John Nixon

1 March 1727–24 March 1815 (Age 88)
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Nixon was born on 1 March 1727, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Christepher Nickerson, was 24 and his mother, Mary Seaver, was 20. He married Thankful Berry on 7 February 1754, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He registered for military service in 1745. He died on 24 March 1815, in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in First Weybridge Hill Cemetery, Weybridge, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Nixon
1727–1815
Thankful Berry
1734–
Marriage: 7 February 1754
Richard Davy
1746–1817
Jane Nixon
1748–
Mary Nixon
1751–
John Nixon Jr
1757–1813
Sarah Nixon
1758–1805
Hepzibah Nixon
1760–1835
Mary Polly Nixon
1761–1802
Joseph Nixon
1763–
Keziah Nixon
1765–
Anna Nixon
1766–
Artemas Nixon
1767–1856
Artimais Nixon
1767–1853
Benjamin Nixon
1770–
Elizabeth Nixon
1775–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 February 1754
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(14)

    Male1746–1817Male

    Jane Nixon

    Female1748–Female

    Mary Nixon

    Female1751–Female

    Male1757–1813Male

    Female1758–1805Female

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 49

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 64

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 67

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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.

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Battle of Bunker Hill--June 17, 1775

Nixon was field officer on June 17th, 1775, the day of the battle of Charlestown Neck later known as the Battle of Bunker Hill. Though his regiment was not part of the original party that construct …

Sources (3)

  • John Nixon, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • John Nixon in entry for John Nixon, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • John Nixon in entry for Artimas Nixon, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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