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THE HERITAGE OF PERSON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA

EDMUND DIXON, SR. and Descendants 166

        EDMUND DIXON migrated with his family from Virginia sometime in the 1780's to the region of North Carolina which would later become Person County. The first U. S. Census for Va. 1782-85 lists him as the head of a household in Halifax Co., Va. HISTORICAL SKETCH OF PERSON COUNTY by Stuart Thurman Wright lists him among the wealthier planters and slave owners. At the time of his death, his homestead was situated on the east side of Sargent's Creek. The place of his birth and origin is not known by the author at this time.

        EDMUND DIXON and his wife, CATHERINE had eleven known children. Some of their children were born in Virginia.

William Dixon m. Polly Smith Dec. 26, 1812, Person Co., N. C. d.c. 1851 in Person 'Co., N. C.

Warren Dixon b. c. 1779 in Va., m. Elizabeth Moore, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth McGehee Moore, Oct. 30, 18190, Person Co., N. C....

Henry Dixon b. c. 1785 in N. C. m. Nancy Boulton Mar. 8, 1809, Caswell Co, N. C....

Edmund Dixon, Jr.... remained in Person Co.

Jeremiah W. Dixon b. c. 1795 in Va....

Levi Dixon moved west to Missouri...

Elizabeth Dixon b. c. 1775 in Va. M. Hubbard Carnal (Carnell), son of Patrick and Mary Carnal of Caswell Co., N. C., Jan. 21, 1797...

Anne P. Dixon m. Thomas Hardy May 3, 1819, Person Co., N. C.

Frances J. Dixon m. Thomas Trotter Feb 26, 1819, Person Co., N. C.

Martha Dixon m. Charles Boulton May 26, 1817, Person Co, N. C. ...

Mary Dixon m. Carnal....

        By reading and analyzing old documents I would say he enjoyed horse racing. EDMUND DIXON and his sons were registered as guests (1819-21 at the Red House Shirley's Tavern, in Caswell Co., N.C. where the attraction was the two horse racing tracts in the vicinity. The inventory of his son William, lists quite a few gray race horses.

        EDMUND DIXON was a thoughtful and generous father. He left his children and some of his grandchildren a substantial legacy. Then again, after leaving each of his daughters a considerable amount of money, he bequeathed only $10.00 to Mary Dixon Carnal.

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Person Co., N. C.              grantee grantor

1851 Cerneal, Elizabeth D. William Dickson Cearnal etal              Deed R 445 interest in  William Dickson Estate.

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PERSON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA COMPILATIONS Kendall 975.6573K

p. 17 Person Co. Land Grants - DIXON, EDMOND Dec. 5, 1804 Hico Cr. Adj. Wm. Tapp.

p. 29 Person Co. Letters of Attorney - Warren Dixon (about to move to a Western state) to Jeremiah Dixon & Levi Dixon to claim from estate of Alexander Moore, dec., in right of his children, heirs of his wife, Elizabeth, dec. Sept 29, 1832.

p. 30 September Court 1793 (p79) Mary Carnel deed of gift to children. All received from estate of son John Carnal, dec. & husband Patrick Carnal, dec. 12 June 1793. Test. EDMUND DIXON...

p. 45 Taxtables for 1795 - St. Luke Dist

Richard Carnal

EDMUND DIXON

Patrick Carnal

Hubbard Carnal

Archibald Carnal

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1790 Halifax County, VA Census 

p88 EDMUND DIXON 

8 white souls 

0 slaves

3 other buildings

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1800 Person County, NC Census 

 p198 EDMUND DIXON

1 male 10-16 years 

1 male 16-26 years

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1810 Person County, NC Census

p149 EDMUND DICKSON 

1 males 10-16 years 

1 male 16-26 years 

1 male over 45 years 

1 female 10-16 years  

1 female 16-26 years 

1 female over 45 years  

27 slaves  

2 stills 

360 ?                   

 600 ?

