TIMOTHY SEXTON, JR.

Timothy SEXTON, Jr., the son of Timothy and Esther (SISEL) SEXTON, Sr., was born on 25 Dec 1783 in York District, South Carolina, according to the Revolutionary War Pension of Timothy SEXTON, Sr. Timothy SEXTON, Jr. married 4 Nov 1807 in Knox Co., TN, Nancy ELLIS (b. 1790 in Georgia-d. 1860's in Scott Co., TN), daughter of Robert ELLIS. According to the 1830 and 1840 Morgan County, Tennessee Censuses, Timothy and Nancy SEXTON, Jr. had nine children, three sons and six daughters. It has been difficult to verify all of these children. All available records have been searched for proof of these children. In some cases, there is definitive proof. Where there is no definitive proof, the best available evidence is presented to explain why that child fits into the family of Timothy and Nancy SEXTON, Jr. Their nine children were: Robert, Lucy, Margaret, Elizabeth, Leander, Sarah, Emanuel, Martha, and James SEXTON.

Robert (Robin) SEXTON:

The oldest child of Timothy and Nancy SEXTON, Jr. was Robert (Robin) SEXTON. He was born in 1809 and married first to Lina KEETON and secondly to Elizabeth NEWPORT. In the Revolutionary War pension of Timothy SEXTON, Sr., Timothy Sr. stated that he left his "son Timothy have two sheep . . . for the hire of his son Robert."

Lucy SEXTON:

Lucy SEXTON was born in 1813 and married Andrew GRIFFITH. Comparing the 1830 and 1840 Morgan County, Tennessee Census, only Timothy Jr. had a daughter the age of Lucy. Also when Timothy SEXTON, Jr. entered 250 acres of land on Brimstone Creek on 6 Aug 1850 [Scott County Surveyor's Book I, page 8], Andrew GRIFFITH along with Emanuel SEXTON appear as the sworn chain carriers.

Margaret SEXTON:

Margaret SEXTON was born in 1815 and married Elijah PHILLIPS. She fits in Timothy SEXTON, Jr.'s family as a process of elimination. She can not fit in Timothy Jr.'s brother, Moses SEXTON'S family. Margaret and Elijah PHILLIPS' daughter, Easter PHILLIPS, married Julien SEXTON, the proven son of Moses and Leander SEXTON. If Margaret had been a daughter of Moses and Leander SEXTON, then her daughter, Easter would have been marrying her uncle, Julien SEXTON. Of course, this is not possible. William and Rhoda's daughter, Margaret, was much young than this Margaret. Also Margaret and Elijah PHILLIPS named two of their sons, Timothy and Robert PHILLIPS.

Elizabeth SEXTON:

Elizabeth SEXTON was born in 1818 and married Joseph GRIFFITH. When Joseph GRIFFITH died, James SEXTON, was appointed the administrator of Joseph GRIFFITH'S estate [Scott County Court Minutes, Book E, pages 73 & 75, 3 Sep 1866]. Also appearing on the administrator's bond was Elijah PHILLIPS (the husband of Margaret SEXTON). This James SEXTON was the son of Timothy and Nancy SEXTON, Jr. as he was living with his parents in 1850. This could not be James SEXTON, the son of Moses and Leander SEXTON as Moses' son James removed to Campbell County, Tennessee in the early 1850's and does not appear in Scott County records afterwards.

Leander SEXTON:

Leander SEXTON was born in 1820 and married Emanuel PHILLIPS. In a state made by Lacy Jeremiah Jackson WEST (1887-1983), the son of Charles P. and Martha Ann (PHILLIPS) WEST, and the grandson of Emanuel and Leander (SEXTON) PHILLIPS, he said that his "mother always said that her and Manuel [SEXTON, the son of Robert and Lina (KEETON) SEXTON)] were first cousins. Uncle Manuel and Aunt Jane raised my mother. I have heard my mother speak of Uncle Rob." This statement was made on 25 Jan 1981 and was provided by Patricia Elam of Dayton, Ohio.

Sarah SEXTON:

Sarah SEXTON was born in 1825. She was living with her parents in 1850. She had three children at that time but was not married. She later married William GRIFFITH.

Emanuel SEXTON:

Emanuel SEXTON was born in 1827 and married first to Rebecca GRIFFITH and secondly to Elmira BROWN HARNESS. On the 1850 Scott County, TN census, Emanuel was living next to Timothy and Nancy SEXTON, Jr. In 1851, Emanuel SEXTON and Andrew GRIFFITH appear as the sworn chain carriers for a land entry that Timothy Jr. made [Scott County Surveyor's Book 1, page). On 23 Aug 1851, Timothy SEXTON, Jr. made a deed to Emanuel SEXTON with Emanuel PHILLIPS being a witness. Also Emanuel SEXTON named two of his sons, Timothy and Robert SEXTON. In the book, Scott County, Tennessee and Its Families, Archie A. SEXTON says that Robert SEXTON (b. 1809) had a brother named Emanuel.

Martha SEXTON:

Martha (Patsy) SEXTON was born in 1830. She was living with her parents in 1850. On the 1860 Scott County Census, she was living with her brother, James and her mother, Nancy. She married William GRIFFITH, a cousin to her sister, Sarah's husband.

James SEXTON:

James SEXTON was born 18 Sep 1831 and died 14 Apr 1908 in Scott Co., TN. He married Polly Ann PEMBERTON. On the 1850 Scott County Census, he was living with his parents. In 1860, he was listed as a head of household. Living with him, were his mother, Nancy and his sister, Martha.

TIMOTHY SEXTON, JR.

Timothy SEXTON, Jr., the son of Timothy and Esther (SISEL) SEXTON, Sr., was born on 25 Dec 1783 in York District, South Carolina. He married, 4 Nov 1807 in Knox County, TN, Nancy ELLIS (b. 1790 in GA-d. 1860's in Scott Co., TN), the daughter of Robert ELLIS. They had nine children:

  1. Robert (Robin) SEXTON (b. 1809 in Campbell (now Scott) Co., TN-d. 1 Feb 1885 in Scott Co., TN) md 1st, Saline (Lina) KEETON; md 2nd, Elizabeth NEWPORT
  2. Lucy SEXTON (b. 1813 in Campbell (now Scott) Co., TN-d. 1886 in Scott Co., TN) md Andrew GRIFFITH
  3. Margaret SEXTON (b. 1815 in Campbell (now Scott) Co., TN-d. 1870-78 in Scott Co., TN) md Elijah PHILLIPS
  4. Elizabeth SEXTON (b. 27 Aug 1818 in Campbell (now Scott) Co., TN-d. 27 Dec 1892 in Belle Plains, Sumner Co., Kansas) md Joseph GRIFFITH
  5. Leander SEXTON (b. 1820 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. 28 Jan 1858 in Scott Co., TN) md Emanuel PHILLIPS
  6. Sarah SEXTON (b. 1825 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. 1889-1900 in Scott Co., TN) md William GRIFFITH
  7. Emanuel SEXTON (b. 1827 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. before 1890 in Scott Co., TN) md 1st, Rebecca GRIFFITH; 2nd, Elmira BROWN HARNESS
  8. Martha (Patsy) SEXTON (b. 1830 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. after 1900) md William GRIFFITH
  9. James SEXTON (b. 18 Sep 1831 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. 14 Apr 1908) md Polly Ann PEMBERTON

 

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