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 Peter Elwood

Peter Elwood

Birth
Mindenville, Montgomery County, New York, USA
Death 30 Dec 1831 (aged 77)
Hallsville, Montgomery County, New York, USA
Burial Fort Plain, Montgomery County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 10190764 · View Source
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He married Margaret Nellis on 03 October 1782 in Minden, Montgomery County, New York. Their children: Anna, Richard P., Maria, David D., Henry, Elizabeth, Peter Elwood, Jr., George, and Margaret Elwood.

Aged 77 y's, 9 mos, & 2 days.

His father:Richard Ellwood, who sailed from England.

F. W. Beer's History of Herkimer County, New York, Published 1879: Peter, the youngest son, began life by hiring a farm, paying the remarkable rent of two ears of corn per acre and the taxes upon the land. He afterwards bought this farm, which is still in possession of the family, and is now considered one of the most valuable in this part of the valley. Peter died in 1831 at the age of seventy-seven years. He had been to visit his nephew General Elwood, and on returning in the early evening he took a wrong road in a piece of woods near his home, and in the dark was unable to find his way out. He tied his horse to a tree, and supporting himself with a long woolen scarf tied to the sapling he began walking around it to prevent freezing until morning, when he would be able to find his way back. The night was long and very cold, and he an old man. In the morning he was found dead, sitting in his sleigh with his buffalo robes carefully wrapped around him. The tracks in the snow told the history of the night.


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  • Created by: Charla Carter
  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10190764
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Elwood (5 Mar 1754–30 Dec 1831), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10190764, citing Fort Plain Cemetery, Fort Plain, Montgomery County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Charla Carter (contributor 32988107) .