Person:John Van Pelt (2)

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John Van Pelt, of Highland County, Ohio
b.10 October 1789 Pennsylvania
d.15 June 1857 Highland County, Ohio
m. 1775
  1. Joseph Van Pelt, of Highland County, Ohio1785 - 1864
  2. Catherine Van Pelt
  3. Anna Van Pelt
  4. Mary Van PeltAbt 1788 -
  5. John Van Pelt, of Highland County, Ohio1789 - 1857
  6. Elizabeth Van Pelt1793 - 1814
m. 4 April 1810
  1. Hiram John Van Pelt1811 -
  2. Isaac Van Pelt1819 - 1880
  3. Brady Van Pelt1823 -
  4. Susanna Van Pelt1825 - 1900
  5. Sarah Van PeltAbt 1828 -
  6. John Van PeltAbt 1830 -
  7. Martha Van PeltAbt 1832 - 1854
  8. Oliver Van Pelt1834 - 1841
  9. Mary Van PeltAbt 1837 -
Facts and Events
Name John Van Pelt, of Highland County, Ohio
Alt Name John Vanpelt
Gender Male
Birth[3] 10 October 1789 Pennsylvania[1850 Census]
Marriage 4 April 1810 Highland County, Ohioto Mary 'Polly' Brady
Death[3] 15 June 1857 Highland County, Ohio

Disputed Parentage

Several internet trees and Ancestry Member submissions claim that John Van Pelt was the son of Jacob Van Pelt and Sarah Ryan, without any apparent sources. In the Revolutionary War Pension File of John Van Pelt, a direct reference is made of "John & Joseph Van Pelt of Highland County, Ohio" as being heirs of John Van Pelt, the Revolutionary War soldier of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Indeed, this John Van Pelt was married in Highland County, Ohio in 1810 to Mary Brady, and he is listed in several census records in New Market, Highland County, Ohio, and appears to be the same John Van Pelt referred to in the before-mentioned Revolutionary War Pension File. More research may be necessary.
References
  1.   United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M704).

    1840 United States Federal Census
    Name: John Vanpell
    [John Vanpelt]
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State): New Market, Highland, Ohio
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 5
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
    Total Free White Persons: 11
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 11
    [Ancestry.com]

  2.   United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432).

    1850 United States Federal Census
    Name: John Vanpelt
    Age: 60
    Birth Year: abt 1790
    Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Home in 1850: New Market, Highland, Ohio
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 51
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    John Vanpelt 60
    Polly Vanpelt 58
    Brady Vanpelt 25
    Sarah Vanpelt 22
    John Vanpelt 20
    Martha Vanpelt 18
    Mary Vanpelt 12
    [Ancestry.com]

  3. 3.0 3.1 Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).