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Abraham PETERSON

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  • Name Abraham PETERSON 
    Born 6 Sep 1745  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Nov 1818  Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • First name sometimes spelled “Abram.”

      All information from Source 23 and Source 24 copied from website “The Ancestors of Gladys Moore” developed by Gladys Ellen Moore:

      ”ABRAHAM PETERSON (son of Joseph, son of Joseph, son of John), born at Duxbury 6 Sept 1745, died before 1818. He married at Marshfield, 3 Mar 1768, PATIENCE BAKER of Marshfield. He was a Revolutionary soldier. In 1785 he sold his Duxbury farm, and appears in the Census of 1790 as a resident of Winthrop, Me., his family consisting of two males of 16 years and upwards, three males under 15 years, and six females. Two of his sons are given as heads of families in this census.
      Children:
      i. Abraham, head of family at Winthrop, Me., in 1790.
      ii. Carnalas, head of family at Winthrop, Me., in 1790.
      iii. Sarah, b. in 1777; d. 7 June 1867; m. at Duxbury, 12 May 1802, Sylvanus Weston (Zabdiel, Joseph, Elnathan, Edmund), who d. at Duxbury 28 May 1830, age 60.
      Others, whose names have not been found.”

      ”ABRAHAM PETERSON, b. Duxbury MA 6 Sep 1745 son of Joseph & Lydia (Howell) Peterson (Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, 3 [1980]: 101, 308): d prob Jay bef 16 Nov 1818 when his heirs were named in the division of his mother’s dower (Plymouth Co MA Probate #5787): of Duxbury MA when he m Marshfield MA 3 Mar 1768 PATIENCE BAKER (Mayflower Families, op.cit.), b Marshfield MA 14 Nov 1749 dau of John & Ruth (Barker) Baker of Pembroke MA (ibid.), alive 20 Aug 1818 (Oxf Co deeds, 15:409). Abraham was a Rev. soldier from Duxbury (MS&S 12:246). In 1785, he sold his Duxbury farm and removed to Winthrop (William B. Browne, “The Peterson family of Duxbury, MA,” reprinted in Genealogies of Mayflower Families from the NEHGR, 3 [1985]: 108). By 1815, he resided at Jay when he deeded his homestead farm, “it being lot number 4 in the eleventh range on the easterly side of the Androscoggin River in the said town of Jay containing 100 acres,” to his son Charles (Oxf Co deeeeds, 15:204). A PATIENCE PETERSON was a head of household at Jay in 1820 and at Canton in 1830. Abraham was a descendant of George Soule and Richard Warren of the MAYFLOWER; his wife Patience was descended from Richard Warren, William Bradford and Edward Doty (Mayflower families, op. cit,; Browne, op.cit.).

      Children: first 3 recorded in Mayflower Families, op. cit., and Browne, op. cit., p. 108, last 6 birth VR Jay
      i. Abraham, b say 1769
      ii. Carnalas/Cornelius, b say 1770: m c1791-92 wid Patience (___) Johnson (IGI LDS) who had a dau by her 1st marriage named Betsey Johnson b 18 Jul 1785 (Jay VR). Cornelius is not found in the 1800 census in Maine although a Patience Peterson enumerated with a girl 10-16 (Betsey?) and 4 children ae under 10 y.
      iii. Sarah, b 1777 (Browne, op.cit., p. 108): d 7 June 1867 (ibid.): m Duxbury MA 12 May 1802 Sylvanus Weston (ibit.), b c 1770 son of Zabdiel & Hannah (Curtis) Weston (ibid.), d Duxbury MA 28 May 1830 ae 6y (ibid.)
      iv. Lucy, b 30 Oct 1780
      v. Joseph, b 17 Nov 1782: m Jay June 1805 [Lucy] Thomas (VR)
      vi. John, b 6 Dec 1784
      vii. Lydia, b 17 Aug 1789: m Jay 2 Apr 1818 Moses Coolidge Jr. of Dixfield (Jay VR), b Jay 3 Mar 1792 son of Moses & Sarah (____) Coolidge (VR)
      viii. 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)
      ix. Ruth, b 13 Feb 1796”

