PETERS

Current research into the Peters family in England has developed a lead through the Ancestry website. A public member tree (The Cromie Tree) on the Ancestry site contains Joseph PETERS, his ancestors and siblings. Another cousin doing research on the Joseph PETERS tree and I have reviewed the information contained in the Cromie Tree.  We believe this tree and its sources are, with near certainty, the ancestors and siblings of Joseph.  My thanks to cousin ladyalym1at Ancestry for making me aware of the Cromie Tree data, her views, comments and PETERS Tree on Ancestry.

In light of the data listed above and the extremely high probability of them being ancestors of Joseph PETERS, I have revised and included that data on this site.  As with all genealogical information it is the responsibility of each researcher to review and verify the information prior to using the data contained herein.

John PETERS

Born in Parabold, Lancashire, England in 1776. He married Sarah TYRER on April 21, 1800 at St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston, Lancashire, England. The church record further states they were "both of this Parish". Sarah was born in 1783 and was Baptized on May 18, 1783 , Eccleston near Croston, Lancashire, England.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Alice (BENSON) TYRER.

Their first child, James, was born in 1801, the exact date is unknown at this time, but was prior to his baptism in the Church of England in Lancashire. The entry in the Church records for 1801 states "April 5th, James, son of John Peters of Upholland, Farmer".

Their second child, Joseph, was born on September 9, 1802 according to his grave stone at he Peters Cemetery in Pennsylvania.  According to church records he was christened "September 30, Joseph, son of John and Sarah Peters" at Protestant Dissenters-NC, Rainford, Lancashire, England."

The fact that Joseph was christened in the Protestant Dissenters - NC Church (NC denotes Non-Conformist) indicates the family had split from the Church of England sometime between the baptisms of James and Joseph.  This was probably the primary reason the family emigrated to America.

John Peters, wife and children are shown on the steerage passenger list for the ship Liverpool Packet.  It sailed from Liverpool arriving at the Port of Philadelphia on July 18, 1818.  The manifest lists "John Peters, wife & children" along with a description of their baggage.

The family next shows up on the 1820 US Census in Athens, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  A review of the ages of John and Sarah's family matches the census numbers with one exception. The census shows and extra male in the 16 to 25 yrs column.

The Cromie Family Tree referenced above states John Peters died at Athens, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania in 1825. After his death Sarah and most of the family removed to Eramosa, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada where she died sometime after 1838. The obituary for her oldest son, James, states he settled at Eramosa in 1826.

 

The children of John PETERS and Sarah TYRER:

Note: All direct line ancestors in MAROON.

Name
Birth
Location
Spouse
Death
Location
Children
James PETERS

bef. 5 Apr 1801

Upholland, Lancashire, England

Hannah JOHNSON     b. Sep 1, 1796          d. 1867

1 Jul 1869

Eramosa, Wellinton County, Ontario, Canada John J., Elizabeth, Lucy P., Sarah Jane, Henry Birge.
Joseph PETERS

9 Sep 1802

Upholland, Lancashire, England
Eliza CAREY

17 Jul 1878

Farmington, Tioga County, Pennsylvania See Joseph & Eliza (CAREY) PETERS (below)
Abraham PETERS

5 Nov 1804

Lancashire, England Unknown Bef. 24 Nov 1809 Lancashire, England None
Elizabeth PETERS

29 Jun 1806

Lancashire, England
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
 
Alice PETERS 1 Dec 1807 Lancashire, England
Unknown
Unknown Unknown
 
Mary Ann PETERS 1812 Lancashire, England Unknown 1855 Eramosa, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada  
Eliza PETERS 14 Apr 1814 Lancashire, England Unknown Unknown Unknown  
Ellen PETERS
29 Nov 1817

Lancashire, England

Unknown
Unknown
Unknown  

 

John PETERS Family Facts:

James and Hannah (JOHNSON) PETERS

James Peters was born at Upholland, Lancashire, England in 1801.  He was baptised at The Church of England in Lancashire, England on April 5, 1801. He emigrated with his parents to America, arriving on July 18, 1818 on the ship Liverpool Packet. The family settled in Athens, PA and is enumerated in the 1820 US Census at Athens. In 1824 he married Hannah JOHNSON.  She was born at Winwick, Lancashire, England on September 1, 1796 the daughter of John and Lucy Mary (ELLAM) JOHNSON.

After the death of his father in 1825 the family (except for brother Joseph) removed to Canada. They settled at Eramosa, Wellington County, Ontario in 1826. James and Hannah are enumerated in the Canadian Census of 1851 and 1861. Hannah died in 1867 and James died on July 1, 1869.  Both are buried at the Johnson Ermosa Union Cemetery in Eramosa, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada.

