Archive for November, 2007

Regarding the Yelverton PEYTON (1735-ante1783) on page 79 of “PEYTONs Along the Aquia,” Peyton researcher Harold Davy has brought to my attention that I had given Yelverton credit for being a soldier of the Revolutionary War. Yelverton has been proven as a DAR Patriot (#A090000) of the war for his service as a member of the Committee of Safety for Stafford County, Virginia, and he performed other service for the war effort, but there is no evidence that he was ever a soldier in that war.

Harold Davey wrote that in addition to his service in 1769, as a Justice of Stafford County, he found records of Yelverton PEYTON having served in 1768, 1772-1773, 1776, and 1780. Thank you Harold.

It was another Yelverton PEYTON who was a soldier in Virginia’s Continental Line (see page 138). This Yelverton PEYTON (1755-1849) received a Revolutionary War pension, #S31291 (not #521291).


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Peytons of Falmouth

The following is in response to a comment from Bill Deyo left here: https://neddysnook.wordpress.com/comments-to-guestbook/#comment-32509.

Bill – This is what I think is the situation with these PEYTONs. The children that I have listed for Charles PEYTON (the Revolutionary War Soldier) on pages 142 and 143, seem to be the same as the children I have for James PEYTON (brother of Charles). I think that Charles probably left no heirs and the younger people living with him on the censuses may be the children and/or grandchildren of his deceased brother James. James had at least Thomas, Nancy and James PEYTON, according to my interpretation of the pension record. Charles PEYTON seems to have been located near to a John LIMBRICK in Falmouth, and I suspect that Nancy married one of that LIMBRICK’s sons. There is research that can verify all of this if you want to undertake it.

At the Library of Virginia are what are called “Personal Property Tax Lists” and they go back to the late 1700s. By searching them on microfilm year by year, one can put together family groups, usually only of fathers, mothers (if widowed) and sons. They are tedious, but well worthwhile to do for one’s immediate forebears. These films can be borrowed through inter-library loan. I think you would need to request the ones for Stafford County, but that is a bit of a sticky wicket because the place where they lived bordered on Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania. It can be a bit confusing. 

If I come up with any additional comments regarding this, I will add them to this post as an UPDATE. If you can come up with any other explanation I would be most open to reading your thoughts on the matter. I hope this helps you.

UPDATE: 8 May 2008: https://neddysnook.wordpress.com/2008/05/07/nancy-peyton-limbrick/

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