Husband: Jasper Saxton, LT (1)
Born: 14 Feb 1738/1739 in Westfield, MA
Married: about 1759
Died: 28 May 1798 in Sheffield, Berkshire, MA
Father: James Sexton
Mother: Abalena Gilbert
Wife: Martha Keyes (2)
Born: 27 Jun 1736 in Shrewsbury, MA
Died: 24 Oct 1813 in East Bloomfield, Ontario, NY
Father: Elias Keyes
Mother: Keziah Brigham
01 (F): Diadama Saxton (3 4)
Born: 05 Apr 1767 in Sheffield, Berkshire, MA
Died: 1838 in Erie, NY
Spouses: William Sheldon
Additional Information

Jasper Saxton, LT:


Per Wayne Olson:

From Massachusetts Solders and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, pubby State of MA: Following entry for JASPER SAXTON:

Sergeant, Lieut. Jeremiah Hickok's co., Col John Ashley's regt.; entered service July 6, 1777; discharged July 27, 1777; service, 22 days; company marched to Kingsbury July 6, 1777, at request of Maj. Gen.Schuyler; roll sworn to in Berkshire Co.; also, Capt. John Spoor's co., Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; entered service Sept 19, 1777; discharged Oct. 19, 1777; service, 31 days; company marched to Stillwater; roll certified at Sheffield by Brig. Gen John Fellows; also, Capt Enoch Noble's co., Col John Ashley, Jr.'s (Berkshire Co.) regt.; engaged Oct. 15, 1780; discharged Oct 17, 1780; service 4 days; company marched to the Northward by order of Brig. Gen Fellows on an alarm at the time Forts George and Ann were taken by the enemy; roll sworn to at Sheffield.

From "Early Saxton Roots in America", by Velma Odeal Gehrke. Privateprinting:

Jasper grew up in Sheffield and about 1759 married Martha Keyser.They had 8 children. Additional details about their other children contained in ref.

Philander, one of Jasper's sons, also moved to Niagara County(Cambria area). He had 4 children before his wife Ellen died. She is buried at Lockport NY.

Jasper Saxton (of Sheffield) estate probated Jul 5, 1798 (Docket number1929 of Berkshire County Probate Court). Details include:

- widow Martha still living
- owned house and barn plus 134 acres
- Administered by William Baron, Silas Kellogg and Joel Kellogg
- John Saxton, administrator
- Announcement of meeting for inventory, signed by Martha Saxton, John Saxton, Athur Saxton, William Sheldon Jr, Philander Saxton, Nathaniel _____(?), and Phillip Eastman.
- Inventory valued at $194.46 ($935.89 minus debts)
- One third to widow.
- Money previously advanced to most of his children... heirs include
John Saxton
Asher Saxton
Diadema, wife of W. Sheldon
Lurina, late wife of Nathaniel Egliston (Egleton)
Daniel Saxton
Phebe, wife of Phillip Eastman

  1. Olsen, Wayne, Sheldon Family Line, The (Received via EMail 12 APR 2002).
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Olsen, Wayne, PAF file: Boslow_Anc_Stevens.paf (rec'd via EMail 0n 14 APR 2002).
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