Hester Leurinda Paxton

Female8 May 1850–10 April 1926

Brief Life History of Hester Leurinda

When Hester Leurinda Paxton was born on 8 May 1850, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, her father, Abner Jehu Paxton, was 33 and her mother, Hester Estel Elmore, was 36. She married Robert Owen Samples in 1866. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Johns Creek, Craig, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Union District, Clay, West Virginia, United States for about 50 years. She died on 10 April 1926, in Procious, Clay, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in New Castle, Craig, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Taylor Burdette
Hester Leurinda Paxton
Marriage: 10 August 1875
Herbert R. Burdette
Esta Burdette
Abner Jehu Samples
George David Samples
Mary Mandy Burdette
William Cephas Burdette
Rhoda Leona Burdette
Adam Webster Burdette
Henry Patrick Burdette
Eliza Ann Burdette
E. Burdett
Emma Mae Burdette

Sources (34)

  • Hester L Parton in household of Abner Parton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hester Leurinda Paxton - Government record: Census record: birth: June 1848; Botetourt, Virginia, United States
  • Hester L. Burdette, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 August 1875Clay, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1851 · New County

    Age 1

    Craig County was organized in 1851. New Castle, the only town in the county, was county seat.


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 20

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the places in Northumberland (Paston in Kirknewton) or Huntingdonshire (Paxton). The former probably derives from an Old English personal name Pælloc + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The placename Paxton in Huntingdonshire is probably from Old English pearroc ‘enclosure, paddock’, or perhaps from an Old English personal name Pæcc + tūn.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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