Thomas (Buffalo) Paxton

Male 1719 - 1788  (69 years)


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  • Name Thomas (Buffalo) Paxton 
    Born 1719  Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ulster Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1788  Falling Springs, Rockbridge Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Thomas Paxton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta Co. VA.

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      Page 249 10th June, 1763. Nathaniel Evins and Mary ( ) to Thos. Paxton, 100, 190 acres on North Branch of James, part of the tract where Nathaniel now lives, mouth of Buffalo Creek; corner Alexander Baggs. Teste: James Trimble, Sarah Trimble, Mary Preston. Delivered: Thomas Paxton, June, 1766.

      Page 711 11th August, 1764. James McDowell and Francis, of the County of James City, Virginia, to Thomas Paxton, 250, 400 acres patented to James, 1st March, 1743, said river. Delivered: Thomas Paxton, June. 1766.

      Page 197--8th November, 1768. Thomas Paxton and Elizabeth ( ) sold to John Paxton, their son, 100, 230 acres on James River, corner another tract of Thomas Paxton. Teste: William Paxton. Delivered: Thomas Paxton, your father, 31st [sic] June, 1773.

      He came from Pennsylvania about 1747, and settled on North River (VA) at the mouth of Buffalo Creek. Hence he was distinguished from his cousins, of the same name as "Buffalo Thomas Paxton". He kept a boatyard, and had Flour and Saw Mills. He was also a thrifty farmer, and acquired wealth and influence. Presbyterian in faith, he was an Elder in the old Falling Spring Church, and there, his dust reposes. His epitaph is but his names and dates. "Here lies the interred body of Thomas Paxton, who departed this life Sept 27, 1788, aged 69 years". His first wife lies at his side. Her epitaph reads "Here lieth the body of Elizabeth Paxton, who departed this life March 3, 1773, her age being 49 years."

      Paxton, W. M. (William McClung). The Paxtons: their origin in Scotland, and their migrations through England and Ireland, to the colony of Pennsylvania, whence they moved south and west, and found homes in many states and territories. (Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society, 1966).

    Person ID I10191  Master File
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2011 

    Family Elizabeth MCCLUNG,   b. 1724, Coleraine, Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1773, Falling Springs, Rockbridge Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1746  Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Paxton,   b. 1747, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1832  (Age 85 years)
     2. Samuel Paxton,   b. 11 Jul 1748, Buffalo Creek, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Mary Paxton,   b. ca 1754, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1789  (Age ~ 35 years)
     4. William Paxton,   b. 07 Apr 1757, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1838, Falling Springs, Rockbridge Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Thomas Paxton,   b. 15 Nov 1761, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah Paxton
     7. Jane (Jean) Paxton,   b. 1765, Botetourt Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F6574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart