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Vol. XI


No. 4

Nebraska Historical Library, Lincoln, Nebraska


Early Nebraska Vital Records

page 41

Some Descendants of George Sexton of

Westfield, Massachusetts; concluded


Kentucky Marriages - Madison County


Index, Volume XI





Abstract by Raymond E. Dale, A.B., Lincoln, Nebraska

[Continued from Vol. XI, p. 11.]


  1861, Jan. 12. Married, "On the 10th Inst., by Rev. M. Giltner, at the Pleasant Ridge Parsonage, Mr. John S. Tweksbury(a) (sic) of Plattsmouth, N. T., and Miss Alvira C. Walker of Nashua, N. H."

  1861, Jan. 19. Died, "We were pained to hear this morning of the death of Hon. Truman H. Adams. He died at his residence, in Otoe Precinct on Tuesday evening."

  1861, Jan. 26. Married, "In Nebraska City, N. T., January 23d, 1861, by W. H. H. McArty, Esq., Mr. James W. Ward and Miss Sally M. Hamlin, both of Otoe County, N. T."

  1861, Feb. 2. Married, "By Judge Francis Bell, on the 13th of January, 1861, at the Planter's House in Nebraska City, Mr. William H. Bryant and Miss Lucinda Shepherd."

  1861, Feb. 9. Died, "Chief Justice Hall(b) of this Territory died at his residence at Bellevue on Saturday last. Judge Hall removed with his family from Iowa to this Territory about three years ago."

  1861, Feb. 9. Died, "More than ordinary grief is experienced in the record of the death of Fountain Pearman, Esq.! He was an old settler here. - - - A wife and three children are left - - - ."

  1861, Feb. 16. Married, "At the residence of the bride's father in Sarpy County, Nebraska, on the 11th inst., by Rev. Wm. Hamilton, T. H. Robertson,(c) editor of the Omaha Nebraskian to Miss Harriet A. Hogeboom."

(a) John S. Tewksbury, born Feb., 1828, at Sandwich, N. H., came to Cass Co., Nebr., in June, 1857. In 1857 he removed to Weeping Water in the same county. - A. T. Andreas, History of Nebraska, p. 513.

(b) Augustus Hall, son of Samuel Hall, was born at Batavia, N. Y., in 1814. He married, 1853, at Batavia, N. Y., Jane B. Smith, b. Mar. 31, 1823. Hall Co., Nebr., was named in his honor. - Morton-Watkins, History of Nebraska, I, 348-349.

(c) Julia A., wife of Theodore H. Robertson, had died at Omaha, Jan. 19, 1860, aged 29 years. - Ibid., II, 350.


  1861, Feb. 23. Died, "Last Saturday morning, a young man aged about 22 years, Jas. F. Rucker, by name, committed suicide. He was found hanging dead in the stable of Mr. Jas H. Gregg, in whose employ he had been engaged for some time."

  1861, Feb. 23. Petition for divorce, Otoe county: Mary Ann Oddy vs. William Oddy, whom she married April 18, 1849, county of York, England; asks custody of child, James William Oddy.

  1861, March 16. Married, "In Nebraska City, on the 5th day of March, 1861, by W. H. H. McArty, Esq., Mr. Frederick Ground and Miss Amelia Goulden, both of Otoe county."

  1861, March 30. Died, "On Monday, March 25th, at 7:15 A. M., Henrietta, youngest daughter of Rev. Henry M. and S. Esther Giltner,(d) aged 10 months and 14 days."

  1861, April 6. Married, "On Tuesday evening, March 26th, at the residence of J. W. Lowrie, by Rev. H. M. Giltner, Mr. Jos. L. Webb(e) and Miss Amanda White, all of this city."

  1861, April 6. Married, "On the 2nd inst., by Rev. J. H. Dickens of the Illinois Conference, Mr. E. W. Botsford and Miss Eliza M. Shewell, both of this city."

  1861, April 27. Died, "In this city, on the 14th inst., of consumption, Mr. Lucius Nesbit, aged 25 years."

