Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...or county. As a citizen of worth and value he receives the reward due him, through the respect and consideration of those in his community. Besides this he riage with Monica King, a_daughter of JAMES O. DIXON, who owns a small farm of 22 acres in I''ichland township, two miles southeast of St. Clairsville, has been living at his present abode since 1885 and is a man of ability, well-read and well-educated. His birth occurred in 1848 in Monroe County, and he is a son of Alexander and Rachel (McKelvey) Dixon, who now reside on the farm with him and his family. _ Alexander Dixon was born in 1824, and led a useful career as a farmer for many years previous to making his home with our subject. His wife was a daughter of James and Nancy McKelvey, and was born in VVheeling township in 1822. They had six children, whose names are as follows: James O.; Jennie, who married Reuben Garber and lives in Martin's Ferry; Robert S., deceased; David A., living in Byesville, Guernsey County; Sarah A., also deceased; and Villiam R., who was killed on the railroad in 1895. Mr. and Mrs Dixon are members of the Presbyterian Church, and our subject and his family also worship there. In fraternal circles Mr. Dixon is a member of the I. O. O. F. organization, and in politics he is a Democrat and votes a straight ticket. James O. Dixon removed to Belmont County in 1865. and for a time was located near Belmont, but later changed his residence to the farm where he resides at present. He obtained a good education in his youth. became a teacher.' and for 30 consecutive years taught school before engaging in farming. He is also interested in life insurance at this writing, and, altogether, is a very busy man. In 1879 our subject was united in mar James and...
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