John Nix

Georgia, United States

The Life of John

John Nix was born in 1803, in Georgia, United States. He married Nancy R. Mayo on 20 September 1838, in Greene, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Greene, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Knoxville, Greene, Alabama, United States in 1860.

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John Nix
Nancy R. Mayo
Marriage: 20 September 1838
Elizabeth Nix
Mary E Nix
Martha A Nix
Nancy Adeline Nix
John R. Nix
William E. Nix
James T. Nix

Spouse and Children

20 September 1838
Greene, Alabama, United States


    Elizabeth Nix


    Mary E Nix


    Martha A Nix


    Nancy Adeline Nix


    John R. Nix


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · Gerogia's First Land Lottery

Age 0

Georgia’s first land lottery act was signed by Governor John Milledge. The first drawings for the land lottery were held two years later in 1805.
1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 32

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas (German Nikolaus).2 Irish (County Limerick): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Nioceais ‘son of Nicholas’, which was taken by some Limerick families named Woulfe .3 German (southern and Upper Rhine): from a nickname from Middle High German nickes(e), nixe ‘water sprite’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Nix, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Nix, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Nix, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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