Isn't this a different john Troxel from the individual of the same name buried in Frederick County, Maryland?

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Anon, it looks to me as if they are likely the same person.  Find A Grave shows two John Troxels buried in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, MD, and the earlier one has many similarities to the linked profile -- same father, same mother (with slightly different spelling of her name), born in Bucks County, PA, died Frederick County, MD.  The dates don't match exactly -- they differ by exactly one month in date of birth and two months in date of death, but they're close.  I didn't actually look at all the sources, but there's enough coincidence there for me to think it's the same person.  Just one opinion.
by Dennis Barton G2G6 Pilot (553k points)
John Troxel is still in Antis Township in 1820 and '21, whereas the John Troxel in Emmitsburg is already there in 1820. In fact, according to Pioneers of Old Monocacy, John Troxel was a resident in Emmitsburg as early as 1786. Granted, there are similarities in age, and both wives are named Elizabeth, although the one in Emmitsburg is Martin and the other in Pennsylvania is Groff. I don't claim to know with certainty which John is which yet, but when people add information on Find A Grave without good references, it is taken as fact after awhile, and then becomes even more difficult to get at the real truth. It is possible that the John in Maryland could be the one Michael Troxel refers to as "friend" in his Will, but it all needs further investigation.

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