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Mixon-Mixson Genealogy



William Mixson, son of John III and Prudence Mixon was b. probably in Virginia about 1705 and was one of the children with his parents in Chowan County, N.C. by 1711, though no mention is made of any children at that time. It must have been this William who was at the sale of his father's personal estate by the administrator on May 1, 1734. Abraham Mitchell filed at the October Court that year an "Original Attachment" against him, which since there is no record of a previous suit and judgment rendered, must have been a debt, by agreement, for funds advanced William to buy articles at the sale and to be repaid from his inheritable distribution of the proceeds. He was not mentioned in the June, 1729, agreement his father, John, made with Joyce, therefore he was already out on his own. On July 25, 1743, he received a patent to 200 acres of land on Severson Creek, east side of Pungo River. This indicates he was married and had at least two children at the time application was made for the grant, which usually takes a few months to two or three years to obtain.

He and his wife, Frances Bryan, could have married as early as 1730. Frances was b. ca. 1715 and must have been still living in 1800 - the 1800 census of Orangeburg District, S.C., shows George Mixon family with two females over 45. Court minutes of Hyde County for 1744 states that William Mixson was a juror that year, and he is on the Tax Rolls for the same year for Hyde County.

In December, 1747, he sells his lands in Hyde County, moves further south into Craven County, and enters for a 300 acre grant located on north side of Neuse River. He received his patent to this tract on Sept. 29, 1750.

The Colonial Records of North Carolina lists William Mickson (and John Mixon) (this could be father and son) as members of Craven County Militia in 1754.

In March, 1769, Joseph Bryan buys several tracts of land from owners in that area. William sells his land March 15. John Mixon witnessed the deed, and sold his own land two days later.

William and family move again, this time to Craven County, South Carolina. He asks for 200 acres grant which was given him under date of Oct. 30, 1772. This tract was in Camden District located in Kershaw County just over the line from Sumter County, and just a few miles west of Bishopville. William's name appears on the jury list for that area, 1778 (the list also included the name of John Mixon).

William made a will dated Jan. 1, 1778, filed Jan. 13, 1783, witnessed by Dennis McClendon, Samuel Ratcliff, and William McClendon. A notation is on the back of the will (when filed) stating that Dennis McClendon is dead, Samuel Ratcliff is "defunct", and William McClendon is supposed to have left with the British. An outsider, or third party, was called in to testify to the handwriting of one of the witnesses, which was accepted by the court. Mentioned in the will are:

  Frances Mixson - wife

462 Prudence Mixon - daughter - b. ca. 1736

463 John Mixon - son - b. ca. 1738

464 Elizabeth Mixon - daughter - b. ca. 1740

465 Frances Mixon - daughter - b. ca. 1742

*3400 Michael Mixon -  b. ca. 1744, abt 1794

467 Sabrah Mixon - daughter - b. ca. 1746

*468 George Mixon - son - b. ca. 1748

469 Elijah Dixon, grandson (who is listed in the 1790 census of Craven

Co., N.C., wife and children).

All the Mixsons had moved from Kershaw County before the 1790 census. There were three land grants to John Mixon (one of them reading "JOHN MIXSON") near William Mixson, and these grants could have been to three different John Mixons.

Also, there was a grant to Michael Mixon in Sumter County, as well as several grants to Michael Mixon, and there was more than one Michael Mixon in S.C.

at that period. It seems that two different Michael Mixons (besides Micha Mixon) received pay for Revolutionary services. There were Mixons in Orangeburg District, S.C., in the 1790 census (George settled on the Edisto River) and one Michael Mixson in Beaufort District. There was a John Mixon in Georgia before 1800. With so many records gone, and so little family history has been found, continued study is being made of this particular situation and it is hoped that this May be solved later.

As to the daughters of William Mixson outlined herein, it is believed that the oldest daughter, Prudence, married Elijah Dixon and remained in Craven County, N.C. It is thought that one of the daughters married John Horne (he bought land from George Mixson who inherited same), and another married Isaac Dyckes (Frances Mixson, widow of William, transferred to him one of the vouchers she had received as pay for livestock furnished the militia for food by William before his death, Revolutionary services).

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