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  • ID: I18824
  • Name: Jordan N. PETERS
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 OCT 1796 in Amherst County, Virginia
  • _APPLIES_TO: DATE 1
  • Death: 14 OCT 1890 in Nettle Ridge, Patrick County, Virginia
  • _APPLIES_TO: DATE 1
  • _TAG: Proven Ancestors
  • _TAG: DNA CIRCLE
  • _UID: 532732143B767842B432BD4CDC993E521F02
  • Note:
    52 Ancestors: #24 Jordan N. PETERS 1796-1890 - War of 1812 Pensioner

    In all records that I have seen for Jordan he has never been listed with a middle name, only with the middle initial N. Could it have been assumed by an earlier researcher that his middle name was Nichols as a grandson and a great-grandson (both through his son Jonathan) were named Jordan Nichols/Nicholas Peters? I need the source of his middle name.

    1796 October 10
    Residence: Amherst County, Virginia (place of birth)

    1810 U.S. Federal Census
    [see father's listing]

    1812
    Jordan N. Peters fought in the War of 1812
    See Paula Ward's article pg.24-29 in the following publication:
    "Wherever We Wander"
    Compiled, designed, and edited by Carolyn Hale Bruce
    Cover designed by Charles Randolph Bruce
    All stories in this book are copyrighted, 2005, by their authors
    and may not be reproduced in any form without written permission
    from the author(s), except for brief quotes in reviews or for publicity purposes.
    [Source: online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbs/]

    Pension Card
    https://archive.org/stream/indextowarof0074unit#page/n381/mode/2up
    (in file)

    In 1814 at the age of 17 he was six feet tall with black hair, black eyes and a dark complexion.

    1815 February 6
    Residence: Franklin County, Virginia
    He volunteered at Franklin Court House in Captain Robert Hairston's Company.

    1817 October 6
    Residence: Franklin County, Virginia (place of marriage)

    1820 U.S. Federal Census
    Franklin County, Virginia
    Page 159
    Jordan Peters
    1 male 16 & under 26 (Jordan)
    1 female under 10 yo (Cynthia b. 1819)
    1 female 16 & under 26 yo (Mary Troup)
    1 person engaged in agriculture
    (27 in file)

    1830 U.S. Federal Census
    Montgomery County, Virginia
    Jordan Peters
    2 males under 5 yo (Jonathan b. 1827, James b. 1829)
    3 males 5 & under 10 yo (Henry b. 1821, Zachariah b. 1822, Stephen b. 1824)
    1 male 30 & under 40 yo (Jordan)
    1 female under 5 yo (unknown b. 1826-1830 or Mary b. 1825)
    1 female 5 & under 10 yo (Mary b. 1825 or unkown b. 1821-1825)
    1 female 10 & under 15 yo (Cynthia b. 1819)
    1 female 30 & under 40 yo (wife Mary)
    10 persons in household
    Note: Could Jane b. 23 Jun 1831 have been born in 1830?
    (39+40 in file)

    1831 Personal Property Tax List
    Floyd County, Virginia
    Jordan Peters
    1 White Tithe
    1 Horse
    Tax 0.06
    [Source: Jeffrey C. Weaver, July 2, 1998, The 1831 Floyd County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List; New River Notes; online http://www.newrivernotes.com/floyd_enumerations_1831_personal_property_tax_list.htm]

    1837 August 15
    Residence: Franklin County, Virginia (place of marriage)

    1840 U.S. Federal Census
    Franklin County, Virginia
    Page 307
    Peaters, Jordon
    1 male under 5 yo (William)
    2 males 10 & under 15 yo (Jonathan & James)
    3 males 15 & under 20 yo (Henry, Zachariah, Stephen)
    1 male 40 & under 50 yo (Jordan)
    1 female under 5 yo (Penira)
    2 females 5 & under 10 yo (Martha & Jane)
    1 female 10 & under 15 yo (Mary)
    1 female 30 & under 40 yo (Sarah, 2nd wife md. in 1837)
    12 persons in household
    6 persons engaged in agriculture

    1841 July 8
    Residence: Franklin County, Virginia (death of 2nd wife)

    1841 December 8
    Residence: Franklin County, Virginia (place of marriage)

    1850 U.S. Federal Census
    Raleigh County, (West) Virginia
    District No. 59, Page No. 20
    Enumerated the 7 day of August 1850. E. Prince, Ass't Marshal.
    HH #135-135
    Jordan Peters 54 M Farmer VA
    Racheal Peters 33 F VA [3rd wife, md. 1844]
    Martha Peters 17 F VA
    William Peters 16 M VA attended school within the year
    Penira Peters 12 F VA attended school within the year
    Sarah Peters 9 F VA attended school within the year
    Joseph Peters 7 M VA
    Moses Peters 5 M VA
    Hanah Peters 3 F VA

