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Thornton Sexton

Thornton Sexton

Male 1785 - 1872  (87 years)

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  • Name Thornton Sexton 
    Born 1785  Wythe or Grayson, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Married 1809  Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 1812  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1820  Grayson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1830  Ashe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Ashe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  South Eastern District, Ashe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Helton, Ashe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1872  Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Parents/Spouse/Children from "The Heritage of Ashe County, North Carolina 1799-1984" by Bernard Goss (Vol. 1 Page 442)
      Note: Thornton settled in the Silas Creek, near what came to be called the Parsons Hill. He and his wife are buried in the immediate vicinity of their old home.
      A story is told about the children of Thornton and Easter being left alone on one occasion, when they were greatly frightened by a "falling of the stars." This was probably the great meteor shower of 1833.
    Person ID P5400  Burress Genealogy of Virginia
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2015 

    Father Pryor Sexton,   b. 1754, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 September 1834, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Catherine Coker,   b. 1755, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1850, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 1783  Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Wallace,   b. 1785, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1870, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1809  Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Pryor Sexton,   b. 1810, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870  (Age 60 years)  []
    +2. Catherine "Kate" Sexton,   b. Sep 1810, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901-1907, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years)
     3. William Sexton,   b. 1 August 1813, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1880, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  []
     4. Rosamond Sexton,   b. 15 January 1816, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1890, Smyth, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  []
     5. David Sexton,   b. 22 February 1823, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 July 1900, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  []
     6. Hiram Luke Sexton,   b. 6 November 1827, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 December 1908, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  []
     7. Nancy Sexton,   b. 8 November 1829, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     8. Reuben Sexton,   b. 1830, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1885, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  []
     9. Enoch Sexton,   b. 1832, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
     10. Joseph Sexton,   b. 1835, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 January 1865, Elmira, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  []
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F1788  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1785 - Wythe or Grayson, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1809 - Grayson County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1809 - Grayson County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Thornton was a Private in the war of 1812 under Capt. Timorthy Daltons Co., Va. Militia S.O. 21000 He applied for bounty lands. - 1812 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1872 - Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S47] War of 1812 Pension Applications Files, Pension #SO 21000 Roll 83.

    2. [S48] Family Data Collections Records.