Notes for John Mixson IV: In the Cherokee War, 1759-1760, John fought under Col. George Gabrial Powell, whose men were mostly from Georgetown and Cheraws Districts.
He received a land grant of 150 acres in Craven County on September 9, 1748, recorded in the SC Council Journal, Vol. 15, p. 53. He received another land grant of another 150 acres in Craven County on May 14, 1771. He died in Darlington County, SC in 1796, leaving no will.
His father being dead, John IV at age 15 was bound out to James Morgan to learn the trade of a cooper until the age of 21.
Records exist dated June 06, 1729 when he and his sister Sabrath are mentioned in a property agreement made between John Mixson and his second wife, Joyce.
He also witnessed the will of Edward Harwood on October 21, 1735.
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Re: Ichabod & Gatsy Mixon Posted by: Donna Jenkins (ID *****7726) Date: May 18, 2004 at 19:25:12 In Reply to: Ichabod & Gatsy Mixon by Bushy Hartman of 686
I'm very happy to give you what information I can. Mixon is my maiden name and I have worked on this line for a long time. I copied a part of my Mixon file for you. My grandparents are Redden Kenneth & Meldora (Robertson) Mixon. I've probably given you much more than you're interested in. Donna
First Generation 1. Ichabod1 Mixon, son of Samuel Mixon and Keziah Smith, was born in Darlington County, South Carolina October 10, 1779. He married Gatsy Belk in Kershaw County, South Carolina, circa 1803. Gatsy was born in Kershaw County, South Carolina December 17, 1785. She was the daughter of William Belk and Hannah Darling. She married John Young [Rev] in Chickasaw Co, MS, December 29, 1867 (Marriage Records of Chickasaw Co, MS on county web site). Her body was interred circa 1875 in Sparta, Chickasaw Co, MS. Gatsy died circa 1875 in Chickasaw Co, MS. On file in "THE SOUTH CAROLINIANA LIBRARY" is a letter from Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Kershaw Co, SC, on behalf of Gatsy as follows: This is to certify that the bearer, Sister Gatsy Mixon, is a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church and in full fellowship with said church. She is hereby recommended to any church of the same Faith and order with ourselves, and when received by such a church will be considered to be dismissed by us. By order of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. (signed) Jos. B. Cook, Pastor, Iepe Peebbs deacon. 13 March 1824. On a Darlington District, South Carolina map dated 1820, there are three Belk home locations marked and a John Mixon's home. They are all between Lynche's Creek and Sparrow Swamp, which is west of Darlington. Gatsy is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Sparta, Chickasaw County, Mississippi. Ichabod bought property in Kershaw County, SC, February 1, 1804. and June 1808. Ichabod was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census in Kershaw Co, SC. He bought property in Sumter District, SC, October 30, 1816. He bought property in Sumter District, SC, January 1, 1819. Ichabod was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census Sumter Co, SC. Ichabod was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Marion Co, AL. He bought property in Marion Co, AL, April 5, 1831 (Ichabod Mixon, BLM Land Certificate). Ichabod was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Fayette Co, AL. Ichabod was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Chickasaw Co, MS. Ichabod died before 1865 in Sparta, Chickasaw Co, MS. My grandfather Redden K Mixon initially told me about Ichabod and Gatsy. With this information Uncle John E Mixon was able to connect with John Leslie Mixon's research and he included our family in his books, THE MIXON-MIXSON FAMILY volumes 1, 2 & 3. Ichabod bought and sold land in Sumter Co as well as Kershaw Co SC. His home was near the west boundary of the Sumter Co line adjoining Kershaw Co. Gatsy's family lived in Kershaw County. Ichabod's family is listed in the 1820 census of Sumter County, South Carolina. He moved his family, along with his brother, Samuel Jr. and family to Alabama. They are listed in the 1830 census of Marion County, Alabama and on April 1, 1831 Ichabod bought 80 acres in Marion County. This part of Marion County became Fayette County and in the 1840 census they are listed as Fayette County although they may not have moved from their 1830 location. Next door were his sons Britton and Joseph and their families. Nearby were his sons William and Alexander and their families. Ichabod's brother, Samuel stayed in Alabama, but