Time Line of Peter
Prepared by Charles Bud
is basically a chronology of the immediate family. Might not be perfect.
At some point in time, part of Steuben County became Schuyler. I believe
it was 1840.
When births are close like Samuel and Amelia, I use a minimum of 8 weeks
between birth and conception of next child. Same with Charley and Andy.
1799 Peter Compton born Orange County NY April 25.
1802 Maria Buckbee born February 21, in New York City.
1819 Moved to Steuben Co. NY.
1821 Peter Compton and Maria Buckbee marry February 21, in Steuben Co. NY.
1821 First child born, dies before being named [Harriet Robinson].
1822 Samuel B. Compton born January 1 (educated guess)
1822 Amelia born Steuben Co, NY November 13, 11 mons between Samuel & Amelia
1825 Samuel B. Compton dies, April 15.
1825 Hannah Louise Compton born in February.
1828 Charles Leake Compton born November 20.
1829 Andrew J. Compton born in Orange, NY, December 4th.
1832 Maria F. Compton is born; last mention of in mother’s obit—she is in ND 1892.
1833 Clara Malvina Compton born November. Steuben County.
1836 Marion Virginia Compton born March 10. Steuben County.
1838 1st Harriet Compton born.
1840 Daughter born, January 1, 1840.
1840 1st Harriet dies, September 5, 1840.
1840 Daughter born in January1840, renamed Harriet Josephine, Steuben County.
1841 Hannah Louise Compton (16) dies, April 19, 1841; Mother Hannah Phebe dies April 26.
1841 Alonzo Gaylord (Gale) Compton is born November 24.
1846 Amelia Compton (24) marries John Parker maybe. Frankie born June 1847.
1849/50 Charles (21) and Andrew Compton (20) leave with John Parker for California Gold Rush.
1852 Peter (53) takes his daughters Maria F. (20) and Marion V.(16) to California.
1853 Maria marries Levi Small Wakefield October 2, in Grass Valley.
1855 Peter (56) takes his daughter Clara (22) to Grass Valley. In 1855 census he is back in NY.
1857 Peter and Andrew go back to Havana to get family.
1857 Peter sues his son-in-law John Parker (Amelia’s husband).
1858 Andrew (29) marries Elvira Coryell (18) while in Havana. Returns to Grass Valley with father
(59), mother (56), and Gaylord (17) on steamer. Harriet (18) stays in NY to be married.
1859 Andrew’s first son, Charles C. Compton, born in Grass Valley.
1859 Harriet (19) marries Don Robinson November 16 in NY.
1860 Everybody in California except Harriet. Maria in SF with Levi.
1860 Harriet Compton Robinson enumerated with Coryell family, age 21, married.
1861 Peter (62) with Andrew (32) and family return to Havana due to Civil War.
1861 Andrew’s 2nd son, Harry Brady Compton, is born December 16th in NY.
1862 Andrew commissioned Captain of Company B. 141st Reg. September 11, 1862.
1862 Marion Virginia Compton (26) marries Reuben Leech, November 5 in Grass Valley.
1864 Andrew (35) wounded at New Hope Church, Battle of Dallas, May 25, 1864.
1864 Andrew discharged, September 28, from Union Army in Atlanta.
1865 Clara Malvina Compton (33) marries A.B. Brady.
1866 Andrews 3rd child, Fred Compton, is born in NY.
1867 Peter (68) returns to California to work on CP Railroad building Snow Sheds.
1870 Peter (71) returns to NY; Peter in census with Andrew and family in NY.
1871 Andrew and Charles sell to Elijah Brooks (October 19) the property Peter had deeded to them.
1874 Andrew (45) back in Grass Valley before June 27th. His return in paper on 28th.
1878 John Parker sells his store in Grass Valley.
1881 Andrew  dies February 17, from pneumonia in Grass Valley.
1882 to 1887 Gale is co-owner of the Grass Valley Union.
1885 Peter  dies in Rapid City( SD), Dakota Territory.
1896 Maria Buckbee Compton (90) dies in Grass Valley December 18.
1898 Amelia (76) dies in San Francisco March 17. (No mention in obit of Maria F. Compton-Wakefield so can assume she died between her mother in 1896 and sister Amelia in 1898.)
1900 Rueben Leech (67) dies in Grass Valley October 1; born January 13, 1833.
1901 John Parker died.
1902 Marion Virginia Compton Leech (66) marries James C. Conaway. He dies in 1919.
1905 Alexander Buchannan Brady (80) dies.
1917 Charles Leake Compton (89) dies January 27th in Smartsville, Yuba County.
1918 Gaylord (75) commits suicide, November 11 (13 days before his 75th birthday).
1921 Marion Virginia Compton Leech/Conaway (85) dies September 30 in Grass Valley.
1924 Clara Malvina Compton Brady (91) dies 26th March in Grass Valley.
1935 Harriet J. Compton Robinson (95) dies October 18, Nevada City.