The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933

Mrs. Angelina B. Eberly

MRS. ANGELINA B. EBERLY
L. W. KEMP
The maiden name of Mrs. Angelina B. Peyton-Eberly, a famous
pioneer of Texas, has not been ascertained. It was probably Bell,
since Peyton Bell Lytle was most likely named for his grand-
parents, Mrs. Angelina B. Peyton and Jonathan C. Peyton, Mrs.
Eberly's first husband. Nor has the date and place of birth of
Mrs. Eberly been found of record. President M. B. Lamar
secured from her the following information concerning her early
life.1
Her first husband was Jonathan C. Peyton and they lived
for a time in Nashville, Tennessee. They then moved to New
Orleans where they resided temporarily, leaving there June 2,
1822, on the ship Good Intent for Texas. They landed at Mata-
gorda on the 18th and remained there for a short time before
going to Hawkins Landing, where they remained until about the
middle of October. They next moved to McCluskey's Tanyard,
five miles below the spot where Columbus now stands, settling
on the east side of the Colorado River. Shortly after Christmas,
they moved to the home of Jesse Burnham. They made a crop,
and in the fall of the year 1823 Mrs. Peyton visited her home
in Tennessee, making the trip overland. Upon her return, she
and her husband moved to Nacogdoches and boarded at the home
of Mr. McNeil on Ayish Bayou, remaining there until the spring
of 1824. In May of that year they moved to Natchitoches,
Louisiana. Mrs. Peyton revisited Tennessee during the summer
and remained there throughout the winter, returning to Texas in
March, 1825, and rejoining her husband at Nacogdoches. In Oc-
tober of that year the two moved to San Felipe de Austin, where
for the first time Mrs. Peyton met Stephen F. Austin.
The date and place of birth of Mr. Peyton have not been ascer-
tained. It is quite probable that he was the son of John E. Pey-
ton an early pioneer in Tennessee, and likewise a relative of Bailie
Peyton who served in the House of Representatives of the United
States Congress. This assumption is based on information sup-
'Papers of Mirabeau Buonoparie Lamar, IV, Part 1, page 257.

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