Biography of Samuel Dixon
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies

SAMUEL DIXON, proprietor of the "Oak Grove Stock Farm," which consists of 90 acres situated in Liberty township, was born in Mercer County, Ohio January 25, 1859, and is a son of Henry and Amroy (Price) Dixon.

Henry Dixon was born in Jackson County, Ohio. For a number of years he resided at Rockford, Mercer County, following the occupation of an auctioneer. He served with credit during the Civil War. At one time he was elected to the office of constable. His death occurred in January, 1892. He married Amroy Price, daughter of Isaac Price, who entered government land in Liberty township at a very early day, and is reputed to have been the first justice of the peace appointed in Mercer County. Mrs. Dixon accompanied her father from New Jersey to Ohio.

Samuel Dixon has spent the larger part of his life in Liberty township, and obtained his education in the schools of Mercer County. From boyhood he has been engaged in agricultural pursuits and has always been a lover of horses. He has paid particular attention to this branch of farming and has done much to develop it into an important industry of this section. At present he owns seven stallions of note. The horses raised on. this farm are of the strains known as: Belgian Shires, Hackneys, French Coach and Hambletonian trotting horses.

Mr. Dixon was united in marriage with Christina Herman, who was born in Liberty township, Mercer County, Ohio, and is a daughter of the late Jacob Herman. They have two children, Mary M. and Virgie.

Politically, Mr. Dixon is affiliated with the Republican party. He is one of the township's progressive, public spirited men, one who is a hearty supporter of all movements calculated to be of general advantage to his fellow citizens.

History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois

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