  1861, April 27. Married, "On the 22d inst., by Rev. H. M. Giltner, at the residence of John S. Darley, Mr. John F. Darley and Miss Barbara Lutted, all of this city."

  1861, May 11. Married, "On the 1st ult., by James Fitchey, Esq., at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. James P. Howel of Rock Creek, Mr. Austin Humphery and Miss Sarah M. Howell, all of this county."

  1861, June 8. Died, "The wife of Mr. Fowler, residing near Wyoming in this county, was struck by lightning on Tuesday morning and instantly killed. - - - her husband is absent at Pike's Peak."

  1861, June 15. Died, "On Wednesday morning, June 12th, Harriet Redfield, wife of Dr. S. Redfield, aged 27 years."

  1861, June 29. Died, "Intelligence has been received here of the death of Mr. Clark McGee, a young man well known to many of our citizens, who formerly resided about 18 miles west of this city. He died at California Gulch, C. T., about the 1st of May, of congestive fever."

  1861, June 29. Died, "On the 26th inst., John W. Dorsey, aged seventy-six years. The deceased was born on the 5th of July, 1785, in Annearundle county, Md., from there to Indiana at an early day, - - - He removed to this Territory in 1857, Aurora (Ind.) commercial, please copy."

  1861, June 29. Married, "On the 23rd inst., in the 1st Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. H. M. Giltner, Mr. Thomas E. [Tho] mpson(f) and Miss Ledasca F. Dimmick, all of this city."

  1861, June 29. Died, "In Carlisle, 0., on the 7th inst., at the residence of her grandfather, after a long and painful illness, Camsadelle S., eldest daughter of 1. L. and M. A. Gibbs, aged 15 years."

(d) Henry M. Giltner, son of Abraham and Nancy L. Giltner, was born, Jan. 30, 1827, in Clark Co., Ind., and died, Apr. 7, 1903, at Aurora, Nebr. He married, May 21, 1855, at Hanover, Ind., Susan A. Gregg, who died in Logan Co., Nebr., Jan. 19, 1893. Six of their nine children grew to maturity. - Ibid, II, 555-556.

(e) Joseph L. Webb, son of William and Mary Webb, born at Morristown, Burlington Co., N. J., Feb. 27, 1833. Came with his parents from Greene Co., 0., to Nebraska City, Nebr., in May 1857. Amanda White was born in Jeffersonville, Ind., Feb. 9, 1836. Her parents, George and Elizabeth (Nesmith) White were from New Hampshire. - Chapman, Portrait and Biographical Album of Cass and Otoe Counties, pp. 735-736.

(f) Thomas E. Thompson, son of John and Jane (Richardson) Thompson, was born at Rumford, Oxford Co., Me., Apr. 1, 1833, and came to Nebraska City, Apr. 16, 1854. Ladasca Francena Dimmick, daughter of Samuel and Mary Dimmick was born in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. - Ibid. p. 544.


  1861, July 13. Died, "In Nebraska City, July 5th, Harry, infant son of Dr. S. and Harriet Redfield, aged one month and two days."

  1861, Aug. 3. Died, "Two boys, sons of Hugh Colton, were drowned on the evening of the 18th inst., while bathing 13 miles south of Bellevue. They were aged respectively 16 and 18 years." From Omaha Nebraskian.

  1861, Aug. 3. Married, "On Wednesday evening, July 31st, at St. Mary's Parish, by the rector, Rev. Eli Adams, Mr. Julian Metcalf(g) of this city to Miss Julia B., eldest daughter of Hon. J. F. Kinney, Chief Justice of Utah."

  1861, Aug. 3. Married, "On the 28th ultimo, at the residence of Mr. M. Meutel, by Rev. H. M. Giltner, Mr. Augustus Gerhard and Miss Maria Getter, all of this city."

  1861, Aug. 10. Married, "On the 8th inst., at the Pleasant Ridge Parsonage, by the Rev. H. M. Giltner, Wm. M. Line, M. D., to Miss Fannie Irwin, all of this city."

