Sandra, I have found similar information recently also. Did Peter Jason have 3 wives? On the pension application it states that the widow is Melissa Jenett. Then 2 contesting widows with a minor Peter Jason. One of the contesting widows is listed as "Cole, Harriet Jason". We think that this is Peter Jason Jr.'s mother. At least that's what is stated in Jr.'s obituary. The other contesting widow is listed as "Jason, Eliza". The people I am interested in are of course Peter Jason/Jenett and Harriet (LaRue maiden name) Jason.
I did find a Francis Jason married to a Rose ?, but I wasn't sure they were the right parents?
Did Peter Sr. have a brother Charles? I found a Charles Jennett and his family in Franklin Co. NY. and he was in the 98th NY regiment also.
Do You know where Peter Sr. was born? Peter Jr. states in the 1900 Michigan census he was born in Canada and emigrated in 1870 at the age of 9yrs. I have seen various places for Peter Sr. as Vermont, Maine and Canada?
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Greg and Carol Pilon