Ichabod and his sons moved on west to Mississippi. The Land Roll of 1848 Chickasaw County, Mississippi list Ichabod Mixon along with Alexander Mixon, his son. (Note: There was an Ichabod Mixon that bought land in Henry County, AL January 20, 1852, and a William Mixon who bought in Coffee County, Alabama January 10, 1853.) Ichabod and Gatsy are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Sparta, Clay County, MS. At that time Sparta was still in Chickasaw County, for Clay County wasn't established until 1871. We were not able to locate their graves in 1992. Many of the markers were broken. We learned later that a tornado had come through earlier in the year and destroyed the cemetery. Not far away in Columbus, the damage was very apparent at the Mississippi College for Women. Ichabod and Gatsy must have been well liked for there are many descendants named for them. Ichabod Mixon and Gatsy Belk had the following family: i. Alexander2 Mixon was born in Sumter Co, SC July 20, 1805. He married Susannah Foster in South Carolina, circa 1828. Susannah was born May 24, 1809. Susannah died November 3, 1867 in Sparta, Chickasaw Co, MS, at 58 years of age. Tombstone has her name as Sousannah Mixon. e was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Co, MS, 1850. He married second Laura A. Floyd in Chickasaw Co, MS, December 22, 1869 (Chickasaw County, MS marriage records on county web site. Bondsman: Loyd Mixon). Alexander died February 19, 1875 in Sparta, Chickasaw Co, MS, at 69 years of age (Tombstone on grave at Oak Grove Cemetery, Sparta, Chickasaw Co, MS). Alexander and Susannah had the following children: Ichabod J. Mixon born 1829; Abijah Mixon born 1832; Joseph Mixon born March 12, 1834, Marion Co, AL; died May 20, 1913 Chickasaw Co, MS; married ca 1860 Mariah Angeline Brown (daughter of Mary Patterson & Alexander Brown). Francis Marion Mixon(male) born 1836; Richard Mixon born 1837; Elizabeth Mixon born 1842, married John S. Jones; Sarah Mixon born 1847; Rebecca Ellen Mixon born August 15, 1849, died May 31 1903 in Cornish, OK, married Clark Smith ca 1866.
Alexander's will is dated 14 August 1873, filed 16 March 1875 at Chickasaw Co, Houston, MS. Says he lives near Sparta. Mentions wife Laura A Mixon, his five sons and four daughters. Alexander and Sousannah (name as on tombstone) are buried in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery located one mile east of Sparta, MS. ii. Britton Mixon was born in Sumter Co, SC September 14, 1807. He married Elizabeth Trull|trule circa 1829. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Co, MS, 1850. 1850 census: Britton age 42, Elizabeth age 39 b. KY, Simpson 20, James 15, Narcissa 15, William 13, John 11, and Frances (f) 1.` Britton bought 39.98 acres of land in Lamar County, Alabama April 1, 1837. iii. Joseph L Mixon was born in Sumter Co, SC November 27, 1809. He married Lucy Frauley circa 1835 (Ancestral File ver. 4.12). Joseph died circa 1871. iv. Mary Ann Mixon was born in Sumter Co, SC April 19, 1812. She married James Wilson Harrell. Mary died September 9, 1871 in Chickasaw Co, MS, at 59 years of age. 2 v. William Mixon was born July 30, 1816 and died March 27, 1883. vi. Sarah Jane Mixon was born in Sumter Co, SC October 4, 1819. vii. Nicey Mae Mixon was born in Sumter Co, SC May 29, 1821. She married Jeptha Harrington ca 1840. Jeptha was born about 1820. He was the son of James Fowler Harrington and Sarah Lusk. Jeptha died 1858 at 38 years of age. The information on Jeptha came from a descendant of Nicey & Jeptha, on the internet: drlver Oct 25 1998. She married Mr Aylwood about 1869. Nicey and Jeptha's children: 1. Robert H. Harrington b. ca 1841, 2. James Fowler Harrington b. ca 1843, 3. John Duncan Harrington b. ca 1845 (named for Nicey's brother Duncan.), 4. Joseph V. Harrington b. ca 1846, 5. Martha A. Harrington b. ca 1849, 6. Mary Harington and 7. William Harrington. Information from June at drlver . viii. Duncan Mixon was born in Sumter Co, SC June 10, 1824. He married Anna E King circa 1845 (Ancestral File ver 4.12). Anna was born in South Carolina circa 1824. She was the daughter of Elijah King and Elizabeth Belk. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Co, MS, 1850. Duncan died February 27, 1892 at 67 years of age. Children in 1850 census: Sarah age 4, Josephine age 3 and Hemansa D (m) age 1, all born in MS. Also living in their home is Elizah King age 50 and Elizabeth King age 55. This is Anna's parents. Duncan & Anna's daughter Sarah Francis, born May 16, 1846 in Mississippi married David Whidden Wade.
