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James Claxton

Male Abt 1750 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name James Claxton 
    Born Abt 1750 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I8870  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Children 
    +1. Joshua Claxton,   b. Between 1790 and 1800, prob Sumner, Dickson City, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850, Dickson City, Sumner Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From: Atlas of the Cumberland Pioneer Settlements 1779 - 1804
      North Carolina Grants :
      Land Grant officials: Martin Armstrong - Surveyor Continental Line, Daniel Smith - Davidson County Surveyor and Samuel Barton - Entry Officer. The following men were designated Deputy Surveyors:
      William Black, Anthony Bledsoe, William Bowman, Henry Bradford, Joseph Brock, John Buchanan, Justinian Cartwright, William Christmas, William Crutcher, John Davis, John Dickson, William Dobbins, John Donelson, William Donelson, Robert Ewing, Anthony Foster, Squire Grant, Edward Guinn, David Hay, Robert Hays, Edwin Hickman, Thomas Hickman, Daniel James, Thomas Johnson, William Lytle, John Mann, William Maslin, Samuel McCutchan, David McGavock, Ephraim McLean, Thomas Molloy, Samuel Moore, John C. Mountflorence, James Mulherin, William Murray, Robert Nelson, John Payton, Benjamin William Pollock, Isaac Roberts, Henry Rutherford, James Sanders, Robert Searcy, David Shelby, Moses Shelby, Duncan Stewart, Howel Tatum, William Terrell, Samuel Thornton, David Vance, George W. Walker, Robert Weakley, Sampson Williams, David Wilson & George Winchester
      Pioneer Grants - 1,467 North Carolina land grants issued to 847 men and women. Images of each grant & surveyor plats included as well as transcriptions - each placed on modern day maps which are located in the Volume I Atlas. Locations shown are directly from the surveyor and are intended to show general locations. Many grant lines were often disputed and were only resolved later in the court systems. What we show does form the base for further examination with subsequent deeds as to more precise placements, should that level of detail be desired.
      James Adams & Archibald Clinton, George Alexander, William Alexander, Alexander Allen, George Allen, Peggy Allen, Samuel Allen, David Allison, William Allison, John McCoy Alston, Thomas Amas, David Ambrose, Daniel Anderson, Matthew Anderson, Richard Andrews, Baker Archer, Leticia Archer, Andrew Armstrong, Francis Armstrong, John Armstrong, Martin Armstrong, Martin Armstrong & Henry Bradford, Martin Armstrong & Anthony Crutcher, Martin Armstrong & Robert Ewing, Martin Armstrong & Thomas Johnson, Martin Armstrong & David Shelby, William Askew
      Benjamin Bailey, Charles Baker, John Baker, Lewis Barker, Thomas Barker, John Barrow, Redmon Dillen Barry, Samuel Barton, Andy Bay, David Beard, George Bell, Robert Bell, Jesse Benton, Thomas Berry, George Birdwell, George Dawson Blackmore, John Blackmore, Mary Blackmore, James Blair, John Blair, Samuel Blair, Anthony Bledsoe, Isaac Bledsoe, Frederick Blount, John Gray Blount, Reading Blount, Ezekiel Boggs, John Boggs, John & James Bonner, Stephen Boren, John Borin, James Bosley, Jacob Boston, William Bowen, Mary H. Bowen, John Bowers, Andrew Bowling heirs, William Bowman, Adam Boyd, Andrew Boyd, John Boyd, Robert Boyd, Jacob Braboy, Edward Bradley, James Bradley, Alexander Bradon, Andrew Breaky, James G. Brehon, James Brickell, William Brigance, David Brigham, George Briscoe, James Bristow, heirs of Henry Brizner, James Brown, John Brown, Lewis Brown, Thomas Brown, James Bryan, Morgan Bryan, Archibald Buchanan, John Buchanan, John Buchanan Jr., Samuel Buchanan, Samuel Bud, William Burgess, Isaac Burnham, Phillip Bush, William Bush, Isaac Butler, Archibald Butts, James Byrn