 

Eramosa Union Cemetery, Eramosa, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Joseph and Eliza (CAREY) PETERS

See Joseph PETERS (below)

 

Abraham PETERS

 

Elizabeth PETERS

 

Alice PETERS

 

Eliza PETERS

 

Ellen PETERS

 

John PETERS Family Sources:

Lancashire, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages and Burials 1538-1812, Database, Ancestry.com

Lancashire England, Church of England Marriages and Banns 1754-1936, Database, Ancestry.com

England, Select Births and Christenings 1538-1975, Database, Ancestry.com

Peters and Cromie Family Trees, Ancestry.com

1820 US Census for Athens, Bradford Co., PA

1851, 1861, and 1871 Canadian Census for Eramosa, Wellington Co., Ontario

Find A Grave.com

 

Joseph PETERS

Born in England on September 9, 1802 and was baptized on September 30, 1802 at the Protestant Dissenters Church - NC in Rainford, Lancashire, England. He came to the US in 1818 with with his parents and siblings.

Joseph married Eliza CAREY between 1825 and 1829. I believe she was the daughter of John B. and Lucy (McKAY) CAREY of Providence, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania.  This belief is based on the fact that Joseph CAREY, an invalid, is enumerated in the 1870 US Census living with Joseph and Eliza in Farmington, Tioga, Pennsylvania.

According to the James E. Peters biography in The History of Tioga County and his obituary in the Wellsville Agitator,  the Joseph Peters family lived in Almond, Allegany County, NY.  A search of the 1830 US Census for Almond does not show any Peters family listed there, but does list a Joseph Peters with the correct ages for the family enumerated in Belfast, Allegany Co., NY. They lived there until 1838, then moved to Lawrenceville, Tioga County PA and are enumerated in the 1840 census in Lawrence Twp., Tioga Co., PA.

In 1849 the family moved to Farmington Township in Tioga County, PA. Joseph and Eliza lived there until their deaths. Joseph died on July 17, 1878 and Eliza died on August 18, 1880. They are both buried in what is known as the Peters Cemetery about 100 yards down the dirt road west of their old farm.

NOTE: As a teenager in the early 1960's, I use to spend a week in the summers with Joseph and Eliza's great grandson Charles Harold Peters (my uncle).  It was during one of those vacations that Uncle Charles first took me to the Peters cemetery and to Joseph and Eliza's farm. At that time the house and barn were still standing, but vacant and in poor condition.  I returned to the area in 2006, and the house and barn were gone.

 

 

The children of Joseph PETERS and Eliza CAREY*:

Note: All direct line ancestors in MAROON.

*Additional CAREY / CARY & SMITH  in My Peters Related Surnames (at bottom).

Name

Birth

Location

Spouse

Death

Location

Children

Lydia N. PETERS

1830

NY

Unmarried

Feb 4, 1852

Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

None

Sarah PETERS

1833

NY

     Charles CADY     b. Sep 1830              d. Dec 14, 1858

Dec 14, 1858

Tioga Co., PA

None

James Elihu PETERS

Oct 18, 1834

Almond, Allegany Co., NY

Priscilla SMITH

Mar 23, 1896

Deerfield, Tioga Co., PA

See James Elihu & Priscilla (SMITH) PETERS (below)

Mary P. PETERS

Oct 16, 1836

Almond, Allegany Co., NY

Unmarried

Oct 31, 1851

Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

None

Harriet Margaret PETERS

Oct 24,1839

Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., PA

Erastus CADY        b. Apr 18, 1834        d. Oct 27, 1900

Dec 4, 1877

Elkland, Tioga Co., PA

William, Eliza, Alfred, Harriett

   

 

       

 

Peters Cemetery, Farmington, Tioga Co., PA

 

Joseph PETERS Family Facts:

 

Lydia N. PETERS

Lydia was born July 30, 1829 in New York State.  She died, unmarried, at Farmington, Tioga County, on February 4, 1852.

Peters Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

 

Charles & Sarah (PETERS) CADY

Sarah PETERS was born in October 1832 as calculated from the death date and age shown on her gravestone.  She was married (date unknown) to Charles CADY, born September 1830 in Farmington. He died in Casey, Adair county, Iowa in 1913, and Sarah died on December 14, 1858 in Farmington Twp., PA

Sarah is buried in the Peters Cemetery, Farmington Twp, Tioga Co., PA.  Charles is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery at Casey, Adair Co., Iowa.

 

James Elihu & Priscilla (SMITH) PETERS

See James Elihu PETERS (below).

 

Mary P. PETERS

Mary was born on October 16, 1936 in New York State.  She died, unmarried, on October 31, 1851 in Farmington.

Peters Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

 

Erastus & Harriett Margaret (PETERS) CADY

Harriett was born on October 24, 1839 in Allegany county, New York.  She married Erastus Cady in about 1860, and lived in Elkland.  Erastus was born April 18, 1834 in Farmington, and was the son of Lemuel and Ruth (Gleason) Cady of Connecticut. Erastus and Harriett had four children, William, Eliza, Alfred, and Harriett. 

Harriett died December 4, 1877 in Elkland, PA, and Erastus died October 27, 1900, also in Elkland.  They are both buried in the Peters Cemetery in Farmington

 

Peters Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

 

Joseph PETERS Family Sources:

The History of Tioga County Pennsylvania, pub 1897, by R. C. Brown & Co.

