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excellent introduction to the next pages. So distinct
and unvaried are the Peters characteristics that it is
more than safe to testify to the appearance and traits of
our earlier ancestors.

As were, and are, their descendants, in Massachusetts,
in Connecticut, in Maine, so undoubtedly was Andrew
Peeters and his sons. Fair, even to excess, with blue
eyes and brown or light hair, with regular features, and
the long, straight Peters nose. Hands and feet, usually
small, always shapely, the former with long fingers, the
latter narrow. The details vary to a certain extent, but
the likeness is there, and becomes not only evident, but
pronoimced, after they have reached the age of forty, even
in cases where there had seemed to be no resemblance at
all. In stature probably our ancestors exceeded most of
the Peters men of the present day, and were probably
of larger mould and heavier build. This one point,
the frame and height, is the only instance in which


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the Peters of the three States named have been found
to vary. Testimony from Hebron, Connecticut, and
from Andover, Massachusetts, shows the Peters men
of present and earHer days to have been tall, many or
most of them of six feet in height, and in this respect
only, different from their cousins of Boston, and of
Maine, who are noticeable for their small bones and
medium stature. But tall or short the one true stamp is
the bullet head: This is the Peters hall-mark, and is
found everywhere accompanied — whatever the other
traits — by a sound and practical mind, a great sense of
humor, and real wit. The most striking resemblance
existed between the late Revd. Charles Russell Treat,*
and the sons of Edward Dyer Peters, Senior, of Boston :
to reach a common ancestor it was necessary to return to
Andrew Peeters, born in 1635, yet Mr. Treat might easily
pass — and actually did, even to an immediate member
of the family, — for one of his Massachusetts relatives
already mentioned.!

"The Peters of our branch have large blue eyes, fair
complexion, light brown hair; it is not natural to them
to be bald or grey young. My father looked as you see
the picture when he died at sixty-eight J ; a large man
of six feet, — walking around the farm with hands clasped
behind, which gave him a slight stoop forward ; shoulders
too narrow for a man of his height. I think the old
Andrew must have been fair, as I know .grandfather §

* Son of Abigail Thompson (490 VI.) and Selah Burr Treat.

t A singular case is the remarkable likeness existing between
the members of the family just mentioned and Mr. William Henry-
Peters of Norfolk, Va, So far as is known there is no relation-
ship, Mr. W. H. Peters' grandfather being a native of Denmark, but
so many of the Peters traits appear, even to the handwriting, and
peculiar ways of forming letters, that there is little doubt a tie of blood
exists, however remote it may be.

t John of Andover (213 V,)-

§ Sergeant Andrew (207 IV.).



Peters Traits 389

was, fair and blue-eyed, as also Lazy John's * other
children, and all of Uncle Joe's f children who succeeded
him on the old place. I was the only dark-skinned
Peters I ever saw." |

"The members of the Peters branch that I have
known § were fair with regular features, cared little for
display, honest in their dealings with others, systematic,
took good care of their belongings. My Aunt Mary, the
Governor's sister, || was very systematic. Dinner at
twelve, noon, whatever might occur ; the clock was
always wound at that time. A place for everything and
everything in its place." [How often have I heard my
father speak those words!] "You could go in the dark
and get what you went for in the pantry. A day for
each household work. She made no show in dress, but
always found time to read notwithstanding her many
household duties, and frequent calls. A strong and re-
tentive memory was a marked trait of the Peters. The
Governor ^ had a pleasant address, was good company,
had much ready wit and humor, but could make very
cutting remarks if occasion required. Aunt Mary had
much the same traits in a less degree. It was them-
selves, not what they possessed, that drew people to
them, but they were set in opinion ; when once they had
made their mind it was hard to change them. Those
I knew in the past were good men and women. I think

* This is the usual and disrespectful appellation we apply to Old
John of Andover (17 III.) ; the descendants who know him best
being strongly impressed with the idea that he never did more than
sit by the fire, live to a great age, and give away most of his property.

t Joseph of Andover (210 IV.).

t Mrs. Grozelier, of North Andover, Sarah Peters, daughter of John
(244 VI.).

§ Mrs. Annis Welles, of Hebron, Conn., great-granddaughter of
Capt. Bemslee, of Hebron (467 IV.).

II Mary Martha (554 V.).

T! John Samuel (553 V.).

