|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1787|
John Paxton is the son of John Paxton, Jr. and Mary Blair. He married Phoebe/Phebe Alexander on 15 Apr 1767 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. They had four known children: Alexander, William, Isabella and Polly.
See The Story of Heroic Revolutionary Couple, in the July 15, 1948 issue of the Rockbridge County News begins (in 2 parts):
"A tablet in memory of Captain John Paxton and his wife, Phebe Alexander Paxton, was unveiled at their graves in the Glasgow cemetery on Saturday, June 26, by the Natural Bridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution."
"The tablet was unveiled by Miss Arden Locher and George Locher, children of Charles H. Locher, Jr., and Baldwin G. Locher, Jr., son of Baldwin G. Locher of Glasgow. These children belong to the youngest generation descending from Captain Paxton."
"The invocation and benediction at the ceremonies were given by the Rev. David C. Wright, rector of the R.E. Lee Memorial church of Lexington."
"Mrs. Charles McCulloch of Lexington prepared and read the following biography of the pioneer couple...."
Note: the long article is a wonderful insightful story of life in their times, well worth the reading.
DAR Plaque says:
CAPTAIN JOHN PAXTON
A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER
AND PHOEBE ALEXANDER PAXTON
WHO RODE HORSEBACK THROUGH
THE WILDERNESS TO CARRY
FOOD AND CLOTHING TO HIM
AT VALLEY FORGE
NATURAL BRIDGE CHAPTER
DAUGHTER OF THE
His shared marker includes the following:
To the memory of
Who died, October the
3rd 1787 Aged 44
John Paxton (1716 - 1787)
Mary Martha Blair Paxton (1726 - 1821)
Phoebe Alexander Paxton (1749 - 1821)
Margaret Paxton (1772 - 1838)*
William Alexander Paxton (1776 - 1827)*
Joseph Paxton (1778 - 1846)*
Isabella Paxton (1782 - 1835)*
Polly Paxton Paxton (1784 - 1859)*
Alexander Paxton (1787 - 1847)*
John Paxton (1787 - 1814)*
John Paxton (1743 - 1787)
William Paxton (1751 - 1817)*
Elizabeth Blair Paxton Houston (1757 - 1831)*
Aged 44 years
Maintained by: LSP
Originally Created by: John Shuck
Record added: Mar 07, 2010
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