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Rufus Austin PELTON

Male 1826 - 1873  (46 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rufus Austin PELTON was born on 14 Oct 1826 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT (son of Austin PELTON and Charlotte PELTON); died on 8 Mar 1873 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 2650
    • _UID: 1DEA68888E004F76A5BFB3E2A2462C3F96F0

    Notes:

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    He was a painter.

    Rufus married Mary BEEBE in 1843 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT. Mary was born in 1820 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT; died in 1867 in CT. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Notes:

    Married:
    Reference Number:38995

    Children:
    1. Frank Austin PELTON was born on 10 Nov 1844 in Chicopee Falls, Hampden, MA; was christened in in Hartford, Hartford, CT; died on 10 Nov 1911 in New Milford, Litchfield, CT; was buried in New Milford, Litchfield, CT.
    2. Estelle PELTON was born on 20 Oct 1854 in Hartford, Hartford, CT; and died.
    3. Myron C. PELTON was born on 8 Sep 1856 in Hartford, Hartford, CT; and died.
    4. Cora PELTON was born in 1857 in Hartford, Hartford, CT; and died.
    5. Carrie PELTON was born in 1857 in Hartford, Hartford, CT; and died.
    6. Twin 1 PELTON was born about 1860 in CT; died in 1861 in CT.
    7. Twin 2 PELTON was born about 1860 in CT; died about 1861 in CT.

    Rufus married Elmina Elmira MANLEY on 30 Nov 1848 in Stafford, CT. Elmina was born about 1826 in CT; died in 1849 in CT. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Notes:

    Married:
    Reference Number:39001

    Rufus married Julia A. EDSON on 25 Aug 1850 in Stafford, CT. Julia was born about 1830 in CT; died about 1852 in CT. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Notes:

    Married:
    Reference Number:39006

    Children:
    1. PELTON was born about 1851 in CT; died about 1852 in CT.
    2. PELTON was born about 1852 in CT; died about 1855 in CT.

    Rufus married Hattie E. Gibbs PIERCE on 26 Nov 1868 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT. Hattie was born on 15 Nov 1826 in Goshen, CT; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Notes:

    Married:
    Reference Number:39011

    Children:
    1. Arthur Burton PELTON was born on 1 May 1871 in CT; died on 22 Jan 1872 in CT.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Austin PELTON was born on 2 Dec 1801 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT (son of John PELTON and Eunice BEEBE); died on 27 Aug 1834.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 1373
    • _UID: 85EE42FAE0FD483C9620B570F3321878A0E3

    Notes:

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    He was a Farmer.

    Austin married Charlotte PELTON on Yes, date unknown. Charlotte (daughter of Ithamar Jr PELTON and Charlotte STARR) was born on 15 Mar 1799 in Middlefield, Hampshire, CT; died on 28 Aug 1834 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Charlotte PELTON was born on 15 Mar 1799 in Middlefield, Hampshire, CT (daughter of Ithamar Jr PELTON and Charlotte STARR); died on 28 Aug 1834 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 1434
    • _UID: E852B2B0D0B94FA6825F7D42D46C2C9DC303

    Notes:

    Married:
    Reference Number:20857

    Children:
    1. Christopher Beebe PELTON was born on 14 May 1822 in Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 15 Jan 1891 in Enfield, Hartford, CT.
    2. John Thompson PELTON was born on 9 Sep 1824 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; and died.
    3. 1. Rufus Austin PELTON was born on 14 Oct 1826 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 8 Mar 1873 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT.
    4. Eunice PELTON was born on 26 Jun 1828 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 26 Apr 1829.
    5. Eunice PELTON was born on 22 Jul 1830 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; and died.
    6. Abigail C. PELTON was born on 27 Aug 1832 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; and died.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John PELTON was born on 29 Jul 1772 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT (son of Nathan PELTON and Ruth THOMPSON); died on 31 Mar 1864 in Pittsford, Monroe, NY.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 649
    • _UID: 5D0DA29339214288A6047B531CB9AB1AD531

    Notes:

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    He was a Farmer.