US Census Records 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880

 

James Elihu PETERS

"JAMES E. PETERS was born in Almond, Allegany county, New York, October 18, 1834, and was the son of Joseph and Eliza (Carey) Peters, natives of England and Pennsylvania, respectively.  His education was acquired in the public schools and Union Academy.  He early became a resident of Farmington township, Tioga county, where he followed agriculture up to 1878.  In that year he was elected a county commissioner and removed to Elkland.  He was re-elected in 1883  and filled the office six years.  In 1884 he settled in Deerfield township and engaged in merchandising at Academy Corners, which he continued until 1891, when he was appointed superintendent of the county poor house.  This position he held up to his death, March 23, 1896.  Mr. Peters married September 3, 1851, to Priscilla Smith, a daughter of Henry and Phoebe (Cook) Smith, of Nelson, Tioga county, to which union have been born six children, viz: Sadie M., wife of Daniel E. Casbeer, pf Farmington; John W., Charles E., and Lena, all of whom are dead; Rena J., and Earl." - History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania, page 780.

Priscilla (Smith) Peters, abt. 1900

 

Peters Cemetery, Farmington, Tioga Co., PA

 

The children of James Elihu PETERS and Priscilla SMITH*:

*Additional Smith & related Cook  data listed in My Peters Related Surnames (at bottom)

Name

Birth

Location

Spouse

Death

Location

Children

Sarah M. PETERS

OCT 3, 1857

Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

Daniel E. CASBEER          b. Feb 23, 1852        d. Jul 30, 1920

1926

Osceola, Tioga Co., PA

Bennie L., Fred D., Grace

John W. PETERS

Jan 31, 1860

Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

Emma A. JOHNSON         b. Aug 18, 1859        d. Jul 10, 1924

Nov 29, 1886

Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

Eula

Charles E. PETERS

Jul 13, 1867

Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

Unmarried

Jul 8, 1886

Congo, Africa (Missionary)

None

Lena PETERS

Jul 26,1870

Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

Unmarried

Sep 23, 1875

Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

None

Rena E. PETERS

Feb 8, 1876

Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

Berdell PHILLIPS b. Apr 7, 1874          d. Jan 25, 1962

1940

New Albany, Bradford Co., PA

Florence, Eric W., Preston, Tracy, Priscilla

Earl Joseph

Feb 4, 1878

Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

(1) Nina Rae CILLEY             b. Feb 2, 1880             d. Jul 23, 1907

 

(2) Mary Emma FOULKE                    b. Mar 19,1885  d.  Oct 10, 1972

Mar 4, 1961

Bath, Steuben Co., NY

James E., Katherine

 

 

See Earl Joseph & Mary Emma (FOULKE) PETERS (below)

 

James Elihu PETERS Family Facts:

Sarah (Sadie) M. PETERS & Daniel CASBEER

DANIEL E. CASBEER was born in Farmington township, Tioga county, February 23, 1852, and is the only surviving son of Robert and Susan (House) Casbeer.  he grew to manhood upon the old family homestead, and was educated in  the common schools and the Osceola High School .  Farming has been his life vocation, and he has lived on his present farm of 140 acres since 1877.  Mr. Casbeer was married November 8, 1876, to Sarah Peters, a daughter of James E. and Priscilla (Smith) Peters, of Farmington township.  Foy children are the fruits of this union, viz: Bennie L., Fred D., Grace E., and Charlie R. - History of Tioga County, PA., page 822.

Abt. 1882 Sadie and Daniel with son Bennie

Daniel Casbeer died July 30, 1920, and Sadie died on March 26, 1926.  Both are buried at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Farmington township along with son Bennie.

 

Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

 

John W. PETERS & Emma A JOHNSON

John W. Peters was born on the family farm in Farmington township January 31, 1861.  He married Emma Alzuma Johnson on April 28, 1881 in Mansfield, PA.  She was born August 18, 1859 and was the daughter of Myron and Alsuma Johnson. John worked the family farm until his death from Typhoid Fever on  November 29, 1886.  He left his wife, Emma and a daughter Eula.  

Details of Emma and Eula's lives immediately after John's death are presently unknown. Both are listed in a newspaper announcement as attending sister-in-law Rena's marriage to Berdell Phillips (below) in 1901.  Eula married Louie Margraff in 1906, and they were enumerated in the 1910 Census in Nelson, Tioga Co., PA.  Enumerated with them was Emma who had not remarried. Emma died on July 10, 1924 at Farmington.  They are both buried in the Peters Cemetery.

Peters Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

 

 Charles (Charley) E. PETERS

Charley was born on the family farm in Farmington on July 13, 1867.  He attended local schools and the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary in Lima, New York.

Charles E PETERS Abt. 1885

 

In March of 1886 he returned to Farmington and prepared  for a trip to Africa as a Missionary with M. E. Church under the direction of Bishop Taylor. The missionary group sailed from NY in early April 1886, arriving in the Congo in Africa late in April 1886.

He wrote a letter back home on May 31, 1886 which was printed in the Elkland Journal in June. He was in the midst of another letter on June 7, 1886 when he was stricken with a fever which resulted in his death on July 8, 1886.

