Alpha was born about June 30, 1842 (see Notes) in Kentucky, United States. Her parents were John Dixon and Matilda (Unknown) Dixon.
In 1850, eight year old Alpha lived in Trigg County, Kentucky, United States with her father John (age 43), mother Matilda (age 39), and siblings Mary (age 14), Elizabeth (age 12), Martha (age 10), Matilda (age 4), and Peachy (age 2). Joseph S Craig (age 8), whose relationship to the family is not known, also lived with the family.
Alpha married Richard Ricks May 27, 1858 in Trigg County, Kentucky, United States
and they had at least one child
In 1860, Richard (shown as R A, age 22) and Alpha (shown as A E, age 17) lived in Trigg County, Kentucky, United States with their daughter, shown as F E Ricks.
Alpha died November 5, 1864 in Kentucky, United States and was buried in the Dixon-Lancaster Cemetery in Donaldson, Trigg, Kentucky, United States.
Based on her gravestone inscription "22 years 5 months 5 days" and her death date,
Alpha's birth is calculated as May 31, 1842.
↑ 1.01.11.2United States Census, 1850, database with images, FamilySearch (12 April 2016), Alpha E Dixon in household of John Dixon, Trigg county, Trigg, Kentucky, United States; citing family 341, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
↑ 2.02.1Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 6 July 2018), Richard A Ricks and Alpha E Dixon, 27 May 1858; citing Trigg, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 321,335.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Alpha by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Alpha: