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for the PAXSON Genealogy

including notes for the Introduction, England, and the first four generations



           This page has the sources and citations for the earlier generations of the Paxson family genealogy. The citations for later generations are still under construction, and are very incomplete. Most of them are still in brackets in the text of the narrative rather than being moved to a separate page. You may jump down to citations for the first generation in Pennsylvania, or the second generation, notes for the third generation, for the fourth generation, or for the fifth generation. The latter two are incomplete. This is still a work in progress.

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Citations for the Introductory Page


[1] Note on the Paxson logo: it is the letter P with an ax through the loop, superimposed on a sun. Thus, Paxson. The logo was designed by Martha K. D. Paxson, a graduate of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, for the Paxson Manufacturing Company, a Philadelphia maker of floor sweeping compounds. It was rendered in this leaded glass version by M. Grundy.



[2] One great grandson, Jonas (James3, William Jr.2, James1) deliberately changed the spelling of his last name to Paxton, believing it more accurate that way. Franklin Davenport Edmunds, The Paxton, Welsh & Price Ancestry of Anne Price Paxton Edmunds Paxson (Millbourne. Pa.: typescript, 1942), p. 68. His descendants have maintained the "t". As far as I know, any other line of Paxtons is descended from Scotch-Irish Presbyterians from Ulster. See W. M. Paxton, The Paxtons: Their Origin in Scotland, and Their Migrations through England and Ireland, to the Colony of Pennsylvania, whence They Moved South and West, and Found Homes in Many States and Territories. We Are 0ne! (Platte City, Mo.: Landmark Print, 1903). However, Paxson is too often misspelled in government records and newspaper accounts.




[3] George Redmonds, Turi King, and David Hey, Surnames, DNA, and Family History (Oxford University Press, 2011), 72.


[4] For those who are interested in such things, March 25 was chosen by the Venerable Bede because it was the supposed date of the conception of Jesus. He began his numbering system for years beginning with anno ab incarnatione Domini (in the year from the incarnation of the Lord). In recent years, as a growing recognition among scholars in the western world have come to realize that not everyone in the world is a Christian, but that the calendar is pretty well fixed, have switched from using "AD" to "CE", meaning the Common Era.


[5] Christopher Brooke, Europe in the Central Middle Ages, 962-1154, 3rd ed., in A General History of Europe Series (Routledge, 2000), p. 150.


[6] See? It works.




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Citations for Paxson/Paxton Family in England


[1] See, for example, Arthur Edwin Bye, History of the Bye Family and Some Allied Families (Easton, Pa.: Correll Printing Co., Inc., 1956), pp. 426-428. References to ancient Paxton/Paxson individuals in English Records include such cryptic hints of larger stories as these taken from the Pipe Rolls. I have not been able to connect these characters with our proved ancestors in the 16th century in Buckinghamshire.

The Great Roll of the Pipe, 14th year of Henry III, Michaelmas 1230

Caunterbrig' et Huntedone:

De Placitis Foreste per Brianum de Insula et Alexandrum de Basigburn'
d) Magister Robertus de Paxton' debet dim. m. pro defalta.
(vol. 1, p. 61)
Canterbury and Huntingdon Counties:
The pleas of the forest of Brian L'Isle and Alexander of Bassingburne- Master [i.e. a college graduate, officer in the church] Robert Paxton, debt of 1/2 mark [a mark=2/3£=13sh 4d, so the debt is for 6sh 9d] in default
Pipe Roll, 26th year of Henry III, 1241-1242 Cantebr' et Huntedon':
Henricus le Eveske [Walk'] Alanus de Bassingburne Galfridus de Caxton [Paxton] et Euerardus de Trumpinton' * .c. et .vij s. et .iij. ob. de remanenti tracesime sicut continetur in rotulo de eadem tricesima. (vol. 1 p. 246)

Henry, Alan, Geoffrey, and Everard owe 107 sh and 3 halfpence remaining on the trental [tax of 1/30] as contained in the roll of the said 1/30 tax.




[2] See George Redmonds, Turi King, and David Hey, Surnames, DNA, and Family History (Oxford University Press, 2011).

[3] Parish register of St. Mary's Church, Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire; typed copy obtained from the original by Thomas D. Paxson. Also given in Bye, Bye Family, pp. 412, 414. Corrections, copied from the Bishop's Transcript, supplied by Ruth Donnocker, 23/1/1984.

[4] The absence of James from the parish register is puzzling, until one realizes that conditions were still unsettled from the Civil War. King Charles I was executed in 1649. James's relationship to the family is proved by his brother Henry's will. See, for example, Stewart Baldwin, "The Paxson Brothers of Pennsylvania: A Reassessment of the Evidence," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 83 (1995), 40-41.





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Citations for Paxson Family in Colonial Bucks County, Penna.

First (Immigrant) Generation


[1] "The Minute Book of the Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends for the Upperside of Buckinghamshire, 1669-1690," Records Branch of the Buckinghamshire Archeological Society, 1:102-l03. James's certificate is reprinted in Bye, Bye Family, p. 414. Both certificates are transcribed in the Middletown Monthly Meeting records, Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa. (Hereinafter cited as FHL). There is a good bit of confusion in many of the older secondary sources concerning the name of the Monthly Meeting and the ship on which these two brothers sailed, in (for example) J. H. Battle, History of Bucks County (Phila.: A. Warner & Co., Publishers, 1887), p. 824; William W. H. Davis, History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 2nd. ed. (New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1905), 1:128, 251, 272; 3:154; Eastburn Reeder, Early Settlers of Solebury Township Bucks County, Pa., 2nd. ed. (Doylestown, Pa.: The Bucks County Historical Society, 1971), pp. 8, 42. For a scholarly account of which ship William and James sailed on, see Marion Balderston, "William Penn's Twenty-three Ships, with Notes on Some of Their Passengers", Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 23:31–33, 37, 45. 273-274. This is reprinted in Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr., ed., Passengers and Ships Prior to 1684, Publications of the Welcome Society of Penna., No. 1 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1970). The same pagination is in both. See an explanation of Old Style and Quaker dates.

[2] Minute Book of the Men's Monthly Meeting at Bidlesdon, 24 Feb. 1681/2, 24 Apr. 1682, n.p. Photo copy obtained by Thomas D. Paxson, from Friends Library in London(?). The seventeenth-century Meeting spelled itself with one "d"; modern maps spell the village Biddlesdon.

[3] This account of Henry is from from Hannah Benner Roach, "The Philadelphia and Bucks County Registers of Arrivals: Compared Corrected and Re-transcribed," in Sheppard, Passengers and Ships, p. 172; also in "A Partial List of the Families Who Resided in Bucks County, Penna., Prior to 1657, with the Date of Their Arrival," Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 9:227 (hereafter cited as PMHB), and in Michael Tepper, ed., Emigrants to Pennsylvania, l641-l8l9: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1979).


[4] Middletown Monthly Meeting, Men's Minutes 1683-1700, p. 1 (hereafter referred to as Mid. Men's min. 1); Middletown Monthly Meeting, Women's minutes, 1683-1770, p. 1 (hereafter cited as Mid. Women's min. 1). The marriage certificate is copied into the Middletown Meeting records, n.p., FHL (hereafter cited as Mid. Mtg. rec.). See also Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 2:229.

[5] Bidlesdon Monthly Meeting minutes, 31/8/1681, n.p.

[6] Mid. Men's min., 1:3, 6, l2, l7, 20, 23, 27.

[7] List of First Purchasers in Hannah Benner Roach, "The First Purchasers of Pennsylvania," in Sheppard, Passengers and Ships, p. 206. Note the misspelling "Slow" instead of Stow or Stowe for the English parish in which Henry resided. See also Richard S. Dunn and Mary Maples Dunn, eds., The Papers of William Penn (Phila.: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982), 2:650 (hereafter cited as Penn Papers).

[8] William J. Buck, History of Bucks County (Doylestown, Pa.: John S. Brown, 1855), p. 89. Henry's land appears on Thomas Holme's map dated 1683. Note that the map was probably actually made in 1687. Albert Cook Myers, ed., Narratives of Early Pennsylvania, West New Jersey and Delaware, 1630-1707 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912), p. 292.

[9] The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 23:85, 116 reports that Henry sold the lot in 1683 to Philip Howell, a tailor. See map in Sheppard, Passengers and Ships, opposite p. 162.

[10] The Grantee Index of Bucks County real estate transactions, Pennsylvania Historical Society Library, Philadelphia, lists nine acquisitions by Henry between 1689 and 1709, 830/1. Most do not mention the location and none lists the acreage. In addition Henry purchased in 1691, 100 acres "northlie of the West Branch of the Assiscunk Creek" in New Jersey. Sheppard, Passengers and Ships, pp. 51, 468. See also, Pennsylvania Archives, ser. 2, 19:374, 440-441 (hereafter cited as PA).

[11] Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, Records of the Courts of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1684-1700 (Meadville, Pa.: Tribune Publishing Co., 1943), pp. 105, 204, 360 (hereafter cited as QS & CP). These are approximately recorded in the Bucks County Grantor Index in the Pennsylvania Historical Society Library, 830/1, which lists a dozen transactions in which Henry divested himself of land.

[12] PA, ser. 8, 1:58, 177, 435, 500, 586; 2:789, 822, 911.


[12a] The Register of Pennsylvania 4:2 (July 11, 1829), p. 29.


[13] For his service as juror, see QS & CP, pp. 86, 93, 182, 193, 230, 245, 276, 278, 280, 358. For overseer of highways, see QS & CP, pp. 109, 207.

[14] QS & CP, pp. 70-72, 338, 340. See also Mid. Men's min., 1:10-11.

[15] Mid. Men's min., 1:33, 35-36. His "H" mark can also be seen 1:17. Interestingly, Elizabeth was not disciplined by the Women's Meeting.

[16] Mid. Men's min., 1:60, 67, 71-72. For information on the Keithian controversy, see J. William Frost, The Keithian Controversy in Early Pennsylvania (Norwood, Pa.: Norwood Editions, 1980); Jon Butler, "'Gospel Order Improved': The Keithian Schism and the Exercise of Quaker Ministerial Authority in Pennsylvania", William and Mary Quarterly, ser. 3, 31:431ff; Ethyn Williams Kirby, George Keith (1638-1716) (New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1942); Rufus M. Jones, The Quakers in the American Colonies (London: Macmillan and Co., 1911).

[17] Mid. Women's min., 1:32.

[18] Will Book 1, File 177, Bucks County Courthouse, Doylestown, Pa. Abstract of Henry's will in Collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Pa., Abstracts of Wills 1685-1795 (Phila., 1899), pp. 29-30 (hereafter cited as Bucks Will Abs.). Henry's will is also abstracted in The Pennsylvania Traveller, 4:53.


[19] "A Partial List", Sheppard, Passengers and Ships, p. 172; or PMHB, 9:227.


[19a] Letter from William Penn reprinted in The Friend, 19:7 (Nov. 8, 1849) p. 49. It is printed as "Al. Paxson" which I think is a misreading of old typeface for "W." There were no Paxsons with a first name beginning with A in Pennsylvania at that time.

[20] Judge John White's will, pr. 15 Jan. 1693, mentions wife Mary and children James, Mary and Grace. Collections of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, III: Abstracts of Philadelphia Wills, Part 1, 1682-1726 (Phila.: 1893), pp. 63-64 (hereafter cited as Phila. Will Abs.). Also given in Gen. Soc. of Pa. 2:14. Mary Paxson's will, pr. 23 Feb. 1719, mentions daughters Mary Appleton and Grace Carter, and Chase, Appleton, and Carter grandchildren. Bucks Co. Will Book 1, File 181, Bucks County Courthouse, Doylestown, Penna. The persistent confusion in secondary sources over the maiden name of William's wife, i.e. Sydenham or Packingham, is explained by two wives. My thanks to Jane W. T. Brey for first bringing this to my attention.

[21] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (Richmond, Ind.: Friends Book and Supply House, Distributors, 1938), 2:967. Hinshaw's date is questionable, as Mary's will was proved 23 Feb. 1719.

