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.
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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,
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