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Re: James Rogers m. Juda Sexton or Eaton?
Posted by: Dave Welch Date: June 07, 2000 at 05:20:15
In Reply to: James Rogers m. Juda Sexton or Eaton? by Willis Sexton of [an error occurred while processing this directive]

From the Grayson Co. 1794 plat book --courtesy Jeff Weaver's New River Notes site -- the following:

NOV. 15.              
John Welsh asee of P. Gaines Asee of William Kidd by virtue of a Land Office Treasury Warrant for 2510 acres No. 16464 dated the 17th day of May 1783 enters 200 acres of land on William Sexton's mill creek a branch of Rock Creek of New River joining the lines of sd. Sexton and Bartholomew Austin and so as to include Eaton's Babin (?) for quantity.

Based on data found in Virginia land grant (patent) records, "Eaton's Babin" is probably "Eaton's Cabin". It very likely refers to William Eaton, who owned land near William Sexton. William Sexton had surveyed land in this vicinity no later than the mid 1780s.

My research also shows that Dauswell Rogers (the 'elder' I think, from over in Henry Co.) owned land in this same vicinity.

Does your data show that James is Dauswell (Doswell)'s son ? If so, then probably the same William Eaton in both instances, since Eaton had been in the vicinity well before the Rev. War, and could easily have known Juda from infancy.

This further suggests that Juda was a Sexton, perhaps daughter of William, as she was not the daughter of John Sexton (seen also as Saxon, Saxton depending on the record.)


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