Nancy PETERSON

Female 1817 - Between 1861 and 1865  (43 years)


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  • Name Nancy PETERSON 
    Born 10 Jul 1817  Jay, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Between 1861 and 1865 
    Notes 
    • No actual vital records have been located to confirm the ancestry of Nancy Peterson. The name “Peterson” was not a common name in the 1800s in Maine. In the 1790 census, there are only two Peterson families recorded as living in Maine. In the census records for the first half of the 1800s, two different Peterson families are noted living in the appropriate areas: Charles Peterson and George Peterson. The dates for Charles Peterson’s marriage, the fact that he had 10 children with only 7 positively identified (Nancy would be one of the “unidentified”), the fact that he had a daughter who would match Nancy’s age, the fact that he lived in Freeman for the majority of his life, supports Charles Peterson as being the father of Nancy. George Peterson’s marriage date is four years after the birth of Nancy, the census records do not reflect that he had a daughter corresponding to the age of Nancy, and the fact that he lived for the majority of his life in Kingfield seems to rule him out as the father of Nancy.

      Absent actual vital records, positive confirmation can be made that Charles Peterson is the father of Nancy from two different source documents, both in the possession of Gerald Lowell. The first is a Christmas Card from Frank and Maggie Furbish to Viola Lowell, in which he states “I was down in Farmington last fall and saw what is left. I went and made a call on Aunt Vesta. I think she told me that she was 92 years old. She was quite smart.” The second is a picture and note, enclosed in a Christmas card from 1931, again sent from Frank Furbish to Viola Furbish Lowell. The note states: “I am sending you two snap shots--one myself taken on the steps of the school house at Freeman Center about 1/2 mile from Grandfather Peterson’s home...”

      In the Wednesday, May 16, 1838 edition of the Age newspaper (Augusta, ME), there is a notice for a "Nancy H. Furbush" indicating that a letter was waiting to be picked up at the Post Office, Augusta, Maine. This is the first reference encountered where there is a middle initial stated. Do not know if this "Nancy H. Furbush" is the same as this "Nancy Peterson Furbush."
    Person ID I270  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2015 

    Father Charles Kent PETERSON,   b. 28 May 1792, Jay, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1882, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Hannah TRASK,   b. 25 Nov 1797, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1891, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1815  Kingfield, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2245  Group Sheet

    Family Abram FURBUSH,   b. 14 Feb 1811, Sabattus, Androscoggin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1888, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Jun 1836  Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Charles P. FURBUSH,   b. 17 Feb 1837, New Portland, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1917, Temple, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Abraham James “Abram” FURBUSH, Jr.,   b. 17 Feb 1837, New Vineyard, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1918, Waupaca Co., Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. Ann Augusta FURBUSH,   b. 12 Jul 1842, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1921, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +4. Wealthy Viola FURBUSH,   b. 8 Feb 1844, Rockland, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1933, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +5. William H. FURBISH,   b. 28 Aug 1848, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1927, Kelso, Cowlitz, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Warren B. FURBUSH,   b. 1852, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Frank L. FURBUSH,   b. 1 Apr 1861, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1940, Graniteville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet

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