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Alexander PELTON

Male 1791 - 1879  (87 years)


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  • Name Alexander PELTON 
    Born 24 Sep 1791  Woolwich, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 2180 
    _UID C340C85C44774653B18BACA17A27473E2A2B 
    Died 4 May 1879  Bath, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2178  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Joel PELTON,   b. 5 Nov 1753, Somerset, Tolland, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1856, Madrid, Franklin, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years) 
    Mother Sarah SLOMAN,   b. 17 Jul 1761, Woolwich, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1791, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married Abt 1782 
    • Reference Number:17260
    Family ID F518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann MAYBERRY,   b. Liverpool, Lancs, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1833, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 Jul 1820  Liverpool, Lancs, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:32715
    Children 
     1. PELTON,   b. Abt 1825,   d. Abt 1825  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. James PELTON,   b. 1832, ME Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Louisa LEHMAN,   b. ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1837, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Jun 1835  Woolwich, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:32721
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sarah A. YOUNG,   b. Abt 1795, Wiscasset, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 23 Jun 1839  ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:32726
    Documents
    1850 US Census Alexander Pelton.jpg
    1850 US Census Alexander Pelton.jpg
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1091  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Sep 1791 - Woolwich, Lincoln, ME Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jul 1820 - Liverpool, Lancs, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jun 1835 - Woolwich, Lincoln, ME Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jun 1839 - ME Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 1879 - Bath, ME Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      He was a Sailor. Alexander's mother died when he was quite young and he l ived with a maternal uncle until he was 16 years old, at which time he we nt to sea. In 1809 he sailed to Liverpool, England and continued for so me years in the New York and Liverpool trade. Late in January of 18 13 he shipped on a privateer bound to France, "The Tom", of Baltimore, wi th Captian Wilson of Charlestown, SC. Off the coast of France he was tak en prisoner, about February 25th, by the British Frigate, "Servalent", wi th Sir George Collier commanding. There was a venture on board of $1,0 00 worth of coffee, indigo and nutmeg for trading purposes all of which w as lost and carried into Falmouth, England. From there he was sent to a p rison ship in Plymouth harbor, for two months, with about fourteen hundr ed other prisoners. Thence, as one of four hundred and thirty-eight, to S tapleton, Near Bristol, for about eleven more months, until peace was proc laimed between France and Great Britain, Then to Dartmouth staying unt il peace was proclaimed with the United States, his imprisonment ending Ap ril 7, 1815. He was then put on board the ship, "Ariel", bound for New Yo rk, where they arrived Jun11, thus ending his adventures in the War of 181 2. After marrying at Liverpool, in 1820, at which time he was second ma te of the ship, "Hercules", he made that port his home for five years, sti ll sailing in the New York and Liverpool trade. He then removed to Bat h, ME, and there lived for eight years, still following the sea. his wif e, a good clerk, keeping a grocery and confectionery store. While taki ng his wife with him for a visit to her old home, she died at sea about 18 33.