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 Haskins Wills
Dr. James Lemuel Wills M.D.
Dr. Alexander Frederick Wills
Elisha Edwin Wills Sr.
Henry W Wills
Anna N Wills
Read W Wills

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)


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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