The following was written by one of his daughters:
"Jehial Saxton resided at Bristol until the fall of 1818, when he with his family removed to Newburgh, Ohio, being six weeks on the road. He bought a farm five miles from Cleveland; cleared enough of it to build a log house, windows without glass. Deer, with other wild game and cornmeal was their principal food until land could be cleared and crops gotten in. His family at this time consisted of five children; there were no schools, but he with two other neighbors built a log schoolhouse, and the three hired and boarded the teacher among them. Mrs. Saxton had inherited her father's resolution to a marked degree and it was through her hopefulness and helpfulness that her husband was enabled to pass through those discouraging years of pioneer life." (Severance, B. Frank. Genealogy and biography of the descendants of Walter Stewart of Scotland and of John Stewart who came to America in 1718 and settled in Londonderry, N.H. Greenfield, Mass. : T. Morey & Son, 1905, pg. 87-88).
Notes: War of 1812 Veteran - Militia Col Nash & General Samuel Strong, rank Captain, discharged 1814.
Son of Ebenezer and Hannah Loomis Saxton. Married to Polly Stewart father of Sally, Hannah, Jehiel, Anson, Betsey, Phebe, Elmira, Dewitt, Cynthia and Mary.