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John Wesley Dixon, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1841
Preble County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 15, 1864
Warren County
Mississippi, USA

Privite in Co.I, 77th Regular Illinois Infantry.

John Wesley Dixon was born July 14, 1841 in Preble County, Ohio. His father was William Demoss Dixon and his mother was Letticia Sutton.

John married Sarah Jane Starwalt
on February 26, 1862 in Knox County, Illinois. They had two children: George W. Dixon, born October 13, 1862 in Knox County, Ill., and John Wesley Dixon Jr. born July 1, 1864 at Shelbyville Knox Co. Ill.

John Wesley Dixon enlisted in the Union Army on December 23, 1863. The muster roll gives the following information: enlisted at Elmwood Ill. for 3 years his eyes are gray and hair dark. His complexion is listed as light and height is 5 ft. 11 inches. He was mustered in at Camp Butler and paid a bounty of $60.

John appears present on the January and February 1864 Company muster. The March and April 1864 shows him absent with the following remarks: "absent sick at New Orleans, La. since March 9, 1864. 2nd installment of Bounty-due $40. not-paid past muster." The May and June 1864 Company Muster has the following remarks: "Discharged for disability" from New Orleans, May 11th 1864.

The certificate of disability for discharge states "I certify, that I have carefully examined the said JOHN W DIXON of Lt. Mathews Company and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of chronic diarrhea with disability 2/3." John died four days later, May 15, 1864 on board a steamboat near Vicksburg, Mississippi. John's body was returned to Illinois for burial.

He was my 2nd great-grandfather. 
Family links: 
  William Demoss Dixon (1816 - 1880)
  Letticia Sutton Dixon (1818 - 1901)
  Sarah Jane Stiarwalt Dixon (1846 - 1920)*
  George W. Dixon (1862 - 1885)*
  John Wesley Dixon (1864 - 1932)*
  John Wesley Dixon (1841 - 1864)
  George Milton Dixon (1842 - 1914)*
  Miles H. Dixon (1847 - 1851)*
  Mary J. Dixon (1850 - 1851)*
  Julia Ann Dixon Lambert (1852 - 1928)*
  Sarah E. Dixon (1856 - 1861)*
  William A. Dixon (1858 - 1860)*
  Emeline Dixon Lane (1860 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Township Cemetery
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Created by: David G. Stuart
Record added: May 20, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5005217
John Wesley Dixon, Sr
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John Wesley Dixon, Sr
Added by: David G. Stuart
John Wesley Dixon, Sr
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- Michelle 💕ღ
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- Always lovingly honored & respected, Deborah
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