      “Abraham Peterson was born on 6 Sep 1745 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He died before 1818 in Jay, Franklin County, Maine. Carolyn DeLoid's notes indicate Abraham and his future wife's family (BAKER) owned adjoining farms.
      The Peterson's of Duxbury records..." he was a revolutionary soldier. In 1785 he sold his Duxbury farm, and appears in the Census of 1790 as a resident of Winthrop, Me., his family consisting of two males of 16 years and upwards, three males under 16 years, and six females. Two of his sons are given as heads of families in this census."
      From Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 3, "The family removed to Winthrop Me after the Revolution. In the division of the dower of his mother, the widow Lydia, 16 Nov 1818, the heirs of Abraham deceased (not named) shared."
      From The Maine Families of 1790, "...d prob Jay bef 16 Nov 1818 when his heirs were named in the division of his mother's dower (Plymouth Co MA Probate #5787); of Duxbury MA when he m Marshfield MA 3 Mar 1768 PATIENCE BAKER (Mayflower Families, op.cit.), b. Marshfield MA 14 Nov 1749 dau of John & Ruth (Barker) Baker of Pembroke MA (ibid.), alive 20 Aug 1818 (Oxf Co deeds, 15:409). Abraham was a Rev soldier from Duxbury (MS&S 12:246). In 1785, he sold his Duxbury farm and removed to Winthrop (William B. Browne, "The Peterson Family of Duxbury, MA," reprinted in Genealogies of Mayflower Families from the NEHGR, 3(1985):108). By 1815, he resided at Jay when he deeded his homestead farm, "it being lot number 4 in the eleventh range on the easterly side of the Androscoggin River in the said town of Jay containing 100 acres," to his son Charles (Oxf Co deeds, 15:204). A Patience Peterson was a head of household at Jay in 1820 and at Canton in 1830. Abraham was a descendant of George Soule and Richard Warren of the MAYFLOWER; his wife Patience was descended from Richard Warren, William Bradford and Edward Doty (Mayflower Families, op. cit.; Browne, op.cit.)."
      The Carolyn DeLoid notes indicate that at the time of Joseph Peterson, Jr.'s death Abraham was about six years of age. When he became of age, the eldest son Abraham, inherited the major portion of the land with his mother receiving 20 acres as her widow's dower rights, and his siblings sharing smaller portions so in 1785 when Abraham sold the homestead it included 30 acres of land. It remained the size of 30 acres until 1969 when the DeLoid family purchased 10.5 portioned acres.
      In 1798 he appears on the 'Massachusetts and Maine Direct Tax List' as residing in Jay, Maine and owning 100 acres. His second son, Cornelius is also listed as owner of 100 acres in Jay, Maine. In 1815 he deeded his homestead farm to his son, Charles.
      The Carolyn DeLoid notes indicate Abraham moved to Maine because he was given 100 acres as a homestead for serving in the Revolutionary War.

      “Abraham PETERSON and Patience BAKER were married on 3 Mar 1768 in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. There is another record of 15 February 1768, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Believed to be filing of intent. Patience BAKER2,9 (daughter of John BAKER and Ruth BARKER) was born on 14 Nov 1749 in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. She died on 20 Aug 1818.”, ,

