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Henry Dixon

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Christiana Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Death: 1742 (46)
New Castle Co., DE
Immediate Family:

Son of William Dixon; William Dixon; Ann (Gregg) (Dixon) Houghton and Ann Dixon
Husband of Ruth Dixon and Ruth Dixon (Jones)
Father of Henry Dixon; Dinah Dixon; John Dixon; Joseph Dixon, I; Ruth Phillips and 5 others
Brother of William Dixon, Jr.; John Dixon; Thomas B. Dixon; George Dixon; Ann Cane and 1 other
Half brother of Mary Cook; Rebecca Comer; Martha Hollandsworth and Mary Catherine Delaplank

Managed by: Linda York Janesko
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About Henry Dixon

Family history 1633-present

                                                      Dixon Line

The Dixon family, as we know it, has it's origins in the Eastern Scottish Lowlands in the 1200's where it was originally spelled Dickson. The Dixon family is a sept (a related family) of the Clan Keith, the line of the Earl Marischals, holders of the Royal Honors during the attacks of Oliver Cromwell, currently headed by the Earl of Kintore. The Dickson name originates from one Richard de Keith, an Earl Marischal of the mid 1200's. He was known as Dick, and his son was styled after him in the tradition of the Scottish lowlands, becoming Dick's son, or, Dickson. The family largely emigrated to N. Ireland in the 1600's under the oppression of James I, who declared the celtic clans treasonous to the crown, and so commandeered much of their holdings in Scotland.

Our German, Pilgrim, and Quaker Ancestors

By: Mary Belle Lontz 608 BroadwayMilton, Pennsylvania October, 1968


The Dixon, or Dickson, family as we know it had its origin in. the lowlands of Scotland, where its line is clear for over four hundred years--from about 1200 to the reign of Be/ James VI of Scotland' who' upon the death of Elizabeth In of England, became James In of England, 1603-1625. When~James In declared the rebellious Celtic chiefs guilty of treason and confiscated their vast land holdings, whole Scottish communities were transplanted to Northern Ireland to settle the Celtic "plantations," which had been seized by the crown. This migration marked the introduction of Protestantism into Ireland, where the northern part today remains predominantly Protestant' while the southern part, Eire, remains Catholic. Then, too, the migration marked a second movement of religious and historical importance, that of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania under the influence of the immortal William Penn.

Perhaps the founder of the famous, hard-riding and foraying Dicksons, or Dixons, was Marshal Harvey de Keth, died 1240, who married Margaret Douglas, daughter of William Douglas, third son of Lord Douglas of Scotland. Their son, Dick (Richard) de Keth, was the father of Thomas Dickson of Hazelside, who was born in 1247. He succeeded his father as head of the clan and was killed on Palm Sunday, March 19, 1307' aged 60 years. His son, also Thomas Dixon, was next in line. The Dixksons continued in Scotland until many members of the clan left their native Lowlands for Northern Ireland and from there to the Quaker Colony of Pennsylvania.

1. HENRY and ROSE DIXON are the earliest known members of our American line. And according to the Compendium of American Genealogy, they are the parents of William, who married Ann Gregg. The first reference we have found is in the Marriage Book of Lurgan Monthly Meeting, Ireland, which states: "William Dixon and Isabelle Rea, both of Parish of Segoe, County Armagh, Ireland, were married at the house of Roger Webb, Parish of Segoe, 3 mot 4, 1683. Among those who signed the marriage certificate were Henry Dixon, Rose Dixon, Thomas Harlan, and Isabelle Logan." Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania picks up this entry and continues it with these words:" This, no doubt, is the same family that came over to New Castle County prior to 1690. Henry Dixon, it is said, kept an inn at New Castle and had three children: 1. William was married about 1690 to Ann Gregg, daughter of William Gregg, who it is believed, also came from the north of Ireland. William was a weaver by trade and settled on Red Clay Creek, in Christiana Hundred' (now Delaware). . 2. Dinah married Michael Harlan, January 1690, at Newark Meeting. . .3. Rose married' 1690, Thomas Pierson, widower, Deputy Surveyor of New Castle County.

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Henry Dixon's Timeline

Christiana Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Age 17
November 16, 1717
Age 21
Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, United States
October 2, 1719
Age 23
New Castle, New Castle County, Province of Delaware, Colonial America
November 21, 1721
Age 25
New Castle, Schuylkill County, PA, United States
Age 27
Age 29
Age 34
New Castle, New Castle County, Delaware, United States
September 14, 1733
Age 37
Mill Creek Hundred
Age 40