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John Dixon (abt. 1777 - bef. 1850)

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John Dixon aka Dixson, Dickson
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married after [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Mississippimap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Sep 2012
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John Dixon was born in North Carolina, where he married Henrietta "Ritty" Booth around 1801. They probably moved to Georgia shortly after they were married, as census records for their son Zachariah show that he was born about 1802 in Georgia. Their son Lindsey was also born in Georgia, about 1807. By 1835, Zachariah was in Amite County, Mississippi, where his father died before April 24, 1850.[1]

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  1. probate record; DAR records (see below)
  • probate record
  • DAR records for members under Patriot Daniel Booth (John's father-in-law), Ancestor #A012166
  • DAR member record
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed June 12, 2015), "Record of Daniel Booth", Ancestor # A012166.


  • Family notes speak of a Hollingsworth ancestor, which could have been Sarah (Hollingsworth) Dixon, but how this John is connected to her is not known.
  • Family notes also say Zachariah Dixon was the son of John Dixon and his wife, Henrietta (Boothe, born after 1775 in Orange Co., NC) and that John was possibly born in Virginia and died in Amite County, Mississippi, in 1849. (update on 5/22/2013: DAR Records for Daniel Booth show daughter Henrietta married John Dixon)
  • Various Dixon and Hollingsworth marriages are listed at Delaware Roots, including:
    • John DICKSON of Mill Creek Hundred, NCC, and Sarah HOLLINGSTH. [Hollingsworth] of Christiana Hundred, afsd. co. 29-8-1724 at Center meeting house.
  • Screven County (Georgia) Genealogy
  • I believe Zachariah's father John is probably a grandson of Thomas and Judith (Wingfield) Dixon, based on the family names among The Family of Lt. Col. Henry Dixon (website by Scott K. Williams, accessed October 17, 2014). Excerpt:
"The grandparents of Lt. Col. Henry Dixon, Revolutionary war veteran, are Capt. Thomas Dixon (d. abt. 1763 in Prince George County, Va.) married Judith Wingfield in 1720. (Judith Wingfield was the daughter of Jarvis Wingfield and Hannah Wynne.)
"The children of Capt. Thomas Dixon and Judith Wingfield were:
"1. Henry Dixon, Sr., born 1723; died Oct 1795 Caswell Co., NC; married Elizabeth Abernathy. (Parents of Lt. Col. Henry Dixon)
"2. Thomas Dixon
"3. Martha Dixon who married James Greenway
"4. John Dixon, born in Dinwiddie Va. Died in Warren Co Ky. married to Mary ???
"5. Frederick Dixon 1747 married to Nancy Hines. He died 1786 in Dinwiddie Va.
"6. Mary Dixon, born 1735; married first, Simon Samuel Seward. 2nd, Hugh Hall, b. Petersburg, Prince George County, Va. (source: David F. Klein, not confirmed)"
... The Henry Dixon, Sr. family migrated to Caswell Co., NC, before the Revolution. Henry Dixon, Sr. died in October 1795.
See Williams' [ website] for details, including the children of Henry Dixon Sr. & Elizabeth (Abernathy) Dixon (also listed on her profile page).
  • more Screven County (Georgia) Genealogy cards, from Elizabeth Abernathy's profile:
  • more, from a John Dixon search
    • Card number 7061
    • Card number 7809
    • Card number 7252
    • Card number 7173
    • Card number 7211 (Sukey Jones' parents, she married Robert Dixon/Dickson January 1771)
    • Card number 7222
    • Card number 7154 (Henry Dixon Sr's children in 1817: Henry Jr, William, Elizabeth, and John)
    • Card number 7137
    • Card number 7163 (John Dixon will signed March 17, 1772...)
    • Card number 7149
    • Card number 7164
    • Card number 7200
    • Card number 7046 (will abstract, 1792/3, of Robert Dixon, husband of Ann Bacon)
    • Card number 7047
    • Card number 7048
    • Card number 7050
    • Card number 7051 (John Lydell Dixon m Mary Cobb 11/5/1795)
    • Card number 7052
    • Card number 7058 (John L. Dixon m Miss Pollie Cobbs 11/7/1793)
    • Card number 7229
    • Card number 7033 (Ann Dixon will - probably nee Bacon - dated 8-21-1833... yup, next card)
    • Card number 7075
    • Card number 7071 (Isle of Wight, VA marriages of Dixons)
    • Card number 7174 (different Robert Dixon family?)
  • G2G - question about a descendant of an ancestor? A couple of Williams, but couldn't find a connection to this John Dixon.
  • see also - Kith and kin [electronic resource] : containing genealogical data of the following families : Dixon, Andrus, Battin, Beal, Bosworth, Chapin, Converse, Copeland, Cummins, Esterly, Hanna, Hardenberg, Holloway, James, Kendall, Mast, Nichols, Shed, Stewart, Walker, Wallbridge, and other collateral lines
    • pp 3-4
    • John m Hollingsworth, but nothing of his descendants
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John:

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On 13 Jul 2014 at 02:13 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

John is 18 degrees from SJ Baty, 22 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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