Re: Acton/Padgett connections to Port Tobacco
The Henry Acton family came here earlier than 1827. They homesteaded near Hendrysburg in 1817.Following the Revolutionary War, they subsequently moved out of Maryland into Virginia. They were there in 1794 when John Acton was born, moving on into Belmont County Ohio around 1817.
I refer you to the Belmont OH GenWeb:
History of Kirkwood Township, First Settlement section, begins 1800 ....continues...Henry Actonin 1817
I am from John's line, however, not the Morrow County line. I do believe that there are Actons still living up in Morrow County OH, I think around Bellville, but I cannot provide any more information about that line.