Mixsonian

 THE MIXON-MIXSON FAMILY

2085 CANAAN MIXON, ELIJAH MIXON (2064), SAMUEL MIXON (705), JOHN MIXON IV (6), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

Canaan Mixon, s. of Elijah and Grace Mixon, was b. in Sumter County, S.C., ca. 1812, d. ____. He is shown with his mother, Gracie, in the 1850 census. About 1855, he m. Olivia Grooms. b. Jan 18, 1836, d. Jan 16, 1927.

Census:

1850 Sumter, Sumter, SC, age 37, mother: Gracy-58 1850 Sumter, SC, Nov 12,

1850, Agriculture schedule 1860 Sumter, Sumter, SC, age 45, Mary-20, Mary-1

1880 Concord, Sumter, SC, Susan Mixon-21, siblings: Lee-18, Alice-14, S. James-9

Their children:

2154 Susan Johnson Mixon - b. Dec 5, 1859, d. May 12, 1934, m. Wesley Johnson

*2155 Alpheus Lee Mixon - b. Jul 14, 1862, Dec 3, 1935

2156 Alice Mixon - b. 1865, m.Compton

*2157 Samuel James Mixon - b. Feb. 1, 1867, d. Nov 7, 1944

2089 ANTHONY WESTBERRY MIXON, ELIJAH MIXON (2064), SAMUEL MIXON (705), JOHN MIXON IV (6), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

Anthony Westberry Mixon, s. of Elijah and Gracie Mixon, was b. in Sumpter District, SC., Aug. 30, 1821, d. 1869. About 1846, he m. Mary Truett - b. ca. 1831, d. 1865.

 

From Military Records on Confederate Soldiers, evidently it was he who enlisted at Camp Harlee, near Georgetown, South Carolina, Jan. 1, 1862 in the 9th Company (Company "I"), Clarendon Guards, 25th SC Infantry, with his age given as 41. The records indicate he was captured at Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865, transferred to a prison camp at Elmira, N. Y., where he was received from New York City, January 30, 1865. He died there on February 14, 1865 from chronic diarrhea. Grave #2160. 

 

Above information shows, of course, that his wife was a widow when she was shown in the 1870 census of Sumpter County, South Carolina, with her children.

 

Note: Several sources on Ancestry.com list Anthony Westberry’s wife as Sarah C. Gibson with a different set of children.  That Anthony is Anthony Windham (not Westberry, see #2094)  Larry Mixson

 

Ages shown in census records, many times, listing ages, are not always correct, Nellie (#2163) age 2 years, (b. 1868), could have been three or four years older; if not, she was probably a granddaughter.

Census:

1850 Division 4, Darlington, SC, age 24, wife Mary-20, children: Martha-3, Frances-

Chidren of Anthony and Mary Mixson are:

2158 Martha Mixon - b. 1847 in Sumpter County, SC, d. Nov 21, 1917,  m. Francis Grooms,  About 1865 she married Frank Grooms of Sumpter County. The following list of their children has been sent in, which May not be in chronological order:

9175 Maggie Grooms b. Dec 2, 1870, d. Nov 23, 1947, m. Alpheuse Lee Mixson (see #2155)

9176 William Frank Grooms - b. Nov 8, 1872, d. Apr 21, 1952, bur. Philadelphia Southern Methodist Church Cemetery, Darlington County, SC. m. Eunie Fields, b. Oct 4, 1886, d. Jul 13, 1966.  Children:

18473 Frank O. Grooms

18474 Joe C. Grooms

18475 Cecil Grooms

18476 Ray Grooms

18477 Ervin Grooms

9177 Sarah (Sally) Grooms - m. ____ Johnson

9178 James W. Grooms

9179 Alfred Grooms

9180 Burtell Grooms

9181 Noah Graham Grooms

9182 Lillie Grooms

9183 Watson Duncan Grooms

9184 Mattie Grooms

2159 Frances Mixon - b. 1849

2160 Joseph Mixon - b. 1857

2161 Mary Mixon  - b. 1860

2162 Anthony Mixon - b. ca. 1864 probably in Darlington County, SC, (the 1850 census of that county showed the family living there), but in 1870, his mother, Mary Truett Mixson and her children were in Sumpter County with Anthony's age given as 6. The name of his wife is not known, but from information sent in, he had married, probably about 1885. Their known children are as follows:

9185 Edith Mixon, m. ____Tolson

9186 Maude Mixon, m. ____ Demas

9187 Benjamin C. Mixon

2163 Millie Mixon - b. 1868

2091 ZIMMERMAN CASWELL MIXON, ELIJAH MIXON (2064), SAMUEL MIXON (705), JOHN MIXON IV (6), JOHN MIXON III (3), JOHN MIXON II (2), JOHN MIXON I (1)

Zimmerman Caswell Mixon, s. of Elijah and Gracie Mixon, was b. in Sumter County, S.C., Mar.29, 1826, d. ____. About 1848, he m. Mary ____. Their children:

2164 Mary Mixon - b. 1849

Perhaps there were other children after 1850. In 1860, Mary E. Mixon, age 8, and William M. Mixon, age 4, are shown in the home of Hannah Truett in Darlington County.


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