Second Generation 2. William2 Mixon (Ichabod1)(Mixon, vol 1, 2 & 3) was born in Sumter Co, SC July 30, 1816 (Mixon, Mixon/Mixson vol 1 p 202, tombstone record 31 Jul 1816). He married Matilda Sanders in Alabama, 1835. Matilda was born in Fayette Co, AL October 21, 1818. Matilda died April 18, 1902 in Smith Co, TX, at 83 years of age. Her body was interred 1902 in Smith Co, TX. Matilda was a twin. The 1880 census list her father as born in Tennessee and her mother in Virginia. There are several men listed by different researchers as her father. Toni Turk has John T. Sanders as her father using evidence that he is the only Sanders listed in the 1830 census with a daughter in the age range of Matilda. Betty M. Jarboe has Wesley Sanders as Matilda's father based on her analysis of James C. Lawler's book: First Land Settlers of Marion County, AL. In said book Welsey Sanders is listed along with William Mixon's father, Ichabod Mixon and Ichabod's father, Samuel. Matilda named her last son Wesley. Still others thinks her father is William Thomas Sanders.
He was listed as a resident in the census report in Fayette Co, AL, 1840. Occupation: Farmer & Sheriff 1850 in Chickasaw County, MS. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Chickasaw Co, MS, 1850 (1860 Buena Vista, Chickasaw Co, MS, 1870 Sparta, Chickasaw Co, MS). A census listed William as head of household in Buena Vista, Chickasaw Co, MS, 1860. A census listed William as head of household in Sparta, Chickasaw Co, MS, 1870. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Clay Co, MS age 63, 1880. William died March 27, 1883 in Clay Co, MS, at 66 years of age (Mixon (now Palo Alto) Cemetery in the north of Clay Co on highway 47, just south of McCondy). William was born in South Carolina and came to Alabama with his father Ichabod. He probably met Matilda in Alabama for she was born there and I don't find any reference that she was in South Carolina. His first child was born in Alabama in 1837. William bought 40 acres of land in Lamar County, Alabama on September 20, 1839, which is listed as a cash sale (as opposed to homestead). Four more children were born while in Alabama. They lived in the part of Fayette County that later became Lamar County. In the 1840 census William's father Ichabod was a neighbor. Also living near were William's four brothers. William and Matilda moved from Marion County, Alabama to Chickasaw County, Mississippi by wagon train . This seventy mile trip was made in 1844, with five young children. Also in the group were William's parents, Ichabod age 65 and Gatsy age 59. This information comes from Gladys Martin, a great great-granddaughter. On November 30, 1848 William bought 160 acres of land in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. William farmed but also served as Sheriff in Chickasaw County where his family and relatives lived. A family story comes from Sammy Rue, a descendant, telling about his time as Sheriff. He was taking prisoners down the Mississippi River when the river flooded, breaking up the raft they were on. They had to swim to shore. There they all climbed up in the trees for safety. As the night wore on William could hear them dropping into the freezing water. In the morning he was the only survivor. They say he survived because his beard, which was very, very long had kept his chest warm. William's sons Alexander, James and Zimmerman fought in the Civil War as Confederate Soldiers. Zimmerman was a Captain and carried a sword. He led all of his men in all engagements. He died of small pox and was buried at Chase Camp, Calvary, Ohio #101. His sword was given to his father and passed on to his youngest son etc. It is now in the Yukon. William Mixon was the first postmaster in a town he founded called Mixonville. He was appointed January 28, 1880. Shortly after J. A. Brand bought William's store and he moved to Barr's Mill, a grist mill on February 13, 1882. He was the first postmaster at this location also. The position at Mixonville was discontinued and the town became known as Brand after the new owner. On March 9, 1883 William Mixon was kicked by a mule. He died March 27 at age 66. He wrote his own will after the accident. It is as follows: Barrs Mill Mississippi, March 16th, 1883 First: I, William Mixon of Clay County, State of Mississippi, being feeble of body, but