John Howe Peyton's Montgomery Hall


Location: the Lower Farm, Alleghany County, Virginia

Madison was appraised in 1847, $500.00. He was sold at public auction at the Lower Farm on November 15, 1847 to John H. Brown, $650.00.

Prescot Moore, Isaac and Marshall were also sold to John H. Brown.

John H. Brown was living in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) when he presented a letter signed by his father, William Brown, of Augusta County, Virginia to William Madison Peyton and John Lewis Peyton, executors of John Howe Peyton’s estate. This letter served to guarantee purchases made by John H. Brown at the Alleghany sale on November 15, 1847.

Shortly after the sale, unbeknownst to the Peyton executors and his father, John H. Brown took Madison, Prescot Moore, Isaac, and Marshall into a market (location unknown) and sold them all. William Brown was later required to pay his son’s bond of $2,456.00 plus interest.



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