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138. Benjamin Perkins DIXON was born on 8 May 1866 in Fannin County, Texas. He died on 26 December 1921 at the age of 55 in Edgewood, Van Zandt County, Texas.

Marriage record: "R. P. Dickson" married Laura Naylor, 26 Aug 1888, Red River Co, TX

1900 Census. Hopkins Co, TX
Hh 14
Benny Dixon, b. May 1867, age 33, married 12 years, b. TX, parents b. MO
Laura, wife, b. Mar 1868, age 32, 5 children-4 are living, b. TX, parents b. TN
Roy, son, b. Dec 1889, age 10. Leonard, son, b. Nov 1892, age 7. Eugene, b. Feb 1897, 3. Beatrice, dau, b. Apr 1899, age 1
William Nailer, brother-in-law, b. Nov 1873, age 26, b. TX, parents b. TN

Online database shows another daughter, Claudia, born 1892, she must have been the deceased child.

1910 Census.
Justice Prec 4, Tarrant Co, Hh 65
Ben P. Dixon, age 48, married once for 22 years, b. TX, parents b. MO
Laura, wife, age 41, 10 children - 9 are living
Roy, son 20. Len, son 18. Eugene, son 14. Beatrice, dau, 12. Gracie, dau 10. Lucy, dau 8. Erma, dau, 5, Ima, dau 5. Laura, Jr. age 11 months.

1920 Census. Justice Precinct 1, Rains Co, TX, Hh 339
Ben Dixon, age 52, b. TX, parents b. MO, farmer
Laura, age 50, b. AR
Linard, son 28. Eugene, son 23. Lucy, dau 15. Erma, dau 13. Ima, 13. Laura, 10, Gladdis, dau, age 8.
Hh 340
William H. Dixon, age 52, b. TX parents, b. MO, farmer
Lizy, wife, 48
Emma, dau 18. Fannie, dau 15. Jesse, son 13. Winona, dau 11. Vera dau, age 9. Charlie, son 7. Fay, dau, age 3 years, 8 months.
William Edwards, hired hand, 42, widowed, b. TX

1930 Census. Prec 7, Hunt Co, TX, Hh 124
Laura E. Dixon, age 62, widow, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. MS
Laura F., dau, 20, b. TX, father b. TX, mother b. AR
Gladis, dau, 18, b. TX.


Death Certificate for Ben Dixon, died Edgewood, Van Zandt Co, TX, on 26 Dec 1921. He was married, born May 8, 1866. Died at age 55 years, 7 months, 17 days. He was a farmer, married. His father was John Dixon, born Missouri; his mother Mary Haden, born Missouri. He died of pneumonia, possibly complicated by tuberculosis The informant was Lynn Dixon of Will Point, TX. He was buried Ellis Chapel.
A Death Certificate for Roy Allen Dixon, b. 24 Dec 1889, died 16 Jun 1939, Tarrant Co, TX, gives his father's name as Ben Dixon and his mother as Laura Naylor, born Paris, TX. Roy was buried Mt. Olivet, Ft. Worth. He was a butcher by occupation. Roy was married. He died of rectal cancer, metastasized. the informant was Mrs. J. D. Pearson of Ft. Worth. roy had lived at Rt. 2, Box 122B, outside of Ft. Worth for 4 years.

Benjamin Perkins DIXON and Laura NAYLOR were married on 26 August 1888 in Red River County, Texas. Laura NAYLOR was born in March 1868.