Mixsonian

 THE MIXON-MIXSON FAMILY

Jesse Mixon made a deed of slaves to John and Cornelius Mixon, his sons, on September 24, 1827, which was recorded January 1, 1828. He was to have the use and labor of following negroes: Tabby, Cecelia, Dick, and Tamony, during his natural life. He was to pay taxes and should he die before his wife, Elizabeth, she was to have use of them as long as she kept house. Jesse Mixon paid. tax on slaves only through 1829 in Marion County, Mississippi.

1828 Nov.                 24 NE¼     Sec 14 T10   1E          158.69 acres

1829 Feb.  21 W½    SW¼       Sec 13 T10   R1E           80.62      "

1829 Feb.  21 E½      SE¼        Sec 13 T10   R1E           79.34      "

1831 Jan.   18 E½      SW¼       Sec 12 T10   R1E           80.41      "

1831 Jan.   18 W½    NW¼      Sec 13 T10   R1E           80.62      "

On the Yazoo County, Mississippi, census of 1830, Jesse Mixon is shown as being 80-90 years of age, and his wife 70-80 years old. In a conversation between my grandmother and her cousin, Lizzie Mixon McKenzie, Grandmother said "he" died in Yazoo County, "they" were living with the Applewhites, and that "he" was a very old man, he was ninety years old.

Jesse Mixon paid tax on four slaves in Yazoo County in 1830 and 1831. When he died, about 1832, John Mixon went to Yazoo County. Elizabeth Mixon did not wish to continue housekeeping, so John Mixon took the negroes back home with him, and Jesse Mixon's Bible. There was something mentioned about Elizabeth Mixon not being too well that she did not wish to keep house. For some reason, Cornelius could not go to Yazoo County when Jesse died.

The 1805 Land Lottery of Georgia shows following Mixons in Bulloch County participating: Jesse Mixon, Jesse Mixon, Jr., Elijah Mixon and Vinson Mixon. William Mixon had married and was living in another county. No further records have been found of Elijah Mixon. He probably had died before 1820, the first census of Georgia does not list him, nor does the 1820 census of Mississippi.

Census:

1820 Marion, MS, Jessee Mixon, males 45 and over:1, females 45 and over:1

1820 The Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, year 1820 lists Jessee Mixon, Marion County.

1830 Yazoo, MS Jesse Mixon, males:80-89:1, females 70-79:1

Jesse Mixon had by his second marriage to Elizabeth Harrison, b. 1744, d. 1830, the following children:

*1774 Cornelius Lofton Mixon - b.1790, m. Sarah (Sally) Kirkland

*1775 John Jehu Mixon - b. 1792, d. Oct. 3, 1855

*1776 Rachel Mixon - b. 1794, d. Jul 20, m. Thomas Applewhite in Marion County, MS, July 6, 1816

1777 Mary Mixon - b. 1796, d. 1834,  m. Samuel Miles in Marion County, MS, Aug 11, 1818

There are some records that indicate there were also the following children:

Redden Mixon 1767 – 1820

Keziah Mixon - 1800

 

1771 WILLIAM MIXON, JESSE MIXON (702), JOHN MIXON IV (6), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

William Mixon, s. of Jesse Mixon and his first wife, was b. ca.1775 in South Carolina, d. 1843 in Lawrence County, MS before 1850. About 1800 he m. Mary Eleanor Joyce, dau. of James Joyce of Barnwell District, S.C. He was a resident of Tattnall County, GA before 1809, at which time he was given a land grant of 285 acres and another grant of 200 acres in 1819. This was after the family had moved to Mississippi and shown there in 1816 census with one son under 21, and 8 females besides his wife.

William Mixon moved into Lawrence County, Mississippi, in 1824, and is on the 1830 census in that county. He paid tax in Lawrence County from 1824 through 1828 which was the last year he paid poll tax, so probably was 50 years old that year. He paid tax on 160 acres of land 1834 through 1839, and is on the census of 1840 in Lawrence County. He probably  died about 1842. There seems to have been a terrific epidemic of some kind in 1842, as the 1843 tax lists show very many vacancies. Jesse and William Mixon paid tax in 1843.

1811 Mississippi Territory, William Mixon, Name on petition to Congress, 27 Dec 1811, by inhabitants of the territory seeking to be combined with West Florida and made into a new state.

From the 1830, Lawrence, MS  and other censuses, it is ascertained that besides several daughters, there were three sons within the following age groups:

Son - Age 20 - 30

Son - Age 10 - 15

Son - Age 5- 10

*3262 Simeon P. Mixson – b. Feb 2, 1809 in SC, d. Mar 13, 1864

7691 Irvine Mixon b. ca. ____, d. 1842 in Lawrence County, MS, m. Mar. 18, 1836 to Elizabeth Reeves, b. 1810. Children:

3417 Mary Mixon - b. ca. 1835

*3418 Harriett Mixon - b. April 5, 1839, d. Jan. 5, 1918

3419 Alexander Mixon - b. 1840, Confederate soldier, slain by the enemy at the Battle of Chancellorsville. A Christian Gentleman, he led his unit in a prayer service before each battle. Flag bearer, he planted his colors on the Union redoubts at Chancellorsville, waved his hat to his companion and yelled, “Come on, let's put our hearts and souls into it."

*7692 Frances Mixon - b. in Marion County, MS,1811, m. 1827 to Arthur Stokes

18364 Mary Mixon - m. May 5, 1829 to Ellison Bishop in Lawrence County, MS.  They moved to Attala County MS where they are shown in the 1850 Census.  Children:

18365 Alexandar Bishop - b. 1830

18366 Nancy Bishop - b. 1833

18367 Edmund Bishop - b. 1836

18368 Jesse Bishop - b. 1838

18369 Sarah Bishop - b. 1844

18370 Emmison Bishop - b. 1847

18371 Catherine Mixon - m. Jan. 22, 1833 to John Haymon in Lawrence County, MS

18372 Sara Mixon – m. Jun. 7, 1837 to David L. Bishop, in Lawrence County, MS

18373 Martha Mixon – Jul. 23, 1841 to Robert Slaughter, in Lawrence County, MS


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