Searched many years for GGGpa Joseph Dixon's parents siblings born 1 feb 1813 Phila, Pa. Columbiana co. Ohio 1840

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Looked unsuccessfully in Philadelphia, Pa records (those I could find)  unable to find GGpa Joseph Dixon 's parents & siblings  born 1 feb 1813 phila, Pa.  living in 1840 in Columbiana, Co Ohio..   tracked him after that,, but need parents & siblings..
in Genealogy Help by Carol Sorden G2G Crew (310 points)
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Hi Carol.... Welcome to G2G.

I did not find a profile on WikiTree for Joseph.  You should create one, then provide a link to it from this G2G post.  That would make known information available to those who wish to help, while preventing duplicated efforts (wasted time).

Do you know what Joseph's wife's name was?

I hope we can find something for you.

Here's a Joseph Dixon in Philadelphia in the 1820 US Census. He would be about seven years old at the time. Age is not shown on this Census.

Joseph Dixon
United States Census, 1820
Name: Joseph Dixon
Event Place: Philadelphia Chestnut and Walnut Wards, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Page Number: 8
Affiliate Publication Number: M33 , Affiliate Film Number: 108 , GS Film number: 0181413 , Digital Folder Number: 004433234 , Image Number: 00019
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"United States Census, 1820," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 April 2015), Joseph Dixon, Philadelphia Chestnut and Walnut Wards, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; citing p. 8, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 108; FHL microfilm 181,413.
Thank you so much Robert.  Wow I am soo excited about the replies here..  Yes.. I will put more of his info here..

can you see the info from my gleanings put here by Betty Morgan???


Thank you very much Betty.. I have a lot to learn here..


carol watson




Carol Watson
Thank you so much Frank!   I certainly will look this one up..  I have just about given up on finding his parents & siblings...

Appreciate so much your reply!


Carol Watson

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The possible father, Joseph shown below with his family, address at death coincides with the 1820 census address:

Name: Joseph Dixon
Birth Date: abt 1789
Death Date: 17 Apr 1824
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 35
Burial Date: Apr 1824
Gender: Male
Street address: Front St below Market
Cemetery: Friends
FHL Film Number: 1905400

"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803–1915." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 2010. From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records.".


This is worth checking. The birth date for Joseph Edward Dixon is 1819 rather than 1813, but Philadelphia Chestnut and Walnut Wards, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is adjacent or part of Chestnut & Walnut Wards. It is very close to Independence Hall.

from U.S., Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I–VI, 1607–194


by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
edited by Doug Lockwood
Joseph DIXON
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Birth:  Feb. 1, 1813
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death:  Jan. 28, 1892
Defiance County
Ohio, USA
My GGGreat grandfather, Joseph DiXON was married first to Susanna SENTZ. They lived in Columbiana Co. Ohio where my GGrandfather Robert Stewart DiXON was born. Suasanna Sentz died about 1842, & Joseph remarried to Susanna Perky in 1843., They had children Lydia, (born in Pulaski, Ohio) John A.(unable to locate), David P., & Mary. They lived in Williams Co OH. and Steuben Co Indiana. Susanna Perky died between 1860-70.

Joseph & 3rd wife Magdalena Ritchie Dixon (married about 1871)ran a boarding house on Smith St. in Hicksville in the 1880's. Joseph was a noted Gunsmith and is listed in the book "Gunsmiths of Ohio". I was privileged to visit his gravesite in 2006. He is buried in the "OLD" Forest Home Cemetery on the left side of the road as you are leaving hicksville. Thanks to the caretaker who helped me look him up in his old 1880's cemetery book. He has no headstone at this time. I plan to purchase one for him one day. By Carol Sorden Watson 
Note: Headstone not found
Forest Home Cemetery


Thank you Betty.  This is my entry on my GGgrandfather Joseph Dixon.  Thank you so much..


Like someone else suggested, I need to put as much as possible here on WIKI in order for others to help me if they wish...


Carol Watson
Thank you so much Doug..I am soo happy about the helpful replies here.. Appreciate your them very much...maybe I will find Joseph's family after all!


carol sorden watson

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