Horace Edwin HAYDEN was born at Catonsville, Maryland, February 18, 1837. He was educated at St. Timothy's Military Academy, Maryland, and Kenyon College, Ohio, where he was granted an honorary degree of M.A. in 1886. His college course was interrupted by the War between the States, during which he served as a private in the Confederate States army, 1861-65. He graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1867, and was ordained Deacon that same year and Priest in 1867. He served as Rector of Christ Church, Point Pleasant, Diocese of Virginia, 1867-73; of St. John's Church, West Brownsville, Pennsylvania, 1873-79; assistant minister of St. Stephen's Church, Wilkes-Barre from 1879-85. Beginning in 1885, Mr. Hayden became one of the Examining Chaplains of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. He was a member of many historical and scientific societies, and contributed much to the field of historic research. He was a member of the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Sons of the Revolution, in the Wyoming Valley. He was a resident of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Peyton, of England and Virginia: From Virginia Genealogiesby Horace Edwin Hayden
Reverend Horace Edwin HAYDEN, continues to be the leading genealogist of the PEYTON family of Virginia. His celebrated book, "Virginia Genealogies," published 1891, included a chapter on the PEYTON family: "PEYTON, 'of Iselham,' Cambridgeshire, England, Gloucester, and Westmoreland Counties, Virginia." The author closely followed the English PEYTON lines in the… See more details below
Reverend Horace Edwin HAYDEN, continues to be the leading genealogist of the PEYTON family of Virginia. His celebrated book, "Virginia Genealogies," published 1891, included a chapter on the PEYTON family: "PEYTON, 'of Iselham,' Cambridgeshire, England, Gloucester, and Westmoreland Counties, Virginia." The author closely followed the English PEYTON lines in the 1878 book "Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley," by Robert E. Chester WATERS. One hundred seventeen years ago, when Reverend HAYDEN published the lineage and history of the PEYTON family of Virginia, his work was the most comprehensive and accurate in data, scope and material ever received. Since then, his extensive "Peyton" chapter in "Virginia Genealogies" has formed the basis of all succeeding published genealogies of the Peyton family. This scanned reprint will be a welcome and necessary resource for those studying the PEYTON family of Virginia. His acclaimed essay "Descent" is included.
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