Mixsonian

 THE MIXON-MIXSON FAMILY

1850 JAMES LAFAYETTE MIXON, JESSE MIXON (1796), JOHN MIXON (1775), JESSE MIXON (702), JOHN MIXON IV (6), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

James Lafayette Mixon, s. of Jesse and Elizabeth Mott Mixon, was b. in 1860 in MS, d. Jan 6, 1886 in the Galveston Storm. He was orphaned at about six years of age. He continued to live on the White Ranch with his sister Margaret Elizabeth Mixon after his mother's death. He m. Jan. 14, 1879 to Laura Josephine Wallis - b. 1859 Wallisville in Chambers County, TX, d. 1888. She was the dau. of Soloman and Sarah Labadie Wallis. She was the granddau. of Dr. Nicholas Descomps Labadie, a surgeon in Gen. Sam Houston's Army..  James "Fate" Mixon was a Captain on a boat which carried supplies to towns on Galveston Bay. A very bad storm came up in January of 1886, and he and the boat were lost. His body was washed up at Tremont Warf, and the boat was found at Smith's Point.

After her husband's death, Josephine Mixon moved to Colmesneil, Texas, a lumber town, and ran a boarding house there. Her eldest daughter, Rowena Courtney, says she died when 28 years old, about 1888, only two years after her husband. She is buried in Wallis Hill Cemetery at Wallisville, Texas. The land for the cemetery donated by Soloman Wallis. There is no headstone.

The children, Rowena and Jesse James Mixon, lived with their grandfather, Soloman Wallis, until around 1900. Rowena was looking over some belongings of her mother and came across a letter from her father's half-brother, A. G. Brown, of New Augusta, Mississippi. Rowena wrote to him, and when he heard from her, nothing would do but for she and her brother to come to Mississippi. She and her brother lived with Mr. Brown for a while and then with Sarah Stevens Courtney's family.

Children of Jesse and Josephine Mixson:

1925 Rowena Mixon - b. Feb. 11, 1880 at Wallisville, TX, d. Mar. 22, 1924, m. Jan. 24, 1901 to John William Courtney, b. Feb. 14, 1879 Perry Co. MS, d. Oct. 28, 1948 Perry Co.MS, Both bur. Sunset Cemetery, Richton, Perry County, MS.  Their children:

8158 John Lafayette Courtney - b. Nov. 6, 1901 Perry Co., MS, d. Apr. 9, 1971, buried Salem Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind., m. (1) Jan. 3, 1925, Nellie Garnette Herdrich - b. Mar. 23, 1904 Hendricks Co., Ind., d. Apr. 26, 1956 Marion Co., IN. Both bur. Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, IN.  Children:

8164 John Lafayette Courtney, Jr. - b. Jul. 29, 1925 Hendricks Co., IN, m. Apr. 16, 1949 to Georgianna Shelton - b. Mar. 18, 1929 Marion Co., IN. Children

8167 Kimberley Jo Courtney - b. Apr. 19, 1959 Marion Co.

8165 Althalyne Mae Courtney - b. Jun. 15, 1928 Marion Co., Ind., m. Sept. 26, 1951, John Joseph McDermott - b. Jan. 1, 1929 Hyde Park, Mass. no issue

8166 Fredric Gene Courtney - b. Oct. 14, 1929 Hendricks Co., IN, d. Jul. 30, 1977, bur. Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, IN , m. Aug. 26, 1952 to Zoe Ann Yundt - b. Sept. 20, 1931 Windfall, IN. Children:

8170 Deborah Ann Courtney - b. Jan. 1, 1954 Marion Co.

8171 Fredric Earl Courtney - b. Jun. 16, 1955 Tipton Co.

8172 Cynthia Lee Courtney - b. Mar. 17, 1957 Tipton Co.

8173 Sandra Lynn Courtney - b. Jun. 1, 1958 Tipton Co.

8174 Larry Craig Courtney - b. May 14, 1960 Boone Co.

m. (2) Aug. 5, 1957 to Mrs. Mary Alice Hicks - b. Dec. 28, 1910 Owen Co., IN.

8167 Ruth Courtney - b. ____1903, d. ____

8168 Robert Howell Courtney - b. ____, d. ____ buried Old Augusta Cemetery

8159 Jovita Courtney - - b. Feb. 2, 1908 Perry Co., MS, m. (1) May 13, 1932 to Sylvester McLaurin Blackledge, b. Feb. 28, 1903, d. May 14, 1963, bur. Sunset Cemetery, Richton, Perry County, MS, no issue
m. (2) Jul. 6, 1965, Robert Sandidge Weldon - b. Jun. 5, 1917, Son of Joncy and Mattie (McKeldon) Weldon. A Methodist Minister with Louisville West Conference. no issue

8160 James William Courtney - b. Oct. 29, 1910 Perry Co. MS, d. Nov. 26, 1982, bur. Sunset Cemetery, Richton, Perry County, MS.

8161 Walter Wallis "Monk" Courtney - b. Mar. 8, 1915 Perry Co., MS, d. Mar. 22, 1924. m. (1) Dec. 1936, Mary Lee Turner, b. May 18, 1920, d. Oct. 20, 1968. Both , bur. Sunset Cemetery, Richton, Perry County, MS.  Children:

8175 James Royal Courtney - b. Feb. 18, 1939, has been, m., is divorced, no children

8176 Ronald. Wallis Courtney - b. Jun. 19, 1949, m. ____1968, Karlyn Hughes - b. ____

m. (2) Dec. 11, 1968, Elizabeth Presnall Bryant - b. Oct. 30, 1922

8162 Sarah Margaret Courtney - b. Apr. 11, 1918 Perry Co., MS., m. Sept. 30, 1942 (div 1963) toWesley Edward. Rais - b. Oct. 2, 1909

8177 Dagmar. Carol Rais - b. Nov. 9, 1946, m. Jun. 22, 1968 to  Robert S. Cronn - b. Oct. 24, 1942

8178 Dorothy Courtney Rais - b. Jul. 5, 1948, m. Oct. 22, 1968 to Rockey Joe Isley - b. Apr. 14, 1947. Children:

8180 Katherine Michelle Isley - b. Feb. 28, 1970

8179 Edward Leroy Rais - b. Aug. 9, 1955

16496 Oscar Jackson Courtney - b. Jan. 29, 1921, d. Jan. 24, 1927 Perry Co.., bur. Sunset Cemetery, Richton, Perry County, MS.

8163 Annie Dene Mixon - b. 1882 Wallisville, TX, d. ____ca 1888

1926 Jesse James Mixon - b. ca. 1884, d. Jun. 18, 1922 at Camp Bullis in World War I, buried buried San Antonio National Cemetery. unmarried.

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