The 10 Siblings of the Peterson Family which formed the foundation of our Family Reunion:  United Together Forever
The 10 Siblings of the Peterson Family which formed the foundation of our Family Reunion: United Together Forever

Russell Peterson I and Lina Dancy Genealogy
           Ed Peterson               Kittie Peterson                         Samuel Dancy Sr.           Maggie Dancy
           1834 - 1890                 1838 - 1900                                1850 - 1951                  1855 - 1925
         Parents of the late Russell Peterson I                        Parents of the late Lina Dancy-Peterson
                Russell Peterson I                          Lina Dancy-Peterson
                  Birth 1876 - Death 1953                                                      Birth 1879 – Death 1955
Russell and Lina got married in Macon Mississippi in 1897 and had 11 children
The children and grandchildren of Russell I and Lina Peterson are listed below:
Bettie Peterson Scott Bell (1897 to 1977)
 Husband 1 Ed Scott, Husband 2 Jonathan Bell – Children: Linal, Warren, Angelica
Fannie Lee Peterson Little (1898 to 1984)
Husband Mose Little – Children: Willie, Lina Mae, Walter, Fannie Mae,
Dorothy, Floyd, Theresa, Mose Jr
Rev. James Edward Peterson(1901 to 2002)
 Wife 1 Gertie, Wife 2 Bertha - Children: James, Rose Kathryn, Edward, Morris Sr.
Samuel Peterson (1906 to 1980)
Wife 1 Mattie Mae Wair, Wife 2 Janie Spann – Children: Luther James Sr (LJ)
John Melvin, Booker, Joseph, Mary, Annie B, Glenda, Willie A, Jerome, Willie C
Ethel Peterson Glenn (1907 to 1985)
Husband Earlie Glenn – Children (adopted) Norma Jean, Charles Ann
Russell Peterson II (1909 to 1973)
Wife Kizzie - Children: Edward, Russell III, Francis Hazel, Ralph, Lindsey, Freda, Levern, Regenia
Elnora Peterson Spann Chandler (1910 to 1993)
Husband 1 Jim Spann, Husband 2 Douglas Chandler Sr. – Children: Pearlie Mae, Charlie
Norma Jean, Ethel, Douglas Jr, Jesse, Willie, Henry (Chick), Bessie, Lessie, Elijah, Baby, Leon
Annie Pearl Peterson Brown (1911 to 1992)
Husband Barcus Brown – Children: Annie B, James, Katie, Lula Belle (Doll)
John A, Doris Jean, Annie Pearl (Bay Bay), Mary B, Kittie Rose 
Joseph Peterson (1914 to 1990)
Wife 1 Vivian, Wife 2 Odell – Children: Arnell (Cookie), Constance
Vera Mae Peterson Carey Taylor (1917 to 2004)
Husband 1 Emmitt Taylor Sr. - Children: Emmitt Jr, John, Shirley
Husband 2 Augustus Carey
- Children: Alvin and Lamar
   NOTE: Russell and Lina also had a daughter, Beatress, who was born in 1899 who died as a child
Russell and Lina’s 5th child, Samuel Peterson, married Janie Spann and in 1973 started
the first annual Peterson-Spann Family Reunion held at their home in Birmingham Alabama.
Russell Peterson had 7 siblings: Mary, Sarah, James, Anderson, Morris, Isaac and Nathaniel
 Lina Dancy had 10 siblings: Vannie, Lula, Sue Lee, Pearl, Samuel Jr, Henry, Nat, Fludy, Holman, Trip


If you have questions, concerns or updated information about the Peterson
Heritage please email Alonzo Brown at: alonzo@petersonspann.com

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