390 Peters Traits

Uncle John * was six feet in height, he was well-pro-
portioned. He had a very large head with a bright
blue eye. Aunt Mary had blue eyes too. I never saw
their brother f but once, but as I remember him they
looked much alike. I think I told you when here about
Judge Peters of Colchester | starting to go to his farm.
He had on an old coat, rubber shoe on one foot, an old
boot or shoe on the other. A man gave him a tract and
asked him if he could read. His reply was ' I can get
some one to read for me.' His son's wife said he did not
go out with the old coat again. He had a basket and
hoe at the time." [This is deliciously Peters, both as to
the garb, and the joke on himself. A Peters will enjoy
a joke on himself more than anything else, will tell of it
as long as he lives, and will never, never let the other
persons concerned know of it. A Peters has a real
talent for holding his tongue.] "As a rule the Peters
family were a law-abiding people. There were three
lawyers out of four sons in one family." [This was the
Otis blood.] " The Governor was fond of story-telling "
[every Peters is] ; " he told them in a very pleasant way,
but he could be stern. I have mentioned him more be-
cause I knew him better. I was in the habit of coming
here from childhood. I heard father tell about Judge John
Thompson Peters § buying a prayer-book ; it had a plain
binding; some one remarked on his selection. His reply
was, ' I bought it for use.' "

A member of the family writes of John Peters of Blue
Hilli: "Grandfather Peters was a very jovial man, full
of jokes, and also very kind and benevolent to the poor,
so I have heard my mother ^ say, and a very kind man
in his family. Mother said she lived there two years

* John Samuel (553 V.). t Bemslee, Jr. (555 V.).

J Samuel Andrew (486 v.). § (484 V.). || (206 IV.).

Tf Phebe Billings, wife of Daniel (275 V.).

Peters Traits 391

before she was married and a year after, and grandfather
treated her always like an own child. He was a church-
going man and, I judge, of a good disposition from his
many kind deeds. I * am quite sure he had blue eyes
and light hair. Grandmother had very black eyes and
dark complexion."

"If wrote to a cousin of mine in Lowell, Mass. I think
she was ninety-three years old last summer, and her
daughter writes in reply: 'Your letter to mother was
received. I read it to her, and asked her if she remem-
bered Mr. John Peters. ' ' ' [He has been dead nearly eighty-
two years.] " ' Of course I do,' she said, ' and his wife too.
He was a man of medium height, with brown hair, blue
eyes, and fair complexion, a fine-looking man and a man
who was much respected for his good judgment and in-
tegrity. He was a courteous gentleman.' "

"I I was aware that Grandmother Peters § had mar-
ried a Gushing. You must remember Uncle Gushing, her
son ; father || was as much attached to him as to any
of his own brothers. I remember Grandmother Peters
very well. She had a stroke of paralysis some years be-
fore she died, which affected her speech and locomotion.
She was said to be the handsomest woman in the coimty,
and Grandfather was fond of her, always took her to the
table and prepared her food for her. She had sharp
black eyes, and was a woman who would weigh probably
175 pounds. Edward Dyer Peters ^ and Aunt Dodge **
resembled her, so did Uncle Daniel tt ; the other members

* Caroline Maria, Mrs. Sewall Snowman (325 VI.).

t Augusta Maria (291 VI.).

t Charles (354 V.)

§ Mary Dyer Gushing, wife of John of Blue Hill (206 IV.).

U Andrew of Ellsworth (271 V.).

•[(272 V.).

** Sally, wife of Reuben Dodge (269 V.).

ff Husband of Phebe Billings (275 V.).

392 Peters Traits

of the family resembled Grandfather. I used to enjoy
going with father and mother. I can run my mind back
to those days and enjoy thinking of the good times I
used to have there. The first thing to do after we ar-
rived in the winter trips was for Father and Grandfather
to take a little brandy with some nice white loaf sugar,
and father would have a little in his tumbler for me to
take out with a spoon and drink it. After the brandy
began to take a little effect the next thing in order was
to go and see his big hogs, then to go to the bam to see
the cattle and the hay-mows, and in the evening Pearl
Peters * would parch com. Grandfather was full of fun,
and a great joker, always in good spirits, cheerful, and
wide-awake. I remember a sleigh he had painted red,
with the initials of his name J. P. on the back of it. No
Buffalo skins in those days, they used heavy bed-quilts."

