William Nix

Male1787–1870

Brief Life History of William

When William Nix was born in 1787, in South Carolina, United States, his father, John Nix, was 31 and his mother, Winnifred A Reed, was 23. He married Permelia Barnes on 23 February 1808, in Christian, Kentucky, United States. He died in 1870, at the age of 83.

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William Nix
1787–1870
John D Nix
1816–

Sources (4)

  • William Nix, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 0

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

1788 · South Carolina becomes the 8th state in the Union

Age 1

On May 23, 1788, South Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States making it the 8th State of the Union.

1812

Age 25

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas (German Nikolaus).

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Nioclais ‘son of Nicholas’, which was taken by some Limerick families named Woulfe .

German: nickname from Middle High German nickes(e), nixe ‘water sprite’.

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

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