Buried in Congo, Africa, Marker in Peters Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

 

Lena PETERS

Born on July 26, 1870 in Farmington, Tioga county, PA.  According to the obituary in the Wellsboro, PA Agitator on October 26, 1875, she died in Farmington on September 23, 1875.

Peters Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA

 

Rena E. PETERS & Berdell PHILLIPS

Rena, a teacher, was living with her mother in Osceola, PA in 1900.  Berdell was a student at Mansfield, PA when enumerated in the 1900 census.   They were married in Osceola, PA on July 18, 1900 at the home of her mother. 

Prior to the 1910 census they moved as they are enumerated and both shown as teachers in West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA.  The 1920 census shows Berdell as a farmer and Rena teaching grade school.  The 1930 census shows them in New Albany Borough, Bradford County, PA.  Berdell is an insurance agent and Rena is teaching high school.

Abt. 1911 Berdell, Eric, David, Florence, & Rena

 

Rena died on Feb 27, 1940 at Sayre, Bradford Co., PA.  Berdell died Jan 25, 1962 at Largo, Pinellas Co., FL.

Mountain Lake Cemetery, Burlington, Bradford Co., PA

 

 

Earl Joseph PETERS & Nina Rae CILLEY

See Earl Joseph PETERS (below)

 

 

James Elihu PETERS Family Sources:

The History of Tioga County Pennsylvania, pub 1897, by R. C. Brown & Co.

The family of Earl Joseph PETERS & Mary Emma FOULKE Peters listed below.

 

Earl Joseph PETERS

Born in Farmington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1878. He attended the public schools in the area, and after graduation enlisted in the Army for service in the Spanish - American War. He was assigned to Company K, 5th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry. After his discharge he married Nina Rae CILLEY on June 28, 1899 at the home of Nina's parents in Osceola, PA. Nina Rae's parents were Horace Quincy and Sarah (Slater) Cilley.

The family moved across the border into New York State. Earl Joseph bought a farm in Woodhull, Steuben County, New York and settled into a life of agriculture.  They had two children, James Eustace born in 1901 and Katherine born in 1905.

In the summer of 1907 disaster struck the family. Both Nina Rae and little Katherine came down with typhoid fever and did not recover. Nina died on July 23, 1907 and Katherine died shortly thereafter. Nina Rae and Katherine are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA.

 

The children of Earl Joseph PETERS and Nina Rae CILLEY:

Name

Birth

Location

Spouse

Death

Location

Children

James Eustace

Aug 6, 1901

Osceola, Tioga Co., PA

(1) Ava Lynne SWAN                         b. Oct 4, 1900 d. Apr 10, 1993

(2) Mary J. MANNING                 b. May 11, 1908  d. Dec 21, 1980

Jan 16, 1971

Port Crane, Broome Co., NY

Ernest James, Robert Walter, Horace Quincy, Earl Joseph., Wilfred Lyman

 

 

Katherine

1905

Osceola, Tioga Co., PA

None

1907

Woodhull, Steuben Co., NY

None

 

Earl Joseph PETERS & Nina Rae CILLEY Family Facts:

James Eustace PETERS & Ava Lynne SWAN (1)

Ava Lynne SWAN was born October 4, 1900 in Addison, Steuben Co., NY.  She married James Eustace on November 13, 1920 in Woodhull, Steuben Co., NY. Ava died April 10, 1993 in Painted Post, Steuben Co., NY.

Ava Lynne SWAN (1)  Baxter Cemetery, Tuscarora, Steuben Co., NY

 

James Eustace PETERS & Mary J. MANNING (2)

Mary J. MANNING was born May 11, 1908 in Duke Center, McKean Co., PA.  She married James Eustace PETERS  in NY.  Mary J. died on December 21, 1980 in Port Crane, Broome Co., NY.

Mary J. MANNING (2) - Woodhull Cemetery, Woodhull, Steuben Co., NY

 

Katherine PETERS

Born 1905, died 1907 at Woodhull, Steuben Co., NY

Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Tioga Co., PA

 

Earl Joseph PETERS & Nina Rae CILLEY Family Information Sources:

The family of Earl Joseph PETERS & Mary Emma FOULKE Peters listed below.

Information for James Eustace PETERS & Ava Lynne (SWAN) Peters family from Wilfred Lyman PETERS

 

Earl Joseph PETERS (cont'd)

On November 10, 1910, Earl Joseph married Mary Emma FOULKE at the Phillip Foulke residence in West Burlington, Bradford County, PA. Mary Emma was born March 19, 1885 in West Burlington, PA.  She was the daughter of Phillip Andrew and Julia Ladler (Phillips) Foulke.

According to Mary Emma, she and Earl met when he was visiting his sister, Rena (Peters) Phillips, who was teaching in West Burlington with her husband.  After their marriage they resided on Earl Joseph's farm in Woodhull continuing in Agriculture.

Post card from Earl J, PETERS to Mary Emma FOULKE. In the bottom right of this picture is James Eustace PETERS, Earl's son with Nina CILLEY.

