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Below is a family biography included in The History of Perry County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ANDREW J. DIXON is a native of Lawrence County, Ind., and was born March 15, 1830. He is the fourth child in a family of six: Michael F., George W. (deceased), Mary A. (deceased), who married Reuben Hudson; Andrew J., Joel and William (deceased), born to Shadrach and Catharine (Hindelider) Dixon, natives of North Carolina and Pennsylvania. They were married in Jackson County, Ind. The mother died in Lawrence County, and the father in Perry County, Ind. They were members of the Christian Church. Our subject was reared by his parents and remained at home until his marriage. April 20, 1851, his union to Miss Sophia Hayes was solemnized, she being the daughter of Daniel and Agnes (Cashman) Hayes, of Perry County, and to this union these children were born: Sarah A., who married Isaac P. Wright. He dying, she married George W. Riggle; John W. (deceased), Daniel S., James T., Jacob W., Willis E., Virgil O. and Theodore L. Mrs. Sophia Dixon was born March 9, 1831. She died on November 30, 1884. She was a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Dixon makes farming and carpentering a business. He owns 100 acres of land mostly well improved. He is a Democrat politically. He served the people of his Township as Trustee six years.

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This family biography is one of 257 biographies included in The History of Perry County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Perry County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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