I'm a little puzzled by the Oliver Springs address for Hutzel's birth. Hutzel's father John Henry Peters died four days after Hutzel's birth, and is reported to have died in Robertsville. I don't know why Hutzel's birth and John's death would not have been in the same place, except that perhaps Hutzel's mother Hulda Asberine Cross might have gone to live with relatives in Oliver Springs to have her baby. After all, it is the case that Oliver Springs is very close to the Robertsville community in Anderson County. Also, the very small town of Oliver Springs lies in three counties: Morgan County, Roane Count, and Anderson County. I don't know which of these three counties was Hutzel's county of birth.
Hutzel was one of fourteen brothers and sisters, only four of whom lived to be adults. William Daily (Will) Peters, Alva Edward Peters, and Robert A. Peters married and had children, but Hutzel never married. Robert died in 1905. So when Hutzel died in 1920, his estate was split between his surviving brothers Will and Alva. Hutzel's estate was worth $2761.02 (mostly cash in the bank), which seems to me like a pretty good sum for 1920. He owned no land, so he must have just worked and saved.
My grandfather Lester Peters was reputed to have looked just like his Uncle Hutzel, and they were close to the same age. Hutzel owned a fiddle that was passed down to Lester, and Lester played it at dances. Hutzel's fiddle is presently in the possession of my sister.
Timothy Carpenter (Tim) Peters and Walter Marshall Peters were brothers, sons of Samuel Tobias (Sam) Peters and Sarah Catherine Rogers. As such, they were great grandsons of Tobias Peters Sr. and Elizabeth Rachel Scarborough. Tobias Peters Sr. and Henry Peters Sr. were surely related. But because such a relationship has not been proven, there is no proven relationship between Tim and Walter Peters on the one hand, and my Peters family on the other hand.
Tim was born 17 Aug 1895 in Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee and died Sep 1969 in LaFollette, Campbell County, Tennessee. Walter was born 4 Apr 1892 in Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee and died 15 Jun 1966.
Roscoe Moore Slaton was the son of Amanda Melzina (Mandy) Slaton and Mr. Fairchild. Mandy Slaton was the daughter of Francis Marion (Frank) Slaton and Mary Ann Moore. As such, Mandy was the niece of my second great grandmother Susan A. Slaton.
Mandy's mother was opposed to Mandy marrying Mr. Fairchild, and either prevented the marriage, or else caused it to end in divorce or annulment. Mandy later married Silas Amberson Bryan who was my great grandfather's brother, and Roscoe was raised by Mandy and Silas. My father refers to Mandy and Silas as Aunt Mandy and Uncle Silas.
Mr. Fairchild was an engineer, and Roscoe inherited some of his father's abilities. Roscoe spent considerable time at sea, and wrote to his mother about developing a ship-to-shore radio. Roscoe's tombstone says Sgt AM Casual Det Group One. The index of World War I soldiers at the Tennessee State Library and Archives says that he served in the U.S. Navy. That index is the only source I have for Roscoe's middle name. He was named for his grandmother Mary Ann Moore. At the time of his death, he was working in Jacksonville, Florida around the shipyards.