William Dixon

William Dixon
b. 1790, Pickaway, Virginia
d. 21 August 1848, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas

m/1. 5 March 1808, Ross County, Ohio
Malinda/Melinda McArthur
b. 17 May 1790, Ohio or Kentucky
d. 3 June 1838, Kentucky

m/2.
Elizabeth Cartwright
d. before 1847

m/3. 1847
Florinda Whiteside

Children with Malinda/Melinda McArthur:
• Joseph (b. 1811)
• Charity (1812-1846)
• Joal (b. 1814)
• Jane (1817-1848) married Joshua Barekman
• William A., Jr. (1819-ca. 1864) married Marilla Donaldson
• Susanna Louisa (1822-1906) married William Nicks Anderson, Sr.
• Alexander Joseph (1824-1906) married Mary Louise Kendall
• Mary Elizabeth (1826-1885) married James Gibson Hardin
• Malinda Earline (1829-1851) married James Thomas Lee
• Nancy Ann (1834-1915) married James M. Shegog

William was a practicing “herb” doctor, as was his son William, Jr. He served in the War of 1812. He left Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana, about April 1846 for Navarro County, Texas. He arrived in September for a land grant from the Mercer Colony, bringing with him his seven youngest children and several grandchildren. While it is not known where the first three children were born, the rest were born in Sullivan County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Walter C. Dixson
Fort Worth TX
E-mail: wcdixson@flash.net

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