John Dixon

26 July 1818–17 August 1853 (Age 35)
Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Dixon was born on 26 July 1818, in Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Dixon, was 24 and his mother, Mrs. Sarah Dixon, was 20. He immigrated to Utah Territory, United States in 1847. He died on 17 August 1853, in Parleys Park, Summit, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Dixon
Mrs. Sarah Dixon
John Dixon
Jane Dixon
Thomas Dixon
Sarah Dixon

Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 1
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
Age 5
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 12
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Dick .

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

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Story Highlight

John Dixon

John Dixon was born in 1818 England. (Not sure who his parents are for sure. Could be John and Mary or Joseph and Sarah.) He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sailed to Americ …

Sources (11)

  • John Dixon, "Utah, Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia"
  • John Dixon, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Dixon, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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