    John married Eunice BEEBE on 1 Jan 1797 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT. Eunice was born on 12 Dec 1777 in New London, New London, CT; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Eunice BEEBE was born on 12 Dec 1777 in New London, New London, CT; and died.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 1371
    • _UID: 12B9724682D74C5197A6EA61750E508155A9

    Notes:

    Married:
    Reference Number:11189

    Children:
    1. Mary PELTON was born on 15 Dec 1797 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died after 1889 in Pittsford, Monroe, NY.
    2. 2. Austin PELTON was born on 2 Dec 1801 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 27 Aug 1834.
    3. Susan PELTON was born on 25 May 1807 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; and died.

  3. 6.  Ithamar Jr PELTON was born on 14 Aug 1772 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT (son of Ithamar PELTON and Asenath PRATT); died on 2 Jan 1861 in Litchfield, Medina, OH.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 659
    • _UID: 0F9127135E3F42CB8B9C63F5DBFF9076E312

    Notes:

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    He was a Farmer.

    Ithamar married Charlotte STARR on 7 Jun 1798 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA. Charlotte was born about 1772; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Charlotte STARR was born about 1772; and died.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 1433
    • _UID: 1A39249E5BA840089D10071F60F55A3D1FA6

    Notes:

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    She was married previously.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Reference Number:11409

    Marriage Banns:
    Middlefield, Hampshire, MA

    Children:
    1. 3. Charlotte PELTON was born on 15 Mar 1799 in Middlefield, Hampshire, CT; died on 28 Aug 1834 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT.
    2. Ithamar Pratt PELTON was born on 13 Sep 1800 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; died after 1880.
    3. Priscilla PELTON was born on 19 Aug 1802 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; died before 1876 in East Hartford, Hartford, CT.
    4. Dexter PELTON was born on 17 Jun 1804 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; died on 24 Jun 1855.
    5. Lyman PELTON was born on 5 Apr 1806 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; died on 9 Dec 1869 in Alaiedon, Ingham, MI.
    6. Worthington PELTON was born on 28 Jan 1808 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; died about 1808.
    7. Sarah PELTON was born on 11 Apr 1810 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; and died.
    8. Worthington PELTON was born on 7 Dec 1811 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; and died.
    9. Joseph PELTON was born on 11 Mar 1814 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; died on 26 Feb 1879 in North Brookfield, Worcester, MA.
    10. Trowbridge PELTON was born on 12 Aug 1816 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; died after 1878.
    11. Cyprian PELTON was born on 15 Jan 1821 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; died on 29 Aug 1877 in Kent, Portage, OH.
    12. Philander PELTON was born on 9 Apr 1823 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; died on 18 Feb 1863 in Litchfield, Medina, OH.
    13. Clarissa Ann PELTON was born on 22 Aug 1826 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; died in 1856 in Harrisonville, Medina, OH.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Nathan PELTON was born on 2 May 1738 (son of John PELTON and Elizabeth CHAMPION); died on 16 May 1813 in Windsor, Hartford, CT; was buried in May 1813 in Town Street Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, CT.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 285
    • _UID: 289344DE908C46D1BF9344E7C5F895CAA9FC
    • Alt. Birth: 2 May 1738; Alt. Birth
    • Alt. Death: 16 May 1813; Alt. Death
    • Baptism: 13 Feb 1953

    Notes:

