The Founding of Petersburg, Peter Jones Biography

The prevailing opinion among historians is that the City of Petersburg is named for Peter Jones.  If indeed this is the case, precious little historical information exists on the life of Peter Jones.  His parents, his birthplace, and the dates of his birth and death are not positively known.  The first mention of Peter Jones in the historical record is dated June 1, 1655, when a Peter Jones witnessed an agreement signed by Abraham Wood. >Read More