Avery Claxton of Bedford Co., TN Updated: November 3, 2009
Much of this information comes from "The Bedford County TN Family History Book" from an article written by Thelma Magures Phillips
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1 Avery Claxton b: in TN; d: when John was very young;  
+ Leatha b: in TN  
2 John Wesley Claxton b: March 3, 1849; d: July 15, 1913 buried at Maloney Cem near Avalon, Ellis Co., TX; in 1850 he lived in the 5th Civil District of Bedford Co; By 1860 John was living with the family of Ruben Curry.  John joined the Confederates but was released because he was under age.  He then changed sides and joinedCo. C, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, USA.  He was mustered in at Nashville and joined Sherman's march through GA.  Wounded at the Battle of Buckhead Creek near Waynesboro, GA Nov. 28, 1864.;  
+ m: Sarah Frances "Fannie" Smith on Oct. 22, 1866; d: April 11, 1925 buried at Maloney Cem near Avalon, Ellis Co., TX; dau. of Morgan and Malinda Smith of Rutherford Co., TN; They lived at various times in Lincoln, Franklin, and Bedford Counties; In 1909 after Addie Lee died John and Fannie moved to Texas and were living with George in 1910;  
3 Charles Thomas Claxton  
+ m: Martha Gullett  
3 George Morgan Claxton b: Nov. 30, 1871 in Branchville, Bedford Co., TN; d: Sept. 10, 1951 in Ennis, Ellis Co., TX;  occupation: Blacksmith and farmer; family moved to Ellis Co., TX in 1908 to join other relatives; Compiler's note:  Has anyone determined who these relatives were?  It could be a big lead;  
+ m: Addie Lee Thomas on Feb. 23, 1895 in Bedford Co., TN; d: 1909; dau. Of Sampson D. Thomas and Martha Virgina Watkins of Bedford Co., TN;  
4 Luther Vaughn Claxton b:  In TN  
4 Lillie May Claxton b:  In TN  
4 Annie Lou Claxton b:  In TN  
4 Daisy Lee Claxton b:  Jul. 13, 1902 in TN; d: April 17, 1987;  
+ m: William Franklin "Frank" Magures of Kaufman Co., TX on June 14, 1930; d: Nov. 12, 1979; Frank was a prominent farmer and rancher of Kemp, TX;  
5 Richard Dwayne Magures b: May 16, 1931;  
5 Billy Frank Magures b: May 17, 1932;  
5 Thelma Christine Magures b: Feb. 25, 1934; d: 2008 Shalimar, FL;  
4 Florence Catherine Thomas b:  In TN  
3 Luther Claxton  
+ m: Mary Faulk  
3 Melvin Francis Claxton  
+ m: Maggie Sutton  
3 Matthew Lee Claxton  
3 Bessie Claxton  
+ m: (unknown) Green  
2 Sarah Claxton  
+ m: Joseph Lisenby  
2 Salinda Claxton  
2 William Morgan Claxton; William joined Co. B 8th Kentucky Regt. CSA.  He avoided capyute at Fort Donelson and returned to Caldwell Co., KY.  There he joined Co. K, 10th Kemtucky (Johnson's) Cavalry. He was captured in Ohio during a raid with John Hunt Morgan's troops and was imprisoned for 19 months;  
+ m: Annie Walker  
2 James H. Claxton  
2 Thomas Leander Claxton; By 1860 Thomas was living with the family of Ruben Curry  
+ m: Millie Jane Nichols  
2 Risden A. Claxton  
+ m: Josephine Mitchell  
2 Frances Catherine Claxton  
+ m: James Knox Polk Fox  
+2 Letha married 2nd to Isaac Boaz; The Boaz family and the Reuben Curry family and others moved to Caldwell Co., KY hoping to be in a netural state during the time of the Civil War;