Friday, November 2, 2018

Angelina Eberly was Angelina Belle Peyton

She became the heroine of Austin, Texas for preserving the city as the permanent Capitol of Texas.

Angelina Eberley fires off the cannon at the agents attempting to move the archives from her hometown of Austin. (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Angelina Belle PEYTON (1798-1860) married her first cousin, Jonathan PEYTON. Their fathers were twin brothers. After Jonathan’s death, and the burning of San Felipe during the Texas Revolution, she moved to Columbia. There, in 1836, she married Colonel Jacob EBERLY, a widower.

I came upon this interesting article featuring Angelina Eberly and her historical connections to Texas while reading the October 2018 Smithsonian Magazine. 

You may catch up on Angelina's connections to the Peytons of Virginia in my genealogy book PEYTONs Along the AquiaOn pages 136, 262 and 163 you will find Angelina Belle PEYTON along with her parents, her first husband Jonathan PEYTON and their documented descent from the original Peytons of Aquia Creek, Virginia back to England.

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