Rutherford Peters

14 November 1826–12 December 1873 (Age 47)
Morgan, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Rutherford

When Rutherford Peters was born on 14 November 1826, in Morgan, Tennessee, United States, his father, Reverend James Peters, was 28 and his mother, Rachael McCart, was 21. He married Mary S Derrick on 12 July 1847, in Roane, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 12 December 1873, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 47.

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Rutherford Peters
Mary S Derrick
Marriage: 12 July 1847
Nazarena Peters
Martha Peters
James C Peters
Henry Franklin Peters
Jesse Alexander Peters
William Timothy Peters
Clark Robert Peters
Park Cornelius Peters
Effie D. Peters

Spouse and Children

12 July 1847
Roane, Tennessee, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Reverend James Peters


    Rachael McCart




    Elizabeth Peters


    Rebecca A Peters



    Hannah D Peters


    Hannah D Peters


+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 3

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter .2 Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Mac Pheadair ‘son of Peter ’.3 Americanized form of cognate surnames in other languages, for example Dutch and North German Pieters.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rutherford Peters, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Redford Peters, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rutherford Peters in entry for Effie D Scott, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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