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 Samuel Peters

Samuel Peters

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Sep 1829 (aged 56)
Amanda, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA
Burial Amanda, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 29452065 · View Source
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Information from his grandson, Festus Walters' memorial, about Samuel's family:

"It is unknown when the eponymous Peters' ancestor landed in America, or from what country. Like many whose descendants settled southern Ohio, he settled in Philadelphia, married, and sired two sons born in Philadelphia, Jacob and Henry. Henry died without issue. Jacob married. He moved south to Baltimore, raising three sons and one daughter. The daughter married a man named Burns. The sons were John, Jacob and Samuel.

Samuel, son of Jacob and the ancestor of Ohio's Judge Festus Walters, was born in Philadelphia in 1772. He died at his home in Amanda township, Fairfield County, Ohio, September 10, 1829."
Born in PA, he, his wife & children relocated from MD to OH in 1812. They settled north of West Rushville on Rushcreek on Snake Run. Five years later he bought land south of Royalton that was owned by Benjamin Haas in 1900 (where the Haas-Peters Cemetery is now located & where they are buried). They were farmers. They had 13 children.

Their children settled in the Amanda, Fairfield Co. & Pickaway Co. areas. Their sons & grandsons became Congressman, Judges, bankers, & successful businessmen, many relocating to Marion & Sandusky, OH to seek their fortunes.

Their son Stevenson Peters lived near East Ringgold in Pickaway Co. on his old family farm where a Grand Reunion took place in 1882 & the remaining 11 of 13 siblings came together for the 1st time in over 50 yrs. Stevenson's son took over the home after his death through the early 1900s.

In 1929, 47 yr. after the Grand Reunion another huge reunion took place at another grandson's in Columbus with 163 family members from OH, IL, etc. His parents' descendants formed The Peters Family Association around this time.

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Aged 56y 9m 13d

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  • Maintained by: Dana Fox Mariner
  • Originally Created by: Linda Huffman Powell
  • Added: 31 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29452065
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Peters (28 Nov 1772–10 Sep 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29452065, citing Haas-Peters Cemetery, Amanda, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Dana Fox Mariner (contributor 48207068) .