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Nathan PELTON

Male 1738 - 1813  (75 years)


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  • Name Nathan PELTON 
    Born 2 May 1738 
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 2 May 1738  [1, 2
    Alt. Birth 
    • Saybrook Twp, Middelsex County, CT
    Buried May 1813  Town Street Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Alt. Death 16 May 1813  [1, 2, 4
    Alt. Death 
    • East Windsor, Hartford County, CT
    Died 16 May 1813  Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism 13 Feb 1953  [1, 2
    Military
    • Revoluntionary War
    Occupation
    • Shipsmith
    Reference Number 285 
    _UID 289344DE908C46D1BF9344E7C5F895CAA9FC 
    Person ID I283  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father John PELTON,   b. 29 Feb 1708, Canterbury, Windham, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1786, Saybrook, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth CHAMPION,   b. 15 Mar 1710, Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1755, Saybrook, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1731  Saybrook, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:3768
    Alt. Marriage 9 Dec 1731  [1, 2
    Alt. Marriage 
    • Saybrook Manor, Middlesex County, CT
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ruth THOMPSON,   b. 1 Jun 1740, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1789, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1763  East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:5936
    Children 
     1. Nathan Jr PELTON,   b. 16 Oct 1764, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1856, West Leyden, Lewis, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Elizabeth PELTON,   b. 20 Aug 1766, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1809, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Ruth PELTON,   b. 19 Sep 1768, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1850, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Enoch PELTON,   b. 7 Aug 1770, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1829, Alexandria, Fairfax, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. John PELTON,   b. 29 Jul 1772, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1864, Pittsford, Monroe, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     6. Lucy PELTON,   b. 7 Nov 1774, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1863, Rutin, Lewis, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     7. James PELTON,   b. 9 Aug 1776, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1778, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. James PELTON,   b. 20 Oct 1778, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1870, South Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     9. Sarah PELTON,   b. 12 Oct 1780, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1869, Gerry, Chautauqua, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     10. Joseph PELTON,   b. 30 Jun 1782, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1787, East Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary WATERS,   b. 1 Jan 1760, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Sep 1790  Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:5958
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1763 - East Windsor, Hartford, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Sep 1790 - Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - May 1813 - Town Street Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 May 1813 - Windsor, Hartford, CT Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • [combined.ged]


      He was a Farmer and a Ship smith. Of light complexion and hair, broad sho ulders with short neck and legs and of great strength. Once he shoulder m oved an anchor to show he was as strong as an ox and the pressure split h is cowhide shoes.
      "Nathan was a sturdy scion from a sturdy puritan stock, both in mind a nd in body, and was honored in Church and in State. He ruled his house s ternly, as the following anecdotes, told by his great-granddaughter, Mr s. Emily P. Miller, whose father and mother were both grandchildren of Nat han, will shoe: "one evening his children, or grandchildren, had for visit ors their cousins Phelps, and making more noise in their fun than the o ld gentleman thought proper, he left his bed and severely reprimanded the m. On another occasion a dance being in progress in the neighborhoo d, he suspected that a son and daughter had gone there. He went ot see a nd finding them took them home for the night, or so he thought. They havi ng inherited a fair share of their father's spirit, after all was quiet re turned to the dance and saw it out." he attended church with utmost regula rity, regardless of wind or weather, and from Saturday night to Sunday nig ht, the New England Sabbath, scarcely allowed a word above a whisper in h is house. he was not a favorite with the young, but was always a thouroug hly reliable man. His light complexion with light hair and stocky statu re where characteristics of the early New England Peltons.
      At the beginning of the campaign of 1759, of the "Old French War" Nathan a nd his brother Ithamar were members of Captain Peleg Redfield's Company. ( 1st Lt. George Nettleton; 2d Abraham Pyler; Ensign, Edward Shipman), who j oined the forces of General Amherst, and served through the campaign, In 1 760, Captain Redfield again served with his company.
      The family Bible of Nathan was in the possession of hes grandson, Enoch Pe lton of South Windsor, CT in 1892. it is said that in early live, Natha n, in Middletown, CT, was connected in business with John Harper, a m an of Scotch-Irish descent, who had married Miriam Thompson, daughter of J ames Thompson of Windsor, CT, another Scotchman, That Miriam's sister Rut h, while visiting her, met Mr. Pelton who afterward married her. The y, in time, removed to Windsor, where they became permanent residents, whi le John Harper went to New York State, bought 250 acres of land and found ed Harpersfield in Delaware county. He was an associate of Sir William Jo hnson and Jos. Brant. In the Revolutionary War, Colonel John Harper, comm anding at Fort Schoharie, was warned by Brant of coming danger in ti me to save the lives of himself and family, even though his house was burn ed and the village destroyed. (See Jay Goulds History Delaware Co., and al so Stiles' History of Windsor, CT)"[3108553.ged]

      [garygarbe60.ged]

      Ref: DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, Part III (pages 2269-2270), Wa shing 1990.
      Nathan, CT, b. May 2, 1738 CT, d. May 16, 1813 CT, married (1) Ruth Thomps on (2) Mrs Mary Waters, was in Civil Service and Patriotic Service.

      Note: First Pelton to come to East Windsor, CT. now South Windsor, CT
      "Three of Nathaniel Pelton's daughters married Phelpses' The Pelton and Ph elps families disagreed in politics, and on the engagement of Mr. Pelton 's third daughter to a Phelps, he is reported as saying, "Well I have a li ttle yellow dog. If I knew there were any more Phelpses around I would t ie her up."

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

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

    3. [S64] Death Records from the Windham Herald Newspaper, Windham, CT.
      Windham Herald May 27, 1813

    4. [S64] Death Records from the Windham Herald Newspaper, Windham, CT.