Tuesday, November 29, 2011

PEYTONs of Illinois

My book does not cover the lineage of the PEYTONS of Aquia who settled in Illinois. I assume they were the descendants of the Thomas Bronaugh PEYTON from Kentucky who died at Coles County, Illinois in 1842, as he had thirteen children. His father had served as an Ensign during the American Revolution (page 115) and then went to Kentucky afterwards. Thomas and his wife Charlotte are cited on page 116, and his lineage is documented back to the PEYTONS of Aquia, Virginia and to England.

The PEYTONs found in Illinois could also be descended from the Joseph PEYTON (page 125), who had a son, Joseph PEYTON, Jr. who went from Kentucky to Coles County, Illinois after 1840.

Please see pages 115, 116, 125 and 126, of PEYTONs Along the Aquia for the connections of these two families to the PEYTONs of Virginia and England.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Elizabeth Rowzee

On page 498 of Reverend Hayden's "PEYTON, of England and Virginia" in "EXCURSUS - ROWZEE" he quoted Colonel John Lewis PEYTON as having given the name of his ROWZEE grandfather as "John ROUSE." However, a more careful reading of Reverend Hayden's "EXCURSUS - ROWZEE" leads me to conclude that, whoever Grandfather JOHN ROUSE was, he was not in fact, the father of Elizabeth ROWZEE.

Therefore, the father of the Elizabeth ROWZEE who married John PEYTON as given on page 43 of PEYTONs Along the Aquia, I now believe to be incorrect. I conclude that her father was Edward ROWZEE. Because he did not mention daughter Elizabeth ROWZEE in his 1719 will, but she was mentioned in the 1725 will of her stepfather, would give her a birthdate of circa 1720.

"Concord" the Old Waller Home at Aquia Creek, Virginia, belonged to the family of Elizabeth ROWZEE's first husband. She may be buried in the adjoining cemetery, as WALLER family tradition gives. Another view of this home is pictured on the back cover of PEYTONs Along the Aquia.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mary Ann Payton of Arkansas

Mary A. PEYTON, born about 1830, in Tennessee, appears on the 1860 Census of Franklin Township, Sevier County, Arkansas, with her mother Milly PEYTON, age 54, and brothers, Ephraim H. PEYTON 28, and Marcus A. PEYTON 24. Her parents appear on pages 160, 161 of PEYTONs Along the Aquia, where her PEYTON lineage is traced back to the first PEYTONS who came from England and settled on the Northern Neck of the Virginia Colony.

Mary Ann PAYTON of Sevier County, Arkansas married Cyrus BAILEY of Hempstead County, Arkansas on 7 November 1860, in Sevier County, Arkansas. Cyrus BAILEY was a Confederate soldier who served in Arkansas's First (Monroe's) Cavalry.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Private Charles PEYTON

Images of the Revolutionary War Pension of Charles PEYTON of Virginia are available on the Internet with a signature of his daughter "Nancy P. LIMERICK." Charles PEYTON and his family are featured on pages 142, 143 of PEYTONs Along the Aquia, where his lineage is traced back to the PEYTONS who came from England and settled on the Northern Neck of the Virginia Colony.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Valentine PEYTON & Sarah HALE

Fauquier County, Virginia by Edna Barney
Fauquier County, Virginia a photo by Edna Barney on Flickr.
Valentine PEYTON married Sarah HALE  in 1789, at Fauquier County, Virginia. They are both cited with their parents on pages 70, 71 of the "Revised and Updated" Second Edition of PEYTONs Along the Aquia Genealogy. Valentine's lineage is further documented back to the the PEYTONs of Aquia Creek, Virginia who were descended from the PEYTONs of England who came with William the Conqueror in 1066.

Reverend Hayden also cited the marriage of Valentine and Sarah PEYTON in his "Virginia Genealogies" of 1891: ("PEYTON, of England and Virginia", ISBN 1438282710, page 563).

Monday, February 14, 2011

Why All the Craven PEYTONs?

The question is often posed as to the connection of the PEYTON family of Virginia to the CRAVEN family. There was a CRAVEN family in England and also one in Virginia, however, a familial connection with the PEYTONs has not been documented. Reverend Hayden in his "Virginia Genealogies" of 1891 ("PEYTON, of England and Virginia", ISBN 1438282710, page 499), addressed the question back then when he wrote of Craven PEYTON of Aquia Creek as "the first of the line in Va. to be named Craven, after the son of Sir Robert PEYTON." Craven PEYTON (1664-1738) was a prominent PEYTON of London who worked at the British mint with Sir Isaac NEWTON. He continued the "Craven" name in his own descendants (see pages 485, 486 of Reverend Hayden's book cited above).

The prominent Craven PEYTON of London descends from the same line of ancient PEYTONs as do those PEYTONs in Virginia who were named for him, which lineage is documented on pages 15, 25 of the "Revised and Updated" Second Edition of PEYTONs Along the Aquia Genealogy. The first Craven PEYTON of Virginia, mentioned by Reverend Hayden in 1891, appears on pages 70 through 72 of the new "keepsake" edition in hardcover.

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.