Simon Henry Peter

24 August 1842–13 December 1893 (Age 51)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Simon Henry

When Simon Henry Peter was born on 24 August 1842, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel Peter, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth C. McDonald, was 31. He married Margaret or Maggie Crozier Davison on 14 January 1873, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States. He died on 13 December 1893, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Springfield, Washington, Kentucky, United States.

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Simon Henry Peter
Margaret or Maggie Crozier Davison
Marriage: 14 January 1873

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    Margaret or Maggie Crozier Davison


14 January 1873
Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 12

Male Atkins, 10 Jan 1854

Age 19

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, German, Dutch, etc.: from the personal name Peter (Greek Petros, from petra ‘rock’, ‘stone’). The name was popular throughout Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, having been bestowed by Christ as a byname on the apostle Simon bar Jonah, the brother of Andrew. The name was chosen by Christ for its symbolic significance (John 1:42, Matt. 16:18); St. Peter is regarded as the founding head of the Christian Church in view of Christ's saying, ‘Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church’. In Christian Germany in the early Middle Ages this was the most frequent personal name of non-Germanic origin until the 14th century. This surname has also absorbed many cognates in other languages, for example Czech Petr, Hungarian Péter. It has also been adopted as a surname by Ashkenazic Jews.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Simon Peter in household of Samuel Peter, "United States Census, 1850"

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