Elizabeth Catherine Isbell Peters

Jackson County, Alabama, USA
Death 15 May 1865 (aged 27)
Woodville, Jackson County, Alabama, USA
Burial Woodville, Jackson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 106091749 · View Source
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First wife of Uriah Peters.
Her grandson said she was buried here in an unmarked grave. Some descendants called her Catherine.

She was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Birdwell Isbell, her birth and death dates shown in the bible of James Isbell Jr. (Isbell Country by Odessa Isbell, p.20). Her parents married in Huntsville, Madison County, Missisisppi Territory, before Alabama became a state.

Elizabeth Isbell Peters and husband Uriah Peters were mentioned in the probate estate file of her uncle Zachariah L. Isbell, Jackson Co., AL.

Also: Jackson Co., Alabama, Probate Record 1856-1859, Vol. A, Page 181: "James Isbell Settlement of Estate" dated April 24, 1857, includes:
Elizabeth Peters Wife of Uriah Peters...."

The 1860 census shows Uriah and Elizabeth Peters living in Jackson County. Their only child, William Levi Peters, was born August 1861. After Elizabeth's death, Uriah Peters took William Jesse and returned to the home of his father, John Peters Jr. and mother Obedience "Biddie" (Murray) Peters (1870 census). Obedience was a sister of John M. Murray, the father of William Deaton Jackson Murray (who married Susan Anna Isbell) and John K. Murray (who married Lucinda Isbell), according to William D.J. Murray's descendant Carolyn Murray Greer, author of the "Remembering the Shoals" blog. Susan Anna Isbell Murray and Lucinda Isbell Murray were daughters of James Isbell and Elizabeth Birdwell who were among the first settlers of Alabama (Alabama Genealogical Society: First Families of Alabama).

Uriah Peters later remarried Amanda Hendren and had a number of children.

Uriah Peters was buried at the Peters Cove Cemetery (VALLEY LEAVES, Dec 1986, p.68).

Wiliam Levi Peters wrote a brief memoir in an old Red Chief tablet. He mentioned going to visit his uncle Jack or Zack Isbell one winter but that it was so cold, he caught a train and returned home.

W.L. Peters married Mary (Molly) Tipton, said to be a fullblood Cherokee "raised by Charlie and Tabitha Stephens." She died 31 July 1899 of measles, buried in Greenville, Tx. W.L. was a railroad man. He died 1 Jan. 1930 and is buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Louisiana.


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  • Created by: Ray Isbell
  • Added: 3 Mar 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 106091749
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Catherine Isbell Peters (18 Jan 1838–15 May 1865), Find a Grave Memorial no. 106091749, citing Peters Cove Cemetery, Woodville, Jackson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Ray Isbell (contributor 47188697) .