Absalom Nixon (1762 - 1836)

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Birthplace: Prince Edward , Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Crofton, Christian , Kentucky, United States
Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Erica Isabel Howton, (c)
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About Absalom Nixon

14 children who survived to adulthood (19 born)

Military Service, American Revolutionary War - Pensioner residing in Christian county, Kentucky in 1818 Nixon, Absalom, Private, South Carolina Line.. Jan 26, 1833; Jan 10, 1833; $96. Age 82.

Affidavits for Pension for Service in Revolutionary War_Absalom Nixon. Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements "Pension application of Absalom Nixon (Nixen, Nixson) W3033 Edith fn90NC." Transcribed by Will Graves[State of Kentucky] County of Christian

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This affidavit of Absalom Nixson taken in the town of Hopkinsville in the County of Christian & State of Kentucky before Temple West – a justice of the peace of said County.

The said Absalom Nixson name first duly sworn doth depose & say that he was born in the County of Prince Edward & State of Virginia, that he is aged 69 years – that he served a three months tour under Captain Silas Martin of Surry County, North Carolina as a private & a volunteer & in this tour was at the siege of Charleston.

That he was afterwards a private & a volunteer in a two months tour under Col. Shephard against the Tories on the River Yadkin.

That he joined Colonel Campbell's Regiment at the Shallow Ford of Yadkin & fought in the battle at King's Mountain.

That he was a private & a volunteer a three months tour under General Green [sic, Nathanael Greene], drove out as a Waggoner Major Mulberry's baggage wagon was at the Siege of “Ninety Six” & there received a wound in his thigh being bayoneted by the enemy in a night Sally – that he served out this tour & on his return enlisted with the foot infantry for the war, in Lee's Legion, Micajah Harris, Captain & William Lee, recruiting Sergeant, the date of his enlistment was about the 7th July 1781 – that he was at the battle of Eutaw Springs in the Station of baggage guard & served until regularly discharged – that he received a regular an honorable discharge from the Continental & three of the regular discharges from the militia service –

that he married Edy Farmer of Stokes County North Carolina and after the war while living in said County of Stokes his dwelling house was burnt & with it his discharges & other papers –

that he has had a very large family, having 14 children yet living & four of them & his wife also living with him –

that he has recently lost his best horse & has but one indifferent one left, that although of an excellent constitution he is becoming stiff & unable to work & with regret calls upon his Country for aid-- that he is very poor & feels the affects of his former fatigues more and more sensibly –

that he has omitted to state that in a skirmish with the British he was thrown from his horse & had his shoulder broke that on this occasion his party being victorious he was rescued from the enemy but was badly wounded & much bruised – that his enlistment in Lee's Legion took place near the mouth of Tiger Creek that John Penix2 & Garrett Andrews of Prince Edward 2 FPA R8092 is the application of a man named John Penix or Penick who claimed service from Prince Edward County,Virginia during the Revolution. Michael Bryan of Tennessee were enlisted at the same time that he is informed Bryan is dead, & has been unable to learn anything of the others –

that he is an ordinary laborer & has no trade.

Witness my hand this 30th day of December 1828.

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Military Service

  • Private, Capt. Ebenezer Starne's or Stam's Co., SC Militia

From http://www.croftonky.com/history.html

Crofton is located in the northern end of Christian county, Kentucky.

Crofton is named for pioneer James E. Croft, who donated the land which the town occupies. It was incorporated in 1873. The population was 838 at the 2000 census.

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1762
1762
Prince Edward , Virginia, United States
1783
May 27, 1783
Age 21
Surry, North Carolina, United States
1794
1794
Age 32
South Carolina, United States
1836
July 27, 1836
Age 74
Crofton, Christian , Kentucky, United States