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Benjamin PELTON

Male 1752 - 1830  (78 years)


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  • Name Benjamin PELTON 
    Born 6 May 1752  Hempstead, Nassau, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 1141 
    _UID 43C77F40665442228B51F888B3AD65B3BB8C 
    Died 8 Sep 1830  Ithaca, Tompkins, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1139  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Philip PELTON,   b. 1724, Huntington, Nassau, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1772, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Mary CHEESEMAN,   b. Abt 1720, Huntington, Suffolk, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1742 
    • Reference Number:9722
    Family ID F265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane GRIFFTHS,   b. 18 Feb 1756, New York, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1798, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1774  New York, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:17679
    Children 
     1. Richard Walcott PELTON,   b. 13 Mar 1776, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1812, Batavia, Genesee, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Phineas Griffith PELTON,   b. 1 Oct 1778, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1830, Ithaca, Tompkins, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. Hannah Levina PELTON,   b. 12 Nov 1780,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Charles Henry PELTON,   b. 24 Nov 1782, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1868, Evanswood, Waupaca, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Harriet Elizabeth PELTON,   b. 5 Feb 1785, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1869, Franklin Grove, Lee, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Sarah Lemira PELTON,   b. 8 May 1787, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1789, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     7. Benjamin Foster PELTON,   b. 15 Oct 1789, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1842, Ithaca, Tompkins, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     8. Sarah Lemira PELTON,   b. 6 Dec 1790, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1846  (Age 55 years)
     9. Edmond Genet Adet PELTON,   b. 21 Apr 1794, Peekskill, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1863, Ithaca, Tompkins, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     10. Jane Angelina PELTON,   b. 12 Jul 1796, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1797  (Age 1 years)
     11. Cadwallader Griffith PELTON,   b. 24 Jul 1798, New Rochelle, Westchester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1848  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isabella KINLEY,   b. Abt 1835, Van Buren, Onondaga, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Nov 1800 
    • Reference Number:17685
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 May 1752 - Hempstead, Nassau, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Nov 1774 - New York, New York, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 1830 - Ithaca, Tompkins, NY Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      Conflicting evidence states that he was born 17 May 1952. He serv ed as an officer in the military in the Revolutionary War, 4 Aug 1775-177 7. In 1775 he was a Lieutenant in the Canadian campaign under Colonel Ale xander McDowell rising to the rank of Captain. His award of land for serv ice was located in Ithaca, NY. In the troubles immediately preceding t he great war, the Peltons were ardent patriots. A record at the Washingt on headquarters, "The Old Hasbrouck House", at Newburgh, NY shows he enlis ted 4 Aug 1775. He was mustered into the continental service as First Lie utenant in the 7th Company of the 1st Regiment; four regiments having be en mustered at the same time or on the same day. His regimental office rs were Colonel Alexander McDowell, Lieutenant Colonel Rudolphus Ritzem a, Major Herman, Ledwitz, Adjutant John Brogdon, Chaplain Isreal Evans a nd Quartermaster William Tap. The officers of the 7th Company were Capta in Gershom Mott, First Lieutenant Benjamin Pelton, and Second Lieutenant T imothy Hughes. He was in the Quebec expedition under General Montgomery a nd was near him when he fell. He was also present at the execution of And re'. It is said he resigned because an officer was, as he thought, unjust ly promoted over him. About the time of his enlistment he sent his wi fe to relatives in NJ, probably to the home of his grandparents in Hopewel l, NJ. But she soon returned to New Rochelle, NY, remaining there for so me time.
      Benjamin served in the War of 1812. After his return from the army, he re moved with his family to Peekskill, NY. Living there till near the e nd of the century, for a part of all of this time, carrying on the cabin et business. He and his brother Philip were also iron workers, jointly ow ning lands and mines in Putnam Co. About 1797 he removed to Ithac a, NY to look after lands, six lots and to make a home for himself and fam ily. In the War of 1812 men were so slow to enlist, he and three of his so ns volunteered and served for a time under General Smythe on the Canadi an frontier. One son was taken prisoner and another, Richard Walcott Pelt on, dying on the way home. In Ithaca he was a prominent man and lead er in the community holding the position of judge for some time. As descr ibed by a granddaughter, Mrs. Emma B. Ingersoll, Benjamin was a small m an of ruddy complexion, brown hair and blue eyes, with a moderately promin ent roman nose. He was polite, quick in his movements, a good talker a nd fond of a joke, an able man and a good debater, an able writer and go od penman being very ingenious and methodical in all his ways. In religio us matters he was a strict seventh-day Baptist, but perfectly willing th at others should enjoy their own beliefs.