Lieut Thomas Postell Pelot

Lieut Thomas Postell Pelot

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 3 Jun 1864 (aged 28)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Plot Lot 778
Memorial ID 13031041 · View Source
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Lt.Pelot was a graduate of U.S.Naval Academy, receiving his commision as Lieutenant in 1857. 1861 Lt.Confederate Navy. Commanded Conf. Steamer Savannah 1862. 1864 KIA capturing the 378 ton Union Steamer Water Witch on Ossabaw Sound,GA.
He married and is survived by Clara T.Freeman and 3 daughters, Marion, Rosa and Lalla.
He is descended from a prominent Swiss family of Jonas Pelot who settled in South Carolina in 1734. The only surviving son, (John) Francis Pelot born 1720 LaNeuveville, Switzerland was brought to Purysburg, S.C. He became a prominent Baptist Minister and was called in 1752 to pastor the Euhaw Baptist Church, the second oldest Baptist Church in S.C. In 1771 Francis was awarded an honorary degree from the Baptist college in Providence, R.I. (predecessor of Brown U.) in acknowledgement of the suppport he gave to the future College.



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  • Added: 15 Jan 2006
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  • Janice Brown
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Thomas Postell Pelot (28 Jun 1835–3 Jun 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13031041, citing Laurel Grove Cemetery (North), Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Janice Brown (contributor 46820606) .