      James Crabtree, William Cage, Jesse Cain, John Callaway heirs, Charles Campbell, James Campbell, Minos Cannon, Stephen Cantrell, Charles Carter, Giles Carter, Joseph Cartwright, William Carvin, Robert Cartwright, James Cary, Jacob Castleman, William Caswell, William Cathey, Peter Catron, Phillip Catron, Richard Cavett, Daniel Chambers, Joel Chambless, John Cheek, Lardner Clark, Thomas Clark, William Clark, Thomas Clarke, Joshua Claxton, James Clendening, John Clendining, Peter Cloud, Jesse Cobb, Jesse Cobb & Ezekial Smith, Thomas Cocke, William Cocke, John Cockrell, John Coffery, Henry Coffey, William Cole, Spilley Coleman, William Collinsworth, Isaac Colson, Levi Colter, Abraham Coltrain, George Cook, Gabriel Cooley, Conrad Coon, Nicholas Coonrod, James Cootes, John Cordery, Joseph Cosway, John Cotton, Isham Coving heirs, Edward Cox, James Crabtree, William Crafford, Thomas Craighead, John Crain, Lewis Crain, Christian Crips, Andrew Crockett, James Crockett, John Crockett, John Crow, Anthony Crutcher, John Crutchfield, John Cummins
      James Daniel, George Darnold heir of Henry Darnold, John Daugherty, John Daves, Joshua Davis, John Deaderick, James Dean, Timothy Demumroe, Abraham Denney, David Denney, Thomas Denton, Robert Desha, John Dever, John Dickson & Haydon Wells, William Dillon, Charles Dixon, John Dixon, John Dixon & William Loggins, Tilman Dixon, Winn Dixon, John Dobbins, John Donahoe, James Donelly, John Donelson, John Donelson Sr., Spencer Donelson, Stockley Donelson, Stockley Donelson & William Terrell Lewis, Stockley Donelson & William Tyrrell, William Donelson, Thomas Donoho, Elmore Douglas, Edmon Douglass, Edward Douglass, Edward Douglass & Isaac Bledsoe, Edward Douglass & William Montgomery, Edward Douglass & Anthony Sharp, James Douglass, Reubin Douglass, William Douglass, Benjamin Drake, Benjamin Drake Sr., Cornelius Drake, Isaac Drake, John Drake, Jonathan Drake, John Draper, John Drew, John Duncan, Daniel Dunham, John Dunham
      John Eaton, John Eaton heir of Pinktham Eaton, Thomas Edmisson, William Edmiston, Thomas Edmunson, Frederick Edward, David Edwards, David Edwards, Forkner Elliott & Isaac Peterson, John Elliott, James Emmit, Andrew Ervin, Joseph Erwin, James Espy, Robert Espy, John Evans, Thomas Evans, Alexander Ewing, Robert Ewing, Samuel Ewing, Thomas Ewins
      William Faith, James Farr, Archibald Felts, Richard Fenner, Robert Fenner, Thomas Fenney, Joseph Ferebee, James Fergus, Joshua Fisher, Daniel Flanery, Joseph Fleming, Thomas Fletcher, William Fletcher, Benjamin Flood, Lazarus Floron, Richard Flowron, John Ford, John Foreman, Elias Fort, Josiah Fort, William Fort, William Fort & Howell Tatum, James Foster, George Francisco & Thomas Fletcher, James Franklin, Daniel Frazer, George Frazer, James Frazor, William Frazor, Joseph Frebee, George Freeland, Samuel Freeman, Abraham Fulkison, Christopher Funkhouser
      John Galloway, Edmond Gamble, Samuel Ganer, Nicholas Gentry heirs, Jordan Gibson, Robert Gilkey, George Gillaspie, James Gillaspie, Thomas Gillespie, William Gillespie, Charles Gilmore, Joshua Gist, Robert Givens, Thomas Givings, James Glasgow, James Glasgow, Michael Gleaves, James Godfrey, Andrew Goff,Robert Goodloe, Tobias Goodman, John Gowen, William Gowen, Elijah, Elisha & William Gower, William Graham, John Grant, Francis Graves, Dr. James Green, Robert Green, William Green heirs, Zachariah Green, William Gubbins, William Gubbins, William Gwin
      Joshua Hadley, Elijah Hamilton, John Hamilton, Thomas Hamilton, Adam Hampton, Samuel Handley, Roddy Hannah, Thomas Hardiman, Benjamin Hardin, John Hardin, Abraham Harges, John Hargrove, Selby Harney, Selby Harney & Anthony Bledsoe, Peter Harrell, Edward Harris, John Harris, Dempsey Harrison, James Harrison, Jesse Harrison, Barnet Harrod, Anthony Hart, David Hart, Daniel Haw, Hugh Hays, James Hays, Nathaniel Hays, Robert Hays, "Robert Hays, Thomas Overton, James Montflorence & John Overton," Samuel Hays, William Head, Amos Heaton, Amos Heaton heirs, Robert Heaton, John Henderson, Pleasant Henderson, John Henley, David Henry, Hugh Henry, Thomas Henry, "William, Isaac & John Hickison heirs of John Hickison," Edwin Hickman, Thomas Hickman, Green Hill, John Hinds, Francis Hodge, Daniel Hogan, Edward Hogan, Humphrey Hogan, John Hogan, Lemuel Hogan, Richard Hogan, William Hogan, James Hogett, William Holderness, Nathaniel Holley, James Hollis, William Hood, Absalom Hooper, Joshua Howard, Henry Howdyshall, Zebulon Hubbard, William Hughlet, William Hughlett, David Hughs, Elisha Hunt, James Hunt, Thomas Hutchings, Chamberlin Hutson
      John Ingles, Andrew Irwin, Robert Irwin, Thomas Isbell, Curtis Ivey
      Daniel James, William Jamieson, Thomas Jeffreys, William Jenkins, Edmund Jennings, William Jennings, William Jimmerson, Henry Johnson, Isaac Johnson, Thomas Johnson, John Johnston, Lancelet Johnston, William Johnston, Abraham Jones, Allen Jones, Benjamin Jones, Daniel Jones, David Jones, David Jones & Duncan Stewart, Lazerus Jones, Shadrack Jones, David Kanady, Robert Kearr, Matthew Kerkendall, Thomas Kilgore, Jacob Kimberland, Michael Kimberland, Matthew Kincannon, Robert King, Edmund Kirby, John Kirk, John Kissinger, Jane Kuykendall, Joseph Kuykendall, Matthew Kuykendall, Benjamin Kuykindall, Simon Kuykindall
      Aron Lambert, James Lanier, John Lantham, Edward Larymore, Christian Lash, William Lauderdail, Adam Lawrence, David Laws, James Lee, George Leeper, James Leeper, Mary & Margaret Lefever, James Lenear, Joel Lewis, Samuel Lewis, Seth Lewis & George Walker, William T. Lewis & William Tyrrell, William Terrel Lewis, William Terrell Lewis, Isaac Lindsay, James Linear, Hezekiah Linton, William Linton, Pleasant Lockett, John Lockhart, Benjamin Logan, William Loggins, Nehemiah Long, David Looney, Peter Looney, John Love, Josiah Love, Robert Love, Thomas Love, Henry Loving, Marvel Lowe, Leonard Loyd heirs, Benjamin Lucas, William Lucas, Hugh Luttrell, Adam Lynn, Archibald Lytle, William Lytle
      James Mabene, William MacLean, William Madry, Hugh Magary, Jarrott Manefee, Jonas Manefee, John Mann, George Mansker, Kasper Mansker, James Mares, John Marshall, William Marshall, Samuel Marson, Bastian Martin, George Martin, James Martin, Joseph Martin, Thomas & Samuel Martin, William Maslin, Charles Masterson, Mussenden Mathews, Ambrose Maulden, Molton Mauldin, George Maxwell, Jesse Maxwell, William & Moses Maxwell, James Mayfield heirs, Southerlin Mayfield, Arthur McAdone, Arthur McAdow, James McCaferty, James McCain, Alexander McCall, Nathaniel McCann, Jacob McCarty, Matthew McCawley, William McClure, Robert McConnel, Spruce McCoy, Samuel McCraw, Robert McCray, James McCrory, Thomas McCrory, James McCuistion, Robert McCulloch, James McCutchan, Samuel McCutchan, Magnus McDonald, Josiah McDowd, Joseph McDowell, James McFadden, James McFarlin, Morgan McFarlin, Thomas McFarlin, David McGavock, James McGavock, William McGavock, James McKadon, James McKain, Alex McKey, Ephraim McLean, John Russel McIlheke, Daniel McMahan, Domnick McMoren, John McMurry, Samuel McMurry, Thomas McMurry, John McMurtry, John McNairy, James McNear, James McNees, John McPherson, David McRee, George McWhirter, William McWhirter, Alexander Mears, William Medlock, Thomas Meginson, James Mences, Jonas Menefee, Randol Mills, John Milner, Benjamin Miness, William Mitchell, Thomas Molloy, James Montgomery, John Montgomery & Martin Armstrong, Robert Montgomery, William Montgomery, James Moore, Gen'l James Moore, Robert Moore, Samuel Moore, William Moore, Bennet Morgan, John Morgan, William Morrison, John Morrow, Samuel Mosley, John Motheral, James Cole Mountflorence, James Mulherin, John Mulherin, Daniel Mungle, Hardy Murphree, Hardy Murfree, Archibald Murphy, Thomas Murray, William Murray
      Sarah Nash heiress of Francis Nash, William Nash, Alexander Neeley, William & Samuel Neeley, Isaac Neeley, Alexander Nelson, Robert Nelson, George Nevil, George Neville, William Newell, John Nicholas, John Nichols, John Nichols, Samuel Nicholson heirs, Mark Noble, Thomas Norris
      Andrew Oliver, William Overall, William Overall & Martin King, John Overton
      Josiah Pain, Samuel Parker, David Pasmore, Thomas Patton, George Payne, Josiah Payne, Matthew Payne, Peter Payner, Ephraim Payton, John Payton, John Pearce, Isaac Pennington, Jacob Pennington, Constant Perkins, Sion Perry, Caleb Phifer, Martin Phifer, Jonathan Phillips, John Phillips, Mann Phillips, Philip Phillips, Richard Phillips, Thomas Phillips, John Pickle, George Pirtle, Ezekiel Polk, William Polk, David Pooe, Benjamin Porter heirs, John Porter, John Porterfield, James Powers, Sincler Prewit, Jonathan Price, Robert Prince, James Purdie, Thaney Purnal, William Purnell
      John Rains, Allen Ramsey, Henry Ramsey, Josiah Ramsey, William Ramsey, James Ray, Lewis Realing, Dennis Rearden, William Reasons, Samuel Reditt, Jesse Reed, Alexander Reid, James Renfroe, William Renfroe, James Rentfro, Peter Rentfro, John Rice, John Rice & John Sapington, Jacob Richards, John Richardson, George Ridley, Isaac Right, Lewis Robards, Isaac Roberts, Elijah Robertson, Elisha Robertson, James Robertson, James Randolph Robertson, Mark Robertson, Charles Robeson, Jacob Rochel, Hugh Rogan, Benjamin Rogers, Horatio Rolls, Joseph Ross, William Ross, David Rounsaval, William Rowan, James Rowland, Jordan Rozier heirs & Duncan Stewart, Henry Rule
      James Russell, Henry Rutherford, James Sanders, James Sanders & Isaac Bledsoe, James Sanders Jr., William Sanders, Samuel Sanford, William Saunders, Ransom Savage, Miller Sawyer, Thomas Sawyer John Sawyers, John Sayers, James Saylor, George Scott, George Scott & Ralph Fleming, James Scott, John Scott, Marmaduke Scott, Matthew Sellers, Jeremiah Sexton, Philip Shackler, Morris Shane, David Shannon, Robert Shannon, Anthony Sharp, Michael Shaver, James Shaw, Robert Shaw, David Shelby, Evan Shelby, Evan Shelby & John Montgomery, Isaac Shelby, Moses Shelby, David Shelton, Benjamin Sheppard, Nancy Sheppard, William Sheppard, Peter Sides, Thomas Simpson, William Simpson, Jeremiah Smith, John Smith, Michael Smith, Oliver Smith, Robert Smith, Thomas Smith, Daniel Smith, William Smith, James Snell, William Snoddy, Thomas Spencer, Thomas Sharp Spencer, Absolom Spyers, John Standley, William Stearn, Robert Steele, John Stephenson & John Payton, Duncan Stewart, John Stewart, William Stewart, William Stolcop, Michael Stoner, William Story, William Stuart, Thomas Stubblefield, Zachariah Stull, Christopher Stump, Frederick Stump, James Summers, James Surlock
      Adam Tate, William Tate, Howell Tatum, Howell Tatum & George Walker, Howell Tatum & Henry Wiggin, Tatum & Wiggins, James Tatum, Archibald Taylor, John Taylor, Thomas Taylor, Isaac Thomas, John Thomas, Richard Thomas, Andrew Thompson, Charles Thompson, James Thompson, Jason Thompson, John Thompson, Robert Thompson, Thomas Thompson, Yancy Thornton, Ebenezer Titus, James Todd, John Topp, Roger Topp, Phillip Trammel, James Trayner, Spellier Trebell, James Trousdale, John Tucker, William Turnbull, Jacob Turner, Henry Turney, Peter Turney, Jesse & James Turpin, Solomon Turpin, Solomon Turpin Heirs, William Tuton, William Tuttle, Daniel Twigg, William Tyrrell, William Tyrrell & William Lytle
      Elijah Vance, John Vance, Samuel Varner, Thomas Venus
      George Walker, George Walker & John Deaderick, George Walker & Seth Lewis, John Walker, Phillip Walker, Samuel Walker, William Walker, William Walton, William Washington, Micajah Watson, Polly Weakley, Robert Weakley, Daniel Welburn, Haydon Wells, Charles Wheaton, James White, John White, Solomon White, Thomas White, William White, Blunt Whitnell, William Whitsell, William Wikoff, William Wikoff & Eusebrus Bushnell, William Wikoff & Lardner Clark, Moses Wilkerson, Isaac Willcocks, Daniel Williams, John Williams, John Pugh Williams, Nathaniel Williams, Oliver Williams, Sampson Williams, Sampson Williams & John Boyd, Turner Williams, Willoughby Williams, Zodock Williams, George Williamson, John Williamson, Matthew Willoughby, William Willoughby, David Wilson, David Wilson & John Dickson, James Wilson, John Wilson, Samuel Wilson heirs, David Winchester, James & George Winchester, Stephen Winchester, Thomas Winningham, Moses Winters, John Withers, Noah Woodard Simon Woodard, Thomas Woodard, Stephen Wright, Jones Wynn
      Daniel Young, Robert Young
      Jacob Zeglar,


      In writing about James Claxton (b ca. 1750), I am including information on four woman who appear to be very closely related to him. If you have you information or insights into these woman, and would like to have it included in James’s story, I would enjoying from you. They are:
      Susannah Claxton, married to Stephen Evans (Appears to be a part of the Evans Clan of 1820 Overton County)
      Rebecca Claxton, married to John Shaver (son of Michael Shaver, a neighbor of James and Joshua Claxton in Sumner County)
      Mary Claxton, married to William Mohundro (Omohundro) (Married Granville Co, settled into Wilson, then Bedford counties; children followed Hiram Madison to Tippah Co. MS)
      Nancy Claxton, married to John Bachelor (Spelled a number of ways) (Later of Maury County TN) (Source: Email - Bill Clalxton - 12/2008)

      It's a Tax List INDEX
      In other words, they took several tax lists, and crunched them together and them created one master index.
      The *underlying* Tax lists still exist, and you can view them as they are, through an LDS microfilm request.
      These tax lists would tell you specifically what year the person is being taxed, and for what, such as One Poll, Three Horses, One Wagon, or whatever. It certainly would be worth your while to view these specific entries directly, since they show a lot more detail than what you're seeing now online. (Source: Will Johnson, Professional Genealogist

      Email from Claxton List, posted Jan 1, 2009:
      Dear Mr. Clarkson,
      My partner Jack Masters forwarded to me your email regarding Joshua Claxton.
      As to the specific grantees you ask about, we have several for Howell Tatum, most in Nashville. However two are in present Sumner about 4.5 miles north of Claxton's grant, on East Fork of Bledsoe. A third is in present Trousdale, on Goose Creek. We do not have William Green and Lewis Barker is far north on the Ky line. To find the others we would need first names as there are many, many different Wilsons, Paytons, etc. It looks like Tatum may be your key man.
      This leaves the intriguing question of Michael Shaver. His only deeded grant lies far west on Station Camp Creek at Long Hollow Pike. However, since Shaver was listed on the 1787 Sumner tax roll, since he was killed by Indians at Zieglers in 1792 and since Claxton's and another nearby deed below Ziegler list his grant, though not necessarily his deed, as a boundary we know something about him.
      We believe there was a major warpath approaching Bledsoe's Lick from a ford of the river near Hunter's Point and that it ran up a branch of Rocky Creek through Shaver (later Sampson Williams) and the land Claxton took after the Indian Wars. This is supported by an entry in Haywood (p415) mentioning the sighting of 'a party of fellows crossing the road between Bledsoe's Lick and Shaver's Cabin. We have found a deeply cut old road in this area.
      Thank you for the interesting article on Claxton.
      Bill Puryear

      James Claxton was the Bondsman for the marriage of Joshua and Susannah.