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Simp Dixon
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Birth: Jul., 1848
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb., 1870
Limestone County
Texas, USA

Father--John Hugh Dixon (Irish Jack)
Mother--Susannah Ricketts Johnson
Half Sister Elisabeth Dixon 1835 1910
Half Brother Samuel Dixon 1838
Half Sister Sarah J Dixon 1842
Half Brother John H. Dixon 1844
Half brother by marriage--Richard "Dick" Johnson
Brothers-Ennis, Robert Lee, William "Billy"
Sisters--Hester Anne, Susan, Lydia, Sallie

Formal name was Jonathon Simpson Dixon. Dixie was a nickname.
Simp was the last of the Dixon clan to be killed as a result of the Lee-Peacock Feud after the Civil War.
He was killed in January or February of 1870 by Sgt. Adam Desch from a military detachment that had been summoned from Waco to confront Dixie and the group with him. This occurred close to Cottin Gin, a place that no longer exists. Rumor had it that he was hunting down Lewis Peacock who was hiding out in Johnson County (next door to Limestone County). Lewis Peacock was working at a lumber mill at that time.

According to local legend, Dixie sought after and killed a gang of three who were raping and robbing women. He was the only one brave enough and bad enough to do it. He hung two of the people from a tree and that tree had a rope hanging in it for the next thirty years. After his death, with no headstone on his grave, local women who considered him a hero for ridding the countryside of the gang, put forth the money and effort to provide him a headstone. Even a local teacher in the 1940's made mention in her sixth or seventh grade class in Groesbeck that they should raise a monument in his honor for his efforts. 
Family links: 
  John H Dixon (1808 - 1871)
  Susannah Ricketts Dixon (1823 - 1899)
  Elizabeth Dixon Hale (1835 - 1910)**
  Samuel Dixon (1839 - 1921)**
  Richard Allen Johnson (1845 - 1919)**
  Simp Dixon (1848 - 1870)
  William Dixon (1849 - 1868)*
  Mary Susan Dixon Hartsfield (1855 - 1910)*
  Lydia E. Droke (1859 - 1930)*
  Sally Ann Dixon Conner (1861 - 1940)*
  James Ennis Dixon (1864 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Fort Parker Memorial Park
Limestone County
Texas, USA
Created by: Rob Cook
Record added: Dec 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45551012
Simp Dixon
Added by: Mary Ann Tarkington Johnson
Simp Dixon
Added by: Rob Cook
Simp Dixon
Added by: Rob Cook
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Reconstruction desperado and cousin of John Wesley Hardin.
- George Bacon
 Added: Sep. 1, 2016
Need to update the last entry I believe Simp would be my Great,Great,Great Uncle. Still very proud he is part of our history.
- Felicia L. Caraway
 Added: Jul. 6, 2015
I am very proud this man is my Great Great Uncle!! RIP Dixie
- Felicia L. Caraway
 Added: Jul. 6, 2015
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