Benjamin Wadsworth Saxon

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Personal and Family Information

Benjamin was born in 1798 in South Carolina, the son of James Saxon and Ann Nancy Elmore.

He died on 15 FEB 1861 in Tallahassee, Flordia.

His wife was Mary Collingsworth Terry, who he married on 7 MAY 1829 in Autauga Co, Al. Their eight known children were James Randolph (1833-1863), Theodora Mary (1834-c1917), Walter Terry (1836-1924), Antionett Adela (c1838-1848), Franklin Elmore (1840-1922), Benjamin (c1844-?), Mable Antoinette (1848-1898) and Jesse (>1850-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Benjamin Wadsworth Saxon
(1798-1861)

 

James Saxon
(1754-1836)

 

Benjamin Saxon
(-c1785)

 

Samuel Saxon
(c1699-1766)

 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Ann Nancy Elmore
(1754-c1842)

 

Archelas Elmore
(1730-1786)

 

Thomas Elmore
(1701-c1747)

 
   

Cecilia Ellyson
(-?)

 
   

Susannnah Morris
(c1730-?)

   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth1798
Place: South Carolina
Death15 FEB 1861
Place: Tallahassee, Flordia
Agency: http://trees.ancestry.com/
Census13 SEP 1850
Place: Wetumpka City Coosa County, Alabama
Age: 52
Address: Coosa County, Alabama Tavern keeper with family and future son in law
Agency: Federal Census
Census 1850 Alabama
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Census 1880 Alabama, signature
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Census 1850 Alabama, Coosa
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Other EventFROM 1840 TO 1853
Place: Autauga County, Alabama
Type: Deed
Address: Deeds index
See Note 3
See Note 4
Other EventFROM 1842 TO 1844
Place: Autauga county, Alabama
Type: Event
Address: Orphan's Court minutes 4 and 5 multiple references as admin and executor
Doc-Orphans Court, Autauga County
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Attributes

AttributeDateDescriptionDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
OccupationSEP 1850Tavern Keeper, Wetumpka, Alabama 1850
Place: Wetumpka, Coosa, Alabama
Age: 52
Agency: 1850 census

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Notes

Note 1

named in mother Ann Saxon's will 1837

So far all documents including his mother's will, have indicated first name is normally spelled "Benjamin" and there is no "e" at end. I suspect the "e" may have been added by Uncle Bobby when he first begain his research..

also may refer to http://www.gravesfa.org/gen570.htm

this site may mirror ours or taken from Mary Makima work.

it seems to be secondary in nature.

Note 2

3 Simmons, childred of Holman Freeman married 3 Saxons, children of Ben W Saxon the tavernkeeper.

H Felix Simmons and Mary Theodora Saxon

Susan Burns Simmons and Walter Terry Saxon

Henry Clay Simmons and Mable Antonette Saxon

All of these were in Jackson County Arkansas, at least for a while between 1860 and 1900. Others from H Felix Simmons family in Jackson County during that time inclue his mother Eliza Burns Simmons, brothers Joseph Bibb, Henry Clay, and probably Robert Simmons.

Note 3

SAXON, B. W. from TERRY, JNO K. 30 MAY 1840 book D2 page 52

SAXON, BENJ. W. from CRENSHAW, ABNER 27 Jan 1846 D2 608

SAXON, BENJ. W. from HINITT, J. W.12 NOV 1840 DD 195

SAXON, BENJ. W. from TERRY, J. K. 4 FEB 1853 DF 421

SAXON, BENJ. W. from WALDEN, CHAS S. D2 607

SAXON, BENJ. W. from WALDEN, T. W. DE 179

SAXON, JOHN R. to DUBOSE, ISAAC 15 Sep 1835 D 351

http://searches.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/autauga/auta-deed.pl

also: Index to Commissioners Court Records

NAME BOOK PAGE

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SAXON, B.W. 1842 57

SAXON, B.W. 1842 155

SAXON, L.F. 1842 52

SAXON, LYD P. 1842 58

SAXON, LYDEL P. 1842 104

SAXON, MRS., ? 1854 105

SAXON, WM. 1854 105

Note 4

copies on hand 4 Feb 2009. I'll get around to scan & PDF or maybe summerize one of these days...

So far all documents have indicated first name is normally spelled "Benjamin" and there is no "e" at end. I suspect the "e" may have been added by Uncle Bobby when he first begain his research..