Biography of Joseph Dixson
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOSEPH DIXSON, farmer, P. O. Lima. was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, October 22, 1827; son of Jacob and Mary (Hardin) Dixson, former a native of Virginia. latter of Bedford County, Penn. His paternal grandfather was Joseph Dixson. a Virginian and a pioneer of Muskingum County, Ohio, where he lived and died; he was a teamster in his early days, and later a farmer. The maternal grandfather of our subject was William Hardin, a native of Pennsylvania, who lived and died in Bedford County, that State. Our subject was reared in Ohio. and acquired a limited education in the country schools. prior to his being eight years of age. His father at one time was a resident of Shawnee Township, this county, where he located in 1835, and lived three rears: then removed to Franklin County, and from there to Licking County, where he resided until his death; he had eleven children: Mary A. (deceased), Dorcas (Mrs. Jacob Ridenour, Jr.). Joseph, Julia A. (Mrs. William Keester), John, Jacob, George. Enoch (deceased). James. Seth and Austin. Our subject came to this county in 1848, locating in Shawnee Township. and in 1849 settled on the farm now owned by H. C. Kemper, which he cleared and improved and resided on until 1874, when he removed to the farm he now occupies. He was married October 24, 1850. to Barbara E., daughter of Mahlon and Sophia (Nye) Moninger, of Fairfield County. Ohio, by whom he has had fifteen children: John, Joseph (deceased), Mary S. (Mrs. A. E. Brown), Laura (Mrs. J. S. Franklin), Jacob R. (deceased), an infant son (deceased), Clara E. (deceased), Melva H., James S., Francis L., William C., Henry O., Harvey L., Holmes C., and an infant son (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Dixson are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was in the late war of the Rebellion in the one hundred days' service. In politics he is a Republican.

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