Charles Sexton

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Charles Sexton, son of Captain Joseph Sexton and Hannah Wright, was born at Enfield, Connecticut, 27 January 1708.1 He died while on the British military expedtion to Havana, Cuba, 16 September 1762.2,3,4

Charles married Bathsheba Geer, daughter of Shubael Geer and Sarah Abbe, at Enfield, 7 January 1737.3

Charles Sexton was active in the French and Indian War, serving in the reduction of Fort Louis at Oswego, and in the capture of Montreal in 1760. He served in an expedition to Havana in 1762, but died on the return voyage.4

For more information about the Battle of Havana, please see this Wikipedia article.

Family

Bathsheba Geer b. 16 Jan 1715, d. 28 Jan 1763
Children
  • Bathsheba Sexton+5,6 b. 14 Sep 1741, d. 27 Jul 1828
  • Charles Sexton2 b. 28 Apr 1744, d. 25 Sep 1762
  • Eleanor Sexton2 b. 17 Aug 1746
  • Hannah Sexton2 b. 15 Aug 1748
  • Mindwell Sexton2 b. 28 Aug 1750
  • Joseph Sexton2 b. 31 Jul 1753

Citations

  1. [S328] Francis Olcott Allen, The History of Enfield: Compiled from all the Public Records of the Town Known to Exist, Covering from the Beginning to 1850: Carefully Compared and Attested by the Town Clerk Together with the Graveyard Inscriptions and Those Hartford, Northampton and Springfield Records Which Refer to the People of Enfield, 3 vols. (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Wickersham Printing, 1900), 1594, further cited as Allen, History of Enfield.
  2. [S1184] Lucius B. Barbour and Lorraine Cook White (editor), The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, 55 vols. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1994-2002), Somers:148-152, further cited as Barbour and White, Barbour Collection.
  3. [S329] Howard N. Saxton and James Saxton, "Some Descendants of George Sexton of Westfield, Massachusetts," The Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record 10 (Jan 1932), at 46-47, further cited as Saxton and Saxton, "Descendants of George Sexton."
  4. [S330] Walter Geer, The Geer Genealogy: A Historical Record of George and Thomas Geer and Their Descendants in the United States from 1623 to 1923 (New York, New York: Brentano's, 1923), 303, further cited as Geer, Geer Genealogy.
  5. [S328] Allen, History of Enfield, 1628.
  6. [S48] Cleveland Abbe and Josephine Genung Nichols, Abbe-Abbey Genealogy: In Memory of John Abbe and His Descendants (New Haven, Connecticut: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1916), 25, further cited as Abbe and Nichols, Abbe-Abbey Genealogy.
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