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Samuel Paxton was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on Samuel Paxton
Thomas Paxton, the founder of the family, had another son whose name was Samuel; he was born in 1733 and only a lad of eight years when his father migrated from Ireland to America. Very little is known of this Samuel Paxton. A deposition he made, April 5, 1806, in Lexington, gives some interesting data. In it, he says, that his father, Thomas Paxton, now deceased, came to Borden's Grant and purchased land and returned to Pennsylvania for his family. Too, he makes mention of Thomas Taylor who married Elizabeth Paxton, his sister.
The name of Samuel Paxton's wife is not of record, but it is known that he was the father of two sons--there may have been more children. The elder of the boys named Thomas in honor of his grandfather, was born in Rockbridge County, January 10, 1764. His wife was Martha Steele, whose father was Robert Steele, said to have been the son of Andrew; she was born in 1764. Although only a boy when the Revolutionary War broke out, he served one of the Rockbridge military companies as the drummer, marching with it to eastern Virginia and giving the roll at the siege of Yorktown. Before Thomas Paxton died in 1846, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.