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Henry B. PELTON

Male 1690 - 1763  (72 years)


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  • Name Henry B. PELTON 
    Born 10 Dec 1690  Bristol, Bristol, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 10 Dec 1690  [1, 2
    Alt. Birth 
    • Bristol, Bristol County, RI
    Alt. Death Abt 1763  [1, 2
    Alt. Death 
    • Groton, New London County, CT
    Occupation
    • Farmer and Merchant
    Reference Number 259 
    _UID 23205E9C39B4481C8825DDD773BF8CAB58C4 
    Died 1763  Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Abt 1763  Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I259  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Senator Samuel PELTON,   b. Bef 25 Jan 1646, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1714, Rehoboth, Seekonk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Mary SMITH,   b. 20 Jul 1630, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1698, Bristol, Bristol, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 16 May 1673 
    • Reference Number:2721
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Senator Samuel PELTON,   b. Bef 25 Jan 1646, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1714, Rehoboth, Seekonk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Mary SMITH,   b. 20 Jul 1650, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1703, Barnstable, Barnstable County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 16 May 1673  Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Reference Number:6631
    Family ID F293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary ROSE,   b. 1690, Preston, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 29 Apr 1712  Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:5560
    Children 
     1. Samuel PELTON,   b. 16 Dec 1714, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1783, Middletown, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Thomas Deacon PELTON,   b. 22 Jul 1717, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Mount Hope, Orange, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Paul PELTON,   b. 14 May 1720, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1770  (Age 49 years)
     4. Preserved PELTON,   b. 24 Jan 1721, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Mar 1760  (Age 39 years)
     5. Lemuel PELTON,   b. 22 Feb 1723, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1790, Middletown, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Reuben PELTON,   b. 24 Jan 1726, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Moses PELTON,   b. 1728, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1778, Somers, Tolland, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     8. Robert PELTON,   b. 9 Jun 1728, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1789, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     9. Ephraim PELTON,   b. 12 Jun 1732, Groton, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1811, South Hero, Grand Isle, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Dec 1690 - Bristol, Bristol, RI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Apr 1712 - Groton, New London, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1763 - Groton, New London, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt 1763 - Groton, New London, CT Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      Henry was a Farmer and a Merchant. According to the Bristol, MA (now R I) Town Record, Henry was born 10 Dec 1690 on the "Mount Hope Farm". He re moved to Groton, CT, where he married, Mary Rose, and where he lived, a nd there died, in 1763, day and month unknown, His occupation is not cert ainly known, but tradition says he was a Merchant. However this may ha ve been he certainly was a farmer, owning considerable land down to 176 0, and was an active business man through life, and much respected in t he community in which he lived. The Lan Records of Groton show twelve con veyances of land to him and six from him, his first purchase having been f rom his brother John, who is given in the record as then a resident of Gro ton. His last purchase was from his son Paul, April 14, 1746. His fir st conveyance was to his son Paul, 14 Feb 1745. "For Love and Good Wi ll to his son"; others to his sons Reuben and Thomas; again to his son Pau l, "The farm he now lives on, "15 July 1760, and finally, his last to Heze kiah Stoddard, 10 acres, 27 June 1763, In 1760 and 1761 he seems to ha ve settled his estate, in a way then quite common, by disposing of his lan ds and by making an arrangement with his son Paul to support himself and h is wife Mary during their lives. That his judgment was respected is prov en by the fact recorded in the "Conn. Colonial Records," that in 1750 "Pre served Randall with Henry Pelton of Groton, were appointed by the Coloni al Legislature to sell lands of Jonathan Randall deceased, of Groton," etc ,; and that he was a public-spirited and religious man by his conveyan ce of a piece of land to "The Church," For affection for the Excellent Ch urch of England."[3108553.ged]

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      According to the Bristol, MA (now RI) Town Record, Henry was born 10 Dec 1 690 on the "Mount Hope Farm". He removed to Groton, New London County, C t, where he married, Mary Rose, and where he lived, and there died, in 176 3, day and month unknown, His occupation is not certainly known, but tradi tion says he was a Merchant. However this may have been, he certainly w as a farmer, owning considerable land down to 1760, and was an active busi ness man through life, and much respected in the community in which he liv ed. The Land Records of Groton show twelve conveyances of land to him a nd six from him, his first purchase having been from his brother John, w ho is given in the record as then a resident of Groton. His last purcha se was from his son Paul, April 14, 1746. His first conveyance was to h is son Paul, 14 Feb 1745. "For Love and Good Will to his son"; others to h is sons Reuben and Thomas; again to his son Paul, "The farm he now lives o n," 15 July 1760, and finally, his last to Hezekiah Stoddard, 10 acre s, 27 June 1763, In 1760 and 1761 he seems to have settled his estat e, in a way then quite common, by disposing of his lands and by maki ng an arrangement with his son, Paul, to support himself and his wife, Mar y, during their lives. That his judgment was respected is proven by the fa ct recorded in the "Conn. Colonial Records, " that in 1750 "Preserved Rand all with Henry Pelton of Groton, were appointed by the Colonial Legislatu re to sell lands of Jonathan Randall deceased, of Groton," etc.; and th at he was a public spirited and religious man by his conveyance of a pie ce of land to "The Church," For affection for the Excellent Church of Engl and."

      Groton Vital Records Vol. 1, Pg. 118:
      Henry, m. Mary ROSE, Apr. 29, 1712

      Groton Vital Records Vol. 1, Pg. 133:
      same

  • Sources 
    1. [S154] garygarbe60.ged.
      Date of Import: 19 Feb 2005

    2. [S58] 3108553.ged.
      Date of Import: 28 Jul 2005

    3. [S66] American Marriages Before 1699 on Ancestry.com.