Nixon, James Monroe Liberty Independence 2
- Born: 7 Feb 1824, , Limestone, Alabama, USA 2
- Marriage: Beckham, Margaret Caroline on 20 Feb 1845 in , Limestone, Alabama 1
- Died: 30 Dec 1903, , Limestone, Alabama at age 79 1 2
- Buried: Poplar Creek Cem, , Limestone, Alabama 1
James Monroe Liberty Independence Nixon served in the confederacy, Company E 50th Alabama Infantry CSA. Served in Jim Henry Malone's company. Was in the Battle of Corinth. He was given a medical discharge in 1862. James was the first elected superintendent of education in Limestone County; the Post Master of the Poplar Creek Post Office in 1895 and a farmer. His land joined the Poplar Springs Church property. Ref: Alabama Records Volume 209 Limestone County Compiled by Pauline Jones Gandrud and "Confederate Soldiers From Limestone County, Alabama" by Jerrye Tod Austin, published by the Joseph E. Johnston Chapter No. 198 United Daughters of the Confederacy.
J. Seale performed the marriage ceremony of James and Margaret.
James' headstone has been inscribed: Company E, 50th Alabama infantry, CSA.
The obituary of Liberty I. Nixon was published in "The Limestone Democrat" the 9th of January 1904. "Last Thursday morning at 5 o'clock the dark angel of death entered the home of Mrs. Alice Rainey and claimed for its victim old Uncle Liberty Nixon her aged father. Uncle Liberty as he was affectionately called was honored and loved by all his friends and they were numbered by his acquaintances. He was a well educated and refined gentleman of his day. He was very oldsome where near 90 (80) years of age. He was a great favorite of the children, as he would sing for them and tell stories. He was a member of the Baptist Church and served his God in his daily actions and God in all his wise wisdom has called him safely home. His remains were laid to rest at Poplar Creek buring ground last Thursday in the presence of a large concourse of people, there to await resurrection. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
From "The Lure and Lore of Limestone County", by Chris Edwards and Faye Axford: Liberty Independence Nixon was "One of the most unique characters in this county, 'stated the Alabama Courier on 6th of January1903 after his death in the waning hours of 1903. He was for many years a school teacher and a singing master, and a few years ago made County Superintendent of Education,' stated the obituary. Nixon first announced his candidacy for Superintendent in 1871. He was long a voting official in beat 9 of Limestone County. The announcement appeared in the Athens Post Journal in 1881 that he would meet his music class at Nebo.
Among those of the family who went to Hills and Ellis counties in Texas were G.R., M.P., Wes and John C. Nixon, acording to J.L. Terry whose letter from Plano, Texas appeared in the local paper on 14 Sept. 1885. Also listed in this article, but not associated with the Texas venture, was John Beckham Nixon with wife Betty and eight month old son William were listed as living with Perrin Farrer in 1870 who lived in Southwest Limestone County.
Went to California during the gold rush. Returning to Arkansas, he persuaded his brother, Andrew Jackson Nixon I, and other family members to move west.
James married Margaret Caroline Beckham on 20 Feb 1845 in , Limestone, Alabama.1