From Medfield, Mass., Miss Sewall f writes of an old
Bible containing three locks of light brown hair as fresh
as if cut yesterday, though the owners were bom in 1783,
1760, and 1752, respectively.

A little more of Governor Peters. "Miss Mary Peters,
told me I of Uncle John when he was Governor. At that
time stage-coach and mail-wagon were the only public
conveyances. He was in Hartford, and was coming
home (to Hebron) by stage. A colored woman asked for a
passage too. ' I cannot take you, I have got to take the
Governor,' said the driver. 'Let me see the Governor,'
said the woman. 'Get right in, Liddie, get in,' said the
Governor. She knew very well she had only to see him.
Her husband was Henry Peters, one of the Revd. Samuel
Peters' slaves." (So they were of those the Governor
used to call his " colored cousins.")

* Pearl Spofford (282 VI.).

t Daughter of the Revd. Charles Sewall, and Amy Peters (109 VI.).

X Mrs. Annis Welles, of Hebron.

Peters Traits 393

A letter from Governor Peters, dated Hebron, Dec. 16,
1844, and written to Edward Dyer Peters of Boston, is
worth quoting.

" My Dear Sir : I reed, a letter from Mr. Ellicott dated
Hartford, Ct., Nov. i8th, requesting information on the
subject of the Heraldry of our family. I have sought
assiduously, but found nothing, — except what I found in
the history of Hugh Peters, by Saml. Peters, L.L.D., and
what was no more than Mr. ElHcott had obtained before,
— to wit Sans Dieu Rien, I have no expectation of making
interesting discoveries on the subject, as relates to an-
tiquity, — but from my own observation, give the coat of \
Arms of that limb of the family that descended from
John Peters, who settled in Hebron in 1717, and whose
progeny has scattered in all directions, — most indifferent
to the varying Costumes of the day, and frivolous fashions
that chase each other in ridiculous haste, down the current
of time to the Ocean of oblivion, — they have embraced
all creeds, all religions, all tenets, in politics, and take
great latitude in adopting or rejecting the customs and
manners of this or that our lower world — but have
aboimded in the grace of obstinacy, and an abiding con-
fidence in their own taste and judgment and a Repub-
lican determination to serve God, — their Coimtry, — and
themselves, in the way and manner that comports with
their consciences, their Patriotism, — and their sense of
personal convenience; say then, the coat of arms of
the family, worn and gloried in is, in plain English, —
a slouched hat, tattered coat, and patched pants, — In
short they care little for any antiquity or their pedigree
anterior to 1620."


To avoid confusion it is desirable to place families
which are not of our blood. Chief among these, from
their proximity, are the Peters of Salem, who must have
transplanted themselves to Essex Coimty about the same
time as did Andrew Peeters of Ipswich. Apparently
they were never numerous and now seem to have disap-
peared altogether, at any rate in the vicinity of their
old home. Only a small number can be noted and few
of these can be definitely placed.


I. Gilbert Peters, bom in
(abt. 1645), died in (before

Aug. 13, 1697); md. in Salem, Mass., Sept. 14, 1669,
Elizabeth Hellyard (Hilliard), dau. Edward Hilliard, and

, his wife,
bom in , died in

and had five (or more) children.

//. Children of Gilbert, and Elizabeth Hilliard:

2 (1). Richard, born in Salem, 12-11 (Jan.), 1670-71.

3 (2). William, born in Salem, June 19, 1673.

4 (3). John, born in Salem, March 14, 1676.

1668, Gilbert "Pettes," signed a petition against im-
posts in Salem.

1689, Gilbert Peters, mariner. 1689, Sept. 17, he com-
manded the ketch Diligence. 1691, Aug. 26, he was cap-
tured in it by a French frigate.


Salem 395

This Gilbert Peters was probably from Exeter, in
Devonshire, and very likely one of the original Peter,
Petre, or Peters family. There is mention, in 1543. ^^
the neighborhood of Exeter, of fishermen (his own or his
descendants' occupation) bearing the same names as
these foimd in Salem.

2 II. Richard, first child of Gilbert, and Elizabeth
HilHard, bom in Salem, Mass., 12-11 (Jan.), 1670-
7 1 , died in ;

md, in Salem, Bethia , widow

of Joseph Allen (after Nov. 13, 1684, and before Dec. 5,
1684), dati.
and had children.

