|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1823|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 1891|
His body rests in the Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, KS, this stone was place and made by his son Pearly Nicholas DIXON, whom was a stone Mason.
"ELISHA DIXON, farmer and stock raiser, section 1, was born March 15, 1823, in Jackson County, Ohio, and is the son of Joseph and Rachel (Wilkerson) Dixon, who were natives of North Carolina, and who went to Ohio when they were quite young. Elisha was reared on a farm at his birthplace, and received a common school education. He immigrated west in the spring of 1851, and settled in Stark County, Ilinois, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. In the fall of 1868, he came to Nodaway County, Missouri, locating near Quitman. He improved a farm of 440 acres, and moved from there to where he now resides in the spring of 1876. He owns 160 acres of well improved land, has a comfortable residence and an excellent orchard of some 300 bearing trees. During the late war he enlisted in the fall of 1861, in Company K, Forty-seventh Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served three years. He filled the position of orderly sergeant, and took part in the battles of New Madrid, Island No. 10, first and second battles of Corinth, Iuka and Vicksburg. After the surrender of Vicksburg, he was taken sick and was discharged in 1864. He commenced life a poor boy, and has been a self made man. Mr. Dixon was married on the 24th of October, 1844, to Miss Lydia Nicholas, daughter of John and Elenore Nicholas. She was born the 11th of March, 1823, in Jackson County, Ohio, and is an old schoolmate of Mr. Dixon's. They have been blessed with nine children, six of whom are living: Sophia, born July 28, 1845, (now Mrs. Henry Colwell); Francis M., born February 1, 1848; Pearly N., born May 22, 1850; Evaline, born March 17, 1853, (now the wife of James Graves); Emma, born October 22, 1860; Oliver W., born September 12, 1868. They are also raising two adopted children, Homer A. Dixon, born February 2, 1871, and Lena May Balton, born May 27, 1873. Mrs. Dixon is a member of the Christian Church." (Bio from the book "History of Atchison County")
Lydia Nicholas Dixon (1825 - 1902)
Sophia Dixon Colwell (1845 - 1943)*
Pearly Nicholas Dixon (1850 - 1900)*
Henry Lee Dixon (1855 - 1856)*
Pinkney Dixon (1859 - 1859)*
Emma Dixon Colwell (1860 - 1940)*
Clarance Dixon (1866 - 1866)*
Oliver Whittaker Dixon (1867 - 1933)*
Maintained by: Wade Nicholas - RE/MAX W...
Originally Created by: Cathy Timko
Record added: Jul 01, 2010
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