. 24, 1824, Rhoda Ann Rumsey. 

lY Margaret Ruama, born July 11, 1805; 

married Oct. 15, 1835, Alexander, son 

of James Buchanan, of Ireland and New 

York. Lived in New York city, and 

there died, Oct. II, 1837. No children. 

V Jacintha, born Nov. 10, 1807; married in 

1850, by Dr. Hutton, of New York, to 

Joseph Lounsbury, of Monticello, 

N. Y., son of Ethiel Lounsbury, of 

Connecticut. Lived at Monticello, 

N. Y., and there died, Feb. 5, 1865. 

No children. 

VI Gideon, born Nov. 25, 1810; died in 

western New York, about 1831, aged 

21 years. He had taken a trip to the 

West, and died on his return journey. 

VII Sarah C, born at Monticello, N. Y., Nov. 

13, 181 2; married at Hempstead 

Montgomery and Monticello, N. Y. 425 

(Ramapo), N. Y.,May 15, 1834, Aaron 
(b. Oct. 4, 1807), son of Col. Cornelius 
A. Blauvelt. Farmer. Eleven chil- 
dren. Residence, 1880, near Sufferns, 
Rockland Co., N. Y. 
496V1II Luther, b. June 26, 18 19, at Haverstraw, 
N. Y.; m. (i) Nov. 6, 1842, Ruth E. 
Decker; (2) March 28, i860, Susan M. 
Young; d. 

IX , a daughter, who died in infancy; no 


X , a daughter, who died in infancy; no 


4SS. AlexsjJider €rai¥for€l Pelton', second son 
of Samuer, Gideon^ Thomas^ Henry^ Samuel, 
John', born at Monticello, Sullivan Co., N. Y., Octo- 
ber 9, 1802; married at Millo, N. Y., October 24, 
1824, Rhoda Ann Rumsey, daughter of Benjamin 
Rumsey, of Monticello, N. Y. (formerly of Roxbury, 
Conn.) Farmer and millwright. Living, in 1879, 
at Waterton, Luzerne Co., Pa. Children: 
4^6 I Charles R., b. July 21, 1825; m. July 6, 
1859, Catherine Singer. 
II Sarah Ann, born July 4, 1827; died Dec. 
19. 1833. 

III Christopher M., born June 13, 1829; 

served in the War of the Great Rebel- 
lion, and died in the rebel prison, at 
Salisbury, N. C, Dec. 9, 1864. He 
served ten months in Co. L, 112th 
Regt. of Pa. Vols., Heavy Artillery. 

IV Ross Carlos, born Oct. 17, 1832; died 

Apr. 17,1835. 

426 American Pelton Genealogy. 

V Marinda, born Aug. 7, 1834; married 
March 27, 1857, Andrew Pursell. 
Farmer, Mechanicsville, Bucks Co., 
Pa. Three children. 
VI Margaret Ann, born March 7, 1837; mar- 
ried Dec. 27, 1867, S. M. Zimmerman. 
Mason, at Waterton, Luzerne Co., Pa. 
Two children. 
VII Mary Eleanor, born Sept. 7, 1839; mar- 
ried May 17, 1857, William Flower. 
Lumberman, at Lehigh Tannery, Car- 
bon Co., Pa. Seven children. 
VIII Frances Jane, born Feb. 10, 1843; ^^^^ 
Aug. 14, 1858. 
IX Maria, born July 6, 1846; married Mar. 
24, 1865, John A. Burnett. Miller, at 
Waterton, Pa. No children. 
X Jennett, born Dec. 17, 1848; unmarried; 
afflicted with blindness from birth. 

425. Charles R. Pelton', first son of Alexander 
C.\ Samuer, Gideon^ Thomas*, Henry^ SamueP, 
John', born July 21, 1825; married July 6, 1859, 
Catharine Singer, daughter of Philip Singer, of Mon- 
roe Co., Pa. Millwright. Lived, in 1879, ^^ Ring- 
town, Schuylkill Co., Pa. No children. 

422. liUther Pelton', fourth son of Samuel*, 
Gideon', Thomas'*, Henry', SamueP, John', born at 
Haverstraw, N. Y., January 26, 18 19; married (i) at 
Monticello, N. Y., November 6, 1842, Ruth Eliza- 
beth Decker, daughter of Stephen Decker, of that 
place; (2) March 28, i860, at Monticello, Susan M. 
Young, daughter of John Young, of that place. 


Farmer. Residence, in 1888, at Monticello, N. Y.; 
an active Christian, and an able man, inheriting his 
ancestor's ability and readiness in argument and 

debate. Died , 1892. Children: 

I Patience, born Sept. 23, 1843; married 
Timothy Comfort in Nov., 1866. Resi- 
dence, in 1878, at Monticello, N. Y. 
II Ruama, born Oct. 18,1847; married Mar. 
4, 1874, John D. Buchanan. Lived, in 
1878, at Monticello, N. Y. 
497 III Samuel J., b. Jan. 29, 1861; m. Feb. 27, 
1884, Miss Maud Brown. 
IV John L., born Aug. 17, 1862. 
V Nellie B., born Apr. 21, 1864; married 

436. Naniuel J. Pelton', oldest son of Luther', 
SamueP, Gideon^ Thomas^ Henry^ Samuel', John', 
born at Monticello, Ulster Co., N. Y. , January 
29, 1861; married February 27, 1884, at Monticello, 
N. v., Maud Brown, daughter of John S. Brown, of 
that place. Occupation, in 1891, policeman. Resi- 
dence, New York city. Children: 

I Baxter L., born Dec. 23, 1884. 
II John B., born Sept. 20, 1886. 

III Carrie M., born Dec. 15, 1888. 

IV Eloise M., born Aug. 20, 1891. 

4S1. Gideon Pelton", third son of Gideon', 
Thomas", Henry\ SamueF, John', born at Mont- 
gomery, Orange Co., N. Y., January i, 1794; mar- 
ried there, October 24, 1827, Sarah Van Keuren, 
daughter of Benjamin Van Keuren, of that place. 
Lived at Montgomery, N. Y., a Christian gentleman, 
highly respected; and there died, August 23, 1873, 

428 American Pelton Genealogy. 

in his 8oth year; his wife, Sarah, surviving him, and 
dying at Goshen, N. Y., November 8, 1875, ^g^^ 70- 

I Elizabeth, born Nov. 24, 1829; married 
Dec. 26, 1852, William P. Smith, son 
of Joshua Smith, of Goshen, N. Y., 
where she died, Nov. 3, 1880. Mr. 
Smith died Jan. 13, 1873. Children: 
Clara H., b. Jan. 10, 1853. Howard P., 
b. Apr. 14, 1855; d. Sept. 19, 1875; 
Mary L., b. Mar. 28, 1857; d. Jan. 14, 
1874; Charles R., b. May 26, 1859; 
Jane A., b. Mar. 8, 1861; d. Feb. 8, 
1881; Sarah L., b. Sept., 1863; d. 
Oct., 1864; Willie H., b. Aug. 3, 1865. 
II Mary, born Sept. 17, 1832; married at 
Montgomery, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1856, 
William Collins (b. Jan. 29, 1834), son 
of John C. Collins, of Biddeford, Co. 
Devon, Eng. Residence, in 1878, 23 
E. 91st street, New York city. Chil- 
dren: I. Mary Frances; 2. William 
Pelton; 3. Sarah Edith; 4. John Grif- 
fith; 5. Maud Elizabeth; 6. Frederick 
Ill Sarah Ann, born Sept. 17, 1832; married 
at Montgomery, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1866, 
Meeker H. W^ood, son of Abram Wood, 
of St. Andrews, Orange Co., N. Y. 
Residence, in 1890, 411 First street, 
Brooklyn, N.Y. Children: i. Marion, 
b. July 26, 1869; d. July 18, 1870; 2, 
Helen, b. June 17, 1874; 3. Annie 
Beatrice, b. July 30, 1876; d. Oct. 9, 


4®4. RiiAis Peltoii', eighth son of Thomas^ 
Henry^, Samuel', John', born at Groton, now Led- 

yard, Conn., April 22, 1757; married , Ann , 

daughter of ; record unknown, as no living 

descendants have been found. He probably lived in 
Groton, and died previous to 1808, as in the suit 
brought by heirs of Thomas Pelton, his father, Jan- 
uary 19, 1808, to recover lands conveyed by him to 
William Holdridge, Jr., the names of Samantha and 
Nancy, " minor children of Rufus, late of Groton," 
appear. This also indicates the previous death of 
their brother, Henry. Children: 

I Nancy; no further record. 
H Samantha, born Feb. 7, 1795; Groton 
HI Henry, born Jan. 5, 1796; Groton Records; 
died before 1808, probably, as above 

404. Peleg- Pelton', ninth son of Thomas*, Henry^, 
Samuel', John', born near Gale's Ferry, in Groton, 
now Ledyard, New London Co., Conn., August 9, 
1759; married there, about 1781, Anna Stoddard, 
daughter of Robert Stoddard, Jr., of Groton. (See 
Records in the Stoddard family, at Monticello, N. Y.) 
He, after marriage, for a short time, lived with or 
near his father, working in his father's mills; then, 
about I 786, removed to Mount Hope (then the town- 
ship of Calhoun), Orange Co., N. Y., bought land, 
and there lived and became well off and an influential 
man, holding the office of justice of the peace for a 
number of years. He died January 27, 1829; his 
wife, Anna, died in September, 1832. His father, 
Thomas, and his mother spent their last days with 
him. Children: 

430 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Hannah, born at Groton, Conn., in 1782; 
married Prentiss Allyn. Lived at Mon- 
ticello, N. Y., and there died. 
430 II George, b. Sept. 3, 1784; m. Jan, 5,1808, 
Sarah Tuthill; d. July 16, 1822. 

III Rozel (should probably be Roswell), 

born Feb. 27, 1787; died, unmarried, 
March 28, 1814. 

IV Lucy, born Sept. 13, 1789; married Caleb 

Howell; died in New York city, July 
20, 1864. 
43S V Thomas Avery, b. Nov. 29, 1791; m. 
about 1813, Julia A. King; d, Sept. 9, 
434 VI Increase, b. Nov. 27, 1794; m. 1819 or 
1820, Jane Comfort; d. May 27, 1849. 
438 VII Stoddard, b. July i, 1797; m. (i) Mar. 2, 
1822, Fanny Tuthill; d. Sept. 27, 1847; 
(2) Oct. 25, 1832, Hannah F. Newkirk. 
VIII Peleg, born at Mount Hope, Orange Co., 
N. Y., Nov. 18, 1801; died, unmarried, 
at Goshen, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1829. 
Note. — The homestead of Peleg, Sr., was bought 
in what was then the township of Calhoun, afterward 
named Mount Hope. He bought 150 acres of un- 
broken timber land of Eleazar Lord, in 1786, for 
ten shillings per acre, intending to make some im- 
provements, and then sell out and go to the " lake 
country " of central New York. After his death it 
was occupied by his son, Stoddard, as long as he 
lived, and then, in 1856, was sold to Mr. John New- 
kirk, who still lived upon it in 1878. 

499. George Pelton", first son of Peleg', Thomas*, 
Henry^ SamueP, John\ born at Groton, now Ledyard, 

Groton and Gale's Ferry, Conn. 431 

near Gale's Ferry, Conn., September 3, i 784; married 
in the town of Walkill, Orange Co., N. Y., January 
5, 18 1 8, Sarah Tuthill (b. Sept. 24, 1789), daughter 
of John Tuthill, of Hamptonburgh, Orange Co., 
N. Y., but who then occupied the farm near Middle- 
town, N. Y., on which the Homoeopathic Hospital 
for the Insane has since been built. Farmer. Lived 
at Mount Hope, N. Y. Died at Beaver Dam, Sulli- 
van Co., N. Y., June 18, 1826. Mrs. Pelton married 
(2) Henry Goldsmith, of the township of Blooming 
Grove, Orange Co., N. Y., the father of Alden Gold- 
smith. She died November i, 1889, over 100 years 
old, at the house of a widowed daughter at Howell's 
Depot, Orange Co., N. Y. Children, all born at or 
near Mount Hope: 

I Tuthill, born Jan. 10, 1810; died July 16, 
n Caroline, born Jan. 20, 1812; died Sept. 

10, 1827. 
HI Jane, born May 3, 1814; married at 
Howells, N. Y., July 4, 1842, Joseph 
McDonald, of Scotland. Lived at 
Howell's Depot. Mr. McDonald died 
February 27, 1879. Children: George, 
Sarah and Henry. Lived, in 1879, ^^ 
Milford, Pike Co., Pa. 
IV Harriet, born Nov. 16, 1816; married at 
Salem, N. J., Sept. 4, 1841, Peter H. 
Bell, son of Alexander Bell, of Mount 
Hope, N. Y. In 1879 a farmer at 
Middletown, N. Y. Children, seven, 
but one living at that time. 
V Elmira, born Mar. 16, 1820; married at 
Howells, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1848, Philetus 
Coleman, son of William Coleman, of 

432 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Mount Hope, N. Y. Carpenter. Liv- 
ing, in 1879, ^t Howells, N. Y. Chil- 
dren: George P., James (dead), Sarah 
F. (dead). 
VI Frances, born Aug. 29, 1821; married in 
Wallkill township, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1842, 
Robert Cairns, son of William Cairns, 
of Edinburgh, Scotland. Lived, in 
1879, ^t Howells, Orange Co., N. Y. 
Farmer. Children, seven. 
Vn Mary M., born at Mount Hope, Jan. 14, 
1824; married at Port Jervis, N. Y., 
Mar. 18, 1850, Alexandria K. Coleman, 
farmer, son of William Coleman, of 
Mount Hope. Residence, in 1879, ^^ 
Elmira, N. Y. Children, three, one 
only living. 
VHI George, born Jan. 25, 1825. Carpenter 
and machinist. Died, unmarried, June 
29, 1859, ^t Edinboro, Erie Co., Pa. 

439. Thomas Avery Pelton", third son of Peleg', 
Thomas*, Henry'^, SamueF, John', born at Mount 
Hope, N. Y., November 29, 1791; married at Middle- 
town, Orange Co., N. Y., about 1813, Julia A. King, 
daughter of John King, of that place, formerly of 
Long Island, N. Y. Removed to Colchester, Dela- 
ware Co., N. Y., in 181 7, and was there killed at a 
raising of a log house, September 9, 1 831, by the fall 
of a stick of timber that broke his neck. Farmer. 
Mrs. Pelton married (2) Aaron Baxter and had a 
son, Tracy Baxter, born December 20, 1835. 

I Harriet Ruhama, born June 22, 18 14; 
married Dec. 14, 1846, Clinton Stewart, 

Hancock, N. Y.; Groton, Conn., etc. 433 

son of Jehial Stewart, of Rockland, 
Sullivan Co., N. Y. Lived, in 1878, at 
Hancock, N. Y. Children, three. 
II Anna Jane, born Apr. 16, 18 16; died May 
I, 1816. 

III Louisa, born Apr. i, 181 7; married Nov. 

29, 1835, Albert Smith, son of Free- 
man Smith, of Rockland, Sullivan Co., 
N. Y. Lived, in 1878, at Addison, N. 
Y. Children, nine. 

IV Peleg Stoddard, born May 18, 1820; died 

Oct. 29, 1822. 

433 V Milton, b. Aug. 9, 1822; m. Dec. 8, 1850, 

Hannah Sprague. 
VI Sydney S., born at Colchester, Delaware 
Co., N. Y., Apr. 9, 1825, and there 
lived and died, unmarried, June 7, 

434 VII William Harley, b. Sept. 5, 1829; m. Apr. 

16, 1857, Mary Perkins. 

439. Milton Felton^, second son of Thomas A.^ 
Peleg', Thomas^ Henry", SamueF, John\ born at 
Colchester, Delaware Co., N. Y., August 9, 1822; 
married there, December 8, 1850, Hannah Sprague, 
daughter of Abraham Sprague of that place. Far- 
mer. Lived, in 1876, in Colchester, N. Y. P. O. , 
Butternuts, Delaware Co., N. Y. Children, born at 
Colchester, N. Y. : 

I Mary Frances, born Aug. 7, 1852; mar- 
ried June 25, 1873, Almos M. Fran- 
cisco (b. Jan. 9, 1850), son of John 
Francisco, of Butternut Grove, Dela- 
ware Co., N. Y. Child: Newton, b. 
Oct. 28, 1874; living in 1878. 

434 American Pelton Genealogy. 

434 II Hervey May, b. June 5, 1859; "^- F^^. 7, 
1 88 1, Ellen E. Mizener. 
Ill Norman Luton, born Sept. 7, 1873. 

433. Hervey May Pelton*, first son of Milton', 
Thomas A.\ Peleg', Thomas^ Henry', SamueF, John', 
born at Colchester, Delaware Co., N. Y., June 5, 
1859; married February 7, 1 881, at Fremont, Sullivan 
Co., N. Y., Ellen E. Mizener, daughter of Martin 
R. and Mary Wood Mizener, of that place. P. O., 
1890, Butternut Grove, Delaware Co., N. Y. Chil- 
dren, born at Butternut Grove: 

I Guy M., born Nov. 15, 1881. 
II Burt H., born Nov. i, 1884. 

III Verna E., born Apr. i, 1886. 

IV Edna, born Dec. 15, 1888. 

V Franklin, born Mar. 14, 1890. 

432. \¥illiani Harley Pelton', fourth son of 
Thomas A.^ Peleg', Thomas", Henry^ SamueF, John', 
born at Colchester, Delaware Co., N. Y., September 
5, 1829; married at Thompson, Susquehanna Co., 
Pa., April 16, 1857, Mary Elizabeth Perkins, daugh- 
ter of i\very Perkins, of Groton, Conn. Farmer. 
Lived, in 1878, at Lanesboro, Susquehanna Co., Pa. 

I Julia Anna Baxter, adopted, born. May 2"/, 

499. Increase Pelton*, fourth son of Peleg', 
Thomas*, Henry', SamueP, John', born at Mount 
Hope, Orange Co., N. Y., November 27, 1794; mar- 
ried at Mamakating, Sullivan Co., N. Y., in 18 19 (or 
20). Jane Comfort, daughter of Benjamin Comfort, 
of that place, formerly of Dutchess Co., N. Y. Far- 


mer. Lived near Thompsontown, Monticello, Sulli- 
van Co., N. Y. Died there, May 27, 1849. Chil- 
dren, born near Monticello, N. Y. 

435 I Stoddard, b. Mar. 30, 182 1; m. Jan. 27, 

i860, Martha R. Smith. 

436 II John C, b. Nov. 27, 1822; m. June 15, 

1850, Hannah Stoddard. 

III Mary E., born Feb. 27, 1825; died Sept. 

10, 1828. 

IV Anna, born May 12, 1827; died Sept. 11, 

V Amarintha, born Sept. i, 1828; married 
Feb'. 24, 1853, William Decker (b. May 
9, 1829), son of David Decker, of Monti- 
cello, N. Y. Residence, 1878, at Che- 
mung, N. Y. Children: Charles H., 
Jane and Margaret. 

436 VI Peleg Rozel, b. Oct. i, 1831; m. Nov. 7, 

1854, Caroline E. Lounsbury. 

437 VII Floyd, b. Jan. 27, 1834; m. Nov. 8, 1878, 

Charlotte R. Bush. 
437VIII Increase Avery, b. July 20, 1836; m. (i) 
Mar. 9, 1867, Margaret M. Griffiths; 
(2) Apr. 9, 1870, Olive J. Rist. 

438 IX Daniel C, b. Mar. 12, 1839; ^' Nov. 13, 

1872, Fannie Decker. 

434. Stoddard Pelton', first son of Increase*, 
Peleg', Thomas\ Henry^ SamueP, John\ born at 
Monticello, N. Y., March 30, 1821; married in the 
township of Thompson, Sullivan Co., N. Y., January 
27, i860, Martha R. Smith, daughter of Robert.Smith, 
of that place. In 1878, a farmer in Thompson, Sul- 
livan Co., N. Y. Children: 

I Carrie, born Aug. 4, 1862. 

436 American Pelton Genealogy. 

II Lizzie, born Mar. 18, 1864. 

III Robert, born Nov. 4, 1865. 

IV Floyd, born Sept. 13, 1867. 

V Martha, born May 22, 1870. 

434. John C. Pelton', second son of Increase^ 
Peleg^, Thomas^ Henry^ SamueP, John', born at 
Monticello, N. Y., November 27, 1822-; married there, 
June 15, 1850, Hannah Stoddard, daughter of Seth 
Stoddard, of Sullivan Co., N. Y. (formerly of Groton, 
Conn.) Farmer. In 1878, living at Monticello, N. 
Y. Children, born at Monticello: 

I Etta F., born June 22, 1851. 
II Ida C, born Oct, 2, 1859. 

III Seth, born July 20, 1868. 

434. Peleg Rozel Pelton', third son of Increase*, 
Peleg", Thomas", Henry^ SamueP, John', born at 
Monticello, Sullivan Co., N. Y., October i, 1831; 
married at Waterbury, Conn., November 7, 1854, 
Caroline E. Lounsbury, daughter of Joseph Louns- 
bury, of Monticello, N. Y. Farmer. Residence, in 
1878, at Monticello, N. Y. Children, born at Monti- 

I Ida Louise, born Mar. 3, 1857; died Mar. 

20, 1858. 

436 II Increase Avery, b. Apr. 20, i860; m. Feb. 

21, 1888, Sarah D. Thornton. 

437 III Joseph Henry, b. Oct. 31, 1861; m. Mar. 

24, 1886, Delia B. McCullough. 

IV Grant, born Sept. 7, 1865. 

V Charles D., born Aug. 19, 1872. 

436. Increase Avery Pelton', first son of Peleg 
R.', Increase', Peleg', Thomas', Henry", Samuel', John*, 


born at Eldred, Wayne Co., Pa., April 20, i860; 
married at Philadelphia, Pa., February 21, 1888, 
Sarah (Sallie) D. Thornton, daughter of Thomas 
Thornton, of that place. In 1888, of Pelton Bros., 
grocers, in Philadelphia, Pa. 

436. Joseiih Henry Pelton*, second son of Peleg 
R.\ Increase", Peleg', Thomas', Henry', SamueF, John', 
born at Eldred, Wayne Co., Pa., October 31, 1861; 
married at Monticello, N. Y., March 24, 1886, Delia 
B. McCullough, daughter of Andrew McCullough, 
of that place. In 1888, of Pelton Bros., grocers, 
Philadelphia, Pa. Child: 

I Carrie E., born at Monticello, N. Y., 
Mar. 22, 1887. 

434. Floyd Pelton', fourth son of Increase", 
Peleg', Thomas*, Henrys, SamueP, John', born at 
Thompsontown, near Monticello, Sullivan Co., N. Y., 
January 27, 1834; married at Pleasantville, West- 
chester Co., N. Y.. November 8, 1878, Mrs. Charlotte 
R. Bush, daughter of David Horton, of Colchester, 
Delaware Co., N. Y. Residence, in 1878, at Monti- 
cello, N. Y. Speculator. 

434. Increase Avery Pelton', fifth son of In- 
crease", Peleg', Thomas*, Henry'', Samuel', John', 
born near Monticello, N. Y., July 20, 1836; married 
(i) at Hebron, Nicollet Co., Minn., March 9, 1867, 
Margaret M. Griffith (d. May 24, 1868), daughter of 
John Griffith, of that place; (2) at nine miles west 
of Mankato, Minn., April 9, 1870, Olive J. Rist, 
daughter of Joel Rist, of Brookline, Vt. Farmer. 
In 1878 living at Mankato, Blue Earth Co., Minn. 

438 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Maggie B , born Jan. 21, 1868; died June 

9, 1868. 
II Floyd, born Feb. 7, 1871; died May 7, 

434. Daniel C. Pelton', sixth son of Increase', 
Peleg', Thomas*, Henry', SamueF, John', born near 
Monticello, Sullivan Co., N. Y., March 12, 1839; 
married there, November 13, 1872, Fannie Decker, 
daughter of Isaac Decker, of that place. Merchant. 
Residence, in 1879, ^^ Monticello, N. Y. Children, 
born at Monticello, N. Y.: 

I Frank, born Oct. 29, 1873. 
II George D., born Aug. 28, 1875. 
Ill Jessie May, born May 18, 1878. 

429. Stoddard Pelton", fifth son of Peleg', 
Thomas*, Henry", Samuel', John', born at Mount 
Hope, Orange Co., N. Y., July i, 1797; married (i) 
there, March 2, 1822, Fannie Tuthill (b. Sept. .9, 
I 798) daughter of Benjamin Tuthill, of Mount Hope. 
Wife Fannie died January 16, 1827. Married (2) 
October 28, 1832, Hannah F. Newkirk (b. Feb. 2, 
1800; d. Sept. 27, 1847). Farmer. Owned his 
father's homestead, on which he lived; and there 
died, November 15, 1846. (Another account says 
Sept. 27, 1847.) Children, born in Mount Hope, 
N. Y.: 

439 I Rozel, b. Jan. 31, 1823; m. Jan. 30, 1861, 
Deborah J. Ray. 

II Melinda, born Aug. 22, 1824; died Dec. 

27, 1839. 
Ill Fannie, born Jan. 12, 1827; died Jan. 20, 

Mount Hope and Howell's Depot, N. Y. 439 

IV Mary Hannah, born Sept. 8, 1834; mar- 
ried George G. Thompson. Residence, 
in 1 88 1, at 15 Christopher street, New- 
York city. 

439 V Peleg Stoddard, b. Apr. 25, 1836; m. 

Mar. 8, 1870, Cordelia Doxey. 

440 VI Morris Newkirk, b. Feb. 17, 1838; m. 

Oct. 5, 1864, Lizzie M. Durand. 
VII Ellsworth, born Apr., 1840. 
VIII Henry Clay, born Sept. 17, 1842. Bridge- 
builder and carpenter, in 1879, ^^ Fow- 
ler, Benton Co., Ind. 

438. Rozel Peltoir, first son of Stoddard', Peleg', 
Thomas*, Henry", Samuel', John', born at Mount 
Hope, Orange Co., N. Y., January 31, 1823; mar- 
ried at Walkill, Orange Co., N. Y., January 30, 
1 86 1, Deborah J. Ray (b. Feb. 21, 1840), daughter 
of William A. Ray, of Howell's Depot, Orange Co., 
N. Y. Farmer. Residence, in 1879, ^^ Howell's 
Depot. Children: 

I William Ray, born Apr. 29, 1862. 
II Augustus P., born Feb. 12, 1864. 

III George, born Mar. 4, 1868. 

IV Fannie, born May 16, 1873. 

V Porter Oliver, born Mar. 14, 1875. 
VI Carrie Melinda, born Mar. 23, 1878. 

438. Peleg Stoddard Pelton', second son of 
Stoddard^ Peleg^, Thomas*, Henry^ SamueF, John*, 
born at Mount Hope, Orange Co., N. Y., April 25, 
1836; married at Chester, N. Y., March 8, 1870, to 
Cordelia Doxey (b. July 30, 1846), daughter of John 
W. Doxey, of Brooklyn, N. Y. In 1879, black- 
smith and machinist in the E. R. R. shops, at Sala- 
manca, N. Y. Children: 

440 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Mary Louise, born Sept. 6, 1872. 
II Gertrude, born Mar. 23, 1874. 
Ill John Howard, born Oct. 22, 1877. 

438. Morris IVewkirk Pelton', third son of 
Stoddard', Peleg', Thomas', Henry', Samuels John', 
born at Mount Hope, Orange Co., N. Y., February 
17, 1838; married at Chicago, 111., October 5, 1864, 
Lizzie M. Durand (b. July 29, 1837), daughter of 
Henry Durand, of Rockingham, Vt. Farmer, in 
1879, at Fowler, Benton Co., Ind. Children: 

I Herman Stoddard, born June 28, 1865. 
11 Mary Hannah, born Nov. 26, 1866. 


402. Paul Pelton", third son of Henry', SamueF, 
John', born at Groton, Conn., May 14, i72o(Groton 
Rec); married there, August 20, 1743, Mary Avery, 
daughter of Rev. (Elder) Christopher Avery, Bap- 
tist minister, of Groton. But little is known of him; 
the land records of Groton and Norwich, Conn., how- 
soever, show that he was an active business man. He 
bought land of Francis Smith, Middletown, Conn., 
December 24, 1740; sold it to Jonathan Smith, Oc- 
tober 10, 1754. His first deed for land in Norwich 
bears date October 26, 1 748, followed by a number 
of others. He was a resident of Norwich in 1740, 
and also in 1749, but returned to Groton, and in 1761 
participated in the division of his father's lands. The 
last appearance of his name, found on the Groton 
land records, is Jan. 22, 1770. The time and place 
of his death are unknown, but the date must have been 
after 1770. Children, from family records of Groton 
and Norwich, Conn.: 

Groton and Middletown, Conn. 441 

I Prudence, born at Groton, Aug. 2, 1744. 
II Eunice, born at Groton, Nov. 24, 1745. 

III Lucy, born at Groton, Oct. i, 1747. 

IV Mary, born at Norwich, Oct. 23, 1749. 

V Samuel, born at Groton, Aug. 20, 1751- 
VI Paul, born at Groton, Feb. 10, 1754. 
VII Hannah, born at Groton, May 6, 1756. 
VIII Eunice, born at Groton, Sept. 15, 1758. 
The records of Groton and towns cut from it, and 
of Norwich, have been searched in vain for further 
records of this family. Churches that these families 
attended have gone out of existence or their records 
have been lost. 

409. Lemuel Pelton^ fourth son of Henry^ 
Samuel\ John\ born at Groton, New London Co., 
Conn., February 22, 1724 (Groton Rec); married 
(Middletown, Conn., Rec), April 8, 1747, Mary Corn- 
well. Lived in Middletown, Conn., probably in that 
part afterward set off as Chatham. Place and date 
of death unknown. Children (Middletown Rec): 
442 I Samuel, b. Dec 26, 1748; m. Dec 23, 
1 771, Rachel Bosworth. 
II Lemuel, born July 13, 1749; no further 

III George, born June 14, 1751; was probably 

the George Pelton who, about 1800, 
travelled back and forth between 
Chatham and his cousin Gideon's (son 
of Thomas), in Montgomery, Orange 
Co., N. Y. No other record. 

IV Mary, born Nov. 28, 1752; married John 

Harris; died before Dec 8, 1790, the 
date of her mother's will. 

442 American Pelton Genealogy. 

V Hannah, born Oct. 14, 1754; married 
(Middletown Rec), John Banks, Oct. 
24, 1775; died before Dec. 8, 1790. 
VI Elizabeth, born Sept. 16, 1756; married 
Jonathan Sizer. Was Hving in 1790; 
no further record. 
VII Phoebe, born Nov. 28, 1758; married 
Stephen Pierce, Aug. 24, 1777. Living 
1790; probably died Mar. 26, 1795. 
VIII Olive, born Oct. 28, 1760; no further 
442 IX Ebenezer, b. Dec. 28, 1763; m. 1785, 
Prudence Bogart; d. Dec. 23, 1824(5). 

441. SaiiinelPelton',firstson of Lemuel, Henry^ 
Samuer, John', born at Middletown, now Chatham, 
Conn., December 26,1747; married at Chatham, Conn., 
December 23, 1771, Rachel Bosworth. Child: 

I Priscilla, born at Chatham, Nov. 4, 1772; 
no further record. 

441. Ebenezer Pelton', fourth son of Lemuel^ 
Henry", SamueF, John', born in Middletown, or Chat- 
ham, Conn., December 28, 1763 (Middletown Rec.) 
(family tradition in 1762); married at Montgomery, 
Orange Co., N. Y., in 1785, Prudence Bogart (or 
Sloat? memory of her son Henry), of New York 
city. Died at York, Livingston Co., N. Y., Decem- 
ber 23, 1824(5). At 16 years of age he enlisted in a 
Connecticut regiment and served 7 years and 3 
months (as a tailor it is said). After marriage he 
lived at Montgomery, Palmyra, Avon and York, 
Livingston Co., N. Y. It is said that he was an able 
man, but that his army life had spoiled him for busi- 

Groton and Middletown, Conn. 443 

ness. Mrs. Pelton, with her children, removed to 

Willoughby, O., in 1832. 

Note. — The " Rec'd of Service of Conn, men in 

the Revolution " says " Ebenezer Pelton enlisted 

February 27, 1777, in Capt. A. Stanton's Co., Regt. 

of Lieut.-Col. Meigs, and was discharged in the spring 

of 1780." He probably re-enlisted in the field. 


I Frances, born at Montgomery, N. Y., 
Feb., 1786; married at Willoughby, O., 
in 1826, Dr. Asahel Brainard, a surgeon 
in the U. S. army at the time of his 
death; son of Benjamin Brainard, Conn. 
Made his home at Willoughby, O., and 
there died in Nov., 1878. 
II Jane, born in Orange Co., N. Y., July 4, 
1788; married Dec, 1804, at Farming- 
ton, N. Y., Jos, Peters, while at school, 
son of Benjamin Peters, of Massa- 
chusetts. They remained at school 
through the term. Lived at Wil- 
loughby, O., and there died, Sept. 15, 
1836. Children, ten. 
444 III John, b. about 1790; m. Catharine Hand; 
murdered in 1838. 
IV Hannah, born near Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 
9, 1797; married at Caledonia, N. Y., 
Mar. 16, 1 8 19, Elijah Jones, son of 
John Jones, of Livingston Co., N. Y., 
formerly of Connecticut. Removed, in 
1825, to Willoughby, O., where she 
lived, and there died, June 27, 1828. 
Mr. Jones removed to York, Sandusky 
Co., O., and there died, Oct. 29, 1843. 
Children, five; three sons, two daugh- 

444 American Pelton Genealogy. 

ters. In 1878 Elijah Pelton Jones was 
president of the First Nat. Bank at 
Findlay, O., and a brother, George H. 
Jones, in 1876, was in Salem, Ore. 
V Maria, born at York, Livingston Co., N. 
Y., July 5, 1800; married there, Mar. 
20, 1824, Ezra Holmes, son of Ezra 
Holmes, of York, N. Y. Removed to 
Ohio in 1831, and lived at Kirtland; 
and there died, Sept. 18, 1861. Chil- 
dren, eight: first five, girls; the last, 
three boys. In 1881, one son, George 
P. Holmes, was a dental surgeon at 
2,822 Washington ave., St. Louis, Mo. 
445 VI Henry, b. Nov. 2, 1805; m. Jan. 3, 1827, 
Margaret Hamilton. 

44S. John Pelton^ first son of Ebenezer', Lem- 
uer, Henry', Samuel', John*, born, probably, about 
1790, at Montgomery, Orange Co., N. Y.; married 
near Cincinnati, O., Catherine Hand, who, it is said, 
was from Canada. Lived in Ohio, and was murdered, 
in the spring of 1838, in Westchester township. Por- 
ter Co., O., by F. Stares. From a printed account 
of the murder and trial the following is condensed: 
Mr. Pelton had hired a saw-mill near Arba Heald's, 
in La Porte Co., Ind., and with Stares worked it. 
They had abandoned the mill and were on the way 
to Porter Co. While passing on horseback along an 
Indian trail, Mr. Pelton in the lead. Stares shot him 
in the back. After his fall from his horse. Stares 
again shot him and then beat him to death with a 
club,* and throwing his body into a dark stream 

*In cutting the club, Stares broke a piece out of his knife blade; this 
piece was found and fitted into the blade of a knife found on him. 


covered it with pieces of wood. But it was found by 
Ge-geem-o-co-wah, an Indian, who reported to his 
chief, and he to the whites. Stares was arrested that 
night in Michigan City; was tried and convicted of 
murder in the first degree and hung, the first and 
only execution in Porter Co. up to 1879. After the 
death of her husband, Mrs. Pelton returned to near 
Cincinnati, O., probably to her former home, whence, 
it is said, she went to Canada. Fate, unknown. 
Children, no record. 

442. Henry Pelton", second son of Ebenezen, 
Samuels Henry^ Samuel, John', born at Avon, Liv- 
ingston Co., N. Y., November 2, 1805; married at 
York, in that county, January '3, 1827, Margaret 
Hamilton, of Avon, N. Y. Lived in Willoughby, 
O., whence he, in 1878, removed to Quitman, Noda- 
way Co., Mo. Farmer. Children: 
446 I Charles, b. July 22, 1831; m. Aug. 29, 
1854, Fidelia Campbell. 
II Jane M., born Feb. 2, 1833; married Oct. 
9, 1853, Geo. W. French, son of William 

French, of Vermont. Died, . Mr. 

French married (2) her sister as below. 
Ill Hattie, born Feb. 3, 1839; married Aug., 
i860, Mr. Geo. W. French, widower of 
her sister, Jane M. Lived at Moir, 
Mich., and there died, Sept. 12, 1872. 
Children, five. Mr. French still lived 
at Moir in 1879. 
446 IV John, b. Mar. 6, 1844; m. Mar. 14, 1869, 

Jennie Baker. 
446 V George, b. Jan. 31, 1847; m. Jan. 16, 1878, 
Eva R. Brown. 

446 American Pelton Genealogy. 

445. Charles Pelton', first son of Henry\ 
Ebenezer\ Lemuer, Henry", SamueF, John', born at 
Willoughby, O., July 22, 1831; married there, August 
29, 1854, Fidelia Campbell, daughter of James Camp- 
bell, of Willoughby. Farmer. Living, in 1878, at 
Willoughby, O. Child: 

I Ella C, born at Willoughby, O., Mar. 29, 
1857; married there, Nov. 15, 1877, 
George F. Houliston, son of William 
A. Houliston, of that place. Residence, 
in 1879, ^^ Willoughby. 

445. John Pelton', second son of Henry*, Ebe- 
nezer', Lemuel*, Henry^ SamueF, John', born at 
Willoughby, O., March 6, 1844; married March 14, 
1869, Jennie Baker, daughter of L. Baker, of Paines- 
ville, O. Farmer. Residence, in 1879, at Quitman, 
Nodaway Co., Mo. Child: 

I Alma, born Oct. 18, 1869. 

445. Georg^e Pelton', third son of Henry', Ebe- 
nezer', LemueP, Henry^ SamueF, John', born at Wil- 
loughby, O., January 31, 1847; married there, January 
16, 1878, Eva R. Brown, of that place. Residence, 
in 1878, at Willoughby, O. Farmer. No children. 

402. Reuben Pelton', fifth son of Henry', Sam- 
ueF, John', born at Groton, Conn., January 24, 1726. 
But little is known of Reuben. Groton family rec- 
ords give only his birth, as above; the land records 
only yield the fact that his father conveyed to him, 
"for love and affection to his son," January 3, 1760, 
a part of his homestead, and that he conveyed to his 
brother, Paul, "both of Groton, Conn., seven acres 
of land, February 28, 1763." His great-grandson, 
James Pelton, p. 456, thinks that he died in Michigan. 

Groton, Conn.; West Farms, Mass. 447 

447 I Reuben, b. in 1749; m. Elizabeth Tracy; 
d. Aug. I, 1841. 

454 II David, b. , married Hannah Milliken; 

d. . 

461 III Joseph, b. Mar., 1759; m. (i) Sarah Cobb; 
(2) Sarah Lord; (3) Widow Mercy 
Geer; d. Feb. 2, 1848. 
ly Huldah, married Elijah Wait, of Ashfield, 
Franklin Co., Mass. Tanner. Died 
there. No children. 
V Hannah, born, date unknown; married 
Oliver Bosworth. Farmer, East Hamp- 
ton, Mass., who committed suicide. No 
VI James P., no record. 
VII Priscilla, no record. 
There is no certainty as to the order of birth. 

446. Reuben Pelton', first son of Reuben-*, 
Henry^, SamueP, John', born in Groton, Conn., in 
1749; married Elizabeth Tracy. Farmer. Lived at 
Blanford and Conway, Mass., at Petersburgh, Rens- 
selaer Co., N. Y., and at West Farms, Northampton, 
Mass., where he died (Town Rec), August i, 1841, 
aged 92 years. His wife, Elizabeth, died February 
9, 1830, aged 79 years. Mr. Pelton attended the 
Methodist church at West Farms, and was famous 
for his ability to quote Scripture, and for readiness 
in argument and debate. He was rather below 
medium height, and of florid complexion. Children: 
I Lucretia, born ; married David Ster- 
ling (d. Dec. 28, 1834, aged 61). 
Tailor. Lived and died at Northamp- 
ton, Mass. No children. 

448 American Pelton Genealogy. 

II Priscilla, born 1776; married by John 
Taylor, Esq. (Northampton Rec), Dec. 
20, 1813, William Slack, of Northamp- 
ton, Mass. Died Jan., 1838. No 

448 III Tracy, b. 1779; ^- Marinda Strong; d. 
July 20, 1834. 
IV Hannah, born Dec. 14, 1780; married at 
Northampton, Mass., Dec. 10, 1801, 
Julius Clark (b. Dec. 17, 1779), son of 
Oliver Clark, of East Hampton, Mass. 
Mr. Clark died Mar. 19, 1827, aged 47 
years; Mrs. Clark, Jan. 29, 1832, aged 
52 years. 
, V Huldah, date of birth unknown; died un- 

453 VI Stephen, b. May 7, 1785; m. Dec. 31, 
1807, Mary Howard; d. Feb. 22, 1813. 
VII Betsy (Elizabeth) Tracy, named after 
her grandmother; born at Petersburgh, 
Rensselaer Co., June 3, 1787; married 
(i) Elisha Rogers. Farmer, Chester- 
field, Mass. Children: Thomas and 
Nancy; (2) May 28, 182 1, William 
Stockwell, son of William Stockwell. 
Farmer, at Northampton, Mass. Chil- 
dren: Marius, Frederic A., George, 
Henry, Elizabeth. Died at Northamp- 
ton, Oct. II, 1869; Mr. Stockwell, in 
Sept., 1869. 

453VIII Enos, b. Mar. 9, 1792; m. Oct. 3, 1815, 
Anna Warner; d Aug. 27, 1856. 

447. Tracy Pelton', first son of Reuben', Reu- 
ben*, Henry^ SamueF, John', born at Northampton, 
Mass., in 1779; married at Southampton, Mass., 


about 1 80 1, Marinda Strong, daughter of Asahel 
Strong, of that place. Farmer, at Northampton, 
Mass., where he died, July 20, 1834, aged 55 years. 
Children, born at Northampton: 

I Philena, born about 1802; married Julius 

Dewey. Lived in Chautauqua Co., 

N. Y., and there died. 

449 II Lewis, b. June 3, 1804; m. Sept. 16,1834, 

Charlotte Hooker. 
Ill Rosina, died unmarried. 

450 IV Joseph, b. Jan. 31, 1812; m. (i) Sept., 

1843, Sarah Bardwell; (2) Dec. 7, 1854, 
Anna M. Keever; d. Oct. 22, 1866. 
V Mary, born Aug. 3, 1814; married at 
Guilford, Vt., Aug. 16, 1837, Charles 
Smith; died Jan. 20, 1866. Children: 
Jos. P., Sarah P., Lucy A., and Mary E. 
VI Lavinia, born Oct. 23, 18 16; married at 
Enfield, Conn., Oct. 15, 1834, Henry J. 
Prince (b. Aug. 16, 18 12), of Spring- 
field, Mass. Farmer. Lived, in 1876, 
at Chicopee Falls, Mass. Children: 
Mary Louise, Frank Tracy, Lewis Ed- 
gar, Ella Lavinia, Jane Maria and Sarah 

451 VII Edwin, b. Feb. 17, 1819; m. (i) Feb. 6, 

1840, Jane Rice; (2) June 21, 1855, 
Ella L. Pease. 

448. IjCwIs Peltoii', first son of Tracy", Reuben*, 
Reuben*, Henry^ Samuel', John', born at Northamp- 
ton, Mass., June 3, 1804; married at Sturbridge, 
Mass., Sept. 16, 1834, Charlotte Hooker, daughter 
of Simeon Hooker, of that place. Carpenter, Stur- 
bridge, Mass., in 1876. Children: 

450 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Charlotte Ann, born Dec. 25, 1836; died 
March 4, 1838. 

450 II Albert Lewis, b. Mar. 16, 1839; ^- Dec. 
5, 1 86 1, Sarah L. Harding. 

450 III Arthur Middleton, b. Mar. 27, 1841; mar- 
ried Dec. 24, 1868, Emma Jane Barton; 
d. April 3, 1873. 

449. Albert Lewis Pelton% first son of Lewis', 
Tracy", Reuben', Reuben', Henry", Samuel', John', 
born at Sturbridge, Mass., March 16, 1839; married 
there, December 5, 1861, Sarah L. Llarding, daughter 
of Calvin Harding, of Southbridge, Mass. Shuttle- 
maker. Residence, in 1878, at Southbridge, Mass. 
Children, born at Southbridge: 

I Cora F., born Nov. 2, 1863. 
II Frank L., born June 9, 1865. 
Ill Helen May, born Feb. i, 1867; died Feb. 
27, 1872. 

449. Arthur Middleton Pelton^, second son of 
Lewis', Tracy", Reuben', Reuben^ Henry'^, SamueF, 
John', born at Sturbridge, Mass., March 27, 1841; 
married at Worcester, Mass., December 24, 1868, 
Emma Jane Barton, daughter of Austin Barton, of that 
place. Lived in Worcester. A workman on cabinet 
organs; died there, April 3, 1873. Children: 
I Arthur Austin, born June 17, 1870. 
II Bessie King, born Dec. 31, 1872. 

44?>. Joseph Pelton'', second son of Tracy\ Reu- 
ben", Reuben", Henry^ Samuel", John', born at North- 
ampton, Mass., January 31, 181 2; married there, (i) 
September, 1843, Sarah Bardwell, daughter of Daniel 
and Ruth Bardwell, of Tunbridge, Vt. (b. Nov. 17, 

Northampton and Worcester, Mass., etc. 451 

1814; d. Feb. 5, 1854); (2) Anna M, Keever, daughter 
of Calvin Keever, of Brattleboro, Vt. Teamster. 
Lived at Holyoke, Mass., and there died, October 
22, 1866. Second wife married (2) Edmund D. 
Fisk, and, in 1878, hved at South Hadley Falls, Mass. 

I Hannah C, born Sept. 12, 1844; married 
Andrew J. Cook. One child. 
II Sarah; lived but ten hours. 

III Mary Elizabeth, born Mar. 2, 1850; mar- 

ried at Chicopee Falls, Mass., Feb. 
16, 1871, Frank N. Hathaway. Lived 
there in 1878, Mrs. Mary E. Curtis. 
No children. 

IV James D., born Aug. 27, 1852; died Dec. 

27, 1852. 
V Charles L., born at Holyoke, Mass., Oct. 
12, 1855. Farmer. In 1877 lived at 
VI Henry W., born Feb. 3, 1857; died Jan. 

24, 1875. 
VII Arthur E., born Oct. 4, i860. 
VIII Sarah J., born Jan. 6, 1863. 
IX Joseph C, born June 31, 1865. 

■ 448. EdwinPeltoii',thirdsonof Tracy", Reuben', 
Reuben^ Henry", Samuel', John', born at West Farms, 
Northampton, Mass., February 17, 18 19; married (i) 
at Northampton, February 6, 1840, Jane Rice (d. Oct., 
1851); (2) there, June 2, 1855, Ellen L. Pease, daugh- 
ter of Willis Pease, of Northampton. Farmer. 
Residence, in 1877, at Smith's Ferry, Northampton, 
Mass. Mr. Pelton and family were sufferers by the 
flood caused by a broken dam at Lee in 1874, losing 
every thing but their lives. Children: 

452 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Albert E., born late in 1840; served in 
the War of the Great Rebellion; was 
wounded and died. 

II Louise, born Mar. 22, 1842. 

III Charles W., born Dec. 3, 1843. He 

served in the War of the Great Rebel- 
lion, and died from wounds received in 
the service. 

IV Hattie, born June 15, 1851; died in 1872. 
V George E., born May 23, 1861. 

VI Carrie L., born Aug. 27, 1866. 
VII Mary K, born Apr. 19, 1868. 
VIII Edwin W., born Apr. 24, 1871. 

447. Stepfien Peltoii', second son of Reuben', 
Reuben", Henry", Samuel', John', born at Blandford, 
Mass., May 17, 1785; married at Holly, Mass., by 
Rev. Joseph Grant. December 31, 1807, Mary Howard 
(b. Sept. 16, 1789, at Thompson, Conn.), daughter 
of Simeon Howard, of Holly. Lived at Northamp- 
ton, Mass., Lenox, N. Y.,and at Cooperstown, N. Y., 
where he died, February 22, 18 13. Farmer. His 
widow, Mary, married (2) Samuel J. Parker, who 
died in 1878, and her address then was Mary Parker, 
care Henry Parker, Dalton, Mass. Children: 

I Orpha S,, born at Northampton, Mass., 
Feb. 22, 1809; married Oct. i, 1827, 
Calvin Clark, Jr., of that place; died 
Sept. I, 1840. No children. 
453 II Stephen Austin, b. May 4, 18 10; m. in 
1834, Sarah D. Horton. 

III Eliza Ann, born at Lenox, Madison Co., N. 

v., Mar. 5, 181 2; married Nov. 29,1840, 
Calvin Clark, Jr., former husband of 
her sister Orpha S. Children, five; in 
1877 but one living; died June 3, 1861. 

Northampton, Mass., and Conneaut, O. 453 

45S. Stephen Aisstm ^eli&n\ only son of 

Stephen", Reuben', Reuben*, Henry^ SamueF, John', 
born at Lenox, Madison Co., N. Y., May 4, 18 10; 
married at Lee, Mass., in 1834, Sarah D. Horton, 
daughter of James Horton, of Dalton, Mass. Paper- 
maker. He lived the most of his life at Dalton, 
Mass., but in 1878 was a resident of Conneaut, O. 
No children. 

447. E:no§ Pelton*, third son of Reuben', Reu- 
ben*, Henry', SamueP, John', born at Conway, Frank- 
lin Co., Mass., Mar. 9, 1792; married at Northamp- 
ton, Mass., October 3, 181 5, Anna Warner, daughter 
of Thomas Warner, of Ashfield, Mass. Farmer. 
Lived at Northampton, Mass., and there died, 
August 27, 1856. Children: 

I Nancy Minerva, born July 8, 1816; mar- 
ried at Pownal, Vt., Nov. 2, 1837, 
Joseph F. Howard. Lived at Dalton 
and at Leeds, Mass. Residence, in 
1878, at Leeds, Mass. Children: 
Joseph S., Henry W., Charles Arthur, 
Edward W., Ella Maria, Frederic 
Waldo and Will. Sumner; all dead, but 
the last two, in 1878. In 1891, resi- 
dence still at Leeds, Mass. 
n Huldah Emeline, born Oct. 6, 1818; died, 

unmarried, Jan. 29, 1847. 
ni Ann Eliza, born Mar. 8, 1821; died, un- 
married, June II, 1852 (3). 
IV Edward Wentworth, born June 6, 1823. 
Lived in Northampton, excepting a 
short time in Brookfield, Mass.; and 
died, unmarried, at Northampton, July 
5, 1847. 

454 American Pelton Genealogy. 

V Celia Adaline, born Aug. 8, 1827; died, 

unmarried, Sept. 26, 1857. 
VI Martha Olivia, born Apr. 5, 1831; mar- 
ried at Northampton, Mass., Aug. 6, 
1858, George R. Kennedy. Silk manu- 
facturer, at Worcester, Mass. Room 
16, Lincoln House block. "Residence, 
in 1882, at Worcester, Mass. No chil- 

446. David Pelton', second son of Reuben^ 
Hen^y^ SamueP, John\ born at Groton, Conn., date 
unknown; married, place and date unknown, Hannah 
Milliken, of Block Island, Mass. Lived at West 
Farms, township of Northampton, Mass., and there 
died, time unknown. Farmer. He attended the M. 
E. Church at West Farms 

Note. — He received a pension for military services 
thus described in " Record of Service of Connecticut 
men in the American Revolution." published by the 
State of Connecticut: David Pelton enlisted in Capt. 
Shumway's company, of Col. Jedediah Huntington's 
regiment, April 29, 1777, for three years; discharged 
June 18, 1779; had previously served in Capt. Isaac 
Gallup's company, of Parsons' regiment; name on the 
roll, Noveml3er 6, 1776. Children, order of their 
births uncertain: 

I Archibald, no record; is said to have left 
home young and that he was not heard 
from afterward. 
455 II David, Jr., b. ; m. Mary Culver; d. 

458 III Marchant, b. about Aug., 1796; m. Cath- 
erine Hunt; d. Sept. 6, 1846. 
461 IV James, b. probably about 1798; m. . 

Plainfield, Mass., and Exeter, N. Y., etc. 455 

V Sophia, born 1797; married in 1823, Elijah 
Gloyd. Lived in Plainfield, Mass.; 
died Dec. 22, 1824, aged 27 years. 

454. DaTid Peltoii, Jr.^, second son of David', 
Reuben*, Henry', SamueF, John', born, date unknown, 
probably in Northampton, Mass. (some say in the 
State of New York); married in West Hampton, 
Mass., about 1805, Mary Culver, daughter of Lemuel 
Culver, of East Hampton, Mass. Lived in Saratoga, 
in Exeter, Otsego Co., N. Y., and in Aurora, Erie 
Co., N. Y., where he and his wife died, about 1855. 

455 I Alanson, b. Dec, 1806; m. Dec, 1825, 

Judith Hunt; d. Aug. 21, 183 1. 
n Nancy, born at Exeter, N. Y., Sept. 13, 
1808; married at Aurora, Erie Co., N. 
Y., July, 1830, Taylor Woodruff, son of 
Ephraim Woodruff, of that place. 
Lived there, where he died. Chil- 
dren: Marcus, Keturah Ann (dead), 
Deloss, Maria, Imogene (dead). In 
1878, lived with a daughter at Iowa 
Falls, la. 

