Dear Mrs. Barney,
This e-mail is two fold. I am a ” Peyton cousin” and member of the PSV and obtained your email address from the Society’s web site. I am a “Peyton cousin” in that my 4th great-grandfather was William Peyton who married Elizabeth Lacey in Frederick County, Virginia in 1795. That is where I ran into my brick wall, as they say. I do have your book, Peytons Along the Aquia and did find on page 109, the thoughts that he was the son of a George Peyton.
A bit of history of my Peytons – (Joseph E.Peyton – son of William) left Virginia – went to Ohio – and then Joseph’s son Thomas,my great-great grandfather served with the 16th Regiment, Company D of Ohio in the Civil War, after that he came to Pekin, Illinois and is buried here. His daughter (Fannie Peyton) was my great grandmother and she is buried here also.
Also, in the appendix, page VI your book you show an image of Lady Margaret (Bernard) Peyton that was found in a Peyton Of Virginia (1976) book I have the book and am the one who submitted the card to the Peyton Society of Virginia and they put it on their web site. I purchased the book for $100 on Ebay and was surprised to find the card with a note on it and signed with the initials of BPC. – which I am sure is for Bernard Peyton Chamberlain.
I want to compliment you on your web site – I think the music and graphics are exceptional. I visit the site quite often.
I am a board member of our local genealogy society – Tazewell County Genealogy & Historical Society. We are located in Pekin, Illinois – central Illinois.. We are currently in the process of recording the experiences of veterans from World War II and are hoping to obtain about 200 stories. The experiences of these veterans are too important not to be saved for future generations. We have just started this project and hope to be able to have the books for sale in the fall of 2007. All the proceeds will be given to support the genealogy society. We are a 501 (3) (C) corporation and we have only our dues, gifts, and society projects to keep us afloat.
In our book of the veterans remembering their World War II experiences, we are going to list the deceased veterans of our county from World War II. I especially like the flagbar you use on the Revolutionary War Patriots page. Would you consider allowing us to use the flagbar at the top of the pages where we list the deceased veterans? We, of course, would list you in the credits of the book.