Pryor (c1760-1835) Sexton (10)

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About Pryor (c1760-1835) Sexton (10)

Sexton Descendants

List him as follows

Generation No. 1

1. Unknown1 Sexton died Unknown. Children of Unknown Sexton are believed to be:

  • 2 i. Robert2 Sexton, died Unknown.
  • + 3 ii. John Sexton, born Abt. 1720; died Abt. 1763 in Lunenburg, VA.

Generation No. 2

3. John2 Sexton (Unknown1) @John Sexton (3) died Abt. 1763 in Lunenburg, VA (Source: VA Lunenburg Co Court Order Bk 9 12 May 1763.). He married <Unnamed>. She died Unknown.

  • = 4 i. Charles3 Sexton, born Abt. 1745; died Unknown.
  • + 5 ii. William Sexton, born February 11, 1746/47 in Lunenburg Co., VA; died December 31, 1830 in Corbin, Whitley, KY.
  • 6 iii. Elizabeth Sexton, born Abt. 1749; died Unknown.
  • + 7 iv. Benjamin Sexton, born 1752 in VA; died 1831 in Bath Co., KY.
  • 8 v. Archibald Sexton, born Abt. 1755 in VA; died Abt. 1778 in Valley Forge Hospital.
  • 10. Pryor3 Sexton (John2, Unknown1) was born Bet. 1754 - 1760, and died September 18, 1835 in Grayson Co., VA. He married Catherine Coker Abt. 1783 in Grayson Co., VA, daughter of John Coker and Susannah. She died Unknown.

Notes for Pryor Sexton: There is no proof that Pryor is with this family, Willis did not find him on the VA Lunenburg Co Court Order Bk 9 12 May 1763. He does theorize that " As youngest, might he not have been left with mother if she was still alive? He was in the New River area at least 1793 until death in 1834." As he was still nursing, this is very probable.

WILLIAM EATON also attested a deed on 4 Nov.1811 in Grayson Co,VA between PRYOR SEXTON & WM.SEXTON,SR "of the Co.of Knox & state of KY..."

Posted by: Patti Pryor ,William ,and Benjamin Saxson Sexton Date: January 21, 2002 at 18:49:03

1798,22 Mar--"This indenture made the twenty second day of March in the year of one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight and in the twenty second year of the Commonwealth Between William Saxson and Leah his wife of the County of Grayson and State of Virginia of the one part and Benjamin Saxson of the County and State of aforesaid of the other part" for $300, land on Rock Creek, "dividing line between Pryor Saxson and Benjamin Saxson. [GCV Bk 1,p158-160]

1805, 22 Oct--Benjamin Sexon (sic) and wife Comfort sell 172 acres on Rock Creek to Pryor Sexon (sic) northwest line between Pryor and Benjamin Sexon [GCV Bk 2, p146]

1811,4 Nov--William Sexton Sr. of Knox Co. KY sells land on Rock Creek in Grayson County Virginia to Pryor Sexton, adjoining John Welsh, part of a tract of 404 acres granted to said William by patent, line between Benjamin and Pryor Sexton and said William, containing residue of the original survey deducting lands conveyed by said William to Benjamin and Pryor Sexton. Wit: William Sexton, Thornton Sexton [GCV Bk 3,p146]

Children of Pryor Sexton and Catherine Coker are:

  • 48 i. Elizabeth4 Sexton, born Bet. 1780 - 1790 in VA; died 1848 in Grayson Co., VA. She married David Knight September 04, 1810 in Grayson Co., VA (Source: Various census reports.); died Unknown.
  • + 49 ii. Thornton Sexton, born Abt. 1784 in VA; died 1870 in Ashe, NC.
  • 50 iii. William Sexton, born Bet. 1784 - 1805 in VA; died April 27, 1851 in Ashe, NC.
  • 51 iv. Leah Sexton, born Abt. 1785; died Unknown. She married Daniel Welsh; died Unknown.
  • + 52 v. Ruth Sexton, born Abt. 1795 in Grayson Co., VA; died July 08, 1869 in Grayson Co., VA.
  • 53 vi. Pryor Sexton, Jr., born Abt. 1805 in VA; died Unknown.
  • 54 vii. David Sexton, died Unknown.


Served in the Revolutionary War. Was given bounty land for his service near Rock Creek in Grayson County, VA.

According to the 1830 list of Grayson Co, VA slaveholders list, Pryor owned 2 slaves.

He moved from Grayson Co., Va. to Ashe Co., NC and back to Grayson Co., Va. where he died
He married Abt 1783   Catherine (Caty) Coker, daughter of John Michael Coker & Elizabeth (Susanna). Born 1755."

Pryor Sexton Sex: M

  • Birth: Abt 1761
  • Death: Sep 18, 1835 - Grayson Co, VA
  • Parents Father: John Sexton (s/o James)
  • Mother: Margaret Malone d/p George Malone & Margaret Dinkin
  • Spouses 1. Catherine Coker marriage: Abt 1783


  • 1. Elizabeth Sexton
  • 2. Thornton Sexton
  • 3. William Sexton
  • 4. Leah Sexton
  • 5. Ruth Sexton
  • 6. Pryor Sexton Jr
  • 7. David Sexton


This site has the descendants of Pryor on it - and list him as being son of Joseph? and yet in the opening remarks is;

I have been researching Pryor Sexton b.1752 and his family for several years now. He first appears in the Wythe Co., Va. tax records of 1790's. We don't know where he came from or who his parents were. But with the help of a lot of other researchers this information may come to light one day

1. PRYOR2 SEXTON (JOSEPH?1) was born Abt. 1754, and died September 18, 1834 in Grayson Co. Va.. He married CATHERINE (CATY) (KOCHER) COKER 1783, daughter of JOHN COKER and SUSANNA UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1755 in NC, and died Abt. 1850.

Early Sexton pioneers four brothers who took up land on Rock Creek at the end of american Rev. John and Elizabeth Sexton, Pryor Sexton, Archibald, and William Sexton. the children of these settlers on Rock Creek fell on hard times and lost their land and were scattered through out Grayson Co. Va. and Ashe Co,. N.C.

Pryor owned a considerable amount of land that was in both NC and Va. He must have been a very animated man because there is record of him being charged $0.85 for swearing in public twice.

Kegleys 1815 tax list also shows Pryor Sexton as the owner of one farm on Rock Creek, 540 acres, having three on one dwelling house of logs, two "cabbens," and one barn, valued at $650. In 1830 was recorded has having two slaves one named Violet. Pryor's estate was appraised Sept. 18 1834 of $1,412.93.

researchers this information may come to light one day

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Pryor (c1760-1835) Sexton (10)'s Timeline

Grayson, Virginia
Age 24
Bef 1784/1805 Virginia
Age 24
Age 25
Age 25
Wythe Co.,VA (now Grayson)
Age 35
Age 45
1790 - aft 1805
Age 45
September 18, 1835
Age 75
Grayson, Virginia