456 III Osborn, b. , m. , Sarah Berge; d. 


IV Lorenzo, born ; died, unmarried, at 

Aurora, Erie Co., N. Y., in 1859. 
456 V James, b. 1810; m. , Eunice Hunt. 

455. Alanson Pelton', first son of Davids 
David', Reuben', Henry\ Samuel", John', born at 
Northampton, Mass., December, 1806; married there, 
in December, 1825, Judith Hunt, daughter of Moses 
Hunt, of that place. Farmer, at Northampton, where 

456 American Pelton Genealogy. 

he died, August 21, 1831. Mrs. Pelton married (2) 
Sumner Clapp, and in 1880 lived at Fairfield, Bureau 
Co., 111. Children: 

I Mary, born Jan. 14, 1832; married at Bar- 
tonsville, Vt, June 19, 1848^ Benj. 
A. Edwards, Jr., son of Benj. A. 
Edwards, of Canada. Died Dec. 24, 
1857, at Bureau, Bureau Co., 111. The 
youngest daughter, Mrs. Mary King, 
lived, in 1878. at Polo, 111. 

455. Osborn Pelton', second son of David*, 
David', Reuben", Henry', Samuel', John', born at 
Northampton, Mass.; married there, Sarah Berge, 
daughter of J. Berge. Lived at Northampton, Mass., 
and died at sea, on a voyage from China, in 1833. 
No children. 

455. Jaiue^ Pelton', fourth son of David*, David*, 
Reuben*, Henry", SamueF, John', born, probably, at 
Northampton, Mass., in 18 10; married there, Eunice 
Hunt, daughter of Moses Hunt, of that place, and 
probably lived at Northampton as late as 1838 or 
1840, and then, for some years, at Hanover, N. H. 
Blacksmith. In 1880 he was postmaster at his place 
of residence, Prairieville, Arkansas Co., Ark. Mr. 
Pelton had a full record of his own family, of his 
father's, and of his grandfather's family, in his family 
Bible, which was stolen while on his way to Arkansas. 
Children, probably the first six were born at North- 
ampton; the others at Hanover, N. H.: 
457 I Edward, b. . 

457 II James H., b. ; m. Emeline Miller. 

458 III Moses, b. ; m. . 


458 IV William Randall, b. July 21, 1833; m. 
Sept. 5, 1858, Juliet Archer. 
V David B,, born at Hanover, N. H.; no 
further record. 
VI Thomas, born at Hanover, N. H.; died at 
Fairfield, Bureau Co., Ill, in 1854; un- 
VII Ann J., born at Hanover, N. H., Mar. 4, 
1843; married Jan. i, 1862, A. J. Speed. 
Three children; all dead. Died at 
Davenport, Iowa, Mar. 10, 1863. 
VIII Judith H., born at Hanover, N. H., in 
1844; married in 1864, Robert Whiting, 
son of Geo. Whiting, of New Bedford, 
Bureau Co., 111. Child, a son, born 
in 1866. Residence, in 1880, at Praririe- 
ville. Ark. 
IX Mary Ann, born at Hanover, N. H., Sept. 
20, 1847; married at Greenville, 111., 
May 9, 1869, Roland Smith, of Bureau 
Co., 111. Residence, in 1880, at Plattes- 
mouth, Neb. The exact order of birth 
of these children is uncertain, 

450. Edward Pelton^, first son of James', David*, 
David', Reuben^ Henry', Samuel', John', born near 
Northampton, Mass. Lives, and has lived for years, 
at Hanover, N. H. He has been written repeatedly, 
but without result. He has a family. 

456. James H. Pelton', second son of James', 
David*, David', Reuben^ Henry^ SamueF, John', born 

; married at Williamsport, Pa., Emeline Miller. 

Locomotive engineer; last known residence, 1888, 
Athens, O. 

458 American Pelton Geneaeogy. 

456. Moses Pelton', third son of James', David', 

David', Reuben', Henry', SamueP, John\ born ; 

married . In 1880 he lived at Davenport, la. 

Written, no report. 

456. William Randall Pelton', fourth son of 
James', David', David', Reuben\ Henry', Samuel', 
John', born at Northampton, Mass., July 21, 1833; 
married at Princeton, 111., September 5, 1858, Juliet 
Archer, daughter of David Archer, of that place. 
Blacksmith. Living, in 1880, at Cable, 111. Chil- 

I William Randall, born at Davenport, 
Iowa, Dec. 21, 1859; <^i^d, of cholera, 
at Louisiana, Mo., July 14, 1873. 
II Eunice Capitola, born at Limerick, Bureau 
Co., 111., Nov. II, 1861; died, like her 
brother, of cholera, on the same day, 
July 14, 1873. 

454. Marchant Pelton', third son of David", 
Reuben^ Henry', SamueF, John', born at Northamp- 
ton, Mass., about August, 1796; married there, about 
1817, Catherine E. Hunt (b. May 12, 1801), daughter 
of Capt. Moses Hunt, of Northampton. Farmer. 
The family removed to Bricksville, Cuyahoga Co., 
O., in April, 1839. He returned to Northampton, 
where, in the Town Records, is found this sad 
record: "Died, of intemperance, Sept. 6, 1846." 
From other sources it was learned that he was found 
dead in a wood on Mount Tom. Mrs. Pelton died 
at Bricksville, O., August 30, 1851 (Aug. 28, 1850). 
The family removed to Illinois in 1853. Children, 
all, but the last, born at or near Northampton, Mass.: 
I Chauncey F., born about 1 818; diedabout 

Northampton, Mass., and Bricksville, O. 459 

459 II Charles P., b. July 2, 1820; m. June 8, 

1842, Amelia Reynolds. 
Ill Ann Elizabeth, born about 1822; died 
about 1836, at about 14 years of age. 

460 IV Ebenezer H., b. Aug. 26, 1824; m. May 

II, 1864, Cordelia Wallace. 
V Elsie A., born Aug. 29, 1825; married at 
Fulton City, 111., Oct. 14, 1866, Hiram 
McKenzie. Farmer. Residence, in 
1880, at Yorktown, Bureau Co., 111. 
VI Maria, born Sept. 10, 1832; married in 
Cuyahoga Co., O., Jan. i, 1853, Jacob 
Bennett (b. Madison Co., N. Y., 1830), 
son of Jacob Bennett, of England. 
Children, four. Residence, in 1880, at 
Jasper, Lenawee Co., Mich. 

461 VII William A., b. May 13, 1834; m. Lucia 

VIII Josiah P., born Jan. 7, 1837. Lived at 
Jasper, Mich., and there died, unmar- 
ried, in 1878. 
IX Hannah Sophia, born Nov. 7, 1839; mar- 
ried Mar. 20, 1858, in Whiteside Co., 
Ill, George Coburn; died there, July i, 
1876. Children, five living. 
X Catherine E., born at Bricksville, Cuya- 
hoga Co., O., Oct. 4, 1 841; married at 
De Pue, Bureau Co., 111., Aug. 11, 
1858, Wm. H. Mesenkop, son of Ferris 
Mesenkop, of Princeton, 111. Lived 
there in 1880. Children, six. 

458. Charles P. Peltoii', second son of Mar- 
chant", David', Reuben', Henry', Samuel', John', born at 
Northampton, Mass., July 2, 1820; married at Bricks- 

460 American Pelton Genealogy. 

ville, Cuyahoga Co., O., June 8, 1842, Amelia Rey- 
nolds, daughter of David Reynolds, of the State of 
Maine. Farmer. In 1879, lived at Princeton, Bu- 
reau Co., 111. Children: 
460 I Charles M., b. Sept. i, 1844; m. Nov. 2, 
1877, Phoebe Tice. 
II Marian L., born Feb. 14, 1846; married 
Nov. 2, 1869, Joseph Sharp, son of 
William Sharp, of Princeton, 111. Resi- 
dence, in 1880, at Princeton, 111. Chil- 
dren, four, two then living. 

III Frances A., born Feb. 2, 1848; married 

Jan. 20, 1870, Charles E. Brown, of 
Princeton, 111. Residence there, in 
1880. Children, two, one then living. 

IV Catherine, born July 8, 1851; married at 

Princeton, 111., Oct. 30, 1870, Henry 
Otstat, son of Frederic Otstat, of York 
Co., Pa Residence, in 1880, at 
Wyanet, Bureau Co., 111. Children, 
V Fremont; no other record. 

459. Charles M. Pelton*, first son of Charles P.', 
Marchant', David', Reuben*, Henry', SamueF, Johni, 
born in Delaware Co., O., September i, 1844; mar- 
ried at Greenville, Bureau Co., 111., November 2, 
1877, Phoebe Tice, daughter of George Tice, of Penn. 
Living, in 1880, at Princeton, Bureau Co., 111. Far- 
mer. Child: 

I Minnie, born Aug. 2, 1878. 

458. Ebeiiezer H. Pelton', third son of Mar- 
chant', David", Reuben*, Henry', SamueF, John', born 
at Northampton, Mass., August 26, 1824; married at 

Perrysburg, O., and Saratoga, N. Y. 461 

Perrysburg, Wood Co., O., May 11, 1864, Cordelia 
Wallace. Residence, in 1880, at Jasper, Lenawee 
Co., Mich. Child: 

I William S., born Feb. 15, 1865. 

458. William A. Pelton', fourth son of Mar- 
chant\ David', Reuben'*, Henry^, Samuer, John', born 

at Northampton, Mass., May 13, 1834; married , 

Lucia . Lived, in 1880, at Little Falls, Minn. 

No report. 

454. James Pelton', fourth son of David', Reu- 
ben*, Henrys, SamueP, John', born, probably, at North- 
ampton, Mass., about 1798; married at Utica, N. Y., 
date and person unknown. Lived at Buffalo, N. Y. 
Date of death unknown. Children: 
I Dolphin. No record. 
II Sophia; date of birth and marriage un- 
known; married Capt. Frank Pattee; 
was living in Buffalo, N. Y., in i860. 

446. Joseph Pelton', third son of Reuben^ 
Henrys, SamueP, John', born at Groton, Conn., in 
March, 1759; married (i) Sarah Cobb, probably at 
Lee, Mass., who died and was buried at Saratoga, 
N. Y. (burying-ground destroyed and the record lost); 
(2) at Saratoga, Sarah Lord (b. May 14, 1751; d. 
Jan. II, 1836, at Floyd, Oneida Co., N. Y.); (3) at 
Floyd, N. Y., widow Mercy Geer (b. 1765; d. Feb. 2, 
1848, aged 83.) Farmer. He served in the Revolu- 
tionary War; was taken prisoner and converted while 
in prison. Among other duties he acted as a spy for 
Gen. Washington. He lived at Ashfield, Mass.; at 
Saratoga, and at Floyd, Oneida Co., N. Y., where he 
died, February 21, 1854, aged 94 years and 11 months. 
He was very short in stature. Children: 

462 American Pelton Genealogy. 

4l&2 I Salmon, b. Feb. 16, 1784; m. (i) June 

22, 1806, Edith Saxton; (2) Apr. 23, 

1854, Nancy Nelson; d. Feb. 18, 1855. 

II A daughter, who died when two years 


Note. — Is this the Joseph Pelton named in the 

volume published by New Jersey, giving the names 

of those who served in New Jersey regiments in the 

Revolution ? 

461. Salmon Pelton", only son of Josephs Reu- 
ben', Henry', SamueP, John\ born at Ashfield, Frank- 
lin Co., Mass., February 16, 1784; married (i) at 
Saratoga, N. Y., June 22, 1806, Edith Saxton, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel Saxton, of that place; (2) at Floyd, 
Oneida Co., N. Y., April 23, 1854, Nancy Nelson, 
daughter of Garner Nelson, of Westfield, Mass. 
Farmer. Lived at Ashfield, Mass., at Saratoga, and 
at Floyd, Oneida Co., N. Y., where he died, February 
18, 1855, aged 71 years. His wife, Edith, died at 
Floyd, N. Y., May 10, 1853, aged 68 years, 10 months, 
II days. His second wife married (2) Dr. George 
Fowler, and, in 1877, lived at 48 Erie street, Utica, 
N. Y. Mr. Pelton was a tall man, six feet high, of 
fine appearance and with light complexion. His 
mother's family, the Cobbs, were tall. He was much 
respected and held offices in Floyd, — supervisor, jus- 
tice of the peace, etc., — for more than forty years. 
No children. 

40S. Robert Pelton', sixth son of Henry', 
SamueF, John', born at Groton, Conn., June 9, 1728; 
married, probably, in what is now Chatham, Conn , 
August 19, 1 75 1, Hannah (surname unknown). He 
removed to Chatham, Conn., about 1753. Lived at 

Chatham, Conn.; Grand Isle, Vt., etc. 463 

Chatham, and there died (Ch. Rec), June 21, 1789. 
Children, no certainty as to the order of birth of some 
of them: 

I Dorcas, born at Groton, Conn., Aug. 19, 

1 751; married (Ch. Rec), Sept. 28, 

1775, Robert Wilkinson. 
II Prudence, born at Chatham, Conn., Aug. 

20, 1754; married Stephen Taylor. 

Children, thirteen, in 1876 all dead. 

Died at Torringford, Litchfield Co., 


III Hannah, born Dec. 20, 1756; supposed to 

have married John or Ezra Bevan in 

IV Moses Young, born Apr. 20, 1759; by 

Middletown Rec, Apr. 8, 1759. No 
further record. 
V Jedidah, born, probably, in 1761; m. Cle- 
ment Carr. Children, seven; all dead in 
1880. Lived in Torringford, Conn. 
Date of death unknown. 

VI George, born in 1 763; baptized May, 1 763. 
No further record. 
463 VII Daniel, b. 1767; m. (i) Miss Seely; (2) 

Sally Carr. 
469VIII Robert, b. May 11, 1771; m. Nov. 21, 
1 79 1, Lucy Wright; d. Jan. 16, 1807. 

IX Experience, born 1774; married (i) Mr. 
Boardman; (2) Jesse Dix, both in 
Wethersfield, where she lived and died. 

469. Daniel Pelton', third son of Robert*, 
Henry^ Samuel', John', iDorn in Chatham, Conn., 
date unknown, probably about 1767; married (i) a 
Miss Seely or Silleck; removed to Grand Isle Co., 

464 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Vt., and there raised a family; afterward, about 1796, 
he went to Canada with his wife and family. He lived 
there for several years; lost his wife and returned to 
Torrington township, Litchfield Co., Conn., where, in 
or past middle life, he married Sally Carr, sister of Cle- 
ment Carr, husband of his sister Jedidah, and there 
lived and died, date unknown. Children: 
464 I Moses, b. Sept., 1782; m. Dorothy Bishop; 

d. Sept. 10, 1845. 
II Hannah, born in 1785; married Mr. Pool 

and lived in Canada. 

III Frances, born in 1788; married Mr. Kittle 

and lived in Canada. 

IV Olive, born in 1790; married Mr. Mitchell 

and lived in Canada, about 10 miles 
from Chateaugay Corners, N. Y. 
466 V Willis Daniel, b. July 10, 1792; m. Jan. 
25, 1825, Maria Parkhurst; d. Nov. 11, 
VI Freelove, born in Torringford, Conn.; no 
further record. 
Exact order of births unknown. 

463. Moses Pelton', first son of Daniel', Robert', 
Henry^ SamueP, John', born, probably, in Grand Isle 
Co., Vt, in September, 1782; married about 1806, at 
Hinesburgh, Chittenden Co., Vt, Dorothy Bishop (d. 
July 15, 1865, aged 68), daughter of Daniel Bishop, of 
that place. Farmer. Lived at Hinesburgh; a man 
of excellent abilities and character, and there died, 
September 10, 1845, aged 63 years. Family record 
destroyed. At 14 years of age he removed, with his 
father's family, to Canada; his father and mother 
then both living. He had deserted from the British 
army about the time he came to Hinesburgh, Vt 
Children, born at Hinesburgh. 


I Hiram, born, 1807; died unmarried. 
II Laura, born, 1809, married Josiah Spauld- 
ing; died, date unknown. 
Ill Edith, born, 181 2; died unmarried. 
460 IV Myron, b. 18 14; m. Harriet Fling, Mar. 
24, 1840; d. Mar. 25, 1841. 
V Clarissa, born 1816; m. Homer Isham, 

St. George, Vt. 
VI Mary Ann, born in 1818; died May 18, 

VII Julia Ann, born in 1821; died Feb. 11, 
466 VIII Orrin, b. Jan. 31, 1823; m. (i) Mandana 
Patrick; (2) Aug. 19, i860, Ann Patrick; 
d. May 27, 1879. 

IX Caroline, born April 20, 1825; married at 
Hinesburgh, Vt., Oct. 21, 1845, Joseph 
Kingman Ferre, of Bridport, Vt, son 
of Luther Ferre, of that place. Mer- 
chant. Judge Ferre was held in high 
esteem in Bridport, and there died, aged 
nearly 70, Sept. 11, 1880. Residence 
of Mrs. Ferre, in 1879, ^t Bristol, Vt. 
Children, Chas. F., Frederic A., Henry 
C, Carrie B., Sydney C, and Clara Jane. 
X Jane, born Jan. 13, 1829; married at Brid- 
port, Vt., June 25, 1846, L. L. Holcomb 
(b. May 28, 1818), son of Andrew E. 
Holcomb, of Starksboro, Vt. Resi- 
dence, in 1880, at Davenport, Iowa. 
Children, Carrie E., Fred E., Frank L., 
Nettie J., and William H. May, 1891, 
living at Concordia, Kans. 

XI Ellen, born in 1831; married John Shee- 
han; died July 18, 1856. 

466 American Pelton Genealogy. 

464. Myron Pelton', second son of Moses*, Dan- 
iel", Robert*, Henry^ SamueF, John', born at Hines- 
burgh, Vt, in 1814; married at Keeseville, N. Y., 
March 24, 1840, Harriet Fling; died at Keeseville, 
N. Y., March 25, 1841. Child: 

I Julia Corrinne, born at Keeseville, June 
20, 1 841, and now living somewhere in 

464. Orrin Pelton^ third son of Moses', Dan- 
iel', Robert'*, Henry', SamueF, John', born at Hines- 
burgh, Vt,, January 31, 1823; married (i) there, 
Mandana Patrick; (2) at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Ann 
Patrick, of Hinesburgh, Vt. Lived at Shelburne, 
Vt, and there died, of pneumonia. May 27, 1879. 
Farmer. Children: 

I Lizzie, born Nov 20, 1850. 
n Carlie, born Aug. 21, 1853. 
ni Ruth, born Jan. 15, 1855; married; lived 
at Richmond, Vt., and died May 27, 
1879, ^t t^^ same hour as her father. 
IV Annie, born Nov. i, 1857. 
V Mandana, born July 1 1, 1859; died July 5, 
VI John Moses, born Nov. 21, 1865. 
VII Abbie, born Oct. 4, 1867. 
VIII Belle, born Dec. 8, 1871. 

163. IVillis Daniel Pelton", second son of 
Daniel", Robert^ Henry^ Samuel, John', born on 
Grand Isle, Lake Champlain, Vt., July 10, 1792; 
afterward removed with his father's family to Canada, 
about 1796; married January 25, 1825, in northern 
New York, Maria Parkhurst, daughter of Able Park- 
hurst, of Champlain, Clinton Co., N. Y. Removed 


to Ingersoll, now Port Burwell, Elgin Co., Ontario, 
and there died, November ii, 1862. Mrs. Pelton, 
born July 10, 1807; died in Jenisonville, Mich., 
November 15, 1878. Children: 

467 I Leonard William, b. Sept 2, 1826; m. (i) 

Apr. 29, 1848, Sarah Calkin; (2) Oct. 
15, 1864, Dorothy Ross; d. July 20, 


468 II Charles A., b. Aug. 17, 1828; m. Oct. i, 

1856, Phoebe Merrill; d. Sept. 22, 1862. 

III Caroline M., born Feb. 13, 1831; mar- 

ried (i) Joel Benham. Children, three; 
(2) Clark Lawton, no children; died 
Mar. 22, 1874. 

IV Julia Ann, born Dec. 18, 1833; married 

Mar. 30, 1850, Geo. W. Allen. 
V Lucy M., born Mar. 16, 1836. 
VI Laura F., born Nov. 16, 1838; died Aug., 
468 VII Daniel B., b. Sept. 18, 1841; m. Oct. 20, 
1869, Theresa Willover. 
VIII Martha O., born Jan. 9, 1844; married 
July 3, 1865, F. A. Jenison. Residence, 
1880, Manton, Mich. 
468 IX Sidney C, b. Apr. 9, 1848; m. Mar. 16, 
1873, Eleanor Burton. 

466, liconard William Pelton', first son of 
Willis D.*, Danier, Robert^ Henry^ SamueF, John', 
born at Henersville, Quebec, September 2, 1826; mar- 
ried (i) at Cornwall, Can., April 29, 1848, Sarah 
Calkin; (2) October 15, 1864, Dorothy Ross, of 
Cornwallis, Can., daughter of Gordon Ross. Hotel- 
keeper; died at Mille Roches, Ont, July 20 (2), 
1873. His widow married (2) Mr. Blackadder. Lived, 

468 American Pelton Genealogy. 

in 1877, at Mille Roches, Ontario. Children, no 

46®. Charles A. Pelton'', second son of Willis 
D.*, Daniel', Robert', Henry', SamueF, John', born 
near Prescott, Ontario, August 17, 1828; married at 
Port Burwell, formerly Ingersoll, Ont., October 13, 
1856, Phoebe Merrill, daughter of Rev. Joseph Mer- 
rill, of that place. Lumber dealer and grocer, at Port 
Burwell, where he died, Sept. 22, 1862. His widow 
lived, in 1880, at Port Burwell, Ont. Children: 

I Clarence M., born Oct. 31, 1858; died 
Feb. 9,1859. 
n Charles I., born Feb. 26, i860; died Dec. 

12, i860. 
HI Adenia, born Dec. 18, 1861, Residence, 
in 1880, in Port Burwell, Ont. 

46®. Baoiiel B. Pelton', third son of Willis D.s 
DanieP, Robert*, Henry^ SamueP, John', born at 
Aultsville, Ontario, September 18, 1841; married at 
Fentonv4le, Mich., October 20, 1869, Theresa Will- 
over, daughter of Henry A. Willover, of that place. 
Residence, in 1878, at Saginaw City, Mich. Shoe busi- 
ness. Children: 

I Claude Willis, born Sept. 15, 1870. 
H James, born Mar. 22, 1872; died Apr. 15, 
HI Clarence A., born June 4, 1875; ^^^^ Dec. 
18, 1875. 

40S, Sidney €. Pelton', fourth son of Willis D.^ 
Daniel', Robert*, Henry', SamueF, John', born at 
Macinia (?) N. Y., April 9, 1848; married at Jenison- 
ville, Ottawa Co., Mich., March 16, 1873, Eleanor 

Saginaw City, Mich.; Torringford, Conn. 469 

Burton, daughter of Freeman Burton. Farmer. 
Residence, in 1880, at Georgetown, Ottawa Co., 
Mich. P. O., Muskegon, Mich. Children, none re- 


462. Robert Pelton% fourth son of Robert', 
Henry^ Samuel", John', born at Chatham, Conn., 
May II, 1 771 (bap. June 16, 1771); married there, 
November 21, 1791 (Ch. Rec, Nov. 21, 1793), Lucy 
Wright, daughter of Joel Wright, of Chatham. Re- 
moved to Torrington, Litchfield Co., Conn., and 
there lived and died, January 16, 1807. Children, 
born at Torrington, Conn.: 

469 I Erastus, born about 1 794; married , 

name of wife unknown; d. about 1840. 
II Lusina, born Dec. 2, 1796; married at 
Torringford, Conn., Nov. 20, 1820, Wil- 
liard North; two children, both dead; 
lived, in 1878, at Wolcottville, Conn. 

470 III Robert, b. Dec. 25, 1798; m. Apr. 8, 1829, 

Alma Egleston, daughter of David 
Egleston; d. Dec. 29, 1867. 
IV Laura, born at Torrington, Conn., May 2, 
1802; lived there and died, unmarried, 
Nov., 1829. 

469. Erastas Pelton', first son of Robert', Rob- 
ert*, Henry', Samuel', John', born about 1794; mar- 
ried, unknown, both date and name of wife; died 
about 1840; buried in Wolcottville, Conn. Child: 

I A son, who died when two or three years 

470 American Pelton Genealogy. 

469. Robert Peltoii% second son of Robert', 
Robert', Henry", SamueF, John', born at Torringford, 
Conn., December 25, 1798; married at Torrington, 
Conn., April 8, 1829, Alma Egleston, daughter of 
David Egleston, of that place. Admitted a freeman 
of Torrington, 1 83 1. Farmer. Lived at Wolcottville, 
and there died, Dec. 29, 1867; the last male of his 
line in Torrington, Conn. Children, born at Wol- 

I Lusina Benton, born at Torringford, 
Conn., Feb. 5, 1833; married in May, 
1 85 1, Julius Franklin Blakeslee (b. 
Dec. 4, 1825), son of George A. Blakes- 
lee, of Torringford, Conn. Four chil- 
dren. Died in Northfield, Conn., Feb. 
29, 1858. 
II Lucy W., born July 19, 1835; married 
at Wolcottville, Conn., Dec. 11, 1854, 
Hudson Burr, of Torringford, Conn. 
Lawyer. Four children: Louis Hos- 
ford(dead), Lillie Grove (dead), Emma 
Pelton and Charles Hudson. Resi- 
dence, in 1876, at Bloomington, 111. 

III Martha Ellen, born Aug. 10, 1837; died, 

unmarried, Dec. 13, 1854. 

IV Laura, born Feb. 3, 1844; married at 

Bloomington, 111., Jan. 15, 1862, John 
McNulta. Lawyer. Who has served 
as State Senator, member of Congress, 
and Union general in the War of the 
Great Rebellion. Residence, in 1876, at 
Bloomington, 111. Children: Herbert 
and Robert Pelton. 
V Mary Georgiana, born Dec. 11, 1846; 
married at Wolcottville, Conn.,^Sept. 

Clarkson and Johnsburgh, N. Y. 471 

II, 1865, John H. Wadhams. Chil- 
dren, four. Residence, in 1876, at 
Goshen, Conn. 

441. liemiiel Peltons, son of Lemuel', Lemuel*, 
Henry^ Samuel', J ohm, born, tradition says, near 
Groton or Norwich, Conn., and that he had brothers, 
William, Samuel and Ebenezer. Lemuel married 
Mary Wicks and removed to the township of Butter- 
nuts, Otsego Co., N. Y., and there died, about 1805. 
Mrs. Pelton returned to Norwich, Conn., it is said, 
and there married a Mr. Simmons, and removed to 
Lanesboro, Mass., and afterward to Brockport, N. 
Y. There are also traditions that Lemuel Pelton 
lived for a time near Northampton, Mass. Children, 
order of birth not exactly known: 
471 I Reuben S., b. May 12, 1800; m. about 
1830 to 1832, Martha A. Galusha; d. 
Dec. 26, 1 85 1. 

473 II Lemuel, b. about 1803; m. ■ ; d. -, 

at Grand Ledge, Eaton Co., Mich. 
Ill Eunice, born in 1806; married (i) about 
1822, in Brockport, N. Y., Seymour 
Pond; (2) to Nathan Wright; and died 
in Clarkson, Monroe Co., N. Y., Apr. 
14, 1855. A granddaughter, Mrs. 
Eliza M. Cook, lived in 1879, ^^ North 
Parma, Monroe Co., N. Y. 

^ 471. Renben S. Pelton^, son of Lemuel*, Lem- 
uel', Lemuel", Henry', Samuel', John', born in Massa- 
husetts, probably near Northampton, May 12, 1800; 
married at Johnsburgh, Warren Co., N. Y., about 1832, 
Martha A. Galusha, daughter of Reuben Galusha, 

472 American Pelton Genealogy. 

of that place. Farmer. Lived in Monroe Co., N. 
Y. Date of death unknown. Mrs. Pelton married 
(2) a Mr. Geer. Children: 
4:72 I Stephen, b. Apr. 10, 1833; m. Oct. 13, 

1867, Rhoda E. Grandine. 
II Betsey Ann, born Apr. 25, 1838; married 

William Picket, son of Amos Picket, of 

Williamson, Wayne Co., N. Y., Oct. 

10, i860; died at Marion, N. Y., Sept. 

25, 1872. Four children. 

III Sarah Jane, born Aug. 8, 1840; married 

Dec. 5, 1856, Michael Kriess, of Pen- 
field, Monroe Co., N. Y. Residence, 
in 1879, at Lyons, N. Y. Four chil- 

IV Mary Eliza, born Oct. 8, 1843; married 

Sept. 23, 1863, Henry Burden, son of 
Benj. Burden, of Arcadia, Wayne Co., 
N. Y; residence, 1879, Marion, Wayne 
Co., N. Y. Three children. 
V Robert Henry, born Feb. 28, 1846; 
drowned in Michigan, June 22, 1862. 

471. Stephen Pelton', first son of Reuben S.', 
Lemuel', Lemuel', Lemuel"^, Henry^ SamueP, John', 
born at Johnsburgh, Warren Co., N. Y., April 10, 1833; 
married at Pultneyville, Wayne Co., N. Y., October 
13, 1867, Rhoda E. Grandine, daughter of Daniel 
Grandine, of that place. Farmer. Residence, in 
1880, at Pultneyville, N. Y. Mr. Pelton is a large 
man, weighing about 200 pounds, with light com- 
plexion, brown hair and bluish grey eyes. Children: 
I Allison D., born Jan. 15, 1869. 
II Charles Henry, born Aug. 4, 1874. 

SOMERS, Conn. 473 

471. Lemuel Pelton\ second son of Lemuel', 
Lemuel', LemueP, Henry*, SamueF, John', born about 

1803 at ; married . Lived in western New 

York, and died at the house of his son at Grand 
Ledge, Mich. Children, one only known: 

I William A., born ; married ; has 

a family and, in 1891, lived at Grand 
Ledge, Eaton Co., Mich. 
Note. — The writer made persistent efforts, all in 
vain, to obtain the records of the above two families. 


40S. Moses Peltoii*, seventh son of Henry^ Sam- 
ueF, John', born at Groton, Conn., about 1728 to 
1730; married about 1750, Mary (Molly) Whipple. 
Lived at Somers, Conn., where the house he lived in 
was standing in 1880. The Town Records of Somers 
give the date of his death as April 16, 1778. Lorin 
P. Waldo, in his "Early History of Tolland," Conn., 
pp. 50 and 51, says: " On news of the battle of Lex- 
ington, April 19, 1875, 3L company of men was raised, 
commanded by Capt. Solomon Wills, and served in 
Col. Spencer's regiment, at Roxbury, Mass., from 
May I to December i, 1775. In the roll of this com- 
pany is the name of Moses Pelton. He was from 
Somers, and was killed the next year by a cannon 
ball from the British shipping while the American 
army was retreating from New York." He was one 
of the early settlers of Somers. Children: 
474 I Moses, b. June 27, 1751; m. Dorothy 

Benton; d. June 19, 1809. 
481 H Joel, b. Nov. 5, 1753; m. (i) Sally Slo- 

man; (2) Anna Cotter; (3) 1833, 

widow Ruhama Beedy; d. Mar. 7, 1856, 

aged 103 years. 

474 American Pelton Genealogy. 

III Hannah,bornatSomers, Conn.; died May 

ID, 1754. 

IV 'Mary, born Feb. 26, 1754; married a Mr. 

Farwell, and went to some place near 
Lake Champlain. Another account 
says she married a Mr. Luce and died 
in Somers. 
V Hannah (2), born Aug. 30, 1755; died in 
Somers, unmarried, Feb. 16, 181 7. 
VI Lemuel, born 1 75 7; no record, said to have 

gone East. 
VII Elizabeth, born in Nov., 1763; no further 
Note. — The most of these dates are from the 
Town Records of Somers. Evidently some of them 
are incorrect. 

473. Moses Peltoii', first son of Moses^ Henry", 
Samuer, John', born at Somers, Conn., June 27, 1751; 
married at Tolland, Conn., Dorothy Benton, about 
1778, who died in July, 1843, over 90 years old. 
Lived, first at Somers and then at Tolland, Conn., 
and again in Somers, where he died, June 19, 1809, 
aged 58 years. Farmer. Children: 

I Dorothy Benton, bprn at Somers, July i, 
1780; married at Tolland, Conn., Nov. 
29, 1798, Eleazar May. Lived at 
Homer, Cortland Co., N. Y. Children, 
ten, all girls, some of whom were 
famous as teachers. Not found. 
II Lovica, born at Tolland, about 1782; mar- 
ried Eliakim Hammond. Lived in 
Lockp'ort, N. Y. Children: Rev. 
Charles Hammond, Universalist minis- 
ter and editor of The Western Lumi- 
nary, Rochester, N. Y., and a daughter. 

SoMERS, Conn. 475 

III Olive, born at Tolland, Feb. 14, 1784 
(Somers Record says: Polly, daughter 

of Mary Pelton and , born Feb. 14, 

1784); married John Hosmer and re- 
moved to Holland Purchase, western 
New York. No other record. 

IV Eunice, born at Somers, Mar. 23, 1786; 
married Caleb Lee, of Somers, Chil- 
dren, some in Somers, Conn., others 
scattered; all worthy people. 

475 VII Asa, b. July 26, 1789; m. Mar. 28, 1816, 

Lois Hunt; d. Dec. 13, 1866. 
480VIII Jacob, b. Sept. 15, 1792; m. (i) Dec. 23, 
1813, Betsey Kibbe; (2) Oct. 30, 1816, 
Mary Wallace; d. Dec. 3, 1847. 

474. Asa Pelton', first son of Moses', Moses", 
Henry^ SamueP, John', born at Tolland, Conn., July 
26, 1789; married at Somers, Conn., March 28, 1816, 
Lois Hunt, daughter of Peter Hunt, of that place. 
Farmer. Lived in Somers, and there died, Decem- 
ber 13, 1866, aged 55 years. He was a large, strong 
man, of great natural abilities, independent, very 
decided in his opinions and of marked peculiarities. 
Mrs. Pelton died in Massachusetts, February 9, 1867. 

476 I Asa, Jr., b. Jan. 20, 1818; m. Nov. 30, 

1857, Mary Buck; d. Mar. 14, 1871. 
II Dorothy Benton, born Nov. 18, 1819; 
married at Somers, Mar. 28, 1844, 
Adon Webber, of East Long Meadow, 
Mass., son of Ephraim Webber; one 
child living, Albert, b. May 13, 1848. 
Lived, in 1880, at Springfield, Mass, 
476 III John W.,b. June 25, 1822; m. Jan. 25, 1848, 
Lemira P. Kingsley; d. Apr. 3, 1865. 

4/6 American Pelton Genealogy. 

IV Lois Cordelia, born Feb. 15, 1824, lost 
her reason and, in 1880, lived with her 
sister, Mrs. Webber. 

V Emily Keeny, born Apr. 5, 1826; married 

at Somers, Conn., Mar. 13, 1849, Aaron 
Whittemore, son of Josiah Whittemore, 
of Mansfield, Conn. Farmer. Chil- 
dren: Horace A. (d. 1863) and Har- 
riet E. 

477 VI Florentine Whitfield, b. Apr. 23, 1828; 
m. (i) Dec. 18, 1855, Laura M. Buck; 
(2) Nov. 20, 1863, Mary Reed Whitney; 
d. June 25, 1885. 

479 VII Horace H., b. Dec. 8, 1830; m. Mar. 25, 
1858, Mary B. Kingsley; d. Jan. 19, 

479 VIII. Julius, b. Nov. 16. 1833; m. Apr. 10, 
1861, Anna Maria Ingalls. 

475. Asa Pelton, Jr.', first son of Asa', Moses', 
Moses*, Henry^ SamueP, John', born at Somers, 
Conn., January 20, 1818; married at Enfield, Conn., 
November 30, 1857, Mary Buck, daughter of Zebe 
Buck, of Stafford, Conn. Farmer and cooper. Lived 
in Somers, Conn., and there died, March 14, 1871. 
Children, born at Somers: 

I George A., born Aug. 22, 1858. 
II Lois A., born Aug. 7, i860. 

III Mary E., born Apr. 24, 1863. 

IV Dorothy R., born June 2, 1865. 

V Julius W, born July 7, 1867. 

475. John W. Pelton', second son of Asa', 
Moses*, Moses*, Henry^ SamueF, John', born at 
Somers, Conn., June 25, 1822; married at Northamp- 
ton, Mass., January 25, 1848, Lemira P. Kingsley, 


Melrose, N. Y.; Dedham, Mass., etc. 477 

daughter of George Kingsley, of Chesterfield, Mass. 
Carpenter. Lived at Somers and at Seymour, Conn., 
at Melrose, N. Y., and at Springfield, Mass., where 
he died, April 3, 1865. Residence of Mrs. Pelton 
and family, in 1891, 18 Walnut street, Springfield, 
Mass. Children: 

I George F., born Seymour, Conn., Nov. 9, 

1849; ^^^^ ^^t). 25, 1870. 
II Fannie G., born Somers, Conn., Aug. 25, 
1851; died Sept. 23, 1853. 

III Lois D., born Melrose, N. Y., May 23, 

1853; died May 29, 1853. 

IV Frank E., born Melrose, N. Y., Aug. 8, 

1854; died July 11, 1858. 
V Charles S., born Somers, Conn., May 4, 

VI Lemira E., born Springfield, Mass., July 
10, 1858. 
VII Martha J., born Springfield, Mass., June 

23, 1862; died Apr. 16, 1863. 
VIII John W., born Springfield, Mass., Jan. 30, 

475. Florentine l¥hitiield Pelton', third son 
of Asa', Moses', Moses", Henry", SamueF, John", born 
at Somers, Conn., April 23, 1828; married (i) at Rob- 
binston,Me., December 18, 1855, Laura M. Buck (d. 
Newton, Mass., May 4, i860); (2) at Waltham, Mass., 
November 20, 1863, Mary Reed Whitney, daughter of 
Rev. John Whitney, of Newton, Mass. Lawyer, New- 
ton, Marlborough and Boston, Mass. Residence, in 
1880, at Dedham, Mass. An able lawyer and fluent 
speaker, with great readiness and ability in argument 
and debate. He left home early, and taught in New 
Jersey; studied in Wilbraham Academy and at 
Union College, N. Y., and then read law with C. R. 

4/8 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Train and at the law school of Harvard University; 
practised in Marlborough, Mass., and twelve years 
in Boston, Mass. In years preceding 1876, he dealt 
largely in real estate, and built many .houses in Dor- 
chester, Mass. Died June 25, 1885, at Dedham, 
Mass., where his family lived in 1892. Children: 
478 I Frank Fremont, b. Nov. 20, 1856; m. 
June 4, 1888, Emma Anna Trepania. 
II Marian Laura, born Nov. 30, 1858; mar- 
ried in Nov., 1887, George K. Guild. 
Merchant and manufacturer. Resi- 
dence, West Roxbury, Mass.; ware- 
rooms, 80 Hawley street, Boston, Mass. 
No children. 

III Florentine Alaric, born June 2, 1864. 

IV Clarence Whitfield, born Oct. 23, 1865. 
V Mary Florentine, born Dec. 9, 1867; died 

Sept. 27, 1890. 
VI Garnet Isabel, born Nov. 5, 1868. 
VII Harry Jewett, born Nov. 4, 1871. 
VIII Mae Alexandra, born Nov. 15, 1872; died 
Nov. 10, 1874. 
IX Ivan, born Dec.30, 1874; died Jan. 15, 1875. 
X Paul Phillips, born Dec. 22, 1875. 

477. Frank Fremont Pelton", first son of Flor- 
entine W.\ Asa', Moses', Moses*, Henry', SamueF, 
John', born at Marlboro, Mass., November 20, 1856; 
married at St. Albans, Vt., June 4, 1888, Emma Anna 
Trepania, born Noyan, Quebec, Canada, February 4, 
1862, daughter of George Trepania and Mary P. 
(Dent) Trepania, of St. Albans, Vt. Has lived in 
Marlboro, Mass.; in St. Albans, Vt.; in the City of 
Mexico; in Boston, Mass., and now resides in Hart- 
ford, Conn. Educated at Cheshire, Conn. Occupa- 
tion, railroad clerk. No children. 

Melrose, N. Y.; Dedham, Mass., etc. 479 

475. Horace H. Peltoii', fourth son of Asa', 
Moses', Moses^ Henry", Samuel', John', born at 
Somers, Conn., Decembers, 1830; married at Worth- 
ington, Mass., March 25, 1858, Mary B. Kingsley (b. 
Aug. 8, 1839), sister of the wife of John W. Pelton, 
daughter of George Kingsley and Nancy Baker, of 
Northampton, Mass. Farmer. Lived at Shrews- 
bury, Mass., Canton, Me., and at Sedalia, Mo., where 
he died, January 19, 1869. He was an excellent and 
able man. Mrs. Pelton died at Sedalia, Mo., No- 
vember I, 1869. Children: 

I Arthur Dwight, born at Shrewsbury, 
Mass., Mar. 10, 1859; died at Sedalia, 
Mo., in the spring of 1871. 
n Edwin Kingsley, born, Shrewsbury, Mass., 
Oct. 16, 1 86 1. Removed, with his par- 
ents, to Sedalia, Mo., where his youth 
was spent. Occupation, in 1891, city 
editor of the Providence (R. I.) News. 
HI Horace Huntington, born at Canton, Me., 
Nov. 9, 1863. Removed, with his 
father's family, to Sedalia, Mo., where 
he grew up and spent most of his life. 
Residence, in 1891, Waco, Tex., where 
he is engaged in the insurance business. 
IV Otis Hayford, born Feb. 5, 1867; died at 
Sedalia, Mo., in April, 1869. 

475. Julius Pelton\ fifth son of Asa', Moses', 
Moses*, Henry^ Samuel', John', born at Somers, 
Conn., November 16, 1833; married at Lynn, Mass., 
April 10, 1 86 1, Annie Maria Ingalls, daughter of 
Capt. Augustus Blaney Ingalls, of that place. Was 
engaged in mercantile business in Boston, Mass., and 
in Santa Cruz, Cal. Removed to Virginia, having 

48o American Pelton Genealogy. 

bought a part of the Gen. Washington estate at 
Mount Vernon, about 1878. Child: 

I Julius, Jr., born June 11, 1863. 

474. Jacob Pelton^, second son of Moses', Moses", 
Henry^ Samuer, John', born at Somers, Conn., Sep- 
tember 15, 1792; married there, (i) Betsey Kibbe; 
(2) October 30, 18 16, Mary Wallace, daughter of 
Chapman Wallace, of Somers. School teacher in 
winter and brickmaker in summer in early life, but a 
farmer in later years. Lived at Somers, Conn., and 
there died, December 3, 1847. Children, born at 
Somers, Conn.: 

I Betsey K., born June 13, 1814; married 
June 7, 1836, Lorenzo Kibbe, of Long- 
meadow, Mass., son of Luke Kibbe. 
Stonecutter. Lived in Wilbraham and 
E. Longmeadow, Mass., and, in 1879, 
in Springfield, Mass. Children, three. 
II Angeline, born May, 1818; no further 
480 III Jacob Horatio, b. Dec. 21, 18 19; m. Feb. 
26, 1843, Clarissa D. Blair. 
IV Samuel P., born Oct. 11, 1822; died at 
Somers, Conn., Apr. 24, 1845. 
V Mary Ann, born Dec. 11, 1824. 
VI Henry B., born Sept. 20, 1825; died, date 

not given. 
VII Sarah Jane, born Sept. 20, 1832; died 
Feb. 20, 1836. 
VIII Jerome B., born Apr. 24, 1838; in 1876, 
unmarried. Residence in Somers, Conn. 

480. Jacob Horatio Peltoii% first son of Jacob*, 
Moses', Moses\ Henry", Samuel', John', born at 
Somers, Conn., December 21, 18 19; married at Staf- 

Springfield, Mass. and Somers, Conn. 481 

ford, Conn., February 26, 1843, Clarissa D. Blair 
(Stafford Rec), of Brimfield, Mass., daughter of 
Samuel and Ruby Blair, of Ware, Mass. Farmer. 
Lived, in 1879, ^^ North Somers, Conn. Children, 
born in Somers, Conn.: 

I Merritt Le Roy, born July 10, 1844; died 

July 4, 1867. 
II Sarah Jane, born Aug. 9, 1846. 

III Burdett Horatio, born Feb. 18, 1851; 

died Dec. 21, 1859. 

IV Emily Amelia, born Apr. 9, 1853. 

V John Breckenridge, born July 10, 1855. 
VI Eva Maria, born Mar. 22, 1859. 
VII Bertie Horatio, born Mar. 15, 1862. 


473. Joel Peltoii', second son of Moses", Henry^ 
Samuel', John\ born at Somers, Conn., November 5, 
1753. He served in the Revolutionary Army and 
then went East and settled in Maine, first at Wool- 
wich, afterward lived in Washington, Jefferson, and 
finally at Madrid, Me., where he died, March 7, 1856, 
aged 103 years. He went to Madrid in iSioand 
stayed there six years, then to Washington for twelve 
years and back to Madrid. It is not quite clear as to 
the order in which these places should come. He 
was a tanner and farmer. He married (i) Sally Slo- 
man, daughter of Simon Sloman, about 1779 or '80; 
(2) about 1 791, Anna Cotter, daughter of Timothy 
Cotter, of Whitfield, Me.; (3) in 1833, Widow 
Ruhama Beedy. Joel Pelton was an industrious 
man and enjoyed excellent health, his strength both 
of body and mind continuing to a late day of his life. 
He enlisted early in the war and had a large fund of 

482 American Pelton Genealogy. 

war stones at command. He drew a pension for his 
military services, and, when over 80 years of age, 
walked firm and erect, without a cane, to Augusta to 
receive it. Children, not positive as to the exact 
order of birth: 

I Sarah, born, probably, at Woolwich, 

about 1 781; married Ebenezer Runlet, 

of Wiscasset, Me.; date of death un 


484 II Thomas, b. Aug., 1783; m. about 1804, 

Betsey Gray; d. Nov. 5, 1857. 
489 III Joel, Jr., b. Mar. 10, 1785; m. July 4, 
1 8 10, Jerusha Thomas; d. Sept. 29, 
IV Bridget (always called Mary), born at 

Woolwich, Me., in 1786; married , 

Richard Parks (b. 1 787; d. Feb. 3, 1871), 
son of Frederick Parks, of Winnegance, 
Me.; died Jan. i, 1837. 
V Simon, born about 1788. He went to sea 
quite young and did not return. His 
brother Alexander heard of him at New 
Orleans, but did not see him, he, Simon, 
sailing, outward bound, the day that 
Alexander arrived at that port. 
491 VI Alexander, b. Sept. 24, 1791; m. (i) July 
31, 1820, Ann Mayberry; (2) June 4, 
1835, Louisa Leman; (3) June 23, 1839, 
Sarah A. Young; d. May 4, 1879. 
493 VII Timothy, b. Jan. 26 (27), 1792 ('93); m. 
Dec. 28, 181 2, Mercy Hinckley; date 
of death unknown. 
VIII Polly (Mary), born at Jefferson, Me., in 
1793; married in 18 10, at Phillips, Me., 
Aaron Huntoon, son of Jonathan Hun- 

Madrid, Anson, Fairfield, Me. 483 

toon, of Wiscasset, Me. Lived at 
Madrid, Me., and there died, Oct. 11, 
1852, aged 59 years. Children, eleven. 
495 IX Moses, b. Jan. 9, 1794; m. Jan. 17, 1827, 
Jane Stinson; d. Oct. 10, 1876. 
X Miriam, born at Jefferson, Me., Apr. 20, 
1799; married Dec. 25, 1818, Franklin 
Perry (b. Wayne, Me., Dec. 6, 1792; 
d. Washington, Me., July 10, 1876). 
Lived at Washington, Me., and there 
died, Aug. 6, 1863. Children, eight. 
XI Eliza, born at Washington, Me., Apr. 17, 
1800; married Oct. 21, 1822, Isaac 
Benson (b. Mar. 10, 1793), son of Seth 
Benson, of New York. Lived at 
Palermo, Madrid, Phillips and Temple, 
Me., and died at the last place, Jan. 
24, 1847. Children, seven. In 1876 a 
daughter, Mrs. E. A. Reed, lived in 
Portland, Me. 
XII Abby (Abigail), born at Jefferson, Me., 
May 20, 1803; married ti^ Mr. Hutch- 
ings; (2) Mr. Leman; (3) Mr. Trask; 
(4) Franklin Perry (former husband of 
her sister Miriam); died at Washington, 
Me., Nov. 20, 1873. No children. 

XIII Hannah, born Oct. 28, 1804; married in 

Lincoln Co., Me., July, 1826, Job Perry, 
son of David Perry, of Wayne, Me. 
Living, in 1879, i^ Castalia, la. 

XIV Nancy, born about 1806; married , 

William Pinkham. Lived at Washing- 
ton, Me. In 1876 was living at North 
Union, Knox Co., Me. Children, no 

484 American Pelton Genealogy 

XV Almira, born at Washington, Me., May 
13, 1809; married at Madrid, Me., Sept. 
28, 1830, Aaron Wells. Lived there 
and there died, Feb. 26, 1 868. Children, 

481. Thomas Pelton", first son of Joel', Moses*, 
Henry^, SamueF, John', born at Woolwich, Me., in 
August, 1783; married there, about 1804, ^etsey 
Gray, daughter of Capt. George Gray, of Anson, 
Me. Farmer. Lived at Anson, Me., and there died, 
November 5, 1857. Children: 

I Bridget, born Dec. 20, 1806; married at 
Anson, Me., Oct. 20, 1826, Daniel 
Bunker. Lived at Kendall's Mills, now 
Fairfield, Somerset Co., Me. Died in 
April, 1 88 1. Fourteen children. 

485 II Sloman, b. Dec. 10, 1808; m. Nov. 29, 

1829, Nancy Gamage; d. April 4, i860. 

486 III George G, b. Dec. 10, 1810; m. Dec. 7, 

1832, Naomi Collins. 
IV Adeline, born about 181 3; married Na- 
thaniel R. Gilmore; died May 19, 1847 
(by another account, on March 30, 

48y V Thomas, Jr., b. Oct. 12, 1816; m. Sept. 
30, 1847, Clementine A. Merry; d. Oct. 
26. 1865. 
VI Rebecca, born about 181 8; married 
Stephen Ayer. Lived, in 1876, at East 
Wilton, Me. 

487 VII Matthew B., b. Aug. 12, 1821; m. Feb. 11, 

1849, Caroline A. Stevens. 
488VIII Nelson A., b. June 12, 1823; m. Oct. 2, 
1853, Amanda C. Gregory; d. Nov. 18, 

Madrid, Anson, Fairfield, Me. 485 

488 IX Joshua G., b. Aug. 5, 1825; m. Mar. — , 
1850, Elsie J. Bennett. 

484. 81oinan Pelton', first son of Thomas*, JoeF, 
Moses*, Henry", Samuer, John', born at Anson, Me., 
December 10, 1808; married at North Anson, Me., 
November 29, 1827, Nancy Gamage (b. Dec. 11, 
1806), daughter of William Gamage, of Montville, 
Me. Farmer. Died at Springfield, Mass., April 4, 
i860. Mrs. Pelton, in 1876, lived in Springfield, 
Mass. Children: 

I Sarah, born June 6, 1830. 

f Clementine H., b)orn Feb. 13, 1832; 
II J died Aug. 12, i860. 

III j Emeline, born Feb. 13, 1832; died June 
I 6, 1832. 

IV Susan, born July 8, 1833. 

485 V Daniel B., born Feb. 4, 1836; m. (i) Nov. 

I, 1863, Sevilda M. Otis; (2) May 9, 
1867, Jane E. Blinn. 

VI Emma F., born Aug. 6, 1837; died Feb. 
28, 1872. 
VII Martha B., born July 7, 1845; died Sept. 

II. 1845. 

485. Daniel B. Pelton', only son of Sloman', 
Thomas", Joel", Moses*, Henry^ SamueF, John', born 
at North Anson, Me., February 4, 1836; married (i) 
at Chicopee Falls, Mass., November i, 1863, Sevilda 
M. Otis, daughter of James Otis, of Springfield, Mass.; 
died December i, 1864; (2) at Springfield, Mass., 
May 9, 1867, Mrs. JaneE. Blinn, daughter of Leonard 
Tryon, of Middletown, Conn. Mechanic. Residence, 
in 1878, at Springfield, Mass. No children. 

486 American Pelton Genealogy. 

484. Creorge Cr. Pelton', second son of Thomas', 
JoeP, Moses\ Henry^ Samuel\ John', born at Anson, 
Me., December lo, 1810; married there, December 
7, 1832, Naomi ColHns, daughter of James Collins, 
formerly of Goffetown, N. H. She died at North 
Anson, Me., August 25, 1849. ^^- Pelton removed 
West in 1851, and married, (2) date and person un- 
known, and lived, in 1877, ^^ Flandreau, Moody Co., 
Dak., and, in 1879, removed to Sioux Falls, Minne- 
haha Co., Dak., and there died in that year. Children: 
I Emily F., born Oct. 23, 1834; died Dec. 

19, 1866. 
II Betsey A., born May 3, 1836; married in 
1 86 1, Otis M. Lowrey, who lived, in 
1878, at Fairfield, Me, where she died, 
Sept. 16, 1862. One child, Silas W., 
born Feb. 4, 1862. 

