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Vol. XI


No. 2

Nebraska Historical Library, Lincoln, Nebraska


Some Descendants of George Sexton of Westfield,


page 17

Nebraska Marriage Records - Lancaster County


Hitt-Palmer Family Records


Abraham Mosher Bible Records


John Ryker Family Record



Compiled by Raymond E. Dale, A.B. (a)
[Continued from Vol. XI, p. 6.]
       37. EBENEZER7 SAXTON (Ebenezer6-5 James4-3-2 George1) was born at Bristol, Vermont, September 8, 1824. He married, September 4, 1849, Mary Ann Mummery, daughter of Robert and Francis (Care) Mummery of Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana. She was born in county Kent, England, November 10, 1828, and died at Merrillville, Indiana, December 11, 1903. Ebenezer Saxton was a farmer. He enlisted in the Union Army and died at Louisville, Kentucky before he was mustered out, July 14,1865. He was buried at Louisville in the Cave Hill National Cemetery. The widow, Mary Ann, married her husband's younger brother, Noble Saxton.
   Children of Ebenezer7 and Mary Anne (Mummery) Saxton: (b)      i. Noble Clinton, b. Feb. 22, 1841; d. July 26, 1854.
    ii. Henry, b. Mar. 20, 1852.
   iii. Alvah, b. Sept. 18, 1854.
   iv. Cynthia, b. Dec. 28, 1856; d. May, 1929; m. Cass Merrill,

     (a) This genealogy is based on the notes of Howard N. Saxton, Albany, New York, and of James B. Saxton, Blissfield, Michigan. Notes were also supplied by Miss Lula J. Saxton, Albany, N. Y. Herbert Saxton, Merrillville, Ind.: Mrs. Clara Williams, Whitewater, Wis.: Bert I. Saxton, Washington, D. C. Howard H. Saxton, Washington, D. C.: Mrs. Carrie Saxton Graham, Jamestown, N. Y.; Hugh G. Saxton, Burdett. Kan., Mrs. Alta Knowles, Cleveland, O.


                       now deceased; lived at Hammond, Ind. Children (surname Merrill):
                       1. Everett, b. Jan. 30, 1878; lives at Hammond, Ind., three children.
                       2. Archie, b. Oct. 21, 1879; lives at Hammond, Ind.; has a family.
                       3. Guy Gerald, b. June 27, 1882; lives at Saratoga, Fla.; has a family.
                       4. Leo Raymond, b. May 18, 1890; d. about 1914. 5. Harold,
                       b. Mar. 26, 1893; d. July 27, 1893.   v. Robert, b. Oct. 4, 1858; m. Carrie Pierce (b. July 2, 1866); live at
           Merrillville, Ind. Children: 1. Ora, b. Dec. 19, 1886; d. Aug. 8, 1887.
           2. Hugh, b. Sept. 3, 1901; d. Dec. 4, 1901.  vi. Clara, b. Oct. 29, 1861; m. Charles Williams ( d. Jan. 11 1929), an attorney;
           lives at Whitewater, Wis. They had no children of their own, but
           brought up Ray Darrel Saxton and Courtney McKinley Saxton,
           her half brother, Bertrum Saxton's children.

  38. NOBLE7 SAXTON (Ebenezer6-5 James4-3-2 George1) was born at Bristol, Vermont, July 13, 1828. In 1837 he came to Merrillville, Indiana, with his parents, where he remained until the spring of 1852. On March 22 of that year he set out for Oregon to join his oldest brother, Henry Saxton, who had already settled there. While living in Oregon Noble Saxton served in the army against the Indians, for which service he later received a pension. In the winter of 1866 he returned to Merrillville, Indiana, where he married, December 26,1869, Mary Ann (Mummery) Saxton, his brother Ebenezer's widow. She died December 11, 1903. In the spring of 1907 he went to Hammond, Indiana, to live with his step- daughter, Cynthia (Sexton) Merrill, and in June, 1908, he removed to Whitewater, Wisconsin, where he made his home with another stepdaughter, Clara (Sexton) Williams. He died at Whitewater, August 27, 1909, and was buried at Merrillville, Indiana. Noble Saxton was a farmer, a member of the Methodist Church, and a Mason. (b)

  Child of Noble7 and Mary Ann (Mummery) Saxton:
     i. Bertrum, b. Oct. 4, 1870.

