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was engaged in various battles, and was one of those who
assisted in driving the French from the Peninsula, After
a long absence from his native land he returned to
America and settled in Bradford, Vt., near his brother
Andrew, where he engaged in agriculture. But his Eng-
lish wife longed for home, and in or about the year 1843
he went back to England where it is understood the old
warrior died soon after.




• GENERAL ABSALOM PETERS



GENERAL ABSALOM.

475 V. Absalom, eighth child of CoL John and Lydia
Phelps, born in Hebron, Conn., March 25, 1754, died in
New York, March 29, 1840; md., in

(abt.) Jan. i, 1783, Mary Rogers, dau. Nathaniel
Rogers of Leominster, Mass., and Rebecca Symonds, his
wife, bom in Boxford, Mass., June 14, 1756, died in Went-
worth, N. H., Oct. 5, 1819, aged 63 years, and had nine
children. She was buried in Wentworth.

VI. Children of Absalom, and Mary Rogers:

830 (1). John Rogers, born in Wentworth, N. H., Sept.
22, 1783 (md., ch.).

831 (2). Phebe, bom in Wentworth, N. H., May 13,
1785, died in New York, Aug. 29, i860; was md. in
Piermont, N. H., Dec. 25, 1806, to Josiah Fisk, son
Amos Fisk, and Mary Wheeler, his wife, bom in Haver-
hill, N. H., Sept. 8, 1 781, died in Keesville, N. Y., Aug.
10, 1844, and had 7 children.

832 (3). Lydia, bom in Wentworth. N. H., Feb. 23,
1787, died in Keene, N. H., July 25, 1871 ; was md. in
Wentworth, Aug. 18, 181 7, to Joseph Perry, son Silas
Perry and Catherine , his wife, born in
Westminster, N. Y., Mar. 30, 1788, died in Keene, N. H.,
June 17, 1865, and had two sons.

833 (4). George Pierce, born in Wentworth, May 30,
1789 (md., no ch.).

834 (5). James Whitelaw, bom in Wentworth, June 20,

1 791, died in Blakely, Ala., Dec. i, 1822. He was one

of the first settlers and purchasers of Blakely in 181 7,

and was of the firm of Peters and Stebbins. He was
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elected representative to the Territorial Legislature,
1819, and was later Chief Justice of Baldwin Co.

835 (6). Absalom, born in Wentworth, Sept. 19, 1793
(md., ch.).

836 (7). Mary, born in Wentworth, Oct. 2, 1795, died
in Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1847; was md. in New
York, Nov. 23, 1837, to the Hon. Samuel Wilkeson
of Buffalo, N. Y., son John Wilkeson and Mary

, his wife, born in Carlisle, Penn.,
, 1 78 1, died in Kingston, Tenn., July ,

1848. No children.

837 (8). William (twin of Mary), born in Wentworth,
Oct. 2, 1795 (md., ch.).

838 (9). Myra, born in ,
Aug. 3, 1797, died in ,
Oct. 26, 1862 ; was md. in

, Ap. 22, 1824, to John W Mason of

Saratoga, N. Y., son Mason and

, his wife, born in
, died in

, and had three
children.

Absalom md. (2) in Lebanon, Conn., Dec. 6, 1820, Mrs.
Mary Gurley, widov^ of the Revd. John Gurley of Lebanon,
and dau. of Deacon Pelatiah Porter and
, his wife, bom in

, 1757, died in Lebanon, Ap. 27,
1837. No children.

He had intended studying for a profession, but, his
health failing, he varied teaching with fighting (it is said
that he was at the battle of East Chester) until he settled
down as a farmer in New Hampshire. In 1775, while
teaching choirs to sing in Norwich, Conn., it is said he
composed the music for the ode, The American Hero,
which has been called the war song of the Revolution.*

* The tune is called " Bunker Hill."