[22] The warrant to survey, signed by William Penn 24 Feb. 1682/3 (11th month 1682), grants 100 acres to each of five parties (photocopy in author's collection). Thomas Holme's map indicates the location of the block.

[23] See Grantee Index, 1730/1-2; Phila. Will Book C, File 153; PA ser. 2, 19:84, 210; QS & CP, pp. 318, 373, 346; Samuel Eastburn, "Paxson Lands: Jesse Porter," Eastburn MSC 51, fol. 35, and "Home Farm", fol. 28, Spruance Library, Bucks County Historical Society; PMHB 26:66.

[24] Grantor Index, 1730/4.


[25] PA ser. 8, 1:118, 185, 233, 281, 403, 500, 586; 2:789, 822.


[25a] The Register of Pennsylvania 4:2 (July 11, 1829), p. 29.

[26] QS & CP, pp. 278, 298; but apparently he did not serve as collector, see p. 301.

[27] Q.S. & CP., pp. 20, 47, 58, 85, 152, 184, 214-15, 217, 233, 239, 245, 253, 255, 272, 278, 295, 306, 349, 358, 371, 375, 376, 377. These records only go to 1700. For 1704 and the 12 Sept. 1705 session, see Harold Paxson's copy of BC court records, in a letter to the author.

[28] Bucks Will Abs., p. 1.

[29] Mid. Men's min. 1:71; Book A of Records of the Minutes of Proceedings of the Monthly Meeting held at Middletown in County of Bucks from the 2nd Day of the 3rd Mo: 1700, to the 5th Day of the 9th Month, 1754, 10/11m/1699, 11/11/1699, 2/3m/1700. Hereafter cited as Mid. Men's min. A.

[30] Mid. Men's min. 1: 5/11m/1687, 2/12m/1687, 2/11m/1689, 6/12m/1689, 3/2m/1690, 2/8m/1690, 2/5m/1691, and more after his return to Meeting.

[31] For information on the Keithian schism, see J. William Frost, The Keithian Controversy in Early Pennsylvania (Norwood, Pa.: Norwood Editions, 1980); Jon Butler, "'Gospel Order Improved': The Keithian Schism and the Exercise of Quaker Ministerial Authority in Pennsylvania", William and Mary Quarterly, ser. 3, 31:431ff; Ethyn Williams Kirby, George Keith: 1638-1716 (New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1942); James Bowden, The History of the Society of Friends in America (London: W. & F. G. Cash, 1854), 2:75-104; Rufus M. Jones, The Quakers in the American Colonies (London: Macmillan and Co., 1911). After he was disowned Keith became an Anglican and worked for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, which itself owned slaves.

[32] Mid. Men's min., 1:37-8, 48, 49, 50, 59, 60, 63, 69, 70; A:1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 29, 35, 38, 40, 54, and more.

[33] Jane W. T. Brey, A Quaker Saga: The Watsons of Strawberryhowe, the Wildmans, and Other Allied Families from England's North Counties and Lower Bucks County in Pennsylvania (Phila.: Dorrance & Company, 1967), p. 413.

[34] Phila. Will Abs., p. 266; Phila. Will Book C, File 153, as copied by Harold Paxson. Although the will was filed in Philadelphia, William referred to himself in it as a yeoman "of Middle Townships", Bucks County.

[35] Mid. Women's min., 1:39, 52, 61, 62.

[36] Bucks County Will Book 1, File 181.

[37] Marsh Gibbon parish register. Also given in Clarence V. Roberts, Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts and Francis A. (Walton) Roberts (pub. by the compiler, 1940), p. 209.

[38] Roberts, Ancestry, pp. 282-84; Mid. Women's min., 1:58, 59. For more information on the Walmsley family, see Gen. Soc. of Pa., 1:202-3; Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsyslvania, 2:182, 186, 194, 198-200.

[39] QS & CP, p. 114.

[39a] Stewart Baldwin, "The Paxson Brothers of Pennsylvania: A Reassessment of the Evidence," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 83 (1995), 43.

[40] Brey, Quaker Saga, p. 409; she cites "Eng. Frds. rec." which I have been unable to track down. See Marsh Gibbon parish register for baptismal record of 3 sons and burial of one. Dates for deaths of James and Jane from Buckingham MM records, as transcribed in Watring, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 3:171.

[41] PA, ser. 2, 19:261, 314. James also transferred land, see QS & CP, pp. 346, 393; and Grantor Index, 930/6.

[42] Historical Narrative, 2nd ed. (Doylestown, Pa.: The Bucks County Historical Society, 1976), p. 10, gives Paxson's Bridge as an alternate early name for Paxson's Corner, later Aquetong. But the end paper map in Brey, Quaker Saga, is in conformity with QS & CP.

[43] Mid. Men's min. 1:3, 19, 26, 28, 31, 35. His mark appears on the Testimony, 1:17.

[44] Allen C. Thomas and Richard H. Thomas, A History of the Society of Friends in America, (Phila.: John C. Winston & Co., 1895, American Church History Series), p. 233.

[45] Mid. Mtg. rec.

[46] Mid. Men's min., 1:38, 50, 51, 57-61. His transfer does not appear in Hinshaw's compilation of Falls Monthly Meeting records. For official reconciliation in order to obtain a certificate of removal, see Martha Paxson Grundy, "Are the Outcasts Cast Out?: Disownment, Inheritance, and Participation in Middletown Monthly Meeting", Mercer Mozaic, (Journal of the Bucks County Historical Soc.) vol. 4, no. 2 (spring 1987), pp. 41-44.

[47] A Record of the proceedings of the New Monthly Meeting held near the Falls of Dalaw . . . in the Province of Pensilvania, (photocopies of the original available at Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, and Quaker Collection, Haverford College, and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia), pp. 98, 190. Hereafter cited as Falls Men's min. A complaint was brought against James and William, Jr. 1 Aug. 1705 for a sum of money due to Roberta Stacy on a bond. See also Brey, Quaker Saga, pp. 170, 172.

[48] QS & CP, pp. 20, 67-68, 86, 88, 106, 115, 158, 165, 168, 182, 186, 188, 278, 280, 295, 352, 363.

[49] Marsh Gibbon parish register; Bishop's Transcript; Middletown Monthly Meeting Records, although Ruth Donnocker found them almost unreadable for 1671-74. It seems unlikely that 3 small boys should be buried on the same day (27 May 1673), as in Bye, Bye Family, p. 414. See also, Comly Family in America, p. _;Brey, Quaker Saga, pp. 409-10.

[50] Mid. Men's min., 1:36; Mid. Women's min., 1:20, 21. Her birth date is recorded in Mid. Meeting records, her baptism in Marsh Gibbon parish records.

[51] These dates are from Mid. Mtg. recs. Brey says he was born 10 June and buried 16 July, Quaker Saga, p. 410. The infant was apparently buried under the care of the Meeting in the half-acre cemetery laid out on Nicholas Waln's land and used from Sept. 1682 to Jan. 1686 but never deeded to the Meeting. It is now covered by part of the fill-in for an overhead railroad bridge. James Bowden, History of the Society of Friends in America (London, 1854), 2:196.



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[52] For a full account of the Watson family, see Brey, Quaker Saga, especially pp. 263-324. For William and Mary's marriage, see Mid. Men's min., A:93-95.

[53] PA, ser. 2, 9:756-59. See also Buck, Hist. of Bucks Co., p. 21; and PMHB, 7:74. Robert J. Dinkin, Voting in Provincial America: A Study of Elections in the Thirteen Colonies, 1689-1776 (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, Contributions in American History #164), p. 155, incorrectly says voter turnout in Bucks was extremely low because of the ethnic homogeneity. His figure of 304 votes in 1730 was really the total for the top vote-getter, Joseph Kirkbride. William Paxson received 288 votes and five others also received votes for a County total of 1,726.

[54] PA, ser. 2, 9:746-47.

[55] Buck, Hist. of Bucks Co., p. 72; PMHB, 7:72. For what a "viewer" did, see Wayne L. Bockelman, "Local Government in Colonial Pennsylvania," in Bruce C. Daniels, ed., Town and County: Essays on the Structure of Local Government in the American Colonies (Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1978), p. 235.

[56] J. Thomas Scharf and Thompson Westcott, History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884 (Phila.: L. H. Everts & Co., 1884), 3:2085-2086.

[57] Bucks Will Abs., pp. 33, 45. Both William and Mary witnessed the first one.

[58] Mid. Men's min., many references. See, for example, A:116, 127, 148, 154, 197, 247.

[59] Mid. Women's min., many references. See, for example, 1:124, 193-5, 257.

[60] Bucks Co. Will Book 1, File 356. The inventory was made by John Wildman, Joseph Kirkbride, Jr., and Benjamin Field.

[61] The Friend, 9:365.


[62] Brey, Quaker Saga, 267.


[62a] PA2, 9:229.


[63] PA2, 9:54.

[63a] Mid. Women's min., 1:213-214. For more on the Wildman family, see Brey, Quaker Saga, pp. 552-589.


[64] Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:229.


[64a] The Friend, 30:268. Sheppard, Passengers and Ships, pp. 48, 168, 177. George Englert McCracken, Claimants, Proved, Disproved and Doubtful: with an Account of Some of Their Descendants, Publications of the Welcome Society of Pennsylvania, No. 2 (Baltimore: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1970), pp. 426-32. There is some confusion over the name of the town from which the Pownalls came: Laycock or Lostock. Bye, Bye Family, pp. 418-23. The present day town in England is Lostock. Click here to see the Pownall Line. [not yet posted, sorry!]

[65] QS & CP, p. 393; Grantor Index, 1730/4.

[66] Mid. Men's min., 1:55-56. A:4, 7. 2/7m/1697, 2/10m/1697, 3/8m/1700, 6/12m/1700, 10/6m/1704.

[66a] There is no mention of Abigail's request in the Mid. Women's min., possibly because the move was made quickly; William Jr's request on 8 Aug. 1704 was made after he and the family had already moved to Falls. Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., 2:1020.

[66b] The Sotchers built a stone house; their son Robert Sotcher is thought to have built the next section. John Brown purchased it in 1762 and the Brown family owned it until 1837. Under their ownership the three-arched section was built. The building, now known as "Three Arches", was bought in 1951 by the Danherst Corporation for development of Fairless Hills. They used it as the corporation office. In 1967 the Danherst Corp. deeded it to Bucks County. The building has been restored inside and out. It is now administered by a Board of Directors as a community center. Samuel M. Snipes, et al, Tri-Centennial History Commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the Incorporation of Falls Township, Bucks County, 1692-1992, 175-76.

[67] Falls Men's min., 5/10m/1711, 2/11m/1711, 11/2m/1711/1, 5/1m/1712; A:42. Bye euphemistically relates of William Jr's disownment, he was "noted for his conviviality, so that, after the customs of Friends at that time, he was dealt with." Bye, Bye Family, p. 414. This statement, of course, gives a very peculiar interpretation of Quaker testimonies and the kind of life they expected of one another.

[68] Bucks Co. Will Book 1, File 177; Buck. Men's min., 1/7m/1724.


[69] Buck. Men's min., 3/3m/1742, 2/6m/1742. Buckingham Monthly Meeting Extracts, pp. 46, 47. Pennsylvania Historical Society Library (Hereafter cited as Buck. Extracts.); The Friend, 30:268. Her memorial minute was included with those of deceased ministers and elders sent to Quarterly Meeting. Buck. Men's min. 6/8m/1759.


[69a] 1790 U.S. Census for Philadelphia County, p. 238, microfilm at WRHS.


[70] Bucks Co. Will Book 2, File 644.


[71] Paxson family Bible now in possession of Dr. Thomas D. Paxson, Jr.; Bye, Bye Family (which does not mention Marrabeh); PA ser. 2, 9:41.

[72] Nathaniel took out an advertisement announcing he would not be responsible for her debts. Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 171, 7 Mar. 1731/2.

[73] PA2, 9:41.

[74] Grantee Index, 1630/2; Reeder, Early Settlers, p. 6, 8; Buckingham Men's min., 1:46, 49, 51, 59 and many more; Brey, Quaker Saga, p. 411; Bucks. Will Abs., p. 371.

