An American Family History

Elizabeth Lupton Paxson

Frederick County, Virginia was formed in 1743 from Orange County. Old Frederick County included all or part of four counties in present-day Virginia: Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, and Frederick, as well as five in present-day West Virginia: Hardy, Hampshire, Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan.

Elizabeth Lupton Paxson was born on February 21 1721 in Newtown Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her birth was recorded in the Middletown Monthly meeting minutes. Her parents were Joseph Lupton and Mercy Twining.

Elizabeth did not move to Frederick County, Virginia with her family when they left in about 1740.

She married Henry Paxson, Jr. on May 28, 1745 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Henry was born on August 28, 1722. He was the son of Henry Paxon, Sr. and Ann Plumly (Plumlee).

Elizabeth and Henry lived in Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and their children were born there.
Mahlon Paxson (1746, married Jane Parry),
Rachel Paxson (1747, married Robert Eastburn),
Isaac Paxson (1748),
Henry Paxson (1750),
Elizabeth Paxson Hambleton (1752, married James Hambleton),
Joseph Paxson (1754),
Sarah Paxson Wilkinson (1755, married Joseph Wilkinson)
Mary Paxson (1758),
Mercy Paxson (1759),
Ann Paxson Scarborough (1761, married Robert Scarborough),
Amy Paxson Worthington (1763, married Thomas Worthington), and
John Paxson (1766).

Henry died on August 2, 1799 in Solebury. Elizabeth followed on August 1, 1801.

First printed in Boston 1745
Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn in 1684. It is north of Philadelphia and just west of Trenton, New Jersey.

Bucks County, Pennsylvania is one of three original Pennsylvania Counties and was formed in 1682. Originally it was a large territory that included all of what would later be Berks, Northampton, and Lehigh.



from History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania
edited by J. H. Battle

. . .Mahlon Paxson, a son of Henry, who was a son of Henry Paxson. The latter was a son of James Paxson, from Bycot House, parish of Slow, Oxfordshire, England, who settled in Bucks county in 1682. . .Mahlon Paxson, grandfather of Hugh P., married Jane Parry, by whom he had four children: Alice, Asher, Phineas and Jane.


from History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania
edited by J. H. Battle

Elizabeth [Lupton], the wife of James Hambleton, was a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Lupton) Paxson, and granddaughter of Henry and Ann Plumly Paxson, the latter being a brother to William before mentioned, and both sons of James and Jane Paxson, who came from Bucks county, England, m 1682.


Bucks County Wills. Book No. 3

6.202. Henry Paxson, Solebury Twp., "Somewhat advanced in age."
8 mo.-12- 1790. Proved August 16, 1799.
Wife Elizabeth. Sons Mahlon and Isaac exrs.
Sons Henry, Joseph and John.
Daus. Elizabeth Hambleton, Ann Scarborough, Sarah Wilkinson,
Amy Worthington, Rachel, Mary and Mercy Paxson.
Wits: Robert Eastburn, Oliver Hamton, Aaron Eastburn

18th century primer

from Genealogical Record of the Hambleton Family

James Hambleton, son of Stephen, b. Jan. 5, 1754, in Bucks County, Pa.; d. Nov. 27, 1833, at Drumore; farmer, and at one time taught school; lived for a few years on a part of the farm owned by his father in Solebury, and about 1790 moved to Drumore, Lancaster County, Pa., where he bought a farm and resided till his death.

He m 1779, Elizabeth Paxson, a second cousin of his mother, b. Feb. 15, 1752; d. Mar. 14, 1832; dau. of Henry and Elizabeth (Lupton) Paxson. James and wife were both members of the Society of Friends, as were all their children.

1. Peninah, b. April 17, 1780; d. Sept. 3, 1808;
2. Hannah (twin), b. May 8, 1781; d. Sept. S, 1870; m. Robert Wiggins or Wigons, farmer; resided in York County, Pa.
3. Elizabeth (twin), b. May 8, 1781; d. in infancy.
4. Mercy, b. April 1
5. Alice, b. Jan. 10, 1 785; m. Jehu Kinsey; moved to Ohio; had four ch. Jehu is still living in Illinois, and over ninety-five years of age.
6. Elizabeth, b. May 14, 1786; d. Mar. 24, 1858; m. Dec. 16, 1813, Eli Smedley; resided in Lancaster County, Pa. She was a minister in the Society of Friends (Hicksite branch) for 27 years. Eli was an elder of the meeting.
7. Rachel, b. May 23, 1787; d. Aug. 21, 1878; m. Mark Ely, Dec. 12, 1815, in a public meeting of Friends at Solebury. Res. Solebury.
8. Mary, generally known as Polly, b. Oct. 2, 1788; d. Sept. 1876; unm.
9. John, b. Feb. 2, 1790; m. Rachel Kinsey.
10. Joseph, b. May 10, 1791 ; m. Ann R. Neal.
11. Stephen, b. July 30, 1793; died young, killed by falling from a horse.
12. Sarah, b. May 17, 1795; d. Dec. 29, 1857; m. 1849, Anthony Pickering; res. Lancaster County, Pa.; had one ch. that died in infancy.
13. Ann, b. June 10, 1797; d. Dec. 23, 1S847; m. Andrew Magough; no issue.

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