Edward Davidson Dixon was born August 22, 1856 in Falls County, Texas. His parents, William Zimmerman Dixon and Rebecca Landrum Dixon, migrated from Alabama in 1855. The family moved to Austin County, Texas by 1870.
Edward married Mary Lou Minton on March 10, 1886 in Austin County, Texas. They moved to Sunnyside, Texas about 1888. Edward built and operated what was probably the first large public cotton gin in Waller County, Texas.
The family was living in Sunnyside when the 1900 Galveston hurricane came through the area. In 1906, the Dixons sold their Sunnyside property and moved to Hempstead. They lived there while looking for another place to live. Edward visited a friend in Wall, Texas and stayed to run the cotton gin in 1906. He bought a farm northeast of Wall and leased it before returning home. In 1909, the Dixons moved to Tom Green County. The 3 daughters and youngest son rode the train, while 3 boys bunked in the boxcar and tended to the livestock.
The Dixons had 8 children, three girls, Juanita, Antoinette, Eddie Lou; and five boys, Reginald, Lee, Minton, Ernest, and Ellis Browning
Sources: Family member recollections and "Tom Green County, Chronicles of Our Heritage", Vol. 2, pp. 116-117.
William Zimmerman Dixon (1823 - 1878)
Rebecca Landrum Dixon (1813 - 1880)
Mary Lou Minton Dixon (1864 - 1942)
Reginald Edward Dixon (1887 - 1975)*
Lee Orman Dixon (1889 - 1972)*
Minton Homer Dixon (1891 - 1972)*
Ernest Dixon (1894 - 1974)*
Juanita Edith Dixon Howard (1896 - 1980)*
Antoinette Marie Dixon Feist (1899 - 1988)*
Eddie Lou Dixon Becker (1902 - 1972)*
Ellis Browning Dixon (1907 - 1998)*
Tom Green County
Plot: Blk 84, lot 14, row, plot, spc
Maintained by: Caroline Feist
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Record added: Jan 05, 2011
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