PETERS[i]  

Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith 1998.

It is thought that James Peters ' grandfather was probably a Scotch Jacobite classified as rebel prisoner sent to Virginia in 1716.

James Peters , Sr.

James Peters , Sr.  d. bef. 1767.  James Peters , Sr. had two (2) sons:

1.       John Peters
2     James Peters

John Peters

1.  John Peters , son of James Peters , Sr. , d. ca. 1781, will proved  4 Oct 1781, Fauquier Co., VA[ii]; m. Elizabeth "Betty" (Unknown) [iii].

On the tithables list in Fauquier Co. at its formation in 1759.  1766 road surveyor replacing John Catlett .  In 1767 he deeded a slave to his brother James according to the wishes of his father, James Peters , dec'd.  1775 - He and his wife sell James a tract of land that had been bequeathed to him (John) by his father.

DATE

TYPE

DESCRIPTION OF TRANSACTION[iv]

24 Nov 1775[jps1] 

Bargain & Sale

Bet. John Peters  & Betty, his wife, and James Peters  .. 100 .. part of larger tract belonging to James Peters, Sr. , dec'd and beq. To aid John, his son .. Carters Road where a path crosses where James Peters, dec'd. formerly lived to a place where Edward Wood  formerly lived .. Joseph Combs '  line .. corn. To said Combs by Edward Woods  old field .. lick branch .. edge of John Peters's old field .. 120 acres ..  Signed:  John Peters, Betty Peters.   Rec.: 27 Nov. 1775, ack. By grantors.

In his 1781 will John leaves to his wife the dwelling house, land and slaves, during her widowhood.  To his son, John Peters , land and slaves.  To sons, Nimrod and James Peters , parcel of land in Stafford Co., that I purchased of James Peters - 413 acres and slaves.  Nimrod to have 1/6 part of his land in Caintucky [Kentucky].  Son, James Peters, part of land in Caintucky [Kentucky] and slaves.  To my two sons, Lewis and William, land on which he now lives, after decease of my wife.  Daughters Nancy, Sarah, Betty, a slave each.   Executors are his wife, John Ashby , John Peters, Joseph Combs , Cuthbert Combs .[v]

John & Elizabeth Peters  had:

1.1.     John, 2nd Lt. In 1778; m. 20 Oct 1783, Fauquier Co., VA[vi] to Nancy Ann Rousan , daughter of William Rousan [vii].  He voted in 1799.
1.2
.     Nimrod, m. 31 Nov 1791 to Ann Raley , daughter of Thomas Raley .
1.3
.    James, b. under 21 in 1787; m. 11 Mar 1796 to Mary Kerr , daughter of John Kerr [viii].
1.4
.    Nathaniel , d. possibly prior to 1781 as he was not mentioned in father's will.[ix]
1.5
.     Lewis
1.6
.     William
1.7
.    Nancy
1.8
.    Sarah
1.9
.        Betty

James Peters

2.  James Peters , son of James Peters, Sr. , m. 17 Jan 1764, Fauquier Co., VA[x] to Winnifred Ashby , daughter of Robert Ashby ; m 2nd 11 Dec 1774 to Betty Mauzy, daughter of Henry & Elizabeth (Morgan -widow of) Mauzy [xi]. 

DATE

TYPE

DESCRIPTION OF TRANSACTION[xii]

24 Nov 1775[jps2] 

Bargain & Sale

Bet. John Peters  & Betty, his wife, and James Peters  .. 100 .. part of larger tract belonging to James Peters, Sr. , dec'd and beq. To aid John, his son .. Carters Road where a path crosses where James Peters, dec'd. formerly lived to a place where Edward Wood  formerly lived .. Joseph Combs '  line .. corn. To said Combs by Edward Woods old field .. lick branch .. edge of John Peters's old field .. 120 acres ..  Signed:  John Peters , Betty Peters.   Rec.: 27 Nov. 1775, ack. By grantors.

