Isaac Mayfield Payton

1827–1900 (Age 73)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Isaac Mayfield

When Isaac Mayfield Payton was born in 1827, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Leroy Payton Jr., was 37 and his mother, Nancy Smith, was 37. He married Julia A. Hardin in 1850, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Marion Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 21 January 1900, in Paragon, Morgan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Indiana, United States.

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Isaac Mayfield Payton
Julia A. Hardin
Marriage: 1850
Lafayette Payton
Alice Anetta Payton
Charlotte M. Payton
Isaac Lane Payton
William L. Payton
Cora A Payton
Corey A. Payton
Ellen N. Payton

Spouse and Children

Indiana, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Leroy Payton Jr.


    Nancy Smith




    William Payton


    Elizabeth Payton


    James Payton


    Mary Payton


    Wiley Buchanan Payton


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 3

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 9

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 23

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from Peyton in Sussex, named the Old English personal name Pǣga + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, or from some other place similarly named. Peyton in Essex has probably not contributed; it has a quite different early etymology, and even in the 16th century it was still Pakenho or Patenhall.2 Irish (mainly County Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Peatáin ‘descendant of Peatán’, a pet form of the personal name Pádraig ( see Patrick ). Outside County Donegal, the name is apparently mainly of English origin (see 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac Peyton in household of Jesse Peyton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Isaac Payton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isaac M Payton, "United States Census, 1880"

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