We wish every Thaxton/Thackston descendant would have their Ancestry.com DNA done – the results have been exciting. We even might have a lead on Abel Thaxton (see below). Our line is through Thomas Thaxton, b. abt 1744 in Virginia, d. 1824 in Simpson Co., Ky. Through Ancestry.com DNA, we have been linked so far to:
William Thaxton and Lucy Clay (through their son Yelverton Thaxton). We had this William as a son of Abel Thaxton and probable brother of our Thomas.
William Thaxton and Lucy Clay again (through their daughter Elizabeth, wife of Jeremiah Johnson).
William Thaxton and Lucy Guill (through their son James C. Thaxton). We had this William as a son of Elizabeth Clark and James Thaxton, a son of Abel Thaxton and probable brother of our Thomas.
William Thaxton and wife Martha Bowers. As we have written about before on this blog, this is actually Williamson Thaxton, a son of our Thomas Thaxton.
John Thaxton and Delilah Anderson, our direct ancestor and son of Thomas Thaxton.
And then a surprising one, linked through DNA tests of 3 separate descendants:
a Mary or Sarah (or Mary Sarah) Thackston, who is completely new to us. Some researchers list her parents as Thomas and Mary Thackston. They have her married to John Hamblin in 1715 in Kent County, Maryland. Her son George Hamblen is said to have died in North Carolina, so it’s possible that her relation is to another one of our (non-Thaxton) lines. We’ll be looking into it. But if her connection to us is through the Thaxton line, then could she be related to Abel Thaxton? This is very intriguing.