Wednesday, October 22, 2014


LEVI MARION AXTON, Ohio County, was born June 9, 1845, in Posey County, Ind., and in infancy removed with his mother to the place where he now resides, near Barrett's Ferry, Ohio Co., Ky. In 1861 he enlisted in Company A, Twenty-sixth Kentucky Infantry, and remained in the service during the war. His father, Levi C. Axton, a native of North Carolina, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died about 1845. He was the son of Robert, of North Carolina. Levi C. married Sallie Jacobs, of Missouri, who died in 1850. Their family consisted of William (drowned), John J. (drowned), Olive (Dymond), James T., Mary E. (Shelton), Benjamin M. (died 1850), Lucy C. (Woodward), Isaac H. and Levi Marion. December 2, 1868, Levi M. married Amanda C., daughter of John P. and Nancy A. (Anderson) Park, of Ohio County; born September 10, 1845, and to her and husband have been born Mary C., Sarah E. (deceased), William L., Enola B., Jonny (deceased), John B., Jimmy (deceased) and Joseph M. At her birth, Mary C. weighed but one and one-half pounds. Mr. Axton is a farmer, having 174 acres of land in good condition and a high state of cultivation. In politics, he is a stanch Republican.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

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