III. Children of Richard, and Bethia:

5 (1). Bethia, born in Salem,

, bap. Sept. , 1686, died

; was md. in Salem, May
10, 1 71 1, to George Daland, son Benjamin Daland, and
Katherine , his wife, bom in Beverly,

Mass., Feb. 16, 1690-91, died

, and had seven children.

6 (2). William, born in Salem, Jan. 11, 1687 (prob. died

, 1712).

7 (3). Richard, born in Salem, June 5, 1690, bap. June
8, 1690 (prob. died 1715)-

8 (4). A child (prob. Benjamin), bom in Salem, March

, 1691.

9 (5). Ebenezer, born in Salem, Jan. 3, 1694-95, bap.
Ap. , 1695.

10 (6). Mary, born , bap. in Salem, Sept.
12, 1697, died in

; was md. in Salem, Nov. 14, 171 7, to Joseph
Cloutman, son Cloutman, and

, his wife.

6 II. WilHam, second child of Richard, and Bethia

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, bom in Salem, Mass., Jan. ii,
1687, died ,1712 (prob. and prob. immd.).

Will probated in Salem. Fisherman, "son of Richard

7 II. Richard, third child of Richard, and Bethia

, bom in Salem, Mass., June
5, 1690, bap. June 8, 1690; died in

. Will probated in Salem, Nov. 12, 17 15, now in
existence in Salem. Prob. unmd. Estate left to Benja-
min Peters, and to Mary Peters.

8 II. Benjamin, fourth child of Richard, and Bethia

, bom in Salem, Mass.,
March , 1691, died in

; md. in Salem, Nov. 14, 17 16, Susan-
nah Yoimg, dau. Yoimg, and
, his wife, bom in

(IV. ?) Esther, child of Benjamin, and Mary ,

his wife, bom in , was

md. in , Feb. 5, 1765, to

James Bickford, of Salem, son of Benjamin Bickford and
Mary , his wife, bom in

, died in
(previous to 1771).
Esther Peters md. (2) Joseph Cook, Feb. 7, 1771, son
of Joseph Cook and Eimice , bom in

(IV. ?) Samuel, child of Benjamin, and

Mary , bom in

, died in ;

md. Hannah Neal (widow), (int. mar. Salem, Sept. 7,
1765), dau. of Benjamin Bickford and Mary

, his wife, born (bap. in

Salem 397

Tabernacle Church, Salem, March 15, 1749), died in

, and had three

(V.) Children of Samuel, and Hannah Bickford Neal:
John, born in

settled in Nantucket.
Andrew, born

, adopted by a Boston gentleman.

(V. ?) James, child of Benjamin, and Han-

nah Bickford Neal, bom in Salem, Mass. i773,

died in Stonington, Conn., Aug., 1825 (aged 52),

; md. in Stonington, , 1795, Han-

nah Ash, dau. of Thomas Ash and Joanna , his

wife, bom in ,

died in March 4,

1 84 1, and had children.

Children of James, and Hannah Ash:
(1). Sarah, born in Stonington, Conn., ,

1797, died in Jersey City, N. J., , 1889;

was md. in , to Capt.

Luther Fuller of Hampton, Conn., son of

, born in
, died in

, and had two
(2). Nancy, born in Stonington, Conn., ,

1800, died in Jersey City, N. J., , 1888;

was md. in , to Capt.

Charles Holmes, son of

, born in
, died in

, and had 5 (?) children.
(3). Mary, born in Stonington, Conn., Oct. 10, 1807, died
in Westerly, R. I., Oct. 15, 1883; was md. in

, May 10, 1826, to Austin

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Eldredge Avery, son of Samuel Avery and Lucy

, his wife, born in Poquonock, Conn., June 6,
1804, died in Westerly, R. I., Oct. 19, 1883, and had
seven children.

(4). James, born in Stonington, Conn.,

, 1810, was lost at sea, , 1829.

(5). Eliza, born in Stonington, Conn., ,1812, was

md., Nov. 2, 1827, to Capt. John H Cutler, son of

Benjamin Cutler and ,

born in ,

died in Stonington, April 14, 1861, and had eight
children, four of whom died in infancy.

(6). Hannah, born in Stonington, Conn., Dec. 11, 1814,
died in ;

was md., June 22, 1833, to Capt. George Elliott, son of
George Elliott and Elizabeth , his wife,

bom in London, Eng., Dec. 2, 1810, died in Hartford,
Conn., Jan. 22, 1862, and had ten children.