He received a bounty for five (5) wolves in 1784.  In 1795 he sells to James Stark e  120 acres located where James Peters  dec'd had lived.

James & Winnifred (Ashby) Peters  had:

2.1.  James Peters , m. Sally Stark

James & Betty (Mauzy) Peters  had ten (10) children[xiii]:

2.2.  Child
2.3.  Child
2.4.  Child
2.5.  Child
2.6.  Child
2.7.  Child
2.8.  Child
2.9.  Child
2.10.  Child
2.11.  Child

James Peters

2.1.  James Peters , son of James & Winnifred (Ashby) Peters , m. 8 Feb 1796, Fauquier Co., VA[xiv] to Sally Stark , daughter of James Stark .  James & Sally (Stark) Peters  had:

James Peters , Jr.

2.1.1.  James Peters , Jr. , son of James & Sally (Stark) Peters , m. Priscilla Eustace .  James & Priscilla (Eustace) Peters , Jr. had:

Harry Peters

2.1.1.1.  Harry Peters , son of James & Priscilla (Eustace) Peters , Jr., Elizabeth Eustace , daughter of Issac  & Susannah (James)  Eustace .   

In reviewing an abstract of the Fauquier County, Virginia Birth Records, 1853 - 1896[xv], I came across the following slaves that were listed under the last name of Peters, although they do not indicate their names, parents or owners I have included them here for historical purposes.

a)      female, b. 1856                        g)  female, 3 Jan 1854                   m)  female, May 1855
b)    
unknown, b. 1857                     h)  male, Jul 1858                            n)  female, Oct 1854
c)      unknown, b. 1857                     i)  male, Jul 1858                            o)  male, Sept 1858
d)    
male, b. Aug 1858                    j)  male, 6 Jun 1854                        p)  female, Jul 1855
e)     
female, 1 Dec 1853                 k)  male, Mar 1855                         q)  Emily , Jan 1853
f)      
male, 1 Dec 1858                     l)  female, May 1854

Harry & Elizabeth (Eustace) Peters  had:

2.1.1.1.1.      Issac  E. Peters


Benjamin Peters [xvi]

There is a Benjamin Peters  family in Fauquier Co., VA at the same time as Isaac  E. Peters .  Benjamin Peters, m. 1 Aug 1843, Fauquier Co., VA to Susan Ann Peters .  Benjamin & Susan (Peters) Peters  had:

         Lillie, b. 6 Sept 1858

James M. Peters[xvii]

There is a James M. Peters family in Fauquier Co., VA at the same time as Isaac  E. Peters .  James M. Peters, m. 28 Nov 1853, Fauquier Co., VA to Ann Eliza (unknown).  James M. & Ann E. Peters  had:

         James M., Jr., b. 27 Oct 1853, Fauquier Co., VA; m. Louisa (unknown) .  James & Louisa Peters  had[xviii]:

        unnamed, b. 2 Jul 1886

         Manzey B ., b. 2 Jul 1887

        unnamed
       
unnamed, b. 1 Jan 1855

         Ida M., b. 11 Aug 1857
        
Joseph J., b. 8 Apr 1866
        
Anna , b. 3 May 1868


Isaac  E. Peters

2.1.1.1.1.  Isaac  E. Peters , son of Harry & Elizabeth (Eustace) Peters , b. 1824, Fauquier Co., VA; d. 1880, Calverton, VA; m. 23 Feb 1847[xix], Fauquier Co., VA to Sara Frances Eustace , daughter of John & Louisa (Boteler)  Eustace , b. 1822; d. 1878, Calverton, VA.

Issac  Peters  signed papers saying that he was loyal to the Northern side, but in reality he was a true Southerner.

Frances Caroline  Peters

THE WRONG FLAG[xx]

Now, the story goes that the family kept two flags in the attic.  Depending upon which soldiers were passing, they waved that particular flag.  One day, Mosby 's men passed and of course the Confederate flag was waved.

