PSV Members please promptly notify the Membership Secretary [see contact data in the Membership section] for:
(1) changes in snail mail and email contact information, to ensure receipt of all PSV notifications, including Newsletters. PLEASE GO "GREEN" AND PROVIDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, IF YOU HAVE ONE, TO SAVE ON PSV POSTAGE COSTS.
(2) if you know of the recent death of any PSV Member.
(3) if you are not receiving desired Newsletters
Newsletters during the year are emailed to all members, or snail mailed if we do not have an email address. The most recent newsletter can also be found in the Members Only Section.
PSV Members have access to certain Members Only Sections of the site herein. The current password is found in your most recent Newsletter.
DNA TESTING-it is critical particularly that your oldest living generations get tested NOW, as DNA recombines each generation, resulting in less DNA available to match distant common ancestors. See DNA Testing under the Genealogy tab on the top ribbon for more information.
UNIDENTIFIED PHOTOS-WE ARE LOOKING FOR MEMBERS to identify individuals listed in the PSV 2004 book genealogies to unidentified photos in the PSV's possession. Please click on Galleries to see if you may be the one who can help. Contact the webmaster.
NON-MEMBER ANNUAL MEETING AND BANQUET FORM
(available in the spring, prior to the next Annual Meeting and Reunion)
THE PEYTON SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA, INC. (PSV) ANNUAL MEETING AND REUNION
The Society Annual Reunion and Annual Meeting usually is held every Spring. Peyton/Payton, and related surname descendants and their spouses and children of all faiths, whether they are Members of the PSV or not, are welcome to attend.
The Annual Meeting and Reunion date for the following year normally will be announced at the current year Annual Meeting.
THE NEXT PEYTON SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA ANNUAL MEETING AND REUNION WEEKEND WILL BE HELD OVER THE WEEKEND OF MAY 19-21, 2023, IN THE SOUTH ALEXANDRIA/FAIRFAX AREA OF VIRGINIA.
PSV MEMBERS SHOULD REFER TO THE SPRING 2023 NEWSLETTER FOR THE 2023 ANNUAL MEETING AND REUNION WEEKEND SCHEDULE, ATTENDANCE & MEAL FORM THAT NEED TO BE RETURNED, AND OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS.
Generally, and depending upon levels of anticipated participation, the reunion is structured as follows:
Friday the day before the reunion, early arrivals who are interested in getting together for an informal dinner Friday night at a nearby restaurant, will find location instructions in the Spring Newsletter and in the Non-member Registration Form section on this page. A hospitality room is often available Friday and /or Saturday afternoon at the selected hotel.
There is a closed Executive Committee Meeting on Saturday, or as previously scheduled.
The Annual Membership Meeting is held on Saturday. The Membership Meeting is open to all PSV members and non-members who are thinking of joining the PSV.
Saturday evening, a Banquet Dinner is held at an announced location.
On Sunday, Members and visitors are encouraged to attend the Aquia Episcopal Church Morning Service. The Service lasts approximately forty-five minutes to one hour and is immediately followed by Graveside prayers near Peyton graves at the adjacent church cemetery, followed, if it can be arranged, by a Luncheon in the church fellowship building.
BY TBD, 2023, MEMBERS WHO PLAN TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING AND BANQUET MUST COMPLETE AND MAIL THE REGISTRATION FORM INCLUDED IN THE SPRING NEWSLETTER AND MAKE THE PAYMENT FOR THE ANNUAL BANQUET -PREFERABLY BY PAYPAL IN THE STORE MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY OF THIS WEBSITE.
2023 ANNUAL MEETING AND REUNION WEEKEND SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION FORMS FOR NON-MEMBERS WHO ARE THINKING OF JOINING THE PSV WILL BE POSTED TO THE SECTION ON THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE, WHEN AVAILABLE:
Peyton Society Pins, Ties, Necklaces, and Thumb drives of the Peytons of Virginia II book and its Additional Data will be available for purchase on both Saturday and Sunday of the Reunion.
Please plan to attend the Annual Reunion, you will be very welcome!
Aquia Church, Stafford, Virginia is the historical "home" of the Peyton branch that founded the PSV.
Aquia Church: 2938 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554.
FindAGrave: Volunteer Contributors post photos, information, and family unit links to grave sites in cemeteries throughout the United States and other countries. For example, the earliest known grave in the Payton HG line is Jacob Payton; Find A Grave #91122531. If you have like irreplaceable or one of a kind information or photos in your personal possession, please consider sharing it with others by becoming a Contributor. FindaGrave is currently owned by Ancestry.com
Facebook (Fb): The Peyton Society of Virginia (PSV) currently maintains a page on Facebook. However the PSV site herein; the www.peytonsocietyva.org is the Official site of the Society. As such, only material, including photos, directly submitted to the PSV site will be considered for Society record keeping. Our Fb site serves as a forum for messages relating to the Peyton family, not for genealogical photos. www.facebook.com/Peyton-Society-of-Virginia-145432418861859/
Rootsweb: A Peyton Email discussion list has been established. If you wish to subscribe, send an Email to PEYTON-Lemail@example.com , and in the body include only one word: SUBSCRIBE. This mode will send individual queries and messages to you.
Local Places to Explore near our annual reunions:
Home of George and Martha Washington
Mount Vernon Distillery and Grist Mill
Old Town Alexandria
George Mason’s Home
Mount Vernon Trail
The Mount Vernon Trail winds alongside the Potomac River offering uninterrupted views of Washington, D.C.'s skyline. A run, walk, or cycle along the trail leads to all of the same sites that can be reached by car on the parallel section of the parkway.
Fort Hunt Park
Originally part of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, the land that is Fort Hunt Park has undergone several transformations. Batteries at Fort Hunt defended the Potomac River during the Spanish American War; the Civilian Conservation Corps operated a camp there during the Great Depression; and soldiers at Fort Hunt interrogated prisoners, trained pilots in escape and evasion, and combed German documents for intelligence during World War II. Today it is a favorite spot for picnicking.
This area has many historic sites. There is plenty to do.
We are just south of Washington, DC if you want to go a little further. We have a METRO transit system that will take you to the National Mall.
The Smithsonian is located on the mall and is free.
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