John Thaxton, Sr.

Male 1760 - 1835  (~ 75 years)

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  1. 1.  John Thaxton, Sr. was born ~ 1760, Commonwealth of Virginia (son of John Thaxton and Miss Johnson); died 13 Feb 1835, Thaxton, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Old Cope Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

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    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot


    Revolutionary Patriot,"WCGA Bulletin", Vol.VI, No.3, Fall'97, p.21...DAH


    Abstracted from "The Warren County Genealogical Bulletin", Vol. VI, No. 3, Fall 1997, p. 21:

    "JOHN THAXTON,SR.-(c.1775-1835) born in VA., moved to Warren Co., where he received a land grant and was buried & has descendants in 1976. John was a pioneer settler of Warren Co. All the Thaxtons now living in Tennessee and many other places are descended from him. He settled on a tract of land near the village of Thaxton, reared his family, died & was buried nearby, in the old Cope Cemetery. Farmer & Methodist.

    Known Children: Hily (b. 1803), John Jr. (b. 1805), Cynthia Caroline (b. 1819), Lucinda (b. 1817), & Wilburn.

    A founder of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church, at Thaxton. Served as a private in 1782, in Gen. George Rogers Clark's campaign into Illinois territory.

    Descendants incl.: W. G. McDonough of McMinnville; Mrs. Florence Pepper Raya, Ft. Madison, Iowa; (F.P.R.)"


    Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 07:59:36 -0800
    From: Fred Smoot


    Wanda Gant, one of my Warren Co and WCGA friends ask me to post this. It is about the Thaxton surname.


    As all our TNWARREN-L e-mails are archived at Rootsweb, this will be there if someone looks for the name, 50 years from now.

    If you have anything on the Thaxton name, please give Wanda a hollar.




    Warren Co., TN Plat Book 2 page 107 surveyed 28 April 1829 for John Thaxton 50 acres entered 20 January 1827 #2159 on Hickory Creek adjoining John Thaxton and others, SW corner of the tract on which said Thaxton lives, John Allison's line, corner of a 20 acre survey of said Allisons, Joshua Greers several lines, Joshua Hickersons's several lines, John Thomas line, several lines of a survey made for Thomas Hopkins. Surveyed by Joshua Greer, MARTIN THAXTON, John Allison.

    Warren County Wills & Inventories page 185 Phillip King will of 1836 witnessed by Henry Blanks, John Thaxton & John Blanks; page 445: MartinThackston paid $3 at Woodlee estate sale.

    TENNESSEE CONVICTS, Early Records of the State Penitentiary, Volume 1, 1831-1850, Charles A. Sherrill and Tomye M. Sherrill, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., 1997. [Abstracts from ledgers of the State Pen.] p. 140. Martin Thaxton. From Rutherford County. Crime: horse stealing. Sentence: three years and six months from 16 July 1840.

    Received 22 July 1840. He is 22 years old, 5' 9 1/2" high, weighs 128 lbs. Born and brought up in Warren Co., Tenn., eight miles south of McMinnville near the stage road to Huntsville on the waters of Hickory Creek, where his brother John Thaxton now lives. His father is very old and lives on the same piece of land with his brother.

    He has one brother in Rhea Co., Missouri, by the name of Thos. Thaxton, and follows farming.

    One sister in Gibson Co., Tenn., married to a man by the name of Robt. Ellison.

    Two sisters in Warren County, one married to a man by the name of Elisha Runnels, the other to James Ellison.

    Said Thaxton has uncles in Kentucky by the name of Brooks, but knows not what county.

    Said Thaxton has dark hair, dark eyes and dark sin.

    A tailor by trade.

    Has a small scar on the wrist joint of the left hand, also a small scar on the joint of the thumb where it joins the hand.

    He served his apprenticeship with Thos. F. Hicks. [Ledger 45, p. 204] p. 222.

    Martin Thaxton, age 22, born in Tennessee, occupation: tailor. Convicted of horse stealing by a court in Rutherford County, and sentenced to 3 years and 6 months in the Penitentiary. Received July 22, 1840 and discharged July 22, 1844. Notes: resentenced to 6 months.
    Number in ledger 86: 459. p. 252.

    Martin Thaxton, age 26, born in Tennessee, occupation: tailor. Convicted of attempting to escape by a court in Davidson County, and sentenced to 6 months in the Penitentiary. Received Jan. 22, 1844 and discharged July 31, 1844.

    Notes: conduct bad. Number in ledger 86: 702.

    John married Miss Johnson ~ 1787, (North Carolina). Miss was born Abt 1770; died Aft 1796, Wilkes County, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]

    John married FNU Brooks ~ 1801, (Warren County, Tennessee). FNU was born ~ 1780; was buried , Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]

    1. Hily Thaxton was born 3 Jun 1803, (Warren County, Tennessee); died 16 Nov 1882.
    2. John Thomas Thaxton, Jr. was born 26 Apr 1805, Kentucky; died 30 Apr 1890, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee; was buried , Mount Zion Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Wilburn Thaxton was born 21 Jan 1811, (Warren County) Tennessee; died 17 Feb 1887, Thaxton, Pontotoc County, Mississippi; was buried , Thaxton, Pontotoc County, Mississippi.
    4. Lucinda "Lucy" Thaxton was born 1816, Warren County, Tennessee; died 0___ 1888, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Shiloh Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee.
    5. Martin Thaxton was born 0___ 1818, Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Cynthia Caroline Thaxton was born 18 Sep 1819, Warren County, Tennessee; died 4 Mar 1858, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Mount Zion Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Thaxton was born ~1730, Commonwealth of Virginia (son of Abel Thaxton and Lucy Davis).