sound of mind, do make and publish and declare this my last will and Testament, To Wit: First, after the judgment of my just debts and funeral expenses, I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Matilda Mixon, all the household furniture and five hundred dollars in cash. After her death if anything should be left it shall be equally divided among my heirs, Second: I give and devise and bequeath to my living heirs, to wit, A. G. Mixon, Malinda Smith, T. C. Lanier, J. W. Mixon, B. F. Mixon, R. D. Mixon, F. A. Mixon, N. E. Goode and W. T. Mixon, an equal division of all my goods, chattels, lands and money not otherwise provided for. Third: I give and devise and bequeath to the heirs of my deceased daughter Mary A. Gilliam, enough to make them equal with one of the above named heirs, to wit, Wm. T. Gilliam, Sallie (Sarah) M. Gilliam, James W. Gilliam, John H. Gilliam. Fourth: I further make, nominate and appoint R. D. Mixon, their Guardian, having the utmost confidence in his honesty and integrity I do not require him to give bond. Fifth: All the notes I hold against my heirs shall be held against them as that much of their "portion.?" Sixth: I hereby nominate and appoint my son, R. D. Mixon the Executor of this my last will and testament, and hereby authorize and empower him, the son, R. D. Mixon, to compound and in promise and settle any claim or demand which may be against or inferred of my said estate, having the utmost confidence in his honesty and integrity, I do not require him to give bond, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 16th day of March, 1883. Signed W. T. Mixon (initials witnessing signature.) Signed, published and declared by the said testater, to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us, who have signed our names at his request as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other. Andrew McCondy, Theophilus Brand, J. R. Ford. The will also had the signatures of all the children at that time. Alex, Charlotte, James, Benjamin F, William T, Emma, Frank, Reddon. The will paid each of them $300. Reddon was the Executor and since he lived in Palo Pinto Co, Texas at that time he had to make 2 trips to Clay County, Mississippi to settle the Will. As executor he was paid $265 for the trips. The petition of R. D. Mixon, Executor, for probate of the Will gives the addresses of the heirs of William Mixon as follows: A. G. Mixon, McKinney, Texas C. T. Lanier, Mount Sylvan, Texas J. W. Mixon, Arkabutler, Mississippi, Strayhon Take Co. Malinda Smith, McCondystone, Mississippi B. F. Mixon, Carolton, Alabama N. E. Goode, Big Springs, Mississippi W. J. Mixon, Cairo, Mississippi P. W. Gilliam guardian for the Mary Gilliam heirs: Wm. T., Sallie, Jimmie, Johnie G. Gilliam, McCondystone, Mississippi F. A. Mixon, Barrs, Mississippi R. D. Mixon, Mineral Wells, Texas Matilda Mixon wife of deceased, Big Springs, Mississippi List of Property of deceased, March 27, 1883: Cash on hand at death........................$ 966.00 Acct on R. T. Goode......................... ...18.40 Note on R. T. Goode......................... ...55.00 Note on A. G. Mixon......................... ...39.60 Note on B. F. Mixon......................... ...14.00 Note on B. F. Mixon......................... ...15.00 Note on B. F. MIxon......................... ...43.50 Note on W. T. Mixon......................... ..125.00 Note on C. T. Lanier........................ ...25.00 Note on J. T. Lanier........................ ...26.40 Note on J. W. Mixon......................... ...47.72 Acct on Malinda Smith......................... .21.92 Note on F. A. Mixon......................... ..100.00 Note on Howard & Stringfellow.................2 42.20 Note on T. L. & George Rich....................12.00 Note on 2 1/2 bales cotton....................114. 05 Note on cow valued at..........................20 .00 Note on Mule.......................... ........100.00 Note on interest in crop.......................65. 00 Note on Buggy valued at.......................100.0 0 Note on 160 acres land valued at..............782.40 Note on 80 acres land valued at...............300.00 Note on D. D. Henderson..................... ..568.00 Total $3801.19 William was buried in Mixon Cemetery located just inside Clay County (near north border of Chiskasaw County), Mississippi on Highway 47 south of McCondy.
