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Nichols House

This house is tied to other Dixon homes in the area, and had some interesting ties to historical events in the Revolutionary War, as mentioned in the historical marker above. When John Dixon, builder of the Dixon-Wilson house on Valley Road, passed away, his widow Sarah Hollingsworth Dixon married another Quaker, Daniel Nichols, in 1743. Her oldest son, Isaac, later married Daniel’s younger sister, Ann Nichols, and they lived in the Dixon-Wilson House while their son Jehu went on to build the Samuel P. ...

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Dixon Mills Across America

[Revised July 1, 2018] The Dixons seemed to have one thing in common: every couple of generations they got the urge to explore, to move to the frontier and stake their claim on uninhabited land. William’s parents or grandparents certainly did so, most likely as part of King James’ Plantation of Ireland. William and his sisters took the BIG leap and left for Penn’s Colony in the New World in 1689, even as William of Orange was landing in northeast Ireland with a large force that would eventually push King James’ Jacobite forces almost into the Atlantic! ...

Fading Memories

[Edited July 1, 2018] As the self-designated family genealogist I am keenly aware of how quickly the information of past generations can be lost. I am so thankful that my mother started interviewing relatives and taking notes when I was just a child. Most of the people she talked to are now dead and gone, bits and pieces of their memories preserved in her notebook. It was her initial investigation that enabled us to contact a distant cousin who was able to connect us to the rest of the family tree going back to 1633. ...