Biography of John J. Peters
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Peters, John J., was born in Philadelphia, Pa., August 7, 1825. John W., his father, was cashier of the old Philadelphia Bank from the age of twenty one until his death. Our subject came to Ithaca when young and lived with Miss Mary Linn, an aunt, afterwards moving to Caroline where he lived with his brother in law, James R. Speed, who came from one of the first settlers of the place. The father of the latter was Dr. Joseph Speed, whose medical diploma had the signature of Dr. Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. John J: Peters lived for eight years with his brother in law. He married in 1848 Mary, daughter of Jonathan Snow, and they have three children: Sarah L. Clark, Hattie L. Doty, and Henry L. Peters, the latter being in the store of Hawkins & Todd, of Ithaca. John J. Peters was educated in Pennsylvania at Nazareth Hall, a boarding school for boys. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Caroline Lodge No. 681, and a member of the M. E. church.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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