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Nixon, Francis Marion "Frank"
Elliott, Catherine
Nixon, Lorenzo Dow
(Abt 1805-)


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Parker, Sarah

Nixon, Lorenzo Dow 2

  • Born: Abt 1805, , , Kentucky, USA 2
  • Marriage: Parker, Sarah about 1830 in , , Kentucky, USA 1

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Named for a Methodist Evangelist.
Came to Texas and fought in the Texas Revolution. A historical marker is erected in Limestone County to the Parker, Nixon and other families who brought the first body of the Predestinary Baptist Church to Texas. "Pioneers in God's Hills", A History of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County People and Events, Vol. II. Published by Gillespie County Historical Society Fredericksburg, Texas.
Lorenzo Dow Nixon enlisted in Captain Silas M. Parker's Ranging Company December 4, 1835 and was discharged January 25, 1836. He re-enlisted in the army, and on May 23, 1855 was issued Bounty Certificate No. 2003 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from January 27 to April 27, 1836.
He married Sarah Parker. His wife was at Parker's Fort, in what is now Limestone Co., TX when it was attached by Indians in 1836. Elizabeth Kellogg, daughter of Mr. Nixon, was captured by Indians at Parker's Fort. (See story on Origin of Fort Parker on page 21 of The Nixon Family: Descendants of Francis Marion Nixon and Catherine Elliott).
Nixon, Texas was named for L. D. Nixon because it is situated on the land granted to him for his services in the army.


Lorenzo married Sarah Parker about 1830 in , , Kentucky, USA.1



1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index(R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002), downloaded 12 Dec 2006.

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