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The Peterson Family
Researched and compiled by Margaret Odrowaz Sypniewska

THE NAME PETERSON:

The name Peterson can be of English, Danish, Swiss, or Norwegian descent. It means"the son of Peter"(a rock).

Some Early Petersons:

From the August 1698 Hempstead, Queens County, New Jersey Census:

Jacob Peterson
Elizabeth Peterson
Phebe Peterson
Hannah Peterson
Martha Peterson

In Revolutionary War Records:

Coenraedt Peterson

Hessian Troops in the American Revolutionary War:

Jakob Peterson *3 of Oslo, Norway 1733-4
Jakob Peterson.....of Oslo, Christiania, Norway

1779 Tax List Schenectary District:

James Peterson real estate value $200 Personal estate $30 amt of tax 39-1-0

New York 4th Regiment, Camp West Point -

Simeon Peterson, private ... July 5, 1780.

Simeon is shown again in the New York Revolutionary War (1775-1840) as a private in the Hazem Regiment. He received 4 lots amounting to 500 acres on September 13, 1790.

Revolutionary War Pensioners in the 1840 Census:

(northern district, Madison County, New York...Stockbridge).
Philip Peterson, age 62

Amos Peterson Head in Westchester County ... Cortlandt
John Peterson age 90, Head of household was born in 1750.

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PHOEBE ANN PETERSON:

    We find record of Phoebe Peterson in the 1850 New York Census, Cayuga County, Auburn Ward 2 page 240b:

    [Thanks to Debbie Howes for helping me find this census]

  1. Thomas Peterson....age 36...a tanner....property=$800.00 born in New York.
  2. Mary Ann Peterson..age 34...wife.........................born in New York
  3. Phebe Peterson.....age 11...dau..........................born in New York
  4. James Peterson.....age 10...son..........................born in New York
  5. John Peterson......age 8....son..........................born in New York
  6. Frances Peterson...age 5....dau..........................born in New York
  7. William Peterson...age 2....son..........................born in New York
  8. Josephine Peterson.age 3mos.dau..........................born in New York

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