Benjamin, child of

, his wife, bom in , died in

; md. in
Salem, Nov. 22, 17 16, Elizabeth Cloutman, dau. of

, bom

Records of Marriages, Salem, Mass.

1 7 16, Nov. 22, Benjamin Peters and Elizabeth Clout-

171 7, Nov, 14, Mary Peters and Joseph Cloutman.
1740, April 2, Samuel Peters and Mary Page.

1740, June 18, William Peters, of Salem, md. in Water-
town to Elizabeth Smith, of Cambridge, by James Mann,
Jus. Peace.

1^44, April 10, Mary Peters and Amos Rite, both of

Salem 399

1745, March 6, Mary Peters and Benjamin Whittemore,
both of Salem.

1752, Nov. 16, Benjamin Peters and Sarah West, both
of Salem.

1754, Sept. 17, Susannah Peters and Charles Sander-
ford, both of Salem.

1756, Jan. I, Bethia Peters of Salem, md. in Marblehead
to William Dodd, of Marblehead.

1 76 1, Oct. 21, Benjamin Peters, Jr., and Charity
Tucker, both of Salem.

1765, Feb. 5, Esther Peters and James Bickford, both
of Salem.

1776, July 4, Benjamin Peters, Jr., and Elizabeth John-

1777, Sept. 17, John Peters and EHzabeth Skerry.
1780, Dec. 23, EUzabeth Peters and John Gavett. He

commanded the private armed brig Flying Fish. (Essex
Hist. Coll., 111-126.)

1782, June 17, EUzabeth Peters and John Billinghurst,
both of Salem.

1786, * Oct. 8, Benjamin Peters, Jr., of Salem, and
Hannah Shillaber, of Dan vers.

1792, Jan. 21, George Peters and widow Elizabeth

1793, June , Samuel Peters of Salem and Hannah
Deland of Dan vers.

1796, June II, Jonathan Peters and widow Elizabeth
Trask, both of Salem.

1800, Sept. 16, Capt. John Peters and widow Mary
Norman, both of Salem.

1807, Oct. 20, Peter Peters and Catherine Poor.

18 1 2, Jan. 5, Susan Peters and Capt. Philip Pinal, f
both of Salem.

* In the intentions of marriage he is called " Benjamin Peters, ye 3d
of Salem." t Or Pinet ?

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1818, Oct. 19, Elizabeth Peters and John Young.
1823, March 15, Nancy Peters and Nathaniel Pitman.
1835, Sept. 6, James Peters and Frances Underwood.

Intentions of Marriage.

1765, Sept. 7, Samuel Peters and the widow Hannah
Neal, both of Salem.

1782, Sept. 14, Mary Peters, of Salem, and Jonathan
Roberts of Boston.

1793, Feb. 22, Jonathan Peters and widow Elizabeth

18 16, Sept. 21, John Peters of Salem and Olive Bather-
ick of Durham.

1829, May 23, Susan Ann Peters and Joseph Francis.

Deaths in Salem.

1793, Dec. 6, George Peters.

1794, Aug. 26, " Benjamin Peters, his son and a colored
man drowned below Beverly bar."

Henry Peters, grandson of above, drowned at Beverly
bar. (Probably same as above.)

1804, Dec, Mrs. Peters widdow.

1808, Dec. 16, Mary N. , 6 years, daughter of

Capt. John Peters. Mary the wife was an Archer.* She
md. (i), aged 22, 1784, Elisha Gimnison, by whom she
had one child. He died in 1789. She md. (2), in 1795, a
Norman, who died in 1797; she md. (3), in 1800, John
Peters, by whom she had one child. " He of the ancient
family of Peters, Bridge street." f {Essex Hist. Coll.,
vol. 18.)

181 1, March, a child of Capt. Samuel Peters,

181 1, May, Capt. Samuel Peters.

18 1 6, May 12, Mrs. Mary Peters, wife Capt. John
Peters, aged 55 years.

* Dau. Jonathan Archer and Bethia , born Feb.

8, 1761, died in Salem, May 12, 1816.
t This was his second marriage.

Salem 401

1820, May, Benjamin, son of Capt. John Peters.

1829, Sept. 24, Mary O., dau. Benjamin Peters.

