Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Mary Paxton

Female 1813 - 1868  (54 years)


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  • Name Mary Paxton  [1
    Born 22 Oct 1813  Washington, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Mar 1868  Flemingsburg, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I004924  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 May 2021 

    Father James Alexander Paxton,   b. 13 Sep 1788, Rockbridge County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1825, Washington, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Anna Maria Marshall,   b. 20 Jul 1795, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1824, Columbus, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 2 May 1811  Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F03525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benjamin Harbeson,   b. 18 Jul 1810, Philadelphia, Penn Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1860, Flemingsburg, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1831  Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 8 May 2021 
    Family ID F03676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Paxton.FTW]

      856 MARY PAXTON, b. in Washington, Kentucky., October 22, 1813; d. in Flemingsburg, Kentucky., March 5, 1868, = December 5, 1831, in Mason County, Kentucky., BENJ. HARBESON, b. in Pennsylvania, July 18, 1810; d. in Flemingsburg, Kentucky., October 25, 1860. Sister Mary, after the death of our parents, was reared by our Aunt Lucy Marshall (178), in Mason County, Kentucky., and by our stepmother (180). Her finishing education was at a female school at Cincinnati, where she met Mr. Harbeson, then in the leather trade. She was married by Dr. Wm. L. Breckenridge, at our uncle, John Marshall's house, four miles west of Washington, Kentucky. After living a year in Cincinnati, Mr. Harbeson spent some years in, and near, Washington, when he purchased the Humphrey farm, two miles northwest of Washington. In 1844, he purchased the Cox farm, adjacent to Flemingsburg, and here he lived until his death. Sister Mary was tall and slender, with dark eyes and smiling face, cordial in her greetings and constant in her affections,--artless as a child, guileless as a lamb, and pure as the dews of heaven (See 244j). She united with the Presbyterian Church when young, and was seldom absent from the weekly prayer meeting, and the stated services of her church. Her pastor, Dr. J. P. Hendrick, thus notices her:

      "It was my pleasure to know your sister well, during the latter years of her life, and there are but few persons whose memory I cherish with more sincere veneration and affection than hers. She was brought up in the neighborhood of Washington, Kentucky., and carefully instructed both in secular knowledge and divine truth. Early in life she yielded herself to the claims of the blessed Master, and became a communicant in the Presbyterian Church of Washington, Kentucky., then under the pastorate of John H. Conditt. I knew her best after her removal to Flemingsburg. She possessed great force of character. Her mind was quick in its operations, and well stored with useful knowledge. She was an observer of current events, read the periodical literature of her day, and in bible truth and ecclesiastical matters was well informed. Her religious convictions were clear, deep and controlling. Duties to her Master were paramount to all other duties, or rather permeated and entered into every other. Her piety was intelligent, uniform and consistent; and though her temperament was ardent, and at times enthusiastic, her religion was of the even and thorough type. In her personal attachments she was singularly earnest. Her friendships were warm and lasting. In early and middle life, she was a woman of remarkable

  • Sources 
    1. [S044832] Paxton.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002

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