Early Virginia deeds were quite long and elaborate. There is mention of who owned the land, how he purchased it. Wills are quoted during these long passages, giving information that may be found nowhere else. Especially in a county such as Prince William, where many of the early […]
This is a very interesting will. Although written in Prince William County, Virginia, September 5, 1782, Timothy Peyton had moved his family to Bourbon County, Virginia (which ten years later became a county of Kentucky). Timothy died in 1787, since in November of that year notice was sent […]
May I humbly say this is one of the documents every genealogist would love to find – and I am so glad I did! It wasn’t easy. Located online the University of Publications of America’s website (this was in 1999) I found the Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations, […]
In going through my great-grandmother’s notes this morning I found this sheet, in her handwriting, a list of primarily Edwards family members, with a marriage to a Taylor, a Linton and a Montgomery. This was one of those days when I truly ‘read’ what was in front of […]
Francis Peyton was born 284 years ago – June 27, 1728 – in Stafford County, Virginia. Francis was the son of Valentine Peyton and Frances Linton. Francis married Frances Dade in 1755. Francis Peyton’s grandparents were Henry and Ann Peyton, and Moses Linton and Margaret Barton.
Frances Dade and Francis Peyton were married 257 years ago – April 24, 1755 – in Stafford County, Virginia. Francis was the son of Valentine Peyton and Frances Linton, a daughter of Moses Linton and Margaret Barton. I have no information about children.
Baptisms at Gethsemani Abbey Nelson County, Kentucky In the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three has been baptized on the first of September, Ann Willett, born on the 10th of February 1834, daughter of George Willett and his wife Nancy (both Protestants). Sponsor was Elizabeth Ballet. This […]
John Peyton Powell was born 252 years ago – February 28, 1760 – in Loudoun County, Virginia. John was the son nof William Powell and Eleanor Peyton, the grandson of Valentine Peyton and Frances Linton. John married Tabitha Harris in 1783, in Powhattan County, Virginia. He died in […]