Nathaniel Payton and his wife Mary Welbey showed up in the
Fairmont West Virginia Census in 1860. They had four
children: John Cllender, Margaret, Martha, and Alexander.
Martha married Jason Miller and had two daughters: Virginia
E. Miller and Mary E. Miller. Nathanial was a cooper, farmer,
and railroad worker. He originally came to West Virginia with
the railroad. The family gossip suggests that the train
contractors ran out of money in Fairmont and Nathaniel, liking
the area, decided to stay. Nathaniel, Mary, Margaret, Marthy
and her husband are buried in Barracksville Baptist Cemetery
outside of Fairmont.
Penny Peyton (Payton) Critzer