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Clergyman

Samuel Andrew Peters, American clergyman.

Background

Peters, Samuel Andrew was born on November 31, 1735 in Hebron, Connecticut, United States. Son of John and Mary (Marks) Peters.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1757, Master of Arts, 1760.

Career

At least 2 children. Ordained deacon and priest Anglican Church, 1759. Rector Anglican Church, Hebron, 1760-1774, preached against Revolutionary activities. Fled to England after 2 attacks by mobs of Sons of Liberty, 1774.

Elected bishop of Vermont, 1794, not allowed to take office because Parliament had prohibited Archibishop of Canterbury from consecrating American bishops. Returned to the United States as land agent for heirs of Jonathan Carver, 1805. Author: A General History of Connecticut, 1781.

A Letter to the Review John Tyler, A.M. Concerning the Possibility of Eternal Punishments, and the Improbability of Universal Salvation. A History of the Reverend Hugh Peters, A.M., 1807.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A General History of Connecticut, 1781. A Letter to the Review John Tyler, A.M. Concerning the Possibility of Eternal Punishments, and the Improbability of Universal Salvation.

      A History of the Reverend Hugh Peters, A.M., 1807.

Connections

Married Hannah Owen, February 14, 1760. Married second, Abigail Gilbert, June 25, 1769.

father:
John Peters

mother:
Mary (Marks) Peters

spouses:
Abigail Gilbert

Hannah Owen