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Sexton, John

JOHN SEXTON – Born 1759 or 1762.  Enlisted 1777 in Charlotte Co., VA in 14th Virginia Regiment and was in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Guilford Court House, etc.
    In 1819 he was living in Buncombe County, NC age 76 years, but shortly before 1839 he moved to Green County, TN.  ..his children having moved and left him mostly to Green Co., TN
    He married in Bedford Co., VA on March 4, 1780, Mary Ann Gilbert, born 1765, a daughter of Dan. Gilbert.
    He died July 4, 1844 in Cocke County, TN and his widow was living there in 1849.
    They had the following children:  Gilbert, born Grayson Co., VA Dec. 9, 1786 (being 6th child), Twins 1st (both died) then William, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Gilbert and Judith who was born July 15, 1794 and married John Cornwall who was born Sep. 11, 1789 and Hiram born Mar. 8, 1802, Elijah, and Lorenzo D. Sexton b. 1805 of Henderson Co., NC and Elizabeth Gilbert Gallyean born 1772 who was living in Sevier Co., TN in 1844 was a half sister of Mary Ann Sexton.

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