Biography of Charles Dixon of Bethany, NY





Charles Dixon came from Chatham, Conn., to Bethany, and located on road 23 in 1814, leaving his family at home while he built a log house. In the spring of 1815 he returned for his wife and 12 children. Their conveyance was an ox-team and cart and a one-horse wagon. Two children were born to them in their new home, two als& died, and 12 survived. One of them, William R., who was born on the old homestead in Bethany, May 13, 1822, was educated in the public schools, and was a farmer by occupation. December 24, 1863, he married Sophia, oldest daughter of Nicholas Chilson, of Pavilion. They have had five children, three of whom died in infancy, and two survive, namely: W. Walter, born September 21, 1866, and Charles A., born December 24, 1871. Mrs. Sophia Dixon and her two sons reside on the Dixon estate in this town.



FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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