Mr. Y. D. Peters (Yancey) is my Great-Grand Uncle. Yancey was born in Henry County, Virginia and at a young age joined the military and relocated in Washington D.C. to have his own family. This posting revealed that Yancey had been connected with the Navy, a fact I had no knowledge of.
The fact that the Peter’s were going to be visiting family in Janesville, NC, has given me more clues to discover family somewhere else. I am unsure if the family that the Peter’s were visiting were Yancey’s family or Alice’s (Ray-her maiden name).
Yancey was a business owner and owned a grocery store which had been documented in the U.S. Census and various community directories.
This part of my Peters family were of the Black Socialite Elite as many of the articles will reveal.
Next postings will be the articles I have found in various newspapers pertaining to the Peters Family.
Addendum: After looking at my family tree, I have answered the question that Alice E (Ray) Peters was from North Carolina…But now my question is was it really Janesville or Jonesville?