From the St. Joseph Herald (Michigan), Saturday, 28 Jun 1879, regarding Jesse Thaxton, son of William Thaxton and Martha Bowers:
“On Monday of this week, court met pursuant to adjournment, and continued in session until Wednesday morning, when an adjournment was made to the 6th of August. This week the following cases were disposed of as mentioned:
. . .
Jessie Thaxton sentenced to two years hard labor at Jackson.”