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William Granger Nix (1788 - 1870)

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William Granger "William Grancer" Nix
Born in Union County, South Carolina, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Franklin County, Georgia, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in White County, Georgia, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 May 2014
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William Granger Nix, was the second son of John and Sarah Nix. Census records show he wa born about 1788 in South Carolina. He married on September 3, 1809 to Susannah "Suzie" Stonecypher, who was from Franklin County, Georgia. She was born about 1790 to John and Ann Stonecypher. William and Susannah first lived in Franklin County, Georgia, which was not too far from their home in Franklin County. On October 24, 1833, Solomon Palmer sold to William part of lot No. 14 in the first district on the north side of Tesantee Creek for $500.00. In January 1845, Wiliam bought 80 acres from William Turner for $185.00. On October 13, 1846, A. G. Pitner sold lot one in 4th district to William for $100.00. Evidently William bought and sold much land in Habersham County. The 1860 census for White County, which was formally part of Habersham, lists William's worth as $3,000.00.

The old log home of William and Susannah is still standing in White County near Cleveland, Georgia. Several orphan children were reared in their home and it is said that William never turned anyone away. Some census records show that he had eleven children, I have found the names of all of them, except for two of their dughters.

Both William and Susannah are buried in unmarked graves at the Nix Cemetery in White County, near the old home place.


  • Legacy NFS Source: William A Nix, Sr - Family genealogies: birth: 1788; South Carolina, United States. Family genealogies: birth: 1788; South Carolina, United States

Mary Howe Underwood, The Stonecipher Tree (n.p.: Mary Howe Underwood, 1984), page 14.

  • William Nix, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

  • Ancestral File (TM), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
  • U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865, National Park Service. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online <>, acquired 2007.Original data: National Park Service, Civil War
  • 1840 Census. Habersham, Georgia, United States. Census Place: Mount Yonah, Habersham, Georgia; Roll. Web Address:


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On 14 Jul 2017 at 21:21 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Nix-1004 and Nix-493 appear to represent the same person because: Everything matches except the middle name: same parents, same dates, same spouse. I can't see a valid reason why they were marked as a rejected match.

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