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Subj:  Peleg Easterbrook - Revolutionary soldier
Date:  03/12/2002 6:47:55 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Bill Benson)


Peleg Easterbrook, Pvt., Revolutionary War, 1776-83; spouse: Rebecca Salisbury, Both in Wysox Cemetery, Bradford Co., Residence: Orwell, Bradford Co., Descendants: Bill Benson -

"Peleg Easterbrook, son of Dr. William and Patience (Salisbury?) Easterbrook, was b. abt. 1750 at Pomfret, CT.  He was an old Revolutionary soldier, and a ship carpenter by occupation.  He m[arried] March 6, 1770, Rebecca Salisbury of Pomfret, dau[ghter] of William Salisbury of Warren, R.I., and desc[endant] of William Salisbury, the first
man killed in King Phillip's war.  Members of his family having settled in Orwell, Pa., in 1812, Peleg and his wife soon after joined them.  He d[ied] in the fall of 1828, and his wife in Feb. 1838, and both are bur[ied] at Wysox, Pa., where they had gone to live with their son William S.  Both Peleg and his wife became blind, but he regained his sight a few days before his death."  (Source: Twigs from Family Trees, Easterbrooks section, Edward Coolbaugh Hoagland, p. 637)
In April 2001, Patty Shumway, genealogist and Connie Covey, the keeper of the Wysox cemetery records, assured me that "there is no individual stone for Peleg and Rebecca," although they located the Easterbrook plot where the couple are buried.