& OTHER FAMILY RECORDS
All items copied at the Caleb Robbins' home, 751 Jefferson Ave., Franklin, Indiana
Father, Caleb Robbins, was born Sept. 20, 1820 in New York State, Steuben County Moved to Indiana in the year 1845 [more likely 1836 .. L. A. Robbins], departed this life Sept. 13, 1879
Mother, Jane Lewis was born
Sept. 1, 1820 in the state of
Caleb Robbins and Sally Meek were married April 15, 1858 by Rev. T. B. Lewis Sarah, wife of Caleb Robbins, died February 7, 1879
Walter S Whitsett and Melvina Robbins were married December 17,1882 by Rev A J Wade
Mary E. Robbins was married to I F Keith by Rev. T. Hill, April, 1859
William M Robbins was married to Mary E. Congden by Rev.T B Lewis, October 28,60
James M Robbins was married to Almah James by Rev. Wm.Gillaspy September 12,1867
Sarah M Robbins was married to Wm. H. Polk by Rev. Wm. B. Lewis November 10,1869
R M Robbins and F A Keith married April 11, 1871 by Rev Wm. B Lewis
(Witnesses at Whitsett-Robbins wedding were Wm. Robbins and Mary Robbins)
Gideon Ansel Robbins died Mar 3, 1853 (Caleb & Jane) Old Keith (VRD, Vivian Robbins DeButts)
Juliann Robbins died August 7, 1865
Sarah M Polk, wife of W H Polk, died March 2, 1879
William Martin Robbins born January 29, 1841 AD
Mary Elizabeth Robbins born April 16, 1842 corr. April 11
James Madison Robbins born December 2, 1843 (JM Shelvin R)
Sarah Mariah Robbins born January 1, AD, 1846
Rowland Monroe Robbins born October 29, 1848
Sylvanus Baly Robbins born May 2, 1851
Gideon Ansel Robbins born February 12, 1853
Julia Ann Robbins born April 7, 1854
Melvina J Robbins born Nov. 11, 1861
Ishmael M Robbins born Feb 12, 1864
Addison S Robbins born April 15, 1866
Silas H Robbins born Jan 14, 1868
Caleb M Robbins born May 12, 1870
James Robbins born Feb. 18 1872
Amanda Robbins Sept. 11, 1875
William H Robbins born March 7, 1877
Irene Robbins born Oct. 3, 1879
Uzettie Robbins born Jan 7, 1882
Howard Robbins born Aug. 26, 1883
Elsie May Robbins born March 22, 1899
Gladys L Chandler born Sept. 14, 1908
Wm. M. Robbins born Jan. 29, 1841 (Isn't this Uncle Mart, asks Blanche Robbins Risher?)
Mary F. Congdon born Sept. 11, 1843
Ishmael M Robbins departed this life July 8, 1866, aged 1 year, 6 mos.,& 24 days Uzettie Robbins " " " January 22, 1882, aged 14 days
Ida May Whisitt " " " October 29, 1891, aged 5 years,6mos,29 days
Mrs. Etta List " " " April 19, 1896, aged 20 yrs., 7 mo., 8 days
Mary E Robbins " " " January 13, 1902, aged 58 yrs., 4mo.,2 days
James M Robbins " " " February 13, 1920, aged 48 yrs, 1 day
William M Robbins departed this life June 4, 1920, aged 79 yrs. 4 mos., 5 days
Howard Robbins " " " June 2, 1924, aged 40 yrs., 6 mos., 27 days
The above is a true copy taken from the family Bible of William Martin
signed Vivian Robbins De Butts
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of June, 1949
My commission expires May 9, 1951
Witnessed also by Edith Ellen Robbins
As found in the Hoosier Journal of Ancestry
Located at the Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Vol 11, page 45
WILLIAMSON W. DIXON BIBLE – as sent in by Mrs. Dolph O.
Harrod. Williamson Dixon was the tailor in Old Paris, and the Journal had
previously published names entered in his account
Contributed to Jennings County, GenWeb site by Marti Blazick who is a descendant of these Dixon's
The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues, together with the Apocrypha, Concordance and Psalms. Philadelphia, Jesper Harding & Son, 1858.
William W. Dixon was married January the 14, 1836 to Nancy Osburn. Williamson W. Dixon was born March the 15, 1815. Nancy Dixon was born August the 8, 1816.
Eliza Jane Dixon was born 5 Nov. 1836
Alcy Elizabeth Dixon was born 1 Jan. 1838
Artheny Jane Dixon was born 22 March 1840
Martha E. P. Dixon was born 9 May 1842
James H. Dixon was born 9 May 1844
Emmy Dixon was born 22 September 1846
William W. Dixon was born October 22, 1848
Louemmy Dixon was born 12 March 1851
Williamson O. Dixon was born 12 June 1853.
John V. Dixon was born 27 August 1855
John Truman Dixon was born 19 July 1858
Eliza Jane Dixon deceased 14 March 1837
Emmy Dixon died 20 September 1847
John V. Dixon died 31 May 1857
William W. Dixon died 21 March 1886
Nancy Osburn Dixon died 5 December 1895
All children were born in Jennings Co. Indiana, Williamson W. Dixon was born in Jefferson Co. Ind. And Nancy Osburn Dixon was born in Owen Co. Ky. Williamson and Nancy are buried in the Coffee Creek cemetery west of Paris Crossing, Indiana.
THOMAS J. JAMES BIBLE - also sent in by Mrs. Harrod.
New Illustrated devotional and practical Polyglot FAMILY BIBLE containing the Old and New testaments together with the Apogrypha, Concordance, and Psalms in metre. Published by the National Publishing Co. Zieglaer & McCurdy, Jones Brothers & Co. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1870.
This certifies that Thomas J. James of Jennings Co., Ind. and Savannah E. Walker, of Jennings Co., Ind. on the 25 of May 1845 at the residence of the bride’s father by Rev. Washinton Malick of the M. E. Church. Witnesses John Tripp and John Vanwy.
Thomas J. James - 24Aug. 1821
Savannah Ellen James - 21 Sep 1830
Sarah Catherine James 30 Dec. 1847
Samuel Thomas James – 6 April 1849
Emmazetta James – 26 Oct. 1850
Anna D. James – 9 Nov. 1851
Demiah Ayzulia James – 7 Oct 1852
Nancy Ann James - 23 Jan 1854
Baxter Butler James - 17 Nov. 1856
Nettie Jane James – 9 April 1859
Elva Effie James – 23 Jan. 1861
William Walker James – 20 July 1864
Tiney James - 31 May 1867
Charles McCalla James – 11 Aug. 1869
Estella Butler James - 30 Nov. 1871
Mary M. Hunt James – 19 Sept 1844 (note: Mary was wife of Samuel Thomas James)
Wm. T. Weir Dixon – 22 Oct. 1848
Anna D. James died 30 Nov. 1851
Nettie J. James died 30 Sept. 1860
Tinnie James died 28 Feb. 1868
Sarah C. James died 14 April 1868
Charles Mc James died 27 Sept. 1870
Nancy A. James died 9 Feb. 1877
Emma Z. James died 5 March 1878
Catherine Walker died 13 June 1881
Savannah E. James died 12 Dec. 1881
Elvie E. Nugent died 14 April 1903
Samuel T. James died 21 Nov. 1904
Thomas J. James died 9 July 1905
Mary A. Hunt James died 29 Dec. 1921
Wm. Travanian Weir Dixon died 12 August 1926.
All births were in Jennings County, as were all the deaths except Elva Nugent (Shelby Co. and Weir Dixon (Bartholomew Co.). this James family is buried in the Graham Presbyterian cemetery along Road 3, south east of Lovett. Catherine Walker was the mother of Savannah E. James and was born in Woodford Co., Ky, the daughter of Jeremiah Wilson and Rhoda Sutton. Thomas J. James born near Graham Church was the son of Thomas James and Sarah Harmon who settled woutheast of Lovett in 1818. Savannah Ellen James was the daughter of John Walker who was Clerk of Jennings Co. for 20.
