emigrated to Ohio in 1798
Ok, Xerxes is not that obscure. There is limited choice in X names in the Bible, though.
This is somewhat interesting, though, because the name Xerxes does not appear in the KJV or Geneva Bibles — the KJV renders the king's name as Ahasuerus, while the Geneva Bible says Ahashuerosh. Modern translations give the king his Greek name — Xerxes. So where did Xerxes Paulk get his name? He was a Baptist preacher, and, while the 18th-century Baptists were not known for their learning, someone in his family may have been an educated man with access to a Greek testament or Herodotus.
Again, a terrible name for a Christian child.
Obscure Bible Names Alphabet
Note: There are no W names in the KJV.