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Family of Samuel Peters and Mary [Unknown]

Samuel PETERS (parents unknown, although speculations have been made) was born about 1712 possibly in British Colonial America. He died in 1788 (aged 76) in New Brunswick, Canada and was probably buried there. A memorial stone exists on farm land in Kings County, New Brunswick that was once owned by members of this Peters family and could possibly mark a family gravesite.

Samuel Peters was a Loyalist who came with some of his family to what was then the British colony of Nova Scotia in 1783 after the American Revolutionary War. He is likely the Samuel Peters who was granted 210 acres of land in Bellisle Bay, Kings County, N.B. in 1786.

Where Samuel and his family lived prior to 1783 is uncertain. Samuel's son Thomas Peters lived for some time in Dutchess County, New York prior to 1783. A search of Dutchess County Tax Records shows a Samuel Peters paying taxes there from 1753 to 1779.

Samuel Peters was married to Mary [UNKNOWN] probably between 1739 and 1743 in British Colonial America (perhaps New York?).

Mary (parents unknown, although speculations have been made) was born about 1712 possibly in British Colonial America. She died in 1787 (aged 75) in New Brunswick, Canada and was probably buried there.

Samuel PETERS and Mary [UNKNOWN] had at least the following children:

  1. William PETERS (c. 1740's - 1804)
  2. Richard PETERS (abt 1744 - abt 1810)
  3. Margaret PETERS (abt 1748 - 1821)
  4. Thomas PETERS (abt 1749 - 1813)
  5. Elizabeth PETERS (c. 1740's - ?)

There may have been other children. The ones listed above have been identified as follows:

  • Four of the five (all but William) are named in a Power of Attorney document written in 1807.
  • William and his wife are listed on the same memorial stone as his parents.
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