General Absalom 243

He graduated from Dartmouth in 1780. While in col-
lege he was captain of a volunteer company composed of
the students, who were armed and equipped ready to repel
an Indian attack upon the settlement, or to give other
needed aid* The class consisted of ten members, under
the first president, the Rev. Dr. Wheelock. They were,
Amos Case, E. Longfellow, Noah Miles, William Putten,
Absalom Peters, George Peirce, P^ter Poloquonnonquet
(an Indian chief of the St. Regis tribe), John Ralphe,
Joseph Stewart, and Daniel Story. In October, 1780,
great alarm was felt at the destruction of Royalton, Vt., by
the Indians, and by the report that 4000 Canadian troops
under the command of Col. John Peters, elder brother
of Absalom, had crossed Lake Champlain and were on
the march toward the Connecticut River. The younger
Peters immeditely started, at the head of six companies,
to join Gen. Bailey in Newbury, and was this officer's
aide-de-camp until the close of the war. It is said that he
sent to his brother a man thoroughly at home in the
wilds of Vermont, and who gained the confidence of Col.
Peters to such an extent that he was chosen to lead the
British troops across the state. This agent at once
started them on an endless journey, causing them to
cross and to recross their own tracks, until, wearied and
bewildered, they lost heart and returned to Canada.*
Col. John appears never to have suspected this trick of
his younger brother's. In 1781 he was member, for six
sessions, of the Vermont Assembly. He was justice of the
peace and high sheriff of the coimty for several years.
1785, May 10, he was commissioned captain of the 6th
Co. of the 13th Regiment of the State of New Hamp-
shire. 1793 he was commissioned major of the ist Bat-
talion in the 30th Regiment of militia. 1 794, Sept. 29, he

* From the Hartford Columbian, May 17, 1845. The compiler does
not vouch for the truth of these statements.



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was commissioned "lieutenant colonel commandant" of
the 13th Regiment of the New Hampshire Militia.
1 80 1, June 12, he was commissioned brigadier-general of
the 6th Brigade of the State of New Hampshire. In 1806
he "begged leave to resign his commission."

From 1832-40 he was postmaster in Lebanon, Conn.

830 VI. John Rogers, first child of Gen. Absalom, and
Mary Rogers, bom in Wentworth, N. H., Sept. 22, 1783,
died in New York, Ap. 24, 1858; md. in Troy, N. Y.,
Oct. 3, 1815, Abbey Covell, dau. Silas Covell* and Re-
becca Thurber, his wife, bom in Troy, N. Y., May 27,
1792, died in N. Y., Nov. 23, 1837, and had twelve chil-
dren, t

VII. Children of John Rogers, and Abbey Covell:

839 (1). George Covell, born in New York, July 30,
1816 (md., ch.).

840 (2). John Rogers, Jr., born in New York, June 19,
1818 (md., ch.).

841 (3). Franklin Armstrong, born in New York, Jan. 2,

1820, died Feb. 10, 1821.

842 (4). Abbey Louisa, born in New York, Sept. 10,

1821, died in Portland, Oregon, Jan. 7, 1893; was md.
in , Sept. 10, 1851, to
Arthur Cook of London, Eng., son Cook
and , his wife, bom in

, died in New York, , and had

four children.

843 (5). Mary Lorrain, bom in New York, Nov. 8, 1822,
living in Greenwich, Conn., 1903; was md. in Geneva,
N. Y., Aug. 19, 1847, to Henry John Overmann, son
Christian Frederick Overmann and Henrietta Ade-

* He is said to have been with Washington at Trenton, and to have
crossed the Delaware in the same boat with the commander-in-chief.

t The dates of birth are taken from John Rogers Peters' family
Bible.




JOHN ROGERS PETERS



General Absalom 245

laide Lind, his wife, born in St. Thomas, West Indies,
Oct. , 1822, died in New York, Ap. 2, 1884, and

had five children.

844 (6). Caroline Cora, bom in New York, Ap. 18, 1824,
died in Pewee Valley, Ky., May 6, 1870; was md. in
New York, Feb. 9, 1852, to Joseph Wesley Benson, son
James Benson and Anne Robinson, his wife, born in
Kingston, Canada, Nov. 23, 1821, died in Chicago, 111.,
Dec. 23, 1884, and had eight children.

845 (7). Charles RoUa, born in New York, Jan. 26,
1826 (md., ch.).

846 (8). Franklin, born in New York, Oct. 23, 1827,
died Ap. 22, 1829.

847 (9). De Witt Clinton, bom in New York, July 30,
1829 (md., ch.).

848 (10). Frances Marion, born in New York, Ap. 8,
1832, died in New York, Feb. 17, 1835.

849 (11). Helen Frances, bom in New York, July 19,
1835, living in Albany, N. Y., 1903; was md. in New
York, Ap. 6, 1863, to James Truman Taylor, M.D., son
Nicholas Brink Taylor and Cynthia Hagaman, his wife,
born in Ingersol, Canada, March 13, 1840, died in
Utica, N. Y., July 27, 1892, and had seven children.

