Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of David J. PETERS


            David J. PETERS, one of the farming population of Laurel Hill district, was born in Scott county, Virginia, August 28, 1838, and came to Lincoln county in 1870. John and Elizabeth (Humbard) Peters are his parents, and they reside in Scott county. David J. Peters and Nancy A. Frazier were joined in the holy bonds of wedlock in Scott county, February 24, 1863, and four children are the result of their union: Albert L, born December 23, 1865, William H., March 14, 1869; Mary E., September 17, 1872; Robert F., December 12, 1878. Mrs. Peters was born in Sullivan county, Tennessee, November 30, 1835, and her parents, Peter and Elizabeth (Hicks) Frazier, are residents of Scott county, Virginia. The subject of this sketch enlisted in the war between the States in 1861, serving in the Confederate army. He was in the battles of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville, was wounded, and held prisoner at Delaware three months, and at Point Lookout, Maryland, seventeen months. Mr. Peters owns 96 acres of good farming land, at the headwaters of Ten-mile creek. He is a strictly moral man, respected by all in the community. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Direct any mail for Mr. Peters to Cove Gap, Wayne county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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