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This Indenture made this 29th Day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety five Between John Johnston of the county of Person & state of North Carolina of the one part and EDMUND DIXON of the county of Halifax and state of Virginia of the other part Witnesseth that the said John Johnston for & in consideration of the sum of one Hundred & Eighty Pounds Virginia money of the Value of three hundred pounds current money of the State of North Carolina to him in hand paid at & before the sealing & Delivering of these presents the receipt whereof he the said John Johnston Doth hereby acknowledge hath given & granted & by these Presents Doth give grant Bargain sell allien enforce release & confirm unto the said EDMUND DIXON his heirs & assigns forever all that Tract or parcel of Land Situate Lying & being in the county of Person affords & on the south side of Hico Creek and Bounded as follows to Witt. Beginning at a white oak standing on the East bank of Sergeants Creek running thence down the meanders to the mount thereof about nineteen chains & continued from thence Down Hico about fifty links to a point in the middle of said Hico Creek and in the present ford ?leatted Debacs ford Thence north forty five Degrees West two chains to a stake on the Bank of said creek, thence north forty five Degrees East five chains to a Sycamore thence south forty five Dgs East two chains to a point in the middle of the said Hico creek thence Down the meandering in the middle of said stream to a certain red oak standing on the south side of said creek on Archibald Campbell line about Fifty nine chains. Thence said Campbells Line East Eight Chains to a red oak & Hickory. Thence south Eight Degrees West fifty the chain & fifty links to a stake on Joseph Turner's line thence his line west forty four chains to the first station Containing by Estimation two hundred acres with the reversion & reversions remainder & remainder rents houses & Profits Thence & also all the Estate right title Interest Claim or ?Denabd whatsoever of him the said John Johnson of in or to the said premises of in & to Every part & parcel thereof to have & to hold the afford Tract a parcel of land & premises with all & singular the appurtenances there in to belonging or in any wise appertaining to the only use Benefit & behoof of him the said EDMUND DIXON his heirs Extrs & Adm doth covenant to & with the said EDMUND DIXON his heirs Extrs Admrs that the aforsd tract and parcel of land and premises together with all & singular the appurtenances there unto belonging he will forever warrant & Defend free & clear from the Lawful claim or claims of all & every other person claiming or to claim by from or under him them or any of them to the only proper use benefit & behoof of him the said EDMUND DIXON his heirs assigns forever. In Witness whereof he the said John Johnston hath hereunto set his hand & affixed his seal the Day & year first above written. Signed sealed & delivered in presence of  Ald Murphy; Robert Moore; Thos White (Surat)

Jno Johnston SEAL                      

Person County ) In Execution of this Deed Duly Proven in open March Court 1796) court by the oath of Thomas White, Jon Watsonordered to be registered Test Jessee Dickens C C

This Indenture made this 18th day of July the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred ninety six and in the twenty first year of our Independence Between George Black of the county of Person and State of North Carolina of the one part and EDMUND DIXON Executor to the last will & Testament of John Black Decd of the other part witnesseth that the said George Black for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds to him paid the receipt thereof he hath hereby acknowledged hath granted Bargained & sold unto the said EDMD DIXON Exetr etc for the use Benefit & behoof of the heirs etc of said John Black Decd a Certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in our county aforesaid on the waters of Hico & bounded as follows to Witt Beginning at a stake at the head of the Lane running south nineteen chs to a stake a corner or Samuel Smith's line thence North 65 Degrees East about five chains to a stake, Thence North 45 degrees West about twenty chains to the Beginning containing five acres more or less (it being that quantity & parcel of land which the said John Black Decd & in his life time conveyed to the said George Black Then a mistake sixth the reversions & remainders rents & services Thence of & also all the Estate Right title Interest Claim or Demand what soever of the premises above mentioned to & to hold the said grant & parcel of land & premises above mentioned with the appurtenances unto the only proper use & behoof of the said EDMUND DIXON for the Special use & behoof of the orphans aforesaid & by him to be Disposed of for misuse agreeable to the last will and testament of said Decd & the said George for himself his heirs Extr Etc Doth Covenant Promise & agree to & with the said EDMUND his heirs representatives & successors firmly by these presents mat all and Every other person & persons and his or these heirs anything having or belonging in said premises above mentioned or any part thereof by from or under him them or any of them shall & will warrant & forever defend firmly by these presents In witness whereof the said George Black hath here unto his hand & affixed his seal the day & year first above written signed sealed & Delivered in Presence of  H. Harlson; J. Campbell; Robert More (Surat)

