I am trying to tie an Ancestor James Pell, with the James Pell and Martha Pugsley of Pelham Manor in Westchester, New York. Online marriage records show this marriage as James Pell and Martha Rigsley [sic]m: 1777. Shortly after their marriage their home was forcefully occupied by the British General as his headquarters and as far as I have discovered this couple vanishes after the war when the property is seized by the American forces.
My ancestor James Pell b: bet. 1755-60 is very well documented from a 1787 land document in Windsor County Vermont to US census' 1790 through 1830 at which time the paper trail ends.