Person:Thomas Nixon (7)

Thomas Bailey Nixon
  1. Thomas Bailey Nixon1821 - 1908
m. 20 MAY 1847
  1. Elbert Beecher Nixon1869 - 1943
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Bailey Nixon
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 FEB 1821 Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Marriage 20 MAY 1847 Jefferson County, Ohio, USAto Mary Crawford
Occupation? 25 JUL 1850 Farmer Island Creek Twp, Jefferson County, Ohio
Military[3] BET 1862 AND 1865 Civil War, Ohio
Census[4] 25 JUL 1870 Island Creek, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Census[5] 27 JUN 1880 Island Creek Twp, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Occupation[6] 1888 Infirmary Director; Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Census[7] 22 JUN 1900 Island Creek, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Death? 21 AUG 1908 Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Burial[2] Wintersville Cemetery, Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA

(Meigs County, Ohio) Meigs Co. Telegraph October 31, 1883

Transfers of Real Estate Middleport -- Miner's Joint Stock Co. to Thomas NIXON, lot 18. $300;


126th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Organized at Camp Steubenville, Ohio, and mustered in September 4, 1862. Moved to Parkersburg, W. Va., September 16, 1862. Attached to Railroad Division, West Virginia, to January, 1863. Martinsburg, W. Va., 8th Army Corps. Middle Department, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, French's Command, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps. Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.-Moved to Cumberland, Md., October 17, 1862, and to North Mountain December 12. Guard duty on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad from North Mountain to Martinsburg December 12-20, and duty at Martinsburg till June 14, 1863. Expedition to Greenland Gap April 15-22. Action at Martinsburg June 14 (Co. "B"). Retreat to Harper's Ferry June 15-17. Guard stores to Washington, D. C.; thence to Frederick, Md., July 1-5. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Action at Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Duty in New York City during draft disturbances August 18-September 5. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Brandy Station November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 18-July 6. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., July 6. Battle of Monocacy Junction, Md., July 9. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown till December. Moved to Washington, D. C., December 3; thence to Petersburg, Va. Siege of Petersburg December 9, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Guard prisoners at Burkesville April 6-15. March to Danville April 15-27, and duty there till May 16. Moved to Richmond, Va., May 16; thence to Washington, D. C., May 24-June 2. Corps Review June 9. Mustered out June 25, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 148 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 142 Enlisted men by disease. Total 296.

Steubenville Herald Star (Steubenville, Ohio) > 1898 > August > 31 "Thomas Nixon and wife and F.E. Cunningham and wife are attending the Clark golden wedding at Osage."

  1. Census, 1870 US Census; Series: M593 Roll: 1227 Page: 318.

    Age: 49, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: OH, Occupation: Farmer

  2. Powell, Esther Weygandt. Tombstone inscriptions & family records of Jefferson County, Ohio. (Akron, Ohio: E.W. Powell, 1968), 26.

    Nixon, Thomas 1821-1908

  3. Military Record,

    Thomas Nixon (First_Last)
    Regiment Name 126 Ohio Infantry
    Side Union
    Company K
    Soldier's Rank_In Pvt
    Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt
    Alternate Name
    Film Number M552 roll 80

  4. Census, 1870 U. S. Census; Island Creek Twp., Jefferson County, Ohio; Heritage Quest: Series: M593 Roll: 1227 Page: 318.

    Thomas Nixon age 49 living with wife Mary age 44, and children: George age 18, Greenbury age 14, Fanny age 12, Margaret age 10, Andrew age 7, Frank age 3 and Elbert age 1.

  5. Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Island Creek, Jefferson, Ohio; Roll: T9_1037; Family History Film: 1255037; Page: 306.3000; Enumeration District: 101; Image: 0202.

    Name: Thomas Nixon
    Home in 1880: Island Creek, Jefferson, Ohio
    Age: 59
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Mary
    Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
    Mother's birthplace: Virginia

    Household Members: Name Age
    Thomas Nixon 59
    Mary Nixon 52
    Greenberry C. Nixon 26
    Fanny Nixon 22
    Maggie J. Nixon 19
    Andrew Nixon 17
    Franklin Nixon 13
    Elbert Nixon 11
    Thomas B. Nixon 6

  6. Publication, Historical Collections of Ohio; By Henry Howe; Vol. I; ©1888 Jefferson County; Page 976 .

    "STEUBENVILLE, the county-seat of Jefferson, is situated on the right bank of the Ohio river, 68 miles below Pittsburg and 400 miles above Cincinnati. The average altitude of the city is a little over 700 feet above tide water, surrounded by hills rising several hundred feet higher. The city lies well above the river with a general slope toward it, giving a fine natural drainage. It is 41½ miles west of Pittsburg and 150 miles east of Columbus, on the P. C. & St. L. R. R., which crosses the Ohio river at this point. It is also on the C. & P. R. R. The surrounding country abounds in coal and natural gas, with which the city is supplied for manufacturing and other purposes. County Officers: Auditor, William F. SIMERAL; Clerk, Andrew S. BUCKINGHAM; Commissioners, John UNDERWOOD, David SIMPSOM, Jacob P. MARKLE; Coroner, James M. STARR; Infirmary Directors, Eli FETROW, Thomas NIXON, Charles BARRETT...."

  7. Heritage Quest Online, 1900 U.S. Census; Island Crk twp, Jefferson County, Ohio; Heritage Quest: Series: T623 Roll: 1289 Page: 42 .

    NIXON, THOMAS B.; Age: 79, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: OH; shown living with his wife Mary and granddaughter Ida born Nov 1878.