George Black SEAL 

Person County  September Court 1797 The Execution of this deed was proved in open court by the oath of Robert Moore & motion ordered to be Registered Test Jessee Dickins Clk

This Indenture made this twenty seventh day of December in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand eight hundred & three Between William Black of the County of Person & state of North Carolina of the one part & EDMUND DIXON of the same county & state of the other part witnesseth that the said William Black for & in consideration of the sum of nine Hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the said EDMUND DIXON the Recpt whereof the said William Black doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained & sold alliened Enforced released & confirmed & by presents doth grant Bargain & sell allien Enforce release & confirm unto the said EDMUND DIXON his heirs & assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the county of Person & on Hico Creek Beginning at a sugar tree a corner on the Bank of the Hico on the said DIXON's line thence south 45 degrees East 30 chains to a Thence along the said DIXON's line south to Samuel Smith's line Thence a south course along the said Smith's line to a stake a corner Thence running along the said Smith's line west to John Harriss line Thence along Harris line running West to a corner running George Zapps line a corner on a poplar Thence running along Zaps line north to a stake on a Branch & to a poplar a corner. Thence running West to Hico creek & on down the creek to the beginning containing one hundred & fifty five acres together with the reversion & reversions remainder 7 remainders rents and services thereof & also all the Estate right with Interest property claim & Demand Whatsoever of him the said William Black of & to the said tract or Parcel of land & Premises & of him & to every part & parcel thereof together with the appurtenances thereof belonging to have & to hold the said seal tract or parcel of land & premises unto the said EDMUND DIXON his heirs & assigns, to his & their only proper use benefit & behoof forever and said William Black for himself his heirs Exrs Admrs Doth Covenant & grant to & with the said EDMUND DIXON his heirs & assigns by these presents The said William Black

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State of North Carolina No. 116 To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting--Know ye that we for & in consideration of the sum of fifty shillings--for every hundred acres hereby granted paid unto the treasury by EDMUND DIXON--Have given & granted & by these presents do give & grant unto the said EDMUND DIXON a tract of land containing Eleven Acres lying & being in the county of Person on the East side of Hico Beginning at a Sugar tree on the East Bank of Hico on the said DIXON's line & running Thence with his line East eight chains & fifty links to a poplar thence south his line down West Branch as it meanders to the creek Thence the meanders of said Hico creek to the Beginning--entered 17th March 1804--As by the Platt hereunto amended doth appear together with all woods water mines minerals Hereditaments & appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining to hold to the said EDMUND DIXON his heirs and assigns forever yielding & paying to us such sums of money yearly or otherwise as our General Assembly from time to time may Direct provided always that the said Grantee shall cause this grant to be recorded in the Registers office of our said county of Person within twelve months from the date hereof, otherwise the same shall be void. In Testimony whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent & out great seal to be thereunto affixed Witness James Turner Esq our Governor Captain General & Commander in chief at Raleigh the 5th Day of December in the 29 year of our Independence & in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four by commend Test ? J. Turner                                Will White Jur

The above tract of land was surveyd the 31st day of August 1804 Wm. White C. Surveyor

Herendon Harralson )   William Black - Chain Carriers)

Registered on the 14th day of Febry 1805   B. Douglass J. P

No. 428 North Carolina   Treasury office Dec 4, 1804 on the day above written EDMUND DIXON did pay into this office the sum of five shillings & six pence it being in full of the purchase money for 11 acres of land by him entered in the county of Person as by entry takers Certificate No 9 od 5/6 Wm. H. Haywood for   Jno. Haywood    Duplicate filed with Comptrolers office     J. Craven Cont     the  4th December 1804

 

