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Robert W. Nixon 

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1775 - 1850

Martha _________ (Nixon)
1773 - 1865
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Robert W. Nixon
1814 - 1885
Robert W. Nixon was born about 1814 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1885 in Calhoun County, Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 71 years old.

We do not know who his father was. His mother was Martha ________, she was born about 1772 in GA. She is living next door to Robert in the 1860 census.

Robert occupation was a farmer, a Calhoun County FL Commissioner and County treasurer.
He married Mary E. Knight, she was born abt. 1815 and died sometime before 1856. Mary's mother was most likely Cofielda _______ Knight who appears in the 1830 census living near the Nixon family.

After the death of Mary, Robert married Louisa Whiddon (Lewis). They had two children. After Louisa death in 1863 he married Elizabeth A. Singleton (born abt.1818).

Children with Mary:
  1. Daniel Green (10/9/1832 GA -7/23/1910 Bay Co.FL)- married Sarah A.(11/9/1840-12/4/1913),
  2. Samuel J.(abt. 1843)GA,
  3. Mary F. (abt. 1843)GA,
  4. Cofiela C. (abt.1844)GA,
  5. Roxy Ann (abt. 1846)GA,
  6. Sarah M.(1847)AL,
  7. Mathew Woodward (May 1849AL - 1924 FL)- married Matilda,
  8. Lenna Ann (abt. 1852)AL,
  9. James Elton (9/3/1855 AL-1925 Bay Co.FL)-married Mary E. McClellan(2/8/1858-6/24/1900 Bay Co. FL)
Children with Louisa:
  1. Robert (abt. 1857) FL - married Sophronia
  2. Josephine L. (1860)FL
Records
Census1/1/1830 GA (Dooly County) 16 yrs old 
page 7, line 6 -Robert Nixon - one male (40-50) and one female (40-50)

line 10 -Honor Nixon - one male under 5, one male (15-20), one female (10-15)

line 17 -Samuel Nixon - one male (5-10), one male (10-15), two males (15-20), one male (20-30), one male (40-50), one female under 5, one female (10-15), one female (20-30) and one female (40-50).

line 27 - Cofield Knight - one male (10-15), one male (15-20), one female (5-10), one female (15-20) and one female (40-50). 
Census1/1/1840 AL (Lowndes County) 26 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Robert Nixon.  Robert N. Nixon - one male (15-20), one male (20-30), one male (30-40),2 females (5 or under) & one female (20-30). 
Census1/1/1850 AL (Coffee County) 36 yrs old 
Listed as Robert W. Nixon (age 36), Mary (age 35), Daniel G. (11), Mary F. (9), Cofiela C. (8, male), Roxinia A. (3), Samuel E. (5), Sarah M. (2), and Mathew W. (age 1). All born in Georgia, except Cofiela born in AL. Robert says he is a farmer.  
Other1/3/1854 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 40 yrs old 
Robert Nixon qualified 1/14/1854 for County Commission Officer and Appointed 7/24/1855 (2 year term 5/1857) 
Other6/25/1857 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 43 yrs old 
R. W. Nixon - Appointed 9/12/1857 for County Commission Officer.  
Census7/1/1860 Ochesee FL (Calhoun County) 46 yrs old 
Listed as family #43, Robt. W. Nixon (age 47, born in GA), Louisa (age 40, born in GA), Daniel G. (23 born GA), Samuel (17 born GA), Roxy Ann (14 born GA), Sarah M. (13 born AL), Mathew (11 (born AL), Lenna Ann (9 born AL), James (7 born AL), and Robert (5 born FL). Robert W. states he is a Farmer, Louisa states she is a Housekeeper, Daniel is a Laborer and Samuel is a Hireling. All have a check mark in box for Mulatto

Listed as family #44, Martha Nixon 88 (born GA). Listed as housekeeper. Mary J. Lewis (15 GA), James Lewis (13 GA), John H. Lewis (11 GA), Samuel Lewis (9 GA), Josephine Lewis (6 GA), Thomas J. Lewis (3 FL). (mother of Robert, living next door.)

