The many Peterson or Patterson of Caswell County NC -- Looking for parents & siblings of SARAH PETERSON, wife of NOAH PAGE
I'm trying to find the parents & siblings of the SUSAN PETERSON who married NOAH PAGE Jan1820 in Caswell Co NC. (And researching all PAGE of Cawell, Rockingham and Guilford counties NC.)
NOAH PAGE was born about 1794-1796 almost surely Caswell County NC, evidently to WILLIAM PAGE and NANCY COBB (based on much very good circumstantial evidence). He moved his family from Caswell Co NC to Scott Co VA around 1838, between the 1835 death of Nancy (Cobb) Page and the 1840-41 death of William Page, both having died in Caswell County.
Noah Page married Susan Peterson, bond date 10Jan1820 in Caswell Co NC, bondsman Benjamin Dame... (Dameson or Danielson?). Susan was born about 1799-1805.
Notes concerning Susan's maiden name and possible relatives:
It seems that the surname Peterson was often seen in the records as Patterson, Petterson, or Paterson.
Evidence suggests that Noah Page and Susan Peterson used the normal "naming conventions' of the day in regard to the name of their first son (William) and their second daughter (Nancy), which matches that of William Page and Nancy Cobb. IF (if) Noah & Susan also followed the rule that the second son would be named after the mother's father, than Susan Peterson Page's father would been nammed JOSEPH. (We can't use the same test for the possible name of Susan's mother, because the name of Noah and Susan's first-born daughter is still unknown.) Looking at the list of Caswell county marriages and those whose 1820 census households contained females of Susan's age, then it appears that her father was probably JOSEPH PETERSON JUNIOR.
Joseph "Junr" Peterson mrd Sinty (Syntha) Stafford bond 07Sep1790 Caswell Co, bondsman Joseph Peterson (Sr.?).
Another bond was obtained on the very same day, for another Peterson-Stafford marriage, using a bondsman of the same name.
Nancy Peterson mrd Adam Stafford, bond date 07Sep1790, Caswell Co NC, bondsman Joseph Peterson.
Turner Peterson/Paterson was guardian of about 5 orphans of John Tennisson/Tenneson who died soon after his 1807 Caswell county will probated in 1808, then Turner married an older daughter of John Tennisson in 1808. Two of John's daughers married Cobbs; Elizabeth married Henry Cobb, Anne married William Cobb. John also had a daughter "Ceacy" (probably Cecilia), who under the name Celia Tennisson married Turner Patterson in Caswell county, bond date 25July1808, bondsman Levy Tennisson.
A Vincent Peterson first showed up in 1920 Caswell county, and NOAH PAGE was bondsman for his marriage to Polley Peterson in Caswell county NC, bond date 19May1821. Remember Noah Page had married Susan Peterson in Caswell county just the year before.
In the 1830 Caswell county census, Noah Page & Susan were living immediately next door to a John Peterson "Junr".
So Noah's wife Susan Peterson is almost certainly of this Peterson/Paterson - Cobb - Tennisson bunch. Descendents of Turner Patterson or John "Tennison" say on the Rootsweb Rockingham County NC Message Board that Levi was a brother of "Ciclia", and that she was Turner's second marriage, since there were several children born before 1808. "They had Nancy Patterson, Turner Dennis Patterson, William C. Patterson."
According to Caswell County, NC Will books ....", 1832 Will book M, p179, is "Sales of property of Providence Haddock sold 30Apr1832 to NOAH PAGE, Stephen Haddock, Elijah Graves, JOHN PETERSON, and a few others. In Jan court 1835, sales of property of Azeriah Kimbro decd sold on 12Nov1834, buyers included THOMAS PAGE, .... JOHN PETERSON, Thomas W. Chandler, THOMAS PETERSON, and just a few others. A JOHN PETERSON was still buying estate property on 06Dec1836, 18Feb1837, & 18Feb1839.
HERE IS A QUITE COMPLETE LIST OF ALL OF THE EARLY PETERSON MARRIAGES AND CENSUS RECORDS I COULD FIND:
(1) According to "North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868" (the following includes ALL Peterson or Patterson
in Caswell County, and a few in other nearby counties):
Joseph Paterson mrd Rebecca Carson, bond date 17Mar1772 Guilford Co NC, bondsman James Starrett.
Elizabeth Patterson mrd James Merideth bond 31Oct1780 Caswell Co NC, bondsman David Patterson.
Nancy Peterson mrd Adam Stafford, bond date 07Sep1790, Caswell Co NC, bondsman Joseph Peterson.
Joseph "Junr" "Peterson" mrd Sinty (Syntha) Stafford bond 07Sep1790 Caswell Co, bondsman
Joseph Peters... (Peterson Sr.?).
Notice that Joseph Junr & Nancy are obviously related -- same bond date, and both marrying Stafford.
Isaac Patterson mrd Barbery Coble bond date 29Nov1799 in ORANGE Co NC, bondsman Jno. Bullock.
Turner Patterson (Sr?) mrd "Celia" Tennisson bond 25July1808 Caswell Co, bondsman Levy Tennisson.
Fanney Patterson mrd Joseph Swan bond date 17Jan1811 Caswell Co NC, bondsman Isaac West.
William Peterson married Patsey Nowles bond 20Jan1814 Caswell Co, bondsman William Nowles.
Cassandia (sic) Caroline Patterson mrd Thomas J. Gregory bond 04Apr1815, bondsman
Elezebeth (sic) Patterson mrd Major Brockman Jr, bond 08July1817, ROCKINGHAM Co, NC
bondsman TURNER PATTERSON. "Major" was his first name, not his rank. (John Brockman,
who was surely also Major Brockman's son, married Susannah Murphy bond date xxApr1814,
in Rockingham County, bondsman Miles Murphy.)
Another son of Major Brockman, Barney Brockman, was in Ruthersford TN, obtained a lawyer on
02Jan1843 to sell his 1/3 of 150 acres on Wolf island Creek (Caswell-Rockingham Co border) from
the Caswell Co estate of his deceased father Major Brockman, his brother John Brockman already
having sold his third. Another much older 01May1800 power of attorney letter to James Arnett of
Caswell county, asks that James Brockman and wife Betsy Buroughs demand and receive from
the estate of John Buroughs decd, late of Dorset Co MD, the letter being from Mary Buroughs
exec of John's estate. Turner Patterson was in Rockingham Co from at least 1810 through 1830.
(Some people think this "Major Brockman" was related to the Rachel Brockman who married the
Robert Page of Goochland County VA, who moved to Caswell Co in the early 1700's then moved
on to the Greenville-Spartanburg area of South Carolina. Robert Page being a descendent of the
well-researched Exolheath or Axelheath Page of Goochland county VA.)
Joseph Paterson mrd Susannah Bowman, bond 03May1818, STOKES Co NC, bondsman William Barr.
Polley Peterson mrd John Blaylock, bond 15Dec1818, Caswell Co NC, bondsman Ambrose L. Be...
Noah Page mrd Susan Peterson, bond 10Jan1820 Caswell Co NC, bondsman Benjamin (Da ... ...).
John Patterson mrd Elizabeth Craig, bond 26July1820 Rockingham Co NC, bondsman Larkin May.
Thomas Peterson mrd Ann Brown, bond date (19Apr1820-19May1821, date not shown) bond number
000017450, Caswell Co, bondsman James Ingram. (Note: The bond number for this Thomas Peterson
was just one number before that of VINCENT Peterson, whose bond date was 19May1821. And
Noah Page's 1820 bond number was 17329, exactly 121 & 122 bond issues before those of
Thomas and Vincent Peterson. That averages about 10 bond issues per month. It is from these facts
that the marriage date for Thomas Peterson was estimated.)
Vincent Peterson mrd Polly Peterson (sic) bond 19May1821 Caswell Co NC, bondsman NOAH PAGE.
(Vincent first showed up in the 1920 census, Noah in 1830, In the 1830 census Vincent was in the
age group of 40 thru' 49, while Noah and his wife Susan Peterson were both in age group 20 thru' 29.
However, Noah married more than a year before Vincent.)
Note: In JanCourt1823, book I, p183, A Moses Bradsher who mentioned a daughter "Polly Peterson" in
his previous will. In THIS division of his estate, were number of heirs including signings of hubands for
thier wives, and a "John Peterson for Polly", but did not say Polly was John's wife as said for others.
John Patterson mrd Catey Albright bond date 27Sep1823 in ORANGE Co NC, bondsman John Holstead.
Blanch Peterson mrd David Hall bond date 07Mar1825, Caswell Co NC, bondsman Freeman Hubbard.
Susannah Peterson mrd Edward Z. Morton bond date 03Jul1825, Caswell Co, bondsman John Lea.
Martha Peterson mrd Anthony Satterfield, bond date 27Dec1825, Caswell Co NC, bondsman David Hall.
