91st PA: John Peyton (or Paxton)

John Peyton (or Paxton)

Before the war

He was born in 1838/39. [sources: date: 2 (23 in 1862)]

During the war

He also served in company D of the 2nd Connecticut Infantry. [sources: 3, 4]

He enlisted and was mustered into service, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 12 August 1862. He was mustered into service as a private in company B of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 4]

He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to the 91st Pennsylvania. He was a private in company F of the 91st Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 5]

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865. He was a private, in company F. [sources: 1, 2, 5]

After the war

On 21 July 1867, his (probable) daughter Emma Hamilton Peyton was born, at Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Her parents were John and Annie Peyton. [source: 7]

In 1876, he died. He was buried in Village Cemetery, Birmingham, New Haven, Connecticut. [source: 6]

On 9 September 1895, his minor dependent, Emma H Peyton, unsuccessfully applied from Massachusetts for a pension. [sources: 3, 4]


1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (John Peyton)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (John Peyton [rolls have 'Paxton'])

3 pension index, by name (John Peyton)

4 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (John Peyton)

5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Peyton)

6 records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903 (John Peyton)

7 Connecticut, births and christenings (abstract only)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007)
Find a grave
accessed 19 Feb 15


John Peyton in the 91st PA database

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 19 February 2015, from Fold3]

Peyton John
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also 118" Pa Inf



[records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903]
[transcribed 19 Feb 2015, from FamilySearch]

Peyton. John
Pvt. Co. F, Regt. 91" Pa. Inf.
Cemetery Village.
City or Town Birmingham.
County and State New Haven. Conn.
Grave -
died - 1876.
Headstone supplied [blank]
by D. W. Whitney.
Contract dated Nov. 29." 1879. +

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