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Alexander Marshall Paxton
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1816
Old Washington
Mason County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1851
Covington
Kenton County
Kentucky, USA

From his infancy he stuttered, and the mercantile trade was chosen for him. After receiving an education from Augusta College, and a smattering of Latin from his cousin Rev. John Alexander McClung, he went to Cincinnati as a clerk in the wholesale grocery business of Kilgour, Taylor & Co. He remained there until he achieved his majority, when with another clerk he started the wholesale house of Paxton & Keys on Main Street. Keys was a splendid salesman, and Marshall an excellent bookkeeper and correspondent. After a few years, Lafayette Maltby became a partner and he stationed himself at New Orleans, and branches were subsequently opened at Rio and Havana. In 1850 Paxton was elected to the board of directors of the Covington Branch of the Farmers' Bank. His life was cut short by kidney disease at the age of thirty-five. His sister Phoebe wrote at his death, 'I think we will all be short lived. Our parents were so before us, and one of our number being taken, should warn us to prepare for death. God in his mercy grant that this effect may be produced on all of us'. A short death notice for him appeared in The Covington Journal, Feb. 15, 1851, p. 2, col. 5. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James A. Paxton (1788 - 1825)
  Maria Marshall Paxton (1795 - 1823)
 
 Spouse:
  Sally Pendleton Bush Paxton (1823 - 1884)
 
 Children:
  Lydia Ann Paxton Blackburn (1841 - 1934)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Paxton Harbeson (1813 - 1868)*
  Alexander Marshall Paxton (1816 - 1851)
  Phoebe Ann Paxton Marshall (1817 - 1901)*
  William McClung Paxton (1819 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Marshall Paxton
born
Feb 4, 1819
died
February 12, 1851
And God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes,
and there shall be
no more death. Rev. 21:4.
 
Burial:
Linden Grove Cemetery
Covington
Kenton County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Todd Whitesides
Record added: Apr 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88385696
Alexander Marshall Paxton
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- Todd Whitesides
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