  1861, Aug. 10. Married, "On the 8th inst., at the American House, in Nebraska City, by Judge F. Bell, Mr. George W. Shaw and Miss Harriet Haley, all of Fremont county, Iowa."

  1861, Aug. 17. Married, "On the 14th inst., by the Rev. H. M. Giltner, Mr. H. H. Cornell and Miss Mary H. Deneen, all of this city."

(g) Julian Metcalf was born at Charlestown, Sullivan Co., N. H., in 1833 and came to Nebraska City in 1857. Julia B. Kinney, daughter of John F. and Hannah H. (Hall) Kinney, was a niece of Chief justice Augustus Hall, and came to Nebraska City in the spring of 1853. - A. T. Andreas, History of Nebraska, pp. 1220-1225.




Compiled by Raymond E. Dale, A.B. (a)

[Concluded from Vol. XI, p. 35.]

     75. HUGH GATES8 SAXTON (Charles R.7 Isaac6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born at Baldwinsville, New York, November 6, 1865.(b) His mother died before he was two years of age and soon afterwards, he removed with his father to Burdette, Kansas, where he has since lived. He married at Burdette, Kansas, December 16, 1886, Emma E. Keller, who was born near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, December 10, 1867.   Children of Hugh Gates8 and Emma E. (Keller) Saxton:    i. Ida May, b. Sept. 10, 1887; unmarried.
  ii. Eleanor Jane (twin), b. Mar. 9, 1892; d. 1902.
 iii. Bessie Ann (twin), b. Mar. 9, 1892; m. May 17, 1917, Burdette, Kan., Warner Pucket.
   Children (surname Pucket): 1. Cecil Lee. 2. Merle Keith. 3. Dale Wesley.
 iv. Hazel Beatrice, b. July 18, 1897; m. 1920, at Burdette, Kan., Louis Steffen.
   Child (surname Steffen): 1. Lela.
  v. Pearl Rosmon (twin), b. Mar. 22, 1900; m. at Burdette, Kan., Ray Dixon.
   Children (surname Dixon): 1. Charles Neal.

(a) The concluding installment of this genealogy is based on the notes of Howard N. Saxton, Albany, N. Y.,
   and of James B. Saxton, Secretary of the Saxton Family Association, Blissfield, Mich. Notes were also supplied by Homer W. Brainard, Genealogist, Hartford, Conn.; Miss Lula J. Saxton, Albany, N. Y.; Mrs. S. C. Douglas, Rochester, N. Y.; Hugh G. Saxton, Burdette, Kan.; Arthur Saxton, Hardy, Ia.; Gilbert (B. J.) Saxton, Wabedo, Minn.; Jay M. Saxton, Lincoln, Nebr.; Mrs. Edith S. Cristy, Oberlin, 0.; Mrs. Alice F. T. Waggoner, Buffalo, N. Y.
(b) Information supplied by Hugh G. Saxton, Burdette, Kan.


         2. Merle Edward. 3. Robert Lee. 4. Norma Jean
  vi. Rosalie Lois (twin), b. Mar. 22, 1900; d. July 29, 1906.
  vii. Henry Harrison, b. Jan. 15, 1905.
viii. Gertrude Louise, b. May 7, 1908.
  ix. Edith Eloise, b. Mar. 15, 1912.

  76. WILLIAM HENRY8 SAXTON (William L.7 Jacob6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) a farmer of Hardy, Iowa, was born February 6, 1857, at Cascade, Delaware County, Iowa.(c) In 1865 he removed with his parents to Humboldt County, Iowa. He married, February 17, 1885, Minnie Surface, who died July 271 1920. Their children were all born at Hardy, Iowa.

  Children of William Henry8 and Minnie (Surface) Saxton:    i. Effie, b. 1887; m. Thomas Bagg; they live at Hardy, Ia.
  ii. Francis, b. 1888; m. Clifford Olden; they live at Hardy, Ia.
 iii. Harold, b. 1895; lives at Renwick, Ia.
 iv. Raymond, b. 1903; lives at Hardy, Ia.

