John Thaxton, Sr.

Male 1760 - 1835  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name John Thaxton 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born ~ 1760  Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot  [2
    Died 13 Feb 1835  Thaxton, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Old Cope Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I25228  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2018 

    Father John Thaxton,   b. ~1730, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Miss Johnson,   b. (CIRCA 1730), (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (~1750)  (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F9287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Miss Johnson,   b. Abt 1770,   d. Aft 1796, Wilkes County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married ~ 1787  (North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F10350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 FNU Brooks,   b. ~ 1780,   bur. Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married ~ 1801  (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hily Thaxton,   b. 3 Jun 1803, (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1882  (Age 79 years)
     2. John Thomas Thaxton, Jr.,   b. 26 Apr 1805, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1890, Dunlap, Sequatchie County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Wilburn Thaxton,   b. 21 Jan 1811, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1887, Thaxton, Pontotoc County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Lucinda "Lucy" Thaxton,   b. 1816, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1888, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Martin Thaxton,   b. 0___ 1818, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Cynthia Caroline Thaxton,   b. 18 Sep 1819, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1858, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F8924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1760 - Commonwealth of Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - ~ 1787 - (North Carolina) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - ~ 1801 - (Warren County, Tennessee) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Feb 1835 - Thaxton, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Cope Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Revolutionary Patriot,"WCGA Bulletin", Vol.VI, No.3, Fall'97, p.21...DAH

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    • 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.)"

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

      Greetings,

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

      Wanda wrote: "POST THIS AS BIGGEST CLUE ON JOHN THAXTON LINEAGE IN YEARS!"

      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.

      GANT@BLomand.Net

      Fred

      >>>>>>

      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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S34440] WCGA Bulletin,Volume VI,No.3,Fall 1997,POB 411,McMinnville,TN 37110, p. 21.

    2. [S46523] "WCGA Bulletin",Vol.VI,No.3,Fall '97, p.21.

    3. [S34442] WCGA Bulletin,Volume VI,No.3,Fall 1997,POB 411,McMinnville,TN 37110;, p. 21.

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