Thomas Lee “Tom” Dixson

Thomas Lee “Tom” Dixson

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 31 May 1874 (aged 21–22)
Comanche, Comanche County, Texas, USA
Burial Comanche, Comanche County, Texas, USA
Plot Old Section D-11
Memorial ID 39607822 · View Source
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Tom and Bud Dixson were cousins of Joe and John Hardin. John was better known by his full name, John Wesley Hardin, a Texas Gunfighter born to the unrest that followed the Civil War. Following the killing of Deputy Sheriff Web of Commanche County, Texas, by John Wesley Hardin, a group of vigilantes hunted down and linched Tom, Bud, and Joe. The boys bodies were retrieved by a family friend, returned and buried at the Hardin Homestead. Years later, after the Hardin family had moved away, the property was owned by a Commanche hardware merchant, William Barnes. The story is told, that Mrs. Barnes, did not wish to be living with the "Ghosts of the Hardin Gang", so her husband hired two men to exhume the bodies of the three men and relocate the remains to the Oakwood Cemetery. The diggers supposedly found some boot heels, buttons, belt buckles, and a few bones so the grave site that we now visit north of Commanche, Texas, is in all reality just a partial grave.


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  • Created by: Robert "Scott" Patrick
  • Added: 18 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39607822
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Lee “Tom” Dixson (1852–31 May 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39607822, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Comanche, Comanche County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Robert "Scott" Patrick (contributor 46858998) .