  77. ALFRED T.8 SAXTON (William L.7 Jacob6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born at Cascade, Delaware County, Iowa, May 13, 1858, and removed with his parents to Humboldt County when nearly seven years of age.(c) In 1884 he, married Kate Lockwood. He is a retired farmer and lives at Hardy, Iowa.

  Children of Alfred T.8 and Kate (Lockwood) Saxton:    i. Ethel, b. 1885; m. Rockwell Clancy; lives at Hardy, Ia.
  ii. Tera, b. 1887; m. Jera Clancy; lives at Ames, Ia.
 iii. Earl, b. 1891; lives at Hardy, Ia.

  78. EDGAR E.8 SAXTON (William L.7 Jacob6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born September 8, 1865, in Humboldt County, Iowa. He married Jennie Allyn, daughter of Hiram and Lizzy Allyn. They live at Lakeland, Florida.

  Child of Edgar E.8 and Jennie (Allyn) Saxton:   i. Beth, married.

  79. JAMES GILBERT8 SAXTON (William L.7 Jacob6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born in Humboldt County, Iowa, June 28, 1868.(d) He married, at Hardy, Iowa, October 15, 1890, Ella Carr. They live at Wabedo, Cass County, Minnesota.

  Children of James Gilbert8 and Ella (Carr) Saxton:    i. Raphael G., b. Feb. 9, 1892; m. Apr. 15, 1931, Adeline Anderson; a child b. Feb. 4, 1932.
  ii. Percy G., b. June 16, 1895. Children: 1. Carroll, b. Aug. 26, 1919. 2. Beth, b. Nov. 11, 1921.
   3. Charles, b. July 21, 1923. 4. Duane, b. Feb. 8, 1925. 5. James, b. Mar. 1, 1927.
 iii. John W., b. Sept. 19, 1897; m. Grace Monson. Children: 1. Glen, b. Jan. 20, 1919.
   2. Rachel, b. Dec. 22, 1921. 3. John, b. Apr. 2, 1927.
 iv. Grace S., b. Mar. 25, 1901; m. Jan. 20, 1920, Fred Maahs.

    (c) Information supplied by Arthur Saxton, Hardy, Ia.

   (d) Information supplied by Gilbert (B. J.) Saxton, Wabedo, Minn.


   Children (surname Maahs): 1. Lucile, b. Jan. 7, 1921. 2. Marion, b. June 24, 1922. 3. Ralph, b. Oct. 16, 1925. 4. Norma, b. Mar. 28, 1927.
 v. Rexford J., b. Feb. 14, 1905.
vi. Roy F., b. Jan. 14, 1908.

  80. CHARLES8 SAXTON (William L.7 Jacob6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born in Humboldt County, Ia., April 18, 1876.(d) About 1900 he married, at Iowa Falls, Iowa, Rosa Turner. He is section foreman for the Northern Pacific Railway at Logan, Montana, and his wife is manager of the railway eating house at that place.

  Children of Charles8 and Rosa (Turner) Saxton:    i. Madeline; married; lives at Logan, Mont.
  ii. Fay; married Charles Bork; lives at Hinckley, Minn.
 iii. Opal; married; lives at Logan, Mont.
 iv. Merril; unmarried.

  81. JUDSON HENRY8 SAXTON (William Henry7 Elisha6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born at Lagrange, Ohio, September 26, 1854.(c) He removed to Humboldt County, Iowa, where he married, December 10, 1884, Evaline A. Saxton, his second cousin, daughter of William T.7 and Helen (Allyn) Saxton, born at Cascade, Delaware County, Iowa, June 21, 1861. She died April 8, 1921, and he died April 1, 1932. Their children were born in Humboldt County, Iowa.

