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Notes for Margaret Reid Pelton

Margaret born 1784

1790 - many William Reid/Reeds in PA. Of the 5 in Northumberland Co., this is the only match for the children I know of for William & Mary.
1790 census Northumberland Co., PA
2 males over 16 (William, age 30 & ??)
No males under 16
4 females (Mary, age 30, Margaret, age 6, Elizabeth, age 0-4 & Mary, age 0-4)

Crawford Co., PA formed March 12, 1800 from Alleghany Co., PA

1800 census Meadville, Crawford Co., PA
William Reed
1 male 26-44 (William, age 40)
2 males under 10 (William, age 1 & James, age baby)
1 female 26-44 (Mary, age 40)
2 females 10-15 (Margaret, age 15 & Elizabeth, age 10-14)
2 females under 10 (Anne, age 8 & Mary, age 2-5)

1810 census Shenango, Crawford Co., PA page 423
William Reed 20002-01201
2 males over 45 (William, age 50 & ??)
2 males under 10 (James, age 9 & William #2, age 8)
1 female over 45 (Mary, age 50)
2 females 16-25 (Margaret, age 25 & Anne, age 18)
1 female 10-15 (Mary, age 12-15)

November 08, 1811 - Margaret Reid married Zenas Pelton in Shenago Twp, Crawford Co., PA

September 05, 1812 - daughter Mary born
October 02, 1815 - son William born
September 17, 1818 - son John born. He died October 06, 1819.

1820 census Gustavus, Trumbull Co, Ohio Page: 618
Zenas Pelton 100010-10010-01
1 male 26-44 (Zenas, age 40)
1 male under 10 (William, age 5)
1 female 26-44 (Margaret, age 36)
1 female under 10 (Mary, age 8)
1 person engaged in agriculture

November 08, 1820 - son John born in Ohio
December 05, 1822 - daughter Lucinda born. She died June 1825.

1830 census Gustavus, Trumbull Co, Ohio Page: 618
Zenas Pelton
1 male 40-50 (Zenas, age 50)
1 male 10-15 (William, age 15)
1 male 5-9 (John, age 8)
1 female 30-40 (Margaret, age 46?)
1 female 15-20 (Mary, age 18)
1 female under 5 (Unknown daughter, age 0-4)
On index as Lnaz Pelton

1840 census South Shenango, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania Page 354
Zenas Pelton
1 male 60-69 (Zenas, age 60)
1 male 15-19 (John, age 19)
1 female 50-59 (Margaret, age 56)
1 female 10-14 (Unknown daughter, age 10-14)
Living next door to John Reed

1850 census - ??
Son John living in Ashtabula Co. OH near Margaret's brother James Reid

1860 census Antwerp, PO Paw Paw, Van Buren, Michigan
John Pelton, age 39, farmer, b. OH
Susanna, age 35, b. MD
Virginia, age 17, b. OH
William, age 12, b. PA
Ida, age 9, b. OH
John, age 4, b. MI
Zenas Pelton, age 80, b. CT
Margaret, age 75, b. PA

July 19, 1862 - Margaret died in Paw Paw, Van Buren Co., MI

1870 census Allegan, Allegan, Michigan
John W. Pelton, age 49, farmer, b. OH
Susanna, age 45, b. MD
William, age 22, b. PA
Ida, age 19, b. OH
John, age 14, b. MI
Carrie, age 8, b. MI
Zenas. age 90, b. CT

November 08, 1871 - Zenas died in Lawton, Van Buren Co., MI

Excerpt from "History and Genealogical Record of the REIDS, EELL'S, THOMPSON'S and Their Related Families of The United States of America" By WARREN E. REID. LtCol USAF (Retd), Everett, PA 15537, May 1998
92 Margaret Reid, (called Peggy) was born In 1784 Cumberland County, Pa. She married Zenos Pelton, born 15 Feb 1780, in Killingworth (Middlesex), Conn. The son of Josiah and Mary (Griswold) Pelton on 8 Nov 1811 in Shenango Township, Crawford County. Margaret died 19 July 1862 in Paw Paw (Van Buren), MI., while Zenos died 8 Nov 1871 in Lawton (Van Buren), MI. This union was blessed with five children born in Paw Paw, MI.: Mary, William R., (#1) John W., who died in Infancy, (#2) John W. and Lucinda Pelton. 77/78

Goebel/Reeder Family
Entries: 8866 Updated: 2005-04-24 04:31:09 UTC (Sun) Contact: Kirstin Reeder
ID: I2719
Name: Zenos PELTON
Given Name: Zenos
Surname: PELTON
Sex: M
Birth: 15 Feb 1780
Death: 8 Nov 1871
Change Date: 13 Jan 2004 at 14:19

Father: Josiah PELTON b: 15 Aug 1745
Mother: Mary GRISWOLD b: 18 Apr 1747

Marriage 1 Margaret REID b: Abt 1790
Change Date: 13 Jan 2004
Mary R PELTON b: 5 Sep 1812
William R PELTON b: 2 Oct 1815
John W PELTON b: 17 Sep 1818
John W PELTON b: 8 Nov 1820
Lucinda PELTON b: 5 Dec 1822
Submitted by Arlene Adkins, great-great grand daughter of William and Mary Reid
William Reid was born in 1760 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His father was James Reid who was born in 1727 in Chester County.
The first references made as to the residence of William Reid in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Cumberland County then included the counties of Mifflin, Perry, Juniata, and part of Hunington. In May of 1779, William Reid entered the service of the U.S, Army under Lieutenant Francis Coulter, to serve as a "Boatman." He was attached to General John Sullivan's Army and served under Captain John Morrison, General Edward Hand's Brigade. They went to Tioga Point,
Chemung, New York. He was a "common soldier" among four thousand of Sullivan's troups marching up the Chemung River's east bank to engage hostile Indians In Newtown, New York.

They engaged the Indians in battle. Joseph Brant's Indian-Tory force was forced to withdraw. They returned to Tioga Station, Then commanded by Captain Read; served there in Morrison's company of one hundred men; burning nearby Indian crops. He marched South with the army and was discharged at Coxe's Town.

In July 1781 William was in the Juniata River Valley at Brown's Mill, near Lewistown, Mifflin County Pennsylvania. He joined the Militia Co. Commanded by Captain Bowels as a substitute for Jacob Nagle, who had been drafted. In June and July into late August, 1781,he marched with company to "Big Quishequnoquillas Valley," patrolled but had no engagements with the Indians. He served two months. In 1781 he was in the Juniata Valley and was discharged from the Militia. He remained home for two weeks. He was then drafted for a two month tour in the Militia under Captain George Jaus, and Lieutenant John Boyce. His Elder brother James was also on this duty tour. They patrolled in Buffalo Valley, and were discharged at Swinford's Mill at the end of the tour.

Once more at home in Cumberland County, he married Mary Boyd whose stepfather was named Brannen. They were married by the Reverend Michael Enderlin of St. Michael's Lutheran Church. They migrated from Cumberland County to Pittsburg, then to Westmoreland County. They then migrated back to earlier gone area in Cumberland Co. Their daughter Margaret was born during this period. In 1786 and 1787 they were in the region of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. This was in the Allegheny River area. They migrated back and forth along the West Branch in Northumberland County, hence to the Allegheny River area.

In 1798 they settled in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. In a letter from his brother James, William's address was Heart's Crossroads. He contracted for two hundred acres, tract 781 Pennsylvania Popiltion Land district, S. Shenango, Pennsylvania. He transferred his Revolutionary War Discharge to William Green for the purpose of patenting land. The date of the transfer was not given.

He appeared in Crawford County Pennsylvania, Common Pleas Court for a Revolutionary War Pension. This occurred in 1832.

On February 11, 1845, William Reid died. He was buried in Wilson Cemetery, plot 123. Espyville, North Shenango Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. His family at his death, was his wife, Mary, and four daughters, Margaret m. Zemas Pelton, Mary, m. Daniel Smith, Elizabeth m.____ Allen, Anns m. Solomon Waters, and two sons, James m. Ann Lewis, and William m. Sarah Cline Bennett.

Mary Boyd Reid followed her husband in death on the 14 October, 1850. She is also buried in Wilson Cemetery.