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Alpha E (Dixon) Ricks (abt. 1842 - 1864)

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Alpha E Ricks formerly Dixon
Born about in Kentucky, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Trigg County, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Mother of
Died in Kentucky, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jul 2018
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Alpha was born about June 30, 1842 (see Notes) in Kentucky, United States. Her parents were John Dixon and Matilda (Unknown) Dixon.[1]

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.[1]

Alpha married Richard Ricks May 27, 1858 in Trigg County, Kentucky, United States[2] and they had at least one child[3] (see Notes).

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.[3]

Alpha died November 5, 1864 in Kentucky, United States and was buried in the Dixon-Lancaster Cemetery in Donaldson, Trigg, Kentucky, United States.[4]


Birth Date
Based on her gravestone inscription "22 years 5 months 5 days" and her death date,[4] Alpha's birth is calculated as May 31, 1842.

Alpha's known children were:

  • F E Ricks, born 1859 in Kentucky, United States


[1] [2] [3] [4]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 United 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. 2.0 2.1 Kentucky, 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census, 1860, database with images, FamilySearch (14 December 2017), R A Ricks, 1860.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Find a Grave, memorial #50450847 for Alpha E Ricks, (accessed July 5, 2018).

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