Delilah Peterson mrd James Bennett bond date 14Nov1833, Caswell Co NC, bondsman Owen McAleer.
Williamson Peterson mrd Nancey Fergis, bond date 22Dec1835 Caswell Co, bondsman Sterling S. K.
Jane Patterson mrd William Dix bond datet 28Jan1836 Caswell Co NC, bondsman William Jeffrey.
Sarah Peterson mrd William V. Wilder, bond date 29Sep1836, Caswel Co NC, bondsman Benjamin Dame...
John "Paterson" mrd Mary Ann Taylor bond 26July1838 Caswell Co, bondsman William Mulli (...?).
Isaac Patterson was bondsman for Sally Walters mrg to Francis Evans, bond date 34Nov1842.
William B. Patterson mrd Leah Powell bond 19May1843, Caswell, bondsman Christian Strad...(Strador?).
Cassandra Patterson mrd William W. Swann bond date 20Oct1843 Caswell Co, bondsman John Wilson.
Nicy L. Peterson mrd Pleasant Tankersley 05Aug1852 in Caswell Co NC, bondsman (not shown)
Martha A. Patterson mrd Thompson G. Robertson 09Nov1854, bondsman John M. Swann.
Mary Patterson mrd Cicero Bragg 07Mar1855 Caswell Co, bondsman John M. Swann.
James O. Peterson mrd Mary F. Murray 30May1858 Caswell Co, bondsman James W. James.
Pelina Patterson mrd William A. Adams 03Sep1858 Caswell Co, bondsman Willim B. Patt.
Turner Patterson mrd Sarah E. Durham 06Jun1866 Caswell Co, bondsman Robert J. Bayes.
(Note: IN 1880 VA, Pittsylvania Co, Danville (just north of Rockingham Co NC) was a family of Turner W.
Patterson 47 & Ellen F. 45, with 10 children (Zephes S.)? male 23, Ella B. 19, Charly 17, Mary A 15,
PAGE (son) 13, Turner W. (Jr.) 12, Lizzie Z. 9, Emma S. 7, Lucy D. 5 & Rich. W. 11/12 bron in July,
all born n NC except Rich. born in VA. IN the 1888 & 1889 directory of Danville VA, Turner W. Patterson
was a Tobacco Buyer living on 408 Wilson. At that same time and place, was "Page A. Patterson",
"Chalmers Patterson", and "Miss Augusta Patterson". There were 53 Patterson in that directory in
that and nearby years, with 45 of them being located in Danville. There were also 12 "Peterson" in that
directory, 8 of them in Danville.
Note: Noah's wife Susan Peterson is almost certain to be of this Peterson/Paterson - Cobb - Tennisson bunch.
Descendents of Turner Patterson or John "Tennison" say on the Rootsweb Rockingham County NC
Message Board that Levi was a brother of "Ciclia", and that she was Turner's second marriage, since there
were several children born before 1808. "They had Nancy Patterson, Turner Dennis Patterson, (&)
William C. Patterson."
(2) Caswell county censuses of all those having any Soundex version of the name of Peterson,
also those of pertinent names or ages who were in Guilford or Rockingham counties. The marriages
of many or most of these men can be seen above in the marraige list of section (1):
In 1790 Caswell Co, the actual census is not available -- names are from Tax Lists or other sources.
The results of Ancestry.com searching for any Soundex version of "Peterson", listed:
PETERSON: John, & James
In 1800 Caswell Co, the census lists the people in the order the census-taker encountered them, which
allows one to get an idea of relatives or friends. Ancestry.com searching for any Soundex version of
PATTERSON: Gideon, William, & James.
In 1810 Caswell Co the census had absolutely no dates, and had been re-arranged alphabetically. But
the alphabetical arrrangement was only with respect to the first letter of the last name, so the result
would still leave inference of where they might have been located RELATIVE to each other. William
Paterson was listed just two names before William Page (John Page and Maryan Poteate between
them), and Turner ("Fannie") Paterson was listed just before William Paterson. None of these three
counties included dates, not even on the first or last page of the cenuses:
Ancestry.com's index listed no "Peterson", but 6 "PATERSON". and 1 "PETTERSON" (James).
Since 1800, Gideon and Jonathan had dissappeared.
Noah Page's Susan would have been only age 5 through 11. The only household that did NOT
have a female in Susan's age group, was that of MARY. All of the rest had daughters that could fit
Susan's age, but the least likely are Joseph Sr., and Mary, since their youngest daughters were in
the age group 10 through 15.)
