Charles Kent PETERSON

Male 1792 - 1882  (90 years)


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  • Name Charles Kent PETERSON 
    Born 28 May 1792  Jay, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Oct 1882  Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Butterfield Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • “Charles Kent Peterson was born on 28 May 1792. The "Maine Families in 1790" states, "Charles, b. 28 May 1792 married Hannah (reference Oxford Co deeds, 15:409). He purchased his father's homestead farm in Jay on 27 Oct 1815 in return for life se support. (Oxf Co deeds, 15:204). Hannah received a pension for Charles's service in the War of 1812 in Captain Peter Chadwick's Co (Virgil White, Index to War of 1812 Pension Files (1989), p. 1415)." Maine Families also adds to previous sources a ninth child, Ruth.
      In the 1850 Census, he is in Freeman, Franklin County, Maine, Dwelling 206, Family 214.
      In the 1860 Census, he is in Freeman, Franklin County, Maine, Page 37, Dwelling 258 with Hannah, Benjamin F., Vesta, and Morgina.

      Charles Kent PETERSON and Hannah TRASK were married. Hannah TRASK was born about 1801 in Maine.”

      From website: www.mpeterson.us/genpeterson/narrative/plym.htm, Mike Peterson, Contact Person, copied 1 October 2013:
      “Charles Kent PETERSON was born on 28 May 1793 in Jay, Franklin County, Maine. He was buried in October 1882 in Butterfield Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin County, Maine. The records of the Butterfield Cemetery have this recording,
      "5-28-1793 - 10-21-1882 (Flag)
      A soldier of the War of 1812
      Hannah his wife 11-25-1797 - 8-29-1891" He died on 21 October 1882 at the age of 89 in Farmington, Franklin County, Maine.
      “The "Maine Families in 1790" states, "Charles, b. 28 May 1792: m. Hannah ______ (Oxf Co deeds, 15:409). He purchased his father's homestead farm in Jay on 27 Oct 1815 in return for life support. (Oxf Co deeds, 15:204). Hannah received a pension for Charles's service as a private in the War of 1812 in Capt. Peter Chadwick's Co., 34th U.S. Infantry (Virgil White, Index to War of 1812 Pension Files (1989), p. 1415)."
      “In a Declaration of Soldier for Pension document it states Charles served in the war of 1812, in Captain Peter Chadwick's Company, 34th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division from 4 May 1813 until 5 May 1815 and was honorably discharged at Plattsburg and he performed service at Chataquay Farm corners, Cataquay woods and at ....... .
      “The following is digested from researcher Charles Hall: "Here is what I found in Kingfield, on Oct 24 this year [Editor: 2011]. (It is fortunate that when I was there in 2007 the then town clerk showed me a book). The present town clerk brought out a bigger, more comprehensive record, with a handwritten index. When I insisted "this is not the book I saw in 2007," she brought out the other book [Editor: It is presumed this is some sort of vital records recording]. On page 41- both open pages left and right have the same handwritten number - births are recorded on the left, deaths on the right - at the top of the page, 'Births'. Under that, 'The children of Charles Kent Peterson and his wife Hannah born as follows viz John Baker Peterson at Kingfield August 17, 1815, Nancy --------- at Jay July 10, 1817, Sally --------- at Kingfield Nov 9th, 1819, Charles -- ---- at Kingfield January 29, 1822.' In the margin on the left between Sally and Charles is written, 'Entered March 1st, 1822'.
      “In the 1850 Census, he is in Freeman, Franklin County, Maine, Dwelling 206, Family 214 with Charles as a farmer, value of real estate at $250.
      “In the 1860 Census, he and Hannah are living with their son Benjamin in Freeman, Franklin County, Maine, Page 37, Dwelling 258.
      “In the 1870 Census, he and Hannah are living with their son Benjamin in New Portland, Somerset County, Maine, Page 33, Dwelling 263, Family 291.
      “The Declaration of Soldier for Pension document indicated he was living in New Portland, Somerset County, Maine in May 1871.
      “In the 1880 Census, he and Hannah are living in District 1, Farmington, Franklin County, Maine, Page 7, Dwelling 75, Family 76. Their daughter Welthy is living with them.
      “In his wife's Application for Accrued Pension of 11 January 1883 it indicates Charles died on 26 October 1882.
      “Charles Kent PETERSON and Hannah TRASK were married on 2 March 1815 in Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine. Hannah TRASK was born on 25 November 1797 in Maine. She died on 29 August 1891 at the age of 93 in Farmington, Franklin County, Maine. She was buried on 8 September 1891 in Butterfield Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin County, Maine. The records of the Butterfield Cemetery for Charles K. Peterson have this recording,
      "5-28-1793 - 10-21-1882 (Flag)
      A soldier of the War of 1812
      Hannah his wife 11-25-1797 - 8-29-1891"
      “In the Application for Accrued Pension, Hannah is living in Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Post Office address is Waltham) on 11 January 1883.
      “Charles Kent PETERSON and Hannah TRASK had the following children:
      John Baker PETERSON was born on 17 August 1815 in Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine.
      Nancy PETERSON was born on 10 July 1817 in Jay, Franklin County, Maine.
      Sally PETERSON was born on 9 November 1819 in Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine.
      Charles E. PETERSON.
      Wealthy O. PETERSON.
      William H. PETERSON was born about 1829.
      Clarinda PETERSON was born about 1831.
      Benjamin F. PETERSON.
      Verda (Vesta) B. PETERSON was born about 1839 in Maine.
      Morgiana (Georgianna) Allen PETERSON.”

