|Born on 23 Dec 1837 in
Stamford in the same home his father John Peters
was born, William was named after his maternal
grandfather. He married Hannah Rich, the daughter
of James & Jane (Southard), in South
Kortright on 17 Jul 1861. They were the parents
of Jennie who passed away in 1873 at the age of
11; Lizzie Belle who was the wife of Frederick M.
Lyon; James R. Peters; and daughter Sarah, wife
of William H. Hickok.
Having a special
fondness for mathematics and fascinated with the
watch-making industry, William became the owner
of a watch and jewelry business, and was also a
superior surveyor and draughtsman. He died in
Bloomville on 03 Nov 1904, and was laid to rest
at the Riverside Cemetery.