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Peyton Bristow

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Birthplace: Loudoun County, VA, USA
Death: Died in Perry Twp., Marion Co., Indiana
Place of Burial: Bell Cemetery, Perry Twp, Marion Co., Indiana
Immediate Family:

Son of William W. Bristow and Margaret Mary Bristow
Husband of Mary Bristow and Mary Bristow
Father of William Henry Price Bristow; James Bristow; Lucy Neighbors; Margaret Elizabeth Smith; Evans Bristow and 9 others
Brother of Benjamin W Bristow; William Bristow, Jr.; James Bristow; Thomas Bristow; Henry Bristow and 5 others

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About Peyton Bristow

PEYTON BRISTOW was a native of Virginia, born in Loudoun County, the 29th of August, 1778. His father died when he was but a boy, and soon after his mother started with the family, consisting of herself and ten children, for Kentucky. Though he was fourth in the family, he was the practical head, the older ones having left to work for themselves. In the wild arrests of Kentucky, he had but little or no chance for educating himself, and very little education did he have. He was married on the 16th of November, 1802, to Miss MARY PRICE. After his marriage, he settled on a "claim" in Green County, Kentucky, afterwards Adair County, and remained there until the fall of 1809, when he sold out and went to Preble County, Ohio. He was a soldier of the War of 1812, though he was not engaged in any battles. In the fall of 1821 he sold out, and, coming to Perry township, Marion County, Indiana, entered 320 acres of land. He returned to Ohio to get the two oldest boys, who were to help him build the cabin, which they nearly completed, when the father and the younger son again returned for the family, leaving the older son to finish it; but when they returned, they found that he had been seriously injured by a falling tree, a day or two after they had left, and the cabin was no nearer done than they had left it. This was about the 1st of February, 1822. Soon after this was the first township election, at which there were himself and four others - Henry Riddle, Peter Harmonson, William Stallcop, and Elias Stallcop. He served as justice-of-the-peace, from November 3, 1829, to July 4, 1834, from which he acquired the title of "Squire." He lived a householder for over 66 years, and died February 10, 1869. He was sternly and strictly honest, and liberal in his views. He was politically a Democrat and religiously a Universalist. His own death was the first under his roof. His wife survived him some 18 months, and died in 1870. He had 13 children: WILLIAM, JAMES, LUCY, MARGARET, SALLY, EVANS, CORNELIUS, ELIZA, MARY, MARTHA, POWELL, HENRY, and ALFRED, of whom four or five are dead.

SOURCE: B. R. Sulgrove. History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana. L. H. Everts & Co., 1884, page 583.

ADDENDUM: "PEYTON BRISTOW, who had been here in the summer and put up a cabin, now returned (it being in the first part of December) and settled permanently on what was called Bristow's Hill, six miles south of the city (Indianapolis), on the east of the Bluff road, which had just been laid out." [Ibid., page 577].

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Peyton Bristow's Timeline

1778
August 29, 1778
Loudoun County, VA, USA
1803
October 5, 1803
Age 25
Adair County, KY, USA
1805
1805
Age 26
Adair County, KY, USA
1806
1806
Age 27
Adair County, KY, USA
1808
September 30, 1808
Age 30
Adair County, KY, USA
1810
December 19, 1810
Age 32
Preble County, OH, USA
1812
1812
Age 33
Preble County, OH, USA
1814
December 26, 1814
Age 36
December 26, 1814
Age 36
Preble County, OH, USA