Posted By:JoEllen Ringhand
Post Date:March 23, 2004 at 16:24:25
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Forum:Lawrence County, OH Genealogy Forum
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I am desperately searching for information on my gr-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Peyton (also Payton). He also went by A.J. Peyton, Jackson Payton, and John Peyton. He married Martha Jane Gifford in Scioto Co. in 1871. They lived in Ironton from about 1875-79. Their first child, Frank Lee, was born somewhere in Kentucky in December 1871 (can anyone suggest a place in KY near Lawrence?). Second child, Edward J., was born in Decatur Twp. in April 1874. Third child, William Albert, was born in Decatur Twp. in February 1876. And the fourth child, Frances Belle, was also born in Decatur Twp. in March 1878. About 1879-80, the family moved to California, where Andrew and Martha (Mattie) had 6 more children.

Might there be directories, tax lists, voter's registration, etc., for Ironton for the years 1875-79 that might show information on him? Also, not familiar with Ohio, I'm wondering why, if they lived in Ironton, their children were born in Decatur?

If anyone can be of help to me, I would so appreciate it!!! The Peytons are my brick wall.

Thank you.

JoEllen Ringhand