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Re: Peter Pitcher Rensselaer Co NY 1760-1840
Posted by: Melissa Brenz (ID *****8483) Date: July 18, 2008 at 17:40:14
In Reply to: Peter Pitcher Rensselaer Co NY 1760-1840 by Kathy Repp of 974

Kathy- The Peter Pitcher you are looking for Shows up in the 1810 NYS Census as living in the Town of Brunswick, Rensselaer County, NY-. He was married to Keziah Coons, and I believe they had at least three children, Mary ( also called Polly) born in either 1795 or 1796, Christina, born in 1800, both baptized at the Wynantskill Reformed Church, and a son, John Peter Pitcher, born around 1810.
Mary/Polly married John Feathers in 1814 and had Sophia, George, Mary Catherine, Bernard, Jane and Matilda, all born between 1815 and 1838. I believe that Peter had at least three brothers; Jacob (married Elizabth Clum), George (married Hannah Fisher), and John (married Sarah Miller) Peter Also shows up in the 1809 list of taxable inhabitants as residing in District 12 of the Town of Brunswick. A couple years ago my husband and I bought a house in Brunswick, which was known as the Judd Abbott Farm in the early 1800's- Judd Abbott and Peter must have been neighbors and friends - Abbott also shows up in the same tax and cencus records living in district 12 - The house next door to me was known as the Feathers Farm. All of this started to intrigue me when I discovered Peter Pitchers Headstone buried in my front yard and I started to try to determine how he got there, and all of the connections betweeen the Pitcher and Feathers Families started to pop up. ( a lot of confusion in the mix though/ many false leads, etc) One thing I CAN tell you as a certainty is that he died January 2, 1846, in the 76th year of his life- his headstone bears the inscription: Array'd in glorious grace, shall these vile bodies shine and every shape and every face look heavenly and divine. I am not sure if he is really buried there, but I cant locate any records to indicate otherwise - so far, Keziah hasnt popped up. Hope this helps - dont know your connection to him, but he has become like one of the family to me, and if you know where Keziah is, Id love to hear from you!

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