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Jane Rhea Peters
Birth: Nov. 14, 1807
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1889
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA

Columbus Advocate Columbus, Kansas
14 Mar 1889

DIED - At her residence on west Maple Avenue, this city, after a brief illness, Tuesday morning, the 12th, at 2:35 o'clock, Mrs. Jane Peters, aged 81 years and 5 months.

Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church, Wednesday the 13th, at 2p.m., conducted by Rev. R. H. Sparks, assisted by Rev's Ferguson and Tout. At the close of the services at the church, her remains were conveyed to the city cemetery, followed by a large procession of friends, there to pay to one of the oldest and most respected citizens the last sad rites.

Deceased was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, Nov. 14th, 1807. In the spring of 1811, she removed with her parents to Knox County, Tennessee, and there grew into womanhood. In 1827 she again moved with her parents to Wilson County, Tennessee, where in 1831 she was married to Albert G. Lea. The same year she united with the Baptist Church, to which religious organization she held fellowship up to 1838, when she moved into the city of Lebanon, where she united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, to which organization she held fellowship up to 1872, when she, by letter, severed her connection with that church and soon after united with the Presbyterian Church of this city, to which she remained a member up to the time of her death.

To her first marriage union were born eleven children, four boys and seven girls. Two died in infancy. The oldest, a son, was accidentally killed at the age of sixteen years. Five girls and three boys all lived to be grown and married, as follows: Louisa, to W. T. Calloway, died, 1863; Mary, to Reuben Turner, now a resident of Trinidad, Colorado; A. T., (the writer) to Margaret Newton in 1864, resident of Columbus; Sarah A., to N. T. Davenport, now a resident of Joliet, Illinois; Martha L., to C. C. Clarke, now a resident of Bentonville, Arkansas; C. B., (or Brownie) to Dot Lee, 1886, now a resident of Ouray, Colorado; Belle to S. E. Ratekin, died, 1869.

In 1848, she, with her family, moved from Tennessee to Warren County, Illinois, and two years following, to Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois, and from Abingdon to Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois, in 1857. Three months following, her husband, the father of her children, A. G. Lea, died. In 1869, in company with her sons, A. T. and William J., she moved to Kansas City, but in October, 1870, in company with her sons, she again moved, this time to this city, where in 1871, she was married to James Vendevender, and they together started out in life anew, and established the comfortable home in which she continued to live up to the time of her death. February 17th, 1883, James Vandevender died. In November 1884 she married William Peters, with whom she lived but two years.

*above is a portion of the long obituary written by her son Archibald Thomas Lea* 
Family links: 
  Albert Gallatin Lea (____ - 1857)*
  Louisa Lea Calloway (____ - 1863)*
  Mary O. Lea Turner (1838 - 1923)*
  Archibald Thomas Lea (1840 - 1924)*
  Sarah Aurilla Lea Davenport (1841 - 1919)*
  Martha Louisa Lea Clarke (1843 - 1919)*
  Margaret Isabella Lea Ratekin (1851 - 1869)*
*Calculated relationship
Columbus City Cemetery
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 37.16245, -94.81119
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Record added: Sep 24, 2010
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