Posted By:Joan E. Rambo
Subject:Re: Any Peyton family researchers?
Post Date:June 28, 2010 at 09:42:27
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Forum:Wise County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Not my line, just trying to help, but you threw me at first when you said John was your grandfather and his daughter Katherine was your grandmother. LOL

May I make a suggestion, always a good idea to include some dates in your query. Such as when someone was born etc.

TX Dth Idx thru 1976 --;p=2;c=1320964;t=searchable -- You can view digitized copy of original death record, see more details, make copies and look for others, too.

Name: Kathryn Z. Thornton
Death Date: 07 Mar 1957
Death Place: Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 61 years 4 months 5 days
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 20 Oct 1895
Birthplace: Decatur, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: J.O. Peyton
Father's Birthplace: Mo.
Mother's Name: Amanda Ady
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Occupation: Housewife
Place of Residence: Burkburnett, Wichita, Texas
Cemetery: Burkburnett Cemetery
Burial Place: Burkburnett, Wichita, Texas
Burial Date: 09 Mar 1957
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2135699
Digital Film Number: 4163624
Image Number: 2073
Reference Number: cn 17243
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Her sister -- Katy Thorton is the informant on this DC:

Name: Hattie H Honner
Death Date: 25 Dec 1918
Death Place: Dick Warshnn, Clay, Texas
Gender: Female
Race: W
Death Age: 31 years 4 months 18 days
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 07 Aug 1887
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: J O Peyton
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: A M Ady
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Place of Residence:
Burial Place:
Burial Date:
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2073464
Digital Film Number: 4167710
Image Number: 1200
Reference Number: v X cn 54565
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Go to Rootsweb's WorldConnect site -- -- Type in Peyton, John Oliver. Several others are working on this line, BUT be careful, they're not showing same information as to his parents, or maiden name of first wife. Try to find out the sources they're using for their information. They just show your Katheryn as a daughter named Katie, so you could share what you know about her with them.

On the 1910 census it shows John was married twice and "Mandy" just once. He is a farmer with a mortgaged farm. She had 11 children with 7 living. So many of those Peytons in Wise Co probably belong to your family. By 1920 Mandy is a widow.

Happy Hunting (^_^)