"it appears that Lewis PAYTON was born March 8, 1763. While a resident of Amherst County, Virginia he enlisted a short time after the surrender of Cornwallis and served seven months as a private in Captain Kirkpatrick's Company, Colonel Hawes' Virginia Regiment. ... In 1854, Nelson PAYTON one of the children of soldier, was a resident of Harrison County, Indiana. The names of other children and that of the soldier's wife not given."Lewis PEYTON and his descent from Philip, Valentine, Philip, and Henry PEYTON of early Virginia is documented on pages 132, 133 of PEYTONs Along the Aquia Genealogy.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Nelson PEYTON of Kentucky and Indiana
Nelson PEYTON of Kentucky and Indiana was the son of Lewis PEYTON a Revolutionary War soldier of Amherst County, Virginia. I found two other sons of Lewis PEYTON, although according to his Revolutionary War Pension (S.17003) it appears there were definitely others. Lewis PEYTON has been proven as a DAR Patriot, but the only child of Lewis PEYTON that I found in the DAR records is the aforementioned Nelson PEYTON who is proven by his father's war pension: