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1. Records of Stephen J. Stalcup,, Stephen J. Stalcup, ?, Farmers Branch, Tx., e-mail: ; puclats@sb, Children: m. 8 Nov 1893 Greene co., In. William Duke b. 1847 Ky. s/o John and Mary W. (Katches) Duke.

2. Donald Jr. and Georgie Benton, Sextons, The, no date manuscript, pg. 142. "3001 E. Berry St. Ft. Worth, Tx. 76105; Phone: 817-534-9292.". "BENJAMIN SWIFT SEXTON b. 1846 In. m. 18 Jan. 1866 Greene o., In. Lucy Freeman b. 1848 Ky. d. Mo.; married 18 Jan. 1866 Greene co., In. children: JOHN MORGAN SEXTON b. 18 Feb. 1867 In. 20 Jan. 1884 buried Freeman Cemetery Greene co., In.; EMMA SEXTON b. 1869 In."

3. 1870 United States Census. "1870 Greene County census info for Benjamin Sexon:

Center Twp., Roll 318, Page 296B & 297A, Dwelling 244, Family 244, Lines 40 & 1-3 Benjamin S. Sexton, m, w, Farmer, Real Estate $1800[?], Personal Property $800[?], IN Lucy Sexton, f, w, Keeping house, KY John M. Sexton, 3, m, w, IN Connie[?] Sexton, 1, f, w, IN."

4. Patricia O'Connor, Patricia O' Conner Records, OUR SEXTON FAMILY (web site Revised Jun 9, 2001 /, Pat O' Conner,, E-mail: "78. BENJAMIN SWIFT SEXTON (JOEL, WILLIAM, JOHN) was born March 04, 1845 in Ind, and died March 25, 1925. He married LUCY ANN FREEMAN January 18, 1866 in Greene Co., In daughter of THOMAS FREEMAN and MAHALA. She was born May 06, 1848 in KY, and died September 1928. Children of BENJAMIN SEXTON and LUCY FREEMAN are: i. JOHN MORGAN SEXTON, b. February 18, 1867; d. January 20, 1884. ii. EMMA SEXTON, b. February 11, 1869; d. June 23, 1953; m. (1) JOHN T GORDON; d. Unknown; m. (2) WILLIAM WORTH DUKE, November 09, 1893, Greene Co, Ind186; d. Unknown. 149. iii. MARY ELIZA SEXTON, b. September 02, 1871; d. November 21, 1957. iv. MAHALA ABIGAIL SEXTON, b. November 29, 1873; d. September 1958; m. (1) TENSLEY WESLEY COLLIER; d. Unknown; m. (2) JOHN ALBERTSON; d. Unknown. v. PETER COOPER SEXTON, b. January 29, 1876; d. November 11, 1918; m. (1) CLARICE INMAN MCGLAUGHLIN; d. Unknown; m. (2) IDA MARTINDALE, December 21, 1895, Greene Co, Ind187; d. Unknown. vi. CARROL EDGAR SEXTON, b. April 28, 1878; d. 1951; m. (1) IDA ASHCRAFT; d. Unknown; m. (2) BARBARA ELLEN MARTINDALE, February 13, 1896, Greene Co, Ind ; d. Unknown; m. (3) MAGGIE F. NEAL, April 24, 1911, Greene Co, Ind; d. Unknown. vii. WILLIAM SEXTON, b. January 14, 1881; d. November 29, 1943; m. (1) NANNIE BEASLEY; d. Unknown; m. (2) WILMA GAIL ASHCRAFT; d. Unknown; m. (3) BEULAH FRESHLEY; d. Unknown; m. (4) MAE SLINKARD, March 28, 1906, Greene Co, Ind; d. Unknown. viii. FLORENCE JENNIE SEXTON, b. March 11, 1883; d. June 12, 1958; m. IRA F GILLAN, November 24, 1910; d. Unknown. 150. ix. PARIS RIDDLE SEXTON, b. April 06, 1885; d. May 06, 1952. x. ELSIE SEXTON, b. September 12, 1887; d. Unknown; m. DANIEL B BROWN, July 17, 1906; b. May 24, 1879; d. Unknown. xi. ALTA MAE SEXTON, b. November 01, 1889; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM H STARBUCK, November 01, 1921; d. Unknown. 151. xii. JOSEPH SEXTON, b. June 12, 1892; d. Unknown."

5. 1920 United States Census, ___-451 Indiana, Indianapolis, Center twp. Marion co., Indiana Pg. 196 & 197. "Census date: January 1, 1920; Enumeration date: January 5. 1920; Dwelling 13, Family 14, 371 Illinois Street, Ward 12, Indianapolis, Center Twp., ED 211. Lines 93-100 & 1-8; Benjamin Sexson, 73, m, Head, married, Keeper - rooming house, IN, VA, KY; Lucy Freeman Sexson, 71, f, Wife, married, KY, KY, KY; Alta Sexson, 30, f, Daughter, single, House keeper - rooming house, IN, IN, KY...... there were 13 others listed as lodger."