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    He was a Farmer and a Ship smith. Of light complexion and hair, broad sho ulders with short neck and legs and of great strength. Once he shoulder m oved an anchor to show he was as strong as an ox and the pressure split h is cowhide shoes.
    "Nathan was a sturdy scion from a sturdy puritan stock, both in mind a nd in body, and was honored in Church and in State. He ruled his house s ternly, as the following anecdotes, told by his great-granddaughter, Mr s. Emily P. Miller, whose father and mother were both grandchildren of Nat han, will shoe: "one evening his children, or grandchildren, had for visit ors their cousins Phelps, and making more noise in their fun than the o ld gentleman thought proper, he left his bed and severely reprimanded the m. On another occasion a dance being in progress in the neighborhoo d, he suspected that a son and daughter had gone there. He went ot see a nd finding them took them home for the night, or so he thought. They havi ng inherited a fair share of their father's spirit, after all was quiet re turned to the dance and saw it out." he attended church with utmost regula rity, regardless of wind or weather, and from Saturday night to Sunday nig ht, the New England Sabbath, scarcely allowed a word above a whisper in h is house. he was not a favorite with the young, but was always a thouroug hly reliable man. His light complexion with light hair and stocky statu re where characteristics of the early New England Peltons.
    At the beginning of the campaign of 1759, of the "Old French War" Nathan a nd his brother Ithamar were members of Captain Peleg Redfield's Company. ( 1st Lt. George Nettleton; 2d Abraham Pyler; Ensign, Edward Shipman), who j oined the forces of General Amherst, and served through the campaign, In 1 760, Captain Redfield again served with his company.
    The family Bible of Nathan was in the possession of hes grandson, Enoch Pe lton of South Windsor, CT in 1892. it is said that in early live, Natha n, in Middletown, CT, was connected in business with John Harper, a m an of Scotch-Irish descent, who had married Miriam Thompson, daughter of J ames Thompson of Windsor, CT, another Scotchman, That Miriam's sister Rut h, while visiting her, met Mr. Pelton who afterward married her. The y, in time, removed to Windsor, where they became permanent residents, whi le John Harper went to New York State, bought 250 acres of land and found ed Harpersfield in Delaware county. He was an associate of Sir William Jo hnson and Jos. Brant. In the Revolutionary War, Colonel John Harper, comm anding at Fort Schoharie, was warned by Brant of coming danger in ti me to save the lives of himself and family, even though his house was burn ed and the village destroyed. (See Jay Goulds History Delaware Co., and al so Stiles' History of Windsor, CT)"[3108553.ged]

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    Ref: DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, Part III (pages 2269-2270), Wa shing 1990.
    Nathan, CT, b. May 2, 1738 CT, d. May 16, 1813 CT, married (1) Ruth Thomps on (2) Mrs Mary Waters, was in Civil Service and Patriotic Service.

    Note: First Pelton to come to East Windsor, CT. now South Windsor, CT
    "Three of Nathaniel Pelton's daughters married Phelpses' The Pelton and Ph elps families disagreed in politics, and on the engagement of Mr. Pelton 's third daughter to a Phelps, he is reported as saying, "Well I have a li ttle yellow dog. If I knew there were any more Phelpses around I would t ie her up."

    Military:
    Revoluntionary War

    Occupation:
    Shipsmith

    Alt. Birth:
    Saybrook Twp, Middelsex County, CT

    Alt. Death:
    East Windsor, Hartford County, CT

    Nathan married Ruth THOMPSON on 23 Nov 1763 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT. Ruth was born on 1 Jun 1740 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 21 Jun 1789 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Ruth THOMPSON was born on 1 Jun 1740 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 21 Jun 1789 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 643
    • _UID: B109CB950FC1436692AFD20A0F658947F4B0

    Notes:

    Married:
    Reference Number:5936

    Children:
    1. Nathan Jr PELTON was born on 16 Oct 1764 in Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT; died on 7 Jun 1856 in West Leyden, Lewis, NY.
    2. Elizabeth PELTON was born on 20 Aug 1766 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 30 Jun 1809 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT.
    3. Ruth PELTON was born on 19 Sep 1768 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 9 Apr 1850 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT.
    4. Enoch PELTON was born on 7 Aug 1770 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died in 1829 in Alexandria, Fairfax, VA.
    5. 4. John PELTON was born on 29 Jul 1772 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 31 Mar 1864 in Pittsford, Monroe, NY.
    6. Lucy PELTON was born on 7 Nov 1774 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 13 Oct 1863 in Rutin, Lewis, NY.
    7. James PELTON was born on 9 Aug 1776 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 19 Jul 1778 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT.
    8. James PELTON was born on 20 Oct 1778 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 4 Feb 1870 in South Windsor, Hartford, CT.
    9. Sarah PELTON was born on 12 Oct 1780 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 27 Aug 1869 in Gerry, Chautauqua, NY.
    10. Joseph PELTON was born on 30 Jun 1782 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 11 Apr 1787 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT.

