Private William Sexton


Revolutionary War Service from Virginia

William volunteered for the Army in Augusta Co., VA., in May 1776, enlisted for a period of six years. He served three years under Col. William Campbell in the Virginia Continental Line. After serving this three year period, he was granted a furlough, while at Schulkill, Delaware. He returned home and while there fell from a horse and broke his shoulder and kneecap, making it impossible for him to return to service. He paid Mr. William Street the sum of $200.00 and a suit of clothes to substitute for him. He received an honorable discharge and credit for six years service.

William Sexston applied for a pension on 06 July 1826, after his house and entire contents was destroyed by fire. His application is on file at the Courthouse at Williamsburg, Ky. His greatest loss from the fire seemed to have been his Masonic papers, reportedly signed by George Washington.

William Sexston had two brothers, John and Benjamin, who were also in the Revolutionary War.

He died on 31 December 1833 and is buried at the Alsip Cemetery, Whitley County, Kentucky.

My Lineage

Private William Sexton

Achibald Sexton

Stephen Sexton

Miranda Sexton

Theodore Erwin Bedwell

Claude C. Bedwell

Retha Eugena Bedwell

Anna Marie Matthews R.N.

Jacqueline Sue Martin

Captain Kevin Lee Waldroup