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William Peterson

William Peterson

Male 1822 - 1862  (40 years)

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  • Name William Peterson 
    Born 1822  Meade, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Dec 1862  Nashville, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Nashville National Cemetery, South Madison, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3882  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2010 

    Family Elizabeth Faith,   b. 15 Nov 1828, Harrison, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1892, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1845  Harrison, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Matilda Catherine Peterson,   b. 1 Sep 1849, Harrison, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1942, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Thomas Faith Peterson,   b. 15 Jul 1852, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1915, Wabash, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. John Francis Peterson,   b. 8 Aug 1857, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1945, Mt Carmel, Wabash, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Minerva Elizabeth Peterson,   b. 4 Sep 1858, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1929, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. James William Peterson,   b. 6 Nov 1860, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1879, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     6. Charles Harrison Peterson,   b. 4 Jun 1862, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1926, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • 1860 United States Federal Census Name: William Peterson Age in 1860: 46 Birth Year: abt 1814 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1860: Union, Crawford, Indiana Gender: Male Post Office: Grantsburg William Peterson 46 Elizabeth Peterson 32 Matilda Peterson 10 Thomas C Peterson 7 John F Peterson 4 Minerva E Peterson 2 James W Peterson 8.12

      Section B Site 6304

      Thanks for the higher resolution pictures of the grave of W. S. Peterson. I needed to see what the top ID number of the grave was - 8229. I am attaching a web site of Civil War graves in the Nashville National Cemetery to show you that this is not my GGG-Grandfather.

      http://www.bonps.org/natlcem/natlcem.htm

      Search for surnames starting with "P" and scroll down the list to William S. Peterson, Section 'G', #8229 (as listed on the grave marker in the pictures) and you will see that he died in 1864 as a Corporal. My William Peterson died 12/31/1862 and was a Private. I don't know who gave you this picture, but they found the wrong grave. There were several William Peterson's that died in the war and I did request his files from the National Archives years ago and found a little bit of new information on his family. They sent me a copy of his death record, but spelled his name as Patterson. You can search and find him in this list, also, in Section 'B' #6304. I also located information on his grave in a library book called "U.S. Quartermaster's Dept. Roll of Honor, Vol. XXII-XXIII Page 436". I am attaching a picture of his grave marker with his granddaughter, Mae, beside it. It may have been a wrong William Peterson also. Markings are unreadable in the picture. I'm also attaching a few pages from the National Archives.

      Ron, I read your writings about the Yates and Robersons that served and died in the Civil War. It was very interesting reading and you did a great job on it. You caught my eye when you gave details of the Muster Date and Location and the Company name. Those were the same ones I found on the papers from the National Archives. Now I know who went with William to enlist at New Albany. I always wondered if he went alone or if close friends and family members went also. He was pretty old to be enlisting at 40, but who knows what reasons he had to leave small children behind to fight in the war. He also became ill and was left at a Nashville Army Hospital and died from Dysentery. What a shame that all those brave men died from preventable illness (by today's standards). I read where some of the subjects came from Meade County, KY and I was looking for a link to my William. Maybe he was orphaned and taken in by some family that moved to Crawford or Harrison County, I haven't found much out there to research. I don't believe he is the William S. Peterson listed as a poet, but thanks for sending that information.


      William Peterson Regiment Name 81 Indiana Infantry Side Union Company H Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Peterson, William August 29, 1862 Died at Nashville, Tennessee