 

Around 1940 Earl and Mary moved most of the family to the Village of Woodhull, NY, leaving the farm behind for his son Charles to run.  Earl drove Woodhull's first school bus and became the Justice of the Peace, a position he held for many years prior to his death.

Earl died at the Veterans Hospital in Bath, NY on March 4, 1961. Mary died in Elmira, NY on October 10, 1972. Both are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Pennsylvania.

 

The children of Earl Joseph PETERS and Mary Emma FOULKE*:

*Additional FOULKE and related surnames in My Peters Related Surnames (at bottom).

Name

Birth

Location

Spouse

Death

Location

Children

Charles Harold PETERS

June 5, 1912

Woodhull, Steuben Co., NY

Katherine (BURR) PATTERSON    b. Nov 7, 1909       d. Aug 4, 1978

March 6, 2006

Hornell, Steuben Co., NY

Darland, Stanley, Beverly

Julia Elizabeth PETERS Aug 26, 1915

Woodhull, Steuben Co., NY

(1) Oliver W. LEE

 (2) Frederick SAMPLE

December 17, 1999

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL

Patrick, Buddy

Rena Esther PETERS

October 19, 1917

Woodhull, Steuben Co., NY

Ronald ENGLISH (1)

 James Vincent PERLEY (2)

March 9, 2005

Lincolnville, Waldo Co., ME

Barbara Ann

Vera Maxine PETERS

November 2, 1919

Woodhull, Steuben Co., NY

Jay C. FRIENDS

November 21, 2005

Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY

Ronald, Carole, Joseph, Mary, Jean

Sarah Christine PETERS

Sep 24, 1921

Woodhull, Steuben Co., NY

Unmarried

April 3, 1991

Washington, DC

None

Priscilla Ann PETERS

*

*

Dorr KILMER

*

*

David, Sue, Sheila, Robert

(* individual is still living, therefore, personal information will not be listed)

 

Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Tioga Co., PA

 

 

Earl Joseph PETERS Family Facts:

Charles Harold PETERS & Katherine (BURR) PATTERSON

Highland Cemetery, Elkland, Tioga Co., PA

 

Julia Elizabeth (PETERS) (LEE) & Frederick William SAMPLE

 

National Memorial Park Cemetery,  West Falls Church, Fairfax Co., VA

 

Rena Esther (PETERS) (ENGLISH) & James Vincent  PERLEY -

 

Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Waldo Co., ME

 

 

Vera Maxine (PETERS) & Jay Charles FRIENDS -

Woodhull Cemetery, Woodhull, Steuben Co., NY

 

 

Sarah Christine PETERS

Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Tioga Co., PA

 

 

Priscilla Ann (PETERS) & Dorr Lestner KILMER

See Dorr Lestner KILMER in Kilmer Section

 

Earl Joseph PETERS Sources:

The family of Earl Joseph PETERS & Mary Emma FOULKE Peters listed above and their descendants.

 

My PETERS related surnames

All direct line ancestors are shown in Maroon

 

CAREY/ CARY - Carey to Peters

The parents of Eliza (CAREY) PETERS (wife of Joseph PETERS) is one of my brick walls.  The only lead I have is the 1870 U. S. Census for Farmington Twp. Tioga Co., PA.  Enumerated with Joseph and Eliza Peters is Joseph Cary a 75 year old male invalid, born in PA. Since Eliza is 70 years old and shows PA as her birth place in this census, I believe this Joseph Cary may be her older brother.

My best lead was a Joseph Cary born about 1795 in PA. He appeared to be the son of  John B. and Lucy (MCKAY) CARY and was born 1794 in Providence, Lackawanna Co., PA. Researching the John & Lucy Cary family shows they had a daughter born in 1800 (same as my Eliza), however, further research revealed her name was Mary who died in 1823.

Any assistance to solve this mystery would be greatly appreciated.

 
Name
Birth
Location
Spouse
Death
Location
Children
CARY ?
 
 
 
 
 
Eliza CARY / CAREY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
             
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

COOK - Cook to Smith to Peters

Name
Birth
Location
Spouse
Death
Location
Children
Phoebe M. COOK
Jan 04, 1816
PA
Henry SMITH
Oct 03, 1889
PA
See Henry SMITH (Below)
John R. COOK
Sep 18, 1784
Monmouth, NJ
Susannah RATHBONE
Jul 18, 1859
Troupsburg, Steuben Co., NY
Phoebe
David COOK Jr.

Oct 1, 1752

Long Island City, NY

Mary DEY

Mar 9, 1841
Woodhull, Steuben Co., NY
Erastus, Levi, Sylvia, David II, Jacob, Samuel. Reuben, Silas, John R.
David COOK

1720

Bridgehampton, Suffolk Co., NY

Hannah TOPPING

Dec 15, 1814
Bridgehampton, Suffolk Co., NY
Mahetable, David Jr., Jonathan, Silas, Theophilus, Samuel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

COOK Family Facts:

Phoebe M. COOK & Henry SMITH

See Henry SMITH (below).

