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James Nixon*

Male 1788 - 1873  (85 years)

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  • Name James Nixon*  [1, 2
    Born 1788  Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Dec 1873  [1
    Person ID I794  Brick Street Cemetery
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 

    Father John Nixon 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Kennedy 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Summers*,   b. 1795, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1890  (Age 95 years) 
     1. Elizabeth Nixon  [natural]
     2. John Nixon*,   b. Jun 1817, Hall, New York state Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1899  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     3. Margaret Nixon*,   b. Jan 1818, Hall, New York state Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 May 1911  (Age 93 years)  [natural]
    +4. Robert Nixon*,   b. 12 Dec 1821,   d. 26 Dec 1912  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
     5. George Nixon*,   b. 09 Apr 1824,   d. 22 Nov 1906  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    +6. William Bryant Nixon*,   b. Aug 1826,   d. 20 Feb 1882  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
    +7. James Nixon*+,   b. 1828,   d. 25 Jul 1907, Westminster Tp, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    +8. Mary Nixon*,   b. 1834,   d. 21 Feb 1926  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Nixon 3
      moved from Bewcastle, Cumberland, England to Hall's Corners, NY near Geneva in 1816
      settled Westminster S1/2 L21 and 22 C1 in 1819
      (The Nixons, Summers and Routledges (of London Township) all came from Bewcastle; the Robsons of London Township came from Roxburghshire, not far from Bewcastle)

      no known 1812 War connection;
      ancestry military search 2013: Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy, 1660-1815: James Nixon L[?] 3 Jan. 1812
      UK Waterloo Medal Roll 1815: James Nixon, Corporal, Light Company Grenadier Guards, Wounded, Not Since Heard of
      James Nixon, Lieutenant and Captain, Light Company 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards
      James Nixon, Private, 2nd Battalion 35th Regiment of Foot
      War of 1812 Prisoner of War Records: James Nixon, 27 Regt. Inf. recruit
      War of 1812 Papers, 1789-1815: James Nixon, private in militia, captured at Detroit

      Middlesex Death Record: James Nixon, 85, Farmer, died 25 Dec. 1873; b. England; died old age and cold on the lungs; Physician: J.J. Lancaster; informant: John Nixon farmer of Westminster; Religion: Church of England

      [HCM, p. 945]: James Nixon was born in England, and was there married to Margaret Summers, and with her immigrated to America in 1816, locating in New York State, where he resided three years, and then came to Canada and settled on and cleared the farm now occupied by his son John, which consists of between 700 and 800 acres. He and wife became the parents of the following children: - John, Robert, George, William (deceased), James, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth. At the time of their settlement Westminster Township was a wilderness, and he and wife were compelled to suffer many of the privations and hardships incident to pioneer life. He died December 25, 1873, at the age of eighty-five years, but his wife is still living at the advanced age of ninety-four years, and possesses her strength and mental faculties to a remarkable degree. Mr. Nixon was a member of the Church of England, and was an honorable and upright citizen.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Brick Street Cemetery marker.

    2. [S20] Glen Curnoe records.