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From: tklaiber <>
Subject: Thomas Gallion Documentation
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 08:28:35 -0400

Thomas alias Sexton Gallion Sep 1 1813 enlisted GRAYSON CO VA [claim 10277 SC14296] in July 1820 married in FLOYD CO KY under surname of Gallion [E & SE KY by Kozee p38]. then under an act of the court of CARTER COUNTY KY dated 11 Jan 1845 the name was hereby changed to THOMAS GALLION but the act is signed 20 Jan 1852.

NOTE: There are several published magazine articles giving assumptions of parentage. However no proof has been found confirming uncited materials. As a follow up any information that can be documented for the following is appreciated:

JOHN SEXTON m. Susan Collins resided in Lawrence Co KY
and BARTLETT SEXTON m. Catherine resided in Carter/Boyd Co KY.

From: Dianne Carr Peterson[SMTP:]
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 1997 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: History of Carter Co

Chief wrote:
> Could someone explain how Gallion and Sexton are related?
> Thanks
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tklaiber <>
> Subject: History of Carter Co
> >
> >Page #20 of this same publication shows an 1854 hand drawn map of the area
> of Rush Boyd and Carter County, Kentucky. Among residents cited on the map
> are T. GALLION near Kilgore and B. SEXTON near Pigeon Roost. [ T. Gallion
> is Thomas alias Sexton. B. SEXTON is assumed to be BARTLETT SEXTON.]

I think someone a while back asked about a James Carver of Portsmouth,
OH. He states that John Sexton a Rev. War veteran who marries Susan
Collins in Pike County, KY. 26 May 1822 is the father of: a Thomas
Sexton who changes his name to Thomas Gallion (other children include
Asher, William Aaron, Moses, Solomon, Andrew, and Isaiah.)

As far as I know there is no documentary evidence for any children of
this John...

There is a John in Grayson County, VA who buys land in 1808 and sells it
with wife Dilly in 1814, that some believe to be this John... I think I
posted this deed to the list a while back.

A copy of John Sexton's Rev. War pension can be found at Brian Hall's
site Revolutionary War Soldiers in Eastern Kentuckty at:


Now if anyone can prove these two John's to be the same.... I surely
would like to know... As John and Dilly are supposedly ggg-grandparents
to a few of us on this list. This through a William but not William
Aaron. Solomon is also a ggg-grandfather of mine. I also have and
Elisha. Remember me, I have three separate Sexton lines in my tree. Same
part of Virginia same time frame. There is no doubt in my mind that they
are related somehow!!!

Dianne Carr Peterson
Sexton list owner

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