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Thomas Dixon (abt. 1705 - abt. 1735)

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Thomas Dixon aka Dixson, Dickson [uncertain]
Born about in New Castle, Delawaremap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Newcastle, Newcastle, Delawaremap
Descendants descendants
Died about in New Garden MM, Chester, Pennsylvaniamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jan 2011
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Categories: Newark Monthly Meeting, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

Biography

Thomas Dixon, Son of William and Ann Gregg Dixon, was born 1705 in Chester County' Penna(Delaware). He married Hannah Hadley (b 11/16/1709/10), daughter and fifth child of Simon Hadley, Jr. and his wife, Ruth Keran. on Aug 25 1727, at New Garden,Newark Monthly Meeting:

Thomas Dixon lived near the then fast growing city of Philadelphia and was deeply influenced by the Quaker founder of the Colony, William Penn. The Hadleys were also a family of Penn followers who emigrated from Ireland to Penn's Province.

He and Hannah had three (four?) children before he died of smallpox in 1735 in Pennsylvania.[1] He left widow Hannah and three children, all of whom in the mid-century joined the Quaker movement to the Carolinas.

Children Simon, Rebecca, and Ruth were included in previously merged profiles. The profile for Dixon-2022, merged Nov. 24, 2012, included a daughter Rachael. I would challenge Rachel as unsupported, no sources or explaination why she should be attached to these parents. Thomas Dixon had 3 children which have both primary and secondary sources and support.

In his 1755 will, Simon Hadley mentions his grandchildren, children of his daughter Hannah, widow of John Stanfield: "Simon Dixson; Rebecca, wife of William Marshall; Ruth Dixson ..."

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Sources

  1. general agreement among merged profiles; WikiTree profiles show that youngest daughter Ruth was born in 1733 and Hannah married John Stanfield in 1742
  2. Profile created by Jerie Leep through the import of 95814b_4678889c55ea8be0v4g45a.ged on Feb 19, 2018. This comment and citation should be deleted after a short biography has been added and primary sources have been cited.
  • Newark Monthly Meeting
  • Simon Hadley's 1755 will
  • Weaver Genealogical Record of Jack Weaver (Compilation of 40 years of genealogical research by Jack Weaver, c/o Robert Weaver)

See also Ancestry.com trees & WikiTree events

  • The WikeTree profile for Thomas Dixon-356 was created through the import of Weaver.ged on January 3, 2011, by Robert Weaver. The profile included birth place of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Source citations included: no longer available https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/6676093/person/-1250174379/facts; no longer available Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree; and a list of submitters (click the Changes tab and review previous changes to see the names listed and other Ancestry.com source citations). The gedcom also referenced Ancestral File Number: 2279-05, which would indicated an LDS source, and included the following information:
Burial
New Garden MM, Chester, Pennsylvania[3]
Family
Husband: Thomas Dixon
Wife: Hannah Hadley
Child: Simon Dixon
Child: Rebecca Dixon
Child: Ruth Dixon
Marriage: 25 OCT 1727, Newcastle, Newcastle, Delaware
Marriage: 25 AUG 1721, New Garden MM, Chester, PA[4]
Husband: William Dixon
Wife: Ann Gregg
Child: Thomas Dixon
Child: Henry Dixon
Child: William Dixon
Child: Dinah Dixon
Child: John Dixon
Child: George Dixon
Child: Ann Dixon
Marriage: 1690, New Castle, Delaware
Text: Birth date: 1670 Birth place: Ir Marriage date: 1690 Marriage place: DE


