Pelatiah Leete (1741 - 1806)

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Birthplace: Guilford, New Haven, CT, USA
Death: Died in Leete's Island, CT
Managed by: Stephen Edward Dickson
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About Pelatiah Leete

Pelatiah Leete III built the Pelatiah Leete House in 1765. The Leetes have owned land at Leetes Island since 1640, when the town granted the island to William Leete, one of the founders of Guilford. He became governor of the colony and later became governor of Connecticut. The family built a number of houses on the property, but the oldest one to survive today was built by Pelatiah Leete III. In 1781, during the Revolutionary War, the British raided Leete’s Island, burning a house and two barns, but were turned back by local citizens.

Two families - Pelatiah Leete and his wife Bethiah Norton, and brother Simeon Leete and his wife Zerviah Norton, sister of Bethiah, originally occupied this house. Each family had three children. In June of 1781, Simeon was wounded by the British in the Battle of Leetes Island and died in the house the next day.

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Pelatiah Leete's Timeline

1741
March 14, 1741
Guilford, New Haven, CT, USA
1767
June 17, 1767
Age 26
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1768
April 15, 1768
Age 27
Guilford, New Haven, CT, USA
1770
February 22, 1770
Age 28
Leete's Island, CT
1773
July 3, 1773
Age 32
Leete's Island, CT
1798
February 15, 1798
Age 56
Leete's Island, CT
February 15, 1798
Age 56
1806
March 2, 1806
Age 64
Leete's Island, CT
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