THE MIXON-MIXSON FAMILY
John Mixson, son of John and Prudence Mixon was born in Pasquotank Precinct of North Carolina, 1719, died, intestate, in Darlington District, SC, March, 1796.
First records found of him are when he and his sister Sabrath are mentioned in a property agreement made between John Mixon and his second wife, Joyce, dated June 6, 1729, on records in the courthouse of Beaufort County, N.C.
He is mentioned in the Onslow County Court Records, April , 1734, as being bound out to James Morgan to learn the trade of a cooper until age 21, he now being 15, his father being dead. On October 21, 1735, he is a witness to the will of Edward Harwood. (Grimes, "N.C. Wills", p. 156).
From Craven County Court Minutes, March, 1737: John Mixon vs. Wm. Handcock, Jr. (The nature of the suit not shown). "In an action brought by John Mixon agst. William Handcock, Jr., deft., a jury of 12 good and lawful men returned the verdict in these words, "We jurors find it no cause of accon."
From "Rambles of the Peedee Basin", by Harvey T. Cook, p. 64 (1731-1740), the following settlers are listed on Lower Muddy Creek, John Newberry, Tillman Kolb, Jacob Kolb, John Cattel, JOHN MIXON and John Singleton.
From South Carolina Council Journals, p. 53: "Petition of JOHN MIXON is a settler on the Welch Tract, has wife and four children, asked for 300 acres of land in or about the Welch Tract, 1747." On August8, 1753, a grant of 150 acres was made to him, Craven County, bounded on the northwest by Peedee River, northeast by Col. Henry Fox's lands, southeast by Joseph Jolley's lands, southwest by vacant lands. (In upper right hand comer is a notation "Delivered to Daniel Dwonald, 5th April , 1754".) Thomas Freeman asked for 300 acres at same time, said he had wife and four children and received his grant in full, which was located on Black Creek, northwest of the Peedee River. Why John did not get his full 300 acre grant it is not known, unless he preferred to remain in or very near his present location, and there being only 150 acres available there at the time.
From "Colonial Soldiers and Patriots of South Carolina Colonial Wars", by Leonardo Andrea: John Mixon is listed as one of those men who fought under Col. George Gabriel Powell, whose men were mainly from Georgetown and Cheraws Districts, in the Cherokee War, 1759-60.
The 1790 census of South Carolina lists JOHN MIXON, 1 male over 16, and 1 female over 16 next door to Samuel Mixon, Darlington District. This indicates an elderly couple with all children gone, or a very young couple with no children. Evidently, it was an elderly couple and living near his youngest son, Samuel. John Mixon died intestate, March, 1796, in Darlington County, the estate consisting only of a nominal amount of personal property. Administration granted to the widow, Mary Mixon. Micha Mixon, a Justice for Darlington County, drew up the qualifying papers. Edward Woodhum and Stephen Truitt were sureties on the administration bond. It is believed that Mary was a second wife. John Mixon probably had some daughters as well as sons. If so, they have not been identified. The following might well be his sons and dates of birth:
*700 John Mixson V - b. ca. 1740
*701 Micah Mixon - b. ca. 1742
702 Jesse Mixon - b. ca. 1744, d. 1832
*703 Cornelius Mixson - b. ca. 1747
*704 Abraham Mixson - b. ca. 1747
*705 Samuel Mixon - b. ca. 1750