William Mixon and Matilda Sanders had the following family:
i. Zimmerman R3 Mixon was born in Alabama 1837. Zimmerman's occupation: Capt Confed Inf. Zimmerman died January 29, 1864 in Columbus, Ohio, at 26 years of age. Civil War Capt of Company H, 13 Mississippi Infantry. Died of smallpox near the end of the War and is buried in grave #101 Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery which is near Columbus, Ohio. ii. Alexander G. Mixon was born in Alabama May 8, 1838. Alexander's occupation: Doctor/Farmer. He married Louisa E Flynn in Chickasaw Co, MS, December 22, 1869. Louisa was born in Alabama circa 1839. She married Mr Pittman circa 1859. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Clay Co, MS, 1880. Alexander died June 24, 1891 in MS, at 53 years of age. Member of the 2nd MS Calvery during the Civil War. Children: Belle Tate ca 1866, Marye ca 1867, Charles ca 1869, Alexander Jr ca 1874, and Irene ca 1875. All born in Clay Co, MS. iii. Melinda Mixon was born in Fayette Co, AL February 25, 1840. Her body was interred in Reese Cemetery. She married Samuel Omand Smith in Lindale, Smith Co, TX, November 1, 1859 (Ancestral File 4.12). Samuel was born in Fayette Co, AL June 1829 (was a Confederate soldier; middle name may have been Omand). Samuel died 1907 in Tindale, Smith Co, TX, at 78 years of age. Melinda died 1923 in Jacksonville, Cherokee, TX, at 83 years of age. Parents of Sam O Smith were Samuel Aylward Smith & Mary Hudgins Smith. Mary was the daughter of a Norwegian ship builder and Samuel, a seaman, had sailed around the world three times. He was age 73 in 1850 so was born about 1777. Melinda and Sam moved to Texas, living in Cherokee and Smith Counties. They had at least one son, Phillip Smith. iv. Mary A W Mixon was born in Marion Co, AL February 2, 1842. She married Phillip W Gilliam January 4, 1866 (Re: Chickasaw Co, MS marriage records). Phillip was born circa 1842. Mary died February 23, 1880 at 38 years of age. v. Charlotte L Mixon was born in Marion Co, AL August 20, 1843. Her body was interred in New Harmony Cem. She married James T Lanier in Chickasaw Co, MS, November 25, 1870. James was born circa 1840. He was the son of Thomas I Lanier and Nancy Dunlap Attaway. She married second Andrew W. Dill December 30, 1899. Andrew was born in South Carolina March 1850. Andrew died after 1900. Charlotte died May 18, 1922 in Smith Co, TX, at 78 years of age. In 1900 she was the mother of six children with three living at that time. Two were living with her and Andrew: William age 16 and Emma Walker 24 a widow. vi. James W Mixon was born in Chickasaw Co, MS November 25, 1845. He married Mary A Richie in Chickasaw Co, MS, March 16, 1870. Mary was born circa 1846. James died January 1914 at 68 years of age. Member of Company B, 27th MS Infantry CSA. 3 vii. Benjamin Franklin Mixon was born January 19, 1848 and died February 24, 1926. 4 viii. Reddon Declave Mixon was born April 20, 1850 and died December 20, 1930. ix. Francis R 'Frank' Mixon was born in Chickasaw Co, MS April 16, 1852. Francis's occupation: Postmaster and farmer. He married Callie D Blankenship in Clay Co, MS, November 26, 1878. Callie was born in MS circa 1858. Callie died circa 1884. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Clay Co, MS, 1880. He married S A Blankenship November 5, 1885. (S A Blankenship reference SBLANKEN) Francis died May 5, 1887 at 35 years of age. Postmaster at Big Springs, Mississippi 28 June 1875. x. Nicey Emma 'Nancy' Mixon was born in Chickasaw Co, MS October 29, 1854. She married Richard T Goode in Colfax, MS, January 8, 1874 (this section of Colfax became Clay Co). (Richard T Goode reference GOODE) Richard was born circa 1854. Richard died before 1880. xi. William Taylor 'Billy' Mixon was born in Barr's Mill, Clay Co, MS September 11, 1856. His body was interred in Dallas, Dallas Co, TX (Laurel Land Memorial Cemetery). He married Mary Linda 'Mollie' Ricks in Montpelier, Clay Co, MS, December 12, 1877 (Ancestral File ver 4.12). He married Mary L circa 1880. (Mary L reference MLMIXON) Mary was born circa 1856. William died December 28, 1943 in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co, TX, at 87 years of age. xii. Margaret C Mixon was born in Chickasaw Co, MS April 22, 1858. Margaret died June 19, 1858 in Chickasaw Co, MS, at less than one year of age. xiii. Jane Mixon was born in Chickasaw Co, MS 1859. Jane died before 1870. xiv. Wesley W Mixon was born in Chickasaw Co, MS September 11, 1862. Wesley died in Chickasaw Co, MS. Wesley died in infancy.
3. Benjamin Franklin3 Mixon (William2, Ichabod1) was born in Clay Co, MS January 19, 1848 (RE:1900 census, Lamar Co, AL & tombstone). Occupation: Farmer. He married Mary Caroline Shackelford in Chickasaw Co, MS, December 5, 1867 (Re: Chickasaw Co, MS marriage records). Mary was born in GA December 16, 1847 (Mixon, pg 205 & cemetery record). She was the daughter of Starling Madison Shackelford and Francis Mary Higginbotham. Mary died January 20, 1925 in Lamar Co, AL, at 77 years of age. She is buried at Crossville Cemetery in Lamar county. I have only identified seven children. According to the 1900 census there were three more that had died by 1900. It states she was the mother of ten children with six living at that time. Willie died in 1891 at age 4. I don't know if the others were babies or not. RE: Cemetery Records Fayette County Alabama and Neighboring Counties by Mr & Mrs H M Newell 1958-1959 He was listed as a resident in the census report in Sparta, Chickasaw Co, MS age 22, August 16, 1870 (Roll 724 Township 16. He & Caroline are living w/parents William Mixon). He was listed as a resident in the census report in Pickins Co, AL age 33, June 9, 1880 (Roll 28, E.D. 98, Beat #11, A B Bennett, Enumerator). He was listed as a resident in the census report in Lamar Co, AL age 52, June 11, 1900 (Roll 23, p 3, DW #48. Redden-head, #49 is newlyweds Edgar & Eiza Mixon). Benjamin died February 24, 1926 in Vernon, Lamar Co, AL, at 78 years of age (Liberty Cemetery, p 1 & 2, cemetery located 3 miles north of Crossville, AL). Benjamin was a man of good size for the time - 6'2". In the 1900 census he is living with son Redden K Mixon. He is buried in Liberty Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Crossville, AL. In same cemetery are his wife and three of his children; Savella Price, Edgar Mixon and Mary Matilda Perkins. Benjamin is listed on the 1907 census of Confederate Veterans in Lamar County, Alabama. He is listed as living in Vernon. Benjamin Franklin Mixon and Mary Caroline Shackelford had the following family:
i. Savella S4 Mixon was born in MS October 12, 1869. She married John R Price in Lamar Co, AL, July 27, 1893. John was born September 10, 1873. John died April 8, 1931 at 57 years of age. His body was interred April, 1931 in Crossville, Lamar Co, AL. Her body was interred June, 1930 in Crossville, Lamar Co, AL. Savella died June 17, 1930 at 60 years of age. ii. Mary Matilda Mixon was born in MS June 10, 1872. She married James Marion 'Jin' Perkins in Lamar Co, AL, July 25, 1890. James was born March 25, 1873. He was the son of Green Berry Perkins and Nancy Pelina Harrison. He married Samantha Lue Wallace Johnson March 5, 1911. James died January 2, 1953 at 79 years of age. His body was interred 1953 Fayette, AL, Oak Grove Church Cemetery. James and his second wife, Lue Wallace Perkins had 10 children. Mary died January 14, 1911 in Lamar Co, AL, at 38 years of age. Her body was interred 1911 Crossville, Lamar Co. AL. Mary's husband James was a brother to Eliza Jane, Edgar's wife and a cousin to Houston Perkins who married Nettie. Mary and James Perkins had daughter Mary Ellen who married a Wallace and is still living as of 1994 in Tuscaloosa, AL iii. Redden Kenneth Mixon was born in Big Springs, Clay Co, MS February 17, 1874. He was listed as a resident in the census report in Lamar Co, AL, 1900 (Roll 23 pg 3 house 48, Redden K, head & his parents living with him). He married Meldora Robertson in Lamar Co, AL, July 7, 1900. Meldora was born in Lamar Co, AL August 8, 1881. She was the daughter of Elisha Robertson and Sarah E Brown. She was baptized in Shafter, Kern County, CA, May 8, 1949. Religion: Church of Christ. Meldora died December 14, 1970 in Wasco, Kern Co, CA, at 89 years of age. Her body was interred December 1970 in Shafter, Kern Co, CA. He was baptized in Shafter, Kern Co, CA, May 8, 1949. Religion: Church of Christ. His body was interred June 1956 in Shafter, Kern Co, CA. Redden died June 15, 1956 in Bakersfield, Kern Co, CA, at 82 years of age. Redden and Meldora lived in Alabama when their first boys were born. Their first two were stillborn. Redden made one box for them and buried them on the hill behind their house. He placed a large rock over the grave as a marker, but didn't carve any dates or names on the rock. This would have been before 1907 when John E was born. About fifty years later when Redden and Meldora were living in California, their son Foster took them to visit the site of their Alabama home. One of the first things he did was to climb that hill to check on the grave. The rock was still where he had placed it. iv. Edgar Kenemel Mixon was born in Pickens Co, AL December 22, 1876. His body was interred in Crossville, Lamar Co, AL (Liberty Cemetery). He married Eliza Jane Perkins April 5, 1900. Eliza was born in Alabama October 3, 1876. She was the daughter of Green Berry Perkins and Nancy Pelina Harrison. Her body was interred March 1968 in Crossville, Lamar Co, AL (Liberty Cemetery, no death date listed). Eliza died March 16, 1968 at 91 years of age. Edgar died December 2, 1957 in Fayette Co, AL, at 80 years of age. v. Nettie Lucy Mixon was born August 1, 1884. She married Early Houston Perkins December 3, 1896. Early was born November 1, 1874. He was the son of Samuel Moody 'Dock' Perkins and Elizabeth A Stanley. Early died February 21, 1963 at 88 years of age. Nettie died August 26, 1974 in Monroe Co, MS, at 90 years of age (She and Houston buried New Prospect Cemetery, Monroe Co, MS). Near the end of World War 1
Children of John Mixson IV and Mary Elizabeth Joyce are:
+Abraham Mixson, b. 17 Dec 1749, Darlington District, SC, d. 25 Sep 1848.