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John A. Van Pelt
1775 - 1/16/1838

 


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Jonathan Pelt
10/25/1815 - 1880
Jonathan Pelt was born on October 25, 1815 in Craven Co, North Carolina and died about 1880 in Jackson Co., Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 64 years old.

Jonathan dropped the Van from the family name. He married Mary Barbara Taylor (born 1818). He was the original owner of the land containing the pond known locally as Merritt's Mill Pond and was the original builder of the old mill. Jonathan Pelt was a noted blacksmith and carpenter. He and his wife's nephew, William H. Taylor, built the mill in 1867 the two men operated it until 1871 when Jonathan sold his interest to Ethington J. Merritt. The mill was originally used to grind corn but in the early part of the twenties, it was turned into an Ice Plant.
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Census10/13/1850 FL (Jackson County) 34 yrs old 
13, 67 - Jonathan Pelt (age35), Barbary Pelt (30), William Pelt (14), John Pelt (12), Obadiah Pelt (9), Robert Pelt (7), Peter Pelt (5), Jonathan Pelt (3), Zachery Taylor (0), Bowen Taylor (17), Alfred Taylor (15), Larkin Taylor (13) & Elender Taylor (10). Jonathan was born in NC and is a blacksmith. Barbary was born in SC. All others born in FL.  
Census1/1/1870 FL (Jackson County) 54 yrs old 
245B, 331-Jonathan Pelt (age55) Barbary (52), Zachariah (20), Elizabeth (18), Lucinda (15), Joseph (23), Amanda (27) Mary J. (2 ), Mollie DYKES ( 16). Jonathan was born in NC, he is a Blacksmith. Barbary was born in SC and all others in FL. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census7/27/1880 precent 6 FL (Jackson County) 64 yrs old 
Family #267: Jonathan Pelt (age 65),wife Mary B. (61),Grandson Henry (10). Jonathan's occupation is a Blacksmith. Mary is keeping house. Jonathan & Mary as well as their parents were all born in NC. Henry and his parents were born in FL. 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1880: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  

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3 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
6 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
7 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
8 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
9 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
20 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
22 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
27 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
27 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
30 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
35 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
40 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
46 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
49 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
50 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
50 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
55 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
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15 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
24 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
29 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
38 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
41 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
44 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
50 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
54 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
62 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
64 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
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13 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
19 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
46 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
47 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
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15 1830 The U.S. Government begins forcing Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the Trail of Tears. Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina and surrounding states.
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5 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
15 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
20 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
22 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
25 1840 Oregon Trail is established
27 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
40 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
45 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
47 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
48 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
50 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
53 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
60 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
61 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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18 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


The Children of Jonathan Pelt

44 years old
Lucinda Pelt
Born in Jackson Co., Florida on May 25, 1855 and died in Jackson Co., Florida on May 11, 1950. She was 95 years old.

Also went by Lucindy.

Children:
Minnie Lee Davis (5/22/1873)
Charles Trip Davis(11/02/1875),
Cincinnatti C. Davis(10/04/1877),
Joseph Travis Davis(11/13/1879),
Dora Dean Da...
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Elizabeth Pelt
Born somewhere in Florida about 1855 and died in Jackson Co., Florida about 1880. She was about 25 years old.

Her name maybe Martha Elizabeth.
John and Elizabeth had four children: Joseph, (died young), Ann Elizabeth Richards Pinckney, Laura Richards Pippen and John Obed Richards (1875-1964).
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