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Joseph S. Dixon (1832 - 1911)

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Joseph S. Dixon
Born in Rockingham County, VAmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married in Chillicothe, Ross County, OHmap
[children unknown]
Died in Harrison County, MOmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Nov 2017
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Joseph was born in 1832. He was the son of Unknown Dixon. He passed away in 1911.


  • Name: Joseph S. Dixon

Sex: M Birth: 25 JAN 1832 in Rockingham Co., VA, of Delaware Co., Ohio 1 Note: 1 JOSEPH S. DIXON, cooper, Ashley; was born Jan. 25, 1832, in Rockingham Co., Va., the son of Wm. and Elizabeth Dixon ; his father was born in Virginia, and his mother came from England; Mr. Dixon came with his parents to Ohio in 1842, and settled in Gallia Co., near Gallipolis ; when 16 years of age, he went to Ironton, Ohio, and worked in a brickyard ; at the age of 18, he went to Gallipolis and learned his trade, working two years ; he afterward ran on the steamboats of the Ohio, Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers in various positions; worked at his trade several years at Chillicothe, and then as a journeyman cooper in Cincinnati, St. Louis, La Salle, Peoria; Beardstown, Naples, Milwaukee and Chicago, back to Cincinnati, then to Columbus, and back to Chillicothe-this took about three years. He was married, May 12, 1854, to Sarah A. Campbell, and remained in Chillicothe until 1861 ; then came to Ashley, opened a shop and bought town property. Enlisted in August, 1864, in the 176th O. V. I., and went to the Army of the Cumberland; he remained with the regiment until the close of the war, and was mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., the regiment took part in the battle of Nashville. In the spring of 1868, he sold his property in Ashley, and moved to Stanton, Ohio, and went into the huckster business on a large scale; he failed and came back to Ashley, bought lots in town, built him a house and soon after a shop. He has been Constable and Councilman, member of the School Board, Street Commissioner, and is now Marshal of the town. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon have had five Children - William Fullerton, born Feb. 12, 1855, and died Jan. 19, 1875 ; Sarah Elizabeth, born Sept. 10, 1857 ; Charles Roney, born April 20, 1859 ; Josephus, born Dec. 7, 1860 ; Alice Belle, born Jan. 12, 1873, but died the same day. Sarah Elizabeth was married, May 24, 1874, to Frank H. Clay, now with G. O. Griswold, of Warren, Ohio, as book-keeper. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is a member of the orders of Masons and Odd Fellows. Change Date: 3 MAY 2004
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Father: William Dixon b: in VA 
Mother: Elizabeth b: in England

Marriage 1 Sarah A. Campbell b: in of Chillicothe OH ? • Married: 12 MAY 1854 1 Children 1. William Fullerton Dixon b: 12 FEB 1855 2. Sarah Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Dixon b: 10 SEP 1857 in Delaware Co., Ohio 3. Charles Roney Dixon b: 20 APR 1859 4. Josephus Dixon b: 7 DEC 1860 5. Alice Belle Dixon b: 12 JAN 1873 
Sources: 1. Type: Web Site
Title: History of DELAWARE County 1880

  • 1850 census in Gallia, OH, age 19, cooper, b. VA, with sister Louisa Dixon, 17, b. VA and sister Margaret Dixon Pace, 34, (but is really 32), b. VA

1850 census Residence Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, USA  Lived with Pace family, along with sister Louisa, shown on 1850 U.S. Census. Father living with another family in the same county

  • 1870 census Post Office: Ashley.OxfordTwp.DelawareCo.OH. Joseph S., age 38, works in Cooper Shop, RE $1200, other 100, b. West Virginia, Sarah, age 40, father of foreign birth, William F., age 15, b. OH, Sarah E., age 13, b. OH, Charles R., age 12, b. OH, Josephus, age 10, b. OH
  • 1880 census in Delaware Ward 1, Delaware Co., OH, Oxford Township

Joseph Dixon, age 48

  • 1900 census Ashley Village, Delaware Co., Oxford Twp, OH , age 68, born Jan 1832 VA

Father b. VA, Mother b. England Occupation: Cooper, own home, no mortgage, reads, writes, speaks English. Didn’t work 8 months that year with wifeSarah A. , 72, b. Ohio, Father b. Scotland, mother b. VA Married in 1854.

  • 1910 census Delaware Co., OH, age 78,as father to Charles W. Dixon, the head of household.
  • U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles

about Joseph Dixon Name: Joseph Dixon Age at enlistment: 27 Enlistment Date: 21 Nov 1861 Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Ohio Was Wounded?: Yes Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, Ohio 78th Infantry Regiment on 15 Jan 1862. Mustered out on 14 Jul 1865 at Columbus, OH. Birth Date: abt 1834 Death Date: 9 Jul 1911 Sources: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio GAR Dept of Illinois: Death Rolls

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