Pelatiah Leete III

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Pelatiah Leete

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Birthplace: Guilford, New Haven, CT, USA
Death: Died in Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of (Deacon) Pelatiah Leete, Jr. and Lydia Leete (Cruttenden)
Husband of Bethiah Leete and Mary Leete
Father of Joel Leete; Noah Leete; Pelatiah Leete; Mary Fuller Ludington (Leete) and Mary Fuller Ludington (Leete)
Brother of Eber Leete; Lydia Leete (Leete); Noah Leete; Simeon Leete; Pelatiah Leete (1) and 2 others

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About Pelatiah Leete III

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 III's Timeline

1744
August 22, 1744
Guilford, New Haven, CT, USA
1767
June 17, 1767
Age 22
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1768
April 15, 1768
Age 23
Guilford, New Haven, CT, USA
1770
February 22, 1770
Age 25
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
1773
July 3, 1773
Age 28
Leete's Island, CT
1794
November 10, 1794
Age 50
Connecticut, United States
1798
February 15, 1798
Age 53
Leete's Island, CT
February 15, 1798
Age 53
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
1806
March 2, 1806
Age 61
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
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Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States