[75] Edmunds, Paxton Ancestry, p. 61. For much of the information on Reuben's descendants I am indebted to Barbara Feeser Gill who gave me parts of her "The Paxson Family from England to Edenbower, Schuylkill County Pennsylvania: The Ancestors of Iona Paxson Feeser" (Schuylkill Haven, Pa., 2002)

[76] Abel's will, pr. 6 Jan. 1737/8, lists the same 3 children as in the will of their grandmother, Abigail Paxson. Jacob Martin, Abstracts of Wills of Chester County, Pennsylvania (Penna. Hist. Soc., 1900), 1:160; Bucks Will Abs., p. 125.

[77] Ann's date of death in Watring, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 3:171. Some secondary sources assume that Mary (Budd) Shinn married Henry Jr., but that seems unlikely as he was only 17 in 1739; the Buckingham Monthly Meeting records do not specify which man is the groom, nor do they mention the groom's parents, another indication of an older man. Henry Jr. is listed with his wife Elizabeth Lupton as the parents of 13 children, Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths Copied by J. William Buck, from the Original, belonging to the Several Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends in Bucks County, Penn. 1680-1870 (Phila., 1871) in HSP, p. 290 (hereafter cited as Buck, Records of B's, M's & D's); Buck. Extracts, p. 40; Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., 2:248. For information on Thomas Budd, see Dunn & Dunn, Penn Papers, 2:399-400.


[78] Eastburn Reeder is one of the worst culprits. See, for example, Early Settlers, pp. 21, 23, and 37 which do not explain which Henry is being referred to. On pp. 28, 43, and 45 Reeder assigns the same 200 acre tract in Solebury to both men.


[78a] "An Account of the first Settlement of the Townships of Buckingham and Solebury from John Watson, in Memoirs of the Penna. Historical Society", in The Register of Pennsylvania 3:26 (June 27, 1829), p. 406.

[79] Bucks Will Abs., pp. 38-9; Davis, Hist. of Bucks Co., 1:285.

[80] Buckingham Monthly Meeting minutes, 1720-1763, p. 5, in FHL (hereafter cited as Bucks. Men's min.); Buck. Extracts, p. 39.

[81] Item 2 of the will of Thomas Jr ., Bucks Co. Will Book 3, File 1211.

[82] Bucks Will Abs., p. 177; Reeder, Early Settlers, p. 44.

[83] Buckingham MM records, as transcribed in Watring, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 3:171; Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., 2:967; Reeder, Early Settlers, pp. 42-43; Paxson family Bible now in the possession of Thomas D. Paxson Jr.

[84] Buck. Men's min., 1:20, 28; Reeder, Early Settlers, pp. 63-65; 72-74, although there is some confusion there between Thomas and Elizabeth's children and grandchildren. Freund says they had 12 children.


[85] Reeder, Early Settlers, pp. b, 42. Her death is erroneously recorded as 31 Aug. 1719 in Bucks County Friends Records, Births and Deaths, Buckingham and Falls, presented by Benj. Wiggins, HSP, and as 31/6m/1719 in Watring, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 3:171.


[85a] U.S. 1790 federal census for Philadelphia County, Southern District of Philadelphia, pp. 238, 243, on microfilm at WRHS.

[86] Reeder, Early Settlers, p. 63, citing Deed Book 12:14. On p. b Reeder says Sarah and Joseph were married in 1729, while on p. 42 he says it was 1730. There was some hesitation by Buckingham Meeting to clear Joseph for marriage, Buck. Men's min., 1:62-64. Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., lists 7 children with birth dates 2:958.

[87] Buck. Men's min., 1:87; Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., 2:41; Buck. Extracts, p. 41.

[88] Buck, Records of B's, M's and D's, p. 289; Reeder, Early Settlers, p. 43; Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., 2:467 lists Margery's birth as 25 Nov. 1716.

[89] Mid. Women's min. 1:291. Brey, Quaker Saga, p. 412 erroneously says Martha was the twin of Thomas, born 12 June 1728.


[90] The original parchment marriage certificate is in the collection of the author. On it is noted, "Recorded in the falls Monthly Meeting Record in page 207: 208: 209: 210" and signed by Wm. Atkinson. See also Penna. Archives ser. 2, 9:247. For more on the Marriott, Blackshaw, Kirkbride, and Olive grandparents and families, see Brey, Quaker Saga, pp. 199, 267-268; for information on Isaac Marriott, see Dunn & Dunn, Penn Papers; 531n; for information on Thomas Olive, see Ibid., 481n; New Jersey Historical Society, Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, ed. by William A. Whitehead (Newark, N.J.: Daily Journal Establishment, 1880), ser. 1, 1:269, 291, 522-23 (hereafter cited as NJA).



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[91] William's father's will, Bucks Co. Will Book 1, File 356.


[92] Bucks Will Abs., pp. 135, 136. He was executor for his father-in-law in 1747 and for his uncle Mark Watson (1749); see ads in Penna. Gazette, 11 Aug. 1748, 10 Nov. 1748, 6 Dec. 1750. Brey, Quaker Saga, pp. 323, 380; PA, ser. 2, 9:749; Buck, Hist. of Bucks Co., p. 27; Davis, Hist. of Bucks Co., 1:143; For a brief account of how overseers of the poor functioned, see Bockelman, "Local Government in Colonial Penna.", p. 225.


[93] Mid. Men's min., A:306, 334, 360, 398; "Book B of Records of the Minutes Procedings of the Monthly Meeting of Friends held at Middletown in the County of Bucks; continued from page 418 of Book A (1754-1801)", pp. 9, 14, 43, 62, 74-76, 93, 101, 111 (hereafter cited as Mid. Men's min. B).


[94] Mid. Women's min., 1:299; "The Second Book of the Records of the Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of Women Friends, held from . . . Middletown (formerly called Neshammenah) Meeting, in the County of Bucks in the Province of Pennsylvania; continued on . . . 366th of the first Book of the Records of the said Meeting", p. 13, and many more references (hereafter cited as Mid. Women's min 2).


[94a] William's inventory is in Bucks Co. Will Book 3, File 1236.

[95] Anna's will and inventory are in Will Book 3, File 1388.


[96] James Moon, "Account of Negroes Set Free" (typescript copy in Quaker Collection, Haverford College); Papers of Middletown Monthly Meeting (4 bound vols, FHL) 2:403 (hereafter cited as PMMM); Grantor Index, 130/2. 930/6, 1130/2, 1330/1; Bucks Co. Will Book 3, File 1385.

[97] Mid. Men's min. B:207-211, 213, 215, 217-219, 222-23, 225, 227, 230. Friends opposed affirming allegiance to the rebel government and abjuring allegiance to the established monarch during a time of civil unrest and disorder.


[98] PA, ser. 2, 2:226; Penna. Col. Rec., 12:401, 403. Mid. Men's min.,


[99] PA, ser. 2, 9:523; Mid. Men's min. B:162-166; Hinshaw, Am. Q Gen., 2:617; Brey, Quaker Saga, pp. 268-69.


[100] Mid. Men's min. B:163-166, 168, 182, 184-186, 188, 190; Mid. Women's min. 2:35-37.


[101] The certificate of removal is mentioned in Mid. Men's min, B:135-136.


[101a] PA2, 9:229.


[102] See Brey, Quaker Saga, pp. 475-76, 496-97; Mid. Women's min., 2:237, 245, 266, 287, 343, 381, 407, 409, etc.; Mid. Men's min., 2:275-6; C:97, 160, 278; D:16-7, 31, 35, 57, 73, 107-9, and more. The marriage is also in PA2, 9:229.


[103] Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., 2:404, 617.

[104] Mid. Men's min., A:289-90; B: many refs., for example, pp. 35, 42, 89, 109, 126, 138, 150, 190, 236, 291.

[105] Mid. Women's min., 1:194, 284, 296, 303, 348-49; 2:75.

[106] PA, ser. 3, 13:50, 148, 286, 328, 539, 626, 735.

[107] Paxson family Bible; Mid. Men's min., A:41, 62, 121-22, 129, 140, 145, 243, 284-85, 298.

[107a] Bucks County Will Book 7:230.

[107b] Bucks County Will Book 8:56, file #3636.

[108] Mid. Men's min.


[108a] Penna. Archives ser. 2, 9:229.


[108b] Middletown Meeting records.


[108b] from Lynn Tinsley's web page, seen 6/30/2005: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tinzhaven&id=I16826


[109] Christ Church records, as transcribed in PA2, 8:207; NJA, ser. 1, 34:381-82. They were disciplined for marrying contrary to Friends' order 2 July 1742, Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., 2:248. PA, ser. 2, 1:197. Henry C. Shinn, The History of Mount Holly (1957), 163, states without giving sources or a place that Henry and Martha were married on 12 July 1739.


[109a] Geoffrey Plank, John Woolman's Path to the Peaceable Kingdom: A Quaker in the British Empire (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), 65, 102.


[110] Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., 2:248; Mid. Men's min., A:300; Shinn, The History of Mount Holly, 163.


[110a] Lida Newberry, ed., New Jersey: A Guide to its Present and Past. rev. ed. American Guide Series (New York: Hastings House, Publishers, 1977), 232-33.


[111] NJA, ser. 1, 30:353, 363; 33:99, 100; 12:601; 19:267 (This is a typographical error when compared to a microfilm of the original; Henry's co-executor was John Woolman.); 22:291; 25:487; 26:89, 175, 232; 27:30, 274, 454; 24:559; 29:449; Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 10:54, 137, 251, 256. Shinn, The History of Mount Holly, 163, gives the dates of his appointment as a Justice of the Peace for Burlington County as 12 Dec. 1761 and 21 Aug. 1767.


[111a] Shinn, The History of Mount Holly, 163.


[111b] Newberry, ed., New Jersey: A Guide to its Present and Past. rev. ed., 233-34. In 1767 the Rev. John Brainerd taught there. He made such fiery denunciations of British from the pulpit of the nearby church that the Hessians burned the building before evacuating the town in 1778. So I guess the present building dates from after that.


[112] NJA, ser. 1, 19:391, 392n; 26:192, 231; 28:89, 93; 29:430; PMHB, 36:189-91. Of the five barracks constructed, only the one in Trenton survives, restored for the 1976 Bicentennial. But see the next note for a different account of its restoration. Perhaps it was refurbished for the bicentennial?


[112d] Newberry, ed., New Jersey: A Guide to its Present and Past. rev. ed., 341.

[112a] Shinn, The History of Mount Holly, 163.


[112b] Newberry, ed., New Jersey: A Guide to its Present and Past. rev. ed., 233.


[113] NJA, ser. 1, 32:291; 19:267; Janet Whitney, John Woolman: American Quaker (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1942), pp. 358, 459; Geoffrey Plank, John Woolman's Path to the Peaceable Kingdom: A Quaker in the British Empire (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), 102, (a facsimile of Shinn's estate inventory showing the sale of Jem, on p. 103), 119, 135, 173, 184, 187. For an analysis of this incident as reflected in and influencing Woolman's dreams and marking a significant change in his life, see Mechal Sobel, Teach Me Dreams: The Search for Self in the Revolutionary Era (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2000), 66-67, although Sobel says it was for two lads, Gamaliel and Aquila, without providing a source, while acknowledging Woolman's later payment was only for one, without a name given.


[114] NJA, ser. 1, 34:381-82. For citations to other details see 12:601; 19:267, 391, 392n; 22:291; 24:559; 25:487; 26:89, 175, 232; 27:30, 274, 454; 29:449 ; 30:353, 363; 33:99, 100; PA ser. 2, 1:197; Mid. Men's min., A:300; PMHB, 36:189-91; Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., 2:248.


[115] PA, ser. 2, 2:226 gives April 2 as the date the license was approved, and PA2, 8:492 gives March 3 as the date the marriage was solemnized at Swedes' Church; the will is in NJA, ser. 1, 42:353.


[115a] NJA, ser. 1, vol. 42, Abstracts of Wills 13:353, citing File 12949 C.

[115b] NJA, ser. 1, vol. 41, Calendar of Wills 12:335, citing File 12541 C.

[116] George Norbury MacKenzie, ed., Colonial Families of the United States of America (Baltimore: Seaforth Press, 1917), 5:535-536.

