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Joseph Cabell Dixon
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1848
Henderson
Henderson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1920
Henderson
Henderson County
Kentucky, USA

Fourth son of Archibald Dixon, was born in the town of
Henderson on the twenty-fifth day of December, 1848. At an early age he
was sent to the best private schools the town afforded, and subsequently in
1863 and '64, to the Sayer Institute at Frankfort, Kentucky. Being born of
a bright, quick mind, he learned easily and rapidly - so much so, that he
soon prepared himself to enter the university of Virginia, where he studied
law and fitted himself for its practice. Returning to his home, he was
licensed to practice, but owing to bad health and, perhaps, a taste for a
life more congenial, he has never sought clients or attempted to practice a
profession he had learned so well. Our subject inherited a goodly portion
of his father's quick and fiery intellect, and, doubtless, would have made
a leading practitioner had he fancied the life. At the death of his
father, he inherited a large and very valuable landed estate, comprising
four hundred and eighty-six acres, four hundred and forty-five of which is
cleared and in a high state of cultivation. Upon this land he farmed until
a few years since; finding that life incompatible to both health and
comfort, he removed into the city. On the fourth day of December, 1874, Mr.
Dixon was married to Miss Lucie Henderson Alves, granddaughter of James
Alves and great granddaughter of Walter Alves, one of the signers of the
ordinance establishing the town of Henderson. Mrs. Dixon is a lady of
excellent domestic judgment, very popular and in every way fitted to adorn
her husband's home. They have had five children, three of whom are living;
James Alves, Susie Reeve and Maria Davis. Mr. Dixon in politics is a
strong, uncompromising and unflinching Democrat, and in excited, hotly
contested elections, primary or general, he usually makes his influence
felt. He is a fine conversationalist and earnest worker. He is
warm-hearted, honest and sincere in his friendship, in fact, no man will go
further for a friend. He was raised a Presbyterian, but has never attached
himself to the church.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Archibald Dixon (1802 - 1876)
  Elizabeth Robertson Cabell Dixon (1809 - 1852)
 
 Children:
  Susan Reeve Dixon Mason (1884 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Wynn Dixon (____ - 1863)*
  Ann Ballard Pollitt Jones (1827 - 1903)**
  Virginia Pollitt McClain (1830 - 1893)**
  Rebecca Dixon Brown (1839 - 1922)*
  Sue Bell Dixon Reeve (1841 - 1884)*
  Archibald Dixon (1844 - 1924)*
  Henry Cabell Dixon (1845 - 1931)*
  Joseph Cabell Dixon (1848 - 1920)
  Therese Dixon (1854 - 1859)**
  Evelyn J Dixon (1856 - 1862)**
  Katherine Dixon Burbank (1858 - 1883)**
  William Bullitt Dixon (1861 - 1939)**
  Helen Dixon (1864 - 1864)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: MW
 
Burial:
Fernwood Cemetery
Henderson
Henderson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section #7, Lot #406 Space #7
 
Maintained by: Patricia Gallagher Campb...
Originally Created by: IamTERSEitswhatIamTERSE
Record added: Aug 22, 2010
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