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Henry Dixon (1746 - 1827)

Henry Dixon aka Dixson [uncertain]
Born in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Colony of Delawaremap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 9 May 1771 in New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvaniamap
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Died at age 80 in Columbiana, Columbiana, Ohio, United Statesmap
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Newark Monthly Meeting's first minutes date from 1686, and deal with Friends Meetings in northern Delaware: Newark Union, New Castle, Centre, and later Hockessin and Wilmington. See the category page for Newark Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania (now Delaware) for more information about Newark MM.


Henry Dixon was born in July 28 1746 [1] in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. His parents were John Dixon and Rebecca Cox.[2]

In the Blackburn DataBase the Last Name of Henry, his Father , and his children was spelled Dixson. This is just for reference background

Marriage of Henry and Elizabeth, 9 5m 1771:

"Elizabeth Hadley, daughter of John and Margaret of Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle m. Henry Dixon of New Garden in Chester Co., son of John and Rebecca, at public meeting in New Garden (p. 62)[3]

Henry migrated to the frontier region of Western PA, Washington County, on the bank of the Monongahela River. The timing isn't precise, but the birth record of his son Simon lists Washington PA late 1780. The family of his brother Joshua are also recorded here at same time, along with others from the Chester, or Lancaster PA quaker communities. There are records that his cousins the Allens migrated at the same time to same favorable location.

One of the earliest land records in Allen Township (now named Roscoe PA) has his patent: "Dixon's Intent" HENRY DIXON – 142 acres,48(Perches-square) & Allow. War. Aug. 31, 1784 Sur. Dec 13, 1784 Pat. June 24, 1786 to Henry Dixon P-6-332 From The Horn Papers, book 3, Township Map. (John H. Campbell, Chief Draftsman)

Contributors should check for records that clarify the timing of the families move Down the Ohio River to southern Ohio. This migration was also one that other relatives and close Quaker families made from Washington PA.

Children of Henry & Elizabeth in Blackburn DB
1. Rebecca Dixson, b. 15 May 1772, , , PA, d. 19 Mar 1836, Fairfield Twp., Columbiana, OH (Age 63 years)
2. Amy Dixson, b. 15 Oct 1773, , , PA , d. 1832, Yellow Creek Twp., Columbiana, OH (Age 58 years)
3. Ruth Dixson, b. 17 Mar 1776, , , PA , d. 1 Aug 1811, , Columbiana, OH (Age 35 years)
4. Henry Dixson, b. 16 Jul 1780, , , PA , d. Salem Twp., Columbiana, OH
5. Simon Dixon, b. 16 Jul 1780, Pike Run Twp., Washington, PA , d. 1849, , Columbiana, OH (Age 68 years)
6. Margaret Dixson, b. 3 May 1783, , , PA , d. 12 Jul 1852, Fairfield Twp., Columbiana, OH (Age 69 years)
7. Elizabeth Dixson, b. 22 Jul 1788, Pike Run Twp., Washington, PA , d. 19 Mar 1863, , Columbiana, OH (Age 74 years)
8. Mary Dixson, b. 23 Jul 1788, Pike Run Twp., Washington, PA , d. 28 Aug 1863, Adams Twp., Parke, IN (Age 75 years)


  1. Blackburn Data Base- Henry Dixon birth July 28 1746, BFA files; Blackburn Family Association, Inc. Master Database - updated 25 March, 2017
  2. U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 (Ancestry online publication). Original data: Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Births and Burials, 1706-1806; Collection: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: MR-Ph 275
  3. Hadleys of Chester County and New Castle County, Chester County, Pennsylvania Marriages.


  • WikiTree profile Dixon-1306 created through the import of DIXON.GED on Oct 11, 2011 by Glenn Dixon.
  • Thank you to Steve Conner for creating WikiTree profile Dixon-3070 through the import of Mikesell Winters_2013-09-04.ged on Sep 4, 2013. Unidentified Tree.

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There is a note below from 2016 saying "no indication he went to Ohio". the Census and other records place his Washington County PA location to be in close proximity to his brother Joshua Dixson-3073. there is clear town history source evidence Joshua was one of earliest settlers in Columbiana OH. The elementary school there was/is named Joshua Dixon. Columbiana is not that far from Wash County PA.

from southeast PA locations, some of the Dixon families went south and some went West.

posted by Marty Ormond
the part cut out (to be under 800 characters) in the previous post explains (Orthodox) & (Hicksite):

"The monthly meeting was transferred to Western Quarterly Meeting in 1758. In 1760, its name was changed to "Kennett". At the time of the Hicksite Separation of 1827, the monthly meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches.

"Kennett Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1939, and most of its members were transferred to New Garden Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) in West Grove, Pa."

see also this Rootsweb post

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
this site has a good "short history" - "The first monthly meeting of Friends which was to become Newark was held at the Widow Welsh's in New Castle in 1686. It became part of Chester [Concord] Quarterly Meeting in 1693. The monthly meeting was transferred to Western Quarterly Meeting in 1758. In 1760, its name was changed to "Kennett". ...

Kennett Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was discontinued in 1939, and most of its members were transferred to New Garden Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) in West Grove, Pa.

"Kennett Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), which reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1955, was the forerunner of the current Kennett Monthly Meeting."

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Dixon-1306 and Dixon-3070 do not represent the same person because: Dixon-3070 shows no parents, wife, or children. There is nothing I've found for Dixon-1306 to think he went to/died in Ohio. And nothing in the profile of DIxon-3070 to support that he did - or that he was born 1746. These appear to me to be different men. There are many Dixon/Dixson families in the area at the time.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Dixon-3070 and Dixon-1306 appear to represent the same person because: Quaker meetings the same. (it's confusing)
posted by Marj Adams
Certificates from Chester County Meetings to Hopewell VA MM (Extracted from Hopewell MM Minutes)

The Hopewell meeting, in Frederick Co, Va, was established in around 1734, and many of the early members had come down through the Shenandoah Valley from Chester Co. The following are extracted names of those who brought a certificate to the Hopewell meeting, from Chester meetings. ...

Henry Dixon 1782 w Elizabeth ch Rebecca, Ruth, Emy, Henry

Joshua Dixon 1784 w. Dinah Kennet

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett