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Elias PELTON

Male 1774 - 1823  (49 years)


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  • Name Elias PELTON 
    Born 3 Feb 1774  Killingworth, Essex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 669 
    _UID C121614B897147BE857E863E74FC55142D4D 
    Died 4 Feb 1823  Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I667  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Josiah PELTON,   b. 15 Aug 1745, Saybrook, Essex, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1818, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother 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
    Family ID F157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary FOLSOM,   b. 1779, Essex, Chittendon, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1843, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1799  Essex, Chittendon, VT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Reference Number:11642
    Children 
     1. Zilpha PELTON,   b. 15 Nov 1801,   d. 1877, Kinsman, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Barbara PELTON,   b. 15 Jul 1803, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Gustavus Storrs PELTON,   b. 22 May 1805, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1904, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     4. Sarah (Sally) PELTON,   b. 9 Oct 1807, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bedford, Cuyahoga, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Thomas PELTON,   b. 4 Aug 1809, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lucina PELTON,   b. 9 Jul 1811, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary (Polly) M. PELTON,   b. 13 Mar 1813, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. CA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Elias Jr. PELTON,   b. 13 Dec 1816, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1855, Toledo, Lucas, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     9. Elsander PELTON,   b. 19 May 1819, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1850, Florence, Erie, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     10. Alcinda PELTON,   b. 3 Apr 1821, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Alonzo Dwight PELTON,   b. 17 Jul 1823, Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Feb 1774 - Killingworth, Essex, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1799 - Essex, Chittendon, VT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Feb 1823 - Gustavus, Trumbull, OH Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      Elias and Jesse went to OH late spring of 1800, built a log house and stay ed until fall. Elias returned to VT and Jesse stayed in OH. The first wh ite men to do so. In March 1801, Elias and his wife and infant daught er Zilpha, left VT for OH going down the CT river to New Haven, CT, th en by vessel to New York then to Philadelphia. From there they too a s ix horse wagon to Pittsburgh, a boat down the Ohio river to Veaver a nd up the Beaver river to Sharon, PA. From there they took ox teams to Gu stavus, OH, arriving in May. The trip took six weeks from VT and they we re the first white family. In 1802, father Josiah and family removed to G ustavus being the second white family. In the autumn Jesse, Third s on of Josiah married to become the Third family.
      In the 1992 Pelton's in America book: He returned from VT to CT by flat b oat down the Connecticut River, and then removed to Gustavus, OH, being t he second man who, with his family, made this township his home. He w as a Farmer, Carpenter and a Joiner.