  • The WikiTree profile Dixon-1986 was created through the import of complete.ged on October 7, 2012 by Billie Walsh. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Billie and others. It was merged into Dixon-356 on November 25, 2012. The following information is from that profile.
  • The WikiTree profile Houghton-758 was created by Kathy Stewart through the import of sarahweston.ged on Jan 24, 2014. Source citation was Ancestry Family Tree (Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members).
  • The WikiTree profile Dixon-1134 was created through the import of DIXON.GED on Oct 11, 2011 by Glenn Dixon. The gedcom had Chester County, Pennsylvania for both birth and marriage location.
  • The WikiTree profile Dixon-1526 was created through the import of 60a.GED on January 11, 2012 by Michael Lechner. It included the following:
THOMAS DIXON, s/o William and Ann Gregg Dixon, was born 1705 in Chester County' Penna., and died 1735, aged 30 years. August 25, 1721, he married in Meeting in New Castle County, Delaware, Hannah Hadley, born 11/16/1709/10 and died May 31, 1783, d/o and fifth child of Simon Hadley, Jr. and his wife, Ruth Keran. Thomas Dixon lived near the then fast growing city of Philadelphia and was deeply influenced by the Quaker founder of the Colony, William Penn. The Hadleys were *mother family of Penn followers who emigrated from Ireland to Penn's Province. Thomas Dixon is said to have died in the Philadelphia area of small pox and to have left widow Hannah and three children, all of whom in the mid-century joined the Quaker movement to the Carolinas. On August 18, 1742, at Hockessin Meeting, Delaware, Hannah Medley Dixon married John Stanf~eld, s/o Samuel & Jane (Andrew) Stanfield. John ~tanfi~ld died in 1755, leasing Hannah again a widow with three Stanfield children: 1. John' who on 4/~/1762 married Phillipina Jones; 2. Samuel, who married Lydia Vernon; 3. Thomas, who married Hannah Vernon. Hannah Hadley Dixon Stanfield died at Cane Creek, North Carolina, May 31, 1783' and is buried at Cane Creek burial ground.
Children of Thomas Dixon and Hannah Hadley:
  • i. Simon Dixon, born Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1728, died at Cane Crime'-, North Carolina, April, 1781. He married, 1751' Elizabeth Allen, also born n Chester County, in 1728. In the general Quaker migration from Pennsylvania southward into Virginia and the Carolinas, Simon D con' in the spring of 17~, arrived at Cane Creek, North}-, Carolina, where he cleared some land in Orange County' built a pioneer cabin, planted a crop of corn. Discouraged however, by his primitive surroundings, his nearest neighbor was six miles away, he returned to Pennsylvania. In 1751, he returned to the Cane Creek area fringing with him P group of settlers, amoral whom were his mother and stepfather, Hannah and John Stanfield, and the three Stanfield children; his sister end brother-in-law, Rebecca and William Marshall; and his sister Ruth. Simon Dixon had been received into the Cane Creek Society of Friends, Oft. 7, 1751, the year the Meeting was established. Both Simon and Elizabeth became members by certificates of removal from Newark Monthly Meeting, Kennet' Pennsylvanian June 2, 1753. That same year, 1753, Simon Dixon built Dixon's Mill' the first mill for grinding corn or grain on Cane Creek, and Dixon's Mill, although several times rebuilt on the same and additional walls, for about a hundred and fifty years used the same water power that it used in 1753. At the same time, Simon Dixon built a handsome stone house, a dwelling which was commandeered for two days and nights by Lord Cornwallis as headquarters for his Lordship and Officers after the Battle of Guilford Court House. While there, the British killed two hundred and fifty sheep, seventy-five cattle, and burned all the fences. During their stay some of the British soldiers died of "camp fever" as typhus was then commonly called. While the British Army was in Expression of his house and premises, Simon and his family stayed in the home of a friend, Col. Robert Mebane' in Hawfield County. After the departure of enemy troops' Simon Dixon returned home, but within a few days contracted "Camp Fever" himself and died about three weeks later. Both Simon Dixon and his wife Elizabeth Allen, and several of their children are hurled in the Friends Cemetery at Cane Creek Meeting. The Alamance County Historical Society has marked their graves with the characteristic native stone marker bearing the following inscription:
In Memory of
Simon Dixon And his wife Elizabeth Allen Dixon
Born in Penna 1728
Pioneer Settler who bought these
Lands from the Lords Proprietors of
North Carolina, 1751
Built Dixon's Mill, 1753
Died April. 1781
Born in Penna 1728
Died 1793
Both were charter members of
Cane Creek Meeting organized 1751
Erected 1925
