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The Peters - A Family History of Settlers | Monroe Co., MI and Their New York Antecedents of Saratoga & Delaware Counties
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Richard Peters was the son of Richard (1740-1811) and Jerusha (Sutton) who had spent most of their lives in the Mohawk Valley of New York State. He was born on 27 June 1773 at Halfmoon, later known as Clifton Park. This area was originally a part of Albany county, but later became within the boundaries of Saratoga County which was formed from Albany county in the year 1791.

On 04 Sep 1791 he married Susannah, the daughter of James Halstead & Elizabeth (Tead/Teed) and moved to Delaware County, New York where he purchased a farm located near Bloomville in about 1795. He thereafter moved to Tully, Onondaga County, New York where they remained until 1852 and then returned to Bloomville.

Richard, son of Richard and Susannah, was born at Stamford, in Delaware Co., New York on 13 March 1797 and married Polly Wilcox on 26 Jan 1820 and became the parents of six children. In 1824 they removed to Michigan from Harpersfield, Delaware, New York with their three eldest children (Frances, George & John) and purchased from the United States government about 600 acres of land in what came to be known as Summerfield Township, Monroe County, Michigan. In 1834, he deeded some of this property to railroad investors who platted a village of 41 blocks and named it Petersburg after him.

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