  39. RAYMOND WILLIAM7 SAXTON (John6 William5 James4-3-2 George1) Was born at Cambridge, New York, July 20, 1802, and died at Westville, New York, November 16, 1877. He married, first, Phidelia Pratt, daughter of Stephen and Drusilla (Loveland) Pratt, who was born August 14, 1806, and died March 13, 1841. He married, secondly, September 23, 1841, Mary Ann Newton, daughter of Elijah and Lavina (Pratt) Newton, who was born November 25, 1814, and died June 5, 1882.(c)

Children of Raymond William7 and Phidelia (Pratt) Saxton:

(b) From the family records of Mrs. Clara Williams, Whitewater Wis.

(c) Data supplied by Miss Lula J. Saxton, Albany, N. Y.


    i. Drusilla Pratt, b. Jan. 27, 1825; d. May 2, 1893; m. Mar. 1853, Chancellor
   Snyder of Westville, N. Y., (b. Oct. 17, 1824, d. Nov. 18, 1895), son of Jacob and Jerusha (Coat) Snyder. Only child (surname Snyder): 1. Jane, b. Nov. 21, 1859, Westville, N. Y.; m. Mar. 4, 1885, Frank Green (b. Jan. 16, 1861; d. Jan. 24, 1925); lives at Schenevus, N. Y.; six children.
  ii. Stephen Pratt, b. June 19, 1826.
 iii. Esther Matilda, b. Nov. 24, 1827; d. Sept. 24, 1880; m. Mar. 2, 1851,
   Jerome Snyder, son of Jacob and Jerusha (Coat) Snyder. Children (surname Snyder): 1. Lucy, m. ---- Tumber. 2. Lina, m. ---- Pettit; five children.
 iv. John Laverne, b. Sept. 26, 1829.
  v. James Henry, b. July 12, 1831, d. Madison, O., Nov. 19, 1898; m. Zilpha
   Bates, daughter of Thomas Bates, b. Mar. 4, 1826. Children: 1. DeLavern, b. June 16, 1853; d. Jan. 21, 1866. 2. Stella m. Richard S. Thomas (now deceased); lives (1933) at Cleveland, O. Children (surname Thomas); i. Henry. ii. Helen.
 vi. Harvey Eugene, b. Jan. 3, 1833.
vii. Clymena Ann, b. Aug. 8, 1835; d. Apr. 27, 1893; m. Jan. 8, 1860, Thomas
   P. Gano. Children (surname Gano): 1. Grace L., m. Melvern M. Jewell; nine children; lives at Schevenus, N. Y. 2. Seth T., b. July 2, 1879, Middlefield, N. Y.; m. Dec. 3, 1907, Cambridge, Mass., Adelaide Eva Beunke (b. Aug. 10, 1883); three children.
viii. Delmer Newton, b. Aug. 3, 1837; d. Apr. 15, 1870; m. Mary Hawver, who
   died Feb., 1906. Only child: 1. Adell Maria, b. Sept. 5, 1870; m. first, Stephen Downing; m. secondly, John Woodcock; lives (1933) at Cooperstown, N. Y.
  ix. Seth Pettit, b. May 3, 1830, Westville, N. Y.; m. Josephine Smith of
   Conesville, N. Y. (b. May 15, 1847); no children. They removed in 1847 to Madison, O., and in 1888 to Long Beach, Calif., where he died, Oct. 16, 1919, and she died, Mar. 2, 1926. They were both buried at Westville, N. Y.
  x. Lewis Raymond, b. Mar. 6, 1841; d. Aug. 26, 1841.