III George F., born Feb. 25, 1838; killed by 

Indians in Texas, about 1864; unmar- 

IV Clemena C, born Jan. 13, 1840; died 

May 9, 1861. 
V Mary R., born at Embden, Me., Oct. 7, 
1842; married at Skowhegan, Me., July 
13, 1864, Albert H. Dinsmore, of North 
Anson, Me. Merchant. In 1878, re- 
sided there. One child, Addie B,, born 
July 28, 1865. 
VI James R., born Feb. 23, 1845. Lived, in 
1872, at Jacksonport, Jackson Co., 
VII William H., born May 12, 1849. F^^" 
mer. In 1878, unmarried and living 
at N. Anson, Me. 

Jacksonport, Ark.; Madison Me., etc. 487 

484. Thomas Pelton, Jiv, third son of Thomas', 
JoeP, Moses*, Henry\ SamueF, John', born at Anson, 
Me., October 12, 1816; married there, September 30, 
1847, Clementine A. Merry, daughter of Jonathan 
Merry, of Anson. Farmer. Lived at Norridge- 
wock. Me., and there died, October 26, 1865. Mrs. 
Pelton married (2) Augustine Cromwell, and lived 
at Norridgewock, in 1876. Mr. Pelton was a very 
energetic man, with dark complexion and black eyes. 

I George M., born July 15, 1848. 
II Florilla W., born Apr. 3, 1850; died Oct. 
10, 1865. 

III Alma E., born Jan. 3, 1852. 

IV Thomas D., born Feb. 6, 1858. 

484. Hattliew B. Pelton', fourth son of Thomas', 
JoeP, Moses*, Henry^ SamueP, John', born at Anson, 
Me., August 12, 1 821; married there, February 11, 
1843, Caroline N. Stevens, daughter of Moses 
Stevens, of Stark, Me. Farmer. Lived, in 1876, in 
Madison, Me. Children, born in Stark and Madison, 

488 I Oscar, b. July 14, 1844; m. Aug. 5, 1867, 
Barbara E. Bates. 
II Elizabeth, born July 16, 1846; died Mar. 

23. 1857. 

III Georgianna, born Dec. 26, 1848; died 

Mar. 30, 1857. 

IV Albert, born Mar. 15, 1851. 
V Hiram, born June 23, 1853. 

VI Martha, born July 31, 1855. 

VII Ernest, born Aug. 8, 1857. 

VIII La Forrest, born July 21, 1859. 

IX Willis, born July 28, 1862. 

488 American Pelton Genealogy. 

X Sarah, born Sept. i6, 1865. 
XI UlyssesG., born Nov. 2, 1868; day of Gen. 
Grant's first election to the Presidency. 
XII Maud, born Jan. 14, 1872. 

487. Oscar Pelton', first son of Matthew B.\ 
Thomas', JoeP, Moses', Henry', Samuel', John', born 
at Stark, Somerset Co., Me., July 14, 1844; married 
at Stearnes Town, La Crosse Co., Wis., August 5, 
1867, Barbara E. Bates, daughter of Storm R. Bates, 
of the town of Hale, Trempeleau Co., Wis. Farmer. 
Lived, in 1878, at Wadena, Wadena Co., Minn. 
Children : 

I Loreda Ann, born Jan. 7, 1871. 
II Elmina Jane, born Dec. 8, 1872. 

III Ernest Ivin, born Aug. 8, 1874. 

IV Frederic La Forrest, born May 28, 1876. 
V Warren Eugene, born June 29, 1878. 

484. Nelson A. Pelton', fifth son of Thomas', 
JoeP, Moses^ Henry^ SamueP, John', born at Anson, 
Me., June 12, 1823; married at Caton, Allegany Co., 
N. Y., October 2, 1853, Amanda C. Gregory, daugh- 
ter of Orlando Gregory, of that place. He enlisted, 
in 1862, in the 154th N. Y. Vols.; was taken prisoner 
at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863, and 
died in Libby prison, Richmond, Va., Nov. 18, 1863. 

I Adeline C, born Sept. 20, 1854; died 

Apr. 4, 1863. 
II Ella J., born June 9, 1859. 

484. Joshua G. Pelton\ sixth son of Thomas', 
JoeF, Moses^ Henry", SamueF, John', born at Anson, 
Me., August 5, 1825; married there, in March, 1850, 


Elsie J. Bennett, daughter of Elisha Bennett, of that 
place. Farmer. Lived, in 1876, at Anson, Me. 
Children, born in Anson, Me.: 

I Florence A., born Sept. 30, 1853; married 
at Newport, R. L, Sept. 25, 1875, John 
Henry Alderson, of that place. 
II Helen M., born Dec. 10, 1856. 

III Frederic E., born Aug. 2, 1859. 

IV Everett Bennett, born May 7, 1863. 
V Bertrand N., born July 24, 1865. 

VI Forrest, born June 23, 1868. 

481. Joel Pelton, Jr/, second son of JoeP, 
Moses^ Henry^ SamueF, John', born at Jefferson, 
Me., March 10, 1785; married there, July 4, 1810, 
Jerusha Thomas, daughter of John Thomas, of 
Montville, Me. Lived at Montville, and there died, 
September 29, 1865; his wife, born December 3, 1784; 
died March 31, 1873. Children: 

I Sarah, born Aug. 4, 181 1; married Nov. 
25> 1835, Simon Burns, son of John 
Burns, of Union, Me. Lived at Wash- 
ington, Me., and there died, Jan. 16, 
1843. Children: Ella H., Joel P., 
Amelia H., George W. and Emily R. 
George W., only, living. 
II Jane L., born Apr. 21, 1812; married 
Apr. 12, 1834, Daniel D. Law, son of 
David Law, of Union, Me. Lived 
there, in 1876. Children: Mary P., 
Frederic (deceased), and Joel W. 

490 III Thomas, b. Jan. 7, 1814; m. Dec. 18, 

1842, Mary J. Thompson. 

491 IV Simon, b. Mar. 28, 1816; m. Mar. 28, 

1 841, Maria Ripley. 

490 American Pelton Genealogy. 

V Nancy, born Feb. 22, 18 19; married Oct. 
20, 1840, Abram Boyington, son of 
Richard Boyington, of Jefferson, Me. 
Children, five; three living in 1876. 
Mr. Boyington died Jan. 14, 1855; ^^^ 
wife. Mar. 23, 1855. 
VI Elsie, born Nov. 29, 1820; married Jan. 
3, 1847, Washington Benner, merchant, 
son of John Benner, of Waldoboro, 
Me. No children. Mr. Benner died 
April 9, 1874. 
VII Lorinda, born Nov. 6, 1829; married Feb. 
15, 1867, Freeman Jones, son of Kings- 
ley Jones, of Washington, Me. One 
child, Jerusha Ellen. Residence, in 
1879, ^t Washington, Me. 

48». Thomas Pelton^ first son of JoeF, Joef, 
Moses^, Henry", SamueF, John', born at Washington, 
Me., January 7, 18 14; married there, December 18, 
1842, Mary J. Thompson, daughter of Miles Thomp- 
son, of Bristol, Me. Farmer, in 1879, at Washing- 
ton, Me. Children: 

I Francis J., born Sept. 5, 1844; died Mar. 

8, 1849. 

II Mary R, born Aug. 15, 1846. 

III Jerusha, born Feb. 4, 1848; married Jan. 

9, 1873, Evander Gilpatrick, son of 
Robert Gilpatrick, of Washington, Me. 
One child, Ralph. 

IV Elsie A., born Feb. 8, 1852; married Sept. 

28, 1870, Llewellyn Turner, son of Ne- 
hemiah Turner, of Washington, Me. 
Lived there, in 1879. One child. Gal- 
villa May. 
V Elizabeth L., born Jan. 8, 1855. 

Jefferson, Washington, etc., Me. 491 

489. Niiuon Pelton', second son of JoeP, JoeF, 
Moses\ Henry^, Samuer, John', born at Washington, 
Me., March 28, 1816; married there, March 28, 1841, 
Maria Ripley, daughter of John Ripley, of Washing- 
ton, Me. Lived at Washington, Me., and thence 
removed to California, where he lived, the last known, 
at Grass Valley. Blacksmith. Children: 

I Irene, born June 13, 1842; died Nov. 12, 
491 II Edward, b. July 24, 1849; m. Sept. 4, 
1874, Ida A. Bruce, 

491. Edward Pelton', first son of Simony Joel", 
Joer, Moses"", Henry", Samuel', John', born at Wash- 
ington, Me., July 24, 1849; married there, September 

4, 1874, Ida A. Bruce, daughter of Geo. W. Bruce, 
of that place. Farmer. Living, in 1879, at Wash- 
ington, Me. Children: 

I Francis (Frank), born May 28, 1875. 
II A daughter, born Apr. 12, 1879; "^ name 

481. Alexander PeIton% fourth son of JoeP, 
Moses", Henry^ SamueP, John', born at Woolwich, 
Me., September 24, 1791; married (i) Liverpool, 
Eng., July 31, 1820, Ann Mayberry, daughter of 
Richard Mayberry, of that place. His mother dying 
when he was quite young, he lived with a maternal 
uncle until sixteen years old, and then went to sea. 
In 1809 he sailed to Liverpool, Eng., and continued 
for some years in the New York and Liverpool trade. 
Late in January, 18 13, he shipped on a privateer, the 
Tom, of Baltimore, Capt. Wilson, of Charlestown, 

5. C, bound to France, off the coast of which he was 
taken prisoner, about February 25, by the British 

492 American Pelton Genealogy. 

frigate, Servalant (not quite sure of the spelling), 
Sir George Collier commanding. He had a venture 
on board of $i,ooo worth of coffee, indigo and nut- 
megs for trading purposes, all of which he lost, and 
was carried into Falmouth, Eng., and thence to a 
prison ship in Plymouth harbor, for two months, 
with about fourteen hundred prisoners; thence, as 
one of four hundred and thirty-eight, to Stapleton, 
near Bristol, for about eleven months, until peace was 
proclaimed between France and Great Britain; thence 
to Dartmouth, and stayed there until peace was pro- 
claimed with the United States, his imprisonment end- 
ing April 27, 18 1 5, when he was put on board the 
ship Ariel, for New York, where they arrived June 11, 
thus ending his adventures in the War of 18 12. 
After marrying, at Liverpool, in 1820, as before 
stated, at which time he was second mate of the ship 
Hercules, he made that port his home for five years, 
still sailing in the New York and Liverpool trade. 
He then removed to Bath, Me., and there lived for 
eight years, still following the sea; his wife, with a 
good clerk, keeping a grocery and confectionery 
store. Taking his wife with him for a visit to her 
old home, she died at sea in 1833 or '34. June 4, 
1835, at Woolwich, Me., he married (2) Louisa Leh- 
man, who died February 23, 1837; (3) in 1839, June 
23, he married Sarah A. Young, daughter of Samuel 
Young, of Wiscasset, Me. He left the sea in May, 
1839, ^^^ lived at Bath until his death, May 4, 1879, 
the last year of his life in poor health, aged 87 years 
and 7 months. His widow still lived in Bath, in 
1887. His "recollections" show a good mind, and 
were of much help to me in finding the order of birth 
of the children of Joel Pelton, by his first wife, he 
having been the youngest of the six. He was about 

New York; Liverpool, Eng.; Bath, Me. 493 

5 feet 8 inches in height, of light complexion, with 
brown hair, and in his prime weighed 180 pounds. 

I, II A pair of twins by the first wife; both 
died in infancy. 

481. Timotliy PeUoii% fifth son of JoeP, Moses*, 
Henry^, SamueP, John', born at Jefferson, Me., Janu- 
ary 26, 1792; married at Madrid, Me., December 28, 
1812, Mercy Hinckley, daughter of Miller Hinckley, 
of that place. Farmer. Having some difficulty with 
his wife, he was assaulted by her brothers, Ephraim 
and Oliver, so severely that his life was in danger for 
a time. For this outrage the Hinckleys served a 
term in State's prison. He finally in a measure re- 
covered his health, but not his reason. He wandered 
off, and, it is supposed, died in an asylum for the 
insane in Massachusetts, but the time and place are 
unknown. Children, born at Madrid, Me.: 

I Mary Ann, born Nov. 5, 18 13; married 
Aug. 30, 1835, Mark W. Beedy. 
Farmer. Madrid, Me. Lived, in 
1876, at North Turner's Bridge, Me. 
One child: George Beedy, b. July 30, 
II Elizabeth, born Dec. 5, 181 5: married 
Jan. 31, 1840, John B. Snowman. 
Lived at Weld, Me. No children. 
Died Nov. 11, 1861. 
Ill Rebecca Miriam, born May 5, 1818. 
494 IV Joel Whipple, b. Jan. 19, 1820; m. (i) 
Harriet G. Gay, in 1843; (2) in 1846, 
Mary A. Combs; d. Dec. 26, 1857. 
V Timothy C, born Oct. 19, 1822; died 
Oct. 16, 1823. 

494 American Pelton Genealogy. 

VI Nancy, born Dec. 25, 1823; died Sept. 2, 

494 VII John Cotter, b. Jan. 27, 1826; m. (i) Apr. 
24, 1849, Amanda M. Ray; (2) Mar- 
garetha W. Sass. 

493. Joel Whipple Pelton', first son of Timo- 
thy^ Joel", Moses*, Henry", SamueF, John', born at 
Madrid, Me., January 19, 1819 or 1820; married (i) 
in 1843, Harriet G. Gay; (2) at Roxbury, Mass., 
Thanksgiving day, 1846, Mary A. Coombs, daughter 
of James Coombs, of England. Lived in Boston, 
Mass. Boss truckman (was a silversmith by trade). 
Died in Boston, Mass., December 26, 1857. Children: 

494 I John C, b. June 26, 1850; m. May 5, 
1867, Mary A. Sissons. 
II Mary Eliza, born Aug. 26, 1851. 

III Harriet Grace, born Apr. 16, 1852. 

IV Clara Jane, born Apr. 8, 1854. 

V James Augustus, born June 26, 1858. 

494. John C. Pelton*, first son of Joel W.\ 
Timothy®, JoeF, Moses^ Henry^ SamueF, John', born 
at Roxbury, Mass., June 26, 1850; married at Boston, 
Mass., May 5. 1867, Mary A. Sisson, daughter of 
WilliardT. Sisson, of Boston. Piano polisher, at the 
Chickering factory. Residence, in 1877, ^^ 5 Gor- 
ham Place, Boston, Mass. Children: 

I Florence Elizabeth, born Sept. 27, 1867. 
II Mary Anna, born July 5, 1869; died July 
6, 1869. 

III James Thomas, born July 29, 1870. 

IV Agnes Eliza, born Nov. 2, 1873. 

493. John Cotter Pelton', third son of Timo- 
thy', JoeF, Moses^ Henry", Samuel', John', born at 
Madrid, Me., January 27, 1826; married (i) in New 


Boston, Mass.; Richmond, Me., etc. 495 

Hampshire, April 24, 1849, Amanda M.Ray (d. Feb. 
3, 1886), daughter of Aaron Ray, of Amherst, N. H.; 

(2)* . He left Maine while young and obtained 

his own education, and was engaged in teaching and 
in other educational matters, among them superin- ^ 
tendent of schools in San Francisco,t Cal, for many 
years. Children: 

I Malvina C, born Oct. 11, 1853. 
n John C, Jr., born July 24, 1856. 

481. Moses Peltoii", sixth son of JoeF, Moses*, 
Henry", SamueF, John', born at Jefferson, Me., Janu- 
ary 9, 1794; married at Madison, Me., January 17, 
1827, Jane Stinson, daughter of Jas. Stinson, of Rich- 
mond, Me. Farmer, at Appleton, Me., where he 
died, October 10, 1876, aged 82 years, 9 months and i 
day. His widow, Jane, born August 3, 1804, ^^ 
1879 lived at Augusta, Me. Children: 

I George W., born July 19, 1831; died Apr, 

13. 1833. 
H James M., born July 19, 1831; when last 
heard from, in 1879, ^^^ in Haverhill, 
Mass.; unmarried. 
495 HI George W. (2d), b. July 8, 1833; m, Nov. 
13, 1853, Abbie Brown. 
IV Mary J., born June 17, 1841; married at 
Lawrence, Mass., Apr. 13, 1875, Joseph 
P. Janes, son of Samuel Janes, of Tops- 
field, Mass. Children, two. Address, 
in 1879, Mrs. Mary J. Janes, 5 Suffolk 
street, Lynn, Mass. 

495. George W, Peltoii', third son of Moses*, 

JoeF, Moses', Henry", SamueF, John', born at Wash- 

* For his second marriage, and a longer sketch of his career in San Fran- 
cisco, see Addenda to this volume. 

•j-John Cotter Pelton opened and kept the first school in San Francisco, 

496 American Pelton Genealogy. 

ington, Me., July 8, 1833; married at Appleton, Me., 
November 13, 1853, Abbie Brown, daughter of Joel 
Brown, of Liberty, Me. Lived, in 1879, at Augusta, 
Me. Carpenter and joiner. Children: 
I George E., born July 6, 1856. 
II Sarah J., born July 30, 1859. 

III Ernest, born Dec. 21, 1861. 

IV Lewis A., born July 28, 1863. 

V Charles H., born April 20, 1867. 


403. Ephraiiii Pelton', eighth son of Henry^ 
SamueF, John', born at Groton, Conn., June 12, 1732; 
married at Granville, Mass., about 1756, Mary Spel- 
man (or Spellman) (b. Aug. 18, 1736), daughter of 
Thomas Spelman, of Durham, Conn., and Granville, 
Mass. Blacksmith and farmer. Lived at Gran- 
ville; removed to Blanford, Mass., about 1760, and 
soon after to Loudon, now Otis, Berkshire Co., 
Mass., where he was one of the early settlers. Here 
he lived till late in life, when he removed, with his 
son, James, to South Hero, Grand Isle Co., Vt., 
where he died, August 31, 181 1. His wife, Mary, 
died at Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., Vt., September 16, 
1831, and was buried in Alburgh south burying- 
ground, Vt. Children: 

Note. — This branch is generally short of stature, 
thick-set, energetic and very active. Stephen Law- 
rence Pelton, page 523, says his grandfather, Ephraim, 
whom he saw when he, Stephen, was about sixteen, 
was about 5 feet 7 inches high, slender, of light 
complexion, and with dark gray eyes. He heard 
him say that his ancestors came from Wales, which 
may have been true as to the port from which they 
sailed, but untrue as to their nationality. 

Granville, Otis, Mass.; Wellington, O. 497 

497 I Samuel, b. May 9, 1757; m. Oct. 30, 1782, 
Mary (Woodworth) Provin; d. Jan. 28, 

499 II Thomas, b. Nov. i, 1759; ^- Sept. 13, 

1787, Ann Smith; d. Dec. 15, 1850. 

500 III Stephen, b. Dec. 9, 1761; m. Alice Whit- 

ney; d. Dec. 10, 1843. 

50& IV James, b. in 1766; m. (i) Sarah Lawrence; 
(2) in 1813, Widow Abigail (Burch) 
McAuley; d. in 1849. 

531 V Ephraim, Jr., b. Apr. 22, 1771; m. ini79i, 
Statira Holcomb; d. Dec. 2, 1847. 
VI Roxana, born at Otis, Mass., Apr. 16, 
1773; married at Milton, Vt, Oct. 23, 
1793, Col. Samuel Mix, who died Mar. 
29, 1828. Lived in Grand Isle Co., 
Vt, and in Willoughby, O., where she 
died, June i, 1849. Eleven children. 
VII Ruth, born at Otis, Mass., June 25, 1774; 
married at South Hero, Vt, June 25, 
1795, Salmon Phelps (b. Feb. 25, 1771), 
son of Elijah Phelps, of Norfolk, Mass., 
it is believed. Farmer, at South Hero, 
Vt., where he died, Oct 17, 1836. 
Ruth, his wife, died there, Apr. 26, 1829. 
VIII Mary, born at Otis, Mass., May 19, 1778; 
removed to Grand Isle Co. when 18 
years old, and there married, at South 
Hero, June 4, 1797, Abel Phelps, Jr., 
lumberman and farmer, son of Abel 
Phelps, of Conn. Lived at Alburgh, 
Grand Isle, Vt., and there died, Oct. 3, 
1865. Children, nine. 

490. Samuel PeIton% first son of Ephraims 
Henry^ SamueP, John', born at Granville, Mass. 

498 American Pelton Genealogy. 

May 9, 1757; married October 30, 1782, Widow Mary 
(Woodworth) Provin, daughter of Roswell (sup- 
posed) Woodvvorth. Lived at Otis, Mass.; removed, 
in 1827, at 70 years of age, to Wellington, Lorain 
Co., O., and there died, January 28, 1849. ^^ ^^as 
a farmer, and well-off. Children, born at Otis. Mass.: 
I Sarah, born July 13, 1783; died Aug. 3, 

II Samuel, born Aug. 28, 1784; died Jan. 

13. 1785- 

III Philinda, born Jan. 28, 1788; married at 
Becket, Mass., Seth Root, of West- 
field, Mass. Removed to Pittsfield, 
Lorain Co., O. Farmer. Children, eight. 
499 IV Spelman, b. Oct. 8, 1789; m. Sept., 1844, 
Amanda Foote; d. Feb. 10, 1875. 
V A twin to Spelman, born Oct. 8, 1789; 
died Oct. 13, 1789. 

VI James, born Oct. 8, 1791; drowned Aug. 
10, 1795. 
VII Betsey, born Apr. 20, 1794; married at 
Otis, Mass., July 16, 1813, Eber Jones. 
Farmer. Lived at Clarksfield, Huron 
Co., O., and was living there in 1879. 
Children: Orville O., Edward D. G., 
Samuel P., Eber L., Mary E., Har- 
ley L. 
VIII Infant son, born June 6, 1796; died June 
25, 1796. 

IX Alice, born Apr. 9, 1798; married at Otis, 
Mass., Jan. 4, 1827, Whitman DeWolf. 
Farmer. Lived at Wellington, Lorain 
Co., O. ; and died at Clarksfield, O., 
Sept. 19, 1871. Children: James S., 
Samuel Pelton, and Melville W. 

Granville, Mass.; Wellington, O., etc. 499 

4:97. ^peliiian Pelton'', second son of Samuel', 
Ephraim4, Henry^ SamueF, John', born at Otis, 
Mass., October 8, 1789; married at Gallipolis, O., in 
September, 1844, Amanda Foote (b. Jan. 13, 1803), 
daughter of Asahel Foote, of Lee, Mass. Farmer. 
Lived at Wellington, Lorain Co., O., and died at 
Clarksfield, O., February 10, 1875. He was a well- 
educated and an able man. No children. 

496. ThoBiia§ Pelton', second son of Ephraim*, 
Henry", Samuel", John', born at Granville, Mass., 
November i, 1759; married at Palmer, Mass., Sep- 
tember 13, 1787, Ann Smith, of that place. Lived 
at Blanford, Mass.; removed to Otis, Mass., and there 
died, December 15, 1850. Farmer; said to have been 
well-off. Children, born at Blanford, Mass.: 

I James, born Oct. 3, 1788; drowned, in 
1 789, in a kettle of water, 
n Lorinda, born Nov. 27, 1790; died Dec, 


ni Fanny, born Sept. 9, 1792; married at 
Otis, Mass., May 11, 1815, Samuel 
Clark, of Otis. Lived there, and there 
died. May 28, 1868. Six children: 
Sene, Corintha E., Mary, Betsey, Sam- 
uel P. and Lester F. 

IV Anna, born Sept. 9, 1792; married (i) 
Pliny Clark. Farmer, of Turkey Hill, 
Conn. Lived at Southwick, Mass. 
One daughter; (2) at Otis, Mass., 
Jonah Hunt. Died July 6, 1877. 
V Sene, born Nov. 23, 1794; died Sept. 23, 

VI Peggy, born Apr. 9, 1797; died July 10, 

500 American Pelton Genealogy. 

VII Diantha, born Mar. i6, 1800; married at 
Otis, Mass., Feb. 24, 1820, Arnold 
Church, of Blanford, Mass. Farmer. 
Four children. Lived, in 1879, ^^ ^^" 
Francisco, Cal. 
VIII Infant, born Nov. 5, 1802; died Nov. 18, 

496. Stephen PeltoBi', third son of Ephraims 
Henry', Samuel', John', born at Blanford, Mass., De- 
cember 9, 1 761; married in 1786 or '87, in the 26th 
year of his age, Alice Whitney, daughter of Timothy 
Whitney, of Loudon, now Otis, Mass. They lived 
there until 181 7 or 1818, where he held the office 
of sheriff of Berkshire county, and thence re- 
moved to Cayuga Bridge, N. Y., and there lived until 
the sudden death of Mrs. Pelton, September 20, 
1823, from shock on receipt of news of the fatal illness 
of her son, Loring; thence removed to Lansingburgh, 
N. Y., where he died, December 10, 1843, ^"^ was 
buried, but was reinterred in Oakwood Cemetery, 
Troy, N. Y., September 24, 1856. Farmer. He 
served in the War of the Revolution and received a 
pension therefor. He was at the battle of Bemis 
Heights, at the age of 17 years. Mr. Pelton was 
short and thick-set, and of sallow complexion, a quick- 
moving, energetic man. Mrs. Pelton was born 
August 3, 1772, at Petersham, Mass.; was buried at 
Cayuga Bridge, N. Y. Children, born at Otis, Mass.: 
I Orpha, born Nov. 9, 1788; married Jan, 7, 
1806, Chauncey Ives (b. Southwick, 
Mass., Apr. 17, 1785; d. Lansingburgh, 
N. Y., Oct. 26, 1855). Lived at Lan- 
singburgh, N. Y., and there died, Oct. 
23, 1846. Ten children, of whom 

San Francisco, Cal.; Lansingburgh, N. Y. 501 

Chauncey Pelton Ives and others were 
living in Lansingburgh in 1879. 
II Samuel, born Oct. 6, 1790; died May 17, 

Ill Cyrus, born May 20, 1792; died July 4, 

503 IV Loring Andre, b. Aug. 20, 1793; m.Mary 
Cooper Hilton; d. Sept. 17, 1823. 
V Electa, born Feb, i, 1796; died, un- 
married, at Suffield, Conn., Feb. 17, 


VI Sarah (Sally), born May 7, 1798; married 
at Westfield, Mass., Oct. 10, 1814, 
- James Loomis, son of Ham Loomis, of 
that place. Lived at Westfield. Mr. 
Loomis died at West Suf^eld, Conn., 
June 24, 1845, ^^^ M'"s- Loomis at the 
same place, Sept. 10, 1871. No report 
as to children. 
VII Infant son, born Jan. 29, 1800; died Feb. 
7, 1800. 
VIII Huldah W., born July 5, 1803; married 
at Lansingburgh, N. Y., July 5, 1818, 
Riley Sweet (b. Aug. 16, 1785; d. Nov. 
7, 1853), son of John Sweet, of Tyring- 
ham, Mass. Lived at Lansingburgh, 
N. Y., and at Tyringham, Mass., where 
she died, Apr. i, 1822. Children: 
Charles A. and John Sidney. 

IX Harriet, born Aug. 24, 1804; married 

, Moses Loomis, son of Ham 

Loomis, of Westfield, Mass. Lived at 
Southwick, Mass., and there died, Oct. 
I, 1822 (as by her father's record). 
He died there, Nov. 8, 1862. 

502 American Pelton Genealogy. 

X Infant son, unnamed, born May 12, 1805; 

no record of death. 
XI Edwin, born Sept. 13, 1806; went to 
Canada with a cousin, Whitney, in the 
sash and blind business; fate unknown. 

504 XII Lucius W., b. Apr. 19, 1808; m. Ann 
(Brewster) Middaugh; d. Aug. 2, 1862. 

504XIII Timothy Spelman, b. Aug. 11, 1810; m. 
Apr. 10, 1838, Sally Merwin. 
XIV Emeline, born Feb. 25, 1813; died in Otis, 
Mass., Sept., 181 8. 
XV Charlotte, born in Massachusetts, Mar. 1 1, 
18 1 6; married at Lansingburgh, N. Y., 
James S. Walker (b. in Berlin, Rensse- 
laer Co., N. Y., Oct. 21, 1 810; d. in Troy, 
N. Y., Apr. II, 1850), son of Nathan 
Walker. Lived at Troy, N. Y. Chil- 
dren: Emily, Helen, Louise and J. 
. Franklin. Mrs. Walker, while on the 
way from Troy to New York, was 
wrecked on the steamboat Sunnyside, 
Dec. I, 1875; was rescued from the 
water, but died from exposure and ex- 
haustion; and was buried in Oakwood 
Cemetery, Troy, N. Y. No children 

500. liOring Andre Peltoii% third son of 
Stephen', Ephraim", Henry', Samuel', John', born at 
Otis, Mass., August 20, 1793; married about 1819, 
Mary Cooper Hilton, daughter of Dr. John Hilton. 
Lived at Vernon, Oneida Co., N. Y., and there died, 
September 17, 1823. Children: 
503 I William Wallace, b. June 13, 1821; m. 
May 23, 1850, Lucinda Gale Ransom. 

Vernon, N. Y.; Covington, Ky., etc. 503 

503 II Lorlng Andre, Jr., b. Oct. 20, 1823; m. 
Sarah Marsh; d. about 1877 (or '78). 

502. W^illiam Wallace Peltom, first son of 
Loring Andre', Stephen', Ephraim", Henry", Sam- 
uel', John', born at Vernon, Oneida Co., N. Y., June 
13, 182 1 ; married at Republic, Seneca Co., O., May 
23, 1850, Lucinda Gale Ransom, daughter of Rev. 
C. N. Ransom, of Poultney, Vt. Manufacturer of 
brass goods, steam engine supplies, etc., in Cincin- 
nati, O., in 1877. Residence, Covington,, Ky.; in 
1891, at Branch Hill, Clermont Co., O. Children: 

I Charles Noyes, born July 22, 1854; died 

Aug. 22, 1854. 
II Edward Wallace, born Aug. 15, 1859. 

Graduate of Dartmouth College; 

entered as Sophomore, Aug. 18, 1878, 

graduated class of . In 1890, 

clerk in Cincinnati, O. 

502. lioring: Andre Pelton, Jr.', second son of 
Loring A.', Stephen', Ephraim", Henry', SamueF, 
John', born at Vernon, Oneida Co., N. Y., October 

20, 1823; married at , Sarah Marsh, daughter of 

, of Auburn, N. Y. Lived at Cayuga, N. Y,, until 

, then went to , Cal., and there died . 

Mrs. Pelton, Feb. 5, 1879, lived at 445 Michigan 
ave., Chicago, 111. Children: 

I Daughter, ; died young. 

II Catharine, born ; married, in Chicago, 

111., Mr. George Carruth. Two chil- 
dren. Mrs. Carruth died soon after the 
birth of the second child. In 1891 Mr. 
Carruth and children were living in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

504 American Pelton Genealogy. 

♦"iOO. litacisis W. FeMoii'', seventh son of Stephen^, 
Ephraim', Henry^ Samuel', John', born at Otis, Mass., 
April 19, 1808; married at Red Creek, Wayne Co., 
N. Y., about 1844, Widow Ann (Brewster) Middaugh, 
daughter of Matthew Brewster, of Sterling, Wayne 
Co., N. Y. Grocer and butcher. Lived at Cayuga 
Village, and at Red Creek, N. Y., where he died in 
December, 1852. Mrs. Pelton died August 2, 1862. 

504 I Oscar, b. Sept. 26, 1845; ^- Mar. 26, 1865, 

Delia Laws. 

504. ©scar Pelton', son of Lucius W.^ Stephen", 
Ephraim', Henry", Samuel", John', born at Cayuga 
Village, Cayuga Co., N. Y., September 26, 1845; 
married March 26, 1865, Delia Laws. Watchman in 
a foundry and machine shop, in Fulton, Oswego Co., 
N. Y., in 1879. Children: 

I Emma, born Feb. 3, 1866. 
II Ann, born Feb. 3, 1866; died Aug. 2, 
1872, at Fulton, N. Y. 

III George W., born Oct. 25, 1872. 

IV Albert, born May 15, 1873. 
V Martha, born June 7, 1875. 

500. Timothy ^pelman Pelton", eighth son of 
Stephen\ Ephraim", Henry', Samuel', John', born at 
Otis, Mass., August 11, 1810; married in the town- 
ship of Aurelius, Cayuga Co., N. Y., April 10, 1838, 
Sally Merwin, of that township, and widow of Jacob 
Searles. Farmer. Residence, in 1879, ^^ Concord, 
Lake Co., O. Children: 

505 I Wheaton S., b. Sept. 21, 1838; m. Mar. 

26, 1863, Delia L. Button. 
II Timothy Spelman, born Dec. 10, 1840; 
died Oct. 6, 1847. 

Concord, O.; Grand Isle, Vt., etc. 505 

III Addie M., born at Aurelius, N. Y., Apr. 
6, 1843; married Aug. 28, 1862, Solo- 
mon VVeigel (b. Codorus, York Co., 
Pa., Mar. 19, 1833), son of Solomon 
Weigel, of Erie, Pa. Miller. In 1879 
lived at Concord, O. Child, Lillian. 
503 IV Bradley H., b. Sept. 18, 1845; m. Sept. 
28, 1870, Mattie Smith. 

504. \¥lieatoii 8. Peltoii\ first son of Timothy 
S.^ Stephen\ Ephraim^ Henry^ SamueF, John', born 
in Cayuga Co., N. Y., September 21, 1838; married 
at Concord, Lake Co., O., March 26, 1863, Delia L. 
Button (b. July 2, 1842, at Harpersfield, O.), daughter 
of Elijah Button, of that place. Carpenter and 
builder. Lived, in 1879, at Concord, O. Children: 
I William, born Sunday, Apr. 3, 1864. 
II Francis, born Wednesday, May 5, 1869. 

504. Bradley H. Pelton', third son of Timothy 
S.\ Stephen\ Ephraim*, Henry", Samuel", John', born 
at Concord, Lake Co., O., September 18, 1845; i^ar- 
ried at Chardon, O., September 28, 1870, Mattie 
Smith, daughter of Charles Smith, of Chardon. 
Carpenter and builder. In 1879 at Chardon, Geauga 
Co., O. Child: 

I Marie. 


496. Jaine!^ Peltoii% fourth son of Ephraim*, 
Henry', SamueF, John', born at Otis, Berkshire Co., 
Mass., in 1766; married (i) on Grand Isle, Vt, about 

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1788, Sallie Lawrence, daughter of Joseph Lawrence, 
who died March 18, 181 2; (2) in 18 13, Widow 
Abigail (Burch) McAuley. Removed to Grand Isle 
Co., Vt, previous to 1788, and thence, with his 
brother-in-law, Levi Lawrence, in 1805, to Canada, 
Chateaugay Co., Quebec, and In or about 1809 to 
Blenheim, Oxford Co., Canada West, now Ontario, 
where he lived, and there died, in 1849, aged S^ years. 
He learned first the stone mason's trade, and after- 
ward, brickmaking, at New London, Conn. 

Note. — The father of the first Mrs. Pelton is 
claimed to have been the Jos. Lawrence who, in Eng- 
land, married Mary Townley, and whose descendants 
claim to be heirs to the immense Townley estate, said to 
be in possession of the British government Children: 
507 I Samuel, b. in 1789; m. in 18 12, Rhoda 

Rouse; d. in 182 1. 
513 II James, Jr., b. Sept. 21, 1791; m. Sept. i, 

18 13, Ann Doyle; d. in Apr., 18 16. 
593 III Stephen Lawrence, b. Jan. 17, 1793; m. 
Aug., 1815, Pamelia Gipson. 
IV Mary, born about 1795; married Jacob 
Reece. Lived in Buffalo, N. Y. Three 
children. Died in 1865. 
V Alson, born about 1798; died Mar., 1873, 
in Oxford Co., Ont. No further record. 
VI Amanda, born in Grand Isle Co., Vt, in 
1 801; married (i) at Batavia, N. Y., in 
1 8 1 8, Aldridge Wells, printer, son of Ben- 
jamin Wells. Lived at Batavia, N. Y., 
and at Princeton, Canada. Four chil- 
dren; (2) at Port Burwell, Ontario, in 
1837, John McGufifin. Three children. 
Lived, in 1879, at Blenheim, Oxford 
Co., Ont. 

MoMENCE, III.; Winnipeg, Man., etc. 507 

VII Ephraim T., born in 1804; died in Buffalo, 
N. Y., unmarried, Aug. 29, i860, aged 
56 years. 
VIII Orpha, born in Chateaugay Co., Que., 
Jan. 30, 1806; married at Pembroke, 
Genesee Co., N. Y., Aug. 15, 1824, 
Jas. Harrington (b. Marlboro, Mass., 
Sept. 8, 1795), agent of the Mich. C. 
R. R. Co., who died at Buffalo, N. Y., 
May 4, 1878. Mrs. H., in 1879, was 
still living in Buffalo. Twelve children, 
all dead in 1879, but Jas. B. and Lu- 
cretia Harrington Hucker. 
IX Enoch, born about 1808; died Oxford 

Co., Ont., Mar., 1813. 
X Abigail, born at Blenheim, Ont., July 12, 
1 8 14; married in 1830, Rollin H. Pel- 
ton, son of Ephraim Pelton, Jr., of Ver- 
mont. Lived in Ontario and in Michi- 
gan. Children, seven. Died at Tall- 
madge, Ottawa Co., Mich., July 12, 
538 XI Hiram, b. in 1816; m. in 1840 to 1844, 

Susan Siders; d. Sept. 22, 1878. 
529X11 Ira, b. Jan. 8, 1818; m. Feb. 22, 1840, 
Emily Quackenboss. 
Note. — The records of this family were destroyed 
in the War of 181 2, or in the Canadian Rebellion. 

505. Haniuel Pelton*, first son of James', 
Ephraim", Henry^ Samuel", John', born in Grand Isle 
Co., Vt., in 1789; married in Canada, in 18 12, Rhoda 
Rouse (b. Aug. 27, 1796). Farmer. Lived at Blen- 
heim, Oxford Co., Ont, and there died, in 182 1. 

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His widow married (2) Jacob Hess, by whom she had 
two children. Children, born at Blenheim, and in 
Brant Co., Ont: 
509 I Benson, b. June 29, 1812; m. in 1833, 
Mary Lewis, 
n Araminta, born July 13, 1814; married 
John Watson. Lived at Falkland, 
Ont. Died, date unknown. 
HI Sarah, born July 11, 1816; married at 
Burford, Ont, Oct. 10, 1831, Nelson 
Force, son of Resiah Force. Mechanic. 
Lived at Salem, Mich.; died Aug. 22, 
1 871. Children: Wellington, Electa 
L., Rhoda, Mary J., Elizabeth, Sarah 
Ann, Hamilton W. and Benjamin F. 
IV Mary, born Dec, 1818; married Joseph 

Loup; no further record. 
V Joshua, born Feb. 24, 1820. Lived in 
Will Co., 111., and there died, unmar- 
ried, about 1845. 
VI Athalinda, born Dec. 5, 1822; married 
Burford, Ont., Nov. 26, 1838, Walter 
B. Hess (b. Otsego Co., N. Y., 1819), 
son of Jacob Hess, of Burford, Ont. 
Lived, after 1839, ^^ Momence, Kan- 
kakee Co., 111., and there died, May 22, 
1858. Children, eleven, with two pairs 
of twins. 
519 VII Hamilton, b. Dec. 24, 1824; m. Nov. 26, 
1848, Hannah Martin. 
VIII Amanda, born in Brant Co., Ont, Dec. 

24, 1826; married at Brantford, Ont., 
Jan. 14, 1845, Darius Lewis (b. Oct 

25, 1823), son of William Lewis, from 
Massachusetts. Children, seven; four 

MOMENCE, III.; Winnipeg, Man., etc. 509 

living in 1878. Residence, then, in 
Falkland, Ont. 

507. Benson Pelton', first son of Samuel', James', 
Ephraim\ Henry', SamueF, John', born in the town- 
ship of Burford, Ont., Canada, June 29, 181 2; mar- 
ried there in 1833, Mary Lewis, daughter of James 
Lewis, of England. Farmer. Lived, in 1879, ^^ 
West Lorra, Oxford Co., Ont. Children: 
510 I Samuel, b. Aug. 10, 1834; m. (i) , Isa- 
bella McKay; (2) Aug. 6, 1866, Amanda 

510 II Peter, b. Jan. 22, 1836; m. Sept. 9, 1859, 

Leah Duncan. 

511 III James, b. Nov. 17, 1838; m. Mar. 20, 1862, 

Mary Hosford. 
IV Honor, born at West Lorra, Ont, about 
1840, married there, James Bedford; 
lived at Marine City, Mich., and there 
died, May 15, 1879. 
V Rhoda, born at Burford, Ont, Jan. 7, 
1842; married at Stratford, Ont., Oct. 
2, 1867, Alexander Kindness (b. Aber- 
deen, Scotland, Jan. 19, 1839). Resi- 
dence, 1879, Bennington, Ont Chil- 
dren, Mary, Clara, Ellen and Ethel. 
VI Marian, born Oct 22, 1843; married at 
Embro, Ont, Jan. 20, 1863, Geo. H., 
son of Hugh Hadskiss, of Belfast, Ire- 
land. Residence, in 1879, at Winnipeg, 
Manitoba, Canada. Nine children. 
Tax collector for the city of Winnipeg. 

511 VII Joshua, written; no reply. 

511VIII Henry, b. April 2, 1853; m. July i, 1874, 
Emma Jarvis. 

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IX Athalinda, born West Lorra, Oxford Co., 
Ont, May 30, 1852; married at Inger- 
soll, Ont., Dec. 22, 1869, Ira W. Cline, 
of West Lorra, Ont., son of John Cline, 
of Germany. In 1879, lived at Ben- 
nington, Ont. Five children. 
X Araminta, born Apr. 30, 1854; in 1879, 
unmarried, living at Bennington, Ont. 

XI Sarah Elizabeth, born ; married , 

Mr. Adams. Living, in 1879, ^^ Tavis- 
tock, Ont. 
XII Ida May, born at West Lorra, Oxford 
Co., Ont., July 31, 1865. In 1879, lived, 
unmarried, at Bennington, Ont. 

509. Samuel Pelton', first son of Benson', Sam- 
ueP, James^ Ephraim^ Henry^ Samuel', John', born 
at Blenheim, Oxford Co., Ont., August 10, 1834; 
married (i) — — — .Isabella McKay, daughter of George 
McKay, who died May 7, 1863; (2) at Woodstock, 
Ont, August 6, 1866, Amanda Watson, his cousin, 
daughter of John Watson and Araminta Pelton. 
Residence, in 1879, ^^ Delaware, Ontario. Children, 
report incomplete: 

I Benson, born ; died . 

II Joshua, born ; died . 

III Sylvia, born . 

IV George, born . 

509. Peter Pelton', second son of Benson', Sam- 
uel', James', Ephraim', Henry", SamueF, John', born 
in Burford, Oxford Co., Ont, January 22, 1836; married 
at West Lorra, Ont, September 9, 1859, Leah Dun- 
can, daughter of William Duncan, of that place. 
Farmer. Residence, in 1 8 79, at Westminster, Ontario, 

Woodstock and Falkland, Ont., etc. 511 

I William Robert, born Oct. 7, i860. 
II Mary Alice, born Aug 29, 1862. 

III Edwin Franklin, born July 30, 1864. 

IV Keturah Ann, born July 4, 1866. 

V Henry Benson, born Sept. 4, 1868. 
VI James Arthur, born Oct. 21, 1872. 

VII Zilla, born Nov. 27, 1874; died Jan. 22, 

VIII Elsie, born July 18, 1877. 

509. James Pelton', third son of Benson', Sam- 
uer, James', Ephraim", Henry^ Samuel', John', born 
in the township of Burford, Ont, November 17, 1838; 
married in Go. Perth, Ont., March 20, 1862, Mary 
Hosford, daughter of Wm. Hosford, of Ireland. 
Farmer. Residence, in 1879, ^^ Woodstock, Ont. 

I Eliza May, born Feb. 19, 1863. 
II William Benson, born July 21, 1865. 
Ill Anne Jane, born Apr. 12, 1867. 
IV Henry James, born Mar. 15, 1872. 

V John Lewis, born Oct. 12, 1877. 

509. Joshua Peltoii^, fourth son of Benson', Sam- 
uel", James*, Ephraim*, Henry', Samuel', John', born 
, Written, but no report. Residence in Ontario. 

509. Henry Pelton', fifth son of Benson', Sam- 
uel", James", Ephraim', Henry^ SamueF, John', born 
at West Lorra, Ont, April 2, 1853; married there, 
July 1, 1874, Emma Jarvis, daughter of Jas. Jarvis, 
of that place. Farmer; in 1879, residing at Benning- 
ton, Ont P. O., Youngsville, Ont Children: 
I James Lionel, born Sept. 21, 1875. 
II Herbert Vincent, born July 20, 1877. 
Ill Dorothy May, born May 6, 1879. 

512 American Pelton Genealogy. 

507. Hamilton Pelton', third son of Saniuel«, 
James', Ephraim", Henry', SamueF, John', born in 
Brant Co., Ont., December 24, 1824; married at 
Brantford, Ont, November 26, 1848, Hannah Mar- 
tin, daughter of Peter Martin, of the United States. 
Farmer. Lived, in 1879, ^^ Falkland, Brant Co., 
Ont. Children: 

51S I Joshua, b. Nov. 19, 1849; ^- ^^.r. 20, 
1873, Olive Rouse. 

512 n John, b. Dec. 30, 1850; m. Oct. 14, 1876. 

513 HI Charles, b. Feb. 7, 1853; m. Mar. 22, 

1876, Sarah Rouse. 
IV Amanda, born June 28, 1855. 

V Benson, born Jan. i, 1857. 

VI Mary, born Aug. 27, 1859. 

VII Anna, born June 22, 1861. 

VIII Samuel, born Sept. 24, 1865. 

IX George, born Aug. 7, 1869. 

519. Joshua Pelton', first son of Hamilton', 
Samuel", James^ Ephraim*, Henry^, SamueP, John', 
born in Burford, Oxford Co., Ont, November 19, 
1849; niarried at Claremont, Ont, March 20, 1873, 
by Rev. Claudius Brown, Olive Rouse (b. Oct 29, 
1850), daughter of James Rouse, of Rond Eau, Ont 
In 1880, a farmer, at Falkland, Ont Child: 
I Clara Theresa, born Nov. 13, 1876. 

512. John Pelton', second son^ of Hamilton', 
SamueP, James', Ephraim*, Henry", SamueP, John', 
born in Burford, Oxford Co., Ont, December 30, 
1850; married, at Paris, Ont, October 14, 1876, 

Susan . Farmer, in 1880, at Falkland, Ont 


Blenheim, Ont.; Kalamazoo, Mich. 513 

I Anna May, born May 9, 1878. 
II Benson, born Oct. 29, 1880. 
Ill Oscar, born Feb. 28, 1886. 

519. Cliarlei^ Peltoii% third son of Hamilton], 
SamueP, James', Ephraim^ Henry', SamueP, John , 
born in Burford, Oxford Co., Ont,, February 7, 1853; 
married at Falkland, Ont, March 22, 1876, Sarah 
Rouse (b. July 20, 1858), daughter of Sylvester 
Rouse, of township of Blenheim, Oxford Co., Ont. 
In 1880, a farmer in Falkland, Ont. Children: 
I Margaret, born Jan. 2, 1877. 
II Ada, born Feb. 12, 1879. 
Ill Muriel Adelaide, born July 28, 1883. 

505. Jaiiie!<» Pelf on', Jr., second son of James% 
Ephraim', Henry', SamueF, John', born in Grand 
Isle Co., Vt., September 21, 1791; married at Brant- 
ford, Ont, September i, 18 13, Ann Doyle, daughter 
of Benjamin Doyle, of Burford, Ont. Lived at Bur- 
ford, Ont, and thence removed to Michigan, and 
died at Kalamazoo, Mich., May 3, 185 1. Farmer. 

514 I James M., b. May 21, 1814; m. Apr. 14, 

1839, Elizabeth Hoisington. 

515 II Alson D., b. Apr. i, 1816; killed in 1865. 

516 III Samuel, b. Jan. 20, 1818; m. Apr. 5, 1842, 

Ann E. Ouackenboss. 

518 IV Silas M., b.lDec. 28, 1819; m. , Eliza- 
beth Anderson. 

V Sylvia, born Sept 18, 1821; married , 

Abraham Carroll. Residence, in 1876, 
at Beechville, Ont 

590 VI Aldridge Wells, b. July 14, 1823; m. Nov. 
4, 1845, Amanda Gray. 

514 American Pelton Genealogy. 

522 VII Ephraim, b. July i6, 1825; m. (i) Dec. 
16, 1848, Magdalene Quackenboss; (2) 
Sept. 7, 1862, Mrs. Jeannette J. Olm- 
VIII Sarah, born Mar. 19, 1827; married Mr. 
Nicholls. Residence, in 1880, at Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 

IX Ann, born Feb. 22, 1829; died when 4 

years of age. 
X Elizabeth, born Feb. 14, 1831; died when 
2 years old, two days after her sister 

XI Ann Elizabeth, born July 26, 1833; mar- 
ried at Kelloggsville, Kent Co., Mich., 
Dec. 2, i860, Wm. T. Quackenboss, son 
of Abram Quackenboss, of Albany, N. 
Y. Residence, in 1879, ^^ Ross, Kent 
Co., Mich. Children: Isadore M., 
Ezra E., and Henry O., who died Apr. 
5. 1872. 
XII Eleanor C, born Oct. 5, 1835; married 
at Byron, Mich., Dec. 7, 1856, Abram 
Quackenboss, son of Abram Quacken- 
boss, of Albany, N. Y. Farmer. Resi- 
dence, in 1879, at Ross, Kent Co., 
Mich. Children: Celza E., b. Oct. 24, 
1857, and Elmer A., b. Oct. 6, 1870. 
XIII Mary, born Jan. 3, 1838; married John 
McEwan. Address, in 1879, Hudson, 
523XIV Alfred, b. Apr. 24, 1841; m. Aug. 24, 
1868, Eliza A. Dennis. 

513. James M. Pelton', first son of James', 
James', Ephraim*, Henry', SamueF, John\ born in 

Blenheim, Ont.; Kalamazoo, Mich. 515 

Burford, Oxford Co., Ont., May 21, 1814; married 
at Plainfield, Kent Co., Mich., April 14, 1839, Eliza- 
beth Hoisington, daughter of Joab Hoisington. 
Farmer and lawyer. Residence, in 1876, at Corinth, 
Kent Co., Mich. Children: 

I Huldah, born Mar. 26, 1841. 
II Andrew J., born May 19, 1842. 

III Francis, born Nov. 7, 1843; served in 

Co. B, 6th Reg't,of Mich. Vol. Cavalry, 
in the War of the Great Rebellion, 
and was killed at the battle of Falling 
Waters, Va., July 14, 1863.* 

IV Sylvia, born Jan. 7, 1850. 

513. Alson D. Peltoii', second son of James*, 
James", Ephraim", Henry^ SamueP, John', born in 
Burford township, Oxford Co., Ont, April i, 18 16; 
married at Grand Rapids, Mich., (i) about 1838, 
Lucy Truer; (2) September, 1854, Sarah Beany. 
Served in the Union Army, in the 39th Illinois Reg't, 
in the War of the Great Rebellion in 186 1-2; dis- 
charged, returned home, and re-enlisted in 1863, in the 
Illinois 64th; discharged in 1865, and was killed, in 
September, 1866, by a team of runaway horses. 
Lived at Muskegon, Mich. Children, by first wife: 
I Ann Elizabeth, born at Grand Rapids, 
Mich., Aug. 31, 1840; married at Sand 
Creek, Mich., Apr. 9, 1856, to LaFayette 
M. Hentze, of Watertown, Jefferson 
Co, N. Y. Children: i. Henry A., b. 
Sept. 20, 1858; 2. William J., b. Dec. 4, 

*A short time before his death, he, while passing through Frederick, 
Md., with his regiment, lost a letter from his father. This, sent to James 
B. Pelton, of Mt. Pleasant, Md., was forwarded years after to the writer, 
and by him to the soldier's father. — J. M. P. 

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i860; 3. George M., b. Mar. 15, 1862; d. 
Apr., 1862; 4. AnnaS., b. June 29, 1870. 
Residence, Jan., 1892, Joliet, Illinois. 

II Ephraim.born , i842;diedin June, 1872. 

Ill Ella, born in 1844; died in 1845. 
516 IV Alson D., Jr., b. June 9, 1848; m. Jan. 13, 
1872, Mary E. Wilson; d. July 27, 1880. 
V George, born in 1849; ^i^^ ^^ -^ug., 1852. 
Of second wife: 

VI Osborne, born in Nov., 1855; no further 

VII Alfred; no further record. 
VIII William; no further record. 
IX Rosie; no further record. 

515. Alson D. Pelton^, Jr., second son of Alson 
D.\ James', James^ Ephraim*, Henry^, SamueP, John', 
born at Grand Rapids, Mich., June 9, 1848; married 
at Grand Rapids, June 13, 1872, Mary Eleanor Wil- 
son, daughter of Molyneaux Wilson, of Caledonia, 
Mich. Mechanic, Lived in Grand Rapids, Mich.; 
died July 27, 1880. Children: 

I Warren A., born Nov. i, 1872; died Sept. 

3. 1873- 

II Maude E., born Aug. 14, 1874; lives, 1891, 

with her mother, at Caledonia, Mich. 

Mrs. Mary E. Pelton married (2) October 30, 1884, 

Vasco M. Vincent, of Caledonia, Kent Co., Mich., 

where they lived, in 1891. 