This monument in the Cane Creek burial ground is a large mill wheel from the Dixon mill. Thus mill' together with the Dixon house, was the source of much speculation, legend, and search for many years. According to the local history told us at Cane Creek by Anna and Wilma Griffin and Anna Lois Dixon, Simon Dixon was reputably a man of means in the community, having a considerable amount of gold which he hid somewhere on the premises when the British, under Lord Cornwallis, took possession of the stone house and the mill of Simon Dixon. In or about 1953 fire destroyed the stone house and the mill. A man of some wealth from Durham' North Carolina, bought the remains and tore down the mill and the house stone by tone, brick by brick, stick by stick, in an endeavor to fled the lost Dixon gold. If he succeeded in his search, he let no one know of his find; so someday, someone may still find the hidden treasure which has been the source of speculation from the days of the Revolution. Another mystery and another search has been for the cannon which Lord Cornwallis had with him when he took possession of the properties of one Dixons but which he did not nave with him when he left. He had two when he entered; one wnen he left. Supposition has it that the British ran it out into the mill pond where it lies settled into the ground ~ perhaps forever.[5]
Following was included under "Sources" for Dixon-1526, but I couldn't tell what source it was from.
Children of Thomas Dixon and Hannah Hadley: 1. Simon' b. 1728, Chester County, Pennsylvania; d. April 1781, Cane Creek' North Carolina; m. 1751, Elizabeth Allen, b. 1728, Pennsylvania; d. 1793, Cane Creek' North Carolina 2. Rebecca' b. 13 January 1731, New Castle County' Pennsylvania (now Delaware) d. 9 February 1803; m. 28 March 1746' Hockessin Meeting, New Castle Co.' William Marshall, b. 4 August 1764, County Tyrone, Ireland' son of Jacob and Ann (Griffith) Marshall, d. 19 3. Ruth, b. 1734/5, Chester County, Pennsylvania' d. 1764' Cane Creek, N.C., married 11/25/1756' at Cane Creek Public Meeting, John Doan who was b. 11/30/173, Middletown, Pa., d. 3/6/1811, Cane Creek, N.C., s/o Joseph Doan and Mary Carter. THOMAS DIXON, s/o William and Ann Gregg Dixon, was born 705 in Chester County' Penna., and died 1735, aged 30 years. August 25, 1721, he married in Meeting in New Castle County, Delaware, Hannah Hadley, born 11/16/1709/10 and died May 31, 1783, d/o and fifth child of Simon Hadley, Jr. and his wife, Ruth Keran. Thomas Dixon lived near the then fast growing city of Philadelphia and was deeply influenced by the Quaker founder of the Colony, William Penn. The Hadleys were *mother family of Penn followers who emigrated from Ireland to Penn's Province. Thomas Dixon is said to have died in the Philadelphia area of small pox and to have left widow Hannah and three children, all of whom in the mid-century joined the Quaker movement to the Carolinas. On August 18, 1742, at Hockessin Meeting, Delaware, Hannah Medley Dixon married John Stanf~eld, s/o Samuel & Jane (Andrew) Stanfield. John ~tanfi~ld died in 1755, leasing Hannah again a widow with three Stanfield children: 1. John' who on 4/~/1762 married Phillipina Jones; 2. Samuel, who married Lydia Vernon; 3. Thomas, who married Hannah Vernon. Hannah Hadley Dixon Stanfield died at Cane Creek, North Carolina, May 31, 1783' and is buried at Cane Creek burial ground.
Additional sources given in Dixon-1526
  • Source: S390 Author: Mary Belle Lontz Title: Our German, Pilgrim, and Quaker Ancestors Abbreviation: Our German, Pilgrim, and Quaker Ancestors Publication: October, 1968, http://idt.net/~allenp19/ http://www.heritagepursuit.com/ Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: THOMAS DIXON, s/o William and Ann Gregg Dixon, was born 705 in Chester County' Penna., and died 1735, aged 30 years. August 25, 1721, he married in Meeting in New Castle County, Delaware, Hannah Hadley, born 11/16/1709/10 and died May 31, 1783, d/o and fifth child of Simon Hadley, Jr. and his wife, Ruth Keran.
  • Source: S404 Author: Emily A. Brown Title: Ancestors of Emily Brown Abbreviation: Ancestors of Emily Brown Publication: http://www.emilyabrown.com/legacy/index.htm Dec 13, 2003 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S412 Author: Chris Stefanovich Title: Ancestors of Chris Stefanovich Abbreviation: Ancestors of Chris Stefanovich Publication: http://www.stefanovich.com/index.html Note: Last updated May 2000 Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S413 Author: Allen L. Potts Title: Ancestors of Eva Martina Walterhouse Abbreviation: Ancestors of Eva Martina Walterhouse Publication: Jan 16 2001, http://www.heritagepursuit.com/famtitle.htm Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: v. Thomas DIXON was born in 1705 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He died in 1735 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. !Source: Lontz, Mary Belle. Our German, Pilgrim and Quaker ancestors, Milton Pennsylvania, M.B. Lontz, 1968 (p. 31). Marriage: shown as 24 Aug 1727 in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Dept. Ancestral File, family group record, unkown and Ann Gregg (AFN:2279-7C), Salt Lake City, Utah, printed 25 Nov 1989. He died in 1735 of small-pox in Lancaster Co., Pa.


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