John Adams Dix

24 July 1798–21 April 1879 (Age 80)
Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of John Adams

When John Adams Dix was born on 24 July 1798, in Boscawen, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Col. Timothy Dix Jr., was 27 and his mother, Abigail Wilkins, was 27. He married Catherine Waine Morgan on 29 May 1826. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Rye, Westchester, New York, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 21 April 1879, in New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.

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John Adams Dix
Catherine Waine Morgan
Marriage: 29 May 1826
Morgan Adams Dix
John Wilkins Dix
Elizabeth Morgan Dix
Charles Temple Dix
Katharine Morgan Dix
Anna Maria Dix
Mr. Dix
Baldwin Dix
Miss Dix
Mr. Dix
John Wilkins Dix
Miss Dix
Elizabeth Morgan Dix
Mr. Dix
Miss Dix
Katherine Morgan Dix
Anna Maria Dix

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  • Marriage
    29 May 1826
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital
    Age 10
    In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 22
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Dicks .German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name German Benediktus, Dutch Benedictus (see Benedict ), or from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with theud ‘people, race’ (see Dietrich ).

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

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    Sources (19)

    • John A Dix, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John A in entry for Morgan Dix and Emily Woolsey Soutter, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
    • John Adams Dix, "Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949"

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