 

John R. COOK & Susannah RATHBONE

Austinburg Pioneer Cemetery, Brookfield Twp., Tioga Co., PA

 

David COOK Jr. & Mary DEY

 

David COOK & Hannah TOPPING

 

 

FOULKE - Foulks to Peters

Name

Birth

Location

Spouse

Death

Location

Children

Mary Emma FOULKE

Mar 19, 1885

West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA

Earl Joseph PETERS

Oct 10, 1972

Elmira, Chemung Co., NY

See Earl J. PETERS (Above)

Phillip Andrew FOULKE

Nov14, 1858

West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA

Julia Ladler PHILLIPS

Jul 8, 1951

Marietta, OH

Mary Emma, Anna, Nile, Edna, Harold, Essie, Julius, Sarah

Joseph FOULKE

Jun 17, 1817

Middle Paxton Twp. Dauphin Co., PA

Mary HEERMANS

Dec 3, 1893

West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA

Mary, William, Nile, Anna, John, Philip Andrew, Harry, Lizzie

William FOULKE

1779

Middle Paxton Twp. Dauphin Co., PA 

Anna ALEXANDER

Mar 8, 1837

Chemung, Chemung Co., NY

Joseph, Mary, Andrew, Rebecca, Catharine, Lucy, William, Eliza

William FOULKS

1736 or 1737

PA

Jane CHAMBERS

Feb 2 1812

PA

Joseph, Margaret, Catharine, Mary, William, Jane, Eliza

John FOULKS

Unknown

PA ?

Margaret HUGH,  JONES

May 1747

Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA

William, John

 

 

FOULKE Family Facts:

Mary Emma FOULKE & Earl Joseph PETERS -

See Earl Joseph PETERS (listed above).

 

 

Phillip Andrew & Julia Ladler (PHILLIPS) FOULKE

Phillip Andrew was born November 14, 1858 in West Burlington, PA.  He married Julia Ladler (Phillips) on November 28, 1883 in West Burlington, PA.  She was born November 20, 1858 in Charleston, SC and died April 5, 1914 at West Burlington. Her parents were John M. and Sarah E. (Petsch) Phillips.

Phillip Andrew was engaged in agriculture most of his life.  He died on July 8, 1951 at the home of his son in Marietta, Ohio.

The children of Phillip Andrew FOULKE and Julia Ladler PHILLIPS:

 
Name
Birth
Location
Spouse

Death

Location
Children
Mary Emma FOULKE
Mar 19, 1885
West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA
Earl Joseph PETERS - married Oct 30, 1899
Oct 10, 1972
Elmira, Chemung Co., NY
See Earl Joseph and Mary Emma (FOULKE) PETERS Above
Anna May FOULKE
Jul 11, 1886
West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA
William Lane HUNTINGTON - married Apr 28 1908
Dec 16, 1952
Appalachin, Tioga Co., NY 
Irene Catherine and Clifford Lane
Nile William FOULKE
Apr 4, 1888
West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA
Irene Catherine ALLEN - married Jun 26, 1912
Feb 26, 1956
Athens, Bradford Co., PA
Marjorie Allene and Phillip Andrew
Edna Genivive FOULKE Sep 28, 1891 West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA Ray William Campbell - married Nov 6 1912 Sep 1978 Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV Harold Phillip, Madeline Louise, Doris Lucille, and Jean Leonora
Harold Joseph FOULKE Jan 12, 1893 West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA Unmarried Dec 23, 1907 West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA None
Esther Pauline FOULKE Dec 27, 1894 West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA Elmer Clinton WOOD - married Apr 21, 1928 May 23, 1990 St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL Franklin Phillip and Janice Esther
Julius Wesley FOULKE Jun 9, 1896 West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA Eva Nedra CARTER - married Nov 24, 1921 Feb 9, 1976 Pinellas Co., FL Carter Wesley
Sarah Catherine FOULKE Oct 17, 1897 West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA Glen Reuben BEEBE - married Oct 12, 1917 Nov 29, 1993 Raleigh, Wake Co., NC Dorothy Vivian, Earl Raymond, Donald Glenn, and Ronald Lane

 

Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA

 

Joseph & Mary (HEERMANS) FOULKE

Joseph was born June 17, 1817 in Middle Paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., PA.  He moved with his family to Chemung, NY. in 1824.  Joseph first married Mary Jackson from Chemung, NY on January 1, 1840.  She died on July 5, 1848 and is buried in the Chemung Cemetery in Chemung, NY.

Joseph then married Mary Heermans of Scranton, PA on May 31, 1849.  She was born March 20, 1824 and was the daughter of Phillip and Mary (Fellows) Heermans.  Joseph and Mary lived in Chemung, NY until 1855 when the family moved to West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA.  He was in the lumber business until his later years when he took up dairy farming.

Joseph died on December 3, 1893 in West Burlington, PA. Mary died in Mifflinville, PA in 1904. 

