Elizabeth Peters

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Peters was born about 1784, in Maryland, United States, her father, John Samuel Peters, was 28 and her mother, Comfort Anderson, was 27. She lived in Montgomery, Maryland, United States in 1850. She died after 1870, in Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Samuel Peters
1756–1804
Comfort Anderson
1759–1822
Mary Ann Peters
1780–1860
Charles Gilbert Peters
1782–
Elizabeth Peters
about 1784–after 1870
Rachel Peters
1787–
Ruth Peters
1788–1866
Liney Peters
1793–
Phoebe Peters
1796–
John Peters
1789–

Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Peters in household of John T Medley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Peters - Government record: Probate record or will: birth-name: Elizabeth Peters

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1803

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . This surname (mainly of German origin) is also found in Sweden, Denmark, France (Alsace and Lorraine), and some other European countries. In North America it has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, such as Albanian Pjetraj and Pjetrushi, patronymics from the personal name Pjetër ‘Peter’ and its pet form Pjetrush; see also below and also examples at Peterson .

Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Mac Pheadair ‘son of Peter’.

Americanized form of Dutch and North German Pieters .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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