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Joseph Peyton, Sr.

Joseph 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.

Known Children

James 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.
Ellender "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.
Joseph 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.
Benjamin Peyton, born about 1821 in Franklin County, Kentucky.  Married in Anderson County,
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.
Margaret 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.
Elizabeth 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

 
Anderson County, Kentucky
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.
Joseph Peyton
Elizabeth Peyton

Deed BK C, pp. 372-373
December 26, 1831
Whereas Joseph Hedger of Anderson County and state of Kentucky, by his attorney filed a certain bill
in Chancery in the Anderson Circuit Court on the 26th day of December 1831 against on Allen N.
McAlister and teh heirs of one Ellender Peyton, deceased viz:  Joseph Peyton, Adonjah Peyton, John
Peyton, Benjamin Peyton, Judith Peyton and Nelly Peyton,  the said McAlister and Joseph Peyton of
the county and state aforesaid and remainder of the said Peytons, non-residents.

Deed BK E, pp. 233-234
July 14, 1842
Indenture between Joseph Peyton and his wife of the second part agreed to separate due to unhappy
differences.  Joseph Peyton in pursuance of mutual agreement between him and his said wife do covenant
unto Benjamin Peyton trustee of the following property as her full part of alimony, 40 acres and personal
property.

Deed BK G, pp 127
October 19, 1848
Mentions land devised to Elizabeth Peyton, Sr. and her children, by her father, James McMichael, deceased
to Benjamin Peyton.  Signed, Elizabeth Peyton, Sr., Margaret and Elizabeth, Jr.

Deed BK I/J
May 20, 1856
Delivered to owners; from Joseph C. Peyton of the county of Hancock and state of Illinois of first part and
Benjamin Peyton, of Anderson County state of Kentucky  tract described as deeded by Joseph Peyton to
Elizabeth Peyton, and Benjamin Peyton as trustee, lying in Anderson County, Kentucky and a tract of
land on Bailey's Run willed by James McMichael to Elizabeth Peyton and her children.

Marriages
Joseph Peyton to Betsy McMichael  - November 6, 1811, Franklin County, Kentucky
Benjamin Peyton to Susan Buford - December 1840, Anderson County, Kentucky
Ellender Peyton to Adam Shyrock - February 14, 1840, Anderson County, Kentucky
Margaret A. Peyton to James B. Sea - August 10, 1853, Anderson County, Kentucky
Elizabeth Peyton to Alanthus Clark - November 17, 1864, Hancock County, Illinois
James Peyton to Hannah Jane Bascome - February 18, 1840, Parke County, Indiana
Joseph C. Peyton to Amanda Seybold - January 17, 1842, Parke County, Indiana

Federal Census
1830 Anderson County, Kentucky
Joseph Peyton
2 - males 5-10
1 - male 10-15
2 - males 15-20
1 - male 30-40
1 - female under 5
1 - female 10-15
1 - female 40-50

1840 Anderson County, Kentucky
Joseph Peyton
1 - male 15-20
1 - male 20-30
1 - male 50-60
1 - female 10-15
1 - female 15-20
1 - female 50-60

1850 Anderson County, Kentucky, page 204
#224/#224
Benjamin Peyton - 29 - born Kentucky
Susan Peyton - 31 - born Kentucky
John H. Peyton - 07 - born Kentucky
Amanda J. Peyton - 5 - born Kentucky
William M. Peyton - 3 - born Kentucky
Joseph S. Peyton - 2 - born Kentucky
Benjamin L. Peyton - 7/12 - born Kentucky

#225/#225
Elizabeth Peyton - 63 - born Virginia
Ellen Shyrock - 33 - born Kentucky
Margaret A. Peyton - 25 - born Kentucky
Elizabeth A. Peyton - 22 - born Kentucky
John Shyrock - 9 - born Kentucky
Andrew J. Shyrock - 7 - born Kentucky
Elizabeth A. Peyton - 4 - born Kentucky
Samuel N. Shyrock - 11/12 - born Kentucky

1850 Parke County, Indiana, page 317
#770/#771
James Peyton - 38 - born Kentucky
Hannah Peyton - 23 - born Ohio
Sarah Peyton - 9 - born Indiana
John B. Peyton - 7 - born Indiana
Hannah J. Peyton - 5 - born Indiana

1850 Hancock County, Illinois, page 432
#2239/#2239
Joseph C. Peyton - 32 - born Kentucky
Amanda Peyton - 25 - born Indiana
Elizabeth Peyton - 8 - born Indiana
John Peyton - 6 - born Indiana
Densey Peyton - 4 - born Indiana



Indiana Research by: Jan Peyton Elder
Information submitted by:  Patricia Joan K. Allen


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