    1855 June 20
    Residence: Raleigh County, (West) Virginia
    He testified to claim the bounty land due him.

    1856 September 30
    Residence: Floyd County, Virginia
    He received a Bounty Land Warrant for 160 acres.

    1856 December 6
    Residence: Raleigh County, (West) Virginia (birth of daughter Milla)

    1860 U.S. Federal Census
    Franklin County, Virginia
    S. W. District, Page No. 35
    Enumerated the 5 day of July, 1860. Isaac Cannady, Ass't Marshal.
    Long Branch P. O.
    HH #234-231
    Jordan N. Peters 63 M Farmer 0 20 Virginia
    Rachel Peters 40 F Virginia cannot read & write
    Joseph Peters 17 M Laborer Virginia
    Moses Peters 15 M Laborer Virginia
    Kesiah Peters 13 F Virginia
    Amanda Peters 11 F Virginia attended school within year
    Caroline Peters 8 F Virginia attended school within year
    Susan Peters 5 F Virginia
    Elizabeth Peters 3/12 F Virginia

    1865 February
    Residence: Floyd County, Virginia
    All of Jordan's papers, including the family bible were lost when his house burned down.

    1870 U.S. Federal Census
    Floyd County, Virginia
    Jacksonville Township, Page No. 29
    Enumerated the 28 day of June, 1870. P. B. Elliott, Ass't Marshal.
    Floyd Court House Virginia Post Office, Sheet No. 57A
    HH #213-201
    Peters, Jordan 73 M W Day Laborer Virginia
    Peters, Rachel 53 F W Keeping House Virginia cannot read & write
    Peters, Amanda L. 18 F W Virginia cannot read & write
    Peters, Caroline 16 F W Virginia cannot read & write
    Peters, Milli Susan 15 F W Virginia cannot read & write
    Peters, Elizabeth F. 10 F W Virginia cannot read & write
    Peters, Nancy Ellen 6 F W Virginia
    (113 in file)

    1871 May 22
    Residence: Floyd County, Virginia

    1873 May 8
    Residence: Floyd County, Virginia

    1874 March 14
    Residence: Floyd County, Virginia

    1878 February 23
    Residence: Franklin County, Virginia

    1878 June 5
    Residence: Pernella, Franklin County, Virginia

    1879 August 16
    Residence: Pig River, Franklin County, Virginia

    1880 U.S. Federal Census
    Floyd County, Virginia
    Alum Ridge, Page No. 5
    Enumeration District No. 25, Sheet No. 264A
    Enumerated the 4th day of June, 1880. H. M. Booth, Enumerator
    HH #38-38
    Peters, Jerdon N. W M 83 married Farm Laborer VA VA VA
    Peters, Rachel W F 62 wife married Keeping House VA VA VA
    Peters, Elizabeth F. W F 19 daughter single At Home cannot write VA VA VA
    Peters, Nancy E. W F 15 daughter single At Home cannot write VA VA VA
    (25-5 in file)

    1881 July 5
    Residence: Floyd County, Virginia

    1883
    Residence: Pernello, Franklin County, Virginia
    [Source: pg. 149 of Franklin County, Virginia: A History by Marshall Wingfield; Genealogical Publishing Com, 01.06.2009 - 320 pages; partially online google books]

    1890 October 14
    Residence: Nettle Ridge, Patrick County, Virginia (place of death)

    Nettle Ridge Road is in south east Patrick County, below Critz, and just south of highway 58. There is also a Nettle Ridge Church at the beginning of the Nettle Ridge Road.
    [Source: Patrick County Mailing List; Re: [VAPATRIC] Peters/Nettle Ridge; Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001; From: BYNUMTUDOR@aol.com]

    *****
    See Scrapbook for Peters Family in Civil War by Mike Peters.

    *****

    Need to locate the following:
    "The Peters Family" compiled by James Peters and Narcissus Peters, prior to 1977.
  • Change Date: 30 OCT 2017 at 19:05:45



    Father: Zachariah PETERS b: bet. 1766-1770 in Amherst County, Virginia
    Mother: Kesiah LIVELY b: ABT 1774 in Amherst County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 Mary "Polly" Troup b: 18 MAY 1799 in Virginia
    • Married: 6 OCT 1817 in Franklin County, Virginia
    • Note:
      Marriage Bonds of Franklin County Virginia 1786-1858; page 182
      Peters, Landon (sic, Jordan?) and Mary Troup, dau. Henry and Dorothy, Oct. 6, 1817. Sur. Jacob Troup.