[117] NJA, ser. 1, 42:353.

[118] Mid. Women's min., 1:286, 287.

[119] The American Genealogist15:33-38, 148-151. Margaret Thornton's membership: Mid. Women's min., 1:284-285. Joseph's activities: Mid. Men's min., A:301-303, 306, 312, 361.

[120] Samuel Eastburn wrote that James bought "nearly 400 acres" from his father's estate for £7 "Penna. current money" per acre, and this included three houses. "Wm. Paxson the Elder Lands", Eastburn MSC 51, Fol. 35, Bucks Co. Hist. Soc. James perhaps bought his brother John's share of their father's land after John's death. For the father's will, see Bucks Co. Will Book 1, File 356.

[121] See their grandmother's will, Margaret Thornton, dated 16 Jan. 1790, pr. 12 Mar. 1790, Bucks Will Abs., p. 467.

[122] Penna. Col. Rec., 12:547; "Opponents of the Revolution Whose Pennsylvania Estates Were Confiscated," Pa. Gen. Mag., 30:239; Louis Ely Thompson, "An Introduction to the Loyalists of Bucks County and Some Queries Concerning Them," The Bucks County Historical Society: Papers (Doylestown, Pa.: Fackenthal Publications Fund, 1937), 7:210.

[123] PA, ser. 6, 13:183. She and her brother were each left 2sh by their grandmother Margaret Thornton. Mary was 28 and unmarried at that time. Bucks Will Abs., p. 467; Amer. Genealogist, 15:35.

[124] William Nelson, ed., Archives of the State of New Jersey, First Series, Vol. 22: Marriage Records, 1665-1800 (Patterson, NJ: The Press Printing and Publishing Co., 1900), 665. This is also in Penna. Traveller, vol. 2, no. 3 (May 1966), p. 7.

[125] Buck. Extracts, pp. 45, 48.


[126] Bucks Will Abs., pp. 111-12.


[127] The names and dates of the two children are somewhat problematical, as they seem to be born only 6 months apart. The older one, is either James or William, the younger either Mary or Abigail. Marmaduke Horseman's will of 1748 mentions his daughter Mary Paxson's two children as James and Mary; James mentions his children as William and Abigail. Buck, Records of B's, M's and D's, p. 290; Wiggins, "Bucks. Co. Frds. Records: B's and D's", p. 74; Edmunds, Paxton Ancestry, pp. 64-67. NJA 30:247. John M. Freund checked the photostatic copy of the Buckingham Monthly Meeting records in the Spruance Library, Bucks Co. Hist. Soc., and wrote to me on 22 Nov. 1985 that the date of William Paxson's birth was "'20th 12 mo 1725' which as near as I can figure should read 1724/5, nine months after his parents' wedding and 18 months before the birth of his younger sister. Abigail's birth was recorded as '30th 6 mo 1726', while their mother's death was '23th 6 mo 1726'," with what John thought was a "23" written over top of a "30". It seems more likely that the mother died on the day the daughter was born, not a week earlier.


[127a]Information on the marriage of Abigail to John Heaton was kindly supplied by Thomas Katheder from Bible records in the DAR archives, "Ohio DAR GRC report; s1 v535: records of Pennsylvania families whose descendants came to Ohio / Cuyahoga Portage Chapter". Copies of the records were sent to Thomas by Dean Heaton. John was an illegitimate baby, raised by his maternal grandfather, Jonathan Scaife. His mother, who was not married at the time of his birth, later married John Rumford.


[127b] My thank to Joyce Hambleton Whitten for sending me a copy of the Paxson part of her "Descendants of Stephen HAMBLETON & Hannah PAXSON", e mail 5/31/2007. She cites Bucks Co. Will File 3372 for Stephen's will and Will Book 8, p. 315 for Hannah's. She cites "GENEALOGY OF THE HAMBLETON FAMILY IN AMERICA," Chalkley J. Hambleton, 1887, p. 31 for the Buckingham Mo. Mtg. minute. She also notes that Jane W. T. Brey, A Quaker Saga, p. 410, identifies Hannah as the daughter of James & Margaret (Hodges) Paxson, and that Hannah was a twin to Thomas Paxson who married Mary Hambleton. Thomas and Hannah were not twins as proved by "BUCKS CO., PA CHURCH RECORDS OF THE 17TH & 18TH CENTURIES, v3, Anna Miller Watring, 1994, p 171: Thomas Paxson b: 16, 7m, 1731 & Hannah b: 27, 10m, 1732 taken from the Buckingham Monthly Meeting Birth & Death records. However, Joyce also quotes Watring that Hannah was born on 17 Dec 1732. This needs a quick check. The dates of death for the Hambleton children are from "Descendants of Stephen HAMBLETON & Hannah PAXSON".


[146bbb] John Hambleton's descendants are given in Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 22-26.


[127bb] Gilbert Cope, comp., Genealogy of the Smedley Family Descended from George and Sarah Smedley . . . (Lancaster, Pa.: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), 594.


[127c] My thank to Joyce Hambleton Whitten for information about Moses (her 3rd great grandfather), e mail 5/30/2007. The information about Moses and Aaron during the War of 1812, from Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 27. There is a good history of Yonge Street Meeting and its relationship with the civil authorities, especially during the War of 1812 (when the US threatened to invade Canada).


[127cc] Their descendants are listed in Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 27-28.


[127d] Buckingham Monthly Meeting records as transcribed in Anna Miller Watring, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries, 162. For their children, see Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 28.


[127e] Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:266.


[127f] Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:266.


[127g] Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:266.


[127h] Letter from John M. Freund, 22 Nov. 1985, on his research in the Wrightstown Mo. Mtg. minutes.


[127i] Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:266.


[128] Thanks to Lynn Tinsley, e mail 29 June 2005, for bringing this to my attention, citing Watring, Bucks Co, PA Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries (Willow Bend Books, Warminster, MD 2000) vol. 3.


[128a] Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., pp. 480, 987; Buck. Men's min. 1:85, 87, 88, and more. For more information on the Canby family, see Davis, Hist. of Bucks Co., 1:272; Brey, Quaker Saga, pp. 415-417; Bye, Bye Family, p. 423; Reeder, Early Settlers, pp. 13-14.

[129] Grantee Index, 1630/2; Reeder, Early Settlers, p. 6 quotes Deed Book 11:257.


[130a]  Brey, Quaker Saga, p. 385.


[130]  Buck. Men's min., 1:46, 49, 51, 59. Brey, Quaker Saga, pp. 411 and 354.


[131] Grantee Index, 1630/2; Reeder, Early Settlers, p. 6, 8; Buckingham Men's min., 1:46, 49, 51, 59 and many more; Brey, Quaker Saga, p. 411; Bucks. Will Abs., p. 371.


[131a] Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:266.


[131b] John's will in Bucks County Will Book 6:171; Rachel's will in Bucks Co. Will Book 6:281, file #2988.


[132] PA, ser. 2, 9:246.


[133] Gen. Soc. of Pa., 6:283; Grantee Index, 1430/2. His name does not appear in the Grantor Index.


[134] Gen. Soc. of Pa., 8:88; Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., 2:617; Friends Monthly Meetings, 1680-1870 (Penna. Hist. Soc.), p. 2; Bucks Will Abs., p. 125.


[134a] Frederick Co, Va. Will Book 1 1742-1745.


[134b] Kay Walton to Dianna Privette, 5/29/2004, e mail to me 6m/1/2004, and 9m/12/2004; documented by Dianna, in Deed Bk 1, page 300 on 6 April 1747; e mail to me June 1, 1004.


[134bb] James W. Moore, Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, New Jersey (Flemington, NJ: H. E. Deats, 1900), 19. My thanks to Dianna Privette for sending me a copy of this book, 1/2007.


[134c] Northern Neck Grants K, 1757-1762, p. 152 (Reel 294). My thanks to Dianna Privette for researching this and sharing the information with me, e mail May 31, 2004.


[134d] Northern Neck Grants N, 1766, p. 129 (Reel 295). My thanks to Dianna Privette for researching this and sharing the information with me, e mail May 31, 2004.


[134e] Research by Ruth CARTMELL as cited by Kay WALTON on her "Paxsons of Georgia & Arkansas", ancestry.com, accessed 5m/2/2013.


[134f] From an unudentified Family Bible: "Ann, married 1) Nathaniel Thomas who was murdered, 2) Reuben Paxton. They removed to South Carolina. These gentlemen, Thomas and Paxton were of extraordinary physical power and energy." Research by Ruth Cartmell as cited by Kay Walton on her "Paxsons of Georgia & Arkansas", ancestry.com, accessed 5m/2/2013.


[134g] Laurens County South Carolina Deed Abstracts, Book B, p. 68. Dianna Privette very kindly sent me a copy of the page, Aug. 16, 2004.


[137] Descendants chart by Kay Walton, sent to me by Leona Carlson in a letter dated 14 Apr. 1995. Information from the web: descendants Marion Briscoe <marionb@vicon.net>  and Frank Cullison <cullison@juno.com> or <71421.317@compuserve.com>.

[138] Genealogy file at Bucks Co. Hist. Soc.; descendants chart by Kay Walton, sent to me by Leona Carlson in a letter dated 14 Apr. 1995.

[138a] I am greatly indebted to Dianna Privett who has been researching Zackquill Morgan for some years and generously shares with me the documentation she has unearthed in a number of primary sources, especially in real estate records, as well as a great variety of secondary sources.


[139] Penna. Archives ser. 2, 9:266.


[139a] Buck. Extracts, p. 52; Reeder, Early Settlers, p. 45.


[140] Buck. Men's min., 2:36, 39, 73, 75, 120, 157, 158, 169, 173, 175, 186, 328.


[141] PA, ser. 3, 13:11, 136. 245, 368, 457, 571, 652, 761; "An Account of Friends Sufferings for the Testimony of a Good Conscience Within the Compass of Buckingham Monthly Meeting" compiled May 1781; "An Account of Friends Sufferings Within the Compass of Buckingham Monthly Meeting", 1782, FHL (hereafter cited as Buck. Sufferings).


[141a] Penna. Archives, ser.


[142] Bucks County Will Abstracts, Book 6 (1797-1804), 202. A transcript of Henry's will is in Twila Jean Gunn, "The Paxson Family", typescript mms, 3-5, a copy kindly sent to me by Marvin Paxson, 7/2012.


[143] Bucks County Will Abstracts, Book 6 (1797-1804), 355.


[144] Buck, Records of B's, M's and D's, p. 290; manuscript genealogical notebook of George Paxson, Spruance Library, Bucks Co. Hist. Soc.; Buck. Men's min., 2:184, 186, 188, 282, 283, 287. There were two Joseph Paxsons in Buckingham Meeting at this time. The other was the son of Joseph4, Thomas3, William Jr.2, James1. PA, ser. 2, 9:606; Bye, Bye Family, p. 330; Davis, Hist. of Bucks Co., 3:177.


[144a] Penna. Archives ser. 2, 9:266.

[145] Bucks Co. Will Abstracts, 8:336. Obviously confusing her with someone else, Paul Forstad sez she m 14 Nov 1764 in Buckingham Mtg John WATSON. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=:1932384&id=I10788


[146] My thank to Joyce Hambleton Whitten for sending me a copy of the Paxson part of her "Descendants of Stephen HAMBLETON & Hannah PAXSON", e mail 5/31/2007. Most of the information given here is from this source. A lot of dates for members of this family that are given on various web sites are off by two months because of a misunderstanding of Quaker and Old Style dating



[146a] Rachel Hambleton, (late Kinsey) reported by Drumore PM 8-5m-1819 "hath been guilty of unchastity with her 1st cousin which is evident by her bearing an illigitimate child"; disowned 7-8m-1819. The disownment paper includes: "whom she has since m." (She married John Hambleton.) Rachel's acknowledgment was accepted 13-5m-1826 and she was reinstated in membership in time to be granted a certificate of removal to Stillwater Mo. Mtg, Ohio , 17-2m-1827 [PA Quaker Records, Ancestry.com database]. The other information on John, from Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 20.


[146aa] Joseph's descendants are given in Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 20-22.


