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Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Henry PEYTON

         Henry Peyton is a son of Henry and Polly Peyton, now deceased, who in 1803 came to Cabell County from Amherst County, Virginia. In their cabin home the subject of this sketch was born, October 23, 1818, and here he grew to manhood, assisting his father in farm labors for many years. He now owns 312 acres of land on One-mile Creek, well improved, with fine fruit orchard, good timber, and undeveloped mineral resources. His first wife, Margaret J., who died December 22, 1860, was the mother of: Emily, born March 7, 1838, died May 15, 1850; Cynthia J., July 16, 1839, died July 3, 1868; Elizabeth B., July 16, 1852, died October 5, 1875; William H., August 24, 1854; Lewis M., October 5, 1855. In Cabell County, in 1866, Frances J. Dick became the wife of Mr. Peyton, and their children are five living, one deceased, born: Mary C., August 24, 1868; Nancy E., January 6, 1870; Thomas J., October 5, 1871; Louisa V., September 25, 1873; Rhoda A., June 22. 1878; Eliza S., October 26, 1881, died March 29, 1882. Joseph and Catherine (Cook) Dick, who made their home in Lincoln County in 1875, were the parents of Mrs. Peyton, and she was born in Boone County (then) Virginia, February 21, 1844. Henry Peyton's post office address is Hamlin, Lincoln County, West Virginia.

    Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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