Posted By:Betty Porter
Subject:Re: Thaxton / Thackston Family Research
Post Date:May 20, 2009 at 23:25:19
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       James Thaxton Jr. was the fifth child of "James X" Thaxton and Elizabeth Clark. He was born 12 Sep 1767, probably in Prince Edward (P E) Co., Virginia. We have no direct proof, but we believe that this James married Sarah Watts 05 Jan 1790 in Chesterfield Co., Virginia. The minister who married them also married other couples from the same area in P E, and the birthdate of James Jr.'s oldest known child, circa 1791, appears to precede James' marriage to Frances Simmons Woodall in 1792. Sarah may have died upon the birth of their first child, and James then married Frances "Fanny," daughter of John Simmons, 08 Nov 1802 in P E.

Celia may have been born to Frances Simmons Woodall rather than Sarah Watts. I don't think we have proof either way.