|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1716|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1770|
From Memorials and Genealogies by Anna Glover
Pelatiah Glover (1716-1770)
Pelatiah Glover, the third son of Nathaniel, Jr., and Rachael (Marsh) Glover, was born at the homestead in Dorchester, April 2, and baptized April 5, 1716, by the Rev. John Danforth. He died in Dorchester, April 3, 1770, aged 54 years, and was buried in the ancient burial yard. He has a gravestone.
In June, 1740, he was married to Mary Cochrane, daughter of Samuel Cochrane, of Boston, born there about 1718. It is supposed she died in Dorchester, but no record of her death has been found, and if buried there she has no gravestone.
He resided in Boston for several years after his marriage, and kept school there. He inherited a portion of the Dorchester homestead conjointly with his brothers Nathaniel and Alexander.
In 1753, and previous, his name is enrolled among a list of soldiers in the "First Independent Company in the Town of Dorchesters, whereof Estes Hatch, Esq., is Captain, James Foster Lieutenant, Edward Hillon Second Lieutenant, Nathaniel Langley Ensign, Thomas Piner, Humphrey Atherton and Zebulon Pierce Sergeants, William Marion, Drummer, Samuel Blake Clerk."
In 1756, Pelatiah Glover was appointed by the town of Dorchester to "keep school for Squantum and the Farms." He probably remained in that employment but a short time. At some time during the French and Indian war he went to as sutler to the army, and it is said of him that he furnished provisions for the soldiers from his own store. After his return from the army he kept a provision store in Bostton and also opened a public house, and was at one time known as "Pelatiah Glover, Innkeeper of Boston."
After his decease, in 1770, his widow continued the buisness. A widow Glover died in Boston, February 1772, no age mentioned, who may have been the widow of Pelatiah, the date of whose death has not been found in Dorchester.
Dorchester North Burying Ground
Created by: MJ (Tilton) England
Record added: Dec 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102876883
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