Abraham Peters

1762–Male
Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Peters was born in 1762, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, Johann Jacob Peters II, was 18 and his mother, Anna Maria Dalke Klein, was 14.

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Johann Jacob Peters II
1744–1823
Anna Maria Dalke Klein
1748–1830
Abraham Peters
1762–
Henry Peters Sr.
1763–1859
Nancy Peters
1771–1852
Samuel Peters Sr.
1774–1859
Jesse Peters
1774–1862
Jacob Peters Jr
1779–1862
Annie Peters
1781–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1762–Male

    Henry Peters Sr.

    Male1763–1859Male

    Nancy Peters

    Female1771–1852Female

    Male1774–1859Male

    Jesse Peters

    Male1774–1862Male

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 14

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 18

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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.

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