Dixon Family Tree

Family Tree of Wallace Bernard Dixon

This is the working family tree as of January 6, 2017. It starts with my grandfather as Generation 1, and follows his line back.

This information is coorect, to the best of my knowledge. Use this information at your own risk! I'm happy to share complete citations for any of the information that I present here.

If any of these people look like they might be on your family tree too, please post a comment!

Generation 1

Wallace Bernard Dixon, son of Wiliam A. Dixon and Mary Elizabeth Klein
  • b. 02 March 1905, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey.
  • d. 02 February 1984, Roselle, Union, New Jersey.
  • m. Sophia Mary KARVOIUS, 26 October 1925, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
    • Sophia Mary Karvoius, daughter of Konstantine and Alexandra (Rimkus) Karvoius
    • b. 26 October 1906, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey.
Children: One son (information private) and one daughter, Mary Elizabeth


Generation 2

William A. Dixon, son of John Dixon and Isabelle Porter
  • b. June 1863, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey.
  • d. 23 May 1927, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey.
  • m. Mary Elizabeth KLEIN, 1884
    • daughter of John George Klein and Rachel HAWLEY
    • b. about 1866 in Ohio
    • Mary E. (Klein) (Dixon) married Thomas Payne 20 April 1927, no children
    • d. 3 October 1938 
Children:
  • Minerva E. "Minnie" Dixon
    • b. 5 April 1884, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
    • m. Milton George Moore, 30 September 1905
    • d. 20 September 1953, Marlboro, NJ 
    •  Children: Milton "Derby" Moore, b. 1907; Ralph Edward "Bucky" Moore, b. 1909
  • William J. Dixon
    • b. 12 November 1885 
    • m. Mary Elizabeth [Ebel?], 14 Oct 1927
    • d. 25 February 1927, Plainfield, Union, New Jersey
    •  Children: Mary Elizabeth Dixon, b. March 1930
  •  Harry Dixon
    • b. 29 December 1888, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
    • d. 7 December 1894, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
  • Alora Dixon 
    • b.  1 March 1891, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
    • d. 16 November 1891, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
  • Clara Viola "Toot" Dixon
    • b. 1 Nov 1892, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
    • m. John Joseph O'Hare 21 Nov 1912, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey.
    • m.  Andrew P. Greaves, before 1839.
    • d. 27 June 1964
    • Children with Jack O'Hare: Marie O'Hare, b. 1913; Grace O'Hare, b. 1918?;  John Joseph O'Hare, Jr., b. 23 September 1918.
  • John Frank "Hic" Dixon
    • b. 18 February 1895
    • d. 24 April 1957
    • m. Mary [?]
    • Children: Dorothy E. Dixon, b. 1918; Mary Agnes Dixon, b. 1919
      m. Felix Cabarle, 1 February 1941; Margaret Dixon, b. 1922
  • George Thomas Dixon
    • b. 24 April 1897
    • m. Flo Eckert
    • d. 15 November 1944, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
  •  Wallace Bernard Dixon (See Generation 1)
    • b. 02 March 1905, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey.
    • d. 02 February 1984, Roselle, Union, New Jersey.
    • m. Sophia Mary KARVOIUS, 26 October 1925, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
  • Hazel Dixon
    • b. 16 January 1909, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
    • m. Harry K. Wimmer 1931, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
    • m. James Sullivan 1946, Watchung, Somerset, New Jersey
    • d. 21 May 1957, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey

Generation 3

John Dixon, son of John Dixon and Isabelle or Isabella

  • b. May 1838, Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey [Elizabeth was combined into newly-formed Union County in 1857.] or possibly Staten Island, NY
  • m. Isabelle [or Isabella] PORTER 21 May 1861, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
    • daughter of W. Porter and unknown mother
    • b. 1840, Ireland
Children:
  • Sarah
    • d. 04 July 1861, aged three months
  • William Augustus [or Alexander?] Dixon [see Generation 2]
    • b. June 1863, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
    • m. Mary Elizabeth KLEIN, 1884
    • d. 23 May 1927, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
    • Children: see Generation 2
  • Ida Francis Dixon
    • b. 12 June 1865, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
    • m. Stephen L. Bruggy 1889, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
  • Laura Dixon
    • b. 1867
    • d. 16 January 1890
  • John Dixon
    • b. 1 Jan 1869
  • Mary Jane Dixon
    • b. 1872
    • m. Frederick C. Hammond 1890, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
  • Lillia [Lizzie] Dixon
    • b. 1873
  • Hagett or Henry T. Dixon 
    • b. 16 Oct 1874, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
    • d. 24 July 1875, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
  • Mabel Dixon
    • b. 1877
    • m. Issac King [?] in 1894
  • Maude Dixon
    • b. May 1879
  • Alfred R. Dixon
    • b. July 1885 [?]

Generation 4

John Dixon
b. 1807 [?], New Jersey
m. Isabelle or Isabella[?]

Children:
  • Jacob Dixon
    • b. abt 1834, New Jersey
  • Isabella Dixon
    • b. abt 1836, New Jersey
    • m. Henry McAdam [???] 1855, Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey
  • John Dixon (see Generation 3)
    • b. 1838
    • m. Isabelle Porter, 21 May 1861, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey
  • Mary Dixon
    • b. abt 1846, Elizabeth, Essex, New Jersey
    • d. 1 July 1861
  • Sarah Dixon
    • b. 1847 [?], New Jersey

9 comments:

  1. i thing Minerva 'Minny' Dixon was my Grand mother.

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    1. Holy cow! Minnie has been so elusive to me! I haven't been able to find anything about her. I hope you'll get in touch so we can share information. Maybe I have some photos of her that we can identify. I'm very happy to share copies with family members. Also, I just got a copy of what I believe to be Minnie's birth record. Would be pleased to share that with you as well. Thanks for writing!

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    2. Emailed you, talked to my sister's and they agree. they are older then myself. Wallace Moore.

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    3. Minnie Dixon was Minnie Moore our Grandmother Her son married our mom Theresa O'Riley in the 30's My name is Stella Moore I live in Fla.Thanks for sharing the pics



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    4. Hello Stella! Thanks to you and Wallace for sharing information with me. It's great to make contact with more wonderful cousins.

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  3. Hi Liz,
    Just found your blog. My 3rd GG is Alexander Dixon born in Elizabeth in 1812. Most likely a brother or cousin to John 1807. I have John 1838 or 1843 m. Isabella Porter as a son of Alexander on my tree. My grandfather always told us that Alexander's wife Hannah was from the Lenni Lenape tribe but we've found no evidence. I'd love to figure out how we're related.

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    1. Hi KMD,
      Thanks for stopping by, and for introducing yourself. It's always nice to meet cousins. I'm sure we are connected somehow, but haven't yet done enough with John Dixon (1807) to find the link. I'm pretty certain that John (1807) is the father of John (1838, who married Isabella Porter). I've got a couple of documents that indicate that. So I'm guessing that Alexander is, as you say, a brother or cousin to the 1807 John.

      I'm in the process of compiling very basic family trees for all of the Dixons in Elizabeth just to try to sort this out. I add them as I come across them. So far I've gone through all of the city directories, starting at 1860 forward, and have been adding census info as I come across it. I have a spreadsheet. It's big. LOL! It's starting to make slightly more sense. I've identified three family groups aside from my own, but I've got two Alexanders, one b. c. 1811, married to Hannah, and one b. 1844 married to Sarah Ann. I'm guessing that the younger Alexander is the son of the older, but having trouble squaring away birth dates. Maybe you can help with that?

      I would be delighted to share information and sources with you, but maybe we can continue that off-blog. If you like, e-mail me at rootedinelizabeth@gmail.com.

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    2. P.S. I have also heard that somewhere in the Dixon line there is Native American ancestry.My DNA test showed none of it, and I haven't seen any other documentation of it anywhere.

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