850 (12). Hamilton Lovett, born in New York, Nov. 5,
1837, died Aug. 18, 1855, while on a hunting expedi-

• tion in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y.

John Rogers md. (2) in Albany, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1838,
Mary Lucretia Lovett, dau. John Lovett and Nancy
McClellan, his wife, born in Albany, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1791,
died in Albany, June 23, 1862. No children.

John Rogers began his business career in Groton, Mass.,
in the same establishment with the late Amos and William
Lawrence, of Boston. He went from there to Troy,
N. Y., where he was with Silas Covell, whose daughter
he eventually married, and in 1814 he removed to New
York City. He did much to develop the cotton trade of



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the South, more especially of Mobile, out of which port,
his brother James, in 18 16, took the first cotton vessel.
He was assistant alderman of the Ninth ward from 1825
to 1829, and alderman from 1828 to 1831. After leaving
the Common Council he served as commissioner of the
Alms House for several years. These offices were at this
time purely honorary and the duties were arduous. He
identified himself with many progressive movements,
among others in turning Potter's Field into the present
Washington Square, in removing the Alms House to the
Island during the cholera epidemic, and he originated, or
seconded, the idea of a society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children. He was a social man, witty and full
of anecdote, and knew many prominent persons.

839 VII. George Covell, first child of John Rogers, and
Abbey Covell, born in New York, July 30, 1816, died in
Brooklyn, N. Y., Ap. 21, 1879; md. in New York, Oct.
II, 1843, Catharine Matilda Stout enborough, dau. William
Stoutenborough, and Caroline Henderson, his wife, born
in New York, June 20, 1823, died in Brooklyn, N. Y.,
July 22, 1883, and had three children.

VIII. Children of George Covell, and Catherine Stouten-
borough.

851 (1). Mary Rogers, born in New York, Sept. 6, 1844,
living in Troy, N. Y., 1903; was md. in New York,
Feb, 20, 1867, to Alexander Masterton Knowlson, son
Richard Knowlson and Margaret , his
wife, born in Sand Lake, N. Y., May 16, 1842, living
in Troy, N. Y., 1903. No children.

852 (2). Catherine Covell, bom in New York, May 5,
1846, living in Brooklyn, N. Y., 1903; was md. in New
York, Jan. 9, 1867, to Chester Berkely Lawrence, son»
Effingham Nicoll Lawrence and Margaret Clendenning,
his wife, born in New York, Sept. 15, 1845, living in
1903, and had three children.



General Absalom 247

853 (3). Frank Henderson, born in New York, July 7,
1848, died at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., July i, 1850.

840 VII. John Rogers, Jr., second child of John
Rogers and Abbey Covell, born in New York, June 10,
1818, died in Georgetown, Pa., Dec. 30, 1900; md. in
Pittsburgh, Pa., March 18, 1867, Susan Mary Calhoun,
dau. Capt. Richard Calhoun, and Elizabeth McCurdy, his
wife, born in Pittsburgh, Pa., , died in

Georgetown, Pa., Aug. 30, 1897, and had three children.

VIII. Children of John Rogers, Jr., and Susan Calhoun:

854 (1). Elizabeth, born in Georgetown, Pa., June 6,
1868, living in Georgetown, 1903.



855 (2). Henry Cogell, born in Georgetown, Pa., Nov.
14, 1870 (md., ch.).

856 (3). Grace, born in Dover, N. J., Jan. i, 1876, liv-
ing in McKeesport, Pa., 1903; was md. in George-
town, Pa., Nov. 23, 1901, to Addison Louis Petty, son
Asbury Louis Petty and Sara Eliza Taylor, his wife,
born in Sewickley, Pa., Nov. 9, 1875, living in McKees-
port, Pa., 1903.

855 VIII. Henry Cogell, second child of John Rogers,
Jr., and Susan Calhoun, born in Georgetown, Pa., Nov.
14, 1870, living in Georgetown, 1903; md. in George-
town, April 18, 1893, Parthenia Calhoiin Parr, dau. Capt.
Andrew H. Parr, and Elizabeth Calhoun, his wife, born in
Georgetown, Pa., died in 1902,

and had one daughter,

IX. Children of Henry Cogell, and Parthenia Parr:

857 (1). Pauline Marie, born in Georgetown, Pa., July
27, 1894.



