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Joseph Peyton, Sr.
Peyton, son of Benjamin and Ellen Peyton was born about 1787 and died in
Anderson County, Kentucky on March 11, 1859. His marriage bond to
Elizabeth McMichael, daughter of James McMichael was filed in Franklin County, Kentucky, November 6, 1811. A deed located in Anderson County, Kentucky
Deed BK E, pp. 233-234, dated July 14, 1842 would indicate Joseph and Elizabeth McMichael Peyton agreed to separate due to unhappy differences. Forty acres
and personal property deeded to Benjamin Peyton in trust as her full part of alimony. On October 19, 1848, Deed BK G, p. 127 mentions land devised to Elizabeth
Peyton, Sr. and her children, by her father James McMichael, deceased to Benjamin Peyton. Elizabeth Peyton , age 63, born Virginia appears on the 1850 census
for Anderson County, Kentucky, page 205. It is believed Elizabeth died sometime prior to the 1860 census in Anderson County, Kentucky.
Peyton, born about 1812 probably in Franklin County, Kentucky.
A James Payton married
Hannah Jane Bascome in Park County, Illinois , February 18, 1840 and appears there on the 1850
census, page 317, with his wife Hannah and their three children. On August 15, 1858, James Peyton
of McDonough County, Illinois to Benjamin Peyton all interest in land willed and bequeathed to
Elizabeth Peyton by James, McMichael and interest in land set apart by division between Joseph
Peyton, Sr. and Elizabeth Peyton and deeded to Benjamin Peyton in trust.
"Ellen" Peyton, born about 1816/17 in Franklin County, Kentucky
and died after
August 16, 1850. She married Adam Shyrock on February 14, 1840 in Anderson County, Kentucky.
Evidently, Ellen was widowed by 1850. She and three young Shyrock children were living in the
household of her mother.
C. Peyton, born about 1819/20 in Franklin County, Kentucky
and died between 1860-1870.
He married Amanda Seybold January 17, 1842 in Park County, Indiana. Joseph C. and Amanda are
listed on the 1850 and 1860 census for Hancock County, Illinois. May 20, 1856 delivered to owners;
from Joseph C. Peyton of the county of Hancock and state of Illinois to Benjamin Peyton, of Anderson
County, Kentucky land deeded by Joseph Peyton to Elizabeth Peyton and land lying on Bailey's Run
willed by James McMichael to Elizabeth Peyton and her children.
born about 1821 in Franklin County, Kentucky. Married in Anderson
Kentucky in December of 1840 to Susan Buford. Benjamin, Susan and their five children were listed
on the 1850 census of Anderson County, Kentucky. The family migrated to Schuyler County, Missouri
and are listed on census there 1860-1880.
Ann Peyton, born about 1825 in Franklin County, Kentucky
was still living at home
with her mother on the 1850 Anderson County, Kentucky census, Margaret married James Boyd Sea
on August 10, 1853 in Anderson County, Kentucky.February 18, 1856, Hancock County, Illinois
deed for land deeded by Joseph Peyton to Elizabeth Peyton, Benjamin Peyton, trustee, lying in
Anderson County, Kentucky and a tract on Bailey's Run willed by James McMichael to Elizabeth
Peyton and her children. Recorded May 20, 1856, signed James B. Sea and Margaret A. Sea.
H. Peyton, born June 6, 1833 in Anderson County, Kentucky
and died 1891 in
Hancock County, Illinois. She was living at home with her mother on the 1850 Anderson County,
Kentucky census. Elizabeth married in Hancock County, Illinois on November 17, 1864 to
Alanthus Clark. The family is listed on census in Hancock County 1860-1880.
Various Payton/Peyton Records
Deed BK A, p. 258
March 19, 1829
Joseph Peyton and Elizabeth Peyton to Andrew Hawkins, of Anderson County, Kentucky a certain
survey of land in the county on Gebards Creek, on south side of Gebards Creek to corner of William
Reynolds, below Barnes Spring, thence on cliff on Joel McCalisters line on William Abbotts line.
BK C, pp. 372-373
BK E, pp. 233-234
BK G, pp 127
Anderson County, Kentucky
Anderson County, Kentucky, page 204
Parke County, Indiana, page 317
Hancock County, Illinois, page 432
Indiana Research by: Jan Peyton Elder
Information submitted by: Patricia Joan K. Allen
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