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Peyton, Blewford

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Peyton, Blewford
March 06, 2007 05:00PM
History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana From
the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical
Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Bros., & Co.,
Publishers, 1884. Weston A. Goodspeed, Leroy C. Goodspeed, Charles L.
Goodspeed. Lincoln County.

BLEWFORD PEYTON was born in Crawford County,
Ind., November 25, 1833, the son of William and Rehab (Marshall) Peyton,
the father a native of Lincoln Co., Ky., and the mother of Orange County,
N. C. Martin Peyton, the grandfather, a Virginian, married Rachael Arbuckle
in Kentucky, and in 1816 came to Crawford County, Ind., where they raised a
large family. William was raised a farmer, was married in Kentucky, and in
1847 came to this township (Paoli Township), where he lived until his death
August 10, 1862, his wife following him May 10, 1863. Their three children
were: Lovie, Blewford and Mary R., our subject being the only one now
living. He, in youth, became a farmer, and was compelled to make the best
of limited school advantages. April 2, 1856, he married Sarah A. E. Scott,
who bore him three children: William S., Mary E. and Laura E., and died
April 29, 1863. March 26, 1864, he married Mrs. Elizabeth J. Gifford, whose
maiden name was Elrod. They have two children: Wesley G. and Everett M.
Mrs. Peyton was born in this county December 1, 1830. Mr. Peyton is one of
the leading farmers of the county; is liberal in politics; is a Mason, and
himself and family are universally respected.
He owns a farm of 160 acres.
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