Thomas Axtell was born 16 April 1672 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Henry Axtell (1641-1676) and Hannah Merriam (1645-1680) and died 18 December 1750 Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Barker (1679-1747) 2 November 1697 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
From _Axtell Genealogy_ , compiled by Carson Axtell we read the following:.
“The Marlboro records show that he had a part in a controversy which shook the whole town. He, with about half of the people, opposed the settlement of a certain minister. Later when in Grafton, he was a leader in church affairs, and afterwards carried on quite a controversy with the minister and others. A tendency to do their own thinking in religion and politics has always been a characteristic of the Axtell. A tradition is handed down of as saying of this Thomas. Two of his sons took opposite directions: one became a fervent supporter of the New Light Doctrines (as they were called); the other was adverse to religion. The father is said to have remarked, “One of my sons is over much religious; the other is over much wicked.”
- East of Marlboro : from 1697 to 1730 - East part of Marlboro, MA near what is known as the Warren Schoolhouse.
|Offspring of Thomas Axtell and Sarah Barker (1679-1747)|
|Thomas Axtell (1698-1698)|
|Sarah Axtell (1702-1772)|
|Joseph Axtell (1705-1794)||1 August 1705 Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States||1 March 1794||Abigail Hayden (1705-1741)|
|Thomas Axtell (1712-1798)|
|John Axtell (1715-1742)|
|Abigail Axtell (1717-1763)|
|Hannah Axtell (1721-1740)|