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Joseph Edward Nix (abt. 1787 - abt. 1855)

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Joseph Edward Nix
Born about in Union, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died about in Habersham, Georgia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Feb 2018 | Last significant change: 1 Apr 2019
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Joseph Nix was the son of John Grancer & Sarah Winters Nix (1767-1835), the daughter of Moses & Elizabeth Head Winters of Franklin County, GA. Joseph was the oldest of their 9 children, and he married Martha Bishop, daughter of Thomas Bishop, in 1802 in Georgia. Joseph was a member of the Royal Order of Grand Masons. Joseph was famous, or rather infamous, for his notorious land deals that kept him in trouble most of his life. After Martha died in 1845, his health declined, he went blind, and lived with his sister Lucinda until his death in Habersham County, GA, in 1855. Some of his children are buried in Freeman-Cox Cemetery, & others are still missing. .



  1. Unsourced family tree handed down to Phyllis (Shirley) Thompson.
  • 1830; Census Place: Habersham, Georgia; Series: M19; Roll: 18; Page: 27; Family History Library Film: 0007038
  • Year: 1840; Census Place: Mount Yonah, Habersham, Georgia; Page: 144
  • Year: 1850; Census Place: District 7, Habersham, Georgia; Roll: M432_72; Page: 268A; Image: 66

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