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Dixon descendants
Posted by: Suzy Bennett (ID *****4005) Date: April 10, 2003 at 16:54:31
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I am trying to locate family members of my Dixon family from Sabine, Louisiana.

Most of what is written here has been contributed by Mary McInnis and Billie Dixon Doughtery, and others who descend from this Dixon family.

This is what we know:
William D. Dixon son of David Dixon and Elizabeth Vendrick. William D.Dixon married Mary Reeves on February 12, 1836 in Lawrence Co., MS. William D.Dixon, was born in abt. 1810 in the Sumter District of South Carolina. and he died on July 1, 1867. His wife Mary Reeves, was the daughter of Leonard Reeves and Elizabeth Varnado. Mary Reeves, was born August 20, 1816 in South Carolina and she died before July 5, 1873 in Vernon Parish, Louisiana. She is buried in the Beach Grove Cemetery. (My question where is this cemetery?)

William D. Dixon, and his entire household were listed in the 1850 St. Helena Parish Census.

William D. Dixon, was probably buried in Louisiana. He moved his family to Sabine Parish and settled on land near Big Sandy Creek. Their son Charles Hugh Dixon, was only 15 years old at the time the family moved there by wood axle wheeled wagon drawn by a yoke of oxen.

William D. Dixon, had a brother by the name of Abel Dixon, who married Nancy Reeves, the probable sister of Mary Reeves.

The children of William D. Dixon and Mary Reeves are:

ELIZABETH ANN DIXON, who married William McElveen on August 8, 1853 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. She was born abt. 1838. Her husband was born February 22, 1832 in Mississippi. He died in 1913 in probably Louisiana.

Source 2: Court papers on Elizabeth Dixon McElveen, She filed court papers against her brother Thomas Jefferson Dixon him for concealing land they inherited from their mother Mary Dixon. An injunction was granted to keep him from selling any of the land inherited from his mother.

GEORGE WASHINGTON DIXON, b. Between 1839-1840, Lawrence Co., MS. He died October 18, 1862. He served and fought in the Civil War. He never married and had no children.

THOMAS JEFFERSON DIXON, b. abt. 1842, St. Helena Parish, LA married Nancy "Nan"Elizabeth Williams. He also served in the Civil War. He and his sister Elizabeth fought over land inherited by their mother Mary Dixon.

CHARLES HUGH DIXON, born May, 1843, St. Helena Parish, LA died: April 30, 1899 Louisiana. Married Margaret Amanda German, on January 4, 1866, Sabine Parish, Louisiana. Amanda was born October 28, 1841 and died after March 30, 1865.

Source 1: Land deed between Charles Hugh Dixon and his parents William D. Dixon and Mary Dixon. Parish of Sabine, Louisiana. Book?, Pgs.# 219 & 220. Dated September 29, 1866

SARAH JANE DIXON, born between 1844-1845, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. died April 18, 1937 probably in Louisiana she married William "Bill" R. Self on February 14, 1867 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. Bill Self,died on September 6, 1901.

Nancy M. Dixon, born abt. 1847 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana married James H. Self on December 27, 1866 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

Source 1: Marriage bond Bk.# 143 Pg.# 669: Dated December 27, 1866.

CECLIA CINDERELLA DIXON, born between 1848-1849, St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. died on October 24, 1934, Louisiana. Married Albert Clay Self. Albert Self, died on May 10, 1936.

ABEL DIXON, born February 20, 1852 in Mississippi. died June 7, 1916.

AMANDA DIXON, born ab. 1854, probably in Louisiana married Jabus "Frank" Palmer on September 15, 1870 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. He was born abt. 1851 in Bib County, Alabama and died on April 14, 1932 in Vernon Parish, Louisiana.

MYRAH JAMES DIXON, born abt. 1854: No information. Any descendants please contact Suzy Dixon Bennett at

If you descend from this line please write to me or post a message here. I can take you back 4-5 more generations on the Dixon line with plenty of documentation to prove my research.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

May God's Blessings Be Yours Always,
Suzy Dixon Bennett

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