Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Dixon

Male Abt 1701 - 1758  (~ 57 years)

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  • Name John Dixon 
    Born Abt 1701 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jul 1758  Acton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I046563  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Family VA Dixon 
    Family ID F25093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Read,   b. 1701, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1731, Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married Abt 1720  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. John Rev. Dixon,   b. Abt 1721, Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 4 May 1777, Kingston Parish, Mathews County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     2. Cornelius Dixon,   b. Abt 1723, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Dixon,   b. Abt 1724, Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Jun 1782, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     4. Roger Dixon,   b. 1725, Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1772, Fredericksburg, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     5. Roger {Addl Records} Dixon,   b. 1725, Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1772, Fredericksburg, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     6. Lyonell Dixon,   b. Aft 1725, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Robert Dixon,   b. Aft 1726, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F25092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Some Prominent Virginia Families pg 418, Chapter XV, Williams Family

      http://www.archive.org/stream/someprominentvir04pecq/someprominentvir04pec q_djvu.txt


      The Williams family of Culpeper are descendants of Pierre
      Williams, of London, Barrister at Law, and author of Beports of
      Decisions in the English Courts of his day.

      Three brothers, James, John, Otho, emigrated together about the
      year 1698, and landed at the mouth of the Rappahannock Eiver.
      They ascended the river and when they reached the falls, where
      Fredericksburg, Va., now is, they departed; James went to Mary-
      land. John remained and Otho went to North Carolina.

      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 304-309; JOHN DIXON of the City of Bristol Esquire. Will 28 April 1757; proved 5 December 1758. My intention being to divide my lands equally among my five sons, John, Roger, Cornelius, Lyonell, and Robert.
      First I give to my son the Reverend John Dixon, Minister of Kingston Parish in Gloster County in Virginia, the upper half of my land adjoining Town of Falmouth in the County of King George which I purchased of Mrs. Martha Todd including Vicaris's Island, the land to be divided in a line from the River back, Also one lot or half acre in the said Town whereon is the new Inspection called Dixons Warehouse.
      To my son Roger Dixon Clark of the County of Culpeper all my land about Pretty's Creek in Louisa County.
      To my son Cornelius Dixon all my land in Louisa County which I bought of Major John Lee and all the land which I bought of Henry Graves, John Saunders, John Milani, and John Howlett, which are near Taylers Creek, Newfound River, and Little River, and all my land I bought of Richard Holland and Robert Estes on Beaver Creek near Louisa Court House.
      To my son Lyonel Dixon all my land in King William County, my two lots of land in Town of Newcastle in Hanoyer County, and the land in Hanover County near Newcastle which I bought of Charles Culquohene.
      To my son Robert Dixon the lower half of my land near Falmouth, County of King George, with my three lower lots in the Town and the Inspection thereon called Falmouth Warehouse.
      To my sons Cornelius and Lyonel all my land at the Rappidan River in Culpeper County.
      To my wife Ann Dixon 100 per annum to be paid her yearly in Bristol or London by my five sons John, Roger, Cornelius, Lyonel, and Robert and the use of all furniture and plate which I shall leave in England.
      To my son Thomas Dixon, now Captain of the ship Patriot, 500 after decease of my wife Ann if he have any lawful issue then living.
      To my daughter Susannah 500 when she is married or 21 and 500 after the decease of my wife.
      To five sons John, Roger, Cornelius, Lyonel, and Robert all stock of cattle and all other Real and Personal estate.
      To my wife Ann and son Lyonel my houses and land at Lateridge in parish of Iron Acton, county Gloucester, in trust to be sold for the benefit of my estate.
      To my sister Sarah Hume 10.
      Executors: Wife Ann Dixon and my two sons John and Lyonel Dixon. My wife to be guardian of her own children while a widow, if she marry again, I appoint my son Reverend John Dixon guardian.
      Witnesses: John Rogers, John Shad- wall, Peter Gettoes. [Proved by Ann Dixon, with power reserved to John Dixon and Lyonel Dixon. Proved 27 April 1772 by John Dixon, surviving executor.]
      Hutton, 361.

