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Charles Josiah PELTON

Male 1859 - 1928  (68 years)


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  • Name Charles Josiah PELTON 
    Born 27 Oct 1859  Vermillion, Huron, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 1880 
    _UID 174B8DA0DBE540E7850CBE1EE6A4658456BD 
    Buried Sep 1928  Ford, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 27 Sep 1928  Ford, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1878  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Austin PELTON,   b. 10 Mar 1814, Portland, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1888, Ford City, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Caroline Durand NYE,   b. 23 Oct 1823, Henrietta, Lorain, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1895, Ford City, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1858  Sandusky, Erie, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:13611
    Family ID F433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma Amelia PETTY,   b. 14 Nov 1862, Henrietta, Lorain, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1932, Ford, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1881  Elyria, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:28780
    Children 
     1. Elotta Blanche PELTON,   b. 4 Mar 1883, Ford, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1955, Dodge City, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Mary Adele PELTON,   b. 25 Aug 1885, Lorain, Lorain, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1973  (Age 88 years)
     3. Frederick Austin PELTON,   b. 15 Aug 1887, Ford, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1959, Holton, Jackson, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Homer Durand PELTON,   b. 16 Sep 1889, Ford, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1962, Sandusky, Erie, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Caroline PELTON,   b. 20 Aug 1891, Ford, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1978, Dodge City, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Arthur Henry PELTON,   b. 21 Jun 1894, Ford, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1974, Burdett, Pawnee, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Maude Lucille PELTON,   b. 27 Jan 1897, Ford, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1940, Larned, Pawnee, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     8. Charles Josiah Jr. PELTON,   b. 18 Jul 1899, Ford, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1991, Lyons, Rice, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F975  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Oct 1859 - Vermillion, Huron, OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Dec 1881 - Elyria, OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 1928 - Ford, Ford, KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Sep 1928 - Ford, Ford, KS Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      He was a Farmer. He applied for homestead land in Ford County, KS in Dece mber of 1885. He resided in Ford, ford, KS in 1888. Family members ho ld an annual Pelton Reunion in dodge City, Kansas since 1949. The fami ly moved to Ford County with Austin and Carolyn when Mary was 2 months old .
      In the late fall of 1885 Charles and Emma, with his parents, Austin and Ca roline, left Lorain, OH and came to KS. Jewell Pelton remembers hearing t hey came by rail along with others also moving from OH. Everyone's catt le and livestock were shipped in one car and were sorted after their arriv al at Harper in central KS. Charles brought his two horses, Baldie his fa vorite and another. Mary Pelton Day always said she came to Ford Count y, KS by covered wagon and probably did come that way from Harper, KS. Th ey arrived in Ford County the 9th of November 1885. Charles and Emma at th at time had two small daughters, Elotta and Mary who was only 2 and a ha lf months old. Charles and his father homesteded land about 6 mile ND of t he small town of Ford, KS. The government granted to each man a quarter s ection of land at $1.25 per acre, and they were to live on it six months a nd prove it up. On December 31, 1890 Charles and Emma received from t he US government a patent for proving up a claim on the SE 1/4 of 13-27-2 2. The present register of deeds said it took 5 years to fully pro ve up a homestead and receive a patent. In November of 1891 Charles and E mma purchased a large piece of land just north of Ford which became the ho me place. About 1895 a large two-story house was built and carbide ligh ts were installed -- a modern thing in those days. Mulberry Creek ran th ru the farm and provided ample fish and game. Charles planted a large orc hard so there was fruit available. About 8 years before his death Charl es began to suffer with the crippling kind of rheumatoid arthritis. His l ast three years he was confined to bed and suffered greatly.
      There are 26 deeds of land transactions involving Charles J. and Austin Pe lton recorded in Ford County, KS.