Column headings were; 0 thru 9, 10 thru 15, 26 thru 25, 26 thru 44, 45 & above -- then all other
free persons, & number of slaves. And Caswell county added (as all should have); numbers for
Town or District and County of residence:
TURNER (listed as "Fanne" by Ancestry.com); 21001 11010 - 8, 1, 300, 90
Joseph Sr.; 00101 01200 - 0, 1, 100, 35
Joseph Jur.' 21010 10100 - 0, 1, 90, 30
(Youngest female was age 0 thru' 9, born 1790-1800, Susan Peterson's age group)
Mary; 00000 00110 - 0, 1, 50, 20.
Thos.; 00010 10101 - 1, 1, 50, 20.
William; 00110 11010 - 1, 1, 100 40 (or 110?)
James; 00201 43010 - 4, 1, 150, 50.
In 1810 GUILFORD Co, Greensboro (listed as encountered, not alphabetical), three "PATTERSON":
Grunbury (Greenbury?): 20010 10110 - 0, 0
Michael: (image upside down): 00201 00010 - 0, 0
Wiler/Wilson: (Wm Walker was 11 homes ahead, on same page): 40010 00100 - 0, 0
In 1810 ROCKINGHAM Co,(which was listed as encountered, not alphabetized),one "Patterson":
Jarrot: 12001 11000 - 0,1
In 1820 Caswell county census, unfortunately, like that for 1810, was re-arranged alphabetically
according to first letter of each surname. But since the person transcribing the census into alpha-
betical order was recording them in the order encountered in the census, we still might be able to
get a sense of the relative locations of the various people in that catagory of first letters for the
last name. For example, James & John PAGE were listed only one name before that of John Peterson
(who had NO females under age 25), and Samuel & Whitehead PAGE were after John Peterson,
separated by only 9 names.
For Caswell county, none of the individual pages were dated, except that the FIRST page for this
1820 census was dated 21-January-1821 (sic - not 1820), and the last page (of 57 pages) had
"Caswell Co NC 1820" written lightly near a margin. The 1820 censuses for Guilford & Rockingham
counties had no date shown anywhere in their censuses.
Ancestry.com lists a Wm "PATTERSON", all 7 others were "PETERSON". SInce the previous 1810
census, Mary's household dissappeared, while Vincent & Isaac seem to have newly appeared, & Turner
seems to have moved to Rockingham Co., while one Joseph moved or newly appears in Guilford Co.
Isaac might have been surveyed twice, once in Caswell Co with no children, and once in Guilford Co
with 1 young male and 3 or 4 young females. Turner is apparently up in Rockingham Co, probably
living near Major Brockman, where Turner (Junr"? served as bondsman for the marriage of Major
Brockman "Jr" to Elizabeth Paterson in 1877 Rockingham County NC. Our NOAH PAGE married
Susan Peterson on 10Jan1820, but she and Noah apparently did not form their own household
during this census, so Noah or she could have both been with one other family, or with separate
families. So in 1820 we find the following, where James, John, Vincent & Isaac have NO females
in Susan's age group, but there were young ladies of Sarah's possible age in the households of
James, Thomas, William and Joseph Jr.) . According to Ancestry.com, the catagories in 1820 were;
number of free white males & females of ages: 0 to 10, 10 to 16, 16 to 26, 26 to 45, 45 and older;
number of other free persons except Indians not taxed; number of slaves; and town or district and
county of residence. Additionally, the 1820 census for the first time asked the number of free white
males 16 to 18 (so the free white males section had SIX columns, females FIVE); number of persons
to be naturalized; number engaged in agriculture, commercial, or manufacture; number of "colored"
persons (sometimes in age categories); and number of other persons except Indians.
Remember when they say an age group goes "to" a number, the group does not include that number.
Noah's new bride Susan would have been age 15 through 21:
William, 200010 20100 0100 0000 0000 00 00 0000
William had two females age 9 through 9 and one female age 16 thru 25.
ISAAC, 000010 00000 0100 0000 0000 00 00 0000
Isaac and Vincent, the two new-comers, had no females under age 26.
James, 000001 13410 0400 0300 0240 00 00 0000
James Peterson had 1 female age 0 thru 9, 3 age 10 thru 15, and 4 age 16 thru 25.
John: 200100 00100 0300 0200 0000 00 00 0000
John had one female under 26, in the 16 through 25 age group.
