The Resource Box 3 located in oversize

Box 3 located in oversize

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1770-1914
Inclusive dates
1770-1914
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eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1770-1914, of the Sexton family of Wythe County, Virginia, consisting of accounts, agreements, Bible records, bonds, deeds, hair, insurance policies, inventories, judicial records, land grants, letters, marriage records, prayer books, receipts, tax records, and wills. Accounts, bonds, insurance claims, judicial records, receipts, and tax records involve the Sexton family's tannery and saddlery business in Evensham, later Wytheville, Virginia. Deeds and land grants are property bought in Wythe County and Wytheville by the Sextons. Bible records, letters, marriage records, prayer books, and wills all concern personal matters of the Sexton family. Letters includes correspondence from relatives who settled in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, as well as from Wythe County; topics concern the Sexton family business, family news, the Civil War, teachers, and illegitimate children
  • Three newspapers originally with the collection have been transferred to the Virginia Newspaper Project: WYTHEVILLE DISPATCH, [?14] April 1866; ODDFELLOWS' ADVOCATE (Huntingdon, WVa.), October 1878; and SANDY VALLEY NEWS (Grundy, Buchanan County, Va.), 21 November 1913
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Biographical or historical data
Joseph (b. 1730) and Phebe Sexton (b. 1734) settled in Wythe County, Virginia. Their son Joseph Sexton (1772-1829) established a tannery and saddling business in the town of Evensham, later Wytheville, Virginia. His sons David (1809-1882) and John Sexton (1811-1868) continued the business. John Sexton and his wife Priscilla Sexton's son John M. Sexton was mortally wounded at the battle of Monocacy Bridge, Maryland, and died at Frederick, Maryland, 6 August 1864, and was reinterred in Wytheville in April 1866. Another son, Joseph Campbell Sexton (b. 1833) served as an officer on the staffs of Stonewall Jackson and John B. Gordon, and took over the tannery after his father's death.
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Vi
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Papers
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Box 3 located in oversize
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Box 3 located in oversize
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
Immediate source of acquisition
Sexton, Francis
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000489593
Type of unit
cubic ft.

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