 

Soon, the same day, the Yankees came by looking for Mosby.  Four year old Frances Caroline  went up to the attic and waved the same flag out the window.

 

This resulted in quite an exciting time.  The Yankees searched the house, took food and almost took father with them as a prisoner.

 

His friends, family, and neighbors never let Isaac  Peters  forget that he had signed the paper that his family was loyal to the North.

 

THE OLD HORSE[xxi]

 

Another story that took place around this time involved an old horse.  The Federals had taken away a young horse form the farm.  Perhaps they took more than one.

 

One morning, after the war was over, the family noticed a poor old horse grazing in the yard.  He was nothing but a pack of bones.  His back was all skinned.

 

Issac  Peters  examined the horse for marks and found it was his very own horse - the same one the Federals had taken away.  He put tar on the horse's back and gradually it got well and was a fine horse.  In fact, it was all they had.

Isaac  & Sara (Eustace)  Peters  had five (5) children:  

2.1.1.1.1.1.      Edward, b. 3 May 1868[xxii], Fauquier Co., VA, m. Ida Boteler , daughter of William & Betty (Martin)  Boteler .
2.1.1.1.
1.2.      "Sue" Susan , m. Steve Boteler , son of William & Betty (Martin)  Boteler
2.1.1.1.
1.3.      "Fannie" Francis Caroline , b. 16 Oct 1858, Fauquier Co., VA; m. John Honeycutt Boteler , son of William & Betty (Martin)  Boteler .
2.1.1.1.
1.4.      Minnie,  never married.
2.1.1.1.
1.5.      James Henry , b. 27 Oct 1853, Fauquier Co., VA.[xxiii]

Edward "Eddie" Peters

2.1.1.1.1.1.  Edward "Eddie" Peters, son of Isaac  & Sara (Eustace)  Peters , b. 3 May 1868[xxiv], Fauquier Co., VA, m. Ida Boteler , daughter of William & Betty (Martin)  Boteler.  Eddie & Ida (Boteler) Peters  had:

         Isaac  E. , b. 5 Oct 1891
        
Eddie, b. 22 Sept 1895

"Sue" Susan Peters

2.1.1.1.1.2.  "Sue" Susan Peters , daughter of Isaac  & Sara (Eustace)  Peters , m. Steve Boteler , son of William & Betty (Martin)  Boteler .  Steve & Susan (Peters) Boteler  had six (6) children:

2.1.1.1.1.2.1.  Eva Boteler
2.1.1.1.1.2.2.  Alex Boteler , d. during WWI
2.1.1.1.1.2.3.  Nan Boteler
2.1.1.1.1.2.4.  Minnie Boteler
2.1.1.1.1.2.5.  Steve Boteler  Jr.
2.1.1.1.1.2.6.   Sadie Boteler , d. 1906, Fauquier Co., Virginia, pneumonia; bur. Boteler cemetery, near Bristersburg, Fauquier Co., VA.

Frances Caroline  Peters

2.1.1.1.1.3.  Frances Caroline  Peters, daughter of Isaac  & Sara (Eustace)  Peters , b. 16 Oct 1858,Fauquier Co., VA; d. 1 Oct 1927, Calverton, Fauquier Co,. VA; m. 2 May 1880 to John Honeycutt Boteler , son of William & Betty (Martin)  Boteler , b. 19 Jun 1850, Fauquier Co., VA; d. 7 Apr 1935, Fauquier Co., VA. 