      1820 Census: Me: Somerset: Kingfield
      Charles Patterson
      1 male under 10
      1 male 16-26
      2 females under 10
      1 female 10-under 16
      1 female 26-45

      1830 Census: ME: Somerset: New Portland:
      Charles Peterson:
      1 male under 5
      1 male 5- under 10
      1 male 10- under 15
      1 male 30- under 40
      1 female 5- under 10
      2 females 10- under 15
      1 female 30- under 40

      1840 Census: ME: Franklin: Freeman:
      Charles Peterson:
      1 male under 5
      1 male 5-10
      1 male 10-15
      1 male 15-20
      1 male 40-50
      1 female 5-10
      1 female 10-15
      1 female 20-30
      1 female 40-50

      1850 Census: ME: Franklin, Freeman:
      Charles Peterson, 58, farmer, $250, born in ME;
      Hannah Peterson, 49, born in ME;
      William H. Peterson, 21, carpenter, born in ME;
      Clarinda Peterson, 19, born in ME;
      Benjamin F. Peterson, 14, born in ME;
      Vesta B. Peterson, 11, born in ME;
      Morgiana A. Peterson, 9, born in ME.

      1860 Census: ME: Franklin: Freeman:
      Charles Peterson, 67, farmer, $300, $500, born in ME;
      Hannah Peterson, 60, born in ME;
      Benjamin F. Peterson, 23, painter, born in ME;
      Vesta B. Peterson, 19, born in ME;
      Morgina A. Peterson, 17, born in ME.

      At the time of the 1870 census, Charles and Hannah are living with their son, Benjamin F. Peterson, in New Portland, Somerset, Maine.

      On Sept. 19, 1871, Charles Peterson and wife Hannah Peterson, of New Portland, sell land in Freeman to Benjamin G. Davis of Lewiston. Land sale is signed in the presence of J. B. Peterson.

      1880 Census: ME: Franklin: Farmington:
      Peterson, Charles, 87, retired farmer; born in ME, father and mother born in MA;
      Hannah, 81, born in ME, father and mother born in ME;
      Fillebrown, Wealthy, 55, daughter, widowed, tailoress, born in ME, father and mother born in ME.

