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Elder Tunis Peters
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1749
Death: Sep. 24, 1826
Franklin County
Ohio, USA

Tunis was a son of Philip Peters (of German descent) and Catherine Quick Peters (of Dutch descent); he was born in New Jersey. He purchased land in Loudoun Co., Virginia in 1777; prior to this point, paid taxes in Loudoun, Virginia. Around 1782 moved to Hampshire Co., (West) Virginia, where he received wages for being the Sheriff. Between 1800 and 1820, most of his adult children moved their families to Pickaway and Fairfield Counties, Ohio; Tunis and Francinah then moved there, probably around 1812. Tunis was an Elder in the Baptist Church. FindAGrave Contributor Virginia D suggests that Tunis served in the Revolutionary War from Hampshire Co., Virginia. If anyone has located an official record of this service, please let me know and I will add details!

Tunis and Francinah Adams Peters had the following children:
1. James Henry Peters (m1. his first cousin, Nancy Peters [daughter of John Peters] ca. 1801; m2. Nancy Lufborough ca. 1822); 6 children
2. Philip Peters (m. Mary Ashbrook [dau. of Levi and Mary Chenoweth Ashbrook] ca. 1798); 7 children
3. Samuel Peters (m. his first cousin, Pamelia Peters [daughter of John Peters] on 29 Dec 1802); 7 children
4. Abigail Adams Peters (m. Aaron Ashbrook [son of Levi and Mary Chenoweth Ashbrook] ca. 1800); 10 children
5. Catharine (Caty) Peters (m. Eli Ashbrook [son of Levi and Mary Chenoweth Ashbrook] on 5 Jan 1802); 12 children
6. Deborah Peters (m. Michael Blue ca. 1805); 13 children
7. Gershom Moore Peters (m1. Susan Glaze; m2. Miranda Eaton; m3. Sarah Sain); 9 children
8. Tunis Peters, Jr. (m. Mary Eva Glaze on 11 Feb 1811); 5 children
9. Mahlon Peters (m. Rachel Meredith on 6 Jan 1814); 14 children
10. Parmelia Ann Peters (m. William Ashbrook [son of Levi and Mary Chenoweth Ashbrook] on 15 Sep 1810); 11 children
11. Jonathan Linton Peters (m1. Martha Tompson on 22 Aug. 1817; m2. Rebecca Harmon on 5 Mar 1846); 14 children
12. John Adams Peters (m. unknown Converse)
13. Absolom Adams Peters (m. Fanny Swisher ca. 1826); 16 children 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Francinah Adams Peters (1758 - 1839)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Peters (1780 - 1851)*
  Abigail Adams Peters Ashbrook (1781 - 1876)*
  Catherine Cata Peters Ashbrook (1784 - 1871)*
  Deborah Peters Blue (1786 - 1868)*
  Gershom Moore Peters (1787 - 1868)*
  Tunis Peters (1789 - 1855)*
  Mahlon Peters (1791 - 1868)*
  Permelia Peters Ashbrook (1793 - 1885)*
  Jonathan L. Peters (1795 - 1888)*
  John Adams Peters (1798 - 1841)*
  Absalom Peters (1803 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Turkey Run Baptist Church Cemetery
Lancaster
Fairfield County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Kathryn Peters
Record added: Apr 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7344117
Elder Tunis Peters
Added by: Janet Allen - Barnes
 
Elder Tunis Peters
Added by: Kathryn Peters
 
Elder Tunis Peters
Added by: Green Lawn Abbey Preservation
 
 
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My grandpa Laverne Eugene Peters was a good man, and a veteran also. Tunis is my 7th great grandpa. I'm proud to have found he is part of my family tree.
- Frank Peters
 Added: Jul. 22, 2015
My grandpa Laverne Eugene Peters was a good man, and a veteran also. Tunis is my 5th great grandpa I'm proud to have found he is part of my family tree.
- Frank Peters
 Added: Jul. 20, 2015
R.I.P. All my love to my Granpa Laverne Peters who hung the sun, the moon, and the stars.
- Shelly Peters
 Added: Jul. 18, 2015
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