Joel (c. 1800-1868) Benton [Banton] Sexson, Judge (c.1800 - 1868)

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Birthplace: 23 May 1800 or 17 Aug 1801, Grayson, Virginia
Death: Died in Hobbieville, Greene, Indiana
Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About Joel (c. 1800-1868) Benton [Banton] Sexson, Judge

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1. 1850 United States Census, Indiana Greene County, Center twp.. #221. "Sexton, Joell 50 Va.. Farmer/Judge; Abigail 45 Ky.; Eliza 21 In.; Polly 19 In.; Olivia 13 In.; JOel 10 In.; Carrel 7 In.; Ben S. 4 in.; John 24 In."

2. 1860 United States Census, Indiana, Greene County, Center twp. #694. "Sexton, Joel 60 Va.; Abigail 55 Ky. wife: Joel B. 21 Ind. Son; Carroll 17 In. son; Benamin 14 In. and Mary Ann 20 In. dau."

3. Uncle Jack Barber, Early History of Greene County, Indiana, 1875. "In 1841...This year...Judge Joel B. Sexton appeared as associate judges...Judge Sexton will be remembered by many of the older citizens, although he has been dead several years. He setlled at a very early day in Burlington township, and for many years was one of our leading men and best citizens."

4. Donald Jr. and Georgie Benton, Sextons, The, no date manuscript, pg. 97, 139-42. "3001 E. Berry St. Ft. Worth, Tx. 76105; Phone: 817-534-9292.". "Joel Sexton b. 17 Aug. 1801 Va. died 14 Dec. 1868 Center twp. Greene co., In. Buried Storm Center Greene co., In. m. Aug. 1822 Monroe co., In. Abigail Davis b. 18 Dec. 1805 Ky. d. 7 Feb. 1894 Buried Storm Cemetery Greene co., In dau. of John Davis and Rebecca.. Was an Old Line Baptist and Whig. Was a Greene county Indiana Judge. Folowed the Davis family to Indiana, returned to Ky. and then eturned to In. REBECCA L. SEXTON m. 26 Jan. 1843 Greene co., In. Roland A. E Walker b. 1821 Tn.; LEMUEL BOONE SEXTON b. 16 Oct. 1824 Whitely co., Ky. d. 14 Jun. 1914 buried Dishman Cemetery Jackson twp., Greene co., In. m. 8 Mar. 1849 Greene co., In. Mary M. ALexander b. 10 Dec. 1822 d. 25 Jul. 1866 m2nd. 9 Jun. 1867 Greene co., In. Nancy A. Leonard b. 27 Dec. 1844 d. 11 Aug. 1868 m 3rd. Kate Leonard 28 Dec. 1846 d. 31 Oct. 1925 ; JOHN G. SEXTON b. 1826; Whtiely co., Ky. m. 26 Jan. 1851 Monroe co., In. Martha S. Walker b. 1826 Tn.; ELIZA L. SEXTON b. 19 Feb. 1829 Monre co., In. d. 12 Aug. 1919 Buried Walnut Grove Cemetery RIchalnd twp., Greene co., In. m. 12 Feb. 1857 Greene co., In. Ellis Brandon b. 1840 In. d. 28 March, 1867 buried Walnut Grove Cemetery Richland twp. Greene co., In. m. ELLIS BRANDON; MARY ANN SEXTON b. 1831 Monroe co., In. m. 9 Jan. 1851 Greene co., In. John O'Brien; OLIVIA E. SEXTON b. 31 Jan. 1835 Monroe co., In. d. 24 May 1910 Byers Cemetery Perry Twp. Lawrence co., In. m. 4 Feb. 1857 Greene co., In. Solomon Raibbolt b. 2 Mar 1825 d. 25 Feb. 11899 buried Dyers Cemetery Perry twp., Lawrence co., In.; JOEL B. SEXTON b. 18 May 1839 Monroe co., In. d. 26 AUg. 1906 buried Carmichael Cemetery Center twp., Greene co., In. m. 20 May 1858 Greene co., In. Mary A. WIlson b. 4 Jan. 1838 d. 25 Jan. 1860 buried Rush Creek Cemetery Jackson twp. Greene co., In. 2nd Mary A. Lamb v. 26 Feb. 1839 In. d. 28 Jun. 1910 buried Carmichaical Cemetery Center twp., Greene co., In.; CARROL SPEED SEXTON b.7 Mar. 1842 d. 24 Feb. 1863 buried Storm Cemetery Center twp. Greene co., In.; BENJAMIN SWIFT SEXTON b. 1846 In. m. 18 Jan. 1866 Greene o., In. Lucy Freeman b. 1848 Ky. d. Mo.; WILLIAM ALEXANDER; ISAAC F. SEXTON."