  3. 12.  Ithamar PELTON was born on 22 Nov 1740 (son of John PELTON and Elizabeth CHAMPION); died on 16 Mar 1826 in Middlefield, Hampshire, CT; was buried about 20 Mar 1826 in Middleford, Hampshire County, MA.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 286
    • _UID: 7649DB606B4D4288BB2781AFCA71682455F9
    • Alt. Birth: 22 Nov 1740
    • Alt. Death: 16 Mar 1826; Alt. Death

    Notes:

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    He was a Mechanic and a Builder. He served in the Military 1776.[3108553. ged]

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    Ref: DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, Part III (pages 2269-2270), Wa shing 1990.
    Ithamar, CT, b. November 22, 1740 CT, d. March 16, 1826 MA, married (1) As enath Pratt, was a Private

    Ithamar was a fine mechanic and famous builder of his time. It is said th at me may have built 13 churches, including the Congregational church of E ssex, CT. He and his brother, Nathan, served in the "French War" under Ge n. Amherst. He may have also served in the war of the revolution as he w as at the burning of New London, CT.

    The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volu me 28 page 234:

    Mrs. Martha Pelton Hatfield.
    DAR ID Number: 27639
    Born in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
    Wife of Charles Hatfield.
    Descendant of Ithamar Pelton, of Connecticut.
    Daughter of Alonzo Pelton (1816-91) and Emeline Adelia Tainter, his wif
    Granddaughter of Ezra Pelton (1767-1838) and Chloe Wright, his wife.
    Gr.-granddaughter of Ithamar Pelton and Asenath Pratt, his wife.
    Ithamar Pelton, (1740-1826), was a minute man at the Lexington Alarm
    from Chatham. He was born in Saybrook, Conn.

    Military:
    Revoluntionary War

    Occupation:
    builder

    Alt. Birth:
    Saybrook Twp, Middelsex County, CT

    Alt. Death:
    Middleford, Hampshire County, MA

    Ithamar married Asenath PRATT in 1764. Asenath was born in 1743 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT; died on 22 Mar 1825 in Middlefield, Hampshire, CT. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Asenath PRATT was born in 1743 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT; died on 22 Mar 1825 in Middlefield, Hampshire, CT.

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 655
    • _UID: 89DACDB1073D4C8CAE7CEE2221B72C27629A

    Notes:

    Married:
    Reference Number:5974

    Children:
    1. Tabor PELTON was born on 8 May 1765 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 26 Nov 1826 in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, NY.
    2. Ezra PELTON was born on 21 Aug 1767 in Chatham, CT; died in Dec 1838 in Middlefield, Hampshire, CT.
    3. Anna PELTON was born on 4 Apr 1770 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; and died.
    4. 6. Ithamar Jr PELTON was born on 14 Aug 1772 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 2 Jan 1861 in Litchfield, Medina, OH.
    5. Asahel PELTON was born on 3 Aug 1774 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 27 Mar 1857 in Austerlitz, Columbia, NY.
    6. Hezekiah PELTON was born on 21 Feb 1777 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 12 Feb 1853 in Franklin, Delaware, NY; was buried in Feb 1853 in North Walton, Delaware, NY.
    7. Joel PELTON was born on 19 Aug 1779 in East Windsor, Hartford, CT; died on 20 Mar 1865 in Coeymans Hollow, Albany, NY.
    8. John PELTON was born on 3 Jul 1782; died on 7 Jun 1794.
    9. Cyprian PELTON was born on 31 Dec 1785 in Middlefield, Hampshire, MA; died on 16 May 1821 in Utica, Oneida, NY.