  Children of Judson Henry8 and Evaline A. (Saxton) Saxton:    i. Vera Maud, b. Sept. 21, 1885, Hardy, Ia.; m. 1904, Henry Apland; lives at Driscoll, N. Dak.
   Children (surname Apland): 1. Ruby. 2. Mildred. 3. Donald.
  ii. Arthur J., b. Apr. 18, 1887, Hardy, Ia.; m. 1910, Erma Clark; lives at Hardy, Ia.
   Children: 1. Dorothy E. 2. Clark J. 3. Philip K.
 iii. Mary Helen, b. June 16, 1889; m. 1905, Ralph Merris; lives at Fort Dodge, Ia.
   Children (surname Merris): 1. Allyn. 2. Maud. 3. Ruth. 4. Ralph. 5. Dale.
 iv. Ralph H., b. May 3, 1891; m. 1922, Denver, Colo., Helen MeKennon; d. 1922, Denver, Colo.
  v. Ruth 0., b. Aug. 10, 1896; m. about 1915; Earl Tobdell; lives at Fairbault, Minn.
   Children (surname Tobdell): 1. Frank. 2. Doris. 3. June. 4. Phillis.
 vi. Infant son, b. May 10, 1899; d. May 16, 1899.
vii. Infant son, b. Nov. 28, 1903; d. Dec. 13, 1903.

  82. WILLIAM JOHN8 SAXTON (William Henry7 Elisha6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born January 8, 1857, at Lagrange, Ohio.(e) He married first, September, 1877, Nellie Brice, who died October 8, 1929; married secondly, November, 1931, Mrs. Julia Barts. He lives at Grawn, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

(e) Information supplied by Mrs. Edith S. Cristy, Oberlin, 0.


Children of William John8 and Nellie (Brice) Saxton:     i. Alma, b. Oct. 1, 1878; d. Feb. 1933; m. Frank Sherarts, Oberlin, 0., who died 1933.
  ii. Howard, b. Mar. 6, 1880; in. Jan. 2, 1906, Louise M. Schumacher, Saginaw, Mich.
 iii. Stella, b. Mar. 29, 1881; d. young.
 iv. Bina, b. Aug. 7, 1883.
  v. Ray, b. Feb. 4, 1885.
 vi. Willard, b. Sept. 18, 1886; in. Chicago, Ill., Dec. 24, 1927, Addie E. Crisp.
vii. Dwight, b. Dec. 3, 1888.
viii. Marjorie, b. Sept. 30, 1895.

  83. ARTHUR ALBERT8 SAXTON (William Henry7 Elisha6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born at Lagrange, Ohio, September 11, 1862, and died February 24, 1932.(f) He married, October 11. 1893, Mary D. Ricky. He was a farmer living near Oberlin, Ohio.

  Children of Arthur Albert8 and Mary D. (Ricky) Saxton:    i. Josephine, b. Nov. 20, 1894; m. June 26, 1917, Dan Dudley. Children (surname Dudley):
   1. Richard Saxton, b. Apr. 13, 1918. 2. Arthur Stowel, b. Mar. 16, 1924.
  ii. Lewis, b. Aug. 7, 1902.

  84. ALBERT HENRY8 SAXTON (John Sylvester7 Elisha6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born on a farm at Whiteford, Monroe County, Michigan, October 7, 1873.(f) There he has spent the greater part of his life. He married, at Whiteford, Michigan, February 1, 1894, Bertha Waterbury. At the present time he lives at Blissfield, Michigan, being part owner of the National Bundle Tyer Company.

  Children of Albert Henry8 and Bertha (Waterbury) Saxton:    i. Marion Ellen, b. Mar. 2, 1897; in. first, Aug. 3, 1916, Stanley E. Wright, who died Nov. 3, 1919;
   m. secondly, Apr. 1, 1926, Alonzo H. Marshall; no children.
  ii. Wayne S., b. Jan. 28, 1900; in. Apr. 1929, Virginia Tarr; no children.
 iii. Beulah Naomi, b. Apr. 30, 1902.
 iv. James Blaine, b. Mar. 17, 1904; in. June 6, 1928, Serena Hall. Child: 1. Betty Maizee,
   b. Mar. 27, 1931.
  v. Millard, b. Feb. 16, 1906; m. Jan. 11, 1928, May Jewell Folk. Child: 1. Virginia Jean,
   b. Dec. 5, 1930.
 vi. Laurence Denver, b. Aug. 22, 1907; in. Nov. 11, 1930, Hilda West. Child: 1. Keith Laurence,
   b. Nov. 17, 1932.
vii. John Cyrus, b. Dec. 28, 1911.

  85. FRANK SYLVESTER8 SAXTON (John Sylvester7 Elisha6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born December 13, 1874, at Whiteford, Monroe County, Michigan, where he was reared on a farm.(f) He has engaged in various lines of business, brick and tile manufacture, livery and ice business, real estate. He was one of the inventors and patentees of the Saxmayer String Tying

(f) Information supplied by James B. Saxton, Blissfield, Mich.

Machine, and with his brothers, Albert H. and James B., and his brother-in-law, Joseph J. Bachmayer, organized and own the National Bundle Tyer Company of Blissfield, Michigan. He is a Mason. Frank S. Saxton married, first, June, 1899, Bertha L. Palmer, who died July 26,1913. He married, secondly, September 11, 1920, Hope H. Palmer, a sister of his first wife.   Children of Frank Sylvester8 and Bertha L. (Palmer) Sax    i. Ruth Helen, b. June 14, 1900; m. ----- Bohs.
  ii. Glen Palmer, b. Dec. 24, 1903.
 iii. Wendell Philip, b. Oct. 12, 1905
 iv. Frank, b. Feb. 4, 1911.
  v. Gertrude Evelyn, b. July 15, 1913.

  Child of Frank Sylvester8 and Hope H. (Palmer) Saxton:  vi. Robert William, b. May 10, 1923.

  86. JAMES BLAINE8 SAXTON (John Sylvester7 Elisha6 Henry5 James4-3-2 George1) was born on a farm at Whiteford, Michigan, July 12, 1884.(f) He prepared himself as a forester and entered the government service in the Forestry Department in 1910. He continued in this work until 1920, when he resigned to join his brothers and brother-in-law in operating the National Bundle Tyer Company at Blissfield, Michigan. He married, June 20, 1917, Florence Ada Davis of Muskegon, Michigan.

  Children of James Blaine8 and Florence Ada (Davis) Saxton:    i. John Blake, b. May 15, 1918, Missoula, Mont.
  ii. Margaret Elizabeth, b. Jan. 15, 1921, Blissfield, Mich.

  P. 4. 2a. George2 Sexton (George1) seems to have been a sea captain or a sea trader.(g) It would seem that the only land he owned was four acres at Westfield, Massachusetts, which he probably received from his father. On October 16, 1678, he was living at Hartford, Connecticut,(h) (Deeds); on March 25, 1681, he was living at Westfield, Massachusetts, (Springfield Deeds, Vol. A B. p. 41); and on October 31, 1690, he was living at Newtown, Long Island.(i) George Sexton married Hannah Spencer, born April 15, 1653, daughter of Sergeant Thomas Spencer of Hartford, Connecticut. The date of his death is unknown, but his widow returned to Hartford and married, secondly, November 29, 1698, Daniel Brainerd of Haddam, Connecticut, as his third wife. He died April 1, 1715. She survived him, but the date of her death is not known. Descendants generally spell the name, Sexton. Children of George2 and Hannah (Spencer) Sexton:
     i. George, b. about 1677, probably at Hartford, Conn.; d. Westchester parish,    Colchester, Conn., Aug. 5, 1754, aged 77; m. Dec. 25, 1699, Sarah Knight, b. Apr. 27, 1680, daughter of George and Sarah (Church) Knight of Hartford.

   She d. Dec., 1751, in 71st year.

(g) From information supplied by Miss Lula J. Saxton, Albany, N. Y., and by Mrs. Alice F. T. Waggoner, Buffalo, N. Y. Mr. Homer W. Brainard, Hartford, Conn., read the copy and made helpful corrections. One line of this branch of the family was published, June 29, 1932, in the St. Johnsville Enterprise and News, St. Johnsville, N. Y.

(h) Hampshire Co., Mass., Deeds, Vol. AB, p. 45.

(i) Hampshire Co., Mass., Deeds, Vol. AB, p. 73.

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