[146aaa] Elias is given in Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 22.


[146b] The marriage is in Penna. Archives ser. 2, 9:266. The date of Sarah's death is from Gregg Wilkinson, e mail 5/18/2010. The children are in Anna Miller Watring, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries (Bowie, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 1994), 3:190.


[147] Bucks Co. Will Abstracts, 8:336. Caveat emptor when using undocumented material from the web, as for example, Paul Forstad (see Lupton page) sez she m 12 Dec. 1781 in Buckingham Mtg William BETTS. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=:1932384&id=I10788.


[147a] Penna. Archives ser. 2, 9:266.


[147b] Penna. Archives ser. 2, 9:266.

[148] Penna. Archives ser. 2, 9:266.


[149] Dorothy Marty Reibold, The Life of Matthias Harvye and Family (Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, Inc. 1998), 388. This book gives a great deal of information about Sarah's grandfather, Matthias Harvye who was married in Long Island in 1682, and moved to Bucks County in 1697. My thanks to Tom Irey for making a copy of some of the information in this book for me.


[149a] Buck Men's min., 2:5; Penna. Archives ser. 2, 9:266. For more information on the Crispin and Blackfan families, see Reeder, Early Settlers, pp. 76-78; Sheppard, Passengers and Ships, pp. 34, 204.

[150] Hinshaw, Am. Q. Gen., 2:1020; Bucks Co. Will Book 3, File 1211.

[151] Reeder, Early Settlers, p. 40; Buck. Extracts, pp. 87, 92, 97, 100, 107, 108, 110; Buck. Men's min. 2:1, 5, 6.

[152] Bucks Co. Will Book The purchase of Aaron's land for £468.16.6, recorded in Deed Book 25:332, as quoted in Reeder, Early Settlers, p. 6, does not agree with the Grantee Index which has no sales for Thomas in 1763, and lists Book 25 as covering ca. 1789-1790. The purchase of Moses's land, for £498.15.0 in Deed Book 25:331 as quoted by Reeder, p. 7, with the date 19 Nov. 1764. Note, however, the Grantee Index, 1630/2 lists Record Book 25:331 as 22 Apr. 1790, the grantor Ebenezer Pike, by att'y.

[152a] Bucks Co. Will Abstracts, Book 6 (1797-1804), 379.


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Citations for Paxson Family: Fourth Generation

This section is still under construction and obviously has a huge amount more to be done. It starts out pretty complete. But then some of the citations are still in my short-hand abbreviated form, rather than being written out for the general viewer. Farther along some are missing altogether.



1. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes, 6/2m/1772, 2:7; 2/4m/1772, 2:8; 7/5m/1772, 2:8; 4/6m/1772, 2:9; Mid. Men's min. 7/5m/1772, 4/6m/1772, 2/7m/1772, B:139.

2. Bucks County Will Book 4:72, in the Doylestown courthouse, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Mary Suber's mother, Anna8 LaRue/Larew, has been traced back 8 generations through the early Palatine immigrants to New York, to Abraham6, b. 1664 in Mannheim, Germany, and d. 1712 in New Jersey; to Leiden where his father Abraham5 was born, to Heidelberg, and finally to Frankenthal, where Bertolet1 LeRoux was born. My thanks to Anna Heath, e mail 1m/12/2008, for sending me "Descendants of Bertolet (Barthole LeRoux". The name suggests he was French, and the family became Huguenots.

3. Bucks County Will Book 7:30, in the Doylestown courthouse. My thanks to Anna Heath for the exact dates, which I don't seem to have copied down. E mail 10/21/2007.

4. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes, 6/2m/1772, 2:7; 2/4m/1772, 2:8.

5. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 3/12m/1767, B:113; B:136.

6. Mid. Men's min. 4/3m/1779, B:207-211, 213, 215, 217-19, 222-23, 225, 227, 230. This was not an oath, which Friends refused to take, but an affirmation, which Friends generally could in good conscience take. But Friends opposed affirming allegiance to the rebel government and abjuring allegiance to the established monarch during a time of civil unrest and disorder.

7. Pennsylvania Archives

8. Pennsylvania Archives

9. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes, 5/2m/1789, 2:109; 6/12m/1792, 2:137. Mid. Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 5/2m/1789, 2:333; 6/12m/1792, 2:383.

10. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes, 9/6m/1796, 2:177; 2:181-2, 184; 10/11m/1796, 2:186-7. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 4/8m/1796, 2:436-7, 439; 10/11m/1796, 2:441-2.

11. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 6/7m/1797, 2:452-3, 455-7, 4/1m/1798, 2:459.

12. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes, 9/6m/1796, 2:177; Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 9/6m/1796, 2:434; 7/7m/1796, 2:434.

13. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 10/11m/1808, C:191-3; 9/2m/1809,C:197, 199.

14. Mid. Men's min., 6/9m/1770, 4/10m/1770, 2:127; 1/11m/1770, 128. Mid. Women's min., 8/9m/1770, 1:364; 4/10m/1770, 1/11m/1770, 1:365. Middletown Mtg. records (PMMM) at the FHL, Swarthmore College. Familysearch (AFN: GS0K-P3) lists Sarah's death as 1 Jul (i.e. 1/7m) rather than 1m/7.

15. Pennsylvania Archives,

16. Mid. Men's min., 2:191, 209, 216, 219, 251, 271, 284, 294, 314, 324-5, 329-30, 334, 337, 339-40, 344, 353, 367, 376, 373, 375etc.; Mid. Women's min., 2:153, 317; 3:10, 11, and more.

17. For information on the epidemic, see J. H. Powell, Bring Out Your Dead: The Great Plague of Yellow Fever in Philadelphia in 1793 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1949). See also Pennsylvania Cavalcade, comp. by Penna. Writers' Program, Works Progress Administration (Phila.: Univ. of Penna. Press, 1942), pp. ; also its extensive bibliography, 430-2.


18. Bucks Co. Will File 2434.


19. Mid. Women's min. 5/1m/1809, 2:318; 9/2m/1809, 2:319; 9/3m/1809, 2:320.


20. Middletown Mo. Mtg. records.See also Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 2:229.


20a. PA2, 9:229.


20b. PA2, 9:229.


20c. John Wesley Haines, comp., Richard Haines and his Descendants: A Quaker Family of Burlington County, New Jersey since 1682 (1961) 2:90-1.


21. Alice Ford, Edward Hicks: His Life and Art (New York: Abbeville Press, Publishers, 1985), 208.


22. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, C;212; 7/9m/1809, C:213. Hinshaw, 2:617.


23. Bucks County Intelligencer, 25 Feb. 1828.


23a. Friends in Wilmington 1738-1938, (1938), as seen 10m/11/2007 on http://www.midatlanticarchives.com/db_de_new_castle_co/wilmington_quaker_marriages/pg002.htm.


23b. John Wesley Haines, comp., Richard Haines and his Descendants: A Quaker Family of Burlington County, New Jersey since 1682 (1961) 2:91.


24. The marriage is listed in PA2, 9:505, 523; the license was approved the day before, 23 Jan. 1768, PA2, 2:226. Susanna's parents are given in Family Search AFN: X2W9-2G.


25. Middletown Monthly Meeting Women's minutes, 5/5m/1768, 1:155; 2/2m/1769, 1:358; MMM Men's min., 2/6m/1768, 2:116,; 7/7m/1768, 2:117; 4/8m/1768, 2:117; 1/9m/1768, 2:118.


26. MMM Men's minutes, 3/11m/1768, 2:119-20; 2/2m/1769, 2:120; 2/3m/1769, 2:121.

27. I am greatly indebted to Joan Paxson Bodnar for much of the information on Phineas and Susanna. She has supplied quotations from documents, but not always full citations for them, having done the research for her own amusement rather than publication. Where I have found corroboration, I have added additional documentation. Bucks Co. Will Book 3:65. Meldrum, Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Land Records, 1684-1723, 61.

28. My thanks for information from Joan Paxson Bodnar, Nov. 2003, for the text of the petition.

29. My thanks to Joan Paxson Bodnar, Nov. 2003.

30. MMM Mens' minutes, 7/12m/1775, 2:163-5; 7/3m/1776, 2:167; 4/4m/1776, 2:168; 2/5m/1776, 2:170.

31. Pennsylvania Archives. His fines included a 1778 non-attendance fine of £1.12.6; a 1779 exercise fine of £19.10.0; a 1779 exercise fine of £45.0.0; a 1780 class fine of £606.17.6; an Oct.-Nov. 1780 exercise fine of £73.2.6; an April-May 1781 fine of £1.4.0; and an Oct.-Nov. 1781 exercise fine of £0.15.9. In order to figure the actual value of these fines one needs to take into account both inflation and in which of several currencies the fines were calculated.

32. Pennsylvania Archives,

33. Documents from Joan Paxson Bodnar, Nov. 2003,

34. My thanks to Joan Paxson Bodnar, Nov. 2003, for this information.

35. My thanks to Joan Paxson Bodnar, Nov. 2003, for this information.

36. Pennsylvania Archives,

37. My thanks to Joan Paxson Bodnar, Nov. 2003, for this information.

38. Willett Families of North America, 145; my thanks to Joan Paxson Bodnar, Nov. 2003, for this information.

39. Bucks Co. Will Book 9:350, File #4607. My thanks also to Joan Paxson Bodnar, Nov. 2003, for this information.

40. Joan places Charles as the oldest, but since he was born in 1782, which is some 14 years after his parents married, I have moved him to the last. Joseph Shaw, named for his maternal grandfather, would seem likely to have preceded sons named for other people. In his will Phineas dealt with Joseph before Charles, and usually children were named in birth order in wills.


41. PA2, 2:226 is actually the date on which the license was approved.

41a. Papers of Middletown Monthly Meeting, 2:350. (These papers are the original documents, bound in two volumes, at the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College.)

42. PA, ser. 2, 9:523; Mid. Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes 5/10m/1775-4/7m/1776, 2:162-172; Hinshaw, Am. Q Gen., 2:617; Brey, Quaker Saga, 268-69. Family Search AFN: X2HO-TX. FamilySearch AFN:X34B-L2 claims Thomas was born 30 Nov. 1748, being confused about Old Style and Quaker dates.

43. PA, ser. 2, 2: There are excellent tables for calculating the rates of inflation, constructed by Anne Bezanson,

44. Tax records, 1779, 1784. Ad in Pennsylvania Correspondent and Farmers' Advertiser, 26/11m/1822.

45. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes, 2:227; 7/8m/1800, 2:228; Mid. Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 6/11m/1800, 2:516; 4/12m/1800, 2:518.

46. Bucks County Will Abstracts 8:133 on the web at usgenweb/pa/bucks/wills/willabstbk8.txt (seen 2m/9/2004) has her name misfiled as BANER.

47. Mid. Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, C:11, 17, 111, 120, 169, 273; 7/11m/1816, D:46.

49. Mid. Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 5/12m/1823, D:151-2.

49. Mid. Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, D:154, 155, 7?5m?1824, D157, 158.

50. Notice in the Pennsylvania Correspondent and Farmers' Advertiser, 26/11m/1822.

51. Repeated ads in Pennsylvania Correspondent and Farmers' Advertiser, 1m/1824.

14 & 14a. Mid. Men's min. B:163-66, 168, 182, 184-86, 188, 190; Mid. Women's min. 2:35-37.

52. Familysearch offers a first wife, Jane Parry, daughter of Phillip and Rachel (Harker), m. 19 May 1773 to Mahlon of Buckingham. But that Mahlon was the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Lupton) Paxson. Our Mahlon, son of William and Anna (Marriott), was a member of Middletown Mtg. Familysearch (AFN:X2K9-S7).

53. PA

54. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 7/12m/1775, 2:163; 4/1m/1776, 2:164; 1/2m/1776, 2:165; 3m/1776, 2:166; 4/4m/1776, 2:168.

55. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 3/7m/1777, 2:182; 2:184, 185; 9/10m/1777, 2:186, 188, 190. Mid. Mo. Mtg. Women's min. 3/7m/1777, 2:35, 36; 9/10m/1777, 2:37. A copy of the actual minute is in Papers of Middletown Monthly Meeting, 2 bound volumes of documents, In the friends Historical Library, Swarthmore, 2:418.

