He was a son of Edmund Jennings Randolph (1753-1813).
Edmund Jennings Randolph, statesman, born in Williamsburg, Virginia, 10 August, 1753; died in Clarke County, Virginia, 13 September, 1813.
He was distinguished for scholarship and eloquence at William and Mary college, and at eighteen years of age was orator to commemorate the royal founders, the oration being printed by the faculty.
Peyton was for a short time Governor of Virginia.
He was a cousin of John Randolph of Roanoke who was engaged to Maria Ward at one time.
On 15 March 1806 Peyton married Maria in Amelia County, VA.
Peyton was born at Williamsburg, Virginia, 1779; died at Richmond, Virginia, 1828, was, from an early period of his life to its close, clerk of the supreme court of Virginia, and was the author of "Reports of Cases in that Court, 1821-‘8" (6 vols., Richmond, 1823-32).
In 1806 he married Maria Ward (concerning whom see John Esten Cooke's "Stories of the Old Dominion ").--
Peytons' son, Edmund Randolph, jurist, born in Richmond, Virginia, 9 June, 1820 ; died in San Francisco, California, 8 September, 1861, was the youngest of ten children of Peyton and Maria Ward Randolph.
Maria Ward Randolph
1784–1826 (m. 1806)