James Augustus Dixon was born on May 3, 1847 at Red Land, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. His parents are Shadrack and Judy Covington. Shadrack is buried at the San Marcos City Cemetary and there is a marker for Judy but she died while visiting one of her daughters, Of Scarlet fever, she is burried in Carrizo Springs. He married Harriet Horton in Hays County--August 29 1867. He fought in the last engagement of the Civil War near Brownsville after the end of the war. They had 10 children, Nellie Mae was their first b. Oct. 31, 1869, she married John Hawk.
"Shades Tree" is by John James Dixon in 1990 of Tennessee. There was a family reunion in Houston of the decendents of Sam Houston Dixon and several bought copies. Both my brothers received copies from my parents and I bought mine at Alibris on line about six years ago.
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