Hiram Peterson

19 September 1805–18 April 1882 (Age 76)
Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Hiram

When Hiram Peterson was born on 19 September 1805, in Newberry, Newberry, South Carolina, United States, his father, Reverend William Peterson, was 25 and his mother, Nancy Mangum, was 19. He married Nancy Pitts on 9 February 1832, in Newberry, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Ora, Laurens, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 April 1882, in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bramlett United Methodist Church Cemetery, Gray Court, Laurens, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Peterson
Elizabeth Gray
Marriage: 1841
Martha A Peterson
Purchase B. M. Peterson
John David Peterson
James Wofford Peterson
Rhoda W. Peterson
John William Peterson
Jesse Richardson Peterson
Purchase Peterson

Spouse and Children

Newberry, South Carolina, United States


    Martha A Peterson


    Purchase B. M. Peterson


    John David Peterson


    James Wofford Peterson


    Rhoda W. Peterson


+3 More Children

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+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 17

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 24

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from Peter .2 Americanized form of similar surnames of non-English origin (such as Petersen , or Swedish Pettersson).3 In VT, there are Petersons who were originally called by the French name Beausoleil ; in some documentation this was translated fairly literally as Prettysun, which was then assimilated to Peterson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hiram Peterson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hiram Peterson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hiram Peterson, "United States Census, 1880"

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