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Fayette County, Alabama

~ Robert Frierson Peters ~

Robert Frierson PETERS, attorney-at-law, of Fayette, Fayette county, Ala., was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., October 11, 1862.  He is the eldest of four children born to Benjamin F. and Ada M. (FRIERSON) PETERS, the former a native of South Carolina and the latter of Tennessee.  The father was a Presbyterian minister of distinction, and is still living at the age of seventy-five.  His parents were Jordan and Elizabeth (CREWS) PETERS, both of South Carolina.  The parents of Mrs. Ada M. PETERS were Robert and Mary C. (McCREA) FRIERSON, of Tennessee.  Benjamin F. PETERS occupied a prominent position in the public eye while a resident of Fayette county, being superintendent of instruction in the county, as well as a popular minister of the gospel.

Robert F. PETERS was reared in Fayette county, and educated by his father, who is a graduate of of the university of Virginia.  At the age of twenty-four he entered the university of Alabama, and graduated in 1887 from the department of law.  He immediately began practice at Fayette Court House, where he has since remained, and where he now has a very large and lucrative practice.  He also takes an active part in the politics of the county.  He was appointed by Gov. SEAY, in 1887, circuit clerk, and has filled that office up to the present time.  In 1892, he was a candidate for the position of representative in the legislature from Fayette county.  He is now a county solicitor.  He is avery popular young man in the county in which he lives.

He was married June 2, 1891, to Miss Lena JONES, daughter of James B. JONES

He is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and is a liberal supporter of all public enterprises that are worthy of support.

Source: Memorial Record of Alabama: A Concise Account of the State’s Political, Military, Professional and Industrial Progress, Together With the Personal Memoirs of Many of Its People, (Brant & Fuller, Madison, Wisconsin, 1893), Vol I: Fayette County, p. 1025.

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