Biography of Andrew J. Dixon (1829 - )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 526.
Andrew J. DIXON, farmer, is a son of William H. and Hannah (HENSLEY) DIXON, who were born in Virginia and Kentucky, respectively. They were married in the latter State, and about 1837 moved to Monroe County, Ind., where they lived in a tent until the father could build him a house, which he, in time, succeeded in doing. It was a cabin of round poles, 16x16. Two other families spent the winter with them, and all lived in this house. The mother died in 1858, leaving five sons and four daughters to mourn her loss. The following year the father and four children came to Missouri, and in 1870 to Lincoln County. Here he spent the remainder of his days, being nearly eighty-two years old at the time of his death. He was a Democrat in politics and a millwright by trade, and in all respects was a worthy man. Andrew J. DIXON was born March 20, 1829, in Scott County, Va., but he was reared and educated in Indiana. At the age of sixteen he began working at the carpenters trade, and also learned brick masonry and blacksmithing. In 1854 he wedded Elendar C. CANNON, who was born in North Carolina, and became an early resident of Indiana. They came to Adair County in 1858, and the following year to Lincoln County, where they have since lived. During the war he enlisted in Company D, Third Missouri State Militia, and served until April, 1865, and then helped organize the Enrolled Militia. He was commissioned captain of Company E, and was a participant in thirteen engagements, but was unhurt. Since the war he has been engaged in blacksmithing and selling farm implements. He was postmaster of Louisville from May, 1866, to February, 1885, and has been school director eighteen years and justice of the peace four years, and is now notary public. His wife belongs to the Christian Church, and he is a Mason, and in his political views is a Republican. He owns 100 acres of good land, and is a highly respected citizen. He and wife have three sons and two daughters.
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