Absalom Peters

Maleabout 1810–1881

Brief Life History of Absalom

When Absalom Peters was born about 1810, in Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Peters, was 26 and his mother, Esther Parry, was 22. He married Elizabeth Garrison in 1831. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Camden East Township, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died in 1881, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 72.

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Absalom Peters
Alavinia Clements
Marriage: 1841
Lavenia Peters
Joshua Peters
Leonard VanLewen Peters
Charles Wesley Peters
Franklin Peters
Samuel Elmer Peters
Nettie Abigail Peters
Albert Peters
Mary Peters
Agnes Peters
Martha Peters

Sources (17)

  • Absalam Peters, "Ontario Census, 1861"
  • Absalom Peters in entry for Chas. Wesley Peters, "Canada, Ontario Church and Civil Records, 1801-1948"
  • Absalom Peters, "Canada Census, 1871"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1841Camden East, Camden East Township, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (2)

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 57

    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


    Age 59


    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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