#42 - Home of Louisa's daughter - Eliza J. Pippen (23), Morgan (3), William Eliza (5 mos)Francis M. Lewis (17) & Arnetta Lewis (8). Francis was born with no arms or legs. Moran and William born in FL, others in GA. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Other12/1/1862 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 48 yrs old 
State of Florida
Calhoun County
Report of jurors, Grand and Petit for Fall term 1862
Talesman, attending and serving in the Circuit Court at said term and entitled by law to payment from the state.
#3: Thomas Parish - number of miles: 30, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 5.50.
#5 Wm H Pope - number of miles: 30, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 5.50, # 14 Henry B. Davis - number of miles: 20, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 4.50, # 18 Samuel W. Davis - number of miles: 46, number of days: 4, amount in dollars: 9.50, #34 Ishmael Ayers - number of miles: 20, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 4.50, # 37 Robt. W. Nixon - number of miles: 6, number of days: (part of page missing), amount in dollars: (part of page missing), #58 T.H. Yon - number of miles: 20, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 3.25, # 65 Jese Bailey - number of miles: 8, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: (part of page missing), # 69 Levi Yon - number of miles: 30, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 4.(missing)
Dec. 1st 1862
William Clark
Clerk of Calhoun County Circuit Court  
Other12/1/1862 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 48 yrs old 
12/1/1862 State of Florida
Calhoun County
Report of jurors, Grand and Petit for Fall term 1862
Talesman, attending and serving in the Circuit Court at said term and entitled by law to payment from the state.

#3: Thomas Parish - number of miles: 30, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 5.50.
#5 Wm H Pope - number of miles: 30, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 5.50, # 14 Henry B. Davis - number of miles: 20, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 4.50, # 18 Samuel W. Davis - number of miles: 46, number of days: 4, amount in dollars: 9.50, #34 Ishmael Ayers - number of miles: 20, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: 4.50, # 36 John Peacock - number of miles: 24, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 3.50, # 38 Robt. W. Nixon - number of miles: 6, number of days: (part of page missing), amount in dollars: (part of page missing), #58 T.H. Yon Jr.- number of miles: 20, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 3.25, # 65 Jesse Bailey - number of miles: 8, number of days: 2, amount in dollars: (part of page missing), # 69 Levi Yon - number of miles: 30, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 4.(missing)
Dec. 1st 1862
William Clark
Clerk of Calhoun County Circuit Court  
Other12/27/1862 FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
From a tax book - page 9 -Received in office December the 27 1862
R. W. Nixon Treser of Calhoun County
January the 20 1863
Received of R S Jones one order given in faver
Joel pate for cents .80
Received of R S Jones fifteen dollars $15.00
R W Nixon ???? Treasure
March the 2 1863
Received of R S Jones $506
March the 2 1863
Recived of Samuel J. Nixon $10
March the 2 1863
Receved of Mary B. Wade $52
March the 2 1863
Received of J. N. Richards cash $300.00, one order in favor of J. F. Richards $8, one in favor of T. H. Yon for $2, one order in favor of Levi Yon $20, one order in favor of T. H. Yon $45, one order in favor of J. W. Selmen $4 .70, one order in favor James B. Stone $8 .18, one order in favor of H. K. Doles $1 .80, one order in favor of H. K. Doles $2 .30 
Other7/6/1863 FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
R. W. Nixon County treasurer for Reciven and paying out of the county Fund - $ 38.28
Calhoun County Tax Records   Source:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcalhou/oldrecords/CALH12.htm
Other10/19/1863 FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
Subpoena: In the names of the State of Floarida to the Sheriff of Calhoun County, Greeting. We command you to summon Lanna Burnnam, Robert W. Nixon, and William A. Whitfiled to be and appear before the Judges of our Circuit Court at a court to be held at Abes Spring Bluff on the First Tuesday after the fourth Monday in October..... 
Other10/30/1863 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
Calhoun County
Fall Term 1863
Report of witnesses summoned on behalf of the state and attending at said term and entitled by law to payment from the state.
#6 Robert W. Nixon - number of miles: 4, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 1.65 , #8 Arilda Ayers - number of miles: 12, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 2.70 #9 Wiltha Ayres- number of miles: 12, number of days: 1, amount in dollars: 2.70

