Robert W. Pelton has been writing and lecturing for more than 40 years on historical, biographical and other subjects. He has published hundreds of articles and more than 75 books.
Mr. Pelton has carefully mined hundreds of sources for historical cooking and baking recipes from the early days of America. He has perused innumerable old cookbooks as well as yellowed and tattered handwritten receipt ledgers from both private and public archives and libraries. Through all this, he has been able to skillfully recreate these treasures of the past for use in kitchens of today.
Mr. Pelton proudly claims a heritage going all the way back to well before the War for American Independence. Some of Mr. Pelton’s notable ancestors include:
- John Rogers, passenger on the Mayflower and was one of 41 signers of the Mayflower Compact.
- John Smith was one of the founders of Jamestown.
- Peleg Pelton served as the fifer in the Continental Army at age 18 during the Battle of Saratoga (1777) and again in Yorktown (1781).
- Captain Peter Hager was Commander of the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie, New York, in 1780.
- Captain Bezaleel Tyler took part in the only Revolutionary War Battle in Sullivan County, New York. He fought against Mohawk Chief Thayendeneges, who also known as Joseph Brant.
Mr. Pelton is a member of the Sons of the Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution.