Thomas Paxton, of the Borden Tract, Rockbridge County, VA
Facts and Events
||Thomas Paxton, of the Borden Tract, Rockbridge County, VA
||to Rebecca Robinson
Thomas Paxton, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Thomas Paxton Jr.'s land (Borden Tract SE, 670 acres, 1748) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. Note land of Thomas Paxton, Sr. (500 acres, 1748) is adjoining to the northeast.
Thomas Paxton's land (Borden Tract NW, 774 acres, 1769) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 497.--16th May, 1748. £18. Benj. Borden, &c., to Thomas Paxton, Jr. (sold in testator's lifetime), 670 acres, part of 92,100; corner to John Lowry; corner to Lowry and McKy, crossing northeast branch of James River to two pine's in Borden's patent line; Spanish oak on south side of river. Tested and acknowledged as above.
- Page 10.--20th August, 1769. Borden's executors to Thomas Paxton, £52, 774 acres, part of 92100, the creek, Alex. Telford's line.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 233.--29th May, 1751. Thomas Paxton, Jr., to John Robison, 160 acres, where Thomas lives on So. River, John Lowry's line; corner Moses Whiteside. Teste: Alexander McMullen, Richard Woods, Thos. Paxton.
- Page 468.--17th June, 1763. Thomas Paxton and Rebeka ( ) to Mathew Robertson, £40, 210 acres on Southeast Branch of James River, part of the tract where Thomas now lives; corner Moses McClure. Teste: Benj. Benit, Stephen ( ) and Margaret ( ) Rentfroe.
- Page 496.--8th March, 1764. Thomas Paxton and Rebecca to Samuel Paxton, £200, 500 acres in Borden's tract; corner Archibald Alexander, black oak by the Punch Bowl. Teste: Mathew Robertson, John J. Jarvis, John () Robertson, James Edmunston.
- Page 672.--20th March, 1764. Thomas Paxton to James Hughes, of Staunton, £20, lot 14 in Staunton. Teste: John King, Joshua Russell, George Skillern. Delivered: Mr. Owen Owens, 4th May, 1787.
- Page 59.--17th October, 1769. Thomas Paxton and Rebekah ( ) to James McDowell, Samuel McDowell and James Cowdon, £52, 378 acres, part of Borden's 92,100; Alexander Telford's line; corner James McCampbell. Teste: Isaac Anderson, James McCampbell, Alexander Sinclair. James Robinson. Delivered: Samuel McDowell, 17th August, 1772.
- Page 64.--17th October, 1769. Same (Thomas Paxton and Rebekah ( )) to James Campbell, £80, 396 acres, part of Borden's 92,100; corner Alexander Telford. Delivered: James Campbell, November Court, 1773. Teste: Alexander McCroskry.
Records of Thomas Paxton in Augusta County, VA
- Page 278.--6th March, 1756. John ( ) Robison and Margrey ( ) to Wm. Carruthers, £43, 160 acres, part of Borden's 92100 and conveyed to John by Thos. Paxton, Jr., 29th May, 1751, on South River. John Lowry s line, cor. Thos. Paxton; cor. Moses Whiteside. Teste: James McKee, John Makey.
Information on Thomas Paxton, Jr.
Thomas Paxton, Jr., undoubtedly born in Ireland about 1720, was not yet in his teens when the family came to America and settled in Pennsylvania. After coming to the Valley of Virginia, he married Rebecca Robinson, whose brother Matthew had married Thomas’ sister Betty. These Robinsons were descended from one John Robinson who had immigrated to America from Cleasby, Yorkshore, England, with his wife, the former Elizabeth Potter, daughter of Christopher Potter, of Cleasby. In colonial Virginia, the Robinsons had intermarried with the Braxton, Wormley, Berkeley, and other prominent families. John Robinson, the speaker to the House of Burgesses, was of this line.
To Thomas and Rebecca Robinson Paxton a son was born, March 16, 1766, and to him was given the name of Samuel, a traditional name of the Paxtons. On August 8, 1791, about a year or more before the death of his grandfather, young Samuel Paxton married Catherine Atkinson. After his father’s death, he purchased the interest of this brothers and sister in the homestead and there he and Catherine lived to the day of their deaths.
- Chalkley, - Augusta County, Virginia Court Abstracts.
- 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).