513. Samuel Pelton', third son of James', James , 
Ephraim', Henry', SamueP, John', born at Batavia 
N. Y., January 20, 1818; married at Blenheim, Ox- 
ford Co., Ont., April 5, 1842, Ann E. Quacken- 
boss, of Durham, Ont. Farmer. Residence, in 1880, 
at Corinth, Kent Co., Mich. Children: 

Muskegon, Caledonia, Corinth, Mich. 517 

I Mary J., born Feb. 10, 1843, at Blenheim, 
Ont.; married at Kelloggsville, Kent 
Co., Mich., Dec. 25, 1863, Jos. H. 
Keeney (b. Apr. 15, 1839), son of Gor- 
don Keeney, of Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Seven children. Residence, in 1880, at 
Hudsonville, Ottawa Co., Mich. 
517 II Somers A., b. Feb. 21, 1845; m. Aug. 9, 
1870, Julia Markham. 

517 III Theron S., b. Jan. i, 1847; m. Mar. 29, 

1868, Catherine Colburn. 

518 IV Malon T., b. Sept. 30, 1849; m. (i) Sept. 

15, 1873, Carrie M. Springsteen; (2) 
Sept. 9, 1877, Marietta Runnells. 
V Everette E., born May 31, 1853. 
VI Edwin W., born Sept. 27, 1858. 
VII Alfred E., born Oct. 24, 1861. 
VIII Alice E., born Aug. 16, 1865. 

516. 8oiner^ A. Pelton% first son of SamueP, 
James*, James^, Ephraim*, Henry^, SamueP, Johm, 
born at Blenheim, Oxford Co., Ont, February 21, 
1845; married at Grandville, Kent Co., Mich., Au- 
gust 9, 1870, Julia Markham, daughter of Loren 
Markham, of Jamestown, Mich. Teacher. Resi- 
dence, in 1880, at Gaines, Kent Co., Mich. No 

516. Theron S. Pelton', second son of Samuel', 
James^ James', Ephraim", Henry', SamueF, John', 
born at Byron, Kent Co., Mich., January i, 1847; 
married at Corinth, Mich., March 29, 1868, Catherine 
Colburn, daughter of Benjamin Q. Colburn, of the 
township of Gaines, Kent Co., Mich. Farmer. 
Residence, in 1880, at Petoskey, Mich. Children: 

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I Morton A., born Jan. 17, 1869. 

II Inah M., born Sept. 6, 1872. 

III Eva D., born Apr. 15, 1874. 

IV Effie B., born Apr. 15, 1874. 

V Katie C, born Jan. 27, 1876; died Aug. 
3> 1876. . 

516. Malon T. Pelton^, third son of Samuel', 
James', James", Ephraim*, Henry^, Samuel', John', 
born at Byron, Kent Co., Mich., September 30, 1849; 
married (i) Hamilton, Allegan Co., Mich., Septem- 
ber 15, 1873, Carrie M. Springsteen (d. Aug., 1874), 
daughter of Jer. Springsteen, of Hamilton; (2) at 
Wayland, Allegan Co., Mich., Sept. 9, 1877, Mariette 
Runnels (b. Dec. 19, 1850), daughter of Joshua Run- 
nels, from Pierpont, N. Y. Carpenter. Residence, 
in 1880, at Fisher, Kent Co., Mich. Child: 

I Ernest M., born at Hamilton, Mich., 
July 18, 1874. 

513. Silas M. Peltoii\ fourth son of James', 
James", Ephraim', Henry', Samuel', John', born at 
Blenheim, Ont., December 28, 1819; married at 
Grand Rapids, Mich., January 14, 1840, Elizabeth 
Anderson, daughter of Wm. Anderson, of that place. 
Residence, in 1880, at Grand Rapids, Mich.; in 1890, 
at Duluth, Minn. Children, born at Grand Rapids, 

I Sylvia A., born Oct. 15, 1844; married at 
Muskegon, Mich., June 30, 1867, 
Thomas G. Parr, son of Jas. Parr, of 
England. Residence, in 1890, at 
Tacoma, Wash. Occupation, sash, 
blinds and general wood-working. One 
child, Georgia, born Oct. 27, 1878. 

Grand Rapids, Mich.; Spokane Falls, Wash. 519 

519 II William H., b. July 12, 1848; m. Apr. 10, 
1882, Nellie O'Keefe. 

III Alice A., born ; married , Wil- 

liam H. Snider; no further record. 
Present residence (1891) unknown. 

IV Nora C. born ; married , Chas. 

Howard. Residence, in 1891, in Cleve- 
land, O. Wood carving and decora- 
V Kittie Lizzie, born Aug. i, 1855; married 
there, June 29, 1875, John Thomas 
Waddell, son of Samuel Waddell, of 
Pittsburgh, Pa. Architect. Residence, 
1890, Duluth, Minn. Children: Charles 
Frederic, b. Apr. i, 1879; d. June 20, 
1879; Arthur Frank, b. Sep. 15, 1880; 
d. Oct. 28, 1883; Edward Allen, b. 
Nov. 2, 1884; Silas Arnott, b. Feb. 15, 
VI Carrie M., born Apr. 28, 1861; married 
Dec. 6, 1881, Earl A. Knapp, son of 
Robert M. Knapp, of Luther's Mills, 
Bradford Co., Pa. Farmer. Resi- 
dence, in 1890, at Luther's Mills, Pa. 
Children: Leon D., born July 28, 1882; 
Frederic A., born Feb. 27, 1884; Rob- 
ert E., b. Mar. 21, 1885; George J., b. 
June 30, 1887. 

518. l¥illiaiii Henry Peltons, only son of 
Silas M.\ James', James', Ephraim', Henry', SamueP, 
John', born at Grand Rapids, Mich., July 12, 1848; 
married in Duluth, Minn., April 10, 1882, Nellie 
O'Keefe. Residence, in 1890, at Spokane Falls, 
Wash. No children. 

520 American Pelton Genealogy. 

513. Aldridge Wells Pelton^ fifth son of James', 

James^, Ephraim*, Henry^ Samuel^ John\ born at 

Blenheim, Oxford Co., Ont, July 14, 1823; married 

at Grand Rapids, Mich., November 4, 1845, Amanda 

Gray (b. Troy, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1828; died Feb. 16, 

1873), daughter of Jedediah W. Gray. Millwright. 

Residence, in 1879, ^^ Whitehall, Mich. Children: 

I Henrietta Maria, born at Grand Rapids, 

Mich., Sept. i, 1846; married July 9, 

1873, Mark Woodruff, at Grand Rapids, 


II Samuel E., born July 6, 1848. Heserved 

in the War of the Great Rebellion and 

was killed in battle in May, 1865. 

521 III Charles H., b. Mar. 28, 1850; m. Jan. 25, 

1879, Orpha D. Franklin. 
591 IV Alonzo A., b. Apr. 3, 1852; m. July 5, 

1877, Mary A. Wright. 
591 V George W., b. Sept. 19, 1855; m. June 9, 
1875, Amanda McPherson. 
VI Mary C, born at Walker, Mich,, June 21, 

1855; died Feb. ti, 1865. 
VII Emily A., born at Walker, Mich., Dec. 19, 
i860; married Oct. 5, 1887, Denton 
O. Sproat, Wayland, Mich. One child, 
Gertrude Amie, born Jan. 9, 1889. 
VIII Carrie A., born at Walker, Mich., Aug. 12, 
1862; married at Grand Rapids, Mich., 
Oct. 28, 1886, Herbert G. Smith, of 
Grand Rapids, Mich., where they re- 
sided, in 1890. 
~ IX Ada E., born at Walker, Mich., July 31, 
1864; married at Grand Rapids, Mich., 
Aug. 26, 1886, Edgar G. Heald, ofthat 
place. Children: i. Charles, born Jan. 
14, 1888; 2. Lon Don, born Apr. 3, 1889. 

Whitehall and Byron, Mich. 521 

X Hattie E., born at Walker, Mich., July 
16, 1866; married Lauren Henry, 
Grand Rapids, Mich., May 8, i'886. 
One child, Howard Henry Pelton. 
XI Lillie M., born at Grand Rapids, Mich., 
Apr. 5, 1869; died Aug. 15, 1869. 

590. Charles H. Pelfon% second son of Aldridge 
W.\ James^ James', Ephraim', Henry", SamueF, John\ 
born at Grand Rapids, Mich., March 28, 1850; mar- 
ried at Muskegon, Mich., January 25, 1879, Orpha 
D. Franklin (b. Oct. 8, 1859), daughter of George 
W. Franklin, of Whitehall, Mich. Children, born at 
Grand Rapids, Mich.: 

I Berenicia P., born Sept. 25, 1879. 
H Bessie Gray, born Apr. 3, 1882. 

5S0. Alonzo A. Pelton', third son of Aldridge 
W.\ James", James', Ephraim^ Henry^ SamueP, John', 
born at Grand Rapids, Mich., April 3, 1852; married 
there, July 5, 1877, Mary A. Wright, daughter of J. S. 
Wright, of Grand Rapids, Mich, (born Feb. 12, 1854.) 
Business, iron cornices and hardware. Residence, in 
1879. at Cedar Springs, Kent Co., Mich., and in 1888, 
at Morley, Mich. Child: 

I LaVerne Agnes, born at Cedar Springs, 
Mich., Apr. 16, 1879. 

590. George W. Pelton', fourth son of Aldridge 
W.', James', James', Ephraim", Henry', Samuel', John', 
born at Grand Rapids. Mich., September 19, 1855; 
married there, June 9, 1875, Amanda McPherson. 
House painter. Residence, in 1879, Whitehall, Mich. 

I Henry C, born , 1876. 

522 American Pelton Genealogy. 

513. Ephraiiii Pelton', sixth son of James% 

James', Ephraim', Henry', SamueF, John', born at 

Blenheim, Ontario, Can., July i6, 1825; married (i) 

at Byron, Mich., December 16, 1848, Magdalene 

Quackenboss, daughter of Abram Ouackenboss, of 

Georgetown, Ottawa Co., Mich. (b. Dec. 27, 1827; 

d. July 7, 1862); (2) September 7, 1862, Mrs. Jean- 

nette J. Olmstead, daughter of Jacob C. Williams, of 

Byron, Kent Co., Mich., born January 25, 1840. 

Farmer. Residence, in 1879, ^^ Corinth, Mich. 


522 I Edward L., b. June 9, 1852; m. Nov. 

20, 1875, Alma L. Corey. 

II Anna, born at Gaines, Kent Co., Mich., 

Aug. II, 1854; married at Grand 

Rapids, Mich., Apr. 19, 1871, Henry O. 

Bogart, son of William H. Bogart, of 

East Cummington, Mass. Lived there 

in 1879. Three children. 

III Julia, born Nov. 20, 1856. 

IV Jessie, born in Kent Co., Mich., Aug. 23, 

1858; married Sept. 30, 1874, Eli W. 
Weaver. Farmer (b. N. Y., Aug. 20, 
1854). Children: Lona, b. Aug. 5, 
1875; Luie, b. Mar. 26, 1878. 
V Magdalene, born July 2, 1862. 
VI Sarah J., born Sept. 2, 1863. 
VII Carrie E., born Feb. 8, 1868. 
VIII Alson E., born June 29, 1874. 

592. Edward L,. Pelton^ first son of Ephraim\ 
James', James', Ephraim', Henry', SamueF, John', 
born in the township of Gaines, Kent Co., Mich., 
June 9, 1852; married at Grand Rapids, Mich., 
November 20, 1875, Alma L. Corey (b. Byron, Mich., 

Whitehall and Byron, Mich. 523 

Sept. 5, 1857), daughter of Amos Corey. Farmer. 
Lived, in 1880, in Paris township, Mich. Children, 
none reported. 

513. Alfred Pelton', seventh son of James^ James', 
Ephraim", Henry', SamueF, John', born at Blenheim, 
Ont., April 24, 1841; married at Grand Rapids, 
Mich., August 24, 1868, Eliza A. Dennis, daughter 
of Jas. D. Dennis, of Niagara, Ont. Farmer. Resi- 
dence, in 1879, ^t Byron, Kent Co., Mich. Chil- 

I Viola, born May 28, 1869. 
II Mabel H., born July 6, 1872. 

III Emerson, born July 27, 1875. 

IV Agnes I., born Dec. 14, 1877. 

505. Stephen liawrence Pelton^, third son of 
James", Ephraim*, Henry^ Samuel', John', born in 
Grand Isle Co., Vt., January 17, 1793; married at 
Batavia, N. Y.,in August, 1815, Pamelia Gipson (b. 
Oct. 7, 1799; d. Apr. 4, 1854), daughter of Jacob 
Gipson, of Bath, Steuben Co., N. Y. House-joiner. 
At 16 years of age, in 1809, ^e left Grand Isle and 
went into Canada, but in 181 2 returned to the United 
States, entered the American Army and served to the 
end of the war. Then went to Batavia, N. Y., 
married there and stayed five years; thence to the 
township of North East, Erie Co., Pa., until 1833; 
thence to Innerskip, Oxford Co., Ont., where he 
lived, in 1879. In 1876 he had 45 grandchildren 
and 13 great-grandchildren. Children: 

I Sarah (Sally) A., born at Batavia, N. Y., 
Sept. 16, 18 1 7; married, by Rev. Fran- 
cis Pickle, in Brantford township, Ont., 

524 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Feb. 28, 1838, John Milmine (b. June 

26, 1809), son of Jas. Milmine, of 

Montreal, Canada. Ten children. 
II Susanna, born at Batavia, N. Y., Oct. 9, 

1819; died Aug. 12, 1831. 
Ill James, i, born at Erie, Pa., Feb. 14, 1821; 

died Apr. 6, 1821. 
524 IV Jacob Gipson, b. Feb. 22, 1822; m. (i) 

Jan. 14, 1845, Ann Lyman; (2) Aug. 

18, 1859, Mary C. Baker. 
526 V James, 2d, b. Oct. 7, 1825; m. Dec. 22, 

1850, Louisa Payne. 
526 VI Samuel Jenks, b. Oct. 31, 1827; m. Sept. 

8, 1 85 1, Abigail Birch. 
VII Pamelia, born at Erie, Pa., June 22, 1830; 

in 1877, living, unmarried, with her 

VIII Orpha, born at Erie, Pa., Jan. 11, 1833; 

married in Oxford Co., Ont, Apr. 19, 

1856, William Green (b. July 31, 1833), 

son of John Green, from' Kent Co., 

Eng. Four children. 

526 IX John M., b. Feb. i, 1836; m. Mar. 15, 

1859, Hannah Walton. 

527 X Lemuel, b. Dec. 2, 1839; ^^- J^"- ^7' 1862, 

Margaret Hamilton. 
527 XI Stephen, b. May 20, 1841; m. Nov. 25, 
1863, Anna Pelton. 

523. Jacob Cfipsou Pellom, second son of 
Stephen L.', James', Ephraim', Henry^ Samuel', John', 
born in Erie Co., Pa., February 22, 1822; married (i) 
in Oxford Co., Ont, January 14, 1845, Ann Lyman, 
daughter of Dugald Lyman, of Scotland; d. May 14, 
1858; (2) at Ocean Sound, Ont, August 18, 1859, 


Mary C. Baker, daughter of Nelson Baker, from 
New Brunswick, B. A. Farmer. In 1879 lived at 
Innerskip, Oxford Co., Ont. Children, born in Ox- 
ford Co., Ont.: 
525 I William A, b. Aug. 20, 1846; m. Oct. 29, 
1874, Emeline Brisbin. 
II Margaret C, born Dec. 20, 1848; married 
in the township of Elma, Perth Co., 
Ont., Jan. i, 1873, Frederic Switzer 
(b. May 1 8, 1 838), son of Christ" Switzer, 
of Loughboro, Ont. Farmer. Resi- 
dence, in 1879, i" th^ township of Elma, 
Perth Co., Ont. Two children. 

III James A., born Aug. 27, 1853; in 1879, 

unmarried. In the livery business, at 
Listowell, Ont. 

IV Frederic H., born Jan. 29, 1858. In 1879 

a resident of Moorfield, Wellington Co., 
Ont; unmarried. 
V Fanny E., born Aug. 17, i860. 
Vl Francis N., born May 28, 1862. 
VII George A., born May 29, 1864. 
VIII Ralph S., born Jan. 19, 1867. 
IX Arthur E., born Aug. 7, 1869. 
X Charles E., born Aug. 3, 1871. 
XI Dora M., born Oct. 29, 1872. 

534. l¥illiaiii A. Pelton% first son of Jacob G.% 
Stephen L.*, James', Ephraim^ Henry^ SamueP, 
John', born at Innerskip, Ont., August 20, 1846; mar- 
ried in Wallace township, Perth Co., Ont, October 
29, 1874, Emeline Brisbin, born October 10, 1853, 
daughter of Jas. Brisbin, of that place. Pumpmaker, 
in 1879, ^t Listowell, Ont Children: 

526 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Emeline, born in the township of Elma, 

Perth Co., Ont., Oct. 22, 1875. 
II Edith Annetta, born in Listowell, Ont, 
Feb. II, 1878. 

533. Janie§ Pelton', third son of Stephen L.', 
James', Ephraim", Henry', SamueF, John", born at 
North East, Erie Co., Pa., October 7, 1825; mar- 
ried in Oxford Co., Ont, December 22, 1850, Louisa 
Payne, daughter of Simon Payne, of Wiltshire, 
Eng. Joiner and pumpmaker, in 1879, ^^ Oxford 
Co., Ont Children: 

I Catherine M., born Nov. 13, 1851. 
II Agnes M., born Apr. 18, 1853. 

III Alfred E., born Jan. 16, 1855; died June 

25, 1861. 

IV Alice M., born Dec. 30, 1856. 

V Effie M., born Dec. 30, 1858; died June 
23, i860. 
VI Lincoln S., born Mar. 9, 1861. 
VII Ryall B., born Oct 20, 1863. 
VIII Byron H., born Oct 22, 1865. 
IX Raspard R., born June 20, 1868. 

X Elsie C, born June 17, 1870. 
XI Frances M., born Sept 5, 1873. 

523. Namnel Jenk§ Pelton', fourth son of 
Stephen L.*, James^ Ephraim*, Henry^ Samuel', 
John', born at North East, Erie Co., Pa., October 31, 
1827; married in Oxford Co., Ont., September 8, 
185 1, Abigail Birch, daughter of Daniel Birch, of 
Woodstock, Ont. Farmer. Residence, August 3, 1878, 
at Rock Falls, Cerro Gordo Co., la. No children. 

523. John M. Pelton^ fifth son of Stephen L.% 
James', Ephraim', HenryV SamueF, John', born at 


Innerskip, Oxford Co., Ont., February i, 1836; mar- 
ried there, March 15, 1859, Hannah Walton, daugh- 
ter of William Walton, of Cumberland, Eng. Far- 
mer. Residence, in 1876, in Huron Co., Ont. 

I Ella Celia, born June 21, i860. 
11 Edwin L., born June 19, 1862. 

III Ida M., born Sept. 26, 1866. 

IV William H., born Dec. 16, 1868. 

V Stanley, born Feb. 18, 1874. 

523. lieiniiel Pelton^, sixth son of Stephen L.\ 
James', Ephraim^ Henry', SamueP, John', born at 
Innerskip, Oxford Co., Ont, December 2, 1839; mar- 
ried in Perth Co., Ont, January 17, 1862, Margaret 
Hamilton, daughter of John Hamilton, of Peebles, 
Scotland. Residence, in 1876, in Perth Co., Ont. 
Pumpmaker. Children: 

I Jane, born Dec. 6, 1862. 
II John, born Apr. 29, 1866. 

III Agnes, born Dec. 28, 1868. 

IV Margaret, born Oct 27, 1871. 

V Anna, born Dec. 13, 1873; died Sept 23, 

VI May, born Aug. 27, 1875. 

593. Stephen Pelton', seventh son of Stephen 
L.^ James', Ephraim', Henry", SamueP, John', born 
in Innerskip, Oxford Co., May 20, 1841; married in 
Oxford Co., Ont, November 25, 1863, Anna Pelton, 
daughter of Ira Pelton (see p. 529) of Oxford Co., 
Ont Residence, in 1876, Oxford Co., Ont Children: 
I Alfred E., born Aug. 28, 1864. 
II Rufus M., born Feb. 3, 1872. 
Ill James G., born Sept 15, 1875. 

528 American Pelton Genealogy. 

505. Hiram Pelton*, sixth son of James', 
Ephraim", Henrys, Samuel', John>, born at Blenheim, 
Oxford Co., Ont., in 1816: married at Chillicothe, 
Ohio, about 1842, Susan Siders, daughter of John 
Siders, of that place. Lived at Danville, Nevin 
P. O., Highland Co., O. Died at Nevin, O., Sep- 
tember 22, 1878. Mrs. Pelton died about 1856. 
529 I John, b. about 1844; m. Susan More- 
529 II Ira, b. about 1846; no report. 
529 III Aldridge, b. Mar. i, 1848; m. Julys, 1870, 
Maria Ann Prentice. 
IV Mary Jane, born in Ross Co., O., Nov. 6, 
1848; married at Nevin, Highland Co., 
O., Jan. 18, 1866, Nathan P. Landess, 
son of John Landess (or Landys), of 
that place. Farmer. P. O., Nevin, 
Highland Co., O. Children, Aldridge, 
Owen and Cora Ella. 
V Araminta, born at Newtown, Hamilton 
Co., O., Aug. 8, 1850; married at Grand 
Haven,Mich.,Dec. 9, 1868, Ellis Roush, 
of Highland Co., O., son of Peter 
Roush, of that county. Merchant, in 
1879, at Danville, Nevin P. O., High- 
land Co., O. No children. 
VI Louise, born in Boone Co., Ky., June 9, 
1 851; married at Grand Haven, Mich., 
Jan. 7, 1868, Jacob H. Quant (b. Jan. 4, 
1846), son of Jacob Quant, of Schenec- 
tady, N. Y. Farmer, in 1879, i^ Camp- 
bell, Ionia Co., Mich. Children: i. 
Araminta S.; 2. Ira Orion. 

Grand Haven ; Tuxedo Co., Mich. 529 

VII Sarah E., born at Allinsburg, Clermont 
Co., Ohio, Sept. 2, 1858. In 1878 was 
living in Clarksville, Campbell, Ionia 
Co., Mich. 

538. John Pelt oir, first son of Hiram^ Jamess, 
Ephraim^ Henry', Samuel"', John', born about 1844; 
married Susan Morehead, time and place unknown, 
who died in July, 1878. Farmer. In 1879 was liv- 
ing in Kentucky. Children: 

I Otis, born . 

II Francis, born . 

Ill Henry, born . 

598. IraPeltoii', second son of Hiram^ James', 
Ephraim^ Henry', Samuel", John', born about 1846. 
In 1870 his P. O. was at Woodville, Newaygo Co., 
Mich. Lumberman. Written; no answer received. 

598. Aldridge Pelton^, third son of Hiram', 
James', Ephraim*, Henrys, SamueP, John', born in 
Ross Co., O., March i, 1848 (7?); married at Robinson, 
Ottawa Co., Mich., July 5, 1870, Maria Ann Prentice 
(b. Mar. 31, 1851), daughter of Alonzo Prentice, of 
Oswego Co., N. Y. Farmer. Living, in 1880, at 
Grand Haven, Mich. Children: 

I Elmer, born Sept. 10, 1871. 
II Jason Aldridge, born Jan. i, 1873. 
Ill Ada Dorlispa, born Aug. 6, 1876. 

505. IraPelton', seventh son of James', Ephraim*, 
Henry^ SamueF, John', born at Blenheim, Oxford Co., 
Ont, January 8, 1818; married at Woodstock, Ont., 
February 22, 1840, Emily Quackenboss, daughter of 
Abram Quackenboss, of that place. Residence, in 
1878, in Fremont township, Tuscola Co., Mich. 
Farmer. Children: 

530 American Pelton Genealogy. 

I Anna, born Aug. 20, 1842; married Nov. 
28, 1863, Stephen Pelton, son of Stephen 
Lawrence Pelton, of Innerskip, Ont. 
Three children. (See p. 527.) 
II Abigail, born May i, 1844; died in 1851. 
Ill Elizabeth, born May 25, 1848. 
530 IV Hiram L., b. May 6, 1851; m. Mar. 29, 
1873, Frances Tolman; d. Oct. 15, 1877. 
530 V Ira A., b. July 17, 1852; m. Jan. 18, 1874, 
Rhoda Williams. 
VI Charlotte, born Apr. 16, 1856; married 
June I, 1874, Elgin Watson, son of 
Jos. Watson, of Ontario. Child, Serena 
A., b. Feb. 25, 1877. Residence, in 
1879, i" 'Tuscola Co., Mich. 
VII James A., born Nov. 19, 1858. 
VIII Aram, born Oct. 18, 1861. 
IX Emily J., born July 30, 1864. 
X Junius W., born July 14, 1867; died Oct. 
29, 1867. 
XI Nora M., born June 9, 1870. 

5S9. Hiram L. Pelton', first son of Ira^ James', 
Ephraim\ Henry', Samuel', John', born May 6, 1851; 
married March 29, 1873, Frances Tolman, of Tuscola 
Co., Mich.; died October 15, 1877. Children: 
I Peter, born Feb. 28, 1874. 
II Ernest, born May 14, 1876. 

599. Ira A. Pelton', second son of Ira', James', 
Ephraim*, Henry', Samuel', John', born July 17, 1852; 
married January 18, 1874, Rhoda Williams (b. May 
24, 1858), daughter of Preston Williams, of Dayton, 
Mich. Residence, in 1879, ^^ Freeman; address, at 
Vassar, Tuscola Co., Mich. Children: 

Grand Haven; Tuxedo Co., Mich. 531 

I Frederic M., born Nov. 30, 1876; died 

Sept. 16, 1877. 
II Rufus G., born Feb. 8, 1878. 


496. Ephraiiii Pelton', Jr., fifth son of Ephraim', 
Henry", SamueF, John', born at Otis, Mass., April 22, 
1 771; married there in 1791, Statira Holcomb (b. 
June I, 1773; d. April 16, 1861). Farmer. Livedat 
Otis, Berkshire Co., Mass.; thence, in 18 12, went to 
South Hero, and to Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., Vt, 
where his father died at his house; thence went to 
Godmanchester, Huntington Co., Quebec, Can., and 
thence to Constable, Franklin Co., N. Y., where he 
died, September 2, 1847. Children, all but the last 
three born in Otis, Mass.: 

I Sylvia E., born July i, 1793; married (i) 
at Alburgh, Vt., Chauncey Pearl, of 
Vt. One child, George Chauncey; (2) 
at Alburgh, Vt, in 18 16, Nicholas C. 
Wagner, of that place; born in Montreal, 
Can., who died in Oct., 1845. Lived 
at Godmanchester, Quebec. Seven 
children: Statira A., Harriet A., Mary 
Ann, Henry A., Henrietta A., Horatio 
A. and Thomas M. Of these, in 1879, 
George Pearl lived at Burke, Franklin 
Co., N. Y., and Mrs. Mary Ann (Wag- 
ner) Armstrong, at Malone, N. Y. 
II Cyrene E., born Mar. 22, 1795; married 
at Alburgh, Vt., Jan. 15, 181 8, Francis 
Wagner, brother of N. C, second hus- 
band of her sister, Sylvia E. (b. Al- 

532 American Peltox Genealogy. 

burgh, Dec. 22, 1788; d. Apr. 15, 1873). 
Children: i. John H., b. Nov. 11, 1818; 
d. Dec. 22, 1820; 2. Rollin, b. Oct. 13, ' 
1820. In 1878 Mrs. Wagner lived at 
Trout River, Franklin Co., N. Y. 

533 III Rollin H., b. Dec. 19, 1796; m, (i) in 

1826, Sarah Pettis; (2) in 1830, Abigail 
Pelton; died May 16, 1864. 
IV Lucretia, born Oct. 28, 1798; died Jan. 30, 

534 V Samuel B., b. Nov. 3, 1800; m. Mar. 25, 

1823, Margaret Wagner. 

537 VI Milo T., b. Jan. 7, 1802; m. (i) 1825, 
Mary Pettis; (2) Anna Lewis; d. Nov. 
24, 1869. 
VII Wealthy O., born Mar. 24, 1805; married, 
at Constable, Franklin Co., N. Y., in 
1829, Asahel Coburn, son of Jos. Co- 
burn, of N. H. Lived at Constable, 
N. Y., and at Highgate, Vt. Two 

539VIII Lyman E., b. Mar. 28, 1807; m- (0 June 
18, 1840, Lucy A. Hazard; (2) Sept. 
13, 1855, Julina M. Ware. 
IX Minerva L., born May 7, 1809; married 

C. Bromley, son of Benjamin 

Bromley, of Plattsburgh, N. Y. Lived 
at Tallmadge, Mich,, and there died, 
Feb. 24, 1 85 1. Six children that lived. 

540 X Salmon P., b. Apr. 23, 181 3; m. Mar. 27, 
1837, Lucy Bromley; d. Apr. 11, 1839. 

540 XI Nicholas W., b. Aug. 16, 1816; m. (i) in 
1843 ^^ 1844, in Knox Co., O., Laura 
Merihew, of that county; (2) in 1849, 
at Plymouth, la., Sarah Jane Smith, 

Grand Isle, Vt.; Godmanchester, Que. 533 

of that place; (3) in 1853 to 1855, Har- 
riet N. Hamilton; d. Jan. 7, 1855. 
XII Roxana M., born at Alburgh, Vt., Jan. 3, 
1 819; married at Westville, N. Y. (West- 
ville Centre, Franklin Co., N. Y. ?) in 
1840, James Wright, son of Thomas 
Wright, of that place. Lived in Ontario, 
and there died, Jan. 20, 1842. Two 
children; one, Roxana M., in Antioch, 

531. RoUiu H. Pelton^ first son of Ephraim', 
Ephraim", Henry', SaniueP, John', born at Otis, Berk- 
shire Co., Mass., December 19, 1796; married (i) 
in 1826, Sarah Pettis, daughter of Col. Stephen 
Pettis. In November, 1828, while on the way with 
his family to Pettis township, Pike Co., 111., where 
his father-in-law lived, they were shipwrecked* on 
Lake Erie, the wife and only child lost and he 
saved, upon the Canada shore, where, in 1830, 
he married Abigail Pelton, his cousin, daughter 
of James Pelton, of Blenheim, Oxford Co., Ont. 
Farmer. Lived in Grand Isle Co., Vt, until the loss 
of his wife, afterward in Blenheim, Ont, and thence 
removed to Tallmadge, Ottawa Co., Mich., where he 
died, May 19, 1864. He served in the War of 181 2, 
and was in the battle of Plattsburgh. Mrs. Abigail 
Pelton died July 12, 1876. Children, all but the first 
born at Princeton, Ont : 

I Ephraim, i, born about 1827; lost with his 

mother, by shipwreck, on Lake Erie, 

about 1828, 

*Milo T., brother of Rollin H., with his wife, a sister of Mrs. Roilin H., 
was on the same vessel. They encountered a violent storm, the compass 
was out of order, and they drifted on Long Point bar on the Canada 
shore, where the vessel (a sailing craft) pounded to pieces. The waves 
swept over all, the wives and child perished; the brothers were saved. 

534 American Pelton Genealogy. 

534 II Ephraim, 2, b. Jan, 10, 1831; m. Jan. i, 
1 86 1, Etta Quigley. 

III Statira, born Jan. 7, 1833; in 1879, lived 

at home. 

IV Hiram, born Sept. 25, 1835; unmarried 

in 1878. 

V Ruth, born Sept. 15, 1838. 

VI Salmon, born July 31, 1840; died, Ont, 

July 31, 1849. 
VII Charles, born Aug. 30, 1842; died, Ont., 
Mar. 23, 1843. 
VIII Rollin H., Jr., born Nov. i, 1844; in 1878 
lived, unmarried, on the homestead at 
Tallmadge, Mich. 

533. Ephraim Peltoir, second son of Rollin H.«, 
Ephraim\ Ephraim^ Henry^, Samuel"', John', born at 
Princeton, Ont., January 10, 1831; married at Grand 
Rapids, Mich., January i, 1861, Etta Quigley, daugh- 
ter of Wm. Quigley, of the state of New York. 
Farmer. Lived, in 1879, ^^ Tallmadge, Ottawa Co., 
Mich. Children: 

I Salmon, born Aug. 24, 1861; died Jan. 25, 

II Rollin H., born Mar. 20, 1863. 

III Joseph M., born July 30, 1865. 

IV Mary Abbie, born July 12, 1868. 

V Etta, born May 4, 1872. 

531 . Samuel B. Pelton*^, second son of Ephraim*, 
Ephraim', Henry", Samuel", John', born in Otis, Berk- 
shire Co., Mass., November 3, 1800; removed, with 
his father's family, in 181 2, to South Hero, Grand 
Isle Co., Vt.; married at Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., 
Vt, March 25, 1823, Margaret Wagner (or Waggoner), 

White Oak, Cal.; Godmanchester, Que. 535 

daughter of Nicholas C. Wagner, of that place. 

Residence, in 1879, ^t White Oak, Cal. Address, 

Green Valley, near Placerville, Cal. Mrs. Pelton 

still living in 1879. Children: 
530 I Sylvester W., b. Dec. 9, 1823; m. Oct. 21, 
1869, Amanda Maria Masterson. 
II Milo T., born Aug. 9, 1825; went to 
Frazer's river, British Columbia. Then 
unmarried. Carpenter and joiner. 
Present address, 1879, unknown; not 
heard from in a long time. 

III Stephen, born May 14, 1827; died Feb. 

17, 1832. 

IV Sarah, born Jan. 26, 1829; married Sept. 

I, 1849, Robert Langdale, of England. 

Address, 1879, New Haven, Conn. 

Three children. 
V Matthew A., b. Dec, 1831; m. Sept. 3, 

1876, Isabel Lanktree. No further 

VI Lavinda, born Nov. 3, 1832; married Jan. 

I, 1865, John Fox, of Ohio. Residence, 

in 1 8 79, at Placerville, Cal. Blacksmith. 

Children, two sons and two daughters. 
536 VII Stephen H., b. Oct. 3, 1835; m. Jan. i, 

1865, Louisa D. Kilpatrick. 
VIII Samuel C, born Feb. i, 1838. Farmer 

and miner at Shingle Springs, Eldorado 

Co., Cal. Unmarried in 1879. 
IX Mary Ann, born Nov. 17, 1839; ^^^^ 

Mar. 8, 1840. 
X Louisa, born Aug. 8, 1842; married Oct. 

26, 1863, John Wing, of England, who 

died Dec. 8, 1876. Farmer. Mrs. 

Wing, in 1879, lived at White Oak, 

536 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Eldorado Co., Cal. Children, three 
sons and three daughters. 
XI Margaret, born Jan. 8, 1844; married Jan. 
22, 1865, James M. Toby, of Mass. 
Teamster. In 18 79, at Placerville, Cal. 
Two daughters. 
XII Emily A., born Mar. 8, 1846; married 
May 6, 1866, John S, Fox, of Ohio. 
Carpenter. In 1879, living at Oakland, 
Cal. Children, one son and one 

534. Sylvester IV. Pelton', first son of Samuel 
B.', Ephraim', Ephraim', Henry', SamueF, John', born 
at Alburgh, Grand Isle Co., Vt, December 9, 1823; 
married at Burke, Franklin Co., N. Y., October 21, 
1869, Amanda Maria Masterson, daughter of John 
Edward Masterson, of Huntington Co., Quebec. 
Farmer. Residence, in 1888, at Elgin, Huntington 
Co., Quebec, Canada. P. O., Godmanchester, Trout 
River, Quebec. Children, born at Godmanchester, 
Quebec, Canada: 

I Mary, born Aug. 8, 1870. 
II Maggie Emma, born Mar. 23, 1872. 

III Samuel Bradford, born May 24, 1875. 

IV Annie Bella, born Mar. 26, 1879. 
V John Edward, born June 29, 1881. 

VI William James, born July 22, 1886. 

534. Stephen H. Pelton', fifth son of Samuel B.% 
Ephraim', Ephraim\ Henry', SamueF, John', born at 
Trout River, Godmanchester, Quebec, Can., October 
3, 1835; married January i, 1865, Louisa D. Kilpat- 
rick, daughter of John Kilpatrick, of Hillsboro, 111. 

Occupation, . Residence, in 1 89 1, Oakland, Cal, 

962 Webster street. Children: 

Otis, Mass.; Highgate, Vt., etc. 537 

I Etta M., born Aug. 11, 1866; died Mar. 
22, 1890. 
II Ida A., born Oct. 14, 1870. 
Ill Myron S., born Sept. 16, 1874. 

531. Milo T. Pelton% third son of Ephraim', 
Ephraim*, Henry^ SamueF, John', born at Otis, Mass., 
January 7, 1802; married (i) about 1826, Mary Pettis 
(b. March 6, 1806), daughter of Col. Stephen Pet- 
tis. On the way to Pettis township, Pike Co., 111. 
(where Col. Pettis had removed), with his wife and 
in company of his brother, Rollin H., and his wife 
and child, they, in crossing Lake Erie, were ship- 
wrecked, both wives and the child being lost, October 
10, 1825, and the men saved upon the Canadian shore; 
married (2) at Toronto, Ontario, Anna Lewis (b. 
Apr. 20, 181 5), April 16, 1832, who died at Plymouth, 
Ind., May 28, 1868. Lived at Plymouth, Ind., and 
died near there of brain fever, November 24, 1869. 

I Wealthy Olivia, born July 6, 1835; died 
July 2, 1836. 
II Edwin, born Sept. 7, 1836; died Sept. 11, 

III James, born Aug. 13, 1838; died Aug. 

16, 1838. 

IV Milo T., Jr., born Nov. 16, 1839; died 

Apr. 8, 1854. 
V Hiram, born Mar. 24, 1841. Address, in 

1890, Rexburg, Idaho. 
VI Mary Ann, born July 25, 1843; married 
at Plymouth, Ind., Aug. 8, 1863, George 
Baldwin, son of Ayres Baldwin, of 
Newark, N. J. Lived at Argos, Ind., 
and in Mich.; died at Argos, Ind., Mar. 

538 American Pelton Genealogy. 

13, 1882. (Children: i. George, Jr., b. 
July 13, 1864; 2. Mary, b. Sept. 3, 1865; 
d. Sept. 7, 1865; 3. Milo, born July 4, 
1866; 4. Edith A., b. May 9, 1868; 5. 
Agnes, b. Nov. 9, 1871; 6. Esther, b. 
Nov. 23, 1873; 7. Lewis P., b. Apr. 6, 
1877; 8. Hugh W., b. July 15, 1880). 
VII Laura, born Nov. 16, 1845; ^^^^ Sept, 15, 

VIII Bruce, born July 8, 1847; <^i^d Apr. 22, 
1872. Killed by the fall of a tree, 
while lumbering in Michigan. 
5SS IX Charles, born Jan. 8, 1849 (family record); 
m. Sept. 18, 1870, Marietta Stevens. 
X Sylvia, born Jan. 15, i860; married, date 
and husband unknown; living near 
Woodstock, Ontario. 

537. Charles Pelton^ second son of Milo P.*, 
Ephraim", Ephraim*, Henry', SamueP, John", born at 
Plymouth, Marshall Co., Ind., January 8, 1849; rn^r- 
ried September 18, 1870, at Centreville, Leelenaw 
Co., Mich., Marietta Stevens, daughter of Asa 
Stevens, of the State of New York. Residence, in 
1888, at Bingham, Leelenaw Co., Mich. Farmer. 

I Arthur, born May 19, 1872. 
II Franklin, born May 12, 1874. 

III j Laloyette, born June 23, 1876. 

IV \ Maryette, born June 23, 1876. 
V Bertha, born May 3, 1880. 

VI Charles, born May 15, 1883; died Mar. 
21, 1884. 
VII Earle, born June 27, 1887; died Sept. 18, 

Otis, Mass.; Highgate, Vt., etc. 539 

531. liyman E, Peltone, fourth son of Ephraim", 
Ephraim*, Henry^ SamueP, John', born at Otis, 
Berkshire Co., Mass., March 28, 1807; married (i) 
at Sheldon, Vt, June 18, 1840, Lucy A. Hazard, 
daughter of Wanton Hazard, of Sheldon; (2) at Al- 
burgh, Vt, September 13, 1856, Julina M. Ware, of 
Elizabethtown, Essex Co., N. Y. Lawyer and farmer. 
Residence, in 1893, hale and hearty, at Highgate 
Centre, Vt Children, born in Highgate, Vt.: 
539 I Myron H., b. Aug. 19, 1841; m. Sept 8, 

1864, Paulina R. McRenney. 
II Elsie D., born Dec. 2, 1844; married Mar. 

22, 1865, Carnie L. Marsh, son of La- 

throp Marsh, of Franklin, Vt In 1879, 

two children. 

III Flora J., born Oct 6, 1857. 

IV Lucy M., born July 23, 1859. 
V Murcia H., born Apr. 23, 1863. 

VI Rollin M., born Sept 27, 1865. 
VII Grace O., born Dec. 22, 1870. 
VIII Charles B., born Mar. 26, 1873. 

IX May D., born May i, 1875; died Sept 

10, 1875. 
X Nellie C, born Aug. 6, 1876. 

539. Myron H. Pelton^, first son of Lyman E.*, 
Ephraim', Ephraim', Henry', SamueP, John', born 
in Highgate, Vt, August 19, 1841; married at Shel- 
don, Vt, September 8, 1864, Paulina R. McRenney, 
daughter of Scott McRenney, of that place. Far- 
mer. Residence, in 1879, at Sheldon, Vt Served 
in the War of the Southern Rebellion, in the ist 
Regt of Vermont Volunteers. Children, born at 
Sheldon, Vt: 

I Bertha E., born Oct 15, 1865. 

540 American Pelton Genealogy. 

II Edward W., born May 22, 1871. 
Ill Alice L., born Sept. 6, 1872. 

531. Salmon P. Pelton^ fifth son of Ephra^m^ 

Ephraim^ Henry^ Samuef, John\ born at South 

Hero, Grand Isle Co., Vt, April 23, 1813; married 

at Peru, Clinton Co., N. Y., March 27, 1837, Lucy 

Bromley (b. Dec. 7, 1808), daughter of Eli Bromley, 

of that place. Farmer. Lived at Godmanchester, 

Canada, and there died, April 11, 1839. Mrs. Pelton 

married (2) March 23, 1843, Lorin Rice. Children: 

540 I Eli Bromley, b. Apr. 8, 1838; m. Oct. 14, 

1862, Charlotte A. Johnson. 

II Olivia S., born July 31, 1839; ^'^^^ ]^^- 

29, 1841. 

540. Eli B. Pelton', first son of Salmon P.e, 
Ephraim', Ephraim*, Henry', SamueP, John', born at 
Godmanchester, Quebec, Canada, April 8, 1838; 
married at Elizabethtown, Essex Co., N. Y., October 
14, 1862, Charlotte A. Johnson, daughter of Roswell 
Johnson, of Lewis, Essex Co., N. Y. Farmer. In 
1879, living in Wesley, Kossuth Co., Iowa. Child: 
I Winfield, born May 18, 1866. 

531. Nicholas W. Pelton', sixth son of Ephraim', 
Ephraim\ Henry^ Samuel', John', born at Alburgh, 
Vt, Aug. 16, 1816; married (i) in Knox Co., O., in 
1839, Laura Merihew, of that county; (2) at Plymouth, 
Indiana, about 1849, to Sarah J. Smith, daughter of 
Charles Smith, of Plymouth; (3) December 25, 1856, 
at Richland Centre, Richland Co., Wis,, Harriet N. 
Hamilton, daughter of T. Hamilton, of Madison, 
Wis. Lived in Knox Co., O.; in Plymouth, Ind., 
and Richland Centre, Wis., and died at the last place, 
January 7, 1855. Children: 

Otis, Mass.; Highgate, Vt., etc. . 541 

I Solomon L., born in Ohio; died young, in 
541 II Jason W., b. in Ohio, Apr. 15, 1845; ^^ 
Nov. 13, 1869, Chloe J. Mclntyre. 
Ill Milton M., born in Indiana, and there 
died young. 
By second wife: 
54S IV Lorenzo, b. Jan. i, 1851; m. Nov. 8, 1876, 
Hannah Van Kirk. 

V Mary, born at Plymouth, Ind., in 1853; 

died there, in 1855. 
Of third wife: 

VI Jessie J., born at Richland Centre, Wis., 
Oct. 3, 1857; died Jan. 10, 1858. 

540. Jason "W. Pelton^, second son of Nicholas 
W.^ Ephraim", Ephraim", Henry^ Samuel', John', 
born in Knox Co., O., April 15, 1845; married at 
Lime Ridge, Wis., November 13, 1869, to Chloe J. 
Mclntyre, daughter of W. W. Mclntyre, of Pennsyl- 
vania. Farmer. Residence, in 1891, Mauston, Wis. 
Children, born in Mauston, Wis., excepting the first, 
born in Walworth Co., Wis.: 

I Annie No, born May 23, 1871; died in 

II John, born Mar. 17, 1873; died Sept. 15, 

III Guy C, born Oct. 7, 1874. 

IV Algada B., born Dec. 21, 1875; died Aug. 

21, 1876. 

V Jason L., born Jan. 14, 1877. 

VI Nellie K., born Sept. 9, 1878; died Apr. 
7> 1883. 
VII George C. G, born Aug. 10, 1880. 

542 American Pelton Genealogy. 

VIII Savatah R., born Dec. 19, 1881. 
rX Mernie D., born Sept. 27, 1885; died Dec. 

14, 1886. 
X Floyd M., born Mar. 23, 1887; died Apr. 
17, 1887. 

540. liorenzo Pelton', fourth son of Nicholas 
W.', Ephraim', Ephraim*, Henry', Samuel', John', 
born at Plymouth, Ind., January i, 1851; married 
there, November 8, 1876, Hannah Van Kirk, daugh- 
ter of John Van Kirk, of that place. Farmer. Resi- 
dence, 1 87 1, at Plymouth, Ind. Child, born at 

I Blanche, born Sept. 21, 1875; died July 
31, 1879. 


31. Benjamin Pelton*, fifth son of SamueP, 
John', born at Bristol, Mass., now Rhode Island, on 
the "Mount Hope farm," September 3, 1698 (Bristol 
Rec); married, date, place and maiden name of wife 

unknown, probably about 1719, Keziah . By or 

before 1723, he joined his oldest brother, Samuel, in 
Huntington, L. I., then called Nassau, N. Y., where, by 
a deed, dated September 4, 1723 (see Appendix), he 
bought of Joseph Wood, Jr., a " House and home 
lot of 12 acres" adjoining lands of Thomas Smith 
and Isaac Piatt. How long he there lived is un- 
known, as no record of his sale of this property is 
found in the records of Huntington. At a later time, 
probably in middle life and after the marriage of his 
daughters, whose husbands all belonged to Hunting- 

Otis, Mass.; Highgate, Vt., etc. 543 

ton and Smithtown, L. I., families, he removed to 
Hopewell township, then in Hunterdon, now in Mer- 
cer Co., N. J., and there bought a "plantation," as 
he called it in his will. He probably owned some- 
where near 400 acres of land. His home, torn down 
about 1855, and replaced by another, was situated on 
the crest of a high hill that commanded a wide view 
of the surrounding country, " and on the great road " 
leading from Trenton to the Allen and Turner Iron 
Works, and to all northern New Jersey. He died on 
his farm in 1775, his will being dated September 30, 
1775, and proved November 22, 1775. Mrs. Pelton 
also died on the farm, in December, between the 6th 
and 23d, 1880. Her will is dated September 8, 1778, 
a codicil thereto, December 6, 1 780, and was proved 
December 23, 1780. (See Appendix.) 

Note. — Searches made to find a record of the deed 
of Hopewell property to Benjamin Pelton have thus 
far been in vain. (See Appendix for any additional 
information that may be found on this subject ere 
this work may be published.)* Children, probably all 
born in Huntington, L. I.; order and dates of birth 
546 I Philip, b. about 1 720; m. about 1 742, Mary 
Cheeseman. Lost at sea about 1772. 
H Keziah, born about 1722; married Piatt 
Smith, a descendant of Richard Smith, 
the original patentee and purchaser 
from the Indians of the land now cov- 
ered by Smithtown (formerly Smith- 
field), of Long Island, N. Y. He was 

*The traditions of this branch of Peltons are that John Pelton, of Boston 
and Dorchester, Mass., was the John /'elton who, on August 23, 1628, at 
Portsmouth, Eng., killed George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham; that he 
was tried and condemned to death, but was set free on condition that he 
should leave England and not return. 

544 American Pelton Genealogy. 

probably thus descended, Richardi, 
Jonathan'^ and Jonathan^ who married 
Eh'zabeth Piatt, and had P/a^^ and other 
children born between 1 700 and 1 740. 
They, Piatt and Keziah, lived in Wal- 
pack, Sussex Co., N. J. Their times of 
death are unknown. They had sons: 

Obadiah; m. ; Annanias (b. 1767; d. 

1850); m. Mary Hartsough or Hartsuff; 

Jasper, m. ; and Piatt Pelton, m. 

Hannah Schoonover, of New Jersey. 
These sons, or the most of them, left 
Walpack about 1 79 7 to 1 800, and went to 
Tompkins Co., N. Y., near Ithaca, where 
their cousin, Major Benjamin Pelton, son 
of Philip Pelton, went about the same 
time. Their descendants are, some of 
them, still there; others in Buffalo, N. Y., 
and in Michigan, while Mrs. Libbie C, 
a great-granddaughter of Annanias (b. 
Oct. 12, 1837), wife of Brinton D. 
Babcock, ex-mayor of Cleveland, O., 
lives, in 1893, at the Forest City House, 
in that city. 
HI Mary, born about 1724; married John 
Larason or Larison (properly Larsen), 
son of James Larsen* or Larason, 
member of a Danish family that had 
removed from eastern Long Island to 
Hopewell, N. J., where they were near 
neighbors of Benjamin Pelton. Mary 

*The progenitor of this family, John Larsen, came to eastern Long 
Island about 1675 to 1700. Three of his descendants removed to New Jer- 
sey, James, the father of John Larsen, above, buying land adjoining that 
bought by Benjamin Pelton, about 1739, This land is now ovsrned by 
Ralph Ege, Esq. 

Otis, Mass.; Highgate, Vt., etc. 545 

was willed the middle part of her father's 
" plantation," with the dwelling thereon, 
during her life, but to go, at her death, if 
she had no children, to her nephew, John 
Pelton, son of her brother, Samuel. She 
was living, in 1780. Having had no 
children, John took the property at her 
death. Her husband, John Larsen, kept 
a hotel in the house on this property 
during and after the Revolutionary War. 
IV Elizabeth, born, perhaps, about 1726; 
married, probably, on Long Island, 
Charles Sexton, a member of a Smith- 
town or Huntington, L. I., family. Date 
of her marriage and of her death un- 
known. They had children, of whom 
we know but little. They lived on the 
" Great Road," in a house still standing, 
in good repair, nearly opposite that of 
Benjamin Pelton. The property on 
which they lived adjoined that given to 
his wife, Elizabeth, by her father, in his 
will. Charles Sexton lived in this house 
near his father-in-law all his life after 
coming to Hopewell. Both were liv- 
ing at Mrs. Pelton's death in 1780; he 
a devisee by her will. (See Appendix.) 
Their descendants owned and occupied 
the farm down to 1844. Jared Sexton, 
youngest brother of Charles, was a 
prominent man, serving in the State 
Legislature in 1777 and 1778, and as 
county judge from 1 782 to 1 785. Sarah, 
his daughter, married Moses Quick 

546 American Pelton Genealogy. 

who, in 1796, bought the middle part 
of the Pelton homestead of John Pelton, 
to whom it had descended by the terms 
of his grandfather Benjamin's will. 
59S V Samuel, b. about 1728 to 1740; m., date 
and name of wife unknown. 

542. Philip Pelton*, first son of Benjamin', Sam- 
ueF, John', born, probably, in Rhode Island or at 
Huntington, Long Island, N. Y., about 1720; mar- 
ried, probably, about 1742, Mary Cheeseman, of 
Huntington or Hempstead, Long Island, N. Y. 
Cabinetmaker. Lived at Hempstead, L. I., for 
years, and removed to New York city about 1758 to 
1 760. He manufactured cabinet ware in Pearl street, 
and is said to have owned a house and lot there. He 
exported to the West Indies. About 1772 he sailed 
for that destination with products of his shop, but, as 
alleged by the captain of the vessel, was swept over- 
board and lost. His family were of the opinion that 
he was thrown overboard. His property on board 
was not recovered, although two sons, Benjamin and 
Daniel, were sent to look after it, returning, after an 
absence of two years, having, in the meantime, been 
shipwrecked and carried to Spain.* It was afterward 
learned from the crew that the captain refused to 
change his course to save Mr. Pelton, but that he 
carried his vessel into a West India port, sold the 
cargo and changed his crew; thence sailed to South 
America and sold his ship. He was a member of 
the First Presbyterian Church, of New York city. 
Nothing is known as to the death of Mrs. Pelton. 

* They two, and a negro only, were saved upon a desert island, where 
they stayed till taken off by a passing vessel. 

Hempstead, L. I., and New York City, N. Y. 547 

She went northward with her children on the occupa- 
tion of the city by the British Army. It is said that 
on the evacuation of the city by the hostile army 
nothing of their Pearl street property was found but 
the bare lof^ Children, born, probably, at Hunting- 
ton or at Hempstead, Long Island, N. Y.: 

I Sarah, born about 1743 at Hempstead; 
married in the old Dutch Reformed 
Church in New York city, Nov. 2, 1765, 
to Christoffel Kennedy (Ch. Rec); 
nothing further known. 
549 II Philip, b. Mar. 13, 1745; m. 1765, Jane 
Van Nostrand; d. in 1792 or 1793. 
Ill Mary (Molly), born about 1747 or 1749; 
married (1), in New York city, Oct. 23, 
1765, John Walcott, of England, who 
was lost at sea in 1770 to 1772; (2) 
Jan. 19, 1789, John Armstrong. (See 
Records of the First and Second Presb. 
Churches of New York city, N. Y., and 
the Biographical and Genealogical 
Record, New York, Vol. XII, No. i, 
p. 138, "married, Jan. 19, 1789, John 
Armstrong and Mary Walcott, widow.") 
She had two children by her first mar- 
riage, Jane Walcott, born about 1767, 
named after her husband's sister, and 
Thomas Mynard, born Dec. 16, 1770; 
bapt. Feb. i, 1771 (Rec. ist Pres. Ch., 
N. Y. city), who probably died in in- 
fancy. She died at Patterson, Putnam 
Co., N. Y., in 1794, at the house of her 
daughter, Mrs. Jane Walcott Mead, 
wife of James B. Mead. 

