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:
"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.


  1. Lewis Peyton/Payton was an early pioneer of Indiana and Kentucky. His wife was Winifred Followell and they had as many as 12 children. Most if not all of the children were born in Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY. They had James 1787, Abraham 1789, Nimrod 1791, Lewis 1791, Augustus 1793, Frances 1796, Isabel Nancy 1798, Theodocia 1799, Nelson 1801, John 1802, Bluford 1805, and Demarcus. Lewis Peyton's stone is the only readable stone and it is said this was an old indian burial ground. There are 29 graves marked with fieldstones.
    Birth: 1763 Amherst Co. VA
    Death: 1838 Harrison Indiana
    Harrison County
    Indiana, USA

    1. Hello, do you have proof that Augustus b. 1793 was a child of Lewis and Winifred? I am trying to find that proof for a woman who wants to get into the NSDAR. He would be a new child of this patriot, so they need proof of their connection. Thank you,

    2. I have a photo of his tombstone taken in the 70's. I grew up on the farm where it is located. You can contact me at and
      I will email you a copy.