Axtell One Name Study
See also
Thomas AXTELL's other family: with Mary J LUMBUTH (1807- )
Sarah ROBB's parents: John ROBB (1790?- ) and Rhoda AXTELL (1782- )

Family of Thomas AXTELL and Sarah ROBB

Husband: Thomas AXTELL (1802-1872)
Wife: Sarah ROBB (1806-1843)
Children: John Milton AXTELL (1828-1887)
Thomas Chalmers AXTELL (1835-1893)
Elizabeth AXTELL (1829-1909)
Harriet Newell AXTELL (1831-1871)
Mariah AXTELL (1837-1881)
Mary Ann AXTELL (1841?-1873)
Marriage 1827 Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA 1

Husband: Thomas AXTELL

Name: Thomas AXTELL 2
Sex: Male
Father: Nathan AXTELL (1774-1852)
Mother: Elizabeth CLUTTER (1779-1855)
Birth 17 Mar 1802 Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Apr 1872 (age 70) Grove, Pottawattomie County, Iowa, USA 1
Burial 1872 Macedonia, Pottawattomie County, Iowa, USA

Wife: Sarah ROBB

Name: Sarah ROBB 2
Sex: Female
Father: John ROBB (1790?- )
Mother: Rhoda AXTELL (1782- )
Birth 1806 USA 1
Death 5 Jan 1843 (age 36-37) Roseville, Warren County, Illinois, USA 1

Child 1: John Milton AXTELL

Name: John Milton AXTELL 1,2
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Lydia S. LONG (1832?-1859)
Spouse 2: Mary E GOFFNEY (1836-1899)
Birth 21 Feb 1828 Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA 1
Death 1 Dec 1887 (age 59) Newton, Harvey County, Kansas, USA 1

Child 2: Thomas Chalmers AXTELL

Name: Thomas Chalmers AXTELL 1,2,3
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Martha WILLIAMS (1836- )
Spouse 2: Minerva GAULEY (1828?- )
Spouse 3: Lucinda J BRASHIER ( - )
Birth 1835 Pennsylvania, USA 1
Death 1893 (age 57-58) Grundy County, Missouri, USA 1

Child 3: Elizabeth AXTELL

Name: Elizabeth AXTELL 1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Embly MOUNT (1829-1909)
Birth 5 Nov 1829 Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA 1
Death 21 Sep 1909 (age 79) Beaver City, Furnas County, Nebraska, USA 1
Burial 23 Sep 1909 Liberty, Gage County, Nebraska, USA 1

Child 4: Harriet Newell AXTELL

Name: Harriet Newell AXTELL 1
Sex: Female
Spouse: William VANVLEET (1825-1889)
Birth 28 Aug 1831 Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA 1
Death 17 Mar 1871 (age 39) Mills County, Iowa, USA 1

Child 5: Mariah AXTELL

Name: Mariah AXTELL 1
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: Charles W KELLEY ( - )
Spouse 2: John HOSICH (1827-1912)
Birth 20 Jun 1837 Pennsylvania, USA 1
Death 28 Apr 1881 (age 43) Anderson, Mills County, Iowa, USA 1
Burial Anderson, Mills County, Iowa, USA 1

Child 6: Mary Ann AXTELL

Name: Mary Ann AXTELL 1
Sex: Female
Spouse: John Jackson RODENBAUGH (1832- )
Occupation - 1
Birth 1841 (app) Illinois, USA 1
Death 29 Jan 1873 (age 31-32) Grove Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA 1

Note on Husband: Thomas AXTELL (1)

b. March 17, 1802 in western Pa., m. Sarah Robb, daughter of John and Rhoda (Axtell) Robb (6-99) in 1827 in Mercer Co., Pa.; m. (2) Mary --, moved to Illinois about 1837. He died April 2, 1872, in Pottawattamie Co., Iowa. [axb45.ged]

Note on Husband: Thomas AXTELL (2)

According to the Axtell genealogy by Carson Axtell, he moved to Illinois about 1837.

He is found in the 1850 census in Cedar Twp, Knox Co., Illinois with wife Mary and 6 children, older children born in Pennsylvania. He was a farmer.

He is found in the 1860 Illinois census, Knox Co., Cedar township with his second wife and their son. He is 58 and a farmer from PA. He has $1000 in real estate and $500 in personal property.

There is a recorded deed in Warren Co. between Josephus Axtel l and Thomas Axtell granting the deed to a quarter section of land in Twp nine, section 29 for $34.37. There is also a record of a mortgage on the 160 acres that states that Josephus is to pay said $34.37 to Thomas.

James Packer and John M. Robb were witnesses. His marriage license to Mary is on file in Warren Co., the license was granted 3 October 1845 and they married on the 16th. Moses Jared, Minister of the Gospel married them. The license was returned and filed 24 October 1845.

Thomas is found in the 1870 IA census in Pottawattamie Co. , Grove Twp. He is the head of the family and living with his son in law John Hosich, daughter Maria, their child Thomas and a ten year old named Wesley Kelly. He is a farmer, worth $1200 in land and $200 in property.

Death information from family group sheet of another researcher .

There are papers on file with the Pottawattamie Genealogical Society for the probate of his estate. The first is dated 16 May 1866 and is signed by Thomas and Mary Axtell. It is an agreement that they will live apart. They have sold their homestead and other real estate and he is to give her $400, she can spend $75 of that for her upkeep, she may also use the interest. That will release him from supporting her. She agrees not to contract new debts. His will was contested by his family, his son in law John Husich asked to become administrator and his son Julius asked for money for boarding his estranged wife, Julius's mother. [John Robb.GED.FTW]1

Note on Wife: Sarah ROBB

Information on death from Joleen Axtell, a descendent.[John Robb.GED.FTW]1


1Judith Feigenbaum, "Ancestry Public Member Tree (Judith_Maxey_Family_Tree)" (Judith_Maxey_Family_Tree).
2Daniel Gibson Axtell, "Axb45.ged" (File from www.axtellfamily.org).
3Larry G Flesher, "Find-a-Grave for C D Axtell (1858-1941)" (http://www.findagrav e.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&;GSln=axtell&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all &GSob=c&GSsr=281&GRid=8984312&).
Find-a-Grave. Web: http://www.findagrave.com.