56. PA

57. Bucks County Will File #6472.

58. Bucks County Intelligencer.

59. Bucks Co. Will File #6338.

60. Familysearch IGI, as seen 2m/6/2006, gives Anna a middle name of Marriot. Batch no. 5011977, Sheet 21, Source Call No. 1553716.

61. The ancestors of Owen are from Familysearch, seen 2m/6/2006.

62. Familysearch (Afn:1BW6-CPK) which claims Beulah's mother was Jane Parry. Seen 2m/6/2006.

63. Familysearch (AFN: JDKJ-0B) seen 2m/6/2006.

64. Familysearch gives date of 20 Oct. Batch No. 8230604, Sheet 53, Source Call No., 0884914. Her mother's will is in Bucks Co. Will File #6338.

65. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes, 11m/1771, 12m/1771.

66. Jane Brey, A Quaker Saga, 269.

67. There was definitely a Samuel Paxson, Jr. who married Sarah Preston and had a daughter, Elizabeth Smith Paxson. What is missing is documentation that would prove that this Samuel Jr. is the son of Samuel #53, and would supply the name of his mother.

68. Middletown Mo. Mtg. rec. On 27 First Month 1804 he was granted a certificate to Northern District Mo. Mtg. to marry. Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of Am. Quaker Genealogy, 2:617.


69. The Middletown Mo. Mtg. certificate was dated 5 Twelfth Month 1771. The certificate from SDMM, dated 28 First Month 1789, and received on 30 First Month. Elizabeth (Shoemaker)'s from NDMM was dated 28/8m/1804. Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of Am. Quaker Genealogy, 2:617.


69a. US Federal census for 1790.

70. Abstracts, Philadelphia Co, PA, Book 6 - Part B:1816: #6.319, as transcribed on usgenweb/pa/philadelphia/wills/willabstrbk6b.txt, seen 2m/6/2006.

71. For more on the separation of 1827, and especially Samuel Bettle's role, see, H. Larry Ingle, Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1986.

72. The Friend, Vol. 21, no. 18 (First Month 22, 1848), 144.


73. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 4/10m/1787, 2:319; 8/11m/1787, 2:320; 6/12m/1787, 2:321. See also Penna. Archives, 2 ser., 9:229. Joshua Paxson's birth and death are in Abington Mo. Mtg. records. A certificate of removal for Jonathan Willett and his wife from Flushing Mo. Mtg. was received by Middletown 1/11m/1759, Mid. MM Men's min., 2:44. Jonathan's will was proved 25 July 1805, Bucks Co. Will Book 7:91. For more on the Willett family, see Genealogies of Long Island Families, From The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. ii: Praa-Youngs (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1987), 700-742. I am indebted to David Paxson for sending me a copy of this carefully researched article by Rosalie Fellows Bailey. See also, Joseph H. Brown, The Lawrence Family (The Bayside Historical Society, 1989), 4-6.

74. Penna. Archives,

75. Rosalie Fellows Bailey, "The Willett Family of Flushing, Long Island, with the Branch in Bucks County, Pennsylvania", as reprinted in Genealogies of Long Island Families, From The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 2:734-35.

76. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 2:438, 449; C:6, 78, 82, 89, 110, 137, 141, 161; There were several women named Mary Paxson in the meeting, and it is difficult to differentiate them. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes, 2:159, 192, 195, 204, 212, 227, 233, 241, 259, 273, 289, 300, 305.

77. US Federal Census for 1790; Census for 1800.

78. Bucks County Will Book 7:168.

79. 1805 tax duplicate

80. Middletown Mo. Mtg.

81. Letter from William L. Paxson II, 5/23/2005.

82. Hinshaw Encyclopedia of Am. Quaker Genealogy, 2:907.

83. Middletown Mo. Mtg. records; Hinshaw Encyclopedia of Am. Quaker Genealogy, 2:404, 617.

84. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 7/9m/1780, 2:234; 5/10m/1780, 2:235.


85. Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of Am. Quaker Genealogy, 2:617.


85a. US Federal census for 1790.


86. Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of Am. Quaker Genealogy, 2:617.

87. Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of Am. Quaker Genealogy, 2:404.

88. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes, 6/11m/1777, 2:187; 4/12m/1777, 2:189; 1/1m/1778, 2:190; 3/12m/1778, 2:203; 204, 206; 4/3m/1779, 2:207; 1/4m/1779, 2:208. Familysearch AFN:X2WZ-JM, as seen 2m/7/2006.


89. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes 5/8m/1784, 2:82; 2/9m/1784, 2:83; 7/10m/1784, 2:84. See also Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:229.

90. Familysearch AFN: S2XB-Q1.

91. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes 4/11m/1784, 2:85; 2/12m/1784, 2:86.

92. Familysearch AFN: S2XB-Q1, as seen 2m/7/2006.


93. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes 3/2m/1780, 2:225, 226; 6/4m/1780, 2:228; 4/5m/1780, 2:230.


93a. Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:229.

94. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes 3/4m/1783, 2:270; 1/5m/1783, 2:270; 5/6m/1783, 2:271, 272.

95. see, for example, Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes 2:110, 128; 10/7m/1794, 2:153; 10/11m/1808, 2:317


96. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes 9/4m/1812, 2:348; 7/5m/1812, 2:349; 4/6m/1812, 2:350.


96a. US federal census, 1790, Pennsylvania, Bucks Co., p. 185, as transcribed on http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/bucks/census/1790/pg160-209.txt, and seen 4/15/2006.

97. Children's names and birth dates in Middletown Mtg. records.


98. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes 2/9m/1784, 2:284; 7/10m/1784, 2:285; 6/1m/1785, 2:288. Women's min., 6/1m/1785, 2:87. Elizabeth's birth date and parents from Familysearch, AFN: X2X7-BN, as seen 2m/8/2006.


99. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes 2:197.


100. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes 8/9m/1803, 2:262; 6/10m/1803, 2:262; 10/11m/1803, 2:263; 5/1m/1804, 2:264. See also Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:229.

101. Children's names and birth dates in Middletown Mtg. records.

102. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Women's minutes 8/12m/1803, 2:263.

103

103a. New Jersey Archives, Ser. 1, Vol. XLII, Calendar of Wills, vol.13 (1814-1817), p. 15, citing File 12693 C.

104. New Jersey Archives, Ser. 1, Vol. XL, Calendar of Wills, vol. 11 (1806-1809), pp. 27, 165, 236, 239, 309, citing Files 2242J, 2307J, 2263J, 2264J, 2274 1/2 J; Vol. XLII, Calendar of Wills 1814-1817, 13:245, 338, 490, citing Files 2828J, 2918J.

256, citing File 2110 J.

105. The Friend, vol. 13, no. 22 (29 Second Month 1840) 176.

106. Mackenzie, ed., Colonial Families of the USA, 7:535.

106a. NJA, ser. 1, vol. XLII, Abstracts of Wills 13:353, citing File 12949 C.

107. The Friend, vol. 4, no. 38 (2 Seventh Month 1831) 304. The death of "Benjamin W., son of Samuel", died in Trenton of consumption, age 19, was also noted in Atkinson's Saturday Evening Post 10:517 (June 25, 1831), p. 3.

108. Middletown Mo. Mtg. Men's minutes 2/4m/1778, 2:194, 195, 196.

109. Penna. Col. Rec., 12:547; "Opponents of the Revolution Whose Pennsylvania Estates Were Confiscated," Pa. Gen. Mag., 30:239; Louis Ely Thompson, "An Introduction to the Loyalists of Bucks County and Some Queries Concerning Them," The Bucks County Historical Society: Papers (Doylestown, Pa.: Fackenthal Publications Fund, 1937), 7:210.

110. Will of Margaret Thornton, widow of Joseph, of Newtown Township, dated 16 Jan. 1790, pr. 12 Mar. 1790, Bucks Will Abs., p. 467.

111. Buckingham Mo. Mtg. records, as transcribed in Watring, Bucks Co.. Penna., Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries, 171.

112. Bucks Co. Will Abstracts as transcribed on usgenweb/pa/bucks/wills/willabstbk8.txt, 8:238.

113. Names of the children and their spouses from Thomas's will. See note 112. I need to see Solebury Meeting records at FHL, Swarthmore.

114. Edmunds, The Paxton, Welsh & Price Ancestry of Anne Price Paxton Edmunds Paxson (1942), 68, says Mary's mother was Anne. "Custer Connection - Revisited - Compiled by John Peters" on the web 5/25/2--5 at http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/attachment/an/surnames.bird/1408.7/attachment-1/Ptic4qlxTaYDdWdj8VccyB/KUSTER_Revisited_NLB.jpg says her mother was Ruth (Kitchen), the sister of William Kitchen (b. 1721) who had 3 wives, the third being Ann[e] Paxton [sic]. Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 28, has Ann.

115. Buckingham Monthly Meeting Men's min., 2:190; Friends Monthly Meetings, 1680-1870, p. 2.

116. Edmunds, Paxton Ancestry, p. 68. His descendants are not the only Paxtons who are descended from the Paxsons, who have changed the spelling to the more common Paxton. Most of those who spell their name Paxton, however, are not at all closely related to the Paxsons.

117. PA3, 13:10, 245, 367, 456, 570, 652, 761. In 1779 he had no horse and 2 cattle; in 1786 and 1787 he was taxed 4/2d.

118. Allegiance Book No. 1 Bucks County 1777 (Copy of oaths of allegiance taken voluntarily before Justices of Bucks County as recorded in the Office of the Registrar of Wills at Doylestown) typescript, bound, BCHS and HSP.

119. "Custer Connection - Revisited - Compiled by John Peters" on the web 5/25/2--5 at http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/attachment/an/surnames.bird/1408.7/attachment-1/Ptic4qlxTaYDdWdj8VccyB/KUSTER_Revisited_NLB.jpg

120. PA, ser. 3, 6:71.

121. U.S. census schedules for Solebury, Bucks County, p. 52. WRHS.

122. William B. Sipes, The Pennsylvania Railroad: Its Origin, Construction, Condition, and Connections . . . (Phila.: The Passenger Department, 1875), p. 248.

123. Richard K. MacMaster, "Friends in the Niagara Peninsula, 1786-1802", Canadian Quaker History Newsletter, No. 45 (Summer, 1989), pp. 4-6. See also, Martha Paxson Grundy, "Are Outcasts Cast Out?: Disownment, Inheritance, and Participation in Middletown Monthly Meeting", Mercer Mosaic (The Journal of the Bucks County Historical Society) IV:2 (Spring 1987), 41-44.

124. John E. Eshelman, comp., Genealogical Record of Members of the Society of Friends Composing Catawissa Monthly Meeting, Columbia Co., Pa., 4/23/1796-12/24/1808 . . . (Penna. Genealogical Society) bound handscript, HSP.

125. Eshelman, Genealogical Record of Catawissa Mtg. The marriage was Mordecai Yarnal and Sarah Thomas, held 27/10m/1802 at Catawissa Meeeting.

126. Phila. Quarterly Meeting minute of 7/11m/1808 as quoted in "Catawissa and Muncy, 1798-1878", Collections of the Genealogical Society of Penna., bound handwritten, HSP.

127.

128. Mrs. Jeanne B. Roberts and Rev. John R. Albright, eds., A History of Catawissa Pennsylvania Compiled and Published on the Occasion of a Celebration of the Establishment of the Community. 200th Anniversary (n.p., 1974), p. 19. Gen. Soc. of Pa., vol. 14 (1942-1944), p. 156. This might refer to Hughesville in Lycoming Co.


129. Fell Family Gen., pp. 39, 61.


130. William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (Richmond, Ind.: Friends Book and Supply House, Distributors, 1946), 4:651. The marriage is in Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:266, where Sarah's last name is misspelled Litch. The year of James's death and 1817 as the year of Sarah's death, are from Genealogy 1800.COM web site, http://genealogy1800.com/getperson.php?personID=I359&tree=Boylen, seen 8/28/2009.


