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William Paxton


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/18/2006 at 23:59:46

William Paxton, farmer, Sec 17, P O Moingona, was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania June 30, 1903, and his parents removed to Mercer county when he was only three years of age, he was raised there up to the time he was seventeen years old, he then went to Harrison county and attended school and at eighteen years of age learned the tanner’s trade, serving three years’ apprenticeship, and worked one year longer and then went into business for himself, he carried on that occupation in Ohio for twenty-eight years and removed to Illinois in 1852 and engaged in farming for two years, and came to this county in 1854, and located on his present farm of 160 acres, he was married June 16, 1825 to Miss Rebecca Barcroft, a native of Maryland, who died December 10, 1870, leaving twelve children, of whom seven are now living: John B, Thomas, Esther, William K, Martha R, Jemima H, Sarah E, those deceased are: Mary J (died September 15, 1827), Lydia R (died October 4, 1838), Keziah E, (died June 10, 1852), Sharon A (died September 14, 1863), Margaret J (died January 6, 1875), he married for his second wife, Mrs Sarah E Moore, April 25, 1872, a native of Ohio, she had the following children by former marriage, Barbara, Josephine, Lucy, Lovina, and William

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