Thaxton DNA – intriguing results so far

We wish every Thaxton/Thackston descendant would have their 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 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.



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Eugenia F. Currie Thaxton obituary (1870 N.C.)


From the Hillsborough (N.C.) Recorder, 2 Nov 1870, an obituary of Eugenia F. Currie.  She was the wife of Henry Speck Thaxton, son of Jordan Reese Thaxton, grandson of George Thaxton and Sarah Bailey of Halifax Co., Va., and Person Co., N.C.:

Eugenia Currie Thaxton obituary

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Marcus A. Thaxton obituary (1870 Mo.)

From the Grand River Republican (Trenton, Mo.), 21 Apr 1870, an obituary for Marcus A. Thaxton, son of Benjamin D. Thaxton and Malinda Gaulding of Virginia and Missouri, grandson of John Thaxton and Nancy Ann Wilkerson, great-grandson of James Thaxton and Elizabeth Clark, great-great-grandson of Abel Thaxton, all of Prince Edward County, Virginia:


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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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