Biography of Dr. Charles A. B. Peterson
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Peterson, Charles A. B., physician, is descended from (1) Joseph Peterson of Plvmouth; (2) Jonathan Peterson, whose wife, Lydia Thacher, died May 26, 1756, aged seventy seven years; (3) Reuben Peterson, Sr., born April 8, 1710, married July 6, 1732, Rebecca Simmons, who died January 25, 1764; (4) Reuben Peterson, jr., born April 10, 1749, diedMay 22, 1845, married Abigail Soule, who was born May 20, 1757, died January 13, 1842; (5) Charles Peterson, born November 11, 1788, married Thankful Clark; and (6) Sylvester H. Peterson, born in South Plymouth, Mass., January 15, 1822, died there October 14, 1870. Thankful Clark, who married Charles Peterson (5) was descended from (1) Thomas Clark, who came to Plymouth in the ship Ann in 1623 and died March 24, 1697; (2) James Clark, born in 1636, died in 1657; (3) Thomas Clark, called "Silver Headed Tom" because he was scalped by the Indians and afterward wore a silver cap; (4) Josiah Clark, born in 1690; (5) Israel Clark, born in 1710; (6) Thankful Clark, born in 1750, married Miles Long in 1770; and (7) Betsey Long, who married John Clark in 1791. Thankful Clark, daughter of John and Betsey (Long) Clark, was born April 26, 1793, in Plymouth, and married, January 2, 1810, Charles Peterson, a carpenter, who died November 17, 1845, in Duxbury. They had seven sons and three daughters, the fifth child being Sylvester H. Peterson (6). He was graduated from Amherst College and engaged in school teaching, but spent much of his life as a publisher in Philadelphia, Pa., where he married. July 22, 1850, Matilda Scattergood, who died November 15, 1886. Their children were John M. S., born April 22, 1852; William S. H., born February 24, 1854; Charles A. B., born November 12, 1855: and Louise M. S., born August 29, 1862. Dr. Charles A. B. Peterson was born and began his education in Philadelphia, and when a lad returned with his parents to Plymouth, where he also attended school. He read medicine in New Bedford and at the medical department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and was graduated from the Long Island College Hospital with the degree of M. D. in 1886, after which he spent a year in the Long Island City Hospital. He has practiced his profession in New Bedford since 1887. Dr. Peterson is a member of the Massachusetts State, Bristol County, and New Bedford Medical Societies, the Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Pythias, and has served one year as physician and three years as a member of the New Bedford Board of Overseers of the Poor. January 20, 1876, he married Stella J., daughter of George G. Gifford of New Bedford, and their children are Ethel Louise, Helen Lawrence and Ruth Merritt.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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