Fetterly, Peter

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ca. 1746 in Knox, son of Philip Fetterly and Anna Margarita Schoein.

Military Service

Peter Fetterly was a Loyalist and served the English Crown during the Revolution. Peter was in The King's Royal Regiment of NY and Butler's Rangers in Peter Ten Broeck's company (see http://www.royalprovincial.com/military/musters/brangers/brtenb1.htm). He was taken into custody for being a torie sympathizer according to the "Minutes of the Albany Committee of Correspondence, 1775-1778," edited by James Sullivan and published by New York State in two volumes in 1923.

Marriage and Children

After the Revolution, Peter returned to NY in 1783 and married Hannah Anna Bassler (abt. 1760-1840) at Schoharie.

  • Phillip Fetterly b. 1786
  • Frederick Fetterly (born 9 Apr 1791) (later married Sarah Gray, b. 1796)
  • George Fetterly (1796-1882) (later married his first cousin, Eve Fetterly, daughter of John Fetterly)
  • Hannah Fetterly (1788-1813)
  • Peter Fetterly (1793-1866)
  • Elizabeth Fetterly (1799-1815)
  • Catherine Fetterly (1802-1885)

Later life

Peter and his wife Hannah removed to Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada where Peter received land as a United Empire Loyalist.


Peter died in Ontario in February 27, 1813. The Battle of Crysler's Farm (War of 1812) was partly fought on Peter's farm near the St. Lawrence River. Refer to http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?battle::fetterly::184.html.