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 […]
Marriages – Anderson County, Kentucky Thomas Jewel married Mary C. Stout – November 18, 1872 John Jewell married Martha Ann Cason – June 13, 1839 William Jewel married Eleanor Cromwell, widow – October 22, 1831 Anderson Johnson married Mrs. Mary A. Driskell – September 25, 1860 Benjamin W. […]
About a week ago the post was about the missing Stafford County will books. There is an index for one of the earlier books – list of which was in the post. Several of these wills had been copied and are now in the Tayloe Papers – in possession of […]
from Charles County, Maryland Wills 09/05/1717 – 09/22/1717 William Barton, Gentleman, being very sick and weak of body, bequeaths to: 1. Barton Smoot – grandson – to have Negro man “Samm” and to treat him kindly during his natural life “knowing it was my intent if the laws […]
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.