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Josiah Jr PELTON

Male 1772 - 1834  (62 years)


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  • Name Josiah Jr PELTON 
    Born 5 Mar 1772  Portland, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 332 
    _UID 29848C73CAE54825BE84C78B60F729D8B4B3 
    Died 9 Jul 1834  Vermillion, Huron, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I330  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Josiah PELTON,   b. 1714, Canterbury, Windham, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1792, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Hannah CHURCHILL,   b. 11 Apr 1731, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1810, Portland, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1750  Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:3889
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy SHEPARD,   b. 1 Aug 1775,   d. 2 Sep 1815, Euclid, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    • Reference Number:6687
    Children 
     1. Lucy PELTON,   b. 2 Nov 1794, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819, Euclid, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     2. Phoebe PELTON,   b. 10 Aug 1796, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1883, Brownhelm, Lorain, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Josiah Shepard PELTON,   b. 22 Mar 1799, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1886, Vermillion, Huron, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Nathaniel PELTON,   b. 14 Dec 1800, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1801, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Allen PELTON,   b. 25 Apr 1802, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1882, Vermillion, Huron, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Charlotte PELTON,   b. 29 Mar 1804, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1834, Vermillion, Huron, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     7. Sylvester Augustin PELTON,   b. 25 Mar 1806, Chatham, Middlesex Co, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1891, Vermillion, Huron, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     8. Julia Ann PELTON,   b. 6 Oct 1810, Portland, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1832, Vermillion, Huron, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     9. Austin PELTON,   b. 10 Mar 1814, Portland, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1888, Ford City, Ford, KS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     10. Franklin PELTON,   b. 13 Nov 1814, Portland, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897, Vermillion, Erie, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Mar 1772 - Portland, Middlesex, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jul 1834 - Vermillion, Huron, OH Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From 1787 to 1811 he followed the sea as cabin boy, sailor, captain and owner, trading principally with the West Indies and the
      Spanish Main, both in North and South America;
      also with Brazil and the Guianas. In l811, during
      the Mexican insurrection, under Hidalgo, he was
      captured while commanding a vessel owned by himself and his brother, Moses, the vessel and $30,000 in specie confiscated and he held a captive. * Released, after three years, he found his vessel sold and all his papers destroyed, which prevented the recovery of his property. Abandoning the sea, he, in June 1815, gathered up his family, and with a wagon drawn by an ox team for a conveyance, started for Ohio, and in August following arrived at Euclid, near Cleveland, OH., where a cousin, Jonathan Pelton, son of Joseph Pelton, 1st, of Chatham, Conn., had settled the year before. Here he bought land, and here his
      wife Lucy (b. Aug. 1 [or 11], 1775) died September
      2, 1815. In 1819 he bought land with a small clearing and a log house, of John Sherrarts, in Vermillion, Huron (now Erie) Co., OH., and removed to the new farm. At that time there was large game, deer, bears, wolves and wild turkeys in plenty, with some Indians still roaming the woods. Here he was a farmer. But he could not forget the old vocation, and soon after his arrival built a small vessel, launched her upon Lake Erie, and called her the "Franklin" after his youngest son. At that time the
      nearest mills were at Cleveland and Cold Creek.

      * Another account says he was taken and held captive by pirates.