The above Bibles were also published in the Hoosier Journal of Ancestry, the April edition, 1970, Our Bible Page, page 21-22. There are a couple differences in the two versions of the publication. The April 1970 edition shows the following information in contrast to that printed above.
Williamson O. Dixon is shown as born January the 12, 1853.
Thomas J. James is shown as born August 4th, 1821.
Anna D. Dixon is Anna Dawson Dixon.
Demiah Azulia James was the grandmother of Mildred Dixon Harrod.
Nettie Jane James is shown born Jan 23, 1861 (would guess this is a typographical error since this is the date of birth for Elva and they were not twins.)
Tiney James is spelled Tiny in one place and Tinnie in another.
Mary F. Hunt (instead of Mary M. Hunt) is the wife of Samuel Thomas James
Jeremiah Wilson, the father of Savannah E. James was a Revolutionary soldier.
Mrs. Harrod writes, at the end of her letter – "Thomas J. James and wife Savannah E. Walker James lived the first house on the north side of the road, being the first road north of the old Hopewell cemetery on state road 3, south of Old Vernon. This church and cemetery was also called Graham. The above 13 children of Thomas and Savannah were born on this farm and many are buried in the….
Published in another issue (undocumented) of the Hoosier Journal of Ancestry, page 21, is as follows:
From Mrs. Doolph O. Harrod, Flat Rock, In. 47234 we have the following from her Dixon Bible:
A record of Marriage shows as follows:
That Harmon S. Dixon, born Feb 22, 1877 in Jenning County and Stella Taylor, born Nov 13, 1874 in Jefferson County were united in the bonds of Holy Matirmony at Indianapolis, Ind. on the 25th day of March, 1903 in presence of a few relatives and friends. Signed Rev. John W. J. Collins. Below this certification is written Frank H. Dixon (brother of Groom) and Della Taylor (twin sister of the bride).
Children of Harmon S. and Stella T. Dixon
Ethel Marie Dixon, Thursday, February 24, 1904 at 4:20 A.M. Mrs. Dr. Ford.
Mildred Jane Dixon, Thursday, October 4, 1906, at 4:50A.M. Dr. L. D. Reed.
Lola Ellen Dixon, Sunday, September 13, 1908, at 4:50 P.M. Dr. Reed.
Lewis Weir Dixon, Friday, February 17, 1911 at 8:35 A.M. Dr. Reed
Ernest Paul Dixon, Friday, April 14, 1916 at 3:30 A.M. as above, Dr. Reed.
Of children of Harmon S. and Stella T. Dixon
Lola Ellen Dixon to Mr. Charles M. Bastain, 3 miles south of Charlestown, Ind. at Hope M.E. Church, Thursday, October 13, 1932 by Rev. R. Stanley Hendrick.
Lewis Weir Dixon to Miss Donna Keller eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Keller, 3 miles south of Hope, Ind. At Star City, Ind. Friday, Nov. 8, 1935, by Rev. R. B. Collier, cousin of the bride.
Mildred Irene Dixon to Mr. Dolph Harrod, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Harrod, 1 ¼ miles west of Norristown, Shelby Co., Ind. At Vincinnes, Ind. by Rev. E. F. Schneider, May 10, 1936, Sunday.
Ethel Marie Dixon to Mr. Rolland Root, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Root of Milroy, Ind. at Indianapolis, Ind. By Rev. George Frantz at Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 31, 1941.
Ernest Paul Dixon to Miss Dorotha Campbell, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Campbell of Newburg, Indiana at Memphis, Tenn. By Rev. A. W. Dick, Nov. 16, 1948, second Presbyterian Church.
Della Taylor Sanders, twin sister of Stella T. Dixon, whose home was with the Dixons except nearly 7 years she lived in Louisville, Ky. Died at Dixon home 637 E. Washington St., Hope, Ind. Sunday morning, May 10, 1936, 8 a.m.
Stella Taylor Dixon died Wednesday eve, Dec 20 1939 at 8:20 o’clock at home at Hope, Indiana.
Harmon Samuel Dixon, died Monday
evening, June 18, 1956 at 5:35 o’clock, at home of his daughter, Mildred Harrod,
in Shelby Co. Ind. Just west of Norristown.