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Dixon Mills Across America

Fading Memories


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 known ancestor is Henry Dixon. His three children William Dixon, Dinah Dixon and Rose Dixon settled in what is now northern Delaware, then part of Penn’s Colony. They were Quakers.

Hockessin Meeting House, Delaware

Hockessin Meeting House, Delaware

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

I am cleaning up records and adding a lot of scanned documents and images to WikiTree. Soon I will begin developing more narratives here. I am also beginning the process of logging all of my research, something that definitely belongs here, probably in a news section. Enjoy!

My great great grandfather, William Cornall, standing in front of a structure

My great great grandfather, William Cornall, standing in front of a structure

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