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 John William Peterson

John William Peterson

Birth
Jasper County, Illinois, USA
Death 19 Oct 1942 (aged 81)
Nelsonville, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial New Haven, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 53043114 · View Source
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John William Peterson was born October 15, 1861, a son of William and Jane Drummond Peterson. His father was away fighting in the Civil War when he was born, having joined Co K of the 35th Illinois Infantry in July of 1861. He was discharged for disability in March of 1863 and returned home. The family then moved to the state of Iowa for a time, then back to Illinois. John's parents separated and divorced by 1870, and his mother remarried the widower Samuel Miller in Cumberland Co, IL where they were found living in Neoga Township in 1880.
John decided to become a minister. He moved to the state of Kentucky where he met and married Eliabeth ("Betty") Enlow in 1900. She was a daughter of James Larue Enlow and Mary Jane Kendall of Meade Co, then LaRue Co, KY. In 1900, John and his wife were found living in East Hodgenville, Larue Co, KY and by 1910 were of Crab Orchard Twp, Lincoln Co, KY. In 1930, they were living in Lexington, Fayette Co, KY.
John and his wife had no children. According to his death record, he died October 19th, 1942 in Nelsonville, Nelson Co, KY and was buried at New Haven Cemetery. His wife died in 1960.


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  • Created by: Cynthia Rice
  • Added: 30 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53043114
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William Peterson (15 Oct 1861–19 Oct 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53043114, citing Riverview Cemetery, New Haven, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Cynthia Rice (contributor 46629633) .