Thomas Jefferson Nixon

21 October 1853–28 May 1930 (Age 76)
Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Nixon was born on 21 October 1853, in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Nixon I, was 40 and his mother, Lurana Lorraine Wootten, was 38. He married Melcena Kennar Kuykendall on 6 October 1878, in Gillespie, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Gillespie, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 1, Brown, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 28 May 1930, in Brown, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Owens, Brown, Texas, United States.

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Thomas Jefferson Nixon
Melcena Kennar Kuykendall
Marriage: 6 October 1878
Albert Marion Nixon
Miles Allen Nixon
Jesse James Nixon
Liberty L Nixon
William Jasper Nixon
Reuben Gilmore Nixon
Lurana Ellen Nixon
Daniel Floyd Nixon
Ida Mae Nixon

Spouse and Children

6 October 1878
Gillespie, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 8

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 8

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Nik(k)e, a short form of Nicholas .2 French: variant of a contracted form of Nickesson, a pet form of Nick, from Nicolas .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Tom Nixon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • T J Nixon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thos Jeff Nixon in household of A T Nixon, "United States Census, 1870"

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