|i.||Elizabeth Dixon, born August 03, 1797 in Washington Co., Ga.; died October 1800.|
|ii.||Martha Dixon, born April 17, 1800 in Washington Co., Ga; married Henry Cason; born Abt. 1797.|
|iii.||Thomas J. Dixon, born April 08, 1802 in NC.; died October 25, 1872 in Pike Co. Ala; married (1) Aletha Elizabeth Whittle April 17, 1823 in Washington Co,Ga; born June 07, 1803 in Ga.; died September 09, 1844 in Stewart Co., GA.; married (2) Martha Hardie February 20, 1845 in Stewart Co, Ga; born Abt. 1811 in Wilkinson Co., GA.; died in TX.|
Notes for Thomas J. Dixon:|
See "History of Stewart County, Georgia" by Sara Robertson Dixon and Clark
1. THOMAS2 DIXON (ROBERT1) was born April 08, 1802 in North Carolina, and died October 25, 1872 in Pike County, Alabama. He married (1) ALETHA ELIZABETH WHITTLE April 12, 1823 in Washington County, Georgia, daughter of JOHN WHITTLE and WINFORD SANFORD. She was born June 07, 1803 in Georgia, and died September 09, 1844 in Stewart County, Georgia. He married (2) MARTHA HARDIE February 20, 1845 in Stewart County, Georgia, daughter of JOHN HARDIE and DEMARIUS ETHERIDGE. She was born Abt. 1811 in Wilkinson County, Georgia, and died in Texas.
Notes for THOMAS DIXON:
From "The History of Stewart County, Georgia" by Dixon and Clark:
Among the early settlers of Stewart County were Thomas Dixon and his brother Shadrack, according to Knight's "Georgia Landmarks". Their parents were Robert Dixon and wife, Allie, possibly Merrick(*), who were married May 1, 1796 in North Carolina and came soon afterwards to Washington County, Georgia, settling near Sandersville. Here Robert died September 22, 1819, place of burial unknown. His wife died September 4, 1843, place unknown.
Thomas Dixon b. April 8, 1802; married April 17, 1823 in Washington County, Georgia, Alethia (Leathy) Elizabeth Whittle, b. June 7, 1803; daughter of John Whittle and possibly Winford Sanford of Washington County, maybe Thomas County. They moved to Stewart County about 1825, settling at Pleasant Valley, near the Horace Morton place. A spring on this land still bears the name of "Dixon Spring". He was an active member of the Richland Baptist Church and was among those who withdrew and organized the Harmony Primitive Baptist Church on January 9, 1839, when the church split over missions. He was appointed March 30, 1839 on the committee to superintend the building of a meeting house for the Harmony Church. He served as church clerk until about 1851 when he moved to Pike County, Alabama.
Letters of dismission were granted Thomas and his second wife, Mrs. Martha Hardie Patterson, January 25, 1851. However, Martha was excommunicated from the church in 1855 because she had joined a missionary church. They were members of the Union Springs Church near Brundidge, Alabama. Thomas visited Richland and Parrott the year before his death October 25, 1872, and is clearly remembered by older members of the family. He was buried near Brundidge and was survived by his wife Martha for several years. Thomas' first wife, Alethia Elizabeth Whittle, b. 1803; d. September 9, 1844; and is thought to be buried in the old Harris Cemetery in Pleasant Valley community. He married 2nd Mrs. Martha Hardie Patterson of Richland, February 20, 1845, on record in Lumpkin Courthouse. She was the daughter of John Hardie and Demeris Ethridge(**) of Stewart County(***). In 1851 he moved near Brundidge, Alabama, where his well-to-do sister lived, Catherine Dixon Blimey(****). He is said to have served in the Mexican War.
Thomas is said to have reared two children of his second wife, Jim Patterson and Mary Elizabeth Patterson.
*Later research has proved that Allie Dixon's maiden name was Tuten or Tootle.
**I believe the last name should be spelled Etheridge.
***According to Hardie family researcher, Bo Price, John & Demeris Hardie never lived in Stewart County, Georgia. Instead they lived in Wilkinson County, Georgia.
****Other researchers have shown that Catherine Dixon was married to Guilford Burney, not someone named Blimey.
From "The History of Stewart County, Georgia" by Dixon and Clark:
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Near Richland. Cemetery started in 1841 when a non-denominal church was constituted. Land given by Thomas Dixon, owner of lot 9, 23rd District.
