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Benjamin F. Peterson

Male 1836 - Bef 1920  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name Benjamin F. Peterson 
    Born Jun 1836  Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census Aug 1850  Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military 1855  Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    listed among the enrolled militia 
    Census 1 Jun 1855  Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Military 1857  Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    listed among the enrolled militia 
    Census 22 Jun 1860  Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    South Abington 
    Military 16 Apr 1861  South Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    joined Co. E, 4th Reg't Massachusetts Infantry as a Sgt for a 3-month term 
    Military 22 Apr 1861  Ft. Monroe, Hampton, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    mustered into Co E, 4th Massachusetts Infantry 
    Military 22 Jul 1861  Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    mustered out of Co E, 4th Massachusetts Infantry 
    Occupation 1867  Easton, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    railroad clerk 
    Census 16 Jun 1870  Phillipsburg, Warren Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 15 Jun 1880  South Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    Washington St. 
    Military 24 Feb 1900  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    applied for an Invalid Pension from the Civil War 
    • On 24 Feb 1900, he applied for an invalid pension from the Civil War.
      Application Number 1244813, Certificate Number 1002830.

      On 8 Jan 1915, his widow applied for a Widow's pension as well.
      Application No. 1039558, Certificate No. 792981
    Census 13 Jun 1900  Whitman, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    270 School St. 
    • They are next door to Benjamin's father in 1900. Benjamin's birth date is recorded as Oct 1836, but Maria's is Oct 1843. I believe hers, but all other records point to his in June.
    Residence 1904  Whitman, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Address:
    270 School St. 
    Census 19 Apr 1910  Whitman, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Address:
    270 School St. 
    Residence 1915  Whitman, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    working as assessor 
    Address:
    270 School St. 
    Died Bef 1920  Whitman, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Person ID I7045  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 

    Father Franklin Peterson,   b. 12 Mar 1811, South Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1901, Whitman, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Almira Stetson,   b. 27 Mar 1806, Pembroke, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1880, South Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1833  Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Family ID F2739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Beers,   b. 1844, Phillipsburg, Warren Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 May 1867  Easton, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Address:
    St. John's Lutheran Church 
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F3289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jun 1836 - Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Aug 1850 - Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - listed among the enrolled militia - 1855 - Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1855 - Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - listed among the enrolled militia - 1857 - Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    South Abington - 22 Jun 1860 - Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsMilitary - joined Co. E, 4th Reg't Massachusetts Infantry as a Sgt for a 3-month term - 16 Apr 1861 - South Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - mustered out of Co E, 4th Massachusetts Infantry - 22 Jul 1861 - Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - railroad clerk - 1867 - Easton, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    St. John's Lutheran Church - 1 May 1867 - Easton, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Jun 1870 - Phillipsburg, Warren Co., New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    Washington St. - 15 Jun 1880 - South Abington, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsMilitary - applied for an Invalid Pension from the Civil War - 24 Feb 1900 - Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    270 School St. - 13 Jun 1900 - Whitman, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    270 School St. - 1904 - Whitman, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    270 School St. - 19 Apr 1910 - Whitman, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - working as assessor - 1915 - Whitman, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1920 - Whitman, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • There is a death record in 1845 for a Benjamin Peterson, age 8, listed as son of Franklin. Another record says he could be the son of Washington. But, since this Benjamin appears in the same family as Franklin and the rest of the family in 1855, I really do not believe the 1845 Benjamin is this one.

  • Sources 
    1. [S682] 1850 US Federal Census, Plymouth Co, MA, Abington; page 413; dwelling 437, family 559; Franklin Peterson.

    2. [S681] Massachusetts, Town Birth Records, 1620-1850, 8 July 2017; Vital Records of Abington, Jun 1836, Benjamin Franklin Peterson.

    3. [S1291] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-1999, 9 July 2017; Pennsylvania, Northampton Co., Easton, St. John's Lutheran Church, Benjamin F Peterson to Maria Beers, 1 May 1867.

    4. [S1280] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, 9 July 2017; Abington, Massachusetts Militia records, Benjamin F Peterson.

    5. [S1285] 1855 Massachusetts State Census, Plymouth County, Franklin Peterson; Dwelling 61, Family 87.

    6. [S683] 1860 US Federal Census, Plymouth Co, MA, Abington, South Abington; page 99; dwelling 653, family 809; Franklin Peterson.

    7. [S1288] Massachusetts, Civil War Service Records (Fold3), 9 July 2017; Co E, 4th Mass Infantry, Benjamin F Peterson; NARA RG94-CMSR-MA-4MINF-Bx1086.

    8. [S1290] 1870 US Federal Census, Warren Co., NJ, Phillipsburg; Page 24; Dwelling 182, Family 182; Benjamin F. Peterson.

    9. [S686] 1880 US Federal Census, Plymouth Co., MA, South Abington; ED 552; Page 35; Dwelling 285, Family 365; Benjamin F Peterson.

    10. [S1289] U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, 9 July 2017; Massachusetts, Benjamin F. Peterson, Applied 24 Feb 1900, Application 1244813.

    11. [S651] 1900 US Federal Census, Plymouth Co, MA, Whitman; ED 1152; Sheet 12A; Dwelling 241, Family 304, 270 School St.; Benjamin F Peterson.

    12. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 9 July 2017; Whitman, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1904, Benjamin F Peterson.

    13. [S645] 1910 US Federal Census, Plymouth Co., MA, Whitman; ED 1251; Sheet 4-B; Dwelling 97, Family 114, 270 School St.; Benjamin F Peterson.

    14. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 9 July 2017; Whitman, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1915, Benjamin F Peterson.

    15. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 9 July 2017; Whitman, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1926, Maria B Peterson.

    16. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 9 July 2017; Whitman, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1920, Maria B Peterson.

    17. [S685] Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850, 23 July 2012; Abington, Massachusetts Marriages - Franklin Peterson to Almira Stetson.


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