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Rev. Samuel Jr PELTON

Male 1776 - 1864  (88 years)


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  • Name Rev. Samuel Jr PELTON 
    Born 28 Mar 1776  Montgomery, Orange, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 2061 
    _UID 064E17D492A940C1B41752CDB21FE1E0F751 
    Died 10 Jul 1864  Monticello, Sullivan, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2059  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Gideon PELTON,   b. 23 Jan 1747, Gorton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1824, Montgomery, Orange, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Margaret CRAWFORD,   b. 1747, Hopewell, Orange, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1775  Hopewell, Orange, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:16524
    Family ID F489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor MOULD,   b. 5 Sep 1775, Montgomery, Orange, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1861, Monticello, Sullivan, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1797  Montgomery, Orange, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:31144
    Children 
     1. Christopher Mould PELTON,   b. 1798, Montgomery, Orange, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1826, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     2. Mary Ann PELTON,   b. 9 Mar 1800, Montgomery, Orange, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1864, Monticello, Sullivan, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Alexander Crawford PELTON,   b. 9 Oct 1802, Monticello, Sullivan, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Margaret Ruama PELTON,   b. 11 Jul 1805, Monticello, Sullivan, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1837, New York, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     5. Jacintha PELTON,   b. 10 Nov 1807, Monticello, Sullivan, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1865, Monticello, Sullivan, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     6. Gideon PELTON,   b. 25 Nov 1810, Monticello, Sullivan, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831, Western NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     7. Sarah C. PELTON,   b. 13 Nov 1812, Monticello, Sullivan, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Luther PELTON,   b. 26 Jun 1819, Haverstraw, Rockland, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, Monticello, Sullivan, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Mar 1776 - Montgomery, Orange, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1797 - Montgomery, Orange, NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jul 1864 - Monticello, Sullivan, NY Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      He was a Farmer and a Minister. He was ordained a deacon of Rockland Co ., NY 20 Feb 1817. "Educated at Montgomery Academy, with the intenti on of entering college to study for the ministry, he, after marriage, ga ve up that idea and began life as a farmer, remaining with his father f or four or five years, and then removing to the wilds of Sullivan Co., N Y, following a line of "blazed" trees to the site of the present county to wn, Monticello, in which he helped to raise the first house, and near whi ch he settled and made a farm. He had previously made a religious profess ion, and as there were no religious services, he made appointments for th em in the village, at which he read sermons and exhorted. These servic es were well attended and resulted in a religious revival and the organiza tion of the Presbyterian church in that place. His usefulness and talen ts being so marked, he was advised by his former pastor, Rev. Andrew Kin g, by Dr. Fiske, of Goshen, and by his former classmate and lifelong frien d, Rev. John Johnson, D.D., of Newbury, NY , and others to review his clas sical studies and prepare for the ministry. This he did, and was licens ed to preach. He was installed pastor of the churches of Hempstead (Ramap o), and Haverstraw, in Rockland Co., NY, February 20, 1817, and held th at charge until an attack of paralysis compelled him, as advised by his ph ysician, to return from active service in 1840. He had been an active, suc cessful pastor, and his people parted with him with much regret. He was u ncommonly social, hopeful, cheerful and agreeable, with great powers for a ttracting to young and gaining the confidence of all. He was the auth or of one or two works, one being on the baptismal controversy. He w as a ready debater and strong controversialist, traits that seem to run t he Groton branch or the family."