Hello, I found your messages (and messages from others) on the Abel Cain Slayton family. I am connected through his 2nd wife, Jane Hall of Pittsylvania County, Va., who was a Hall relative of mine. I am assembling a Hall family history and thought it would be helpful to post what I have at this time in my Hall records on Abel Cain Slayton and his 13 children. I would appreciate corrections and additions. Thanks, Robert King
Jane (Hall) Slayton (c1819-1867) & Her Descendants:
Jane Hall (5th child of William Hall & Rhoda (Brown) Hall) b. ca. 1819 presumably in Pittsylvania Co., Va., d. 7 Aug 1867 perhaps in Arkansas where she and her husband settled sometime earlier. Prior to that, they had moved from Virginia to Tennessee in the early 1840s.
Jane married 2 Oct 1835 (bond date) in Pittsylvania Co., Va. to Abel Cain Slayton b. Sept 1805 in Rockingham Co., N.C., d. 27 Feb 1864 in Arkansas, son of Thomas Shelton Slayton & his wife Rachel. According to message #622 on the Slayton Forum of GenForum by a descendant of this family, Jeffrey Slayton, on 1 Nov 2009, his aunt and a friend of hers reported that Abel Cain Slayton “…died 27 Feb 1864 in Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas. Abel died during the Civil War. It has been stated by family members that he was hung for Union sympathies."
Abel Cain Slayton had married previously to Artemasia Dodson b. ca. 1805 in Pittsylvania Co., Va., d. pre-1835 in Pittsylvania Co., Va., dau. of William Everett Dodson & Tabitha (Hendrick) Dodson. Abel and Artemasia had 3 children: 1) Matilda Jane Slayton b. 17 Aug 1830 in Va. (m. Samuel Moore Hufsteadler b. 6 Aug 1819, d. 5 Jan 1883(?)); 2) Tabitha Legain Slayton b. 12 June 1832 in Va. (1st m. 1856 to R. J. Carlton b. 1832 in Va., 2nd m. Mr. Colton b. ca. 1828 in Va.); and 3) William Thomas Slayton b. 9 Sept 1833 in Va. (m. 1861 in Ark. to Sarila Edwards b. ca. 1840 in Ark.)
After their marriage in 1835, Jane Hall and Abel Cain Slayton had 10 more children traced below.
#1 James Henry Slayton b. 22 July 1836 in Va., d. -- . He 1st m. 1859 in Tenn. to Kizzy Barker b. ca. 1838 in Tenn., d. pre-1864. He 2nd m. 1864 in Ark. to Coloey E. Pyland b. ca. 1843 in Ark., d. – .
#2 John Hubbard Slayton b. 14 Jan 1838 in Va., d. -- . He 1st m. 1863 in Ark. to Nancy Sethers Leathers b. ca. 1842 in Ark., d. pre-1868. He 2nd m. 5 July 1868 to Tee (Lee) D. White b. ca. 1838 in Va., d. -- .
#3 Mary Ann Elizabeth Slayton b. 14 May 1840 in Va., d. -- . She m. James H. Rogers b. 1840 in Va.
#4 Joseph Anderson Slayton b. 7 Apr 1842 at Trenton, Gibson Co., Tenn., d. -- .
#5 Green Daniel Slayton b. 11 Dec 1845 at Trenton, Gibson Co., Tenn., d. 9 Jan 1935 at Sparks, Lincoln Co., Okla. He 1st m. 24 Mar 1867 to Margaret E. Scott b. 1845 Gibson Co., Tenn., d. pre.1872. He 2nd m. 17 Mar 1872 to Luraine Catherine -- b. ca. 1849 in Gibson Co., Tenn., d. pre-1879. He 3rd m. 23 July 1879 in Washington Twp., Ripley Co., Mo. to Julia Arcilla Prince b. 2 May 1858 near Columbus(?), Mississippi Co., Mo., d. 9 Feb 1936 at Sparks, Okla., buried in White Dove Cem., Sparks, Okla.
#6 Alexander Willis Slayton (“Sandy”) b. 26 Oct 1846 at Trenton, Gibson Co., Tenn., d. 21 Mar 1929 in Randolph Co., Ark. He m. 1866 in Randolph Co., Ark. to Margaret L. Pyland b. ca. 1846 in Perry Co., Tenn., d. --.
#7 Abel Wilson Slayton b. 24 Oct 1847 at Trenton, Gibson Co., Tenn., d. -- . He m. 1868 in Ark. to Mary J. Williams b. ca. 1847 in Ark., d. -- .
#8 Eliza Margaret Slayton b. 25 June 1850 at Trenton, Gibson Co., Tenn. She m. 1869 in Ark. to William Pace b. ca. 1846 at Trenton, Gibson Co., Tenn.
#9 Benjamin Winston Slayton b. 3 Apr 1852 at Trenton, Gibson Co., Tenn., d. 11 Jan 1930 at -- .
#10 George Washington Slayton b. 12 June 1855 at Trenton, Gibson Co., Tenn., d. 25 Dec 1923 in Randolph Co., Ark. He m. Nancy Elephais Sexton b. 22 Sept 1859 in Ill., d. 30 Jan 1929 at Tipton, Tillman Co., Okla.
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