Thomas Nix

1824–
Georgia, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Nix was born in 1824, in Georgia, United States, his father, Jeremiah Nix, was 37 and his mother, Louisa Francis Webb, was 26. He died in Randolph, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Nix
1787–1857
Louisa Francis Webb
1798–1880
Mary " Polly" Nix
1812–
Harrison Nix
1813–1882
Austin B Nix
1817–1890
John Nix
1820–
Alcey Nix
1822–1900
Thomas Nix
1824–
Catherine Nix
1830–
Rebecca Nix
1832–
William Jasper Nix
1833–1915
Martha A Nix
1834–
Jeremiah Jackson Nix
1839–1914
Wiley Anderson Nix
1840–1937
Frances Louisa Nix
1840–1910

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World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 2

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 8

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

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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