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wounded Nixon from Ireland
Posted by: Pandora Fitzpatrick (ID *****1757) Date: February 06, 2003 at 11:27:31
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How would I find out if there's a wounded soldier (could be an officer) with the surname Nixon from Ireland who was wounded in the Crimean War?

Family lore indicates that the father or grandfather of Robert Nixon (Robert was born around 1839 near Drogheda (in either County Lough or Meath), Ireland, and emigrated to the US around 1853, married Anna Elizabeth Hogan in Massachusetts around 1856, was a carriage painter in Cheshire, NH, fought for the Union in the Civil War, and was drowned on his way home) was wounded in the Crimean War. The Nixon family supposedly were fairly well off (Robert supposedly would have inherited a substantial estate if he had lived to return to Ireland), so it's possible that this ancestor may have been an officer.


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