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In memory of Peter Shevalier, my Paternal 4th Great-Grandfather on the HOLLENBECK branch.


  • "Intemperance and Murder", The Democrat, Penn-Yan, New York, May 7, 1850.

  • "Consequences of a Drinking Spree", Madison Observer, 30 April 1850.

  • 1850 U.S. Mortality Census, Marathon, Cortland, New York.

  • John Huntley, immigrant of Boston & Roxbury, Massachusetts and Lyme, Connecticut, 1647-1977, and some of his descendants, by Virgil W. Huntley, 1978, p. 160-161. [Link]

  • 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Mortality Schedule), Marathon, Cortland, NY "Peter Chevalier".

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Peter Shevalier

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New York



Virgil, Cortland, New York



1850 Apr 17

Marathon, Cortland, New York


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Peter Shevalier (or Chevalier) was born in New York abt. 1794. He married Joanna Huntley in Virgil, Cortland County, New York, in 1820. He was murdered at his home in Marathon on April 17, 1850, by John Hanes and Daniel Modelle. His farm was sold in 1909. "The Shevalier farm located a short distance north of Marathon, has been sold by Fred Totman to Mr. Reagan of Messengerville". (Binghamton Press, Dec. 2, 1909).


Peter Shevalier & Joanna Huntley were the parents of my ancestor,

  • Nicholas Shevalier, born 1822.

  • Christian Shevalier, born 1825.

  • Lucy Ann Shevalier, born 1827.

  • Hannah Shevalier, born 1831.

  • Jane Shevalier, born 1836.

  • Abram Shevalier, born 1842.

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