Hello all, In reading the forum, I am seeing that the discussions aboutDaniel Axtell and his uncle Thomas Axtell are from the 1990's so I think that I will post a new message hoping that maybe someone out there has found new information.
I have known for many years that I descend from two men with the Axtell surname: one Thomas Axtell in MA and another Daniel Axtell, Jr. in South Carolina.Today, after years chasing all kinds of rainbows, I thought that since a collegue had mentioned her ancestor was an Axtell, that I would begin to study my own two Axtells...
I HAD no idea!!! My Thomas Axtell married Mary Ann Rice (Star?) and lived in Sudbury MA in the early times of that colony.My line from Thomas Axtell runs through the Goodenow, Rice, Eveleth, Hunt etc. lines of MA.
Then just today I discover that Daniel Axtell, Jr. was his nephew and the son of Regicide Daniel Axtell, Sr. who was hanged, drawn and quartered! Who knew?? ... and what old relative forgot to mention that???
I also see that Daniel Axtell married Rebecca Holland, daughter of Cornelius Holland, another regicide who escaped execution living his remaining years in Switzerland.From this Axtell line (who were all Scots-Irish), I descend from Anne Axtell who married John Alexander, their daughter Nancy Agnes Alexander who married Samuel Wauchope/Walkup, to their daughter Mary Margaret Walkup who married William Gay, to their daughter Sarah Gay who married William Campbell, to their daughter Margaret Campbell who married Thomas Gillham, Sr. and all immigrants to the Calfpasture VA area before 1740, and before moving to Union SC where they remained, fought in the Revolutionary War, and then between 1800-1806, all moved to Indian Territory, now Madison IL.
Has anyone been able to trace Rebecca Holland's lineage?I have been heavily involved in the study of the Medieval, Dark, and Middle ages history of Charlemagne, then his descendants, the Norman Kings of England and their successors, the Plantagenet Kings of England for the past several years. In this time, I have become well acquainted with the surnames of the 200 or so families that ruled the Old and New World between 800-1500, and I see that the Holland line was very closely related to the Plantagenets for many generations.
Has anyone studied the Holland lines of Rebecca Holland-Axtell?