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.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Lydia Price Snyder

The PEYTON children of Lydia Price SNYDER are descended from a soldier of the American Revolution, Michael SNYDER (1755-1815). During the war, Michael and his wife were living in Culpeper County, Virginia where he was recorded on the Culpeper Class List, List of Classes in Culpeper County for January 1781. Michael SNYDER is DAR Ancestor #A106947.

Lydia Price SNYDER, her PEYTON husband and their children, along with Lydia's parents, Michael SNYDER and Martha STIGLER, appear on pages 110, 111 of the Second Edition of "PEYTONs Along the Aquia Genealogy."