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Christian Peters
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1760
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1837
Peterstown
Monroe County
West Virginia, USA

Born in the Plains District of Rockingham Co., VA, Christian was the son of Johan Jacob and Elizabeth Peters.

On 1 June, 1779, he enlisted for military service in the Revolutionary War under Captain Robert Cravans and Jeremiah Beasley and was in the Virginia Line under Major Jack Willis and Generals Green, Morgan and Campbell. Rising in the ranks to sergeant, he took part in battles at Cowpens, Hot Water and Jamestown and assisted in the capture of Tories in the Black Swamp, NC. He was known as an expert marksman and carried his own rifle, tomohawk and butcher knife throughout his army service. He and his brother, Capt. John Peters, were at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781.

On May 3rd, 1785, he married Anna Katherine Fudge. Along with his brother John and friend Charles Walker and their families, they migrated to the Peterstown, VA (now WV) area in 1789. Christian became a substantial and prominent citizen and built the town's first grist mill. His home was located two miles east of town. Peterstown was named after him.

Christian and Anna were the parents of: Rebecca (md. Samuel Pack), Conrad Lewis (md. Clara Snidow), Capt. John (md. Elizabeth Spangler and Cynthia Clark), Jacob, Mary "Molly" (md. Thomas Dunn), Elizabeth (md. John Symms), Jane (md. Mr. Spangler), Rhoda (md. Charles Spangler), Nancy (md. Elias Hale), and Sarah "Sallie" (md. George Spangler. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anna Katherine Fudge Peters (1766 - 1839)
 
 Children:
  Conrad Lewis Peters (1786 - 1849)*
  John Peters (1788 - 1868)*
  Rhoda Peters Spangler (1798 - 1866)*
  Sarah Peters Spangler (1804 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Peterstown Cemetery
Rich Creek
Giles County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Sep 08, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21424645
Christian Peters
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Christian Peters
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Thank you for the history in our family and the paths you made.
- BeVera
 Added: May. 7, 2014
Thankful to You, Fifth Great Grand Uncle.
- aye ain't
 Added: Jul. 20, 2011
For my g-g-g-g-g-grandfather.
- Natalie Smith
 Added: Feb. 13, 2009
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