Peters, George W.
The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Paradise Township.
George W. Peters, farmer; P. O. Mattoon; was born in Green Co., Tenn., Sept. 14, 1814; is the son of Reuben and Elizabeth Peters, of the same county and State; is the owner of 163 acres of land, valued at $6,500; has held no public office. Was married to Harriet Rector March 22, 1838; the names of the children by this union are Alexander S., Reuben A., George W., Lewis B., John R., Caroline E.; deceased, Reuben A., died July 17, 1875, aged 34 years 6 months 16 days; living, Alexander S., born March 22, 1839; George W., May 3, 1843; Lewis B., Dec. 3, 1846; John R., May 3, 1856; Caroline E., born Jan. 2, 1852. Reuben and George served three years in the late war, in Co. I, 18t Tenn. V. C. A. S. is in Oakland, Oregon; George is in Sumner Co., Kan.; the rest are living here.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Paradise Township