Categories: English Quakers.
William Coates Dixon, son of George Dixon and Mary Bowron, was born in1784 in Staindrop, England. Staindrop is a village in County Durham, which has a tea room and one pub. The Quaker birth record states that George Dixon is a wool comber.
The surveyor Jeremiah Dixon, who with Charles Mason calculated and laid out the Mason–Dixon line in North America, is buried in Staindrop. His unmarked grave is in the Quaker burial ground adjoining the old Friends' Meeting House. Thomas Pynchon's historical fiction novel Mason & Dixon mentions Staindrop as containing Jeremiah Dixon's favourite public house.
Is it possible that this William Dixon is related to Jeremiah Dixon, the famous surveyor.
No further information found on Ancestry or FamilySearch. Death date is unsourced.
England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837
Name: William Coates Dixon
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 29 Feb 1784
Birth Place: Staindrop, Durham, England
Father: Grorge Dixon
Meeting: Monthly Meeting of Darlington: Staindrop
Piece Description: Piece 0652: Monthly Meeting of Darlington: Staindrop Births (1776-1798)
England Births and Christenings
Name William Coates Dixon
Residence Place Staindrop, Durham, England
Birthplace Staindrop, Durham, England
Birth Date 29 Feb 1784
Father's Name George Dixon
Mother's Name Mary
Dixon-3791 was created by Steven Ringer through the import of Descendants of George Coates 1682.ged on May 2, 2014.
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