Agnes Nancy Gilmore
b.9 MAY 1784
d.2 FEB 1852 Morning Sun, Preble County, Ohio
m. 12 Jun 1783
Facts and Events
20. Agnes Nancy Gilmore (Martha2 Lackey, Thomas1) was born 09 May 1784 in Rockbridge Co., and died 02 February 1852 in Morning Sun, Preble Co. Her parents, William and Martha Lackey Gilmore were living on the Gilmore Plantaion, Sidney Vale,on the James River, which William and his brother, Joseph Gilmore, had inherited from their father, James Gilmore. Agnes was only 14 years old on 07 February 1798 when she married Jonathan Paxton, age 21, the son of Samuel Paxton, Jr and his 2nd wife, Rachel. Rev. Wm Baldridge officiated at the wedding. Jonathan Paxton was born 28 December 1777 in Adams Co. (RD Thomas shows his place of birth as Cumberland Twsp, York Co. PA.), and died 05 January 1852 in Preble Co. Ohio. According to Dr. George W Diehl, Jonathan’s father, Samuel, had 22 children. When he died in Feb 1793, Jonathan was only 16. He claimed his small portion of any estate and drifted off to the Valley of Virginia to make his own way in the world. He found his uncle Thomas Paxton, and later came to the Gilmore plantation of Sidney Vale and was employed there. He married William Gilmore's daughter Agnes in 1784 when she was only 14 yrs. old, and after the Gilmore brothers Joseph and William divided the property in 1816, Jonathan moved his family first to Franklin Co. Ohio, and then to Preble Co. where they settled on 640 acres. Jonathan died at the age of 76 in Jan 5,1852 during a typhoid fever epidemic that took the lives of 6 Paxton family members. Agnes died less than a month later on Feb 2 aged 68. Children of Agnes Gilmore and Jonathan Paxton are: 75 i. Robert4 Paxton, b.1799 in Rockbridge Co. VA; d.30 January 1872 in Ohio. 76 ii. William G Paxton, b. 1800 in Rockbridge Co. VA; d.1873 in Mercer Co. IL. 77 iii. Martha "Patsy" Paxton, b.1802 in Rockbridge Co. VA; d. 03 February 1852 in Ohio. 78 iv. Samuel Paxton, b. 27 Aug. 1804 in Rockbridge Co. VA; d.02 Oct. 1834, Indiana(?). 79 v. Rachel Paxton, b. 29 Sept. 1805 in Rockbridge Co. VA; d. 18 Feb.1852 in Preble Co. 80 vi. James S Paxton, born 15 June 1807 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died 1898 in OH .
Censured & suspended by Hopewell Church for "...his sins of Slander, Lying & profane swearing and contumacy" after spreading tales of his sexual conquests with young Gilmore cousins. James later married and became involved in politics.
81 vii. Thomas L Paxton, born 13 March 1809 in VA; died 1864. 82 viii. Eli Paxton, born 02 April 1811 in VA; died 19 December 1857 in Ohio. 83 ix. J Madison Paxton, born 28 May 1813 in Rockbridge Co.VA. 84 x. Sarah W Paxton, born 04 November 1814 in Rockbridge Co. VA; died ca. 1843 in Ohio. 85 xi. Sabina Gilmore Paxton, born 28 April 1817 in Ohio(?). 86 xii. Jonathan Paxton, Jr, born 28 March 1819 in Ohio; died Aug. 1901 in College Corner, OH. 87 xiii. Lena Irwin Paxton, born 28 October 1820 in OH. 88 xiv. Mary J. Paxton, born 28 May 1823 in Preble Co.OH; died 29 June 1895 in OH. 89 xv. Eliza Paxton, born 1825. 90 xvi. Alexander P Paxton, born 1826. 91 xvii.Agnes L Paxton, born 1827. Sources:
Lackey Family Bible; House of Ochiltree; Paxtons-We Are One