1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships or parental birthplaces.
Abijah D.(Ledge) Pelton may be any one of these - Step children are not enumerated as “step” children Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted” Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children” Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002 about Abijah Pelton Name: Abijah Pelton Gender: Male Marriage Date: 11 Mar 1857 Spouse: Charlotte Kincade Marriage City: Panola Marriage State: Texas Source: Texas Marriages, 1851-1900
1860 - Name: Abijah Pelton Age in 1860: 25 Birth Year: abt 1835 Birthplace: Arkansas Home in 1860: Beat 5, Panola, Texas Gender: Male
Abijah Pelton 25, ARK - farmer Charlotte Pelton 25, TN John Pelton 2, TX William Pelton 9/12, TX
1870 - Name: Abijah Pelton Birth Year: abt 1836 Age in 1870: 34 Birthplace: Arkansas Home in 1870: Precinct 5, Collin, Texas Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Plano
Abijah Pelton 34, ARK - farmer Charlotte Pelton 35, TN John Pelton 12, TX William Pelton 10, TX Louisa Pelton 7, TX Malinda Pelton 5, TX Addison Pelton 5/12, TX
1880 - Name: Charlott Pelton Home in 1880: Dallas, Texas Age: 45 Estimated birth year: abt 1835 Birthplace: Tennessee Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head) Father's birthplace: Tennessee Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Widowed Race: White Gender: Female
Charlott Pelton 45, TN John A. Pelton 22, TX Wm A. Pelton 20, TX Eliza Pelton 17, TX Melinda Pelton 15, TX Harry Pelton 6, TX
1910 - Name: Pard H Relton [Paul H Relton] [Pard H Pelton] Age in 1910: 37 Estimated birth year: 1873 Birthplace: Texas Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania ????? Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee Spouse's name: Carrie B Relton Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 3, Dallas, Texas Marital Status: Married 15 yr Race: White Gender: Male
Pard H Relton 37, TX - farmer Carrie B Relton 34, TX - 6 children  Chester Relton 14, TX Belle Relton 12, TX Horace Relton 10, TX Bruce Relton 7, TX Charlotte Relton 3, TX Nara Relton 1, TX
death record - Name: Robert Bruce Pelton Death Date: 30 Mar 1967 Death Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas Gender: Male Race: W Death Age: 64 years Estimated Birth Date: Birth Date: 19 Jan 1903 Birthplace: Liberty Grove, Texas Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Father's Name: Pard Pelton Father's Birthplace: Mother's Name: Carrie Poovey [maiden name] Mother's Birthplace: Occupation: Land Buyer Place of Residence: Dallas, Dallas, Texas Cemetery: Crown Hill Mausoleum Burial Place: Dallas, Texas Burial Date: 31 Mar 1967 Additional Relatives: Film Number: 2138493 Digital Film Number: 4027136 Image Number: 3441 Reference Number: 15255 Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
death record - Carah Belle Poovey Pelton Birth:Feb. 26, 1877 Death:Jun. 22, 1967
Note: Husband: Pard, Daughter of Augustus and Mary Poovey
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery Sachse Dallas County Texas
death record - Pard H Pelton Birth:Apr. 7, 1874 Death:Feb. 12, 1938
Note: Wife: Carah, son of Abijah and Charlotte Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery Sachse Dallas County Texas
There are several Pelton family members buried at this cemetery.
Under this assumption - Could Abijah D.(Ledge)Pelton really have died in 1871 in Hico, TX and that Pard Pelton is an iligitmate child of Charlotte's?
Order Pard's death cert. to discover his father's name.
TEXAS Vital Record - The Texas Vital Statistics law to register births and deaths was not passed until 1903.Texas was then and is now a dual registration state which means the local registrars retain a copy of all birth and death records for the events that take place within their jurisdiction and the state retains the original of all birth and death records for the entire State of Texas.However, the statutes for registering these events were not made mandatory until 1926.However, many local registrars did not adhere to the statutes until the late 1930’s or early 1940’s.This means some records reside only in the local registrars’ files and not with the State.
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