John Franklin Peters

January 1827–
Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of John Franklin

When John Franklin Peters was born in January 1827, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Hugh H Peters, was 25 and his mother, Mary Pratt, was 27. He married Elizabeth Jane Goff on 13 August 1849, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 2, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died in Montgomery, Indiana, United States.

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John Franklin Peters
Elizabeth Jane Goff
Marriage: 13 August 1849
John Q Peters
Nancy E. Peters
William T Peters
Martha Ann Peters
Lucinda Peters
Sarah Sophronia Peters
Mary A. Peters
George W. Peters

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  • Marriage
    13 August 1849Pulaski, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries 1828: Pulaski, Kentucky, United States Historical Names: 1800: Higgins Station 1828: Adams' Mill 1879: Pulaski Station 1880: Pulaski
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    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.
    1862 · Battle of Shiloh
    Age 35
    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    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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    Sources (27)

    • John F Peters, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John H Peters in entry for William Thomas Peters and Elvira Bell Jones, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • John Peters in entry for Martha Ann Fisher, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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