Welcome

*My great great grandfather, William Cornall*

My name is Glenn Dixon, and I have been researching my family history since 1998. I am deeply indebted to my mother, Millie, who used to interview relatives in the late 1950s and early 1960s every time we vacationed in either Iowa or North Carolina. I am also very lucky to have run into Pat Hageman who was managing the Moultrie County, IL USGenWeb site and who graciously sent me paperwork connecting my family tree from the mid-1800s in Illinois all the way back to the early 1600s in Ireland. Yes, I got very lucky!

Since then I have spent countless hours researching in libraries and court houses nationwide, as well as many trips to cemeteries. I have taken pictures and video in states from Delaware to North Carolina to Iowa and almost everywhere in-between. The places and cemeteries are numerous as our family has been here in North America since 1689, almost one hundred years before the Declaration of Independence!

I have tried several different software programs and web programs over the years, and even though I still haven’t found what I consider to be the perfect or ‘ideal’ way to share my family history with other Dixon descendants, WikiTree is probably as close as I’m going to get. My oldest generally agreed ancestor is Henry Dixon. His three children William, Dinah and Rose settled in what is now northern Delaware, then part of Penn’s Colony. They were Quakers.

On my father’s side, I am working on Dixon, Stanley and Stidley lines. On my mother’s, Peterson, Camp and Ellis.

During 2018 I will be cleaning up records and adding a lot of scanned documents and images to WikiTree. My next step will be to begin developing more narratives here. I am also beginning the process of logging all of my research, something that definintely belongs here, probably in the blog. Enjoy!