William Dixon left North Carolina in late 1850 and settled in the Forked Deer Bottomland near the present day community of Tibbs. He brought his wife Nancy and nine children aged from 21 to 3 months. From that family group, the family now numbers over 800 family members located through out West Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas.
William died in 1883 and left his farmland to his son Robert Moore Dixon who had 2 families of 11 children. The families have remained in the Tibbs community and the Nutbush communities of Haywood County, with the members of the second family venturing forth to Trenton in Gibson County.
The diagram above contains the ancestors of Ray Dixon in the Dixons, Graves, Waddells and Jefferies families.
Pictures located at left:
1. Jeanette and Arthur Dixon when they were courting about 1922. 2. Ed, Eula, Graves, Lydia, Louvenia and Arthur Dixon at family reunion about 1949. 3. Jeanette Dixon's 80th birthday party held at Everette Dixon's house with all grandchildren present. 4. Claude St. Clair Waddell about the time he graduated from UT Medical School in Memphis in 1930. 5. Claire Dixon Sanford Thomlin when she was about 18 years old. 6. The family of James E. Graves at his funeral. 7. Everette Dixon's high school graduation photo. 8. Gilfred Greaves, husband of Louvenia Dixon. 9. Cecil, Isel and Jeanette Waddell about 1950. 10. James Arthur Dixon about 1952.
Jim Dixon & Julia Kelso
Cecil Thomas 'Thom' Dixon
Ray in front of national capitol
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