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Robert Peyton

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Prince William County, Virginia, United States
Death: January 5, 1795 (49)
Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, United States (killed by indians)
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Valentine Peyton and Frances Linton Peyton
Husband of Ann Peyton
Father of Ephraim Peyton; John Peyton, Surveyor and Thomas Peyton
Brother of Eleanor Douglas Powell; Col. Henry Peyton, of Prince William, VA; Craven Peyton; John Seth Peyton; Col. Francis Peyton and 2 others

Managed by: Cornelia Gay Moore
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About Robert Peyton

  • DAR Ancestor #: A089994
  • PEYTON, ROBERT Ancestor #: A089994
  • Service:  VIRGINIA    Rank: SOLDIER
  • Death:  1-5-1795     SUMNER CO TENNESSEE
  • Service Description: 1) ARTILLERY, CONT LINE
  • Residence 1) County: AMHERST CO - State: VIRGINIA
  • Spouse Number Name   1) ANN GUFFEY  


  1. from the book "Davis Stockton of Virginia" by Leona Irene Smith Johnson and Winifred Broadus (sp?) Smith, 1972. According to the book, there was an Ann (1) Guffey born in 1742 in Stafford Country Virginia who married Robert Peyton, (b. 1730) in 1763, in Amherst County (1)



"John Peyton was the son of Robert and Ann Guffey Peyton and was born in Amherst County, Virginia, in 1755. . . At the age of nineteen, together with his twin brother, Ephraim, he joined the army of the Revolution under Gen. Andrew Lewis. Both were in the battle of Point Pleasant, at the mouth of the Big Kanawah, in 1774. He came to Middle Tennessee in 1779, where he fought with distinction in the various Indian battles. John Peyton was in command of Rock Island Ford, on the Caney Fork River, in which battle he displayed great courage and presence of mind. His father, Robert Peyton, came to visit his son John some years later, at what is now known as "Peytonia Farm", in Sumner County, and was the last white man killed by the Indians. This occurred at Bledsoe's Lick, where he had gone to look after some cattle. . .John Peyton, who was by occupation a surveyor, married Margaret Hamilton, daughter of Capt. John W. Hamilton, of the British army. . .John and Margaret HAMILTON Peyton reared a large family. . ."

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Robert Peyton's Timeline

September 1, 1745
Prince William County, Virginia, United States
August 27, 1755
Age 9
Amherst, Virginia, United States
August 27, 1755
Age 9
Amherst, Virginia, United States
Age 27
January 5, 1795
Age 49
Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, United States