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Pelkeys in VT - Some Vital Records
Posted by: Todd Pelkey Date: November 28, 1999 at 09:21:53
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Just returned from SLC hoping to find more about my John Pelkey, born in Vermont in the early 1820s. He emigrated to Western Pennsylvania by 1851.

While I had no luck with him (and please contact me if you have clues!) I thought that the following records gleaned from various birth, death and marriage records sent in to the state in the 1800s might be of use to some others. I hope they help someone.

Bride: Pelkey, Adelaide
Groom: Bean, Alexander
Residence of Bride: Pittsford
Date of Marriage: Feb. 5, 186_
Age in Years: 17
Bride's Place of Birth: Pittsford
Father: Julius Pelkey
Mother: Matilda
Party Officiating: Rev. Wood

Name of Child: Pelkey, Alexander
Date of Birth: Feb. 7, 1869
Name of Mother: Ellen Burton
Birthplace: New York
Residence: Benson
Name of Father: Charles Pelkey
Birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Laborer

Name of Child: Pelkey, Alfred
Date of Birth: July 2, 1870
Name of Mother: Not given
Birthplace: Ireland
Residence: W. Rutland
Name of Father: Not given
Birthplace: Ireland
Occupation Quarryman

Name of Deceased: Pelkie, Alec
Age: 21
Occupation: Blacksmith
Birthplace: Canada
Father's Name: John Pelkey
Mother's Maiden Name: Rose
Date of Death: July 9, 1859
Cause of Death: Drowning

Name of Child: Pelky, Anna Louisa
Date of Birth: Aug. 3, 1858
Maiden Name of Mother: Celista H.
Full Name of Father: Aurelius Pelky
Father's Birthplace: Wilmington
Occupation: Stone cutter

Name of Child: Pelkey, Carrie Emily
Date of Birth: Nov. 13, 1869
Maiden Name of Mother: Emily Billings
Birthplace: Canada
Residence: Pittsford
Name of Father: David Pelkey
Birthplace: Champlain, N.Y.
Occupation: Laborer

Name of Child: Pelkey, David
Date of Birth: July 3, 1859
Maiden Name of Mother: Lucy
Mother's Birthplace: Chambray
Residence: Castleton
Name of Father: David Pelkey
Father's Birthplace: Burlington
Occupation: Farmer

Name of Deceased: Pelkey, David
Age: 22 Days
Residence: Castleton
Father's Name: David Pelkey
Mother's Maiden Name: Lucy
Date of Death: July 25, 1859
Cause of Death: Whooping Cough

Name of Child: Pelkey, Edna
Date of Birth: Feb 17, 1870
Maiden Name of Mother: Lydia
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Residence: St. Albans
Name of Father: Henry Pelkey
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Laborer

Pelkey, Edward Marcellus
Color: White
Date of Birth: Aug 7, 1860
Maiden Name of Mother: Elizabeth
Mother's Birthplace: Clarendon
Mother's Residence: Pittsford
Name of Father: Edward Pelkey
Father's Birthplace: No. Hero
Father's Occupation: Farmer

Name of Deceased: Pelkey, Edwin M.
Color: White
Age: 1 Yrs. 3 Mos. 28 Days
Birthplace: Pittsford
Father's Name: Edward Pelkey
Mother's Maiden Name: Elizabeth
Date of Death: Dec. 5, 1861
Cause of Death: Brain-fever

Name of Child: Pelkey, Florence
Color: White
Date of Birth: May 1, 1860
Maiden Name of Mother: Adalaide
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Residence: Castleton
Name of Father: William Pelkey
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Farmer

Name of Child: Pelkey, George
Date of Birth: June 27, 1867
Mother's Residence: Pittsford
Name of Father: William Pelkey
Father's Birthplace: Rutland
Occupation: Farmer

Name of Child: Pelkey, Henry Leeman
Date of Birth: May 15, 1869
Maiden Name of Mother: Thersey
Mother's Birthplace: N. York
Mother's Residence: St. Albans
Name of Father: Philip Pelkey
Father's Birthplace: N.Y.
Father's Occupation: Employee of R.R.

Name of Child: Pelky, Hiram Owen
Date of Birth: Jan 12, 1858
Maiden Name of Mother: Elizabeth
Mother's Birthplace: Clarendon
Parents' Residence: Pittsford
Name of Father: Edward Pelkey
Father's Birthplace: Grand Isle
Father's Occupation: Teamster

Name of Child: Israel
Date of Birth: Aug 12, 1863
Maiden Name of Mother: Agnes
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Residence: Shoreham
Name of Father: Thomas Pelkey
Father's Birthplace: Alburgh
Father's Occupation: Laborer

Name of Deceased: Pelkey, John E.
Residence: Mendon
Age 1 Yr, 3 Mos., 6 Days
Birthplace: Mendon
Father's Name: Leander Pelkey
Father's Birthplace: V
Mother's Maiden Name: Bidsey Tuff
Mother's Birthplace: V
Date of Death: Jan 19, 1858
Disease Causing Death: Cramp

Groom: Joseph Pelkey
Bride: Julia Little
Residence of Groom: Moorton (?), Addison Co., Vt.
Date of Marriage: May 28th, 1836

Name of Child: Pelkey, Julia
Date of Birth: Oct 8, 1858
Maiden Name of Mother: Matilda ___
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Parents' Residence: Pittsford
Name of Father: Julius Pelkey
Father's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Farm Laborer

Groom: Julius Pelky
Bride: Matilda Billings
Residence of Groom: Rutland, Vt.
Date of Marriage: October 1st, 1837
Officiating: John A. Hicks, Minister

Name of Deceased: Pelkey, Julia
Age: 5 yrs, 5 mos, 3 days
Residence: Pittsford
Father's Name: Julia Pelkey
Mother's Maiden Name: Matilda
Date of Death: Feb 5, 1864
Disease Causing Death: Acute Meningitis

Name of Child: Pelkey, Julia A.
Date of Birth: May 1869
Maiden Name of Mother: Matilda
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Residence: Fairhaven
Name of Father: David
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Laborer

Name of Child: Pelkey, Sophia
Date of Birth: Dec 28, 1858
Maiden Name of Mother: Elen
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Residence: Benson
Name of Father: Charles Pelkey
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Day Laborer

Source: Vermont Secretary of State: General index to vital records of Vermont, early to 1870. Available through FHL.

This transcription is fairly complete for the Pelkey section, though I had to skip a few which were illegible.

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