JOSEPH JUNR, 100201 00101 0300 0000 0000 00 00 0000
Joseph Junr had only one female under 26, age 16 thru' 25, born 1795-1804, again Susan's age.
Thomas, 000001 21011 0300 1001 0000 00 00 0000
Thomas had 2 females age 0 thru 9 and 1 age 10 thru 15.
VINCENT: 100011 00001 0200 2100 0010 00 00 0000
Vincent had one male age 0 through 9, one 26 thru 44, & one 45 or older. Since the female was
in the age group of the younger male, Vincent was probably the younger of the two adult males.
Vincent and Isaac, the two new-comers, had no females under age 26.
William "Patterson"): 000011 02001 0200 0100 00 00 0000
This second William had 2 females in the 10 through 15 age group.
NOAH PAGE mrd 10Jan1820 but did not yet have his own household, so he and probably his bride
were probably in the home of his father Wm., or one of his siblings, or even with any of his bride
Susan Peterson's family.
Noah's father, William Page: 230301 20010 0200 0000 0000 00 00 0000
Notice that William Page shows no famale in Susan's age group, just one female age 26 thru' 45,
which in 1820 would mean born 1774-1794, the birth-range of his still-living wife Nancy.
However, also notice that he has a total of 8 males, THREE in the 26 through 44 age group.
In 1820 GUILFORD Co, re-arranged alphabettically as to first letter of last name, no pages dated except
the first of 79 pages has the written date; ... "this 15th of January in the year One Thousand Eight
Hundred and Twenty one." The pages were thin and very smudged by ink and ink feedthrough from the
other side of the paper, so there are many names here that could be added or argued. Ancestry.com
identified only 7 households of soundex Peterson, all spelled "Patterson". I possibly found a few others:
Isaac: 100010 (2or3)1010 0100 0000 0000 00 00 0000
Johann (John C.?): 000010 30100 0100 0000 0000 00 00 0000
Louisa? (J. or I.?) Petterson? (not on Ancestry list): 200100 10100 0100 0300 0000 00 00 0000
John Patterson? (not on Ancestry list): 0(0maybe1)0010 30100 0(1maybe 3?)00 0000 0000 00 00 0000
Joseph: 000000 00000 0200 0000 0000 70 01 1110
(The lack of numbers under the "Free White males or females", indicates this is a black family.)
Robert: 000011 10001 0100 0000 0000 00 00 0000
Ronny??/Jovenig?? Patterson: 000001 00001 0100 0000 0000 00 00 0000
William H.: 010110 01100 02?00 0000 0000 00 00 0000
Wilson: 141110 10110 0400 0000 0000 (3or0)0 00 0000
James or Lewis? (not on Ancestry.com's list): 100010 10010 0100 0000 0000 00 00 0000
Gideonn/Theidenus/Whiteman??? Patterson: 3(or0?)00010 10010 0(3or5)00 0000 0000 00 00 0000
In 1820 ROCKINGHAM Co (named as encountered, not alphabetized) no dates shown except on
the last page (page 39) which was annoted "Dec1820". Thre men, all shown as "Patterson":
Turner (Ancestry.com had him as "Tanmer"), was next door to "Major Brockman", and two homes
past Major Brockman was Major Brockman's son "John Brockman". Turner was bondsman for the
marrige of Major Brockman Jr. to Elezebeth Patterson, bond date 08July1877 in Rockingham Co.
(The house of Major Brockman was 000100 10100 00, and John Brockman: 101110 10010 00.)
Turner: 110201 02010 00
John: 100001 00010 00
Jarrot?: 001101 00000 02
In 1830 Caswell Co were 1 "Patterson"; Isaac, 2 "Paterson" James & John, and 3 "Peterson";
John, Thomas and Vincent. In 1830 Noah and Susan had their own household, where Susan
is shown in the ______________ age group. In 1830 Caswell Co, the people were shown in the
order the census-taker actually encountered them, and and next to Noah Page was a
John Peterson "Jr.", age 20 through 29, the same age group as shown for Noah (and
another male Page in Noah's household). John Peterson Jr.'s wife was also shown as in the
20 through 29 age group. The list of Soundex variations of Peterson included;
males: 1 age 60 thru' 69.
females: 1 age 25 thru 19, 1 age 20 thru 29, 2 age 30 thru 39, and 1 age 60 thru 69.
