John Dixon
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John Dixon (1679 - 1759)

John Dixon
Born in County Antrim, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1700 (to 1708) in Ulster, Antrim, Irelandmap
Husband of — married 7 Aug 1741 in Voluntown, New London, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 80 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Mar 2009 | Last significant change: 29 Oct 2022
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John Dixon was born in 1679 in County Antrim, Ireland, son of Robert (Dixson) Dickson (~1630 - ~1700) and Priscilla Christian (Dixson) Kennedy (~1630 - ~1700).[1]

His siblings were:

  1. Elizabeth (Thomas) Everitt (~1655 - >1723)
  2. David Dixon (1673 - )
  3. Robert Dixson (1675 - ~1766)
  4. Archibald Dixon (1677 - )
  5. Margaret (Dixon) Stewart (~1677 - 1729)

John married Agnes Unknown (~1680 - 1708) in 1700 in Ulster, Antrim, Ireland. Their children were:

  1. Capt Robert (Dickson) Dixon Esq. (~1701 - 1788)
  2. Marilia (Dixon) Anderson (1705 - 1795).

John married Janet Kennedy (~1720 - ) on 7 Aug 1741 in Voluntown, New London, Connecticut. Their children were:

  1. William Dixon (1748 - 1809)
  2. Mary (Dixon) Kies (1752 - 1837).

John's daughter was Janet (Dixson) Dixon (~1703 - ~1754).

John died on 6 May 1759 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut Colony aged ~79.

John Dixon was born in Ireland, and later came to America, settling in Conn. [2]

John Dixon married for the 3rd time 7 August 1741 in Voluntown, CT, to Janet Kennedy (1720 - 1796).

Their daughter, Mary (Dixon) Kies, became the first woman in America to apply and receive a US patent.

Find A Grave Memorial #[Find A Grave: Memorial #5934541359345413].
“Here Lieth the Body of John Dixson late of Killingly
Who died May ye 6th A.D. 1759 &
In ye 81st year of his life”

He passed away about 1759. [3]


  1. "England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013; FHL Film Number: 94691, Ancestry Record 9841 #65062217 (accessed 29 October 2022), Robert Dickson baptism on 6 Oct 1630, son of Robert Dickson & Margaret, in St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England.
  2. Killingly Historical Society, Danielson, CT
  3. Unsourced family tree handed down to Arthur Jones Jr.
  • Burial: "U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current"
    Ancestry Record 60525 #15566518 (accessed 8 April 2022)
    John Dixon burial (died on 6 May 1759) in Sterling, Windham County, Connecticut, United States of America.
  • Jordan, John W, and James Hadden.Space:Genealogical_and_Personal_History_of_Fayette_County%2C_Pennsylvania| Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.]] (New York, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912)

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I added a source connecting John as the child of Robert and Priscilla. I am not completely convinced, but it probably is worth looking into.
posted by Scott Michal
This man can't be the father of William Dixon baptised at Hart, County Durham, England in 1686. He would have been too young. What is the evidence that he is the John Dixon who married Jane Peake at Middleton in Teesdale in 1673? He was not born until 1679 according to this profile. Must be a different John Dixon and this man needs to be separated from Jane Peake and William Dixon. Jane and William probably don't belong together either.
posted on Dixon-10662 (merged) by Irene (Dowd) Marlborough
Dixon-10662 and Dixon-14 appear to represent the same person because: same parents
posted by Sandra Emmons

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