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Peter Delva

Peter Delva

Male 1744 - 1807  (63 years)

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  • Name Peter Delva 
    Born 1744  Holland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    History Peter Delvee emigrated circa 1752 from Holland. As a small boy, he accompanied his parents and a younger brother to the New World. On the voyage, his mother died, not an uncommon occurrence in those days. Upon reaching this shore, his father soon died leaving Peter and his brother orphans. Peter was placed with a family in Oxford, Massachusetts. His brother was also placed, but here he disappears into history. To date, no trace of him has been found. Peter and Lucy Town's marriage intentions were filed on 7 June 1766 in Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. On 10 July 1766 in Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Peter married Lucy Town, daughter of Samuel Town and Bathsheba Woods. In the spring following his marriage, Peter moved to Warwick, built a house and started a farm. In the fall he returned to Oxford to bring his wife and new daughter, Bathsheba, back to their new home. It is said that after Lucy's arrival in Warwick, she did not see another woman for a year. Their farm was a prosperous one of over 280 acres. He served in the company of Captain Agrippa Wells, Col. Samuel Brewer's regiment, at Fort Ticonderoga during the Revolution. He mustered out at Deerfield 10 December 1777. He and Lucy Town lived in Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, on the Delvey farm with his surviving son, Jonathan.
      [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Died 23 Feb 1807  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14
    • His death was recorded in Jonathan Blake's diary
    Death Record of Peter Delva
    Death Record of Peter Delva
    Buried Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Gravestone of Peter Delvee
    Gravestone of Peter Delvee
    Mr. Peter Delvee
    23 Feb. 1807
    in his 63 yr.
    Each one who walks the solemn road,
    behold my body here;
    prepare to stand before your God
    and see my spirit there.
    Person ID I1  Delvee Family
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2015 

    Father Jonathan Delvee,   b. Abt 1720, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1752, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Town,   b. 02 Nov 1744, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1824, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Marriage Intentions 7 Jun 1766  Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Married 10 Jul 1766  Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Children 
     1. Bathsheba Delvee,   b. 14 Nov 1766, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1858, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [Birth]
     2. Lucy Delvee,   b. 08 Oct 1768, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1818, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [Birth]
     3. Jonathan Delvee,   b. 21 Aug 1770, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1850, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     4. Mary Delvee,   b. 04 May 1773, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1851, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     5. Hannah Delvee,   b. 06 Apr 1776, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1805, Wendell Cemetery, Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [Birth]
     6. Abigail Delvee,   b. 22 Jun 1780, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1824, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
     7. Samuel Town Delvee,   b. 18 May 1782, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1744 - Holland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Intentions - 7 Jun 1766 - Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jul 1766 - Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 1807 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Gravestones of Peter and Lucy (Town) Delva
    Gravestones of Peter and Lucy (Town) Delva

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Whitney, Anna E. Delva, The Name "Delvar", (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, c 1968).

    2. [S3] Ward, Edith. Decent of Lawrence C. Ward, (New York: manuscript, c 1970).

    3. [S85] Fiske, Arthur D. Cemetery Inscriptions of Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts to 1865, (Seattle, Washington: Fiske Genealogical Foundation, 1985).

    4. [S152] Patterson, Shirley Drury, "The Tale of Bathsheba Woods and Bathsheba Moore Woods", (About Town, volume XV, number 1, March 1995).

    5. [S388] Delvee Historian. Delvee Family Records 1887 - 1988, (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1988).

    6. [S7] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, (Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Company, 1898).

    7. [S8] International Genealogical Index (IGI), (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

    8. [S10] Daniels, George F. History of Oxford, Massachusetts, (Oxford, Massachusetts: by the author, 1892).

    9. [S52] Muse, Jeanne. Delvey Family Group Sheets, (Asheville, North Carolina: manuscript, 20 August 1995).

    10. [S132] Bailey. Frederic W. Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 - Worcester County, (New Haven, Connecticut: Bureau of American Ancestry, 1897).

    11. [S189] Lint, A Ann. Descendants of Peter Delvee, (Willoughby, Ohio: mansuscript, 23 June 1999).

    12. [S752] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005).

    13. [S217] Verry, Edith. Marriages and Deaths Copied from Warwick, Massachusetts Records, Marriages and Deaths Copied from Warwick, Massachusetts Records, (manuscript, 1966).

    14. [S800] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).

    15. [S362] Amidon, Ryan M., Warwick Cemetery, Franklin County, Massachusetts, Rt. 78, (Gardner, Massachusetts: manuscript, 2001).

    16. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.).