*This property was in Pearl near Chatham street. 

548 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Note. — Through O'Callahan's " Index to Marriage Licenses, on file in 
Albany, N. Y.," the record of the license for the marriage of John Walcott 
and Mary Pelton was found by their great-granddaughter, Miss Emma T. 
Lawrence, of 146 E. 114th street, New York, who has a photograph of it. 
It is signed, John Walcott, " Master's Mate in the Navy of His Majesty, 
King George III, of England," and Philip Pelton, " cabinetmaker, of New 
York." It bears date, October 23, 1765; bond filed, Vol. q, p. 312. John 
Walcott, after his marriage, entered the merchant service, and while nearing 
the American coast in command of the schooner William, was, in 1770 to 
1772, knocked overboard by the boom, and not rising to the surface, was 
lost. A dictionary in his hand at the time went overboard with him, but 
was recovered and is now in possession of the descendants of Mrs. (Walcott) 
Armstrong. Two sisters and a brother of John Walcott, in England (sup- 
posed to be in London or vicinity), left property to " their heirs in 
America," and they were urged to come and claim their inheritance. No 
one went at the time. Finally, records and letters were lost by fire, and 
now it is not definitely known where they lived. Jane (Jenn)') Walcott, 
daughter of John and Mary (Pelton) Walcott, married, as his second wife, 
James B. Mead, of Patterson and Carmel, N. Y. Silversmith. Their 
daughter, Mary Elizabeth Mead, married, in New York, June 10, 1815, 
William Lawrence, fancy chairmaker, of that place. Her brother, John 
Walcott Mead, lived and died in South East, Putnam Co., N. Y. 

566 IV Benjamin, b. May 6, O. S., 17, N. S., 
1752; m. I, Nov. 13, 1774, Jane Griffiths; 
2, Nov. 30, 1800, Isabella Kinley; d. 
Sept. 8, 1830. 

591 V Daniel, b. July 12, 1754; m. Sarah Lis- 
penard; d. in 1824. 
VI William (infant), baptized Jan. 4, 1756, at 
Oyster Bay, Long Island, N. Y.; must 
have died in infancy. 
VII Esther (Hetty), born Jan. 6, 1757; bap- 
tized in New York, Aug. 6, 1769; mar- 
ried in New York, about 1784, Stephen 
Mead, of New York city (brother of 
Jas. B. Mead, husband of her niece, Jane 
Walcott, p. 547) who removed to Horse 
Neck, Conn. They removed to Covert, 
Seneca Co., N. Y., where she died at the 
house of her daughter, Elizabeth, Mrs. 
Peter Selover, Aug. 15, 181 3, her hus- 
band, Stephen Mead, having died in 

New York City. 549 

1802. Her remaining child, Jane, mar- 
ried at Covert, N. Y., Apr. 17, 1806, 
Azariah Culver, a daughter of whom, 
Mrs. Emma P. Jackson, in 1885, lived 
in Ithaca, N. Y. 
VIII Elizabeth, born Feb. 16, 1759; baptized 
at I St Pres. Ch., New York city, Aug. 
6, 1759; died, unmarried, in 1791 or 

546. Philip Peltoii', first son of Philip", Benjamin", 
Samuel", John', born, supposed, at Huntington or 
Hempstead, Queens Co., Long Island, N. Y., March 
13, 1745; married at 20, June 19, 1766, Jane Van 
Nostrand (b. Jan. 16, 1749), sometimes spelled Van 
Nostrant, daughter of Aaron Van Nostrand, of Hemp- 
stead or Oyster Bay, Long Island, N. Y. Removed 
to New York city with his father's family, about 1 758 
to 1 760, carrying on, with his father, cabinet making, 
in Pearl street. New York. He served in the com- 
missary department in the army in the Revolutionary 
War, his family going to New Rochelle, Westchester 
Co., N. Y., about the time of the entrance of the 
British Army into the city, and soon after to South 
East, then in Dutchess Co., now in Putnam Co., 
N. Y. After the war he was engaged in iron mining 
in Putnam Co. with his brother Benjamin. Pelton 
pond, in Putnam Co., received its name from them. 
He lived at Peach Pond, in South East, until about 

1792 or 1793, then removed further north and died 
in Putnam Co., about 1798 or 1799, from the effects 
of a cold contracted by falling through the ice while 
crossing a pond in the winter. Mrs. Pelton died in 

1793 in Putnam Co., N. Y. 

Note. — Mr. Pelton, while young, in 1759, sent by 
his father to South America as supercargo, was cap- 

550 American Pelton Genealogy. 

tured by the French off the Carolina coast, carried to 

a West India island, and there held a prisoner for 

three years, until 17 years old. Children: 

551 I John P., b. Apr. 19, 1767; m. (i) about 

1796 or '7, Mary Guion; (2) about 1816, 

Widow Isabella (Wilson) Marvin; d. 

in Mar., 1830. 

II Sarah, born in New York city, Oct. 28, 

1768, bap. Dec. i, 1768 (ist Pres. Ch. 

Rec); married (i) about 1787, Dr. 

Chas.(?) Adams, of Boston, Mass., or 

vicinity, who served in the War of the 

Revolution. Children, two sons, 

Charles and Philip P., who lived in 

Brooklyn, N. V.; (2) William Besley, 

of East Fishkill, Dutchess Co., N. Y., 

and there died, Dec. 14, 1857. Buried 

in the churchyard of the Pres. Ch. at 

Brinkerhoffville, N. Y. 

III Aaron, born in New York, Apr. 28, 1770 

(June 5, 1770, as found in a record in 
Judge Piatt Pelton's Bible), bap. in ist 
Pres. Ch., New York, June 25, 1770; 
died in infancy. 

IV Ann, 1st, born July 22, 1771; died Aug. 

V Ann, 2d, born Aug. 10, 1772; bap. in ist 
Pres. Ch., New York, Aug. 18, 1772; 
died Aug. 22, 1772. 

VI David Van Witz ,* born Feb. 24, 

1774; died Aug. 14, 1774. 
VII Jane, born May 3, 1 775; died June 20, 1 775. 
VIII Mary, born at Peach Pond, Putnam Co., 
N. Y., May 6, 1777; went to live, after 

* Illegible; possibly Van Nostrand. 

New York and Oyster Bay, N. Y., etc. 551 

her mother's death, when she was 16 
years old, with her mother's sister, Mrs. 
Teunis Hoagland, near Norwich, town- 
ship of Oyster Bay, Queens Co., N. Y., 
and there married, Feb. i, 1803, Ben- 
jamin Weeks, of that township. Lived 
in New York city, and died in Hoboken, 
N. J., Mar. 26, i860. Eight children: 
Jane A., Henry, George P., Caroline, 
Alfred, Charles C, Edwin L., Mary 
Paxton. A son, Charles C, lived, in 
1879, at Portchester, N. Y. 

556 IX Piatt, b. Oct. 8, 1780; m. Aug. 26, 1804, 
Phcebe Snow; d. May 21, 1859. 
X Ann, 3d, born Feb. i, 1785. Lived with 
her sister, Mrs. Sarah Besley; died un- 
married, in 1823, and was buried at 
Brinkerhoffville, Dutchess Co., N. Y. 

563 XI James, b. Oct. 17, 1786 (Piatt Pelton Rec. 
Sept. 4, 1786); m. about 181 7, Anna 
Drake; d. Apr., 1846. 

564X11 Daniel, b. June 21, 1788 (Piatt Pelton 
Rec. June 26, 1788); m. Catherine C. 
Van Arsdale; d. July 10, 1867. 

549. John P. Pelton'', first son of Philip', Philip*, 
Benjamin', SamueP, John\ born in New York city, 
April 19, 1767; married (i) about 1796, Mary Guion, 
of New York; (2) at Camillus, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 
about 181 6, Widow Isabella (Wilson) Marvin, of 
Camillus, N. Y. Died in the town of Van Buren, 
Onondaga Co., N. Y., March 19, 1839. ^^ ^^ years 
of age he entered New York city with Washington 
and his troops on the day of its evacuation by 
the British forces. Lived at various places, among 

552 American Pelton Genealogy. 

others at Newburgh, N. Y. , and thence westward to 
Ithaca, and to the township of Van Buren, Onondaga 
Co., N. Y., where he died in March, 1830. Children: 

552 I John, b. in 1798: m. in 1826, Margaret 

Waffle; d. Apr. 5, 1864. 
II Mary Ann, born in New York city in 
1798; married in the township of Van 
Buren, Onondaga Co., N. Y., Stephen 
Tappan, of Baldwinsville, N. Y., where 
their descendants now live. No report 
as to children. Died at Baldwinsville. 

553 III Philip, b. in 1800; m. in 18 19, Martha 

Wigant; d. in 1822. 
IV Jemima, born about 1802; married in Van 
Buren, N. Y., a Mr. Wigant; no further 

554 V Charles, b. Nov. 26, 181 7; m. Nov. 26, 

1837, Susan Duesler. 
VI James, born Aug. 10, 1821; unmarried. 
Living, 1888, at or near Salina, N. Y. 

551. John Pelton', first son of John P.', Philip', 
Philip*, Benjamin', SamueF, John', born in New York 
city in 1798 (twin brother of Mary Ann); in 1826, in 
Van Buren township, Onondaga Co., N. Y., married 
Margaret Waffle, daughter of Josiah Waffle, of that 
township. Farmer. Lived at Jack's Reefs, Van 
Buren, N. Y., and there died, April 5, 1864. Chil- 
dren, born in Van Buren: 

I Mary, born about 1828; no other record. 
553 II Philip, b. in 1830; m. in 1868, Jane Eliza- 
beth Ketcham. 

III Martha, born ; date unkown. 

IV Henry; no record given. 4 
V Ithamar; no record given. 

VI Harriet; no record given. 

Van Buren and Syracuse, N. Y., etc. 553 

552. Philip Pelton^ first son of John\ John P. 6, 
Philip', Philip*, Benjamin', SamueF, John', born in 
Van Buren township, Onondaga Co., N. Y., in 1830; 
married at Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., N. Y., in 
1868, Jane Elizabeth Ketcham, daughter of Samuel 
Coleman Ketcham, of Troy, N. Y. Farmer. Resi- 
dence, in 1885, in Van Buren, Onondaga Co., N. Y. 
Children, born in Van Buren, N. Y.: 

I Nellie, born Aug. 25, 1870. 
II John, born Nov. 5, 1871. 

III Philip, born Aug. 5, 1874; died Sept. 3, 


IV Delorme, born Mar. 8, 1880. 

551. Philip Pelton', second son of John P.', 
Philip', Philips Benjamin^, SamueF, John', born at 
Newburgh, Orange Co., N. Y., or in New York city, 
in 1800; married in 1819, in Van Buren township, 
Onondaga Co., N. Y., Martha Wigant, of Van 
Buren. Lived in Van Buren township, and there 
died, in 1822. Farmer. Children, born in Van 
552 I Isaac Guion, b. Jan. 22, 1820; m. Oct., 

1854, Eliza Barber. 
554 II Richard Edwards, b. July 22, 1822; m. 
Oct. I, 1856, Martha Cornell; d. Oct. 
12, 1879. 

553. I§aac Guion Pelton', first son of Philip', 
John', Philip', Philip^ Benjamin^ SamueP, John', 
born in Van Buren township, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 
January 22, 1820; married there in October, 1854, 
Eliza Barber, daughter of Allen Barber, of Plainville, 
Lysander township, Onondaga Co., N. Y. Farmer, 
in Van Buren, Onondaga Co., N. Y., in 1885. Child: 

554 I V^illis A., b. June 12, 1855; m. Jan. 19, 
1874, Minnie Fall. 

554 American Pelton Genealogy. 

553. Willis A. Pelton', only son of Isaac G.^ 
Philip', John', Philip^ Philip^ Benjamin^ SamueP, 
John', born in Van Buren, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 
June 12, 1855; married January 19, 1874, Minnie 
Fall, daughter of C. C. Fall, of Eureka, Nev. Resi- 
dence, in 1888, in Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., N. 
Y. Children: 

I Willis I., born May 22, 1875. 
II Lynn C, born Sept. 23, 1878. 
Ill Richard W., born April 13, 1885. 

552. Richard Edwards Pelton', second son of 
Philip\ John^ Philip^ Philip^ Benjamin^ SamueP, 
John', born in Van Buren township, Onondaga Co., 
N. Y., December 12, 1822; married there, October i, 
1856, Martha Cornell, daughter of Nathaniel Cor- 
nell, of that township. Farmer. Died in Van 
Buren, N. Y., October 14, 1878. Child: 
554 I Clifford A., b. Aug. 6, 1858; m. Sept. 
27, 1882, Julia E. Field. 

554. Clifford A. Pelton^, only son of Richard 
E.^ Philip\ John\ Philip^ Philip\ Benjamin^ Sam- 
ueP, John', born at Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., N. 
Y., August 6, 1858; married at Buffalo, N. Y., Sep- 
tember 27, 1882, Julia E. Field, of that place. Mer- 
chant. Lived, in 1882, at Syracuse, N. Y. Chil- 
dren, none in 1882. 

551. Charles Pelton\ third son of John P.', 
Philip', Philip', Benjamin', SamueP, John', born in 
the township of Van Buren, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 
November 26, 181 7; married at Liverpool, Onondaga 
Co., N. Y., November 26, 1837, Susan Duesler, 

Van Buren and Syracuse, N. Y., etc. 555 

daughter of Andrew Duesler, of Danube, Herkimer 
Co., N. Y. Farmer. P. O., 1889, Manlius Cen- 
tre, N. Y. Children, born at Liverpool, N. Y.: 

I Rosa Belle, born Aug. 21, 1838; married 
there, Dec. 24, 1853, Watson N. Hart, 
of Connecticut. Children: Charles, 
Fannie, Cora B., Wm. J., Purdy, Wat- 
son N., James. P. O., 1889, New York. 
555 H William, b. Oct. i, 1840; m. about i860, 
Eliza Smith. 
HI Emeline, born Sept. 21, 1843; married at 
Euclid, N. Y., Sept. 16, i860, Philip 
Johnson, Jr., son of Philip Johnson, of 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Children: Belle, 
Sadie, George, Charles. P. O., 1889, 
Syracuse, N. Y. 
IV Laura, born Dec, 1848; married at Liver- 
pool, N.Y., July 3, 1866, John Myrto, son 
of Thomas Myrto, of Albany, N. Y. 
Children: Charles P., James, Thomas, 
Fred. W., Susie M., Bessie B., Charles 
2d, and Frank. Address, in 1889, Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 
V Georgiana, born Jan. 27, 185 1; married 
at Liverpool, May 2, 1868, George 
Frank, of Germany. Children: Laura 
C, George P., Chas. F., and Francis. 
Address, in 1889, Bay City, Mich. 

554. William Pelton% only son of Charles,, 
John', Philip', Philip', Benjamin', SamueP, John' 
born at Liverpool, Onondaga Co., N. Y., October i, 
1840; married at Pompey, N, Y., about i860, Eliza 
Smith, daughter of John Smith, of that place. Farmer. 
Address, in 1890, Manlius Centre, N. Y. Child: 
I William, born Mar. 5, 1861. 

556 American Pelton Genealogy. 


549. Piatt Pelton*, fourth son of Philip , Philip^ 
Benjamin^ Samuer, John', born at Peach Pond, 
South East township, Putnam Co., N. Y., October 8, 
1780; married there, August 26, 1804, Phcebe Snow 
(b. June 4, 1788), daughter of Eli Snow, of South 
East, N. Y. In 1805 ^^ 1806 he removed to Monti- 
cello, Sullivan Co., N. Y. Farmer, and also served 
as county judge of Sullivan Co., from which fact he 
was known afterward as Judge Pelton, so long as he 
lived. He was a man of ability and influence, and 
held in high esteem by his fellow citizens. He died 
at Monticello, May 21, 1859. 

" Piatt Pelton, a young tanner of South East, 
Putnam Co., N. Y., having heard of the flattering 
prospects of Monticello, came here in the summer of 
1804 to satisfy himself as to its advantages. He 
found a saw-mill and a temporary shanty ; but not 
another building of any kind, not even a barn. He 
saw enough, however, to induce him to come to the 
place with his amiable and beautiful young wife, in 
1805, and build the second house in Monticello. 
That house still stands. He also made a tan-yard, 
and cleared land south of the village. He was an 
energetic and useful citizen and one of the most 
respected citizens until his death. He held several 
offices of trust and responsibility; was well read and 
intelligent, a judge of the county, and the father of 
several sons and daughters, whom he trained so as 
to be an honor to his name. It is not probable that 
his family will be perpetuated here." (Hist, of Sulli 
van Co.) 

Children, born at Monticello, N. Y.: 



Manlius Centre and Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 557 

559 I Charles Muir, b. Oct. 15, 1805; m. May 

29, 1834 (Rec. in his father's Bible, 
May 21, 1834), Parthenia P. Jones; d. 
Jan. 14, 1878. 

560 II William Snow, b. Nov. 16, 1807; rn- Sept. 

13? I S3 7, Mary B. Tilden; d. Apr. 29, 
Ill Lydia Jane, born May 3, 18 10; married 
at Monticello, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1834, 
David L. Starr, of Thompsonville, 
Sullivan Co., N. Y. Lived at Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., and there died. Mar. 
15, 1840. Two children. 
563 IV Eli Sanford, b. Nov. 3, 18 12; m. Mar. 9, 
185 1, Susan B. Stetson; d. Apr. 15, 1889. 
V Cordelia Ann, born July 16, 1814; mar- 
ried at Monticello, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1839, 
Philip Edward Pitcher, son of Philip 
Pitcher, of Red Hook, N. Y. Lived at 
Saugerties, N. Y., and there died, May 
5, 1840. No children. 
VI Minerva Jennet, born May 16, 181 7; mar- 
ried at Monticello, Apr. 3, 1839, Charles 
F. Woodruff, Jr., son of Charles F. 
Woodruff, of New York city. Resi- 
dence, in 1889, at Ithaca, N. Y. Four 
VII George Philip, born at Monticello, N. Y., 
Oct. 30, 1820. He removed in early 
life to Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and there, 
with his eldest brother, Charles Muir, 
under the firm name of C. M. & G. P. 
Pelton, engaged in the manufacture of 
carpets and pins, which firm name and 
business is still, in 1892, continued with 

558 American Pelton Genealogy. 

success. Mr. Pelton has ever been a 
man of energy, frankness and straight- 
forwardness; of sterling integrity, sound 
judgment and ready resources; one to 
whom all his friends and acquaintances 
looked for counsel and help, which they 
never failed to receive. Gentle and 
very considerate to the feelings of 
others, he has been a tower of strength 
to the whole family, and to many others. 
He has not sought office but has 
repeatedly declined flattering offers. 
He was postmaster of Poughkeepsie 
for four years during President Bu- 
chanan's administration. He has been 
for a long time and still, in 1893, is 
president of the New York and Massa- 
chusetts Railroad Co., and has been a 
leader among men in political and other 
matters of the day in his community. 
He has a large circle of acquaintances 
elsewhere and is especially happy in 
winning favor wherever he goes. He 
has remained unmarried, and in 1893 
resided in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in 
vigorous health, 
VHI John Chauncey, born June 26, 1824; died 
Aug. 2, 1843. 
IX Mary Louisa, born Aug. 3, 1827; married 
at Monticello, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1852, 
George McChain, son of John McChain, 
of New York city. Residence, in 1889, 
at Ithaca, N. Y., where he died, Dec. 
2, 1889. Two children. 


556. €harle§ Muir Pelton^ first son of Piatt*, 
Philip', Philip^ Benjamin^, Samuel', John\ born at 
Monticello, Sullivan Co., N. Y., October 15, 1805; 
married there, May 29 (his father's record May 21), 
1834, Parthenia P. Jones (b. Sept. 15, 1808), daugh- 
ter of John P. Jones (who laid out and founded the 
village of Monticello). Manufacturer, v^^ith his 
brother George Philip, for many years, of carpets, 
etc., at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he died, January 
14, 1878. Mrs. Pelton was still living in 1880. Mr. 
Pelton was an able man, highly respected in church 
and state, an elder in his church for many years. He 
came to Poughkeepsie in 1837 and began the manu- 
facture of carpets, which became, with the added 
manufacture of pins, a large business plant that was, 
in 1892, continued by his brother and his sons. 
Children, the first two born at Monticello, the others 
at Poughkeepsie, N. Y.: 

I Edward Jones, born Mar. 15, 1835; died 
Oct. 7, 1835. 
II Mary Frances, born Dec. 25, 1836; mar- 
ried at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Dec. 16, 
1863, Alexander Hutchings, M. D., 
son of John Hutchings, of New York 
city. In 1893 lived in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Seven children. 

III Charles Douglass, born Dec. 28, 1839; 

died Nov. 29, 1840. 

IV William Clarence, born Jan. 6, 1842; died 

in Dec, 1845. 
560 V John Woodruff, b. Aug. 31, 1843; ^' June 

6, 1876, Mary R. Trowbridge. 
560 VI Henry Varick, b. Aug. 14, 1845; ^- Sept 

29, 1875, Kate Williams. 

560 American Pelton Genealogy. 

559. John Woodruff* Feltons, fourth son of 
Charles M.\ Piatt', PhiHp^ Philip^ Benjamin^ Samuel, 
John', born at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., August 31, 1843; 
married there, June 6, 1876, Mary R. Trowbridge, 
daughter of John Trowbridge, of that place. Manu- 
facturer at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 1893. Children: 
I Jessie, born Apr. 10, 1879. 
II Roger Trowbridge, born Nov. 15, 1880. 

559. Henry Varick Pelton', fifth son of Charles 
M.\ Piatt', Philip, Philip', Benjamina, SamueP, Johns 
born at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., August 14, 1845; ^^^' 
ried at Hackensack, N. J., September 29, 1875, Kate 
Williams. Residence, in 1893, at Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. City treasurer of Poughkeepsie. Children: 
I Ernest Williams, born Aug. 7, 1880. 
II Florence, born Nov. 18, 1882. 

556. l¥illiani 8noir Pelton', second son of 
Platte, Philip^ Philip", Benjamin^, Samuel?, John', born 
at Monticello, N. Y., November 16, 1807; educated 
in Putnam county and at the Polytechnic Institute, 
Troy, N. Y., and in medicine in Bloomingburgh, 
N. v., and in New York city; married September 
13, 1837, Mary B. Tilden, sister of Gov. Samuel J. 
Tilden, of New York. Physician. Removed to 
Ithaca, N. Y., and there died, after six years of success- 
ful practice, April 29, 1839.* Mrs. Pelton died at 
38 W. 38th street. New York city, March 12, 1887, 
in the 78th year of her age; buried in New Lebanon, 
N. Y. Only child: 

*Mr. Pelton was a boy of uncommon promise, and one of the most beau- 
tiful of men. He died in Christian faith, a worthy descendant of Christian 


560. Willi am Tllden Pelton , ... 

N. Y., July 20, i8;i8; educated at Williams College, 

of 1858, but left without graduating, to 

business with Tilden & Co., at New 

v., where h^ ' -ed his childhood 

irried (i) at. Y., in May, 1062, 

Abell, d mes E- Abell, of 

, N. Y.. c Franklin, ?a-. 

N. Y., Septer ■ 

ughter of J.; 

Mass., clas 
enter acri 

Catliaririf I. 
February 23, 1867; (2 
I. 1875, Augusta H. 

staff with the titit- 
f the Manhattan 

S. Dickerson. of Chester, N. j., who died m c 

birth in Ne\y York city, Thursday morning, Jur- 

1878. Mr. Pekon was a man of talent and ea 

and was engaged in many business enterpii^ 

During the governorship of his uncle, Samuel 

Tilden, he belonged to hi? ^' 

of colonel, and at the c 

Elevated Railway, he v 

having been active in the j 

of the system. Died at tht iioubc, 

York city. July 8, 1S80. ChiK 

I Laura Abell, born at New Lebanon, 
Sept. T. i^*^.^- married in New 
A :]'':..-. Hazard, of tha 

^ : ■ ..f wniinm V 

Cedarhurst, Long island.* 
born in New York: i. Francis . 
born Oct. 24, 1885; died Jan. 
Pelton, born May 1? 
shley, born Sept. 4. . 
i ;iden, born at New L< ■ 
May, 1865; died there. A 

•0,000 from Sami. 

i"-. trustees to e- 

PouGHKEErsiE, Ithaca, New York, N. Y. 561 

560. TVilliam Tilden Pelton', born at Ithaca, 
N. v., July 20, 1838; educated at Williams College, 
Mass., class of 1858, but left without graduating, to 
enter active business with Tilden & Co., at New 
Lebanon, N. Y., where he had passed his childhood 
and youth; married (i) at Utica, N. Y., in May, 1862, 
Catharine E. Abell, daughter of James E. Abell, of 
Chittenango, N. Y., who died at Franklin, Pa., 
February 23, 1867; (2) at Brooklyn, N. Y., September 
I, 1875, Augusta H. Dickerson, daughter of James 
S. Dickerson, of Chester, N. J., who died in child- 
birth in New York city, Thursday morning, June 20, 
1878. Mr. Pelton was a man of talent and energy 
and was engaged in many business enterprises. 
During the governorship of his uncle, Samuel J. 
Tilden, he belonged to his military staff with the title 
of colonel, and at the opening of the Manhattan 
Elevated Railway, he was elected vice-president, 
having been active in the promotion and organization 
of the system. Died at the Everett House, New 
York city, July 8, 1880. Children: 

I Laura Abell, born at New Lebanon, N. Y., 
Sept. I, 1863; married in New York, 
William Ayrault Hazard, of that city, 
Jan. 13, 1885, son of William Rhodes 
and Sarah (Robinson) Hazard, of 
Wakefield, R. I. Residence, 1893, 
Cedarhurst, Long Island.* Children, 
born in New York: i. Francis Moulton, 
born Oct. 24, 1885; died Jan. 2, 1890; 
2. Mary Pelton, born May 18, 1886; 3. 
Jessie Ashley, born Sept. 4, 1889. 
II Mary Tilden, born at New Lebanon, N. 
Y., May, 1865; died there, Aug., 1865. 

* Mrs. Hazard inherited $3,000,000 from Samuel J. Tilden's estate. She 
released $2,000,000, enabling his trustees to establish the free library he 
intended to give to New York city. 

563 American Pelton Genealogy. 

556. Eli Nanford Pelton', third son of Piatt', 
Philip', Philip*, Benjamin', SamueP, John', born No- 
vember 3, 181 2; married March 9, 1851, Susan B. 
Stetson. Lived at Monticello, Sullivan Co., N. Y., 
and there died, April 15, 1889. No children. 

549. Jame!^ Pellon% fifth son of Philip', Philip*, 
Benjamin", SamueP, John', born at Peach Pond, South 
East township, Putnam Co., N. Y., October 17, 1786; 
married at Forestburgh, Sullivan Co., N. Y., about 
181 7, Anna Drake, daughter of Aaron Drake. Lived 
at Forestburgh and Monticello, Sullivan Co., N. Y. 
Died at Monticello, at the house of his daughter, 
Mrs. Curry, in 1846, his wife Anna having died in 
1830. He served in the army in the War of 181 2. 
Shoemaker. Children: 

I Cordelia Ann, born at Forestburgh, N. Y., 
in 1818; married at Monticello, N. Y., 
Mar. 31, 1839, George Kent, son of 
George Albert Kent, of Binghamton, 
N. Y. Lived at Monticello, and there 
died, Feb. 13, 1852. Children: George 
Albert, Charles F., Minerva Josephine, 
Wm. Pelton. Minerva J. was adopted 
by a Mrs. Billings of Monticello, and 
there married Lucien Cornelius Hatch, 
and lived at that place, 
n Abby Jane, born at Forestburgh, N. Y., 
May 4, 1820; married at Monticello, 
N. Y., May 12, 1839, William H. Curry, 
of New York city. Farmer. Lived, 
in 1880, at Monticello. Children: Wil- 
liam Henry, Jr., and Sarah Louisa. 
Ill Eliza, born in 1822; married at Monti- 
cello, Cornelius Quick, and removed to 
Ulster Co., N. Y.; no further report. 


IV Rebecca Drake, born in 1824; married a 
Mr. Hall. In 1880 lived at Monticello, 
N. Y.; no report. 
V James Washington, born Feb. 23, 1826; 
died at Forestburgh, N. Y., in 1844. 

563 VI William Franklin, b. Feb. 17, 1828; m. 

(i) Oct. 2, 1852, Jane Scott; (2) Aug. 
17, 1873, ^^''s. Eliza Ann Bowe; d. Sept. 
12, 1891. 

569. TVilliam Franklin Pelton', second son of 
James^, Philips Philip^ Benjamin\ SamueF, John', 
born in Deerpark township, Orange Co., N. Y., 
February 17, 1828; married (i) at Llewellyn, Schuyl- 
kill Co., Pa., Oct. 2, 1852, Jane Scott, daughter of 
Martin Scott, of Northumberland Co., Eng.; (2) at 
Tamaqua, Pa., Aug. 17, 1873, ^^^' Eliza Ann Bowe, 
daughter of John Bobb, of Mechanicsburgh, Cumber- 
landCo.,Pa. Laborer. In 1879 lived at Gilbertsville, 
Schuylkill Co., Pa. Died Sept. 12, 1891.* Children: 

564 I Martin Scott, b. Apr. 2, 1853; m. Jan. 18, 

1879, Elizabeth Garraway. 
II Anna Jane, born June 25, 1855; married 
at Ashland, Pa., June 18, 1876, George 
Copeland, son of George Copeland, of 
London, Eng. Residence, 1879, ^^ 
Fracksville, Pa. Laborer. Children: 
Martin S., Edward D. 
Ill Elizabeth, born Mar. 15, 1859; married 
at Ashland, Pa., Aug. 29, 1878, Horace 
R. Satzenger, son of Alex. Satzenger, 

*Mr. Pelton served in the War of the Southern Rebellion, going out first 
as a three months' soldier, and in July, 1863, enlisted in the 48th Pa. Vol- 
unteer Infantry, ist Brigade and 2d Division of the 9th Corps. He served 
with his regiment down to the last battle at Petersburgh, when he was taken 
prisoner, but eight days thereafter had the pleasure of personally seeing 
Gen. Lee hand his sword to Gen. Grant, and Gen. Grant return it to him. 
The hardships of the service, doubtless, shortened his days. 

564 American Pelton Genealogy. 

of Fountain Spring, Schuylkill Co., Pa. 
Lived there in 1879. Segar maker. 
Child: Benjamin F. 
IV Laura May, born Oct. 2, 1862. 

V Amelia, born June 12, 1866; died Jan, 21, 


563. Martin Scott Peltoii% only son of William 
F.\ James', Philip', Philip', Benjamin^ SamueF, John\ 
born at Llewellyn, Schuylkill Co., Pa., April 2, 1853; 
married at Frackville, Pa., January 18, 1879, Elizabeth 
Garraway, daughter of Alexander Garraway, of Tay- 
lorsville. Pa. Miner of anthracite in 1879 and 1891 
at Gilberton, Pa. Children, born at Gilberton, Pa.: 
I Howard Milton, born Feb. 15, 1880. 
II Guy Warren, born Oct. 21, 1881. 

III NellieMav, born May 27, 1883; died June 

22, 1883. 

IV Pearl Gertrude, born Nov. 30, 1884. 

V Leah Hildah, born Sept. 27, 1886; died 

Aug. 25, 1887. 
VI Mabel, born May 5, 1889. 

549. Daniel Pelton^, sixth son of Philip\ Philip', 
Benjamin', SamueP, John', born at Peach Pond, South 
East township, Putnam Co., N. Y., June 21, 1788; 
married May i, 18 13, Catherine Cortelyou Van 
Arsdale (born Feb. 17, 1788; died Dec. i, 1862), 
daughter of *Joachim (born Mar. 9, 1759) and 
Hannah (Hoagland) (b. 1763) Van Arsdale, of 
Freehold, Monmouth Co., N. J. He lived in New 
York city, where he was a dealer in boots and shoes 
and shoemakers' findings for years. In 1834 he 

* Descendant of ancestors who came from Holland and settled at Flat- 
bush, Long Island, N. Y., in 1640. 



bought property on Staten Island, N. Y., and giving 
up his business soon after he, in 1836, removed to 
New Brighton, and there lived until his death on 
July 10, 1867. Buried in Fountain cemetery, West 
New Brighton. He was an energetic and successful 
business man. Children, born in New York city: 

I Cordelia, born Feb. 9, 18 14; unmarried. 
Living, in 1893, at New Brighton, 
Staten Island, N. Y., with her sisters, 
at their father's former residence. 
565 II Daniel, b. Jan. 17, 1818; m. (i) Nov. 15, 
1854, Jennie Simonson Flake, who died 
Sept. 15, 1882; (2) Feb. 10, 1892, 
Sophie Josephine Franklin. 
Ill Angeline, born Feb. 27, 1820. Living as 
above in 1890. 
V Mary Ann, born Dec. 3, 1828; married 
in i860 or 1 86 1, Alfred Napoleon 
Dufifie, son of Count August Duffie, of 
Paris, France. He served in the War 
of the Great Rebellion, also as Consul 
of the U. S. at Lisbon, Portugal. Died 
Oct. 8, 1880. One son, Baron Daniel 
Pelton Duffie, in 1888 married Adele 
Minor, daughter of John D. Minor, of 
New Yprk. In 1893 lived at West 
New Brighton, Staten Island. Three 

564. Baniel Pelton', only son of Daniel', Philip', 
Philip^ Benjamin^ SamueF, John', born in New York 
January 17, 1818; married (i) November 15, 1854, 
Jennie Simonson Flake, daughter of John Livingston 
Flake (formerly Flock) and Mary Ann Simonson 
Flake, who died Sept. 15, 1882; (2) in New York, 
February 10, 1892, Sophie Josephine Franklin (b. 

566 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Feb. 8, 1856), daughter of John Benjamin Franklin, 
architect, of New York city. Mr. Pelton, in 1893, lived, 
retired from business, in care of his father's estate, 
at West New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y. Of 
decided literary tendencies, his recollections of the 
past, and family traditions, derived from his father 
and others, have much aided the author in tracing 
the descendants of Benjamin Pelton, of Bristol, 
R. I., Huntington, Long Island, N. Y., and Hope- 
well, Mercer Co., N.J. (See p. 542.) No children. 


549. Benjamin Pelton', second son of Philip', 
Benjamin', Samuel', John', born probably on Long 
Island, in the town of Hempstead or Oyster Bay, 
Queens Co., N. Y., May 6 (O.S.)or May i7(N. S.), 
1752; removed with his parents and their family to 
New York city; married (i) in New York, November 
13, 1774 (Rec. of R. D. Ch. of N. Y.), Jane Griffiths 
(b. Feb. 18, 1756; d. Nov. 8, 1798, at 6:21 a. m. [Fam. 
Rec.]), daughter of Cadwallader and Hannah Griffiths 
(or Griffith), of New York city, but of a well-off 
Philadelphia family; (2) November 30, 1800, to 
Isabella Kinley. In the troubles immediately pre- 
ceding the War of the Revolution the Peltons were 
ardent patriots, and a record at the Washington 
headquarters, " The Old Hasbrouck House," at New- 
burgh, N. Y., shows that Benjamin Pelton there en- 
listed, August 4, 1775, and was mustered into the 
Continental service as first lieutenant in the 7th 
Company of the ist Regiment; four regiments hav- 
ing been mustered at the same time or on the same 
day. His regimental officers were Alexander Mc- 
Dowell, colonel; Rudolphus Ritzema, lieutenant- 

Hempstead and Ithaca, N. Y. 567 

colonel; Herman Ledwitz, major; John Brogdon, 
adjutant; Israel Evans, chaplain, and William Tap, 
quartermaster. The officers of the 7th Company 
were Gershom Mott, captain; Benjamin Pelton, first 
lieutenant; Timothy Hughes, second lieutenant. 
He was in the Quebec expedition under Gen. Mont- 
gomery and was near him when he fell. He was 
also present at the execution of Andre. He served 
for years holding a captain's commission. It is said 
that he resigned because an officer was, as he thought, 
unjustly promoted over him. About the time of his 
enlistment he sent his wife to relatives in New Jersey, 
probably to the home of his grandparents in Hope- 
well, N. J., but she soon returned to New Rochelle, 
N. Y., and remained there for some time. Mr. Pelton 
after his return from the army removed with his 
family to Peekskill, N. Y., and lived there till near 
the end of the century, for a part or all of the time 
carrying on the cabinet business. He and his brother 
Philip were also iron workers, jointly owning lands 
and mines in Putnam Co. About 1 797 he removed to 
Ithaca, N. Y., to look after lands (six lots)* awarded 
him by the government for military service, and to make 
a home for himself and family. In the War of 1812 
men were so slow to enlist he and three of his sons 
volunteered and served for a time under Gen. Smythe 
on the Canadian frontier, one son being taken prisoner 
and another, Richard Walcott Pelton, dying on the 
way home. In Ithaca he was a prominent man and 
leader in the community. He also held the position 
of judge for some time. As described by a grand- 
daughter, Mrs. Emma B. Ingersoll, Mr. Pelton was 
a small man of ruddy complexion, brown hair and 
blue eyes, with a moderately prominent Roman nose; 
was very polite, quick in his movements, a good 

* Containing loo acres each. (See Appendix.) 

568 American Pelton Genealogy. 

talker and fond of a joke. He was an able man, a 
good debater, an able writer and good penman; and 
very ingenious and methodical in all his ways. In 
religious matters he was a strict Seventh-day Bap- 
tist, but perfectly willing that others should enjoy 
their own beliefs. After living some years in Homer 
he died at Ithaca, September 8,1830, at 11:35 p- m.* 

569 I Richard Walcott, b. Mar. 13, 1776; m. 
Jan. (Feb.?) 20, 1799, Jane McDowell; 
d. Dec. 9, 181 2. 
584 II Phineas Griffith, b. Oct. i, 1778; m. 1805, 
Martha Ferris; d. May 12, 1830. 
Ill Hannah Levina, born on Lord's day, Nov. 
12, 1780, at 5 o'clock, p. M.; married 
Jan. 21, 1797, Benjamin Strong Ferris; 
diedat Jacksonville,TompkinsCo.,N.Y. 
SS7 IV Charles Henry, b. Lord's day, Nov. 24, 
1782, at 8 o'clock, A. M.; m. in 1807, 
Margaret Head; d. Oct. 26, 1868. 
V Harriet Elizabeth, born on Saturday at 
9 o'clock, A. M., Feb. 5, 1785; married 
John Godfrey Kelley. Ten children. 
Died at Franklin Grove, Lee Co., 111., 
Nov. 19, 1869. 
VI Sarah Lemira, i, born on Tuesday, May 
8, 1787, at 8 o'clock, a. m.; died Oct. 
21, 1789. 
590 VII Benjamin Foster, b. Thursday, Oct. 15, 
1789, at II A. M.; married about 1828- 
30, Sarah George; d. Oct. 7, 1842. 
VIII Sarah Lemira, 2, born on Tuesday, Dec. 
6, 1 790 or '91, at 3 A. M.; married James 
Rumsey; died Jan. 19, 1846. 

*His Family Bible is owned by Mr. C. E. Kelley, Peterson, Wis., grand- 
son of his daughter, Harriet Elizabeth. 

Ithaca, Batavia, Owego, N. Y. 569 

590 IX Edmond Genet Adet,b. on Monday, Apr. 
21, 1794, at I p. M.; m. in 1831, Mary 
Eliza Lawrence; d. Nov. 3, 1863. 
X Jane Angelina, born on Tuesday, July 12, 
1796, at II p. M.; died Sept. 19, 1797. 
XI Cadwallader Griffith, born on Tuesday, 
July 24, 1798, at 8 o'clock, a. m.; un- 
married. Lawyer and claim-searcher. 
Lived for some time in Canada. He 
went to visit his nephew, John M. 
Pelton, on his plantation in Bayou 
Sara, Louisiana; returned by boat and 
kept a diary or log of his trip; stopped 
at the house of his nephew, Sylvester 
Hill Pelton, son of his brother, Charles 
Henry, about the 17th of Sept., 1848, 
and there died, Oct. 10 following. 

566. Richard IValcott Pelton*, first son of 
Benjamin\ Philip*, Benjamin^, Samuel-, John', born 
at New Rochelle, Westchester Co., N. Y. (one 
tradition says at the house of a brother of his mother 
in N. J.), March 13, 1776; married at Ithaca, N. Y., 
February 20, 1799, to Jane McDowell (b. in Pennsyl- 
vania, Nov. 22, 1 781; d. Jacksonville, Tompkins Co., 
N. Y., Feb. 19, 1856), daughter of Robert McDowell, 
formerly of Pennsylvania, but then of Ithaca, N. Y. 
Miss McDowell came up the Susquehanna river with 
her father, and with him rode on horseback from 
Owego to Ithaca, N. Y., in the spring of 1789, the 
first white girl there. Mr. Pelton was a farmer and 
a surveyor. In the War of 181 2 he raised a company 
of volunteers and marched with them to the Canadian 
frontier. After the fiasco of General Smythe this 
company was disbanded and Mr. Pelton on his way 

570 American Pelton Genealogy. 

home was taken sick and died between Batavia and 
Rochester, N. Y., December 9, 181 2. Mrs. Pelton 
married (2) a Mr. Green. Children: 

I Jane A., born at Ithaca, N. Y., Sept. 10, 
1799; died in 1807. 
571 II Charles B., b. Jan. 18, 1801; m. in 1835, 

Martha McClure; d. Oct. 16, 1877. 
574 III Robert M., b. Mar. 3, 1803; m. Oct. 5, 

1826, Lucinda Montgomery; d. Oct. i, 

•$75 IV George W., b. Dec. 22, 1804; m. Aug. 16, 

1827, Caroline Ferris; d. Aug. 12, 1878. 
V Emma B., born near Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 

18, 1806; married there, Dec. 16, 1825, 
Riley Ingersoll, son of Samuel Inger- 
soll (b. Apr. 13, 1797, at Harpersfield, 
N. Y.; d. Apr. 30, 1851, at London, 
Mich.). Farmer. Lived in Dundee, 
Monroe Co., Mich., and in London, 
Mich. Mrs. Ingersoll was the first 
white woman who settled in Dundee, 
Mich. Nine children, six born at Dun- 
dee and three at London, Mich.: i. 
Richard Pelton, b. Jan. 31, 1827; m. 
Apr. 12, 1854, Harriet A. Garwood; 
residence, Dundee, Mich.; children liv- 
ing, Charles S., Hattie M., Julia L.; 
2. Jane J., b. Feb. 5, 1829; m. Apr. 10, 
1856, Edwin Willits, whose home is in 
Monroeville, Mich,, but in 1889-93 was 
at Washington, D. C, as Assistant 
Secretary of Agriculture; has served in 
Congress as Representative; one child 
living, George S., who m. Nov. 12, 1884, 
Manda Howard, and lives at 369 Erie 

Ithaca, Batavia, Owego, N. Y. 571 

street, Chicago, 111.; one child, Ruth; 
3. Margaret L., b. Dec. 25, 1831; m. 
Dec. 16, 1857, George Ingersoll; lives 
at Marshall, Mich.; children, Edna 
and George; 4. Mary E., b. Sept. 8, 
1834; unmarried; at present, 1891, in 
Washington, D. C; 5. Julia A., b. Jan. 
22, 1837; d. Dec. 22, 1855; 6. Emma H., 
b. Feb. 24, 1840; m. May 9, 1866; d. 
Aug. 2, 1868; no children; 7. John 
Pelton, b. Mar. 12, 1842; lived, 1891, 
in Chicago, 111.; unmarried. 8. Ed- 
mund Genet, b. May 28, 1845; m. Jan. 
5, 1870, Nellie Alexander; lives in 
Chicago, 111.; one child, Edmund Genet, 
aged 17 years; 9. George W., b. Jan. 
19, 1849; m. Sept. 5, 1 88 1, Nellie Shaw- 
cross; lives at Chicago, 111.; children, 
George, Webber and Mary Gladys. 
VI Jane I., born Feb., 12, 1809; died in 
Sept., 1809. 
582 VII John McDowell, b. Sept. 22, 1810; m. 
Aug. 16, 1842, Adrienna Margritte 
Lawrence; d. June 23, 1873. 

569. Charles B. Pelton', first son of Richard 
W.', Benjamin', Philip*, Benjamin', SamueP, John', 
born near Ithaca, N. Y., January 18, 1801; married 
at Columbia, S. C, in 1835, Martha McClure (b. 
1805), daughter of James McClure, of Co. Derry, 
Ireland. Teacher; lawyer at Columbia, S. C; medical 
graduate; dentist at Springfield, 111., until his eye- 
sight began to fail, and then a fruit-grower at 
Makanda, Jackson Co., 111. He died at the house 
of his son, Rev. Charles Pelton, at Worthington, O., 

572 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Oct. 1 6, 1877. He studied law with Judge Bushrod, 
Washington, in whose family at Mt. Vernon he was 
acting as private tutor, after having taught in Wilkes- 
barre, Pa., and in Maryland. He afterward taught 
in North Carolina and in South Carolina. Turning 
from the law to medicine he studied at Charleston 
Medical College and graduated, taking the highest 
honors and a silver cup in a class of thirty-two. Hav- 
ing been converted from atheism to Christianity, he 
studied theology, at Columbia, S. C, into the second 
year of the course, when, his health failing, he re- 
moved to Illinois in 1838, where he taught several 
years at Sparta. In 1844 he removed to Springfield, 
111., and there practised dentistry very successfully 
until 1857, when, his sight failing, he removed to 
Union Co., 111., and made a fruit farm. In 1862 he 
took a diploma for the finest peach orchard in the 
State. In 1865 his farm produced to the amount of 
$5,200. After this he lived about five years near 
Ithaca, N. Y., then about three years with his son. 
Rev. Charles Pelton, and died, as before stated, 
October 16, 1877. Children: 

I Emma Howe, born Sept., 1837; died May 
3. 1838. 
II Harriet Newell, born in 1839; died in 1840. 

III John, born in 1841; died in 1844. 

572 IV Charles, b. Mar. 11, 1843; m. Mar. 13, 

1875, Georgina Woollard. 

573 V George, b. June 13, 1845; "^- Nov. 28, 

1878, Augusta A. C. Geuth. 

IV William McClure, born in May, 1847; 

died in Nov., 1855. 

571. Charles Pelton% second son of Charles B.', 
Richard W.*, Benjamin', Philip', Benjamin', Samuel', 

Springfield, III.; Philadelphia, Penn. 573 

John\ born at Sparta, Randolph Co., Ill, March 11, 
1843; niarried at Cincinnati, O., March 13, 1875, 
Georgina Woollard, daughter of George C. Wool- 
lard, of that city. In 1844 he removed with his 
father and his family to Springfield, 111., and, in 1857, 
again with the family to Union Co., 111., where, in 
i860, at the presidential election, he had the honor 
of being knocked down by a six-feet bully for cheer- 
ing for his old friend and neighbor, Abraham Lin- 
coln. He entered Illinois College, September, 1863, 
was converted in that winter and united with the 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, at Jacksonville, 
111. Of age the following March, he enlisted in the 
2d 111. Vol. Cav.; served to the end of the war, and 
was mustered out at San Antonio, Tex., January 6, 
1866. In September, 1866, he entered Wabash Col- 
lege at Crawfordsville, Ind. ; graduated in June, 
1 87 1, and the next September entered Lane Theo- 
logical Seminary, and graduated therefrom, in June, 
1874. In April, 1875, ^^ was ordained and installed 
pastor of the Presbyterian Church, at Worthington, 
Franklin Co., O. In 1878, he removed to Cobden, 
Union Co., 111., and, in 1879, was preaching at Alto 
Pass, five miles west, the only Presbyterian minister 
in the county. Children: 

I Edith, born Dec. 24, 1877. 
II Herbert Woollard, born Dec. 6, 1879. 

III Charles Roy, born Oct. 31, 1881. 

IV Ethelwyn, born Aug. 6, 1884. 

V George Ernest, born Dec. 4, 1886. 
VI Walter Earle, born May 28, 1890. 

571. Oeor^e Pelton', third son of Charles B,', 
Richard W.«, Benjamin', Philip*, Benjamin", SamueF, 
John', born at Springfield, III, June 13, 1845; "^^r- 

574 American Pelton Genealogy. 

ried in Philadelphia, Pa., November 28, 1878, Au- 
gusta A. C. Geuth, daughter of F. A. Geuth, of 
Waechstersbach, Hessen, Nassau, Prussia; born Mar- 
burg, Germany, April 16, 1848. Residence, in 1893, 
in Philadelphia, Pa. Publisher and bookseller. No 

569. Robert M. Pelton', second son of Richard 

W.', Benjamin', Philip*, Benjamin', Samuef, John', 
born at Ithaca, N. Y., March 3, 1803; married at 
Lodi, Seneca Co., N. Y., October 5, 1826, Lucinda 
Montgomery (b. Sept. 24, 1809), daughter of Henry 
Montgomery, of Lodi. He was an active, successful 
business man, engaged in tanning in Ithaca and in 
Syracuse, N. Y, and in the manufacture of lumber 
in Pennsylvania, sending his product to Cincinnati, 
O., for a market. He was a Christian gentleman, 
active in every good word and work; always ready 
to help with time and money. He was social in dis- 
position and fond of music, a good performer on the 
flute and a good singer. He held numerous offices 
in Church and State, and continued active until 
afflicted with paralysis, in 1864, after which he 
gradually sank till his death, which occurred October 
I, 1876. During the last twenty-eight years of his 
life his residence was in Syracuse, N. Y. Mrs. Pel- 
ton died October 31, 1887, at Syracuse, N. Y. 

I Mary, born at Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 20, 

1827; died Dec. 20, 1829. 
575 II Montgomery, b. Mar. 21, 1830; m. (i) 

Feb. 10, 1858, Olive Rodger; (2) Dec. 

17, 1868, Mrs. Mary Butts Bowen; d. 

Aug. 31, 1887. 
Ill Emma E., born June 10, 1835; married 

Jan. 28, 1857, Christopher G. Bradley 

Syracuse, N. Y.; Farmer's Valley, Pa. 575 

(b. Mar. 6, 1834), son of C. C. Bradley, 
of Syracuse, N. Y. Iron founder and 
large manufacturer of agricultural imple- 
ments. Residence, in 1880, at Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. Children: Hattie L., Cora 
M. and Christopher C. 

574. Montgomery Pelton^ only son of Robert 
M.', Richard W.', Benjamin', Philip', Benjamin', Sam- 
ueP, John', born at Halseyville, Tompkins Co., N. Y., 
March 21, 1830; married (i) February 10, 1858, Olive 
Rodger (b. Oct. 5, 1837; d. Jan. 13, 1866), of Jordan, 
Onondaga Co., N. Y.; (2) Mrs. Mary Butts Bowen, 
December 17, 1868 (b. Mar. 24, 1835). Civil engi- 
neer and surveyor. He followed his profession in 
Syracuse, N. Y., in State work on the Erie canal, on 
the New York Central railroad, on the Great Western 
railroad of Canada, and on the Marietta and Cincin- 
nati railroad in Ohio, etc. In the War of the Rebel- 
lion he served in the 8ist New York Volunteers and 
had his hearing badly injured by artillery at the battle 
of Fair Oaks, Va. Died at Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 
31, 1887. No children. In 1888 the address of 
his widow was Mrs. Mary B. Pelton, 7 West Adams 
street, Syracuse, N. Y. 

569. George W. Pelton', third son of Richard 
W.', Benjamin', Philip*, Benjamin', SamueP, John', 
born at Ithaca, N. Y., December 22, 1804; married 
in the township of Spencer, N. Y., August 16, 1827, 
his cousin, Caroline C. Ferris, daughter of Benjamin 
S. Ferris and Hannah Lavinia Pelton, of Ithaca, 
N. Y. Farmer. Lived a long time at Farmer's 
Valley, McKean Co., Pa., to which place he removed 
in 1 83 1, and there died in Christian faith, Aug. 12, 

$y6 American Pelton Genealogy. 

1878. He was a good man and brought up his chil- 
dren to obey the Golden Rule. 

Note. — Mr. Pelton in his early days at Farmer's 
Valley bought and sold large quantities of fur. In 
later years was engaged in the lumber business, and 
in looking up and selecting timber lands for specula- 
tors. He also did much work as land surveyor. 

Extract from obituary notice in local paper at the 
time of his decease: " Mr. Pelton was one of the first 
settlers of McKean county, coming here when there 
was only a bridle path to Warren and Ridgeway and 
through Potter county to Wellsboro. He at one 
time, probably fifty years ago, sold goods in Smith- 
port. He lived to see the county he chose for his 
home when a howling wilderness, transformed to a 
commercial emporium and become a network of 
railways, draining a most productive oil field. His 
probity of morals and integrity won for him the 
friendship and esteem of all who knew him, whose 
sympathies now go forth to and remain with his 
widow and relatives in this their time of bereavement." 

I Henrietta Mestare, born at Trumans- 
burgh, Tompkins Co., N. Y., May 3, 
1828; married at Farmer's Valley, Mc- 
Kean Co., Pa., Oct. 13, 1853, John 
Boylan, son of Daniel Boylan, of Elmira, 
N. Y.; died Oct. 16, 1862. 
H Jane Lavinia, born at Farmer's Valley, 
Pa., June 2, 1830; married there, Sept. 
20, 1855, James H. Boylan, son of 
Daniel Boylan, of Elmira, N. Y. Resi- 
dence, in 1890, at Coleville, McKean 
Co., Pa. 
579 HI Richard Walcott, b. Apr. 16, 1832; m. 
July TO, 1853, Maria Burton. 

Syracuse, N. Y.; Farmer's Valley, Pa. 577 

579 IV William Lawrence, b. June 10, 1834; m. 
June 14, 1859, Alzina F. Griswold; d. 
Sept., 1883. 
V Emma Beers, born at Ridgeway, Pa., 
June 22, 1837; married Jan. 22, 1869, 
at Sierra Ville, Cal, George Wallace, 
of St. Louis, Mo. Residence, in 1890, 
at Farmer's Valley, Pa. 
VI John McDowell, born at Farmer's Valley, 
Pa., Feb. 7, 1839; grew up at home 
a general favorite, and at the breaking 
out of the war of the Great Rebellion, 
joined the Union Army as a member 
of Co. H, 58th Regt. of Penn Vols., 
serving with honor until the latter part 
of 1863, when he was mustered out that 
he might be mustered in again as second 
lieutenant of his company. As the 
company had not men enough to en- 
title it to two lieutenants, he was ordered 
home as a recruiting officer, until the 
company could be filled up. In 1864, 
Capt. Cowles having been authorized 
to raise a company, Mr. Pelton was 
one of the first to enlist in it, and on its 
organization received a commission as 
the second lieutenant. He served 
with honor therein until on the death 
of his first lieutenant he was pro- 
moted to the first lieutenancy, after 
which he led his company in all the 
battles in which it was engaged, until 
in his last battle on the heights of 
Petersburg, Va., Apr. 2, 1865, where he 
fell, at about 11 a. m., wounded in the 

578 American Pelton Genealogy. 

right shoulder by a case-shot. Taken 
that night 30 miles in an ambulance to 
the hospital at City Point, he there died 
Apr. 14, 1865. His body reached home 
at Farmer's Valley, Pa., Apr. 23d, 
and was there buried, Apr. 26, 1865, 
much regretted by all, a good soldier 
and a noble man. 

Note. — Mr. Pelton's captain, it is 
said, won for himself a reputation for 
much prudence of a certain kind, a pru- 
dence that led to the sacrifice of the 
lives of both his lieutenants, while sav- 
ing his own, all of which he considered 
a special disposition of Providence in 
his favor. 
VII Martha Louisa, born at Farmer's Valley, 
Pa., May 18, 1841; married at Port 
Allegany, Pa., June 16, 1868, J. L. 
Stanton, son of Judge Stanton, of King- 
wood, Pa. Residence, in 1890, at Mount 
Jewett, Pa. 
VIII Julia Anna, born 1843, ^^ Farmer's Valley, 
Pa. Residence there, in 1890. 

580 IX Edmund Genet, b. Jan. 12, 1845; m. Apr. 

I, 1880, Mary A. Schoenman.j 
X Helen Caroline, born at Farmer's Valley, 
Pa., Dec. 9, 1847; married at Reno, 
Nev., June 2, 1872, George Wilson, of 
Quincy, 111.; died Aug. 4, 1874, at 
Plumas, Cal. Left one child in Quincy, 

581 XI George Madison, b. Feb. 9, 1849; "^- ^^Y 

31, 1876, Ella B. Bartlett. 

58S XII Benjamin Ferris, b. July 15, 1851; m. 

July 8, 1874, Olive Alford. 

Ithaca, O., and Farmer's Valley, Pa. 579 

575. Richard l¥alcott Pelton% first son of 
George W.', Richard W.', Benjamin', Philip', Benja- 
min", SamueP, John', born at Ithaca, N. Y., April 16, 
1832; married at Port Allegany, Pa., July 10, 1853, 
Maria Burton, daughter of Henry Burton, of Chapin- 
ville, Crawford Co., Pa. Residence, in 1 890, at Vickery, 
Sandusky Co., O. Mechanic. Mr. Pelton served in 
the War of the Rebellion; enlisted in Co. H, 58th 
Penna. Infantry; discharged March 14, 1863. Chil- 

I Emma J., born Apr. 22, 1854. 
II George H., born June 21, 1855. 

III Frank E., born Feb. 9, 1857. 

IV Myra K., born Oct. 8, 1859. 

V Frederic A., born May 24, 1861. 
VI Almina, born Feb. 18, 1864. 
VII Sarah, born Apr. 3, 1866. 
VIII Mary, born June 12, 1870. 

575. William I«awreiice Pelton', second son 
of George W.\ Richard W.', Benjamin', Philip^ Benja- 
min', Samuel', John', born at Farmer's Valley, Mc- 
Kean Co., Pa., June 10, 1834; married June 14, 1859, 
at Port Allegany, Pa., Alzina F. Grisvvold, daughter 
of Benjamin Griswold, of that place; lived there and 
there died, September 25, 1883. Mrs. Pelton mar- 
ried (2) Mr. Ole Hanson. Residence, 1890, Burt- 
ville. Potter Co., Pa. Children, born at Port Alle- 
gany, Pa.: 
580 I John N., b. Feb. 12, 1863; m. Sept. 18, 
1889, Clara Raiche. 
II William E., born Oct. 22, 1864. 

III Carrie E., born July 11, 1869. 

IV Alzina M., born Jan. 20, 1871. 

580 American Pelton Genealogy. 

V George B., born Sept. 8, 1872; died Apr. 

I, 1880. 

VI Arthur H., born June 20, 1874; died May 

II, 1880 

VII Albert L., born May 23, 1881. 

579. John JV. Pe!ton«, first son of Wm. L.", 

George W.\ Richard W.^ Benjamin', Philip', Benja- 
min^ Samuel', John', born February 12, 1863; married 
at Sheboygan, Mich., September 18, 1889, to Clara 
Raiche, daughter of Joseph Raiche, of that place. 
Occupation, lumbering. Residence, 1891, Sheboy- 
gan, Mich. Child: 

I Mabel, born June 27, 1891. 

575. Edmnnd Genet Pelton', fourth son of George 
W.', Richard W.\Benjamin\ Philip\ Benjamin^ Sam- 
ueh, John', born at Farmer's Valley, Pa., January 12, 
1845; married April i, 1880, Mary A. Schoneman. 
Farmer, at Farmer's Valley, McKean Co., Pa. 

Note. — In the War of the Great Rebellion Mr. 
Pelton enlisted October 7, 1861, under Capt. A. H. 
Cory, Co. I, 114th Pa. Vols., went to Huntington 
and Harrisburg, and thence to Philadelphia, Pa., 
where his regiment was consolidated with the 58th 
Pa. Vols., becoming Co. H of that regiment. In the 
spring of 1862 the regiment was ordered to Fortress 
Monroe, Va., under Gen. Wool, arriving there 
the day after the naval battle between the Mo7iitor 
and the Meri-imac. Next, after this, they took Nor- 
folk, Va., and thence went to Suffolk, Va.; then into 
Gen. Peek's command of the Army of the Potomac, 
to join Gen. Foster's ist Brigade, 3d Div., i8th 
Army Corps, at Newbern, N. C, losing their colonel 
in their last battle there; thence to Washington, N. 

Farmer's Valley, Pa.; Belmont, N. Y. 581 

C, whence in March, 1864, the rebels drove them; 
thence up the coast in boats to Yorktown, Va., and 
up James river to Bermuda Hundred, there joining 
Gen. Butler's forces, where in the attack on Fort 
Darling, they were badly repulsed. From here the 
1 8th Corps was sent to Gen. Grant, and with his 
army fought the battle of Cold Harbor, after which 
they returned to Petersburg. Having, while in 
Washington, N. C, re-enlisted for three years, he, 
June 26th, was taken out of the front at Petersburg 
and sent home with his company on furlough, return- 
ing to Bermuda Hundred, Va., in August, 1864. 
Taken sick, he was sent to the U. S. Hospital at 
Fortress Monroe, Va., where he remained until he 
was honorably discharged, September 14, 1865, and 
thence returned to his home, Farmer's Valley, Pa. 
Children, born at Farmer's Valley: 

I William Edmund, born Apr. 2, 1881. 

n Caroline Anna, born Apr. 17, 1882. 

HI Catherine (Kate), Jane, born Mar. 3, 

IV Charles Walter, born Oct. 19, 1887. 

V John McDowell, born Apr. 6, 1889. 

575. George Madison Peltom*, fifth son of 
George W.', Richard W.', Benjamin", Philip", Benja- 
min*, SamueP, J ohm, born at Farmer's Valley, in 
Kean Co., Pa., February 9, 1849; married May 31, 
1876, at Chagrin Falls, O., Ella B. Bartlett, daughter 
of D. B. Bartlett, of that place. Residence, in 1891, 
at Belmont, Allegany Co., N. Y. Farmer. Chil- 

I Blanche Marian, born Mar. 13, 1877; 

died Apr. i, 1881. 
H Alice Elnasa, born Sept. 9, 1880. 

582 American Pelton Genealogy. 

575. Benjamin Ferris Pelton^, sixth son of 
George W.\ Richard W.^ Benjamin', PhiHp', Benja- 
min^ SamueF, John\ born at Farmer's Valley, Pa., 
July 15, 1851; married (i) at Erie, Pa., July 8, 1874, 
Olive Alford, daughter of Oliver Alford, of Chapin- 
ville, Pa.; (2) Sarah Emeline Austin, daughter of 
Edward O. and Amelia Austin, of Austin, Potter 
Co., Pa. Residence, in 1 891, at Farmer's Valley, 
McKean Co., Pa. Children: 

I May Emma, born Apr. 14, 1875; died 

May, 1878. 
II Eva Marian, born Apr. 3, 1879. 

III Vera May, born Jan. 10, 1889. 

IV Infant son, born Oct. 10, 1890; died Oct. 

12, 1890. 

569. John McDowell Pelton', fourth son of 
Richard W.\ Benjamin', Philip^ Benjamin"*, SamueF, 
John', born at Ithaca, N. Y., September 22 (23?), 
1810; married in Ithaca, August 16, 1842, to Adrienna 
Margritta Lawrence, daughter of Nicholas Lawrence, 
of New York city (who was a son by a former marriage 
of William Lawrence, p. 548, who married Mary E. 
Mead, granddaughter of Mary Pelton Walcott, p. 547). 
Lawyer, planter and sugar refiner. About 1834 he 
went to Natchez, Miss., and there practised law for 
about one year and a half; thence, sometime in 1835, 
he removed to New Orleans and soon after began 
business as a planter on Dulac plantation, in Terre- 
bonne parish, Louisiana, which business he followed 
up to the beginning of the Civil war. He was also en- 
gaged in sugar refining at the Pelton refinery, in 
Magazine street in New Orleans. He was an able 
and influential man. At the conference held in 

Ithaca, N. Y., and Farmer's Valley, Pa. 583 

April, 1862, to consider the proposed surrender of the 
city of New Orleans to the Union army commanded 
by Gen. Butler, he was chosen chairman. After the 
surrender of the city on May i, 1862, he went with 
his family to Europe and settling in Stuttgard for the 
education of his children, stayed there until the war 
was over. Returning to look after his property he 
over-taxed his strength; again went to Europe, and 
died at Carlsbad, Bohemia, on June 23, 1873. Mrs. 
Pelton, born in New York city on the i6th of August, 
1824; died in Stuttgard, Wurtemberg, on June 12, 
1874. Buried in New Orleans, La. Children, all 
born on Dulac plantation, Terrebonne, La.: 

I Mary Elizabeth, born Aug. 25, 1843; died 

Dec. 2, 1849. 
II Emma, born Feb. 12, 1845; died June 3, 


III Anna Powers, born Aug. 28, 1846; mar- 

ried on Apr. 23 (24), 1868, to Thomas 
Jefferson Shaffer (b. Oct. 9, 1841). 
Residence, in 1892, on Anna Plantation, 
St. Mary's Parish, La. Children: i. 
Susan Margaret, b. Aug. 28, 1871, on 
Anna Plantation; 2. William, b. Sept. 
14, 1875; 3- Katie, b. Sept. 6, 1877; 4. 
Benjamin, b. Oct. 9, 1879; 5- Edna, b. 
Aug. 21, 1 88 1. P. O. address, Frank- 
lin, St. Mary's Parish, La. 

IV Edmond Genet, born Sept. 23, 1848; died 

Oct. 16, 1849. 
584 V John Edmund, b, Aug. 14, 185 1; m. Dec. 
19, 1877, Bessie Dunbar. 
VI Agnes Lawrence, born Dec. 4, 1854; 
married in Stuttgard, Wurtemberg, July 
26, 1874, to Leo Theodore Eck, born 

584 American Pelton Genealogy 

in Riga (Livonia), Russia, July 17, 
1848. Children: i. John William Pel- 
ton Eck, b. Stuttgard, Sept. 15, 1875; 
2. Adrienne Charlotte Augusta, b. Stutt- 
gard, Sept. 5, 1876. Residence, 1891, 
St. Petersburg, Russia. 
584 VII William Halsey, b. Mar. 2, 1856; m. 
Sept. 10 (22), 1880, Florence Tilton; 
d. May 23, 1891. 

58S. John E^dinund Pelton', second son of John 
McDoweir, Richard W.', Benjamin', Philip*, Benjamin', 
Samuer,John', born at Elmira, N. Y., August 14, 1851; 
married at New Orleans, La., December 19, 1877, 
Bessie Dunbar (b. in New Orleans, Dec. 5, 1858), 
daughter of Joseph Dunbar, of Baltimore, Md. 
Planter. Residence, in 1892, Linden Farm, Plaque- 
mine brulee, Acadia Parish, La. Child: 

I Amy, an adopted daughter, born in Balti- 
more, Me., Oct. 9, 1888. 

582. William Malsey Pelton% third son of John 
McDoweir, Richard W.^ Benjamin^ Philip^ Ben- 
jamin', SamueP, John', born March 2, 1856; married 
at St. Pancras Church, London, Eng., September 10 
(22?), 1880, Florence Tilton (born in New York, 
Aug. 4, 1858), daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth 
(Richards) Tilton, of Brooklyn, N. Y.; died on Lin- 
den Farm, Acadia Parish, La., on Saturday, May 23, 
1891. Child: 

I Agnes Pelton, born in Stuttgard, Ger- 
many, Sept. 22, 1 88 1. 

566. Phineas C^riillth Pelton^, second son of 
Benjamin', Philip', Benjamin', SamueP, John', born 
at New Rochelle, Westchester Co., October i, 1778, 

New Rochelle, N. Y.; Evanswood, Wis. 585 

on Thursday, at 1 1 o'clock, p. m.; married in New 
York city or at White Plains, N. Y., in 1805, Martha 
Ferris, daughter of Samuel Ferris, of White Plains, 
Westchester Co., N. Y. House painter. Lived at 
New Rochelle, with his Uncle Daniel, until married. 
He lived in New York city from the time of his mar- 
riage down to 1827, excepting from about 1809 to 
181 1, two years that he lived in Ithaca, N. Y. The 
New York city directory at one time gave his occu- 
pation as a cartman. Mrs. Pelton (born in 1789) 
died in 1825. In 1827 he again removed to Ithaca, 
N. Y., and there died. May 12, 1830. 

Note. — His daughter, Eliza, Mrs. Jacobs, describes 

him as about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 160 to 

170 pounds, well formed, sprightly and active, and 

"looking just like a Frenchman." Children: 

086 I Henry Ferris, b. Aug. 23, 1806; m. (i) 

Agnes Doremus; (2) Elizabeth Ritchie. 

II Eliza, born in New York city, Aug. 22, 

1808; married at Paterson, N. J., where 

she had lived about four years, Nov. 11, 

1829, to Chas. P. Jacobs, son of Nathan 

Jacobs, of Providence, R. I. Residence, 

in 1879, ^t Goshen, Ind. Druggist. 

III Mary, born at Ithaca, N. Y., in 18 10; 

died in New York city, in 181 2. 

IV Maria, born in New York city, Nov. 26, 

181 2; married (i) at Ithaca, N. Y., 
Sept. 14, 1830, Joshua W., son of David 
Collins, who died in Indiana, Apr. 20, 
1840. Children, ThyrsaJ., Charles H., 
Martha A.; (2) at Niles, Mich., May i, 
1844, Ashley R. Kellogg, of Vermont. 
Lived in Michigan and in Wisconsin. 
Mr. K. died in Valparaiso, Ind., Jan. 9, 

586 American Pelton Genealogy. 

1859. One child, Maria Louisa. Mrs. 
K., in 1879, lived at Kalamazoo, Mich., 
an invalid from a paralyzed hand. 
V Jane, born in New York, in Oct., 1814; 
married about 1835, to William Burdon, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. Lived in Brook- 
lyn, and there died. Children: i. Min- 
nie B. ; married Willis Gaylord. Resi- 
dence, in 1880, at 374 Clinton street, 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; 2. Wm. W. Burdon, 
Chicago, 111.; 3. Jennie, living with 
her father, in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1880. 

584. Henry Ferris Pelton', only son of Phineas 
G.', Benjamin', Philip', Benjamin', SamueP, John', 
born in New York city, August 23, 1806; married (i) 
at Paterson, N. J., in 1827 (at 21), Agnes Doremus 
(b. Oct. I, 1802; d. Newark, N. J., July 20, 1832), 
daughter of David Doremus; (2) at New Rochelle, 
N. Y., Elizabeth (Betty) Ritchie, about 1843, daugh- 
ter of Philip Ritchie, of that place. Dealer in boots 
and shoes, afterward in real estate. He lived in 
Newark, N. J., and in New Rochelle, N. Y., where 
he died, in December, 1865. His old place was 
bought by Stevenson, the brewer. Children, uncer- 
tain as to order of birth: 

I Henry, born ; died in infancy. 

n Henry, born ; died in infancy. 

HI Mary Jane, born at Paterson, N. J., June 
3, 1825 (8?); married Dec. 12, 1847, in 
New York city, George W. Cregier (b. 
New York, Feb. 6, 1825), son of John D. 
Cregier, of New York. Builder. Resi- 
dence, since 1856, in Goshen, Ind., 
where she led an active, Christian life. 

Ithaca, N. Y.; Farmer's Valley, Pa. 587 

living beloved, and dying much re- 
gretted, Aug. 31, 1883. Children: 
Mary, Frances, Emma, Virginia, 
George, Henry, and Charles Jacobs. 

IV Almira, born ; died in infancy. 

V David, born ; died in infancy. 

VI Catherine, born ; died in infancy. 

Note. — The Pines, of New Rochelle, settled the 
estate of Mr. Pelton and probably have the Family 

566. Charles Henry Pelton", third son of 
Benjamin', Philip^ Benjamin^ Samuel, J ohn\ born at 
New Rochelle, N. Y., on " Lord's Day," November 
24, 1782, at 8 o'clock, A. M.; married at Ithaca, N. Y., 
March 4, 1807, Margaret Head, daughter of Smith 

Head, of Dryden, N. Y. (b. Sept. 25, ; died 

Oct. 13, 1862). Farmer. Lived near Ithaca and at 
Central Square, Oswego Co., N. Y.; removed, in 
1840, to Evanswood, Waupaca Co., Wis., and there 
died, October 26, 1868. It is said that he ran away 
from home at nineteen years of age. He was about 
5 feet 9 inches in height, of spare build, active and 
vigorous, and retained these characteristics to a late 
period of his life. Children: 

I Lucy Ann, born in Dutchess Co., N. Y., 
Feb. 19, 1808; married in Ithaca, N. 
Y., Dec. 22, 1825, Andrew Mack, son 
of Nathaniel Mack, of Mack settle- 
ment, Tompkins Co., N. Y. Children, 
twelve; six living in 1879. Residence, 
then, at Evanswood, Wis. 
588 II Sylvester Hill, b. Nov. 7, 1809; n^- Apr. 
10, 1842, Frances Louise Wright; d. 
Aug. 16, 1 861. 

588 American Pelton Genealogy. 

589 III Piatt Smith, b. May lo, 1811; m. about 
1834, Sarah Clement; d. Sept. 30, 
IV Jane Griffith, born at Ithaca, N. Y., Apr. 
23, 1813. In 1879, unmarried; resi- 
dence at Evanswood, Wis. 
V Sarah (Sally), born at Ithaca, N. Y., June 
I, 181 5; married at Fulton, N. Y., 
Feb. 9, 1838, John Young, son of God- 
frey Young, of Hastings, Oswego Co., 
N. Y. Children, nine; seven living in 
1879. Died at Hastings, N. Y., Jan. 
28, 1873. 

587. Sylvester Hill Pelton', first son of Charles 
Henry^ Benjamin', Philip^ Benjamin', Samuel', John', 
born at Ithaca, N. Y., November 7, 1809; married at 
Houndsfield, Jefferson Co., N. Y., April 10, 1842, 
Frances (Fannie) Louise Wright, daughter of Sam- 
uel Wright, of that place. Occupation, gunsmith. 
Lived at Houndsfield until after 1852; then removed 
to Wisconsin, and accidentally shot himself, August 
4, 1861, and died at Berlin, Wis., August 16, 1861. 
He was 5 feet 9 inches high, of slow growth and 
spare build, looking young for his age, with brown 
hair and hazel eyes. Children: 

I Harriet Jane, born at Houndsfield, N. 
Y., Dec. 15, 1846; died Apr. 22, 1855. 

588 II Charles Edward, b. Oct. 11, 1849; ^' 

Nov. 24, 1875, Emma D. Lamon. 

589 III Frank Sylvester, b. Sept. 16, 1852; m. 

Mar. 7, 1877, Lois E. Wise. 

588. Charles Edward Peltoii«, first son of Syl- 
vester H.', Charles Henry^ Benjamin', Philip^ Ben- 

Ithaca, N. Y.; Corunna, Mich., etc. 589 

jamin', Samuer, John\ bom at Houndsfield, Jefferson 
Co., N. Y., October 11, 1849; married there, Novem- 
ber 24, 1875, Emma D. Lamon (b. April 10, 1856), 
daughter of Lester Lamon, of that place. Printer. 
Residence, in 1880, in Chicago, 111. Height, 5 feet 8^ 
inches, of spare build, slow in growth, weight 135 to 
145 pounds; quick and active. Child: 

I Frank Lester, born Dec. 18, 1876. 

588. Frank Sylvester Pelton^, second son of 
Sylvester H.\ Charles Henry', Benjamin^ Philip*, 
Benjamin', SamueF, John", born at Houndsfield, Jef- 
ferson Co., N. Y., September 16, 1852; married March 
7, 1877, Lois E. Wise (b. July 7, 1857), daughter of 
Joseph Wise, of Watertown, N. Y. Printer. In 
1880, a resident of Chicago, 111. Height, 5 feet 8^ 
inches; spare; weight, 135 to 145 pounds; quick and 
active. No children. 

587. Piatt Smith Pelton', second son of Charles 
Henry', Benjamin\ Philip*, Benjamin^ SamueP, John', 
born at Ithaca, N. Y., May 10, 181 1; married at 
Ithaca, about 1834, Sarah Clement, daughter of Bart- 
lett Clement, of Ithaca. Blacksmith. Lived at 
Corunna, Shiawassee Co., Mich., and there died, 
September 30, 1846. Mrs. Sarah Pelton died at 
Corunna, March 5, 1862. Children: 

I Mary E., born at Ithaca, N. Y., Sept. 26, 
1835; married at Corunna, Mich., Nov. 
23, 1856, Thomas J. Winans (b. Seneca, 
N. Y., Nov. 17, 1834), son of Benjamin 
Winans, of Seneca Falls, N. Y. Resi- 
dence, in 1879, at Vernon, Mich. Chil- 
dren: Alfred T., Mary Eva, Cadwallader 
B., Burt E. and Minnie E. 

590 American Pelton Genealogy. 

II John C, born Sept 2, 1837; no further 

III Cadwallader B., born Oct. 8, 1839. 

IV Piatt S., born May 10, 1843. 

V Ann Eliza, born Apr. 15, 1845. 

566. Benjamin Foster Pelton^, fourth son of 
Benjamin', Philip^ Benjamin^ SamueF, Johns born in 
New Rochelle or Peekskill, N. Y., on Thursday, 
October 15, 1789, at 11 o'clock, a. m.; married at 
Dryden, Tompkins Co., N. Y., about 1828-30, Sarah 
George, daughter of David George, of that place. 
Died at Ithaca, N. Y., October 7, 1842. Children: 
I Mary Jane, born at Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 
23, 1832; married B. F. Sleeper; died, 
date unknown. 
590 II David George, b. Dec. 24, 1835; m. May 
30, 1854, Cornelia A. Squier. 

590. DaTid George Pelton', only son of Ben- 
jamin F.', Benjamin', Philip', Benjamin', Samuel', 
John', born at Ithaca, N. Y., December 24, 1835; 
married at Seneca Falls, N. Y., May 30, 1854, Cor- 
nelia A. Squier, daughter of James Squier, of Tyre, 
Seneca Co., N. Y. Lived at Ithaca, N. Y., and re- 
moved to Sandusky, O.; in 1888 at 513 Madison 
avenue, Sandusky, O. Merchant. Children: 

I Etta May, born May 31, i860; married 
Dec. 9, 1884, Albert Lutes, son of John 
Lutes, of Bass Isle, Lake Erie, O. 
II Lizzie S., born Aug. 28, 1865. 

566. Edmond Oenet Adet PeIton«, fifth son of 
Benjamin', Philip', Benjamin', SamueF, John', born 
at Peekskill, N. Y., on Monday, April 21, 1794, at 

Ithaca, N. Y.; Hopewell, N. J., etc. 591 

one o'clock, a. m. ; married at her mother's house in 
New York city, in the fall of 1831, Mary Eliza Law- 
rence (aunt of Mrs. John McDowell Pelton, of New 
Orleans, La.), daughter of William Lawrence, who 
married (2) Mary E. Mead, granddaughter of Mary 
Pelton Walcott, who was sister to Benjamin Pelton, 
father of Edmond Genet Adet Pelton, above (see p. 
590). Lawyer. Lived at Ithaca, N. Y., and there 
died, Nov. 3, 1863. No children. 

546. Daniel Pelton% third son of Philip", Ben- 
jamin^ Samuel', John', born probably at Hempstead 
or Oyster Bay, Long Island, N. Y., July 12, 1754; 
married about 1 776, Sarah Lispenard (then frequently 
called Lepner), belonging to one of the first Hugue- 
not families of New Rochelle, N. Y., and New York 
city. One tradition says that they eloped. Whether 
so or not Mrs. Emma B. Ingersoll, a grandniece 
(p. 570), who knew them well and visited them at 
New Rochelle, says that Mrs. Pelton inherited from 
her parents many rich articles of dress, chinaware and 
furniture. He held a captain's commission in the 
Army of the Revolution and became quite deaf from 
the effect of artillery firing. He was of moderate 
size, very straight and active, fond of sailing, keeping 
his own yacht at New Rochelle, where he lived until 
his death, which occurred suddenly on his receipt of 
the news of the arrival of Gen. La Fayette at New 
York. As he arrived there on August 15, 1824, 
Mr. Pelton probably died on August 15 or 16, 
1824. Mrs. Pelton died in New York city about 
1830. Child: 

I A daughter that died in infancy. 

Note. — Mr. Pelton, with John Staples, a brother- 
in-law, whose son William gave name to Stapleton, 

592 American Pelton Genealogy. 

Staten Island, kept a country store at New Rochelle, 
and ran a line of sloops to New York, which he con- 
tinued after his partner's death. Robert Treat Paine 
boarded for some time with Mr. Pelton, but his habits 
became so filthy he asked him to leave, which he did. 

54S. Samuel Pelton', second son of Benjamin^ 
SamueF, John', born, supposed, on Long Island, N.Y., 
at or near Huntington, about 1728 to 1740; married, 
place, date and maiden name of wife unknown; re- 
moved, probably, with his father and his family to 
Hopewell, then in Hunterdon, now in Mercer Co., 
N. J., where he lived until by reason of his having 
got into some difficulty, now unknown, he left Hope- 
well suddenly and was not heard from, by his family, 
afterward. Tradition says he was a man of great 
strength. In his father's will, made in 1775, his, 
Samuel's, son John was provided for. So also 
Samuel's daughter, Keziah, was remembered in her 
grandmother Keziah's will made in 1 780. As neither 
will mentioned the wife of Samuel she had probably 
died before they were made. Children, place of 
birth unknown: 

592 t John, b. about 1750 to 1760; m. , 

widow Catherine (Rosencrans) Wood- 
ward; d. date unknown. 
II Keziah, born about 1750 to 1760; was 
remembered in her grandmother's will 
in 1780; no further record. 

592. John Pelton% only son of Samuel', Ben- 
jamin', SamueP, John', born probably in Hopewell, 
Mercer Co., N. J., about 1750 to 1760; married in 
1786-93, in Walpack, Sussex Co., N. J., Widow 
Catherine (Rosencrans) Woodward (b. Walpack, 

Ithaca, N. Y.; Hopewell, N. Y., etc. 593 

N. J., Feb. 25, 1 761), daughter of Col. John and 

Margaret (De Witt) Rosencrans, who married 

Woodward, who died previous to 1786. Mr. Pelton 
after his marriage lived in Hopewell, N. J. It is 
shown by the records that his Aunt Mary (Pelton) 
Larisen, having died without issue, he, John, by the 
terms of his grandfather's will,* came into possession 
of 120 acres of land, the middle part of the Benjamin 
Pelton farm at Hopewell, which part he and his wife 
Catherine, by deed dated May 2, 1796, conveyed to 
Moses Quick, of Hopewell, for ;^i,o5o gold. Mrs. 
Quick was Sarah Sexton, daughter of Jared, a 
brother of Charles and Elizabeth (Pelton) Sexton. 
March 6, 1801, this land passed by deed to James 
Stevenson, thence at his death to Richard Burroughs, 
in whose possession it remained in 1890. After the 
sale of this property he lived in Newark, N. J., where 
some of his children were born. The date and place 
of his death are not positively known, his niece, Mrs. 
Sarah (Rosencrans) Bevans, of Bevansville, N. J., 
asserting, however, that he died at Walpack, N. J. 
He probably died before 181 7. Mrs. Catherine R. 
Pelton seems to have lived in New York city in 
1817-23. She married (3) after 18 19 John da Silva 
(of Portuguese descent), and lived and probably died 
on the eastern shore of Staten Island, a short distance 
below Stapleton; date of her death unknown. One 
of da Silva's descendants, in 1893, was a captain on 
a ferry boat running from New York to Staten 
Island. Children, born, probably, some of them at 
Hopewell and others at Newark, N. J.: 

I A son, born about 1796; nothing further 
II A son, born about 1798; record unknown. 

* See abstracts of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Pelton's Wills in the Appendix. 

594 American Pelton Genealogy. 

594 III Elijah R., b. Apr. lo, 1800; m. (i) Martha 
Freeman; (2) EHzabeth Williams; (3) 
Emma Sterns; d. Sept. 23, 1871. 
IV A daughter; record unknown. 
V John, born, it is said, Jan. 12, 1818 (a 
date that does not quite agree with 
some other dates given). There is no 
record of his marriage. He lived the 
latter part of his life on Staten Island, 
was a carper^ter, and died on Staten 
Island, near Stapleton, at a compara- 
tively early age. 


592, Elijah Roseiicran§ Pelton^, son of John^, 
Samuel', Benjamin", SamueF, John', born in Newark, 
N. J., April 10, 1800 (named after his uncle. Dr. 
Elijah Rosencrans, who lived and died at Hohokus, 
N. J.); married (i) about 1823, at Branchville, Sus- 
sex Co., N. J., Martha Freeman; (2) at Milford, Pa., 
Elizabeth Williams; (3) at Wilkesbarre, Pa., Emma 
Stearns. Lived in Sussex Co., N. J.; removed to 
Rowlands, Pike Co., Pa., where he died, Sept. 23, 
1 87 1. While young he learned harness-making in 
Newark, but spent the middle and latter parts of his 
life in the service of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
as a local preacher. It is to be regretted that the 
records of this family are very incomplete. Children: 
Of first wife: 
596 I James Lewis, b. Nov. 13, 1826; m. Nov. 

9, 1847; Almeda E. Harvey. 
II Mary, born in 1826; married , Albert 

Panstine. Lived in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Three children, said to have lived 

Newark, N. J.; Hawley, Pa., etc. 595 

recently, 1890, at No. 10 East Eighty- 
third street, New York. 

596 III Aaron, b. about 1829; m. Mary Fitzger- 

ald; d. Jan. 3, 1886. 

IV Hannah, born in 1830; married , 

Peter L. Hinton. Lived at Summit 
Point, Jefferson Co., W. Va. She had 
a number of children: 

597 V Joseph, b. ; m. , Catherine Smith. 

VI Sarah, born January i, 1834, at Milford, 

Pa.; married , Theodore Shouck, 

editor of the Stroudsburg Republican. 
Children: Jessie, Mary, Helen, Daisy, 
Nettie. Lived, in 1889, in Strouds- 
burg, Pa. 

VII John, born ; died at Rowlands, Pa., 

Aug. 20, 1871. 
VIII Catherine, born at Milford, Pa., Aug. 9, 
1840; married at Lackawaxen, Pike 
Co., Pa., Apr. 24, 1858, Ralph H. Sea- 
man, son of Solomon Seaman, of Mil- 
ford, Pa. Children: Ada, Blanche, 
Cora, Lizzie M., Thos. E., Christeen 
P., Ralph, Archibald. Residence, in 
1890, in Hawley, Pa. 
IX Susan Angeline, born at Milford, Pa., 
Aug. 6, 1846; married (i) in New 
York, Jan. 14, i860, Peter L. Starnes. 
Children: Allie, Lillie and William 
Starnes; (2) Mr. George Shackleton, 
Stroudsburg, Pa., Oct. 6, 1870. Chil- 
dren: Mary, Martha, Charles, Sarah. 
Residence, in 1889, at Stroudsburg, Pa. 
Of second wife: 

597 X Elijah, b. 184-; m. . 


596 American Pelton Genealogy. 

XI Martha, born in 1850; at five years of age 
was adopted by Frank Colyer, of Haw- 
ley, Pa., who removed to New York 
city, and thence to some place in Rhode 
Island, unknown. 
XII Hester Ann, born Apr. 18, 1852; married 
Jan. 25, 1868, Horatio J. Kindred. 
Children, one son and one daughter. 
Residence, in 1889, 15 Owen street, 
Port Jervis, N. Y. 

597XIII Levi N., b. May 4, 1854; m. , Del- 

phia Kimble. 

594. James liewis Pelton', first son of Elijah 
R.\ John', Samuel^, Benjamin', SamueF, John', born 
at Milford, Pa., November 13, 1826; married at 
Lackawaxen, Pa., November 9, 1847, Almeda E. 
Harvey, of that place. Merchant, at Rowlands, 

Pike Co., Pa. Died . Children: 

I Christeen, born Nov. 12, 1848. 
II Mary P., born Jan. 4, 185 1. 

III Asher, born May 14, 1853. 

IV Alice J., born Sept. 25, 1855. 
V Ada E., born Feb. i, 1858. 

VI Prudence C, born Mar. 25, 1859. 
VII Almeda A., born Oct. 30, i860. 
VIII George L., born Mar. 15, 1863. 
IX Floyd G., born May 4, 1865. 

X Arlie, born Mar. 28, 1867. 
XI Lillie, born Sept. 10, 1870. 

594. Aaron Pelton', second son of Elijah R.', 
John', Samuer, Benjamin', SamueP, John\ born, 
Milford, Pa., about 1828 or 1829; married at Elmira, 

Hawley, Pa.; Port Jervis, N. Y.; etc. 597 

N. Y., date unknown, Mary Fitzgerald. He was, for 
about thirty-two years, employed by the United States 
Express Co., most, or all of the time on the Erie rail- 
road, residing- at Elmira, N. Y., and there died, Janu- 
ary 3, 1886. Mrs. Pelton died August 25, 1884; both 
are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, at Elmira. He 
was of moderate height, rather thick-set, and of a 
pleasant, jovial disposition. No children. 

594. Joseph Pelton\ third son of Elijah R.s 
Johns, SamueP, Benjamins, SamueF, John', born at 

Milford, Pa., ; married at Port Jervis, N. Y., , 

to Catherine Smith, of Lackawaxen, Pa. Has been 
for years inspector of bridges and aqueducts for the 
Delaware and Hudson Canal Co. Residence, in 
1890, at Lackawaxen, Pa. Children: 

I Ella, born, date not reported. 

n Mary, born, date not reported. 

ni Floyd, born, date not reported. 

IV Dora, born, date not reported. 

594. Elijah Pelton\ fifth son of Elijah R.e, John^ 
Samuel*, Benjamin^ SamueF, John', born at Milford, 

Pa., ; married at ; no report. Had lived in 

Pennsylvania, at Honesdale. Residence, in 1880, at 
Schohola. In 1891, somewhere in Virginia. Chil- 
dren, no report. 

594. Levi N. Pelton', sixth son of Elijah R.', 
John', Samuer, Benjamin!, SamueP, John', born at 

, May 4, 1854; married , at Hawley, Pa., 

Delpia Kimble, daughter of , of Hawley, Pa. 

Residence, in 1890, at Port Jervis, N. Y. Children, 
not reported. 


1. Sarah Pelton, born, probably, in Chatham, 
Conn. Her father, name unknown, but certainly a 
descendant of Henry Pelton', of Groton, Conn., was 
killed in one of the French and Indian wars, when 
she was three years old, in 1 760. When eight years 
old, she was, in the manner of those days, "put out" 
to live with the family of an innkeeper in Colchester, 
Conn., to earn her own living. After nine years' 
service, at seventeen, she received an offer of mar- 
riage. Her employer offered a new calico dress if 
she would stay another year with him. This she re- 
fused, and on July 24, 1774, married Samuel Tozer, 
thus getting both a husband and a dress. 

Her husband joined the Revolutionary Army, but 
left it on account of disease contracted in the service, 
stopped on the way home at the house of Mrs. Tozer's 
mother, in Pittsfield, Mass., and there died. Mrs. 
Tozer, on hearing of her husband's illness, made a 
journey to Pittsfield on horseback, with her child in 
her arms, but arrived after her husband's death. 

Returning to Colchester, she sold what she had 
and then went to Pittsfield to live. Here her second 
child was born. 

In 1778 she married (2) William Cleveland, from 
what^ is now Dalton, Mass. After his death she 
married (3) Amasa Converse, of Windsor, Mass. 
She died November 19, 1846, aged 89 years. Chil- 

Persons of Name of Pelton Not Reduced. 599 

I Sarah Tozer, b. Apr. 5, 1775; d. 1846. 

II Mary Tozer, b. 1777. 

III Onner Cleveland, b. Oct. 6, 1779. 

IV Alvah Cleveland, b. Oct. 29, 1781; d. Jan. 

V Lucy Cleveland, b. Sept. 6, 1784. 

VI Ruby Cleveland, b. June 11, 1787; d. . 

VII Ruby Cleveland, b. Mar. 17, 1789. 
VIII Samuel Cleveland, b. June 26, 1792. 
IX Rachel Cleveland, b. Sept. 29, 1794. 
X William W. Cleveland, b. July 21, 1797. 

2. ^nsan Pelton, supposed to have been born in 
eastern Massachusetts or Connecticut, probably in 
the latter State; married Capt. John Ames; lived 
there, and afterward in Tompkins Co., N. Y., where 
she died early in this century, and where her descend- 
ants now live. 

3. Elizabeth Pelton, born 1764; married John 
Fairman, who enlisted, March, 1777, foi" three years 
in the Continental Army, was discharged at Morris- 
town, N. J., and died January 14, 1827. (History of 
Northfield, Mass., p. 440.) 

4. Joseph Pelton, "Jerseyman in the Revolu- 
tion," p. 715, official record, published by New Jer- 
sey. He served in the American Army. He may, 
possibly, have been a son of Ithamar Pelton, of Mon- 
mouth Co., N. J., although it is not known that Ithamar 
had children. The only other possible Joseph, is 
Joseph, son of Reuben. See pp. 446, 461. 

5. Anna Pelton, February 21, 1847, married 
William Bascom; b. Ludlow, Mass., February 14, 
1828. Residence, in 1865, at Auburn, N. Y. (Bas- 
com Family History.) 

6oo Persons of Name of Pelton Not Reduced. 

6. John C. Pelton, born Canada East (supposed 
at Godmanchester, Quebec), September 17, 1836. 
Lived in Godmanchester until seven years old, then 
removed to Washington Co., N. Y. Says his father 
was Salmon Pelton, and his mother, Betsey Force, 
daughter of Oliver Force; that his father died of quick 
consumption, brought on by an injury received while 
wrestling; that he, John C, was then three months, 
and his father twenty-one years old. Had been told 
that his father, at the time of his death, lived with his 
grandfather, Ephraim Pelton, Jr.* His mother after- 
ward married a Mr. Stevens, and lived at Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 

John C. Pelton married in Clinton Co., Mich., 
May 18, 1857, Caltha P. Hicks, daughter of Benjamin 
Hicks, of Du Plain, Clinton Co., Mich. One child, 
Dennie, born August 10, 1861; died January, 1863. 
Occupation, farming. Residence, Tawas, Mich. 

7. Clementina Pelton, March 15, 1855, m. David 
Mason, who was born at Simsbury, Conn., October 
21, 1833, and there lived in i860. 

8. Anna Pelton, May 16, 1774, married at Boz- 
rah. Conn., Matthew Birchard, b. April 17, 1743, at 
Norwich, Conn. (Hyde Genealogy.) 

*This statement cannot be reconciled with present knowledge of Salmon 
P., p, 540, son of Ephraim, Jr., p. 531. To the compiler it looks more 
probable that he was a descendant of Daniel Pelton, p. 463. 


A Partial List of Records Searched. 

Ashfield, Franklin Co., Mass. Land and Family. 

Boston and Suffolk Co., Mass. Land and Family. 
Bozrah, Conn. Land and Family. 
Bristol, R. I. Land, Family and Church. 
Burlington, N. J. Land and Probate. 

Canterbury, Windham Co., Conn. Family, Land, 
and County History. 

Chatham, Conn. Land with list of Conveyances; 
Family, Church with lists of Pelton members, 
marriages and deaths, and Monumental. 

Colchester, Conn. Land and Family. 

Cromwell, Conn. Land, Family and Monumental. 

Dedham and Norfolk Co., Mass. Land and Family. 
Dorchester, Mass. Land, Family and Church. 

East Hampton, Conn. Land and Family. 
Essex, Conn. Land and Family. 

Groton, Conn. Land, Family and Probate. 
Guilford, Conn. Land, Family and Probate. 

Haddam, Conn. Land, Family and Probate. 
Hartford, Conn. Land, Family and Probate. 
Hempstead, Queens Co. (L. I.), N. Y. Land, Family 

and First Presbyterian Church. 
Hunterdon Co., N. J. Land and Probate. 

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Huntington, Suffolk Co. (L. I.), N. Y. Land, Family 
and First Presbyterian Church. 

Marlboro, Conn. Land and Family. 

Middletown, Conn. Land and Family, with lists of 
Conveyances, marriages and deaths. 

Monmouth Co., N. J. Land and Probate. 

New Jersey. Office of Secretary of State. 

Norwich, Conn. Land Family and Probate. 

Oyster Bay, Queens Co. (L. I.), N. Y. Land and 

Portland, Conn. Land, with lists of Conveyances; 
Family, Congregational Church with lists of Pelton 
members, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and Monu- 

Preston, Conn. Land and Family. 

Rehoboth, Mass. Town and Church. 

Saybrook, Conn. Land with lists of Conveyances; 
Family, Probate and other records. 

Seekonk, Mass. Land, Family and Church. 

Stafford, Conn. Land and Family. 

Stamford, Conn. Land with lists of Conveyances; 
Family, Probate and other records. 

Stoughton, Mass. Land and Family. 

Taunton, Mass. Probate and other records. 

Copy of the Will of John Pelton' (first of Saybrook 
and Middletown, Conn.), who died July 15, 1735: 

In the name of God Amen! This * day of 

July in the year of our Lord 1735: — I, John Pelton 
of Middletown in the County of Hartford, being 
sick and weak of Body, But thanks be to Almighty 
God of sound mind and memory, Calling to Mind 
the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is ap- 

* The day is not given. 

Appendix, 603 

pointed for all men to Die, Do make and ordain this 
my last will and Testament, and first of all I give 
and resign my soul to God that gave it, Hoping and 
Desiring Pardon and acceptance in and through the 
Lord Jesus Christ: and my body to ye Earth, to be 
buried in Christian manner at the Discretion of my 
Executors, with a firm belief of the Resurection, and 
as to my worldly Estate with which God has blessed 
me in this Life I give and Dispose of the same in 
the following maner and form. 

Imprimis, I give and bequeath my well Beloved 
wife Jemima all my household goods of what Denomi- 
nation soever to be her Estate forever: I also give 
to her the use of one half of my house in Middletown, 
and the use of one Third part of my four hundred 
acre farm in Middletown called the School Lot, 
During the time she continue my Rellict and Widow. 

Item. To my Eldest son John, Besides what I 
have advanced for his settlement, I give to him his 
heirs and assigns forever my fifty pound Right in 
Potopogue Quarter in Saybrook together with the 
Divisions and allotments of Land that have been 
Laid out thereupon and have not been by me con- 
veyed, and also that shall hereafter be laid out upon 
said Right or belong thereto. 

Item. To my son Jeames (besides what I have 
already given him) I give him five shillings; and upon 
condition that my son Jeames shall Discharge my 
Executors from all Claims and Demands which he 
may pretend to: to my Estate, and as he ought to 
Doe: shall assign up his claims and interest in two 
yoak of my oxen which I heretofore mortgaged to 
him unto my Executors, that the said oxen may by 
them be Disposed of as in this my will I shall order 
then my will is that he shall have fourty pounds paid 

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to him as I shall hereafter Direct within four years 
after my Decease, 

Item. To my two sons Phineas and Johnson I give 
the one half of my abovesaid four hundred acres 
called the School lot together with the one half of 
my Dwelling House thereon standing, to them their 
heires and assigns forever upon condition that they 
pay out such legacies as in this instrument I shall 
hereafter order. 

Item. To my other two sons Joseph and Josiah 
and to my Daughter Mary I give the other half of 
my s*^ four hundred acres to be between them three 
Equally Divided to be to them theire heires and 
assigns forever upon condition that they pay out 
such Legasies as I shall hereafter order. 

Item. I give to my Daughter Jemima, Twenty 
pounds to be to her paid within two years after my 

Item. To my other three Daughters, Sarah, Eliza- 
beth and Keturah I give to each of them twenty 
pounds to be paid to them within two years after my 
Decease, or when they arrive at the age of Eighteen 

Item. To my four sons Phineas, Johnson, Joseph 
and Josiah I give and bequeath all my Cattle, Hus- 
bandry Tools and utensils, to be Equally Divided 
between them. 

Item. I give and bequeath my Two hundred acres 
of Land in Middletown, which I bought of Mr. Wood- 
ward; to my Executors hereafter named to be by 
them sold for the payment of my Debts and for no 
other (use) 

Item. My will is that all the foregoing legacies to 
my son J earns and to my four Daughters Jemima, 
Sarah, Elizabeth and Keturah shall be paid in money 

Appendix. 605 

or in Cattle or Corn at the market price at the time 
of payment or in all of them as shall best suit my 
sons, viz. Phineas, Johnson, Joseph and Josiah and 
my Daughter Mary who are to pay the same as a 
condition of theire holding the four hundred acre farm 
aforesaid and they are to pay the Legasies in the 
proportion in which they hold the same, viz: Phineas 
and Johnson one half thereof, viz: the fourty pounds 
to Jeams if he shall perform and comply with the 
condition upon which he is to have the same and the 
Ten pounds to Jemima, but if Jeams Do refuse or 
neglect to comply with the conditions aforesaid then 
Phineas and Johnson shall pay only Twenty pounds 
to Jemima and Twenty pounds to Sarah; and Joseph, 
Josiah and Mary shall pay Twenty pounds to Eliza- 
beth and Twenty pounds to Keturah and Ten pounds 
to Jemima if Jeams comply with the conditions 

Item. All the residue of my Estate which is not 
before expressed and named of what kind or nature 
soever I give and bequeath the same to my Executors 
for the payment of my Debts and if the Estate in 
this paragraph mentioned be more than is sufficient 
together with what the (Two hundred acres aforesaid 
shall sell for) for the payment of my debts funeral! 
charges and settling of my estate then my will is that 
the overplus or Residue shall be Divided Equally 
amongst the children. And I do hereby appoint and 
make my wife Jemima and my son Phineas Pelton 
Executors of this my last will and Testament and do 
hereby revoke and Disanull all other former my wills 
Testaments and bequests. Ratifying this and this 
only as my last will and Testament. 

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my 

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hand and seal in Saybrook the Day and year first 
above written, 

JOHN PELTON, his *mark and Seal. 
Signed, sealed, Published and Declared in pres- 
ence of 

Heze. Buckingham. 
Solomon Wheat. 
Samuel Williams. 

Extracts from the Last Will and Testament of 
Benjamin Pelton^ of Hopewell, Hunterdon (now 
Mercer) Co., N. J., dated September 30, 1775: 

* * * Imprimis my will and order is that all 
my just debts and funeral charges be paid off and 
discharged as soon after my decease as conveniently 
may be by my Executors hereinafter named. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my grandson 
Philip Pelton (Philip's son) whom I deem to be my 
heir at law, the sum of five pounds, proclamation 
money, to be paid him by my Executors hereinafter 
mentioned. Item. I give and bequeath unto my 
beloved wife Keziah the use of one room in my house 
wherein I now live such as she shall choose and the 
privilege of the cellar, one bed and furniture for a 
room, also her choice of two cows, to her heirs and 
assigns forever; furthermore I give and bequeath 
unto my said wife the use of the eastern part of my 
plantation whereon I now live, to be divided from 
the western part in the following manner (to wit). 
Beginning at the northwesterly corner of Joseph 
Golden's land by the spring and running from thence 
northerly, as the fence now stands, as far as to where 
the fence crosses the said spring run, and from 
thence westerly to a black oak tree, and from 

* Tradition says he had lost his right arm sometime before his death. 

Appendix. 607 

thence the same course to Stephen Humphrey's 
brook, thence down said brook, as It runs, to Stony 
Brook; the use of all my lands lying to the eastward 
of the aforesaid boundaries, I give and bequeath 
unto my said wife during her natural life, and at her 
decease I give and devise the said lands as above 
described to my daughter Elizabeth Saxton, to her, 
her heirs and assigns forever, she paying to my 
grandson John (Samuel's son) the sum of one hun- 
dred and fifty pounds J>roc. money. 

Item. I give and devise unto my daughter Mary 
Larrisan the middle part of my plantation, whereon 
I now live bounded by the line afs*^ on the east and 
by the great road on the west together with the 
buildings, improvements and appurtenances there- 
unto belonging, to her, her heirs and assigns forever, 
but if my said daughter Mary should die, not leaving 
issue, then her above devised lands and premises 
shall descend to my said grandson John (Samuel's 
son) to him, his heirs and assigns forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, 
Kesiah Smith, the sum of eighty pounds, proc. 
money, to be paid her within one year after my 
decease by my Ex'rs herein named, out of my per- 
sonal estate, and all the remainder of my personal 
estate, I will and order to be equally divided between 
my well beloved wife Kesiah and my daughter, 
Mary Larrisan, 

Item. It is my will and desire that if my said 
grandson, John Pelton (Samuel's son), shall die 
without issue lawfully begotten, then the above legacy 
of One hundred and fifty pounds to be paid him by 
my daughter, Elizabeth and the above devised lands, 
(in case my daughter Mary should die without issue) 

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to be equally divided amongst such of my daughters 
as may then be living or their heirs respectively. 

Item. I do further order all my lands lying on the 
west side of the great road to be sold for the best 
price it will bring, at the discretion of my Exrs, and 
all the monies arising from the sale thereof to be ap- 
propriated to the payment of my just debts, and if 
any overplus, to be put to interest by Ex'rs, and the 
interest yearly paid to my wife during her life, and 
after her decease the whole to be equally divided 
amongst my three daughters, Kesiah, Mary and 
Elizabeth, or such of them as may be living or have 
issue, share and share alike. Lastly, I do hereby 
nominate, constitute and appoint my trusty friends, 
Adam Agar* of Hopewell and Andrew Wilson of 
Trenton, Ex'rs of this my last Will and Testament, 
And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disan- 
nuU every other former testaments, wills, legacies 
and Ex'rs by me in any wise before this time named, 
willed and bequeathed; ratifying and confirming this, 
and no other, to be my Last Will and Testament. 

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and seal this 30th day of September, Anna Domini, 
1775. Signed, 


Witnesses: (L. S.) 

Seth Field, 
Joseph Margan, 
John Field. 

Proved before William Frazer, Surrogate, at Am- 
well, N. J., Nov. 22, 1775. Recorded in the office 
of the Secretary of State, at Trenton, N. J. 

* Given as Adam Edge in certificate of probate granted by Gov. Franklin. 

Appendix. 609 

The Will of Keziah Pelton (widow of Benj-. 
Pelton, of Hopewell, N. J.), dated September 8, 1778; 
codicil dated December 6, 1780; proved, December 
23, 1780, devises to her granddaughter, Kesiah Pel- 
ton, the daughter of " my son Samuel Pelton ; " to 
her grandsons, Daniel Pelton and Philip Pelton; to 
her daughters, Keziah Smith and Elizabeth Sexton, and 
to her sons-in-law, John Larason and Charles Sexton. 

Benjamin Pelton (page 542). in Hopewell, N. J., 
purchase of lands, dates, etc. 

Hopewell Township, Mercer Co., N. J., was formed 
out of a tract of 30,000 acres of land,* lying above 
the "Falls of Delaware." This tract, by the division 
of West Jersey among the proprietors, fell to the lot 
of Thomas Salter and Edward Billinge, who, October 
20, 1685, sold it to Dr. Daniel Coxe, of London. He, 
after ruling as governor of West Jersey, from 1687 
to 1690, sold his right of government to a company 
of proprietors, known as the West Jersey Society, 
for ^9,000 sterling. 

They, through Thomas Revell, sold various par- 
cels of land from this tract, and he gave titles thereto 
that years after were challenged by representatives 
of Dr. Coxe. In 1731 fifty prominent Hopewell men 
combined to defend a suit brought to test the validity 
of these titles. This suit was decided against the hold- 
ers of them. One of the fifty was John Reed, who, in 
1722, held 240 acres of this land. He refused to pay 
for his land the second time and left it. Tradition 
says it was bought by Benjamin Pelton. 

At what date this occurred is at present unknown, 
but it was probably after i J2)^, as a list of the voters 
of Hopewell of that date does not contain the name 
of Benjamin Pelton. However, it was probably not 

* A portion of Hopewell, in 1720, was set off to Trenton. 

609a Appendix. 

long after this, as in a tax list of Hopewell township, 
dated June 26, 1753, the name of Benjamin Pelton 
appears among the largest tax-payers. 

On May 5, 1756, he bought 283 acres of the 30,000- 
acre tract, and received a deed therefor signed by 
William Coxe, Richard Salter and Robert Lettis (or 
Lettice) Hooper,* as is shown by a deedf in the pos- 
session of Jos. B. Horn, who now (1893) owns and 
occupies all of the 283 acres, " lying west of the Great 
Road," sold, as Mr. Pelton directed in his will, by 
Adam Ege, executor thereof, to Charles Saxton (or 
Sexton), husband of Elizabeth Pelton. 

It would thus seem that Mr. Pelton must have 
owned 523 acres of land, as good as can be found in 
New Jersey, or, perhaps, in the United States, and 
in a region of country unsurpassed for beauty of 
scenery or healthfulness of climate. 

Note. — On August 15, 16, 1893, as the guest of 
Ralph Ege, Esq., of Hopewell, a well-known, diligent 
collector of historical and genealogical facts and tra- 
ditions of Mercer county, I visited Hopewell town- 
ship, and with him many of its points of historical 
interest. Especially we visited the Pelton homestead, 
and also the " Hunt burying ground," where it is 
supposed Benjamin Pelton and family were buried. 
This we carefully searched for inscriptions and dates, 
but found nothing relating to the Pelton family. 

The ground is large and filled with representatives 
of the families of a large neighborhood. Many of 
the graves are unmarked. Of others the stones have 
fallen and their inscriptions been obliterated by the 
storms of nearly two centuries. 

*The judge who presided over the court that tried the suit above men- 

f Amos Corwine and wife, Sarah, to Mary Humphreys, single woman, 
May 8, 1793. ^ f / . B 

Appendix. 609b 

Among the graves of the Hunt family we found 
that of Wilson Price Hunt, who, in 1810-1812, led 
the land division of John Jacob Astor's expedition 
across the continent to establish the fur trade on the 
Pacific slope. 

See " Irving's Astoria," where he is erroneously 
described as of Trenton, N. J., instead of Hopewell. 


Page 13. For Depthford read Deptford. 

32. In foot-note, for Foxteth read Toxteth Park. 
44. Reference numbers of William W., 43, 44, 

should be transposed, 
g I Louis Courtland ] should have refer- 

^* III Ward Leroy j ence 69. 
91. I Clarissa. Children: John, James, George, 

Frances, Charles, Edward P. 
112. IX Almira should be Almena. 
127. Ill Andrew J., m. Charlina M.; not Char- 
145. Milo Sandford, m. Maria Louisa Harrington. 
153, 164, 172. Josiah, and sons Elias and Jesse. 
In the information given as to the settle- 
ment of this family in Gustavus, O., 
names, dates and facts were mixed. 
Later accounts give this as the true story: 
Elias and Jesse, sons of Josiah, went to 
Ohio in the spring or early summer of 
1800, built a log house, and stayed till 
fall. Elias then returned to Vermont, 
leaving Jesse, who passed the winter in 
Ohio, alone or with the Indians, the first 
white man known to have done so. In 
March, 1801, Elias, with his wife and 
infant daughter, Zilpha, left Vermont for 
his future home in Ohio. They went to 
the Connecticut river, down which they 

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floated to New Haven, Conn., thence by 
vessel to New York, by another to Phila- 
delphia, by a six-horse wagon to Pitts- 
burgh, by boat down the Ohio to Beaver, 
up Beaver river to Sharon, Pa., and thence 
by ox teams to Gustavus, O., arriving 
there in May, six weeks from Vermont, 
the first white family, and Mrs. Pelton 
the first white woman in Gustavus. In 
1802, Josiah, the father, removed his 
family to Gustavus, making the second 
white family. In the autumn the mar- 
riage of Jesse^ third son of Josiah', made 
the third white family there. 
Page 183. Ill Arthur Scott, d. Salida, Chaffee Co., 
Col., Mar. 30, 1892; unmarried. 

" 183. IV Elmore M., 1892; resident at Ply- 
mouth, Wis. 

" 183. VII Ida Lydia, married May 26, 1881, 
Frederic Boedecker; two children; died 
Mar. 29, 1886. 

" 191. John Pelton, for b. 1774 read 1775. 

" 201. Josiah Pelton read (p. 310). 

" 238. II Alfred; reference should be 239. 

" 244. Ill Joshua; reference should be 253. 

" 255. VI David; m. Elizabeth Falor, not Tabor. 

** 262. Phineas; reference should be 227. 

" 265, 272. IX Eurotas Albert, m. (2) Mary J. 
(Elvers) Smith. 

" 294. XII Elizabeth, born 1877 not 1876. 

" 301. For eight, read five other children, etc. 

" 303. II Arthur Campbell, b. 1862, not 1872. 

" 316. II Josephine A., b. Jan. 16, 1847. 

" 319. Lucretia E. Hodges, not C. 

" 322. IX Marshall; reference 330, not 331. 

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Page 326. John Pelton, b. 1800, not 1880; see p. 324. 

" 329. Charles C; reference should be 329. 

" 390. Marietta Collins Bradley, not Marietta 

" 449. Gratford; unknown. 

" 454. Catherine E. Hunt, not Catherine. 

" 457. Robert Whiting, not Robert H. 

" 494. John Cotter Pelton, married (i) Amanda 
M. Ray, who was born in Dumbarton, 
N. H., February 13, 18 15, and died at 
San Francisco, Cal., February 3, 1886; 
(2) at San Francisco, Margaretha W. 
Sass, daughter of Claus D. Sass, of 
Germany. Children of second marriage, 
all born at The Glens, San Diego, Cal., 
excepting the last: i. Anita Margaret, 
born Nov. 13, 1888. 2. Mercy, born Dec. 
14, 1889; died Dec. 21, 1889. 3. Freda 
Barbara, born Dec. 23, 1890. 4. Philip 
Swett Stanford, born Apr. 24, 1893, at 
Redwood city, Cal. As stated on page 
494, Mr. Pelton, born Jan. 27, 1826, 
was left an orphan while young. Get- 
ting such education as he could at 
Madrid, Phillips, New Sharon and 
Farmington, Me., he devoted himself 
to the free public school, and early 
began teaching. Intending to be the 
apostle of free schools upon the Pacific 
slope, he studied as he taught. When 
the news was received of the discovery 
of gold at Sutter's Sawmill in California, 
he was principal of Phillips Free School 
in Andover, and a student in Phillips 
Academy. His term at the free school 

Errata and Addenda. 613 

ended, he determined to go at once to 
California. Furnished by friends with 
funds and an abundant supply of books, 
maps and globes, by Prof. Cale Pelton 
with a set of outline maps, and by Hon. 
D. F. Whittemore with a library, he, with 
his newly married wife and two hundred 
and ten other passengers, set sail in the 
old ship New Jersey M^"^ Boston, for San 
Francisco where, after many delays, 
they arrived about October, 1849, Mr. 
Pelton with one dollar and a half in his 
pocket, which was spent for passage to 
the shore. Safe on shore, good business 
management in the course of two or two 
and a half months made him the happy 
possessor of four or five hundred dollars. 
Then he began agitating for the estab- 
lishment of his proposed free school. 
A notice in the Daily Pacific News 
December 3, 1849, that a free public 
school would commence on December 
26th instant, in the Baptist Church on 
Washington street; all of which oc- 
curred, Mr. and Mrs. Pelton being the 
teachers. Thus began the public school 
system of San Francisco. On March 28, 
1850, the school was adopted by resolu- 
tion of the city fathers, which resolution 
or resolutions also named a salary for Mr. 
and Mrs. Pelton, to begin on April first 
next. After the establishment of other 
schools, Mr. Pelton was elected the 
first Superintendent of Schools in San 
Francisco, county and city. He was 

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again elected Superintendent of Public 
Schools in 1865. He was a trustee of 
the first State Reform School and its 
first superintendent. Afterward he was 
superintendent of the Industrial School 
of San Francisco, which position he 
took, after much persuasion, in 1869. 
Here, after some three years' service 
and while the institution was in a state 
of successful usefulness, his health failed, 
from excessive care and mental strain. 
A fall from a carriage upon his head 
and shoulders now completely disabled 
him and laid him up for a long time. 
Partially recovered, he, broken in health 
and fortune, went to southern California 
in hopes of at least measurably recover- 
ing both. Settled in San Diego he, in 
the course of years, again made a com- 
petence, which was again lost through 
the great fall of real estate in southern 
California. He now, 1893, resides with 
his family in Redwood City, Cal. (for 
his second marriage, see p. 612), and is 
engaged in literary pursuits. See his 
" Life's Sunbeams and Shadows," and 
other coming works. For his public 
career, see the public records of San 
Francisco. All honor to the man who 
left New England and planted her public 
free school system within the Golden 
Page 544. John Larason served in the Revolutionary 
Army, in Capt. Phillips' Co., of the ist 
Regt. of New Jersey Infantry. 

Errata and Addenda. 615 

Page 545. Charles Sexton served in the Revolution, 
first, in Capt. Phillips' Co., ist Regt., 
N. J. Infantry; second, in Capt. Carl's 
troop of Light Horse. 

Page 566. Benjamin Pelton; reference should be 
546, not 542. He lived for several 
years in Homer, Cortland Co., N. Y., 
but for the last twelve years of his life 
in Ithaca, N. Y. 

Pages 592, 593. Rosenkrans, a Teutonic name, now 
found in honorable stations in Germany 
and Scandinavia. The founder of the 
American family of the name, Herman 
Hendricksen Rosenkrans, came from 
Bergen, Norway, to New Amsterdam 
(New York) and there, in the old Dutch 
church, March 3, 1657, married Magda- 
lena Dircks. About 1660 he removed 
.to Kingston, Ulster Co., N. Y., where 
his eight children were born. Remov- 
ing to Rochester, Ulster Co., he there 
died, about 1 708. Alexander, the eldest 
of the eight (baptized April 12, 1661) 
on March 16, 1730, bought 900 acres of 
land at Shapanack, in Walpack, Sussex 
Co., N. J. The youngest of his five 
children, Johannis or John, became Col. 
John of the Revolution. He was born 
May 18, 1724, baptized October 18, 
1724, married August 18, 1 751, Margaret 
DeWitt, of Ulster Co., N. Y., a cousin 
of DeWitt Clinton. Children: John, 
Jacob, Orianna, Alexander, Catherine, 

born February 25, 1761 (m. (i) 

Woodward; (2), John Pelton; (3) Da 

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Silva), Charick DeWitt, Elijah, Levi, 
Joseph and Benjamin, twins, Siipeon 
and Polly or Maria. Of these sons, 
Benjamin had a son Nicholas, to whose 
son, Allen Rosenkrans, the genealogist 
of the family, now, 1893, a resident of 
Newtown, Sussex Co., N. J., I return 
my thanks for the above data, by him 
kindly furnished. General William S. 
Rosecrans and his brother the bishop, 
born in Ohio, are descendants of this 

Errata and Addenda. 6i6a 

Pa^e "]-]. In the note, for Windsor read East Wind- 

'' 88. Bottom line, for East Windsor read South 

" 91. In two lines, for South Windsor read East 

- 92. 4th line, for Alfred read Abner Sperry, of 
Sperry Farms, etc.; residence, 1892, 
etc. ; for d.. May i, 1852, read drowned 
in the flood in the meadow, etc. ; 3, 
Gilbert Daniel d. May 20, not May 12, 
1862 ; in last line but two, read Susan 
Bulkley, not Buckley. 

93. VII, James Bennett Pelton d. unmarried 

in 1886. 

94. Charles Nathan Pelton, residence, 1892, at 

Windsor, not S. Windsor ; not a hotel 
keeper. Leonidas Chandler Pelton, 
married, June, 1892, Nellie Griswold, 
of Windsor; Addie Louise m., June, 
1892, Austin Bond, of Windsor. 

" III. 2d line, for Herbert read Hobart. 

'' 112. 5th line, for (Woodbine) read (Wood- 
burn) ; same on p. 11 7. 

*• 112. For IX Almira read Almena ; same on p. 
116; and on last line p. 1 1 2, for William 
read Wilbur. 

'' 113. Line 13, for Harvey read Harry. 

'< " Line 7 from bottom, for David Dwight 
read David Austin. 

" 154. In the note, erase all beginning at "on 
Mr. Pelton's return," and ending with 
"married Jesse in 1802," all of which, 
excepting the marriage, is said to be a 
myth. (See p. 172.) 

6 1 6b Errata and Addenda. 

Page 155. In the panther incident, for Josiah read 

164. Elias ^ * * m. MaryFolsom in Jan., 
1800, being the first white man who 
made his home in Gustavus, O. 

164. Mrs. Pelton died August, 1843; Zilpha 
born Jan 15, 1801, not Nov. 15. 

166. Gustavus Storrs, lived in 1892, etc. 

168. Read Lorea, instead of Lorina ; Parinthia 
d. 1892. 

171. Francis Pelton, for Marion and Alexander, 
la., read Mich. 

171. For Alonzo Dwight read Alonzo de Calvis 

178. De Etta, married C. Meacham, not Mac- 

178. Winthrop F, lived in Wayne, Ashtabula 
Co., not in Wayne Co. 

179. Chapin, B., b. at Johnsonville, O. 

INDEX No. 1. 

Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 

Tear A 

of birth. ^' Page. 

1770. Aaron 375 

1770. Aaron 550 

1824. Aaron 145, 150 

1829. Aaron 402 

1829. Aaron 595, 596 

1837. Aaron B 236 

1857. Aaron B 151 

1755. Abner 353, 365 

1847. Abner A 369, 371 

1781. Abner, Jr.... 366, 367 

1799. Abner Mellen 221 

1828-30. Abraham 83 

1837. Addison G ;^93 

1849. Addison M 125 

1843. Adelbert 139 

1865. Adelbert 167 

1862. Adelbert L 392 

1806. Abira 222, 225 

1806. Alanson 455 

1792. Albert ... 286 

1809. Albert 15t. 

1877. Albert 261 

1796. Albert 286, 288 

1851. Albert 487 

1873. Albert 504 

1836. Albert Ahira 226 

1867. Albert B 163 

1839. Albert Elisha 272 

1840. Albert E 452 

1865. Albert Enos 147 

1881. Albert G 179 

1835. Albert H 146 

of birth. Page. 

1881. Albert Lewis 75 

1876. Albert Leon 350 

1852. Albert L 417 

1888. Albert L 417 

1839. Albert Lewis 450 

1881. Albert L 580 

1822. Albin 312 

1823. Aldridge Wells.... 513 


1848. Aldridge .... 528, 529 

1791. Alexander . . , 482, 491 

1802. Alexander C. 424, 425 

1865. Alexander C 276 

1790. Alfred 186 

1802. Alfred 51 

1804. Alfred 238, 239 

{See Errata.) 

1819. Alfred 301 

1841. Alfred 514, 523 

. Alfred 516 

1846. Alfred C 239 

1861. Alfred E 517 

1855. Alfred E 526 

1864. Alfred E 527 

1871. Alfred F 244 

1847. Alfred H . . . 305, 306 
1802. Allen 342, 345 

1848. Allen C 297 

1869. Allison D 472 

1854. Alrneron P 281 

1816. Alonzo 117, 118 

1852. Alonzo A . . . 520, 521 


Index I. 

of birth. 



AloDzo De Calvis. 



{See Errata. 



Alonzo E 



Alonzo S 




Alphonso P . . 




. . . . 



Alson D 



Alson D., Jr. . 



Alson E 



Alson Homer . 



Alura K 






Alvaro A . . . . 







Arami G 





















Amos J 



Andrew E . . . . 



Andrew J 

{See Errata.) 


Andrew J 



Andrew J, . . . 


























Archie T 















Arthur Austin 


of birth. Page. 

1871. Arthur B 91 

1862. Arthur C 303 

{See Errata.) 

1876. Arthur D 292 

1859. Arthur D 479 

1852. Arthur E 167 

1860. Arthur E 451 

1869. Arthur E 525 

1878. Arthur E. W 150 

1863. Arthur F 416 

1854. Arthur H 94 

1872. Arthur H 310 

1874. Arthur H 680 

1873. Arthur M 143 

1844. Arthur M 299 

1841. Arthur M 450 

1873. Arthur M 143 

1849. Arthur Scott 183 

{See Errata.) 

1875. Arthur W 294 

1858. ArvineW ....179, 180 

1789. Asa 475 

1818. Asa, Jr 475, 476 

1804. Asa Carter 356 

1816. Asa S 238, 241 

1774. Asahel 96, 132 

1840. Asahel H . . . 127, 128 

1818. Asahel, Jr 134 

1801. Asahel 229, 231 

1768. Asahel 354, 386 

1811. Asahel 387 

1830. Asahel 387 

1793. Asahel 389 

1853. Aeher 596 

1810. Augustus G.. 176, 177 

1864. Augustus? 439 

1801. Austin 87 

1808. Austin 342, 847 

1873. Austin H 232 

Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 


Year "R 

of birth. -D. Page. 

1867. B 381 

1884. Baxter L 427 

1858. Bayard 93 

1698. Benjamin 33, 542 

1861. Benjamin 248 

1781. Benjamin.... 254, 255 

1807. Benjamin 255 

1874. Benjamin 328 

1752. Benjamin.... 548, 566 

{See Errata.) 

1753. Benjamin.... 227, 254 

1853. Benjamin Case 139 

1837. Benjamin F 88 

1844. Benjamin F.. 351, 352 
1851. Benjamin Ferris . . 

578, 582 
1789. Benjamin Foster.. 

568, 590 

1840. Benjamin Foster . . 88 

1822. Benjamin H . . 259, 260 

. Benjamin H., Jr . . 260 

1812. Benson 508, 509 

. Benson 510 

1857. Benson 512 

1880. Benson 513 

1862. Bertie Horatio .... 481 

1867. Bertine G 394 

1865. Bertrand N 489 

1795. Brace 314, 315 

1845. Bradley H 505 

1801. Brewster 221, 222 

1848. Brewster 224 

1872. Brewster David. . . 225 

1847. Bruce 538 

1821. Buel B 177, 181 

1851. Burdett H 481 

1884. Bart H 434 

. Burton 161 

1874. Burton L 144 

1884. Burton W 414 






Byram 395 

Byron H 526 

Byron Randall. 230, 231 


CadwalladerG.... 569 

CadwalladerB.... 590 

Cale 284, 286 

Gale, Jr 287, 298 

Caleb Miner 97 

Carey Judson 385 

Carlie 466 

Calvin 192, 195 

Calvin Terry 196 

Cassius G 370 

Champion 109 

Chapin B . . . . 178, 179 

Charies QQ 

Charles 269 

Charles 128 

Charles 283 

Charles 170 

Charles 190 

Charles 512, 513 

Charles 284 

Charles 255, 257 

Charles 83 

Charles 137 

Charles 285 

Charles 52 

Charles 286, 287 

Charles 294 

Charles 339 

Charles 391, 396 

Charles 445, 446 

Charles 248 

Charles 512, 513 

Charles 534 

Charles 538 

Charles 538 


Index I. 

of birth. Page. 

1817. Charles 552, 554 

1843. Charles 572 

1831. Charles A .... 135, 137 

1871. Charles A 143 

1856. Charles A 175 

1872. Charles A 240 

1873. Charles Adrian.. . . 282 

1871. Charles A 143 

1847. Charles A 357 

1839. Charles Abner.372, 374 

1828. Charles A . . . 467, 468 

1858. Charles B 94 

1859. Charles B 273 

1821. Charles B ....418, 421 

1873. Charles B 539 

1801. Charles B . . . . 570, 571 

1876. Charles C 152 

1816. Charles C 214 

1875. Charles Cook 281 

1825. Charles C 329 

{See Errata.) 

1872. Charles D 436 

1839. Charles Douglass.. 559 

1845. Charles E . . . . 140, 141 

1878. Charles E 141 

1877. Charles E 171 

1858. Charles E 196 

1873. Charles E 218 

1832. Charles E ....266, 268 

1844. Charles E 72 

1850. Charles Edgar ... . 130 

1872. Charles Edgar, Jr . 130 

1865. Charles Edward... 369 

1849. Charles Edward .. . 588 

1871. Charles E 525 

1862. Charles F 288 

1874. Charles F 288 

1806. Charles F 300, 302 

1842. Charles F 303 

1881. Charles F 335 

Tear ^ 3 
of birth. Page. 

1867. Charles G 49 

1859. Charles Hobart ... 120 
1847. Charles H 163 

1868. Charles H 101 

1854. Charles H 305 

1880. Charles Hiram 349 

1805. Charles Hamlin. 367, 371 

1824. Charles H 868, 369 

1851. Charles Henry. ... 385 
1884. Charles Hamlin... 374 

1867. Charles H 496 

1850. Charles H....520, 521 

1865. C. Henry 288 

1857. Charles H'y 339 

1874. Charles H'y 472 

1782. Charles H'y. . 568, 587 

1880. Charles Hiram.... 349 
1838. Charles Horner... 388 
1853. Charles Irving. 290, 291 

1860. Charles 1 468 

1853. Charles J 218 

1875. Charles J 271 

1859. Charles J.... 348, 350 

1846. Charles Judson . . . 

396, 397 
1865. Charles L 408 

1855. Charles L 451 

1844. Charles M 460 

1805. Charles Muir. . 557, 559 

1836. Charles N 93, 94 

1863. Charles Nelson. ... 388 

1854. Charles Noyes ... . 503 

1861. Charles 258 

1829. Charles O 288 

1820. Charles P 459 

1825. Charles R.... 425, 426 

1881. Charles Roy 573 

1870. Charles Sandford.. 150 

1875. Charles Strong 296 

1868. Charles S 410 

Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 


of birth. 


of birth. 



Charles S 



Clifford Lyne. 



Charles S 






Charles Wesley . . . 


Clinton C 






Clinton Pratt. 




Charles W 






Charles W 






Charles W 



Cuehman W . 




Charles W 







Charles Walter 
















Cyrus B 







Cyrus Strong. 




Chauncey F 



Chauncey R 




Chauncey W 













Christopher B . . 87 






Christopher C. 324 







Christopher M 







Christopher M . . . . 
Clair W 








Daniel A 

Daniel Brown 




Clarence A 



Clarence A 



Daniel B . . . . 




Clarence B 



Daniel B ... 



Clarence E 



Daniel C . . . . 




Clarence F 



Daniel Edson 



Clarence H 



Daniel G.... 




Clarence I 






Clarence M 



Daniel K . . . . 



Clarence Newe 



Daniel E . . . . 

. . . . 



Clarence W 



Daniel Strong 




Clark 186 



Daniel S 







Darius C 

















Clarkson Seth . . . . 







Claude Willis . . . . 


{See Errata. 



Claudius J 







Clifford A 







Clifton K 







Index I. 

of birth. Page. 

. David 587 

. David 368 

1794. David, Jr ....454, 455 

1868. David A 410 

1833. David Brewster. . . 

202, 203 

1835. David B 457 

. David B 457 

1843. David C 224 

1800. David Clark . .264, 266 

1846. David C 270, 271 

1855. David C 409 

1837. David C, Jr. .267, 268 

1835. David George .... 590 

1860. David Henry 409 

1826. David J 259, 260 

1853. David M 140, 141 

1826. David Maxwell.l 88, 189 
1804. David Mellen.. 221, 223 

1880. David Miller 329 

1774. David Yan ... 550 

1877. Davis B 170 

1842. DelmarA 169 

1842. Densmore 392 

1837. Derastus L 291 

1857. Dewey B 167 

1834. DeWittC....293, 294 

1867. DeWittL 295 

1804. Dexter 121, 126 

. Dolphin 461 

1876. Donald W 414 

1824. Douglass 411 

1850. Douglass 412 

1855. DuaneS 291 

1856. Dwight Alonzo. . . 

171, 172 

1847. Dwight C 119 

1887. Earle 538 

of birth. Page. 

1763. Ebenezer 442 

1802. Ebenezer Brown.. 

367, 368 

1839. Ebenezer C 416 

1824. Ebenezer H. . .459, 460 

1853. Eccal 151 

1878. Eccal E 152 

. Edgar 162 

1858. Edgar H 70 

1845. Edgar J 316 

1832. Edgar E 70 

1794. Edinond Genet.569, 590 

1848. Edmond Genet. ... 583 
1845. Edmund G ...578, 580 
1810. Edmund H ...315, 319 

1870. Edward 196 

1818. Edward 243 

. Edward 260 

1831. Edward 389 

. Edward 456, 457 

1849. Edward.... 491 

1831. Edward A.... 368, 369 

1847. Edward B 89 

1841. Edward D 118 

1849. Edward D . . . . 383, 384 

1841. Edward E.... 357, 359 

1862. Edward F 143 

1877. Edward Franklin.. 302 
1828. Edward F 332 

1842. Edward F 375 

1870. Edward Hubbard.. 369 

1840. Edward J 220 

1835. Edward Jones .... 559 

1836. Edward L 71, 72 

1852. Edward L 522 

1876. Edward 244 

1847. Edward Rolando.. 243 

1840. Edward R 301 

1807. Edward Shipman. . 

214, 219 

Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 


of birth. 


of birth. 


Edward W... 





Edward W . . . 




Edward W . . . 

. . . . 




Edward Wallace. . . 




Edward W . . . 





Eddie (Edwin) 
































Edwin A 





Edwin C 





Edwin Caswel 





Edwin C 




Edwin Frankli 

n. . . 




Edwin H. . . . 




Edwin Kingsley. . . 




Edwin L 



Edwin E 




Edwin Wm . . 





Edwin W . . . 




Edwin W... 





. . . . 



Elbert Alexan 

der. . 








Eli Bromley. 




Eli Sanford . 












{See Errata.) 



Elias, Jr 






. 208 








Elias C 

. 169 




Elias N 




Elias S 





Elias S., Jr. . 

. . . . 





. 264 




Elijah 277 

Elijah, Jr 279 

Elijah 408, 409 

Elijah 595, 597 

Elijah E 144 

Elijah R 594 

Elisha 329 

Elisha 264, 276 

Elisha Boyd . . 279, 280 

Elisha C 277 

Elkanah 405 

Ellsworth .... 179, 180 

Ellsworth 239 

Ellsworth 439 

Ellsworth W 239 

Elmer 529 

Elmer 162 

Elmer S 167 

Elmore M 183 

[See Errata.) 

Elsander 165, 170 

Embert W 417 

Emerson 409 

Emerson 523 

Emory 257 

Emory A ....166, 167 

Enoch 78, 84 

Enoch 507 

Enoch 84 

Enoch 85 

Enoch W 91, 93 

Enos .... ... 448, 453 

Ephraim 403, 496 

Ephraira, Jr...497, 531 

Ephraim 514, 522 

Ephraim 533 

Ephraim 534 

Ephraim 516 

Ephraim T 507 

Erastus 80 


Index I. 

of birth. Page. 

1811. Erastus 80, 83 

1794. Erastus 469 

1839. Erastus C 399 

1821. Erastus G 274 


1S51. Erastus L 270, 271 

1873. Erberd F 132 

1873. Ernest 352 

1856. Ernest 381 

1857. Ernest 487 

1861. Ernest 496 

1876. Ernest 530 

1867. Ernest A 136 

1861. Ernest C 167 

1872. Ernest Henry 393 

1874. Ernest Ivin 488 

1874. Ernest M 518 

1865. Ernest R 413 

1878. Ernest W 350 

1880. Ernest Williams. . . 560 

1851. Eugene 208 

1847. Eugene Decelo . . . 125 
1865. Eugene H 241 

1848. Eugene H 362 

1870. Eugene Peters 372 

1828. Eugene S 173 

1814. Eurotas Albert 265 

{See Errata.) 
1863. Everett Bennett . . 489 
1853. Everett E 517 

1862. Everett W 413 

1767. Ezra 95, 102 

1801. Ezra 109 

1807. Ezra, Jr 112, 117 

1781. Ezra 185, 197 

1825. Ezra 208 

1848. Ezra 208 

1856. Ezra Luther 195 

1832. Ezra O 192, 193 

of birth. IPage. 


1813. Ferdinand.... 242, 243 

1830. FlavelB 166, 167 

1848. Florence QQ, 67 

1882. Florence 560 

1828. Florentine W. 476, 477 

1864. Florentine A 478 

1834. Floyd 435, 437 

1860. Floyd 268 

1867. Floyd 436 

1871. Floyd 438 

. Flo>d 597 

1865. Floyd G 596 

1887. Floyd M 542 

1868. Forrest 489 

1823. Francis 46, 50 

1849. Francis 170, 171 

{See Errata.) 

1819. Francis 215 

1804. Francis 387, 389 

1875. Francis (Frank)... 491 

1869. Francis 505 

1843. Francis 515 

. Francis 529 

1832. Francis Augustus. . 388 

1883. Francis A 420 

1855. Francis (Frank) A. 420 

1834. Francis C 192 

1866. Francis D 193 

1875. Francis Edmund . . 320 

1837. Francis E 272 

1860, Francis 1 100 

1844. Francis J 490 

1841. Francis Lewis 338 

1862. Francis N 525 

1799. Francis Sage 331 

1833. Francis Sage 334 

1875. Francis S., Jr 335 

1865. Francis Yane 196 

1846. Francis Vivian. ... 351 

Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 




of birth 


Francis Wilson. 159 
















Frank 368, 












Frank A 




Frank Brewster. . . 




Frank Bailey 




Frank D 




Frank E 




Frank E 




Frank E 



Frank Edward 




Frank E 




Frank Fremont . . . 




Frank H 




Frank Kerr 




Frank L 




Frank L 




Frank L 



Frank L 




Frank LeEoy 




Frank Lester 




Frank Sylvester. . . 






Franklin .66, 



Franklin 343, 










Franklin Dwight. . 




Franklin G 




Franklin J 




Franklin R 












Fred or Fried ?. . . . 











Frederic 268 

Frederic Arnold.. . 361 
Frederic A.. ..398, 399 

Frederic Allen 413 

Frederic A 579 

Frederic Austin . . . 350 

Frederic C . . . 303 

Frederic D 168 

Frederic E 271 

Frederic E 489 

Frederic H . . . 329, 330 

Frederic H 338 

Frederic H 525 

Frederic Hy 340 

Frederic J 346 

Frederic La Forrest. 488 

Frederic M 278 

Frederic M 294 

Frederic M 531 

Frederic S 313 

Frederic William . . 

333, 334 
Frederic W . . . 368, 369 

Freeman 308, 310 

Freemin 416 

Freeman A 410 

Freeman Paul 386 

Fremont 460 

Fried or Fred ? . . . . 175 


George 17 

George 72 

George 83 

George 135, 136 

George 153 

George 259 

George 260 

George 269 

George 384 


Index I. 

of birth. Page. 

1865. George 397 

1827. George 411, 413 

1784. George 430 

1825. George 432 

1868. George 439 

1751. George 441 

1847. George 445, 446 

1763. George 463 

. George 510 

1869. George 512 

1849. George 516 

1845. George 572, 573 

1862. George A 271 

1833. George Austin, Eev. 357 

1802. George Allan. 407, 410 

1877. George A 420 

1858. George A . . 476 

1864. George A 525 

1889. George A 161 

1880. George B 141 

1872. George B 580 

1861. George B 376 

1859. George C 327 

1880. George C.G 541 

1875. George D 438 

1857. George Edwin 203 

1855. George Edward... 231 

1849. George E .... 253 

1861. George E 452 

1811. George E 304, 305 

1850. George E 362 

1862. George Elmer 409 

1861. George E 277 

1856. George E 496 

1886. George Ernest 573 

1847. George F 158 

1829. George F 290 

1865. George F 386 

1849. George F 477 

1838. George F 486 

of birth. Page. 

1810. George G. . . . 484, 486 

1859. George G 327 

1873. George Herbert... 148 

1819. George H... 216, 217 
1870. George H 218 

1837. George Henry 375 

1855. George H 579 

1846. George J 142 

1818. George K.... 173, 174 
1863. George L 596 

1863. George Meredith . . 136 

1847. George McE 150 

1890. George Mason 174 

1876. George M 269 

1849. George Madison . . 

578, 581 

1864. George M 382 

1848. George M 487 

1867. George Newell.... 184 

1838. George P 385, 386 

1820. George Philip 557 

1858. George R 189 

1863. George S 50 

1845. George S., Rev ... 89 

1832. George S 399 

1838. George T.... 408, 410 

1854. George Walter 183 

1836. George Warren... 

247, 248 
1835. George W 277, 278 

1832. George W. . . . 326, 327 
1835. George W 344 

1856. George W 413, 414 

1869. George W 158 

1831. George W. (1) . . . . 495 

1833. George W. (2) .... 495 

1872. George W 504 

1655. George W 520, 521 

1804. George W . . . . 570, 575 
1747. Gideon 405, 421 

Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 







Gideon 422, 427 

Gideon 424 

Gideon H 48, 49 

Gilbert B 317 

Gilbert Matier.216, 217 

Gilbert M 218 

Giles H 169 

Giles W 318 

Glenn E 136 

Glenn W 335 

Gloster A 101 

Grafton S 149 

Grant 72 

Grant 436 

Grant A 219 

Grant S 159, 161 

Grosvenor 267 

Grove Alfred 187 

Grove A., Jr 187 

Gustavus Storrs . . , 

165, 166 
{See Errata.) 

Guj 136 

Guy C 541 

Guy Fillow 3 HO 

Guy M 434 

Guy R 48 

Guy Ray ..... 363, 364 

Guy S 167 

Guy Warren 564 


Halsey 64, 70 

Hamer 380 

Hamilton 508, 512 

Harlan Page.. 131, 132 

Harlan Page 140 

Harley 382 

Harlo'w C 262 

Harold Hamlin ... 372 





Harry Jewett 478 

Harry Lee 73 

HartLeverett. 133, 138 

Hartwell 274 

Harvev 154, 181 

Harvey J 393, 394 

Haskell E.... ... 275 

Hatsiel 354, 397 

Henry 33, 492 

Henry. 42 

Henry 38, 40 

Henry 159 

Henry 273 

Henry 305 

Henry 369, 371 

Henry 381 

Henry 405, 406 

Henry 406, 417 

Henry 415 

Henry 418, 419 

Henry 429 

Henry 444, 445 

Henry 609, 511 

Henry 529 

Henry 552 

Henry 586 

Henry 586 

Henry A 196 

Henr> A 304, 306 

Henry A 349 

Henry B 480 

Henry Benson .... 511 

Henry B 163 

Henry Golden .... 43 

Henry C 196 

Henry Clay 262 

Henry Clark 371 

Henry C 379 

Henry C 392 

Henry Clay 439 


Index I. 



of birth. 


of birth. 







Henry E . . . . 





Henry F ... 





H. Flovd .... 




Henry Franklin . . . 






Henry Ferris. 





Henry G 




Henry Hubbard. . . 




Henry Johnson . . , 




Henry J 





Henry Jacob . 





Henry James. 




Henry M . . . . 





Henry P 





H. Keid 

- . . . 




Henry S 

. . . . 




Henry Seth . . 

. . . . 




Henry T.... 




{See Errata. 




Henry Yictor. 




Henry Varick 





Henry W 

. . . . 




Henry Wood 

. . . . 









. . . . 









Herbert E. . . . 




Herbert F . . . 





Herbert H... 




Herbert L. . . 




Herbert M . . 


1 853 


Herman Stoddard. 




Herbert Yincent . . 




Herbert W.. 




Hervey May 

. . . . 




Hezekiah. . . . 





Hezekiah G.. 





Hezekiah P . 





. . . . 




Hiram 287, 296 

Hiram 186, 188 

Hiram 465 

Hiram 156, 161 

Hiram 487 

Hiram 507, 528 

Hiram 534 

Hiram 537 

Hiram B 292 

Hiram B 294 

Hiram L 530 

Hiram S 145 

Hiram S 149 

Hiram Scott 189 

Hiram S 193 

Hiram S 193 

Homer 167 

Homer 67 

Homer 213, 215 

Homer 216 

Homer J 219 

Homer L 140, 141 

Hopestead 407 

Horace 246 

Horace 250 

Horace 370 

Horace Birt . . 134, 141 

Horace H 281 

Horace H.... 476, 479 

Horace H 479 

Horace M 133 

Horace 142 

Hosmer 310 

Howard M 141 

Howard Milton . . . 564 

Howe 209 

Hudson N 88 

HughB 172 

Hugh Edward.... 129 
Hugh M 325 

Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 



1771. Ichabod 406, 414 

1794. Increase 430, 434 

1836. Increase Averj 435, 437 

1860. Increase Avery . . . 436 

1818. Ira 507, 529 

1846. Ira 528 

1852. Ira A ... 530 

1871. IraB 144 

1807. IraC 144, 146 

1858. IraC 167 

1864. Ira D 295 

1884. Ira Russell 349 

1864. Irving 162 

1885. Irving M 101 

1840. Isaac 408, 410 

1820. Isaac Guion 553 

1816. Isaac W 379, 380 

1820. Isaiah F 324, 325 

1775. Israel 62, 226 

1806. Israel 207, 211 

1876. Israel 212 

1874. Israel 213 

1686. Ithamar 33, 401 

1740. Ithamar 60, 94 

1772. Ithamar, Jr .... 95, 120 
1805. Ithamar 97 

1808. Ithamar 97, 99 

1769. Ithamar 153, 155 

1816. Ithamar, Jr... 156, 163 

1744. Ithamar 283, 284 

. Ithamar 552 

1849. Ithamar D 127 

1800. Ithamar Pratt . 121, 122 

1874. Ivan 478 


1792. Jacob 475, 480 

1822. Jacob Gipson 524 

1819. Jacob Horatio 480 

of birth. Page. 

1835. Jacob M 220 

1794. James 39 

1832. James 44 

1815. James 46, 47 

1710. James 58, 227 

1776. James 78 

1778. James 79, 91 

1801. James 80, 82 

1836. James 83 

1839. James 83 

1811. James 84 

1828. James 145 

1785. James 198 

1788. James 198, 200 

1741. James 227, 228 

1777. James 228, 237 

1809. James 238, 240 

1779. James 263 

1859. James 268 

1867. James 269 

1830. James 416 

. James 447 

1798. James 454, 461 

1810. James 455, 456 

1872. James 468 

1838. James 509, 511 

1791. James 498 

1788. James 499 

1838. James 537 

1821. James 524 

1825. James 524, 526 

1786. James 551, 562 

1821. James 552 

1766. James 497, 505 

1791. James, Jr 506 

1826. James A 187, 188 

1822. James A 301, 303 

1872. James Arthur 511 

1858. James Augustus. . . 494 
1858. James A 530 


Index I. 

of birth. Page. 

1853. James A 525 

1819. James Bennett 92 

1834. James Bennett 93 

{See Errata.) 

1822. James Baldwin.. . . 200 

1839. James Baldwin.. . . 236 

1824. James Clark. . 188, 189 

1852. James D 451 

1879. James E 170 

1873. James Epliraim 212 

1825. James E 277 

1878. James F 47 

1848. James G 325 

1875. James G 527 

. James H 456, 457 

1832. James Henry 47 

1859. James Henry 152 

1829. James Harris 202 

1837. James Henry . 240, 241 
1846. James Henry 211 

1846. James Hezekiah. . . 375 
1810. James Kelley.. 265, 270 
1889. James Kelley.. 267, 268 
1854. James Kelley 280 

1838. James L . . .' 270 

1875. James Lionel 511 

1826. James Lewis.. 594, 596 

1869. James M 409 

1831. James M 495 

1814. James M 513, 514 

l.'S58. James Oliver .' 82 

1847. James P 142 

. James P 447 

1834. James Riley 256 

1838. James R 270 

1845. James R 486 

1859. James R 409 

1841. James Russell .... 351 

1870. James Thomas 494 

1834. James W 157, 158 

of birth. 



James Washin 




Jason Aldridge. . . . 



Jason L 



Jason M . . . . 




Jason W 



Jay Roderick. 







Jeremiah M . 




Jeremiah M , 




Jeremiah P . 



Jerome B . . . . 




J esse 














Jesse Clay . . 



Jesse Elmon . 



Jesse L 




Jesse Urban. 




Joe Livingston 











Joel, Jr 



Joel, Jr 



Joel F 



Joel Pratt 



Joel Whipple. 








































John ....... 









Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 


of birth. Page. 

1855. John, Jr 176 

1775. John 185 

1745. John 227, 244 

1804. John 245, 247 

1856. John 248, 248 

1774-5. John 191 

1800. John 255 

. John 257 

1842. John 267, 269 

1873. John 269 

1858. John 272 

1759. John 321, 322 

1868. John ..... 44 

1868. John 327 

1751. John 405 

1800. John 407 

1800. John, Jr 324, 326 

1790. John 443 

1844. John 445, 446 

1850. John 512 

1866. John 527 

1844. John 528, 529 

1798. John 552 

1871. John 553 

1873. John 269 

1841. John 572 

1750. John 592 

1818. John 594 

. John , . . . . 595 

1873. John 541 

1784. John Bald wm. 198, 199 
1830. John Bishop.. 408, 409 

1834. John B 71 

1886. John B 427 

1855. John B -^81 

1832. John Cartter 262 

1832. John CKnton 194 

1822. John C 435, 436 

1826. John Cotter 494 

1856. John Cotter, Jr. . . 495 

of birth. Page. 

1850. John C 494 

1824. John Channcey ... 558 

1837. John C 690 

1S36. John C 600 

1853. John C, Jr 495 

1842. John E . .... 135, 137 

1881. John Edward 536 

1851. John Edmund.583, 584 

1852. John F 290 

1867. John G 276 

1828. John G 391, 392 

1838. John Graves 372 

1877. John Howard 440 

1827. John I 192, 193 

1855. John, Jr 176 

1800. John, Jr 324, 326 

1863. John Lewis 231 

1818. John Leard...415, 417 

1862. John L 427 

1877. John Lewis 511 

1836. John M 524, 526 

1865. John Moses 466 

1810. John McDowell... 

571, 582 

1839. John McDowell . . 577 
1889. John McDowell . . 581 

1863. JohnN 579 

1767. John Philip ..550, 551 

1814. John O 287, 298 

1818. John Parker.. 379, 381 

1845. John Randolph ... 320 

1862. John R 179, 180 

1859. John S 174 

1855. John Stevens 241 

1824. JohnThompson,88, 89 

1863. John W. B 82 

1866. J. W 125 

1818. John W 175 

1820. John W 175 

1833. John W 210 


Index I. 

of birth. Page. 

1869. John Wesley 408 

1847. John Wesley 41 1 

1823. John Wesley.. 123, 124 

1822. John W ..... . 475, 476 

1863. John W 477 

1843. John WoodrnfE559, 560 

1714. Johnson 58, 307 

1782. Johnson 229, 242 

1840. Johnson 243 

1754. Johnson, Jr 308 

1808. Johnson, Jr ..315, 318 

1768. Jonathan 62, 213 

. Jonathan 63 

1794. Jonathan 64, 65 

1813. Jonathan 116 

1826. Jonathan 157 

1797. Jonathan, Jr 213 

1750. Jonathan 352 

1759. Jonathan 353, 377 

. Jonathan 368 

1785. Jonathan, Jr 378 

1814. Jonathan 379 

1823. Jonathan 384, 385 

1803. Jonathan .... 398, 400 

1825. Jonathan Gates... 230 

1841. Jonathan]^ ..368, 370 
1885. Jonathan K, Jr . . 370 
1843. Jonathan Peters . . 

372, 374 

1722. Joseph 59, 352 

1756. Joseph 61, 198 

1782. Joseph 79 

1793. Joseph 80 

1822. Joseph 85 

1850. Joseph 85 

1814. Joseph 121, 129 

1837. Joseph 197 

1795. Joseph 199 

1816. Joseph 199, 200 

1785-87. Joseph . . . 255, 256 










Joseph 290 

Joseph 352 

Joseph 353, 354 

Joseph 378, 382 

Joseph 384 

Joseph 418 

Joseph 447, 461 

Joseph 449, 450 

Joseph 595, 597 

Joseph 599 

Joseph C 451 

Joseph D 173 

Joseph Edward 409 

Joseph H 48, 50 

Joseph Hy 81, 82 

Joseph Henry 436 

Joseph K.... 355, 362 

Joseph Livingston. 72 

Joseph M 534 

Joseph O 130 

Joseph W 216 

Joshna 244, 253 

{See Errata.) 

Joshua 246, 249 

Joshua 508 

Joshua 509, 511 

Joshua 510 

Joshua 512 

Joshua G . . . . 485, 488 

Josiah 59, 320 

Josiah.60, 153, 154, 155 

{See Errata.) 

Josiah 156, 157 

Josiah 198, 201 

{See Errata.) 

Josiah 228, 229 

Josiah 321 

Josiah, Jr , . . . 322, 340 

Josiah 322 

Josiah C 201 

Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 







J. Doane 383 

Josiah Eugene .... 345 
Josiab Johnson . , . 324 
Josiah Johnson . . . 326 

Josiah P 459 

Josiah S 342, 343 

Josiah S., Jr.. 343, 344 

Jiidd 178, 180 

Jnliiis 154, 176 

Jnlius 476 

Julius, Jr 480 

Julius S 179 

Jnlius W 476 

Junius W 530 

Justin B 315 

Justin B 315, 317 

Justus 212, 213 

Justus J 315 

J. W 


L. D 196 

La Fajette J 383 

Lambert 222 

Lauriston C. 292, 293 

Leander 130, 131 

Leander 419 

Leander 376, 377 

Leander G. , . 117, 120 

La Forrest 487 

Lemon N 98, 99 

Lemuel 403, 441 

Lemuel 471 

Lemuel 473 

Lemuel 471 

Lemuel 441 

Lemuel 474 

Lemuel 524, 527 

Leonard 261 

Leonard L 344 

of birth. 



Leonard W . , 



Leonidas C . . 



Leroy A . . . . 

. . . 



Leroy Delos. 




Leroy J 














Lester A . . . . 



Lester L 

. . . . 



Leuvern S. . . 



Leuvern W. . 



Leverett F . . 



Leverett F 



Leverett S . . . 




Levi A 




Levi Bliss 




Levi H 


















. . . . 







Lewis A 



Lewis A 



Lewis B 



Lewis E 



Lewis F 




Lewis F 



Lewis S 




Lewis W . . . . 




Lincoln S . . . 



Linus Bates . . 




Loam mi C . . . 














Lorenzo. . . . 



Loring Andre 




Index L 



of birth. 


of birth. 


Loring Andre, Jr. . 




Louis Courtland. . . 



{See Errata 




Louis Foster. 












Lucius W . . . 













Luther E 





Luther E., J. . 














Lyman E 





Lyman H . . . 




Lynn C 




Lysander .... 




Lysander. . . . 




Lysander J . . 





Lysander P . . 





Malon T 





Mahlon J 





March ant. . . . 




Marcus A. . . 




Marcus L. . . 




Marcus T.M. 
















{See Errata 




Marshall E.. 




Marshall E.. 




Marshall . . 













Martin H.... 




Martin Scott. 





Martin V. B. 





Marvin 98 

Matthew A 535 

Matthew B 484 

Maurice Hoyt .. .48, 49 

Maynard 136 

Meivin 217 

Menzo 220 

MerrittH 144 

Merritt LaRoy 481 

Miles 207 

Miles J 319 

MilfordA 159 

Mill burn D 275 

Milo C 70, 71 

Milo Ruthven 118 

Milo Sandford . 145, 150 

{See Errata,) 

Milo Sandford.... 147 

Milo S 148 

Milo T 532, 537 

Milo T 535 

Milo T., Jr 537 

Milton 433 

Milton M 541 

Montgomery. .574, 575 

Montross 136, 137 

Morris l^ewkirk . . 

439, 440 

Morton A 518 

Moses 321, 328 

Moses 403, 473 

Moses 464 

Moses 473, 474 

Moses 456, 458 

Moses 483, 495 

Moses 152 

Moses E 145 

Moses F 283, 304 

Moses Young 463 

MunsonM 346, 347 

Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 





Myron 465, 466 

Myron C 90 

Myron E 188 

Myron H 539 

Myron J 383 

Myron S 537 

Myron Wm 101 


Nathan 60, 75 

Nathan 63 

Nathan 78, 79 

Nathan. . 80, 82 

Nathan Harvey. . . 192 

Nathan O 409 

Nathan P 98, 99 

Nathan Terry 195 

Nathan W 73 

Nathaniel .45, 46 

Nathaniel 342 

Nathaniel L 225 

Nelson 387, 388 

Nelson Austin. . . . 

348, 349 
Nelson Austin, Jr. 349 

Nelson A 484, 488 

Nelson W 258 

Newcomb 161 

Newell 258 

Nicholas W... 532, 540 

Noble A 419 

Norman Luton 434 

Norris B 370 

Noyes F 335 





Oliver 212 

Oliver 300, 301 

{See Errata.) 

Ollie M 292 








Oliver N 93 

Oliver O . . . . 257, 258 
Oliver Zeb... 368, 369 

Omar H 168 

Ora A 395 

OraB 390, 395 

Ora Levant 397 

Orie M 128 

Orin 64, 68 

Orlando J 218 

Orlin 128 

Orlo A 319 

Orrin 465, 466 

Orville A 192, 193 

Osborn 455, 456 

Osborne 516 

Oscar Alonzo 256 

Oscar 487, 488 

Oscar 504 

Oscar 513 

Oshea 162 

Osmyn 97 

Otis 529 

OtisHayford 479 

Owen J 413 


Parker 378, 379 

Parker 381, 382 

Paul 403, 440 

Paul 441 

Paul Phillips 478 

Peleg 406, 429 

Peleg 430 

Peleg Rozel ..435, 436 

Peleg Stoddard ... 433 

Peleg Stoddard ... 439 

Periander 380, 382 

Pericles 261 

Perry 100, 102 


Index I. 

of birth. 



Perry A 



Perry L 










Peter C 

. . . 



Philander . . . 










PhiletusM. .. 























Philip Sage . . 



Philo Fenn . . 


















{See Errata. 



Phineas .... 



Phineas .... 







Phineas, Jr , . 




Phineas, Jr . 




Phineas C . . 



Phineas Doan 




Phineas Doan 



Phineas Griffith . . 




Phineas John 




Phineas Mc . 







Piatt Smith . 



Piatt Smith . 

. . . . 



Porter Oliver 





of birth. 




Ealph .... 




Ralph B . . . 



Ralph E... 



Ralphs.. ,. 



Ransom .... 




Ransom D. 



Raspard R. 



Raymond H. 




Reuben .... 




Reuben, Jr. 


Reuben C . . 



Reuben G .. 




Reuben L . . 



Reuben S . . 




. . 354, 


Richard . . . 



Richard . . . 



Richard . . . 



Richard . . . 



Richard . . 



Richard . . . 



Richard Edwards. . 




Richard F . . 



Richard R . 



Richard S . . 




Richard W. . 




Richard W 



Richard Walcott . . 




Richard Walcott . . 





. . .. 



Robert .... 





















Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 


of birth. 











Robert C 

. . . . 



Robert Hinsdale . . 



Robert Henry 



Robert M.... 




Robert R 



Robert W 




. 65, 



Roderick J. . . 



Roderick K. . 



Rodger Northam.. 



Roger Trowbridge. 



Ro ando 



Rollin B.... 




Rollin H.... 




Rollin H., Jr. 



Rollin H., Jr. 




Rollin M 



Ross Carlos . . 






Roswell. . 







Roj Noyes . . . 



Roy Ramsay . 





















Rufus Austin 




Rufus Clinton 



Rufus G 



Rufus Harvey 




Rufus M 










Russell (1) . . 



Russell (2) . . . 




Russell A . . . . 

. . . . 


of birth. 



Russell Denio 




Russell K . . . . 



Ryall B 



S. Aylmar. . . 



Salmon ..... 









Salmon B. . . 



Salmon P 




Salmon S . . . . 




Salmon S . . . . 





. 29, 




. 33, 




. 35, 



Samuel ...... 

. 37, 




. 41, 



































Samuel (Rev.) 





. . 













Samuel .... 




























Index I. 

ofWrtli. Page. 

