/5/ See the 1800 U.S. census, Bloomfield, Ontario Co NY, pp. 396-97.
/6/ There is a great article about Frederick Saxton and his uncle, entitled “Compass & Chain: The Saxton Surveyors Who Drowned”, by Silvio A. Bedini (May 2004). The section about this Frederick (“the Younger”) is on page 4 of this PDF file, and the section is entitled “Frederick the Younger”, on pg. 4 of the article.
Booth, Charles Edwin. One Branch of the Booth Family, pp. 40-42, 177. New York: Press of L. Middleditch Co., ca 1910). At Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT: Film # 1321092 Item 1.
Booth, Henry S. Booth genealogy : including allied families representing the American ancestry in the Booth line of the compiler (Randolph, VT: 1923) pg. 40.
At Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT: Film # 896877 Item 4.
Brainard, Homer W., H. S. Gilbert, and C. A. Torrey. The Gilbert Family: Descendants of Thomas Gilbert, 1582?-1659, etc. New Haven, CT (1953) pp. 103, 128.
Dale, Raymond E., comp. “Some Descendants of George Sexton of Westfield, Massachusetts”. Midwestern and Midwest Genealogical Record (Vol. X) p. 6.
Saxton, Harold N. Early History of Saxton-Sexton Family.
Saxton, Howard N., and James Saxton. “Some Descendants of George Sexton of Westfield, Massachusetts.” The Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record (Lincoln, NE: January, 1932) Vol. X/1, pgs. 3-5, 31.
Ballantine, Rev. John. Journal of Rev. John Ballantine. New England Historical and Genealogical Record (Vol. VI) p. 265.
Bates, William G. The Westfield jubilee : a report of the celebration at Westfield, Mass., on the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town, October 6, 1869, with the historical address of the Hon. William G. Bates, and other speeches and poems of the occasion, with an appendix, containing historical documents of local interest (Westfield, MA: Clark & Story, 1870) pp. 49, 123, 129, 132.
At the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT: Film # 1697480 Item 4.
Bedini, Silvio A. “Compass & Chain: The Saxton Surveyors Who Drowned”. The American Surveyor (May-June 2004).
Burt, Henry M. Early days in New England - life and times of Henry Burt of Springfield and some of his descendants: genealogical and biographical mention of James and Richard Burt of Taunton, Mass., and Thomas Burt, M.P., of England (Springfield, MA: Clark W. Bryan Co., c1893) p. 46. At Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT: Film # 207689.
Burt, Henry M. The First Century of the History of Springfield (Springfield, Mass.: Henry M. Burt, 1898).
See Vol. 1, p. 44; Vol. 2, pp. 526, 582, 587, 600, 603, 605-6, 691, 694, 699.
At Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT: Vol. 1: Film # 6050334; Vol. 2: Film # 6050335.
Connecticut Historical Society
This repository has more than 2.5 million historic manuscripts dating from Connecticut’s settlement to the present. Include are personal correspondence, account books, diaries and business records of Connecticut people over the years. There are original town records on land, courts, church, tax and schools. Also original manuscripts from which genealogies were published, charts, working papers and correspondence on Connecticut families.
Papers and proceedings of the Connecticut Valley Historical Society, 1876-1903 (Springfield, MA: Connecticut Valley Historical Society, 1881-1914) Vol. 2, pp. 179-80.
At Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT: Call # 974 H2c v. 2.
Berkshire County, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Grantor-Grantee Index Middle District Records:
27 Dec 1762 (Book 2, pg. 62); 21 Aug 1766 (Book 5, pg. 157).
These two transactions are listed on the Grantor List, pg. 646; and on the Grantee List, pg. 59.
Massachusetts soldiers and sailors of the Revolutionary War: a compilation from the archives (Boston, MA: Secretary of the Common Wealth, 1905) p. 888.
Sixteen volumes, at Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT: Call # 974.4 M23m v. 1-v. 16.
For Jasper Saxton serving in militias.
Hinman, Royal R. A catalogue of the names of the early Puritan settlers of the colony of Connecticut : with the time of their arrival in the country and colony, their standing in society, place of residence, condition in life, where from, business, &c, as far as is found on record. (Hartford, CT: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1852-1856) p. 72.
At Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT: Call # 974.6 D2hra 1852-56 pt. 1-5; part 6. Or Film 3 186114.
Known popularly as Hinman’s Early Puritan Settlers (1846 ed.).
New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol. 6, p. 268; Vol. 11, p. 249; Vol. 39, p. 283; Vol. 61, pp. 139, 307, 308; Vol. 123/1 (1969) p. 260.
At Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT: The Library has vol. 1/1 (1 Jan. 1847) - vol. 161/643 (July 2007). Various film numbers.
Savage, James. A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England : showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register. 4 vols. Baltimore MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981. At Family History Library, Salt lake City, Utah: Call # 974 D2s 1981.
See Vol. 1, p. 300; Vol. 3, pp. 141, 199, 210, 242; Vol. 4, pp. 32, 32, 36.
Burials: See Burials in Bow Wow Cemetery, Sheffield, Mass., pg. 92. See also, Bow Wow Cemetery [Records] (Boston Evening Transcript, Note 1162, Jul. 31, 1916, Aug. 2, 1916, Aug. 9, 1916).
Birth Records, Town of Sheffield.
Probate Records: Check probate records for Jasper Saxton as a town record notes “son John - 7 May 1798 - adm.” And a further notes near that is “B. Pr. #1929".
Sheldon, George. 1636 - Pocumtuck - 1886. A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts: The Times When and the People by Whom It was Settled, Unsettled and Resettled: with a Special Study of the Indian Wars in the Connecticut Valley; with Genealogies (Deerfield, MA: 1896) Vol. II, pp. 279, 291-293.
Dozens of selected pages of the book are on the web at Memorial Hall Museum, Old Deerfield, Mass.
Sheldon, Hezekiah Spencer. Documentary history of Suffield in the colony and province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England, 1660-1749 (Suffield: H.S. Sheldon, 1879- 1888) pp. 27, 30, 37, 97, 335. At Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT: Film # 1463286.
Deeds, Hall of Records, Springfield, MA:
Vol. I, pg. 33 – George Sexton as resident of Windsor, Connecticut.
Vol. II, p. 73 – sale of land, George to sons Joseph and Benjamin, 25 Jan 1687/88.
Springfield (Hampden County) Massachusetts
Probate Records, Book A – Estate of George Sexton.
Stiles, Henry R. The history of ancient Windsor, Connecticut, etc. (Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1863) Vol. 1, p. 165; Vol. 2, p. 677.
At Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: Vol. 1, Film # 1320989 Item 3; Vol. 2, Film # 924647 Item 2.
Taylor, Charles. History of Great Barrington (Berkshire County), Massachusetts (Great Barrington, MA: C. W. Bryan, 1882) p. 114. At Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT: Film # 1321379 Item 6.
Virkus. The abridged compendium of American genealogy : first families of America : a genealogical encyclopedia of the United States (Chicago, IL: A. N. Marquis, the Virkus Company and the Institute of American Genealogy, 1925-1942) Vol. 4, p. 561.
Vols. 2-7 have title: The compendium of American genealogy. At Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT: Call # 973 D2vf 1968.
Westfield [Mass.]: Westfield Bi-Centennial.
Westfield, Massachusetts: Town Records, Births, Marriages, and Deaths (Vol. 1) pp. 26-27, 93, 133, 178.
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