      [John Dixon, of Bristol, came to Virginia during the early part of the eighteenth century, attained grant for 1,000 acres land in the fork of Rapidan river, 13th October, 1727, and on the 27th September, 1729, as "John Dixon, of King and Queen county," a grant for 135 acres on s. e. side of Aracaico creek, adjoining lands of Howell McGregory and Gibson on n. side Mattapony river. Apparently he engaged extensively in merchandizing. He owned large tracts of land in Hanover, Louisa, Albemarle and Culpeper counties, a plantation on the Chickahominy, and lots in New Castle and Williamsburg. He was a vestryman of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover county, 1744-1748, when he " departed the parish." In the Virginia Gazette of the 19th of September, 1751, Dixon advertised for sale some of his Virginia property, " intending for England in the spring, With his family." He returned to England with his second wife and their children, and his will [abstract above] dated 8th April, 1757; probated 5th December, 1758.
      John Dixon married, first, Lucy, daughter of Thomas Reade, of Gloucester county, Va., who died 22nd November, 1731, in the thirtieth year of her age, and is buried near Gloucester Courthouse, Va., [tombstone inscription in William and Mary allege Quarterly Historical Magazine, III, p. 29.] Issue : 1. Reverend John Dixon ; 2. Roger Dixon; 3. Thomas Dixon, a sea captain.
      John Dixon married, secondly, Ann -, (probably a Lyde, of King William county, Va.) Issue :
      4. Cornelius; 5. Lyonel ; 6. Robert (all of whom died unmarried); 7. Susannah Ann, m.- Godwin.
      1. Reverend John Dixon, b. -; d. 1777; was educated at William and Mary College ; entered the ministry of the Church of England ; appointed Faculty usher of William and Mary, March 28, 1747 ; appointed Rector of Kingston Parish, Gloucester, now Matthews county, 1754; Professor of Divinity, William and Mary, 1770. During the Revolution he sympathized with England He was prominent in Masonic circles. He was buried in the New Church of Kingston Parish, May 4, 1777.
      John Dixon married Lucy -, who died November, 1769, aged forty-one years [tombstone inscription in William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine,Vol. III, p. 256 ] Issue :
      8. John ; 9. William Dixon, b. 12 October, 1758 ; 10. Thomas Dixon, b. 26 December, 1760 ; 11. Lucy, b. 10 November, 1761 ; 12 . Elizabeth (doubtless eldest child), married, 2 November, 1772, Lindsey Jervis.
      2. Roger Dixon, of Fredericksburg, Va.; b. -; d. 22nd May, 1772. Went from King and Queen county to Spotsylvania ; admitted to practice as an attorney in Spotsylvania Court, 7th February, 1748. He lived in Fredericksburg, where he purchased a large tract of land at the lower end of the town, which he later divided into lots and sold. Dixon street was named for him. He owned large tracts of land in Spotsylvania, Albemarle, Culpeper and Frederick counties, and engaged extensively in merchandizing. He was a vestryman of St. George's Parish ; Justice of the Peace for Spotsylvania county, 1760-1770; first clerk of Culpeper county, 1749-1772; trustee of the town of Falmouth ; member of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1769-1771.
      Roger Dixon married Lucy, daughter of Major Philip Rootes, of " Roswall," King and Queen county, Va., and Mildred his wife, daughter of Thomas Reade, of Gloucester county, and therefore his (Dixon's) first cousin. Issue :