John "Paterson" or Peterson:
males: 1 each in ages 0 thru 4, 5 thru 9, 10 thru 15, 16 thru 20, & 40 thru 49.
females: 1 each in age groups 0 thru 4, 5 thru 9, and 30 thru 39.
males: 1 age 0 thru' 4, 2 ages 5 thru 9, 1 age 30 thru' 39.
females: 1 age 0 thru 4, 1 age 15 thru 19, 1 age 20 thru 29. (females suggest this a 2nd mrg?)
males: 1 age 50 thru 59,
females: 2 ages 15 thru 19, 1 age 50 thru 59, 1 age 70 thru 79.
males: 1 age 5 thru 9, 1 age 15 thru 19, 1 age 40 thru 49. <--- Vincent.
females: 1 age 5 thru 9, 1 age 20 thru 29. <-- wife Polly Peterson? Sister of Susan??
John Jr. "Peterson":
males: 1 age 0 thru 4, 1 age 20 thru 29.
females: 2 age 0 thru 4, 1 age 5 thru 9, 1 age 20 thru 29, and 1 age 60 thru 69.
NOAH PAGE (living next to John Jr. Peterson:
males: 2 age 0 thru 4, 1 age 5 thru 9, 2 (two) ages 20 thru 29.
females: 1 age 5 thru 9, 1 age 20 thru 29.
Note: Noah was living next to John Jr. Peterson here in 1830, and was bondsman for Vincent's
marriage to Polly (Martha? or Mary?) Peterson in 1821 Caswell county.
In 1830 GUILFORD Co, people listed as encountered by the censor, not alphabetically.
Ancestry.com lists 7 Soundexed Peterson, all spelled "Patterson":,
Isaac: (black family, no free white males or females)
James: males: 1 age 0 thru 4, 1 age 20 thru 29. female: 1 age 20 through 29.
John: males: 1 age 20 thru 29, females: 1 age 20 thru 29, 1 age 30 thru 39. (a sibling with them?)
males: 1 age 0 thru 4, 1 age (3), 1 age (4) 1 age (7)
females: 1 age 0 thru 4, 1 age 15 thru 19, 1 age 20 thru 29, 1 age 40 thru 49.
Thomas: males: 1 age 20 thru 29. females: 1 age 20 thru 29.
males: 1 each in age groups 5 thru 9, 10 thru 14, 15 thru 19, 20 thru 29, and 50 thru 60.
females: 1 each in age groups o thru 4, 15 thru 19, 40 thru 49, and 70 thru 79.
Wm.: males: 1 age 20 thru 29. females: 1 age 0 thru 4, 1 age 15 thru 19.
In 1830 ROCKINGHAM Co, names in the order encountered by censor, Ancestry.com lists only 3,
all spelled "Patterson":
Jarratt (Jrratt by Ancestry): males: 1 age 80 thru' 89. females: 1 age 50 thru' 59.
Thomas: males: 1 age 30 thru 39. females: 2 ages 0 thru' 4, 1 age 20 thru' 29.
Turner: males: 1 age 15 thru' 19. females: 1 age 15 thru' 19. (must have just been married)
No Brockman is any longer seen near Turner in this 1830 census, not on this or previous
or next census pages. In fact Ancestry.com shows no Brockman anywhere in NC, and
no Major Brockman or any variation of such, are shown anywhere in 1830 U.S..
A "Col. Hel P." Brockman and Manning Brockman are in Greenville SC, while
the only John Brockman's seem to be John & John Jr. side by side in Albemarle Co VA,
one in Louisa Co VA, one in Green Co KY, one in Cole Co MO, & one in Washington Co PA.
In 1840 Caswell county, all the soundex versions of Peterson shown by Ancestry.com are:
PATTERSON: Isaac, & William.
PETERSON: Elizabeth, Jno., John, and "Wilson" (Wilson was age 40 thru' 49 - conflicts 1830?).
(Wilson and probably at least one of these John's were previously in Guilford or Rockingham County.)
Note: Turner Peterson/Paterson was guardian of about 5 orphans of John Tennisson/Tenneson who died
soon after his 1808 will. Two of John' Tennisson's daughters married Cobbs; Elizabeth married Henry
Cobb, Anne married William Cobb. John also mentions a daughter "Ceacy" or Cecilia, who married
Turner Patterson in 1808. The Peterson-Tennesson families were close, so could be more marriages.
A first glance suggests that it is likely that siblings of Noah's wife Sarah could have been;
Polly, Thomas, William, Vincent, John Jr., Blanch, Susannah, Martha, and possibly Turner (Jr?).
Can anyone figure out who the parents and/or siblings were, of the Susan Peterson who married Noah Page in 1820?
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