MAJOR WILLOUGHBY DIXON, was the son of Vinston Winston Dixon and Mary Jane Broughton. He is listed in the 1860 Craven Co., NC Census in his father's household #508; as being 2 months, male, white.
I do not have any information on him divorcing Gillie Tingle. We can try to check that information with his grand nephew Roy Jackson. I'll write to Roy on your behalf.
According to the book CROSSROADS, ARAPAHOE, NORTH CAROLINA, Pg. # 147. Written by: Ms. Dixie Tingle - Willis, and the late Thelma Bennett.
Major Dixon's father Vinston and Mary, lived at where the Crossroads in Arapahoe, North Carolina. (St. Rd. # 1005) to the now called Blango Town Rd. About 1/2 mile past the Ben Johnson house was road that led to the Mill Dam, on the head of Dawson's Creek. Vinston was a large owner. It has been told by Vinston's family descendants that he owned up to 5,000 acres in Pamlico Co., NC. During the Civil War, the grinding stones from his mill where put into a boat and sunk.
Major Dixon, was born on December 1, 1857 and Died on December 18, 1922. He married Gillie F. Tingle on March 24, 1885, daughter of John Tingle and Clarissa Pipkin. She was born in 1867 and died abt. 1928.
Major Dixon, was the grandson of Gideon C. Dixon, and the great, great, grandson of Soloman Dixon, Sr., and the great, great, great, grandson of Silvaneous Dixon of Portsmouth Island, NC.
Major Dixon and Gillie F. Tingle had the following children:
Major Jack Dixon
Ollie Mae Dixon married a ?, Littleton
Monterey D. Dixon, daughter, b. abt. 1885 died after May 8, 1915. She first married a Nathan Cahoon, and second she married Benjamin F. Griffin. She is possibly buried in the Trent Free Will Baptist Cemetery. This is currently being researched further by someone else.
Vinston Weston Dixon, b. April 25, 1888 d. October 13, 1948, Arapahoe, Pamlico Co., NC
Mary "Maime" J. Dixon, b. abt. 1890 married Paul Cahoon, June 3, 1909, at the residence of J. P. Swindell, Pamlico Co., NC.
John "Johnny" T. Dixon, born January 25, 1898; died: August 22, 1967.
Ephriam "Eaffie" Dixon, born 1900.
I have much more to share on this family if you are a descendant.
Good luck with your search!
Suzy Dixon Bennett
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