Biography of Samuel L. Dix of Le Roy, NY

Samuel L. Dix, son of Leonard and Dorothy (Johnson) Dix, was born June 4, 1809, in Wilmington, Vt The family moved to Jefferson County, N. Y. They had 10 children, of whom Samuel was the sixth. He came to Monroe County about 1831, and in April, 1842. married Julia A., daughter of William and Sarah (Widner) Wooden, who were born April I, 1780, and February, 1782, respectively. - William Wooden, of Newburg, came to Ontario County, thence to Chili, Monroe County, where he resided and accumulated much property. He was an influential and leading citizen' of his town, a liberal giver to all improvements, was justice several terms, and held other positions with honor and credit. He died aged 83 years. His father was James, who was born in New York, and whose father was from England James Dix served in the French and Indian wars. In 1795 he came to Geneva, and in 1811 to Chili, where he died. Sarah (Widner) Wooden, born in 1782, came to Geneva at the age of six years with her parents. Her father was an early ferrymen. She was the mother of 14 children. Samuel L. Dix was a farmer. In 1865 he came to Le Roy, and died in 1872. He reared five children: Harriet N., Wallace R., James M., Julia A., and Sarah M. Mrs. Dix still survives.

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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