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John B Buxton

Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: February 02, 1768 (56-57)
Gaithersburg, Montgomery, Maryland, USA
Place of Burial: Gaithersburg, Montgomery, MD, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Buxton and Anna Pleasants
Husband of Frances Buxton
Father of John Buxton; Elizabeth Buxton; William Buxton and Thomas Buxton

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About John B Buxton

John B. Buxton migrated from England to Maryland. He was born in 1711. He married Frances Stafford (b. 1712 in England). (NOTE: It is believed they married in 1732 in England).

They had four children:

  • John
  • Elizabeth
  • William
  • Thomas

"The first written record of John Buxton is dated June 13, 1734 at which time he secured a patent for 100 acres of land in Prince George's County, Province of Maryland. This was about 2 miles north of present-day Gaithersburg along Route 355, the Frederick Road, on the southwest side of the road. It eventually is listed as being part of Montgomery County. On August 4th, 1753, John was granted an additional 760 acres. Later, in tax records, it was noted that his land totaled 1039 acres. There was a lot of selling back and forth with the Trail family. Both the Trail and Buxton farms are described in records as being 25 miles from Georgetown, so it must be presumed they were close neighbors. Later the Trails and the Buxtons would intermarry and even journey to Ohio together. "Their farm was known as Buxton's Delight. John Buxton must be counted as one of the early settlers of Montgomery County. Deer Park is now an area of Gaithersburg, and so is part of Buxton's Delight. We know that John and his son Thomas were both buried in a cemetery on the farm. There is a cemetery still existing in the area of High Point Road, Rambling Rd., and Staton Court. This was part of John's farm and may be where they are buried. Unfortunately, there are no markers. "John described himself as a collar-maker and planter. After John's death, the farm was divided between his children. The part where John Jr. lived (which included the main part of Buxton's Delight) had a small frame dwelling house and kitchen, barn, and tobacco house. All other parcels, including the one where Thomas and William lived in 1783 had log dwellings. Near the house was a draw well dug by John Sr., in 1760. "House furnishings listed in the inventory included four featherbeds with bedsteads and furniture. That would have been enough for father, mother, daughter, and three sons. There was also servants' bedding, but no mention of bedsteads for the servants. They may have slept on the floor in another building, or up in the loft. Incidentally, the servants mentioned as part of the estate included a Negro named Pomfrey and a servant named Thomas Thompson. Undoubtedly Pomfrey was a slave and Thompson could have been an indentured servant with an unexpired term of service. "There were three tables, three chests, six chairs, and a looking glass. Although a candlestick was mentioned in the inventory, no lantern was listed. Although knives and forke (singular) were listed, no mention was made of spoons. Maybe these all had been brought by Frances. Cooking utensils included frying pan, teakettle, gridiron, tongs, and fleshe forke, spice mortar and sifters. Tableware included good pewter, old pewter, wooden ware, earthen ware, and tea ware. Out in the barnyard or at pasture were 27 head of cattle, 3 horses, 20 sheep, and 23 hogs. John Senior had a wagon with harness and lock chain, a cart, two plough shares, grindstone, and the usual farm tools. It is interesting to note that the estate included 11 cyder casks and 3 beehives. Commodities on hand included 30 barrels of corn and 21 bushels of wheat, also supplies of leather, hides, pott iron, wool and linen.Following from the Will of John Buxton.

"John Buxtone of Frederick Co., collar maker and planter. Will dtd. 20 Aug. 1765, in perfect health.

To son John: my dwelling plantation called Buxton's Delight with the land adjoining as far as the Schoolhouse Marsh.

To dau. Elizabeth: that part of Buxton's Delight called Higgess (?).

To sons William and Thomas: rest of Buxton's Delight equally. But if either die without lawful issue, his part to John.

Also to John: 2 horses.

To wife Frances: all she brought with her when I married her in lieu of her thirds and 5 pounds yearly for life, all my surviving children to pay their share.

Rest of estate to all children equally.

Son John exec.

/B/ Wit: Andrew Heugh, John Riley, Hugh Green. Proved 2 Feb. 1768 by Riley and Green."

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John B Buxton's Timeline

England, United Kingdom
Age 28
Charles Trail, Montgomery, Maryland, USA
Age 31
Gaithersburg, Montgomery, Maryland, USA
Age 32
Frederick County, Maryland, United States
Age 34
Gaithersburg, Montgomery, MD, United States
February 2, 1768
Age 57
Gaithersburg, Montgomery, Maryland, USA
Gaithersburg, Montgomery, MD, United States