    John married Miss Johnson (~1750), (Virginia). Miss was born (CIRCA 1730), (Virginia). [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Miss Johnson was born (CIRCA 1730), (Virginia).
    1. 1. John Thaxton, Sr. was born ~ 1760, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 13 Feb 1835, Thaxton, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Old Cope Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Abel Thaxton was born ~1710, Goochland County, Virginia; died 0May 1767, Prince Edward County, Virginia.


    Posted By: Doug Allison
    Subject: Re: Thaxton, John , Warren co, Tn , d
    Post Date: December 09, 2001 at 11:34:02
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    Forum: Thaxton Family Genealogy Forum
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    Your question seemed to speak of John Thaxton (father, b.1730) and John Thaxton (son, 1760-1835) as a single person. John Allison, b. 1760, was referred to as "Sr." because he also had a son named John born in 1805. John Thaxton, Sr. was my 4GGrandfather. Following is a brief report on the first couple of generations I have for this line. You mentioned a couple of points that I was not aware of, so I would love to share more information. Please feel free to contact me.

    Doug Allison
    2008 Botts Dr.
    Arlington, TX 76012

    Abel Thaxton, b. ABT. 1710, Goochland County, VA. He married Lucy Davis, b. ABT. 1712, d. ABT. 1781. Abel died ABT. May 1767, Prince Edward County, VA.
    I. John Thaxton, b. 1730, Virginia.
    A. John Thaxton, Sr., b. BEF. 1760, Virginia. He married (1) ? Johnson, ABT. 1787, b. ABT. 1770, d. AFT. 21 Apr1796, Wilkes County, N. Carolina. He married (2) Unknown Brooks?, ABT. 1801, b. ABT. 1780, buried: Abt 9mi out from McMinnville (see John). John died 3 Feb 1835, Warren County, Tennessee, buried: Abt 9 m. from McMinnville, TN - Cope Cemetery per Wanda Gant.

    1. Rachael Thaxton, b. 15 Feb 1789. She married Alexander Johnston, Jr, 26 Dec 1811, b. Warren County, Tennessee. Rachael died 30 Aug 1812, Warren Co. Tennessee.
    2. Thomas Jefferson Thaxton, b. 21 Apr 1796, Ky. or N.C. He married Sarah Boyd Barnett, 10 May 1814, in Warren Co. Tennessee, b. 14 Mar 1796, Green Co. Tennessee, d. 24 Aug 1877, Bur Old Round Rock cem, Williamson Texas. Thomas died 7 Aug 1869, Buried at Round Rock, Williamson, Texas.
    3. Hiley Thaxton, b. 3 Jun 1803, Kentucky. She married (1) John Morrow. She married (2) Elisha Reynolds. Hiley died 16 Nov 1882, Warren Co, TN.
    4. John Thomas Thaxton, Jr, b. 26 Apr 1805, KY. He married Frances Hammonds, 9 Nov 1824, in McMinnville, Warren Co, TN, b. 9 Feb 1808, KY, d. 18 Jan 1887, Grundy CO, TN. John died 28 Apr 1890, Dunlap, Sequatchie Cty, TN.
    5. Nancy Jane Thaxton, b. 5 Jun 1807. She married Robert Asbury Allison, 6 Oct 1825, in around Mcminnville, TN, b. 11 May 1799, Guilford CO., N. Carolina, (son of John Allison and Mary Shaw) d. 4 Dec 1857, Mt. Zion Church yard near Gibson, Tenn. Nancy died 25 Mar 1858, Mt. Zion Church yard near Gibson, Tenn.
    6. Mary Thaxton, b. Abt 1810, Warren Co, TN. She married John Washington Allison, 9 Oct 1828, in Warren Co, TN, b. 20 Mar 1803, Guilford, NC, (son of John Allison and Mary Shaw) buried: Mt Zion Cem., near McMinnvile TN.
    7. Wilburn Thaxton, b. 21 Jan 1811.
    8. Lucinda Thaxton, b. 1817. She married Wilburn Blanks, 1836. Lucinda died 1888.
    9. Martin Thaxton, b. 1818, Warren Co, TN.
    10. Cynthia Caroline Thaxton, b. 18 Sep 1819. She married James Finis Allison, 7 July 1834, in Warren CO., TN, b. 13 Feb 1810, Guilford Co, NC, (son of John Allison and Mary Shaw) d. 21 Apr 1887, Warren Co, TN, buried: Mt. Zion Cem near McMinnville, TN. Cynthia died 4 Mar 1858, Warren CO., TN.

    "Unraveling the Halifax County Thaxtons"...

    Abel married Lucy Davis (Virginia). Lucy was born (CIRCA 1700), (Virginia). [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Lucy Davis was born (CIRCA 1700), (Virginia).
    1. 2. John Thaxton was born ~1730, Commonwealth of Virginia.