Person:Archibald Dixon (2)

Archibald Dixon
b.Bef 1752
  • HArchibald DixonBef 1752 -
m. 20 Aug 1772
m. 13 Feb 1810
Facts and Events
Name Archibald Dixon
Alt Name Archibald Dickson
Gender Male
Birth? Bef 1752
Marriage 20 Aug 1772 Augusta County, Virginiato
Marriage 13 Feb 1810 Augusta County, Virginiato Sarah "Sally" Fisher

Archibald Dixon was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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About Archibald Dixon

Archibald Dixon came to Augusta County, Virginia prior to 1763, when records first document him living in the area. Records in Augusta County recorded his marriage bond on 20 August 1772, but the name of his wife was not included in this record. Archibald appears to have married a second time in Augusta County to Sarah "Sally" Fisher on 13 February 1810, and Archibald is included in the 1810 Census records in Augusta County. Archibald is likely related to John Dixon Sr., also listed in the Augusta County 1810 Census, but additional research needs to be done on this family.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 183.--20th September, 1785. John Stuart and Frances, heir-at-law of William Stuart, deceased, to Archibald Dixon.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 172.--Patent to Jacob Runkle, 13th August, 1763. Teste: Archibald Dickison, John Lowry.
  • Page 73.--19th August, 1766. James Henderson and Martha ( ) to John Stuart, £119.15, 157 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Mathew Robertson on Cathey's River; corner Robert Kenney's. Teste: Walter Cunningham, William Brown. Delivered: Archibald Dixon, 8th September, 1785. Teste: Samuel McConkey. deputy clerk.
  • Vol. 2 - MARRIAGES LICENSES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY. 1772. August 20, Archibald Dixon. [Note: bride's name not listed]
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 16, 1773. - (10) Thomas Blizard and Archibald Dickson qualified Constables.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 18, 1774. - (475) James Dobbin, vice Archibald Dickson--Constable.
  • Vol. 2 - DELINQUENTS. 1782 - Supernumeraries: Sam'l Black, Maurus Ofriel, Arch. Dickson, Jno. Atkins, Robert Scott, Wm. Rodgers, Hugh Nelson, Jas. Cunningham, Thos. Scott, Jno. Stuart, Alex. McKinney.
  • Page 369.--4th March, 1782. John Cochran's (Cohorn) estate appraised by Jno. Poage, Alex. Robertson, Robt. Kenney, Archibald Dickson--Articles to be divided between Cochran's 3 daughters, viz: Martha, Elizabeth, Margaret; certain articles to go to Henry King; Mr. King is to receive, &c., and returned in his step-daughter's name, viz: Martha Cohorn.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1782. - (419) Archibald Dixon is appointed guardian to Thomas Story, orphan of Thomas Story, deceased.
  • Vol. 2 - GUARDIANS' BONDS, AUGUSTA COUNTY. - 20th August, 1782--Archd. Dixon, guardian for Thos. Story, orphan of Thomas Story.
  • Page 147.-[undated, abt. 1784-1789] - Hugh Allen's estate in account with the administrator--To paid William Craig, who married the widow, her one-third; to paid Capt John Campbell for soldier's bounty; to paid Robt. Rhodes for schooling orphans; to paid Archibald Dixon for soldier's bounty.
  • Page 544.--18th February, 1786. Mathew Robertson's will--To son, Alexander; to son, William; to wife, Martha; to son-in-law, John Blair; to son-in-law, Patrick Christian; to son, James. Teste: Robert Kenny, Archibald Dickson, Wm. Trotter. Proved, 20th September, 1786, by the witnesses. Executors William and Alexander qualify.
  • Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1799 (D to I). - Sarah Dixon, infant, by Archibald Dixon, next friend, vs. Mathew Robertson--Breach promise marriage.
  • Vol. 2. MARRIAGES LICENSES IN AUGUSTA COUNTY. - 1801--January 26, James Craig and Hugh Gilkeson, surety. James Craig and Ann Gilkeson, daughter of said Hugh. Archibald Dixon swears James is of age.
  • Page 132.--19th April, 1807. James Craig's will--To wife, Jane; to son, John; to sons, James, Samuel, George, William, Elijah, Robert; to daughters, Sarah, Betsy, Agness, Jane; daughter, Mary McGill. Executors, son-in-law Robt. McGill, son Jno. Craig. Teste: James Rankin, Archibald Dickson, Jno. Shields. Proved, 22d June, 1807.
  1.   United States. 1810 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M252).

    Name: Archd Dixon
    Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Augusta, Virginia
    Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [b. 1765 or before]
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 [b. 1765 or before]
    Numbers of Slaves: 13
    Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
    Number of Household Members: 16

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