Mercy Peters1

#6927, (27 January 1670 - 25 December 1690)
Relationship6th great-grandaunt of William David Lewis
Father*Andrew Peters1 (c 1635 - 1713)
Mother*Mercy Beamsley1 (1637 - )


John Allen b. 1661/62, d. 1690
Children 1.John1 Allen5 (1687 - )
 2.John Allen Jr.5 (1688 - )
 3.Hannah Allen5 (1690 - )
Birth*27 January 1670She was born on 27 January 1670 at Essex Co., MassachusettsG.1 
22 May 1686 As of 22 May 1686,her married name was Allen.2 
Marriage*22 May 1686She married John Allen, son of Andrew Allen and Faith Ingalls, on 22 May 1686 at Andover, Massachusetts.2,3 
Death*25 December 1690She died on 25 December 1690 at Massachusetts at age 20; of smallpox.3,4 


  1. [S717] Edmond Frank Peters and Eleanor Bradley Peters, compilers, Peters of New England: A Genealogy, and Family History (New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1903), p. 1, citing "Church and Parish Records of the Town of Ipswich." Surname most often given as Peeters, but also Peters, Petters, in original records.
  2. [S718] Topsfield Historical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Andover Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849: Volume II Marriages and Deaths (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912), p. 27, John Allen and Mercy Peters, 22 May 1686.
  3. [S720] The Essex Genealogist, Lynnfield, MA.
  4. [S803] Sidney Perley, "Descendants of Andrew Allen of Andover", The Essex Antiquarian III:1 (January 1899): p. 7 ff, of small pox.
  5. [S803] Sidney Perley, "Descendants of Andrew Allen of Andover", p. 7 ff.