Looking for information on Dixon family in Windham or Killingly Connecticut in the 1800s.

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My grandfather Charles A Dixon recorded his birthplace as Killingly CT in abt. 1882  and father as William Dixon and mother  Abbie Sherman on his marriage license in 1907.    He was either an orphan or adopted and the family has no other information on him or his ancestors.
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in Genealogy Help by Bruce Blair G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hi Bruce, I have found Charles and Celia on the 1920, 1930 and 1940 censuses for Worchester, Massachusetts. There is more info but I did just a quick check.  You can search at familysearch.org which is a free site but you have to register.  Do you have a particular question?
Thanks.  I have that information.  I'm looking for more information on William Dixon and relatives and ancestors,  potential siblings of Charles A Dixon, and any information on Abbie Sherman.    

I have a strong DNA match (220cM) with another Dixon who can trace her relatives to a Joseph Dixon b.1886 in CT who is the right age to be a sibling of Charles Dixon.

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Source: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLMQ-CMCV : 29 November 2018), Abbie Dixon, 1926.

Connecticut Deaths and Burials
: Abbie Dixon
: Death 1926 Preston, New London, Connecticut
: Father Stephen Sherman

Source:  "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VK1J-TM7 : 22 January 2020), Abby L. Sherman in entry for William A. Dixon, 1880.
Rhode Island Marriages
: William A. Dixon
: Age 42 Birth (ext) 1838
: Father Searles Dixon  Mother Anna
: Marriage 26 Jun 1880  Foster, Providence, Rhode Island
: Spouse Abby L Sherman
: Age 19  Birth 1861
: Father Stephen Sherman  Mother Lurana

Source: "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FXCB-68F : 21 February 2019), Abby Lillian Sherman, 19 Jan 1861, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; citing reference ID #274 4, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,420,997.

Uxbridge Births
: Abby Lillian Sherman
: Birth 19 Jan 1861 Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
: Father Stephen Sherman  Birth Burriville, RI
: Mother Uranah Sherman Birth Uxbridge

Possible Birth of Charles?
Source: "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FXD8-4W5 : 11 March 2018), William Dixon in entry for Dixon, 11 Jan 1883, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts; citing reference ID #381, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,428,206.  IMAGE: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6W3S-V5T?i=116&cc=1536925

Uxbridge Births
: Dixon   Male
: Birth 11 Jan 1883 Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
: Father William Dixon   Residence Foster, RI   Laborer Birth Unknown
: Mother Abbie S.    Birth Uxbridge

Brother  Source: "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZYJ-MQY : 17 December 2019), Wm. A. Dickson in entry for David Allen Dickson, 1881.     See also:  ( ? died  "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F839-QLT : 17 December 2019), Wm. A. Dickson in entry for David Allen Died Dickson, 1881.)

Rhode Island Births and Christenings
: David Allen Dickson
: Birth 20 Sep 1881  Rhode Island (Gloucester, Providence, RI)
: Father Wm A. Dickson  Mother Abbie L. Sherman
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (716k points)
selected by Bruce Blair
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William Dixon

 in the 1850 United States Federal Census

    Name: William Dixon
    Gender: Male
    Age: 12
    Birth Year: abt 1838
    Birthplace: England
    Home in 1850: Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Attended School: Y
    Line Number: 3
    Dwelling Number: 6
    Family Number: 6
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    John Dixon 47
    Margaret Dixon 47
    Richard Dixon 21
    William Dixon 12
    Jane Dixon 16
    John J Dixon 10
    Joseph Dixon 8
    Elizabeth Dixon 3

    Source Citation

    Year: 1850; Census Place: Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: 39; Page: 186A

    by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (529k points)
    Joseph born 1882 is the son of William on the above census

    Charles's brother
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    Likely Father William A Dixson in 1880 census living with brother James. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFZQ-4RM : 29 July 2017), William A Dixon, Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration district ED 129, sheet 409D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,110.

    Source: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7V8-8LG : 16 January 2020), James S. Dixson, .
    Connecticut Deaths and Burials
    : James S Dixon
    : Male Age 84 Birth (est) 1826
    : Death 9 Aug 1910   Sterling, Windham, Connecticut
    : Father  Searles    Mother Anna
    Source: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7ZZ-LX3 : 16 January 2020), James S. Dixson, 1910.

    Connecticut Deaths and Burials
    : Searls Dixson
    : Death 1865 Connecticut
    Source: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7V8-8LJ : 16 January 2020), Searls Dixson, .
    : Searls Dixson
    : Birth 1798
    : Burial 1865 Sterling, Windham, Connecticut
    See also: "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKZ-VRTX : 13 December 2015), Searls Dixson, ; Burial, Sterling, Windham, Connecticut, United States of America, Dixon Cemetery; citing record ID 41878925, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

    Source: "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDJX-3YC : 4 April 2020), Searls Dixon, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States; citing family 597, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

    United States Census, 1850  Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island
    : Searls Dixon    Male    58  Connecticut
    : ''Piny?/Perry'' Dixon       Male    24  Connecticut
    : James Dixon   Male     22  Connecticut
    by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (716k points)
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    Source: "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NW5T-N38 : 24 May 2018), Stephen S. Sherman and Urana F. Gifford, 8 Oct 1854; citing Blackstone, Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1,433,013.   IMAGE: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-X9R9-4T2?cc=1469062&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3ANW5T-N38

    Massachusetts Marriages
    : Stephen S. Sherman   Residence Blackstone
    : Male Butcher
    : Age 30 Birth (est) 1824 Birthplace Burriville, RI
    : Father George Sherman
    : Mother Abigail
    : Marriage 8 Oct 1854 Blackstone, Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts
    : Spouse Urana F.(Farnum) Gifford  Residence Uxbridge
    : Female Age 28 BIrth (est) 1826  Birthplace Uxbridge
    : Father Farmun Gifford
    : Mother   Robey

    Source: Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849   https://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Worcester/Uxbridge/aBirthsG.shtml
    Uxbridge Births
    : Gifford, Urania Farnum, d. Farnum, Oct. 18, 1824. (p. 79)
    Uxbridge Marriages
    : Gifford, Farnum and Robe Brown of Smithfield, RI, int. Aug. 6, 1815. (p. 251)
    by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (716k points)
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    Possibly William Dixon's death as his father Searls, mother Anna and brothers James and ?Stephen are all recorded at Sterling, Windham, Connecticut  (needs research)

    Source: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLM4-8KM7 : 29 November 2018), William Dixon, 1888.

    Connecticut Deaths and Burials
    : William Dixon
    : Death1888 Sterling, Windham, Connecticut
    Source: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLM4-DK94 : 29 November 2018), Stephen Dixon, 1900.

    Connecticut Deaths and Burials
    : Stephen Dixon
    : Death 1900 Sterling, Windham, Connecticut
    : Father Serles Dixon

    Mother Anna Smith Dixson Source: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7V8-8LV : 16 January 2020), Anna Smith Dixson,

    Connecticut Deaths and Burials
    : Annie Smith Dixson
    : Death 1880 Sterling, Windham, Connecticut
    : Birth 1800
    : Father Christopher  Mother Sarah
    : Husband Searls   See also: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLM4-8VBB : 29 November 2018), Annie Dixon, 1880.
    by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (716k points)

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