131. Compendium of Am. Gen.: First Families of Am., 5:674.


132. B. Paxson Drury, A Fruitful Life: A Narrative of the Experiences and Missionary Labors of Stephen Paxson (Philadelphia: The American Sunday-School Union, 1882), 16-17.


132a. Genealogy 1800.COM web site, http://genealogy1800.com/getperson.php?personID=I359&tree=Boylen, seen 8/28/2009. My thanks to Bill Dockhorn for bringing this Paxson-Siddall connection to my attention.


133. There is some controversy over his birth date. Other suggestions include 1 October; or 10 September 1733. The latter date is given by LuAnn Elsinger on her "Aaron Moore Pedigree", 17 Mar. 2009, and on http://user.mc.net/~cherokee/paxpage/paxson.htm (this web page has since been changed to http://www.geocities.com/donandbill@sbcglobal.net/paxpage/paxson.htm); or 21 November, as in "the Rumple-Haworth Family History", on worldconnect.rootsweb.com, updated 26 July 2003. 21 Nov. is also used on "Houstons of Pequea and Allied Families" on worldconnect (updated 6/24/2005). I regret that I have not yet been able to check Solebury Meeting records myself.


134. Death on 3 Aug. as per "the Rumple-Haworth Family History", worldconnect.rootsweb.com, updated 26 July 2003; 8 Aug. as per James Houston, e mail 25 July 2005, and his web page, "Houstons of Pequea and Allied Families" on worldconnect.rootsweb.com. However, note that in the will abstracts, his will was pr. 3 August.


135. Wrightstown Monthly Meeting Marriages, as transcribed in Watring, Bucks Co., Penna. Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries, 33.


136 Similarly, there are a wide variety of suggestions for Mary's birth date. Until I can see the actual manuscript Wrightstown Meeting records, I'll go with Wrightstown Monthly Meeting Marriages, as transcribed in Watring, Bucks Co., Penna. Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries, 10. LuAnn offers 19 Nov. 1740 which is probably partly a confusion between Old Style and New Style dating.


136a. Birth date from LuAnn Elsinger on her "Aaron Moore Pedigree", 17 Mar. 2009.


137. Chester and Delaware Counties, 428-29.


138. Abstracts of Chester County wills on http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/chester/wills/wills1808-9.txt as of 2/4m/2005.


138a. Notes on George Cooper and his descendants are given in Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 30-32.


139. Names and birth dates from Spruance Library, Bucks Co. Hist. Soc., mms notes of George Paxson, and Buckingham MM rec. in Hist. Soc. of Penna. & Gen. Soc. (1300 Locust St., Philadelphia). Also, data from Miranda S. Roberts, comp., Genealogy of the Descendants of John Kirk. Born 1660, at Alfreton, in Derbysire, Eng. Died 1705, in Darby Twp., Chester (now Delaware) County, Pennsylvania, ed. by Gilbert Cope (Doylestown: Press of the Intelligencer Co., 1912-1913), 92-93. Several descendants have very helpfully sent me additional information, which I have included, with much gratitude. There are some variations on dates offered by various web sites. Some of them I have included in footnotes.

140. Roberts, comp., Genealogy of the Descendants of John Kirk, ed. by Gilbert Cope (Doylestown: Press of the Intelligencer Co., 1912-1913), 92. Other suggestions for Benjamin's birth: 11 Oct. in Familysearch AFN: 3RLK-NB, seen 2m/8/2006. Date and place of death from Barbara Feeser Gill, "The Paxson Family from England to Edenbower, Schuylkill County Pennsylvania: The Ancestors of Iona Paxson Freeser", (typescript, 2002, p. 85. Name of the bride and date of marriage from http://user.mc.net/~cherokee/paxpage/paxson.htm (Note that this page has since changed to http://www.geocities.com/donandbill@sbcglobal.net/paxpage/paxson.htm) Alternate information from "the Rumple-Haworth Family History", transposes Benjamin's birth to 11 Oct; gives his death on 28 July; adds that Jane Ely was the daughter of George and Sarah (MAGILL), and Jane was b. 5 Jan. 1764, d. 13 Aug. 1837.

141. Roberts, comp., Genealogy of the Descendants of John Kirk, 92-93; James Houston, e mail 25 July 2005, and his web page, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/

142. The Joseph Paxson Wheel chart in the possession of James Houston, e mail 25 July 2005, and his web page, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/

143. Roberts, comp., Genealogy of the Descendants of John Kirk, 93; Gill, p. 85 gives a b. date of Sept. 23. James Houston, e mail 25 July 2005, and his web page, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/ provided the name of the son, and his dates are from Familysearch AFN: MJZV-HW (seen 2m/8/2006).

144. Roberts, comp., Genealogy of the Descendants of John Kirk, 93; Gill, p. 85 gives a birth date of April 4. James Houston has 18 Apr. 1768 which is five months before her brother's death.

144a. Gilbert Cope, comp., Genealogy of the Smedley Family Descended from George and Sarah Smedley . . . (Lancaster, Pa.: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), 395-6.

145. Roberts, comp., Genealogy of the Descendants of John Kirk, 93; Gill, p. 85 offers a birth date of 11/11; while 6 Nov. is the choice of http://user.mc.net/~cherokee/paxpage/paxson.htm (now http://www.geocities.com/donandbill@sbcglobal.net/paxpage/paxson.htm).


146. Roberts, comp., Genealogy of the Descendants of John Kirk, 93; Gill, p. 85 sez he d. 14 Sept. 1841.


147. Roberts, comp., Genealogy of the Descendants of John Kirk, 93; their children are listed in Ibid., 193-94. The date of Abigail's death is given as 9 Jan. 1830 on the "Joseph Paxson Wheel" chart, created ca. 1860.

148. R. C. Smedley, History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania (New York: Negro Universities Press, reprint 1968; orig. 1883), 143-163. The drawing of Jacob is opposite p. 143. See also, "Friends of the Colored People", Friends Intelligencer, 50:2(Jan. 14, 1893), 25.

149. Roberts, comp., Genealogy of the Descendants of John Kirk, 93. There is some confusion over the birth dates of Oliver and his siter Hester; some sources seem to reverse them. saying that Oliver he was b. 15 Aug. 1780; d. 1 Sept. 1780. James Houston, e mail 25 July 2005, and his web page, worldconnect.rootsweb.com/

150. Roberts, comp., Genealogy of the Descendants of John Kirk, 93. James Houston agrees with this birth date for Hester, e mail 25 July 2005, and his web page, worldconnect.rootsweb.com/; alternatively, she was b. 20 Dec. 1777 according to Gill, p. 85 who sez "Esther, d. 1/1/1780". "Easter, d. 9 Jan 1780", sez www.geocities.com/donandbill@sbcglobal.net/paxpage/paxson.htm


151. James Houston, e mail 25 July 2005, and his web page, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/; Roberts, comp., Genealogy of the Descendants of John Kirk, 93. Date of death from Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 42.

152. James Houston, quoting the "Joseph Paxson Wheel" chart, ca. 1860, e mail 25 July 2005, and his web page, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/; Roberts, comp., Genealogy of the Descendants of John Kirk, 93.


153. Deborah's birth date and mother's name from Lea Buzby, with my thanks.


153a. Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:266.

154. Bucks Co. Will Abstracts, 8:385.


155. Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:266.

155a. Information gratefully received from Chris Erb, e mail 21 Mar. 2004.


156. Amos's b. date and parents' names from Lea Buzby. Connection with Little Elk Meeting house, from Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 43.


156a. Date and place of death from Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 43.


156a. Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:229.


156b. PMMM 2:320.


157. A Brief History of Westtown Boarding School with a General Catalogue of Officers, Students, Etc. 3rd ed. (Phila.: Sherman & Co., 1884).


157a. "Jacob Lindley's Journal", as reprinted in Friends' Miscellany, 3:364; "Memoirs and Journal of Hannah Yarnall", Ibid., 9:235; "John HUNT's Journal", Ibid., 10:329-330.


157d. Bucks County Will Abstracts.


157b. Letter of 5/4m/1801(?) Oliver Paxson to John Simpson, reprinted in Friends' Miscellany, 1:30- and 24/5m/1811 in 2:15- .


157c. Letter of Oliver Paxson to George Churchman, 16/11m/1804, reprinted in Friends' Miscellany, 11:387-391.


157e. Bucks County Deed Book 10:127.


158. "A Memorial of Buckingham and Solebury Monthly Meetings concerning Oliver Paxson", Memorials Concerning Deceased Friends... (Philadelphia: Solomon W. Conrad, 1821), 167.

159. "A Memorial of Buckingham and Solebury Monthly Meetings concerning Oliver Paxson", Memorials Concerning Deceased Friends... (Philadelphia: Solomon W. Conrad, 1821), 167.

160. "A Memorial of Buckingham and Solebury Monthly Meetings concerning Oliver Paxson", Memorials Concerning Deceased Friends... (Philadelphia: Solomon W. Conrad, 1821), 168.


160a. Lukens, Gleanings at Seventy-five, 36; PYM Memorials: 1787-1817, 153.

161. "A Memorial of Buckingham and Solebury Monthly Meetings concerning Oliver Paxson", Memorials Concerning Deceased Friends... (Philadelphia: Solomon W. Conrad, 1821), 168.


161a. Oliver had four nieces named Sarah Paxson: Joseph's daughter #218 married 3 November 1790; Benjamin's daughter #231 died young; Jacob's daughter #242 also married; Jonathan's daughter #253 did not marry until 1820, several years after after Oliver died. Sarah #253 was probably the niece most interested in following a faithful Quaker path, and therefore was probably the one intended by Oliver.


162. Bucks Co. Will Book 9:212. Among the many books published about Edward Hicks, see, for example, one with handsome illustrations of some of his paintings and quotations from his own words, A Peaceable Season, intro. by Eleanore Price Mather (Princeton: The Pyne Press, 1973). Edward Hicks's own Memoir is well worth reading.


162a. Friends' Miscellany, 2:355.


163. Phila. Will Book 7, Part C, file 445.


164. Birth dates from Buckingham MM records, PHS & GS]


164a. Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:266.


164aa. Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 46.


164b. Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:266.


164bb. Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 46.


164c.


165. Davis, Hist. of Bucks Co., 3:155]. Jane Brey wrote that Thomas and Jane removed to Newark, New Castle County, in 1742. But there is no reference to a certificate for him in the Buckingham Men's minutes, and references for Thomas continue in 1743, 1744, and early 1748 when no other man of that name lived in Buckingham. Elsewhere Brey says that they lived in the stone house (later called "Northwood") from 1763 until their deaths. Brey, Quaker Saga, pp. 411 and 354. Gill, apparently picking up on Brey, also wrote that Jacob was born in New Castle County, p. 85.


166. PA2, 9:229.


166z. Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 47.


166a. PA2, 9:266.


167. Davis, Hist. of Bucks Co., 3:155; The marriage with Mary Shaw is in http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/bucks/church/buckinghammm01.txt.

168. PMMM 2:330.

169. Davis, Hist. of Bucks Co., 3:155. Another source sez he settled on land adjoining his father’s, and butting against the Delaware river, including a 100-acre island known as "Paxson’s Island".


170. John Comly, Friends’ Miscellany, 6:349-53.

171. Comly's Friends’ Miscellany, 4:267, 6:349.


172. Gill, p. 85 but I think I have this info corroborated myself, in mm minutes, PA, etc.


172a. Date of death and name of wife from Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 47.

173. from http://www.pennock.ws/surnames/fam/fam06928.html 5/27/2005.


173a. J. Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts & Co., 1881), on the web at www.archives.org which transcribes the text, so there are no page numbers relating to the hardcopy original.


173b. Futhey & Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches; Eli Kirk Price, Centennial Meeting of the Descendants of Philip and Rachel Price, bound with his Discourse on the Family as an Element of Government. Read before the American Philosophical Society, January 1864 (Philadelphia: Caxton Press of C. Sherman, Son & Co, 1864), digitized on googlebooks, seen 3m/8/2010; "Rash's Surname Index", posted on http://www.pennock.ws/surnames/fam/fam06521.html, as seen 6m/5/2009.


174. Davis, Hist. of Bucks Co., 3:155-6.


175. PA2, 9:266.


175a.

