Sarah Pate Thackston seeks her son Anthony’s discharge (1853)

In some communications with the Adjutant General in 1853, Sarah Pate Thackston (Smith County, Tennessee) asked that her son Anthony P. Thackston be discharged from the military.  Among other things, she provided proof of his date of birth.


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Richard Cantley Thaxton’s Civil War enlistment


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August 29, 2014 · 8:40 pm

Richard Cantley Thaxton’s indictment & conviction (1884)

from Graham County, Arizona, Court Minute Book [1], p. 135


and p. 144


Richard was released after one year.  From the Mohave County (Ariz.) Miner, 9 Aug 1885:


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1863 bio of James T. Cearnal

(Amanda, hope you’re out there and haven’t already seen this before…)

From The Daily Progress, Raleigh, N.C., 26 Jan 1863:


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Henry Clay Thaxton obituary (1899 N.C.)

Raleigh Christian Advocate, 23 Aug 1899:


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William T. Thaxton & the postage stamp robbery (1874 N.C.)

William T. Thaxton is accused of a postage stamp theft:

Wilmington Morning Star, 16 Jan 1874:


Wilmington Journal, 23 Jan 1874:

ThaxtonWilliamTStampsPt1Wilmington Morning Star, 24 Jan 1874:


Wilmington Morning Star, 7 Jun 1874:



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Miscellaneous Thaxton – Thackston news items

This appears to describe an accident that befell William D. Thackston (1837-1920), son of John T. Thackston, grandson of Benjamin Thackston and Betty Chambers, great-grandson of James Thackston.  William lived in Wheeling, W.Va, and worked as a mill wright.

The Wheeling Intelligencer, 9 Mar 1868:



Who is this?  From the Semi-weekly south Kentuckian (Hopkinsville, Ky.), 21 May 1886, under heading “Crofton, Ky. May 19, 1886″:



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