Peleg Heath

Male 1747 - 1786


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  • Name  Peleg Heath 
    Born  23 Mar 1747  Warren, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1782  Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • HEATH, PELEG
      State: RI Year: 1782
      County: Bristol County Record Type: Tax List
      Township: Barrington Township Page:
      Database: RI Early Census Index
    Died  04 Jul 1786  Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Prince's Hill Cemetery, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In Memory of Major Peleg Heath, Second Son of Rev. Peleg Heath and Jerusha his Wife. Born April 8, 1747, O. S. Died July 4, 1786, in the 40th year of his age.
      "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches."
    Notes 
    • Peleg Heath
      BLW #957-200-5 (From Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files)
      Lieutenant in the Connecticut line

      Peleg Heath, wife Annar (W24428), Rhode Island Line.
      Soldier was son of Peleg Heath, Sr. and lived at Barrington, RI when son enlisted. Soldier married Annar or Anner (---) 18 Apr 1769 at Barrington, RI & soldier died there in 1786 and his widow applied there 24 Aug 1836 aged 91. Soldier and wife had 5 sons and 1 daughter. A son Peleg was born 31 Mar 1771 at Barrington and in 1836 he lived at Killingly, Conn. Another son Joseph was living in 1836. One Joshua Bicknall of Barrington, Rhode Island stated that all but 1 of the soldiers children were born before the Revolutionary War and he stated his father married the soldier's mother (neither named).

      Spencer & Sullivan Expedition. Peleg was a Major.
      The demoralizing effect of recurrent Indian raids on the settler in western New York and the valley of the Susquehanna led to vigorous retaliatory measures in the summer of 1779. Acting under orders of Congress, Washington directed Daniel Brodhead to march from Fort Pitt up the Allegheny River, while a larger expedition under Sullivan ascended the Susquehanna and Wyoming valleys. Their instructions were to destroy all Indian villages and crops belonging to the Six Nations, to engage the Indian and Tory marauders under Brandt and Butler whenever possible, and to drive them so far west that future raids would be impossible. These operations consumed three months, during which the main army remained for the most part inactive near the Hudson above New York, waiting for Clinton to make the next move. In the South Lincoln, with the support of D'Estaing's fleet, laid siege to Savannah, but failed to rout the British from the city.

      page 283
      Heath, Peleg (R. I.). Ensign of Richmond's Rhode Island State Regiment, 1st November, 1775, to June, 1776; 1st Lieutenant 3d Connecticut, 1st January, 1777; Captain Lieutenant, 1st May, 1779; retired 1st January, 1781. (Died 1786.)
      !American Biographical Library
      The Biographical Cyclopµdia of American Women
      Volume II
      Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution
      Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army
    Person ID  I44180  Bryant
    Last Modified  4 Sep 2004 

    Father  Peleg Heath,   b. 26 Jul 1700, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1748, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jerusha Peck,   b. 18 Nov 1724, Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1763, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  08 Dec 1743  Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Rev. Peleg and Jerusha Peck, married by Josiah Howland, Justice.

      Jerusha Peck, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Brown) Peck, was born
      November 16, 1724. She married (first) December 8, 1743, Rev. Peleg
      Heath, by whom she had two sons: Nathaniel, born January 29, 1745, and
      Peleg, born April 8, 1747, both of whom were active in the military
      service during the revolution. She married (second) Joshua Bicknell.
      (New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume IV,
      page 1693-1694).
    Family ID  F2966  Group Sheet

    Family  Anna(r) Kent,   b. 17 Apr 1745, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840 
    Married  18 Apr 1769  Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Peleg Heath,   b. 31 Mar 1771, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 May 1857, Putnam, Windham Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Heath,   b. 07 Sep 1772, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1775, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Heath,   b. 1774, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1844, Killingly, Windham Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jabez Heath,   b. 16 Apr 1781, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jun 1870, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Winchester Heath,   b. 30 Jun 1783, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1825, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Heath,   b. c. 1778, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Benjamin Heath,   b. 1785, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1822, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2555  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Mar 1747 - Warren, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Apr 1769 - Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1782 - Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Jul 1786 - Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Prince's Hill Cemetery, Barrington, Bristol Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S151] Arnold, RI Vital records, Arnold, James N., (Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, 1891-1912), Warren: 71.

    2. [S151] Arnold, RI Vital records, Arnold, James N., (Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, 1891-1912), Barrington: 11.

    3. [S317] Bicknell Genealogy, Bicknell, Thomas Williams, (Privately Published, Rhode Island, 1913), p.36.


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