His fathers name is given as Lemuel
Stuart in a marriage document with the mother as Carlyle
Neil. Various birth dates are given ranging from 1843
to 1847, the most likely being 1844. The birth place
was given as Greene Co., NY.
I have traced all Lemuel Stuart/Stewart
in the 1850 fed. census for that region of NY, finding
none that fit. Looked at other given names and a John
Stuart/Steward surfaced with several children, one being
Peter 9 in 1850, almost right. This family appears again
in the 1855 NY state census as Steward. This coincides
with word of mouth history that his mother died when
he was a boy.
Peter actually grew up in Beech Lake, PA, served
in the Civil War, returned to Beech Lake (Honesdale),
PA and raised 1st family.
The family moved to Scranton, PA sometime after 1880
where the youngest son, Frank Stuart, was born in 1885.
Peters' first wife, Angenette Montgomery, died in 1892
and apparently the family dispersed, the children going
to relatives. Found Myrtle, a daughter, living with
sister Ada (Stuart) Weidaw and family in 1900 PA fed.
Peter is in Elmira, NY about 1893 as is eldest son
Fredrick Milton Stuart. Records indicate that Angenettes
younger sisters, Lucy Teed and Katherine Montgomery,
live in Elmira, NY. Kate is residing with the Teed family.
Fredrick married a girl from Elmira, Amy Taylor, in
1895. Peter is in Urbana, NY around 1895 where he meets
and marries Cora Vangelder in 1904 and raises 2nd family
in Bath, NY. Peter died in 1926. The rest is recent
history. I was born and raised in Bath, NY