Marcus DeLaFayette Nix

1849–29 November 1917 (Age 68)
Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Marcus DeLaFayette

When Marcus DeLaFayette Nix was born in 1849, in Alabama, United States, his father, Ambrose Nix, was 42 and his mother, Lydia Johnson, was 36. He married Eliza A. Hathcock on 9 August 1870, in Prentiss, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Marion, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 8, Red River, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 29 November 1917, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 68.

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Marcus DeLaFayette Nix
Eliza A. Hathcock
Marriage: 9 August 1870
Florence Ann Nix
Glendora Nix
about 1877–
Robert Lawrence Nix
Virginia Isabel Nix
Wilma W. Nix
Zebedee J. Nix

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 August 1870Prentiss, Mississippi, United States
  • Children


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    +10 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire
    Age 0
    The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 18
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Sources (5)

    • Lafayett Nix in household of Ambrose Nix, "United States Census, 1860"
    • D L Nix in entry for Jennie Isabel Lipe, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
    • Marcus D Nix, "United States Census, 1900"

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