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DIXON, William*
(Abt 1662-1708)
GREGG, Ann*
(1670-1729)
HADLEY, Simon*
(1675-1756)
MILLER, Ruth*
(1677-1750)
DIXON, Thomas*
(1709-1734)
HADLEY, Hannah*
(1709-1783)

DIXON, Simon*
(1728-1781)

 

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Spouses/Children:
ALLEN, Elizabeth*

DIXON, Simon* 324,987,1076,1980,1981,1982,1983,1984

  • Born: 12 Oct 1728, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony 325,1071
  • Marriage: ALLEN, Elizabeth* on 8 Nov 1752 in New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony 324,373,1979
  • Died: Apr 1781, North Carolina, United States 1071
  • Buried: Cane Creek Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States 1071,1981
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bullet  Birth Notes:

Simon Dixon b 12 Oct 1728, d Apr 1781, s/o Thomas and Hannah, bur Cane Creek.

Simon Dixon b 10m-12-1728 in PA, d 4m-1781, bur Cane Creek Cem, s/o Thomas Dixon and Hannah Hadley.

bullet  Death Notes:

According to "The Sword of Peace" 1975 Souvenir Program, Simon Dixon died from camp fever contracted from some of the British soldiers who had stayed at his house after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Story, 1749. 1985 In the spring of 1749, Simon Dixon came from PA and chose a spot on Cain Creek for his home. Returning to Philadelphia two years later he brought his wife, widowed mother, two sisters, and other colonists. He built the first grist mill on Cain Creek. Later he built a store and made two wagon trips annually to Philadelphia for merchandise.

2. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 7 Sep 1751, Kennett Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1076,1986,1987 Simon Dixon was given a certificate from Newark Mtg, Kennet, PA to Cane Creek Mtg, NC.

"The 3rd the 6th Mo: At a Mo.ly Meeting held at Center the Representatives of the several Meetings being called ... Simon Dixon requests a Certificate to Carvers Creek Mo.ly Meeting in North Carolina."

"The 7th the 7th Mo: At a Mo.ly Meeting held at Kennet the Representatives of ye Several Meetings being called ... The friends appointed about William Farrell's & Simon Dixon's Certificates have produced them which were read and approved & signed accordingly."

3. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 7 Oct 1751, Cane Creek Mtg, Granville County, North Carolina Colony. 1076,1982 Simon Dixon received on certificate from Newark Mtg, Kennet, PA, dated 7-7-1751. [this is the first meeting of Cane Creek]

"At a monthly meeting held at Cane Creek meeting held the 7th day of the 10th month 1751. ... Simon Dixon produced a certificate from the monthly meeting of Newark in Kennet Pennsylvania dated the 7th day of the 7th mo. 1751 Which was accepted."

4. Residence, 8 Nov 1752, Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina Colony. 324

5. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 27 Jan 1753, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1984 Simon DIxon and wife receive certificates from New Garden Meeting in PA to Cane Creek Mtg in NC.

"At Newgarden Monthly Meeting held ye 30th day of ye 12th mo 1752 ...Simon Dixon requests a certificate to Cane Creek Mo.ly Meeting in North Carolina therefore we appoint Thos Hutton and Jam. Miller to make Enuirey and if they find nothing to obstruct prepare one & bring it to next monthly meeting for approbation. ..."

"At Newgarden monthly meeting held ye 27th day of ye 1st mo 1753 ... The friends appointed to prepare Certificates for John Hutton & Wife, Simon Dixon & Wife have so done, which is approved of and signed."

6. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 2 Jun 1753, Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina Colony. 1076,1983 Simon Dixon and wife, Elizabeth, received on certificate from Newark Mtg, PA.

"At a monthly meeting of Cane Creek held the the 2nd of the 6th month 1753. ... Simon Dixon produced a certificate from the monthly meeting of Newark in Pennsylvania for himself and wife Elizabeth which was accepted."

7. Property, 15 Mar 1756, Orange County, North Carolina Colony. 987 Simon Dixon granted 498 acres in Orange County on both sides of Cain Creek on the S side of Haw River, joining Henry Maynard, John Allen, Williams' House, both sides of a Branch, and McCullocks line.

8. Appearance in Document, 28 Jun 1762, Orange County, North Carolina Colony. 1079 Simon Dickson owns property adjacent to John Doan.

