|Birth: ||May 26, 1784|
Prince Edward County
|Death: ||Oct. 13, 1840|
Rev. Peyton Bibb's burial location is not known. He may have been buried at his home or church in Robinson Springs AL (Autauga, now Elmore County), or near his wife Martha Cobb Bibb, at Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery AL (Montgomery County), though there are no records or markers to indicate the latter. His Will was dated 27 JUN 1837, and probated on 2 JAN 1841, in Montgomery County AL (Vol. 2, pp. 229-231).
From "History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography", by Thomas McAdory Owen, copyrighted by Marie Bankhead Owen, (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company), 1921, Vol. III, p. 143;
Bibb, Peyton, planter and Methodist minister, was born May 26, 1784, in Prince Edward County VA, and died October 13, 1840, at his home near Robinson Springs, Elmore County. [He was the] son of William and Sallie (Wyatt) Bibb; [and] brother of Gov. William Wyatt Bibb; Gov. Thomas Bibb; John Dandridge Bibb; and Benajah Smith Bibb. He removed to Alabama from Abbeville District SC in 1820, settling in Autauga, now Elmore County, and built a residence called "Spring Hill", about 8 miles north of Montgomery. He built a tanyard and on a nearby creek a grist mill, and navigated the Alabama River to Mobile for supplies by means of flat-boats. He placed on the river two steamboats, the "Morgan" and the "Caroline", the first is thought probably to have been the second to ascend the river as high as Montgomery. For a time he lived in Montgomery and for the last fifteen years preceding his death was a Methodist Protestant minister. [He] married... [in 1804 in Columbia County GA], to Martha Cobb... [Their] children [were]: 1. Nancy, m. James Terry; 2. Edna, m. Zachariah Watkins; 3. Harriet, m. Dr. Albert Gallatin Goodwyn, parents of Albert Taylor Goodwyn; 4. Peyton Dandridge; 5. Joseph B. Bibb; 6. Caroline, m. Walter L. Coleman; [and] 7. Frances, m. (1) Joseph P. Saffold, and (2) Dr. Walter Jackson. [Their] last residence [was in] Robinson Springs. [Notes in brackets added for clarity.]
From the Alabama Department of Archives and History records, posted by Ancestry.com as "Alabama Marriages, Deaths, Wills, Court & Other Records,
Capt. & Lt. Col. Peyton Bibb served with the Georgia Militia during the War of 1812.
From "History of RSUMC", posted at www.rsumc.org/History:
"Robinson Springs United Methodist Church (RSUMC), founded in 1828, is one of the oldest churches in Elmore County... RSUMC that now holds the original Bible used by the Rev. Peyton Bibb... In 1828 several Christians of the Methodist tradition adopted a constitution in Baltimore, Maryland, and became the Methodist Protestant Church. They brought the Robinson Springs worshipers together under the leadership of Reverend Payton Bibb - brother of the first two Alabama governors: William Bibb and Thomas Bibb. Charter members are Reverend Peyton and Mrs. Martha Bibb, James B. and Mary Robinson, William Zeigler, George Speigner, Louis G. and Mary Robinson, Alexander McKeithen, Benjamin Gains, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Cooper..."
Rev. Peyton and Martha Cobb Bibb's daughter, Edna Bibb Watkins married second John Nickels of Montgomery AL, and had daughter Sarah Dandridge Nickels Rivers (Memorial #50478429) with him.
William Bibb (1735 - 1796)
Sallie Wyatt Bibb Barnett (1759 - 1826)
Martha Cobb Bibb (1784 - 1854)
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Record added: Jan 27, 2013
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