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Josiah PELTON

Male 1745 - 1818  (73 years)


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  • Name Josiah PELTON 
    Born 15 Aug 1745  Saybrook, Essex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 15 Aug 1745  [1, 2
    Alt. Birth 
    • Saybrook Twp, Middlesex County, CT
    Buried Sep 1818  Gustavus Twp, Trumbull County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Alt. Death 3 Sep 1818  [1, 2
    Alt. Death 
    • Gustavus Twp, Trumbull County, OH
    Reference Number 288 
    _UID F73CE9A5383F4E6585BC9E32FC2D45BA24B6 
    Died 3 Sep 1818  Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I286  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 Mary GRISWOLD,   b. Abt 1747, East Guilford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1811, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1767  CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:5999
    Children 
     1. Ithamar PELTON,   b. 26 Oct 1769, Killingworth, Essex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1832, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Lydia PELTON,   b. 7 Mar 1772, Killingworth, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1861  (Age 89 years)
     3. Elias PELTON,   b. 3 Feb 1774, Killingworth, Essex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1823, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     4. Zilpha PELTON,   b. 23 Feb 1776, Killingworth, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jesse PELTON,   b. 7 Jun 1778, Killingworth, Essex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1862, South Shenango, Crawford, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Zenas PELTON,   b. 15 Feb 1780, Killingworth, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1871, Lawton, Van Buren, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Julius PELTON,   b. 4 May 1786, Killingworth, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1862, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Harvey PELTON,   b. 20 Mar 1790, Killingworth, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1838, Russell, Geauga, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Chloe GILDER,   b. 22 Jul 1768, Hartford, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1838, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1811  Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:6020
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Aug 1745 - Saybrook, Essex, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Dec 1767 - CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Aug 1811 - Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 1818 - Gustavus Twp, Trumbull County, OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Sep 1818 - Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • [combined.ged]


      He was a Farmer and a Ships Carpenter.
      Story, as related in the Trumbull and Mahoning counties History: "The fir st wedding in the township occurred about 1802 under rather singular circu mstances. According to Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, OH, History, Hen ry Stroes, in August, 1800, became sole owner of the Gustavus townshi p. He transferred, in 1802. to Josiah Pelton five thousand on hundred a nd ninety-eight and one-fourth acres for $6,382.25. This was the first de ed executed by Stores after he became sole owner of the township.
      "Sons Elias and Jesse went to Ohio late spring of 1800, built a log hou se and stayed until fall. Eials returned to Vermont and Jesse stayed in O hio. the first white man to do so. In March 1801, Elias, his wife and in fant daughter Zilpha, left Vermont for Ohio going down the Connecticut riv er to New Haven, CT, then by vessel to New York then to Philadelphia. Fr om there they took a six horse wagon to Pittsburgh, a boat down the Oh io to Veaver and up the Beaver river to Sharon, Pennsylvania. From the re they took ox teams to Gustavus, Ohio, arriving in May. The trip took s ix weeks from Vermont and they were the first white family. In 1802, fath er Josiah and family removed to Gustavus being the second white famil y. In the autumn Jesse, Third son of Josiah married to become the third f amily."

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

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