      Buried in the Butterfield Cemetery, Farmington, Maine:
      Charles K. Peterson, 05-28-1793 - 10-21-1882 (flag)
      A Soldier of the War of 1812
      Hannah his wife 11-25-1797 - 08-29-1891
      and
      Martha J. Peterson 12-18-1838 - 4-11-1917

      Maine Families in 1790 (based on 1790 census) lists Charles and Hannah Peterson. He purchased his father’s homestead farm in Jay on 27 Oct 1815 in return for life support. Hannah received a pension for Charles’service as a private in the War of 1812 in Capt. Peter Chadwick’s Co., 34th U.S. Infantry.

      Charles K. Peterson’s middle name is “Kent.”

      “Charles K. Peterson, b. May 28, 1793; md. , Mar. 2, 1815, Hannah Trask of Kingfield. She was b. Nov. 25, 1797. Charles served during the war of 1812. They lived in Freeman in the 1850’s and 1860’s where he was engaged in farming. Charles d. Oct. 21, 1882 and Hannah d. Aug. 29, 1891. They are bur. in Butterfield Ce., West Farmington. Ten children, six of record: 1) Sarah W. “Polly” b. Nov. 9, 1819 in Kingfield; 2) William H., b. 1829. He was living at home in 1850. 3) Clarinda, b. 1831. She was living at home in 1850. 4) Benjamin F., b. 1836.; 5) Vesta Bray, b. Aug. 29, 1838 in Freeman; 6) Morgiana Allen, b. Dec. 8, 1840 in Freeman., [1, 2]
    Person ID I3439  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2013 

    Father Abraham PETERSON,   b. 6 Sep 1745, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1818, Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Patience BAKER,   b. 14 Nov 1749, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1818, Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1768  Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2246  Group Sheet

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. John Baker PETERSON,   b. 17 Aug 1815, Kingfield, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1901  (Age 86 years)
    +2. Nancy PETERSON,   b. 10 Jul 1817, Jay, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1861 and 1865  (Age 43 years)
    +3. Sarah W. “Polly or Sally” PETERSON,   b. 9 Nov 1819, Kingfield, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1916, Madrid, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +4. Charles E. PETERSON,   b. 29 Jan 1822, Kingfield, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1868, Washington, Beaufort, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +5. William H. PETERSON,   b. Abt 1829, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Clarinda “Clara” Helen PETERSON,   b. 30 May 1831, New Portland, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1899, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +7. Wealthy O. PETERSON,   b. Abt 1825, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Benjamin F. PETERSON,   b. Abt 1836, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1906, Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +9. Verda (Vesta) Bray PETERSON,   b. 29 Aug 1838, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932  (Age 93 years)
    +10. Morgiana “Margie” Allen PETERSON,   b. 8 Dec 1840, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1926, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F2245  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 May 1792 - Jay, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Mar 1815 - Kingfield, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1882 - Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Butterfield Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Military.  Peterson, Charles.  War of 1812.
    Military. Peterson, Charles. War of 1812.
    Pension Declaration, Page 2.
    Military.  Peterson, Charles.  War of 1812.
    Military. Peterson, Charles. War of 1812.
    National Archives Summary Record.
    Military.  Peterson, Charles.  War of 1812.
    Military. Peterson, Charles. War of 1812.
    State of Maine Bounty Land Certificate.
    Military.  Peterson, Charles.  War of 1812.
    Military. Peterson, Charles. War of 1812.
    Discharge Record.
    Military.  Peterson, Charles.  War of 1812.
    Military. Peterson, Charles. War of 1812.
    Acknowledgement of Receipt of Pay, Clothing, and Subsistance after Discharge.
    Military.  Peterson, Charles.  War of 1812.
    Military. Peterson, Charles. War of 1812.
    Widow's Application for Accrued Pension.
    Military.  Peterson, Charles.  War of 1812.
    Military. Peterson, Charles. War of 1812.
    Pensioner Dropped Record.
    Military.  Peterson, Charles.  War of 1812.
    Military. Peterson, Charles. War of 1812.
    Pension Declaration, Page 1.

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] A Genealogical History of Freeman, Maine 1796-1938., Thompson, George A. and F. Janet., (Heritage Books, 1996.).

    2. [S30] Peterson: a Plymouth County, Massachusetts Family., Peterson, Michael A..