Children of Raymond William7 and Mary Ann (Newton) Saxton:

  xi. Phidelia, b. Aug. 14, 1842; d. Jan. 22, 1844.
 xii. Maria, b. July 1, 1845, d. Jan. 10, 1877; m. Mar. 14, 1874, Simeon Niles8 Saxton,
   son of Simeon Niles7 Saxton, her cousin; no children.
xiii. Laverna, b. Jan. 12, 1847; d. Sept. 28, 1848.
xiv. William Raymond, b. Aug. 24, 1850.
 xv. Edward Pratt, b. Feb. 5, 1854.

40. SIMEON NILES7 SAXTON (John6 William5 James4-3-2 George1) was born September 26, 1804, and died February 14, 1892. He married, December 12, 1826, Julia Ann Wilber, born September 25, 1802, and lived at Middlefield, New York(c)

  Children of Simeon Niles7 and Julia Ann (Wilber) Saxton:


     i. Hannah Maria, b. Sept. 11, 1827; invalid; d. at Westville, N. Y., unmarried.
    ii. Mercy Matilda, b. Dec. 4, 1828; d. May 9, 1910; m. Apr. 2, 1858, William
   Smith of Milford, N. Y. Children (surname Smith): 1. Charles, b. Feb. 24, 1859; m. Viola Palmer; two children. 2. Julia, b. Mar. 22, 1865, m. George Hall; one daughter; lives at Gilbertsville, N. Y.
  iii. Lydia Ann, b. Sept. 16, 1830, m. William Grover, son of Asa Grover of
   Westville, N. Y.; both d. at Afton, N. Y. Children (surname (Grover): 1. Fred. 2. Grant, drowned at age of ten.
  iv. James W., b. Oct. 2, 1832; d. Feb. 18, 1835.
   v. James W., b. Aug. 5, 1835, Middlefield, N. Y.
  vi. John, b. Aug. 28, 1837; m. Sept. 30, 1855, Margaret Ann Moak.
 vii. Julia, b. Jan. 5, 1839; m. Mar. 6 1863, Le Granson Peck Cornish,
   son of Henry N. and Diana K. (Salisbury) Cornish.
viii. Delia, b. Mar. 21, 1841; m. Frederick Palmer of Elk Creek, N. Y.
  ix. Simeon Niles, b. Dec. 16, 1843.

  41. HIRAM7 SAXTON (John6 William5 James4-3-2 George1) was born at Westville, New York, February 9, 1809, and died, April 11, 1893, at Galway, New York, where he lived most of his life. He married Matilda Rogers, who died April, 1893. A joint funeral was held and they were buried in one grave. (c)

Children of Hiram7 and Matilda (Rogers) Saxton:    i. James Henry, b. May 16, 1834; m. at Durham, Province of, Quebec, Oct. 6, 1860,
   Ellen Eliza Whitcomb (d. Sept. 14, 1910); d. Gloversville, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1901; three children.
  ii. Mary Jane, b. July 28, 1836; d. Mar. 7, 1837.
 iii. Martha Janet, b. Aug. 5, 1840; d. Jan. 14, 1858.
 iv. William Raymond, b. July 9, 1842; d. Oct. 29, 1843.
  v. Louisa Maria, b. Oct. 17, 1843; d. July 16, 1845.
 vi. Charles Pomeroy, b. Nov. 19, 1845; d. June 29, 1916; m. Mary Flanagan.
   Children: 1. Hugh, b. May 16, 1869. 2. Martha, b. May 10, 1872. 3. Agnes, b. July 29, 1873. 4. Mary, b. Oct. 13, 1878. 5. William, b. Apr. 4, 1882.

