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Pelletier, Peltier, Pelter, etc and town of Pelletier, NC

Pelletier, Peltier, Pelter, etc and town of Pelletier, NC

Posted: 1318101674000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pelletier, Pelter, Peltier
Looking for information on alleged ancestor, Jerome/Gerome Pelletier, born before 1755 in France. Lived in Haiti and Beaufort, NC, died Carteret Co, NC about 1801.

I believe he was married more than once. One marriage in France. We believe he had a son, Anthony/Antoine who was born in either France or Haiti. After Jerome's brother, Peter died in Haiti, believe that's when they came to Carteret County.

Looking for proof of Anthony's connection to Jerome and where Jerome originated from in France. Believe he was in the French military in Haiti.

Would deeply appreciate any information on this family.
My mother was a Peltier.

Thank you,


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Re: Pelletier, Peltier, Pelter, etc and town of Pelletier, NC

Posted: 1318168653000
Classification: Query
Hi Joyce,

I will respond here as well as to your email. I am not a Pelletier descendant, but branches of my family have married into their over the generations.

If I am remembering correctly, the community of Pelletier, Carteret County, North Carolina is named for the Pelletier family. I believe that is where their plantation was located. I think it was named "Wildwood."

If you have not already seen Primrose Watson Fisher's book, it will be a great assistance to you. It is available at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library and you maybe able to request it via Inter-Library Loan. Here is the citation.

Primrose Watson Fisher, "One Dozen Pre-Revolutionary War of Eastern North Carolina Families and Some of Their Descendants", New Bern Historical Society, 1958.

Note the New Bern Historical Society does not have copies for sale as it is out of print. It was reprinted a few years ago by the Fisher family, but not in any great quantity.

All the Best,

David French

Re: Pelletier, Peltier, Pelter, etc and town of Pelletier, NC

Posted: 1318172748000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Peletier, Pelletier, Peletier, Pelter, Peltier
Dear David,

Thank you so much for your reply. I didn't know about "Wildwood." I do know that the Peletiers settled in Beufort, Carteret Co, NC. Peletier, NC is not far from there. I intend to see if I can find out more about this little town. There was also a Peltier, TN which was named for a post office close to where my Peltiers lived. One of them was the postmaster.

Which of your relatives married into the Peltier family?

Thanks again,


Re: Pelletier, Peltier, Pelter, etc and town of Pelletier, NC

Posted: 1410048605000
Classification: Query
Hi Joyce.

Gerome Pelletier was my 3rd or 4th Great Grandfather, if I recall our family's lineage correctly. One of his sons is buried in a small family cemetery, that's in someone's back yard in Morehead City. Here is a link to the list of graves if you're interested:

As far as Wildwood, is concerned, our family did at one time own a plantation there. It's now considered a part of Morehead City. The Wildwood Community Cemetery, is located out there, and a small number of Pelletier's are buried there - including my Great Grandfather, and great grandmother.

I'm not certain about Antony Pelletier, or whatever became of him. But I "have" heard his name mentioned once or twice in family discussions. :-)

I wish I could be of more help.

Vicki Pelletier

Re: Pelletier, Peltier, Pelter, etc and town of Pelletier, NC

Posted: 1422847869000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Peltier, Pelletier, Pellitier
You didn't know what happened to Anthony. He was probably born in Petersburg, Va He married Elizabeth Shepard Perkinson. They had 4 children in Virginia: Rosely, Josephine, Henrietta and James. He married again possibly to Martha Vaughn. He had at least one son by his second wife, Anthony N. Peltier. At some point he moved to Orange County, NC where he died in c 1845. He was born in c 1780. His son Anthony N. contined to live in Orange, NC where he later died.

I still suspect he was a son of Gerome. In one census he was called Peter..who knows why. I took at mt DNA test, but I'm even though some in Gerome's family took one although there aren't matches that I know of, but with mitochondrial dna I wonder if it would show up because that kind of dna doesn't change. BTW, our family spelled it Pelletier a long time ago.
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