Friday, April 14, 2017

Valentine Harrison Peyton

VALENTINE HARRISON PEYTON (a1740 - 1796) appears on page 40 of PEYTONs Along the Aquia Genealogy, along with his two daughters, Anna Maria PEYTON and Susannah PEYTON, and their "negro slave, Jenny." The lineage of these PEYTONs is documented back to the original immigrant to Virginia and his English ancestors. He is the same "VALENTINE PEYTON" documented in Reverend Horace Edwin Hayden's 1891 genealogy, "PEYTON, of England and Virginia", on page 563, where his will is included. He was named "HARRISON" to honor his grandmother who appears on page 38. The William PEYTON who was a witness to his will, seems to be his nephew, who relocated to Jefferson County, Kentucky. See page 71 for William's lineage. The wife of Valentine Harrison PEYTON is unknown; she was not mentioned in his will. She was not the Sarah HALE, suggested as a possibility by Reverend Hayden. That "Sally" HALE appears on page 71, married to another nephew, namesake Valentine PEYTON.

In the Index to Prince William County, Virginia Wills there is "1801 Peyton, Valentine dec'd, Book H, page 429, Sales" which probably refers to this Valentine Peyton who died in 1796, leaving orphans in Virginia.

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