      Marriage Record
      Name: Jordan Peters
      Birth Date:
      Birthplace:
      Age:
      Spouse's Name: Mary Troup
      Spouse's Birth Date:
      Spouse's Birthplace:
      Spouse's Age:
      Event Date: 06 Oct 1817
      Event Place: Franklin County, Virginia
      Father's Name:
      Mother's Name:
      Spouse's Father's Name:
      Spouse's Mother's Name:
      Race:
      Marital Status:
      Previous Wife's Name:
      Spouse's Race:
      Spouse's Marital Status:
      Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86877-5
      System Origin: Virginia-EASy
      GS Film number: 31523
      Reference ID: p77
      [Source: "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRQ6-4W5 : accessed 06 Jun 2014), Jordan Peters and Mary Troup, 06 Oct 1817; citing Franklin County, Virginia, reference p77; FHL microfilm 31523.]
    Children
    1. Has Children Cynthia Peters b: 8 OCT 1819 in Franklin County, Virginia
    2. Has Children Henry T. Peters b: 17 MAR 1821 in Franklin County, Virginia
    3. Has Children Zachariah Peters b: 14 MAY 1822 in Franklin County, Virginia
    4. Has Children Stephen Peters b: 13 MAR 1824 in Franklin County, Virginia
    5. Has Children Mary Peters b: 6 AUG 1825 in Franklin County, Virginia
    6. Has Children Jonathan Peters b: 23 APR 1827 in Franklin County, Virginia
    7. Has Children James Peters b: 25 JAN 1829 in Franklin County, Virginia
    8. Has No Children Jane Peters b: 22 JUN 1831 in Franklin County, Virginia
    9. Has Children Martha Ann Peters b: 19 JAN 1833 in Franklin County, Virginia
    10. Has Children William Edward Peters b: 2 OCT 1835 in Franklin County, Virginia

    Marriage 2 Sarah Cox
    • Married: 15 AUG 1837 in Franklin County, Virginia 2 3
    • Note:
      Marriage Record
      Name: Jordan N. Peters
      Birth Date:
      Birthplace:
      Age:
      Spouse's Name: Sarah Cox
      Spouse's Birth Date:
      Spouse's Birthplace:
      Spouse's Age:
      Event Date: 24 Aug 1837
      Event Place: Franklin County, Virginia
      Father's Name:
      Mother's Name:
      Spouse's Father's Name:
      Spouse's Mother's Name:
      Race:
      Marital Status:
      Previous Wife's Name:
      Spouse's Race:
      Spouse's Marital Status:
      Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86877-5
      System Origin: Virginia-EASy
      GS Film number: 31523
      Reference ID: p77
      [Source: "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRQ6-49V : accessed 23 Oct 2013), Jordan N. Peters and Sarah Cox, 24 Aug 1837.]
    Children
    1. Has Children Peninah Peters b: 14 NOV 1839 in Franklin County, Virginia
    2. Has No Children [--?--] Peters b: 1 JUL 1841

    Marriage 3 Rachel PROFFITT b: ABT 1817 in Franklin County, Virginia
    • Married: 8 DEC 1841 in Franklin County, Virginia
    • Note:
      Marriage Note:
      Jordan Peters and Rachel Proffit were married in Franklin County by Rev. John Turner of the Hard Shell Baptist Church.

      On 2 July 1867 Jordan's son James wrote to his brother Zachariah. In this letter he included a list of Jordan's children and their dates of birth. Sarah, Joseph, Moses, Mandy, and Caroline are listed after the death of his 2nd wife. Missing on the list are Keziah Lucy, Milla Susan, Mary Elizabeth F., and Nancy Ellen. The list does not name the mother of these children.
    Children
    1. Has Children Sarah "Sallie" Peters b: 2 NOV 1842 in Franklin County, Virginia
    2. Has No Children Joseph W. Peters b: 12 MAY 1844 in Virginia
    3. Has Children Moses Samuel Peters b: 25 JAN 1846 in Franklin County, Virginia
    4. Has Children Keziah Lucy Peters b: ABT 1847 in Floyd County, Virginia
    5. Has Children Amanda Angeline "Mandy" Peters b: 2 OCT 1850 in Floyd County, Virginia
    6. Has Children Caroline "Callie" Peters b: 31 JAN 1855 in Floyd County, Virginia
    7. Has Children Milla Susan PETERS b: 6 DEC 1856 in Raleigh County, (West) Virginia
    8. Has Children Mary Elizabeth F. "Emma" Peters b: 22 MAR 1860 in Floyd County, Virginia
    9. Has Children Nancy Ellen "Nannie" Peters b: 20 JUL 1864 in Floyd County, Virginia

    Sources:
    1. Title: Descendants of Zachariah Peters
      Author: Paula Kelley Ward
      Abbrev: Paula Kelley Ward
      Publication: 2000
      Abbrev: Descendants of Zachariah Peters
    2. Title: Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1786-1858
      Publication: West Tennessee Historical Society, 1939 (Memphis, TN); online ancestry.com
      Abbrev: Franklin County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1786-1858
      Page: pg. 181
      Text: Peters, Jordan N. md. Sarah Cox, daughter of Penima on 15 August 1837 in Franklin County, Virginia. Surety: Moses W. Cox
    3. Title: "Virginia, Marriages 1740-1850," (index-only)
      Publication: Ancestry, citing Dodd, Jordan R., et al., Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850, Precision Indexing Publishers, Bountiful, Utah
      Abbrev: "Virginia, Marriages 1740-1850"
      Note: Jordan N. Peters md. Sarah Cox 15 August 1837 in Franklin County,Virginia
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