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Brewster PELTON

Male 1801 - 1872  (71 years)


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  • Name Brewster PELTON 
    Born 18 Mar 1801  Lyme, Grafton, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 622 
    _UID 5666BCFFC7994E0FBB9AB79DE726B59B3A8B 
    Died 30 Aug 1872  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I620  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father David PELTON,   b. 30 Dec 1773, Saybrook, Essex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1821, Bradford, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Lucy STONE,   b. 17 Apr 1777, Fitz William, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1848, Clarence, Erie, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1796  Lyme, Grafton, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:5849
    Family ID F150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thirza SKINNER,   b. Abt 1807, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1853, Oberlin, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1827  Lyme, Grafton, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:10674
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jenette May Arnold WICKMAN,   b. 1 Sep 1811, Haddam, Middlesex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 23 Jan 1854  Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:10756
    Children 
     1. Thirza Jennette PELTON,   b. 29 Mar 1856, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Mar 1801 - Lyme, Grafton, NH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Mar 1827 - Lyme, Grafton, NH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jan 1854 - Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Aug 1872 - Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      He was a Banker. From the 1892 Book: "Brewster was a man of enterprise a nd of sterling integrity and piety. Occupied in early manhood as a deal er in cattle, afterward a merchant. In 1834 he removed to Oberlin, OH, o ne of fifty families who settled there. He built the second house in Ober lin, and there established himself as the leading merchant of the plac e. He was looked up to and trusted by all, he became by common consent th eir banker. From its beginning the college in Oberlin found in him a stau nch friend and liberal supporter. At his death he was still a member of i ts Board of Trustees - an office held by him for many years. He remember ed the college at that time a gift of $ 25,000. In 1850 or 1852 he remov ed to Cleveland, OH where he purchased property on the west side of the ci ty. With President Mahan a general merchant and George Slade, he endeavor ed to establish a university in that part of the city, since known as Univ ersity Heights - their aim having been to give an education both classic al and scientific. An effort was also made to establish on the Heigh ts a school for young ladies similar to that of Mount Holyoke in MA. Bo th of these enterprises failed from causes beyond the control of Mr. Pelt on and his associates, much to their regret. Identified with all movemen ts for the improvement of Cleveland, and especially of his own ward, it m ay be said that he was the founder of the Congregational Church upon the H eights, contributing one-fifth of its entire cost when it was built, and g iving liberally to its support so long as he lived."