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845 VII. Charles Rolla, seventh child of John Rogers
and Abbey Covell, born in New York, Jan. 26, 1826, died
in New York, May 17, 1881; md. in

, Ap. 14, 1859, Mary Watkinson Warrin, dau. John
Warrin and Mary E. , his wife, born in New

York, March 25, 1840, living 1903,
and had two children.

VIII. Children of Charles Rolla, and Mary Warrin:

858 (1). Mary Warrin, bom in

, March 12, i860, living in San Francisco, Cal.,
1903 ; was md. in San Francisco, Ap. 22, 1889, to Robert
Joy Woods, son Isaiah C Woods and

Anne Eliza Fitch, his wife, born in San Francisco,
Dec. 2, 1856, living, 1903, and had one child.

859 (2). Charles Rollo, Jr., born in San Francisco, Cal.,
Ap. 10, 1862 (md., ch.).

859 VIII. Charles Rollo, second child of Charles
Rolla and Mary Warrin, born in San Francisco, Cal., Ap.
10, 1862, living in Monterey, Cal., 1903 ; md. in San Fran-
cisco, Dec. 30, 1 89 1, Kathleen Murphy, dau.
Murphy, and Margaret Chambers, his wife, born in San
Francisco, 1870, died in

1902, and had four children.

IX. Children of Charles Rolla, Jr., and Kathleen Murphy:

860 (1). Charles Rollo, born in Paris, France, Sept. 29,
1892.

861 (2). Warrin Hugh, born in Monterey, Cal., Dec. 4,
1896.

861a (3). Kathleen Murphy, born in

Feb. 18, 1902.
861b (4) De Witt Clinton, twin of Kathleen Murphy,

born in Feb. 18, 1902.

847 VII. De Witt Clinton, ninth child of John Rogers
and Abbey Covell, born in New York, July 30, 1829, died




LT.-COL. DeWITT CLINTON PETERS

SURGEON, U.S A.



General Absalom 249

in Brooklyn, N. Y., Ap. 22, 1876; md. in

, Emily Stoutenborough, dau.
William Stoutenborough, and Caroline Henderson, his
wife, born in ,

died in , and

had three children.

VIII. Children of De Witt Clinton, and Emily Stoutenborough:

862 (1). William Theodore, born in Brooklyn, N. Y.,
Ap. 6, 1862.

863 (2). De Witt Clinton, born at Fort McHenry, near
Baltimore, Md., June 11, 1865 (md., ch.).

864 (3). Emily Louise, born in

, Jan. , 1873, died July , 1873.

De Witt Clinton was a surgeon in the army, with the
rank of lieutenant-colonel, dtiring the Civil War. He
wrote a Life of Kit Carson at Carson's request.

862 Vin. William Theodore, first child of De Witt
Clinton, and Emily Stoutenborough, born in Brooklyn,
N. Y., Ap. 6, 1862, living in Paris, France, 1903; Unmd.
He has this year (1903) been made an officer of the
French Academy on account of his poems.

863 Vni. De Witt Clinton, second child of De Witt
CHnton, and Emily Stoutenborough, born at Fort Mc-
Henry, near Baltimore, Md., June 11, 1865, living in
Baltimore, 1903; md. in ,
March 15, 1890, Adele Bacon, dau. Bacon,
and , his wife, born in

, living, 1903, and
had three children.

IX. Children of De Witt Clinton, and Adele Bacon:

863a (1). John Clinton, born in Paris, France, Jan. 24,
1891.



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863b (2). Margaret Elizabeth, born in Paris, France,

Aug. 25, 1892.
863c (3). Emily Ruth, born in Paris, France, Jan. 6,

1894.

833 VI. George Pierce, fourth child of Absalom and
Mary Rogers, born in Wentworth, N. Y., May 30, 1789,
died at Fort Gadsden, Florida, Nov. 28, 1819; md. in

, June 8, 1 814, Lorraine
Allen Hitchcock, dau. Judge Samuel Hitchcock, and
Lucy C , his wife, and granddaughter of

Col. Ethan Allen, born in Burlington, Vt., June 5, 1790,
died in Burlington, Ap. 22, 181 5. No children.

