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Zachariah Dixon (1802 - 1854)

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Zachariah Dixon aka Dixson, Dickson
Born in Georgiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Amite County, Mississippimap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mississippimap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Nov 2017 | Last significant change: 10 Dec 2018
06:23: Liz (Noland) Shifflett edited the Biography for Zachariah Dixon. (added link to FamilySearch image of WillBook) [Thank Liz for this]
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Categories: Amite County, Mississippi | Hinds County, Mississippi.



Zachariah was born in 1802, based on his age (48) in the 1850 Census, which also shows that he was born in Georgia and his children were all born in Mississippi.
Zachariah Dixon (also spelled Dickson) was the son of John Dixon and his wife, Henrietta (Boothe, born after 1775 in Orange Co., NC). His father John was possibly born in Virginia and died in Amite County, Mississippi, in 1849.[1]
Zachariah's will, with the name spelled Dickson, names the children shown in the 1850 Census and includes the information that Rebecca Purvis is Eugene's mother.[2]
Zachariah signed his will on December 3, 1852 and added a codicil on February 11, 1854. He probably passed away that year.[3]


by Rebecca Purvis of Scott County[4]
  • Eugene LaFayette Dickson[5] born c1835 (15 in 1850)[6]
by wife Sarah Ann Adaline Harrington, married Dec. 27, 1835, Amite County, Mississippi[7] (not included in 1850 census)
  • Martha Louisa Dickson,[4] born c1837 (13 in 1850)[6]
  • William Harrington Dickson,[4] born c1839 (11 in 1850)[6]
  • Frances Virginia "Fanny" Dickson,[4] born c1841 (9 in 1850),[6] married Alfred Downs "A.D." Aldridge[8]
  • Reuben Alexander Dickson,[4] born c1843 (7 in 1850)[6]

coincidence worth noting

The 1850 Census for Zachariah's household has a John Johnson, 42, born in North Carolina and includes the notation "Insane". A 15-year-old John Johnson is listed as the son of Jesse Johnson in his pension application ("John is sickly & unable to support himself"). Jesse served in the North Carolina line under Lt. Col. Henry Dixon - possibly this Henry Dixon?

Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed March 23, 2017), "Record of Major Henry Dixon", Ancestor # A032542.


  1. Information from research of Tony and Sue Abruscato (see Rootsweb link in Sources), entered July 22, 2012, under a different profile by Liz Shifflett; moved to Zachariah's profile August 7, 2012.
  2. Transcription posted in Hinds County MSGenWeb. FamilySearch has Will Book images:
    • "Mississippi Probate Records, 1781-1930," images (FamilySearch : 21 May 2014), Hinds > Wills 1832-1917 vol 1-2 > image 206 of 624; county courthouses and public libraries, Mississippi.
  3. Entered by Liz Shifflett June 26, 2012, as Dixon-1851 (see changes for Dixon-1851); merged with Dixon-1237 July 21, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 from will dated Dec. 3, 1852
  5. from will dated Dec. 3, 1852; Eugene was not yet 21
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 from 1850 Census
  7. marriage records, Amite Co., MS
  8. Fanny & A.D. married November 1, 1860, Hinds County, Mississippi marriage records
  • Zachariah Dickson's 1852 will. Signed Dec. 3, 1852; codicil dated Feb. 11, 1854. Hinds County, Mississippi.
  • 1850 Census (Hinds County) and family knowledge for birth/death dates; birth place; and daughter Frances Virginia (Dixon) Aldridge.
  • Amite County, Mississippi, marriage records
  • Tony & Sue Abruscato research, posted in Rootsweb.
Dixon-8198 is a replacement profile for Dixon-1851, which was merged away into a profile for a different Zachariah Dixon (see the Dixon-1851 changes page and also the Dixon-1237 changes page for how the information in this profile was developed).

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