WILLIAM SEXTON

William SEXTON, the son of Timothy and Esther (SISEL) SEXTON, Sr., was born about 1786 in York District, South Carolina and died on 10 Sep 1854 in Scott Co., TN, according to his War of 1812 pension. He married Rhoda GRIFFITH (b. 1800 in VA-d. 1877 in Scott Co., TN), the daughter of Joseph and Phoebe (HUDSON) GRIFFITH. William and Rhoda had ten children, all of whom are proven. In an affidavit in the War of 1812 pension of William SEXTON, written in 1871, Rhoda GRIFFITH SEXTON stated that their children were "Sarah whose birth was January 1st, 1817 this is the oldest child, then Rebecca, Pegee [Margaret], Barton, Manda, Lucy Ann, Hiram, Solomon, Rite [Wright], Feelin [Fieldin] all of whom is still living except Rebecca, Manda, Hiram the last named died a soldier in the late War of 1861 & 2" The only birth date given is of Sarah. The dates for the other children come from census records.

Sarah SEXTON:

Sarah SEXTON was born on 1 Jan 1817 and married William W. PHILLIPS. She was appointed the administrator of her mother's estate in 1877 in Scott Co., TN. She is listed as an heir of William and Rhoda SEXTON in Scott County, TN Deed Book C, page 98.

Rebecca SEXTON:

Rebecca SEXTON was born in 1819 and married Elswick THOMPSON. They only had one daughter, Rhoda Ann, who married James ASHER. Rhoda Ann and James ASHER sold their interest in the estate of William and Rhoda SEXTON in Deed Book 54, page 50.

Margaret (Peggy) SEXTON:

Margaret (Peggy) SEXTON was born in 1822 and married Fountain SEXTON, the son of Moses and Leander (HATFIELD) SEXTON. The death certificate of Julia Ann SEXTON THOMPSON lists her parents as Fount SEXTON and Peggie SEXTON. Also when Margaret and Fountain SEXTON were divorced in 1875, Margaret SEXTON was not restored to her maiden name. Of course, if Margaret SEXTON was a SEXTON before she was married, then there would be no reason to restore her to her maiden name. Their divorce is recorded in Scott County Chancery Minutes, 24 Nov 1875, pages 420, 422, 446 and 447.

Bartholomew (Barton) SEXTON:

Bartholomew (Barton) SEXTON was born in 1824. He married Martha (Patsy) Margaret THOMPSON

Amanda (Manda) SEXTON:

Amanda SEXTON was born in 1826 and she married Isaac WALLACE. Although there is no marriage record for Amanda and Isaac WALLACE, in the book, The Wallace Family, by J.K.P. WALLACE, it states that Isaac WALLACE married a SEXTON. Isaac and Amanda appear on the 1850 Anderson County, TN Census.

Lucy Ann SEXTON:

Lucy Ann SEXTON was born in 1828 and married Armstead H. GRIFFITH. In Scott County Deed Book 54, page 50. the children of Lucy Ann and Armstead H. GRIFFITH sold their interest in the estate of William and Rhoda SEXTON.

Hiram SEXTON:

Hiram SEXTON was born in 1830 and was a twin to Solomon. He died during the Civil War. He married Sophia GRIFFITH. In Scott County Deed Book 54, page 50, his two children, Solomon SEXTON and Arlena BROWN, sold their interest in the estate of William and Rhoda SEXTON.

Solomon SEXTON:

Solomon SEXTON was born in 1830 and was a twin to Hiram. He married first to Nancy RICH and second to Angeline GODDARD. In Scott County Deed Book 54, page 51, the children of Solomon SEXTON sold their interest in the estate of William and Rhoda SEXTON.

Wright SEXTON:

Wright SEXTON was born in 1838 and married Rachel FOSTER-WALLACE. He sold his interest in the estate of William and Rhoda SEXTON in Scott County Deed Book 34, page 589.

Fieldin (Feelin) SEXTON:

Fieldin SEXTON was born in 1840. His first wife was a LEWALLEN. His second wife was Mary Ann STEWARD and his third wife was Nancy Victoria WRIGHT (HULL).

All of the children and William and Rhoda SEXTON sold their interest in their parent's estate, except, Sarah, Margaret, and Fieldin. It is not known why there is no record of them selling their share of their parents' estate.

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WILLIAM SEXTON

William SEXTON, the son of Timothy and Esther (SISEL) SEXTON, Sr., was born about 1786 in York District, South Carolina. He married 2 Feb 1815 in Anderson (now Scott) Co., TN, Rhoda GRIFFITH, the daughter of Joseph and Phoebe (HUDSON) GRIFFITH. William served in the War of 1812 in Captain James Tunnell's Company. He died on 10 Sep 1854 in Scott Co., TN. William and Rhoda had 10 children:

  1. Sarah SEXTON (b. 1 Jan 1817 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. after 1880) md William W. PHILLIPS
  2. Rebecca SEXTON (b. 1819 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. before 1850) md Elswick THOMPSON
  3. Margaret "Peggy" SEXTON (b. 1822 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. 1884 in Scott Co., TN) md Fountain SEXTON
  4. Barton (Bartholomew) SEXTON (b. Apr 1824 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. 1900-10 in Scott Co., TN) md Martha Margaret THOMPSON
  5. Amanda SEXTON (b. 1826 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. 1850-52 in Anderson Co., TN) md Isaac WALLACE
  6. Lucy Ann SEXTON (b. 1828 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. between 1880 and 1900 in Scott Co., TN) md Armstead H. GRIFFITH
  7. Hiram SEXTON (twin to Hiram) (b. 1830 in Morgan (now Scott) Co. TN-d. 16 Feb 1864 in Belle Island Confederate Prison, Richmond, VA) md Sophia GRIFFITH
  8. Solomon SEXTON (twin to Solomon) (b. 1830 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. 1900-10 in Scott Co., TN) md 1st, Nancy RICH; 2nd, Angeline GODDARD
  9. Wright SEXTON (b. 1838 in Morgan (now Scott) Co.,TN-d. 28 Jul 1921 in Scott Co., TN) md Rachel WALLACE
  10. Fielding (Feelin) SEXTON (b. 1840 in Morgan (now Scott) Co., TN-d. after 1910) md 1st a LEWALLEN; 2nd, Mary Ann STEWART; 3rd, Nancy Victoria WRIGHT (HULL)

 

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