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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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Nixon
1853–1930
Melcena Kennar Kuykendall
1860–1914
Marriage: 6 October 1878
Albert Marion Nixon
1880–1957
Miles Allen Nixon
1882–1970
Jesse James Nixon
1886–1968
Liberty L Nixon
1886–1891
William Jasper Nixon
1889–1969
Reuben Gilmore Nixon
1893–1973
Lurana Ellen Nixon
1895–1978
Daniel Floyd Nixon
1898–1986
Ida Mae Nixon
1903–2004

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 October 1878
Gillespie, Texas, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

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World Events (8)

1861

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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