Dixon, George Alexander

Birth Name Dixon, George Alexander
Gender male

Narrative

The Dixon family has been sketched in, based on the book History and Stories of Clyde River, pages 58-64.

The Islander: APR. 05, 1850, MARRIED AT CHARLOTTETOWN ON THE 4TH INST., BY THE REV. ROBERT MACNAIR; GEORGE DIXON OF LOT 31 TO ELIZABETH ATKINSON, OF PINETTE.

Down by the Bonnie Bannockburn Stream, over 100 years ago, George Dixon, a miller from Bannockburn-on-the-Tweed, Scotland, selected a site for a saw mill and afterwards a grist mill, hewing the virgin forest to make a clearance for these and a home. Prosperity attended his efforts and at his death his estate consisted of a valuable mill property and over 250 acres of land. This inheritance passed to his sons George D., Miller and Alex and Mackieson, farmers. Their sisters were Mrs. Archibald Livingston, Clyde River; Mrs. Harry Brown, St. Eleanors, and Mrs. Joseph Dixon, Boissevain, Manitoba.
George D. Dixon retired from the milling industry, selling to John Scott and sons. His widow Mrs. Jessie MacKay Dixon resides in Charlottetown.
Alex Dixon's farm too passed into other hands, his only son George A. Dixon removing to San Francisco. Mrs. John F. Simmonds St. Avard's is a sister of George.
Mackieson Dixon's estate passed to his only son George Mackieson Dixon, who, with his small sons Keith and W. Boyd, are the only descendants on PEI of George Dixon from "Bannockburn-on-the-Tweed" to bear the Dixon name. Mrs. W. E. McKinley, North River, and Mrs. Lee Darrach, Brandon, are sisters of George.
The Guardian 1924

 

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Death 1874 Prince Edward Island, Canada    

Families

Family of Dixon, George Alexander and Grant, Ann

Married Wife Grant, Ann ( * + 1841 )
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dixon, Mary Ann1830
Dixon, Mary Ann1851
Dixon, Margaret18231910
Dixon, Alexander18251891
Dixon, Charlotte18291899
Dixon, George Dalrymple18331894
Dixon, William Charles18371862
Dixon, Mackieson18391907

Family of Dixon, George Alexander and Atkinson, Annie

Married Wife Atkinson, Annie ( * + ... )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1850 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dixon, Ann Dunbar18511939
Dixon, Harriet Janie1853