176. "An Account of Friends Sufferings for the Testimony of a Good Conscience Within the Compas [sic] of Middletown Monthly Meeting", signed by Isaac Watson, Clerk, and James Moon, Clerk of Bucks Quarterly Meeting, on 30 and 31 of Eighth Month 1781. There were still two more years of war during which additional goods could be distrained.

177.

178.

179. Bucks Co. will file #2744.

180. Hicks, Journal, 171-72.

181. Bucks Co will file #7865.


182. Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:247.


182aa. Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 51.

182a. Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:246. Data on William Magill from Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 51.

182b. Obituary in The Friend, 27:48 (Aug. 12, 1854) p. 384; Reeder, Early Settlers, 45.


182bb. Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:246. Date of death from Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 51.


182bb. Date of death and marriage information from Suzanne P. Lamborn, The Paxson Family (Morgantown, Pa.: Masthof Press, 2008), 51.

183. Thomas G. Myers, Bucks County Pennsylvania Will Abstracts, 1870-1900 (Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 2002), 172, citing Bucks Will Bk. 21, page 353, file #15365.


184. Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:246.


184a. Penna. Archives, ser.


185. James W. Moore, Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, New Jersey (Flemington, NJ: H. E. Deats, 1900), 19.

186. Kay Walton citing a Paxson file at Spruance Library given by Elizabeth Ely; information also from Wayne Paxson.

187. James W. Moore, Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, New Jersey (Flemington, NJ: H. E. Deats, 1900), 13-17.

188. The 4 are given in the Quakertown MM, Kingwood, NJ, records.

189. James W. Moore, Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, New Jersey (Flemington, NJ: H. E. Deats, 1900), 19.


190. Information from Kay Walton from the Kingwood Mo. Mtg. records. My thanks for this information. E mail 4/29/2013.


191. Kingwood Mo. Mtg. records. My thanks to Kay Walton for this information. E mail 4/29/2013.


192. James W. Moore, Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, New Jersey (Flemington, NJ: H. E. Deats, 1900), 31.


192a. My thanks to Christie Russell for sending this to me, 6m/8/2013. Her source was Buckingham MM, Bucks County, PA, Microfilm: Book D - Marriage 1720-1801, page 282, read and copied by Christie Russell at the Spruance Library, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA, April 2002.


192b. My thanks to Christie Russell for sending me this information, e mail 6m/8/2013.


193. Birth dates from Kingwood MM records as printed in James W. Moore, Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, New Jersey (Flemington, NJ: H. E. Deats, 1900), 19. Note that there is a youngest son, Jacob, who was not named two years later on his mother's certificate of removal; I assume that Jacob died young.


194. Birth data from Moore, Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, 19; date of death date from Wayne Paxson.


194a. Kingwood Meeting Records, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, compiled by James W. Moore, as cited by Roberta Lake, "Chandler, Bell, Paxson Descendants", typescript, 1954. My thanks to Candi McDonald for sending me a copy, 7m/2/2009.


194aa. Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends, assisted by John W. Wayland, Hopewell Friends History 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia (Strasburg, Virginia: Printed by Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., 1936), 531.


194b. Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends, assisted by John W. Wayland, Hopewell Friends History 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia (Strasburg, Virginia: Printed by Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., 1936), 412.


195. Her surname name is proposed to be Cheshire because she had a grandson named Joel Cheshire Paxson, - e mail from Wayne Paxson, 9/2003, but there doesn't seem to be any better proof.


195a. Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends, assisted by John W. Wayland, Hopewell Friends History 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia (Strasburg, Virginia: Printed by Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., 1936), 275, 377, 382, 385.


195b. Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends, assisted by John W. Wayland, Hopewell Friends History 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia (Strasburg, Virginia: Printed by Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., 1936), 457.]


195c. Roberta Lake, "Chandler, Bell, Paxson Descendants", typescript, 1954. My thanks to Candi McDonald for sending me a copy, 7m/2/2009.

196. Joshua Antrim, The History of Champaign and Logan Counties: from their first settlement (Bellefontaine, Ohio: Press Print. Co., 1872), p. 277. My thanks to Dianna Privette for sending me a copy of this page, July 2, 2004.

197. The will is from Wayne Paxson's web page, used by permission. Further proof of the existence of John #102 can be found in Moore, Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, 19.

198. Wayne Paxson, citing Dean Paxson's Family Tree.

199. Descendants chart by Kay Walton, sent to me by Leona Carlson in a letter dated 14 Apr. 1995; FamilySearch, John's AFN: X25R-PD; information from Wayne Paxson. They do not all agree. The birth dates for Jacob, Mary, John, and Ann are from the Crooked Run Mo. Mtg. rec., as transcribed in Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends, assisted by John W. Wayland, Hopewell Friends History 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia (Strasburg, Virginia: Printed by Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., 1936), 494.


200. Mary's surname from descendant Anne Thompson Payne, e mail 27 May 2005.


200a. Joint Committee of Hopewell Friends, assisted by John W. Wayland, Hopewell Friends History 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia (Strasburg, Virginia: Printed by Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., 1936), 478.


201. Wayne Paxson sez they were Friends, Roberta Lake that he was disowned. These are not necessarily contradictory.


202. Information from Wayne Paxson, citing World Family Tree, Vol. 3, #3751.


203. Date from Wayne Paxson.


204. Wayne Paxson citing A. David Distler; Audrey Helen Lesher-Engstrom; and World Family Tree, Volume 22, #982. Roberta Lake gives a wedding date of 29 June 1805, and adds that she was disowned for marrying out of meeting.


290. He lived in Solebury, was 88 years old, and a member of the Society of Friends. Death notice in The New-Yorker 7:17 (July 13, 1839), p. 271.


290a. PA2, 9:266.


291. Diary of John Dyer, in Gen. Soc. of Pa., 3:61. Buckingham Monthly Meeting records give her death as 7 June.

292. PA; sufferings 293. Buckingham MM minutes 294.

295. Bucks Co. Will File 7309.


296. Birth & death dates for last 3 children from Buckingham MM rec, PHS & GS.


297. Marriage in PA2, 9:246. Information on Ebenezer Doan and the names of two children from e mail correspondence with Lea Buzby, 12/2002. The information on Ira Doan is from John Wesley Haines, comp., Richard Haines and his Descendants: A Quaker Family of Burlington County, New Jersey since 1682 (1961) 2:262, citing Linton, Linton Family, 1:142.


297a. Robynne Rogers Healey, From Quaker to upper Canadian (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006), 149.


298. PA2, 9:246.


298a. Buckingham MM records; Solebury MM records.


299. PA; mtg. rec.


299a. State of the accounts of John Lacey, Junior, and George Wall, Esquires, late sub-lieutenants of the County of Bucks ... : from March 1777 to March 1780 ..., (a 20 page pamphlet, 1783), 5. My thanks to Dianna Privette for sending me an electronic image of this page, 9/5m/2007.


300. Bucks County Intelligencer.


301. Birth dates from Buckingham MM records, PHS & GS. Marriage date from Penna. Archives, ser. 2, 9:266.


302. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/bucks/church/buckinghammm01.txt


303. My thanks to Paxson B. Glenn for the information on their children, and the photograph of Paxson Blakey. Feb. 2009.


304.

305.

306.

307, 308, & 311. Buck. Sufferings; Buck. Men's min., 2:121-22, 130, 132, 258, 262, 272, 301, 320-21; Reeder, Early Settlers, pp. 18, 45.


309. "Bucks properties approved for spot on historic register", Oct. 20, 1982, newspaper clipping. My thanks to Jim Paxson for sending me this, 3m/11/2011.





310. New Jersey Archives, Ser. 1, Vol. XL, Abstracts of Wills, vol. 11 (1806-1809), p. 254, citing File 2193 J.






311. PA2, 9:266.



312. Dorothy Marty Reibold, The Life of Matthias Harvye and Family (Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, Inc. 1998), 400.



313. Information on Hannah from Reibold, The Life of Matthias Harvye and Family, 399.



314. Data on the children from Reibold, The Life of Matthias Harvye and Family, 400-1.



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Fifth Generation

This is still under construction. As you can see the numbers are still in flux and have not yet been linked, so this serves more as a bibliography at the moment.
 

Annals of Columbia and Montour Co's. mentions early iron works, but no Paxton ones, 1:191, 23. For a slightly earlier Quaker business approach to ironworking, see letter from Henry Drinker, fall 1786. Thomas M. Doerflinger, "How to Run an Ironworks", PMHB (July 1984) 108:357-66. The use of anthracite beginning in 1844 ushered in boom times for Danville and Bloomsburg. The Bloomsburg Railroad and Iron Company was a big operation, first using charcoal with bellows for a blast, then a water-powered tuyere (like a piston). But no mention of Paxton with this operation. 1:25.

The military records of the 1812 war are incomplete in the PA. The only mention of Joseph Paxton there is that brigade inspector Harman Vansant (a Bucks County name) paid Joseph Paxton $11.45 on 19 Sept. 1814 for provision. PA6, 7:131, 9:837.

Annals of Columbia and Montour Co's., 1:190.

In 1875 the entire bridge was swept away in a flood. Next, a truss bridge was built. All of these had been toll bridges. When there was a move to build a free county bridge, the stock holders petitioned for "viewers" to consider whether their bridge should be bought out by the County. In September 1893 it reported in the affirmative, and $34,000 was paid to the stock holders. It became toll-free 11 November 1893. In September 1896 a strong wind blew it off its piers, and the state rebuilt it. It was washed away in a flood in 1904 and again the state rebuilt it.Ibid., 1:54. Roberts & Albright, Catawissa 200th Anniversary, 30-39.

Carl Carmer, The Susquehanna, Rivers of America series (New York: Rinehart & Co., 1955), p. 291. See also Swank, Progressive Pennsylvania, pp. 126-27. Annals of Columbia and Montour Cos., 1:42.

The organizational meeting was held at Stacy Margerum's hotel.Annals of Columbia and Montour Cos., 1:189. Roberts & Albright, Catawissa 200th Anniversary, 111, 115-16.

Annals of Columbia and Montour Co's., 1:44-47; Thomas Earle, A Treatise on Rail-roads and Internal Communications compiled from the Latest Authorities, with Original Suggestions and Remarks (Phila.: sold by John Grigg, 1830), p. 118; Henry V. Poor, Manual of the Railroads of the United States, for 1868-69, Showing their Mileage, Stocks, Bonds, Cost, Earnings, Expenses, and Organizations, . . . (New York: H.V. & H.W. Poor, 1868), p. 252; Scharf & Westcott, Hist. of Phila., 3:2185. It seems that Catawissa local son Christian Brobst was the real mover behind the railroad. He died of injuries from the steamboat explosion. See Roberts & Albright, Catawissa 200th Anniversary, 39, 47-48, 51-56.

Appleton's Cyclopaedia, 4:684; Edmunds, Paxton Ancestry, p. 71. There is no mention of Joseph in regard to agricultural societies, county fairs, etc., in Annals of Columbia and Montour Co's., 1:31.

Appleton's Cyclopaedia, 4:684; Edmunds, Paxton Ancestry, p. 71.

Edmunds, Paxton Ancestry, p. 74 says the daughter was Margaret, b. 19 May 1850, m. Bolivar Christian; the 1850 US census says the baby's name was Mary. Annals of Columbia and Montour Co's., 1:24.

Appleton's Cyclopædia, 4:684.


Citations for Paxson Family: Sixth Generation

This is still under construction, and, in fact, may never be finished because the citations might be put on a different page, or at the bottom of the Sixth Generation page. As long as the page is actively being enlarged and edited, it is useless to try to number the notes.
 

Solebury marriages, PHS microfilm, "Friends Monthly Meeting" v. 2, 1680-1870.

Behind the Paxsons, or the Ancestry of Jane, Emma and Patricia, comp. by Frederic L. Paxson (n.p.: bound typescript, 1941), 26.

His grandson Frederic reported dimly remembering it, Paxson, Behind the Paxsons , 43.

Bucks Co. Will File 16707.

Paxson, Behind the Paxsons , 43.

Mary Scarborough Paxson, Her Book, 74.

Bucks Co. Will File 20502.




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