He was a graduate of West Point. 1808, he was en-
sign in the 4th Infantry. 1809, July, he was 2d lieutenant.
181 1, Oct., he was ist lieutenant. 181 1, Nov., he was
wounded at the battle of Tippecanoe where he distin-
guished himself by his bravery. 181 2, Aug. 9, he was at
the battle of Magnago and was again wounded. He
served with distinction through the war of 1812. 1812,
Dec. 14, he was regimental paymaster. 181 3, Feb., he
was assistant adjutant general with the rank of major.
1 81 4, Feb., he was captain of the 4th Infantry. 181 4,
May, he was captain of artillery. His likeness is en-
graved on a cannon by the equestrian statue of Jackson,
in Washington, Major Peters having taken the cannon at
Pensacola. His grave and that of his wife are in the
old graveyard in Burlington, Vt.

835 VI. Absalom, sixth child of Absalom, and Mary
Rogers, born in Wentworth, N. H., Sept. 19, 1793, died
in New York, May 18, 1869,; md. in

, Oct. 25, 1 8 19, Harriet Hinckley Hatch, dau.
Reuben Hatch and Eunice , his wife, born

in Norwich, Vt., Ap. 2, 1796, died in New York, May 27,
1890, and had seven children.




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General Absalom 251

VII. Children of Absalom, and Harriet Hatch:

865 (1). George Absalom, born in Bennington, Vt., May

12, 1821 (md., ch.).

866 (2). Harriet Adaline, born in Bennington, Vt., June

13, 1823, died in New York, March 27, 1891 ; was md.
in Williamstown. Mass., Jan. i, 1845, to the Revd.
Winiam CHft, son William Clift and Nancy Denison
Avery, his wife, bom in Griswold, Conn., Sept. 12,
1817, died in Mystic Bridge, Conn., Dec. 9, 1890, and
had three children.

867 (3). Horace Hatch, born in Bennington, Vt., Nov.
4, 1825, died in Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 15, 1827.

868 (4). Edward Payson, born in New York, Oct. 9,
1828, was killed in Cuba in Garcia's insurrection, in
Aug. or Sept., 1871, while fighting for the Cubans. He
was a captain of Volunteers in the Civil war.

869 (5). Frances Margaretta, bom in New York, March
6, 1831, died May 4, 1832.

870 (6). Mary Elizabeth, born in New York, May 13,
1835, ^i^d i^ New York, Jan. 2, 1864; was md. in Wil-
liamstown, Mass., June i, 1854, to Albert S

Ward, son William Ward and Electa Beach, his wife,
bom in Livingston, N. J., Jan. 16, 1828, died in New
York, Oct. 8, 1875, ^^^^ ^^^ three children.

871 (7). James Hugh, born in New York, Nov. 13, 1837
(md., ch.).

After ordinary home and school instruction and being,
for a few months at a time, a teacher in a district school,
Absalom graduated from Dartmouth College in 1816.
The same year he entered the Princeton Theological
seminary, and leaving it in May, 18 19, v^as licensed by
the presbytery of New York. For a few months he was a
missionary in northern New York, then pastor of the
first church in Bennington, Vt., from July, 1820, to Dec,
1825, when he left the church to become the secretary of
the United Domestic Missionary Society, and to aid in
the organization of the American Home Mission Society.



252 Connecticut

May, 1826, he was its first corresponding secretary, and
held this office, during successive elections, until 1837, in-
clusive. During that time he was the principal agent of the
society in organizing and forming its system, and he was a
member of the executive committee until 1844. He says :
" In the twelve years of my agency for the American Home
Missionary Society I travelled in nearly all of the United
States and Territories, as they then were, a distance of
perhaps three times the circumference of the globe,
preached in churches of different denominations, at Pres-
byterian camp-meetings in the West, and on many inter-
esting occasions at the meetings of presbyteries, synods,
associations, and other public bodies." As secretary of
the American Home Missionary Society he edited the
Home Missionary and Pastor's Journal from 1827 to 1837,
and then took charge of the American Biblical Repository,
beginning January, 1838, and ending in the summer of
1842. In January, 1841, he also began the publication
of the American Eclectic which he continued until May,
1842. This year he became agent for the Union Theo-
logical Seminary of New York, of which he was one of the
original projectors and a director, and was collector for
its funds for two years. He was also professor of Homi-
letics and Pastoral Theology in that institution. In 1844
he resigned and was installed pastor of the first church
of WilHamstown, Mass. From 1845 tmtil 1869 he served
Williams College as trustee, and in 1852 as collector. In
1854 he resigned his pastorate, but this resignation was
not accepted imtil 1857. After this his life was less
active, but he continued to preach in divers towns, and
to write for sundry papers. At the age of seventy he
composed a long poem on Life and Time, and wrote a
sketch of his Hfe from which these facts are taken. He
had great executive talent, was deeply interested in his
work, and was generally beloved.




