Samuel Payton of Blackford County

Started by Smith Hutchings on Thursday, April 1, 2010

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4/1/2010 at 7:30 PM

This is late to the conversation, but in case anyone is still reading. The Samuel Payton here is an additional child of Jacob and Lois and is the one married to Mary Ann Gregory in the John Gregory probate records mentioned in one of the other responses further below.

Samuel Payton, one of the early settlers of Blackford County, and a much respected citizen, is a native of Indiana, born in Fayette County, February 27, 1817, a son of Jacob Payton, who was born in the State of Kentucky and was a soldier in the war of 1812. The father was married in Butler County, Ohio, to Miss Lois Hutchings, who was born in Ohio, and was a daughter of Gabriel and Lydia (Cook) Hutchings.
Samuel Payton was reared in his native county, his youth being spent on a farm, and his education being obtained in the common schools of his neighborhood. When sixteen years of age he accompanied his parents to Delaware County, Indiana, where he made his home many years.
September 1, 1836, he was married to Miss Mary Gregory, who was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, a daughter of John and Nancy (Shidler) Gregory. Three children were born to this union -James, who was a member of the Nineteenth Indiana Infantry in the war of the Rebellion, and died in the service of his country; Elizabeth J. and Susannah.
Mr. Payton began working at the carpenter's trade, which occupation he followed many years. In 1851 he came to Blackford County, Indiana, locating on a part of the land where he now resides in Jackson Township, and for twenty-five years he was the only settler, with one exception, on Section 20.
Mrs. Payton died April 13, 1851, and September 15, 1851, Mr. Payton married Miss Polly Beal, who died July 11, 1874. To this union were born three children -Marion, John G. and Samuel E. The maiden name of his present wife was Margaret Ann Hollingshead. She is a native of Virginia and a daughter of James and Mary (Scarf) Hollingshead.
Politically Mr. Payton is a Republican. Though not a church member he is a Christian gentleman and takes an active interest in religious matters.

Source: Biographical and Historical Record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana by The Lewis Publishing Company, 1887.

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