This Indenture made & agreed this 27th Day of November in the year of our Lord 1807 & in the 32nd year of our Independence between John Ogelby of the county of Person & state of North Carolina of the one part & EDMUND DIXON of the county & state aforesaid other part witnesseth that the said John Ogelby for & in consideration of the sum of two thousand one hundred & seventy dollars to him paid by the sd EDMUND DIXON the rect whereof he the said John doth hereby acknowledge hath given & granted Bargain & sold & by these presents doth give & grant Bargain & sell alien Enforce release & confirm unto the said EDMUND DIXON his heirs & assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in our County of Person & bounded as follows to wit. Beginning at a Bush tree on the lines of the lands claimed by the Heirs of Fielding Lewis decd & standing on the south Bank of North Hico & running thence down the meanders of Hico by the Forks thereof to an Elm tree a corner of the widow Blacks land thence west with the lines of the sd widow Black Solom Draper & Joseph M. Gehee to a post oak at the Distance of 80 chs & 50 links it being a corner of Wm Benches thence his lines & the lines of Benjamin Johnston south 56 chs to the Beginning containing by Estimation three hundred & ten acres be the same more or less with the reversions remainders rents & services thereof & also all the Estate right Title Interest claim or Demand whatsoever of him the sd John Ogilby his Heirs & Assigns forever of in & unto every part & parcel of the premises above mentioned to have & to hold the sd Tract or parcel of land & premises above mentioned with the appurtenances unto the only proper use & Behoof of him the sd EDMUND DIXON his Heirs & assigns forever & the sd John Ogilby for himself his Heirs Exts & Admr doth covenant promise & agree to & with the sd EDMUND DIXON his Heirs Exers Admrs & assigns firmly by these presents that all & every person or persons & him or their Heirs anything having or claiming in the sd premises above mentioned or any part thereof shall & will warrant & forever defend firmly by these presents in witness whereof the sd John Ogilby hath hereunto set his hands affixed his seal the date Day year first above written  Signed in presence of  William Dixon (Surat) ; Warren Dixon; Robert Symon; Wiley Jones; Wm Williams               

 John Ogilby SEAL     

Person County)    February Term 1808)  This Deed was duly proven in open court by the  oath of William Dixon & ordered to be registered

Test Jessee Dickins CC

 

This Indenture made & agreed this fourteenth day of Nov in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & sixteen between Jeremiah Dixon of the County of Person & State of No. Carolina of the one part & EDMUND DIXON of the county & state aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the sd Jeremiah Dixon for & in consideration of the sum of three hundred & forty dollars to him in hand paid by the sd EDMUND DIXON the rect. whereof he the sd Jeremiah Dixon doth hereby acknowledge hath given & granted bargained & sold & by these presents doth give grant bargain & sell alien enforce release & confirm unto the sd EDMUND DIXON his heirs & assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the county of Persons & bounded as follows (To wit) Beginning at an ash Tree on the south bank of Cain Creek Thence up the sd Creek five chains & fifty links to a mulberry a corner of EDMUND DIXONs land thence south forty five chs & fifty links to the road a corner thence down the sd road sixteen chs & fifty links to the road a corner thence down the sd road sixteen chs & twenty links to a Hickory a corner of the sd Jeremiah Dixon's land Thence north down a drain to the Beginning containing thirty four acres be the same more or less with the reversions remainders rents & services thereof and also all the estate right title interest claim or demand whatsoever of him the sd Jeremiah Dixon his heirs & assigns forever of him & unto every part or parcel of the premises above mentioned to have & to hold the sd Tract or parcel of land & premises above mentioned with the sixty proper use & behoof of him the said EDMUND DIXON Junr his heirs & assigns forever & the sd Jeremiah Dixon for himself & his heirs Executors Admrs doth covenant promise & agree to & with the sd EDMUND DIXON his heirs Executors Admrs & assigns firmly by these presents that all every person or persons & his or their heirs anything having or claiming in the said premise above mentioned or any part thereof shall & will warrant & forever defend firmly by these presents in witness whereof the sd Jeremiah Dixon hath hereunto set his hand & affixed his seal the day & year above written              

Jeremiah Dixon SEAL

No Carolina ) Person County) November Term 1816    This deed was duly acknowledged in open court & ordered to be registered

Test Jesse Dickins Clrk

 

