|Born on the 12th of May in
the Town of Stamford, Delaware Co., New York,
James moved with his parents to a farm in
Harpersfield where he would reside the remainder
of his life. A farmer and member of the Baptist
Church in Stamford, he was considered an
outstanding citizen, and held the highest office
within the power of his townsmen to give, with
credit and ability. For a number of years he was
extensively identified with the "Patrons of
Husbandry" and it was through his efforts
that the Delaware Grange was founded.
In 1849 he
married Hannah Patchin, a daughter of David who
was an early settler of Harpersfield. Their eight
sons: Lionel, Sheldon, Daniel, James, Eber, John,
Addison and Calvin were all honorable and upright
men, with an innate refinement and dignity of
passed away on 09 February 1893 and Hannah eight
years later on 28 June 1904. They were both laid
to rest at Stevens Cemetery in Harpersfield.
taken from "A History of Richard Peters of
Halfmoon ..." by Leone Kleinheinz.