Nixon Family

Submitted by: David Wallace Tourison, of Sheridan Wyoming - many thanks

The following is a retype from EARLY FRIENDS FAMILIES OF UPPER BUCKS, with Some Accounts of Their Descendants, by Clarence V(Vernon) Roberts, assisted by Warren S. Ely, Originally published Philadelphia, 1925, Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore MD 1975. Comments in ( ) are note inclusions from the publisher/writer; Comments in [ ] are from me personally:

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1. WILLIAM NIXON, one of the first Elders of Richland Preparative Meeting, was born in Staffordshire, England, in 1680. He produced at Abington Monthly Meeting, 8 mo. 28, 1723, a certificate for himself, his wife Mary, and two children from Rudly Monthly Meeting in Staffordshire.

In 1725 he took a certificate to Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, and settled on a part of the Morris Morris tract in Richland Manor, in Milford Township, bordering on the westerly line of Richland Township, adjoining Edward Roberts, which was conveyed to him by deed dated 7 mo. 23, 1727. He was named by Gwynedd Monthly Meeting as one of the first overseers of the "Swamp" Meeting and was named as one of its first Elders when it was formed into a Monthly Meeting in 1742. He died there 12 mo. 14, 1747-48, and a memorial of the Meeting says "William Nixon one of the first Elders appointed at our first Meeting when it was first erected into a Monthly Meeting died the 14th of ye 12th month 1747/8 in ye 67th year of his age. He was a constant, zealous attendant of meetings for worship and discipline." His wife Mary, born in the same year as himself, survived him ten years, dying 4 mo. 21, 1758. Children of William and Mary Nixon:

2 Mary, b. 7-27-1713; d. 12-23-1794; m. Samuel Shaw (See No. 1, Chapter XLIII) 3 Samuel, b. 11-30-1715; d. 1-29-1747; m. Margaret Evans

3. SAMUEL NIXON (William1), son of William and Mary, born in Staffordshire, 11 mo. 30, 1715, accompanied his parents to Pennsylvania in his eighth year. He died in Milford 1 mo. 29, 1747-48, nearly a year before his father. By the will of the latter his wife was given the use of the 143 acres of land on which the family lived until her son became of age, when it was to pass to his son. Samuel Nixon married at Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, 9 mo., 1741, Margaret Evans, daughter of John and Ellen Evans of Gwynedd. She was born 5 mo. 29, 1719, and died 12 mo. 29, 1758. She married, second, in 1751, William Hicks. (See No. 4, Chapter XXI.)

[Page 393] Child of Samuel and Margaret (Evans) Nixon: 4 Samuel, b. 12-11-1743; d. -1798; m. Susannah Roberts

4. SAMUEL NIXON (William1, Samuel2), son of Samuel and Margaret (Evans) Nixon, born in Milford Township, Bucks County, Pa., 12 mo. 11, 1743, died in the year 1798. He inherited his grandfather's farm in Milford and lived thereon. He married, 5 mo. 11, 1769, Susannah Roberts, daughter of Abel and Gainor (Morris) Roberts, of Richland. (See No. 12, Chapter XL). She was born 12 mo. 13, 1748, and died 2 mo. 26, 1818. She married, second, 9 mo. 2, 1799, William Edwards. (See No. 11, Chapter XIV). Children of Samuel and Susannah (Roberts) Nixon:

  1. Margaret, b. 2-25-1770; m. Shipley Lester (See No. 31, Chapter XXVII)
  2. Sarah, b. 8-26-1771; m. Evan Foulke (See No. 48, Chapter XVI)
  3. William, b. 4-29-1775; m. Martha Roberts
  4. Hannah, b. 1-27-1777; m. Israel Lancaster (See No. 24, Chapter XXVI)
  5. Mary, b. 1-25-1779; m. Isaac Parry
  6. Tacy, b. 5-15-1781; d. 5-19-1872; m. first, Isaac Burson (See No. 24, Chapter X). Second, --------Shoemaker
  7. Abel, b. 4-13-1783; d. prior to 1846; unm., a carriage maker in Richland
  8. Samuel, b. 12-27-1785; m. first, Peninah Roberts; second, Barbara ---------
  9. Beulah, b. 1-1--1790; m. ------- Patterson
  10. Abigail, b. 3-19-1792; d. prior to 1846; m. -------- Vickers

7. WILLIAM NIXON (William1, Samuel2, Samuel3), son of Samuel and Susannah (Roberts) Nixon, was born in Milford Township 4 mo. 29, 1775. He inherited from his grandfather Abel Roberts a farm of 70 acreas in Richland, and purchased additional land of his brother Abel, on which he lived until 1 mo., 1812, when he removed with his family to Charlestown Township, Chester County, taking a certificate from Richland to Uwchlan Monthly Meeting. He married at Richland Monthly Meeting, 1 mo. 2, 1800, Martha Roberts, daughter of Edward and Mary (Burson) Roberts. She was born in Richland 7 mo. 24, 1780. (See No. 43, Chapter XLI). Five children were born to them in Richland and four more in Chester County. These children are mentioned in the will of their grandfather Edward Roberts, of Charlestown Township, Chester County, in 1823, he having removed to Chester County about one year previous to the removal of his sons-in- law, William and Samuel Nixon. [Page 394] Children of William and Martha (Roberts) Nixon:

  1. Hannah, b. 11-13-1800
  2. Sarah, b. 3-16-1802
  3. Samuel, b. 4-7--1805
  4. Edward Roberts, b. 2-5--1808; d. 3-1--1808
  5. Mary Roberts, b. 3-10-1810; m. James M. Hibberd
  6. Susannah, b. 6-12-1812
  7. Peninah
  8. Martha
  9. William

9. MARY NIXON (Williiam1, Samuel2, Samuel3), daughter of Samuel and Susannah (Roberts) Nixon, born in Richland, 1 mo. 25, 1779, married at Richland Monthly Meeting, 12 mo. 6, 1810, Isaac Parry, of Warminstrer, Bucks County, Pa. He was born on the old Parry homestead in Warminster, 6 mo., 1774, and died there 10 mo., 1857. He as a son of Isaac, grandson of Jacob, great-grandson of Thomas, Jr., and great-great-grandson of Thomas Parry, Sr. The latter emigrated from Carnarvonshire, Wales, when a young man, married Jane Phillips in 1715, and settled in Moreland Township near the present site of Willow Grove, where he died in 1751, aged 71 years, leaving eight sons and two daughters, who left numerous descendants. Thomas Parry, Jr., located in Warminster, where a number of his descendants still reside. Isaac Parry inherited the old homestead and lived his whole life thereon. He married, first, Sarah Hopkins by whom he had three children. Children of Isaac and Mary (Nixon) Parry:

  1. Isaac, unm.
  2. Thomas, m. Lydia Conard
  3. Samuel
  4. Isaac C.
  5. Susannah
  6. Mary, m. Joseph Saunders, of Phila.

12. SAMUEL NIXON (William1, Samuel2, Samuel3), son of Samuel and Susannah (Roberts) Nixon, born in Milford 12 mo. 27, 1785, studied medicine and practiced for a short time in Richland, before his removal in 1813 to Charlestown Township, Chester County, where he continued to practice. He married, first, in Richland about 1809, Peninah Roberts, daughter of Edward and Mary (Burson) Roberts. (See No. 45, Chapter XLI). She was born in Richland 4 mo. 7, 1788, and died in Chester County. He married, second, Barbara -----------, who in 1846 joined him in a deed for the land in Richland which his brother Abel had died seized. Children of Samuel and Peninah (Roberts) Nixon:

  1. Henrietta, b. 2-14-1810
  2. Mary Ann, b. 1-25-1812; d. 9-5-1813
  3. Ann

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14. ABIGAIL NIXON (William1, Samuel2, Samuel3), daughter of Samuel and Susannah (Roberts) Nixon, was born in Richland 3 mo. 19, 1792. She married -------- Vickers. She died prior to January 3, 1846, when her children joined with other heirs of Abel Nixon in the conveyance of real estate of which Abel had died seized. Children of -------- and Abigail (Nixon) Vickers:

  1. Edwin
  2. Mary Ann
  3. Thomas
  4. William M.

19. MARY ROBERTS NIXON (William1, Samuel2, Samuel3, William4), daughter of William and Martha (Roberts) Nixon, was born in Richland 3 mo. 10, 1810. She was but two years of age when the family removed to Charlestown Township, Chester County, and was reared in that township. She married in 1827, James M. Hibberd, son of Aaron and Martha (Mendenhall) Hibberd. He was born in Carroll County, Md., 4 mo. 10, 1804, and died in Baltimore, Md., 12 mo. 30, 1883. He was a manufacturer of woolen goods on Tuscarora Creek, in West Virginia, near Martinsburg, from about the time of his marriage until 1855. In the latter year he removed to Westfield, Ohio, and in 1856 to Richmond, Ind. About 1859 he and his wife and their younger children removed to Quakertown, Pa., where they lived for four or five years. They then removed to Baltimore, where he died, as above stated in 1883. His widow, Mary R. (Nixon) Hibberd was living in Baltimore as late as 1886. Children of James M. and Mary R. (Nixon) Hibberd:

  1. Martha Ann, b. 3-18-1828; d. 8-15-1829
  2. Aaron William, m. Mary Finley
  3. Sarah Jane, b. 6-7--1832; m. in Berkley Co., Va., 11-9--1852, Gideon George Dare, son of Henry and Catharine. Res. Baltimore, Md. No children
  4. Tacie S., b. 9 -1835; m. Henry C. Dalby, living in Phila., 1886
  5. Samuel, b. 12 -1836; d. 12-29-1840
  6. Allen, b. 12 -1840; m. S. Florence Barnes. Living in Phila. 1886
  7. Lydia D., b. ----1842; unm., living with her sister Tacie, 1886
  8. James Edward, b. 3-22-1849; unm., living in Baltimore in 1886
  9. Henry Homer, b. 6 -1851

[END] David Wallace Tourison, Sheridan, Wyoming, 19 FEB 2002


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