This Indenture made & agreed to this fourth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred & Twenty one Between Charles Willson of the County of Caswell State of No Carolina of the one part & EDMUND DIXON Senr of the other part witnesseth that the sd Chas Willson Jeremiah Dixon for & in consideration of the sum of two hundred & Twenty Dollars to them in hand pay by the sd EDMUND DIXON the act whereof we the sd Chs Willson & Jeremiah Dixon doth hereby acknowledge hath given Granted bargained & sold alien enforce release & confirm unto the sd EDMD DIXON his heirs & assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the county of Person State of No Carolina bounded as follows to wit Beginning at a pine thence 79 poles to a thence South 45 poles to a pine thence West 37 poles to a white oak thence south 32 poles to a stone Thence East East 37 poles to a stone Thence south 104 poles to the branch Thence down the branch as it meanders to the fork of sd branch. Thence up the East prong of the sd branch as it meanders to a poplar a corner Thence north 124 poles to the beginning 93 acres be it the same more or less together with all wood underwoods houses fences water courses & also all the Estate, right title, Int claim or demand whatsoever we the sd Charles Wilson Jeremiah Dixon our heirs & assigns forever of us & unto every part & parcel of the premises above mentioned to have & to hold the sd track or parcel of land & premises above mentioned with the appurtenances unto the only proper use & behoof of him the sd EDMUND DIXON his heirs & assigns forever & the sd Charles Willson & Jeremiah Dixon for ourselves our Heirs Exrs & Admrs doth convey Promise & agree to & with the sd EDMUND DIXON his heirs Exrs Admrs & Assigns firmly by these presents that all & every person on persons & his or their heirs any being having or claiming in the sd premises above mentioned or any part there of shall & will warrant & forever defend firmly by these presents. In witness whereof the sd Charles Willson & Jeremiah Dixon have herewith set our hands & seals the date 7 year first above written  witness  Tho W. G. Else; Warren Dixon)                 Ch Willson SEAL       Jeremiah Dixon  SEAL     

State of No Carolina)   Person County)    The execution of this deed was duly proven in open court by the oath of Warren Dixon a subscribing witness & ordered to be registered

Test Jesse Dickinson

 

This Indenture made & entered into this the 29th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & twenty three between John Garner of County of Persons & State of No Carolina as agency by power of Atto for Hardy Black of the state of Tennessee to sell his undivided Int in a Tract of land in the sd County of Person it being one third part of a tract of land left him by the death of his father Robert Black & EDMUND DIXON Senr of the aforesaid County of Person & state of No Carolina of the other part witnesseth that the said John Garner agt as aforsd for & in consideration of the sum of ninety three dollars to him in hand paid by the sd EDMUND DIXON Sr. the recd whereof he the sd Jno Garner Agt aforesaid doth hereby acknowledge hath given & granted bargained & sold & by these presents doth give & grant bargain & sell alien enforce & confirm unto the said EDMUND DIXON Senr his heirs & assigns forever the aforsd Tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the county of Person in the state of No. Carolina & bounded as follows (to wit) Beginning at a corner Tree on the north bank of Hico Creek Joining Archd G. Dunnaways land running North with his line to sd EDMUND DIXON's line Thence with his line west to Edmund Dixon Juns line a corner in a Thence down E Branch south to Hico Creek Thence Down sd Creek to the beginning containing by late survey thirty Eight Acres be the same more or less with the reversion remainders trusts services there of & also all the Estate right claim or demand whatsoever of him the sd John Garner agt as aforesaid his heirs & assigns forever of in & into every part & parcel of the premises above mentioned to have & to hold the sd Tract of land & premises above mentioned with the appurtenances unto the only proper use & behoof of him the sd EDMUND DIXON Senr his heirs assigns forever & the sd Jno Garner Agt as above sd for himself his heirs Exr & Adm doth covenants promise & agree to & with the sd EDMUND DIXON Sen his heirs Exrs & Admr & assigns formerly by these presents that all & every person or persons & his or their heirs anything having or claiming in the said premises above mentioned or any part thereof shall & will warrant & forever defend firmly (next page not sent)

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