Alfred Dixon

31 January 1821–19 September 1880 (Age 59)
Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of Alfred

When Alfred Dixon was born on 31 January 1821, in Sackville, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Charles Dixon IV, was 55 and his mother, Elizabeth Humphrey, was 43. He married Martha Biggart on 20 April 1854, in Porter, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and San Joaquin Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1880. He died on 19 September 1880, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Dixon
Martha Biggart
Marriage: 20 April 1854
George B Dixon
William Edward DIXON
Charles Henry Dixon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1854Porter, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    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.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 6
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Alfred Dixon

    Alfred Dixon was born 31 January 1821, the 14th of 16 children to his father Charles Dixon (1766-1854) and mother Elizabeth Humphrey (1777-1864). He was born in Sackville, New Brunswick, and by age 10 …

    Sources (21)

    • Alfred Dixon, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Alfred Dixon, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Alfred Dixon, "United States Census, 1880"

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