In cases of State –v- Luke Lott and State –v- Rebecca Maudlin.
Written my hand and private seal, my seal of office having been destroyed by fire in the destruction of the Court house, this October 30th 1863, Wm Clark - Clerk of Calhoun County Circuit Court  
Other11/5/1863 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
Will of Louisa Nixon - Her husband Robert Nixon gives the 2 year old white cow known as the 'White Cow's Heifer' to Louisa's son, James E. Lewis, in accordance with her death bed wishes.  
Marriage2/21/1864 FL (Calhoun County) 50 yrs old 
Robert W. Nixon married Elizabeth Singleton on 2/21/1864. 
Census8/4/1870 FL (Washington County) 56 yrs old 
Listed as family #328, Robt. W. Nixon (age56 born GA), Elizabeth (52 born GA), Sarah M. (22 born AL), Mathew (20 born AL), Lenna Ann (18 born AL), James I. (14 born FL), and Joesphine L. (9 born FL). Robert states he is a Farmer, Elizabeth is a housekeeper. real estate value $700, personal estate value $800, also living with the family -Elton Singleton (10-FL), Jesse Sewell - (age 22-FL) -farmer laborer, Clara A McDowell - (age 25-GA) -domestic servant.  
Other1/1/1873 FL (Calhoun County) 59 yrs old 
Chipola Primitive Baptist Church - First Membership record included the following men and their families: Joseph Cutts, Elisa Cutts, James Dickens, George Hansford, James Peacock, W.E. Moore, Richard Babeth, Benjamin Neel, John McClellan, Benoni Thomas, Philip Tyrus, Morgan Burk, John Davis, John Alday, John Lacy, Robert Nixon, and Robert Mcintosh. The elders were: Tyus L. Hansford and Wyllis Musgrove. The deacons were Silas H. Stone and Thomas Johnson. The clerk was S.A. Beachump.
The first sermon preached in this church was on September 4, 1874, by Tyus Lundy Hansford.
 
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 68 yrs old 
Revised List of jurors -
Pg. 1: #1. Wm Ayers, 2. Thos Ayers, 3. Asa Ayers, 9. Sam Ayers, 10. Ish Ayers, 13. Benj. Ayers, 15. Alfred Bailey, 17. Gadi Bailey, 22. P.B. Bailey, 23. Wm M. Clark. ,44. Wm Cutts, 46. L. C. Davis, 46. Isaac Etheridge, 47. B. H. Franklin
page 2: 68. Caleb Halley, 75. Jno T. Kent, 76. W.A. Kent, 79. Jno A. Kelley, 81. Jno Kent,
page 3: #85. Geo Sutton, 96. B. F. McDaniel, 97. Josh McDaniel, 99. Jasper Musgrove, 100. J. M. Maddox,107. Thos McKeown
page 4: 114 Robt Nixon, 115 J. J. Nixon, 116 R. W. Nixon,118 Jno H. Parish, 119. Thomas Parish Sr., 120. Thomas Parish Jr., 122. Jno W. Peacock, 123. Jno. W. Pope, 125. B. F. Pope, 126. Tim Pope, 130. J.M. Peacock
page 5:143.J.R. Stone, 151. David Stephens, 152. L.M. Stone, 156. S.S. Stone, 153. A.J. Wood, 155. Joe Wood, 156. J.C. Wood, 172. Levi Yon, 173. Newton Yon, 174. T.M. Yon, 175. John Yon, 176. H. A. Yon 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Robert Nixon's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Robert, his family, and friends. For example, Robert is 6 years old when The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
AgeDateEvent
4 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
7 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
8 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
9 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
10 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
21 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
23 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
28 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
28 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
31 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
36 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
41 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
47 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
50 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
51 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
51 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
56 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
68 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
69 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
70 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
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3 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
5 1819 Rabun County formed.
6 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
7 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
8 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
9 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
10 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
11 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
12 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
13 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
16 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
17 1831 Sumter County is formed.
18 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
19 1833 Walker County is formed.
22 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
23 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
24 1838 Chattooga County formed
33 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
36 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
37 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
38 1852 Taylor County formed.
39 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
40 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
42 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
43 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
44 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
56 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
61 1875 Oconee County formed.
AgeDateEvent
16 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
25 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
30 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
39 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
42 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
45 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
51 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
55 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
63 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
65 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
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14 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
20 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
47 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
48 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
68 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
71 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
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6 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
16 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
21 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
23 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
26 1840 Oregon Trail is established
28 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
41 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
46 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
48 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
49 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
51 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
54 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
61 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
62 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
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19 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico


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Louisa Whiddon
Born about 1820 and died about 1863
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The Children of Robert W. Nixon

Lenna Ann Nixon
Born somewhere in Alabama about 1852 and died somewhere in Florida about 1900. She was about 48 years old.

She was called "Linnie"

Children:
Elizabeth Evenline Stone (1867)
J. E. Stone (1871)
Mary Lee (or Myrtle Lusinda) Stone(1873)
Lenora Stone(1874)
Frances "Fannie" Stone...
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35 years old
Josephine Louisa Nixon
Born in Ochesee ,Calhoun Co., Florida on August 9, 1860 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on November 1, 1910. She was 50 years old.

She was called "Josie". She was married on February 3, 1877 in Jackson Co, FL. Her daughter Roxie (1898) died as an infant and the youngest child, whose name is known, also died as an infant in 1905...
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