John Dixon
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John Dixon (1702 - 1742)

John Dixon
Born in New Castle, Delawaremap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 29 Oct 1724 in Delawaremap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle, Delawaremap
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John Dixon was born in 1702[1][2][3] in New Castle, Delaware. On August 29, 1724, he married Sarah Hollingsworth (b 8 Mo 7 1706).[4]
In 1720, he was mentioned in his step-father's will. John Houghton, of New Castle county, made his will 1 mo. 10, 1720, and it was probated May 27, 1720. He mentions his wife Ann. his brother-in-law, John Gregg, his daughters, Mary, Martha, and Rebecca Houghton, and children Dinah, Ann, George, Henry, Thomas and John Dixon.[5]
John DICKSON of Mill Creek Hundred, NCC [New Castle County], and Sarah HOLLINGSTH. [Hollingsworth] of Christiana Hundred, afsd. co. 29-8-1724[6] at Center meeting house.[7]
John and Sarah (Hollingsworth) Dixon's children included:[8]
  • Isaac Dixon (b. about 1725, d. about 1762)[9]
  • Grace Dixon[10]
  • Sarah Dixon[11]
  • Ann Dixon, m. 1st Richard Woodnut, 2nd William Gregg (1695-1747), son of John Gregg (1668-1738) and Elizabeth Cooke.[12]
  • John Dixon d. 1763, m. 20 April 1768, Susanna Prior (1724-1805) Dau. of John and Susanna Prior Dixon: Sarah Dixon, b. 3 December, 1760, m. 1st John Dixon, 2nd Stephen Gregg[12]
  • Mary Dixon[13]
John Dixon passed away in 1742, in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle, Delaware.[citation needed]
John died before 1748, when his son Isaac married:
Isaac DIXSON, son of John, dec'd. of Mill Creek Hd. and Ann NICHOLS, daughter of Thomas of Christiana Hd., NCC. 13-2-1748 at Hockessin.[7]


John Dixon.[14][15]


1702[14] 7 AUG, New Castle, Delaware.[15]


Centre Meeting (under Newark Monthly Meeting): John and Sarah were married in 1724 "at Center meeting house."[7]
Hockessin Meeting: A meeting was held at the house of William Cox at Hockessin in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County as early as 1730 but was not regularly established until 1737. The meeting received its name of Hockessin from an Indian village formerly near the place Among the first settlers were John Baldwin William Cox and the Irish Friends Henry and John Dixon. In 1738 a meeting house was built and enlarged in 1745.[16]

Real Estate

Dixon-Wilson House

In 1732 John built a home, now located on Valley Road, west of the house built by his brother, Henry. The home has a datestone inscribed "I & J Dixon - 1732" - The 'I' referring to John's son, Isaac, who inherited the home after John died. The home was eventually sold outside the family after 1832. [17] [18]


1742,[19] Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle, Delaware.[15]

Research Notes

This profile is protected to prevent it being merged away into the profile for his half-brother, John Houghton. William Dixon and his wife Anne (Gregg) had a son named John Dixon who's mentioned in the will of John Houghton, whom Anne married after William died.


  1. a birth date of February 9, 1691, Christiana Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, had "Source S390: Text: John Dixon, b. 1702, m. 29 August 1724, Sarah Hollingsworth, sister of Hannah. b. 7 August 1706."
  2. Source: #S381: Birth: 9 Feb 1691
  3. Source: #S404: Born: 1703, Christiana Hundred, New Castle, Delaware
  4. Source: #Myers, page 315
  5. The Era Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 11, pg 331
  6. in 1724, 8m would be October, not August
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Newark MM Marriages
  8. Source: #S381
  9. Delaware Gen Soc., Vol 18, No. 3, May 1997
  10. Source: #S381: ref: 241, p. 239
  11. Source: #S381: ref: 250
  12. 12.0 12.1 Source #S191
  13. WikiTree profile Dixon-1161
  14. 14.0 14.1 Source: #S214: Ancestry link, Tree #0946, imported Aug 24, 1998
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Source: #S255: Ancestry link, OneWorldTree, Ancestry Online publication
  16. Source: #Myers, page 121
  19. Source: #S404 Data: Text: Died: 1742, at age 39
  • S381: Earl L. Darrah, Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr (broken link), edarrah[at] Tampa, FL, January 12, 1999: another broken link - it had been "Hollingsworth Descendants," (a page from Earl Darrah's website, accessed Feb. 4, 2015, courtesy of's Wayback Machine, which has now been blocked). Earl Darrah published a book in 1995 called Hollingsworth: Westward Migration and Settlement of the Valentine Hollingsworth Family. It's available at the Library of Congress (call number CS74.H74 1995), at the National Genealogical Society, and the Mormon Library in Salt Lake City, UT.
  • S390, S191: Mary Belle Lontz, Our German, Pilgrim, and Quaker Ancestors, Milton Pennsylvania, page 30 (published October, 1968 by M.B. Lontz; [ dead link], moved to, but Lontz not found - Feb. 12, 2015). See also Kendall, Hazel May (Middleton). This book records the descendants of John Gregg, Anderson, Ind: H.M.M. Kendall, 1946 (p. 24, 27). They settled in Anson Co., (then South, but now North) Carolina, where John purchased 244 acres on Fair Forrest Creek in 1753.
  • S404: Emily A. Brown, Ancestors of Emily Brown, Dec 13, 2003 (no longer available, January 4, 2015)
  • S412: Chris Stefanovich, Ancestors of Chris Stefanovich, last updated May 2000. Note, Feb. 26, 2015: link went to a site titled Stefanovich, but could not find any relevant information on it.
  • S413: Allen L. Potts, Ancestors of Eva Martina Walterhouse (Publication: Jan 16 2001). Membership required, Feb. 26, 2015. Text: iv. John DIXON was born in 1702 in Mill Creek, New Castle Hundred, Delaware. He died in 1742.
  • Albert Cook Myers, Immigration of the Irish Quakers Into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750: With Their Early History in Ireland (published by the author in 1902). Available online: Google eBook
  • Kith and Kin, Willis Milnor Dixon, 1846- (Pub'd 1922)
Note: Following list of sources was provided by Michael Lechner for numerous profiles; they may or may not be accessible and may or may not apply to this person:


  • The WikiTree profile Dixon-350 was created through the import of Weaver.ged on 03 January 2011.
  • The WikiTree profile Dixon-1133 was created through the import of DIXON.GED on October 11, 2011 by Glenn Dixon.
  • The WikiTree profile Dixon-1523 was created through the import of 60a.GED on Jan 11, 2012 by Michael Lechner.

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