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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Family Time Line

Willis H Wills
1783–
Elizabeth Haskins Peters
1808–
Marriage: 22 September 1825
Nancy Wills
1824–
Willis Haskins Wills
1843–1910
Dr. James Lemuel Wills M.D.
1829–1893
Dr. Alexander Frederick Wills
1833–1909
Elisha Edwin Wills Sr.
1835–1886
Henry W Wills
1838–
Anna N Wills
1841–
Read W Wills
1852–

Sources (17)

  • Elizabeth H Wills, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth H. Peters, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Elizabeth Wells in entry for A F Wells, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

World Events (8)

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

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

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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