9. Story. From "The Sword of Peace" 1975 Souvenir Program: "The first member of the Dixon family to come to this area was Simon Dixon, son of Pennsylvania Quaker Thomas Dixon from Lancaster County. After the death of his father, Simon Dixon went south, in the spring of 1749 and unloaded his wagon on the north bank of Cane Creek. Becoming discouraged in the new surroundings he returned to Pennsylvania. When he returned to his cabin on Cane Creek, he brought his mother, step father John Stanfield, two sisters, and his wife Elizabeth Allen Dixon. Herman Husbands, whose involvement with the Regulators can be found in the History of North Carolina, married Elizabeth Dixon's sister and settled in the Sandy Creek section located ten miles from the Cane Creek settlement. Simon's two sisters soon married; Rebecca Dixon married William Marshall, and Ruth Dixon married John Doane. All are buried in the old graveyard at Cane Creek Meeting. After returning to his North Carolina home, Simon Dixon built a large rock dwelling near Cane Creek, splitting the logs by hand to build the flooring and doors. Close to his house, he soon built the first mill for grinding grain on Cane Creek. ... Two days after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse on May 15, 1781, the British Forces began to march southward. On the seventh day after the battle, the British stopped at Snow camp and made headquarters in Simon Dixon's house. Since he had circulated Herman Husband's [Regulator] pamphlets and otherwise favored the Regulators, Simon thought it wise to leave home while the British were in possession of his house, so he stayed a few days with a friend named Mebane in the Hawfields Community. Before going into the house, the British Army forced the Dixon family to leave. Elizabeth with her children sought refuge in a mill a few hundred yards up the creek. The story goes that Elizabeth, who was a great smoker, forgot her pipe in her haste, and when outside the lines she remembered and returned for it. The guard loudly refused to let her enter, but Cornwallis' attention was called to the matter, and Elizabeth was allowed to fetch her pipe. Before leaving the house, she passed Cornwallis who was wrapped in a blanket sitting in an armchair before the fire. ... A few days after the British left, Simon Dixon died from camp fever contracted from some of the soldiers who died from the same disease while camping there. Simon died while sitting in the same armchair Cornwallis used so much while in Dixon's house. The chair is now in the Greensboro Museum."

10. Story, Oct 1925. 1783,1981 At the first reunion [of what?] held in October 1925, a marker fashioned from a millstone was placed at the grave of Simon Dixon and his wife Elizabeth Allen Dixon. It says "In Memory of Simon Dixon, born in Pennsylvania, 1728. Pioneer settler who bought these lands from the Lords Proprietors of North Carolina, 1751. Built Dixon's Mill 1753. Died April 1781. And of his wife Elizabeth Allen Dixon, born in Pennsylvania, 1728, died 1793. Both were charter members of Cane Creek Meeting organized 1751. Erected 1925." (from photo of memorial marker).

11. Story, 1929. 1074 When the Pioneer Association erected a monument to Simon's memory in the old Cane Creek burying ground in 1929, a millstone which Simon had used to grind corn was used as the marker.

12. Religion: Quaker.

13. Occupation: Miller.


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Simon* married Elizabeth* ALLEN, daughter of John* ALLEN and Amy* COX, on 8 Nov 1752 in New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony 324,373.,1979 (Elizabeth* ALLEN was born on 29 Feb 1728 in Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony,325,1744 died on 13 Oct 1793 in North Carolina, United States 325 and was buried in Cane Creek Cemetery, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States 325.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:



1. Marriage Notice, 8 Nov 1752, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 324,1979 Simon Dixon married Elisabeth Allen.

"Whereas Simon Dixon of Cane Creek mo.ly meeting in North Carolina (Son of Thomas Dixon Decd.) & Elizabeth Allen Daughter of Jn. Allen of Londongrove in ye County of Chester & Province of Pensylvania, having Declared their Intentions of Marriage with Each other before several mo.ly meetings of ye Peoples Called Quakers at Newgarden & Londongrove in ye County of Chester afforsd. (according to ye good order Hsed amongst them) & having consent of parents concern'd their sd. proposals of marriage was allowed by ye sd. meetings.
Now these are to Certifie whom it may Concern yt. for ye full accomplishing their intentions this Eighth day of ye Eleventh Mo in ye year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred & fifty two, they ye sd. Simon Dixon & Elizabeth Allen appeared in a Publick meeting of ye sd. People appointed for yt. Service at their meeting house in Newgarden aforsd., and ye sd. Simon Dixon taking ye sd. Elizabeth Allen by ye hand did in Solemn manner openly Declare yt. he took her ye sd. Elizath. to be his wife Promising with ye Lords assistance to be unto her a Loving & faithful Husband untill Death should separate them; & then & there in ye sd. assembly ye sd. Elizath. Allen did in like manner Declare that she took him ye sd. Simon Dixon to be her husband promising with ye Lords assistance to be unto him a Loving & faithfull wife until Death should separate them or words to ye same effect. ..."

2. Story, 8 Nov 1752, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 325 Elizabeth Allen, d/o John and Amy, m 11m-8-1752 at New Garden MH, PA, to Simon Dixon, s/o Thomas Dixon and Hannah Hadley, children Thomas, John, Naomi, Jessie, Solomon, Simon, Benjamin, and Elizabeth.

3. Story, 8 Nov 1752, London Grove Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania Colony. 1988 1752-11-8 Elizabeth Allen, dau of John of London Grove, m Simon Dixon, at London Grove (New Garden MM records).

4. Story. 1744 Elizabeth Allen, d/o John and Amy, m Simon Dixson (citing History of Chester County, p463).




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