Perry Dixon

Male11 March 1839–9 May 1896

Brief Life History of Perry

When Perry Dixon was born on 11 March 1839, in Indiana, United States, his father, Levi Dixon, was 22 and his mother, Rachel, was 21. He married Tamar Mendenhall Russell on 3 September 1857, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Lincoln Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States in 1870 and Fork Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 9 May 1896, in Barryton, Fork Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Barryton, Fork Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States.

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Perry Dixon
Tamar Mendenhall Russell
Marriage: 3 September 1857
Isaac Arthur Dixon
Rachel Emma Dixon
Harriet E. Dixon
Philetha Jane Dixon
Samuel Benson Dixon
Tamar R. Dixon
Flora May Dixon
Eva Estella Dixon
Martha Washington Dixon

Sources (23)

  • Perry Dixon in entry for Dixon, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Perry Dixon in household of Rachael Dixon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Perry Dixson, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 September 1857Miami, Ohio, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

    Age 2

    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 17

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Dickson , a patronymic from the personal name Dick .

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

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