Thanks for that info. I wondered about Captain Sexton since I am descended from Elizabeth Ann Dixon Sexton who also lived in Lawrence and later Sharp County, Arkansas. I thought perhaps he might be her brother. But I think this is a different family.
But while we are getting sidetracked, her son Winfield Scott Wasson is supposed to be a Civil War veteran, but I haven't been able to find any evidence of this. He is listed on some census records with the last name of Cunningham. Lee Cunningham became his stepfather when he was about 4 or 5 years old.
Anybody have any clues?