Samuel P. Dixon House

In 1791 Jehu Dixon, son of Isaac Dixon, built a fieldstone house in the eastern part of Mill Creek Hundred. After his death it eventually went to his son, Samuel P. Dixon who lived there until his death in 1879. He expanded the home and added a fieldstone barn and a springhouse.

Eventually his son, Samuel C. Dixon, owned the property until it passed out of the Dixon family around 1910 or so.

This property still stands. You can read more about it on the Mill Creek Hundred History Blog. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places.

The S. P. Dixon Farm

The original Historic Places application

Dixon-Wilson House

Another son of William Dixon and Ann Gregg Dixon Houghton was John. John’s brother Henry built the Dixon-Jackson House. John built a home around 1732 west of Henry’s home. This home, now known as the Dixon-Wilson House, is on Valley Road southwest of Henry’s house.

The home has a datestone inscribed “I & J Dixon – 1732” – The ‘I’ being John’s son, Isaac. When John died in 1740 Isaac inherited and lived in the home. When he died in 1766, his son inherited it. When this John died it was inherited by his son, Isaac. Yes, they liked repeating familial names! Finally, when this Isaac died the house was inherited by his oldest son, Jesher. In 1832 Jesher sold the home to the Wilsons, a fellow Quaker family with long ties to the area, and built his own house on Southwood Road, which is also still standing. I will write about that house in a future post…

Dixon-Jackson House

Henry Dixon, son of the immigrant William Dixon, purchased two hundred acres in Mill Creek Hundred in 1726, at the age of 34. He built a one-room log house on his property in what is now northern Delaware. When he passed away in 1742 it was inherited by his son, Samuel Dixon, who later sold it in 1771 before moving to Fayette County in southwest Pennsylvania.

The new owner in 1771, James Jackson, expanded the house at least twice. His son, Thomas Jackson, inherited the home in 1818 and gave the home a final expansion at some point in 1822, removing the remains of the log house from the interior. A later owner added the front porch.

It is currently in use as a Chiropractor/massage therapist office.

Current Google Street View screenshot:

For more information, visit the Mill Creek Hundred History Blog. You can also read this detailed Architectural Description
and Statement of Significance prepared in 2000 by the Center for Historic Architecture and Design at the University of Delaware.

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