 

The children of Joseph FOULKE and Mary HEERMANS*:

See additional HEERMANS and related names in My Peters Related Surname list (below)

Name
Birth
Location
Spouse

Death

Location
Children
William Heermans FOULKE
Feb 23, 1850
Chemung, Chemung Co., NY
Grace Irene Van Horn - married Oct 30, 1899
Nov 15, 1919
Waverly, Tioga Co., NY
 
Nile Wynkoop FOULKE
Apr 23, 1852
Chemung, Chemung Co., NY
Elizabeth  RUGGLES - married Feb 3, 1876
Dec 5, 1882
Rummersfield, Bradford C0, PA 
 
Anna May FOULKE
Mar 17, 1855
Chemung, Chemung Co., NY
Unmarried
Jan 30, 1877
West Burlington, Bradford  Co., PA
 
John Blackwell FOULKE Jan 10, 1857 West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA Emma J. WEST - married Sep 5, 1882 Aug 28, 1928 Valhalla, Westchester Co., NY  
Phillip Andrew FOULKE Nov 14, 1858 West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA Julia Ladler PHILLIPS - married Nov 28, 1883 Jul 8, 1951 Marietta, Washington Co., OH See Phillip Andrew & Julia Ladler (PHILLIPS) FOULKE (above)
Harry Joseph FOULKE Aug 15, 1864 West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA Unmarried Feb 11, 1884 West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA  
Lizzie Priestly FOULKE Apr 28, 1868 West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA John Wesley CREASY Apr 18, 1844 Mifflinville, Columbia Co., PA  

 

 

Hilton Cemetery, West Burlington, Bradford Co., PA

 

William & Anna (ALEXANDER) FOULKE

William was a surveyor as a young man, in Luzerne and Bradford Counties in PA.  He married Anna Alexander on February 15, 1816.  She was born 1798 and died September 1, 1883 She was the daughter of Andrew Alexander of Dauphin, Co., PA.  Her mother's name is unknown at this time. The family moved to Chemung, NY in 1824.

   The children of William FOULKE and Anna ALEXANDER:

 
Name
Birth
Location
Spouse

Death

Location
Children
Joseph FOULKE
Jun 17, 1817
Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA
Mary HEERMANS - married May 31, 1849
Dec 3, 1893
West Burlington, Bradford  Co., PA
See Joseph & Mary (HEERMANS) FOULKE (above)
Mary Jane FOULKE
Mar 30, 1819
Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA
Abner COOPER - married Mar 28, 1843
May 9, 1848
Chemung Co., NY
Eugene A. and Alice A.
Andrew FOULKE
Jun 17, 1821
Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA
Susan Jane EVERETT - married Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
George Washington
Rebecca FOULKE Apr 27, 1824 Chemung, Chemung Co., NY Robert C. BALDWIN - married Unknown 1910 Waverly, Tioga Co., NY William, Hawthorn, and Morgan
Catherine FOULKE Mar 3, 1827 Chemung, Chemung Co., NY Jared MARVIN - married 1864 Dec 5, 1896 Chemung, Chemung Co., NY  
Lucy Priestly FOULKE May 31, 1829 Chemung, Chemung Co., NY Unmarried Dec 15, 1849 Chemung, Chemung Co., NY None
William FOULKE Aug 20, 1831 Chemung, Chemung Co., NY Unknown Jun 28, 1853 Chemung, Chemung Co., NY  
Eliza FOULKE Oct 2, 1834 Chemung, Chemung Co., NY Unknown Unknown Unknown  

 

Chemung Village Cemetery, Chemung Co., NY

 

 

William & Jane (CHAMBERS) FOULKS

 

According to the FOULKE FAMILY, William is believed to have been born in 1736 or 1737 in either Philadelphia or Lancaster County.  He married Jane Chambers prior to 1763.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Unknown) Chambers of Lancaster County.

William was one of the early settlers of what is now Middle Paxton Twp., Dauphin Co., PA.  He is listed in early documents as being a gunsmith, and the Pennsylvania Archives make eight references to him as serving in the Revolutionary War. He died February 2, 1812, Jane's date of death is unknown.

 

The children of William FOULKS and Jane CHAMBERS:

Name
Birth
Location
Spouse

Death

Location
Children
Joseph FOULKS
Jun 22, 1763
Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA
Unknown
Mar 11, 1841
Chemung, Chemung Co., NY
 
Margaret FOULKS
Jan 7, 1771
Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA
William PRIESTLY - married Feb 3, 1796
1856
New Orleans, Fefferson Parish, LA
Lucy, Jane, Catherine and William
Catherine FOULKS
Abt. 1775
Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA
David SHEPPARD married Unknown
Unknown
Dauphin Co., PA
 
Mary FOULKS 1778 Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA Unknown Aug 26, 1844 Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA  
William FOULKS 1779 Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA Anna ALEXANDER - married Feb 15, 1816 Mar 8, 1837 Chemung, Chemung Co., NY See William & Anna (ALEXANDER) FOULKE (above)
Jane FOULKS 1780 Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA Joseph CORBETT - married Unknown Sep 18, 1852 Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA James C.
Eliza FOULKS Aft 1780 Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA Unknown Bef. 1836 Unknown  

 

William FOULKS & Jane CHAMBERS - Cemetery Unknown

 

John & Margaret (HUGH) (JONES) FOULKS

The date and location of John Foulks' birth are unknown, and there is very little known about his early years.  He married Margaret (Hugh) Jones on September 29, 1735.  She was the daughter of John Hugh and the widow of Benjamin Jones.  They settled in Lancaster County no later than 1739.

