William Nixon

13 October 1785–3 November 1859 (Age 74)
Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William Nixon was born on 13 October 1785, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Nixon, was 35 and his mother, Nancy Anne Potts, was 27. He married Sarah Bell on 13 December 1806, in Belmont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States in 1820. He died on 3 November 1859, in Waterford, Washington, Ohio, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Waterford, Washington, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Nixon
1785–1859
Sarah Jane Ervin
1795–1870
Marriage: 1824
Irvin Charles Nixon
1825–1888
Hannah W. Nixon
1829–
Rebecca Ann Nixon
1831–1880
Lorana Nixon
1827–1913
Sarah Ann Nixon
1827–
William Nixon Jr.
1828–1900
Nancy Shafer Nixon
1832–1834
Elizabeth Jane Nixon
1833–1926
Margaret C. Nixon
1835–1925
Washington C. Nixon
1837–1858
Nancy Nixon
1839–

Spouse and Children

    Male1785–1859Male

    Sarah Jane Ervin

    Female1795–1870Female

MARRIAGE
1824
children

(11)

    Male1825–1888Male

    Lorana Nixon

    Female1827–1913Female

    Sarah Ann Nixon

    Female1827–Female

    William Nixon Jr.

    Male1828–1900Male

    Hannah W. Nixon

    Female1829–Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(16)

+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 3

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1808

Age 23

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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)

  • William Nixon, "United States Census, 1820"
  • William Nixon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Nixon in entry for Margaret C. Olney, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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