  42. JOHN T.7 SAXTON (John6 William5 James4-3-2 George1) was born at Westville, Otsego County, New York, December 4, 1818. He married Asenath, daughter Of Thomas Bates, who was born in 1824, and died in 1886. They lived at Unionville, Ohio.(c)

Children of John T.7 and Asenath (Bates) Saxton:    i. Hiram, b. May 31, 1842; m. Henrietta Reynolds; lives at Mount Vision, Otsego Co.,
   N. Y.
  ii. Rachel Jennie, b. June 6, 1845.
 iii. Luman Edgar, b. May 24, 1848; m. first, Emma Grobetie of Medina, N. Y.;
   secondly, Martha Springsteen of Utica,


N. Y.; thirdly, -----. Children: 1. William. 2. Grace. 3. Lavern.
 iv. Lucia, b. Apr. 23, 1857; d. at Peru, Ill.; m. Rev. David Cooper, a Baptist
   minister of Lockport, N. Y.; lived for a time at Westville, N. Y. Only child (surname Cooper): 1. John Saxton.

  43. JACOB T.7 SAXTON (Asa6 James5-4-3-2 George1) was born September 26, 1809, probably at Butternuts, Otsego County, New York, and died June 24, 1879, at Washington, D. C. He married, November 14, 1833, at Castile, Wyoming County, New York, Betsy G. Chipman, who was born May 9, 1811, in Albany County, New York, and died, August 24, 1892, at Washington, D. C.(d)

Children of Jacob T.7 and Betsy G. (Chipman) Saxton:    i. Eliza R., b. Sept. 7, 1836, Tioga Co., Pa.; m. Nov. 15, 1866, Beloit, Wis., James J.
   Palmer. Children, (surname Palmer): 1. Blanche R. 2. Clara.
  ii. Frances G., b. Jan. 9, 1838, Canandaigua, N. Y.
 iii. Arthur W., b. July 6, 1844, Boone Co., Ill.; m. Jan. 23, 1866, Atchison, Kan.,
   Mattie M. Gearhart. Children: 1. Frances M., b. Sept. 30, 1867, Boone Co., Ill.; d. Apr. 10, 1872, Waterville, Kan. 2. Alice M., b. May, 1871.
  iv. Sarah H., b. Jan. 29, 1850; m. William W. Walker. Child (surname Walker):
   1. Frederick D., b. Mar. 1, 1875.

  44. JOHN7 SAXTON (Asa6 James5-4-3-2 George1) was born October 18, 1813, probably at Butternuts, Otsego County, New York. He married, about 1838, Almeda Handy, and in 1846, removed his family to Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. (e)

Children of John7 and Almeda (Handy) Saxton:    i. Margaret W., b. about 1839
  ii. Joy Handy, b. 1841.
 iii. John Carey, b. 1852.

  45. JEROME7 SAXTON (Daniel6 James5-4-3-2 George1) was born November 25, 1822, and died February 24, 1864, at Jamestown, New York. He married Caroline Root, who was born September 28, 1825, and died at Swampscott, Massachusetts, October 17, 1907. (f)

Children of Jerome7 and Caroline (Root) Saxton:    i. Frank, d. in infancy.
  ii. Almeron, b. Jan. 9, 1847.
 iii. Seth Granville; m. Elvira Elsworth; d. Dec. 16, ----, Corry, Pa.
 iv. Florence, m. Jared Morgan.

  46. HENRY7 SAXTON (Isaac6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born February 26, 1825, and died at Everest, Brown

(d) Bible Record supplied by Bert I. Saxton, Washington, D. C.

(e) From records supplied by Howard H. Saxton, Washington, D. C.

(f) Data supplied by Mrs. Carrie Saxton Graham, Jamestown, N. Y.


County, Kansas, October 29, 1906. In 1860 he married Martha A. Porter at Atchison, Kansas.(g) Children of Henry7 and Martha A. (Porter) Saxton:    i. Gates.
  ii. Archie.
 iii. Edwin.
 iv. Charles.

47. CHARLES R.7 SAXTON (Isaac6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born July 9, 1827. He married Betty Ann Wilson of Plainsville, New York, who died at Oswego Falls, New York, July 18, 1867. He removed with his children to Burdette, Kansas, where he died March 19, 1899.(g)

Children of Charles R.7 and Betty Ann (Wilson) Saxton:    i. Joy, d. in infancy.
  ii. Willis, d. 1909.
 iii. Ida May, d. Sept., 1914.
 iv. Ella, d. Mar. 5, 1893.
  v. Fred, b. Aug. 9, 1863.
 vi. Hugh Gates, b. Nov. 6, 1865, Baldwinsville, N. Y.
vii. Jennie, b. 1867; d. 1875.