GEORGE ABSALOM PETERS, M.D.



General Absalom 253

865 VII. George Absalom, first child of Absalom, and
Harriet Hatch, bom in Bennington, Vt., May 12, 182 1,
died in New York, Dec. 6, 1894 ; md. in

, Ap. 10, 1849, Julia Coggill, dau. George
Coggill and Anne Atkinson, his wife, bom in New York,
Aug. 8, 1824, died in New York, Dec. 12, 1873, and had
two children.

VIII. Children of George Absalom, and Julia Coggill:

873 (1). Frederick Dennison, born in New York, Nov.
25, 1852, died May 30, 1859.

873 (2). Bertha Borodell, bom in New York, Feb. 13,
1855, living in Burlington, Vt., 1903 ; was md. in

, Oct. II, 1877, to Horace
Hatch Chittenden, son Lucius Eugene Chittenden and
Mary Yates Hatch, his wife, bom in Burlington, Vt.,
Jan. 24, 1855, living in 1903, and had two sons.

George Absalom, after the usual preparatory educa-
tion, entered the class of 1842 at Yale college, but was
obliged by circumstances to leave, without completing
his course, at the end of the sophomore year. His father,
the Rev. Absalom Peters, was at that time in the pub-
Hshing business, and Dr. Peters, for a limited period,
entered that business with him in connection with the
Eclectic Magazine. After a time, preferring a profes-
sional life, he took up the study of medicine at the college
of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, and was gradu-
ated from there with honors in 1846. After his gradu-
ation he became an interne at the New York Hospital,
and after completing the usual course there began a
general practice in New York, which he continued until
the time of his retirement in the year 1890.

Dr. Peters' active work continued for a period of
nearly fifty years, and he attained great success during
all that time.



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Among the positions occupied by Dr. Peters in pro-
fessional life, the following may be enumerated :

Attending and consulting surgeon at New York Hos-
pital, from the time of his graduation until 1890.

Attending and consulting surgeon at St. Luke's Hos-
pital from 1859 until 1888.

Attending surgeon at the Presbyterian Hospital.

Consulting surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital.

Attending surgeon at the Hospital for the Blind.

President of the Academy of Medicine.

President of the Physicians' Mutual Aid Society.

Dr. Peters was quite as prominent in social life as he
was in professional life. At various times and for varied
periods, he was a member of the following clubs: Uni-
versity (being president thereof for three years) , Century,
Union League, Knickerbocker, and the Medical and Sur-
gical Society. He was also a member of various dining
clubs and many other social organizations of minor
importance. In his later years Yale University con-
ferred upon him the degree of Master of Arts.

Dr. Peters was distinguished for unfailing energy and
industry, and great personal attraction. These charac-
teristics not only inspired general respect, but general
affection, and it would be difficult to find, among the
men of his time in New York, one whose memory is more
fondly cherished by those who knew him. He had a keen
and kindly sense of humor and the sunniest of natures,
qualities which enabled him to endure the sufferings of a
painful and lingering last illness with a fortitude as rare
as it was admirable. ,

837 VL William, eighth child of Absalom and Mary
Rogers, and twin of Mary, born in Wentworth, N. H.,
Oct. 2, 1795, died in Bloomfield, N. J., Dec. 31, 1887;
md. in , Aug. 23, 1837, Ma-



General Absalom 255

tilda McComb, dau. John McComb, and Elizabeth

, his wife, bom in New York, Feb. 12, 1801, died
in Bloomfield, N. J., Oct. 30, 1875, and had three children.

VII. Children of William, and Matilda McComb:

874 (1). Mary Matilda, born in Bloomfield, N. J.. March
8, 1839, died in Bloomfield, Jan. 24, i860.

875 (2). Elizabeth Glean, born in Bloomfield, N. J., Dec.
5, 1840, died in Bloomfield, Aug. 13, 1891; was md. in
Bloomfield, Oct. 9, 1867, to Charles H. Nash, son
John R Nash and Ann ,
his wife, born at Niagara Falls, Canada, Feb. 10, 1839,
living, 1903, and had three children.

876 (3). Malcolm, born in Bloomfield, N. J., May 11,
1844 (md., no ch.).

876 VII. Malcokn, third child of William, and Ma-
tilda McComb, bom in Bloomfield, N. J., May 11, 1844,
living in New York, 1903 ; md. in Bloomfiield, N. J., June


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