6. Benjamin Swift Sexton's - Account of Sexton family History. " Page 11. . . . . So I am the Baby of the large family that Father and Mother raised and I am the only living child of their family, and I am over seventy five years old, but Father and Mother and Page 12 all the family made such a baby of me that I still feel like I am the baby yet. And my old sweetheart is over seventy three years old and we have been married over fifty five years and we are geting along and enjoying ourselves as well together as we did when we were kids and were first married. And before closing, I will say to my dear relatives and friends that I still have an unlimited faith that we will all meet in one grand and glorious reunion in the Spirit World because Page 13 there the wicked cease from troubling and there the weary are at rest. Job 3. 17 And if there is any person on earth that can show and teach me a better and a more Christ like faith thatn i am in possession of, the wasy is open and the latch string hangs out.

                    (signed) Benjamin S. Sexson."

7. Greene County Indiana Historical Society, History of Greene County Indiana 1885 - 1989, 1990, Taylor Publishing Company Dallas, Tx., pg. 383, Greene County Historical Society, P.O. Box 301, Bloomfield, Indiana 47424-0301. "Mark Sexson - - Swift and Lucy, of Center twosnship, married and ad twelve children: Abigail, Emma, Edward, Alta, Pad, Pete, Jo, Florence, and four others not known. - - EDWARD MORGAN SEXSON married Barbara Ellen Martindale in 1895 and had Marcus "Mark" Maxwell Sexson born Decembers 13, 1896.....Freman Ashcraft, son of Robert married in 1893, Ida Alice Melton, the daughter of Pearl Edington and John Melton...Freeman and Ida had four children...Glady Pearl....Macus M. Sexson married Gladys Pearl Ashcraft on Julyu 10, 1913. They were married sixty years when Mark died in December 1973. Gladys died in March 1979. Mark and Gladys Sexson had five children:Theona Louise, Wilbur Floye, Marcus Maxwell Jr., Wilma Gayle and Marthena Rae. THEONA married Raymond Dietz in 1931 in Indianapolis, had three children. The first , a stillborn, the second David Clary Dietz, and Carol Ann Dietz. David Clary married and had two sons John and Michael Deitz and Carol married John Denver in 1963, and he died in 1964. She married Phillip Shreeve. They had a son, David and daughter, Julie, both in college at this time. - - WILMA GLADYS SEXSON married Herman Kampousky in 1942, had one son William, now William R Travis. Herman died in Germany in WWII. Wilma married Robert M. Traviis in Indianapolis in 1946. He died in 1957 in France, William "Billl" married Eleanor Jane QUillen in 1962. They had three children: Tracy Lynn in 1964; William Scott in 1970 and Meredith Danielle in 1985. Tracey Lynn married Gregory William Lancelot in 1987. - - MARTHENA RAE "Marty" SEXSON married Floyd Idle in 1944 and had two sons, Mark and Kerry Idle. In 1954, she married WIlliam Blueher and had one daughter, Pamela Lynn. Mark married Thie in Vietnam in 1920 and the have two daughters, Autumn and Carey. Kerry married and has one daughter, Jessica, Panela married Steve Hulse and the have two daughters, Erin and Lauren."


8. Bloomfield News (Weekly Newspaper), Volume XLIX, Number 21, Page 5, Column 4, Thursday, April 2, 1925. NOTE: The Bloomfield New is no longer In existence. "DEATH’S HARVEST SEXSON. Benjamin Swift SEXSON was born March 4, 1846, died March 29, 1925, being seventy-nine years, twenty-five days old. He was the son of Joel and Mahaley Abbigail SEXSON, he being the youngest of fifteen children. He was born in Greene County, Indiana, near little Cincinnati, and lived in that vicinity for more than fifty years. He has lived in Indianapolis about twelve years. He was united in marriage to Lucy FREEMAN in 1866. To this union was born twelve children six boys and six girls all living to manhood and womanhood. Two sons have passed the Great Beyond, John M. at the age of seventeen, and Peter C., at the age of forty-two. The children living are: Mrs. John GORDON, Mrs. Howard FERGUSON, Mrs. Wesley COLLIER, Mrs., Ira GILLIAN., Mrs. W. H. STARBUCK, Edward SEXSON, William SEXSON, Paris SEXSON and Joe SEXSON, all of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Dan BROWN, of Lyons, Indiana. Besides these he leaves a wife and eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He and his wife were united with the Baptist church about 1885. Later in life, becoming a great Bible student, he changed his belief to the Universal Doctrine. This he held until death, believing God would save every soul. He always had a kind word and a smile for everyone. To know him was to love him. He was a kind and loving husband and father. We are sure our love was heaven’s gain."

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Benjamin Swift Sexson (167)'s Timeline

March 4, 1846
Greene, Indiana
February 18, 1867
Age 20
February 11, 1869
Age 22
September 2, 1871
Age 25
November 29, 1873
Age 27
January 29, 1876
Age 29
April 28, 1878
Age 32
January 14, 1881
Age 34
March 11, 1883
Age 37