48. GATES7 SAXTON (Isaac6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born June 6, 1840. He married, 1864, Clarissa Jane Carroll. In 1907 she was living at Montera, Washington, with her daughter, Mrs. Harriet Abby Blair.

Children of Gates7 and Clarissa Jane (Carrol) Saxton:    i. Harriet Abby, m. ---- Blair.
  ii. David, only son, d. aged 15.

49. WILLIAM L.7 SAXTON (Jacob6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born December 18, 1831, probably near New Berlin, Otsego County, New York. He removed to Hardy, Humboldt County, Iowa, and in 1856 married Helen L. Allen.

Children of William L.7 and Helen L. (Allen) Saxton:    i. William H.
  ii. Alfred T.
 iii. Eva.
 iv. Emma.
  v. Edgar E.
 vi. Gilbert.
vii. Roselle.
viii. Cornelia.
 ix. Charles.

50. WILLIAM HENRY7 SAXTON (Elisha6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born at Lowville, Lewis County, New York, October 16, 1827, and when about eight years of age he removed with his parents to La Grange, Ohio. He married, May 13, 1849, Mary Allyn of Wellington, Ohio, born June 8, 1824,

daughter of Pelatiah and Clara (Merrill) Allyn, and settled at Oberlin, Ohio, where he died June 16, 1895. His widow, Mary, died December 2, 1897. Children of William Henry7 and Mary (Allyn) Saxton:    i. Clara Ardelia, b. Nov. 10, 1853.
  ii. Judson Henry, b. Sept. 26, 1854.
 iii. William John, b. Jan. 9, 1857.
 iv. Arthur Albert, b. Sept. 11, 1862.
  v. Edith Mary, b. Sept. 5, 1867.

51. NELSON A.7 SAXTON (Elisha6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born at Denmark, New York, July 26, 1831, and was about four years of age when he removed with his parents to La Grange, Ohio. In 1864 he married Harriet Lucile Stearns at Olmstead Falls, Ohio. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War, enlisting from Lambertville, Michigan. He was captain of Company M, Eighth Michigan Cavalry. For twenty-five years he was a minister of the Universalist Church. He died at Marshall, Michigan, August 18, 1890.

Child of Nelson A.7 and Harriet Lucile (Stearns) Saxton:   i. Stella E.

52. ALBERT DURANT7 SAXTON (Elisha6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born at La Grange, Ohio, December 12, 1837, and died at Blissfield, Michigan, January 20, 1920. In 1859 he married Helen E. Houk at La Grange, Ohio, and in 1865, he removed to Eaton Rapids, Michigan. After the death of his wife in 1895, he married, 1912, a second time.

Children of Albert Durant7 and Helen E. (Houk) Saxton:    i. Frank A., deceased; only son, Frank E., lives at Holt, Mich.
  ii. Edwin M., d. soon after marriage; no children.
 iii. Ella M., m. Charles Clark, now deceased; no children; lives at Grand Ledge, Mich.

53. JOHN SYLVESTER7 SAXTON (Elisha6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born at La Grange, Ohio, March 8, 1840, and died June 24, 1922, at Blissfield, Michigan. He married Rachel E. Howenstine, born January 27, 1850, daughter of Jacob and Nancy (Jackson) Howenstine, and lived on a farm near Whiteford, Monroe County, Michigan.

Children of John Sylvester7 and Rachel E. (Howenstine) Saxton:
  i. Albert Henry, b. Oct. 7, 1873.
 ii. Frank Sylvester, b. Dec. 13, 1874.
iii. Bessie N., b. Nov. 4, 1878; d. Feb. 26, 1920, unmarried.
iv. James Blaine, b. July 12, 1884.
 v. Clara Emma, b. Oct. 18, 1888.

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