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John PELTON

Male Abt 1790 - 1838  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name John PELTON 
    Born Abt 1790  Orange Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 2115 
    _UID 7C320C6F9BC345B19E327799D7BB4B67A128 
    Died 1838  Westchester Twp, Porter, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2113  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Ebenezer PELTON,   b. 28 Dec 1763, Middletown, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1824, York, Livingston, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Prudence BOGART (SLOAT),   b. Abt 1767, New York, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1785  Montgomery, Orange, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:16934
    Family ID F502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine HAND,   b. Abt 1790, New Jersey (?) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1810  Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:31784
    Children 
     1. John B. PELTON,   b. 29 Dec 1821, Hamilton, Butler, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1900, Stafford, Stafford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Charlotte PELTON,   b. Abt 1825, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Maria Jane PELTON,   b. Abt 1825, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Frances PELTON,   b. Abt 1825, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lorenzo Dow PELTON,   b. Abt 1825, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Peter H. PELTON,   b. Abt 1825, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Sophie PELTON,   b. Abt 1825, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1790 - Orange Co., NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1810 - Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1838 - Westchester Twp, Porter, OH Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      He lived in Ohio, and was murdered, in the spring of 1838, in Westchest er township, Porter, OH by F. Stares.
      From a printed account of the murder and trial the following is condensed:
      Mr. Pelton had hired a sawmill near Arba Heald's, in La Porte, IN, and wi th Stares worked it. They had abandoned the mill and were on the way to P orter. While passing on horseback along an Indian trail, Mr. Pelton in t he lead, Stares shot him in the back. After his fall from his horse, Star es again shot him and then beat him to death with a club. In cutting t he club Stares broke a piece out of his knife blade; this piece was fou nd and fitted into the blade of a knife found on him. Stares threw the bo dy into a dark stream and covered it with pieces of wood. But it was fou nd by Ge-geem-o-co-wah, an Indian, who reported to his chief, and he th en to the whites. Stares was arrested that night in Michigan City; was tr ied and convicted of murder in the first degree and hung, the first and on ly execution in Porter Co, up to 1879. After the death of her husband, Mr s. Pelton returned to near Cincinnati, OH, probably to her former home, wh ence, it is said, she went to Canada. Her fate is unknown.