He was a Farmer. Phineas and his brother, Johnson, inherited from their f ather 400 acres called "The School Lot" and one-half of his dwelling. Phin eas added other land and the larger part was later lived on by his great-g randson, Moses F.[3108553.ged]
Ref: DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, Part III (pages 2269-2270), Wa shing 1990.
Phineas, CT, b. 1712 MA, d. May 24, 1799 CT, married Mary McKay, was list ed as a Soldier (no other military records of Phineas).
Phineas served in the Militia under General Gates in 1777. He suffered fr om "numb Palsey" for 23 years before his death. Phineas and his brothe r, Johnson, inherited from their father, John Pelton (1682), 400 acres cal led school lot and one half the dwelling house thereon. The old homeste ad of John Pelton the 1st, of Saybrook, lies in what is now the Twp of Por tland.
"Phinehas and his brother, Johnson, inherited from their father 400 acr es called The School Lot and one half of his dwelling. Phinehas added oth er land and the larger part was later lived on by his great-grandson, Mos es F. Pelton." Joyce Pelton Bowley web site 1999
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volu me 55 page 200:
Mrs. Mary Pelton Cooper.
DAR ID Number: 54462
Born in Alexander, N. Y.
Wife of W. Grant Cooper.
Descendant of Ithamar Pelton and of Phineas Pelton.
Daughter of Elias S. Pelton, Jr., and Katherine B. Boyle, his wife.
Granddaughter of Elias S. Pelton and Anna M. Judd, his wife.
Gr-granddaughter of Cale Pelton and Esther Crittenden, his wife.
Gr-gr-granddaughter of Ithamar Pelton and Elizabeth Hall, his wife.
Gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Phineas Pelton and Mary McKay, his wife.
Ithamar Pelton (1744-1807) responded to the Lexington Alarm from Chatha m, Conn., where he was born. He died in Portland, Me.
Also Nos. 4453, 28160.
Phineas Pelton (1712-99) in 1777 served in the militia under General Gate s. He died in Chatham.
Also No. 4453.
1790 census has 2 Phinehas Peltons as heads of families:
Chatham, Middlesex, CT household of 1 male over 16 and 1 female
Saybrook, Middlesex, CT household of 1 male over 16 and 5 females