      From website: www.mpeterson.us/genpeterson/narrative/plym.htm, Mike Peterson, Contact Person, copied 1 October 2013:
      “Abraham PETERSON was born on 6 September 1745 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He died before 16 November 1818 at the age of 73 in Jay, Franklin County, Maine.
      Death date in this document is from Maine Families In 1790, "...d prob Jay bef 16 Nov 1818 when his heirs were named in the division of his mother's dower (Plymouth Co MA Probate #5787)..." but after 27 October 1815, when his son Charles purchased Abraham's farm in return for Abraham's life support.
      From the Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution, Volume XII, Page 246; "Peterson, Abraham Duxbury. Private Capt. Samuel Bradford's Co., Col. Theophilus Cotton's regt. Muster roll dated August 1, 1775, enlisted May 1, 1775; service three months, eight days; also Company Return dated Roxbury Camp, October 7, 1775; also order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Roxbury Camp dated October 30, 1775."
      “Carolyn DeLoid's notes indicate Abraham and his future wife's family (BAKER) owned adjoining farms.
      The Peterson's of Duxbury records..."He was a revolutionary soldier. In 1785 he sold his Duxbury farm, and appears in the Census of 1790 as a resident of Winthrop, Me., his family consisting of two males of 16 years and upwards, three males under 16 years, and six females. Two of his sons are given as heads of families in this census."
      “From the History of Jay, Franklin County, Maine, Page 9, "...As early as 1798....In the southwestern part of the town, which was afterward set off as the town of Canton, ....Abraham Peterson....had taken farms about the time of the settlement on Jay Hill."
      “From Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 3, "The family removed to Winthrop Me after the Revolution. In the division of the dower of his mother, the widow Lydia, 16 Nov 1818, the heirs of Abraham deceased (not named) shared."
      “From The Maine Families of 1790, "... of Duxbury MA when he m Marshfield MA 3 Mar 1768 PATIENCE BAKER (Mayflower Families, op.cit.), b. Marshfield MA 14 Nov 1749 dau of John & Ruth (Barker) Baker of Pembroke MA (ibid.), alive 20 Aug 1818 (Oxf Co deeds, 15:409). Abraham was a Rev soldier from Duxbury (MS&S 12:246). In 1785, he sold his Duxbury farm and removed to Winthrop (William B. Browne, "The Peterson Family of Duxbury, MA," reprinted in Genealogies of Mayflower Families from the NEHGR, 3(1985):108). By 1815, he resided at Jay when he deeded his homestead farm, "it being lot number 4 in the eleventh range on the easterly side of the Androscoggin River in the said town of Jay containing 100 acres," to his son Charles (Oxf Co deeds, 15:204). A Patience Peterson was a head of household at Jay in 1820 and at Canton in 1830. Abraham was a descendant of George Soule and Richard Warren of the MAYFLOWER; his wife Patience was descended from Richard Warren, William Bradford and Edward Doty (Mayflower Families, op. cit.; Browne, op.cit.)."
      “The Carolyn DeLoid notes indicate that at the time of Joseph Peterson, Jr.'s death Abraham was about six years of age. When he became of age, the eldest son Abraham, inherited the major portion of the land with his mother receiving 20 acres as her widow's dower rights, and his siblings sharing smaller portions so in 1785 when Abraham sold the homestead it included 30 acres of land. It remained the size of 30 acres until 1969 when the DeLoid family purchased 10.5 portioned acres.
      “In 1798 he appears on the 'Massachusetts and Maine Direct Tax List' as residing in Jay, Maine and owning 100 acres. In 1815 he deeded his homestead farm to his son, Charles.
      “The Carolyn DeLoid notes indicate Abraham moved to Maine because he was given 100 acres as a homestead for serving in the Revolutionary War.
      “Writer's Note: The notes from the above documents lead one to believe Abraham moved to Maine at the time he sold his Massachusetts property in 1785. However, It appears the family moved to Maine before he sold his property. Maine vital records show births of Lucy, Joseph, and John prior to 1785.
      Writer's Note: Documented knowledge of Abraham's family does not match the census of 1790:
      1790 Census: Documented 1790 (September 2011)
      2 Males - 16 and above 1 Male - 16 and above (Abraham)
      2 Males - under 16 2 Males - under 16 (Joseph, John)
      6 Females 5 Females - (Patience, Rhoda, Sarah, Lucy, Lydia)
      “Abraham PETERSON and Patience BAKER were married on 3 March 1768 in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
      Source: Marshfield,MA: Vital Records to 1850. Believed to be the filing of intent appears on 15 February 1768. The record of 3 March actually uses the words, 'were married.' Patience BAKER, daughter of John BAKER and Ruth BARKER, was born on 14 November 1749 in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. She died on 20 August 1818 at the age of 68 in Maine.
      “Abraham PETERSON and Patience BAKER had the following children:
      Abraham, Jr. PETERSON.
      Cornelius (Carnalas) PETERSON.
      Rhoda PETERSON was born on 7 October 1771 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. She died on 4 December 1858 at the age of 87 in Knox, Waldo County, Maine.
      Sally (Sarah) PETERSON.
      Lucy PETERSON was born on 30 October 1780 in Jay, Franklin County, Maine.
      Joseph PETERSON.
      John Robert PETERSON was born on 6 December 1784 in Jay, Franklin County, Maine. He died on 29 March 1876 at the age of 91 in Saint Marys Parish, York County, New Brunswick, Canada.
      Lydia PETERSON.
      Charles Kent PETERSON.
      Benjamin PETERSON was born about 1794 in Maine.
      George W. PETERSON.
      Ruth PETERSON was born on 13 February 1796 in Jay, Franklin County, Maine.” [1, 2, 3]
    Person ID I3441  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2013 

    Father Joseph PETERSON,   b. Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Lydia HOWELL,   b. Abt 1719, East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1806, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1742  Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. Abraham PETERSON,   b. Abt 1769, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    +2. Cornelius PETERSON,   b. Abt 1770, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1803, Jay, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)
     3. Rhoda PETERSON,   b. 7 Oct 1771, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1858, Knox, Waldo, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Sarah PETERSON,   b. 1777, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1867  (Age 90 years)
     5. Lucy PETERSON,   b. 30 Oct 1780, Jay, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Joseph PETERSON,   b. 17 Nov 1782, Jay, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John Robert PETERSON,   b. 6 Dec 1784, Jay, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1876, St. Mary’s Parish, York, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     8. Lydia PETERSON,   b. 17 Aug 1789, Jay, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. 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)
    +10. Benjamin PETERSON,   b. Abt 1794, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. George Washington PETERSON,   b. Abt 1795, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1873, Kingfield, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     12. Ruth PETERSON,   b. 13 Feb 1796, Jay, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F2246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Sep 1745 - Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1768 - Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Nov 1818 - Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S22] The Peterson Family of Duxbury, Mass., Browne, William Bradford.

    2. [S23] Maine Families in 1790., Anderson, Joseph Crook, II and Thurston, Lois Ware., (Maine Genealogical Society, Picton Press, Camden, Maine.).

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