5. Patricia O'Connor (?-17 March 2009), Patricia O' Conner Records, OUR SEXTON FAMILY (web site Revised Jun 9, 2001 /http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~smith/sexton/sexton.html), Pat O' Conner, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~, E-mail: p-oconnor@att.net. " 18. JOEL SEXTON (WILLIAM, JOHN) was born August 17, 1801 in Grayson Co, Va, and died October 13, 1868 in Greene Co., IN. He married ABIGAIL V. DAVIS September 01, 1822 in Monroe Co., In, daughter of JOHN DAVIS and REBECCA LOVIN. She was born December 18, 1805 in Whitley Co., Ky, and died February 07, 1884 in Greene Co., In. Children of JOEL SEXTON and ABIGAIL DAVIS are: 71. i. REBECCA LOVIN SEXTON, b. February 13, 1823, Whitley, Ky; d. August 08, 1903. 72. ii. LEMUEL BOONE SEXTON, b. October 16, 1824, Whitley, Ky; d. June 14, 1914, Greene Co., IN. 73. iii. JOHN GRANVILLE SEXTON, b. April 27, 1826, Ky; d. Unknown, Grant Co, Neb. iv. ISAAC FREE SEXTON, b. Abt. 1828, Ind; d. Bef. 1840. Notes for ISAAC FREE SEXTON: not on 1830 or 1840 census, I assume he died 74. v. ELIZA LEAH SEXTON, b. February 19, 1829, Ind; d. August 12, 1919. vi. WILLIAM ALEXANDER SEXTON, b. February 19, 1829, Ind; d. Bef. 1840. Notes for WILLIAM ALEXANDER SEXTON: not on 1830 or 1840 census, I assume he died 75. vii. MARY ANN SEXTON, b. July 07, 1831, Ind; d. January 05, 1900. viii. PERMELIA JANE SEXTON, b. Abt. 1833, Ind; d. Bef. 1840. Notes for PERMELIA JANE SEXTON: not on 1840 census, I assume she died ix. GALLENA ROWAN SEXTON, b. January 31, 1837; d. Bef. 1840. Notes for GALLENA ROWAN SEXTON: Not on 1840 census, I assume she died 76. x. OLIVIA ELLEN SEXTON, b. January 31, 1837, Buena Vista, Franklin, Ind; d. May 24, 1910. 77. xi. JOEL BANTON SEXTON, b. May 18, 1839, Ind; d. August 26, 1906, Bloomfield, Greene, IN. xii. CARROL SPEED SEXTON, b. December 07, 1842, Ind; d. February 24, 1863, LaGrange, Tenn. Notes for CARROL SPEED SEXTON: Enlisted in Co. C, 97th IN Vol Reg't died of fever while soldier in Civil War, was brought home and buried at Storm Cem. 78. xiii. BENJAMIN SWIFT SEXTON, b. March 04, 1845, Ind; d. March 25, 1925.

Notes for JOEL SEXTON: Kentucky Whitley County Tax Books Family History Center Microfilm 0008276 Joel 1819-1821 [no land] underage 1 horse; 1823-1826 [no land] 1 adult male 1 or 2 horses

Someone sent a different birth date, 23 May, 1800. don't know which is right

Moved to Monroe Co., In. 1828 b."

6. Benjamin Swift Sexton's - Account of Sexton family History. "Page 5......But before the Davis family left Kentucky, the bonds of love had grown so strong which bound the hearts of Joel Sexson and Abi- Page 6 gail Davis together that distance was no barrier to the gallant young mountaineer. And about A. D. 1822, he mounted on horseback and hastened over to the Hoosier state to see his sweetheart. And Daddy evidently meant business for he married Mamma and they mounted on horseback. And Daddy took her back with him to his old kentucky home. And they lived in Whitley County Ken until three children were born unto them whose names were, Rebecca Lovin, Lemuel - -

