Nixon, John Coffee 2
- Born: Nov 1804, , , Kentucky, USA 2
- Christened: Primitive Baptist Church 2
- Marriage (1): Keese, Nancy E. in 1831 in , , Tennessee 1
- Marriage (2): Anderson, Mary Mariah on 28 May 1854 in , Franklin, Arkansas 1
- Died: 18 Oct 1874, Mulberry, Crawford, Arkansas at age 69 1 2
John Coffee Nixon may have been named after his grandfather. (verification needed). When his father purchased land in Alabama a man by the name of John Coffee purchased land the same day. We do not know the relationship, if any at this writing.
John Coffee moved to Missouri after he married in 1831. He took with him young Andrew Jackson Nixon. Andrew married Lurana Wootten. These two families moved to Arkansas in 1835.
Ref: "The Goodspeed Biographical and Historical Memoirs of NW Ark." Pg 1265 Deacon in Primitive Baptist Church for 50 years. 1835 - Moved to Franklin Co. Arkansas, purchased 500 acres of land.
When the 1850 census was taken the following people resided with John and his wife in addition to their children: Catherine Nixon, William J.Nixon, and a farm laborer named James Duncan.
When the 1860 census was taken on June 21st, John was married to Mary. Their real estate was valued at $5000 and their real property was valued at $10,000.
The 1870 census indicates John and Jane's real estate had a value of $300 while their personal property had a value of $250. The Post Office was at Ozark. The 1870 census indicates that a Thomas Benkly, age 14, resided with John and Jane Nixon when the census was taken on June 3rd, 1870.
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Farmer. 2
John married Nancy E. Keese in 1831 in , , Tennessee.1
John next married Mary Mariah Anderson on 28 May 1854 in , Franklin, Arkansas.1 (Mary Mariah Anderson was born in 1817 in , , Georgia 1.)