The Arnold and Moberly Family Genealogy

Daniel vanPeltAge: 23 years17521776

Name
Daniel vanPelt
Given names
Daniel
Surname
vanPelt
Birth October 15, 1752
Baptism of a brotherIsaac vanPelt
Type: baptised
August 11, 1754 (Age 21 months)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohannes Hendricke Sleght
April 13, 1755 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a siblingHelena vanPelt
January 2, 1757 (Age 4 years)

Baptism of a siblingHelena vanPelt
January 2, 1757 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherJacob “Johannes” vanPelt
August 12, 1759 (Age 6 years)
Baptism of a brotherJacob “Johannes” vanPelt
Type: baptised
August 12, 1759 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah vanPelt
August 22, 1761 (Age 8 years)

Death of a fatherJohannis (John) vanPelt
1765 (Age 12 years)
MarriageMary SuttonView this family
1772 (Age 19 years)

Note: Most show marriage in 1772, but Sutton vanPelt's SAR application Natl: 29412 and IL State: 1987 dated 14 JUN 1933 states 1770
Birth of a son
#1
Alexander vanPelt
April 24, 1773 (Age 20 years)
Military
Patriot, American Revolutionary War
1776 (Age 23 years)
Death August 27, 1776 (Age 23 years)
Note:
Daniel was a Revolutionary War soldier who died fighting for the Patriots in Brooklyn Heights at the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776. His son, Alexander, allegedly remembered his father, in uniform, picking him up before leaving for the war, although he was only three years old at the time. He never saw his father again. From: A Place Called Sodom, by AG Cooper, page 25
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father
mother
Marriage: May 12, 1739Churchville, Northampton Twp, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania, USA
4 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
3 years
himself
Daniel vanPelt
Birth: October 15, 1752Bucks Co, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: August 27, 1776Long Island, New York, USA
22 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sibling
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
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younger brother
mother
half-sister
half-sister
half-brother
half-sister
half-brother
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Daniel vanPelt
Birth: October 15, 1752Bucks Co, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: August 27, 1776Long Island, New York, USA
wife
Marriage: 1772
16 months
son

Marriage
Most show marriage in 1772, but Sutton vanPelt's SAR application Natl: 29412 and IL State: 1987 dated 14 JUN 1933 states 1770
Death
Daniel was a Revolutionary War soldier who died fighting for the Patriots in Brooklyn Heights at the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776. His son, Alexander, allegedly remembered his father, in uniform, picking him up before leaving for the war, although he was only three years old at the time. He never saw his father again. From: A Place Called Sodom, by AG Cooper, page 25
Note
The Battle of Long Island - August 27,1776     The Battle of Long Island took place on August 27, 1776. The American outpost of Colonel Edward Hand's sent word that the British were preparing to cross Long Island from Staten Island on August 22, at dawn. There were three frigates, the Phoenix, Rose, and Greyhound, and two bomb ketches named Carcass and Thunder, in Gravesend Bay. The frigates were anchored in the Namews.     British generals Cornwallis and Clinton had a force of 4,000 men that included Von Donop's corps of jaegers and grenadiers. The force started crossing to Denyse Point and they were covered by the guns of the H.M.S. Rainbow. Two hundred men of Edward Hand's withdrew to Prospect Hill, destroying the property and supplies that the British might use. The British boats returned to Staten Island and landed in Gravesend Bay with more then 5000 men. By noon, they had landed almost 5,000 men and about 40 cannons safely on shore. The Americans couldn't defend themselves and were pushed back.     The American forces were distributed on the evening before the battle. Their forces had a total strength of 550 in the area of Gowanus Road. To the left in the Flatbush Pass there were 1,000 troops, and to the right at Bedford Pass there was a force of 800 men with only 3 guns.     In the early morning hours on August 27, the Americans fired on a few British soldiers who were near the Red Lion Inn. A few hours later, the Americans were attacked by 200-300 British troops. These attacks started the battle. General Howe was trying to distract the Americans so that Grant could attack; the plan worked. This lead to a battle between Grant and Alexander. Though Alexander only had 1,600 men, he was smart to organize his men into the open, European style, rather than just hiding them behind cover. Grant, on the other hand, had 7,000 men, which meant that they were superior to the Americans. At the end of this battle, there were only 12 dead, and 5 wounded. The Americans were waiting to be attacked again.     The British had marched to Bedford, and were now behind the Americans. They had marched over 9 miles, with 10,000 men, and the Americans never detected them. Somehow the Germans (Hessians) on the British side began attacking the Americans. The Americans traveled along Port Road to Brooklyn because it was one of the few roads still open.     The heaviest fighting happened near Baker's Tavern. The Americans did really well against the odds presented to them. During the battles Washington was able to get 9,500 soldiers out into the field.     No one can give an exact number of Americans involved in the Battle of Long Island, but it is estimated that there were at least 10,000. It is also estimated that 1,407 Americans were wounded, captured, or missing, and 312 were killed. A British report says that there were 89 Americans officers imprisoned, and 1,097 other Americans were kept as prisoners.     There were 22,000 British and Germans on Long Island, and they had a total loss of 377. Five British officers, and 56 men were killed, while 13 officers, and 275 men were wounded or missing. Two Germans were killed, and three officers and 23 men were wounded. According to both posession of the disputed territory and casualties, the British won this battle.
Note
Sutton vanPelt's SAR application Natl: 29412 and IL State: 1987 dated 14 JUN 1923 lists Daniel's father as Alexander vanPelt, d.1766 and his mother as Jane Gano (no dates).