Mixsonian

 THE MIXON-MIXSON FAMILY

735 JAMES JOYCE MIXSON, ARCHIBALD MIXSON (709), JOHN C. MIXSON (706), JOHN C. MIXSON (700), JOHN MIXSON IV (6), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

James Joyce Mixson II, son of Archibald K. and Elizabeth Calhoun Mixson, was b. in Barnwell County, SC Sept. 16, 1832, d. Jan. 6, 1919. On Dec. 17, 1857 he m. Elizabeth Stanyard Johnson (a second cousin) - b. Sept. 19, 1841, d. Dec. 26, 1927, dau. Of James Beckett and Elizabeth Calhoun Johnson. Wounded in Jonesboro GA on Aug. 31, 1864, Shot in left shoulder hereby losing bones in arm. Doctor report says “that his left arm and position of left-scapula had to be sesected from being wounded at 2 Jonesboro GA – which makes left-arm comparatively useless." (Updates from FL Civil War Pension Records) All their children (except the second) were born near the present town of Williston, Fla., in an area of Marion County later transferred to Levy County in the late 1800's. The second child, Archibald James Kirkland Mixson (790) was born on the James Beckett Johnson plantation near Johnson's Landing on the Savannah River in Barnwell District, South Carolina.

Census:

1860 Division 17, Alachua, FL, age 27, wife Elizabeth S-18, children: Sarah E-1

1880 Willis Mills, Levy, FL, age 48, wife Elizabeth-38, children: Archer-19, Mary-16, Harriet-13, John-8, Eugene-6, Paul-6mo

1885 District 3, Levy, FL,  FL State Census, age 52, wife Elizabeth-43, children: March-23, John-13, Eugene-10, Pauline-4, Pasly-2

1900 Williston, Levy, FL, age 68, wife E S-58, children: Pauline-20, Pasley-17, Helen-14

1910 Williston, Levy, FL, age 77, wife Elizabeth-69, Eugene S-39, dau in law Eliza Mixson-52

Children:

*789 Elizabeth Sarah Mixson - b. Dec. 11, 1858, d. May 26, 1940, m. Joseph M. Edwards, Jan. 28, 1875

*790 Archibald James Kirkland Mixson - b. Sept. 26, 1860, Jan. 13, 1938

*791 Mary Walton Mixson - b.Feb. 11, 1864, d. May 18, 1917, m. (1) Robert K. Mixson, m. (2) Charles J. Phillips

792 Harriett Hasseltine Mixson - b. Aug. 13, 1866, d. June 5, 1882

*793 John Micajah Mixson - b. July 4, 1871, d. Nov. 20, 1948

794 Eugene St. Eval Mixson - b. Mar. 15, 1874, Williston, FL, d. Aug. 18, 1917, bur. Orange Hill Cemetery, Williston, FL . He m. Elizabeth R. Matthews - b. Nov. 17, 1857, d. July 19, 1929, dau. of Dr. and Mrs. W.L. Matthews. No issue.

795 Pauline Rosa Mixson - b. April 9, 1880, d. ca. 1970 in New Orleans, LA, m. Arthur Masters, June 12, 1905, Children:

6826 Claire Masters

796 Pasley Elhannon Mixson was named for a famous old country doctor in Williston, Fla. area - b. Nov. 2, 1882, He m. (1), about 1910 Gertrude Craven of Raleigh, Fla. They had two daughters, one of which died in a fire at High Springs, Fla. The other daughter and the mother were living in or near Plant City, Fla. The mother later married a Mr. Smith.

m. (2) Sep 19, 1912 in Clinch, GA to Sallie Will Simmons, b. Aug 22, 1895, d. Jul 3, 1959 in Bexar TX. They had one child, a daughter

6827 Rubye Bishop Mixson - b. Sep 25, 1914, d. Apr 24, 1987, m. William Howard Lawson, b. Apr 6, 1909, d. Apr 3 1987.

Census: 1930 Precinct 1, Karnes, TX, Sally W Mixon age 34, with dau. Rube B Mixon-18

1940 San Antonio, Bexar, TX. William age 30, wife Ruby-26, children: Keonard B-8, Tommy E-6, Hazel Joe-3

Children:

21065 Keonard B. Lawson – b. abt 1932

21066 Tommy E Lawson – b. abt 1934

21067 Hazel Joe Lawson – b. abt 1937

m. (3) ____, of Chicago. They lived at Williston, Fla. for a time, but moved to Chicago about 1948.

*797 Helen Mixson - b. Nov. 29, 1885, m. Thomas Michael Carroll, May 18, 1904, He was b. Nov 10, 1882 at Gainesville, Fla. , d. May 14, 1942 at New Orleans, La. He was a civil engineer. Children:

6828 Eugene Mixson McCarroll - b. Aug. 11, 1906, m. April 21, 1933 to Lolita Gladys Gelpi. All their children were born in New Orleans:

6829 Gladys Helen Gelpi McCarroll - b. M. 9, 1934, m. June 22, 1957. Kenneth Nott Mclntosh, Jr. Children:

6832 Kenneth Nott McIntosh III - b. April 2, 1957

6830 Jean Elizabeth McCarroll - b. Oct. 12, 1935

6831 Patricia Ann McCarroll - b. Dec. 18, 1945

James Joyce MIXSON was born in Barnwell District, South Carolina, September 14, 1832. He was deprived of his mother by death when a very small child; at 18 years of age he was overseeing for the largest planter in Screven County, Ga. Six years later he brought his father's negroes, mules and horses overland to Marion County, Fla. , where he engaged in farming and stock raising. He returned to Barnwell District, SC , Sept. 17, 1857 and was married to Elizabeth S. Johnson. On returning to Fla. , he purchased a farm near Archer in Alachua County and engaged in farming until the Civil War broke out and joining the 7th Fla. Infantry, April 12, 1862, went directly to Virginia where he followed the varying fortunes mf Stonewall Jackson and Longstreet. He was at both battles of Manassas and Bull Run, where no army in the world could stand up before the Southern riflemen. He went to Tennessee with Longstreet and was in both battles of Lookout Mountain and Cumberland Gap. It was this campaign where the Southern soldiers suffered terribly of cold, almost without shoes and clothes. During the rigors of winter, he was sent under Joseph E. Johnson to oppose Sherman, where at Jonesboro, on first day Hood took command when thirty thousand Confederates were ordered to charge one hundred thousand Federals in their trenches, a fragment of, shell struck his left shoulder and tore it to pieces. At the end of the Civil War, like other Southern soldiers, he helped to build a new South out of the old. He was always an ardent sportsman and kept a pack of hounds for the chasing of deer, fox and wildcat, and prior to the freeing 9f the slaves, a pack for catching runaway negroes. He was a member of the Baptist Church, also of Free Masons for sixty years and stated a short time before he died that he always lived up to the tenets and obligations of that order. He died January 6, 1919 at the home of his son, J. M. Mixson, near Williston, Levy County.

Dedicated in loving memory by his son, Williston, Jan. 18, 1919.   A. J. MIXSON

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