John is listed as being a Tanner in early Lancaster documents, and in his last will and testament drawn up on May 8, 1747.  He was active in community and church business and was characterized as one of the leading men of the Town.  His last will and testament was probated on May 20, 1747 (Lancaster Wills, Book 1, p. 138).

 

The children of John FOULKS and Margaret (HUGH) JONES:

Name
Birth
Location
Spouse

Death

Location
Children
William FOULKS
Abt. 1737
PA
Jane CHAMBERS - married Bef. Dec 8, 1763
Feb 2, 1812
Middle Paxton, Dauphin Co., PA
See William & Jane (CHAMBERS) FOULKS (above)
John FOULKS
Abt. 1739
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

John FOULKS & Margaret (HUGH) JONES - Cemetery Unknown

 

NOTE:  Most of the information concerning the Foulke family listed above was taken from the book FOULKE FAMILY referenced below.  The information in print was condensed for use here.  For full text, additional references, and sources please consult this book.

 

FOULKE Family Specific Sources:

FOULKE FAMILY Compiled by Roy A. Foulke, 2nd Edition, Revised and Updated, 1974

Descendants of  Phillip Andrew Foulke

 

HEERMANS - Heermans to Foulke to Peters

Name
Birth
Location
Spouse
Death
Location
Children
Sylvanus HEERMANS
Jun 4, 1810
Unknown
Martha Miranda THORP - married Unknown
1888
Dunmore, Lackawanna Co., PA
 
Elizabeth N. HEERMANS
May 21, 1812
Unknown
Unknown
1831
Dunmore, Lackawanna Co., PA
 
John HEERMANS
Mar 27, 1814
Providence, Luzerne Co., PA
Mary PEPPER - married Unknown
Jan 23, 1882
Corning, Steuben Co., NY
 
Edmonds HEERMANS Apr 6, 1816 Hyde Park, Westmoreland Co., PA Sarah - married Unknown Jul 19, 1873 Unknown  
Phebe HEERMANS Jul 4, 1818 PA Alonzo I. WYNKOOP - married Jun 8 1837 Unknown Unknown  
Sarah A. HEERMANS May 23, 1820 PA Nile F. WYNKOOP - married Oct 15, 1840 Aug 5, 1897 Unknown  
Philena HEERMANS Apr 6, 1822 PA Unknown May 4, 1899 Unknown  
Mary HEERMANS Mar 20, 1824 PA Joseph FOULKE - married May 31, 1849 Feb 1904 Mifflinville, Columbia Co., PA See Joseph & Mary (HEERMANS) FOULKE (above)
Catherine HEERMANS Jul 19, 1826 PA Unknown Unknown Unknown  
Phillip HEERMANS Feb 24, 1828 PA Unknown Feb 4, 1852 Unknown - buried Geneva, Ontario Co., NY  

 

SMITH - Smith to Peters

Name

Birth

Location

Spouse

Death

Location

Children

Priscilla SMITH

Aug 12, 1837

PA

James Elihu PETERS

Feb 18, 1924

PA

See James Elihu PETERS (Above)

Henry SMITH
Jan 29, 1812
Jasper, Steuben Co., NY
Phoebe M. COOK
Jan 1894
Nelson, Tioga Co., PA
Willard, Priscilla, Elizabeth, Maria, John, Alice, Frances
William SMITH
1784
PA
Unknown
Jul 31,1860
Nelson, Tioga Co., PA
Henry,
             

 

SMITH Family Facts:

Priscilla SMITH & James Elihu PETERS

See James Elihu PETERS (above).

 

Henry SMITH & Phoebe M. COOK -

    HENRY SMITH, a native of Jasper, Steuben county, New York, was born January 29, 1812, and came to Nelson, Tioga county, Pennsylvania , before attaining his majority, where he worked by the month.  After his marriage he settled in Nelson township permanently.  In early  manhood he engaged in lumbering, in which business he continued several years, and later followed agriculture, clearing and improving the farm now occupied by his son-in-law, Jerome Bossard, upon which he resided until his death, in January, 1894.  He married Phoebe M. Cook a daughter of  John Cook, of Nelson, to which union were born seven children, viz: Willard, Priscilla, widow of James E. Peters; Elizabeth, wife of Charles R. Howland; Maria, wife of Harry Baxter; John R., Alice, wife of Jerome L. Bossard; and Frances, wife of Walter Pease. - History of Tioga County Pennsylvania, page 824.

Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Tioga Co 

 

SMITH Family Specific Sources:

 

Sources:

The FOULKE Family , 2nd Ed. 1974 by Roy A. Foulke

The History of Tioga County Pennsylvania, Published 1897, by R. C. Brown & Co.

Newspapers

The Elkland Journal, Elkland, PA - Thanks to the Elkland, PA Public Library

The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, PA - Thanks to the Elkland, PA Public Library

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