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Peter J. Masterson (1853)

Peter J. Masterson
Born in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 7 Jan 1878 in Manhattan, New York, New York, United Statesmap
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Peter J. Masterson was born in New York in 1856, the son of Peter Masterson and Mary Quinn. He married Sarah Davis (1860-1944) in Manhattan, New York in 1878. [1]

In 1870, the Masterson family lived in Ward 22, New York City, New York, New York. The household included

  • Peter Masterson, 40, born in New York, in the livery business
  • Mary Masterson, 40, b. Pennsylvania
  • Ella Masterson, 20, b. New York
  • Catharine Masterson, 19, b. New York
  • Isabella Masterson, 16, b. New York, in school
  • Peter, 12, b. New York, in school
  • Laura Masterson, 10, b. New York, in school
  • Catharine Masterson, 26, b. Ireland, domestic servant
  • Bridget Masterson, 45, b. Ireland, domestic servant [2]

Peter Masterson, 22, and Sarah Davis, 18, were married on 7 January 1878 in Manhattan, New York, New York. It was the first marriage for both parties. Peter was the son of Peter Masterson and Mary Quinn. Sarah was the daughter of John Davis and Isabella Jarrett. [3]

In 1880, Peter and Sarah lived with her widowed mother in New York City, New York. The household included

  • Isabella Davis, 49, born in Scotland (parents b. Scotland), a widow
  • John Davis Son. 24 New York
  • Robert Davis, Son. 17 New York
  • Peter Masterson Son-in-law 24 New York
  • Sarah Masterson Daughter 19 New York

Note: they may have lived in a separate apartment. There were several other households listed for this building (possibly an apartment building) [4]


  1. Family Tree, with sources (
  2. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Ella Masterson in household of Peter Masterson, New York, United States; citing p. 118, family 944, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,512.
  3. "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Peter Masterson in entry for Peter Masterson and Sarah Davis, 07 Jan 1878; citing Marriage, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York City Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,562,245.
  4. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 January 2022), Peter Masterson in household of Isabella Davis, New York City, New York County, New York, United States; citing enumeration district , sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm .

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