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Sylvester Pendleton
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1730
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: unknown, USA

IMPORTANT: burial in this cemetery is presumed, not proven.
d. date and location, unknown.
Sylvester Pendleton (son of Col. Joseph, grandson of Joseph) was born at Westerly, RI., 05-Aug-1730. The Westerly records show that in 1757, he paid taxes of 2s. 4d. in that town, and that he was made a freeman there, 01-May-1760. He was evidently a privateersman in the French and Indian War, as the records of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County (then King's County), RI. (Book F, p. 307) show that "Sylvester Pendleton of Westerly, mariner, late master of the Privateer Schooner 'Success', " brought action against the owners of said schooner, Thomas Hazard, John Ross, and Henry Wall of Newport, to recover 5000, and judgment for 1800 and costs was given in his favor at the sitting of the Court held in August, 1763. What became of him subsequently we have not been able to learn. His name does not appear in either the Rhode Island Census of 1774, or the United States Census of 1790, and neither his will nor any administration upon his estate is to be found.

The will of his father, Col. Joseph Pendleton, shows that by Freelove {a 1st-cousin}, daughter of Col. William Pendleton {an Uncle}, Sylvester had issue...

i. Sylvester Pendleton Jr., b. about 1749, m.???? to: Eunice Cobb-Sylvester.

Afterwards Sylvester Pendleton Sr., married at Westerly, RI., 16-Jan-1751 to: Sarah Champlin, daughter of William 3rd., and Sarah Thompson-Champlin. She was b.05-Mar-1735 (West. Rec.).

Issue from (Westerly records) with Sarah Champlin...

ii. Sylvester Jr. Pendleton, b.14-Jan-1752, no further record.
iii. Anne Pendleton, b.20-Sep-1754, no further record 99
iv. Catherine Pendleton, b. 13-Mar-1757, m.???? to: Rev. Henry Clarke.
v. Deborah Pendleton, b.11-Nov-1758, m.???? to: Samuel Sims (1st wife).
vi. Sarah Pendleton, b.26-May-1760, m.???? to: Willett Clarke.
vii. Abigail Pendleton, b.13-Mar-1762, no further record.
viii. Oliver Pendleton, b.14-Nov-1763, no further record.

SOURCE (Google Books): "Brian Pendleton and His Descendants, 1599-1910: With Some Account...", Volume 1, 1910, Pages 79-80 (of 860 pages), compiled by Everett Hall Pendleton.
Family links: 
  Joseph Pendleton (1702 - 1791)
  Sarah Worden Pendleton (1704 - ____)
  Sarah Champlin Pendleton (1735 - ____)
  Sarah Pendleton Clark (1760 - ____)*
  Joseph Pendleton (1724 - 1750)*
  Sylvester Pendleton (1730 - ____)
  Simeon Pendleton (1733 - 1819)*
*Calculated relationship
Pendleton Ground
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: Robert Kuhmann
Record added: Sep 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97578602


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