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Boon and John Grandville. And about 1826 they emigrated to Indiana and settled on Little Indian Creek not far from where they were married. And after they lived a few years in Monroe County they moved over onto Big Indian Creek in Greene County on the road leading from Cincinnati to Harrodsburg. On a farm that is owned by John Riley Weaver. And they lived there until Father died in October 1868. And there were born unto them twelve Hoosier children, wich was Isaac, Free and Eliza Leah and William Alex-
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ander were twins and next was Mary Ann, Permelia Jane and Olevia Ellen and Galena Rowan were twins and Joel Banton, Carrol Speed and Benjamin Swift. And there were two that died when they were very young which I don't think were ever named. Making in all fifteen children But there were only nine of the children that lived to be grown and as i am the youngest of the whole family, I don't remember of seeing any of them except them that lived to be grown.

Page 9 And after Father got settled and established on his Green County farm he went back to Kentucky and brought his mother and his youngest brother home with him and settled them down on his own farm and kept them there until they died. And he buried them in the old Storm Cemetery about one mile south of where he lived. And all of the children that lived to be grown except Speed, married and raised up families. But Banton and Speed volunteered in the Union

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army in the war of the Rebellion in August 1862. And Speed contracted typhoid fever and died February the 24 1863. at LaGrange, Tennessee. And brother Grandville went down there and brought him home and he was buried in the old Storm Cemetery near the old homestead. So Joel Sexson was born in Grayson County Virginia, May 23, 1800 and Abigail Davis Sexson was born in Whitley County Kentucky December 18, 1805. And they were married about

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Sept 1822. And Joel Sexson died October 1868. And Abigail Davis Sexson died February 1884. And Carroll Speed Sexson was born Dec 7, 1842 and died Febuary 24, 1863. So I don't know the dates of all the births and deaths of all the other brothers and sisters. i will leave that account for one of each family to give. . . . ."

7. 1840 United States Census. Legend for Males & Females Columns: 1=Under 5 years 2=5 to under 10 3=10 to under 15 4=15 to under 20 5=20 to under 30 6=30 to under 40 7=40 to under 50 8=50 to under 60 9=60 to under 70 10=70 to under 80 11=80 to under 90 12=90 to under 100 13=100 and above Legend for Free Colored Persons -- Males and Females Columns:

1=under 10 2=10 to under 24 3=24 to under 36 4=36 to under 55 5=55 to under 100 6=100 and above. "pg. 122 Joel Sr. Sexton males 1 under 5, 1 under 15, 1 under 20, & 1under 50; femlaes: 1 under 5, 1 under 10, 1 under 15, 1 under 20, & 1 under 40."

BURIAL:

8. Cemeteries of Western Greene County, Indiana Vol. I & II (1984/5 Anundsen Publishing Co. Decroah, Ia.), Vol. _ pg. 96. "Sexton,,, Joel d. 14 Oct. 1868 67y 4m 22d."

-------------------- Birth: May 22, 1801 Virginia, USA Death: Oct. 14, 1868

Son of William and Leah (Free) Sexson. Married Mahala Abigail Davis August, 1822, in Monroe Co., Indiana. Parents of Rebecca L, William Alexander, Lemuel Boone, John Granville, Eliza Lee, Mary Ann, Oliva Ellen, Joel Banton, Carroll Speed, Benjamin Swift, Isaac F., Pamela Jane and Gallena Flowen.


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Children:
 Olevia Sexson Rainbolt (1837 - 1910)*
 Carroll Speed Sexson (1843 - 1863)*

Spouse:
 Mahala Abigail Davis Sexson (1805 - 1894)
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Note: Co E 97th Regt Ind Vol Cpl Civil War


Burial: Storm Cemetery Greene County Indiana, USA

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Joel (c. 1800-1868) Benton [Banton] Sexson's Timeline

1800
1800
23 May 1800 or 17 Aug 1801, Grayson, Virginia
1822
September 1, 1822
Age 22
Monroe, Indiana
1823
February 13, 1823
Age 23
Whitley, Kentucky
1824
October 16, 1824
Age 24
Whitley, Kentucky
1826
April 27, 1826
Age 26
Kentucky
1829
February 19, 1829
Age 29
indiana
February 19, 1829
Age 29
Monroe, Indiana
1831
July 7, 1831
Age 31
Greene County, Indiana
1833
1833
Age 33
indiana
1837
January 31, 1837
Age 37
Buena Vista, Franklin, Ind