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John B. PELTON

Male 1682 - 1735  (53 years)


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  • Name John B. PELTON 
    Alt. Birth 9 Jan 1680  [1, 2, 3
    Alt. Birth 
    • Dorchester, Suffolk County, MA
    Born 9 Jan 1682  Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 Dec 1682  Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Christening 14 Dec 1682  [1, 2
    Alt. Christening 
    • Dorchester, Suffolk County, MA
    Alt. Death 15 Jul 1735  [1, 2
    Alt. Death 
    • Essex, Middlesex County, CT
    Died 15 Jul 1735  Essex, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 15 Jul 1735  Essex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Burial Abt 20 Jul 1735  [1, 2, 4
    Alt. Burial 
    • Riverview Cemetery, Essex, Middlesex County, CT
    Reference Number 57 
    _UID 1008D168693C4174865276C03C66B3717F37 
    Person ID I57  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, 5
    • Reference Number:6631
    Family ID F293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jemima JOHNSON,   b. 1 Jan 1678, Andover, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1754, Watertown, Middlesex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1703  Medford, Norfolk County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Reference Number:2720
    Alt. Marriage Alt. Marriage  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Jemima PELTON,   b. 1715, Canterbury, Windham, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1747, Saybrook, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Sarah PELTON,   b. 1717, Canterbury, Windham, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1745, Saybrook, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     3. Ketursh PELTON,   b. Abt 1721, Middlefield, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. 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)
     5. James PELTON,   b. 21 Jul 1710, Canterbury, Windham, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1786, Haddam, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Johnson PELTON,   b. 1714, Canterbury, Windham, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1804, Portland, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     7. Joseph PELTON,   b. 15 Apr 1722, Lyme, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1804, Portland, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     8. 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)
     9. Mary PELTON,   b. 21 Oct 1706, Canterbury, Windham, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1740, Canterbury, Windham, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     10. Phineas PELTON,   b. 1712, Canterbury, Windham, Conn Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1799, Chatham, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     11. Elizabeth PELTON,   b. 1724, Canterbury, Windham, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1771  (Age 47 years)
     12. Keturah PELTON,   b. 1720, Canterbury, Windham, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jan 1682 - Dorchester, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Dec 1682 - Dorchester, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Feb 1703 - Medford, Norfolk County, MA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jul 1735 - Essex, Middlesex, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Jul 1735 - Essex, CT Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • [combined.ged]


      He worked as a Carpenter/Joiner.[3108553.ged]

      [garygarbe60.ged]

      He bought and sold much land as recorded in the "History of Windham Co. Co nn." In order to repossess lands claimed by Captain Jonathan Belche r, he met at the house with the sheriff and others. On their arrival, Jab ez Utter being absent (his wife and their children being in possession)- J ohn Pelton, John Chandler and Edward Morris placed poles against the hous e, up which they climbed to the roof and then down through the chimney, a nd opened the door. He owned land in Saybrook and Middletown; -- di ed in 1735. He died in the midst of a very active life and in mature vig or of his mental powers. He was a carpenter/joiner.

      ---The Last Will and testament of John Pelton of Middletown, Connecticut-- -

      Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
      (Hartford District),
      Charles W. Mainwaring,
      Hartford, 1902,
      Vol 3, p 186:
      August 20, 1735: Inventory of ?225-11-06 was taken by Nathaniel Nichols a nd John Penfield

      I, John Pelton of Middletown, do make this my last will and testament:
      I give to my wife Jemima all my household goods, to be her estate foreve r. I also give to her the use of 1/2 of my house in Middletown, and the u se of 1/3 part of my 400 acre farm called the School lott, during the ti me she continues my relict and widow.
      I give to my eldest son, John, besides what I have advanced towards his se ttlement, my ?50 in Potopogue Quarter in Saybrook, together with the divis ions and allotments of land that have been laid out thereupon and have n ot been to me conveyed, and also that shall hereafter be laid out upon s d. right or belonging thereto.
      To my son James (besides what I have already given him) I give him 5 shill ings. And upon condition tht my son James shall discharge my executors fr om all claims and demands which he may pretend to have against my estat e, and as he ought to do, shall resign up his claims and interests in t ow yoke of my oxen (which I heretofore mortgaged to him) unto my executo rs that the sd. oxen may by them be disposed of as in this my will I sha ll order then my will is that he shall have ?40 paid to him, as I shall he reafter direct, within four years after my decease.
      To my two sons, Phineas and Johnson, I give the 1/2 of my avovesd. 400 acr es called the School lott, together with 1/2 of my dwelling house there on standing, to them, their heirs and assigns forever, on condition that t hey pay out such legacies as I shall hereafter order.
      To my other two sons, Joseph and Josiah, and to my daughter Mary, I give t he other half of my sd. 400 acres, to be between them three equally divide d, to be to them, their heirs and assigns forever, upon condition that th ey pay out such legacies as I shall hereafter order.
      I give to my daughter Jemima ?20. To my other three daughters, Sarah, Eliz abeth and Keturah, I give to each of them ?20. To my four sons, Phineas, J ohnson, Joseph and Josiah, I give and bequeath all my cattle, husbandry to ols and utensils, to be equally divided between them. I give and bequea th my 200 acres of land in Middletown, which I bought of Mr. Woodwar d, to my executors hereafter named, to be by them sold for the payme nt of my debts and for no other purpose. My wife Jemima and my son Phine as PELTON to be executors.

      Signed: John [X] Pelton
      Witnesses: Hez. Buckingham, Solomon Wheat, Samuel Williams


      Court Record, Page 32 -- 2 September, 1735: Will proven.

      Page 6 (Vol XV):

      March 1, 1746: Joseph Pelton of Middletown, one of the heirs to the esta te of John Pelton, moves this Court that freeholders may be appointed to d ivide one certain piece of land lying in Middletown, containing about 4 00 acres, and is on the east side of the Great River, being one of the lo ng lotts, so called, the executors neglecting and refuseing to divide t he same. Whereupon this Court appoint Joseph Frary, William Rockwell and S amuel Wadsworth, of Middletown, to make division and partition of sd. la nd according to the last will and testament of the sd. deceased to the hei rs, and make return of their doings to this Court.

      "A Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records: Hartford District"; compil ed by Charles William Manwaring; III:186; R. S. Peck & Company, Printer s; Hartford, Connecticut; 1904 (974.6 CT/Probate SCGS) (Gen 974.6 M295 19 04 LAPL)

      Interment.net listing of burials has Pelton, John, d. 15 Jul 1735, 52 yr s, as being buried in Riverview Cemetery, Essex, Middlesex County, Connect icut
      Other sources give his burial as in Old Burying Ground, Essex, Middlesex C ounty, Connecticut

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

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

    3. [S62] RootsWeb.com file wrandall by William R. Randall dated 22 August 2004 E-mail wrandall@socal.rr.com.

    4. [S86] Interment.net.

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