1830, July 10, Mr. Simeon Peters. ' ,

183 1, March 20, Mrs. Hannah Peters,

1832, Jan. 8, Mr. Benjamin Peters.

This Benjamin Peters — if there can be any certainty of
individuality among so many Benjamins — was son of
Benjamin, was bom 1801, died 1832, and came to Salem,
where he was a tanner, from Lynn.

In 1778 there is a Benjamin Peters in a company of
volunteers from Salem for the Rhode Island expedition,
under the command of Capt. Samuel Flagg.

Later in the same year he appears to be the bearer of a
letter signed " B., & R. Ropes, " wherein he is referred to
as "Mr. Peters."

1776, Capt. Samuel King's Co., Col. Josiah Whitney's
Reg. Service at Hull, Aug. i, 1776, to Nov. i, 1776.
Benjamin Peters, private.

1778, Capt. Nathaniel Gage's Co., Col. Jacob Gerrish's
Reg., Benjamin Peters, private, Feb. 3, 1778, to Ap. 3,
1778. Service, guards to Gen. Burgoyne's troops at
Winter Hill.

Service, June i, 1776, to Aug. i, 1776. Dec. 19, 1777,
to Feb. 3, 1778.

181 5, Oct. 15, John Peters, son of Capt. John Peters,
aged 20, was lost at sea. He left in the Albatross from
the Falkland Islands with oil,iAug. 30, lat. N. 34°, long. 50°.
Washed overboard with the captain; four saved, seven
lost. The father from the Peters family of Essex. His
second wife an Archer, first a Skerry. He lives on the
Skerry estate, Bridge street." (Essex Hist. Coll., vol. 19.)

Baptisms in Salem.

1787, Nov., Hetty, dau. of Benjamin.

1794, Jane, child of Benjamin.

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1782, John Peters, seaman in the privateer Junius
Brutus of twenty guns and one hundred and ten men, in
which he owned one share. 1782, Feb. 19, "A ship ar-
rives taken by the Junius Brutus.'' Essex Hist. Coll.

1805, EHzabeth Peters, only dau. of Elizabeth, wife of
John Camick.

1809, Andrew, Beverley, mariner, dies of consumption,
leaving all to Benjamin Frost of Beverley.

1809, Elizabeth Peters, wddow, wife of John Peters.

1 81 2, Capt, Samuel Peters, mariner, wife HannaK (In
1808, for excessive drinking, idleness and waste of estate
a guardian was appointed for him. This guardian was
discharged in 1809.)

Benjamin , child of Samuel, and Hannah

, bom in , Aug. 21, 1800,

died in ,

Jan. 18, 1832, md. Nancy Osborne of Danvers (now Pea-
body), Mass., Oct. 22, 1826, dau. Amos Osborne and
Anna , bom in Danvers, Sept. 24, 1802, died

in S. Danvers, Jan. 19, 1850, and had two children.

(1). Mary Osborne, born in Salem, Jan. 3, 1828, died in
Salem, Sept. 24, 1829.

(2). Mary Osborne, born in Salem, Feb. 17, 1830, died in

; md.
July 22, 1858, Edwin Ruthvin Litch, son of John Litch
and Bethia , born in Granville, N. S., Aug. 10,

1829, died in Exeter, N. H., May 7, 1875. Three

Manchester, Mass., Town Records.
1711-12, Ruth, the daughter of Richard Peters, and
Ruth, his wife, was bom on the 19 day of february.

Salem 403

1 7 13, William, son of Richard Peters, and Ruth, his
wife, bom Oct. 21.

1 715, Liddiah, dau. of Richard Peters, and Ruth, his
wife, bom Aug. 21; died . md. Dec. 14, 1732,

to Roger Hill, in Manchester.

1 7 18, Recerd Peters, ye sun of Recerd peters, and of
Rueth his wief, bom at Manchester Juen 8.

1720, Mark peters son Recerd Peters and of Ruth his
wife bom at Manchester, fowerth Sept.

1722, Dec. 19, Sarah, bom in Gloucester, Mass., to
Richard Peters, and Ruth his wife.

Ruth Peters of 2d church, Gloucester, bap. Ap. 14, 1728.

Gloucester Town Record.

1734, Oct. 31, Md. by the Revd. Mr. John White,
William Peters and Abigail Littlefield. (William was
probably born in Manchester, Oct. 31, 17 13.)

1735, Aug. 21, (Bom) Sarah, dau. William Peters, and

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