Abstracts - Stewart County Bond Book B
No. 496 Estate of Henry C. Beard: Date August 7, 1854; Administrator, Thomas Dixon; Bond $3,000; Bondsman, Daniel Mathison
More About THOMAS DIXON:
Census: 1850, Stewart County, Georgia
More About Aletha Elizabeth Whittle:|
Burial: Harris Family Cemetery (originally the cemetery of the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church)
|4||iv.||Shadrach Tootle Dixon, born December 29, 1804 in NC. (near Charleston ?); died January 12, 1888 in San Marcos, Hays Co., Texas, USA; married (1) Elizabeth Cason November 20, 1828 in Washington Co., Ga.; married (2) Judith Covington October 20, 1845 in Bossier Parish, La..|
|v.||Argent Dixon, born April 03, 1807 in NC; died September 01, 1815.|
|vi.||Marshel Dixon, born April 23, 1809 in Sandersville, Washington Co., Ga.; died January 1813.|
|vii.||Eliza Dixon, born May 16, 1812 in Washington Co,Ga.; died Abt. February 1884; married Hezekiah Brown; born 1805 in Washington Co., Ga..|
Marriage Notes for Eliza Dixon and Hezekiah Brown:|
Hezekiah and Eliza moved to Jefferson Co., Fla. by 1830. In 1849, they sold out and moved to Lowndes Co., Ga., settling in that part of the county which became Brooks Co.. in 1858.
|viii.||Mary M. Dixon, born September 08, 1815 in Sandersville, Washington Co., Ga.|
|ix.||Catherine B. Dixon, born September 04, 1817 in Sandersville, Ga. Washington Co. Ga; died September 22, 1900 in buried Brundidge, Ala Pike Co; married Guilford Burney June 12, 1834 in Tallahasse, Fla,. Leon Co; born March 31, 1803 in Washington Co., Ga..|
Marriage Notes for Catherine Dixon and Guilford Burney:|
Married 6-12-1834 near Tallahassee, Fla., very likely close to where sister Eliza was living. They later moved to Ala., living near Brundidge.
|x.||Robert Alexander Dixon, born March 17, 1820 in Sandersville, Washington Co., Ga; married (1) Mariah Smith June 16, 1840 in Pike Co. Ala; married (2) Mary Ann Smith May 19, 1863; born January 05, 1849 in Clark Co., Al.; died April 1922.|
More About Robert Alexander Dixon:|
Census: 1850, Quaachita Co., La.
|5||i.||Judith Covington, born June 20, 1828 in Richmond Co. N. C. USA; died November 02, 1903 in Carrizo Springs - Dimmit, Texas USA; married Shadrach Tootle Dixon October 20, 1845 in Bossier Parish, La..|
|ii.||William Covington, born 1827.|
|iii.||Robert Mial Covington, born 1827.|
|iv.||John Covington, born March 10, 1835.|
|v.||Madison Covington, born 1832.|
|vi.||Mary M. Covington, born 1817 in NC.; died August 14, 1894 in Luella, TX; married John Marshall Holloway June 20, 1841 in Bossier Parish, LA; born 1815.|
|vii.||Rachel Covington, born 1821; married Cannon.|
|viii.||Elizabeth Covington, born September 30, 1812 in NC.; died June 04, 1845; married Ezekial Reynolds.|
|ix.||Wilson Covington, born March 29, 1831.|
|6||i.||Lee Murphy Hargis, born August 08, 1829; died April 29, 1900; married Vashti Martindale January 31, 1850 in De Soto, Ms..|
|ii.||Bannister Hargis, born March 28, 1831; died July 31, 1899; married Mary Adeline Gant March 06, 1850; born July 30, 1834.|
|iii.||Calvin Jones Hargis, born November 10, 1834.|
|iv.||John Henry Hargis, born March 24, 1837; died July 09, 1838.|
|v.||Mary Jane Hargis, born April 09, 1839; died November 19, 1917; married Isaac Jackson Miller December 07, 1854 in Caldwell Co., Texas; born November 27, 1828.|
|vi.||Sarah Ann Elizabeth Hargis, born July 29, 1841; married Lewis E. Johnson December 04, 1856 in Caldwell Co., Texas.|
|vii.||Francis Emily Hargis, born September 18, 1843; died July 17, 1913; married Robert William Fortune November 08, 1859 in Caldwell Co., Texas.|
|viii.||Martha Angelina Hargis, born June 25, 1845.|
|ix.||John Iverson Hargis, born February 12, 1848; married Lucy Sullivan in Caldwell Co., Texas.|
|x.||James Alexander Hargis, born November 13, 1856.|
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