For Further Information See Boteler


[i]  "Fauquier Families 1759-1799 Comprehensive indexed abstracts of Tax and Tithable Lists, Marriage Bonds and Minute, Deed, and Will Books, and Others", p. 277-278, by John P. Alcock (1994) Iberian Publishing Company Athens, Georgia.
[ii]
  "Abstracts of Willis, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia 1759-1800 with Cemetery Inscriptions, Rent Rolls, and Other Data", p. 17, by J. Estelle Stewart King, (1978 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland).
[iii]
"Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds 1759-1778", p. 184, compiled by John K. Gott (1988) Heritage Books, Inc.
[iv]
"Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds 1759-1778", p. 184, compiled by John K. Gott (1988) Heritage Books, Inc.
[v]
  "Abstracts of Willis, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia 1759-1800 with Cemetery Inscriptions, Rent Rolls, and Other Data", p. 17, by J. Estelle Stewart King, (1978 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland).
[vi]
  "Abstracts of Willis, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia 1759-1800 with Cemetery Inscriptions, Rent Rolls, and Other Data", p.57, by J. Estelle Stewart King, (1978 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland).
[vii] Nancy and John receive a negro woman from her father's estate.  Will of William Rousan  dated 19 Jul 1792, proved 25 Jul 1798.
[viii] Mary receives 1 Negro in from her father's estate.  Will of John Kerr  dated 8 Nov 1796, proved 26 Dec 1796.
[ix]  "Abstracts of Willis, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia 1759-1800 with Cemetery Inscriptions, Rent Rolls, and Other Data", p. 17, by J. Estelle Stewart King, (1978 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland).
[x]  "Abstracts of Willis, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia 1759-1800 with Cemetery Inscriptions, Rent Rolls, and Other Data", p.57, by J. Estelle Stewart King, (1978 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland).
[xi]  "Abstracts of Willis, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia 1759-1800 with Cemetery Inscriptions, Rent Rolls, and Other Data", p.43, by J. Estelle Stewart King, (1978 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland).
[xii] "Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds 1759-1778", p. 184, compiled by John K. Gott (1988) Heritage Books, Inc.
[xiii]  "Abstracts of Willis, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia 1759-1800 with Cemetery Inscriptions, Rent Rolls, and Other Data", p.43, by J. Estelle Stewart King, (1978 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland).
[xiv]  "Abstracts of Willis, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia 1759-1800 with Cemetery Inscriptions, Rent Rolls, and Other Data", p.57, by J. Estelle Stewart King, (1978 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland).
[xv] "Abstracts of the Fauquier County, Virginia Birth Records, 1853 - 1896" edited and indexed by Joan W.   Peters , Fauquier Court House Chapter NSDAR (1989)
[xvi]  "Abstracts of the Fauquier County, Virginia Birth Records, 1853 - 1896" edited and indexed by Joan W.   Peters , Fauquier Court House Chapter NSDAR (1989)
[xvii]  "Abstracts of the Fauquier County, Virginia Birth Records, 1853 - 1896" edited and indexed by Joan W.   Peters , Fauquier Court House Chapter NSDAR (1989)
[xviii]  "Abstracts of the Fauquier County, Virginia Birth Records, 1853 - 1896" edited and indexed by Joan W.   Peters , Fauquier Court House Chapter NSDAR (1989)
[xix] " Fauquier County , Virginia Marriage Bonds: 1759-1854 and Marriage Returns: 1785-1848", by John K. Gott (1989) Heritage Books, Inc.
[xx] Frances Amanda Cowne , "It Was Not Altogether Bad", p. 28, 29
[xxi] Frances Amanda Cowne , "It Was Not Altogether Bad", p. 28, 29
[xxii]  "Abstracts of the Fauquier County, Virginia Birth Records, 1853 - 1896" edited and indexed by Joan W.   Peters , Fauquier Court House Chapter NSDAR (1989)
[xxiii]  "Abstracts of the Fauquier County, Virginia Birth Records, 1853 - 1896" edited and indexed by Joan W.   Peters , Fauquier Court House Chapter NSDAR (1989)
[xxiv]  "Abstracts of the Fauquier County, Virginia Birth Records, 1853 - 1896" edited and indexed by Joan W.   Peters , Fauquier Court House Chapter NSDAR (1989)