Recently I was in the Greene County courthouse and was searching the chancery records. I found this interesting information. I hope this will help to connect the Thaxton Brick walls I copied pages of documents requarding this court case. The gist of the trial is that Doctor Thaxton is walking along and sees a steer being penned up by Alexander Banning and believes it to belong to William Thaxton. Alexander Banning say it was estray and does not belong to Wm Thaxton. Dr Thaxton makes a leagal document that it does belong to William and later there is a continuing case with many documents which bring charges against Doctor Thaxton for Purjury. He is arrested and must post bond of two hundreddollars.Then a few months later some of Doctor Thaxton friends John Bishop, Beal Bishop, William Bishop and George Coonrod go to the home of Alexander Banning and beat a man there named Robert Whitaker. Robt brings charges against these men and then he too, is arrested for purjury.The friends of Dr Thaxton are all arrested for inciting a riot. There are many document of summons and court appearences.Some of the people in these documents are William Thaxton,Sally Thaxton, Jeremiah Thaxton, Larkin Thaxton,Caty Thaxton, Starling Thaxton, William Grimes, John Painter, Clement Bateman, William Waltrip, Thomas Lee, Marthy Thaxton, Henry Coonrod, Luke Waltrip, James F. Pinkerton, Alexander Banning, Clark Banning, Ann Banning, John W. Skidmore, John G. Connor MG. Nancy Vaught, Susan Vaught,Alden Rodes, John Drum, John W. Scott, Robert Simmons, David Casbear, James Neal I will be happy to share these documents with you.The case begins Jan 1 1829 and ends Aug 1831 in Greene Co., IL As you can see most of these folks are intermarried. It must have been sum family fued.lol Then they all pack up and most of them are in Williamson and Saline Co., Il in the 1840 census.