Elizabeth Haskins Peters


Brief Life History of Elizabeth Haskins

When Elizabeth Haskins Peters was born in 1808, in Nelson, Virginia, United States, her father, Elisha Peters, was 26 and her mother, Cynthia Turner, was 25. She married Willis H Wills on 22 September 1825, in Nelson, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters.

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Willis H Wills
Elizabeth Haskins Peters
Marriage: 22 September 1825
Nancy Wills
Willis H. Wills Sr
Dr James Lemuel Wills MD
Dr Alexander Frederick Wills
Elisha Edwin Wills Sr
Henry W Wills
Anna N Wills
Read W Wills

Sources (15)

  • Elizabeth H. Peters in entry for James S. Wills, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Elizabeth H Wills, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliz H Wills in entry for Willis H Wills, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 September 1825Nelson, Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 4

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 36

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    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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