      13. Roger, b. 1763: d. 2 July, 1833. He removed to Mississippi in the last decade of the eighteenth century; m. Mildred -; b.; d. Fayette county, Mississippi, 30 December, 1849. Issue : (a) Thomas Rootes, 1795-1855, m. 1st, Rebecca Stovers; 2d, Sarah Williams (nee Cole) Malone ; 3d, Eliza Ann (nee Cole) Christian. (6) Philip, m. Rachel -; ( c) William; (d) Robert; (e) Lucy ; (f) Eliza, m. -- Minor; (7;) Priscilla, m. - Strong ; (h) Mary; (1) Nancy, m.- Christmas. 14. John, who removed to Hampshire county, now West Virginia. Probably has descendants. 15. Philip Rootes, of whom all trace. has been lost. [6. Mildred, b. 1754-5; d. Jefferson county, Ga., 17 October, [799; married at Stephensburg, Frederick county. Va., 11. April, 1777, Philip Clayton [Samuel', Samuel2, Samuel], b. 1746-7; d. Richmond county, Ga., 13 September, 1807; member of Georgia Constitutional Convention, 1795; treasurer of Georgia, 1794. Issue: (a) Lucy Reade Rootes, 1778-79. (6) George Rootes, 1779-1840, secretary of the Executive Department of Georgia, treasurer of the State and cashier of the State Bank; married, 17 January, 1304, Elizabeth Mildred, 1783-1829, daughter of John and Ann Hargrove. (c) Dixon, 1782-[790. (d) Augustine Smith, 1783-1839; student Richmond Academy; graduate University of Georgia ; admitted to the bar, member of the Georgia House of Representatives, 1810-11; clerk of that body, 1813-15; State Senator, .1812, 1826-7 ; judge of the Western Circuit, 1819--25, 1828-31 ; Presidential elector 1829; member of Congress, 183 -35 ; member Board of Trustees University of Georgia, and secretary of the board; author; married, 20 December, 1807, Julia, 1737-1873, daughter of Hon. Peter Johnson Carnes, of Georgia. (e) Mildred Dixon, 1787-1790; ( f) Ann Marbury, 1789-1791; (g) Philip. 1791- 1791; Lucinda, 1792- 1823, married, 1817-18, Edward Cary, son of Dudley Cary and Lucy Tubb, of Gloucester county, Va. Hon. Philip Clayton removed to Georgia from Virginia in 1734; he married, secondly, :5 November, 1801, Elizabeth, widow of Peter Carnes, a distinguished lawyer, the daughter of Jacob Wirt, of Maryland, and sister of Hon. WiIliam Wirt, Attorney-General of the United States. No issue. 17. Eliza, married George Conway Taylor son of Col. George Taylor, of Orange county ; no issue. 18. Lucy, or whom nothing is known ; 19. Susannah, of whom nothing is known; 20. Mary, b. -; d. before 181g; married William Throckmorton, of Frederick county, Va. Issue : (a) William; (b) Warner; (c) Lucy Rootes, 1785-1827, married, 17 September, 1801, Dr. John Thomson, of Berryville, Va.; (d) Henrietta; (e) Mildred, married Dr. Cornelius Baldwin; (f ) Edwayhue.
      8 John Dixon, of Mt. Pleasant, Gloucester county, Va., b. d. -; married, 6 February, 1773, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Peyton, of Isleharn, Gloucester county. John Dixon was captain of the Gloucester county militia, appointed by the Committee of Safety, 13 September, 1775. Issue:
      21. John Dixon, Sr., or .,Airville, Gloucester county, Va., only son, b. 7778; d. 5 September, 1830; buried at Mt. Pleasant ; married Sarah, daughter of Warner and Julia (Langhorne) Throckmorton, and had issue:
      (a) John Dixon, M. D., b.1812 ; d. 24 June, 1835, unmarried; (b) Harriet Peyton, m. Jacob Sheldon, and lived for many years in Williamsburg, Va.
      Authorities-Spotsylvania County (Va.) Records; tombstone inscriptions published in Williaw and Mary Quarterly, Virginia Gazette,- Kingstan Parish Register ; legislative petitioru in the Virginia. State Library ; Executive papers, Virginia State Library; family Bibles.
      We are indebted to Mr. William Clayton Torrence, Curator of the 'Valentine Museum, for this note on the Dixons.]
      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 15
      Spotsylvania County Court 2 of February 1730/31
      - On Petition of JOHN DIXON to have his buildings works & improvements &c. valued by two or more men upon Oath as the Law directs with a regard to Accot. of Expences that he have been at in Seating a tract of land lying in the Fork of Rappahannock River in this County, is granted, And ordered that BENJAMIN CAVE, EDWARD FRANKLYN, HENRY DOWNS and JOHN RUCKER or any two of them being first sworn before a Majestrate of this County do value the severail kind of buildings and Improvements and on what part of the said land they are and make report of their proceedings to the next Court

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