Saturday, February 12, 2011
Henry "Bully" PEYTON of Tom's Creek
Henry "Bully" PEYTON (1794-1848) of Cabell County, West Virginia, appears on pages 139, 167 of PEYTONs Along the Aquia Genealogy. His birth place on page 167 is probably incorrect, as Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encylopedia, 1884, page 399, states that he and his wife Polly, arrived in Cabell County, from Amherst County, Virginia, in 1803, although Cabell County was not formed from Kanawha unti 1808. Nevertheless, Henry PEYTON is unlikely to have been born at Kanawha. Both he and his wife are descendants of the early PEYTONs of Aquia Creek and their lineage is documented in the aforementioned genealogy book.