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 Paratine <I>Saxon</I> Jones

Paratine Saxon Jones

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Death 11 Jun 1946 (aged 83)
Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Section L, Block 8, Lot 4, Space 4
Memorial ID 21700715 · View Source
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It has long been believed that Paratine was the daughter of Rev. Sanford Samuel Saxon (b. in GA abt 1825) & Maranza Anna Adams (Robeson Co., NC) daughter of Elijah Adams & Mary Lewis.

During the genealogy study of Paratine and her father, it now appears that Maranza Anna Adams may actually have been her step-mother.

Paratine was born 8 Aug 1862 in Atlanta, GA. Sanford S. Saxon was married to Susan Guess from 1846 until her death in Aug 1862, Atlanta, GA.

On 17 May 1863, he married Maranza in Butler Co, GA. Paratine was 9 mos old. The other children born to SS. Saxon and Susan Guess were William Thomas Saxon (1847 – 1926), James Saxon (1851 – ?), Nancy Elizabeth Saxon (1853 – 1928) and Robert Saxon.

Paratine would not speak of her Native American heritage as she grew-up during a time when "half-breeds" were looked down upon. As far as research has shown, there is no Indian blood in the Adams line however, Susan Guess was the daughter of Thomas K. Guess and Ona Shawnee. Since "Shawnee" is not a surname, it lends credibility to the belief that the Native American blood does come down through the original mother.

Further research is needed to state conclusively that Maranza Anna Adams is NOT the mother of Paratine Saxon.

Sanford S. Saxon served in the 3rd Ala Reserves during the civil war.

*The family migrated from Florence, Ala to Bastrop or Fayette County, Texas in about 1873 & had not been there long when Sanford and Maranza died, cause unknown. The children were put with different families. Paratine went to Maj. J. C. Stribling whose farm was in Cunningham's Prairie, Fayette Co., TX and was put to use as a family servant. They were not very nice to her.

Paratine's siblings:

*Edward D. Saxon b. 1865, d. Sept 11,1875 McDade, TX. Put with W. H. Coulson,Sr. of McDade, TX. He became entangled in the shaft at Mr. BARBEE's Steam Mill (McDade)

*Samuel Lewis Saxon/Sexton (put with the Wesley Hunt family, Williamson Co. TX) b. May 28, 1867 Ala., d. Dec 24, 1941 Bell Co., TX. The only one to spell surname as "Sexton"

*Marietta Saxon (put with Mrs.Cook, Rutersville, Bastrop Co. TX) b. March 1868, m. Feb 9, 1893 Wm. Henry Duty

*Emma Jane Saxon, (put with the Edward Bastian family who lived at 1006 Chestnut, the home built by Mr. Bastian, Bastrop Co. TX); b. Oct. 7, 1870 Garland, Butler Co., Ala, d. Jun. 11, 1947, Corpus Christi, Nueces Co TX, m. 1890 Bastrop Co TX to Junius Fletcher "Punch" Nash, Deputy Sheriff.

Paratine married Wm Henry Jones on July 24, 1882 - Evergreen, Conecuh Co., Ala

Children of Wm. H. & Paratine:
1 Edna Ester JONES, b: May 12, 1884, Ala. d: Dec. 28, 1955, TX, married Count Zenzendorf Ratliff (my great grandparents)
2 Gracie E JONES, b: Jan. 29, 1885, Ala.,
3 Ollie B JONES, b: Jan 1887, Ala.
4 Sarah Ann JONES, b: Aug 1890, Rockdale, Milam Co. Tex., d: Dec 6, 1981, Okla.
5 Clara M JONES, b: Nov. 1891, Tex. [looks like Maryetta (Jack Co.)]
6 William C JONES, b: May 1894, Leander, Williamson Co., Tex.
7 Stella Mae JONES, b: 1896, Leander, Williamson Co., Tex.
8 Sanford Shelly G. JONES, b: Oct. 1899, Leander, Williamson Co., Tex
9 Addie Mabel JONES, b: 1901, Leander, Williamson Co., Tex.
10 Count JONES, b: Glen Rose, Somervell Co., Tex. died early
11 Joseph Bartes JONES, b: Jul 11, 1903, Glen Rose, Somervell Co.,Tex. d: Jul 9, 1985, Okla.
12 Maude E JONES, b: 1907, Glen Rose, Somervell Co., Tex.

*SEE for newspaper transcriptions, photos and lineages.




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  • Added: 22 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21700715
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paratine Saxon Jones (8 Aug 1862–11 Jun 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21700715, citing Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Texas History Hunter (contributor 46901840) .