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Thornton Sexton

Thornton Sexton

Male 1785 - 1872  (87 years)

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  • Name Thornton Sexton 
    Born 1785  Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Feb 1815  War of 1812 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1820 1820  Grayson, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 9 Apr 1821  Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land_Grant 9 Jul 1823  Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1830 1830  Ashe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Grant 9 Dec 1834  Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 14 Jul 1835  Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Grant 20 Dec 1838  Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 5 Oct 1845  Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850 1850  Ashe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deed 17 Aug 1854  Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860 1860  Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870 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 
    Age 87 years 
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    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 P5485  Burress Genealogy of Virginia | My Ancestors

    Father Pryor Sexton
              b. 1754, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Sep 1834, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Catherine Coker
              b. 1755, Wythe County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1851, Grayson County, Virginia 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 F1771  Group Sheet

    Wife Esther Wallace
              b. 1785, Virgina 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 
    Children 10 children 
    Family ID F1764  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1785 - Grayson County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1809 - Grayson County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - Timothy Perkins to Thornton Sexton 50 acres on Silas Creek - 9 Apr 1821 - Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand_Grant - Thornton Sexton enters 100 ac in Ashe border begins near his own corner, run W. & "various courses."; Another 100a begins near Thomas Lament's W line on Sileses Cr, runs S & various courses. - 9 Jul 1823 - Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - Entered on Oct. 12, 1832; Grant 1903; Warrant; 7108; 25 acres on the waters of Silas Creek on own corner (beg on an apple tree near house) Book 141 page 312 - 9 Dec 1834 - Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - Heirs of Pryor Sexton, ie Daniel Welsh & Leah, his wife, Burton Hawkins & Ruth his wife, Eliz. Nite & Catherine Sexton, widow, to Thornton Sexton of Ashe Co, NC..... - 14 Jul 1835 - Grayson County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Grant - Grant #2513 Warrant #8128; Entered: Mar. 24, 1836 - 75 acres on waters of Silas Creek; Book 145 page 252 - 20 Dec 1838 - Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - Timothy Perkins to Thornton Sexton 50 acres - 5 Oct 1845 - Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - Robert Anderson to Thornton Sexton 73 Acres; Piney Creek - 17 Aug 1854 - Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus 1860 - Real Estate $1500, Personal Estate $1000, Can read/write with wife Esther, Joseph and his wife Minerva and granddaughter Rose. - 1860 - Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1872 - Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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