James Paxton, a colored man, was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, in 1802, and emigrated to Preble county in 1838, settling in section two of Jackson township. His father, William A, and his mother, Elizabeth Paxton were both Virginians. In 1839 James married Anna Eliza McClora who died in 1878. To them were born eight children, of whom three sons and one daughter are living-two in this county, one in Darke, and one daughter, the wife of William B. Hogan, in Richmond, Indiana. His son, Samuel H. Paxton, enlisted in the service of his country September 3, 1864, joining the Forty second regiment, company C, and was discharged at Chattanooga September 3, 1865. James Paxton now resides in Richmond, Indiana, and the farm is in charge of his son.
James Paxton who marriedMinerva Jane Goins was son of this James Minerva Jane was born in Darke county and died in Preble county May 7 1903 age 60-8-3