1728. Samuel 546, 592 

1800. Samuel B. . . . 532, 534 

1875. Samuel Bradford . . 536 

1831. Samuel C 191 

1838. Samuel C 535 

1848. Samuel E 520 

1805. Samuel G.... 156, 158 

1861. Samuel J 427 

1827. Samuel Jenks. 524, 526 

1859. Samuel Josiah.... 201 
1829. Samuel Newell.182, 184 

1822. Samuel P 480 

1805. Samuels 65, 71 

1836. Samuel W 305 

1886. Sanders W. Y....' 420 

1843. Sandford H 149 

1845. Sandford H 150 

. Sanford 161 

1794. Sanford 309 

1881. Scott Blinn 72 

1874. Scott S 274 

1818. Seth 181, 182 

1860. Seth 260 

1868. Seth 436 

1770. Seth 308, 313 

1839. Seth C 320 

1795. Seth D 378, 384 

1835. Seth Judson.. 384, 385 

1795. Sejmour 311 

1848. Sidney C 467, 468 

1823. Sidney R 173, 174 

1819. Silas M 513, 518 

1753. Simeon 405 

1826. Simon 98 

1788. Simon 482 

1816. Simon 489, 491 

1808. Sloman 484, 485 

1843. Solomon L 541 

1845. Somers A 517 

1789. Spelman 498, 499 






Stanley 527 

Stanley S 295 

Stephen 535 

Stephen 268 

Stephen 448, 452 

Stephen 472 

Stephen 497, 500 

Stephen 524, 527 

Stephen 247 

Stephen Austin 452, 453 
Stephen E . . . . 244, 245 

Stephen E 417 

Stephen E 417 

Stephen E., Jr. 247, 252 
Stephen H.... 393, 394 
Stephen H.... 535, 536 
Stephen Lawrence . 

506, 523 

Sterling 186, 190 

Steward 419 

Steward 419 

Stoddard 430, 438 

Stoddard 435 

Sumner M 133, 138 

Sydney S 433 

Sylvanus T 208 

Sylvester 267 

Sylvester 390 

Sylvester 390, 391 

Sylvester A 201 

Sylvester A . . 342, 345 
Sylvester A., Jr. . . 346 

Sylvester A 342 

Sylvester A 347 

Sylvester Fuller . . 393 
Sylvester Hill. 587, 588 
Sylvester W.. 535, 536 

Tabor 95, 96 

Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 


of birth. Page. 

1790. Tabor, Jr 96, 97 

1837. Talman 259 

1825. TensardD....173, 175 

1832. Terry W 195 

1863. Theodore A 101 

18M. Theodore F 48 

1830. Theodore G 100 

1847. Theodore R 189 

1849. Therian T. . . . 273, 274 
. Theron Burt 290 

1847. Theron S 517 

1809. Thomas 165, 167 

1848. Thomas., 166 

1847. Thomas 212 

1811. Thomas 246, 250 

. Thomas 260 

1717. Thomas 403, 404 

1807. Thomas 407 

1783. Thomas 422 

1839. Thomas 457 

1783. Thomas 482, 484 

1816. Thomas 484, 487 

1819. Thomas 418, 420 

1814. Thomas 489, 490 

1759. Thomas 497, 499 

1791. Thomas Avery .430, 432 

1858. Thomas D 487 

1858. Thomas Henry.... 413 
1834. Thomas L .... 257, 258 

1699. Timothy 30 

1703. Timothy 31 

1792. Timothy 482 

1777. Timothy 355 

1792. Timothy 213 

1822. Timothy C 493 

1822. Timothy Dwight. , 

362, 363 
1813. Timothy Jewett . . 

214, 219 
1844. Timothy R . . .357, 360 

of birth. Page. 

1810. Timothy Spelman . 

502, 504 

1840. Timothy Spelman . 504 

1779. Tracy 448 

1816. Trowbridge... 121, 130 

1860. Truman 160 

1863. Truman L 195 

1810. Tuthill 431 

1839. Tyler 98 


1865. Ulysses Grant 195 

1 868. Ulysses Grant 488 

1861. Union Forever ... 381 


1863. Wads worth L 

1844. Wallace J ....232, 232 

1878. Walter A 141 

1860. Walter Britt.. 413, 414 

1875. Walter C 232 

1890. Walter Earle 573 

1863. Walter Elijah 203 

1798. Walter H . . . . 286, 289 

1858. Walter H 413 

1828. Walter K 159 

1862. Walter R 252 

1872. Walters 295 

1888. Ward C 72 

1863. Ward Leroy 69 

{See Errata.) 

1822. Warren 247 

1856. Warren 376 

1872. Warren A 516 

1845. Warren B....251, 252 
1878. Warren Eugene. . . 488 
1837. Watson E . . . 293, 295 

1877. Watson E 296 

1837. Watts E 293, 295 

1882. Webster L 377 

Index I. 





Wells Stacey 160 

Wesley 351 

Wesley M 210 

Wesley M 218 

Wheaton S....504, 505 

Wilbnr Fiske 233 

Wilbur S 302 

William 35, 54 

William 60, 184 

William 63, 73 

William 83 

William 84 

William 176 

William 185 

William 188, 189 

William 220 

William 261 

William 220 

William 189 

William 276 

William 332 

William 207 

William 188, 189 

William 350 

William 356, 361 

William 361 

William 391, 395 

William 392 

William 418 

William 355 

William 505 

William 548 

William 555 

William 555 

William .. 294 

William 294 

William 516 

William A 74, 75 

William Alfred. 85, 86 

William A 167 

of birth. Page. 

1816-18. William A. 187, 188 

1828. William A 393 

1834. William A . . . 459, 461 

. William A 473 

1846. William A 625 

1840. William Almeron. 

128 129 

1790. William Baker 213', 214 

1839. William Baker. ... 219 
1865. William Benson . , 511 
1856. W'illiam Clark.... 189 

1854. William C 273 

1817. William Clark.... 368 

1842. William Clarence.. 550 

. William E 102 

1862. William E 281 

1816. William E 415 

1864. William E 579 

1881. William Edmund.. 581 

1864. William F 47 

1828. William Franklin. 563 

1888. William G 47 

1S57. William G 276 

1840. William Halsey 70, 70 
1856. William Halsey... 584 

1817. William H'v . . 46, 48 

1826. William H". 74 

1891. William Henry ... 75 

. William Henry ... 419 

1840. William Henry ... 168 

1860. William Henry ... 196 

lh67. William H 249 

1859. William H 252 

1865. William H 258 

1833. William H. . . 259, 261 

1829. William Harley. .. 

433, 434 

1840. William Harrison. 262 

1822. William Harrison. 215 

1861. William H 278 

Males Born in the Name of Pelton. 


of birth. Page. 

1823. William Henry ... 333 

1877. William Henry ... 348 

1837. Williatn Henry 357, 358 

1846. William H 376 

1840. William H 385 

1863. William Herbert.. 401 
1870. William Horace... 389 
1856. William H 397 

1867. William H 408 

1834. William H 416 

1849. William H 486 

1848. William Henry... 519 

1868. William H 527 

1862. William 1 409 

1864. William J 50 

1835. William J . . . 157, 158 

1866. William J 218 

1845. William John .... 280 

1854. Willie A 167 

1868. Willie Judson .... 386 

1849. William J 

1864. William J 50 

1844. William Jansen. . . 408 

1886. William James ... 536 

1850. William L 273 

1869. William LeKoy. . . 392 
1834. William Lawrence . 

577, 579 

1874. William McM .... 82 

1810. William M 97, 100 

1801. William M... 206, 209 

1882. William M 102 

1847. William McClure. 572 
1825. William Nelson.. .. 

238, 241 

1836. William Norcott . . 388 

1863. William O 386 

1775. William Pitt. 285, 300 

1832. William P 303 

1815. William K 175 











William K 396 

William Kay 439 

William Eandall . . 

457 458 
William Randall,Jr'. 458 
William Robert... 511 

William S 177 

William Samuel . . 219 
William Samuel . . 412 
William Samuel . . 461 
William Snow. . . . 

557, 560 
William Tilden... 561 

William W 44 

William Walter . . 

300, 302 

William W 394 

William Wood. ... 400 
William Wallace. . 

502, 503 
William Wallace.. 127 

Willis 190 

Willis 487 

Willis A 553, 554 

Willis Daniel . . . 

464, 466 

Willis E 237 

Willis I 554 

Willis T 137 

Winfield 267, 269 

Wintield . 540 

Winthrop 177 

Winthrop F . . 177, 178 
{See Errata.) 

Worthington 121 

Worthington. .121, 128 


Zenas 154, 175 

Zenas J 131 

INDEX No. 11 

Females Born in the Name of Pelton. 



A • Page. 

Abbie 466 

Abbie L 319 

Abby 389 

Abby Jane 562 

Abiah 80 

Abigail 227 

Abigail 415 

Abigail 312 

Abigail 314 

Abigail (Abby). .. . 483 

Abigail 507 

Abigail 530 

Abigail A 142 

Abigail C 88 

Abigail E 182 

Abigail H 318 

Achsah 156 

Achsab M 293 

Ada 171 

Ada 243 

Ada 171 

Ada 263 

Ada 513 

Ada Dorlispa 529 

AdaE 520 

Ada E 506 

Ada M 362 

Adelaide 294 

Adaline 84 

Adaline 267 

Adeline 180 


of birth. 




. 484 


Adeline C 

. 488 


Adeline J 

. 71 


Addie C 

. 252 


Addie L 

. 94 


Addie L 

. 101 


Addie M 

. 505 



. 468 


Adliza Crosby . . . 

. 306 



. 260 



. 261 



. 527 



. 584 



. 261 


Agnes Alida 

. 351 


Agnes Eliza 

. 494 


Agnes I 

. 523 


Agnes Lawrence . 

. 583 


Agnes M 

. 526 



. 242 



. 165 


Alelia Algerena. . 

. 409 


Algada B 

. 541 





. 180 


. 88 



. 261 



. 298 



. 498 



. 180 


Alice Ann 

. 413 


Index II. 





of birth. 



Alice A 

. 519 

1838. Amelia 

.. 392 


Alice E 


1866. Amelia 

.. 564 


Alice Elnasa 

. 581 

1845. Amelia E 

.. 346 


Alice J 


1864. Amelia G 

.. 50 


Alice L 


1887. Amelia H 

.. 180 


Alice Martha 


1878. Amy 

.. 148 


Alice M 


1888. Amy 

.. 584 


Alice M 


1836. Amy Adelia . . . 

.. 338 


Alice Raines .... 


1828. Amy Ann 

.. 66 


Alma . 


1807. Amy 

.. 331 


Alma E 


1839. Amy M 

. 339 




1805. Angelina 

.. 234 




1844. Angelina 

. 129 


Almeda A 


1838. Angelina M 

. 163 


Almena 128 

, 129 

1842. AngelineS 

. 162 




1818. Angeline 

. 480 


Almira M., and de 


1820. Angeline 

. 565 

scendants . . .112 

, 116 

1866. Ann ... 

. 504 

{See Addenda.) 


1829. Ann 

. 514 




1771. Ann 

. 550 




1772. Ann 

. 550 




1785. Ann 

. 551 



1851. Ann Elizabeth.. 

. 231 




1838. Ann Elizabeth . . 

. 291 




1822. Ann Elizabeth.. 

. 459 




1833. Ann Elizabeth . . . 

. 514 


Alzina M 


1844. Ann Elizabeth... 

. 362 


Alura K 


1840. Ann Elizabeth... 

. 515 




1821. Ann Eliza 

. 453 




1845. Ann Eliza 

. 590 




1843. Ann J 

. 457 




1825. Ann Sutherland.. 

. 202 




1848. Anna 

. 42 


Amanda Jane 


1777. Anna 

. 185 


Amanda M 


1784. Anna 

. 204 




1768. Anna 

. 228 


Amaretta A 


1770. Anna 

. 95 


Amaretta M 



1817. Anna 

. 274 


1803. Anna 

. 300 




185s. Anna 

. 327 

Females Born in the Name of Pelton. 645 

of birth. Page. 

. Anna 355 

1804. Anna 379 

1757. Anna 353 

1781. Anna 422 

1827. Anna.. .. 435 

1792. Anna 499 

1861. Anna 512 

1854. Anna 522 

1873. Anna 527 

1774. Anna 600 

1842. Anna 530 

1847. Anna 599 

1848. AnnaB 193 

1816. Anna Jane 433 

1855. Anna Jane 563 

1866. Anna Leighton.. . . 203 

1865. AnnaL 410 

1838. Anna M 231 

1878. Anna May 513 

1831. Anna Maria 346 

1871. Anna May 244 

1874. Anna May 401 

1846. Anna Powers 583 

1864. AnuaH 50 

1879. Annas 167 

1860. Anna S 271 

1861. Annie 294 

1796. Annie 386 

1857. Annie 466 

1879. Annie Bella 536 

1872. Annie J 70 

1867. Annie Jane 511 

1858. Annie M 344 

1871. Annie N 541 

1873. Annie R 413 

1860. Annie S 271 

1814. Araminta 508 

1854. Araminta 510 

1850. Araminta 528 

1840. Armarilla 149 







Armonella 149 

Armilda 140 

Asenatli 96 

Asenath 197 

Asenath E 143 

Asenath Pratt 109 

Asenath Pratt 118 

Athalinda 508 

Athalinda 510 

Attie L 318 

Augusta H 384 

Aurelia 178 

Avilla 188 

Azuba 353 


Barbara 165 

Barbara B 179 

Belinda P 210 

Belle. 466 

Berenice 295 

Berenicia P 521 

Bertha 538 

Bertha E ........ . 137 

Bertha E 539 

Bessie Gray 521 

Bessie King 450 

Bessie May 360 

Betsey 64 

Betsey 97 

Betsey 229 

Betsey 331 

Betsey 323 

Betsey 498 

Betsey Ann 332 

Betsey Ann 472 

Betsey A 486 

Betsey C 399 

Betsey E 311 

Betsey K 480 


Index II. 






Betsey M 227 

Betsey Tracy 448 

Beulah 378 

Blanche 542 

Blanche Marian. . . .581 

Bridget (Mary).... 482 

Bridget 484 


Camilla E 396 

Candace 260 

Caroline 176 

Caroline 191 

Caroline 211 

Caroline 390 

Caroline 395 

Caroline 431 

Caroline 465 

Caroline Anna 581 

Caroline E 218 

Caroline E 220 

Caroline M 467 

Carrie 91 

Carrie 151 

Carrie 176 

Carrie 183 

Carrie 197 

Carrie 381 

Carrie 435 

Carrie A 306 

Carrie A 520 

Carrie C 141 

Carrie E 278 

Carrie E 437 

Carrie E 522 

Carrie E 579 

Carrie L 241 

Carrie Louisa 282 

Carrie L 336 

Carrie L 452 






Carrie May 86 

Carrie Melinda 330 

Carrie M 274 

Carrie M 519 

Carrie M 427 

Carrie Melinda 439 

Carrie N 125 

Catharine (Kitty). 381 

Catherine 54 

Catherine 54 

Catherine 54 

Catherine 65 

Catherine ... 411 

Catherine 460 

Catherine 503 

Catherine 587 

Catherine 595 

Catherine (Kate) 

Jane 581 

Catherine E 459 

Catherine M 412 

Catherine M. ..... 526 

Celia Adaline 454 

Charity 30 

Charlotte 71 

Charlotte 121 

Charlotte 342 

Charlotte 502 

Charlotte 398 

Charlotte 530 

Charlotte Ann 123 

Charlotte A 142 

Charlotte Ann 450 

Charlotte 1 179 

Charlotte Louisa . . 53 

Charlotte Starr 89 

Chloe 245 

Christeen 596 

Christien 30 

Christine 596 

Females Born in the Name of Pelton. 647 

of birth. Page. 

1713. Christine 31 

1835. Cilicia E 126 

1888. Clara 130 

1866. Clara 191 

1854. Clara Jane 494 

1871. Clara Lydia 372 

. Clara M 102 

1866. Clara 128 

1860. Clara O 158 

1857. Clara Susan . . 334 

1876. Clara Theresa. ... 512 

1787. Clarissa.. 64 

1807. Clarissa 91 

{See Errata.) 

1868. Clarissa 129 

1804. Clarissa 186 

1854. Clarissa 260 

1857. Clarissa 267 

1816. Clarissa 465 

1826. Clarissa Ann 121 

1825. Clarissa B 305 

1815. Clarissa M 66 

. Clarissa M 102 

1840. Clemena C 486 

. Clementina 600 

1832. Clementine H 485 

1830. Content 419 

1862. Cora 86 

. Cora 90 

1869. Cora Ada 196 

1854. CoraB ' .. 335 

1884. Cora Belle 172 

1858. Cora E 132 

1863. Cora F 450 

1861. Cora G 295 

1883. Cora L 141 

1862. Cora M 167 

1885. Cora V 420 

1814. Cordelia 565 

of birth. 






Cordeha A 



Cordelia Ann 



Cordelia Ann 









Cornelia Luana. . . . 












Cynthia Hannah . 



Cynthia L 



Cyrene E 










Deborah . , 






De Etta 

{See Errata.) 












Delia A 






Delphine Philinda 



Delsina A 









Diantha B 



Dora M 








Dorothy Benton. . 

. 475 


Dorothy B 



Dorothy May .... 



Dorothy K 



Index II. 

of birth. 





.. 131 



.. 328 



.. 370 



.. 416 



.. 465 



.. 573 


Edith Althea . . . 

.. 139 


Edith Anetta . . . 

.. 526 


Edith Chester . . 

.. 389 



.. 160 



.. 434 


Edna L 

.. 161 


Edith Theresa . . 

.. 70 


Effie Belle 

.. 383 


Effie B 

.. 518 


Effie K 

.. 99 



.. 526 



.. 82 



.. 151 


Eleanor C 

.. 514 



.. 226 



.. 271 



.. 501 


Electa M 

.. 173 



.. 60 



.. 116 



.. 483 



.. 222 



.. 265 



. . 274 



.. 386 



.. 562 


Eliza . . 

.. 585 


Eliza Ann 

.. 132 


Eliza Ann 

.. 452 


Eliza Ann 

.. 391 


Eliza Jane 

.. 272 


Eliza Maria 

.. 219 


Eliza M 

.. 226 


Eliza May 

.. 511 







zabeth 59 

zabeth 60 

zabeth 62 

zabeth 63 

zabeth 214 

zabeth 78 

zabeth 85 

zabeth 142 

zabeth 143 

beth 156 

zabeth 46 

zabeth 245 

zabeth 514 

zabeth 208 

zabeth 214 

zabeth 227 

zabeth 185 

zabeth 259 

zabeth 260 

zabeth 267 

Elizabeth 284 

zabeth 289 

zabeth 294 

{See Errata.) 

"zabeth 301 

zabeth 259 

zabeth 352 

zabeth 353 

zabeth 378 

zabeth 380 

zabeth 428 

zabeth 436 

zabeth 442 

zabeth 466 

zabeth 474 

zabeth 530 

zabeth 487 

zabeth 493 

zabeth 545 

zabeth 599 





Females Born in the Name of Pelton. 











Elizabeth 549 

Elizabeth 563 

Elizabeth A 41 

Elizabeth A 333 

Elizabeth A 73 

Elizabeth A 362 

Elizabeth Adelaide. 374 

Elizabeth C 208 

Elizabeth C 216 

Elizabeth D 380 

Elizabeth D 383 

Elizabeth G 93 

Elizabeth Hall ... 286 

Elizabeth J 281 

Elizabeth J 276 

Elizabeth Lavinia. . 375 

Elizabeth Lavinia. . 490 

Elizabeth M 239 

Elizabeth Eoyce. . . 356 

Elizabeth S 590 

Elizabeth (Betsey) 

Tracy 448 

Elizabeth W 243 

Ella 128 

Ella 178 

Ella 409 

Ella 597 

Ella 516 

Ella 446 

Ella Celia 527 

Ella Eliza 383 

Ella F 218 

Ella Gertrude 351 

Ella J 334 

Ella J 488 

Ella L 217 

Ella L y99 

Ella L 382 

Ella M 201 

Ella M 67 

of birth. Page. 

1851. Ella M 362 

1860. Ella Rebecca 231 

1850. Ellen 188 

1853. Ellen 220 

1831. Ellen 465 

1841. Ellen A 231 

1844. Ellen Augusta 240 

1842. Ellen E 129 

1842. Ellen F 297 

1858. Ellen M 277 

1858. Ellen M 335 

1883. EllottaB 350 

1833. Elmina D 291 

1846. Elmina H 362 

1872. Elmina Jane 488 

1851. Elmina L 277 

1820. Elmira 431 

1865. Elnette Gertrude.. 281 

1858. Elnora 217 

1891. EloiseM 427 

1820. Elsie 490 

1877. Elsie 511 

1852. Elsie A 490 

1825. Elsie A 459 

1870. Elsie C 526 

1844. Elsie D 539 

1874. Elsie E 274 

1826. Elvira 210 

1852. Elvira H 89 

. Elvira L 162 

1825. Emeline 257 

1843. Emeline 272 

1832. Emeline 485 

1813. Emeline 502 

1875. Emehne 526 

1843. Emeline 555 

1855. Emilv 49 

1817. Emily 81 

1835. Emily 296 

1850. Emily 302 


Index II. 

of birth. Page. 

1809. Emily 313 

1805. Emily 390 

1853. Emily Amelia 481 

1860. Emily Amelia 520 

1846. Emily Amelia 536 

1817. Emily E 66 

1854. Emily Efl&e 82 

1831. Emily E 363 

1822. Emily Frances 333 

1862. Emily Frances 334 

1834. Emily Frances 486 

1862. Emily Frances 334 

1872. Emily G 335 

1856. Emily J 251 

1844. Emily J 361 

1864. Emily J 530 

1826. Emily Keeny 476 

1839. Emily L 396 

1848. Emily Matilda. ... 372 
1837. Emily Ordelia.... 117 

1837. Emma Beers 577 

1846. Emma 157 

1845. Emma 583 

1866. Emma 504 

1849. Emma 139 

1851. Emma A 181 

1806. Emma B 570 

1872. Emma C 274 

1851. EmmaE 136 

1859. Emma E 281 

1870. EmmaE 281 

1849. Emma E 305 

1835. EmmaE 574 

1876. Emma F 296 

1837. Emma F 485 

1848. EmmaH 209 

1837. Emma Howe 572 

1849. Emma Jane 139 

1854. Emma Jane 579 

1869. EmmaK 276 

of birth. Page. 

1855. EmmaM 295 

1854. Emma S 160 

1861. EmmaV 400 

1837. Ermina C 396 

1856. Ernestine M 89 

1841. Ervilla 166 

1854, Estelle 90 

1820. Esther 287 

1757. Esther (Hetty).... 548 

1852. Esther Frances 340 

1844. Esther H 369 

1867. Esther L 335 

1888. Esther May 340 

1878. Ethel May 125 

1884. Ethelwvn 573 

1869. Etta. .." 212 

1876. Etta 326 

1865. Etta 416 

1872. Etta 534 

1851. EttaF .... 436 

1866. Etta M 537 

1872. Etta M.. 273 

1860. Etta May 590 

1841. Eudora 100 

1862. Eugenia 297 

1828. Eunice 88 

1830. Eunice 88 

1753. Eunice 308 

. Eunice 406 

1823. Eunice 408 

1812. Eunice 415 

1817. Eunice 418 

1806. Eunice 471 

1786 Eunice 475 

1745. Eunice 441 

1758. Eunice 441 

1848. Eunice A 346 

1860. Eunice A 326 

1875. Eunice Ann 409 

1861. Eunice Capitola. . . 458 

Females Born in the Name of Pelton. 651 





Eunice Loraine... 155 

Eunice O 347 

Eva 127 

Eva 171 

Eva 276 

Eva 400 

Eva 420 

Eva Dell 392 

EvaD 518 

Eva Josephine .... 160 

EvaM 481 

Eva Marian 582 

Eva St. Clare 150 

Experience 463 


Fannie 438 

Fannie 439 

Fannie G 477 

Fannie 1 74 

Fanny 279 

Fanny 309 

Fanny 499 

Fanny B 136 

Fanny E 525 

Fanny S 242 

Fidelia 82 

Flora.... 155 

Flora 395 

Flora A 420 

Flora Amy 225 

Flora B 292 

Flora E 400 

Flora J. 539 

Flora L 183 

Florence 560 

Florence A ..... . 489 

Florence Eloise 172 

Florence E 330 

Florence Elizabeth. 494 





Florence Evelyn.. . -359 

FlorillaW 487 

Frances 312 

Frances 381 

Frances 432 

Frances 443 

Frances 464 

Frances A 460 

Frances C 251 

Frances E 272 

Frances Jane 426 

Frances M 337 

Frances Mary 65 

Frances M 361 

Frances Matilda . . . 374 

Frances Matilda . . . 374 

Frances Matilda . , . 526 

Frances S 242 

Freelove 464 

Frinda 98 

F. Estelle 330 


Garnet Isabel 478 

Georgianna 487 

Georgianna 555 

GeraldineH 44 

Gertie M 349 

Gertrude 153 

Gertrude 440 

Grace 44 

Grace 196 

Grace 284 

Grace 300 

Grace A 351 

Grace G 90 

Grace Irene 239 

Grace 639 

Gratia Ann 312 


Index II. 





.... 36 


.... 406 



.... 37 



.... 39 



... 54 



.... 80 



.... 134 



... 135 



.... 151 



.... 177 



.... 204 



... 231 



.... 36 



.... 244 






.... 259 





.... 267 



.... 308 



.... 308 



.... 311 



.... 321 



.... 323 



.... 398 



.... 448 



.... 422 



.... 430 



.... 441 



.... 442 



.... 443 


.... 447 



.... 448 



... 405 



.... 313 



.... 406 



.... 464 


.... 478 



.... 473 



.... 463 



.... 483 


Hannah 595 

Hannah A nnis. .. . 176 

Hannah Ann 247 

Hannah Ann 24'.> 

Hannah C 73 

Hannah C 451 

Hannah Hopkins. . 234 

Hannah L 123 

Hannah L 257 

Hannah Levina. . . , 568 

Hannah M 143 

Hannah Sophia. . . . 459 

Harriet 52 

Harriet 68 

Harriet 211 

Harriet 215 

Harriet 231 

Harriet 265 

Harrietf (Hattie). . . 270 

Harriet 271 

Harriet 275 

Harriet 431 

Harriet 501 

Harriet 652 

Harriet 445 

Harriet Althea 131 

Harriet A 138 

Harriet A 140 

Harriet Angusta . . 183 

Harriet C 143 

Harriet D 74 

Harriet Elizabeth . . 240 

Harriet Elizabeth . . 303 

Harriet (Hattie) ... 521 

Harriet Elizabeth. . 568 

Harriet Frances.. 92 

Harriet Grace 494 

Harriet Julia 262 

Harriet Jane 588 

Harriet L 357 

Females Born in the Name of Pelton. 653 

of birth 


of birth 



Harriet M ..... . 

. 273 



. 515 


Harriet Maria .... 

. 301 


Huldah E 

. 398 


Harriet Maria .... 

. 384 


Huldah Emeline . 

. 453 


Harriet N 

. 134 


Huldah W 

. 501 


Harriet N 



Harriet Newell . . 

. 572 



Harriet Newell . . 

. 346 


Ida .... 

. 82 


Harriet P 




. 176 


Harriet P 



Ida A 

. 537 


Harriet Rnhama . 



Ida C 

. 167 


Harriet S 



Ida C 

. 436 





Ida E 

. 70 





Ida E 

. 136 





Ida Estelle 

. 117 





Ida Laura 

. 189 





Ida Lauretta 

. 413 


Hattie Josephine. 



Ida Louise 

. 436 


Helen Ann 



Ida Lydia 

. 183 


Helen Caroline . . 


(See Errata.) 


Helen J 



Ida M 

. 400 


Helen L 



Ida M 

. 527 

1 873. 

Helen M 



Ida Maud 



Helen M 


Ida May 

. 126 


Helen Maria 



Ida May 

. 147 


Helen Mary 



Ida May 

. 510 


Helen May 



Ida y 

. 164 


Helen May 

Helen Scribner. . . 



Inah M 

. 518 



. 491 





Isabel F 

. 224 


Henrietta Mestare. 



Isabel W 

. 414 


Henrietta Maria.. 




. 269 





Hetty (Esther) 




(Hettie) Anna 




. 424 


Hester Ann 




. 431 






. 443 






. 465 






. 527 





. 550 








Index II. 



of birth. 


of birth. 


Jane A 

. 193 



Jane Angelina. . 

. 569 



Jane Angelina . 

. 570 



Jane D 

. 166 



Jane E 

. 187 



Jane E 

. 305 


Jane E 

. 363 



Jane Griffith . . . 

. 588 



Jane I 

.. 571 



Jane L 

. 265 



Jane L 

. 489 



Jane L 

. 576 


Jane M 

. 445 



Jane Robertson . 

. 375 




. 463 




. 59 
. 62 

. 227 









. 229 




. 321 




. 552 



Jemima Archer . 

. 198 




. 426 




. 94 



Jennie A 

. 307 



Jennie E 

. 271 



Jennie E 

. 344 



Jennie F 

. 290 



Jennie Louisa . . 

. 334 



Jenny M 

. 190 



Jenny Theresa . 

. 69 




. 65 




. 490 



Jerusha S 

. 68 




. 256 




. 522 




. 560 



Jessie Eliza . . . 

. 119 



Jessie J 

. 541 



Jessie Josephine 

. 377 



Jessie May 438 

Jessie Warren 317 

Joanna 201 

Joanna 313 

Joanna 323 

Joanna 326 

Joanna ... 323 

Josephine 129 

Josephine 39T 

Josepiiine A 316 

Josephine J 351 

{iSee Errata.) 

Judith H 457 

Julia 52 

Julia 218 

Julia 309 

Julia 324 

Julia 522 

Julia A 215 

Julia A 259 

Julia A 70 

Julia A 261 

Jnlia A 193 

Julia A 281 

Julia Ann 342 

Julia Ann 51 

Julia Ann 53 

Julia Ann 193 

Julia Ann 391 

Julia Ann 465 

Julia Ann 467 

Julia Anna 578 

Julia Anna Baxter. 434 

Julia Antoinette . . 345 

Julia Corinne 466 

Julia E 216 

Julia Ette 268 

Julia Louisa 337 

Julia Louise 389 

JuHa S 279 

Females Born in the Name of Pelton. 



of birth. Page. 

1817. Julia Sarah 301 

1860. Julia W 43 


1873. Katherine 196 

1855. Katherine 275 

1871. Katherine Isabel . . 302 

1876. Katie C 518 

1855. Kittie Lizzie 519 

1721. Keturah 59 

1866. Keturah Ann 511 

1722. Keziah 543 

1752, 1760. Keziah 592 


1876. Lalayette 538 

1796. Laura 96 

1817. Laura 134 

1792. Laura 155 

1841. Laura 380 

1867. Laura 381 

1802. Laura 469 

1844. Laura 478 

1845. Laura 538 

1809. Laura 465 

1848. Laura 555 

1862. Laura 564 

1822. Laura A 280 

1863. Laura Abell 561 

1841. Laura Ann 258 

1852. Laura Ann 280 

1859. Laura Ann 280 

1850. Laura Anna 140 

1838. Laura F 467 

1822. Laura L 277 

1862. Laura May 564 

1879. La Yerne Agnes . . 521 

1832. Lavinda 535 

1816. Lavinia 449 

of birth. Page. 

1814. Lavinia B 199 

1886. Leah Hildah 564 

1862. LeliaEstella 163 

1853. LelidaH 417 

1858. Lemira E 477 

1866. Lena 209 

1871. Lena Y 269 

1860. Lenora 268 

1851. Leonora Martha. . . 119 

1869. Lettie H 232 

1861. Letta J 218 

1870. Lettie Mae 317 

1863. Leuvern S 237 

1871. Leuvern W 237 

1852. Libbie C 208 

1849. Libbie Pamelia ... 334 

1839. Lidana L 124 

1862. Lilah 419 

1868. Lillian 297 

186L Lillian C 327 

1873. Lillie 178 

1870. Lillie 596 

1855. Lillie Bell 171 

1849. Lillie E 338 

1874. Lillie M 193 

1869. Lillie M 521 

1874. Lillie M 193 

1854. Lilly 304 

1864. Lizzie 276 

1864. Lizzie 436 

1850. Lizzie 466 

1863. Lizzie J 281 

1865. Lizzie S 590 

1773. Lois 185 

1832. Lois A 257 

1860. Lois A 476 

1824. Lois Cordelia 476 

1853. Lois D 477 

1827. Lois M 239 

1871. Loreda Ann 488 


Index II. 

of birth. Page. 

1834. Lorena 168 

{See Errata.) 

1829. Lorinda 490 

1790. Lorinda 499 

1869. Lottie 400 

1802. Louisa 390 

1817. Louisa 433 

1842. Louisa 535 

1830. Louisa A 210 

1884. Louisa J . 417 

1846. Louisa M 169 

1875. Louisa May 50 

1866. Louisa Morgan ... 393 

1842. Louise 452 

1851. Louise 528 

1806. Louvina 315 

1782. Loviea 474 

1811. Lucina 165 

1804. Lucina 197 

1842. Lucinda 166 

1822. Lucinda 175 

1785. Lucinda 185 

1836. Lucinda 210 

1824. Lucinda 287 

1799. Lucinda 390 

1861. Lucinda Adele ... 348 

1798. Lucretia 532 

. Lucretia 447 

1796. Lusina 469 

1833. Lusina B 470 

1743. Lucy 60 

. Lucy 227 

1752. Lucy 60 

1770. Lucy 63 

1774. Lucy 78 

1810. Lucy 80 

1779. Lucy 185 

1803. Lucy 221 

1755. Lucy 227 

1811. Lucy 234 

of birth. Page. 

1783. Lucy 255 

1805. Lucy 265 

1845. Lucy 272 

1823. Lucy 279 

1794. Lucy 341 

1755. Lucy 283 

1780. Lucy 309 

1783. Lucy 255 

1794. Lucy 341 

1805. Lucy 265 

1811. Lucy 234 

1789. Lucy 430 

1845. Lucy 272 

1774. Lucy 78 

1747. Lucy 441 

1803. Lucy 221 

1819. Lucy Ann 65 

1839. Lucy Ann 72 

1811. Lucy Ann 199 

1831. Lucy Anlowra 225 

1819. Lucy Adaline 235 

1876. Lucy Amelia 282 

1842. Lucy A 289 

1854. Lucy Ahnira 310 

1808. Lucy Ann 587 

1834. Lucy B 224 

1809. Lucy B 387 

1826. Lucy C 343 

1842. Lucy E 270 

1847. LucyE. C 399 

. Lucy Jane 391 

1853. Lucy J 397 

1846. Lucy J 218 

1803. LucyM 206 

1804. LucyM 214 

1856. Lucy M 281 

1861. Lucy Maria 401 

1836. LucyM 467 

1859. LucyM 539 

1804. Lucy Pratt 110 

Females Born in the Name of Pelton. 657 





Lncy W 470 

LuieL 170 

Lulu Ellen 334 

Lulu Mav 189 

Lulla L.' 349 

Lnlla L 385 

Luna L 349 

Lura A 335 

Lydia 153 

Lydia 199 

Lydia 244 

Lydia 266 

Lydia Ann 182 

Lydia Ann 265 

Lydia B 320 

Lydia Belle 421 

Lydia Jane 557 

Lydia |L 48 

Lydia L 164 

Lydia M 161 

Lydia May 317 

Lydia Sophronia. . . 200 


Mabel... 564 

Mabel 580 

Mabel H 523 

Mabel Isabel 412 

Mabel Marl 386 

Mae Alexandra . . . 478 

Magdalene 522 

Maggie B 386 

Maggie B 438 

Maggie Emma .... 536 

Mahala H 319 

M. Leona 370 

Malvina 398 

Malvina A 159 

Malvina C 495 

Mamre A 347 

of birth. 
































Margaret Ann 



Margaret C 



Margaret Ellen.. . 



Margaret Kuhama 



Margie Albertie . . 



























Maria E 



Maria E 









Marian L 



Marian Laura .... 

























. 204 









Index II. 

of birth. 






























. 504 




Martha . . 






Martha A 



Martha A 



Martha Arabella . 

. 413 


Martha B 

. 485 


Martha D 

. 220 


Martha Eliza 

. 182 


Martha Eliza 

. 304 


Martha Eliza 

. 412 


Martha Ellen 

. 470 


Martha F 

. 298 


Martha Isabel . . . 

. 173 


Martha J . . 

. 124 


Martha J 

. 477 


Martha Louisa . . . 

. 578 


Martha Margaret. 

. 184 


Martha Margaret . 

. 184 


Martha Marv .... 

. 94 


Martha Mary .... 

. 164 



. 454 



. 467 


Martha Euth 

. 120 


Martha Sophia . . . 

. 93 



. 232 



. 29 



. 31 

Mary (Aunt) 

. 35 



. 33 

if birth. Page. 

1805. Mary (Polly) 39 

1706. Mary 58 

1823. Mary 81 

1807. Marv 84 

1797. Mary 87 

1792. Mary (Folly) 96 

1819. Mary 145 

1835. Mary (Polly) 166 

1»45. Mary 187 

1825. Mary 190 

1867. Mary 196 

1789. Mary 198 

1796. Mary (Polly) 229 

1802. Mary (Poll'y) 214 

1782. Mary (Polly) 263 

1827. Mary 408 

1827. Mary 266 

1835. Mary 267 

1777. Mary 285 

1820. Mary.. . .' 289 

1881. Marv 291 

1858. Mary 294 

1808. Mary 300 

1808. Mary 418 

1785. Mary (Polly) 309 

1749. Mary 441 

1752. Mary 441 

1814. Mary 449 

1832. Mary 428 

1832. Mary 456 

1754. Mary 473 

1793. Mary (Polly) 482 

1778. Mary 497 

1790. Mary 422 

1795. Mary 407 

1818. Mary 508 

1859. Mary.... 512 

1838. Mary 514 

1846. Mary 327 

1849. Mary 376 

Females Born in the Name of Pelton. 659 

of birth. Page. 

1870. Mary 636 

1853. Mary 541 

1724. Mary 544 

1738. Mary 403 

1747. Mary (Molly) 547 

. Mary 415 

1777. Mary 550 

1797. Mary 378 

1828. Mary 552 

1804. Mary (Molly) 355 

1870. Mary 579 

1809. Mary 391 

1810. Marv.... 585 

1795. Mary 506 

1826. Mary 594 

. Mary 597 

1827. Mary 574 

1804. Mary (Molly) 355 

1868. Mary Abbie 534 

1885. Mary Adele 350 

1876. Maryette 538 

1862. Mar> Alice 511 

. Mary Almira 357 

1846. Mary Ann 53 

1836. Mary A 143 

1826. Mary A 216 

1852. Mary Ann 252 

1800. Mary Ann 424 

1821. Mary Ann 277 

1840. iMary A 292 

1869. Mar> A 298 

1847. Mary A 302 

] 832. Mary A 343 

1847. Mary Ann 457 

1818. Mary Ann 465 

1824. Mary Ann 480 

1813. Mary Ann 493 

1869. Mary Ann 298 

1869. Mary Anna 494 

1862. Mary Alice 511 


of birth. Page. 

1839. Mary Alice 535 

1843. Mary Alice 537 

1798. Mary Ann 552 

1828. Mary Ann 565 

. Mary Annie B 374 

1853. Mary Augusta .... 68 

1826. Mary B 182 

1866. Mary Bell 163 

1863. Mary Belle 171 

1786. Mary (Bridget).... 482 

1869. Mary C 149 

1863. Mary Catherine... 151 

1847. Mary Camden 183 

1842. Mary C 236 

1842. Mary C 396 

1855. Mar>C 273 

1855. Mary C 520 

1884. MaryD 377 

1846. Mary E 48 

1858. Mary E 50 

1868. Mary Emma 126 

1845. Mary Emma 216 

1871. Mary Etta 158 

1856. Mary Etta 280 

1830. Mary Elizabeth ... 195 

1866. Mary Emma 203 

1845. Mary E 148 

1863. MaryE 218 

1839. Mary Eleanor 426 

1837. Mary Eliza 416 

1848. Mary Elizabeth ... 241 
1850. Mary Elizabeth ... 451 

1831. Mary Elizabeth ... 384 
1835. Mary Elizabeth ... 589 

1833. Mary Eliza 225 

1861. Mary Eliza 351 

1843. Mary Eliza 472 

1871. Mary Etta 158 

1856. Mary Etta 280 

1843. MaryE 325 


Index II. 

of birth. Page. 

1825. Mary E 435 

1868. Mary E 452 

1843. Marv Elizabeth ... 583 

1863. Mary Elizabeth ... 218 

1863. Marv Elizabeth ... 476 

1851. Mary Eliza 494 

1843. Mary Eliza 472 

1835. Mary Eliza 270 

1840. Mary F 74 

1843. Mary Frances. ... 338 

1862. Mary F 335 

1843. Mary F 210 

1852. Mary Frances 433 

1836. Mary Frances 559 

1867. Mary Florentine. . . 478 

1851. Mary Florentine. . . 596 

1846. MarV Georgiana. . . 470 

1834. Mary Hannah 439 

1866. Mary Hannah 440 

1849. Mary Helen 230 

1851. Mary Ida 326 

1832. Mary Isabel 411 

1847. Mary J 149 

1833. Mary J 127 

1841. Mary J 495 

1861. Mary Jane 201 

1833. Mary Jane 249 

1853. Mary Jane 272 

1846. Mary Jane 304 

1871. Mary Jane 421 

1848. Mary Jane 528 

1825, 1828. Mary Jane.. 586 

1843. Mary Jane 517 

1832. Mary Jane 590 

1834. Mary L 392 

1846. Mary L 140 

1844. Mary L 162 

1827. Marv L 363 

1836. Mary L 257 

1848. Mary Louisa 150 

of birth. Page. 

1870. Mary Louisa 401 

1827. Mary Louisa 558 

1872. Mary Louise 440 

1871. Mary Lovinia 349 

1852. Mary M 169 

1813. Mary (Polly) M... 165 

1856. Mary M 218 

1835. Mary M 220 

1887. Mary M 161 

1866. Mary M 279 

1876. Mary M 312 

1824. Mary M 432 

1857. Mary Matilda .... 273 

1838. Mary Olivia 147 

1866. Mary Ophelia 358 

1846. Mary P 490 

1862. Mary Ruhama 175 

1812. Mary (Polly) R. . . 175 

1842. Mary R 486 

1860. Mary S 125 

1805. Mary S 172 

1863. Mary S 249 

1802. Mary Shephard ... 356 

. Mary Tilden 561 

1824. Marv Trumbull ... 202 

1810. Mary W 127, 133 

1776. Matilda 366 

1852. Matilda D 132 

1841. Mattie 307 

1866. Maud 82 

1876. Maud 213 

1869. Maud 268 

1868. Maud 416 

1872. Maud 488 

1873. Maud Bell 349 

1877. Maud Cannon .... 225 

1859. Maud M 385 

1874. Maude E 516 

1875. Maude G 137 

1860. Mav 137 

Females Born in the Name of Pelton. 66 i 

of birth. Page. 

1875. Mav 527 

1875. May D 539 

1875. May Emma . . .582 

1873. May Ida 383 

1878. May Ives 371 

1824. Melinda 438 

1841. Melinda C 399 

1847. Melissa 272 

1834. Melissa 288 

1849. Melissa A 169 

1865. Melissa E 273 

1801. Mercy Parker .... 378 

1885. Mernie D 542 

1866. Millie 349 

1859. Milly Estella ..... 400 

1846. Mina 178 

1847. Mina J 170 

1816. Minerva 242 

1814. Minerva 246 

1817. Minerva Jennett . . 557 
1809. Minerva L 532 

1862. Minnie 327 

1868. Minnie 392 

1875. Minnie 170 

1878. Minnie . . 460 

1876. Minnie 178 

1868. Minnie 392 

1877. Minnie Alice 149 

1869. Minnie J 70 

1867. Minnie L 320 

1875. Minnie M 143 

1878. Minnie M 101 

1824. Miranda 182 

1842. Miranda P 142 

1799. Miriam 483 

1869. Miriam Frances .. . 201 

1863. Mnrcia II 539 

1883. Muriel A 513 

1851. Myra 174 

1872. Myra Betsey 184 







Myra K 579 

Myrtia 395 

Myrtle Brown 225 

Myrtre 162 


Nabby 264 

Nabby 387 

Nancy 190 

Nancy 415 

Nancy 222 

Nancy 188 

Nancy 494 

Nancy 455 

Nancy . 483 

Nancy 490 

Nancy 429 

Nancy 380 

Nancy A 103 

Nancy A 258 

Nancy L 277 

Nancy Mahala .... 280 

Nancy Minerva . . . 453 

Nancy O 210 

Naomi 55 

Naomi 212 

Nellie 553 

Nellie B 427 

Nellie C 362 

Nellie C 539 

Nellie G 281 

Nellie K 541 

Nellie May 339 

Nellie May 564 

Nellie Miranda ... 330 

Nelly E 219 

Nettie Jane 393 

Nettie M 281 

NinaM 160 

NoraC 519 


Index II. 



18 TO. 





Kora E 167 

Nora M 144 

Nora M 530 


Oliv^e ... 442 

Olive 464 

Olive 475 

Olive Mary 90 

Olive Rosette 231 

Olive Wheeler.... 137 

Olivia S 540 

OrieM 128 

Oritta 155 

Orpha 97 

Orpha 98 

Orpha 232 

Orpha 276 

Orpha 500 

Orpha 507 

Orpha 524 

Orpha S 452 

Orpha S 452 

OrrettiL 98 

Orvilla 157 

Ovelia J 193 


Pamelia 524 

Pamelia A 192 

Parintha 168 

{See Errata.) 

Patience 264 

Patience 427 

Patience B 202 

Paulina 270 

Pauline E 236 

Pearl Garnet 196 

Pearl Gertrude. . . . 564 

Pearly Hattie 352 

of birth. Page. 

1838. Peggy 279 

1797. Peggy 499 

1792. Persis 311 

1794. Phila 323 

1853. Phila S 273 

1789. Philena 64 

1826. Philena 82 

1833. Philena 159 

1845. Philena 166 

1812. Philena 176 

1802. Philena 449 

1859. Philinda 160 

1791. Philinda 366 

1788. Philinda 498 

1792. Phoebe 186 

1833. Phoebe 190 

1799. Phoebe 199 

1785. Phoebe 263 

1764. Phoebe 321 

1796. Phoebe 342 

1825. Phoebe 411 

1810. Phoebe 418 

1858. Phoebe 442 

1838. Phoebe C 346 

1793. Polly (Mary) 482 

1792. Polly (Mary) 96 

1782. Polly (Mary). ..... 263 

1813. Polly (Mary) M.. . . 165 

1785. Polly (Mary) 309 

1805. Polly (Mary) 39 

1722. Preserved 403 

1761. Priscilla 61 

1802. Priscilla 121 

1786. Priscilla 204 

1772. Priscilla 442 

. Priscilla 447 

1776. Priscilla 448 

1782. Prudence 198 

1827. Prudence 201 

1865. Prudence 201 

Females Born in the Name of Pelton. 663 

of birth. 


of birth. 




















Prudence C 




Prudence Gertrude 






























Rachel Elisa 












Rebecca , . .. 












Rebecca Adeline. 




Rebecca Drake. . , 




Rebecca Jane 




Rebecca Jane 




Rebecca Jane . . . . . 




Rebecca Miriam. 




















Rhoda A 




Rhoda M 










Rosa Belle 




Rosa Estelle . . 








RosannaLeonia. . 








Rosie 516 

Rosina 449 

Roxanna 100 

Roxanna 186 

Roxanna 190 

Roxanna 497 

Roxanna M 533 

Ruania 427 

Ruhania 181 

Ruhama C 172 

Ruhama E 174 

Ruth ()1 

Ruth ... 78 

Ruth : . 190 

Rnth 228 

Ruth 309 

Ruth 323 

Ruth 344 

Ruth 418 

Ruth 466 

Ruth 497 

Ruth 534 

Ruth Ann 84 

Ruth Ann 145 

Ruth Ann 151 

RuthEffie 340 

Ruth F 371 

Ruth Harriet 138 

Ruth Lord 205 

Ruth Maria 72 

Ruth R 210 

Ruth Shiprnan 199 


SabraA 138, 122 

Sabra E 325 

Sadie A 47 

Sallie 264 

Sally 80 

Sall'j 228 


Index II. 

of birth. 


1824. Sally Maria. . . . 

.. 74 

1795. Sally Maria 

.. 331 

1813. Samantha 

.. m 

1795. Samantha 

.. 429 

1693. Sarah 

.. 33 

1742. Sarah 

.. 35 

1744. Sarah 

.. 35 

. Sarah 

.. 227 

1717. Sarah 

.. 59 

1755. Sarah 

.. 61 

1766. Sarah 

.. 61 

1750. Sarah 

.. 79 

1845. Sarah . 

.. 85 

1824. Sarah 

.. 85 

1801. Sarah 

.. 73 

1810. Sarah 

.. 121 

1807. Sarah (Sally) . . 

.. 165 

1839. Sarah (Sally) . . 

.. 166 

1795. Sarah 

.. 186 

1822. Sarah 

.. 187 

1864. Sarah 

.. 191 

1830. Sarah 

. 192 

1828. Sarah 

.. 210 

1836. Sarah 

.. 211 

1835. Sarah 

.. 326 

1789. Sarali 

.. 285 

1834. Sarah 

.. 326 

1831. Sarah 

.. 345 

1748. Sarah 

.. S5'A 

1783. Sarah 

.. 366 

1799. Sarah (Sally) . . 

.. 378 

1794. Sarah 

.. 398 

1781. Sarah 

.. 482 

1830. Sarah 

.. 485 

1865. Sarah 

.. 488 

1811. Sarah 

.. 489 

1783. Sarah 

.. 498 

1798. Sarah (Sally) . . 

.. 501 

1816. Sarah 

.. 508 

1829. Sarah 

.. 336 

of birth. Page. 

1829. Sarah 535 

1743. Sarali 547 

1768. Sarah 550 

1815. Sarah 588 

1834. Sarah 595 

. Sarah 451 

1866. Sarah 579 

1827. Sarah 514 

1757. Sarah (Sally) 598 

1829. Sarah 535 

. Sarah 597 

1812. Sarah Ann 46 

1811. Sarah Ann 97 

1827. Sarah Ann 135 

1863. Sarah Ann 248 

1842. Sarah A 250 

1854. Sarah A 294 

1844. Sarah A 272 

1843. Sarah Austria 348 

1827. Sarah Ann 425 

1832. Sarah Ann 428 

1817. Sarah A 523 

1809. Sarah Bidwell 367 

1812. Sarah G 424 

1811. Sarah D 173 

1841. Sarah E 305 

1860. Sarah E 50 

1863. Sarah E 139 

1868. Sarah E 347 

1846. Sarah Electa 174 

1862. Sarah Eleanor 274 

1768. Sarah E 550 

1832. Sarah E 393 

1855. Sarah E 412 

1858. Sarah E 529 

. Sarah E 510 

1840. Sarah Isabella 238 

1822. Sarah Jane 305 

1839. Sarah Jane 338 

1840. Sarah Jane 472 

Females Born in the Name of Pelton. 665 

of birth. 



Sarah Jane 

. 480 


Sarah Jane G . . . 

. 340 


Sarah Jane 

. 481 


Sarah Jane 

. 496 


Sarah J 

. 451 


Sarah Jane 



Sarah Linette 

. 317 


Sarah Lemira (1). 

. 568 


Sarah Lemira (2) . 

. 568 


Sarah Maria 

. 74 


Sarah M 

. 246 


Sarah M 

. 351 


Sarah Maria 

. 400 


Sarah Rhoda .... 

. 288 


Sarah Sturges . . . 

. 349 


Sarah S 

. 253 


Sarah Sabrina . . 

. 124 


Savatah R 

. 541 



. 499 



. 52 



. 94 



. 455 


. 461 


Sophia C 

. 383 



. 79 


Sophronia Belle. . 

. 181 



. 534 



. 86 



. 168 



. 87 



. 314 



. 485 



. 599 


Susan Angeline . . 

. 595 


Susan Content . . 

. 421 


Susan L 

. 250 


Susie May 

. 334 


Susanna . 

. 31 



. 524 



. 30 

of birth. Page. 

1750. Susannah 308 

1793. Susannah 328 

1802. Susannah 314 

1741. Sybil 403 

1793. Sylvia 314 

. Sylvia 510 

1821. Sylvia 513 

1850. Sylvia 515 

1860. Sylvia 538 

1844. Sylvia A 518 

1793. Sylvia E 531 


1795. Temperance 213 

1858. Tenella Viola... 310 

1813. Thankful 145 

1869. Theodosia ........ 248 

1853. Thirza A 293 

1856. Thirza Jennette. . . 223 


1879. Valeria (Lillie). . . . 374 
1867. Valeria 397 

1849. Vandalia A 164 

1880. VeraT 417 

1889. Vera May 582 

1886. VernaE 434 

1862. Vesta 261 

1788. Vienna 366 

1813. Vienna Matilda .. . 367 

1869. Viola 523 

1843. Virginia 176 

1867. Virginia Lee 86 

1850. Virginia M 242 


1761. Wealthy 406 

1805. Wealthy 532 

1835. Wealthy Olivia ... 537 


Index II. 

of birth. 


Wilhelniina . . . 
Winnie J 

: Page. 
... 101 

... 349 





... 415 
... 417 


of birth. Page. 

1821. Zervia Gajlord 202 

1803. Zervias 229 

1874. Zilla 511 

1776. Zilpha 154 

1801. Zilpha 164 

INDEX No. Ill 

Surnames other than Pelton, including Peltons who have 
Married Peltons. 

-^' Page. 

Abbej, Benjamin 367 

Abbey, Panielia 331, 333 

Abell, Catherine E 561 

Adams, Dr. Charles 550 

Adams, George, and child. 295 

Adams, Mr 510 

Adams, Mary 292, 293 

Aiken, Robert, and chil- 
dren 386